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Halloween Plans

   Discussion: Halloween Plans
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 16 years, 4 months ago
It is time to start planning for Halloween. Have you made yours?

I'm going to see Christine Lavin and she said to come in costume.

I'm planning on going as a representitive of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I'm going to carry a model of the deity and dress in full pirate regalia.

nate... Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
As per usual, I'll probably carve a pumpkin or two just so I have an excuse to roast pumpkin seeds. :)

Other than that, I don't do anything.
Kids don't come to our house, so it's just another day for me.

Andrea Krause Back · 16 years, 4 months ago

At my old place in the boonies we never got kids. except any year we gave up and didn't buy candy. then, of course, a kid or two would show up.

There are SO many kids at our current apartment but there were surprisingly few visits last year.  I think I got so much anxiety about answering the door last year that I put a bag of candy outside. Needless to say it was ALL gone the next morning.

Sometimes I dress up for work. Dunno if I will this year.

goovie is married! Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
probably going to a party over the weekend (hmm...must tell neal and chris we've been invited to a party) and dressing up either in my kaylee costume or as viola swamp from the miss nelson books, and la la la i love obscure halloween costumes.
ChrisChin is Getting Old Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
We're going to a halloween party? Cool! Now to figure out a costume. I'm not sure if last year's will work in Chicago.
Andrea Krause Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
Nobody got my costume last year. I didn't think Magritte was that obscure.

But then again I've been very surprised lately to find out how many people I know at work have no idea what Pi is. Like, never heard of it.

I think I live in a little bubble where I'm out of touch with the mainstream and I start to think y'all around here and I are the "normal". :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
Did you wear a bowler?
Andrea Krause Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
Not a true one, but as close as I could find relatively cheaply. (see profile for pics)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
That's great. I'd have gotten it immediately.
Paul Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
Thats a great idea Gordon. Take some pictures.
In our neighborhood there is one family that puts up a facade in front of their house. One year they did a castle theme, one year a alien space ship. They go all out with lighting, sound effects, and people dressed in appropriate costumes. The year they did the medieval theme they had some homemade mead which was excellent. We always check out their house on Halloween.
Our next door neighbors don't celebrate Halloween. They think it is some form of satanic worship. It is too bad because they have two really nice kids who would enjoy it.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
I would but I don't have a camera. If someone goes with me perhaps they'll have one. Maybe Christine will have hers.
Starfox · 16 years, 4 months ago
A two-day Kenpo Seminar is that same weekend. Might go to a party on Friday night at someone's house, but other than that. I plan on spending Trick Or Treat day in the house with the lights off and the door locked and the goddamn doorbell disconnected.

Have I mentioned I hate Trick or Treat?
caroline: tired. · 16 years, 4 months ago
tons of little kiddies in the niehgborhood...we get easily over 100 kids. i'll be eating handing out candy. :)
Dan Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
Both, if you *accidentally* buy too much.
Dan Back · 16 years, 4 months ago

You'll have a better time with me.  

humph. *snooty nose stick-up*

*joolee* Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
WHY IN THE WORLD ARE YOU NOT GOING OUT TRICK OR TREATING!!! I went out every year until I was done college. You must take take take. It's the american way. :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
Why did you stop then? Should I trick or treat after my classes? I have to walk about a mile. I'll be in costume, should I be ringing bells on the way? You know I really want to do that now.
*joolee* Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
I stopped because my friends all refused to go and aloneHalloweening is saaaaaaad. If you do go trick'r'treatin', you should definitely be ringing bells. BUT, acceptable times to go out are usually 6ish for youngin's and 7ish for the olda kids.

*sigh* I miss free candy.
Bender Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
Dress up. Go out. Take a little cousin or something if you feel embarrassed about going out on your own. But don't be embarrassed! It's Halloween, for fuck's sake!
caroline: tired. Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
It's not that I'm embarassed...it was never really my thing. Perhaps I'm a freak, but I never enjoyed Halloween all that much. *shrug*
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
Next time I'm in Philly for Halloween I'll invite you along. The pics on my profile starting at "Halloween at the Point" and ending with
"three wishes" were taken at in Philly Halloween 2003. We saw the Kennedys.
nate... Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
I'm with ya on that.....

