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TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2008, 5:32 P.M.

Trick or Treat!

A Halloween post over a month before Halloween. What is this blog coming to? However, after reading Paul Turner's Slice column this morning, I see that really, it's never to early for Halloween. Especially for the stores of the world. But that's another topic, one that I will most certaintly discuss.

However, the first item of business is candy. The Slice column, here, is the result of a survey for area kids, asking what kind of candy they prefer. Apparently a toothbrush doesn't count, according to Zack Hval, who says "This has happened to [him]!" However, you may want to educate your parents on the fact that kids want chocolate, and nothing even remotely healthy. They also know the dangers of trick-or-treating. Did your parents check your candy before you ate it? For those who are a bit older, was that customary when you still trick-or-treated? If you could choose any candy to get, what would it be?

I said I'd address stores, so here we go. Does anybody but me think it's odd that Halloween stores are opening around Labor Day? That's exactly 61 days from Halloween. Be Prepared, at it's best. Did you ever shop insanely early for costumes if they weren't sewed? Were your costumes hand-made, bought, or sewed by a mother (or father)? Who looked forward to coming up with insane costumes year after year?

How much do you actually know about Halloween? Here's a quiz to find out! I got 4/10... I guess I don't know much!
Any other thoughts on Halloween?

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