Snow and Halloween in DC

We had our first snow this weekend. It didn’t stay on the ground of course and though yesterday was quite cold and not very pleasant, today is beautiful and a lot warmer. That is what the weather is like in DC. Though there has been some socializing for me, I have of course mainly studied this weekend as I have an assignment that is due in about a week. I was invited to a Halloween party but I decided not to go. Even though it is an American tradition and I know that as an immigrant here I should really try to get into the local culture, costume parties have never really been my thing. I did decorate my apartment with pumpkins and black crows though, and bought peanut butter chocolates, so I am at least following some of the the local customes.

If you look carefully, you can see the snowflakes outside my window….

No real tradition without a fitting book to go with it. For Halloween, it is “Poems Bewitched and Haunted”. The mini-pumpkins are from the Farmers’ Market at Dupont Circle today. 

And back to my food policy studies….

Related articles: DN, SvD, New York Times

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