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QAGirl
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Happy Halloween!
      #250501 - 10/31/01 05:35 AM

Happy Halloween to everyone in the US!

Anyone have big plans for a party? Anyone going to a masquerade? I've always wanted to go to one of those...

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kthomas
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250502 - 10/31/01 05:46 AM

What.. not wishing a Happy Halloween to people in the rest of the World!! (Just giving you a hard time.)

It is actually quite festive in the town I live in. I will be going to a Carneval. I will have a candied apple!

Happy Halloween

Kimberly

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QAGirl
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250503 - 10/31/01 05:50 AM

quote:
Originally posted by kthomas:
What.. not wishing a Happy Halloween to people in the rest of the World!! (Just giving you a hard time.)

Eh, fair enough, but I know most other countries don't celebrate Halloween - at least not in the same manner as the US. Anyone in other countries have an actual holiday today of some sort? Do tell us about it!

I also know Germany has Faschings (sp - Klaus or Elfriede?) which at least includes celebrations and dressing up...

Enjoy the candied apple, Kimberly - I'm more of a caramel girl myself!

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KlausK
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250504 - 10/31/01 06:03 AM

Spelled perfectly right

Though the Faschings are no Halloween event. It's a longer period of time which starts on the 11th of Nov at 11:11 and ends with the beginning of the Catholic time of starving in February (quite similar to this Muslim thing which starts soon)

In any case, the last two days are celebrated with carnevals and lots of parties everywhere.

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Disclaimer: Nothing of what I mentioned above is to be taken as a racist or sexist remark nor as a personal attack.

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digits71
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250505 - 10/31/01 07:30 AM

Canada celebrates Halloween in the same way as the States.

We've all got candy and stuff on our desks to share with everyone in the office. Basically, everyone in my office will be on a sugar-high for the entire day!

Tonight, I'll be handing out candy to the kids at my parents place.

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Flonaldo
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250506 - 10/31/01 07:43 AM

quote:
Originally posted by QAGirl:
Happy Halloween to everyone in the US!

Anyone have big plans for a party? Anyone going to a masquerade? I've always wanted to go to one of those...


I'm off to a masquerade ball at a mystery location tonight in Manchester, UK- dress code is kinda Eyes Wise Shut (before they all started taking their costumes off...), black only, with cape and Venetian style mask. Should be an interesting experience... all in aid of breast cancer as well.

I'll return tomorrow with details of how it all went, for those of you who want their masquerade ball curiousity satisfied....!

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QAGirl
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250507 - 10/31/01 08:24 AM

See now, Flo, now I'm jealous! That would be such a blast, and DO tell us how it goes!!

Klaus: I know Faschings is different, but isn't there some amount of 'dressing up' in those final days of celebration?

Ooh, I did not know Canada did the same, Digits... what'd you dress up as??

Me? I'll be doing the same... sitting at the table to give the trick or treaters candy. I especially love the littlest tykes - they are just adorable! THe only bad thing is i'm in a new neighborhood, and have no idea if there are lots of kids or not... And based on the fact that someone shaving cream-ed our new truck, I'm thinking I may not *want* to know how things work!

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digits71
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250508 - 10/31/01 09:04 AM

There's an advantage to not knowing how many kids you're going to get; you'll end up buying tons and you'll have leftovers!

Yuuuuuuuuuuuummmy! :-)~

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SilkInTheCity
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250509 - 10/31/01 09:33 AM

Happy Halloween!

Annemarie: can you believe this digits?
Now i'm not taking my twin girls to her parents place coz i'm sure digits will just hand them ONE candy each ONLY so she'll have more leftovers for herself

I hope sheila21 is not reading this. Otherwise, there goes her diet.

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digits71
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250510 - 10/31/01 09:58 AM

Hey now!!!

I'd give them lots of stuff, and good stuff too! But lets face it, there's always extra because you never want to run out. I can't imagine seeing those disappointed little faces when someone says: "I'm sorry, we ran out." I'd never let that happen.

