The turning of the wheel of life is especially evident these days. All the classic signs are there; shorter days, cooler nights, inflatable skeletons and cheap candy prominently displayed at your local godless corporate superstore... I bow in recognition of the ancient harbingers of All Hallows Eve.

This post was going to be a rambling treatise on how the venerable pagan celebration of Samhain (pronounced "sah-win" please) was mutated into the annual festival of tooth decay and binge drinking in bad costumes that we all know as Halloween. Instead, I have settled on a more positive approach for the Flock (plus, all that historical research seemed too much like work...).

Instead of waiting until the very last moment, slapping together a lame-ass costume and killing brain cells with the rest of the pirates, devils, and kitty cats downtown, I propose that we all go to an activity together. Maybe one of the big haunted houses in Denver, or one of the corn mazes, or possibly even to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Alternatively, we could do something more spirituial in nature - the Cowboy Pagan Association (yes, there is a Pagan RSO on campus) might have ideas for us, or the Pagan organizations in Fort Collins and Denver might be a good source of info on activities.

We could also pick a theme for our costumes - I personally think it would be awesome if the whole Flock all dressed in a "weird catholic" theme; nuns in short skirts, latex and vinyl priests, and myself in an inverted color version of the papal vestments - but I'm sure you all have fabulous ideas too.

So - the floor is open to all suggestions. Now is the time to put forth your best Halloween ideas, themes, and fantasies (keep it moderately clean please, Mandy). Perhaps with this much lead time, we can have a memorable Halloween this year...

8 comments:

Levi said...

i want to dress up like the ghosts from pac-man and run around a corn maze.

Benny said...

I like it! But someone totally has to be pac-man. 1-2-3 not it!

In any event, I agree. We really ought to plan something for this most excellent and really rather odd holiday. *removing the software engineering hat and reaching for the scheming for pumpkins hat*.

The pumpkin image is brilliant, by the way.

Eoin said...

i kind of want to see ben in vinyl...

Mandy said...

1. Why am I the only one singled out to keep it clean?

2. Save the history post until closer to the actual night.

3. You could all go as variations on the same character (if you can choose one).

Dr. Smith said...

I don't care what we do, but I'd love to hang out and have fun with everyone on pumpkin day.

Sirus Kane said...

Two few thoughts...

1. I like the initial idea of Papal debauchery. Cardinal Kane sounds like a real winner, well that and Sister Tara in a short vinyl skirt and thigh highs might make Cardinal Kane retire to his bunk a might bit early.

2. It seems like Pac Man would be fun, but I'd rather see Ketron as a cherry or Banana(Peanut Butter Jelly time baby...)

Modig_Bjorn said...

I nominate Tara to dress up in *only* a pac-woman suit. I'm guessing, this suggestion may be a popular one...

Seriously though, Tara and I are *so* down for a corn maze on Halloween, we've never been. Would we be doing this on the weekend before though? After all, Halloween is on a Tuesday this year.

His Sinfulness said...

Yes - I was planning on doing this the weekend before the actual holiday.

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