Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fashioning My Cyber Microcosm: A Quiet Evening & A 3lbs Bag of Candy Corn.

Tis' a quiet and uneventful afternoon; I'm sitting and eating away at a 3lbs bag of Brach's candy corn, as I enjoy the tranquility.

Normally by this time, I'd be cursing the weather on the cooler side... thankfully, at least for a cold blooded one such as I think myself, the weather hasn't shut down my senses and threw me into hibernation mode. No, it's warm and still into the 90F (30C) here in the deeper end of Texas.
Call me crazy, but I still manage to not only knit but go so far as to wear a warm hat on my head while doing so... though in my defense, my husband does keep the house on the cool side.

I think I have officially completed my Halloween shopping... I was, like everyone else it would seem, just a tiny bit underwhelmed at this years choices. Halloween shopping seemed to wind down a lot earlier than I am used to-- I was left with the conclusion that Texan's (at least in my area of San Antone) do not really care too much about Halloween enough to let it have its month before all the Christmas takes over the main traffic displays. I wonder if it was any different in the other parts... it is an exceptionally big city after all. I bought many things after having gone all over our side of town-- and I mean it, every day it felt like I saw something online and then went to every shop near my vicinity in order to find it and buy it. It would have been nice having the option of simply purchasing them online, but in many cases it wasn't able to.

I bought many nice things despite encountering many bare and minuscule shelves... and perhaps some nice things for a potential giveaway.
Hmm, I've probably said too much...


A couple nights ago I was tagged by the marvelous Curious Professor Z and then again today by the delectable Mourning Glory Designs for a Halloween tag; how fun!
Let's get down to business:


1. Favorite Halloween song?
Hmm, well let's see-- Bobby Pickett's Monster Mash for a truly Halloween tune that gets me feeling very festive.
Confession #1: I have always wanted to break out dancing to Thriller, and have people join in on it donning their costumes...

2. Witch of Vampire
My younger self would have jumped in quickly with vampire-- I had such a thing for them, and was an avid reader of the Vampire Chronicles. Though, I'm going to go with both on this one-- I like witches a lot too now.
Confession #2: I gave serious thought to the consumption of blood during my vampire obsession, researching cultural practices in depth. It never happened other than a few well seasoned medium rare steaks, heh. These days, I don't care much for red meat anymore.

3. Favorite thing about Halloween
I suppose I like the feeling of general society also partaking in the enjoyment of spooky stuff. My husbands birthday is on the eve of Halloween, so we get to celebrate his existence then too.
Confession #3: I love every kitschy detail of Halloween, from cheap plastic fangs and fake blood to timeless decadent batty decor.

4. Halloween party or scary movie marathon?
Definitely scary movie marathon; I like people, but it's hard to stay around them. I have a threshold where I can comfortably hang out for a couple hours, but once it's up you can physically see me draining of energy despite my desire to stay.


5. Skeletons or Zombies?
Can I choose both? I like watching zombie movies, and decorating with skulls and skeletons...

6. Favorite Halloween candy?
Candy corn without a doubt, but I do also really love caramel apple pops. Rockets are good, too...
Confession #4: I hated/loved smarties double lollies. I loved licking them till my tongue was raw and almost bleeding. I hated them for the same reason.

7. Favorite Halloween movie?
Well, I don't think there's any movie that I save specifically to watch during Halloween, but if there were it'd probably be Hocus Pocus, Halloween Town '98, Under Wraps '97 and every classic universal studio monster movie. Also this, definitely this (go on, watch it-- it's the best ever!):


8. Favorite Halloween costume?
I saw this image of an artist's concept of a pyramid head from Silent hill gender swapped carrying a staff made from the church steeple rather than the giant sword, and I still think it's the best idea for a costume ever. One day I'll get around to crafting it... but I would want to give it my all, and to not have an event to wear that amount of work to has really kept me from committing to starting it.


9. Favorite Halloween store?
I liked Dollarama-- super cheap, cute and neat stuff most of the time. Don't have Dollarama's in the U.S. that I'm aware of, at least not in the states I've lived in. In New Mexico and Arizona it was Kmart as they had the cutest damn decorations and clothing; good quality and good price. Since there are no Kmarts in San Antone, it's now Joann's and Target. Nice stuff, but they border on the pricier side of indulgence.

