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Whither Halloween?

Awww, thanks for the welcome back, my sweets. I feel lurved, and I lurve you all back. And I hope I will find the fortitude to stick around for a while.

I have to say that Halloween was a disappointment. For the first time in many years, I bought candy to give out and turned on my porch light. Had one, count 'em ONE, trick-or-treater. What, have the "OMG! Someone Might Kidnap/Poison/Molest/Permanently Scar My Child!" Safety Police finally won? Or is it just parental apathy? It kinda sucks. Or maybe it's just where I live. Or maybe it's because it's been so cold at night here that the kids all said "Screw this!" and went to the mall instead.

Dammit, that means I have to eat all this candy. I've got good stuff, too! Reese's. Snickers. Milky Ways. Tootsie Rolls. I'm gonna overdose on chocolate. Urp.


Nov. 1st, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Hallowe'en!
Yeah, what is it with overzealously-protective parents? They seem to rejoice in sucking the fun out of their children's lives. :p I suppose trick-or-treating is going the way of Christmas caroling, which was one of my favorite childhood activities... 'Tis a shame.

Parkin! Gimme! I should learn how to make it myself, but I've discovered, much to my dismay, that baking is a dicey thing at my altitude. I'm not an inept baker, but anything that has to be even slightly cakey/bready just doesn't seem to work very well up here. :P Ah well, that one bad thing about living at high altitude is greatly outweighed by all the good things, I guess. A massively efficient cardiovascular system that can run on even when there's only one or two oxygen molecules present is a nice thing to have. *laughs*
Nov. 2nd, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
Re: Happy Hallowe'en!
I'm at sea level, so I have no excuse for crap baking. I've tried my hand at parkin a few times, but it's a bit sub-standard. I can't get the oats and treacle right. Slowly getting better at it though, whereas if I make brownies a lot they get poorer in quality, so that's a once in a while thing. Fudge was an epic fail. I make a beautiful victoria sponge cake (which it so simple, it's idiot-proof so it's not really an achievement)

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