Tag: Halloween

Pumpkin Sundays: Agrotourism Edition

Yesterday some friends and I went to Rougemont, NC (which is just outside of Hillsborough, in Orange County) to go to the McKee’s Cornfield Maze.  The maze is an annual autumn tradition at the McKee’s Cedar Creek Farm.  I hadn’t been to a cornfield maze during my four years of living here, so some friends and I decided it was time to check one out.

The maze covers twelve acres and consists of four miles of paths through corn fields.  Starting in later October the maze becomes a “Haunted Maze” at night, but we went on a beautiful autumn day and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

We also went on a day they were doing a fundraiser for a local woman who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.  10% of all the day’s proceedswere going to the woman and her family, so yay McKee Farm for being awesome!


Freaky Fridays: Rapid Edition is Rapid

I’m not really feeling a super-long blog post today.  It is really pretty outside and also my baby Minion cat has decided to start grooming the big Dexter cat (much to Dexter’s annoyance) and it is sort of adorable.  It has been hard to focus on the blog with all this cuteness.

So once again, a few links today about costumes.

From Matador Life, 13 Super Creative Costume Ideas for Halloween.

I especially love this woman who made herself look like a Roy Lichtenstein!

Image from Matador Life

And my second goody of the day I got from NYMagazine.  I am going to put it after the jump, because it contains a major huge awesome amazing Breaking Bad spoiler from the season 4 finale, so if you care about Breaking Bad  and haven’t yet watched the season 4 finale (what is wrong with you) then don’t continue on.  In the meantime, spoilers abound…


Thrilling Thursdays: Hocus Pocus

Cover of "Hocus Pocus"
Cover of Hocus Pocus

Confession:  I totally love Hocus Pocus.

You might not remember Hocus Pocus.  It was a live-action Disney film released in 1993.  It was about Max (Omri Katz), a sarcastic kid from California who has just moved to Salem or some other random Northeastern town with his parents and kid sister Dani (Thora Birch, pre showing her boobies in American Beauty).  The town has this curse involving the resurrection of the Sanderson sisters, three dead-ish witches who ate children’s souls back in the 1600s and can be brought back by a virgin lighting a special candle on Halloween.   And, of course, said candle is just sitting around in a museum, waiting to be lit.  And of course Max, being a sarcastic virgin, lights said candle on Halloween and releases these 17th century witches into the 1990s.

Now the witches are by far the best part of the movie, they are:

Sarah Jessica Parker as sexy, clueless Sarah Sanderson.

Kathy Najimy as chubby, stupid Mary Sanderson.

Bette Midler as awesome, scheming, red-headed Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson.


Wicked Wacky Wednesdays: My Irrational Fear of The Exorcist

When I was nine (I realize I started to develop all of my unusual tendencies and likes when I was around nine or ten) I started hanging around the part of the library at my school that probably shouldn’t have existed, considering the school ran from grades 2 through 12.  The library had a fairly well-stocked section of books on witchcraft, the Occult, the history of Halloween, and general spooky things that third graders probably shouldn’t read.

This is totally appropriate reading for a nine-year old.

I learned a lot of general factoids about the Salem Witch Trials and the history of witchcraft and random Occult-y facts that year, and I also found a lot of random stone pendants and wore them on long chains, because I was cool and stones had spirit energy and all that.

Near this witchcraft and Occult section of my public school library was an equally odd section on horror and science fiction films.  One of the books was about horror film makeup, and since I was nine I naturally thought that this was cool.  I picked it up and started flipping through it, and read about all these old films like Dracula and Phantom of the Opera and Frankenstein and how they did the monster makeup.

And then I turned to a full-page spread of this:


Terribly Tasty Tuesdays: Cute Food for a Cute Kitty

This post is inspired by a new addition in my life:

That’s Minion!  He’s my new adorable baby black kitty and Dexter‘s little brother.  He’s tiny, barely three months old, and he’s very squeaky.  He and Dexter aren’t best friends yet but they can chill peacefully in the same space and are extremely interested in each other.  I’m hoping that they become best kitty buddies soon.

Anyways!  Because we have a new critter in the household I figured that today’s foodie post would be about cute food that looks like cutesy and creepy Halloween creatures.