1. It’s Halloween. Do we even care?
I used to be a huge Halloweener. Costumes, parties, the Boulder Mall crawl. all of it. Now, not so much. Why? I am a grouchy old man, sure – that is part of it. But also because I have a beard – a lovely, dignified, well-maintained beard. Most costumes would involve shaving it off and frankly, in all transparency and admission of vanity, I don’t want to shave it off,
2. What is your worst Halloween memory?
While in Germany in the Army. Europeans just didn’t get the whole thing. It has definitely become an American thing – amassing candy and dressing up – not really something our German friends really understood.
3. What is your best Halloween memory?
I had a great space man costume with a mask and little space suit when I was probably 4 or 5 years old or so and although it was cold (I was probably in the a coat that covered up the costume) although I was in a coat, I remember it as a great Halloween.
4. Do you have a favorite scary/horror movie?
I don’t really watch horror movies. I don’t enjoy them at all. But thrillers – wow – “Silence of the Lambs” is one scary film and one of those cable channel surfing stoppers – when it is found on the tube I stop and watch it no matter how far along in the movie it is.
5. You get to create a song called The 12 Days of Halloween, how does a verse or two go?
On the first day of spook time my candy bag was filled with one pack of red vines.
On the second day of spook time my candy bag was filled with two boxes of yellow lemon heads.
On the third day of spook time, my candy bag was filled with lots of gobstoppers.
One pace of red vines, two boxes of lemon heads, lots of Gobstoppers!