Timbo’s Halloween Special: A Recap

Timbo CandyNovember 1 is more than just my blog’s Birthday, Modern Philosophers.  It also marks the official end of the Halloween Season.

No time of year brings more tourists to Maine than the Halloween Season, so it’s going to seem very quiet around here as Snow Miser and his Winter Warriors slowly roll in to occupy the state.

I thought I’d say goodbye to Halloween, which is also quite an inspirational time for my blogging, with one final post.

I didn’t really want to wear a costume to work, but at the last second I was possessed by the Halloween Spirit and dressed as Timbo, The Nite Show Intern I played in my TV acting debut.

I immediately posted a photo of me as Timbo on Facebook and Twitter, and promised King Size candy bars to any trick or treater who showed up at Danny Cashman’s house.  I then sent The Nite Show’s host a warning to expect plenty of trick or treaters.

Then it was off to work and the Costume Party.  I wasn’t as excited about the party as I’d hoped to be because there wouldn’t be any food (we’d had the Cauldron Luck on Wednesday because several people had taken the day off on Halloween) and because I still had to work.

group photoLuckily, seeing all my coworkers in costume really brightened my mood.  Here’s a group shot that I took just before the voting for Best Costume.

As you can see, there are some great costumes.  You might also notice that there is no food spread out on the tables, but I managed to survive.

The work day did drag once the Costume Party was done.  At one point, though, the members of the Scheduling Department at the local hospital sang me their silly Halloween song when I called to order a test.  That was pretty cool.

Once paroled, I drove back to The Haunted House on the Hill, excited to welcome all the trick or treaters.  I filled the cauldron in the foyer with a variety of candy, and still had two bags left in reserve for after the big rush hit.

I ended up having two trick or treaters all night, Modern Philosophers.  The grandchildren of my next door neighbors were the only ones to knock and demand candy.

That was definitely a bummer, and a crappy way to end an otherwise incredible Halloween Season.  I guess people were just too pooped after thirty-one days of revelry to go door to door in search of treats.

Timbo & WolfAt least I got to join Maine’s Werewolves on their Halloween Howler.  That was so much fun, and I hope they invite me along again next year.  I am still a little hoarse from all the howling I did at the full moon.

I hope you all had an awesome Halloween.  Do you have any highlights you’d like to share in the comments section?

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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28 Responses to Timbo’s Halloween Special: A Recap

  1. grannyK says:

    We did not have a single trick or treater! Not one! I guess I am going to have to take responsibility and eat the candy. *sigh* A tough situation, but what is one to do?

  2. Nothing out of the ordinary happened. We had seven trick or treaters–less than last year.

  3. ksbeth says:

    happy blogoversary, austin. i look forward to many more years from you –

  4. November 1 is a GREAT date for your blogiversary. Why didn’t I start my blog on Nov. 1? I LOVE November. It is the one thing that can get me over my post-Halloween letdown. The other thing that helps is watching the rest of the horror movies I DVR’d from TCM. Nobody wore costumes to my work, although I always think of my regular work outfit as my blue collar regalia (BDU pants, steel toed work shoes and NO jewelry). Rock on. Looking forward to your philosophical thoughts on Thanksgiving.

    • Austin says:

      After the hustle of bustle of a busy Halloween Season, November 1 was the first day I had any free time to start a blog. I guess it worked out perfectly. 🙂

  5. markbialczak says:

    Happy belated blog birthday, Austin! Sorry I missed the day. Busy Saturday. I posted the photo of my dear wife Karen and I in costume at my place this morning. I hope your philosophers click over and can avoid my pitchfork too. No, not the devil …

  6. Belated Blogiversary to your blog and much love to you x
    You write really well <33

  7. buzzybrittany says:

    My dog was a doughnut! It was perfect!

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