This week’s assignment from the League — or not.

league is closed this week!

As I sit here watching the “dry” ditch behind my house fill up, I’m finding it difficult to be enthusiastic about the League this week, plus Halloween is only two days away! So, the League officials have decided to send the workers home early and allow them time to fill those sacks, whether they’re sand bags or Halloween pillow cases.

I hope all my East Coast friends stay safe and dry, and to the rest of you, have a fantastic Halloween!

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(Wondering what the heck this is all about? We’re recruiting for this loose-knit, rag tag crew!Β Here are the details for joining The League.)


  1. says

    It’s actually a nice idea, a League break. I’m still trying to post once a day until Halloween, and struggling to meet my goal. Once October is over I’m totally going to revamp my posting schedule too. Be safe everyone!

    • says

      Yeah, October has been exhausting. I’ve never done a countdown where I posted daily, and it has been draining. Almost looking forward to Halloween being over. I don’t think I’ll commit myself to daily topical posts again unless I can plan better.

      • says

        This is only my 2nd year in the Halloween Countdown but I think this is great advice: If you can stockpile up to 10 posts in September, it allows you to slack during October and keeps you from burning out.

      • says

        Yeah, I tried my damndest to get writing ahead of time, but it just didn’t help me in the end. I think I need to plan a theme next year, much like many others did. I tired to be inspired by Goodwill purchases, and things in my collection, but it ended up being all over the place, and crazy. I like the King-Kong posts Brian, I thought they were extremely fitting, and so completely you!

  2. says

    Dex is exactly right. I started the “daily posts for October” around 4 years ago and I start writing them during the summer. I probably wrote my first article for this Halloween back in April or May. Plus, I don’t post on Saturdays and Sundays, which helps. If you can stockpile up to 3 weeks before October starts, you are set. That’s what I had this month when Oct 1 rolled around. I still had to scramble, though, to finish the final week and a half. Plus, I still have to do some “on the fly” editing as the posts are published. It’s crazy but I still enjoy it.

    I’ll probably be taking a sabbatical from the blog for the next two months to recover. Plus we’ll be recording multiple episodes of Nerd Lunch each week in November and I’m possibly going to get another podcast off the ground. More info on that soon. :-)


    • says

      Your posts have required watching movies and reading entire books–I bet that took some planning! I set out to do KONGTOBER because I’ve been wanting to catalog the items from my collection and force myself to take some good pictures of them. Bonus: If my house floats away in Hurricane Sandy, I can submit my blog as proof for an insurance claim. πŸ˜‰

      A new podcast in the works, eh? Consider me intrigued–can’t wait to see/hear what you have brewing!

  3. says

    Good call, Brian! As you know I’ve been absent this past week due to life throwing some curve balls at me, and then the hurricane on top of that. It’s too much. I’m trying to play catch-up with my blog and the Halloween Countdown today (so long as I have power!), so this is welcome news.

  4. says

    Good luck to all affected by the weather back East. I don’t envy you! I’ll keep my earthquakes and high cost of living, thankyouverymuch.

    Also, having done the Countdown a few times I must concur – scheduling posts ahead of time is a real sanity saver!

    • says

      Thanks Eric, but after the drubbing I received at your hands in the Madball Football League yesterday, I don’t think I’m speaking with you for a while. πŸ˜›

  5. says

    I missed three days of the Halloween countdown, including yesterday because news of the hurricane put me out of it. I didn’t have a lot left to say anyway. I hope everyone on the East Coast is safe. And Happy Halloween everyone!

  6. says

    Hey, hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween! Also thoughts and prayers for my fellow East Coasters. We’re OK, no damage or injury but I know plenty people still recovering.

    Will return next week to fulfill yet another League assignment– can’t wait!

    Actually now might be a good time to catch up on some missed assignments… stay tuned?

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