First year we’re not trick-or-treating with the kids.
My youngest is going to go with friends. My middle is having some friends over to hang out on the patio and watch a movie and eat candy, and my oldest is driving over to a friend’s place to watch college football (on the patio).
We get to relax this year, but part of me will always miss dragging a wagon full of candy and a cooler of beer (to drink and to share) around the neighborhood…
Jesus Fucking Christ, meh. We’re living through a pandemic, which some people are so convinced is a hoax they feel the need to flex with firearms about it. And I’ll not mention other major bits of the dystopian nightmare, because, well, you know.
How much more of a bloody fucking “spooktacular” do you fuckers need?
Veering from the broader reality to the more personal: We’ll be hiding from trick-or-treaters Halloween night, because we take that COVID shit seriously (and plenty of other folks around here don’t) and, no, no one in this house is going to rig up a trebuchet to hurl candy to the urchins. Normally we leave the house. It’s hit or miss here on non-plague years, so it’s easier just to opt out—although there have been years we’ve credibly hid (i.e., as tho actually not home).
@unksol It did occur to me after the fact (much later actually) that my “around here” could easily be interpreted as referring to “here” at meh. That’s my bad, and I do apologize for the lack of clarity. I mean here in Texas. And, yes, there are a lot of folks around where I live who are defiantly or indifferently committed to celebrating as usual.
@kerryzero@sammydog01@tinamarie1974 might depend on the age/decoration concentration. Not going to lie I was not a fan of the yearly Christmas light subdivision crawl… But I’m a grump. Also wasn’t having chocolate tossed at me lol
@sammydog01@tinamarie1974@unksol my neighborhood is a random mix of people who put lights up for everything, people who put lights up for nothing, and people who put up lights just for random stuff. I usually do more lights for Halloween than anything else.
@sammydog01@tinamarie1974@unksol Got my first few trick or treaters. All masked with masked parents. Candy was bagged up last night with frequently sanitized hands. Pair of gloves by the candy bowl, trick or treaters come up, I mask up, sanitize, glove up, give out the bags. This is a little nuts and yeah not normal at all, but hopefully it lets people still have a little bit of Halloween normalcy.
@kerryzero I went up to the attic and there were Christmas decorations in front of the Halloween decorations. I managed to pull out a wreath and door mat. Good thing I bought that pumpkin a couple of weeks ago.
I wonder of those crappy Meh projectors are worth trying.
One of us is a nurse in a dialysis clinic, and one of us learned that a patient at the clinic tested positive, so all of us are staying in and keeping the porch light of, with a warning sign need the end of the driveway. The real challenge was coming up with a sign that didn’t blend with our existing decorations to much. My plan for adding “But seriously, we got the plague” on things was officially shot down, even if the essence was used. Ah well, hopefully things are better next year.
Though I just realized a bright side. We went full sized candy bars this year because we get barely any trick-or-treaters in a normal year, much less a plague year, so wanted to really reward them. Plus “all” of us are working on eating healthier. I’m gonna have candy bars for a good long while.
I don’t bother. In 26 years we’ve had 3 trick or treaters. I used to leave a big 5 gallon bowl on the front porch with a help yourself sign. Then one year the raccoons did…Never again! Not chocolate! I just buy it cheaply after halloween and enjoy it myself.
Our church is having a drive thru food pantry for the community this morning that the kids and I are helping with. Might buy some candy corn to munch on when I stop at the grocery store afterwards. This evening we will stay in and chill like every other year
I’m going to have vampires suck my blood (i.e., going to go donate blood).
I’m wearing my “Knives& Speakers& CandyCorn& FidgetSpinners.” shirt. I debated between that one and Nevermore. While I was looking for my Halloween-themed shirts, I found my meh Kickstarter shirt, so that was a plus.
I need to work on making a wedding card and gift for my cousin. His wedding is today, but we’re not going. Partly due to Mom forgetting to RSVP and partly due to not knowing how they’re handling social distancing, etc.
Anyone else have the post holiday blahs? I didn’t buy enough candy, didn’t get my pumpkin carved, did a pathetic job of decorating, lost interest in my black and white horror movie on TCM and watched a baking show instead. And now it’s too late.
On the plus side I don’t have a ton of stuff to put away. And on to Thanksgiving.
@kerryzero thanks, I appreciate it. It’s not the end of the world. We’ve drifted apart quite a bit and now I’ll be able to focus on my own Halloween. It was really fun at first because he had tons of kids come by but it’s dwindled over the years. Now I just need to do mine bigger and better, even though I might not get any trick or treaters.