Surprisingly, I am not really a big fan of Halloween. I think I can trace my skepticism for this holiday back to this early and traumatizing exchange:
When I was a wee lass…no more than 5 years old, my best friend’s big sister swindled me out of my Halloween bounty! She convinced me to trade ALL of my chocolate for one piece of “magic” double bubble gum.
The following morning, my mom asked for one of my fun-sized candy bars and I burst into tears. I knew I had been scammed and I was deeply humiliated.
Mama strapped me in my car seat and drove me to the local “White Hen” and let me reload my plastic pumpkin. It certainly made me feel better, but left a very bad taste in my mouth….knowing someone I looked up to literally took candy from a baby.
I stopped by the Raw Food Market today to pick up a treat for tonight and was surprised to find that it was packed! The dude behind the counter mentioned that they had been busy all day with people picking up healthy desserts.
Turns out…even though we can’t eat candy, raw vegans still crave sweets on this sugar-laden holiday!
I stumbled on this blog (by way of George) and instantly felt as if I had just discovered a virtual gem!
The Cheap Chica explains her point of view:
"I love designer denim, lust after “it” bags and can’t live without James Perse, but the difference is I find other ways of getting it (or very close versions of it) without spending my entire paycheck.”
Wait…I love designer denim and I would trade a non vital organ for the softness that is James Perse…and I totally want high fashion without spending a disproportionate amount of my paycheck!
Should husb and I hit up a haunted house this evening or would our $50 (wha?!) and two hours be better spent at home?
***Update: I know I asked my readers to make this decision for me, but upon leaving the office I discovered that the skies had opened up and my city was blanketed in a cold driving rain. Looks like mother nature trumped y’all. Couch night it was.***