Sunday, November 02, 2003

One more Halloween blog.

No more blogging until Friday the 7th. If only that were because of a vacation.

Lilly made quite a haul on Halloween, she did. She went out collecting candy from some households near a friend of hers, where there was a late afternoon party on Friday. Then, when she got home at about 7, I took her around our new block. So her orange plastic pumpkin filled up nicely.

Including, inter alia: M&Ms regular and mini, Snickers bars, Milky Ways, Reese's peanut butter cups, 3 Musketeers, Nestle's Crunch, a Dolley Madison Zinger, a bag of Teddy Grahams, an unpopped bag of Act II microwave popcorn, Wonka Bottle Caps and Laffy Taffy, Kit Kats, Air Heads, Smarties, Spree, Tootsie Rolls and Pops, Sweetarts, Mini Oreos, Starbursts, Jolly Ranchers, Goetze's Caramel Creams, Russell Stover chocolates, a large variety of hard candy, and some pencils. I marvel at the fecundity of the confection industry.

We gave out hard candy to the 25 or so kids who came by our house -- and I use the word "kids" broadly, since the later it got, the older the visitors got. One girl in a group of about five high schoolers had on a witch's costume that showed... uh, just how grown up she was. Our give-away candy was Costco candy -- Kirkland, they call all their generics, for reasons invisible to this consumer. Since it was from Costco, we had several pounds of it, and despite our best efforts to give it away, about half of the bag remains.

Halloween itself was warmish and pleasant. Been downhill since then. Today was the picture of a drizzly, November day, with clouds hanging around the whole day, and puddles left over from the heavy rain that must have fallen in the middle of last night. If I had to assign November a color, it would be gray, of course. The yellow and orange of October have just about petered out.


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