A meme from The Electronic Replicant so fitting, I can’t pass it up:
What were you last year for Halloween?
A Luchadore. Often imitated. Often better than yours.
What are you going to be this year?
You Tell Me…
Favorite costume you have ever worn?
For attention, I’ve never got as much as the wrestler. I do remember my sister trying to get me into a Mummy costume and bailing on me when she got half way through. Too many bandages for her attention span.
How do you spend your Halloween?
Lately, on Church Street. I’m a people watcher at heart. But the desire to dress up overtakes that a bit.
Are you or are you not going trick or treating this year?
I hope to trick. Nyuck nyuck.
Did or do you pull Halloween pranks?
I tried to scare my mom once when I was 9 or 10 but being the last of 5 kids, she’d seen it all: the dummy in the chair in a dark room, the panicked yelling of “John’s been hit by a car”, the lawn dart in the back for real…
Do you believe in ghosts?
Sort of. I had a sink tap turn itself on full blast when I worked in a 170 year old jail converted into a traveller’s hostel. Last place in Canada to have a public hanging. Spooky.
Are you superstitious?
I’m not. But I do pray to the fates when I want something.
Do you like caramel popcorn?
Have you ever gone in the country to look for pumpkins?
I’ve gone into the country looking like a pumpkin. Gay camping and over-tanning does that.
Have you ever been on a hayride?
I’ve been in a Corn Maze.
Do you decorate your home for Halloween?
First time this year. Mostly cat-safe candles.
Have you ever been to a haunted house?
Where do you live?
Have you ever been to a graveyard on Halloween?
Nope. Too stupid and scared.
Have you ever attended a Halloween party?
Where do you live?
Do you watch scary movies on Halloween?
Not lately. Too busy.
Have you ever had your candy stolen from you?
Yes. At the age of 12. The guy I was with took off suddenly and my costume (I forget what I was) didn’t offer up much notice that there were big kids bearing down on us. I was tackled wondering why my friend was racing away from me. I hope the fucker (friend and big kid) is diabetic now.
Did you ever steal any ones candy?
Nope. I was a wimp.
Has anyone ever gotten hurt due to your prank?
Have you ever dressed as a witch/warlock?
No. I wanted to be Sci Fi all the way.
Are your parents into Halloween?
When I was 16, my dad and I went to a department store and bought a pair of those cheap vinyl kids jumpsuit costumes with the tounge-cutting slitty mouths. We squeeezed into them and headed out to the apartment upstairs for the apartment building’s party. By the time we climbed the stairs, the seams had burst and we were basically in our underwear. With masks. Dad was Captain America. I was Wonder Woman.