Hooray for Halloween!

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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by JasonL » 01 Nov 2013, 11:56

I'm sure not. I try to imagine that it was the kids who stole my skull bowl last year, or one of the 6'2 16 year olds.

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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Ellie » 01 Nov 2013, 12:01

JasonL wrote:6 kids before we left for the bar. We had no candy. BiL has been staying over doing the bathroom renovation, and he took it upon himself to hand out an apple, then celery spears and finally an onion while I was in the shower. I cannot believe my house wasn't TP'd.
HAHAHAHAHA
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Highway » 01 Nov 2013, 23:49

Hehehehe:

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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Dangerman » 01 Nov 2013, 23:57

Ellie wrote:
JasonL wrote:6 kids before we left for the bar. We had no candy. BiL has been staying over doing the bathroom renovation, and he took it upon himself to hand out an apple, then celery spears and finally an onion while I was in the shower. I cannot believe my house wasn't TP'd.
HAHAHAHAHA
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Eric the .5b » 02 Nov 2013, 04:48

I've never had teenage trick-or-treaters. Just excited little kids.

Not this year, though - I was working. :P Gotta dayshift more...
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Jennifer » 03 Nov 2013, 02:17

JasonL wrote:6 kids before we left for the bar. We had no candy. BiL has been staying over doing the bathroom renovation, and he took it upon himself to hand out an apple, then celery spears and finally an onion while I was in the shower. I cannot believe my house wasn't TP'd.
You dodged a lot of raw-egg bullets that night, my friend.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Ellie » 30 Oct 2016, 02:20

I happen to have a brown wig that's nearly identical to my supervisor's hairstyle, so I was thinking about showing up at work on Monday in costume as her. She's a good sport but I worried she'd think I was making fun of her or something. Now it turns out she'll be out of the office on Monday. I'm not sure if that makes it a better or worse choice.

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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by dbcooper » 30 Oct 2016, 02:23

Yeah, I'd be real careful about doing something like that ...
Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Hugh Akston » 30 Oct 2016, 05:32

Play it safe and show up dressed as a creepy clown.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Warren » 30 Oct 2016, 14:59

YOLO Ellie. You'll want stories to tell your junkie friends when you're selling blowjobs in back allies after your eldest shoots up his school and David runs off with the babysitter.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Warren » 30 Oct 2016, 20:18

Back by popular demand... Would you believe several requests? How bout an inquiry from my mother?
This year's Jacks.
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A bit disappointing. I'd like to step up my game, but I'd need specialized tools and I can't justify the expense for a once a year project.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Kolohe » 31 Oct 2016, 08:04

I think they're great. No House Stark tho?
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Warren » 31 Oct 2016, 09:45

Kolohe wrote:I think they're great. No House Stark tho?
It was eighty frickin degrees and you think winter is coming?
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by dhex » 31 Oct 2016, 11:06

Good stuff!
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by nicole » 31 Oct 2016, 11:08

Those are super impressive.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Ellie » 31 Oct 2016, 11:10

You are really good!
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Ellie » 31 Oct 2016, 18:14

I'm really glad I didn't dress up as my supervisor. I wore the wig as part of a more generic "1970s lady in a caftan" ensemble, and the wig was so damn itchy I barely lasted half an hour. If it had been part of a whole joke, I'd have felt obligated to wear it all day. Bullet dodged!
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Jennifer » 31 Oct 2016, 18:41

Despite the enormous kid-population in my apartment complex, I just realized I might not get any trick or treaters at all, because the individual apartments don't have porch lights, and the breezeway light between my apartment door and the one directly across from me is missing its bulb. (Which Jeff and I actually like most of the time -- when the bulb was there it of course attracted moths, and it was pretty much impossible to open the door at night without a couple flying in -- but it might mean any costumed beggars will stay away from our door.)
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Warren » 31 Oct 2016, 19:34

Jennifer wrote:Despite the enormous kid-population in my apartment complex, I just realized I might not get any trick or treaters at all, because the individual apartments don't have porch lights, and the breezeway light between my apartment door and the one directly across from me is missing its bulb. (Which Jeff and I actually like most of the time -- when the bulb was there it of course attracted moths, and it was pretty much impossible to open the door at night without a couple flying in -- but it might mean any costumed beggars will stay away from our door.)
I never got Trick or Treaters when I lived in an apartment unless I had an exterior front door.
You might want to try a yellow bug light.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Jennifer » 31 Oct 2016, 20:58

Got only two knocks all night -- a boy on his own, then a group of five or six little kids with a couple of adults. Nor was it just me; I saw hardly any trick-or-treaters walking about in the complex, despite the huge number of kids here.

I have waaaaaay too much candy left over. Had I known those kids would be the only visitors, I'd've given each kid two handfuls instead of just two pieces. Or, better yet, not bought so damn much candy.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Aresen » 31 Oct 2016, 21:33

I am upstairs. All the lights are off downstairs.

I do not like Halloween and I try to ignore it.

Luckily, my front door is hard to find and, with the scaffolding still up due to the exterior renovations, hard to get to.

So far, no one has bothered me.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Warren » 31 Oct 2016, 23:03

Two years ago we got three or four groups. Last year was cold rain and we got none. But this year it was 70 after sunset and we still got none. I hear they do the "trunk or treat" down at the church parking lot.

Man, fuck this country.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Highway » 31 Oct 2016, 23:06

We had a bunch, as usual. Any time you guys want to trade, I'm all over that. Fargin' brats! For whatever reason, it was limited to just 6:30 to 8:00 tho.

ETA: If you should have shaved before you went trick-or-treating, you shouldn't be going trick-or-treating.
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Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Post by Warren » 31 Oct 2016, 23:20

Highway wrote: If you should have shaved before you went trick-or-treating, you shouldn't be going trick-or-treating.
Most def. And if you're not in costume, you only get to the count of five before I start shooting.
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