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Sades
2014-10-31, 08:02 PM
So, whatcha doing?

I think it's fairly obvious what we're doing - Using our kid to collect candy for ourselves. We both have the day off, too. Which is nice, as it means we can do the Halloween thing as a family.

I seriously love this time of the year. It's just a shame that I don't have a house to hand out candy from.

You?

zigzagger
2014-10-31, 08:30 PM
Low key this year. Just going to watch "bad" horror flicks and carve pumpkins with some friends.

Notabot
2014-10-31, 08:36 PM
School is out today for quarter break, so the downtown trick-or-treating was done yesterday. Usually we have our church Halloween/Reformation Day party today, but we moved it with everyone else. Which means the pumpkins have already been exploded!

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And as all my family is out of town except me and my 12 year old (who wants to go trick-or-treating with friends), I get to sit back and hand out/sample candy. And today's high was only 40 (-37 C), so I'm not expecting a whole lot of traffic. Which is why I bought only candy I like!

Sades
2014-11-01, 02:33 AM
Did the Halloween thing. Don't think I've ever posted a picture of the small one here? Here's some Halloween shots. She was a dragon! We tried to get her to say "Trick or Treat", she said "Tickle, tickle" instead. :lol:

Yes, that is a carved apple. I developed the sudden urge to carve something after trick or treating and we'd neglected to pick up a pumpkin, so we went to the convenience store and brought home an apple to carve. Hound was all "Pfff, you can't carve an apple"; "I can do anything", I said. :p Babes is eating the bits I carved out of the apple in two of the pics. Apparently it was a very exciting apple.

EDIT: Picture *poofs* . Rainbow sparkles everywhere. Rabbits bound out of hats, and all of that neat shiz right there. I didn't want to leave it up too long because internet. :)

(trick or treating: we just went around the mall, made a token attempt at getting candy, and bought her ice cream. Let's face it, the trick or treating business at this age is just an excuse to dress up and show off our adorbs kid)


today's high was only 40 (-37 C)

40 F = 4 C, according to Google... :) I wish it'd been that warm here today, we might have gone somewhere other than the mall for trick or treating!

Dead Man Wade
2014-11-01, 01:48 PM
Took the Monster trick-or-treating for the first time, as she was only three weeks old last year. It was the first really cold day of the year, wouldn't you know, so we took her just to our immediate neighbors' houses. Unfortunately, hardly any of them were giving out candy, so we wound up taking her to all of five houses.

Still, though, she had fun, and was cute as can be.

On a related note, Sades, your kid is adorable. Just saying.

electro girl
2014-11-01, 04:23 PM
I had 3 options this year and they all fell through so I just sat at home and drank.

inflatable dalek
2014-11-01, 06:33 PM
I stood in a carpark talking to Denyer as one of us (I will leave an air of mystery and suspense as to who) shouted "****" as a small child walked past them.

Tantrum
2014-11-01, 08:56 PM
I went to a concert to see Gwell-o, a GWAR/Green Jell-o tribute band that I like (which I considered partying for the poll). All the members wore GWAR type outfits, homemade from foam and duct tape. They had more people in similar armor having mock battles in the crowd, complete with foam and tape organs for disembowling. Then again, they do that every show. The only downside was that the concert was in Worcester, MA, which is about 1.5 hours away from me, so I didn't get home until 3:30.

I left a bucket of Tootsie-Roll pops on my front porch for the trick or treaters. I didn't leave too many, though. A couple years ago I wasn't feeling well, so I left the bucket full of candy outside while I laid down. I heard a little rustling, went out to check, and some kid(s) had taken all the candy. I didn't want to reward that kind of behavior, so I didn't leave too much for them to take. Hopefully a few decent kids got one each before the jerks came.

Sades
2014-11-01, 09:04 PM
I stood in a carpark talking to Denyer as one of us (I will leave an air of mystery and suspense as to who) shouted "****" as a small child walked past them.

I can only say "*" four times clearly if I do it slowly, that must have been one slow kid.



On a related note, Sades, your kid is adorable. Just saying.

I can only take half the credit for this one... but it's the adorable half. :p She is my sunshine, and a little charmer too. She sure as hell didn't get that from me, I hate everyone.

I went to a concert to see Gwell-o, a GWAR/Green Jell-o tribute band that I like (which I considered partying for the poll). All the members wore GWAR type outfits, homemade from foam and duct tape. They had more people in similar armor having mock battles in the crowd, complete with foam and tape organs for disembowling. Then again, they do that every show. The only downside was that the concert was in Worcester, MA, which is about 1.5 hours away from me, so I didn't get home until 3:30.

