Tuesday, October 30, 2007

 

Thursday Thirteen #53 -- Halloween Haul



Thirteen piles of Halloween goodies!


Even before ShapeShifter was a household name, like they are during Trevor's Song, Mitchell and Trevor knew how to rule the world in their own style.

To wit, the band's first Halloween. They were booked to play the Halloween Party at All Access (their first time there!), opening for two other more established local acts (both of whom broke up before the end of the year.) -- there were two sets: one for the Under 21 crowd and one for the Over 21 crowd, which was when the cops were generally expected. This was, after all, the annual Halloween Party at All Access.

That meant no trick-or-treating for the ShapeShifter boys who, in their late teens, were too cool to go out but who still wanted some free chocolate. Especially Daniel, whose grandmother had taken to denying him candy in the hopes of clearing up the drummer's acne, which wasn't that bad, but we all know how grandmothers dote on their grandkids.

The young band came up with an idea: Drop candy into the bags held by Mitchell's sisters or Eric's brother Jared and get entered into a drawing for free ShapeShifter stuff. Demos, t-shirts, and the brand new patches for your jackets and vests.

Free stuff! How could the crowd refuse?

Here is what the band managed to collect:
1. 150 Peanut Butter Cups, in varying shapes, sizes, and manufacturers.

2. 300 Tootsie Rolls.

3. 50 lollipops.

4. Four lollipop rings.

5. Too many packages of Smarties to count. This was a particularly nice haul, as Eric has a serious addiction to them.

6. Two packages of brand-new rolling paper. Trevor considered these better than candy.

7. Three jellybeans, possibly left over from someone's Easter basket.

8. An entire, unopened package of Hershey's miniatures.

9. A complete set of brand new guitar strings, of a finer variety than Mitchell or Eric were currently using.

10. 35 Almond Joys.

11. 100 Kit Kats, possibly donated by someone dressed up as a lion.

12. Four sets of gummy eyeballs.

13. Ten packages of Fun Dip.



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Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope you all had polite visitors, no tricks, and a lot of treats!

Comments:
Ah, I love the little sticks that come with the Fun Dip. Who's giving that out for Halloween?

Happy TT and Happy Halloween!
 
I LOVE Smarties! I like to grind them into powder with my teeth.

And those black and orange PB things that everyone says they hate, but everyone still gives out? Love those too.
 
Mmmmm yummy. I swear I want to take the bowl of chocolate from beside the door and curl up in the corner and pig out as I tremble in fear that NaNo is starting tomorrow. EeK.
 
You make me hungry for candies!!!! :) Happy TT, mine's up!!!
 
So what does a girl have to do to get them to share the peanut butter cups? Or do I want to know? ;-)
 
Ooh, maybe that's not such a good question, bunny...
 
I'm eating smarties from the boy's candy bags right now! They shared -- they know I love them. And, that's a pretty good loot they got!
 
You can never have too many Smarties!
 
Gummy eyeballs are my new favorites. I've been eating them instead of passing them out (smile).
 
Now thats the way to trick or treat! What a haul! LOL. Great T13. and thanks for stopping by!
 
I hope all the candy was completely wrapped. I can see Trevor attracting crazy (maybe even dangerous?) fans.
 
Hi Susan,
Peanut butter cups. They are like some addictive drug to me or something. I can't just eat one --so I don't eat any. Altho one time after a particularly horrid day at work, I spooned out peanut butter and put chocolate syrup on top!! That's a desperate single working mom, right there!
Happy TT and Halloween!
 
Happy Halloween!

I chuckled when I read #5:Too many packages of Smarties to count. This was a particularly nice haul, as Eric has a serious addiction to them.

You can seriously replace 'Eric' with
'Wylie's 3 yr old'!!
 
Mmmmm peanutbutter cups.
 
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Raggedy
 
Great idea! Smarties are an addiction around here, too--we'll never be too old.
 
What a haul! Those guys are clearly sophisticated trick or treaters. I don't think I've ever seen a peanut butter cup at Halloween - it's all laughy taffy here! lol!
 
That's quite a haul. Happy TT.
 
Yummy! Peanut Butter Cups sound really good to me, but I've been eating Tootsie Rolls tonight.

Happy TT!
 
Sugar rush haven! Hehehe!
 
Mmmm, Smarties. Glad they're such discriminating trick or treaters.
 
I want the Almond Joys!
 
Back in the day, I would have been most interested in the rolling paper, too. :-)

Thanks for stopping by!
 
Fun list! My favorite candy is M & M's peanuts and I can't eat them any more -- out of the blue I developed a peanut allergy.

Mad Kane
 
Those are yummy lists!:)
Mine is up here;
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Happy TT and Happy Halloween!
 
ROFL @ Trevor seeing rolling paper as better than candy!!

