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I finally had my first few trick-or-treaters, at 10 to 7 pm. At that point, my own kids had been out for nearly an hour, in the other, newer part of the neighborhood.

M is a black cat: black pants, black fleece over white tee, white gloves, black cat ears, drawn-on nose and whiskers.

S is "Little Miss Smarty Pants;" Her pants have Smarties sewn on all over them. Though she ate more of them than she sewed on while making the costume. A few ended up in the treat basket in the end.

I am in full Mad Scientist regalia. White lab coat: check. Blue spiky hair: check. Blue nail polish: check. Yellow rubber gloves: check.

Treatses: candy, bubbles, temporary tattoos, more candy, bouncy balls, small toys, even more candy. check.

Kids: even fewer than last year. Now, at 8:05 pm, I have turned out my lights, and the basket of treats is still more than half full, even though I was encouraging kids to take several items each. This devolved into handfuls for the last couple of groups. It was over 60 degrees when the evening started; you'd think there would have been lots of kids out. We need to move, I swear. This is not the right neighborhood.

I lost one of my rubber gloves somewhere.

Time to go wash my hair to get the blue gunk out.
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We got out first group of kids at 6:10 pm EDT, as my kids were heading out with their dad. Let me rephrase that, we got our only group of kids so far at 6:10 pm. It is now 7 pm EDT.

At least I'm rocking out in my black dress and cape.

ETA: I just got a second group of kids (2, for a total of 7 kids tonight so far). It is now 7:04 EDT. They are being driven around in a minivan, from house to house, curb to curb service. I tell you truly.

ETA2: Now it's about 7:30. There has been a couple of pairs of little kids and one mondo group of about 20 or 25 of age 1 to late teens. One 8- or 9-year-old had a really well-done tin man outfit made of grey foam, and there were some excellent teenage witches in full green makeup. It's still been very, very light traffic, perhaps slightly more than 30 people so far.
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Current Hallowe'en playlist, for rocking out while handing out treats:

(Don't Fear) The Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult
Necromancer, Al Stewart
Evil Ways, Santana
Main Titles, Edward Scissorhands
Mighty Little Man, Steve Burns
Zombie Jamboree, Rockapella
Don't Pay The Ferryman, Chris DeBurgh
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress, Rockapella
Black Magic Woman, Santana
Abracadabra, Steve Miller Band

Now if I could just find the other disc of the Danny Elfman movie themes, I could add some Nightmare Before Christmas. Maybe "She Blinded Me with Science"? It's about 38 or 40 minutes as of now. And I'll probably play with it some more or fudge the order before I burn it to a CD.

Also, I am the world's worst mom. I didn't get candy. I got little containers of bubbles, like the ones people get for weddings but in neon candy colors.
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Awesome truffles from tammylc for Hallowe'en. Go drool after them, or maybe even order some.

Here are some of her wares from a previous sale (Valentine's 2007):
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...or is it just the flu?



found from looting the friends page of a friend.
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My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
cherydactyl goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Tonks.
a2macgeek gives you 14 mottled green watermelon-flavoured pieces of taffy.
agirlday tricks you! You lose 4 pieces of candy!
anderyn gives you 1 milky white cola-flavoured gumdrops.
beginnermind tricks you! You get a clothespin.
birdofparadox tricks you! You lose 10 pieces of candy!
charliesmum gives you 5 blue coconut-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
cherydactyl tricks you! You get a wet rag.
cornellbox tricks you! You get a dead frog.
cpl_hicks gives you 6 dark blue grapefruit-flavoured gummy worms.
drusni tricks you! You lose 3 pieces of candy!
cherydactyl ends up with 9 pieces of candy, a clothespin, a wet rag, and a dead frog.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
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