||[Oct. 31st, 2003|10:07 pm]
I was the only person at home tonight -- Melissa at her store, at which Halloween is the peak sales season -- i think she'll net out more in sep/oct than I'll make this whole year -- Lucas with his buds at the football game -- he doesn't ever mention who wins or loses, but it's the place to hang and talk to kids 30 yards from you on a cell phone.|
But it's my first halloween passing out candy with two dogs. Marge, the australian shepherd and Emma the runty American Eskimo Dog. Every time the bell rang the both had a shit fit, barking loud enough to make my ears ring. I don't think Halloween is what it was when I was young. Maybe I'm projecting through a veil of nostalgia but I remember trick or treating for MILES, and going home with a pillowcase packed full of crap. And I remember going out alone, even when I was 8 or 9. Now kids go with their parents, and their coverage is weak -- they go around their block, and over to the next one if they're older. I bet I only saw 20 kids.
One of those things, like climate change, I can mourn as I slide into old age.
Later on, I'm going to a halloween party at a former beer warehouse. All my friends are DJing. Interesting to see how that goes! It would rule for there to be a warehouse spot for shows around here...