Tuesday, October 07, 2008

octoberishness ...

... remember how much you used to look forward to halloween, like when you were a kid? as soon as October hit, it's pretty much all I could think about when I was a child. you got to dress up and get a shitload of candy. i guess it was a bigger deal way back then, when there were only like, I dunno, 15 types of candy? now there are bazillions. also, candy was a rare treat in the george household when i was growing up.

i loved getting root beer barrels. and bottle caps. and smarties. and the real, normal-sized candybars (those were SO rare). hershey's minis were a winner too.

tootsie rolls weren't too bad either.

wasn't a big fan of peppermint candy or butterscotch hard candies, though i'd eat 'em. just not a big hard-candy fan, with the exception of the root beer barrels because ... well, hell — they were ROOT BEER!

didn't like the lifesavers too much either, or the lifesaver lollipops, or any kind of lollipop, really.

i never got, and still don't get, the gum in the lollipop ones. you lick/suck/crunch away the hard candy to get to the gum, but there were always shards of the hard lollipop left over. bleah!

i remember scoring when my siblings got the hershey's special dark, cuz they didn't like it. same way i scored on Easter — i was the only one who liked black jellybeans until the savage came along. but he ate pretty much anything — warm sodas, mustard straight from the bottle, cold soup from the can, etc.

my mom made most of our costumes way back when. we would jealously watch the other kids in their full store-bought costumes while we were in homemade funky costumes ... like the masked hobo i was one year ... plaid pants, ugly shirt, cape and robber "mask." though looking back now, it wasn't so bad .. until you see the picture. I have it somewhere. no, i'm not looking for it.

halloween as partying young man was cool too. lotsa drinking. better, more fun costumes. chicks dressing up as sluts because it was the only time they could.

winning a costume contest dressed up like a Domme biker in a strip club ... only it was just what i chose to wear that night and not a planned costume ... heh.

trick or treat, bitches

11 comments:

Heff said...

Gotta dig chicks dressing like sluts. BTW - Lovin' the avatar.

Natalia said...

All I really want to do this Halloween is go to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights because the theme is urban legends, which I am very interested in. And I love getting scared when i know I am really safe :)

Unfortunately, everyone is too sodding scared to go. Pfft!

KJ said...

Me like chocolate :)

Hey Dz

Momentarily_Distracted said...

My Dad used to take all of us kids trick or treating, but under one condition: he had to have the Snickers bars from the loot or we'd have to call it a night and go home. I don't remember him actually going through with his threat, but we kept him stocked with treats for the duration of the trip. :)

SignGurl said...

Trick or Treat! Oops, I'm a bit late. I'll still take both.

grace said...

Whoa, root beer barrels??? Oh my God those sound good! Where can I find them?!

The Savage said...

Happy New Year, Che'lu'

The Savage said...

Happy Birthday, Dzer!

The Savage said...

Happy Easter, Bro.

Stealth said...

get your ass off vacation. I got mine off....and happy early easter and late birthday.

Stealth said...

ahem.