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Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
« on: October 31, 2008, 05:55:17 pm »
I only got about 15 kids...it is ten til 9 and I bought 120 pieces of candy!!...guess I know what I'll be doing later.  Not like I haven't already started.  Where is everybody? 
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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #1 on: October 31, 2008, 05:56:33 pm »
    I'm here, it's still early in Ca, only 5:55.  I'm not doing Halloween though, too many scum bags in this town so I'm sitting in my livingroom at the back of the house watching Forever Darling (Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz).
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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008, 05:57:29 pm »
    I'll be right by for any extra candy, sjc. You'll know it's me; I'll be wearing the hat.

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #3 on: October 31, 2008, 05:59:05 pm »
    We are in a trick or treat free zone. No kids on the street and our street is sort of funny and off the way...not in a neighborhood. I don't think we've had a trick or treater for ten years. When my children were little, I took them to my sister's house to trick or treat with their cousin. She lived in a happening neighborhood! LOL

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 06:00:20 pm »
    no knock here.....  :(    I am so bummed and have tons of candy



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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 06:01:28 pm »
    We have a pretty kid filled neighborhood.  They all came by.  I gave them each a handful of candy but have a lot left over.   Gee, what to do, what to do???

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008, 06:04:51 pm »
    I see Teninx has his Halloween costume as do I...what about the rest of you? LOL

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 06:05:22 pm »
    No knock here either, not like it used to be. I been "just a kindling" SJC. Decisions, decisions, finished the freebie Truth and Consequences and trying to decide what to read next?? Guess I'll start a new book and eat all my Halloween candy I bought.

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #8 on: October 31, 2008, 06:05:55 pm »
    We also have lots of candy left!  I was IM'ing a friend who wanted to know when she could consider Hallowe'en over so she could start eating the candy.  I told her 8 PM, LOL!

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #9 on: October 31, 2008, 06:06:47 pm »
    On the west coast so it's almost 6pm (almost dark), only a group of 5 kids at my place.  Though I don't really celebrate halloween...and stopped after the 4th grade.  It's hard when your dad tells you "it's like letting your children to go door-to-door begging for food"...kinda puts a whole new spin on it.  I don't have money for candy this year (bills, rent, gas, etc. tends to come first for me)...sorry.  So I'm in the dark kicking myself in the butt for not having a book light for my Kindle. :D

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #10 on: October 31, 2008, 06:08:04 pm »
    No knock here either, not like it used to be. I been "just a kindling" SJC. Decisions, decisions, finished the freebie Truth and Consequences and trying to decide what to read next?? Guess I'll start a new book and eat all my Halloween candy I bought.

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #11 on: October 31, 2008, 06:12:45 pm »
    Sorry Tris but your last statement is hilarious.  ;D Eat Ramen Noodles a few days & get you a light, I've sat in the dark at Halloween before also for the very same reason.

    Love the costume Tenix! I tried to have a costume but could never get my avatar to change. ??? We all know I am computer illiterate.

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #12 on: October 31, 2008, 06:18:45 pm »
    Our town decreed that last night was trick-or-treat night. And it was restricted to the hours of 5:00 pm--7:30 pm. So the kids missed out on a weekend halloween and had to be in early besides.

    That's no costume, that's my college yearbook photo.

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #13 on: October 31, 2008, 06:23:26 pm »

    That's no costume, that's my college yearbook photo.

    College yearbook photos make good costumes when you reach a certain age. Where do you think mine came from?  ;D

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #14 on: October 31, 2008, 06:26:27 pm »
    Ok...darn it...Now I'm going to sit here and eat all this extra candy and put on all of the weight that Oprah's lost.

    Sorry, I had to...I can't help myself.  I've been on an Oprah kick all week.  I actually don't NOT like the lady; it's just that she's given me so much material to work with this week; I could rent out a stadium and go on for hours at her expense after the infamous Kindle show:
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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #15 on: October 31, 2008, 06:32:38 pm »
    LOL Tenix !! When I am down or having a bad day I know who I'll be personal messaging!

