Last night, I realized why it has been so easy for the corporations of the world to skip Halloween and maybe skip Thanksgiving a bit too. You see, We didn’t do anything for Halloween. Yeah sure, I bought a pink t-shirt and beanie with the intent of dressing as Meg Griffin from Family Guy, but I somehow ended up with no Halloween party to attend (and I don’t have the time, energy, money, nor space to have planned one myself). A lot of my friends weren’t really doing anything either this year.
The only events we were invited to were a local, Haunted House that I wasn’t all that impressed with last year, a party hosted by 18-20 year olds (I am getting way too old for that shit) and a meetup at a bar-type atmosphere that some of my acquaintances frequent that I simply wasn’t feeling. Maybe I could have gone to any of these and had a good time. The world will never know.
And besides, in case you forgot or somehow missed this, I already dressed up my “children” in a festive manner so…
I found myself wanting to do something. Unfortunately, that something involved looking at Christmas lights – which I obviously cannot do because no one has decorated yet, duh.
Instead, Jeremy and I went out to dinner around 6:30 pm – a time when I knew both of our major malls would be passing out candy and most parents, children and teens would be busy with Halloween festivities. It worked out pretty well and people began to arrive just as we were leaving. We had dinner, some awesome milkshakes and we went home to watch Hocus Pocus and eat boiled peanuts. So… pfft, I call that a Halloween win.
And then Jeremy did the most amazing thing.
You see, when I’m not working at a jewelry store and I’m not blogging or sleeping, I’m a graphic artist. More than that, I consider myself one of the best when it comes to editing photos. Want some acne removed or some laugh lines? I can seriously un-age you by 10 years easy – and I love doing it.
Well Jeremy asked me to take a picture for him tonight – one that he can use both on Facebook as well as professional sites like LinkedIn. And then he wanted me to make it look nice.
Okay so he might not be happy about me showing this. Look, my man is incredibly sexy to me. That said, he works really hard and he clearly looks tired in the original picture. He has bags under his eyes, smile lines and overall a rugged look. So I cleaned him up a bit. Made him look less tired and most importantly: I let shine through the Jeremy I know him as and I love how much of his personality is pouring out of this picture.
And that’s what I did with my Halloween. While others were dressing up and pretending to be characters from their favorite movies or putting on layers of makeup, I was unmasking my boyfriend digitally.
Did you do anything Halloween related? If not, what did you do to occupy your time?