I am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright
Happy All Hallows' Eve, you guy(s). Been a while since I've posted anything, but then there's really not much to speak of that's going on in West Hammistan these days. I'm working two part-time jobs to pay my bills, while I'm busy looking for a real actual professional job. That's going like gangbusters, by the way... Thanks, Barney Frank!
So I've been hanging at my pad, giving out candy - and band aids, in one case - to the kids stopping by. Later on, I'm going to watch The Thing (easily one of the scariest movies I've ever seen. Also one of the coolest.) and then stay up all night playing X-Com.
Good times, eh?
After-action report: Costumes were a little disappointing this year. Last year, a kid built his own robot costume with metal hoses and crap. Had working lights and everything. Didn't see him this year, or if I did, he was another of the faceless hordes of Clone Troopers that darkened my door. (though in retrospect, if all those kids had planned being Clone Troopers together, that would have been an awesome concept.)
There was a big mob of rude kids, most of whom were dressed in nothing more creative than an old football jersey. (with players from like 10 years ago - seriously, a Cowboys jersey with Joey Galloway's name on it!) Listen kid, don't just grab a half-ass costume off your closet floor and think it entitles you to a handful of my Skittles. I'm not O'Bambi here, kid. I'm not going to be spreading any of my milk-chocolatey wealth around if I don't have to. In fact, I'm pretty bitter about clinging to my religion, guns, and nougat.
In more positive news, there was a little girl with a pretty good pirate outfit. Her brother was dressed as a ninja. I'm not sure if I should be extremely impressed, or extremely nervous that they're aware of the inter-tron's pirates vs. ninjas meme. For the record, neither one of them killed the other while they were at my house. I'll look for swaths of destruction and blood-drenched houses after dawn.