I’ve mentioned that this year’s Halloween Month is going to feature reviews of all the Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween movies. Well, so I don’t have to play catch-up in October, I’ve decided to start really early, so tonight I intend to watch Friday the 13th. I’ve seen it before and it’s definitely not a favorite of mine, but I want to do this scientifically.
The question is this: at what point will I go foaming, eye-gougingly insane? Will it occur during the pointlessness of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, which features not Jason Voorhees but a lame copycat killer? Or will life become meaningless during Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which has nothing to do with Michael Myers?
I can promise you this: these won’t just be the same sort of straight review w/ photos deal I did last year. I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve that should make this year’s Halloween Month a bit more interesting.
DG and I celebrated our three-year anniversary yesterday. It was three years ago that she took her comprehensive exams for her Ph.D and decided she was now free to flirt with that cute boy who’d sublet the spare room in the apartment she shared with her friends. That boy of course fell for her immediately, or rather already had, though his attempts to show it—such as showing off the way he’d strung up a Superman action figure on fishing line so it looked like it was flying—failed miserably. And then that boy left and I came along and swept DG off her feet. (I kid of course. I was that kid with the Superman figure.)
Somehow I’ve managed to keep her around. I guess I must be doing something right, even if that something is just lookin’ so good. Or maybe it’s the action figure collection. Girls love that…right?
On a side note, my good friend Kate leaves for a week-long trip to the UK this weekend. She’ll be visiting a lot of the same places I did when I was there in summer 2000, including Salisbury and Hay-on-Wye in Wales. Please join me in wishing her a great trip!