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!



  1. Breeni Books

    October 31, 2007 6:32 pm

    Ah, I love the little sticks that come with the Fun Dip. Who’s giving that out for Halloween?BR/BR/Happy TT and Happy Halloween!

  2. Lisa

    October 31, 2007 7:22 pm

    I LOVE Smarties! I like to grind them into powder with my teeth.BR/BR/And those black and orange PB things that everyone says they hate, but everyone still gives out? Love those too.

  3. Amy Ruttan

    October 31, 2007 7:32 pm

    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.

  4. No Nonsense Girl

    October 31, 2007 7:40 pm

    You make me hungry for candies!!!! 🙂 Happy TT, mine’s up!!!

  5. bunnygirl

    October 31, 2007 7:40 pm

    So what does a girl have to do to get them to share the peanut butter cups? Or do I want to know? 😉

  6. Susan Helene Gottfried

    October 31, 2007 7:48 pm

    Ooh, maybe that’s not such a good question, bunny…

  7. SusieJ

    October 31, 2007 8:03 pm

    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!

  8. Nicholas

    October 31, 2007 8:17 pm

    You can never have too many Smarties!

  9. Lori

    October 31, 2007 8:38 pm

    Gummy eyeballs are my new favorites. I’ve been eating them instead of passing them out (smile).

  10. Greatfullivin

    October 31, 2007 8:45 pm

    Now thats the way to trick or treat! What a haul! LOL. Great T13. and thanks for stopping by!

  11. The Gal Herself

    October 31, 2007 8:58 pm

    I hope all the candy was completely wrapped. I can see Trevor attracting crazy (maybe even dangerous?) fans.

  12. Lara Angelina

    October 31, 2007 9:17 pm

    Hi Susan,BR/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!BR/Happy TT and Halloween!

  13. Wylie Kinson

    October 31, 2007 9:20 pm

    Happy Halloween!BR/BR/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.BR/BR/You can seriously replace ‘Eric’ with BR/’Wylie’s 3 yr old’!!

  14. Moondancer

    October 31, 2007 9:21 pm

    Mmmmm peanutbutter cups.

  15. Raggedy

    October 31, 2007 9:37 pm

    Terrific Thursday Thirteen!BR/My TT is posted.BR/Have a wonderful day!BR/Happy TT’ing!BR/*^_^BR/(=’:’=) BR/(“)_ (“)Å  BR/Raggedy

  16. Sandy Carlson

    October 31, 2007 10:05 pm

    Great idea! Smarties are an addiction around here, too–we’ll never be too old.

  17. Open Grove Claudia

    October 31, 2007 10:22 pm

    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!

  18. pussreboots

    October 31, 2007 10:35 pm

    That’s quite a haul. Happy TT.

  19. L^2

    October 31, 2007 11:35 pm

    Yummy! Peanut Butter Cups sound really good to me, but I’ve been eating Tootsie Rolls tonight. BR/BR/Happy TT!

  20. Tempest Knight

    November 1, 2007 12:00 am

    Sugar rush haven! Hehehe!

  21. damozel

    November 1, 2007 12:52 am

    Mmmm, Smarties. Glad they’re such discriminating trick or treaters.

  22. julia

    November 1, 2007 1:05 am

    I want the Almond Joys!

  23. JHS

    November 1, 2007 1:13 am

    Back in the day, I would have been most interested in the rolling paper, too. :-)BR/BR/Thanks for stopping by!

  24. Mad Kane

    November 1, 2007 1:35 am

    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. BR/BR/A HREF=”” REL=”nofollow”Mad Kane/A

  25. Yen

    November 1, 2007 2:49 am

    Those are yummy lists!:)BR/Mine is up here;BR/A HREF=”″ REL=”nofollow”Thursday Thirteen/ABR/Happy TT and Happy Halloween!

  26. Thomma Lyn

    November 1, 2007 2:59 am

    ROFL @ Trevor seeing rolling paper as better than candy!!BR/BR/Gotta love that boy… ;-D

  27. Xakara

    November 1, 2007 4:48 am

    Smarties are the second most addictive candy-goodness out there. They are surpassed only by pixie stix!BR/BR/*Grin*BR/BR/Happy TTBR/BR/~X

  28. Tilly Greene

    November 1, 2007 6:43 am

    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 :-)BR/BR/Nice haul!

  29. amypalko

    November 1, 2007 7:09 am

    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?

  30. Janet

    November 1, 2007 7:24 am

    hahahah at #6 ;-)BR/BR/I love Smarties and Fun Dip, wow, haven’t seen that in years!

  31. Head Gaggler

    November 1, 2007 8:48 am

    Yummm, candy!!

  32. Aline de Chevigny

    November 1, 2007 9:14 am

    Wow that boys scored big time ont he candy front.BR/BR/Aline

  33. Bob-kat

    November 1, 2007 9:18 am

    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!BR/BR/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 😉

  34. Aline de Chevigny

    November 1, 2007 9:20 am

    Those boys serious scored in the candy department. Great TT as usual heheBR/BR/Aline

  35. Nap Warden

    November 1, 2007 9:43 am

    Smarties are the best! That’s quite a haul!

