Dusting off another one of my favorite prompts, it is time to welcome back Random Tag Tuesday! For those that don’t remember, the name of this series is a throwback to my college days when Tuesdays were the day for, well, random adventures. It should come as no surprise that this week I am taking on a very timely tag about one of my favorite times of year.
What’s your favorite thing about October?
It’s a combination of the weather and outdoor activities. Between the cooling temperatures and beautiful foliage how could you not want to go outside this time of year? Walks in the woods and visits to farms are particular favorites.
Are you a big celebrator of Halloween?
Yes! Pre-child my wife and I would meet up with friends in Salem, MA to wander about town (in costume of course) and attend various events. Post-child things have calmed down a little bit, but we do still decorate and find family activities to take part in.
What’s your favorite horror movie?
So I’ll let you all in on a not so well kept secret: I don’t really like horror movies!
Would you rather a cozy night in watching horrors or a big night out in a costume?
In case you couldn’t figure it out from the last two questions: a big night out! Halloween is probably the one night out of the year I’d pick that.
Which has been your most favorite costume to date?
I have a particular affinity towards my Mega Man hoodie, but I think my steampunk ensemble is probably the best overall.
Bobbing for apples or pin the hat on the witch?
I’m not sure I’ve actually ever bobbed for apples, so maybe that.
How do you celebrate Halloween?
These days it’s all about showing the kid a good time. Be it children’s party, trick or treating, or dressing up as Rainbow Dash I’m in it for him.
What’s your least favorite horror?
Gore. It’s not for me and probably why I’m not that into horror movies.
Do you have a favorite trick or treating memory?
I have so many good memories of this that’s hard to really choose one. My vivid memory of being terrified of my neighbors house as a small child is up there, as is the time as a teenager I almost got a police wagon ride. (That latter story is much more innocent than it sounds – my friends and I were playing football in a park when someone drove by and set off a whole lot of fireworks. Neighbors must have called the cops, but luckily they realized it wasn’t us pretty quickly. “Cancel the wagon” was a popular refrain for a few weeks after that.)
What’s your favorite thing about Halloween?
The feeling of fun and adventure. If you’re in the right spot with the right people there’s just an awesome energy about the evening. It’s something I’ve just felt at every age, though not always in the same way.
Scary costume or Silly costume?
I suppose my costumes are more on the silly end of that spectrum, but I don’t think I’d necessarily call them that.
What’s your favorite Halloween candy?
Peanut butter cups, in whatever shape they may come in. Basically whatever delivers chocolate and peanut butter to my face.
What is your favorite haunted attraction or location?
It has long been the downtown area of Salem, MA (which I am pretty fond of at other times too) so I am kind of bummed out we won’t be visiting it at all this season. I just don’t want anything to do with crowds, especially with a young child to keep track of. I am looking forward to attending the Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular at the Rhode Island Zoo which is becoming a new tradition.