I Got Boo-zed for Halloween!

I’ll be honest – it’s a long time since I’ve been excited about Halloween.  We’re talking decades.  Once I stopped trick-or-treating, the holiday lost all of its charm for me.  That all ended yesterday morning when I discovered a care package on my front porch.  

It’s part of a fun tradition I never knew existed – I got Boo-zed!  The grinning pumpkin bag on my welcome mat contained an interesting assortment of goodies: A four-pack of Founder’s Breakfast Stout, a 40 of Olde English 800 (recently featured in the #1 position of Rate Beer’s  “50 Worst Beers In The World”) and some Lindt truffles.  Judging by the contents of the bag, I suspect whoever left it stops by the blog from time to time and has a good sense of humor.  So thanks, whoever you are.

The bag also contained a ghost to hang on my door to let folks know I’ve already been Boo-zed as well as a lovely poem, explaining the tradition and telling me what to do next.

It informed me that it’s now my duty to “booze it forward” and leave goodie bags for two other folks in my town, with a copy of the ghost and the poem inside.  I have a couple of thoughts on who those folks might be, but I have to scout their houses first and see if they have a ghost on their door.  I bet they might, as I’m confident that it was one of them that Boo-zed me.

I have to say that this is the most fun I’ve had at Halloween for a long time – all I needed was for it to be a beer holiday – who knew?  I think Boo-zing is a truly cool thing to do and something I’m going to make a yearly tradition.

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20 Comments on “I Got Boo-zed for Halloween!”

  1. October 27, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Very cool! And it wasn’t a flaming bag of poo this time!

    • October 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

      Does that mean it wasn’t you, Scott? 🙂

  2. Bill Bennett
    October 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    It wasn’t me, although you were on my hit list. I got Boo-zed Sunday…. A great new tradition

    • October 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

      Thanks for letting me know, Bill. You just saved me a trip 😉

      • Elena
        October 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

        You are open to getting boo-zed multiple times 🙂 although that would be selfish

        • October 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

          I’m all for multiple Boo-zes, but the rules are the rules – one Boo-zing per customer.

  3. Rachel
    October 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    How fun! Halloween for adults. Thanks for posting the poem so that some of us can start the tradition in our neighborhoods.

    • October 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

      I’m going to see if I can find the documents for this online so I can share high quality ones. I might even make some PDF’s if I can find the time so they are easy to print. It’s an idea that needs to spread!

  4. BobBu
    October 27, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    I got boo-zed myself this morning – very nice start of a new tradition.

    • October 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

      I wonder if we have a suspect in common, Bob.

      • Frank
        October 28, 2010 at 7:35 am #

        My very first official comment on the blog is: “No Comment”.

        • October 28, 2010 at 9:18 am #

          So you’re pleading the 5th, or the 40 in this case, huh?

  5. AngelaArp
    October 27, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    Cool idea! I need to get that started in Omaha!

    • October 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

      It’s really cool. I just wish I would have been Boo-zed sooner so I could share it on the blog earlier in the month.

      There’s not a lot of time left for getting it started!

  6. October 27, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    Yo Jimbo!

    Wow! That is AWESOME! We “Boo!” in my neighborhood. Sadly, no booze is involved, just candy and novelties for the kids. I’ll send a link out to the neigbors and see if we can’t get it started for next year. I’m sure my drunkards… err, I mean neighbors would be up for something like that.

    Ahhh… Old English 800. Reminds me of hanging on the corner in South Philly when I was in 8th grade and a freshman in high school. Good thing I went to Catholic school. Imagine the trouble we would have gotten into if we went public school. Enjoy your 40!

    Peace YO!

    • October 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

      Yo, G-LO!!

      I sure as heck gonna enjoy my 40, it’s a very prestigious beer – it’s considered the best at being the worst beer in teh world. It’s in a class all it’s own!

      • October 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

        I like how you roll Homeboy Jimbo!

  7. Matt
    October 28, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    I love it. We can extend to all of the holidays. You can get Wild Turkey’d for Thanksgiving, Iced for Christmas, BBQ’d for July (Bourbon Barrel Quad), the list goes on and on.

    • October 28, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

      Love it, Matt! As a guy who loves to share beer, this is a tradition I can get behind no matter the season.


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