By Tony Hicks
Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at 12:56 pm in Uncategorized.
So it’s Thursday, Nov. 5 – five days after Halloween. And I still can’t bring myself to bring down my decor.
I have zombies coming out of the ground, gravestones, pirate skeletons hanging from the porch and other associated bloody things lying about. I also have my favorite bug-eyed dwarf skeleton “Eddie” hanging from a tall branch over the lawn. One of the best moments in my life came Halloween night, when I caught an adult in my front yard, taking pictures.
It’s been a busy week, but I’m really procrastinating on this, and it might not be my typical, world-famous laziness. I actually like the stuff. A lot. We have a big, black skeleton head that lights up inside that my wife wants to make permanent decor. I love the idea, though I admit it would probably be a bit much for parents coming by to pick up their precious little ones from a playdate in February.
Besides – Christmas is coming, when I go really insane with the lights and decor. I was thinking about trying to purchase some real reindeer on the Internet this year …
The question is: How bad does it look to still have my Halloween stuff up? And should I care? Or should I leave it up and just intergrate the Christmas stuff in a few weeks, giving the house a “Nightmare Before Christmas” look? I should probably just get off my lazy butt and take the stuff down … still, I just really love coming home at night to zombies crawling out of their graves in my yard. Is that wrong?