So, when is Halloween, anyway?
I can't keep straight when Columbus Day is. Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, same thing. Arbor Day? Forget about it.
But Halloween, I can remember. Every year, it falls on Oct. 31. No matter what day of the week that happens to be.
Well, unless you live in New Orleans and the Saints are playing, apparently.
Three mothers in New Orleans are pushing to move trick-or-treating to Saturday, Oct. 30 this year to avoid a conflict with the Saints-Steelers game on Halloween night. The 7:20 p.m. kickoff happens to coincide with the time youngsters go house to house looking for sweets.
Rather than take a chance on disappointed children showing up on dark porches or at empty houses, Vaughn Downing, Stephanie Newell and Jenny Sundell are working to turn Oct. 30 into the unofficial trick-or-treating day around New Orleans.
"This would allow everyone to focus on our kids on Saturday night and our Saints on Sunday night," the three wrote in an open letter circulated via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. "We take pride in doing things a little differently in New Orleans, and changing Halloween weekend would remove an agonizing choice from our citizens."
Ok, so forget about Halloween. At least we can depend on Christmas coming around every Dec. 25.
Oh, wait. Don't the Lakers play that day?