Our neighbors are decorating for Halloween. This means giant inflatable ghosts, mummies, pumpkins, green-faced witches, vampire Winnie-the-Poohs, snowglobes full of mylar bats, et cetera, several of which glow at night and all of which are tasteless to the nth—yards full of this stuff, it's unbelievable. It makes me want to put up Halloween decorations of my own. Corn husks, dog skulls, knots of old ribbon, branches of turning leaves. You know. Normal things.
And I'm also kind of annoyed I haven't had time to put together an Elphaba Throp costume for this year.
Also, this video from the new Siouxsie album:
My thoughts are with friends in southern California, from LA south to San Diego. Be safe as you are able. A shame my rationalism won't allow me to believe in a special hell awaiting arsonists...