Whatever Floats Your Coffin

Surprisingly, I’m not the Halloween type. Sure, I’ve got the wild black hair, the dark mysterious eyes…and believe me, I’ve got the crazy maniacal laugh to complete the package.

But I’m not the person who dolls up the entryway to our home with fake webs, spookily carved pumpkins and goblins that reach for you when you pass by. I don’t host a Halloween party and I definitely don’t go hog-wild lining our driveway with hundreds of pumpkins.

I wish I was, because I think those haunted houses look great! I’m just…not the type.

Instead, I like to cuddle up on the couch with a cup of coffee and watch my favorite vampire movie. Right now it’s Underworld.

Haven’t found one to top it since its release. Before that, my go-to vamp flick was Interview with a Vampire.

(I mean, come on, I can’t  go wrong either way!)

I like to have a bowl of buttery popcorn, a fluffy blanket, and Husband at my side. We don’t get trick or treaters, but in case we ever do, I have a few King Size candy bars on hand. You better believe before the night is through, they’re gone—but not by kids in costumes!

Whether you’re the type who goes to the nines with the witchy (or kinky) costume, hosts a party and jumps out to scare guests, or the type who stands back and watches the craziness unfold, I hope you make this Halloween your best yet!

What type of Halloweener are you?

About Kristin Miller

Kristin Miller is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels. After writing dark and gritty versions of "happily ever after" for more than a decade, she turned her hand to psychological suspense, a genre she's loved since childhood. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two children. Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorKristinMiller Twitter: www.twitter.com/kristinmiller02 Web: www.kristinmiller.net

Posted on October 20, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Halloweener… love it. I’m the type that helps deck out the kids and waits on the sidewalk as they go door to door gathering their spoils. And then I secretly…deplete… their stashes over the following week. 🙂

  2. I’m the one that always stayed home and passed out the candy while hubs took the boys house to house. I got to see all the little ones dressed up. Loved it. now I live in the country with no kiddies :(.

    • I would LOVE to stay home and pass out candy…well, I guess I do the stay home part. I wish trick or treaters would come by, but I think we live too in the boonies for that. 🙂

      Hope you have a great one!

  3. Ah yes! I’m the occassional candy snatcher too! There’s only cerain ones I like though (and Lord knows they can only eat so much), so most of their stash ends up in the garbage.

  4. Well, I’ve been hanging up spider web on the gate and buying supplies for my son’s Halloween party all day so…bet you can guess my type. 🙂

    • Oh, so you’re one of *those*… 😉 I bet your sons party will be great!

      I don’t do much (as far as craftiness goes) for school stuff either…I volunteer every week, but just can’t get the creative vibe flowing enough to make those cool baggies stuffed with goodies. Think you could send some of those vibes my way? 🙂

  5. This is my first semester as a full professor at our college…and I’ve attached a witch to my door, decorated my office and even outside my office. My friends are making fun of me at work, but today one lady put up a skeleton and the other a bunch of leaves, so I think I’m converting them! 🙂

    • That sounds like fun! And it’s great that others are catching the fever, too!

      When I taught high school, I dressed up and made the kids guess what I was. My costume wasn’t that creative, but they had fun trying. 🙂

  6. I enjoy Halloween when I have something to do. When I don’t though, I’m a grouch. I turn all the lights off so people aren’t encouraged to stop at my house for candy. I’ll turn whatever horror flick is on that night and sit in the dark watching it. If my family or friends have something going on, I’ll hang out with them.

  7. I’m usually a crazy decorator but this year we moved, had a baby and I can’t find the majority of our freaking decorations! I found a ton of Christmas stuff though, lol. I’m also a big fan of dressing up and going to a party (though I prefer not to have them b/c the cleanup sucks)

    • Geez, you have been busy! Congrats on the move and the baby and the writing! Holy smokes, when you find time to breathe?!?

      And you’re absolutely right–the clean up part of parties stinks! It’s like you clean the house for guests to come, just so they can trash it, and you can clean it again the next day. No bueno.

      Can’t wait to see how your Christmas decorations turn out with your new finds! You should post pics come holiday season! 🙂

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