I always felt like I was "going through the motions" to amuse my parents on halloween.

Rachel Marie aka RAI · 16 years, 4 months ago
I LORVE Halloween. It's OMG awesome. This year, I'm going to be a cat lady. :oD
John J. Ryan Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
Going to our favorite karaoke bar for Halloween. Unfortunately, big Halloween party means a 1-song night.
Prinut Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
I got a pumpkin (!) costume from Walmart.  I need someone to dress up as Homestar dressed as a witch so that we can be Homestar vs. Little Girl.
hkath · 16 years, 4 months ago
As usual, I'll probably pull together an incredibly accurate last-minute costume, but one that's so obscure no one but me "gets it", and then bitch about how no one appreciates my costume all day.

It's been going on since I was four and I went as Hibou Blanc.

:D
renita · 16 years, 4 months ago
my brother is now 13, so chances are he's either not going OR he won't really want me to go with him. if he wants me around i'll go out there.

if he doesn't really care well, then i'll probably go to my friend's house, her neighborhood always has a block party and she puts together all the stuff for the kidlins.
Mamalissa! · 16 years, 4 months ago
I bought this awesome greek-inspired top from Min.Imal, so I plan to go as a nymph, or something.

Of course, I need somewhere to go, but that's academic.

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
Come see Christine Lavin with me!
Talcott · 16 years, 4 months ago
Well, I have Jayne hat and the facial hair, I can find the rest at work and/or a thrift store.

Now I just need to find some sort of Halloween plans...
Annika · 16 years, 4 months ago
Seeing as I don't have any kids and that the kids here do weird things like place rocks in circles on my front door mat and lean their bikes on my door so they fall on me when I open it to leave for work, am I still obligated to buy candy to give out to these kids? Would I seem like a mean old lady if I didn't?
Will work for anime Back · 16 years, 4 months ago

You should by one of those cruel people that sit very still and quiet on their front porch with a bowl of candy on your lap and a costume pretending to be a halloween decoration and jump up and scare the be-jeepers out of all the kids that come around. 

 We live in a bit of a rough neighborhood and try to make a point to not be in halloween night...i've never felt bad not giving out candy in my neighborhood...in fact sometimes i just go to my parents or grandma and help them at their place

Annika Back · 16 years, 4 months ago

Oooh.. if I scare them maybe they'll drop their candy.. and wooohooo!

Will work for anime Back · 16 years, 4 months ago
bonus!! :-D
Will work for anime · 16 years, 4 months ago
my work has a costume contest every year and the past few years i've held one of the top ranks (two yrs ago i was my cat george and last year i was a geisha). Unfortunatly i have NO IDEAS for this year. i've been so busy latly i haven't had time to think of anything. i kinda want to do somethng anime related...but that would go striaght over the heads of everyone i work with and i don't know if i fancy haveing to explain myself every 5 minutes....hmmmm......*tick* *tick* *tick*
sheryls · 16 years, 4 months ago
i usually like to throw together creative costumes, but i'm so out of steam this year, and we have to make a costumed appearance at my dad's party.

we went to our local halloween USA and i purchased a little devil's costume, and we got john the black knight from monty python costume, complete with detachable arm :P
Will work for anime · 16 years, 4 months ago
ok...the heck with the stupid people at my work...i'm either going as one of the Gumbys from Monty Python (with the knotted handkerchif and mustach and all) or Sakura from CardCaptors - this having an added bonus that there is also a costum contest at my local anime store....hmmm.........
Victoria · 16 years, 4 months ago
I have yet to figure out what I'll be doing, aside from handing out candy. I also have yet to find out whether or not I'll be working on Hallowe'en or over the weekend.

I'm hoping to dress up as a Skydoll, but I haven't even started my costume because I'm LAME.

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