Halloween

My brother and I, Halloween 1991 or so.  I'm a cumulonimbus cloud.
My brother and I, Halloween 1991 or so. I'm a cumulonimbus cloud.

It’s Halloween again, which means it’s time to don a costume and run amok. It’s particularly helpful that it lands on a Friday night, and the weather is expected to be most excellent.

My plans for tonight? I’ll be headed back to Norm’s with Tom to commemorate the one-year anniversary of us being called nerds at one of the tables. We were both just not in the Halloween spirit last year, and so we spent that evening at Norm’s shooting breeze and downing pitcher after pitcher of cheap beer when the incident happened. I’ll be wearing something that deviates slightly from day-to-day wear; it’s not elaborate enough by any stretch to be considered a costume, though. (Photos will be forthcoming.) It screams “me,” though. See, I’m a big fan of costumes that really pull my personality out. The above photo is of my brother and I back in, oh, 1991 or so. I’m on the left. It’s my favorite costume ever; my mother turned me into a cumulonimbus cloud on my request. I’m not sure that there are too many other people who can say they were a towering supercell for Halloween AND won a prize in a costume contest. :)

What will you be doing tonight? If you’re not sure and you’re in Charleston, check out The Digitel’s Halloween roundup. You’ll find something. :)

Happy Halloween, everybody. Or, should I say — Happy Failoween.

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Jared Smith

Jared Smith, 30, is a web developer and weather enthusiast living in Charleston, SC.

  • http://lowcountrybloggers.com Heather

    Jared, your mom is awesome. That is priceless.

  • http://lowcountrybloggers.com Heather

    Jared, your mom is awesome. That is priceless.

  • http://www.patrickokeefe.com Patrick

    That costume is wonderful.

  • http://www.patrickokeefe.com Patrick

    That costume is wonderful.

  • http://starrydynamo.wordpress.com Natalie

    That is so befitting and precious. Great costume and a classic at that.

  • http://starrydynamo.wordpress.com Natalie

    That is so befitting and precious. Great costume and a classic at that.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    Great costume!

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    Great costume!

  • Pam

    Jared wanted authenticity–The anvil shape at the top was a must as it’s a characteristic of the cumulonimbus!

  • Pam

    Jared wanted authenticity–The anvil shape at the top was a must as it’s a characteristic of the cumulonimbus!

  • http://poodlegoose.wordpress.com poodlegoose

    Oh, wow. I see it started early :)

  • http://poodlegoose.wordpress.com poodlegoose

    Oh, wow. I see it started early :)