Doing my best to get in the spirit, we went to carve pumpkins on Friday night. But of course, I didn't carve one. I never do. It's something about the knives I think.
I've never really liked Halloween. I'd say without hestitation it's my least favourite "holiday". In fact, I am not sure I'd even call it a holiday. I don't really like any of the things associated with it (costumes, spiders, zombies, scary movies).
Nevertheless, there are a few funny things this year I liked:
1. There was a man walking down the street in White Rock carrying a 24 pack of Corona...in a priest's collar. I thought to myself "that's funny" and then realized "he's walking to a party, it's Halloween". Might have been funnier if it was an actual priest but still, the image was pretty great.
2. Matt and I went to Canadian Tire on Sunday to cut a key for our condo. We push the buzzer and a kid shows up wearing a FULL Michael Jordan basketball ensemble - Jersey, Shorts, Sweatband, but then also massive headphones. He obviously worked there because he started cutting our key. The whole time I could not figure out why this kid was dressed this way. "Was he a stock boy, just coming out from the back to cut keys?" or what. Then it dawned on me for a second time, "oh it's Halloween". Funny thing was - same thing happened to Matt. Either that was the best costume ever, or the worst. I'm not sure.
3. Yesterday, Halloween mark downs were in effect. There was a giant plastic container of gummy spiders - so I bought them. It said $1.00 in big black marker, and for some reason I thought that was the best price ever (but it was bulk candy, so this is not likely true). I also almost bought 1/2 price chocolate bar boxes, but then I realized that if I bought 72 more mini chocolate bars, I would end up eating them all.
4. Whilst eating some of mini-chocolate bars today I thought to myself - why is it okay on Halloween to eat so much chocolate? There is no regular week where I would eat 1-2 full chocolate bars a day, but I eat like 6 mini ones. Odd.
So there you have it - even I can find some saving grace in Halloween. And of course, now we get Christmas. Oh yes.