Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat

Central Pennsylvania Residents Are Again Confused Over When Halloween Really Is.  Bahahaha...true headline from the local newspaper website.  Pennsylvania is confused.  Confused with their crazy nonsense rules and plans.  I've never lived in a place where Halloween is celebrated on so many different nights or seen so many towns with their very own Halloween parades.  Trick-or-treating in our neighborhood was supposed to be last Thursday, October 27, from 6-8 PM while I was at work.  Don't worry, that didn't happen.  The festivities were cancelled due to inclement weather...a.k.a the LOW temperature for the day was 41 and we had 0.01 inch of precipitation (scattered sprinkles).  Instead, trick-or-treating was moved to Monday, October 31, (on HALLOWEEN...what a novel idea)!  Still not sure what we're actually in for...because apparently it's too scary to go and ring doorbells, so if you're in the mood to hand out candy to costumed kids you must sit out on your front porch to meet them.  Hmmm.  No wonder people are confused...nothing here makes sense.  It did give us a couple of extra days to try and get pumpkins carved (we've been procrastinating on that a little).

Oh, BTW...about the whole inclement weather thing, we've obviously been through an earthquake, hurricane, tropical storm, and flooding of the century, and the Snowtober snowstorm can now be added to the list.  Snowstorm Halloween, Halloween snowstorm.  I know I mentioned it the other day too, but I ran across a couple of newspaper stories and photos to remember the Great Halloween Blizzard of 1991 with...n-o-s-t-a-l-g-i-a.  As the Star Tribune put it, Halloween Blizzard of '91...'A Heck of a Trick'.  28.4" of the white fluffy stuff (although it was 36 something inches in Duluth).  Still trying to remember what I dressed up as; thought it was princess Jasmine from Aladdin, but that had to have been the following year as the movie didn't come out till 1992.  Must have been a cold Halloween in '92 as well, cause I remember bundling up under that costume, too!  Doesn't really give the same effect when you have a winter coat under your belly shirt and harem pants.

It's a bit difficult to come up with a whole host of photos from way back in 1991, but to give you a sense, here are a few that I found posted across the internet...

Not a technique that is gonna get her very far...but I'm not sure much else would either. 

Snow, snow, snow...and more snow

This too is apparently from 1991, although it looks about 40 years older...I think technology has since advanced a bit!

Either way, there's less snow today than there was 20 years ago...time to go get some pumpkins carved and get ready to hand out some candy!!!  HAPPY PUMPKIN DAY :-)

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