On This Day of Candy & Costumes

This is nothing more than a hodgepodge of videos and stuff.  Like a haiku/whatever:

Welcome Halloween
A night of sweets and terror
Both beloved and feared

It is a strange day this Halloween.  Just look into the origin of it and your head will spin like a top.  I’d go into it here, but we all know the story or whatever version suits our person beliefs.  It’s either the devil’s favorite day, a day for kids to have fun, a day for teenagers to cause mischief, or just another holiday before Christmas.  It’s just so interesting how this holiday is only topical for a month, but it has such a major impact on the atmosphere.  In all honesty, I think it’s certainly more inclusive than most other holidays.  You don’t have to be a certain religion for it.  At least not the candy and costume version.  Put the torches down, Wiccans.  You don’t need to be in a certain position in life like Valentine’s Day where anyone single feels like shit.  It’s not a beast of a holiday that is steadily absorbing the entire calendar.  Halloween is simply a day of fun that you can easily ignore by putting out an empty bowl with a ‘Take One’ sign.  How are people supposed to know that it was never full to begin with?  Yeah, I’ve had my suspicions about a few people in the neighborhood.  Empty at 2 PM on a school day?  I see.

Personally, I like Halloween because of the atmosphere and the fun.  It’s different now that I have a little guy to take around the neighborhood, but it’s still fun.  That reminds me:

Aidan Olaf

That’s my job for this year.  Leading him around for candy even though he doesn’t have a sweet tooth and can’t eat anything with nuts.  He just enjoys walking around in costume and saying hi to people.  Now to end on the video that I promised at the beginning of the month, which I’m sure at least half of the Internet is posting today:

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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18 Responses to On This Day of Candy & Costumes

  1. renxkyoko says:

    ha ha We have a dvd copy of MJ/s Thriller and his other famous videos, like Black and White.

    And that phrase” on Valentine’s Day where anyone single feels like shit.” That’s so hilarious ! And true. I’m the only one available to work up to 10 Pm at Baskin and Robbins coz I don’t have anyone. Yeah, it feels like shit.

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    • That was me on every Christian holiday. Every place seems to need a Jew for those days. 🙂 I have to admit that every year, Valentine’s Day seems to get more and more aggravating. Single people wish they had someone. Married people feel like it’s a chore. I rarely see happy stuff on that day.

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  2. Soren is only allowed two pieces of candy from his haul – he had a sucker and a sour ball. But he still had fun. Honestly, I think it is more fun if they aren’t thinking about the candy. I’m handing out bookmarks to kids at our Autumn Adventure – they get enough candy

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  3. Nice Haiku Charles. Love it when the classic 5-7-5 is hit. Also loved the costume. What was the name of that video by Michael Jackson? I don’t think I have ever seen it before. 🙂

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  4. Go and coach Olaf on what sorts of candies to grab for you. 🙂 Have fun!!

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  5. sknicholls says:

    He is such a cutie, Charles! He would make me smile. We’re giving salty away this years instead of sweets. Chips. So far, all the mom’s are going, “Yes! Something besides candy!” and the kids are going, “Eh, whatever.”

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    • We went pretty far this time, so he came back with a lot. Surprisingly, it had a lot of straight chocolate stuff. Not much with nuts, so he gets to keep all the stuff we don’t too ‘bad’. Mostly I got rid of the straight sugar stuff like smarties and bottle caps. Pretzels were popular this year too. Good move doing chips.

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  6. Cute Olaf. Hope he had a great Halloween.

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  7. I love the costume and it’s nice that he just likes to dress up and say hi to people, it’s very sweet. I hope he had fun. 🙂

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  8. mrsgillies says:

    He’s so cute! I love the costume.

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