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Halloween is Here, Be Safe Tonight!


Tonight is the night…

Goblins and ghouls, witches and cats, zombies and monsters. Oh my! And don’t forget, there’ll be lots of princesses, the usual plethora of sports personalities (very scary, if you ask me), and marching hordes of teenagers dressed up as themselves.

If that doesn’t frighten you, then nothing will.

Just remember: Tonight’s little devils are tomorrow’s sugar-pumped kids. Your kids, their kids; doesn’t matter. And we want them all home safe tonight…

Don’t be afraid to sort through the booty bags and take out suspect items. It’s a sad world where wackos sometimes give out inappropriate or even dangerous items. If your neighborhood doc or dentis offers an x-ray of the candy, do it! Sure, the little ones might complain. Big deal. Just not big enough to compromise their safety.

Watch for people driving inappropriately too. Intervene. It’s your neighborhood, after all. There will be lots of strangers about. I’m not saying to be paranoid (any more than usual; you know what I mean), but you should be part of the watchful solution. That’s better than regretting something later.

And above all, have some fun! Here are a few simple ways:

  • Give away something other than candy. (Toothpicks, golf balls, bags of sand, shoelaces, buttons; the possibilities are endless)
  • Get everyone who comes to the door to come in and see if they can figure out what’s wrong with your dishwasher. Insist that it makes an unnatural “whirring” sound.
  • Hand out menus to the trick-or-treaters and let them order their own candy. Keep asking if anyone wants to see the wine list.
  • Answer the door dressed as a pilgrim. Stare at the trick-or-treaters for a moment, pretend to be confused, and start flipping through a calendar.

We’ll see you all (safe and sound) tomorrow, Halloween hangover and all…

Enjoy the (Sweet-Sour-Sticky) Heat!


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