Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween, 2011!

Happy Halloween! It’s here, it’s here, and not a moment too soon. I am SPENT. This was a pretty great season, but after spending two months staring at spooky marshmallows, plastic ghosts and zombie masks, I think I’ve officially maxed … Continue reading

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Monstrous Menagerie Masks!

When I was a kid (if I had a nickel for every entry that began with that phrase, I wouldn’t need to hit you up for Paypal donations), it was rare that I had my eye on any particular Halloween … Continue reading

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The Friday Fiver, Part 6.

By the time this entry loses its shine, we’ll be well into Halloween weekend! It’s an especially important one, too. Halloween falls on a Monday this year, which is the literal translation of a figurative calendar, untacking itself to shit … Continue reading

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One Halloween Mystery Box for sale…

I’m starting to clean this place up, and in an effort to recoup some of what I spent to do the Halloween Countdown, I am going to take advantage of one lucky stranger! UPDATE: Much love to everyone who bid, … Continue reading

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Doubledown’s Haunted House Slots!

I’m not a big Facebook guy. Aside from X-E’s page, I have one account that I barely touch and several others left for dead. In general, that whole scene doesn’t gel with my divine mantra: “Never mix worlds.” Family cannot … Continue reading

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Card Store Jackpot!

Don’t let the title fool you. This is more than the simple story of what I found at a card store. It’s a tale of love between me and a balloon. It does not have a happy ending. The story … Continue reading

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Pilsbury Halloween Cinnamon Rolls!

Oh, man. We went food shopping tonight, and while waiting for Ms. X to sort through four thousand types of yogurt, something caught my eye. I guess there’s no sense in being teasy about it. You know what I found. … Continue reading

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Mattel’s Horror Pets!

One of my favorite things about doing the Countdown is discovering, or rediscovering, old toy lines with a horror slant. Another is the crazy amount of marshmallows I seem to accumulate. But it’s never a mark in the “pro” column … Continue reading

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Gourdheads Sculpting Kit!

I don’t think I’ve ever plowed through as many pumpkins in one year as I have in 2011. And yet, no trophy. There was the PAAS Pumpkin Disguises kit, the ill-fated Cap’n Crunch o’ Lantern, and more recently, those Pumpkin … Continue reading

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Shrunken Apple Head’s 8th Birthday!

Shrunken Apple Head’s 8th birthday party was 100% legendary.

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