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The Best Halloween

Posted on 2009.11.01 at 10:30
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Burton - The Nightmare Before Christmas
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The best Halloween I've ever had was in Omaha. It was there I ran my tongue up and down my sexy co-worker's leg while she was dressed like a German wench, and met the woman which would be my wife. Not a bad haul. I had a couple of great Halloween's while living in Boyd. One, where all four of us dressed like a family of bears, the other, shortly after 9/11, when I dressed as an Arab. You learn a lot about people when you challenge their expectations, and I have a long history of doing just that.
But last night was fun in a different sort of way. My kids, they actually got it this year, and for the first time I think, had fun. They just had fun. My son even brought a neighbor friend with him. This was the first year since 2003 that catttitude & I dressed up to walk with them, which was also fun. Participation rocks. All the subdivisions were bustling with friendly activity and it seemed everyone who was out was out to have fun. Although I admit a certain longing to be one of the families standing around a firepit in the driveway dressed all spooky and handing out candy. That looked like fun too. Unfortunately, with our subdivision only 1% built-out, I fear I won't get that opportunity for many years.
We started this holiday weekend out with a little garage party for my neighbors, completely the idea of my wife. I bought a modest amount of imported, microbrew, and domestic beers and invited my next door neighbors, my neighbors next door to them, and so on and so forth down the street. It was a nice time in which I discovered perhaps the amount of beer purchased wasn't modest enough, as I drank far too much of it. But the fun for me was in the planning and shopping with my wife since I'd taken Friday off, and smoking a beautiful cigar (the last of which schpydurx had left with me during our December 1st, 2007 party) with her while waiting for the guests to arrive. Yes, I played my "Halloween 2009" cd, the garage was eventually filled, and there were few casualties.

Happy Halloween, my friends.


ihamlet at 2009-11-01 17:26 (UTC) (Link)
You too, E. There're few things I miss of home (thus far), but spending Halloween with the intimates might be one of them.
ehowton at 2009-11-02 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks dude.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-11-01 19:07 (UTC) (Link)
I like the formatting on this post--perfectly matched to the width of the pictures.

I'm glad you had fun. I should restock your cigars. I like the theme that you and catttitude went with this year.
ehowton at 2009-11-02 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
What theme is that, exactly?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-11-02 20:45 (UTC) (Link)
You were Erik and she was an entertainer. Both are stage-related.
ehowton at 2009-11-03 03:18 (UTC) (Link)
All the world's a stage.
dawaioser at 2009-11-02 00:05 (UTC) (Link)
I love your wife's hat and heart face paint!! Too cute.
ehowton at 2009-11-02 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
My favorite part was the stockings!
snapper521 at 2009-11-02 03:18 (UTC) (Link)
(smile) I'm pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed their day yesterday. :-)

I remembered that you liked to throw parties and so forth for Halloween so I was wondering if you would again this year.

I have a question and maybe I'm completely off base but... have I missed something? Did you and the family move?? You were talking about how lovely the weather and stuff is in Massachusetts and... I thought the subdivision you were living in was already mostly built up??
ehowton at 2009-11-02 20:45 (UTC) (Link)
We live in a partially-completed subdivision in Texas which was abandoned when the housing market crash occurred. There are maybe 24 houses in an area prepped for ten times that.

I was in Massachusetts for a week on business.
snapper521 at 2009-11-02 22:18 (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh! :-) Ok. I just wasn't sure if you had a job change or something that caused you to move. :-)
snapper521 at 2009-11-02 03:23 (UTC) (Link)
You know what? I don't think I've actually seen a picture of your daughter... I know I've seen your Mrs. before but it's been quite awhile and I'm not sure as I would have recognized her to be completely honest but... :-) You have a really good looking family. I mean that in the best possible way.
ehowton at 2009-11-02 20:54 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I have even better pics of the kids, but I'm hiding those from curious grandparents!
snapper521 at 2009-11-02 22:15 (UTC) (Link)
Lol why??
ehowton at 2009-11-02 22:19 (UTC) (Link)
So they're a nice surprise when they get them in person. Right before Grandparent's Day, I even de-friended my own mother to keep her from seeing these:


After they got the card and pictures, I added her back and pointed her to that page :P
snapper521 at 2009-11-02 22:40 (UTC) (Link)
Ha! You're so mean!! :-D You're no longer Eric, you're now "meanie!!"
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-11-02 04:11 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad ya'll had so much fun, y'all look awesome!!!

Check your link destination for December 1st, 2007 party.
ehowton at 2009-11-02 20:47 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! The link is fine. It covers several parties, starting with the December 1st 2007 one.

Also, stop calling me. I'll get back to you when I get a chance.
thesweetestnote at 2009-11-02 19:45 (UTC) (Link)
Happy Halloween! :) I did the pirate thing this year. I was a little pissed cause everywhere I went people kept looking at me and saying "Hey Johnny Depp!"...grrr! I was Captain Jack Sparrow! Anywho, looks like you had a blast! I gotta try that firepit one of these days and have the mother-in-law over for effect LOL.
thesweetestnote at 2009-11-02 21:12 (UTC) (Link)
LOL....Everyday. Have you heard the Dave Matthews Band song "Everyday"? OCuld be your new theme song.

I think you'd love it. It fits YOU perfectly. Now I'll think of you every time I hear it.


Edited at 2009-11-02 09:21 pm (UTC)
kat_rowe at 2009-11-02 20:39 (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a fun Halloween :)
ehowton at 2009-11-02 20:53 (UTC) (Link)
It was a blast. We have Glowfest this weekend and unixwolf is coming up for the weekend.

I love this time of year!
kat_rowe at 2009-11-02 21:47 (UTC) (Link)

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Autumn's the best :)
ehowton at 2009-11-03 00:37 (UTC) (Link)
Next year I think my wife wants Halloween-through-Christmas to be one giant, colorful Day of the Dead "season."

How cool is that?
kat_rowe at 2009-11-03 00:38 (UTC) (Link)
I don't suppose she's in the market for a sister-wife?
ehowton at 2009-11-03 00:46 (UTC) (Link)
Very occasionally she gets the itch again.
kat_rowe at 2009-11-03 01:27 (UTC) (Link)
*considers this*
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