On this windy Halloween evening in this pandemic year, I handed out candy using tongs and wearing a mask. Our Halloweeners:
- a little wee lion
- a brown bear
- an angel
- what appeared to be an Ewok in a parka
- a gangster
- a goth
- a Stormtrooper
- a crocodile
- a vampire
- a nurse
- a little wee dinosaur who told me “Habby Ween!” over and over
- a zombie
- and a princess in pyjamas
…for a total of 13.
Weirdly, that’s four more than we had last year. I don’t know what that might mean.
Happy Hollow Bean. B. good.
The Halloween tally:
- Mad scientist
- 2 members of a motorcycle gang
- Day of the Dead
- 2 jailbirds
…for a total of 10 Halloweeners. (Plus two parents, dressed as Mary Poppins and Ben, who didn’t come close enough to get any candy.)
At judo: 0 kids. 5 adults. A nice quiet evening of flashcards and kata.
Here’s the tally for this year’s Hallowe’eners:
- Mad scientist
- 2‑year-old (approx.) in a bee costume who was apparently scared of me because I’m a stranger, and had to be convinced by her mother to accept a chocolate bar from me
- Zombie banana (however that works)
- Vampire cat
- Cowboy in a snowsuit
- Cat in a snowsuit
- 3 more cowboys
- Ghoul with flashing red LED eyes that made him look like a dire Jawa
- Jason Voorhees in a parka
- Princess in a parka
First doorbell: 6:15 PM.
Last doorbell: 8:45 PM.
Leftover candy: sufficient but probably not fatal.
For those that can’t read my scrawl:
- Butterfly [A little girl in purple. It was her first Hallowe’en, I’m guessing, since her mom was videotaping the whole thing, and, as she walked away from my door, I heard her say, I got candy!]
- Princess w/ parka [because this is Canada]
- Baby [ie, no costume]
- Parka-clad werewolf
- Nerd [with a big wad of tape holding her glasses together at the nose — oh, the memories]
- 2 witches
- Black Queen [Spades? Clubs?]
- Blue Man
- Burlesque Hat Gal [Couldn’t see much costume — parka — but she had one one of those miniature top hats burlesque performers wear (fascinators?)]
- Princess in parka
- Creepy Clown
- Zombie [These last two were quite a bit older — late teens — and showed up just before 9 o’clock]
At 9:45 PM I shut off the outside lights and called it a night.
And now, if you’ll pardon me, there’s a Wunderbar with my name on it. Mmmmmmmm, leftover candy.