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    Default Re: SOTD Friday, 1st November, 2013

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    Whitefluffy I am so glad I wasn't the only one who ran out of candy! OK, here is my little story about giving away the last 2 pieces of candy I had:

    I gave away the last of my really good stuff until I had but 2 little packs of Starbursts left. Knowing I couldn't give any more candy out, I tried to sneak inside real quick-like and turn out the lights before being spotted by any more trick-or-treaters, but it was too late....a veritable PACK of kids saw me and tromped over my front yard like a little army. I threw up my arms and said, "I ran out of candy!!! I only have 2 pieces left!!!" but they came up to the porch anyway, and stood there looking at me like little puppies and all I had was those 2 pitiful little Starbursts...so I said, "OK, the first person who can sing me a song will get these Starbursts," and this little bitty black kid with fake monster teeth in his mouth looked up at me, grinned, and started singing "We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas" at the top of his lungs and then ALL the kids started singing with him and it was like a chorus of scary little vampire carolers and I was like OMG what do I do now? So I dropped the Starbursts in 2 different bags and told them they'd have to share. Which would be approximately 1/4 a Starburst for each kid in the pack: totally lame. Moral of the story: buy more candy next year or come up with a more difficult last-two-pieces-of-candy-earning-challenge.
    You poor thing...you weren't quick enough to turn off the lights, eh? I don't know, but this year it seemed strange: as if all kids were on the special ops mission to get as much candy as they could get. I don't know if it's a norm here in the States, but the majority of these kids were driven by their parents from other neighborhoods - cars were pulling to our and other people's driveways non-stop.

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    Default Re: SOTD Friday, 1st November, 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitefluffy View Post
    You poor thing...you weren't quick enough to turn off the lights, eh? I don't know, but this year it seemed strange: as if all kids were on the special ops mission to get as much candy as they could get. I don't know if it's a norm here in the States, but the majority of these kids were driven by their parents from other neighborhoods - cars were pulling to our and other people's driveways non-stop.
    No, I wasn't quick enough! It was a steady stream of kids! And that happens where I live, too -- cars driving down the street from house to house with kids hopping out and running to the house to get candy, then running back to the car. I think lots of people go to other neighborhoods, and some even drive to multiple neighborhoods. Where are you originally from?
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    Good afternoon, all. Like Basenotes I had a few days off work this week - told work I celebrate Halloween, so needed a day off to get ready, a day for Halloween, and a day to recover....

    Yesterday and the day before wore She-Wolf by Smell Bent, in observance of the holiday...it has his "dirty musk" scent that I find so compelling.

    Today clean as a whistle in SSS To Dream.


    Wed night we took the kids to see Michael Franti. Lovely, absolutely happy positive conscious music, he won over my heavy metal lovin' boyfriend with the live performance, and he brought the kids in the audience up (there were only about 8 of them - school night) onto stage to dance during the encore, so it was a really magical evening for them. They said he's Really Tall, and nice. The 9 yo said he complimented her outfit, LOL, and she got to sing one chorus into the microphone, which she did with confidence in front of over a thousand people, which impressed me.

    They also had a successful Halloween, in terms of loot. So very good days off from work. Relaxing today, or trying anyway.

    Happy Friday, and Feliz Dia de los Muertos.

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    [QUOTE=ErinK;2984333]Whitefluffy I am so glad I wasn't the only one who ran out of candy! OK, here is my little story about giving away the last 2 pieces of candy I had:

    I gave away the last of my really good stuff until I had but 2 little packs of Starbursts left. Knowing I couldn't give any more candy out, I tried to sneak inside real quick-like and turn out the lights before being spotted by any more trick-or-treaters, but it was too late....a veritable PACK of kids saw me and tromped over my front yard like a little army. I threw up my arms and said, "I ran out of candy!!! I only have 2 pieces left!!!" but they came up to the porch anyway, and stood there looking at me like little puppies and all I had was those 2 pitiful little Starbursts...so I said, "OK, the first person who can sing me a song will get these Starbursts," and this little bitty black kid with fake monster teeth in his mouth looked up at me, grinned, and started singing "We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas" at the top of his lungs and then ALL the kids started singing with him and it was like a chorus of scary little vampire carolers and I was like OMG what do I do now? So I dropped the Starbursts in 2 different bags and told them they'd have to share. Which would be approximately 1/4 a Starburst for each kid in the pack (totally lame). Moral of the story: buy more candy next year or come up with a more difficult last-two-pieces-of-candy-earning-challenge.

