Whew. That was fun! Girl makes an awesome
witch Spellmaker. Tonight BB was away, singing in his choir, so Bunny and I closed up the house and cruised the block for about an hour. We impressed Neighbor Bill, and frightened his dogs. N. Karen was dressed as Raggedy Ann! I wore a witch's hat of my own, which was brilliant because it kept me pretty warm on the sidewalks this year.
One house on our block does an imaginative haunted front yard. There are cobwebs all over the shrubs, very weird music playing, and lots of half-dead, disreputable-looking characters lying about. Well, actually, that describes this neighborhood every day. ::rimshot::
Oh, I slay me!
Here, sorry: you deserve some real news after that. I'm here to say, Halloween around here is getting more and more surreal. This is the first year I've experienced adults overtly trick-or-treating. Not the adults leading becostumed toddlers. You know - the ones who carry an extra bag and explain, apologetically and perhaps insincerely (come to think of it), that they'd appreciate an extra treat for a kid who's home with malaria or something, please.
I'm talking regular adults, no costume, no kids in sight, grinning and carrying pillow cases for their candy!
What can you say to them? It's Halloween! Undoubtedly people their age know some effective tricks to play if they don't get their treats. And in their own way, they're quite a bit more polite than the gaggle of high school students who walked up to the porch, dressed sort of lazy-goth (random laundry items, eye makeup, black lipstick), and smoking.