So, here we are. Today is the first day of NaBloPoMo and traditionally that is also the day after Halloween.
Naturally, my first question will be: did you do something fun?
Secondly, I need to mention that the (Catholic parts of) Germany is doing something right having a holiday today.
“The term Halloween, and its older spelling Hallowe’en, is shortened from All-hallows-eve, as it is the evening before “All Hallows’ Day” (also known as “All Saints’ Day”)” (Wikipedia) which we celebrate in Germany today. So in a way, Halloween should have always traditionally been celebrated in Germany, too (and believe me, these days, Germany has undoubtedly adopted Halloween traditions like carving pumpkins and scary movies, as well as the opportunity to throw parties and get drunk!)
We here in the US, however, are back to work today (hopefully most of the partying was done on Saturday and the hangover is gone by now).
J and I didn’t go out on Saturday, but hung out with some friends yesterday. Here’s a glimpse of what we were up to.
Especially the pumpkin-carving was a lot of fun. I had never attempted to carve any of the patterns that you can buy, but only made my own silly pumpkin faces in previous years. I have to say though, the patterns are really fun (and so much easier to use than I thought!)
My friend cooked a delicious chili and in the evening we watched “Paranormal Activity” (well, for me watched meant “hiding behind a pillow and just taking little glimpses at the TV screen every now and then”. Yeah, sorry, I am such a wuss! Haha!)
We still had a blast!
So tell me, how was your Halloween?