10. Jack-o-lanterns, yes or no?
I think the answer is obvious, heheh... *glances over to background*.

11. Bats or Black Cats?
Bats and black cats invade every aspect of my life. I have a black cat named Khan (after the Star Trek super villain, but he is referred to as the Genghis from time to time), and I'm adorned by something batty 90% of the time, back in New Mexico I enjoyed watching the bats at night and frequented Bat Flight at Carlsbad Caverns.
Confession #5: I'm actually terrified of anything flying, so the bats that hung out at my house in New mexico would often scare the bajeebus out of me when returning home at night. They liked my front door for whatever reason, and I never had the foresight to leave the porch light to prevent them from hanging out there...


12. Is Halloween your favorite holiday?
That would be an unequivocal yes. I consider myself a Halloween Town denizen more than I consider myself a goth-- much more accurate description of my style and self.
Confession #6: I get a huge kick from scaring people, especially small children. I would be one of those annoying pranksters that a lot of people seem to hate when it comes to Halloween time... *sings* Life's no fun without a good scare.

13. Pumpkin spice latte or hot chocolate?
If it were not for a deeply seated, totally embedded and general disgust for coffee... I would have tried a pumpkin spice latte long time ago. Alas, I always feel malaise whenever I near the coffee shop thinking "this year's the year!". Hot chocolate is the logical choice for me... better yet, make it a chocolate chai latte or a london fog!
Confession #7: I tried coffee when I was a child, since that is the only drink my mother and father ever seem to drink... it was so bitter and horrible even with cream and sugar that I vomited immediately. I have never again tried it since.

And that concludes this tag, heh.

I will now in turn tag some fellow bloggers:


I hope to see your answers to these questions soon!

7 comments:

  1. Here was I, reading and thinking that these are really cool questions and then you nominate me! I will gladly post my answers...Thanks for thinking of me!

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    1. Hey we're birds of a feather! It was obvious to me because I really wanted to know your answers lol.

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  2. Aaaaaw, you coffee story made me smile a lot. It is funny how a little episode from chilhood can change us for life, even when it comes to the most insignificant things! I feel you in this aspect: when I was small kid (maybe four or five years old) my mum brought a fresh fruit basket home. Before she could realize, I took one of the tomatoes thinking it was a red apple and bit it: I was so shocked by its taste I inmediately spit it out and I have never eaten another raw tomato in my whole adult life.

    Anyway, I also find it very hard to choose between bats and cats, specially if I think of these little flying fox babies. Aren´t they cute? As cute as black cats!

    Thank you for sharing your Halloween-y challenge!

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    1. Heheh, it is funny how stuff during our childhood persist within our memory more ferociously than when we're adults experiencing adult life. Like I can remember what I placed inside of a box as a child that is now stuffed somewhere in my mother's basement ... but I can't recall where I packed an important tool when I moved lol.

      Flying foxes are the perfect combination of feline behavior with bat features-- I act so crazy around them, suffering from cute overload.

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  3. I bought a rather large bag of candy corn the other day 'for my son'. I finally had to get the spouse to hide it before I devoured the entire bag before he even gets out here for Thanksgiving supper this weekend. And the bugger hid it really well too, cause I can't find it! lol

    I started knitting early this year - end of August when the furnaces started coming on. Believe it or not, I'm going to have to get the heater for the sunroom out pretty soon, too! What are you knitting? I'm on a quest for the perfect sock pattern. On my fourth pair and I still haven't found 'the one' yet. :)

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    1. My hubby is not as good at hiding things, so I am stuck giving into temptation lol. I am not a strong person...

      Oh, don't remind me how early on it gets cold over there-- the very thought gives me shivers! Lol. I am still knitting that Dr. Who scarf... if I didn't know any better, I'd say it never ends, but thankfully I'm 5 sections from being done! Now granted that is still over 100 rows, but I mean-- it's progress I can count till finish which is damn better than a few months ago lol.

      I think after the scarf is complete, I'm going to take up crochet. I'm cast off knitting for a long time (see what I did there?!)... heheh.

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