In fact Gilbert, I'd give your little ones extra just because they're yours!

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SilkInTheCity
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250511 - 10/31/01 10:16 AM

Oh how sweet of you, Tricia!
Sweeter than those candies!!!
Can I have some of the leftovers too?
From now on, I promise I'll cut down on picking on you (from 3 times a day to hmmm maybe twice a week)

Trick o treat QAGirl... u r nexttttt
and you better have some of those mini Nestle Mr. Goodbars in your basket

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kthomas
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250512 - 10/31/01 10:20 AM

QAGirl, I also prefer Carmel Apples, however, they don't tend to serve them here.

I'm depressed that my towns poor effort to celebrate Halloween was not acceptable.

And Yes you dress up for final days of Fasching!

Kimberly

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digits71
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250513 - 10/31/01 10:52 AM

You only get candy if you're dressed up Gilbert.

May I suggest a PITA bread? 'Cause you sure are a Pain In The @$$!

MUHAHAHAHAAAAA

Just kiddin' *kinda* . I'll even give you one of the home made chocolate chip cookies I made for the office today!

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SilkInTheCity
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250514 - 10/31/01 11:12 AM

PITA bread loaded with Gyros, lettuce, tomatoes, onions? yummy Is it lunch time yet?

"home made chocolate cookies" yeah right!
Yesterday, right after work, my Spy (not Mike) told me that you stopped by the mall and went into Mrs. Fields
Besides, how could you find time to bake cookies when you have all those movies to watch, horses and dogs and boyfriend to feed, emails to read, dada dada dada

I'll have one anyways....thanks!

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Charles Reace
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250515 - 10/31/01 11:23 AM

quote:
Originally posted by QAGirl:
Eh, fair enough, but I know most other countries don't celebrate Halloween - at least not in the same manner as the US. Anyone in other countries have an actual holiday today of some sort? Do tell us about it!
. . .


Since Halloween is "The evening of Oct. 31, vigil of All Saints' Day..." [Funk & Wagnalls dictionary], the actual holy day (i.e. holiday) is Nov. 1st, I suppose, if you're Catholic.

Hmm..., how's that for a convoluted sentence? I'd better run the syntax checker against it.

Contrarian that I am, I usually go out of my way to not "celebrate" Halloween, just like I go out of my way to not wear green on St. Patrick's Day (since I'm neither Irish nor Catholic). But I'll still have some candy for the kids, 'cause it's always fun to see them -- especially the really young ones who are enthralled by the whole experience (as opposed to the older ones who just want lots of candy).


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digits71
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250516 - 10/31/01 11:28 AM

More than welcome. And trust me, I made 'em from scratch. 2/3 c butter, 2 c brown sugar, 2 eggs, tsp baking powder & soda each, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 c flour and one package of chippits. 375 for 8 - 10 minutes. Makes 4 - 5 dozen

I bake every once in awhile because:

1) I like to.
2) My boyfriend likes it when I do.

It's a WIN:WIN situation!

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SilkInTheCity
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250517 - 10/31/01 11:52 AM

Oooh, digits... really WIN:WIN ???
or is it more like WINE:WINE situation?
I'm sure you just forgot to sort your answers properly. You probably meant to tell us reason 2 should be ahead of reason 1.
(we can tell from dem Smilies)
You better invite all of us to your wedding!

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digits71
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250518 - 11/01/01 12:05 AM

PITA!!!!

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SilkInTheCity
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250519 - 11/01/01 08:23 AM

Ohh! Ahh! Look at those smilies
Time to call J Lo (d' wedding planner).
ehem...might as well call Celine D. also and ask her to sing that Titanic theme song.
olala...i can just see Tricia and Scooby-Doo
now walking along the sandy beach hand-in-hand. wow!!!

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Bad_Beat
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Re: Happy Halloween!
      #250520 - 11/01/01 08:28 AM

Not one kid came knocking on our door. I had a ton of candy to give out. I wonder if the events of Sept. 11 made parents keep their kids indoors out of fear....

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