Columbus, Ohio has the highly annoying habit of scheduling trick-or-treating on nights other than Halloween. They call it “beggar’s night” and after 18 years in this town, I’ve still never heard an adequate explanation for why kids can’t go door-to-door on the 31st. Some have suggested non-interference with high school or college football, but they move it even when Halloween falls on a Monday-Thursday. Some have claimed that, many years ago, Columbus held some city-wide Halloween party on the 31st and they wanted people to be able to do both, but no such beast exists today. There’s really no good explanation. My suburb actually does it on the 31st most years, but this year they’re falling in with Columbus. So we go trick-or-treating with the kids tonight, 6pm-8pm, followed by a good hour of trying to bring my children down from their sugar highs before bed.
So I guess what I’m saying is, no one email me with mid-game spoilers, because I’m going to be DVRing that bad boy and watching it late. In the meantime:
And if anyone cares, my daughter is dressing up like a witch, my son is dressing up like a construction worker, and my wife and I are dressing up like two suburban parents carrying travel mugs filled with liquor around the neighborhood while hoping nobody notices.