After totally failing at keeping up with the blogroll, I am here to make another effort. This week’s question:

What is your favorite holiday and why?

At this point, I think my favorite holiday is Halloween.  I love the idea of having one day of the year where I can pretend to be someone or something completely alien from my everyday life.

It’s rare that I choose an alternate identity for that night that I would want to maintain 365 days out of the year.  I enjoyed playing Robin for a night (i turned him into a her and turned his little green briefs into a cute skirt), but I’d rather not have to have a secret identity to get through the rest of my life or spend my evenings fighting insane bad guys.  Although if it meant I got to hang out with Christian Bale on a regular basis, I could go for it…

That said, I really do enjoy taking a break from the mundane everyday  to have a chance at something extraordinary.  So, one year I was a pirate wench, and one year I was a faery.  Once, when I was really little, I went as Miss Piggy.  I don’t know which is more extraordinary, dressing as a chubby pink pig or that I remember doing so.  *grins*

364 days out of the year, I am a normal, boring person.  I do my normal, boring job.  I go home to my normal but cute little house to my husband.  I won’t say that he’s normal — he can be pretty extraordinary in and of himself — but we have a normal life together.

But that 365th day… On that day, I get to be someone entirely outside the realm of normal, boring me.  Someone interesting.  Someone with more spice.

That is why Halloween is my favorite holiday.

About SouthernSugar

A Southern girl who's used to small town life, I found myself moving to Washington, DC, in 2008 for a new job, and living there was an eye-o
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  1. Southern Sugar
    How could you possibly feel you ONLY have one day a year to be something else, someone else or just generally be totally different than you are the other 364 days a year. Now in my 50’s I figure i have paid my dues and can throw any type of party I want when I want.
    I have even had parties that without a different look there is no entry. Hidden identity is required. That mystery is totally in your control. I am a firm believer we all need to play more too many adults forget to play and enjoy themselves. we need to remember the afternoons of a run in the park with untold adventures, or a trip down a stream and the sea creatures took over.
    Come on Southern Sugar throw caution to the wind plan an amazing party any time of the year with YOUR theme. don’t wait for the calendar. It’s time to play.
    Enjoy the calendars Halloween

    Geri C

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