whiski_sour: (Happy Halloween)
Happy Halloween! I'm going to miss the live Michael Myers wallpaper on my phone (It's a picture of the Wallace house; lightening flashes and Michael Myers appears randomly and blood splatters the screen when I get a message). Seeing Halloween (1978) in the theater last night while wearing a Michael Myers shirt and possessing Michael Myers wallpaper on my phone might be the geekiest horror thing I've accomplished to date.

Juggling three jobs has been challenging lately. Neighbor is working overtime so now I'm taking the boy to school four days a week instead of alternating weeks of two and three days. Floorset was on Sunday instead of Tuesday/Wednesday so we wouldn't have to work on Halloween. I was going to dogsit for Aunt Jo, but can't do that due to changing kid shuttling schedule but I still have to go down for a little while because while Carrie is going to do it, she won't be able to get down there until later than Aunt Jo needs. Throw in Halloween, the movie, and voting into the mix and I need every bit of calendar help I have to keep it all straight.

I'm tired, but at least the bills are getting paid.

Keeping the East Coast in my thoughts as they start to rebuild. Sandy was a right bitch out there, quite different from the Sandy I worked with who is very nice.
whiski_sour: (Happy Halloween)
Happy Halloween!

Patient Zero. Because every deadly epidemic has to start somewhere. )

I was originally going to be Hetty Lange from NCIS: LA, but the wig didn't work out. I'm glad it didn't. I'm sick and didn't want to get out of my pajamas anyway. With this costume, I don't have to.

Yes, even rockin' a bummer of a cold, I will still find a way to dress up for Halloween. It's my holiday and I own it.

I hope the Great Pumpkin brings everyone a spooky good time tonight.

And, if you're looking for a different kind of treat, there's some new stuff in the jewelry box. I'm starting to do custom designs now. More stuff will be coming this week (provided I get the wire I'm looking for).

Mind the goblins!
whiski_sour: (Happy Halloween)
No jack-o-lanterns this year. Not much in the way of decorations either. It's a pretty subdued Halloween here in my world, which is a shame.

But I still managed to pull together a pretty stylin' costume.

Eat your heart out, June Cleaver. Better yet, let me eat yours. )
whiski_sour: (Happy Halloween)
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I'm only answering this because I feel that you're never to old to stop trick-or-treating and I have the story to back it up.

The last time I went trick-or-treating, I was 17. I went full out, making my own costume. I was a Monkee Man, the Monkees version of a super hero. Like what Micky's got going on in the left side of this picture. Red shirt, pink M, red tights, black shorts, black Beatle boots, and a black cape. I was realliy proud of that costume. I should dig up the pics sometime.

Anyway, that's what I wore trick-or-treating that year. Some people were a little hesitant in giving me and my friends candy (they were all decked out in costumes, too; I cannot remember what because I was blinded by my own awesome), but no one refused us. It was hard to because they could see the amount of effort we'd put into our costumes and that, yeah, we were a bunch of kids trying to get some free candy, but playing by the same rules as the ten year olds.

So, I figure that if you put in the effort, you should get the candy.

It's only right.
whiski_sour: (the horror!)
The broke state of my wallet is preventing me from executing the Halloween costume I want because I can't afford the wig I need to be Hetty from NCIS: Los Angeles. Because Hetty owns all and I'd like to taste some of the awesomeness of her power, even if for only one night.

So, I'm left without a costume and week to go. I've got some pretty generic ideas floating around in my head, so we'll see if anything catches my fancy and turns into a full blown idea.

Yes, it is just that important that I dress up only to hand out candy. Even if I wasn't doing that, even if I was only sitting by myself watching horror films, I'd still dress up. Halloween is my time.

Speaking of horror films, the remake of House on Haunted Hill, Return to House on Haunted Hill, and Constantine conspired to make some shitty horror movie viewing this afternoon. Seriously, AMC, if you're going to insist on showing them, don't show them all on together and give me a whole day of suck. It gives me the sad face.
whiski_sour: (Happy Halloween)
Had a blast at the midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show last night. I'm pretty sure it was the first time for everyone in the theater, but we did well with the props and the cues. Not as much line shouting though. I got a few.

The best part was during the scene in which Frankenfurter calls for a toast and you're supposed to throw toast. Damon threw his backwards and it hit some guy right in the chest, to which his buddy says, "Dude, you got toasted."

I really hope they do it again next year. I'd totally go again.

And now a little Halloween pic spam. I'm the only one that dressed up, but we did carve pumpkins and do a little bit of yard decoration.

Happy Halloween )

And now I close out this haunted night by watching Army of Darkness.

Pleasent dreams, my ghouls and goblins. Muwahahahaha!
whiski_sour: (Smile!)
Carrie, Damon, and I are going to a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight at the Eagle. None of us have ever been to one (Damon's never even seen the movie), so it should be a good time.

I think I'm going to skip Sanctuary and SGU tonight in favor of Young Frankenstein and the original Amityville Horror. I can always catch the repeats next week. Halloween only comes but once a year.

And I'm working a good Halloween groove today.
whiski_sour: (*cackle*)
Carrie and I went to Walmart so I could get an accessory for my Halloween costume and so we could get pumpkins.

We're standing out in the rain, looking over the pumpkins, trying to find one that's in good shape, when Carrie starts a minor avalanche. There's only a handful of pumpkins on this table and yet, she manages to send them rolling. One of them rolled all the way out into the parking lot and into a van. And since she was busy trying to keep any more of them from escaping, I was the one that had to give chase, laughing the whole time and rendering my umbrella pointless. No idea what the guy in the van thought.

