Friday Five

1. What was your first Halloween costume?

I was an angel. Whatta joke.

2. What was your best costume and why?

I was Little Orphan Annie, replete with the requisite little red dress with a collar and black-and-white belt, just like Aileen Quinn wore in the movie. Had the cute little curly wig and everything.

Of course, Annie has freckles, as do I. I remember my mom using her eyebrow pencil to put even more freckles on me, and she started rubbing my face raw at one point, trying to erase her work. Turns out, she was trying to erase my real freckles. So I had brown and red patches on my face for an hour. 🙂

3. Did you ever play a trick on someone who didn’t give you a treat?

Yeah, but not necessarily on Halloween. Only for people who withheld sex from this horny broad, but I ain’t talkin’ about how I made them pay for their Scrooge-like behavior. Y’all would think I was psycho or somethin’. 🙂

4. Do you have any Halloween traditions? (ie: Family pumpkin carving, special dinner before trick or treating, etc.)

I have to go to the pumpkin patch every year. I’m kind of like Linus from “Peanuts” in that regard — I try to find a new field every year or so. And I miss the fields where you had to climb around the pumpkin vines and have somebody cut the pumpkin you want off the vine.

Part of the tradition is to drink alcohol among friends in celebration of our day in the patch, although, after the past two years of adventures in pumpkin ghettoes, the drinking is done more to recover from our adventures, rather than celebrate them. 😉

5. Share your favorite scary story…real or legend!

I always loved the scary story about the babysitter who keeps hearing noises in the attic. Can’t remember how it turns out, but that was popular among my friends when I was a wee lass.

My other favorite scary story is how Dubya became president. That was enough to scare the pants off of me! (Although, admittedly, it ain’t THAT unusual for my pants to hit the floor within a bat of an eye!)

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