I am so thrilled about October. I kind of love the colours and it still has potential for warm days. I live for that potential. Living in Chicago my whole life has not made me any more cold tolerant. October is a great time because the whole month is spent getting geared up for Halloween. I absolutely love it. The only better way to end a month is New Year’s Eve. I’m a firm believer that costumes can make anything better, or at least more interesting.
I wish I could talk about all the nerdy costumes I had as a kid, but there weren’t that many. I was Sailor Moon one year, but it was one of those smock costumes. I was really obsessed with Sailor Moon so at the time I just didn’t care. I was also a snow leopard one year, but I’m not sure if that counts as nerdy. I look at all the awesome nerd costumes people have patiently crafted, and I can’t help but be in awe. I can’t even get my sewing machine to work and these other people have period accurate costumes made from a bolt of cloth. I just have to tip my hat to these cool people.
There is a huge downside to October, though. Midterms. Having classes and tests on Halloween absolutely sucks. There may be a brief hibernation due to the amount of life crap that has to be taken care of. Or there will be a burst of stuff because I’m procrastinating. Either way, you’ve been warned.