Gotta love that boy... ;-D
 
Smarties are the second most addictive candy-goodness out there. They are surpassed only by pixie stix!

*Grin*

Happy TT

~X
 
Okay, confession time: took 6 tubes of Smarties into the bubble bath with me last night. Do you know how difficult it is to unroll those, eat a couple at a time and drop my book in the water? It's all right, I managed perfectly :-)

Nice haul!
 
Very impressive! I am currently eating bags and bags of toffee popcorn as I wildly over-estimated the numbers of trick or treaters. Swap you for some of the smarties?
 
hahahah at #6 ;-)

I love Smarties and Fun Dip, wow, haven't seen that in years!
 
Yummm, candy!!
 
Wow that boys scored big time ont he candy front.

Aline
 
It's a good job I'm eating my lunch as I read this. Mind you, it has awoken a deep need for chocolate now!

I love Smarties, I also like the way they feel if you have a bowl of them and run your fingers through them. Stop other people eating them too ;)
 
Those boys serious scored in the candy department. Great TT as usual hehe

Aline
 
Smarties are the best! That's quite a haul!
 
Kit Kats by a lion! *giggles*

The ladies at my work taped smarties to their pants yesterday and went as Smartie Pants! It cracked me UP!
 
Whoa!!! Tons of candy!

Happy Thursday!
 
What a fantastic TT!
 
I love the gum eyeballs that squirt red gel when you bite into them..
 
AI serious haul :D
 
Yum. Suppose Eric would share some of his Smarties? My kids didn't bring any home this year. :(
 
Yum! Lots of my candy favorites there!

I grabbed some peanut butter cups, some Smarties, and some Tootsie Rolls last night between the Halloween parade (you're never too old to pick up candy someone throws at you or *ahem* at the young children near your, right?) and following my cousins around trick-or-treating.

Happy TT!
 
Mm..mmmm! Candy! I'll take the peanut butter cups. :)
 
Fun Dip is my favorite! Yummy! I like the little white sticks best, too ...
 
what!!?? No Skittles???
 
Sounds a lot like what my kids dragged home last night... minus the guitar strings of couse. ;)

I love Thursdays, ya never know what Trevor's going to be up to next!
 
Hmmm, I recycled the candy I got from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.... (of course I pulled out the good stuff..oh BAD me)

Smiles,

Holly
 
I think I gained weight reading that list.
 
"Three jellybeans, possibly left over from someone's Easter basket"
rolling on the floor laughing!!!
I'm with LA - i could feel the calorie demons leering at me.
 
I'm glad you caught that one, Rhi.
 
I have been on a Tootsie Roll kick lately! I love them! I have already been stealing them from my son's stash. Haha!

Happy TT and Halloween too!
 
And just what is Trevor using those rolling papers for? Hmmm????

HAPPY TT SWEETIE!
Donica
 
Oh what fun! ...almond joys - oh yummy. Here's something sad though. I lost my craving for sugar. I have no idea what happened, but the bowl of candy really did nothing for me this year. It's good but it's really terrible too. Mine's up finally, so plz come by if you have a chance! Happy TT :)
 
Donica, exactly what you're thinking!
 
im slipping into a sugar coma from reading that.
 
Ya know...smarties make you...uh...smart?
 
Pretty good haul...
I love smarties, too.
 
Yummmmmmm, Im coming over...do you think they'd share?? Happy TT my friend. Thanks for stopping by. Its always nice to see you:)
 
Haha - #6 totally reminds me of going to bars to see bands play in Nor Cal ;-0

Heads Up: I just posted the next Rocking With Frigga - your tied for 3rd place right now!! :P
 
I caught a student snorting Fun Dip at school today. That's why I need to try some of my own workplace stress busters.

Happy TT!
 
nice list! i used to love fun dip when i was little! my tt is also about candies!
 
Ewww, gummy eyeballs!!
 
fun-dip....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 
I want the fun dip! Keep the sticks; I like the powder.
 
Reese's PB Cups are the ones for me!

PS My folks are in town, hence the oh so late visit.
 
What bizarre stuff! Like the other Lisa in the comments said, I love smarties too! I can't have them around because I will eat them all at one sitting and go into a sugar coma.

:)

Thanks for visiting my Thursday 13. Have a good Sunday!

(Lisa at Snarkypants.com)
 
I used to live on a steady diet of Fun Dip back in the late 70s! We used to call it by its other name (Lik-M-Aid). I hadn't thought of it for years until I was watching an episode of "Freaks and Geeks" in which one of the characters was eating it... in the morning no less!
 
mmmmmmmmmm. chocolate.

thanx for visiting my tt.
 
I didn't know the guys were that smart!! Would they have share with me?
 
I didn't know the guys were that smart!! Would they have share with me?
 
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