Trick or Treat: Do’s & Don’ts

I posted this Trick or Treat Do’s & Don’ts Two years ago but thought that it was still relevant for this year’s Halloween festivities.

A few Do’s & Don’ts for Tricking or Treating.

Do: Give out quality name brand candy such as Snickers, M&M’s, Reese’s
Don’t: Give out fruit of any kind – it will be smashed on your front porch
Do: Acknowledge the Trick or Treater and quickly give them a piece or two of candy (see point one above)
Don’t: Try to have a lengthy discussion with a Treater
Do: Give candy to an older teenager even if they are not in costume
Don’t: Leave your house and place a bowl of candy on the front porch with a sign that reads “Please take one”
Do: Stop at houses that are have lights on in the neighborhood
Don’t: Ring the doorbell for five minutes waiting for someone to answer – you will be wasting valuable time
Do: Be polite when Treating
Don’t: Take only one piece of candy if the host is offering you more
Do: Use a pillow case or other sturdy bag to hold candy
Don’t: Use a plastic grocery store bag – they will rip midway through your candy-a-thon spilling in the darkness of your neighbor’s yard, no one will wait while you pick them up
Do: Spook middle school boys
Don’t: Scare babies
Do: Indulge on your treasure
Don’t: Over Augustus Gloop it


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Monday Morning Burn – Thursday Edition

1. I think the Royals should have won the World Series last night. Don’t be greedy SF Giants. Though Madison Bumgardner can pitch.

2. I think it was great to see the Roxbury Renegades win their fourth baseball championship in four seasons. Quite impressive.

3. I think I will be excited if the Cubs actually do hire Joe Maddon as manager. 2016 WS Champs or bust.  Still wish they would have hired Ryne Sandberg last year.

4. I think I love 70 degrees at the end of October. Hope I didn’t speak too soon with snow in the forecast for November 1.

5. cardinalI think the great Cardinal Carnivore may be making the rounds this Halloween season.  Hide your circus peanuts!

6. I think I am addicted to the pizza at Urban Fire in Madison. 5 times in 5 weeks.  Mmmm Mmmm good. Oh, wait that is another product.

7. I think my favorite Pumpkin Brew this fall has been Sam Adam’s Fat Jack, followed by Terrapin PumkinFest. I have been quite disappointed by the many, many types of pumpkin ales and porters that I have tried.

8. I think I should just stick with Cliff’s Pumpkin Pie ice cream. It never disappoints.

9. I think dogs in Halloween costumes is kind of funny.  But cats singing Christmas songs is hysterical.  I like chicken, I like liver, Meow Mix, Meow Mix please deliver.