Happy Halloween SitePoint!

#1

Happy Halloween!! :pumpkin: :witch:

What will your Halloween festivities be today? We'll be getting alot of trick or treaters coming to our door later tonight - but fear not! Sweeties are at the ready!! phew

I suppose it's more of a time for kiddies I guess with their costumes and games like bobbing for apples or finding the ring in the bareen brack!! But I do suspect that like myself there are those of you out there who still love this time of the year and make the most of it! wink

So what is it like in your neck of the woods? Did you carve a pumpkin? Let's see it! Do you put up decorations? Tell us your spooky stories! (additional respect points for something scary) stuck_out_tongue

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#2

Days like these make me wish I lived in a 20-storey apartment or better so that I didn't have to get bothered every five minutes.

I feel totally indifferent towards Halloween. It means zero, nil, nada to me.

Alas, I live in a house and kids stop by every few minutes until midnight. I've bought sweets for €20,00 and I think it still might not be enough. frowning

If you dare not open the door, you end up with the front of your house covered in smear and weird sticky spray. Bah.

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#3

Oh hai non-PHP forum. stuck_out_tongue

Thankfully, my wife runs a sweet (candy) shop so we use the opportunity to pass out loads sweets to the locals. We're also blessed with a pretty nice, well mannered, neighbourhood - which usually means all our 'visitors' are folk we know.

These should be an adequate amount to bribe the little terrors. smiley

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#4

til midnight Maleika? Jeeze the cut off point here is anywhere between 9pm & 10pm - most kids "real kids" are in bed at that time!! You get the ocassional teenager going around but IMO they are just too big for all that trick or treating - especially if there are a big group of them, they can be quite intimidating plus they sometimes come around twice grrrr - if you don't give anything they don't retaliate in my neighbourhood thankfully - I guess if they did then yeah it would be war! :rolleyes: €20 on sweets? Jeeze that's a lot - you must have tons of sweets?!

@Anythony - GC suits you stuck_out_tongue I was going to say OMG when I saw that pic until I read about your wife :lol: wow yes quite the upper hand you have there over all us mere mortals at this time of the year but goodluck getting rid of those jelly beans :nono: eehew! stuck_out_tongue

For those of you who didn't do a pumpkin this year I'll share mine :pumpkin: I've just carved it, what do you think? Scary or what!!! stuck_out_tongue Btw, I forgot just how blooming stinky those pumpkins were... Pew!!! :shifty:

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#5

Is that you? aah.. it's a pumpkin... stuck_out_tongue

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#6

No, just a pack of chewing gum. :rolleyes:

:crazy:

:eyebrow:

Just being an idiot. Here, for you from the heart: :for_you:

That'll be another €20,00 please. smiley

Sweets are expensive here. Heck, everything is expensive here. I'd say I bought around 6 pounds of candy.

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#7

@crazy :lol: close...very close - I don't look much different, maybe even a bit more orangey smiley

@Maleika :rolleyes: now don't start!! stuck_out_tongue

Wow @ 6lbs!! That's a lot of candy! If you spent €20 on sweeties here you'll have a whole truck load of sweeties - I thought you had LIDL or ALDI over there too? They're very good for stuff like that!

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#8

Jeez, you cant win! stuck_out_tongue

@AnthonySterling: is being informed by @AndreaSterling that's socially unacceptable to be standing outside his house waiting to give sweets to children.

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#9

Yes, we do have those here but they were too far away. stuck_out_tongue

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#10

Why the angry face for the thread title?

@AnthonySterling: is being informed by @AndreaSterling that's socially unacceptable to be standing outside his house waiting to give sweets to children.

I guess it depends on what you're wearing. :shifty:

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#11

Well, you're right, it's about context. smiley

The wife made me bag up about ~30 bags of sweets for the visiting children, this took about 1 hour.

We watched through the window, an almost unending chain of children work their way down the street. Visiting each of our neighbours, greeting them with a rather loud 'TRICK OR TREAT!' as they opened their door.

Like a poor thriller movie, they gradually, got closer and closer, louder and louder.... :shifty:

Only to bloody bypass our house all together! :headbang:

Every single bloody one of them.

Despite me going to the door to try and entice them back, said wife, advised it may not be a good idea. You know, actually coaxing children back to your house on the promise of sweets. :rolleyes:

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#12

Aww!!

I would've ran out to the street and started throwing the candy at them buggers. smiley

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#13

Yeah. I was just wondering the exact same thing.

Well, I'm an apt. guy, so no kids.
I wonder how many budding young gangsters got their psychological start on our "society sanctioned bullying day"?

These days I just love candy at 70% off for the next week.

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#14

Halloween, me and the wife hide up stairs with all the lights off down stairs to fool the brats cough the little angels angel

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#15

:lol: spence - yeah it's not everyone's cup of tea - I saw a few neighbours close their blinds for the night earlier than usual smiley

@Saul & BLZ - I was wondering who would pick up on that stuck_out_tongue It was the only one that looked a bit scary plus I'm peeved that I'm all grown up now and I miss all the trick or treating :rolleyes:

@Maleika - Jeeze you little lazy thing, how far is too far? stuck_out_tongue Btw, did your €20 last you til midnight or did you turn into a :pumpkin: smiley

@Anthony - You're wife is probably right, strange though that the kids passed by - perhaps it's those jelly beans afterall - who eats those anyway? smiley :nono:

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#16

Happy Halloween to everyone. I hope all of you had good time

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#17

Did anyone go to a Halloween Party????

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