A Pre-Halloween DC Tradition

Note:  This post has nothing to do with food.  But, it’s fun to change gears sometimes.  I have been living in the DC-area for over a decade and finally made it to the High Heel Race this year.  It takes place the Tuesday before Halloween and is a huge tradition in the city.  The weather was perfect, the costumes put most of us to shame by just going to the costume store and the entertainment was phenomenal!

Some local news (recap) links are at the bottom, too.

Lots of pictures (there was so much going on that the quality isn’t great on all of them because I was in constant motion)!

 

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23824780/thousands-cheer-on-runners-in-27th-annual-high-heel-race#axzz2jKPGttyH

http://www.voanews.com/content/washington-dc-halloween-race-features-high-heels-drag-queens/1780650.html

 

 

I do believe in spooks

This is the first thing that came to mind when I was walking through Target the other day and I was surrounded, and that is a light word, by Halloween candy and food. I can’t say all, but many manufacturers put that little twist on what they make/package to draw the attention of consumers for that extra sale. Not quite point-of-purchase (POP) but definitely strategic marketing. It tastes the same but lures that eye. This is the point at which I’m really glad I’m lactose intolerant and can’t eat/consume/splurge/inhale/spend way too much money on most of this stuff.

This is a snapshot of what I say in the Halloween section:

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