Oct 31, 2011 Around NYC
So to say my neighborhood gets into the Halloween spirit would be a bit of an understatement. It goes crazy. There are several streets that get closed down. There are live shows. There are insane numbers of people. It’s quite impressive.
We actually live on the outskirts of the neighborhood now, where there aren’t as many trick-or-treaters. So you get about three times as much candy per house. We set out with Jake and Fiona, whose lame mother obviously bought their costumes in a store. Which of course, to my kids, is a win.
I’m happy to say we weren’t the only ones using McDonald’s Happy Meal buckets to hold the candy. Although The Ass forbid me from pointing the other people out after the first one.
This guy scared the crap out of my neighbor. He sits there on his steps blending in with the decorations until you come close. He got my kids good a couple years ago.
It’s not easy to see in a picture taken from the sidewalk, but the pictures in the living room look like something out of the Haunted Mansion at Disney World. I can only hope they did that for Halloween, and they’re not the kinds of weirdoes who sleep in caskets or something.
This house had a boxing ring set up, with people in costumes dancing in it. I’m not really sure what was going on. And since they weren’t giving out candy, the kids didn’t want to stick around and find out.
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