My Halloween

Seasonal homemade sign on my garage? Yes, I had that.

Porch light on? Yep, I replaced the bulb just today.

Incredibly awesome mullet wig that strangers are pretty sure is part of a costume but looks real enough that they’re afraid to comment because of the chance that it could be my actual hair?


Oh yes.

A bag of various fun-size candies which I divided into three-candy portions and individually wrapped in saran wrap — this done so I won’t face the problem of equitably giving out candy when sweet just-take-one kids are competing with monstrous grab-all-they-can-get kids? Check.

Trick-or-treaters coming to my door? Nope, not a one. Despite the fact that I’m among 20 rowhouses that would be fat pickings for candy-hungry children, absolutely no one showed up. I sat downstairs all evening, looking like a malnourished Billy Ray Cyrus and feeling like a stood-up prom date, waiting for the doorbell that never rang.

5 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 31st, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

    We didn’t get a one here, either. Third year running. Sigh.

  2. darpino (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 12:11 am

    Got about 30 or so over my way.

  3. Student_of_Life (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 9:47 am

    Damn, if I had kids, I would have sent them your way. All that prep and no action…

    Bet everyone at the office would appreciate it…as we all used to be those kids that got to do Halloween like it was meant to be done.

  4. Sj (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 10:52 am

    Damn that is some fine hair though!

    It would’ve tricked me too..

  5. Chris (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 11:40 am

    We got about 30-40 in Adams-Morgan. Unfortunately the non-costumed outnumbered the costumed about 2:1. Next year I’ll be handing out one candy to those without costumes and 5 candies to those with candy. Maybe even bonus candies for really cool ones.

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