Lovecraft headstone

Lovecraft headstone decoration … It’s best that I don’t have this. I’d leave it up all year and upset the neighbors.

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Real Halloween horror stories

It’s that time of the year when my thoughts turn to all things creepy. I love Halloween despite the best efforts of the cosmos to ruin it for me. I’ve had my share of strange and rude Trick-or-treaters,  One of the most unusual had to be what I call the midnight creeper. I turn out…

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In my mailbox

I won a beautiful prize from Immortal Visions Paper Crafts and it arrived yesterday. It arrived in perfect condition despite the best efforts of my mailman to fold, spindle, and mutilate it (my mailman hates me). It is my first Halloween decoration to go up this year. I guess I should say intentionally go up…

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The monster food of my youth

These were among my favorite cereals in my misspent youth. I would methodically pick out the marshmallows and eat them separately.  I can’t wait to share these artificially-flavored clumps of sugar with my nephew,  and like everything else from my youth, he’ll hate it. A bowl of Frute Brute and Scooby-Doo on TV was the…

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Ghost Hunters: S09E04 Permanent Residents

This week the GH gang visit a beautiful location The 1890 House in Cortland, NY. It is now a museum and I wonder how long it will be before it has it’s annual ghost tours? I guess we will know by this Halloween. The reports of  haunted activity are pretty much what you might expect…

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Monday musings

My Big Fish Mahjong review and giveaway is over and Big Fish has drawn a winner. We will announce the winner October 19th during the Virtual Zombie Walk. In a shameless effort to boost visitors to my Scifi/horror blog “Attention Earthlings” (link), the good folks at Big Fish will host another drawing there via rafflecopter….

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Carrot cake and coffee

We are on the cusp of my favorite season of the year. I sat on the back porch with carrot cake and coffee, and enjoyed watching the leaves starting to fall. I’ve brought out the Halloween decorations and Peppy had his annual battle with Wolfie. I shot some footage of Peppy’s fit but it was…

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Review: Halloween Woodcarving

Halloween Woodcarving: 10 Frightfully Fun Projects for the Beginner by Cyndi Joslyn-Carhart Paperback: 117 pages Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing ISBN-10: 1565232895 ISBN-13: 978-1565232891 (Barry’s score 4 stars out of 5) Product description: From learning how to use and maintain basic woodcarving tools such as knives and chisels to understanding the benefits and drawbacks of working…

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New books just in time for Halloween

When the air turns crisp and school is back in session, everyone starts to plan for one of their favorite Fall holidays: Halloween. Our friends at Gooseberry Patch provide hours of frightening fun in this brand new collection of ghoulish tricks & treats, spooky crafts, clever costume ideas and devilish decorations. With full-color photos on…

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No GH Halloween special this year?

I wondered if there would be a Halloween special without Grant. Jason Hawes just tweeted, “I’ve chosen 2spend this Halloween with my family. 2many years apart on R favorite holiday.Plz retweet! TY 4understanding! #MuchLove” Circling the drain …

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