I know I’ve said it more than once and in more than one place, but I adore Halloween. The movie and the holiday. I like to spend the whole month of October indulging in it. This is why I spent most of the day on October 1st customizing my phone to a full-on Halloween theme.
Yes. I’m one of those people.
I don’t do it for every holiday. Hell, I don’t do it for any holiday. I’m usually rocking a Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett wallpaper, Power Rangers message tone for my texts, Mr. T telling fools to shut up to alert me to Twitter mentions, Crow giving his email address for my emails, Peanut Butter Jelly time as an alarm, and the radio tone from Emergency! to let me know about impending appointments.
But come October, I feel the urge to shelve my geekery for 31 days and go over to the dark side.
First thing I do is change my default ringtone to the Halloween theme. I also have a live Halloween wallpaper that includes lightning, flashing lights in windows, and Michael Myers popping up randomly. It also features blood that runs down the screen when I get texts and emails.
Speaking of those…
My text messages are now signaled by a werewolf howl. The suspense note from Halloween signals my emails.
Little Carol Anne from Poltergeist tells me “They’re here” when I get a mention on Twitter.
The Jaws theme is my wake-up call and Jason’s ki-ki-ki lets me know I have an appointment.
Okay, yes, this is all still very geeky. But it’s the dark side of geeky.
I love this time of year and this month.
I go all in for spooky.