Friday Five for October 31, 2003

There weren’t any Friday Five questions last week … and the one’s the week before were re-runs … but this week’s are new, real questions … so here we go … 🙂

1. What was your first Halloween costume?

How would I know ?!?! I was like … what? … April, May, June, July, August, September, October … a little more than 7 months old … I don’t remember a thing except … food … sleep … food … sleep … why in the heck do I look like a pumpkin … food … sleep. Hmmm, maybe I went as a pumpkin. 🙂

2. What was your best costume and why?

Well … first of all … let’s talk costume essentials … there are two important requirements that a costume must meet:

One, it cannot impede your drinking ability. That’s why full-faced masks are usually not good. Because face it, you just look like a butt if you’re drinking beer through a straw. And,

Two, it cannot impede your ability to go to the bathroom. Because if requirement No. 1 is met and you do imbibe, you’ll appreciate the wisdom of requirement No. 2. This eliminates many elaborate costumes involving cardboard boxes, balloons, construction paper and the like.

Basically … you just need clothes of some sort, do something with your hair or maybe some make-up. Personally, I like topical costumes … something that makes some sense in light of current events …

All that being said … I really don’t think I’ve had a “best” costume … they all just served a purpose at a time … I used to do Luke Skywalker all the time, oh yeah, and I wore the costume for Halloween a few times too … whatever :P. I was the Old Spice Sailor dude for few times too … that really was probably my most “productive” costume, dig? … I did a pretty good Phil Donahue … “Is the caller there?” … Bill Clinton was a wealth of material for me … and I’ve always liked my Cereal Killer costume where I attached a bunch of those little single serve boxes of cereal to myself and stabbed each with a plastic knife.

3. Did you ever play a trick on someone who didn’t give you a treat?

Ahhh … no. Not really. I never did the soaping windows, throwing eggs or toilet papering houses thing on Halloween. I was am a geek, remember? I was used to getting denied requests for treats !! 🙂 I have tp’d houses on other days for a variety of reasons though. Oh wait … does it count as a trick if you harbor a grudge for 15-20 plus years, eventually stumble across a person’s e-mail address and then sign them up for various “interesting” mailing lists? (Not porn people, I’m much more creative than that.) If such a delayed response counts as a trick, then well … I guess the answer is yes. 🙂 Of course, such tricks were all done before the behavior was deemed illegal.

4. Do you have any Halloween traditions? (ie: Family pumpkin carving, special dinner before trick or treating, etc.)

Just what kind of spooky family has a “special dinner” before trick or treating?? Geezuz !! What’s the main course … road kill? Served with blood red wine? Pumpkin pie for dessert?

The only tradition I have is generally waiting until the last minute to purchase my candy. And then hoping that I don’t have to hand it all out, especially the good stuff that I like.

5. Share your favorite scary story…real or legend!

I spook way too easily !! I once lived in a place where there were some unexplained phenomenon (personally, I prefer the word phenomena, but have become aware that it’s usage is “borderline”) … and really don’t have an interest in sharing a scary spooky story … not really because I’d be too scared, but because it’d take way too long. So instead … if you’re interested here are two links to stories I find scary. This one you might not have heard it, but it has been referred to as America’s Greatest Ghost Story and since it was local to me growing up, still spooks me today. The second one I’m sure you’re familiar with, but it still bothers me. Now personally, I think you should go here, which is far more entertaining !! 🙂

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  1. first halloween after transiton,
    everyone was blown away my my terrific costume,
    but i wasn’t wearing one…

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