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Your latest trick - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
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Your latest trick
On Hallowe'en I rushed out at lunchtime to buy things, and rushed home after work to do things. All the rushing was accompanied by a wheezy cough, but hey, it meant that by 6pm I had some Beastly Bats on the window (but not in the belfry), and parcels waiting for any trick-or-treaters who might turn up -- big flouncy black-and-purple parcels (binbag and tissue-paper) tied up with a gold-ish ribbon. Inside the parcels were a few of these scary beasties:

OMG LOL SPOOKY FRUIT!


Plus a couple of handfuls of monkey nuts, some sugar-free "Cyber Chews", some mini-Pringles, and a silly plastic snake.

I think four sets of T&T'ers turned up in the end: from the two embarrassed-sounding teens in scream masks, to the two tiny boys dressed as vampires (with their dad hovering nervously in the background). My favourites, though, were two other tinies who both shouted "Thank you!" when I gave them their parcel, but then as they walked away, one of them said reprovingly to the other, "You didn't say 'thank you!'" (though I'm sure she did) ... at which she turned round and shouted "Thank you!" again, just to be sure.

No tricks, though, and no unpleasantness; just a few giggles and a few snacks (of which I'll gladly eat the unused remainder). And hopefully now a few of the local kids know that the weird woman at number 61 is not actually very scary, though she does have this weird habit of wearing her Hallowe'en clothes at other times of year as well.
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emperor From: emperor Date: November 2nd, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
your first link should be to chiark not admin.cam ;)

I lamely did nothing for halloween this year.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 2nd, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
admin.cam

Bah. Spot what my fingers have been typing most of today. :-} Fixed now!
sion_a From: sion_a Date: November 2nd, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me, the origami bat from last year is still in place.
lnr From: lnr Date: November 2nd, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww, cute satsuma face!
camellia_uk From: camellia_uk Date: November 2nd, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
*blush*
There is a very similar-looking satsuma on my desk at work, after I had the same idea. Clearly these things run in the family...
(In my defence, pumpkins are huge, a pain to cut, and I can't find anything to do with all the piles of gunk you scoop out. The satsuma and whiteboard marker did a fine job of warding off evil spirits, or at least of scaring away my officemates, which amounts to the same thing.)
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: November 3rd, 2005 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Someone posted to a pumpkin that was cut in the style of >.< , the old anime-style-face emoticon, but I can't remember who. Probably http://www.boingboing.net/ .
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