Saturday, November 01, 2008

Halloween Ain't What It Used To Be.

I got one batch of trick-or-treaters last night. One. I also picked entirely the wrong time to suddenly go on something resembling a diet.

Anybody want some candy?

7 comments:

  1. We had a least 100 kids, but I do live in soccer mom suburbia.

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  2. Thank heavens, my mom isn't the only one who counts trick-or-treaters!

    I haven't had trick-or-treaters in... well, never, since I've been on my own. I was the only person known to trick-or-treat at NMSU (I got a lot of, "I don't have any candy. Want a beer?"). The apartments I lived in were a mix of college students and older adults, no children. (Incidentally, if "double-income-no-kids" adults are known as "dinks", does that make me a "sink"?) The condo where I live now is surrounded by a high wall (no moat, though; it's a desert after all) and sits on a busy street with narrow, crumbling sidewalks, so no one even thinks of visiting my door.

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  3. Well, one is an easy number to count to! It's also a deeply annoying number, as it means you have to buy candy, but use almost none of it. Argh.

    In the past, I've mostly lived places that didn't get many (or any) trick-or-treaters -- trailer parks, apartments set well back from the street -- but I figured I'd get a lot more now that I'm in an actual house. I had a small handful last year. I think before that, I wasn't really home.

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  4. If you want to drop the candy off at the library on your way to work sometime I could give it a good home. :P

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  5. You like Peppermint Patties? I got 'em because at least they're lower in fat than most stuff, in case I ended up eating them myself. :)

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  6. Mmm, I like 'em cold from the fridge. Then I just hold them in my mouth and let them melt slowly, so the chocolate mintiness seeps into every pore of my body. I'll be right over!

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  7. You are not helping to dissuade me from eating them myself, you know. :)

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