Six years ago, my freshman year of college, I spent halloween doing my laundry. Somehow my friend Chris convinced me to drag my laundry to the dorm next door so we could do laundry together in the basement Burke. Actually, maybe it was the night before halloween. But anyways, we watched The ROcky Horror Picture Show as we folded our respective under garments.
Afterwards, we got bored. VanDyke (which is now the new Campus Center, which, I suppose, is not all that new anymore) was under construction and also under lock and key. What does this mean to two crazy freshmen? It means that VanDyke is now our own playground. It also helped that there was a rumor it was haunted by a demon. What BETTER place to spend halloween?
Chris had figured out before how to sneak into the compound. It involved scaling a wall, opening a door, then opening a window for me to get through to the basement. We then climbed the stairs and went up to the copper topped observatory tower at midnight telling ghost stories. Chris is more stoic than I, so he was not spooked out. However, I have an active imagination.
On the second floor of VanDyke was where the old gym was (the new gym is in the same place). When we were there, they hadn't put the new floor in yet, and through the darkness I could see faint light coming up through the floor. Chris went out and ran across it, jumping in the open space; his own dance floor.
I've had a lot of fun halloweens, but there's something special about the one I spent with Chris in a building that was supposedly haunted and DEFINITELY off limits is one of the best ones I have had.
Sometimes, the best adventures come when you simple sit down to do your laundry.