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    What are you or your office doing for Halloween 2008

    Hey all, tomorrow is Halloween or "all hallows eve" has catholic school put it. Knowing we have a good age range here, are you going to be dressing up for Halloween with your fellow workers or classmates? Let's not forget about the kids! What are your kids going to dress up as? It would be cool if we could post pics along with each posting. I am dressing up as "Joe the planner" complete with mullet, six pack, and snuff. My daughter and i have been working all week to complete her robot outfit. So what say you?
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    Well, we put a small bowl of Tootsie rolls at the front counter. Otherwise nothing else at work. We will be taking Junior out for his first year of 'real' (i.e. going to houses other than relatives to show off costumes) Trick or treating'

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    I'm dressing up as a six-pack of beer, with a "Joe" name tag of course
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    Not a dang thing. I'm hoping for rain tomorrow night but it's not in the forecast.

    (What, no poll?)

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Not a dang thing. I'm hoping for rain tomorrow night but it's not in the forecast.

    (What, no poll?)
    Me either. I will be the lone employee in the office and plan on RJing several hours early to go to a job fair in NYC and out to dinner with one of my friends who lives there. To trick or treating in general I say "bah-humbug" and I have not bought or plan on buying candy.
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    Nothing at work other than raiding the candy supplies of co-workers.

    At home, our front porch and entrance have been out of commission (complete with orange construction fencing) for over a month now so unless I decide to sit in the driveway handing out candy we won't be doing anything.

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    My son is going as a Ninja. We will do our usual - trick-or-treating at the local college dorm, which hosts a Halloween party. The kid gets candy and Papa gets to look at coeds. A win-win! Then we head over to the Cathedral district for door-to-door trick or treating.

    I have a dollar store devil's mask and a pitchfork. Going as a horny devil. Okay, that is not much of a costume as it is a way of life.
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    Just my usual friday blue jeans and flannel shirt - what a "Joe" costume or uniform ?
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    I'm taking the day off because I've got family in from out of state. I brought in the goofy-grinning pumpkin and filled it with candy. Currently, its on my secretary's desk, being circled by the candy vultures.
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    Wearing my Star Trek (original series) uniform to work.

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    • I am taping coins to me with a sign that says "Change you can believe in"
    • my 4 yo son is going as, in his words, a knight in shining armour
    • my 9 yo daughter will be a gypsie (scary when she wears make up)
    • my 15 yo and her friend(s) are goign as the Flight of the Conchords band (I am supposed to find a sweatshirt with an animal on it this afternoon)

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    Personally, I am doing nothing at home. Turn the lights out and watch a movie in the back. We'll be drinking, since it's a weekend.

    At work, since I will be off tomorrow, I will miss two things:

    the adjacent department's costume contest
    the upstairs departments bake sale

    The bake sale could be good - there's a lady upstairs that makes killer cookies and cupcakes! Otherwise, I think I'm good.
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    I thought about being "Joe the Plummer" at work, but I don't think it would go over too well with the butt crack showing (and I don't wear anything with Ohio State on it). SO I just bring my KMart mask to work and have it on my desk. The front counter will have a candy bowl.

    On the home front, Wee P is going to be a cowgirl. Mrs. p just finished making her vest last night. There's a guy (Assit. Police Cheif) in our neighborhood who hooks up a trailer to a tractor and pulls kids around the neighborhood and this year the little one is old enough (his rules) to go.
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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    To trick or treating in general I say "bah-humbug" and I have not bought or plan on buying candy.
    Boo-humbug, you mean.

    My office isn't doing anything (although since it's a Friday with no major clients in the office, we can pay $5 - which goes to charity - for the right to wear jeans to work)...plus, I'm working at home tomorrow.

    Tomorrow evening - out to dinner somewhere, then probably back home with the lights out and a movie in.

    Boo-humbug, indeed.
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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    Wearing my Star Trek (original series) uniform to work.
    Dude, you are the man... is the uniform blue, red, or yellow?

    I'm thinking of heading down to Manhattan for the Village Halloween Parade. I'm throwing around a few costume ideas but the winning one right now is to be a bike lane (thanks Planetizen!). There's a piece of siding that a contractor brought in as a materials sample, I had considered commandeering it and taping it to myself so I can be a McMansion for Halloween. Decisions, decisions.

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    Square dance caller

    I get to RJ since I have a day-long school gig. (Using up vacation day.) For the kids, I'll look like a square dance caller (denim, chambray) with my Halloween vest (pumpkin side out) and earrings. Maybe socks, too.

    Front window is all pumpkined up, but I don't believe there are any kids still on the street. I always put out a bin of little plastic bicycles (sugar-free, and a Good Influence) on a small table. Leave the poch light on, and go live my life.

