- The most terrifying costume trend of the evening had to be the tweens dressed like 80's workout queens. Those shiny leotards and leg warmers were far scarier than the bloody nurse or the scary clown. Am I really old enough to have kids dressing in clothes that I once wore?
- If you're old enough to have a cell phone with a Lady Gaga ringtone, you're too old for trick or treating.
- I always get stuck handing out the candy, but this year I was prepared. I had my down coat, a chair and Sarah Dessen's Someone Like You. Good. Times. This is my first ever Sarah Dessen book, and damn, I'm loving every second.
- Halloween in Ohio smells like burning leaves and melted chocolate. Sitting on my front step watching all of the kids in costumes run from door-to-door as their parents reminded them to say thank you from the sidewalks was kind of amazing. Sometimes I'm sad that I've traded my three-inch city girl heels for the ballet flats of suburbia, but tonight with my wine and my book and a lawn covered with red, orange and gold leaves, I was content.