Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween '07

Halloween 2007 started like any other day. I woke up, jumped in the shower, got dressed, put on a fake beard, grabbed my cigar, etc. You know typical stuff! :)

Feliz Halloween! (10/31/07)
Feliz Halloween! (10/31/07)

As you can see by the pics, I went to work as Fidel Castro that day. I wasn't the only one in costume, of course. About a dozen others wore costumes too.

Interestingly enough, last year I was only one of two men at the office who wore a costume (most of the costume wearers were women). So this year, I worked very hard to lobby all the guys to dress up. And guess what happened! We actually ended up with more men in costume than women!

Fidel among the other co-workers who dressed up. (10/31/07)
Fidel among the other co-workers who dressed up. (10/31/07)

We also had a fantastic pot luck lunch at the office. Everything was really good, including the meat lasagna I brought. My co-worker Cynthia, who made that spider cake last year, outdid herself this year with the graveyard cake. (Incidentally, she's also the one who I hired to make the cake for Tim's 40th birthday party).

Cynthia's graveyard cake. (10/31/07)
Cynthia's graveyard cake. (10/31/07)

In the evening we were invited to another party, but by the time we got home, we were so exhausted that we ended up staying home and handing out candy to the kids. This year we gave away sour lollipops with skeleton limb handles that we found at Costco. We intentionally picked a candy we didn't like, since, unlike chocolate candy bars, Tim or I couldn't remember the last time were were Jonesing for a sour lollipop!

James and his buddy Walter, who was an old-time cop. (10/31/07)
James and his buddy Walter, who was an old-time cop. (10/31/07)

This year had a lower turnout than the 64 kids that came last year, or the approximately 50 that came the year before that. I'd say we had 40, maybe 45 kids max (our record was 80+ a few years ago). I don't know why it was so low. Maybe it was those dumb skeleton lollipops.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Sour lollipops? Yikes, you might as well have given away carob chip pretzels...jeez, no wonder nobody knocked on your door! =)

Cool costume though, maybe next year we can swith, you can be Anakin and I can be Fidel!