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Friday, October 26, 2012

I don't do Hallowe'en

Too scary for me.

Years ago when I was at uni, I lived in a shared house with some friends, and one Hallowe'en we watched the film 'Hallowe'en' on telly. Well, I should have known better. I am one of the persons of a nervous disposition who are always warned to switch off when a scary programme comes on.

Of course the film's terrifying. It took several years before I was comfortable sleeping alone in a house again which was a pity because when I moved to London I got a room in a house with a landlady who promptly got a job the other end of the country, leaving me housesitting for her.

So, that year, Hallowe'en came round and I just couldn't face it in that house on my own. I called up my then bestie and asked if she and her OH could put me up for the night. She said fine, and I turned up at four in the afternoon (well before dark) with my PJs, toothbrush and a bottle of wine. Bestie's flat was one of three in a large house and I couldn't work out which doorbell to ring. Rang the one that looked most likely and an unknown guy answered the door. 'Oops, I said, I think I rang the wrong bell, I was looking for Bestie.'

'Ah,' he said grinning, 'You must be the Hallowe'en specialist.'

Was my face red!

I will be hiding out this Hallowe'en in the bedroom with SP and the internet.

Yes, I still find Hallowe'en scary.

This is because I always 'ahem' overestimate the amount of chocolate I need to buy for the local kids and so this year I am removing temptation by not buying any and spending the evening in the bedroom so they don't come knocking at the door.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/9/2012 8:02AM

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FATHINSN 10/31/2012 2:15AM

    I always turn on the light in my bedroom after watching a scary/horror/thriller movie at night but I will always watch again scary movies, it's like an addiction, a test to see if I'm brave enough to watch the movie without hiding behind my hands! I do try to "train" myself to not afraid of the dark by not switching on the light in the kitchen or bedroom if I just want to grab something quickly or not bring my torchlight in the bathroom when it's blackout (well, I did put a candle outside the bathroom, hehe).

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REGSHAR 10/30/2012 1:00PM

    I DON'T CARE FOR HALLOWEEN EITHER, TO ME IT'S THE DEVILS PLAYGAME.
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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/29/2012 9:08AM

    Yeah, I always try to buy candy I don't like for the kiddies so that I'm not tempted. Though this year I've been trying really hard to think of a healthy alternative to candy that isn't too expensive, is still a treat (as in, NOT raisins - nobody likes the house that hands out raisins!), and yet is store-bought because so many parents these days don't trust neighbors not to poison the candy or whatever. (Okay yeah, there's legit worries about food allergies more and more these days, but still. I would LOVE to bake something healthy and yummy for the kids, so it makes me sad that I can't.)

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CHUM48 10/28/2012 3:56PM

    Me too!

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NEWMOM20121 10/28/2012 10:44AM

    Good luck.

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CICELY360 10/27/2012 11:42PM

  good blog

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NEWTINK 10/27/2012 11:41PM

    I hate the scary also , So I feel your pain lol .. just stay with us and we will keep you safe !!

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PCASEY7 10/27/2012 11:20PM

    My husband and I both avoid scary / horror movies like the plague. Since he's allergic to chocolate I'll give away any bars we have left...I hope! Great blog!

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TXGRANDMA 10/27/2012 9:06PM

    You are just like me! I can't watch those movies either! Never ceases to amaze me how other people can watch that stuff and live normal lives! Scares the dickens out of me!

We don't do Halloween, either, no kids ever come to the door(we live out in the country) except maybe the neighbor kids and my granddaughter. We have to have a few treats on hand. Hope that Halloween is a quiet night for you this year! I will be spending the night with SP too, if you want someone to visit with! emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 10/27/2012 9:00PM

    Love the story! We no longer do Halloween. We love the little kids coming through but our neighborhood doesn't get many at all any more. We like to be away from home now, enjoying the decorations others put up.
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KERRYG155 10/27/2012 7:32PM

    I love Halloween but I do not like scary/gory movies. My favorite part is having the little kids come to the door in their costumes-they are so cute! emoticon

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SANDYLH1 10/27/2012 7:23PM

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LOGOULD 10/27/2012 6:59PM

    Not a fan of Halloween either, but usually end up having to hand out candy with sis until around 7ish....then it's up to her, since I go to work early, I have a reason to retreat to my room earlier!

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PENOWOK 10/27/2012 5:07PM

    no Halloween for me either...

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STONECOT 10/27/2012 4:10PM

    I have twice lived in houses with a real ghost. In fact I grew up in one. As a scientist I perhaps shouldn't believe in them, but oh yes, they do exist. They are nothing to fear however, but the kids that come knocking on our door after hours for chocolate! Wow, they are scary!! emoticon D

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LYNNA1968 10/27/2012 3:09PM

    lol we'll be here for & with you emoticon

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MOMMY445 10/27/2012 2:47PM

    i agree! very smart!

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TDWANDD2MYK9 10/27/2012 2:07PM

    I hate it too! What's the point of scaring your self? Sure there must be a name for it! I do have a couple but profanity's aren't allowed. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 10/27/2012 1:29PM

    I hate Halloween! I can relate!