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    I think the idea of halloween caroling is pretty awesome, actually....Send the kids door to door singing Monster Mash, or doing the Thriller dance.


    We were invited to trick or treat in the Boyfriend's neighborhood - I am a city girl, he lives in the deep dark suburbs, in what I call a house farm - not simply a subdivision, but one of those with houses for miles, a neighborhood where one does not simply Walk to the store because it would have to be a prepared hike with supplies taking hours and danger crossing the inevitable big dangerous road that all of these subdivisions are ringed by, like a moat. No actual wall, or gate, at least. Anyway - he promised that there was some high density trick or treating right around his house, and indeed this was the case. I think we did about 4 blocks, less than an hour, and the kids had way too much candy by the end.

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    Evening all!

    Elizrj; hope you get better in time for your date tomorrow!

    Erin; l loved your story about the trick-or-treaters. The idea of little zombies & vampires singing Merry Christmas just tickles me!

    We didn't get any of them here, but walking home just now there seem to be quite a few adults having Halloween parties around here. l've just seen the devil, dracula & a clown out on the street. The scariest for me was the clown! *shudder*

    Joining in the spirit of things this evening in vintage Magie Noire.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Evangeline - you're not mistaken I am in Perth. I do go to Melbourne quite a bit so know it well. If you find yourself there let me know and I'll hop a plane over Spring racing happens all around the country (we are a bit horse mad here) and though Melbourne Cup is held in Melbourne the whole country celebrates leading up to it and literally stops to watch.

    ErinK - love your Halloween story, so much cuteness.

    Sea Roses - I'm seriously thinking I need to experience those therapeutic waters. I think it will help curb my occasional bouts of crazy.

    Up just before sunrise again for a bit of yoga on the sun deck, the view makes it easier to deal with the lack of sleep. Vintage Shalimar extrait still going well.





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    Good morning lovely smelling people, and a happy new month to you all!

    Beware that lovely Mr Rodgers......he introduced me to Golden Chypre and this has led me to being very unfaithful to my other beauties. You rogue (Jon). (can't find smilie but sending you a bunch of flowers)

    Again I am wearing Golden Chypre by Grossmith.

    Is Mimi actually back? Oh Yay!

    Hope you are all well, if not be kind to yourself.

    sea roses

    ps.Please wish me well in getting to Zakynthos in the next couple of days.......work is just loopy!

    (((Sea Roses))) I am still around - a bit delayed going off this year but at least I am still around ! I have been very very tied up with things lately. Are you off again Sea Roses ? I wish you the very best and lots of love. be safe ! XOXOXO

    I am also in love with Violette Fumee by Mona di Orio . Love this stuff. SoTA.

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    Lightning post and then I will go back and read the rest of the thread...

    I'm in sync today with a tiny sample from our wonderful Chicago meet-up: Christian Dior Mitzah. It's fabulous and very warming - though I don't think I can justify a full bottle of another amber-focused fragrance... Yet.

    Mitzah notes: Coriander, rose, spices, cinnamon, labdanum, vanilla, honey, patchouli and incense.
    It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson

    My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
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    Stoned was my scent for today. Happy Friday!

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    Sea Roses, even I Googled and checked the prices on the villas on your island. Seem a bit steep, but I do not really know what's included for around $1K per night. Reviews all look all right too, but they are mostly from the UKers. Anyhow, just something to ponder about. Safe travels and marvelous sunrises to you.

    Can't but agree with some of you: clowns freak me out!

    Frapin Speakeasy, sampling for the first time. Wonderful, can't stop sniffing my wrist. (Now I have to find the whole lineup in order to make up my mind which one to buy. I know I need one Frapin this coming winter).

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