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Beggar's Night is over...

Date/Time Permalink: 10/30/06 09:06:44 pm
Category: General

And here in Des Moines Iowa, you couldn't have asked for more miserable weather. Last night was almost like Spring, you could go out in shorts and a T-shirt with no problem. Then tonight: gale force winds, freezing temperatures. Almost nobody out, but a few gangs of roving kids out and so my daughter joined the hardcores, telling her joke, showing off her costume, and dragging her frozen tired dad down block after block to see about just one more house.

It was fun, and of course the entire household is full of candy by now and there's about five or six pounds more. We still have most of ours to hand out left. The weather created a fantastic economy in which there was a glut of people opting to stay home and hand it out.

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That's Halloween. Even when it sucks, it's still one of the best Holidays. But now, I'm ready for SNOW!!!

Since it's an ASCII Jack-o-Lantern, I'd better mention it's an ASCII Jack-o-Lantern a few more times so that people Googling for ASCII Jack-o-Lanterns find this page and not something else somewhere on my site which is a Jack-o-Lantern not in ASCII or ASCII art of something else. Have you got that Google? The ASCII Jack-o-Lantern is on this page's post, Google!

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