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Halloqueen [hal-uh-kween] [hal-oh-kween] noun - A Halloween and anything fall-related fanatic. She is a slightly frenzied person who embarks upon her Halloween and fall seasonal decorating project by at least the 25th of August, or as soon as the stores commence stocking Halloween items. After all, a respectable Halloqueen cannot resist new decor. She plots and plans her decorations with extreme care, often using drawings, computer-aided design programs, and other illustrative schematics. Decorating expenses are not a consideration. She hosts Halloween festivities for family and friends every day in the month of October, often providing her guests with parting gifts to take home. She is a gracious and charming hostess, who’s home smells of pumpkin candles and fresh baked goods. Her home is so elaborately decorated that even Disney would be covetous. She owns a chainsaw just for carving jack-o-lanterns and frightening the neighborhood children. She dons her multitude of Halloween costumes no less than 4 times during the holiday. If you look carefully, you can spot the Halloqueen wearing a costume in April just for practice. She excitedly attends every scary hayride, spooky maze, and haunted house within a 50-mile radius of her home, and would consider traveling further. She is not frightened, only amused, by such attractions as Atrox Factory and Sloss Fright Furnace. A gracious Halloqueen worthy of her crown, not only gives out a minimum of 20lbs of candy from her never-ending supply, but she sets up a free coffee and cider bar for parents of trick or treaters.
There are things that only people who love Halloween understand, fabulous members of a sinister fraternity. Amusing to the average person, but ingrained in the DNA of those who go all out for the holiday, we understand that Halloween is a whole season, not just one night. Most non-admirers half-heartedly celebrate this ancient holiday on October 31st. They are often caught without candy, costumes, or decorations. Egads! But we... we know Halloween deserves much more pomp and pageantry. So we break out faux spider webs, skulls, and black candles as soon as the temperature dips below 90 degrees or at the end of August, whichever happens first. Halloween is the only time when the macabre interests of seemingly normal people are appreciated. Where discussions regarding murder mansions or real-life hauntings any other time of the year may cause slightly concerned stares to be cast in your direction, at Halloween everyone is ready to go down the scariest of rabbit holes. We Halloweenians understand and fully appreciate that pondering ideas for the most complex and avant-garde costume is almost as much fun as wearing it. We spend countless hours mulling over costume options, only to decide on a different costume almost every day, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We understand that our lavish costume is designed to be worn as many times as possible, giving thought to crashing work Halloween parties for places we do not work. We practice our blood-curdling witch laugh with such regularity, that we are left voiceless and the neighborhood children shy away from our darkened doors. We own such a plethora of Halloween gear, we could throw together a legitimate haunted house with no effort and in no time. With the various skeletons, faux body parts, and soundtracks of frightening sounds we already own, opening a seasonal attraction would be a breeze. Yes, we know that Halloween with its dedication to mass candy consumption, playing dress-up, and choosing to be scared in the name of fun, is the perfect season for indulging and spoiling our inner child.
So, this pumpkin spice loving, crisp day craving, autumn leaf admiring, fresh start seeking, tall boot wearing, snuggle stealing, mulled wine drinking, seasonal ale sipping, witch cackling, spider web-spinning, jack-o-lantern carving, haunted house creating, pumpkin and gourd devotee is already fully prepared for the Halloween season.
I generally do not post many details about my personal life on my profiles. I invite you to get to know me and, as you do, you will learn more about me. I am also a private person and choose, very carefully, with whom I share my life. I am an introvert and I ordinarily find it hard to trust, especially people with whom I interact on a website. Most people who know me off the site or who know me on other profiles think I must be kidding when I tell them I am an introvert, however, I assure you, this is a true statement. If you asked someone who knows me fairly well offline to describe me, they’d probably use one or more of these words: outgoing, extroverted, and/or social. My job and hobbies have forced me outside of my comfort zone for long enough that I have become a situational extrovert. Yes, that is an actual thing. With my father working for Westinghouse in designing, building, and overseeing alternative power sources/resources, my family moved quite frequently, averaging a move every two years before my high school years. I will nervous sweat my way through a networking event or social function where I don’t know many people because, despite my nerves, I appreciate these opportunities for the reason that I know they are good for me. But after the event is over, I come home and crash.