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #16 on: October 31, 2008, 06:38:37 pm »
    By the way teninx:  Your hat doesn't constitute as a costume; it's a part of your everyday persona; you have to put on a NEW one for it to count as a costume.  I, however, am wearing an INVISIBLE COSTUME:  I am dressed as the witch that I already am.  

    I did put on lipstick to answer the door:  maybe, that is what scared all the little kiddies away.

    SERIOUSLY:  WHAT GIVES???  Is it the economy, the election, the forum?  I usually get about 100 kids...I got all of 15 and that's giving a couple. I live in an upper middle class rural neighborhood on a cul-de-sac...can't be the traffic...What is going on?  WOW!! have times changed...we trick or treated for hours in several neighborhoods.  We'd go home, change costumes and go out again and re-hit the houses that gave big candy bars...we could open up our own candy store the next day.

    I (don't be shocked) am speechless. Why is it like this?  It's sort of freaking me out.  Are things that bad?  

    It's that Oprah airing isn't it?...I knew it.  The long-term effects are settling in....aren't they?  
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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #17 on: October 31, 2008, 06:40:55 pm »
    Sorry Tris but your last statement is hilarious.  ;D Eat Ramen Noodles a few days & get you a light, I've sat in the dark at Halloween before also for the very same reason.

    Love the costume Tenix! I tried to have a costume but could never get my avatar to change. ??? We all know I am computer illiterate.

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    My life is like a TV show...literally.  I have many witnesses! ;D

    Ah, these posts are getting funny by the minute! ;)

    Back to the topic of trick-or-treaters, I don't have a lot of kids at my place (everyone are either single or recently married adults)...so I'm thinking by 8 or 9pm I can turn on my lights again and unmute my TV.

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #18 on: October 31, 2008, 06:44:30 pm »
    Haha ... you should come over here Tris, the front of my house is dark as can be and I'm sitting in my livingroom watching a movie with the surround sound on.  No one can hear a thing outside.

    I'm not going to like the time change though.  It's already pitch black at 6:45 so in a few days it'll be pitch black at 5:45, ugh.
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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #19 on: October 31, 2008, 06:45:30 pm »
    Tris;  not so fast, I got you beat; Tim the tool-man...that's small potatoes.  Try Herman Munster meets Lucille Ball.
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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #20 on: October 31, 2008, 06:45:35 pm »
    Boo!

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #21 on: October 31, 2008, 06:47:01 pm »
    SJC, I don't know how old you are but I remember trick or treating like you described. We'd head out at 5 pm and stop home periodically to empty our bags of loot. Maybe finish at 10 pm or so. It was alot of work.

    But in my adult years...nothing like that. Like I said in an earlier message, we haven't had kids on our street for years. When my kids were younger they started "Trick or Treating on Main Street" where they close off the street and all the kids trick or treat at the shops in town. They had this event last night and it has basically taken over the old fashioned T or T in our town.

    My husband and I talk about the "old days" and our kids look at us like we are from Mars (or at least they did. They are older now). I think there was really a major culture shift. Not sure when it happened...all the stories of razor blades in apples (an urban myth)? Just general worry about safety? Changing neighborhoods? Not sure.

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #22 on: October 31, 2008, 06:49:00 pm »
    Jeff:  What's up?  Did you get many kids for halloween?  I'm lucky if I got 15...what gives?  It's Oprah...I knew it...she's got something to do with this.  Did she have a secret show telling all her viewers not to come to my house because I ragged about the lousy job she did her Kindle show.  That's it isn't it...a conspiracy against sjc...I knew it.

    Seriously; we are all complaining of too much candy; too few kids.  What's the scoop in your parts?
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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #23 on: October 31, 2008, 06:49:34 pm »
    Boo!

    BOO to you too! Love the costume!

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    Re: Happy (slow year this year) Halloween...
    « Reply #24 on: October 31, 2008, 06:53:12 pm »
    We had three kids.

    Being older than most of you I can remember when we knew all our neighbors for two blocks in all directions. Now everyones afraid.

    I honestly dont think the world is more dangerous than it was after when I was a kid; I just think that people are aware of the danger.

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