|Obligatory Halloween Update
||[Nov. 2nd, 2005|09:37 pm]
Wow, it's been busy busy. :) Handed out candy on Halloween again, which is usually amusing. Probably had around fifty kids again this year, mostly during the first hour.
Am I the only one who is sorely disappointed by the lack of high quality Halloween television during trick-or-treat hours? It was mostly a choice of grisly horror movies (Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc), some documentary on vampires, or non-seasonal programming. I didn't even see Halloween episodes of sitcoms. I ended up watching Hannibal vs. Rome, which was good enough. Nothing like the slaughter of Cannae and mass quantities of candy to put you in the festive spirit.
Hopped online for a bit afterwards, and then conducted our guild's annual Halloween event of ghost stories around the campfire in Galaxies. There was a large turnout this year, and a good time was had by all. I just posted the chat transcript, which ended up being around 76,000 characters between the five stories.
Work is frantic. I'm getting buried under paperwork, and the phone never stops ringing. Thanks to daylight savings time, it's now pitch black when I come home at 6:30. Kind of reminds me of the zoo in a way, when I'd always leave in the cold darkness of night. After staying up late on Halloween, I was completely exhausted Tuesday night. Came home and fell into bed almost immediately after eating.
It's strange what sorts of things will trigger a memory. On my way out of work today, I caught a whiff of the cleaning supplies the janitorial staff had been using on the floor in the atrium. I was instantly back in the dorms, walking through the freshly cleaned lobby on my way back from morning class. Sound is a powerful memory trigger for me (old songs, for example), but I'd have to say scents are even more effective.