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Happy Halloween! - Unbeliever's Land
...The continuing chronicles...
Happy Halloween!
When I was young, every Halloween I swore to myself that when I grew up, I would be one of the COOL grown-ups, who gave out LOTS of the GOOD candy -- not just a piece or two of the crappy stuff.

Well, guess what.  I'm 15 months away from my 40th birthday.  I done growed up.

Angela and I decorate our house for Halloween now.  And we spent over $100 this year on the candy we doled out tonight.

You read that right.  We FILLED one-and-a-half moving size boxes with candy.  (Granted, the full box *WAS* of the cheaper candy -- our financial resources do have limits -- but the half-box had good stuff, and everybody got a handful of the cheap, plus two or three pieces of the good.)

Angela kept stats this time -- we had 225 trick-or-treaters all told, mainly between 6pm and 8pm (with a few last stragglers arriving before 9pm).  So that works out to 44 cents a kid (actually, we probably spent more like 40 cents a kid, since we still have about a tenth of the candy left over -- OSU coworkers, beware!)...

But we love to see all the young children in their costumes, and to see their eyes light up when they see how much they get.  That makes it all worthwhile.

Next year, I'll do a before-and-after photo of the candy box(es), just to show how much sugary damage we inflict on the neighborhood each year...

Current Emotional State: high high

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