Spooky season is here

What to do this month

A pumpkin patch is just one of many places to go this month.

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A pumpkin patch is just one of many places to go this month.

Laney Rendon and Jack Mobley

Other than the typical scary movie nights with your closest friends, this year, (pumpkin) spice up your October plans with spookier options such as:

-Adopt a black cat (even with the intention of returning it on Nov. 1)

-Buy a new broom stick.

-Attend Fall Fest Tuesday, Oct. 23. in the main hallway at 5 p.m.

-Decorate the house, in a strictly spooky manner. (An easy hack for all my Pinterest lovers: cover things like furniture and small children in white sheets and call them abstract ghost).

-Buy a pumpkin. Cut it.

-Dabble in some black magic… but just a little.

-Sit the month out and wait till Nov. 1 for cheap candy.

-Watch a scary movie… I recommend Hush.


-Buy a farm, and make yourself a scarecrow or two… (note: if it’s a corn farm, don’t bring children with you.)

-Avoid all lumberjacks with a chainsaw, especially ones with Texas accents and a leather-looking mask.

-Visit a blood drive. Don’t have lunch there.

-Splurge on… some candy corn.

-Visit your local graveyard, just to say hello.

-Prepare your costume.

-Register to vote… politics is a scary thing in today’s world.

-Shave your head. Spooky, am I right?

-Rake up leaves. You’ll need somewhere to hide the bodies. Make a separate pile for the kids to play in. Don’t mix the two piles. Bad idea. (Another bad idea would be taking this one too seriously.)

-Scream. It’s good for you.

-Exclusively use dark allies as your main mode of transport.

-Apply for the FAFSA… college is also scary.

-Do a trust fall, but with someone you don’t trust. That’s really spooky.

-Wear pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Also wear black because it is definitely a spooky color.

-Ignore caution tape. (This idea is for the real daring ones though.)


-Hit up my boy Freddy Krueger… he might need a hand.

-Last but not least: stay hydrated. Nobody likes dead-looking skin. (Get it? Zombies.)

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