Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween schmalloween

Definitely this "holiday" is overrated. Someone please remind me to skip it next year. Baby and I spent most of the afternoon scouring stores for candy. Costco ran out. Walmart ran out. We had to go to Shopper's Drug Mart and their shelves were pretty bare by the time we got there at 5.30. Baby probably spent around $100 on candy and snack crap (Welsh's fruit chews, Reese's Snacksters, individual bags of Ruffles) from Costco and we ran out! Yes, that's right, we ran out of damn candy at about 8.30. I even had to give away the reserve stash I bought just for myself which sucks. Oh well, I need candy like I need another hole in my head.

We definitely had over 200 kids come by her house and it was overwhelming. Especially the older kids and teenagers who we had to turn away at the end so that we had candy left for the littlest kids. They were pretty cute and I understand dressing them up to go visit the neighbours. But some of the "kids" were bigger than me. Okay fine, I'm not that big myself but still. The worst was the 50-something year old woman who ran up to the door with her kids with her bag out. I gave her a pretty dirty look (good thing they're not my neighbours!) and she gave me a sheepish giggle. I still gave her candy but I wish I hadn't. Christ, some people have no shame. Delorean said she was probably going to sell it at her store later.

Anyway, after that we ordered pizza and sat in the dark until 10 pm. Then we went downtown for a drink at Milestone's. Man, it was insane. I have never seen downtown that busy in all my years of living in this city. I have to admit that I don't understand dressing up to go out clubbing. Maybe I'm just not very creative but I can't imagine spending time, energy and money on a costume that I'll wear once and then freeze my ass off standing in line to get into a club. I don't stand in line to get into clubs on regular days, let alone when I'm wearing a damn costume. I'm sure cover was jacked up last night. And there were some pretty outrageous costumes out there last night.

Anyway, I'm having lunch at A's parent's house and then driving my mother to her next port of call which happens to be the apartment of my favourite septuagenarians kitty corner to my place. "Fortunately" I seem to have lost my spare key.


Asshat said...

Grumpy, grumpy, my, my. I always have a lot of fun scaring witless the little bastards who come to the door with my skull mask. The dog makes up for it by putting his head through the screen door and kissing them.

Elusive Butterfly said...

Next year I'm coming to your house! I could use some doggie kisses too ;)

Taryn (via H's site) said...

So, H stopped updating and I stopped reading. I've been reading your blog since I commented that one time and I just have to say:

You and asshat FTW!

I spent Halloween in West Hollywood for their Carnival. Basically as many scantily-clad gay men you can imagine with a dash of drag queen and a hint of Sarah Palin. (Sometimes portrayed by a woman, sometimes not!)

I doubt I have to say that it was quite a bit of fun. ☺

Elusive Butterfly said...

I wish Asshat and I would FTW! Lol! Sorry, I might have had a little too much to drink pre-birthday/election celebrations ;) And yeah, I think Sarah Palin definitely spent Halloween in TO!