There's something about Halloween. Pretending to be something your not, dressing up, being goofy, raising a little hell. It's in the air, maybe it's the smell of sugar from the candy, or the brisk October breeze, but Halloween is that one day that's just pure fun.

I realize that it's supposed to be scary, but you can make it whatever you want it to be. When you're little, you just know that you get free candy if you dress up. In your middle-school years, you try to be scary, deciding that Haunted Houses, Haunted Corn Mazes, or just scary movie parties are your thing. In High School, it's all about the parties, dressing up in as little as clothing as you can, pretending to be some slutty something. College is mostly the same, except you can drink legally now.

It's the pumpkins, the decorations, the ghost stories and the thrills & chills. It's about fun, and being that one thing that you really want to be. It's about imagination, terrors & haunts. Staking out a graveyard just to catch a glimpse of what could be.

Deny it all you want, but Halloween is my favorite holiday. Besides, on All Saints Day (11/1), all the extra candy is 1/2 of...what's NOT to love?!