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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Halloween.... Sunday stealing! Buhahahaha!

Halloween Questions.

Hi! I'm your host Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud)  Cheers to all of us 

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1. The smell of pumpkin guts or rotting leaves?
I have to say, rotting leaves.  That's the smell of compost.

2. Sweet or salty pumpkin seeds?
Salty! Yummmmm!

3. Store bought or pumpkin patch pumpkins?
Back in the day, it was fun to take the kids and go buy from a farmer.  Now, I think I prefer artificial pumpkins. lol

4. Wool or knit sweaters?
Ummm... I'm not sure what this means.  I've never, to my knowledge, worn unknitted wool.  And all sweaters are knit.  🤔 

5. Halloween party or exploring haunted places?
I like staying home and handing out candy to the tykes.

6. Candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins?
This is showing me my age. lol.  What ARE mellowcreme pumpkins. PS.  I just looked them up and it's definately a no go....

7. Apple cider donuts or pumpkin donuts?
I've never had either but I'm sure I'd like Apple Cider donuts best.

8. Apple pie or pumpkin pie?
Both please, and ala Mode!

9. Scary costume or something silly?
Something silly and made by Mom, Dad, or the kids themselves.

10. Still, silent nights or rainy, windblown ones?
Still and Silent.  But a little wind perhaps, And, since I can order the weather, I choose NO rain for the hours of 5pm through 11 pm.

This thing is 12 HOURS long!  Buhahahaha!

11. Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown?
I have NO idea.... Are these movies?  Let me google that....tick tock tick tock....Oooo  "Hocus Pocus".  Kathy Najimy is in it!  She's great!

12. Witches or ghosts?

13. Raking leaves or climbing trees?
I'd kill myself climbing trees so I'll just go with the raking.  I might go rake leaves and bring them home for composting but I got a late start for the deciduous street trees around here.

14. Ouija boards or ghost stories around a campfire?
Ghost stories around the campfire.  

15. Frankenweenie or The Corpse Bride?
"Frankenweenie",  Absolutely.  I own "Corpse Bride". Maybe we'll watch that tonight. and.... maybe not.  "Nightmare" before Christmas is fun, too!

16. October or November?
I like November because it has three family birthdays in it, and because it has Thanksgiving in it.  Also, sometimes, it's actually cooler than October, which I like for other reasons. 

17. Black cats or owls?
I love Black cats.... so for domesticity,  I pick them.  But actually, I'd love to have a semi-tame pet owl.  It's a wild creature, and I'd never want to tame one, but just have it be around me and enjoy my company, and Whoo whoo on my rooftop at night.  When we were camping, there was a pair or Great Horned Owls that called to each other all night.  Very soothing sound.  

18. Fireplace or candlelight?
I like both and an awful lot.  We have a fireplace but it needs to be rebuilt.  It's useless the way it is.  The guys who built it made it very shallow even though the base slab was a foot deeper.  I was a young mom then and didn't keep an eye on them.

19. Monster movies or their classic novels?
There is no either or in this.  Both are different enough to have artistic merit, I mean when they have it. lol  Having said that Steven King is a case in point.  I read Cujo, and it was so terrifying that I've never read another novel by Stephen King. I don't see how the movie could have outdone that book.  It was horrific. I've read his early short stories but I think he went far too bizarre shortly after that.  I like him as a human being, but ....  I'm in no hurry to meet him. Lol.

20. Carve or paint pumpkins?
I've never painted them, only carved.  I'd love to carve some again maybe, but my ceramic and little plastic foam ones are good enough for me now.  Less stress and less mess. 


  1. Since you searched, do tell...what are mellowcreme pumpkins???
    I read King's "Misery" and liked it, but the movie, even though it was "Best Movie," totally missed the mark as far as I was concerned. King's stuff scares the bejeebers out of me so I don't read or watch his stuff...and I honestly wonder what kind of stuff is floating through his head when he closes his eyes at night.
    Have a fabulous week!

    1. I did that for you Stacy, last night. and here is the report, heehee....Those mellowcreme pumpkins just looked a little tired and beaten up to me at their webpage. I can't imagine eating one.
      Steven King has admitted that he wrote most of of Cujo in a cocaine haze. So... I'm glad I didn't get into his writings because there are enough TRUE nightmares in the world without adding to them.
      Thank you for the good wishes, and I wish them back for you and your family... Have a fun Halloween! 👻

  2. I follow Stephen King on facebook because he has a corgi (dog), but I do not watch his movies anymore. They are so super scary. I have heard that he writes about his fears. He has some scary ones! Loved your answers! Have a great day!


    1. Thank you Lori. I hope you have a lovely week, and not TOO much rain or anything.
      My older girls probably read everything that King wrote and would tell me about it. But, after Cujo, it was a NoGo... 😵
      I'd heard that he is generous with his money, and is a good soul, so he probably was writing about his fears and expunging them from his soul. Now WE all have them. lol

  3. Seems those dreaded mellowcreme pumpkins are foreign to many of us!

    1. Dana, you got it in one. I can't imagine eating one, in fact I'm worried about nightmares of them. Just kidding. Have a lovely week!

  4. Just a FYI, the comments on my blog have to be approved before they go pubic. I've had lots of problems with people adding comments that include hundreds of links, so now I must approve before they show. If you go back to my entry for Sat. 9, you'll see that your comments are there now.

    1. Thank you, Bev! I was having that trouble, too. So I completely understand this.
      Mine are all moderated now, too.

  5. I have never been a Steven King fan. Even his book about writing was not inspiring. I've read some of his novels but not my favorite author. My life has had enough terror in it that I don't need to add more to it. Have a good week, Zippi.

    1. I hear you and totally understand that. Real life from the age of 2 has been enough terror for me. So, like you, I don't need anything more. Have a great, and hopefully, very calm week and see you at the weekend.

  6. I love Stephen KING I remember watching CUJO that is creepy as all his movies are.

    great answers this week

    1. My two older girls LOVED his writing. I, however, have trouble separating fact from fiction. 😆

    2. Thanks for reading my scratchings. 😻

  7. Goodness! 12 hours long! lol I would have to let that play while I was at work to hear it all :)

    1. I know. Nutty isn’t it?! 🎃🙀
      I think the maker was aiming for it to be played the entire time a party was going on.


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