Monday, November 14, 2011

Halloween Party 2011

Okay, I'm definitely behind on posting anything from the Halloween party, but I did want to get this one pic of Hubby and I on the blog.  He's a mummy (duh), and I'm...

Do you know?

Got a guess?

I'm Abby Sciuto from NCIS!  This year's theme was favorite TV/movie character, and I keep saying I want to be Abby when I grow up.  ;)  How'd I do?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween "Rules"

I found this list online in 2007 and loved it, so I copy/pasted it into Word to save.  As a result, I don't know who to credit it to, but if it's yours or you know whose it is, let me know so all can adore you properly.

Halloween "Rules"

When it appears that you have killed the monster, never check to see if it's really dead.

If you find that your house is built upon or near a cemetery, was once a church that was used for black masses, had previous inhabitants who went mad or committed suicide or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices in your house - move away immediately.

Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.

Do not search the basement, especially if the power has just gone out.

If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, or if they speak to you using a voice which is other than their own, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. NOTE: It will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared.

When you have the benefit of numbers, never pair off and go it alone.

As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.

Never stand in, on, above, below, beside, or anywhere near a grave, tomb, crypt, mausoleum, or other house of the dead.

If you're searching for something which caused a noise and find out that it's just the cat, leave the room immediately if you value your life.

If appliances start operating by themselves, move out.

Do not take anything from the dead.

If you find a town which looks deserted, it's probably for a reason. Take the hint and stay away.

Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you are doing.

If you're running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also note that, despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.

If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness, and so on, get away from them as fast as possible.

Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you're in trouble if you recognize this one), the Bermuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.

If your car runs out of gas at night, do not go to the nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help.
Beware of strangers bearing tools such as chainsaws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, band saws, or any device made from deceased companions.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Getting divorced?

Available from Amazon:

The brass tag reads: "Bury the past and move on to a new tomorrow."

Personally, I could see removing the tag and replacing it with one that reads something like:
"'Til Death do us part--Will you marry me?"  Hey, it would have worked on me, but I can see that a lot of women may have issues with it.  :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Got the hearse!

So I FINALLY got a hearse, and isn't she gorgeous!  A 1973 Cadillac in amazing condition, and almost entirely original.  By the way, her name is Shirley.

The awesome front.  How would you like to see this coming at ya at full speed?

"They're coming for you, Barbara."  :)

Nice rear, huh?

The Miller-Meteor tag.

The windshield wiper controls are on the DOOR!

The seats are in excellent condition.

The design on the inside along the sides...where the coffin goes.

A shot of the tires.  Because men always ask about the tires.

Friday, September 2, 2011

I bought this a couple of weeks ago at Homegoods, because it's Halloweeny AND has a cat on it, since I'm a crazy cat lady.  This is going to be my new breakfast cereal bowl.

I got a couple of these several years ago and deep them hanging in the living room year-round.  They're battery powered so no fear of fire, and they are very convincing.

Got this last weekend.  Now, I'm not into glitter, but I love crows and I love skulls, and this fellow is just so dapper that I had to have him!

Picked up a couple of these at Michael's.  I won't be using them for seating but to let everyone know what creepy foods they're about to eat.  The mummy dogs are a staple at our annual party!  I'll have to post the recipe for everyone.  They're super-easy, even for me (I don't do the cooking, my husband does).

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My new skull and crossbone dishes...

The bowl:

The condiment tray:

The appetizer plates, set of four:

"Beware" plate:

"Danger" plate:

"R.I.P" plate:

There's supposed to be a "Poison" plate, but someone bought them already. Grr. They also had tall mugs, but we have plenty of mugs, so I didn't buy one. Now I'm thinking I may need one for the office, as a warning to the coworkers. >:)

Dishes purchased at my beloved Homegoods.

A little apple pie for the "fall-ish" weather...

The daytime temperatures have dropped to the low 80s lately, which definitely makes it seem like fall is on it's way, so what does that make me want to do? Bake apple pie, of course! I tried to dress it up a bit with some autumnal cut-outs, so I did a pumpkin and a couple of leaves. Now I did these by hand, so they aren't perfect, but I still think they're cute!

Don't you wish you had smell-0-vision? :)

BTW, in the overall photo, doesn't that look like a monster claw? That was the maple leaf, but a monster claw isn't too bad, either, right?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Disappointment. :(

Well, the hearse purchase didn't go through.

The guy described it as “runs great, good tires”, but the battery was so dead it wouldn’t charge, it had one flat tire, was sunk into the ground where it had sat in a mud hole for so long, and it didn’t even have a muffler. Plus, it had lots of rust and the worst bondo job ever. So we’re out $130 in gas, tolls, meals, etc. all for nothing.

But the search continues.

On a lighter note, I have two new Halloween magazines to inspire and delight me. :D

Love that Martha!

BTW, notice that orange cast in the photo? That's because my living room is painted orange, which you may have noticed in the previous pics. I just love my orange, although you can tell some people come in and have saturation overload. ;)

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Decorating Has Begun!

I couldn't stand it any longer, so a week and a half ago, I started decorating for Halloween. Hey, I thought I did pretty good, considering I wanted to get started in late June. But I actually held out until mid-August, much to my--and Hubby's--surprise. I think it's the purchase of, get this...


...that really revved up my Halloween decorating excitement level. In fact, tomorrow is the big day, when Hubby and a friend are going to get it, and I am so freaking excited that I'm driving my coworkers crazy. :) More pics later...