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Halloween curmudgeon

October 19th, 2008 at 07:25 am

Saving log - $0 tip box
Spending log - $10 brunch + $60 groceries

Food is starting to become a bit cheaper again - I picked up canned tomatoes and canned chickpeas for .50/can. Pretty reasonable for Seattle.

Did the 6 mi mega-walk today, ending up at Goodwill. I pored through the costumes and Halloween whatnot, and as I did so, I thought, "why am I shopping for a costume that I'm going to wear once, don't want to store, and am spending money for the privilege? Clearly, I'm not feeling any inspiration or love. I remember feeling as a kid that Halloween was a kid pleasure, and the lack of Halloween must be an adult pleasure. No candy, maybe, but you didn't have to think about what you wanted to be - because as an adult you were it - and you didn't have to wear cheesy stuff in the snow (this was Wisconsin) and put on a mask.

Maybe its too early for me. I get into holiday spirits a couple of days before - when necessary.

4 Responses to “Halloween curmudgeon”

  1. momcents Says:

    I have always disliked Halloween. Now that I have children, it became "fun" when they were babies. Now it is difficult to combat the gore and evil of some of this stuff. DH brought home a bunch of creepy stuff from work (glowing skeletons, bloody arms, walking dismembered feet) DARK All I could think of was, "Someone paid good money for this stuff." You could probably come up with a good costume with stuff at home. How about an artist? DH's old while shirt and beret. Wood paint pallet?

  2. snoopycool Says:

    Last year my MIL purchased costumes for the kids after Halloween so this year they are all set. If you ever find yourself in a situation like that, check out the after Halloween sales. They mark stuff up to 75% off.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    A good cheap costume is "Static Cling". Wear a black top and black pants, then with safety pins, pin small articles of clothing all over you. Big Grin

  4. threebeansalad Says:

    My solution last year for a Halloween costume was to go to Target and buy a $5 Halloween T-Shirt. It says "Official Candy Taster" and is actually kinda cute. I wear on occasion during the month of October and sleep in it the rest of the year. Works for me.

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