Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tricks and Treats

I may not have gone on a party bus with forty five of my closest friends and gotten smashed last night (like my eighteen year old sister, who consequently, ended up going to the hospital because of her drunken escapades...her knee started acting up – what is with the two of us and inflammation this week?)

But I enjoyed giving out candy and watching scary movies with my Mom.

Since my Mom was giving out treats, she decided that she should also give the kids some tricks too. Half the time she would quickly swing the door open and yell “BOO!”

A darling little girl, just taller than my mom’s knee in a princess outfit looked up at her (in a way only little girls can) and said, “You didn’t scare me!”

My Mom, however, did have some success. She got one kid. One. And you would not even believe how proud of herself she was. There was a happy dance and several retellings to the parents of other Trick-Or-Treaters. Her treat for scaring the little (jumping) boy was some M&M’s.

Pet Semetary was on TV last night. Holy shit. I thought I was dark. I have nothing on Stephen King. Nothing. That guy is twisted (he also kind of looks like a turtle...).

I am now forever afraid of any little boys named Gage...heck, I think I’m now afraid of little boys in general. They are so deceptively cute, and they giggle and want to play games with you. It’s all fun and games until the little boy takes Daddy’s scalpel and slits your Achilles tendon and rips out your jugular with his two-year-old teeth. Yeah, not so much fun anymore, is it?

Hope everyone else had a good Halloween.

You should be happy to note that I got my Treat too (for having to go to the hospital). I got a new (also free) carpet today (well for me it’s new, but it’s in pristine condition and bigger than my old one). No more mystery (or not so mysterious) stains from drunken nights at my house with friends (meaning parties – most of them had behind my Mom’s back...).

I felt rather pathetic when my seventy-five-year-old grandparents and Mom ripped up the old carpet and put down the new one. Without my help. My bodies still recovering and I was a bit too shaky so I just watched (they also told me to get out of their way).

I wore my Swine face mask to avoid the dust and keep my grandparents safe from my coughing. There were some issues with Demon Bookcase and The Bed but otherwise all went well. It looks great and we’re all pretty happy about it.

A new carpet is a pretty nice treat, all things considered. So is having amazing Grandparents (they are hilarious, never pinch my cheeks, their house smells great, they are technologically up to snuff, and are superb conversationalists). It’s nice to have them back from Hick Town, Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan (they’ve been gone for two weeks visiting my ninety-nine-year-old Great Grandmother).

Anyone else out there with some nice treats heading there way?


  1. I have a bone to pick with Stephen King!
    I don't know if you've ever seen The Shining, but it's some seriously scary s---.
    Here's the golden part.
    Know that deserted ski lodge that everyone goes insane in that causes Jacky boy to take a hatchet to his family?
    That's the ski lodge that my parents forced me to learn how to ski in.
    No. Kidding.
    Firstly, I don't know what kind of parents would let their impressionable 5 year old watch a Stephen King movie, but then to take said 5 year old up to the same lodge (a mere hour away from my childhood home) and say things like "that's where the dead twins stood!" and "hey, that's the blood elevator!"'s just wrong.
    So, if you ever see Stephen King, give him a good punch in the face for me and tell him he ruined my childhood.

  2. Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog! Yours looks very interesting. Our Halloween plans were ruined due to my husband's job, but we had fun visiting with friends and filling their four children up with chocolate!

  3. A-OKAY! So according to you we have to get through the trick first to get to the treat.
    Well yesterday I dropped my ipod in the toilet and now it doesn't work.
    WHERE'S MY TREAT???????????!!!!!!!!

    p.s. I can't get over the fact you have to wear a mask! Can I SAY photo shoot?!

  4. your mom is halarious! pretty sure she would have scared me first try.
    Kids these days soo hard to scare.
    Did you hear about this little girl who on halloween didnt want to go back inside her house because she thought there was a witch inside? So she walked about a kilometer and fell asleep in the grass! She was about three.
    Nuts. Id be peeing my pants, all alone outside in the dark.
    Anyways, I miss you!


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