I hate Autumn and by that I mean, I love Autumn. It's the most pleasant weather of the year. But the days after Halloween, plunging headlong toward the big Fall and Winter holidays, grow shorter and shorter and become a constant deadline on squeezing in a few more warm season activities before we're locked inside for the Winter with the kids.
Since we live on a dead-end street with only 7 houses on it, we don't get that many trick-or-treaters for Halloween. So this year, I decided to go and hang out at my mom and dad's house and help give out candy.
As I've said on the air this week, this is not one of my favorite holidays. But I'm trying to get in the spirit. Check out the video link on my page to see some pretty good Halloween pranks.
A website recently compiled a few rules of thumb for trick or treaters and what's funny is that they still apply, no matter how many years it's been since you last went door to door on Halloween.
1. Old people are either very generous or give you one peanut. There is no in-between.
According to the experts, you can't fake a smile. You may think you can, but it's a pretty hard thing to do if you know what to look for. Diane and I were talking about it this morning.
Everyone has two smiles, according to the article from the Wall Street Journal - a real smile and a fake smile.
Every year at Halloween comes the old debate over full-size candy bars vs. fun-size candy bars. Which is better?
In my humble opinion, there is nothing better than opening up your Trick-Or-Treat bag and seeing a great big FULL SIZE Snickers or Baby Ruth candy bar waiting! As DJB said, "Fun Size is annoying size!"
As difficult as it will be to keep my kids contained at the dinner table on Halloween night, I want to make sure they eat something healthy before they tear into mounds of chocolates, caramels, bubble gum, lollipops, taffy, licorice, candy corn, toffee and, well, you get the idea. To accomplish such a task, I will have to get creative so I'm planning an enticing yet easy, frightful feast!
My husband Jeff posted this video on his Facebook page and I just think this is a wonderful story!
Zach Beckman is a senior at Jasper High School who has Down's Syndrome. He's been a loyal and valueable member of the football team for four years and his dream was to score a touchdown during a game.
Well, thanks to the generosity of the Mt. Vernon football team and their coach, Paul Maier, he was able to do just that. I had to grab the Kleenex about halfway through this video.
It seems the first time I saw anybody do something really different with pumpkin carving for Halloween was on the old Roseanne show. The show featured incredible pumpkins carved to look like Frankenstein, Dracula, and a haunted house. They were very clever and looked terrific. I also remember reading about another pumpkin artist who used a laser to minutely carve amazing detail in his pumpkins.
Hope the storm didn't bring down any trees in your yard and you didn't lose power. While all the experts say it was a powerful storm (what did DJB call it, a "land bomb" ) it didn't affect me much - I SLEPT THRU IT.