Cranky Ling

Nov. 2nd, 2011 08:00 am
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I hope you guys all had a wonderful Halloween. We spent it at home, where I was originally given the task of giving out Halloween candy.

At first everything was fine. A few children came dressed as princesses and ghouls. A set of children came up and stood by the door with their bags open. I stared at them for a few moments before I asked what they wanted. One of the kids finally realized that they wanted needed to say Trick Or Treat. And one of them even poked his head in the house and started looking around.

Really? Really? Seems to me Halloween is a great way to scout out people’s homes!! After that, I only opened the door enough for me chuck the candy at the kids.

Even with that little gap,I saw that some of the kids weren’t wearing costumes. I mean, come on, really? Work for the candy I’m giving you for free! And it’s nice candy! Not those cheap tootsie rolls. At least carry a stick and tell me you’re a student at Hogwarts. I don’t need much, you know? But I need something. It’s Halloween for crying out loud.

After I said that, Chris said that maybe he should take over the candy duties. I was just too crabby.

But then after that, it had gotten dark and our porch light had gone out. This usually means that there’s no candy in the house, so no more people came after that. Which means that we have a huge amount of candy to go through. But luckily, we bought candy that we would eat, so it’s not a big loss. But it will be for my waistline.

How was your Halloween?

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Halloween sort of snuck up on me this year. I mean, I knew it was coming, but I really didn’t do anything about it until the day before when there was a bit of a scramble to get candy and a costume.

We had decided to go to Disney for the day and I figured that there would be a lot of people wearing costumes. So I wanted o be a bee. I figured that I could just get wings and a headband. So we went to the Halloween Spirit store and realized all the women’s costumes were totally trashy.

Chris commented that all the men’s costumes were stupid. (he doesn’t dress up at all.). I said I could dress up as a bee and he could be a bee keeper. He said no. But all the costumes required that my ass hang out.

At the Party Store, I found a lady bug outfit that was just wings and a headband. And it was totally cheap at $10. So I did that and I wore a red shirt, albeit not the same shade as the wings.

What I discovered about the wings is that they are no good in crowds. People bump into them because they can. People were just bumping right into me too, but I think that had more to do with them being drunk.

But searching for a costume turned out not to be a big deal. We only saw about four people dressed up at the theme parks. Everyone else came as overheated tourists.

Here’s E and me with the white cat at France. I don’t remember what movie she’s in and nobody else did either. She didn’t have anybody wanting to take a photo with her.

Until tomorrow!

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Happy Day After Halloween!!

I had bought 6 bags of candy thinking that there would be some kids coming to the house.

We were good, buying them the last minute (this afternoon), so that we wouldn’t eat that many of them. I remember last year we’d bought them a week ahead of time and had to go buy more because we ate too many of them. So we bought them later so we wouldn’t eat that much candy.

I bought Butterfingers, Reese’ Peanut Butter, Milk Duds, Kit Kats, Now and Laters, but only 2 children came. A couple of brothers from the neighborhood dressed up as Spiderman and Batman. I gave them each a huge handful of candy. Let me remember next year to buy just one bag of candy. Because no kids are trick-or-treating in this neighborhood. They’ve all probably gone down to the shopping plaza to trick-or-treat there. It’s guaranteed candy, since all the businesses have posters stating that they’re participants in Halloween night. This area, on the other hand, is probably hit or miss.

So you have to remind me not to buy so much candy.

I didn’t dress up. So sad, I know. But, Triple J did and they’ve allowed me to post their photos.

Here’s Joanne dressed up as a Hirujuku Girl. I like her socks. It’s totally argyle! And I think she’s the only one who kept her umbrella from the wedding. I know a couple of them got totally mangled in the rain, so they weren’t worth taking home with them. I didn’t even bother taking mine home!

And here’s James. Joanne made the costume with a bunch of iron on transfers. Pretty cool, huh? What did you dress up as?

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I had originally planned on going to the Brevard Zoo to get more photos of the animals, except that I discovered that they closed for a good two hours before the Halloween event even began. By the time I found this out it was 2pm and the zoo closed at 3pm before re-opening at 5pm. It didn't make any sense to head over to the zoo at that point. So instead, we rented 1408. I think I've given up on going to the Brevard Zoo during event days.

I was under the impression that there would be a lot of activities for children. There were about five or six things to do, one of which was playing a version of musical chairs, the other was making an origami fortune teller. Maybe I was just jaded from being so close to the theme parks who do it so well.

I won't allow you to take my Halloween Loot!
Not you! And not the Great Pumpkin!

But the zoo tried. They had Halloween decorations strewn about the place, but the animals were all gone. They weren't anywhere to be seen, not like the Food and Wine event they had a few weeks before. We thought it was because the zookeepers didn't want children to feed their candy to the animals, except that a few of them were out. Like the tapir, which we finally saw. They weren't out at all when we went before and the only reason Chris wanted to go to that zoo was because they had tapirs! They're actually really big, about the size of a baby rhino. They came out and proceeded to pee. Everywhere.Go figure, eh? But their poop can be recycled. As fertilzer. Much like rabbit poop. Think about that when you're eating vegetables at your next meal!

Must Clean Toilet....

They did have a "Haunted Trail", which was neither scary or gruesome. It eventually got quite repetitive in that they were almost all dressed in hospital gear. And then there were some thuggish clowns. You can tell that most of them were supposed to jump out at you from nowhere, except that we saw them all before they jumped out at us. Freddy Kruger was hiding in a crate. Michael from the Halloween movies was hiding in the bushes. I think that it might have been scarier had we gone closer to the evening. As it was, I think it was just too bright to make anything scary. But it looked like the high school students seemed to have a lot of fun playing their parts.

You May be tall! But I can still choke you!

We met Deanna Hoak and her family and watched them trick-or-treat around the area. Deanna said that the event wasn't as good as last years, but they also went the weekend before Halloween whereas we went two weekends before Halloween. We suspected that there would be more vendors giving away candy then. I doubt that I will go next year. It seems more geared towards kids and giving them a safe place to get candy. Much like the way malls are set up now.

Tomorrow, I go to the food and wine festival at epcot. Today, I go to the food and wine festival at Epcot. Should be fun!

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