Monthly Archives: October 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

HALLOWEEN HAS ARRIVED! Perfect weather for it, too. Here, I mean. No clue what you’re dealing with wherever you are. Here, it’s cold, grey, and windy in a totally non-aggravating way. The perfect ending to what’s been my favorite Halloween … Continue reading

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I am a trick-or-treater’s GOD.

And here we are. Last SNT of the Halloween season, and just hours away from Halloween Properâ„¢. No idea how many of you are around tonight, but if you’re here, tell us about your costumes, parties, costume parties, and ghost-themed … Continue reading

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Return of the House of the Living Dead.

At the tail end of X-E’s very first Halloween Countdown (seven years ago!), I did an article on the most amazingly decorated house ever. An exaggeration? Only slightly. The homeowners turned their front lawn into an absolute horror hall of … Continue reading

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$18.93, Part Deux.

So, $18.93. I said I would spend it, and I did. On uninteresting candy. Three “jumbo bags” of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, which came to a total of $15.97 with taxes and fees. I know you were expecting more. Frankly, … Continue reading

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$18.93.

Eighteen dollars and ninety-three cents. From this meager sum, a phoenix shall rise. We’d been putting off sorting through our enormous box of mail for months, and finally, last night was the night. Some of it was plain junk mail, … Continue reading

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Shrinky Dinks “Halloween Fun” Kit!

With less than a week until Halloween, I’m reflecting on the season that was, and it was pretty damn good. Your mileage may vary, but for me, Halloween really felt like Halloween this year. The right weather, the right decorations, … Continue reading

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Halloween Silly Bandz! Sort of.

One of the benefits of having 600 nieces and nephews is the exposure to new trends in kiddydom. Namely, Silly Bandz, an enormous collection of mutant rubber bands in the shapes of everything from ducks to violins, which can be … Continue reading

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X-E’s Tiny-Sized Halloween Party.

Our tiny-sized Halloween party went off without incident, notwithstanding an immense hangover and suspicious bruising to both sides of my hips, which would seem to indicate that I fell not once, but at least twice. Think I have my friend … Continue reading

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Freddy Krueger & Michael Myers: Living Dead Doll Editions!

We’re hosting an intimate pre-Halloween get-together this weekend, and though I could count the guests on one mutilated hand, that hasn’t kept me from preparing as if I’m throwing a party for the entire east coast. Up above: My shopping … Continue reading

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Deadly Dollar Store Finds: Year 2010.

I have a bag filled with spooky treasure, all found at our nearest Dollar Tree. That’s the bag. It too came from Dollar Tree. They kept it right near the cashier, or more specifically, just slightly beyond the cashier, so … Continue reading

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