So it's October already…we're nearly halfway into the first month of the final quarter of 2006. Jeez, why didn't anyone wake me up when September ended? I like October, though. Even the name of the month is cool; it sounds so dignified. And there are some great occasions associated with it: there's Oktoberfest, there's Halloween.
Halloween seems to be toned down in my neighborhood this year. Last year, one of my neighbors had these cool decorations. One of them was an effigy of a hanged person on her balcony. Sounds macabre, but it looked awesome because of the lighting they had and the way the figure would move at the slightest breeze. I heard that they even changed their doorbell to the evil "hahahahahaha" you hear at the end of Michael Jackson's "Thriller," isn't that great? I enjoy MJ's music and I think he's a great performer (saw him in concert once) but I'm appalled at the way he looks now. He seems to be in Halloween mode all year round.
Halloween is supposed to be scary, but it isn't for me. It isn't especially frightening at this time of the year, in my opinion--not that I've had much experience with things that go bump in the night. Sure, there were a few goosebump-inducing incidents in the months after my father died many years ago, but nothing much since then. Sometimes, though, the hair on my nape stands on end and I feel like someone's watching me. And there are times when I see movement out of the corner of my eye, but when I look there's nothing there. (Insert "Twilight Zone" music here.) Other than that and a few weird dreams, I've had no ghostly experiences.
Some movies that I found scary:
-The first Nightmare on
-Sixth Sense. Just plain eerie. I liked it, though.
Some books that I found scary:
-It, by Stephen King. I don't like circus clowns, and the character of Pennywise in this novel frightened me.
-Anne Rice's books about Lasher and the
Audio that I find scary:
-Sound effects from the shower scene in Psycho. I mean, really.
-Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. This one is just haunting. It brings to mind an image of Bela Lugosi playing a grand piano by candlelight.
Nothing scary has happened to me this month, thank heavens. The only thing that's been going bump in the night for me is the bumping and humping Red Hot Chili Peppers! Love this one.