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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sunday Halloween (screaming!) meme!

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Halloween Meme 

From the archives 

Are you scared of bats? 
A. Not me, I love little bats; they are so soft to hold in your hands, though you don't ordinarily want to do that because they can be carriers of rabies. I love to watch the tiny ones that fly in the twilight, and before I couldn't hear so well, I could hear their calls.   I've held them at the County Fair, and they almost cuddle in.  So Sweet! 

Go HERE to see another cute bat snap!
And I love fruit bats.  Bat's have gotten a very bad rap -sort of like the sharks have.  

When you were a kid, did you go out on Mischief Night? (Mischief Night is an informal holiday on which children and teens engage in pranks and minor vandalism. While its name and date vary from place to place, it is most commonly held near the end of October to coincide with the night before Halloween)
A. I'd have never known about it, if you didn't mention it here.

What is your favorite trick-or-treat candy? 
A. mini candy bars, especially the teeny Butterfingers bars

Have you ever seen a ghost? 
A. I've heard something, but never saw anything, at our former house, where a lady named Grace had passed away.  I'm sure that she, or at least a part of her, was still there.  When I asked about it, neighbors told me that she died quite young from liver cancer.  Apparently, she and her husband had spread copious amounts of a carcinogenic weed killer on a large area of the yard where they wanted a pea gravel patio.  

The most memorable costume you ever wore? 
A. My gypsy is spectacular.

Do you dress up on Halloween? 
A. Sometimes...

Any cooking or baking you do for Halloween? 
A. No, not anymore.

Have you ever been to The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland or Disneyworld? 
A. the last time I was at Disneyland it had just opened.  I was 11, so probably that part didn't exist.

Any element of the season you don’t like? 
A. By season I'll assume you mean the Holiday Season?  I don't like the mad shopping spree that now  characterizes, "the Season" which is becoming ever and ever more gross.  I don't like American Merchandising, giving us cheap food and cheap clothes in the place of decent schools and affordable houses for the children's sake.  It's robbery in a subtle way, but just as criminal.  

What is your favorite scary movie? 
A. My favorite are the comedies about the Adam's family.  Not as scary as "Pitch Black", but you can't watch and enjoy that one more than once a decade.

Do you cook the pumpkin seeds from your carved jack-o-lanterns? 
A.  I don't carve pumpkins anymore.  We used to oil and roast them, but they were not that meaty.  I like pepitas that come from a market.

Are you intrigued with vampires? 
A. No, I think they are just silly.

What is your favorite written work of horror fiction? 
A. Fiction, right?  Actually I don't read horror fiction, I read horror non fiction, so I'm not able to answer this. Not readable but I've found a horror film that scares me.  I can never watch again.  It's "Psycho"!

What is your favorite work of science fiction/fantasy? 
A. I Robot, and other Asimov books.  The Foundation Series is fantastic!  

Who is your favorite monster? 
A.  I love the big blue monster in "Monster Inc."  I think his little girl calls him "Kitty".  Adorable!

What is your favorite Horror movie? 
A. I'm not sure what Horror entails.   

What horror movie gives you the most chills? 
A. Aliens? Does that fit the Horror genre?   That is sort of scifi, right?

What character from any horror film would you most like to play?
A. I would have liked to be one of the aliens, all curled up in the pipe work.

Or maybe this one is more like actual horror.....

The Actor wasn't acting.  This is his real persona.  Can you tell I'm not a fan of the "real" guy who lives behind Jack Nicholson's facial mask?
Was he acting or just acting out?


  1. Looks like you are in the same boat as me....just not really into horror. I'd love to see your gypsy costume...ON YOU!

    1. Hi Stacy, you are right. I just don't like those films. One reason is that what they depict is too much like real life crimes and things coming out of war zones. Sci-fi at least steps into fantasy worlds.

  2. Funding for schools has really changed around here too. They waste so much money on testing and studies and less on what the kids actually need to survive after high school.

    1. Hi Harriet, you hit the nail on the head.
      The fact that a majority of high SAT scoring HS graduates (according to an administrator at Berkeley who was quoted in a new study) need remedial English or math classes just to do university level work is pretty telling.

  3. I was a gypsy when I was a little girl, it was one of my best costumes!

    1. You must have been very cute in your gypsy costume! We had two or maybe three little gypsies last night. I love this fun night for kids, and remember a show about Fairbanks, Alaska and the kids needed a bear patrol to go around with them. That is real dedication in a community.
      Have a happy week, KG. :-)

  4. I'm pretty sure I dressed as a gypsy at some point when I was young. I would have made a good gypsy in real life . . .

    1. You must have been cute, too. Gypsies are fun to dress up as because the costume is almost like a pirate's only more jewelry. ;-)
      At a school carnival I once told "fortunes" in a little tent. It was a lot of fun.


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