Wednesday, October 31, 2007

C'est l'Halloween!

Hey ghouls and boils. Hahahahaha. Happy Hallowe'en/Samhain/Celtic New Year to everyone! Who doesn't love Hallowe'en, right? Fun costumes, adorable children prowling the streets (to be replaced later in the evening with less adorable drunken idiots), revelling, candy, drinking (when you're too old for candy), leaves a-fallin', and so on. Good times.

So yesterday the idea of escorts wearing costumes was discussed, but ultimately rejected as there was some concern that it might be a bit offensive. It was a good day anyway, despite the lack of costumes. And the snowfall (!!!). I was working reception, and thankfully so because by all accounts it was quite cold outside. A couple of escorts built a little snowman (I will put the picture of it up later today). And one of our escorts, TH, who wasn't scheduled to volunteer, dropped by anyway with cupcakes for everyone. What a sweetheart.

There were not very many protesters out yesterday, especially during the early shift. Father Grim is still MIA. Earpiece Charlie continues his attempts at conversation, remarking to EO about the snow and suchforth. It just feels so weird not to talk to people when they are just being polite, and I know the other escorts feel weird about it too. But there are rules, and the number one rule is DO NOT ENGAGE. And it's there for a reason, so we have to follow it.

Anyway, obviously I don't have much to talk about since I wasn't actually outside, and it wasn't really a very eventful morning. Hopefully next week I'll have lots of juicy protester gossip for you (although there's a possibility I might be on reception again, so I'll have to put my best spy escorts outside, he he he). In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful Hallowe'en and give out lots of delicious treats to all the kiddies. Or put on an awesome costume and go get drunk. I will be having dinner out like a civilized person (it's our anniversary! well it was yesterday) but I will be revelling with you all in spirit.

Here's our little friend:


Chimera said...

A Blessed Samhain to you. And I hope your Hallowe'en is a safe and profitable one (lotsa chocolate! Yeah!).

But who would be offended by costumes? Not Pagans, I assure you!

Amy O said...

Happy Anniversary!