I've been very busy, so I didn't even decorate outside until after 3:00 p.m., today, and then it was a light job, but nice. I was especially proud of the glass storm door to the entryway, with gel figures and cling-ons of rats, bats, spiders in webs, the words "Boo" and "Trick ot treat," and bloody handprints with a bit of dripping and spatter. Our cement leopard, Thomas Convenant, has a clown mask--scarey scarey, youngersib!.
We only got around ten trick-or-treaters, in two batches, but I'm glad we did something. I wore a halloween outfit--not costume, but trousers in theme fabric and a theme t-shirt--and will do so tomorrow and Sunday. I worked for the academy a lot this afternoon and evening, but all skype or editing.
Entertainment-wise, I wimped out a bit, deciding that I wasn't up for a really scarey haunted house like last year's. Over the past two days, I also ended up watching a lot of documentaries and shows about real-life doom instead of supernatural movies: four shows on sinking ships including two on the Titanic, the Oklahoma City bombing, and sarin gas in the Tokyo subway, Also three shows of Dark Matters (which is on the science channel, not sci-fi as I said earlier), covering the Stanford prison experiment, Typhoid Mary Mallon, Jack Parsons, and others. I did enjoy American Horror Story: Freak Show yesterday. (More scarey clowns!)
As long as we have ebola in NYC, I have promised not to eat any feces or lick up any urine or mucus I find on the street or sidewalk.
And on that tasteful note, goodnight!