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.)