  36. Lesley

    November 1, 2007 9:55 am

    Kit Kats by a lion! *giggles* BR/BR/The ladies at my work taped smarties to their pants yesterday and went as Smartie Pants! It cracked me UP!

  37. MommyBa

    November 1, 2007 10:00 am

    Whoa!!! Tons of candy!BR/BR/Happy Thursday!

  38. karen!

    November 1, 2007 10:00 am

    What a fantastic TT!

  39. Lorelei James

    November 1, 2007 10:13 am

    I love the gum eyeballs that squirt red gel when you bite into them..

  40. Carrie Lofty

    November 1, 2007 10:45 am

    AI serious haul 😀

  41. Darla

    November 1, 2007 10:54 am

    Yum. Suppose Eric would share some of his Smarties? My kids didn’t bring any home this year. 🙁

  42. Megan

    November 1, 2007 11:04 am

    Yum! Lots of my candy favorites there!BR/BR/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. BR/BR/Happy TT!

  43. Cora Zane

    November 1, 2007 11:59 am

    Mm..mmmm! Candy! I’ll take the peanut butter cups. 🙂

  44. spyscribbler

    November 1, 2007 12:11 pm

    Fun Dip is my favorite! Yummy! I like the little white sticks best, too …

  45. Sparky Duck

    November 1, 2007 12:25 pm

    what!!?? No Skittles???

  46. Kaige

    November 1, 2007 12:59 pm

    Sounds a lot like what my kids dragged home last night… minus the guitar strings of couse. ;)BR/BR/I love Thursdays, ya never know what Trevor’s going to be up to next!

  47. Holly

    November 1, 2007 1:34 pm

    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)BR/BR/Smiles,BR/BR/Holly

  48. LA Day

    November 1, 2007 2:12 pm

    I think I gained weight reading that list.

  49. Rhian

    November 1, 2007 3:27 pm

    “Three jellybeans, possibly left over from someone’s Easter basket”BR/rolling on the floor laughing!!!BR/I’m with LA – i could feel the calorie demons leering at me.

  50. Susan Helene Gottfried

    November 1, 2007 3:36 pm

    I’m glad you caught that one, Rhi.

  51. Chelle Y.

    November 1, 2007 4:28 pm

    I have been on a Tootsie Roll kick lately! I love them! I have already been stealing them from my son’s stash. Haha!BR/BR/Happy TT and Halloween too!

  52. Donica Covey

    November 1, 2007 4:55 pm

    And just what is Trevor using those rolling papers for? Hmmm????BR/BR/HAPPY TT SWEETIE!BR/Donica

  53. Rhonda

    November 1, 2007 5:21 pm

    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 🙂

  54. Susan Helene Gottfried

    November 1, 2007 6:14 pm

    Donica, exactly what you’re thinking!

  55. April Elizabeth

    November 1, 2007 6:33 pm

    im slipping into a sugar coma from reading that.

  56. Geggie

    November 1, 2007 6:40 pm

    Ya know…smarties make you…uh…smart?

  57. Dorothy

    November 1, 2007 6:53 pm

    Pretty good haul…BR/I love smarties, too.

  58. Lori

    November 1, 2007 8:26 pm

    Yummmmmmm, Im coming over…do you think they’d share?? Happy TT my friend. Thanks for stopping by. Its always nice to see you:)

  59. FRIGGA

    November 1, 2007 9:21 pm

    Haha – #6 totally reminds me of going to bars to see bands play in Nor Cal ;-0BR/BR/Heads Up: I just posted the next Rocking With Frigga – your tied for 3rd place right now!! 😛

  60. cajunvegan

    November 1, 2007 11:07 pm

    I caught a student snorting Fun Dip at school today. That’s why I need to try some of my own workplace stress busters. BR/BR/Happy TT!

  61. amanda rae

    November 2, 2007 6:25 am

    nice list! i used to love fun dip when i was little! my tt is also about candies!

  62. Erica Ridley

    November 2, 2007 8:35 am

    Ewww, gummy eyeballs!!

  63. Ash

    November 2, 2007 10:34 am


  64. scooper

    November 2, 2007 10:46 am

    I want the fun dip! Keep the sticks; I like the powder.

  65. Robin

    November 3, 2007 12:53 pm

    Reese’s PB Cups are the ones for me!BR/BR/PS My folks are in town, hence the oh so late visit.

  66. Lisa

    November 4, 2007 11:41 am

    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.BR/BR/:)BR/BR/Thanks for visiting my Thursday 13. Have a good Sunday!BR/BR/(Lisa at

  67. Malcolm:

    November 4, 2007 3:58 pm

    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!

  68. Joy Renee

    November 6, 2007 7:26 am

    mmmmmmmmmm. chocolate. BR/BR/thanx for visiting my tt.

  69. Jill

    November 7, 2007 9:45 am

    I didn’t know the guys were that smart!! Would they have share with me?

  70. Jill

    November 7, 2007 9:47 am

    I didn’t know the guys were that smart!! Would they have share with me?

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