Tag Archive: Holiday

Dec 30

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Whereas others have decorated their house for the winter holidays – namely, christmas, we’ve kept the arachnid Halloween decorations up in our entryway – Cirith Ungol (Sindarin for Spider’s Cleft, or Pass of the Spider). All Photos by Yours Truly – Glen Green. Click on images to see larger versions. In a ravine she lived, …

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Nov 29

Halloween Hands

$1 dismembered hands from Dollar Store - jazzed up

According to the calendar, Halloween is over, but it lingers in my heart. – I had quite a lot of fun decorating this year. The following iPhone photo is an example of one Halloween project where I took cheap, boring, Dollar Store hands and gave them various treatments to jazz them up. Procedures included painting, …

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Nov 17

October 2014 – Quote of the Month

There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch. ~Robert Brault

Oct 29

Why I’ll Never Retire

Halloween Decorations

Between the amount of money I spend on and cheap Halloween decorations and on fireworks for the Fourth of July, I’ll never be able to retire. This weekend, on Saturday the 25th, we had a Big Halloween Bash. In preparation for it, we’d been decorating since late August. What took two months to put up …

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Sep 29

Giving Up the Ghost from Sticker Shock

Gift shop ghost decoration

I was in a gift shop at a nearby hospital the other day, and since I’ve been keeping my eye out for Halloween decorations, I spotted this little, 3 inch tall ghost:   Not much to it: a cotton ball, black cutout paper eyes and mouth and a small piece of sheer white netting. Not …

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Aug 31

The Driving Dead

Although I dearly, dearly love summer I’m already thinking and planning for Halloween. On the negative side, I’m spending way too much on Halloween decorations. On the plus side, I now expect to drive in the HOV lane thanks to my new copilot.

Feb 02

02-02-02 The Number of the Beast

Puxatony Phil Groundhog, February 02, 2012

Happy Ground Hogs Day everyone. Today also happens to be 02-02-02. I’m sure that numerologists are having a hay day with today’s date. Our primate brains are great at noticing patterns but unfortunately we also tend to try and make meaning out of those patterns where there is no meaning. Still, 02-02-02 looks neat. And …

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