Reviewing Hallowe’en & All Of The Things I Love About It

Hallowe’en is a great time of year. And yes it is a time of year, not just a day. In Canada it really picks up right after Thanksgiving with decorations being stocked on shelves, displayed in and on homes and looking terrific. The skeletons, the jack-o-lanterns, the scare crows on benches on the front porch, heck even the fake spider webs that are a pain in the ass to put up and take down, it all looks fantastic. And it’s a great warm up for the decorations that are gonna go up in a month.

I remember a lot of bits and pieces from Hallowe’ens past. I don’t remember nearly all of my costumes, but there are some that have been preserved in photos or that I remember putting on and wearing over the years.

-Alfalfa from the Little Rascals
-Clown
-Joe Dirt
-Baseball Player
-Cowboy

I know that there are others that I’m forgetting since this is my 27th go round at the holiday. But those are the ones that I remember, and in all likelihood, will never do again.

More important than my costumes as a child were the treats!

I had a neighbour who made amazing popcorn balls. I mean, it was the friggin’ highlight of the night every year. There was no way to wait to eat it. As soon as my mom would let me I had that thing open and in my mouth.

There were also candy apples, which never really go out of style even though I may not go as wild for them now as I once did.

When it comes down to the chocolaty and sugary goodness that is available everyone is going to have their favourites. I was and still am a huge fan of Rockets, you know, those little sugar pills that make pop go all fizzy. They’re great.

I also loved me some Reese Peanut Butter Cups, and thankfully a lot of houses gave those out when I was younger because there wasn’t nearly the worry of peanut allergies all over the place.

I think that the one “treat” that was always much underrated because of its decreased sugar count was the box of raisins. Those little things were great, you could bunch them all together and stuff them in your mouth like big league chew, or you could throw them up in the air, or at each other. Good times.

I think one of the pluses of trick or treating in the country was that the treats were quite often above average in quality. Because people didn’t have to buy as much in quantity they were able to buy or make better stuff for those of us that were at the mercy of our parents driving us around.

Let us not forget that like Christmas, this is supposed to be a holiday for children. But unlike Christmas is can get so much better when you’re an adult. There’s nothing like a good costume party where there’s money on the line, or drinks on the table.

And let’s be honest. While there are girls that will buy and wear those ultra revealing costumes they aren’t always the best ones. In fact I don’t think that they’ve ever been the best ones.

Show me some creativity, some blood, some guts, some courage, some crazy, some funny, some irony, and even some sad if you want to. I’d rather see any of that than your boobage out in public.

However, if you think that everything that I’ve just said is rubbish, by all means go out and do your thing. Have a blast and don’t apologize.

Happy Hallowe’en everybody!

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Reviewing Hallowe’en & All Of The Things I Love About It

Hallowe’en is a great time of year. And yes it is a time of year, not just a day. In Canada it really picks up right after Thanksgiving with decorations being stocked on shelves, displayed in and on homes and looking terrific. The skeletons, the jack-o-lanterns, the scare crows on benches on the front porch, heck even the fake spider webs that are a pain in the ass to put up and take down, it all looks fantastic. And it’s a great warm up for the decorations that are gonna go up in a month.

I remember a lot of bits and pieces from Hallowe’ens past. I don’t remember nearly all of my costumes, but there are some that have been preserved in photos or that I remember putting on and wearing over the years.

-Alfalfa from the Little Rascals
-Clown
-Joe Dirt
-Baseball Player
-Cowboy

I know that there are others that I’m forgetting since this is my 27th go round at the holiday. But those are the ones that I remember, and in all likelihood, will never do again.

More important than my costumes as a child were the treats!

I had a neighbour who made amazing popcorn balls. I mean, it was the friggin’ highlight of the night every year. There was no way to wait to eat it. As soon as my mom would let me I had that thing open and in my mouth.

There were also candy apples, which never really go out of style even though I may not go as wild for them now as I once did.

When it comes down to the chocolaty and sugary goodness that is available everyone is going to have their favourites. I was and still am a huge fan of Rockets, you know, those little sugar pills that make pop go all fizzy. They’re great.

I also loved me some Reese Peanut Butter Cups, and thankfully a lot of houses gave those out when I was younger because there wasn’t nearly the worry of peanut allergies all over the place.

I think that the one “treat” that was always much underrated because of its decreased sugar count was the box of raisins. Those little things were great, you could bunch them all together and stuff them in your mouth like big league chew, or you could throw them up in the air, or at each other. Good times.

I think one of the pluses of trick or treating in the country was that the treats were quite often above average in quality. Because people didn’t have to buy as much in quantity they were able to buy or make better stuff for those of us that were at the mercy of our parents driving us around.

Let us not forget that like Christmas, this is supposed to be a holiday for children. But unlike Christmas is can get so much better when you’re an adult. There’s nothing like a good costume party where there’s money on the line, or drinks on the table.

And let’s be honest. While there are girls that will buy and wear those ultra revealing costumes they aren’t always the best ones. In fact I don’t think that they’ve ever been the best ones.

Show me some creativity, some blood, some guts, some courage, some crazy, some funny, some irony, and even some sad if you want to. I’d rather see any of that than your boobage out in public.

However, if you think that everything that I’ve just said is rubbish, by all means go out and do your thing. Have a blast and don’t apologize.

Happy Hallowe’en everybody!

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