Man, what goes on around Halloween... you know what goes on? Terrible lawn decorations in nearby Parma (location of the best German restaurant, period - Das Schnitzel Haus, I'm not kidding) that make it to a newspaper in the UK???
Yes. But they took it down.
In the meantime, I watch many things, such as Creepshow. And anything else non-torture-related I can find. Haven't yet seen Crimson Peak but this weekend... there are also some other fine recommendations to catch up on. And Walking Dead. And... I love Halloween. A newish thing for me. But, hey. It's nice to have surprises in adulthood.
A student of mine asked me if I got dressed up for Halloween. I had to tell her the truth. No, I don't. Not really. I don't really have much of an occasion to. But I did tell her some thrifting tales.
And how for me, basically, Halloween is every day.
Like this vintage 80's Jessica McClintock for Gunne Sax dress that I spied at Unique during the run of one of my plays - and I needed more fabulousness that fit - and at first, I thought it was just a cheesy prom dress (I am a snob, in terms of prom dresses I will wear, though I am not a snob of prom dresses in general). But I practiced what I preached and I listened to the Mystical Thrifting Voice deep inside and I tried it on.
And that was that.
In related news, I was "bad" this weekend and got a few things at a vintage store this weekend, in a favorite place of mine (go figure): Canton, Ohio. More on that later.
And in other related news, I've seen a heckuva lot of old-school Cleveland department stores representing at the local thrift stores, in the costume sections. If you want a slice of Halle's and such, there are things to be had. A lot of hats, I'm noting. But as I noted to the vintage-store lady, my feet and head are too big for a lot of vintage. (And then I tried on an $85 vintage white fur hat that fit. Man, did I want to buy it. Time to bust out the feather hat. It's not quite the same. Maybe I'll go back. Cleveland is very cold....)