Why I Love Halloween

Why I Love Halloween

It's given me some great memories

I have always loved Halloween...even more than Christmas. You don't have to worry about buying gifts or spending too much money. All you have to do is come up with a costume. I've never been able to sew and I'm not crafty enough to make a costume, but I love doing make-up. I've been some strange things for Halloween. My favorite and "old stand by" has been Beetlejuice. You can just wing that costume, as long as your make-up is done right you are good to go.

One year I was very into reading strange books like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Still Life with Woodpeckers" and "A Clockwork Orange" I chose to be Malcolm McDowell's character Alex from the movie "A Clockwork Orange" because when my friend and I were looking through her closet, we found a set of white long johns. Alex was wearing them throughout the film. The film was a very controversial movie from back in the 1970's and still is today. It is a cult classic. To this day, I've never see anyone dressed as that for Halloween.

It was an easy costume:one false eyelash, a bowler hat, combat boots and a black umbrella (a jock strap is optional.) It turned out to be the best Halloween party I ever went to. The house that it was at, was rented to 5 college students. They all contributed their own strange ideas to the decor. As poor college students no one wanted to spend any money so we used whatever we found. The furniture in the living room belonged to the landlord. We were afraid it would get ruined so we moved it into the garage. The wood floor was already ruined, so only 2 things that remained were two motorcycles. Later on they were used to drive to the keg!

It's also the mischief of Halloween that was so much fun as a kid. Another Halloween that sticks out in my mind was when I was much younger. I took the bus home with my friend who lived near 20 obnoxious boys that used to tease all the girls on my bus. One of them had been friends with my brother and I had a crush on him. He suddenly out of nowhere called my friend's house and asked to speak to me. He invited me and my friend over to his house, because he was having a small party. We went, of course.

Suddenly 20 boys jumped out of the bushes and covered us in shaving cream and eggs! It was so much fun because they started to bombard each other too. Neighbors heard the laughter and more of my friends came out to join the fun. The girls ganged up on the boys and got even. The whole street and lawn was covered in white Barbasol. It was a party without invitations, food or alcohol...just pure fun!

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.

The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.


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Dear Fellas, Consistency & Communication Is All We Ask For

So, why aren't we getting the same?


Dear fellas (who fall under this category of course),

As you can tell from my title, it's time to talk about the problems with MOST guys in today's generation. This article isn't meant to bash all of you, but most of you need a reality check when it comes to. I'll start with this:

It's really annoying when most of you guys start a good conversation with us and then it eventually dies out because you lose interest in us. You even label things as "the talking stage," which to this day, I still don't understand the purpose of that. You come in our messages and go for long periods of time, only to message us weeks later like nothing happened. The excuses are tiring and pathetic, yet you claim that you care and you were just busy with work/school.

READ HERE: Having A 'Talking Stage' Proves Why Millennials Suck At Dating

What I do know, is that if you actually cared about someone, you would be invested in that person and not disappear. We shouldn't always have to be the ones to triple text and make an effort. Once we find our self-worth, its hard to settle for less at this point. If you don't feel the same way, please communicate with us and let us know. There's one thing people hate and that's wasting precious time. If you do "like us," be consistent. We don't appreciate the half-of-everything type.

READ HERE: 25 Annoying Phrases Guys Use When They Aren't Feeling You Anymore

Life is short and it's time to grow up.

Also, notice how I keep saying "most" of you guys. However, if you feel offended by this article, it's probably you who needs to change.

Thank you for coming to my unofficial TED Talk!

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