Saturday, October 30, 2010

Got a Fun Halloween Memory?

Okay. I'll start. I remember being a middle schooler bold enough to "egg" someone's house. (I know, you're shocked, right? I probably shouldn't tell you about that shoplifting incident.)

Anyway, since egging houses was new to me and my friend; this was my first (and last) time, we weren't exactly professionals. More than a little paranoid, hearts pounding, we stole a single egg from the fridge, knowing that taking more than one risked certain discovery. (Who knew that bleary-eyed mothers of nine children did not keep a tallies of spent eggs folded inside their bathrobe pockets?)

Carefully, we wiped our fingerprints off the egg in order to protect our identities. (Yes, really.)  Then, having trouble deciding which of two homes to egg, we cracked our missile in two and threw each half at different, adjoining houses. Feet pounding, lungs afire with adrenalin and crisp, fall air, we tore down the street to make our escape. Daring to look back after a half block or so, but continuing to walk (just in case!) we braced ourselves for a reaction and found ourselves...


What?! No squealing tires? No flashing lights? No angry voices shouting into the night at children huddled in the bushes for cover? We were met only with anticlimactic calm; that, and a feeling that we were not cut out for lives of crime; it was boring (and just plain dumb)... we went home and made omelettes instead. (just kidding)

This is a re-post from October 2007. I'm posting it by way of entering the SITS Girls' Halloween Past Canon Giveaway! Tiffany is very pretty and has a son who made an absolutely adorable swashbuckler a while back. The SITS Girls have some excellent Blogging Tips, and if you are looking to meet new bloggers and get traffic to your blog, these girls are the ones to hang out with! At the very least, you'll want to get in on that Canon giveaway, so what are you waiting for?! Dig up a memory and get over there!


  1. It's hard to get much velocity with half an egg LOL What a great story.

    Kristin - The Goat

  2. Half an egg? That is hilarious!

  3. cracking the egg first probably leaves most of the egg on the path to the target so that was good for the home owner.

    I once fell into a window well trying to soap a window.

  4. Isn't i funny the things we think are SO bad when we're kids?

  5. Great post! I especially liked that you wiped your finger prints off the eggs.

  6. Only taking one egg to avoid suspicion. Wiping off fingerprints. Running.

    Just think, if you had stuck with it, you could have been a career criminal. LOL


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