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Halloween Recap 2012

Do you like Halloween?

I mean I guess I sort-of do...
I've never really gotten into it.  I just pretty much do enough to get by and I never buy anything.  Everything in my outfit always comes from my closet.

Saturday night I went to a friend's Halloween party, which was fun.  They set-up a photo booth...

the hand jive, of course
don't you do the hand jive at all your parties?
(my friend was a sock hop girl & we decided it was a good idea and eventually got pretty much everyone to join in)
After getting back to Chicago yesterday afternoon, I was so so so so so happy to see dry ground and the temperature that was the same as Cleveland felt 10 degrees warmer.  Wahoo!

Last night my friend & I went to the Halsted Street Parade, which I always love to watch.  We were a bit chilly, but stuck it out through the awards.  I didn't agree with the awards so I will give my own.

  • The Piñata (honestly I could only see the top half - a lot of people watch the parade - but it was awesome)
  • Big Bird & the dog from Sesame Street.  I thought the idea was cute, but rather expected (they handed out Obama stickers as they walked along).  Then at the very end we saw the costume was made out of poster board and yellow leis.  That right there makes them winners in my book.
  • The mermaids.  This guy and girl dressed up as mermaids and they were legit.  They had the bottom green thing and the guy was wearing flip flops and no shirt.  The girl was wearing those tiki bra things.  Remember I mentioned it was chilly.  Those two waited the whole time through the awards wearing just that, posing for tons of pictures, and seeming like nice people.  And that is why they win in my book.  Anyone who can wait that long in the cold wearing very little.  I would not have done it.
Then I went home & watched a show I watch every week (on Hulu).  It was their Halloween episode and it scared me.  To be honest, it really wasn't all that scary, but I hate being scared.  This is why I do not watch scary movies.  With the combination of the scary costumes at the parade (at one point Rubina & I both stepped away from a creepy costume without speaking) and the scary episode made it hard for me to fall asleep last night (& I double checked my door was locked and checked my closet, etc.).  Yes, I'm 25.  What?

For this reason, I'm not the biggest fan of Halloween, but I'm always up for a reason to get together with people & celebrate.


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