Tag Archives: Halloween

10.23.09

TGIF! It’s almost t-minus one week to Halloween, and despite having sworn that this year I would really do it right and plan my costume way in advance, my current idea is little more than a woozy pipe dream: I will sew my own Max from “Where the Wild Things Are” jumper. But let’s be real. I’ll probably just do...

10.29.09

Wide-eyed wanderings in the Mission yesterday as blackouts, film sets, closed streets and a suicide threat added disruptions and shivers to a chilly day. Thrift Town was left in the dark. And now Baobab Village is shrinking. Maybe we should return to appeasing the gods in the run up to Samhain rather than fretting about what dark or delirious dress...

Heavy metal candy, holiday spirits and more.

“Not all those who wander are lost.” (J.R.R. Tolkien) 10.29 – 11.3 This week is positively undead. Kids reclaim the streets in boo-ya style. Día de los Muertos altars are ready to glow. Spaces are haunted by imagination. Courage! Peer in what rustles below… Lead-n-chocolate is NOT a Humphry Slocombe ice cream flavor. But it may be a toxic Halloween...

10.30.09

The glue is almost dry, so the Bay Bridge should be fixed and loaded with traffic by the afternoon if not in time for today’s morning commute. But no need to cross over to the other side, not while our city spills over with a plastic pumpkin’s worth of Hallow’s Eve treats. Tilt into Halloween drenched in the swirl and...

Trick or Treat … and Trendy

I was never one for the Halloween hoopla, so when my friends decided to throw a party I wasn’t excited. One of my colleagues thought about being a Playboy playmate. Huh?  A blond wig, bunny ears and a smile? She reminded me that Halloween is just an excuse for women to dress slutty without penalty. Duh.   But I had...

11.03.09

With Day of the Dead and Halloween now behind us, surely many people will get the post-dress-up-like-a-fool-in-public blues. But November has other treats in store. And not just turkey/tofurkey day. That’s right, it’s Movember! Not a typo, but a monthlong celebration of the mustache. It’s also National Novel Writing Month for those of you with free time. Whew. What a...