Trick 'r Treat, Smell My Blog, Give Me Something Good To Eat!
I got up with the wife already off to a pedicure and baby shower (2 separate events), so I just popped in a film in an effort to finally catch up completely on my 31 films project because I knew the afternoon would get away from me completely and I'd soon be interrupted by the incessant ringing of the doorbell.
We had a friend and her 2 year old drop by just after 5:00 PM, indicating the start of our evening, so I got the witch set up with her misting/bubbling cauldron, which looked pretty sweet.
It's just after 6:00 PM as I start writing this, so I'll be popping back periodically to see what's up.
Finishing up some laundry, folding that stuff away.
6:45: Still no trick or treating action, popped in a cheap copy of Diary Of The Dead for background noise, in that it's something I've seen and don't care if I get distracted from. Morris has made plans to come by with a pizza and just chill out with us later.
6:55: Got our first stranger of the night, by which I mean a kid we don't know ringing the bell, not that I sat on my hand til it was numb, then masturbated. So get your mind out of the gutter. The kid was dressed as a Jedi and seemed really stressed out by the four lb. Yorkie barking at him; I'd have imagined Jedis were much more 'Zen' than that.
7:02: More stragglers begin to trickle by. I checked last year's blog out of curiosity (yeah, I'm that anal), and we got pretty busy around 7:30, after full dark. Curious to see if this year plays out the same.
7:16: Man, this flick hasn't gotten any better on the second viewing, still pretty average all the way around. I had hopes it would somehow get better on repeated viewings, so I threw down the $3 for it when I ran across it on a clearance, so I think I may be getting that money's worth out of it as background noise this evening.
7:20: Morris arrives bearing a pumpkin and snacks, more trick 'r treaters behind him.
7:30: Bouncing Yorkie almost knocks down the dog gate I put in the front doorway onto a toddler dressed as Spiderman; this could be a long night.
7:38: It's falling into the steady stream we usually have each year, consisting of packs of 12 kids, then a few singles, then another pack of children. Yorkie is as irritated as ever, but coping well enough as it gives her something to occupy her time with.
7:47: The animatronic witch actually scared some Jr. High kids away from the door when the Yorkie activated the motion detector. That's awesome. I open the door, they're halfway back down the front walk.
8:05: The Brother In Law dropped by with the nephew, we ended up inviting them in for a bit to watch the pumpkin carving that Morris and the wife were busying themselves with.
8:26: BIL won't leave. Shoot me. Morris leaves to pick up dinner, saying goodbye to the BIL rather optimistically, as they "may not be here when he gets back".
8:50: Seriously. BIL won't leave, they're hunkering down for the night it seems. I would think he'd take his kid to at least a few other houses for candy, if only for the socialization. We eat and half-assed watch the movie that I'm sure his kid shouldn't be seeing, but I'm beyond changing up my evening to accommodate uninvited guests.
9:07: Wondering if we're done with Halloween for the night, we've had very sporadic trick 'r treaters tonight. Moved on from Diary Of The Turkey to Scream on cable, since I won't be able to watch anything and pay attention to it right now with all the other distractions.
9:14: Skeet Ulrich, how did you get hold of Johnny Depp's DNA?
9:25: Wife & Morris decide to pop into a party a few blocks over celebrating a high school friend of theirs who passed away last month. I can't be bothered, plus I figure we may still get a few people here at the door, but it finally rousts the BIL, so that's nice.
9:35: Wife & Morris back already; saw someone they didn't care for in lawn of party, nonchalantly kept driving since no one would recognize Morris' vehicle. I shit you not. Funny stuff.
We called it at 10:30 or so having not seen a kid in an hour or thereabouts, then popped in a final film for the night.
Morris wanted to watch the original Halloween, so we threw that in while I pecked away at this.
I was only able to make it through 30 films rather than 31 for the Halloween holiday, but the evening just got away from me. Oh well, I should've tried to squeeze in a few double-features earlier in the month before everything went to shit there in the middle of the month.
I'm out kids.
Be seeing you.
Tag, you're it, Baggy Eyes! Halloween, Movies, Diary Of The Dead, Friends, Family, Scream, Skeet Ulrich