My jack-o-lantern during the day

It was recently Halloween, which means in addition to my normal fall regimen of sleeping through football games, I carved a pumpkin and bought candy for local children. It had been a long time since I'd made even a basic Jack-O'-Lantern (like 15 years) but it turns out that if your design consists almost entirely of straight lines, it all comes back pretty quickly. I got pretty fortunate with the pumpkin selection — I bought the pictured squash at about 5.00pm on Halloween.

Though everything is officially over, I'm not ready to give it up quite yet. Our house only had two groups of trick-or-treaters, so there's a ton of candy left, and the smallest package of tea lights Target was selling was a 100 pack, so there's lots more of those too. I suppose I could save all of them, but when you move houses / apartments almost yearly, stuff like tea lights get forgotten pretty easily.

Since it isn't Halloween without a scary movie, my roommates and I sat down to watch a vampire movie called Let the Right One In. I really hate scary movies, but I was told by my brother (who recommended the film) that it was "Art-House Horror" and not actually all that scary. I'd have to agree — there were scary parts, but it wasn't ever really too much.  The film was very good, though it's subtitled, so if you hate that you'll want to stay away.  Then again, if you're the type of person who hates subtitles, art-house anything probably isn't your style ;)

My jack-o-lantern during the night

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