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It's weird that I'll always remember that. Oh, and he was my "boyfriend" when we were six. We sat together in Sunday School and he gave me a blue jean purse and a candy cane for my 6th birthday. RANDOM.

Halloween! I had 12 groups of trick or treaters. THAT IS IT! Um, let me remind everyone that I live in the suburbs, which translates into MANY MANY CHILDREN. I not only have left over candy that I bought, but all of the loot the Stonettes came home with. My normal routine is thus: buy just enough candy, pick out the nasty candy (the Sugar Babies, the Brach's toffees, all salt water taffy, the Tootsie Rolls) from the kids' loot bags and RECYCLE IT TO LATE COMING TRICK OR TREATERS. It's a genius plan that hasn't failed me yet. (It keeps us from having too much in the house.) Well. SO MUCH FOR THAT PLAN.

While going through the kids' stuff to pull out aforementioned crapandy (crap +candy) I found SEVERAL full sized bars of chocolate. !!! Apparently a bloc of five houses decided to go the full-sized bar route and ALL THE KIDS WERE HITTING THAT BLOCK. Plus, some houses gave out zip-loc bags of four and five pieces of candy. AND: most of the neighbors on my street are older, retired people, so their lights weren't on. Which meant that kids were SKIPPING MY BLOCK. Bah. Who wants Whoppers, Heath bars, or Almond Joys?

Funniest thing The Boy said (he looked SO AWESOME as a WWII Zombie soldier) while I was making his face look zombie-riffic: "faces always get the most trashed when you're a zombie." True dat. And we got not ONE Chick-tract all night. Sign of the Christian Right losing its stronghold in our neighborhood? Mayhaps! (I like how the "sinner" looks like Pig Pen. And how contrite the Evil Satanic Witchcraft Kids turned around. With the help of JESUS.) How was everyone else's night? (Oh, and Blessed Samhain to my Pagan flisters! I hope you dreamed of your ancestors and had lovely nights.)

(AND WHY IS LJ BLOCKING MY SCRUBS/ELLIOT ICON?? "Hi I'm a Whore ask me how." is on the icon, and she's FULLY DRESSED. Lame, LJ. Lame.)

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brandil
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
So - tell me about the Christian-based faith dispersement in small town TX. Or, what faith would Lyla, Jason, and Tim be.

Yes, it is VERY important.

My first boyfriend, of the Kindergarten variety was a November baby too, sadly I don't remember the date.
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
Okay, so East Texas is DEFINITELY going to be Baptist. West Texas where Lyla prays to Jesus for Jason's legs to be healed and then fucks his best friend at his house where she can scream out (because she couldn't in her house or Jason's house) is going to be non-denominational Bible-study type religion. Straight line Bible translations. Very Chick-tract oriented stuff.

This is my favorite one of their tracts: If you believe in Evolution, you'll go to hell.

I swear, FNL just gets better every episode. EVERY EPISODE!!!
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psychoadept
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
the Brach's toffees, all salt water taffy, the Tootsie Rolls

Dude, that's the good stuff! Especially the toffees. Mmm... I'll take some caramelized sugar over plain ol' chocolate bars* any day!

*Not to be confused with Very Good Chocolate, such as the European chocolate bars I'm currently trying not to scarf down in one sitting...

I heartily approve of Whoppers and Heath bars, however.
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
Okay, you can have ALL OF IT. I got OLD SCHOOL taffys, too, the ones in orange wrappers with "Mary Janes" in black ink?

BLEH. All for you, cookie. And mmmmmm, I'll help you with those Euro chocolates. *chomp*
tx_cronopio
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
I had a long talk with a colleague yesterday who has never ever let her children celebrate Halloween, cuz you know, Of Teh Devol. It was fascinating to me...I don't get it, but hey, exploring that whole rationale was enormously entertaining.

Her older son is now in college and judging by his myspace page, he is, um, BRANCHING OUT :)
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
It's interesting, because the Mormons are very concerned with teh Devol's influence on your daily life, but we dressed up for Halloween. You just weren't allowed to wear masks. Which is so lame.

Why am I not surprised to hear that someone from a strict religious background freaks out when they get away from parental control?
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stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
It's showing up IN the post, but I had it as the icon post, and it kept changing to my Tits McGee default. So I changed it to The Todd so people would know it was a Scrubs fic post.

I am reading all the Chick Tracts right now and laughing my ass off. I love how all the sinners look worn and wrinkled and angry, and all the good folks have big, clear eyes and radiance beaming forth.

The best part? I've checked a few of the scriptures they have for "reference" and they're totally wrong. Hahahaha! AWESOME.

(Oooh, what did you get from Outback? I'm all about the meat this week. And cheese. And heavy food. I'm STILL hungry.)
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entrenous88
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
Hey! They're not supposed to block icons! *shakes tiny fist at LJ*

Morning, Stoney! All the candy you think is crap is, like, New England tradition candy! *is so snubbed and offended, omg*
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Wait, what? Okay, I will not throw out that candy I will send to you!! (I also do not like lollipops and HATE that my kids do. I just don't like hard candy or pure sugar type candies, is all.)

