Nothing smells quite like rotten pumpkin…

FallClassic_snow_pumpkins In a ‘good’ year, winter can pull a triple hat-trick for Halloween. It will warm up in the weeks before October 31st, lulling people into a false sense of security as they shop for their costumes, and then BAM! October 31st – two inches of snow. The most detailed costumes are now hidden under scarves and parkas, and even the most committed trick-or-treater can only brave the icy streets for so long. And then, about a week after Halloween, in by far the scariest turn of events the weather can pull, it will suddenly warm up again, leaving thousands of once-frozen pumpkins to turn into a puddle of ooze of everyone’s doorsteps! OOGA BOOGA!!

I’m sorry. Did that come off overly pessimistic?*

You’ll have to forgive me. I’m from Saskatchewan. We don’t tell ghost stories – we tell weather stories. 😛

*Totally NOT bitter about having so many childhood Halloweens ruined by winter

News: Posted October 24th, 2009 by Alina

^ 17 Comments to “Nothing smells quite like rotten pumpkin…”

  1. Hahaha funny the north of Romania is about the same it just goes from nose icicles to “I’m going to the beach” a couple of times during the autumn months.We should get together and swap weather stories 🙂

    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 12:24 am
  2. soilent Says:

    At least you have halloween memories to tell.
    All I have is stupid re-airings of Charly Brown that I never liked to begin with.
    My Family doesn’t even celebrate Thanksgiving.
    And we only get Turkey on Christmas, even if it is weighing 5 pounds: Not enough for a full year! 🙂

    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 4:38 am
  3. Kestralyn Says:

    I grew up in North Dakota – these are EXACTLY my Halloween memories! Snowsuits with “costumes” on the outside 🙂

    Let’s hear it for the creative costuming required by living in the north!

    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 7:50 am
  4. Peter Says:

    Meh, we don’t really celebrate halloween in Denmark.
    But I really wish we did… Then I could cause all kinds of mayham in the streets, and actually have an excuse! 😀

    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 9:19 am
  5. Purgatoriant Says:

    Heh… It seems that it’s true that Canada is the equivalent of Lapland (Northern part of Finland) there on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. That could have easily been written by me… For except that when I was a kid here in Finland we were just wondering what are these stupid cartoon holiday special episodes with pumpkins and stuff.

    Now the halloween is atleast trying to invade Finland… Without jack-o’-lanterns and trick or treating. Petty.

    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 12:39 pm
  6. LogicMouse Says:

    Yeah. That sounds familiar. I’ve lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA for most of the last eighteen years, and we too get snow on the pumpkins more often than not.

    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 1:15 pm
  7. Sagitar Says:

    Oh wow and here I thought the weather was bad around Halloween in West Virginia. Cold part didnt bother me as much as the lack of seeing awesome costumes due to people covering up by said cold.

    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 1:16 pm
  8. Kenarik Says:

    Alina, I hear ya! I’m in Alaska and have similar memories of being all bundled up for Halloween. Up here people solve the costume issue by buying them big enough to go OVER the snowsuit. My kids are learning that this is mom’s favorite holiday but they need to think of Good Warm costumes, even if they are homegrown. This year they are thinking of being a vampire and a butterfly (good thing I got the wings 2 years ago for my own costume).

    No Dread ‘S’ word here yet either, even our mountains are bare after getting covered.

    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 1:26 pm
  9. LoneHowler Says:

    I’ve had costumes designed to go over snowsuits as well. But the time we realy got to show off our awesome costumes was at school

    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 11:37 pm
  10. corrupt Says:

    hehe new brunswick winters are soooo much better. you know its getting to be winter time us canadians are going plus 3? wooo t shirt day.

    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 11:44 pm
  11. G'Vera Says:

    Hehehe. I’m here in Alberta, the province one over, and I remember that, too…but I also remember a few where we COULD wear just regular costumes…and I remember going out with my cousin and having to come back once or twice because our pillowcases were FULL of candy/chocolate/pop/candy apples and popcorn balls. *grin*

    Posted October 25th, 2009 at 9:26 pm
  12. Mari Says:

    That’s when a HUGE pokemon suit fits nicly over any jacket imaginable. Ah that pikachu outfit was warm in itself.

    Posted October 26th, 2009 at 1:51 am
  13. Denaya Says:

    Over here in NJ we used to have 4 seasons… I remember them dearly. Winter would roar into spring, spring would crash into summer, summer would subside into fall, and fall would ease into winter. You used to be able to tell the type of season it would be by the air… air warmer than normal in spring would fortell a hot, hot summer… frigid air in the fall would signal the coldest of winters…. *sighs* Now I don’t know WHAT the season is anymore. Its been cold during the summer… and right now… I’m not sure if it’s fall, winter, or spring…. the mornings are cold, the days are warm, and the nights get so foggy you can’t see the road.

    Posted October 26th, 2009 at 7:50 am
  14. Arty Says:

    Yay fursuit!

    But, uh, fortunately it doesn’t get too cold in the Chicago area during Halloween. Well, it gets cold, but doesn’t dip below thirty or snow. However, in some ways the cold would be nice, it makes it easier to not overheat in a costume.

    Watch, now that I say all that, it’s going to snow. >.>

    Posted October 26th, 2009 at 8:29 am
  15. Cori Says:

    Hey, it’s no better in Quebec. You should have seen my wonder woman costume over top of the snowsuit.

    Posted October 27th, 2009 at 3:54 pm
  16. Ellimist Says:

    Here in New Zealand it’s warm at halloween, but not many people celebrate it, proper pumpkins are 6 months out of season, and it’s always light outside when the kids come round, so they never properly get to see the pumpkins I carve 🙁

    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 12:28 am
  17. Scott Says:

    Heheh. Ah, Saskatchewan….though we did have a snowless Halloween last year! It was weird.

    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

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