Saturday, November 1, 2008

halloween candy

Hello to my two friends who are reading this blog!  Not much is going on in my life that's very exciting.  Law school is, I have decided, my own personal hell.  But I wanted to post anyway, so here's a semi-funny story about Halloween.

I forgot all about Halloween until yesterday morning.  I was walking to school, and I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary, until all of a sudden...wait a minute...there went a stroller carrying a small child dressed up like a fairy (complete with wings!).  Oddly, though, it still didn't click.  My first thought was not, "Oh yeah, it's Halloween."  Nope; my first thought was, "That mom is psycho."  I finally realized it was Halloween after I got to school and saw one of our law school tech guys dressed up at Lieutenant Dangle.  In case you're unfamiliar, Lieutenant Dangle looks like this:

And even then, it took a few minutes.  At first I thought, "What's that cop doing here?"  But finally, I realized:  It's Halloween!  Yes!  I GET TO GO BUY CANDY!

I've lived in my apartment for about a year and a half, and it's not in a neighborhood where kids normally go trapsing around during the daytime, much less after sundown.  So, I was pretty sure I wouldn't be getting any trick-or-treaters this year.  But still, the thought of being candyless if a trick-or-treater did show up was too much for me to bear.  So, I went to the grocery store after class yestesrday and bought:
  • One bag of Heath miniatures
  • One bag of Snickers miniatures
  • One bag of assorted miniatures, containing Milky Way, Twix, etc.
  • One glow-in-the-dark ghost basket to contain all this candy.
I was checked out by a Harps employee who was festively wearing a vampire costume, which was creepy enough.  It got even weirder when he started talking to me using some kind of "Transylvanian" accent.  "Hoow eez the weather?  Eet's steel too bright for meee...muahaha!"

Of course, I had not one trick-or-treater.  But on the plus side, this morning I got to eat candy for breakfast!


Emily and Patrick said...

Did your professor wear shorts like that?

Leah said...

Well, he wasn't a professor; he was a tech guy. But YES! It was...well, it was scary.