Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
On either Wednesday or Thursday, the yearly phone directory was delivered to my neighborhood. I noticed it on one of my neighbor's doorsteps before finding my own copy. I suspected they'd dropped it on my porch that I had decorated for Halloween. The door on that porch doesn't work (long story), but the fact that it's there makes a lot of people try to knock on that door, and they often leave the phone directory and some of my newspapers on those steps. Sure enough, when I went to look for the directory, there it was in an orange bag (because it's almost Halloween?) that almost blended in with my jack-o-lantern bags as seen in the photo. I felt tricked, though I know no one intended it! It was kind of funny seeing the orange bag against the pumpkin bags!
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I wasn't looking for either of these things, but I could not help noticing them today at Walmart. I'd never seen Doritos or Cheetohs in large boxes with Halloween designs on the boxes, and pretzels in a bag with a pumpkin in them. I had no compulsion to buy them and have a feeling that people will say not to hand these out to trick-or-treaters. Just the same I could not help noticing them. Not much else to say, however, as I have not been a big pretzel eater, though I enjoy them sometimes. Looks like these kinds of snacks comes in holiday-themed bags or boxes, something I've noticed mostly with candy. Oddly, I did see a customer pick up a bag of the pretzels to buy.
Peeps are produced by Just Born, a candy manufacturer based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Peeps were introduced nationally in 1958 by Pravin Pant Sr., a Nepali immigrant. When Just Born acquired Rodda Candy Company in 1953, they automated the process (originally the chicks were formed by hand) and mass-produced them. The yellow chicks were the original form of the candy — hence their name — but then the company introduced other colors and, eventually, the myriad shapes in which they are now produced.
Just Born has expanded its product line to include bats,pumpkins, and ghosts for Halloween; hearts for Valentine's Day; eggs for Easter; trees, gingerbread men, snowmen, the word "JOY", and stars for Christmas; and red, white, and blue chicks and stars for the 4th of July.
Wow, I've never noticed the July 4th ones. That holiday seems to overlooked when it comes to seasonal candy. Has anyone ever seen red, white and blue candy corn? Speaking of which, I saw some of that at Walmart, both the Halloween one and the Indian Corn (darker-colored) version. This candy seems to be made for most other holidays. My store has already been getting the Christmas version, Reindeer Corn.
And would you believe that such a holiday as National Candy Corn Day exists? It's the daybefore Halloween, the holiday for which most candy corn is purchased.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I as really excited to see this episode last night, after one week worth no new episode of the show. Overall, I thought the episode was not too bad.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
|You Are Kooky|
You believe that Halloween should be about fun not fight. You love to dress up in an amazing costume and go out to show it off.
You've even been known to take in a scary movie or haunted house, but only if it's well done and not too freaky. You'll pass on anything too gruesome.
Your favorite thing about Halloween is watching the tiniest kids have fun. Looking at them makes you feel a little bit younger too!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
|You Are Black|
You are a friend of the honesty, and you don't sugar coat anything. You prefer the truth in all its complexity.
While you may relate to the color black, it doesn't necessarily mean you're a dark person. You just don't hide from the dark side of life.
If anything, you tend to be sophisticated and classic. You don't follow trends, and you have your own style of doing things.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
|You Hate Toothbrushes|
You believe that Halloween is a time for fun, and you don't want it be ruined by a severe slap of responsibility.
Of course you'll brush your teeth. You don't need a stranger to remind you of dental hygiene.
But before you brush your teeth, you'll eat enough candy to give a dentist nightmares. Hey, it only happens once a year... so you'll treat yourself.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Sometimes it feels like the entire feminist movement was erased from history...
Thursday, October 21, 2010
"Our guess is Lady Gaga will be the hottest costume of 2010. Who dares to disagree?" The website Costume Pop asked this on its Twitter page today. I then retweeted this message to my followers. I'd been wondering about this myself having seen several Lady Gaga costumes at the Spirit Store last week. Oh my god, I'd thought, and suddenly I decided to snap some pictures thinking I could blog about this. I took the pictures a week ago, but just thought of this now.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
|You Are a Vampire|
You can't help but get people to do what you want.
You have sharp senses and a strong predatory instinct.
You go after what you want, without mercy.
While you have the heart of a killer, many people are drawn to you.
You are elegant, timeless, and mysterious. You are the ultimate fantasy object.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
|You See Halloween as Fun|
Sneaky and devious, people should really watch out for you. You are usually underestimated and forgotten.
Your inner child is full of wonder and very sweet.
You truly fear the dark side of humanity. You are a true misanthrope.
You're logical, rational, and not easily effected. Not a lot scares you... especially when it comes to the paranormal.
You are a traditionalist with most aspects of your life. You like your Halloween costume to be basic, well made, and conventional enough to wear another year.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Here is a screen shot of Laura (as Tina Turner) and Urkel as Superman.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Unfortunately, the user doesn't allow the episode to embedded, so here is the link to that episode.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
More than likely I never looked for such a thing.. But having remembered the Pass Easter Egg Dyeing Kits and Easter basket grass, this struck me as unusual. I had no idea Paas ever did any holiday products outside of its signature Easter products. Now that's an interesting find, IMO.
Friday, October 8, 2010
You Should Be a Naughty Nun or Priest for Halloween
Your friends see a whole other side of you on Halloween - brash and bold.
You make be reserved and conservative most other days, but on the 31st... look out!
Costume suggestions: A stripper or naughty priest / nun
Signature Halloween candy: M & M's
Scary movie you should celebrate Halloween with: Bram Stoker's Dracula
Thursday, October 7, 2010
What is it with the '80s for Halloween? There are a lot of 80s costumes and accessories for sale both online and at the Spirit stores. I got some pictures at the Spirit store in Gilroy, California after work today. Naturally they have accessories to look like Madonna or Cyndi Lauper or an
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
|You Should Give Out Candy Corn|
You tend to be really square, and that throws people for a loop. They can't tell if your really old fashioned or pretending to be that way.
No matter what, you have a heart of gold, and your generosity really shines through.
You're the type to stock up on candy and hand it out until the every kid has gone home for the night. You're very dedicated.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
in my hometown of Hollister, California. As always there are the racks of used costumes and Target-brand costumes normally priced at $24.99 selling for $2.99 to $5.99 and clothing that the store workers think can be used for costumes such as old graduation robes and dresses and other articles of clothing that look like they could be transformed into something but you're just not sure what it could be made into. Besides all this usual stuff, both this year and last, the Goodwill has scary decorations in the store as can be seen in these photos.
Monday, October 4, 2010
|You Are Candy Corn|
You see Halloween as a time to get your creative juices flowing.
Each year, Halloween can't start soon enough for you.
You tend to go all out for Halloween. You decorate like crazy and always dress up.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
|Your Unique Costume is Mega Demon|