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  • Writer's pictureJordan Abbruzzese

A Halloween Themed Post--Because Duh

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

My favorite day has finally arrived. I'll soon be leaving work (to which I wore my full costume) to meet my parents and help them pass out candy for trick-or-treat. My mom asked me if I'd rather go out to a bar or party with my friends, and I was like uh absolutely not. Trick-or-treat breaks open a small crack in the world to another realm of imagination and possibility. Children have permission to play pretend for a glorious two hours with free candy as a reward--and I wouldn't miss it for anything. Some of my best memories are trick-or-treat nights as a kid (and I may have done it until I was 18 years old. I didn't stop until I went to college and realized it would be weird to still participate).

So here is a short and sweet ~spooktacular~ Halloween post.

An update: I mentioned previously that I was creating a local historic ghost tour, and it went really well! I brought along six friends and had a delightfully scary night ending in the basement of a haunted bar. I've already gotten a request for a second tour and to hold another one next year. If anyone wants to do any research on these locations, here are the places around Columbus, Ohio that we ventured to:

Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery Columbus Cultural Arts Center

The Westin Hotel

The Ohio Statehouse

The Palace Theater

Thurber House

Central Ohio Fire Museum and Learning Center

Char Bar

I also went to a couple of parties over the weekend, and like a true Halloween-phile, had two different costumes:

I got to be Elvira, which was a dream. It was worth the bruise on my rib cage that my push-up bra gave me.

The "indoor mirror" sticker is a nice touch.

I also chose to be Daphne from Scooby-Doo (because that is my absolute favorite cartoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar plays her in the live-action movies *heart eyes*).

And finally, I'll bring you up to speed on my Halloween bath bombs. I have two left that I am saving for when I go through the inevitable Halloween withdrawal/

The sweet, little ghost melting was as horrifying as I thought it would be. It was an absolute blood-bath (haha, *nudge nudge* a pun, I say!)

But to be honest, the monster was the most traumatizing. The water was beautiful but I had to deal with his floating eye.


I hope that everyone has a safe and fun Halloween night. After trick-or-treat, I may go out after all, but will most likely be drinking cider out of my ghost and pumpkin cup while watching scary movies I haven't gotten to yet. The Evil Dead and The Blair Witch Project are on my list.

So have a frightful day, my friends. Embrace the magic of this evening that comes but once a year.


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