Sunday, October 29, 2006

they did the mash, they did the monster mash

Looking back over all the Halloweens you've celebrated in your lifetime ...

1. What would you consider your most creative Halloween costume?

2. What would you consider your lamest?

3. Is your house one of the fun ones kids love to visit, or do kids dread ringing your bell?

4. How many pieces of candy do you give each kid?

5. As a child, what was the worst thing you ever received as a treat?


At 9:14 PM , Anonymous insomniac said...

1. i went as mr. spock (when the first star trek was still on) i had a blue sweater with a starfleet insignia, and my mom penciled in some eyebrows...

2. i have a moose hat with antlers on it, i wear to hand out candy these days...

3. somewhere in between...

4.2 or 3, but it's usually not the good stuff...

5. the mummified head of jimmy hoffa, not only did it ruin the rest of the treats, but i had to go into witness protection afterwards...

At 12:32 AM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

1. A postmarked letter.

2. Princess. It doesn't work in places like Idaho, where your mom makes you wear a coat under your costume. Takes all of the glamor out of princessness when she's wearing a parka.

3. Well, we give out full-sized candy bars, but kids never come to our neighborhood because we're at the not as rich end of town. Foolish kids and parents. We'd love to get trick-or-treaters.

4. One, but as I said, it's full-sized.

5. Idaho Spud Bar. Puh.

At 7:54 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

First a question: Idaho Spud Bar?

I mean, WTFBBQ?

The only costume I remember from my kid-dom was Zorro, back in the heyday of the Disney TV show. In fact there were 3 of us Zorros (my brother was #2), so maybe it wasn't that creative after all.

In recent years there have been so few little kids left in the building that we rarely get trick or treaters, which is too bad.

2-3. I eat the leftovers.

At 9:37 AM , Anonymous Dan said...

1) i cant even remember what i used to dress up as for sad.
2) see above.
3) when i have my own house, kids are going to love my house because i am going to be weird.
4) however many they wanted. i hated the rationing adults. give it up, cheapskates.
5) health food snacks. what the hell kind of person gives out health food snacks got halloween? i am going to hand out bud-lights when i have my own house. kick ass.

At 12:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was Triangle Man one year. I was the "Bad" of "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"; Did Jean-Luc Picard one year too.

That year I dressed up as "I thought Halloween was tomorrow" dude was pretty lame.

No one comes to our house. We leave out a full bowl of candy bars, and they're always there when we get home.

Apparently, none.

Caramel apple. The lady would make you come in and hang out while she fixed it, and it really ate into your time. Ended up killing her.


At 12:14 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

The Idaho Spud Bar can be found here:

It also has its own entry in Wikipedia.

Nasty, nasty candybar.

At 3:22 PM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Thanks. Will check it out.

At 7:29 PM , Anonymous maille said...

creative - i'm not very creative at all - so i don't even think any of mine were creative.

lamest - all of them - dolly parton, a farmer w/ overalls, a twin w/ my friend holly....lame. LAME. LAME!!!

well right now the house i live i don't get trick or treaters, when i lived w/ my parents i don't think people liked to come to the house - so the house was a dreaded house.

let them take their own....who cares - their teeth - their parents money to pay for the cavities.

frecken apples - who the hell? what is wrong w/ you? a few times i threw it back at the house after the person had closed the door - hahah! funny times growing up.

At 10:53 AM , Anonymous johnd said...

1. Most creative was an Andorian from Star Trek (the blue guys with white hair and antenna)

2. Lamest was a ghost (just a sheet with eye holes

3. Used to be one of the fun ones, but the neighbor hood dryed up and we don't get many treaters any more, kinda killed the spirit

4. Usually a hand full (three to five based on costume originallity and cuteness

5. Worst treats, Pencils and erasers.

At 3:45 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

I really only celebrated 2 Halloweens as a kid - when we moved to the States. However, I've celebrated many more as an adult...

1. I went as a Free Mammogram machine. Took an old TV box, covered it in foil, cut out two b**b holes in the front and hung signs on all sides announcing free mammograms. Then I put it on my head, so my eyes were at the appropriate level...

2. Serial (cereal) killer. Box of cereal with a knife through it.

3. Probably dread - we don't do any decorations, but we always have good candy.

4. Usually 3-5. We have the miniatures.

5. A coupon. I kid you not. I forget what it was for - probably some McDonalds fries or something. I just stared at the guy....

At 3:53 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

Oooh, I forgot - once, I went as Dr Jekyll AND Mr Hyde. Split down the middle - shaved off 1/2 my beard, sawed a pair of glasses in half and rubber-cemented them onto my face, painted the non-beard side of my face green and wild-spiked my hair on that side. Half my outfit was a shirt and tie, the other half was ragged t-shirt and torn shorts. Depending if you looked from my left or right, you either saw a professional looking guy (w/ beard and glasses) or a green freaky monster. Was kinda cool.

At 9:35 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Now there's a guy who knows how to get into the spirit of the day.

Way to go, Higgy!


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