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Halloween
« on: October 26, 2009, 08:15:30 am »
I like ta dress up and give out the candy.

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 09:05:12 am »
I live in a high-rise so I don't have to deal with trick-or-treaters.

But for this year, I already have a reservation to have dinner at my favorite bar/restaurant. I will dress in some of my Renaissance faire/reenactment garb, and I have to remember one evening this week to watch my video copy of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.  ;D

It's not Halloween at my house without The Great Pumpkin.  ;D
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 09:38:13 am »
I live in a high-rise so I don't have to deal with trick-or-treaters.

But for this year, I already have a reservation to have dinner at my favorite bar/restaurant. I will dress in some of my Renaissance faire/reenactment garb, and I have to remember one evening this week to watch my video copy of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.  ;D

It's not Halloween at my house without The Great Pumpkin.  ;D

That sounds festive! (withour all the work) :)

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 11:30:47 am »


I live in an apartment building too, so I don't usually get trick-or-treaters either.  But, I will probably buy myself a small amount of Halloween candy just for a treat.  And, I'll stay in.  Usually I watch seasonal and/or scary movies, but this year I'll be watching bull riding season finals (I'm such a dork, but I'm excited)!
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 12:15:14 pm »
That sounds festive! (withour all the work) :)

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And for a treat I might even spring for the 18-year-old scotch instead of the 12-year-old.  ;)
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009, 12:41:54 pm »

I live in an apartment building too, so I don't usually get trick-or-treaters either.  But, I will probably buy myself a small amount of Halloween candy just for a treat.  And, I'll stay in.  Usually I watch seasonal and/or scary movies, but this year I'll be watching bull riding season finals (I'm such a dork, but I'm excited)!
 ;D

At the beginning of October I bought a lot of candy on sale.........welll its almost the end
of the month and I had to buy the candy AGAIN....LOL

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2009, 01:20:24 pm »
This Halloween I have a gig with the band I'm in.  It's at this pub on the ground floor of the downtown Sheraton, a nice place.  

We play Celtic rock and Pirate shanties, so I figure I should dress like a pirate, which has turned out to be harder than it sounds.  I thought I could pull together a costume from the stuff I have at home, but my first try just looked kinda "gypsy" and the second makes me look like a waitress at Red Lobster.

Back to the drawing board I guess.  Can't believe how preoccupied I am with this!   ::)

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2009, 01:30:18 pm »
This Halloween I have a gig with the band I'm in.  It's at this pub on the ground floor of the downtown Sheraton, a nice place.  

We play Celtic rock and Pirate shanties, so I figure I should dress like a pirate, which has turned out to be harder than it sounds.  I thought I could pull together a costume from the stuff I have at home, but my first try just looked kinda "gypsy" and the second makes me look like a waitress at Red Lobster.

Back to the drawing board I guess.  Can't believe how preoccupied I am with this!   ::)

There must be about a bazillion web sites selling pirate--or, at least, piratical--garb. Just look under "Costumes" on eBay. That might garner some useful ideas, if you're having trouble getting "the look."  :)
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2009, 04:01:16 pm »
I have always dressed up for Halloween, and usually attend a party of some sort.

I also go trick-or-treating with my friends' kids.


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Re: Halloween
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2009, 04:06:17 pm »
Usually dress up, go to a club, parade and/or private party.

Then late, hold a private ritual for my beloved Dead.

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2009, 05:22:56 pm »
Usually dress up, go to a club, parade and/or private party.

Then late, hold a private ritual for my beloved Dead.

That sounds cool.  What is entailed in the ritual, if you don't mind sharing?

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2009, 08:02:47 pm »
That sounds cool.  What is entailed in the ritual, if you don't mind sharing?

Well, at the beginning of October, I always set out my Dia de los Muertos shrine.  It has some memento mori and pictures of dead family members I loved and starting on Halloween through the November's All Saints Day I light candles (and in my windows or out on my balcony if the weather is right), burn incense and set out food and basically meditate on death, think of my beloved Dead and all those who have gone before and since the veil is thin between worlds during this time of year here, if they've something to say or show me, basically I'm paying attention.

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2009, 11:53:59 pm »
Originating from the U.K as I do, I am still throwing myself wholeheartedly into the whole Halloween thing. My yard is divided into 3 sections,the pumpking area complete with 12 ft pumpkin man, the haunted house and ghoulish again 12 ft scary monster man, then there is a graveyard section. I just love it all. I will sit in the haunted house this year handing out candy in whatever costume is down to bargain price.
The yard decs are from another time when I used to have money !!!
If I feel inclined,when the candy is gone I will saunter down to one of the many alcohol booths that some of the residents set up.The only change this year is I will not be going on to the party at the club as we gave up our membership when money got very tight.  I will also have to walk round the houses, as no club membership,no golf cart !!!

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2009, 08:14:17 am »
I usually donīt do anything. The town where I live is small and itīs not much going on here. I spent last night in front of the teve, eating popcorn. Iīm sucha party animal :laugh:

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2009, 10:05:20 pm »
There must be about a bazillion web sites selling pirate--or, at least, piratical--garb. Just look under "Costumes" on eBay. That might garner some useful ideas, if you're having trouble getting "the look."  :)

Well, I lucked out.  A friend loaned me a red jacket and wig, and my look was complete!  Check it:


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Re: Halloween
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2009, 05:00:54 pm »
Laura,

       Quite excellent, you look great!

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