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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     


    Have a good one, and try not to scare any old ladies...
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     
    I really don't do Halloween. There are no trick or treaters in our neighborhood, and I resent having to spend money on a pre-fabricated "holiday" just so my kid can go out and extort candy from the neighbors once a year.

    With my tendinitis, I probably won't buy a pumpkin to carve this year, either. That, and I'm sick as can be with a cold. I did buy a little bit of candy in case someone brings their kids by.
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008 edited
     
    That's quite surprising mrsthing - you Americans tend to go quite OTT over the whole thing...ya know, with the spooky things outside your house and up the trees and things...

    we never really celebrate anything 'properly' over here.

    It's either that us Brit's are really boring, or you American's are really OTT...
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     
    Our merchandisers and marketers are OTT! They're the ones who've convinced us that we *need* all this stuff! I think that's what I resent: you buy a costume, and something to carry treats in, and treats for the kids who come to your door, and pumpkins and cornstalks and fake cobwebs and fake tombstones and fancy bowls to put the treats in, and---for what? This is one holiday I just don't understand.

    But I know lots of people love it. It's the only big decorating holiday between July 4 and Christmas, maybe that's why people like it so much.

    Maybe we ought to start making it way cool to have lots of decorations for Columbus Day. People could put cardboard cut outs of Spanish flags on their doors (like the ones on his ships), and erect models of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria on their lawns or roofs; people could decorate their lawns with huge piles of beach sand and big plastic palm trees; we could dress up like Christopher Columbus, King Ferdinand, Queen Isabella, or people from the West Indies; we could have "re-enactment" parties where the host dresses like CC and demands that his guests hand over all their cash and arable land--the possibilities are endless! Then there are the greeting cards, theme party decorations and accessories (paper plates, cups, and napkins with Columbus on them; crepe paper streamers in the colors of the Spanish flag, nesting plastic bowls with pictures on them; serving platters in the shapes of the ships, etc.), strings of lights to put on your model ships and palm trees, special party foods (hint: lots of plantains and sugar), and we could decide that it was a gift-giving holiday, so people could go all competitive on that, too.

    I'm sorry--I'm really being a killjoy, aren't I?
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     
    er...yes...haha!

    when kids come round to the door, they say trick or treat...but no-one ever asks them to do a trick.

    My mum has brought sooooo many sweets, i dont know why, maybe she's expecting an avalanche of kids coming to the door...but last year we didn't get any...so i ate all the sweets!

    i remember when i was little i used to do the whole trick or treat thing with my friends...but i didn't really dress up much, i just used to put a creepy mask on and that was it.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     
    The deal is that you give them candy OR they'll play a trick on you.

    Every year, my mother bought me a costume at the grocery store. They were cheap pieces of crap that would last exactly one night because they were made so flimsily. They always came with a plastic mask with nose holes and eye holes and an elastic stapled to it to keep it on your head. I hated sweating under the mask and freezing in the costume. My mother usually made me wear a heavy coat, so wearing the costume was pointless, anyway. Then my brother would steal most of my good candy, and I'd be left with candy cigarettes, wax bottles full of flavored syrup, and those awful orange marshmallow things shaped like peanuts. And he'd try to ditch me as we went from yard to yard, then tell my parents that I was the one who ran off. And of course, they believed him--the one who was always getting into trouble--instead of the kid who always did as she was told. (See where being good gets you?) So as punishment, I'd get no candy that night, and by the next morning, all the Hershey bars would be gone.

    I guess that's why I don't like Halloween! LOL!
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     
    that's really mean!
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     
    I grew up in a tough neighborhood. I've never met so many dysfunctional people in my life! Their parents were messed up, too.

    But that's life in the suburbs.
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     
    well.

    had no trick or treaters, thank goodness!

    more sweets for me!
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      CommentAuthorgungasdindin
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008 edited
     
    Just Say NO to Botox



    (Original pix weren't showing up)
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2008
     
    Aside from the fact that she looks very uncomfortable and about to fall off her chair, and that she's going to have little white lines where the bracelets are (or pink burn marks, if they're metal)?

    People look weird without their belly-buttons.

    How come all the pictures didn't download?
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2008
     
    Happy (late) Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2008
     
    Okay, now I'm not even getting the picture of the uncomfortable woman with no belly-button! What gives?
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2008
     
    it's ok mrsthing - i can't see any of them!