[livejournal.com profile] one_more_cherry said she was envisioning the whole thing with Benny Hill music. And, yeah, that's about right for it. This is going to be something that gets brought up from time to time, I'm sure.

We did get a couple of decent pumpkins, though. We didn't road test them, though. *snorts*
whiski_sour: (Happy Halloween)

Welcome to the party! )

Happy Halloween!

whiski_sour: (Ooh! Shiny!)
The Jack-o-lanterns have been made and with no injuries! I'm sure there will be pictures tomorrow.

Carrie finished carving her pumpkin late last night. It's a very intricate smiley face. It's very cool looking and will be awesome lit up.

She used a pattern, which shows she has more skill than I do at hacking squash because I looked at the pattern and went, yeah, I'm not that good. I'll just free hand mutilate mine.

I spent not nearly as much time this afternoon carving mine. He is prepared to puke. I'm going to put an old New Year's Eve party hat on him and an empty bottle of wine next to him. I'm class all the way.

I've got some specks of pumpkin guts on my Camp Crystal Lake shirt. Fitting, somehow.

It would have been more fitting if I'd carved my pumpkin with a machete.
whiski_sour: (skeletor)
Carrie is currently carving her pumpkin. So far there's been one "Yay!", one "Aw, shit!" and no blood.

I don't know that she ever told me what stencil she finally decided to use. I'll go find out.

She still doesn't know; she's not doing cleaning it out yet. This explains the lack of blood.

I'll keep you posted.

I'm going to carve my pumpkin tomorrow. I prefer to do my carving outside (as for some fucked up reason I make less of a mess outside than inside). I'm going to do a puking pumpkin and I don't want the guts to dry out.

The porch is small, so we're going to set them on a table next to the stairs so we don't have to worry about trick-or-treaters tripping over them.

Bad enough we have to worry about them falling into the bushes.
whiski_sour: (darkside)
We've been very lax with our Halloween candy buying this year. By now we should have gone through a couple of bags of it. We just got the good stuff today. Oh well, it's probably for the best, weight-wise anway.

What's not for the best? Last year's Halloween candy still stuck to the cloth lining of the basket by the front door. We probably should have thrown it out BEFORE we had that 90 degree weather, but oh well. Hindsight is not so sticky.

So, the candy is out (every parent is going to hate us because we've got so much Super Bubble to give out). The costumes are coming together. I just need to make a few more minor adjustments to mine sometime this week.

What am I going to be?

Well, after coming up with, plotting, and finalizing a costume, I decided it was lame and went to brainstorming on something else. I finally came up with something that I liked and actually put it together yesterday.

What is it?

It's a surprise.

Because not knowing tortures Carrie.

And that pleases me.
whiski_sour: (listen to the music)
I was watching TV when Carrie alerted me that a place in Decatur was being featured on America's Most Terrifying Places on the Travel Channel.

Turns out, it was the Lincoln Theater downtown. I've been there! I don't recall any terrifying or ghostly experiences, but it was a long time ago. And I was there for a Three Stooges Marathon. I was probably laughing too hard and I missed it. The theater was gorgeous, though.

I was probably about sixteen and my grandpa took me there for the marathon, something like six hours (two movies and several shorts). While sitting there with my Papa, waiting for the show to start in this theater the likes I've never seen (it was built in the early 1900's and had been recently restored), Papa starts telling me stories about his time as an usher at another Decatur theater called The Empress.

As an usher he saw many of the classics multiple times, but his all time favorite was House of Wax in 3-D. People would get their glasses and go in and the lights would dim and the film would start and my Papa would spend the next 90 minutes laughing at the people reacting to the 3-D. The best, he said, was at the beginning when there's a guy on the street using a paddle ball. The whole audience would be moving their heads back and forth, he'd cry laughing.

He also said it was a really good movie.

Yeah, the Lincoln Theater is haunted, but with an entirely different kind of ghost. At least for me.
whiski_sour: (everything's better)
For anyone else doing Nanowrimo this year, you'll find my November scramblings over at [livejournal.com profile] kikiwrites. And if you frequent the Nano forums, I'm feloniousfeline over there.

I was supposed to make steak fajitas for dinner tonight, but I made steak and taters instead. It's getting that time of year. Dad's making chicken and noodles tomorrow. Feel free to envy me.

Speaking that time of year, I'm going to have to take pictures of the Redneck Colony across the street. Their yard has been decked out for Halloween since the end of September and they keep adding more stuff to it. It's awesome. They've got an inflatable pirate skeleton that comes out of a pirate's chest and I night it's just mesmerizing.

I'd like to do something like that, but if I put it out then I'd have to take it down. We're not so good at the taking down thing in my house.

There's still Christmas lights wrapped around the banister from '96.
whiski_sour: (death note)
[livejournal.com profile] dr_funbags further serves to remind me that I have no idea what I want to dress up as for Halloween (and to be honest, her idea totally blows any of my possible ideas out of the water).

Halloween is my gig. I love it. Even though I just dress up to hand out candy, I'm on it. I try hard not to repeat myself (in recent memory I've been a cowgirl, an angel, a cheerleader, a teenager, a scotsman, a mercenary, and a beauty queen). I'm usually pretty quick and clever to come up with something but this year I'm sadly lacking in ideas. I hope this isn't a sign of me getting old.

In other news...there is no other news. I didn't feel well today, so I went out of my way not to do anything exciting or interesting.

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