It Has Begun!
Total collapse of the world’s economic system, you ask?
No. This is much, much better. As I have often stated Halloween is my favorite holiday. The reasons for this are complex, but here are a few (in order of ascending importance):
- I was married on Halloween.
- October 31 is the only day I feel “normal”.
- The folks down on Humboldt Street will be rolling out the best damned Halloween display in New York City— and perhaps the world!
When I walked by last week there was nothing. No so today. There were definite signs of progress. I struck up a conversation with their next door neighbor (the chap sweeping up leaves in the above photograph). Here’s his take on it:
It gets better every year.
The evil clowns are back!
With a few new friends like this black cat…
a big fat rat Greenpoint Retriever by the front door…
and a very scary (if a bit careworn) ghost…
and a couple of companions!
This image takes me back to my honeymoon.
The second floor is looking good.
There was one thing that bothered me. Fortunately I was lucky enough to meet the woman who lives at this two story house of pain and ask her about it.
Miss Heather: You’re going to bring back the guy puking up blood, aren’t you?
Woman/Wife (pointing to a chap wearing a G-Unit shirt): You’ll have to talk to him about that. (To chap in G-Unit shirt) Hey, this woman has a question for you.
Miss Heather: You’re not finished are you? I really want to see the guy barfing up blood. He’s my favorite.
Man/Husband (smiling): No, we’re not done yet.
Miss Heather: Thanks! I’ll be back. I’m going to film it this year. I was married on Halloween, you know— and now that I think about it my marriage is a lot like Halloween. EVERY DAY.
So there have you. No confirm as to whether the blood barfer will be part of this year’s ensemble but there is plenty more to come.
And I can hardly wait!