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I just wanted to know how everyone’s Halloween is going this year.  Next to Christmas, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  Trick-or-treating is not the only thing I like about this day.  I enjoy dressing up as whatever or whoever I want.  Last year, I was the Mad Hatter.  This year, I am a Merlotte’s waitress.

Halloween 2010

Yeah, I did not have the time or money to go full throttle with clown makeup.  So, I used what I had.  Lots of green eye shadow and a mixture of red lipstick and pink eye shadow.  Also, I lined my top lash line with black eye shadow.  This was taken with my Blackberry.

In fact, in the twenty-two years that I have lived on this planet, I believe I have dressed up almost every year.  I have been a black cat, a bride, a Native American, 80’s girl, an M & M, and a Gypsy.  These are the ones that come off the top of my head.

I really enjoy the religious aspects of Halloween or All Hallows Eve because I believe that traditions should be respected.  Just about all the traditions and superstitions I learned from watching the History Channel.  Everything down to the Jack-O-Latern (Ireland) is from all over the world.

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   Addition to the other traditions, watching horror movies is a great past time.  As I was growing up, the only R-rated movies I was allowed to watch, besides Soul Food, was horror movies.  I am a big fan of the classics like Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1931) with Béla Lugosi as Count Dracula and the 1992 remake with Gary Oldman.

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It was not until the eighth grade when I found out the Dracula was a real person.  Vlad Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler, was a Prince of Wallachia that was known for his efforts and views against the Ottoman Empire.  In Romania, he is viewed as a hero for protecting his country.

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Well, there was some history and my thoughts on this holiday.  Have a Happy Halloween!

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