Thursday, November 01, 2007

Why, when I were a lass...

Halloween MEANT something.

Well, folks. Halloween at the Rabbit Warren wasn't quite the extravaganza I'd been banking on. Not even CLOSE to the Halloween displays I remember from my youth.

There I was, all dressed up in stripey stockings, witch hat, skirt, boots, with my HUGE... bowl of candy, Gregorian chant wafting out the windows, lights on, black cat displayed proudly to all who approach my front door.

Here's who rang my doorbell and said trick or treat: Two diminutive fairy princesses, and one 5-child assortment of pumpkins and clowns. Not enough to justify my outfit, and CERTAINLY not enough for a decent stew.

I felt a right twat for getting all dressed up. And now I have to resist eating all these M&M's, 100 Grand Bars, and Kit Kats we bought. And believe me, that skirt I had on, the one I haven't worn since 2002? So I couldn't even zip it up all the way. Now this just suuuuucks.
But I found this picture and Blogger let me load it, so this is for you, FMC. A sad little dog in a sad little witch hat. Where are all the wee 'uns? Not here. Not here...


Blogger MikeP said...

Not even one "Hannah Montana"?

You'll do better next year. It takes them a while to find the houses with goodies.

Cute doggie pic.

01 November, 2007 11:53  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Nor here either, there wasn't a single child to the door last night. How disappointing. Do kids not do trick or treating any longer? I am going to HAVE to eat all those nuts and sweeties myself now.
Love the dog, I would so kiss him on the nose and make 'eeeeee' sounds.

01 November, 2007 12:50  
Blogger Suldog said...

Well, you've been to my place, so you know my experiences paralelled yours. However, I'm glad I came here, because I haven't heard anyone call themself a "right twat" in ages. Made me smile :-)

01 November, 2007 14:39  
Blogger Andraste said...

Mikep - I sure hope so.

FMC - They trick or treat, only with their parents, and they have NO IDEA how to do it, nor how to make mischief. And as a homeowner, I'm not sure how I feel about that...

Suldog - Welcome to the Pub! Once you get past the stale beer smell and the swearing, we're a good lot.

01 November, 2007 14:58  
Blogger Fresh Hell said...

Kids today! You'd think they could just smash a pumpkin, toss around some toilet paper, at least go through the motions in the throes of a sugar high. The world is going to hell in a handbasket.

01 November, 2007 19:17  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

We walked round a brilliant neighbourhood in our town, popular for trick or treating because all the folks had decorated and were sitting gamely all dressed up on their porches. Then these mobs of screeching tweens, barely dressed up at all would swarm on them and snatch at the proffered candy without so much as a thank-you half the time. They'd twitter off saying omigod omigod omigod about any idea that occurred to them and swoop on the next bewildered home-owner. many of the home owners were elderly and had really made an effort that these kids just didn't seem to appreciate one little bit.

It was the girls first time properly trick or treating at homes pf people we didn't know though, and it was a blast. We did ducking for apples and monkey nuts, pumpkins the lot. I think I may have enjoyed it more than them.

02 November, 2007 01:16  
Blogger Medbh said...

We were overrun with the kiddies, Andraste and only 4 had no costumes. They were brilliant and polite and sweet. The next door neighbor was dressed as a witch and so many kids kept asking her if she was a good witch or a bad witch. What are parents teaching their kids about witches.
Anyway, I ran out of candy so the last few got granola bars instead.
It was way fun.

03 November, 2007 11:01  
Blogger Gina said...

I gotta tell you, California beats New England on Halloween so badly, it ain't even funny. A says there were smashed pumpkins all over the day after. Plus, last year we went to Petaluma, and I swear to God, you ahve NEVER seen a town so into trick-or-treating. Kids, adults, EVERYONE was decked out in costumes from the consumer to the traditional to the incredibly creative. Houses were decorated like it was a Tim Burton movie, and the treats were suited to the decorations. House decked out like a ship, with owners in pirate costumes? Treats are gold chocolate coins in a giant treasure chest! Doesn't even matter that those candies suck, the experience of wandering around their yard made it totally worth it! Anyway, I missed Halloween entirely this year holed up in a hotel room in Chicago, so count your blessings!

10 November, 2007 17:13  

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