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SHARA53 10/27/2012 12:07PM

    I'm with you! I don't want the candy in my house or I will be on it like fleas on a dog! And we never get any kids at my sort of out-of-the-way house anyhow. I'll see you here on SP!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/27/2012 12:06PM

  I'm with you!!! It is my favorite Holiday to decorate for, but I DO NOT like to be scared!!!!! Be Brave......... emoticon

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GRAMPIAN 10/27/2012 11:45AM

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PEGGYO 10/27/2012 11:41AM

    I'll be in my room too

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KARRENLYNN 10/27/2012 11:02AM

    Have fun with SP and Internet! and Happy Halloween you ! ;)



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JOANNHUNT 10/27/2012 10:44AM

    Awesome story. I too was a not to be alone in a house at night person. Still have my moments. I just tell myself that the noises I hear through the house is the good Fairies checking things out. HAHA LOL I know it sounds crazy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REGILIEH 10/27/2012 10:22AM

    I would LOVE to do what you are going to do but I'm afraid a trick would be played on our house, like putting silly putty all over the porch, so we will face the music and try to enjoy seeing the little kids in their costumes. emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 10/27/2012 9:51AM

    sound like a good plan maybe you could rent a super funny movies and laugh the night away

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MIMIDOT 10/27/2012 9:49AM

    Have a Happy Halloween with SP and the internet. Ha!

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VOLLEYGIRL77 10/27/2012 9:15AM

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GARDENCHRIS 10/27/2012 9:00AM

    I'm not usually home on that day, just busy

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WHERERMY62KEYS 10/27/2012 5:18AM

  The world and his wife call at our house on halloween. Nice to see the little ones but the older children try to grab all the goodies. Glad when it's all over.

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QUILTINGB52 10/27/2012 5:12AM

    I can't watch ANY scary movie - unless it's during the day and I have a blankie to cover my face when it gets too intense!! By watching during the day - there are many hours to forget it before heading to a well lit bedroom, to sleep the night away.

But the worst Halloween was spent at my SIL's house - they have two ghosts that live with them (an old man and a young girl that plays pranks). That was a bit too much for me to handle and I went without sleep most of the weekend!! lol

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MARYJEANSL 10/27/2012 12:27AM

  I love Halloween. So much fun to give candy to the little ones, and take my kids trick-or-treating. But I have never, at least in recent years, bought too much candy. There are millions of little ones in this area and I usually run out, even if I think I have bought more than enough. This will be the first year I won't have an older child at home to give out candy while I go trick-or-treating with my youngest. But I would definitely feel scared all alone in the house, so I can very much relate to that.

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JUNEAU2010 10/26/2012 10:26PM

    emoticon I like that story!

Hallowe'en is not one of my favorite times, either. Mother let me go out only a few times and I had no choice but to be a witch. I once tripped and tore her black slip and that was my last time out. I was afraid of the dark and hated to go out anyway!

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KARENLEIGH32 10/26/2012 10:10PM

    I LOVE Halloween, love the decorating, love to have candy for trick or treaters. I live in the country now so the only goblins I see are my niece and nephew's children. emoticon emoticon

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KIPPER15 10/26/2012 9:23PM

    My husband loves scary movies. he has to watch them alone. I can't do it! Halloween is fun to watch the kiddies, i buy chocolate that is not my favorite and give a lot to each kid so I don't get leftovers. emoticon

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EABL81 10/26/2012 8:49PM

    I'm planning to get around the candy issue by buying only stuff I don't like. Hope the little devils like black licorice and gummy bears. No chocolate for them this year! emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 10/26/2012 8:30PM

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HEY, didn't know that there so many
of us scaredy cats around - maybe we
should start a Scaredy Cat Spark Group !
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I believe that I would be in the top 5 WORST !


Have a Wonderful Weekend

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BLESSINGS!

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JACKIE542 10/26/2012 8:10PM

    I do like halloween, but in a cute way. I love seeing the small children in their costumes, all of my decorations are cute not scary.
I can't watch scary shows I do have nightmares, I had nightmares for a week after one.
Hope everything goes well for this one, watch a good comedy!! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 10/26/2012 7:37PM

    Atta girl, I'm a HUGE scardy cat myself. Good plan you got there!

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DESERTJULZ 10/26/2012 6:19PM

    Enjoy your non-scary, non-Halloweenish Halloween!

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CHRISSYM30 10/26/2012 5:14PM

    For the longest time I couldn't watch that movie, but as I've gotten older I'm a bit more willing to sit and watch a scary movie or too. Mind you there are some scary movies that I flat out refuse to watch alone. Luckily, mom loves those types of movies and is not overly squeemish like me. This year I watched a marathon of the Halloween movies by myself and I was fine. Everyone is different I suppose. Nothing wrong with spending Halloween by yourself. For myself, I will be handng out candy, that is if the huge storm heading up the east coast of the US doesn't rain out the evening.

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FALLNTENN 10/26/2012 4:03PM

    I'm a scaredy cat so I don't watch scary movies. This year for Halloween I am buying the candy late in the month. Hopefully, I won't have time to eat it.

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