I remember, back when I was a kid, how much I looked forward to certain holidays. The same ones that (i'm guessing) most kids also enjoyed – christmas, halloween, easter, and probably some others that I've forgotten were every exciting or fun.
As the years grew in numbers, my interests started shifting. Christmas was still good, because there were gifts, and family type people, and tons of food. Thanksgiving started creeping up on my favorites list because of the feasts. And halloween started becoming more of a chore than a holiday. Easter.. meh. When I discovered my joy of blowing things up (in a controlled setting) the 4th of July blasted its way into my #1 SUPER AWESOME FAVORITE HOLIDAY spot.
Nowadays, other than the 4th, most holidays just seem "blah." For the most part, the ones that I get the most excited about are the ones that I never remember, but are a state/federal holiday and require me to stay at least 5,000 miles away from even the idea of working.
So this halloween, I think I'm going to find someone to just hang out with, drink a bit, and waste the night away forgetting all about the costumes and the candy. And on friday I'm going to stock up on cheap candy. Yay. 🙂