Those that know me well know that every year I attempt to be a part of the NY Village Halloween Parade with the awesome Heather Buckley. Every year, something fucks that up. This year's natural disaster was a pretty good excuse to stay home and chill, but something inside me wouldn't let me pack it in. After all, Was this not the only apartment in the area with two pumpkins, a crap load of fakey spider-webs and gel blood writing on the windows?! I'd started the day gathering my supplies which consisted of two official "The Fog" flashlights, one awesome little LED flashlight (which was the only one I could find anywhere before the last storm), Peanut Butter and Jelly, Fried Chicken, a super pack of AAA batteries and a case of Ramen Noodles. If the water was to go out, I was going to wing it. Mom had gotten me two led light bars some weeks back and my search for the perfect battery powered, hand held light for shooting those toys at Toy Fair and Comic Con that weren't sufficiently lit..turned OCD.. led to a box of lights that didn't cut the mustard for their intended job, but sure did light up my apartment just fine. Pro Tip: A bike headlight is AWESOME in this capacity. Pro Tip 2: A strobing pumpkin light, while not great for lighting your house, can be used as a defensive weapon to blind a blackout creeper. And now you knoooow. I also had the NewTrent Large Capacity Portable Charger ThinkGeek had given me for San Diego Comic Con...which was still fully charged and ready to rock. I got about 8 charges out of that bad boy before it begged for power. It kept me in touch and online all through the blackout. Since I live in Sayerville and the town motto is clearly "What the fuck?", I had a nice pile of Trick r Treaters. Granted, some didn't even bother with costumes, but the ones that did got extra presents from me like Batman toys, My Little Pony crowns and Domo patches. Of course Avengers got Avengers tattoos. Apparently, I prepared more for Halloween that I did for the fridge going out. It was to be expected.
Halloween Always Wins.
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