I have been a practicing attorney in the State of Alabama since 1999. For these more than 20 years, I owned my own, fairly successful family law-dedicated law firm. In 2015, I started to become progressively unhappy with the constant animosity that a family law practice engenders and I started to consider alternative careers. In 2017, I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master's in Biblical Counseling. I was ordained and served one of Alabama’s largest churches as a Small Groups and Pastoral Care director. I served in this capacity for 3 years before returning to the practice of law due to being appointed to represent a severely physically and mentally abused child as her guardian ad litem. Recently, I have again left the private practice of law and began working in risk management for one of the nation’s largest law firms. People often ask me what this entails. Simply put, I keep lawyers from getting sued by identifying conflicts of interest.
I have been on VR for about 10 years now. I do not remember the exact details of how I came to find VR, I just know that I did and was immediately drawn to the site. Despite taking many breaks from logging in, I have always returned to the site. It is a place that I feel free to express myself in whatever way I so choose. Although the site has changed drastically over the time I have been a member, I still love it here; getting to express the darker sides of my personality without fear of judgment. Sometimes, I just need a break from my mainstream life.
Because my life off VR is of a very serious nature, you will find me to be quite silly, often joking. I am also quite perverse and have never met a dirty joke I did not like. Although I am extremely difficult to offend, I do have a few ground rules. I expect to be treated with respect. If you respect me, I will respect you. The converse is also true. If you disrespect me, expect to be disrespected in return. I do not put up with people's bullshit, whining, or drama. I am not kidding. I also live in the real world where there are no delusions. I am not a vampire or were-creature and cannot turn you, so please do not ask me to do so. I am also not here to edit or evaluate your profile, so please do not ask me to do this either. I come here in my free time for enjoyment and to talk to a few close friends that remain on the site. Please, do not flirt with me if you are in a relationship. I cannot stand cheaters. It is not cute or amusing and I consider that drama as well. Also, please do not message me and simply say “hi.” I despise non-substantive messages.
My profiles of late are carrying a theme throughout. These themes represent different facets of my personality, things or stories that I enjoy, and graphics and color schemes that I find pleasing to the eye. I enjoy coding as an expression of my more creative side, which is one of the reasons that I have several profiles.
This profile is dedicated to my favorite time of the year, Halloween and fall generally. I love it when the air gets that first cool, crisp nip in it signaling the nearing end of the “hotter than the 7th hinge of Hell” summers in Alabama. A friend of mine called me “HalloQueen” after hearing Andy Cohen use the term a few years ago.
Please feel free to add me, add my journal, and/or stalk me. After all, we all need a little help with bonuses. Just message me so I can make sure to return the kind favor. Thanks for visiting my profile. I hope you enjoyed your stay.
September 20, 2021~ With the Delta variant of Covid-19 raging in Alabama, less than 42% of the State being vaccinated, and mine and my mother’s immunocompromised state, I have not wandered far from home. My firm has even returned us to working from home. I am supposed to be on vacation this week, but due to unforeseen issues, I was not able to go away which is entirely too bad because I need a break. Staycations are never a break. There is always something to do. I am working on coding a new profile too. I am excited as it is going to be very different from my normal profiles.
My rating approach has changed over the years. I generally rate everyone who has at least attempted to do something to their profile, a 10. Not everyone is a coder by profession or has the equipment and software to elaborately code a profile. I always take that into consideration when I rate. I am also not a “revenge rater.” If you give me a 5, but I like your profile, you will get a 10 from me. I hope that you will consider the time and effort that I put into this profile prior to rating it. I did not cut and paste code from my other profiles. This is an entirely new layout that I struggled to create. Everything I have learned regarding coding and creating graphics is self-taught, with some occasional help from a few dear friends.