That sounds hilarious. :lol: Unless there's fluids involved, then... gross.

I ate my jack o lantern afterward. I may just switch to carving apples from now on, It's tasty to munch on while you're carving, is amusing to look at, takes less time to carve and you can eat it after you're done with it.

Hound
2014-11-02, 03:30 AM
I can only take half the credit for this one... but it's the adorable half. :p She is my sunshine, and a little charmer too. She sure as hell didn't get that from me, I hate everyone.Yes, fortunately the child resembles her mother much more than she does me. I'll go ahead and take credit for the charming part though... :eyebrow:

Shrapnel Clone
2014-11-02, 11:13 AM
That's one cute kid, Sades! ��

Our weekly board game night had a Halloween theme, but that's it for me...

Sades
2014-11-02, 06:15 PM
But that's a bit braggy, isn't it? Yech. Well, at the end of the day we're still changing diapers and dealing with temper tantrums, so whatever. Parents like their kids.

Our weekly board game night had a Halloween theme, but that's it for me...

I am jealous of your weekly board game night. Love board games.

StoneCold Skywarp
2014-11-02, 06:48 PM
I was at Damnation Festival (http://damnationfestival.co.uk/news) listening to lots of loud music and getting very, VERY drunk.

I may also still be drunk.

Clay
2014-11-02, 07:14 PM
Don't think I've ever posted a picture of the small one here?

She used to be in your avatar until someone nice made you that much better one :)

I bought Kit Kats and left the porch light on. But it was already close to 7pm when I got home and mad windy and cold, so I didn't have a single trick-or-treater. I was disappointed. :(

Sades
2014-11-02, 08:36 PM
It is so much nicer, yeah? :p


No. I have to say that because she's my kid and I'm crazy. Mostly about her.

As usual, Matt and (what's left of) his liver have been out, being crazy awesome somewhere. :p And Clay (and Tantrum, as he mentioned doing the same thing earlier as well), that's kind of what I wanted to do with candy here as we have a patio, but I suspected that we wouldn't get any trick or treaters at all. Which we didn't. Even with the porchlight on and my awesome carved apple sitting on a plate outside.

Notabot, what is a "Reformation lock in"?

Edit: Hey, who's the sourpuss who hid from the trick or treaters? :p

Cyberstrike nTo
2014-11-02, 08:50 PM
Honestly I had completely forgotten all about Halloween. Seriously.

Notabot
2014-11-02, 10:06 PM
Notabot, what is a "Reformation lock in?"

October 31 is Reformation Day, and we had a youth overnight party at the church. They've come to be known as "lock-ins" because we're at the church the whole night. We haven't done the overnight lock-in for a few years, but the pumpkin explosions have continued every year. Even expanded to a watermelon explosion this summer for a community library event.

StoneCold Skywarp
2014-11-03, 05:58 PM
As usual, Matt and (what's left of) his liver have been out, being crazy awesome somewhere.

it's only a matter of time before my liver packs it's bags and leaves. :drink:

Sades
2014-11-03, 08:23 PM
it's only a matter of time before my liver packs it's bags and leaves. :drink:

Don't let it leave before you come visit us. :smack: :p

October 31 is Reformation Day, and we had a youth overnight party at the church. They've come to be known as "lock-ins" because we're at the church the whole night. We haven't done the overnight lock-in for a few years, but the pumpkin explosions have continued every year. Even expanded to a watermelon explosion this summer for a community library event.

I'm a bit curious about this, sorry for the questions. :p What do you explode them with?

Should probably add that I don't want to explode stuff (I'm probably a bit eccentric, but not psycho), I'm just curious how you would explode anything as entertainment without being very, very far away.

Paul053
2014-11-03, 09:03 PM
This year both kids had sleep over at the Halloween night. Should be a happy night, right? I was sick and then through the weekend and even now. :sick:

Sades
2014-11-03, 11:10 PM
I have been joking about going as a sexy Dinosaur for years and those ****ers who make costumes did it. They really did it.

http://www.amazon.com/Dinosaur-Halloween-Costumes-Cosplay-Costume/dp/B00K8QNIDW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_a_1/185-8785514-3175417?ie=UTF8&refRID=1NR1AEW45JHJYFA4MAH3

Edit: Also, currently my favourite costume on imgur: Dumblewhore (https://imgur.com/n8MPEE1).

