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Is it Halloween yet?

halloween1Now I don't mean to be a Halloween Scrooge, but I really won't mind when the whole Halloween season is over. I should have known it was bad news when I saw the sign for a Halloween Express store go up at the old east side Circuit City the week of the 4th of July. For crying out loud, Halloween plans in July? Here's the main reason for my gripe. I love to shop in thrift stores. You might say it's one of my top five hobbies. I love to browse the aisles and stumble upon unexpected treasure. What I don't expect to stumble on is a misplaced feather boa that some kid left in the housewares department. I'm sure Halloween is big business for places like St. Vinnie's and Goodwill. Not only do they haul out all the odd clothing that people have donated, they also help people who couldn't put together an improvised ensemble if they had a toy imitation black and orange gun to their head. They bring out TONS and TONS of pre-packaged costumes..from perky French maid costumes to pirates to hippies (if hippies wore plastic bell bottoms and synthetic long haired wigs). That means there's no room for actual stuff that a normal person might want. I can't tell you exactly what that would be, since I never know until I see it. What I do know is that I don't need a Wilma Flintstone costume or a long furry tail.  However those extra large "rock star" sunglasses do look kind of cool.

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