Monday, October 30, 2006

Regarding Halloween

Just so you don't get the wrong idea right off the bat, I'm no Halloween Grinch. Just the opposite: every year I decorate my little porch and dress up to give out GOOD candy. A few years ago I even dressed as the Cat in The Hat and spoke in rhyme to the kids. One year I wore an eye patch and it nearly gave me brain damage. I hope I never lose an eye. No more fun and games after that. Oh, I seemed to wander off the subject, which is this:

MY THREE SIMPLE RULES OF TRICK-OR-TREATING:

1) If you are an adult DO NOT come to my door carrying a 4 month old baby dressed in a cute little costume to collect candy. The baby will not remember the experience and the baby does not need candy. This only applies to people with an only child. If you have an actual real child that is trick-or-treating, feel free to bring along your cute little baby, but do not ask for candy for the baby.

2) If you are a kid that is taller than me, do not come to my house. If you are 5' 5" or taller, you are too old to trick-or-treat.

3) Say "Thank you" and mean it or I will put a wicked curse on your ass.

I'm not doing the spider webs this year. That's a lot of work and after a rain (and we always get one) it is a bitch to get that stuff out of the bushes. This year I'm just going to create an eerie feel on the porch using black crepe paper. And I'm going to have my gargoyle out on a pedestal. I'll take pictures. Well, if it looks cool.



5 comments:

Julie said...

I'm 5'2". Can I come trick or treating if I wear a mask and you can't see how old I am? ;)

geewits said...

Julie,
You have beat the system!

Gary said...

I hope you get some nice pictures, and I hope you don't have to put a hex on anybody. :)

Ian Lidster said...

Looking forward to your Halloween pictures, and I couldn't agree more about your rules. We love the little tots, but when a get a zit-festooned kid who towers over me, and I'm 5' 9", then I am put off.

About finding Grenoble, OK. Grenoble, France, and a couple of main streets are Boulevard Gambetta and Cours Jean Jaures. I hope you find it on Google Earth.

REgards,
Ian

Ian Lidster said...

If you want to check out some flickr photos go to www.flickr.com/photos/writerguy/. I've posted a few there, and will add more as time goes by.

Cheers, Ian