Tuesday, October 17, 2006

We must be approaching a holiday because the inflatables are out


I don't get it. Halloween comes and people want to fill their yards with giant inflatable ghosts and pumpkins and pumpkin globes. Call me a grinch(or a ghoul), but I don't find them scary. Isn't Halloween decor about being scary? Haunted? Ghostly? You know the houses with the homemade cemetery headstones with funny sayings: love those. A few years back I even thought the witches that looked like they ran into the telephone poles were great. But the inflatables? They're driving me crazy.

Oh, it's going to be a long few months to Christmas.

10 comments:

Maggie said...

I agree!
We have one section of the older part of town where the people just go nuts, decorating like cemetaries. It's creepy and fun and they give out the best candy.
The newer subdivisions do the blow up dolls. Ugh!
Nasty!

patti_cake said...

Girl you would hate my house then. I am the blow-up queen. Halloween, Thanksgiving (yep i've got a scarecrow and a turkey), Christmas, Easter i'd do Valentines and St Pat's if I could find them.

"My name is Patti and i'm an inflatable addict... hehe..."

purpletwinkie said...

Yeah. I can relate to the inflatable thing. The $100 spent on the snowglobe would buy me a new pair of shoes.

Halloween is supposed to be scary. I choose to decorate in MEAT. Nice butcher-shop primal cuts hung from the porch. It gives that "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" feel. The kids love it. It's a good thing.

patti_cake said...

Okay I took a deep breath and clicked on the links. You are responsible for me now wanting an inflatable PEEP, an inflatable Easter Snoopy and a Leprechaun. Thanks alot! (I didn't dare look any further)

Rozanne said...

I was in the Hollywood Fred Meyer, like a month ago, and they had devoted a massive amt of floor space to inflatables. Some of them speak!!!!

I do find them scary, but not in the way one is supposed to find them scary. It's scary to me that there is a demand for these hideous things. I also find it scary that scarce fossil fuel resources are being wasted to make these plastic monstrosities.

Syd said...

Oh, honey...I feel your pain. I live in Mississippi. Need I say more?

Recovering Straight Girl said...

Does that mean you don't want to come over and see my inflatable Ginger????

Anonymous said...

The only inflatable we have is a bigass snowman. For December. I promise.

blog Portland said...

Slip me a $50 and your problem is over.

Anonymous said...

We gottum in Texas and I can't understand why they don't use em for target practice.
Hugs, Mom