I rise, reaching into the dark. How long until my alarm for work goes off? Do I have time to go back to sleep?
I see my phone, still time until my alarm. But there is a message from my sister, and I can’t resist opening it. IT TURNS OUT THE ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS HALLOWEEN UPDATE IS HERE, AND BAM IS TEACHING A SPOOKY STANDING LAMP!
7: 50 AM
And with that folks, October truly began! Creeping out of the room, I logged on, discovered Mitzi crafting a Spooky Lantern on my own island (named Monster Island, of course), and arrived at my sister’s island to learn Bam’s diy.
My sister arrived on Monster Island, and we already discovered that you can buy a 2nd piece of candy from Nook’s Cranny if you visit another island. My time left before work entailed checking my AC mailbox for Jack’s portrait, buying a pumpkin stool, getting the new skin and eye color sets, and giving Raymond his birthday gift while continuing my Buffy the Vampire Slayer rewatch on Hulu.
I break out my beloved pumpkin chai tea from David’s Tea, and proceed to do a photoshoot.
Logged on for work
OK OK not really, but it’s not my fault Able’s doesn’t open until 9:00 AM. I bought an animal nose and every color of the pointy animal hat, just in case anyone else wanted to log it.
A package is delivered. My pumpkin spice hot cocoa Swiss Miss that I could only buy in a 2-pack arrived, meaning I am now responsible for 16 hot cocoa packs. I wonder if I’ve gone overboard.
The day continues in a haze of work emails and meetings, mixed with browsing horror news, watching trailers, and reading listicles to add movies to my potential 31 Days of Horror list.
I discover Carvel has Hocus Pocus milkshakes all month. It’s just an oreo shake, but it comes in a special cup and is technically Halloween-themed. I decide I need it, and I will soon walk a mile to the closest Carvel in order to get it. It’s legit just an oreo shake, why am I like this?
Another discovery. Mortal Kombat 11 announced new character skins for Halloween. Johnny Cage’s is amazing. I need it. I am angry all over again at how expensive the Aftermath dlc is when I already purchased the premium edition at launch. My determination to wait for a sale wavers.
Another package arrives. This time, two bottles of the Pumking whiskey. I again wonder why I’m like this.
I think maybe I’ll start a blog? It would be so fun to catalog my attempt at 31 Days of Horror, and keep track of the horror TV, games, and books that I check out in October? I could talk about all the pumpkin beers I’ve been enjoying? 2020 is really hard and I feel so disconnected, a blog might be fun?
I decide I’m no longer ashamed and do a photoshoot of my pumpkin spice cocoa and whiskey.
So welcome to the blog! Enjoy all the self-indulgent horror, pumpkin, and genre content.
*Cryptkeeper laugh rips from my body, uncontrollable and fervent*