Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92605 Oct 11, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
This year our school is holding Trunk or Treat on Halloween night. http://trunkortreat.homestead.com/ They usually have it the Friday before Halloween, but people have been complaining about their kids having to wear their costumes twice and ruining them the first time they wear them. Plus, our town has a 7 pm curfew on the 30th and 31st, so it's not like the kids will be going out in the neighborhood at night. I still find it strange that kids trick or treat around here right after school. We used to wait until after dinner when I lived in Colorado and California.
Anyway, a lot of the parents dress up at this event. I'm not sure if I will try to find a costume or just wear a Halloween themed shirt (yay for Target and Old Navy - they have some good options). I remember my parents dressing up when I was younger and my FIL used to dress up with the kids up until last year.
My daughter goes every year with her dad to a "Spooky Trail" halloween-themed camping trip. This year, she wants to wear the same costume for both camping and real Halloween. I told her she can, but if she ruins her costume, she's going to have to live with it. We'll see. I am trying to get her to wear last year's regular Halloween costume. Yeah, it's mostly white (not great for a campground), but it's not like she'll wear it again adn I can probably clean it.
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Roselle, IL

#92606 Oct 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I too will concede to a compromise on the political talk. Don't want to bring this thread to a stand-still.
I accept your surrender. Biotch.

Toj

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#92607 Oct 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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They drained over a liter of fluid out of my right lung!! It was gross,
Can you imagine you were carrying that AROUND???

Toj

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#92608 Oct 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
I cant do college football, I never went.
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After the Giants showing last night, you might want to rethink that.:D

I knew the Bears weren't great. But those Giants...

Eli did complete some passes. Two beautiful passes were right to my team!

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Since: Apr 13

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#92609 Oct 11, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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My daughter goes every year with her dad to a "Spooky Trail" halloween-themed camping trip. This year, she wants to wear the same costume for both camping and real Halloween. I told her she can, but if she ruins her costume, she's going to have to live with it. We'll see. I am trying to get her to wear last year's regular Halloween costume. Yeah, it's mostly white (not great for a campground), but it's not like she'll wear it again adn I can probably clean it.
That sounds like so much fun! What was she last year?

When I was in college I took a couple of my prom dresses (which were white/off-white) and "zombie-fied" them. I went as a dead prom queen and a dead bride. The dresses were splattered with "blood" and dirt and I bought a wig that I ratted up. That way, it didn't matter how dirty I got them when I went to parties that were held in fraternity basements (mind out of the gutter - those places were just disgusting).

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Since: Apr 13

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#92610 Oct 11, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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That's funny because a co-worker and I (both from NY) were talking the other day about how, in FL, they wait tll dark but in NY they did it right after school! Just the opposite! I think the 7 PM curfew stinks, though. I think 9 is good.
I don't remember my parents ever dressing up.
The kids can stay at the school (with their parents) after the curfew, but they can't be wandering the neighborhood by themselves. Apparently, Mischief Night was a big deal around here when my parents were in high school. As it evolved, there was just too much vandalism.

I'm just hoping that the weather is decent. Last year we had no power due to Hurricane Sandy and the year before there was a major snowstorm.

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#92611 Oct 11, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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That's funny because a co-worker and I (both from NY) were talking the other day about how, in FL, they wait tll dark but in NY they did it right after school! Just the opposite! I think the 7 PM curfew stinks, though. I think 9 is good.
I don't remember my parents ever dressing up.
how does this right after school work? School lets out well before 5pm. Are the kids with working parents screwed? And how many homes are occupied by people who don't work and are actually home to hand out candy?

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92612 Oct 11, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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That sounds like so much fun! What was she last year?
When I was in college I took a couple of my prom dresses (which were white/off-white) and "zombie-fied" them. I went as a dead prom queen and a dead bride. The dresses were splattered with "blood" and dirt and I bought a wig that I ratted up. That way, it didn't matter how dirty I got them when I went to parties that were held in fraternity basements (mind out of the gutter - those places were just disgusting).
Last year they did a pirate theme and 5 groups all camped together and decorated the site with a boat and a fog machine and all. I went up for the evening for that and dressed up, too. I guess they're not doign a theme this year. But there's trick-or-treating and everyone goes ALL OUT at their campsites. Then they have a haunted trail walk and one area where there's a DJ and vendors and stuff. It's cool to see how everyone does their camp sites and their costumes. It's actually quite amazing and the kids love it!

