Kurt and I are always creating new reasons to celebrate. We've made up a few traditions just on a whim, and we always try to put our own spin on holidays. Some of these traditions come in the form of a simple, small surprise, sometimes we make a whole day out if it, but either way, it feels kinda awesome to construct the culture of our relationship this way. These funny little rituals make for some of my favorite memories, for sure.
Snack Surprise has evolved over the years, but the premise is pretty straight forward. Every October, we watch a marathon of spooky movies during the two weeks leading up to Halloween. We each amass a hoard of surprise snacks for each other, a snack for each night. It's doesn't have to be candy. It could be a beer, a wedge of stinky cheese or a bowl of popcorn - just whatever you know the other person fancies. The only rules are that the snacks should be small, single servings and that they are within our predetermined budget ($3 a night). Before the movie starts, I'll say, "Close your eyes!" and retrieve Kurt's snack from its hiding place. "Open!" I'll exclaim, presenting his treat in my open palm. Then its his turn. We laugh. I eat mine while doing a sort of seated dance, then spend the rest of the evening yelling words that don't exist at zombies on the television, clutching Mule for emotional support during the scary parts.
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For this year's movie marathon, these spookers are on our must watch list: Let the Right One In, [REC], 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, Rosemary's Baby, The Shining, Dawn of the Dead, Last Man on Earth, Ghost Busters, Lost Boys, The Thing, Poltergeist. Any suggestions?
What do you think, does this sound like a tradition that you could get into? What are your favorite movie snacks? What scary movies do you like?