Obiorah Fields - October 2018

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HALLOWEEN IS ABOUT MORE THAN CANDY

ACTUALLY, NO IT’S NOT

I remember watching the Halloween specials on TV as a kid and getting engrossed in the spooky stories of fall. The holiday never brought a profound moment in my life — my family had our lights off for a couple Halloween’s — but I always enjoyed dressing up, and of course, the candy. Snickers, Reese’s Pieces, and anything with chocolate, nuts, nougat, and caramel transported me to my personal oasis as a kid. But no coconut! Chocolate doesn’t need waxy flakes to be great.

Seeing kids at my door in their costumes brightens my day. But I have to tell you, I love when someone dresses up as a good pun. One year when I was in law school, a girl dressed up as a pair of glasses and was called “Miss Perceived.” Or there was another woman who was pregnant and called herself “Miss Conception.” The best costume I saw was someone dressed up as Denzel from the movie “Philadelphia,” and he was called “Law Suit.” Call me cheesy, but those jokes crack me up!

We try to parlay that humor with our office decorations because having fun is essential. Our firm participates in a scarecrow contest every year. Different businesses in the area will put up a scarecrow in front of their offices, decorate it, and the city will vote on the best ones. We’ve never placed or won, but we feel good about our chances this year. We

While chocolate was undoubtedly a go-to option, it didn’t mean I’d leave out the classics like Jolly Ranchers, Lemonheads, Johnny Apple Treats, and tooth breakers like Now and Laters. But if I’m honest, my favorite candy was a Chick-O-Stick. Candy doesn’t play as much of a role in my life now, but I will pass it out at Halloween. One year,

OUR FIRM LOVES PARTICIPATING IN EVENTS BECAUSE WE CAN MEET NEW PEOPLE AND FIND OUT WAYS TO HELP CAUSES THAT NEED ATTENTION.

and have fellowship with each other. Our firm loves participating in events because we can meet new people and find ways to help causes that need attention. Community involvement makes what we do more than just a specialized skill set. It makes our careers more meaningful because we can see the impact our work has on the individuals we serve and how those people live happier lives within their spheres of influence. Plus, it gives me the opportunity to tell them the latest dad joke I heard. Speaking of which, what do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

however, I failed miserably at this. I was teaching at the university, and the class got out at 10 p.m., so I assumed that I wouldn’t have trick-or-treaters when I got home. But wouldn’t you know it; the second I got there, my doorbell started ringing. Did I have any candy to give out? Of course not. I felt so bad that I wasn’t prepared. I made a personal vow to be ready this year with gobs of candy for all the princesses and superheroes of the world. Hold me to it y’all.

ordered a skeleton with a pumpkin head, holding up a sign that says, “We fright for your rights.” You can say that’s my humor at work, but Danielle likes it just as much as I do. Don’t let her fool you. The best part of fall is all the festivities. Haunted houses, hayrides, corn mazes, and activities like these do a wonderful job of getting kids outside and keeping them active. It makes our community better when we can all come together

Frostbite. Happy Halloween!

–Teri Fields

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