5 Stages of being a 20-Something Halloween Addict

Just a short post today. I’ve got a job transfer and a practically dying car to deal with instead. BUT in case you haven’t realized:

Halloween is tomorrow!

Stage One

You’re walking along your merry little way and you see something odd on the ground before you. Could it be? No, it can’t. It’s much too early. I do declare, you say, I see a fallen leaf, a shade of deep red.

But it’s September! You contest. Winter cannot be coming already! Then another thought overshadows the dread:

Halloween is near.

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Stage Two

The excitement sets in. Think of all the pumpkins you can carve and all the pumpkin flavored things you can consume. You don’t care that pumpkin spiced anything is frowned upon. How can anyone hate something so good?

In fact, you’ll watch a horror movie tonight, just to get you in the mood. And maybe buy a scented candle or two on your way home. The house will smell like a pumpkin pie factory and your roommates won’t like it but it’s almost Halloween!

Well, maybe I like being basic.

Well, maybe I like being basic.

Stage Three

Watch all the Halloween-themed movies and read all the Stephen King books! And when you realize you’ve forgotten a classic like Hocus Pocus or The Nightmare Before Christmas, rejoice that there are still more movies to watch while you carve your pumpkin!

How can I top last year's?

There shall be no topping last year’s. RIP Carved Pumpkin from 2013.

Stage Four

AHHH! Halloween is only a few days away and you haven’t yet thought about what your actual Halloween plans are. And you haven’t visited any haunted houses. And you don’t even have a costume!

I have a Halloween emergency!

Stage Five

Today’s the day, but I’m kinda over Halloween. Maybe it is kind of childish after all. When’s Christmas?

SAID NO ONE EVER!

At least there's enough candy until next year. Or tomorrow.

At least there’s enough candy to last until next year. Or tomorrow.

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