It’s only noon and already 27°C (81°F) in Athens…and rising! Perfect weather for trick or treating without looking like a nerd and wearing long underwear or a jacket under your costume, but of course we don’t celebrate Halloween in Greece.
Some American schools and Greek-American families carve pumpkins, eat cupcakes and have parties for children. Most of us just wait until February or March for Carnival, which is one last indulgence before Lent.
I’m going to eat a stash of candy I smuggled from the USA — bottlecaps, Fun Dip, red licorice whips, Razzles, Abba Zabba and some blow pops — then go outside and burn off my sugar high before I fall into a diabetic coma. Sadly, it’s also warmer outdoors than inside my uninsulated house.
Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, enjoy the day! Boo ha ha!
And remember kids, don’t drink or do drugs or you might look like this. Scary Halloween mask or Eddie Van Halen? You decide. Eek!
Photo from the Associated Press