Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Attack of the candy

OK, so I believe he downloaded all the photos. Problem is, he did it to the laptop, not the main computer. He takes the laptop with him to work. On his nights off, when we're both at home he's on the computer almost the whole time. I hate the laptop, I want to do it on the desk computer. When the hell am I supposed to do a post with photos of our most excellent vacation? Hmmm?

Wednesday is bowling night so I know it won't get done then either. So the earliest will be Thursday night but I have a feeling I won't do it then. More than likely I'll have to do it over the weekend sometime. Either during the day when he's sleeping or at night and he just won't be able to take the laptop.

Even though Halloween isn't until this Friday our town did their trick-or-treating last Sunday. Usually we get around 100 kids, if not more. This year we got maybe, maybe 25. I sat upstairs missing the game, HDiTty yelling up updates to me, for maybe 25 kids in two hours. I was not pleased. The times for T or Ting are 1 - 4. I was up there about 5 minutes before just in case the kids from next door showed up right away. My first kid knocked on the door at 1:40. My last kid at 2:40. It was very weird. From 2:40 to 3:00 I watched around 6 or 7 groups of kids going to the house across the street but not bothering to come over to my house.

Our friend Jim came by with his two little girls. Found out from him that the two houses to the North of us (one of them having kids) had big signs saying they didn't have any candy. And the house to the South of us is empty and you can tell. So yeah, why bother to come to our side for one house, essentially anyway. So at 3:00 I called it quits and went back downstairs to finish watching the game. Luckily there was still a little over 5 minutes left.

Never heard another kid knock. Well, I didn't anyway. The girls and I were in the backyard with Poydras when a group of kids came to the front door a little after 4:00. HD heard so he went up to hand out some candy.

We had so much left over it wasn't funny. I usually over do it because, of course I want some left over for us too don'tcha know. But this time there was barely a dent in the basket, even after Jim's kids took a bunch of it. And that didn't include the grocery bag completely full of it. So I brought that bag to work plus a handful or two from the basket and everyone has been going through it for the last several days. I figured if I'm gonna get fat eating the left overs then I'm gonna have my coworkers come along with me. They're very grateful. At least right now they are, we'll see how they'll be after they have their leftovers to go through.

Media quote of the day: I haven't even finished eating all of my Halloween candy. - Sally Brown - Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Now that's a kid that either doesn't gobble it all like most or she got so friggin much it's lasting a month despite eating some every day.

I could sure use a piece of candy right about now. - Bubbles - The Powerpuff Girls Ah, I miss the powerpuff girls, they were so much fun to watch. Bubbles was my favorite.


saintseester said...

I don't understand the reasoning for having trick or treat on any night other than Halloween (except perhaps if it falls on a Sunday in some areas). This year it's on Friday, the perfect night. It isn't a school night.

Katrina said...

I know, I totally agree. And the bad thing is that our town only does it on a Sunday and it's always the one before. I wonder what they'll do next year since it'll be on a Saturday. Maybe they'll actually do it on Halloween for once.