As I mentioned on an earlier post, Halloween was a bust in terms of seeing any kids in costume. The last thing we need is to keep a shitload of candy in the house considering that neither of us should be eating it. What to do?
Inflict it on my office-mates, natch! This is what the coffee station at work looks like this morning:
Tremble at the sight of Candy Mountain!
I’m a little worried I may be responsible for multiple diabetic comas today so if you see me on the evening news, well, this would be why.
I mean, would you take candy from a guy who looks like this:
Click to embiggen!
That’s what greeted the half dozen or so groups of kids that stopped by my backdoor this evening. All told I think we saw maybe 13 or 16 kids so they all got to grab big handfuls of candy before scampering off into the darkness once more. It took awhile to get underway as we didn’t see anyone for the first hour and a half, but once it got dark it picked up steam.
We’ve got lots of candy to hand out tonight, probably more than we need, and I’ve got a emo plastic pumpkin that lights up and a fog machine that I’ll be setting up on the back porch. No costume for me again this year and I’ll be handing out candy solo as Anne is working tonight and Courtney is up in Grand Rapids. Which really makes it kinda spooky for me in an odd I’m-all-by-myself sort of way. Well, I’ll have the Official SEB Black Cat, Melvin, with me to add yet another layer of appropriate atmosphere, but he isn’t much of a conversationalist.
Or at least he shouldn’t be.
One of these years I’ll own a home where I’ll be able to go all out on the spooky decorations and really do things the way I’ve always dreamed of doing them, but for now I’ll have to settle for what I have. Still, it’ll be fun to see the kids as we actually get a few of them through here unlike just about every other apartment complex I’ve ever lived in. How about you guys? Doing anything for Halloween? Got any cool decorations out in the yard?