Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I know the actual Halloween day is tomorrow, but most of you must have been celebrating it during the weekend and so have I! First of all, the Halloween thing is quite new to me. I only celebrated it last year, because I was here. I actually had a lot of fun. I dressed up with my friends from the dorm where I was living at and went to a nice party.
Even though it's becoming a popular thing to do nowadays, we don't really have that tradition back home. We have a similar party in the winter, the carnival, where everyone dresses up. However, for the 31st of October we have other traditions. Nevertheless, I'm not going to say I didn't have fun with it this weekend!
At first, we didn't have any plan and since it snowed on Saturday... YES, you read it well. It snowed!! I woke up, opened the blinds and it was snowing a lot. So confusing. Christmas already? It's October! Anyways, it was lovely to let it snow while in bed. It felt really good. It felt good until we had to go out to get some groceries. Wow! It was really freezing.
With that weather, I didn't feel like going anywhere. However, it's Halloween and as my roommate always makes me say: "how many times do I live?""I only live once." We had joked before about dressing up as smurfs. Guess what, just before the stores started closing we went out and got blue body paint. The rest is history!
Smurfs have three basic elements: blue skin, white pants and a white hat. So there we were, getting ready for our smurfization! Now, I know we didn't get to look as adorable as smurfs do. I know it looks quite creepy. I also know some people thought we were the blue man or Avatar people. However, I must say we made it up in about 15 minutes and considering the amount of time invested, I'd say it was awesome!
Dressing up as smurfs was quite an adventure. You would not like to see how the bathroom looked after painting our bodies. However, it was worth it. I couldn't stop laughing! It felt like I was wearing those funny color glasses all the time. Yes, the paint was a bit messy, and yes, we stained all the apartment in blue. Nonetheless, we had a lot of fun!
Washing the blue paint away from our skins was another story. Obviously, we wouldn't go to sleep in that disguise, so we had to do it before going to bed. For a second I even considered staying blue for the rest of my life. How bad could it be!
Getting rid of the paint was already stressful enough to even worry about cleaning up the apartment, which we left for this morning. That wasn't so exciting. I woke up to find the bathroom looking like if a smurf had exploded in the bathtub. However, remembering ourselves dressed up as blue magic creatures around the city was quite funny, I'm not going to lie!
I hope you guys enjoyed your Halloween parties and had a great weekend. I've been trying not to mention them, but good luck with the midterms week at Berkeley! I've promised myself that as soon as I finish this post, I'm going to open my macroeconomics book and get started. See you soon!