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Halloween...anyone?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Wifey, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Wifey

    Wifey N.E. PDX Active Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Do any of you thrive on this holiday? Any special decorations or costumes?

    This is our favorite one although we only get 3-10 trick-or-treater's each year, so that kinda' sucks! More candy for us.

    Still love it---any others?

    Wifey
     
  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I put out scary stuff for the first time ever. Hate/ignore just about all other holidays so I figured why not. (Xmas in Las Vegas helps cure that)

    Not many kids would brave my long stairway. If they do they'll probably get a can of tuna and an opener.
     
  3. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Had to get more candy tonight some snake ate most of it...
     
  4. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yep, this is a day I really look forward to. I miss having small people in my house, and there's no grandkids planned in the near future, so I really enjoy the little people ringing my doorbell.:thumbup:

    There used to be more, but somehow the bag got opened.
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  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The wife is like insane about Halloween. I just go with the flo.
     
  6. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    wish we got that many total here 0
     
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  7. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    This is a must watch for this evening...

    [video=youtube;wGdYhmFH-DQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGdYhmFH-DQ[/video]
     
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  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    No kids. Soon will be putting away stack of $1s (the strippers were ugly last weekend), flashlights, packs of candy, handfuls of change, protein bars, slingshots, bullhorn w/ Halloween movie music, debit cards (LOL). Damn kids and their Neil Sedaka records; they really missed out not knocking here.

    It is the pansy fearful parents fault for being paranoid and clucking over their kids.

    I guess I'll go back to being bitter about the little brats. Life is easier that way!

    NSFW - Child worship!!!

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  9. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    My sister in Salem taught school for 25 years, K & 1st grade. Loves kids, and she is a Halloween Nut!

    Before her own kids grew up and moved out, they used to make dummies out of clothes stuffed with newspaper and position them all over the lawn near the semi-lit walkway to her front door. Obviously fake, but good enough. Throw on some piles of fall leaves and they look kind of eerie in the shadows. Even better, a couple of the dummies were teenage boys who'd sit up slowy in the dark and scare the living cr*p out of the kids.

    That was then and this is now. With everybody packing heat and watching zombie shows, I'm not sure I'd volunteer for that gig tonight - even if it was warm and dry!
     
  10. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    No kids here the last few years... with the rain and wind I can't say as I blame them this year... With the houses around here being a quarter mile or more apart and the steep incline I figure any kids in the area must go down to town where its quicker to score sugar loot.

    Is it wrong to hand out .22 shells for Halloween?
     
  11. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    My halloween usually involves a blurry party at a friends house followed by a taxi ride home.

    Tonight is looking to be par for the course... as long as I can leave work soon.
     
  12. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Major score this year!! We musta' had around 16 kids. The smallest first, a group or two of older, and the last four stragglers around 9PM. You know the the kind, about 14, one of the four with some slight costume, and the other three nothing....all with pillow cases. Brought back fond memories of my own Halloweens when I was younger.

    I wish I could get away with trick-or-treating NOW.

    Mike
     
  13. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    We had a few people come stomping all over my front walk.

    I shot them, just to make sure they wouldn't keep trespassing.

    Happened a few times. Was a bad night last night, so many people trying to break into my land.
     
  14. macdougall29

    macdougall29 Newberg, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Halloween is my holiday since I live with Mrs. Griswold for X-Mas. We put together a "haunted garage" with tons of decor from the Spirit store and Freddies. For the last 6-7 years I have made lots of kids cry and several actually pee their pants, even a Mom one year :woot: Her husband was laughing so hard he was crying on his knees. I have become infamous in my neighborhood so I have to keep improving every year. This is the first year my 11 year old daughter did not go out for candy, she stayed home and helped me scare the kids :spider:

    Well now it is off to work on the Christmas lights...:noway:
     
  15. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    My friend lives off Hwy 500 in Vantucky and he gets literally dozens and dozens of kids coming through. His street looks like the lunch bell rang at a school.

    Being the typical cranky old man (think George Canstanza/Cartman/Scrooge combo) he turns off all his lights and hides. I wish I had that many trick or treaters. ZERO here.
     
  16. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    Maybe next year go to your friend's and enjoy the parade of costumes! :)

    This year was my first "proper" halloween as before I always lived in an apartment complex where no kids would go. We had a few dozen kids show up.

    Fun to walk down the street with my small son who's 2.5, dressed as a pirate and fully immersed in his role commandeering teenagers on the street in his pirate voice (a mix between tiger sound and darth vader), while being a little charmer when getting candy.

    Also nice for papa to go ccw for the first time.
     
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  17. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Do any of you thrive on this holiday? No, we do not celebrate Halloween.
     
  18. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    First year I stayed home, sober, giving out candy. Didn't realize my neighborhood had so many Damn kids. There was probably 40 plus! I gave out three bags in the first hour, made my girlfriend run out to get more. Did have a couple douchy teens though.

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  19. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    my neighborhood doesn't have much use for Halloween, although Dia di la muertos should be quite popular.
     
  20. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    No kids here this year, in fact none for the last 9 years if I can remember correctly. They just don't want to come up the steep hill into this scary complex.

    A very fun holiday for the youngsters, they really enjoy the candy collection routine.