I had to carve out a space in my apartment just for me, just for Halloween. And here it is, my Halloween Headquarters. It’s a good way of making Halloween feel official. I used the top of my stereo cabinet to set up the HQ, where I’ve got a few of the things you’ve already seen if you’ve been following the countdown the past two weeks. As I was taking the picture, the framed album of McCartney II was in the shot, and I decided not to crop it out. It’s an expression that’s appropriate in virtually every context.
Also, here’s something I haven’t shared yet on the countdown, another one of my 2010 acquisitions, the Dracula’s Pub bar sign. I picked it up at Big Lots for $15. At first I thought that was a steep price, but as a wannabe collector of light-up bar signs, I couldn’t turn down the chance to own a Halloween one.
As soon as I plugged it in, I knew it was well worth the fifteen bucks. The lights aren’t dim and flickery, but clear and bright. The sign itself is sturdy, and I should know, since I dropped it three times as I was figuring out the best way to hang it.
I also hooked the HQ up with some legit Halloween candy like Kit Kats and Snickers sprinkled throughout as well as some of the dollar store crap candy I purchased.
You got to keep your candy honest. When you were trick-or-treating, you always received a mixture of A+ candy (chocolate), some B-level candy (Twizzlers, Sweettarts), a few C’s (Dum Dum Pops, Smarties), and then a handful of total fails like the Palmer mockolates and the weird bag of nuts. So when purchasing candy for myself, I keep it honest with a mixture of good and bad.
I’m keeping the post short tonight, relaxing with a frosted mug of pumpkin ale and some Snickers. There’s a definite Halloween mood in the air and on top of my stereo cabinet.