Posted 1 November, 08on:
Believe it or not, there was no alcohol involved in the making of this video. We were stone cold sober. Very scary.
Our little Halloween tradition started years ago on a particularly warm Halloween night. The dads were taking our little goblins out to trick-or-treat and all the moms stayed home to pass out candy to the 50 million children who live in our neighborhood. Tired of getting up every 3 minutes to answer the door, a couple of us sat on our front steps. Then we decided to gather by the street light so we could chat as we passed out candy. Some of our little goblins are grown up, no longer needing a dad to help them along the candy trail, but the moms still all gather under the street to light to pass out candy, paying no heed to the weather.
Last night, Hubski and Dr E were in town for Halloween. In honor of this rare event, we allowed the menfolk to crash our hen party. It was a freakishly slow night for trick-or-treaters. (No idea why…weird) To attract little goblins, Dr E decided to play spooky music on the pipe organ in his garage. Yes, he built a pipe organ in his garage. I told you that we live in Nerdland. In his attempt to establish a garage band, he brought out individual pipes from the organ for each of us to play. (You can remove the pipes and play them like a flute.) We decided to put our “concert” on YouTube to share with the grown up goblin who is away at college.
I know the video quality is dreadful. That is simply in keeping with the music quality. 🙂 At the end, Dr E is using one of the pipes as a light saber because Hubski discovered that one of the really big pipes can make the sound effect from Star Wars. Nerdland, what can I say.
However, the best quote of the night came a little later. Even though it long past the time of trick-or-treaters, we continued to play. I teased that the neighbors who complained about the barking dog would probably take the barking dog over our cacophony any day of the week. A few minutes later, we hear police sirens approaching. G says, “Quick! Hide the pipe! The cops are coming!” Now there’s a phrase not uttered since our college days.