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If it isn’t fireworks it thunderstorms

Poor, poor Lucy suffers through another day of pure hell for her.

Fireworks to the left of her ….thunder to the right…

At least she manages to go hide herself in her crate and stays there until she feels safe enough to face the world again.

There’s no stopping Mother Nature but I’d sure like to shove a few bits of fireworks up a few asses and light them up.


Yes, the insanity has begun at my house

     If it were up to me, I’d leave my Halloween decorations up all year round.  Oh.  Wait.  I already do.  😀

     My animatronic caged crow arrived today.  He’s cute. I hope I manage to drive The Curmudgeon over the edge by Halloween.  😉

     I found and ordered a 4 CD Halloween music mix.  It has everything but one song I wanted on my mix.  Wicked good!

     I have my tracing paper now so I can get to work on my giant life-sized voodoo dolls.  I’ll have to trace and cut the figures out of the burlap out in the driveway.  Hehehe!  I do love freaking out my neighbors.

     You all have a good one!

voodoo cookiesI’ll be using my cookie cutters as a pattern


Are you shopping on black Friday?

     Some poor fool actually asked me that question.  When I finally stopped laughing, picked myself up from the floor, and was able to choke out the answer, which went something along the line of, are you effing kidding?  I hated it when I had to work it in retail and I hate it even more now.  They had the nerve to look surprised. 

     Oh, yeah, they LIKE IT.  :O  They actually PLAN for it EVERY year.  Oh My effing Goddess!!! 

     I won’t go anywhere near a store from Thanksgiving to after New Years if I can help it.  I even cringe at the thought of having to go to a grocery store during that time. 

     I swear Black Friday is when they release all the mental patients, give them credit cards, cars, and maps to all the malls. 

     I DO NOT GO SHOPPING on Black Friday.  I stay home where I only have to put up with one crazy man and two crazy dogs.

     You all have a good one.  Happy Thanksgiving.


There’s a skeleton sitting in my chair…

     Here it is November the ninth and I still have most of my Halloween stuff out and about.  In this house, there’s always some hanging about year round, but the majority is put away, except for now.

     Some of my Halloween stuff works well for Thanksgiving and Autumn.  😀

     I don’t put up Christmas decor at all.  It is not my thing.

     You all have a good one!

Happy July 4th

In case you have forgotten why we celebrate this day…

“IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

Zombie failure to launch


     This is the Zombie that was in the barrel.  This is the Zombie that after working very well before the Trick or Treaters came, suddenly failed to launch.  Did you ever try to fix a prop while wearing a long wig and gown?  DH couldn’t stand long enough to do it.  G’s husband B tried to fix it but soon gave up.

     They don’t give you schematics to show you how to ‘repair’ him.  They don’t tell you if there are any fuses or where they are.  ARRRGH! 

     I’m hoping with some help from a few Halloween enthusiasts we’ll have him popping out of the barrel for next year.  So there he is, on the kitchen table, waiting for a little bit of mechanical genious magic to get him working again.

Stop me before I buy more!


     Many of my Halloween decorations are old and worn out.  Therefore, the last few years I’ve been buying new stuff and slowly throwing away the old, decrepit, and falling apart decorations.  

     I should have myself banned from Spirit Halloween.  G and I went up there today to get HER costume.  I should’ve left my money at home because I found another prop I loved.  Yes, I bought it.  Yes, she got her costume too.

     What I went up for and intending to buy was fog machine cleaner and fog juice.  I did get those.

     However, I am the proverbial kid in a candy store.  I also found something irresistible to any writer—fun pens.  I now have a boxing vampire pen and two pens that look like blood filled syringes. 

     If I go to the store again, I may need an intervention…

2010 Halloween preparations begin


     I went back to Spirit Halloween today.  This time I took G and my new neighbor R along with me.  This was R’s first time in a Spirit Halloween.  She was glad we’d gone during school hours and she had a chance to scope out the place without her young daughter.  Now that she knows how to find the store, she’ll go back and take her daughter along.

     At one point, we all trooped into one room to check out some animated props.  There was a clerk in there, R was right behind me and didn’t see him at first.  When he said hello I thought she was going to have a heart attack.  She jumped, she screamed, and then she laughed.  The rest of the time while we were in the store every time he saw her he apologized…again.

     I bought a large animated prop.  I couldn’t resist it.  I now have a cloth barrel that has a ghoulish zombie rise from it with eyes flashing, and jaw moving moans.  Both of my friends watched me spend the money.  They were entertained.  True, it is more fun to watch someone else spend money.