I forgot how Sandy de-railed Halloween up north last year. I think my niece and nephew still managed to get candy, though, and they were out of power, too. That would stink! Our weather is usually great for it! Of course, I just jinxed us...

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92613 Oct 11, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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That sounds like so much fun! What was she last year?
When I was in college I took a couple of my prom dresses (which were white/off-white) and "zombie-fied" them. I went as a dead prom queen and a dead bride. The dresses were splattered with "blood" and dirt and I bought a wig that I ratted up. That way, it didn't matter how dirty I got them when I went to parties that were held in fraternity basements (mind out of the gutter - those places were just disgusting).
Oh, and I was a bit of a goth girl back in the early 90s, so I had an old ripped up bridal gown I'd wear sometimes to the clubs, so I would do the same thing and use it to be a dead bride at Halloween. It was fun!!!

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92614 Oct 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>how does this right after school work? School lets out well before 5pm. Are the kids with working parents screwed? And how many homes are occupied by people who don't work and are actually home to hand out candy?
I don't know how it works now, but when I was young people were homw. And it's not like it ended earlier. It still goes on into the night, so people have the evenings, too. I'll have to ask my brother. I know there are a lot of SAHPs in their neighborhood.

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#92615 Oct 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>how does this right after school work? School lets out well before 5pm. Are the kids with working parents screwed? And how many homes are occupied by people who don't work and are actually home to hand out candy?
Most of the working parents that I know take leave/vacation time on Halloween afternoon. It's just part of the culture around here.

There are plenty of people who are home to hand out candy (between SAHPs and retirees), but I get confused because when you trick or treat in the dark, you know to only go to houses that have the front porch light on. There is no signal like that during the day.

I think it is stupid, but apparently is has been like that for a couple of generations.

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Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#92616 Oct 11, 2013
Well, sent kitty over the rainbow (or whatever). Vet was very compassionate, worth the money. Was actually the most relaxed I had ever seen her (drugs rule).
Am going to take the rest of the day to drink to her memory.(sniff!)

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#92617 Oct 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
Well, sent kitty over the rainbow (or whatever). Vet was very compassionate, worth the money. Was actually the most relaxed I had ever seen her (drugs rule).
Am going to take the rest of the day to drink to her memory.(sniff!)
I'm so sorry RACE :( sending virtual hugs

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#92618 Oct 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
Well, sent kitty over the rainbow (or whatever). Vet was very compassionate, worth the money. Was actually the most relaxed I had ever seen her (drugs rule).
Am going to take the rest of the day to drink to her memory.(sniff!)
Sorry, man.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#92619 Oct 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
Well, sent kitty over the rainbow (or whatever). Vet was very compassionate, worth the money. Was actually the most relaxed I had ever seen her (drugs rule).
Am going to take the rest of the day to drink to her memory.(sniff!)
Aw, sorry Race.
:(

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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#92620 Oct 11, 2013
Thanks for the kind words folks. 20yrs is a long time to hang with an animal, and I will always have a cold spot on my bed where she used to keep it warm. She was a cats cat.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92621 Oct 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
Well, sent kitty over the rainbow (or whatever). Vet was very compassionate, worth the money. Was actually the most relaxed I had ever seen her (drugs rule).
Am going to take the rest of the day to drink to her memory.(sniff!)
So sorry hear it, RACE!:-( But it's better than having her suffer. You can have one of my dogs if it will make you feel better (just kidding... it won't).

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Since: Dec 08

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#92622 Oct 11, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Most of the working parents that I know take leave/vacation time on Halloween afternoon. It's just part of the culture around here.
Glad I don't live there. I'm already indifferent to Halloween as it is. I'd not be thrilled to be expected to take time off of work because of it.

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Since: Dec 08

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#92623 Oct 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
I cant do college football, I never went.
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That's not stopping most of the Hurricane fans in Miami.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#92624 Oct 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
Well, sent kitty over the rainbow (or whatever). Vet was very compassionate, worth the money. Was actually the most relaxed I had ever seen her (drugs rule).
Am going to take the rest of the day to drink to her memory.(sniff!)
Pour a little out for your homie.

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