I don't know what it is, but quite consistently, I feel at the height of my "powers" around Halloween, i.e., I'm at the top of my game both physically and mentally. There is definitely a certain general exuberance and this season has been no exception. I've been exercising consistently, sleeping and eating well, and all around a bit sharper with my thoughts, particularly at work. Of course, treating yourself right at any given time will improve how well you feel, but for me, it always seems to come together and ramp up toward right about now, with no particular conscious calculation on my part โ€” it's just the way it is and often has been. Maybe you too?

That said, the media always likes to remind us that a significant portion of the population gets depressed around the holidays, particularly around Christmas, for a variety of reasons. For me, I get a little bit of the blues on Halloween, as I'm already anticipating how it'll all be over so quickly and tomorrow will be just another day. But it's not all that bad โ€” I will be watching my horror movies and reading my horror books all year long.

Oh, and one more thing... I handed out candy to trick or treaters for the first time tonight. Only a few groups came by and all within about a 40 minute window then, poof, it was all quiet again and not even 8pm. WTF. In my day, we used to keep going to until at least 9pm or until our hands hurt from our pumpkins sufficiently weighed down with candy!

/end rant

/get off my lawn mode enabled

p.s. "Killing is scaring."