Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Halloween in Bulgaria is kind of like 'Boxing Day' in America; a few people might know about it but no one really knows what it is about or would ever celebrate it. Unfortunetly for my well-being, Halloween is my favorite time of year and I am sorely lacking the haunted houses, ghoulish creatures and that one guy who still thinks it funny to be Borat. In an effort to bring some American culture to Kavarna, I had a pumpkin carving day, which was met with intrigue, excitement and enthusiasm. However, I tried to have one kid help me scoop out pumpkin guts and he looked ill, like he had just preformed an autopsy. So other than scooping out 13 pumpkins by myself, the children here all did a great job designing their pumpkins. And a local media outlet came to videotape the proceedings as well as interview the goofy american who came up with this idea. Unfortunetly, they decided to interview me when I was elbow deep in pumpkin and covered in orange ecto-plasam. I was told to hold a pumpkin the whole time, which just looked awkward. Plus I was interviewed in Bulgarian and as any B-24 PCV will atest to, my bulgarian language skills sound like a mix between mandarian and a computer.
I hope everyone else is having a great Halloween, filled with tons of candy, Halloween Oreos with the orange filling,...and monster fest on AMC, and Knott's Scary Farm,...and special Halloween episdoes of "Family Matters",...and cookies in the shape of a ghost or a bat, and,...well I should probably start there. Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

4 comments:

Maya said...

Toby, WHY aren't there links to all these local news interviews you've been having?! I want to see!

Shauna Ryann Carey said...

It's OK... I went to a German halloween party in my building. I was pretty stoked until the girl hositn told me it was a theme party... and the theme was 70s. So yes, in theory it was a halloween party, but the idea that not everyone should dress as the same thing was lost on all the germans in attendance. It was basically a german-er version of your guys' Ridgemont high party, minus anyone I know, plus a language I dont speak.

Oh being foreign...

jennyl said...

tobias- i want you to know that i just created a little account so that i could comment on this entry- instead of peer editing papers, which is what i should be doing. i'm glad to hear that you brought some great commercialized holiday spirit to Bulgaria, and that you have been equated to the Terminator. Holiday here was, as i'm sure you already know, amazing. I was chewbacca, only the slightly furry girly version. it's like chewbacca with a bikini wax. i also got to dress up like an 80's zombie (think leg warmers, side ponytail, gold leotard, and lots of blood and face paint) and do the thriller dance with a bunch of my friends at the barn on campus on halloween night. It was terrific, until i had to scrub off pints of blood so i could be a regular chewbacca, not one that had been poached.
miss your face!

Omizzle said...

dude, family matters halloween specials are the BEST!