Saturday 9: Tubular Bells (1973)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) According to Reader's Digest, The Exorcist is the scariest movie of all time. Have you seen it, and if so, did it scare you?
Yes, I have seen it. And no. Things like "No Country for Old Men" and "Pitch Black" scare me.
2) The Exorcist has been made into a TV series on Fox, premiering last month. Have you become a fan of any of the season's new shows?
Nope, sorry. If commercial television EVER gets rid of commercials, I'll watch it maybe. CBS has started it's own pay for view and I'll see what's on it.
3) "Tubular Bells" is a popular ringtone for both Android and iPhone. What's your ringtone?
I have about 30 or so different ringtones I use. Everyone in favorites has their own.
4) As Halloween approaches, do you watch more scary shows and movies?
A few, but maybe not this year...And, by the way, really, scary happens all year and in real life. Don't relax or you're done for!
5) Do you have any recurring nightmares?
Not that I remember. I had a lovely dream last night about being a young expectant mother, married to a sweet and tall man with gorgeous brown eyes, and my little dog Jazzie was in it, too. We had really lovely neighbors, too.
6) Have you carved a jack o' lantern this year?
We don't do the real ones anymore. Although, with composters, it might make more sense now.
7) Do you like the taste of pumpkin seeds?
I like pepitas, the salted kind that come from white pumpkins, and can be bought in health food stores.
8) What will the trick or treaters who knock on your door get?
We've gone to buying organic pops since last year. I think the kids like them because they taste good, and a few of the moms have been very enthusiastic. Perhaps because they can eat more of the tiny candy bars? heehee, just kidding all you moms!
9) A Halloween "let's pretend:" Back in the 1950s, a home in your neighborhood was the site of a gruesome murder/suicide. Relatives retained ownership of the house but declined to live there. During the ensuing decades, a legend grew: The tragic couple haunts the halls. Generations of schoolchildren insist they heard strange sounds and saw curtains often move mysteriously. Now the house is about to be demolished. A local charity is raising money by sponsoring a Halloween sleepover. Would you be willing to stay in this haunted house over night?
Well, that doesn't really sound so pretend to me, because it happens.
We used to live in a haunted house. The "ghost" was the former owner who died there from liver cancer. Her family had spread tons of herbicide on the ground to kill weeds and grass where they wanted plant trees. At that time the dangers of the "product" had not been publicized by the company who made it.
Anywho...I was telling another new neighbor that I thought the house had a ghost, and she told me about Grace, who appeared to be a very sweet ghost. Her story is sad, really, and now I wonder if all the cancers in our family have come from living there in that poisoned yard for two years- as well as living for seven months down by the poisonous south end of the bay. Heavy metals and all sorts of junk gets into tomatoes and other food stuffs you grow. I've told this story before and would not be surprised if it's not in some literature somewhere by now.
Isn't that what blogs are for? Inspiration? That's a fact, and it's not a Meow....not really, though purple is the best of colors for murder, yes? Well, that and red.
Ciou! Well, I'll be, that rhymes with Meow!