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31 October 2016 @ 11:07 pm
Never Jump Into A Pile Of Leaves With A Wet Sucker.  
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, FRIENDS! Did you guys know that this year is the 50th anniversary of 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'? It was released in 1966. My dad and I talked about it tonight and that was the year he graduated high school and turned 18. By the release date - October 27, 1966 - my dad was out of school and of legal drinking age. We watched it every year as kids and I still try to, even now. Here's the quote from Sally after she spends all night in the pumpkin patch with Linus and has nothing to show for it:

"You blockhead! You kept me up all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin, and all that came was a beagle! I didn't get a chance to go out for tricks or treats. And it was all your fault! I'll sue! What a fool I was! I could have had candy apples and gum and cookies and money and all sorts of things. But no! I had to listen to you, you blockhead. What a fool I was. Trick or treats come only once a year, and I missed it by sitting in a pumpkin patch with a blockhead. YOU OWE ME RESTITUTION!

My mom would recite that whole speech just to make my dad howl with laughter. ION, I was Ballerina Batgirl for Halloween and Sis was Darth Vader with her R2Dog droid and friends came over and we had pizza and looked at all the cute trick or treaters in their costumes and it was a nice evening. One little bumblebee, no more than 2, couldn't have cared less about getting her candy, she just wanted to pet the dog. Winston was happy about that. When she went to leave, Sis yelled, "Goodbye," and the little girl yelled back, "Goodbye, Dog!"

Me as Ballerina Batgirl. I pirouette, then kick the bad guys in the face, then curtsie away.

It's an R2Dog!

Darth Vader bribed this droid into the dark side with treats!

I hope you all had wonderful evenings too! Tomorrow I'm posting my yearly Halloween fic - this year's is of The Monster Squad!
Shirebound: Halloween Snoopy - Casey28shirebound on November 1st, 2016 03:40 am (UTC)
Winston deserves every pet and treat he can get his paws on! What a fun night for all of you.
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on November 21st, 2016 08:51 pm (UTC)
Halloween was really good this year, despite the fact that Sis had to work late so we didn't get to use our usual scare tactics on the kids. But it was a good time and Winston enjoyed all the people coming to our door to visit him!
lindahoyland: catslindahoyland on November 1st, 2016 04:06 am (UTC)
Love the costumes.
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on November 21st, 2016 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you! We have such a collection of costumes that we were able to put together ours this year by just combining a few things here and there. The only things I had to purchase were the tutu and the tights. Even Winston is starting to get a collection of costumes now, LOL!
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on November 1st, 2016 05:10 am (UTC)
There aren't a lot of people who can pull off Ballerina Batgirl, but you did it. I'm glad you and Sis threw yourself into Halloween with your usual verve. I was holed up all weekend with some kind of illness -- still not sure what it was. But I missed all the trick-or-treaters.

I did get to see a lot of students dressed up on campus today. Wacky.
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on November 21st, 2016 09:04 pm (UTC)
Well, since Sis had to work late on Halloween because she's doing the long hours now, we didn't get to do our usual scarified thing, where we terrify neighborhood children, but I thought since we weren't doing something scary this year, I could do something kind of fun. There was a little batgirl who was maybe four that came to our door and she liked my costume and I told her I liked hers and then I told her my costume was so I could do twirls and twirl right up and kick the bad guys in the face and she laughed and laughed about that.

Sorry to hear you were sick over the holiday, but hopefully you won't be sick over Thanksgiving.

I did get to see a lot of students dressed up on campus today. Wacky.

I imagine college costumes are pretty cool. I mean if you're that age and you're bothering to dress up, you're not gonna do it half ass, you're really gonna throw yourself into that. (Other than the lazy people just buy like a headband with cat ears, I mean come on, that's not a costume!). Yeah, I would like to see a college campus on Halloween for sure, LOL!
Kate: taking wingceitfianna on November 1st, 2016 08:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, you're all so cute and he's so good.
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on November 21st, 2016 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you. The great thing about this costume is that I can use a lot of pieces from it to complement my princess spidergirl costume too! Oh, Winston loves to wear clothes - you should see his bumblebee costume sometime, LOL!