It's unfortunate, but the Halloween Holidaze did not end the way I wanted it to. Due to Hurricane Sandy, I was left without power in Jersey City. Believe me, that is nothing compared to the damage Sandy inflicted on the Jersey Shore, Queens, Manhattan, Hoboken, and Staten Island. There are people left without homes and, in the worst cases, there are those who lost loved ones. Going through 7 days without the capabilities of posting a blog about Halloween is, understandably, the least of anybody's concerns.
For the rest of the country, Halloween went as planned. I was fortunate enough to enjoy the weekend prior to October 31st, but we were hit that Monday and, for the first time in my life, Halloween was officially canceled. There was nothing we could do and canceling was the right thing to do. To make it up to the kids and 25-year-old nerds, Governor Christie reschedule Halloween for yesterday, November 5th. That would have been great if I had any way of enjoying it. I was working and completely missed out on the second Halloween of 2012. It's not that bad, really, because I start celebrating so early anyway. But, I still refuse to accept that Halloween is over. How could it be?
I didn't watch any Halloween or Friday the 13th movies, I didn't make any Halloween cupcakes, and I barely lived up the last two weeks of October. Nope, sorry Sandy, Halloween isn't over until I say it is. I have a few more posts left in the arsenal. And since I'm nowhere near ready for Christmas, I'm going to extend Halloween even further!
I understand if my Holidaze readers don't want to take part in any more of the season. If you were able to enjoy the day in peace, you may be ready to move on from Halloween and on to Thanksgiving. But if you want to enhance the Holidaze and make it longer, join me in saying "Screw you, Sandy" and get ready for a few more Holidaze posts. I promise I'll throw 'em all at ya quick and fast so we can put this one behind us and get ready for another.