CHOCOLATE OR NUTHIN! Hahaha. And what's up with the blockage of icons again? I changed it to the Elliot icon like four times yesterday! BAH.
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ros_fod
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
Wait. LJ is blocking icons now? WHAT?
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
I KNOW! I have no idea what the what. It's this icon *points left* and I had to change the post back to having this icon at least four times yesterday! I finally picked another one, instead.

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fiveandfour
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
the Sugar Babies, the Brach's toffees, all salt water taffy, the Tootsie Rolls

Can you believe my husband and daughter actually like that stuff? Last night as we were out my husband said to my daughter, "Now remember, if you get any Sugar Babies, they're mine." Next house she went to? Gave her Sugar Babies.

My daughter was zombified, too! She was supposed to be a vampire, but had lost a few pieces of the costume after attending a party. She did a little presto-chango routine and ended up being a zombie-goth-prom girl instead (and scared the little kids).
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
Apparently many people do, and I'm the weird one for not liking those! (I think it's because my Grandmother only had those kinds of candy, which meant they were a bazillion years old. Gimmie Heath bars, yum!!)

SUGAR BABIES. I loved those when I was teeny. Now they make my teeth ache. We got a Sugar Daddy from one house! (One giant Sugar Baby on a stick? Everything's better on a stick!)

I love the versatility of costumery in your house, AWESOME!! Zombies rule. (And did you see the links for the chick tracts?)
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moosesal
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Who wants Whoppers, Heath bars, or Almond Joys?

I do! I do! I do!

Stoney -- we had kids in drag. My town's a little on the conservative side. There were boys in lingerie at my door. Lingerie! I was blown away. It was awesome. :)
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
I SAW YOUR POST!! I love that you had kids in drag!! How wrong is it that I was looking at girl porn while waiting for trick or treaters last night? You know that everytime I saw a chick with a hot ass in teeny panties I thought of you, right? :D
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thepiratequeen
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
You can send all that Salt Water Taffy my way. I love that stuff. And Tootsie Rolls. And Brach's Toffees. Sugar Babies are the devil.

I didn't get a single trick or treater which I was a little bummed out about. Thankfully I only bought one bag of candy so it won't be too hard to get rid of.
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
Apparently all of the candy I dislike is New England Prime! I have been thoroughly chastised for not liking them. *sends you the extras, omg*

Not ONE?? Woe. At least you can dump what you don't want at work or somesuch. A night without trick-or-treaters is like a night without DARKNESS.
lynnenne
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
I only had a dozen children at my house. Methinks Halloween is a dying art.
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
If you went two blocks north, it was like a free candy party. Wait...

Seriously, I'm going to put signs out next year that I have loads of candy and to COME SEE ME, omg. Which shouldn't raise red flags with parents. Hahahahaha!!
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stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, noes! I'll send you all the lollipops and hard candy we got. :)

I'm so glad there was warm weather! It was pretty chilly at our end - I made Em put on longjohns under her Ariel costume. Sorry! (Still loving the Banana costume. SO HILARIOUS.)
marenfic
Nov. 1st, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
We had to leave the little snickers out in a basket because the kids are so scared of our dogs. Especially the big one, who just wants to lick them and lick them but *only* after he's jumped up with his massive paws and knocked them down. So, really, smart kids.


I LOVE TOOTSIE ROLLS.

Also, I've tried to love FNL but there is too much damn football. I'm not sure how to overcome that.
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
Hee hee!!! We live in a very dog-centric neighborhood, so they would have gotten lots of hugs and pets if you lived next door. And you can have ALL OF OUR TOOTSIE ROLLS.

*gasp!* What does Lee think of your dissage of football?? And you can walk around chanting "Lee is a pirate hooker" while the football parts are on the show, and sit back down for the story bits?
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zandra_x
Nov. 1st, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
I liked yesterday's FNL very much; I almost had a moment of football interest, too. I like VooDoo and think he is just lost and alone and it comes out as anger.

I like Heath bars but hate Whoppers (nasty dry things).
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
Ack - VooDoo SCARES me. Don't get me wrong, the character is awesome for the show's dynamic, I'm just a believer in #7. :) But I love how honest VooDoo is about why he's there, etc.

No Whoppers? That means no Malteasers either, huh? *shares the Heath and Score bars*
ex_dovil323
Nov. 1st, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
We didn't have ANY trick or treaters! But then again the only time we ever have was when a couple of kids wearing their school uniforms and snotty noses and not much else asked 'youse got any candy?', but of course we didn't and they wandered away. IT'S NON STOP EXCITEMENT! Though a couple of kids got picked up by the cops for shooting fireworks at passing vehicles what with Guy Fawkes Night around the corner. See, we don't scare people, we wait a week and then burn them instead. YAY!

You should eat all the candy and then go for a run. It would be FUN! Also, start rumours that the other block put crack cocaine in the chocolate bars so that you get to be the more popular block next year. It's what any responsible mother would do.

stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
I think next year I'm going as Michael Jackson, draping Emily in a blanket and putting a petting zoo in the backyard. That way ALL THE KIDS WILL LOVE ME. And no, that shouldn't freak out any parents AT ALL. But the age restriction sign should.

Haha, I put my running shoes on to get a little workout in today and I walked out the door, turned around, and walked right back. That Achilles isn't quite ready yet... *eats chocolate, omg*
eccentricorbit
Nov. 2nd, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
Icon censorship is very lame. I guess the fear of lawsuits keeps them up at night.
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