Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday
(after the entire Christmas season, obvi)
so a Halloween-y blog post was in order.
Everything about Halloween is wonderful.
It is seriously the perfect childhood holiday.
Costumes are great, staying up late on a school night is always fun,
being scared with no real fear is fantastic, and the movies are solid.
And candy. Caaaaandy.
As a kid, I ate up those ghost hunter, "true tales" shows
that came on the Travel Channel all through the month of October.
I had a whole list of abandoned mental hospitals, prisons, and hotels
that I wanted to visit.
I didn't necessarily believe in anything supernatural;
it's just that the possibility was so dang cool.
The things that scared me then aren't the things that scare me now.
In fact, Young Mary would be confused & probably a little embarrassed
about her future fears.
But IF my current fears were turned into a Halloween attraction:
Welcome to Mary's Post-Grad House of Horrors
Oh, the humanity.
Seriously, just the thought of having to go off of my parents' insurance
makes my heart speed up.
With what I'm currently making & the numbers I'm hearing about Obamacare,
I literally couldn't afford healthcare.
I guess there's always selling organs on the black market...
[Sidenote: Speaking of the ACA,
I feel like Obama's 5-year plan was just as well thought-out
as mine was...]
I want a bunch.
Like, a litter.
It wouldn't even offend me if the femi-nazis called me a "puppy mill"
because pups are awesome & I want a Weasley-esque family.
BUT NOT RIGHT NOW.
Having a kid right now would be like removing all of the lifeboats from the Titanic.
I'm not doing well as it is--please don't add to my troubles.
1. The idea of going back to school keeps me up at night
2. What if I hate it? Then I've made this huge commitment
and I'll (still) be an even huger failure.
Not technically Halloween-y, but good & scary. So deal with it.
This one hasn't changed.
Just searching for a good image made me so scared
that I had to listen to this for a while to feel better:
«Quitting My Job»
I spent a while unemployed.
In the grand scheme of things, it won't have been all the long,
but it was longer than I thought it would be.
So even though my job is the absolute worst
(and trust me, it is. I don't write about half
the ridiculous/awful things that occur)
I feel like I can't quit.
My emotional/mental/physical states would improve,
but the uncertainty of unemployment is too much.
[Being honest, though: of all the things on this list, this one scares me the least.]
Here's my 4 favorite Halloween movies:
And the 3 scariest Doctor Who monsters:
And the 2 best Halloween-themed music videos:
And my 1 favorite Halloween song-from-a-show: