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Halloween craziness

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.


Now, this house looks pretty normal, until you look in the window…PA310191

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.PA310190

And, well, the less said about this window, the better.PA310193

Many houses went a more traditional, but still impressive, route:PA310202






This is our old building. It’s like it was built with Halloween in mind.PA310208

This house is nuts. The owners put on a huge production every year.PA310219


I don’t know what this is.PA310231

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.PA310234

And this band was actually good!PA310241

After the trick-or-treating comes the sorting…PA310245

And the trading…PA310248

And for Fiona, even more sorting.PA310253

Happy Halloween!

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4 Responses to “Halloween craziness”

  1. Ann on October 31st, 2011 11:26 pm

    Ha! Glad you got that picture of the guy on the stoop. He scared the sh-t out of me. Thank God for Depends!
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  2. Tiffany on November 1st, 2011 9:26 am

    WOW! Looks like a lot of fun! We don’t live in a big city, so I have never seen anything quite like your neighborhood. I am surprised by how many people participated and to what a huge extent! We love Halloween and decorate every year, but most of our neighbors do not decorate or just decorate a little. A lot of people stop on our lawn to take Halloween pics of their kids. I have to say that we are proud to be THAT house!
    Thanks for sharing your wacky and wonderful neighborhood. It’s really something cool!!
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  3. Green Angel on November 1st, 2011 10:08 am

    haha.. nice photos.. good idea for next halloween..
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  4. Jennifer, Snapshot on November 1st, 2011 1:45 pm

    The sorting and trading was always my favorite part.