Happy Halloween! Can you believe it’s nearly November? It’s almost legitimately time for holiday commercials. Nevermind that I saw my first Christmas commercial on October 10. And yes, I was keeping track. Thank you, Hallmark Channel.
Mr. R and I had a blast at last week’s Halloween party. It was great to catch up with friends we haven’t seen in a while, and to meet some new people, too. In spite of the fact that it was a Will Farrell-themed event, I went as a Gothic vampire. But Mr. R ended up with a unique and theme-appropriate, although perhaps not public-appropriate costume, as Ron Burgundy in the pool party scene.
Yeah, he was sans-a-shirt all night, beneath a little bathrobe . He wore dark shorts over blue BVDs, and managed to drop trou at one point in the evening, all the while shouting, “Cannonball!” In his all-in devotion to the moment, he even shaved off his goatee and colored his hair and mustache, only to be outdone in commitment by a guy who came as James Lipton (and yes, he was in Bewitched with Will Farrell, I had to look it up), who shaved the top of his head to emulate the self-important drama guru’s receding hairline.
Tonight, however, is a quiet night at home. We’ve had a bit of a cool front, so there might be a fire in the fireplace, who knows? I mean, the evening temperature’s hovering in the high 60s. Fuzzy socks have made their annual appearance.
For tonight’s two-fer serenade, I’ve picked two of my favorite Halloween songs. The first is the late, great Warren Zevon with Werewolves of London. Kid Rock sampled this in his song, All Summer Long, but he called it Sweet Home Alabama. Nuh-unh, Kid, you can’t fool us.
Okay, the second one isn’t so much a Halloween song as it is a spooky video. But it’s one of my guilty pleasures, so please bear with me. Don’t miss Antonio Fargas as the driver of the broken-down bus.
I hope you have a great Halloween. Save a few of your favorite treats for yourself. Be sure and hug the ones you love. Happy Saturday night!