Edit2: Checked imgur comments. New favourite: Edgar Allan Hoe (http://i.imgur.com/Tn0hcnm).

Denyer
2014-11-03, 11:21 PM
http://mashable.com/2014/10/28/sexy-ebola-halloween-costume/

Denyer
2014-11-03, 11:28 PM
Also, this is apparently a real thing...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flying-Circus-Dead-Parrot-Mini-Plush-Monty-Python-line-New-Sealed-Limited-/151412263922?pt=TV_Movie_Character_Toys_US&hash=item2340dfcbf2

http://i.imgur.com/AGPqMnc.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/AGPqMnc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/TbAZPN0.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/TbAZPN0.jpg

Slayer-Fan123
2014-11-04, 01:00 AM
I really didn't do anything. It was rainy so hardly any children came to the door for candy (which means I get all the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups), my brother was grounded so I didn't take him out for candy, there was hardly anything on the television (YAY Halloween III...), and nobody I knew, even my coworkers, got back to me with any plans (which may or may not solidify what I think they think of me).

On the bright side, **** YEAH REESES

Notabot
2014-11-04, 04:51 AM
I'm a bit curious about this, sorry for the questions. :p What do you explode them with?

Should probably add that I don't want to explode stuff (I'm probably a bit eccentric, but not psycho), I'm just curious how you would explode anything as entertainment without being very, very far away.

I actually put a good deal of research into this before our first excursion. A friend of mine is a fireworks dealer/pyrotechnician, so I checked with him what kind of firecracker would do significant damage. He said it would take [snip], which is quite illegal in city limits. In fact, any gunpowder explosion is illegal except around July 4 or New Years. So fireworks were out.

[explanation that essentially adds up to "Dry ice/bottle/other stuff"]

And now that I've told everyone how, DO NOT TRY IT AT HOME. I am a semi-trained professional, and I know people who have gotten hurt badly when these are done wrong. (An idiot I knew in college used a glass bottle, and picked it up to see if it was bubbling. His entire belly got slashed by the shrapnel, and he won a trip to the ER.) The pumpkin actually makes it safer than just a bottle, but we always stand at least 30 feet away just in case. We had a good sized chunk that actually flew about 40 feet one time, but it's going so slowly it's not going to cause any major problems.

Sades
2014-11-04, 05:54 AM
Yeahhhh no offense Notabot but I'm going to go ahead and edit that up a bit. :p That was a bit more detail than I was expecting, and that little niggling voice in the back of my head says that I should probably edit the details out. But thanks for clearing that up, I was curious as the video doesn't seem to have been taken from very far away.

Notabot
2014-11-04, 12:53 PM
I appreciate that. I was thinking of doing the same myself. Never know what kind of loons are going to wander into the Archive. :)

inflatable dalek
2014-11-04, 08:55 PM
Should probably add that I don't want to explode stuff (I'm probably a bit eccentric, but not psycho)

I wasn't thinking you were a psycho until you went out of your way to say you weren't.

Anyone else scared Sades now knows how to blow things up?


He said it would take [snip], which is quite illegal in city limits. In fact, any gunpowder explosion is illegal except around July 4 or New Years. So fireworks were out.


I suspect that's a law a lot of people would love in this country as People Letting Off Fireworks At The Wrong Time Of Year is one of those things Brits adore moaning about.

Though if it is illegal in America (or at least your part of it) to let these things off at any other time of year, what do ex-pat Brits do on November 5th? This attacks their very cultural identity!

Dead Man Wade
2014-11-04, 09:43 PM
Though if it is illegal in America (or at least your part of it) to let these things off at any other time of year, what do ex-pat Brits do on November 5th? This attacks their very cultural identity!

They're labelled terrorists and held indefinitely. That'll teach 'em to be foreign.

Sades
2014-11-04, 11:42 PM
I wasn't thinking you were a psycho until you went out of your way to say you weren't.

Anyone else scared Sades now knows how to blow things up?

Fireworks are legal in Alberta FYI. :p

All these words and talk of explosives... We're probably on a watchlist now.

Dead Man Wade
2014-11-06, 02:59 PM
Yeah, that's what did it.

Sades
2014-11-09, 07:25 AM
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I'm not making this any better, am I?

Mr_Hi_n_Mitey
2014-11-26, 01:01 AM
I had to work on Halloween 2014...