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myschyf ([personal profile] myschyf) wrote2012-11-02 03:07 pm

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So, the whole epic trick-or-treat thing? Yeah, that didn't happen.

We all tried very hard to make it happen. But, frankly, we're all still sick and moving slower than usual, there were a thousand things to find (even if I thought I put everything in once place) and for some weirdass reason, trick-or-treating in downtown Berkeley Springs ended at eight. And we couldn't find any houses that were lit up for trick or treating. Well, we could, but one in five isn't a very good ratio and getting Charlie in and out of her seat for one house, driving a mile to the next one and repeating didn't seem like a good scenario.

But, now we know and, if we don't get sick next year, we'll know exactly what to do. We should also be able to do Air & Scare (the Air & Space Annex does a really cool H'ween thing the Sat before the big day) and the mall trick or treat nights as well.

We were all bummed, but not horribly so. The girls were surprisingly fine with how things worked out. I mean, they *were* sad, but there were no tears, no whining, none of it. Very happy.

They requested that we find somewhere for dinner, so we went to Denny's. They enjoyed the attention their costumes brought (and Charlie didn't complain that people were looking at her. I'm not sure what that's about, honestly). When we got home, I took lots of pictures of them, and Charlie trick-or-treated from my office. She was happy with the handful of tiny Teddy Graham bags, and returned them later so I could do it again.

It was actually kind of a nice night. Even if I did cough for five or six minutes straight after we got out of the restaurant.

Oh, and we finally found Charlie's Bat bag...it was where I *did not* put it and where she wouldn't have put it. So, I dunno. But, I have it. Didn't have time to sew handles, so I pinned the purple bag inside the yellow bag, with the diaper pins I keep to quickly take in her pants. I was way too proud of that. :D

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John Scalzi and I feel much the same way about Disney buying LucasFilm. Also, good on George Lucas for giving his profits to charity.

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And then I went and slept the day away. Which is why you're getting a double entry. You're welcome. *grin*

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Ludwig van Joker.

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Last night, Jeff and I were talking about Charlie's birthday in code. It was driving Sam a little nuts. "Why don't you just text each other?!" "Because this is far more fun." I impressed him with "Charles fromage" when we were talking about Chuckie Cheese, and we referred to Charlie as Secondo. We still don't quite know what her "big present" will be, but we've got some leads. And, honestly, it was fun bugging Sam a bit too. *Grin*

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I would love to know why I get weird little hiccups after I cough for a while. I mean, I can figure out the physical aspects, but I've been coughing my lungs out for years and the weird little hiccups are new.

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Shelley Miller, who has been creating murals and graffiti pieces made entirely out of cake icing on walls all over town.

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The New York City Marathon Is Not Post-Sept. 11 Baseball, And More Reasons To Cancel.

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Love today's shirt woot.

[identity profile] mellybrelly.livejournal.com 2012-11-02 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
that's pretty fancy graffiti!

[identity profile] wumbawoman.livejournal.com 2012-11-02 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
There's this chain of private parks called Yogi Bear Park that is family oriented and has a theme every month. October is obviously Halloween so every weekend, there is trick-or-treating. Since the boys' birthday is in October also, we're making it a tradition (this was our 2nd year) of going to the local Yogi Bear park the first weekend in October to celebrate their birthday and go trick-or-treating. The one we go to has a pool and two giant water slides and going the first weekend in October, it's still warm hereabouts to enjoy the pool & water slide. Plus, being family-oriented, there's tons of kids there and there will be at least half the campers passing out candy. So far, it's worked out great going there and I was especially happy this year with Halloween being on a Wednesday - the WORST day in the mind of a 9-yr old! ;)

Hope everyone is feeling better!

[identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com 2012-11-02 07:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Driving around looking for decorated houses is what people do here, too. Man, it's nothing like my childhood of almost every house handling out candy, walking a mile around the neighborhood, up hill both ways while dinosaurs roamed.

[identity profile] kateri-kachina.livejournal.com 2012-11-02 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw. Hope you all are feeling better soon. No trick or treating for Boo and me either...there's always next year. :-)

[identity profile] ms-hecubus.livejournal.com 2012-11-02 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Hiccups are a muscle spasm so I'm going to guess it has something to do with your muscles aging.

[identity profile] hitchhiker.livejournal.com 2012-11-03 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
> When we got home, I took lots of pictures of them, and Charlie trick-or-treated from my office. She was happy with the handful of tiny Teddy Graham bags, and returned them later so I could do it again.

that's pretty adorable :)