How many children have been killed by poisoned Halloween candy?
Answer: There have only been two confirmed cases of children being killed by poisoned Halloween candy, and in both cases, they were killed intentionally by one of their parents. With those two exceptions, no child has been killed or seriously injured by Halloween candy.
Did you trick or treat? Did a parent check your candy?
My dad used to insist on checking my candy but I was sure it was so he could get first dibs on any Milk Duds I may have gotten! 😉
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It’s Halloween 2012
Here is my Halloween treat for you. It is a recording called Halloween Pickles and it is about two brothers who dress up as the scariest things they can think of for trick-or-treat. What do they pick? One dresses as a nun and the other as a Choctaw warrior. Scott and I heard this on NPR years ago and it has become a Halloween tradition for us. Check it out here: Halloween Pickles.
I discovered another benefit of the Fitbit. Kevin & John were working upstairs all day so I spent the whole day sitting in my studio with Rob & Gracie and only logged 1400 steps. I decided to get a good long walk in so I messed around for about 15 minutes trying to get an audio file onto my phone and then trotted out into the rain. About halfway through the lecture I was listening to, I stopped to check my fitbit. My belt clip was empty, lanyard still attached to it.
I panicked momentarily and then remembered I had stuck it in its charging cradle while I was messing with the phone… AAAARGH. Discovering that I wasn’t logging any steps really sapped my motivation. Yes, I am externally rather than internally motivated, and it wasn’t until I remembered I could enter an activity by hand that I got my second wind! When I got home I clicked “log an activity” on the Fitbit menu and copied the stats from the last walk onto today’s log. Whew.
Click here to read my earlier post about it: Fitbit Review.
Stay tuned for some kitchen pix once the guys are gone.
Scott will be wearing his kilt for work. I probably won’t be leaving the house except for my walk so I am not dressing up. 🙂
We don’t really bother because we have had exactly 4 trick-or-treaters in the 20 years we’ve lived here. The last ones were quite happy with the Lara Bars & Cliff Bars we offered them.
A little creepy decor?
The houseplants that were in the kitchen have died out on the porch, does that count?
We’ve been on a steady diet of X Files and Walking Dead for the last week. So it is time to move along to Betelgeuse and
Are you ready?
Click here for my Halloween Movie choices and tell me some of yours!