    Last year it was pretty boring. I wore a S/S shirt with my costume department tattoo sleeves (like stockings printed with tats). It is so completely out of character that it threw everyone (all two of them) off.

    Saturday is a contra dance (big surprise) and I'll dig out my skeletons-on-bikes T-shirt, seeing as how it's El Dia de Los Muertos. Matching earrings, somewhere.

    Tonight the "urban expriment" guy is hosting a "zombie walk" downtown. (He gets DDA grants for this stuff!) I am seriously considering taking my heavy metal zombie self down there and playing tuba music. Anyone have repertoire suggestions? (Theme from Jaws: two notes.)

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    • I am taping coins to me with a sign that says "Change you can believe in"
    Please avoid all homeless/hobos who request for change during this costume endeavor, it may save you some grief.
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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    Tonight the "urban expriment" guy is hosting a "zombie walk" downtown. (He gets DDA grants for this stuff!) I am seriously considering taking my heavy metal zombie self down there and playing tuba music. Anyone have repertoire suggestions? (Theme from Jaws: two notes.)
    Off-topic:
    [just then, some ominous dangerous music starts to play] Oh no. Spongebob, quick, reel it in! Canít you hear the music? Thatís a 4/4 string ostinato in D minor! Every sailor knows that means death! Reel it in before itís too late! Hurry, Spongebob! The musicís getting faster! [Sponge struggles to reel it in. Krabs goes to the boat and opens the cabin doors, revealing a live-action black and white orchestra. Krabs yells at them to stop playing, but they keep playing anyway. The music gets faster and Krabs becomes more paranoid. But soon, the dollar is reeled in]

    Nothing happening at my office, HUGE change from the last one (THE low cost airline) where it's a day of revelry.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
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    [just then, some ominous dangerous music starts to play] Oh no. Spongebob, quick, reel it in! Canít you hear the music? Thatís a 4/4 string ostinato in D minor! Every sailor knows that means death! Reel it in before itís too late! Hurry, Spongebob! The musicís getting faster! [Sponge struggles to reel it in. Krabs goes to the boat and opens the cabin doors, revealing a live-action black and white orchestra. Krabs yells at them to stop playing, but they keep playing anyway. The music gets faster and Krabs becomes more paranoid. But soon, the dollar is reeled in]
    Post of the Day!!!!!!!!

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    The instructor of my GIS class encouraged us to dress up as something GIS related for extra credit. I wasn't feeling creative so I didn't. A few decent "costumes". We had an arc toolbox, a join, a clip, etc.

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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    Please avoid all homeless/hobos who request for change during this costume endeavor, it may save you some grief.
    ...and the need to file a sexual harassment suit!

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    Yaddaween

    As mentioned in the WEEKEND thread, this Bear awaits the word from Katie.....either going to pass out Halloween candy or head over to Loma Linda's.

    Our quiet little street breaks out into "candy-a-monium" on Halloween. We buy hundreds of candy treats and we still run out.....every year. Katie likes to sit on the front steps, check out the costumes, and enjoy the night (with a cool drink at hand). If we stay at home I just wander the net or work on my fake city stuff (spreadsheets, etc.). The weather is going to be a tad above normal, with trick or treat time temps in the mid-50F range.....and dry.

    Some of the farm communities are doing their trick or treat tonight, because their high school football teams are in playoff games. When we lived in very rural Henry County we never had the costumed front porch visitors. All the rural families would drive to the nearest small town, park the car, and wander those streets, with orange treat bag in hand. I used to take my son (and my step-son) to Grand Rapids.....a small village along the Maumee River.

    If we do Loma Linda's.....I will be a happy camper. Do I sound like a goblinish version of Scrooge.....perhaps. Sue me.

    At the workplace there is nothing special going on. A couple people will show-up in some sort of mild costume.....that's all.

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    I'll be missing the work fun. I'll be portraying the Pope in Las Vegas over Halloween weekend. I will be blessing the party goers and celebrating "All Saints Eve".

    As for the kids:
    I have a Clonetrooper
    I have a Prince Charming (Cinderella)
    I have an Aerial (Little Mermaid)
    I have a Snow White (Snow White)

    I'll make sure that pics follow.

    My work will be having a "talent" show for the end of the United Way run. I expect my associate planners will be dressed appropriately as redneck contractors.

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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    Wearing my Star Trek (original series) uniform to work.
    That's scary.

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    One of my grandsons is playing in a football district playoff, his dad is the coach (one of my sons) so one of my other sons (his wife doesnt like football)so she is staying home handing out candy) and I going to be sitting in a cold football stadium Since this grandson is a senior and is playing first string I have to be there
    Could be some tricking rather than treating going on at my house, since Mrs Katt is out of town

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