Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween is slowly catching on in Norway. 

Slowly. 

Reluctantly. 

Every year there's an ever wider selection of cheap black and orange tat to be purchased in the cheap seasonal, tat stores.  Every year there are more and more neighborhoods where it is accepted--expected, even--practice for children to dress up and bang on doors demanding free candy.  This year there was even a sort of Haunted House put on by Elder Miss and Boy's school; apparently, one of Elder Miss's teachers was roped into donning a ratty black wig and white robe, and screaming "Help me!  Help me!" while one of the 7th graders chased her around with a plastic ax.  Awesome, I say.  And not the least bit inappropriate.

We celebrated Halloween night with The Vibrant Ms. M's family.

Vlad here seems to think that, contrary to popular wisdom, vampires turn into baby bats when exposed to sunlight.  And also, that no self-respecting vampire would hungrily gulp down the blood of his victim, but rather, gently lap it up with his tongue, you know, like a kitten.
Snow White's dress was two sizes too big.  When I asked her where her dwarves were, she lifted up her skirt and said, "I don't know.  Under here I sink."
Indy couldn't wait to wipe the simpering smile off that damn she-devil's inscrutable face.  I half hoped he'd succeed.
After dark, we sent the whole pack of kids out trick-or-treating supervised by these two fools.  That's Mister Vibrant Ms. M there on the right.  Does he not look ever so slightly like Ozzy Osbourne paying homage to the humble dairy cow?  And if you're a little shocked that my Mister loosened up enough to play along and walk out of the house looking like Shrek in pin curls....Dude, so am I.  Like I said--slowly....reluctantly.....Halloween is starting to catch on in Norway.

2 comments:

Trace said...

I do see Ozzy in that mask. And the dairy cow. I also see a tad of Rodney Dangerfield. Nice and creepy.

OSLO said...

I can't stop laughing at Ozzy and Shrek :-) We had a snow white in this house too - a long way from the witch costumes of my youth, I tell ya. Of course there are no kids on our street so there was no point in trick or treating in the conventional sense - it doesn't seem to be catching on much in Baerum, at least our part of it anyhow. That said, Nille stores to sell lots of Hallowe'en crap, half of which I bought in a fit of spooky enthusiasm..