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Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Ellie » 09 Oct 2012, 17:53

Any plans? Any costumes? Three weeks away, but it's never too early to start planning what you'll wear. :D

I have two costume events on the calendar. The first is the evening of the 31st at church where they read "The Witch of Endor" (there are witches in the Bible I guess? I dunno, I'm too Catholic) and the kids I babysit for sometimes are planning to come in costume. They're super nerdy kiddos who have read all the right books, so I am planning to wear my wedding dress and some other accessories (a sheepskin rug as a stole if it comes in the mail in time; my square dance tiara if I can find it or one made from tinfoil if I can't) and go as the White Witch of Narnia.

I also have a grown-up party to attend and have NO IDEA what I want to go as. Definitely want to do some crossplay like last year but something people will recognize when they see it. David has an Indiana Jones hat and coat that I could use if I can't think of anything else.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Aresen » 09 Oct 2012, 18:18

What fun is Halloween if you can't push the children into the oven @ 350˚ F ?
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Post by Warren » 09 Oct 2012, 18:28

No costume plans. But we're carving a jack-o-lantern. Mary's getting the pumpking from a cow orker. I'm told that is sizable and oddly shaped.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Ellie » 09 Oct 2012, 18:31

Ooh, jack-o-lanterns! It's been so long since I carved one, I forgot about them. They are so fun to do.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by GinSlinger » 09 Oct 2012, 19:26

Halloween, just another Catholic holiday. Another Catholic holiday allowing children to run amok (see also: St Patrick's day, Valentine's Day, Michaelmas, St Christoper's, Lady's Day, and Christmas, et al.).

Maybe I'll dress up as Max Weber?

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Post by Jennifer » 09 Oct 2012, 19:35

This year we have an actual front door, so we figured we'd have trick-or-treaters and have to plan accordingly, but when I asked my neighbor how many he had last year (so I'd know how much candy to buy), he said "none." Turns out my new town has a bog-deal Halloween parade every year, and everyone in the parade is expected to hand candy out to passersby, so the local kids who want a good swag don't bother with residential homes in my neighborhood. (We live only a couple blocks away from the street traditionally shut down for parades.)

So we'll probably spend Halloween night walking through whatever they do with downtown for the Halloween parade. Probably won't dress up, though.
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Post by Warren » 09 Oct 2012, 19:39

GinSlinger wrote:Halloween, just another Catholic holiday. Another Catholic holiday allowing children to run amok (see also: St Patrick's day, Valentine's Day, Michaelmas, St Christoper's, Lady's Day, and Christmas, et al.).

Maybe I'll dress up as Max Weber?
Dude. You're scaring me.

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Post by Timothy » 09 Oct 2012, 20:36

I'm thinking of going as a slutty pumpkin this year.
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Post by Kolohe » 09 Oct 2012, 20:40

Timothy wrote:I'm thinking of going as a slutty pumpkin this year.
there's an app for that
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Post by Rachel » 09 Oct 2012, 20:57

I loved Halloween as a kid from a hoarder perspective. I don't actually like 99% of candy, but I enjoyed collecting it. This definitely resulted in neurotic tendencies, such as choosing neighborhoods to trick-or-treat in based on how close together the houses were.

I still enjoy Halloween, as it's a good excuse to watch terrible slasher-horror movies and give myself nightmares.
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Post by GinSlinger » 09 Oct 2012, 21:10

Rachel wrote:I still enjoy Halloween
Et tu, Rachael? ;)

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Post by dhex » 09 Oct 2012, 21:32

halloween is the wee one's favorite holiday so far and he'll be an astronaut this year.
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Post by Ellie » 09 Oct 2012, 22:01

Pics or you're banned for life! ;)
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Post by dhex » 09 Oct 2012, 22:07

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terrible quality but you get the idea. will have better ones after h day.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Ellie » 09 Oct 2012, 22:08

Ummmmmm no. False. Your kiddo is a BABY. There is no way he is that big yet.

*dies of old age*
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Post by Mo » 09 Oct 2012, 22:09

I was thinking of being a replacement referee*. Just throwing flags to and fro and ordering the wrong drink repeatedly.

FWIW, the Witch of Endor sounds like the title of the special Ewok Halloween special.

* Primarily because I haven't been able to convince anyone else to be Frank Beard** and Dusty Hill to my Billy Gibbons for years.
** Well, Frank Beard mostly, since who wants to be the ironically named, unbearded drummer for ZZ Top
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Post by JD » 09 Oct 2012, 22:11

I have an awesome costume planned but I'm not telling anyone what it is.
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Post by Rachel » 09 Oct 2012, 22:17

Ellie wrote:Ummmmmm no. False. Your kiddo is a BABY. There is no way he is that big yet.

*dies of old age*
Arg, I'm going to feel really old with the Gryll kids growing up. I know dhex has now-not-a-baby liam and Number 6 has scout who must be what, 4 now? That should be illegal. Although I should approve of breeding good little libertarians - they should go out on halloween in costumes made of rearden metal
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Post by Ellie » 09 Oct 2012, 22:38

I know, right? I trust their parents are bringing them up to be good little capitalists. Also I should probably never meet any of the Gryllspawn in real life because I will windmill my arms and shriek, "I'M YOUR INTERNET GRANDMA" and give them nightmares.

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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Sandy » 09 Oct 2012, 23:35

I will be drinking and consuming candy with the neighbors.

Sadly, I have no qualms about candy, so long as it doesn't contain nuts. And isn't Bit 'o Honey, the candy for people who hate candy and children.
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Post by Mo » 09 Oct 2012, 23:43

You misspelled Good and Plenty.

BTW, Lewis Black's rant on candy corn (starting @ 2:01) is dead on.

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Post by Sandy » 09 Oct 2012, 23:51

Mo wrote:You misspelled Good and Plenty.

BTW, Lewis Black's rant on candy corn (starting @ 2:01) is dead on.
Isn't Good and Plenty just ghetto Starburst?

And I have a severe weakness for candy corn. I have limits, but yeah, I can hurt myself eating that stuff.
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Post by Mo » 09 Oct 2012, 23:54

Sandy wrote:Isn't Good and Plenty just ghetto Starburst?

And I have a severe weakness for candy corn. I have limits, but yeah, I can hurt myself eating that stuff.
Nope. It's disgusting licorice in a nasty, chalky white/purple candy shell. I think you're thinking of Good & Fruity, which is ghetto Mike and Ike.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Aresen » 10 Oct 2012, 00:45

Sandy wrote:And isn't Bit 'o Honey, the candy for people who hate candy and children.
Would I like it if I just hate children?
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Post by Warren » 10 Oct 2012, 01:12

Mo wrote:You misspelled Good and Plenty.

BTW, Lewis Black's rant on candy corn (starting @ 2:01) is dead on.

What sort of bizarro world do you live in? First of all candy corn tastes exactly like candy because it's over 99% sugar. Second of all it isn't fruitcake and it's eaten by the fistful. This rant is more appropriate to circus peanuts which go stale and taste like sweetened termite infested cardboard within hours of being packaged.

I'm not a fan of candy, but I have a tendency to eat it if it's setting out in a bowl.
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