impy: tori from jackie's strength video (Default)
LJ is again shooting itself in the foot. I don't understand why, but they are. It's like they want to destroy the site but... why not just throw your hands up and walk away if that's the ultimate goal?
Thoughts on the matter follow. )
You complete and utter fuckwits.

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I'm pretty proud of myself for going through the 31 Days of October challenge I set for myself. :) It wasn't quite what I planned, but I did it and it made me happy while doing it, so I'm hoping other people enjoyed it, too. :)

I think I'll do a picture-round up sometime this weekend because I think it would be nice to have all the pictures gathered in one spot. And that way I can sneak in a few that got lost in the shuffle or when photobucket decided that arranging things should be done in the most insanely stupid way possible.

Shouldn't improvements actually improve things? But I tire of crankiness! It's still fall (that's right, tumblr! Fall/Autumn is not code for "October" so you can skip straight to winter and Christmas. No. Fall deserves at least half of November and technically all of it, dammit. Christmas gets December (and I'll give you Black Friday on if you throw me an autumn bone mixed in til December), and then winter lasts straight on through February and into March. It doesn't need November, too.

I'm apparently filled with crankiness. Ah well.

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This, for those who remembered, is/was my entry in the MH comm Halloween contest. I didn't place (woes) but I'm actually still pretty fond of how it turned out. It could have been better, but at the end of the day I still like it and I'm pretty sure that's what matters. :)

my tumblr if you're bored or you just cannot wait til picture round-up day. (most of the stuff came from there and there's more autumny/Halloween stuff.) I need a new theme, though, but I'm not all that comfy with these things yet. Nor, do I suspect, will I ever be.
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (prettyliars: emily sweet)
It came from the 80's!

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You have been warned. )

As soon as Widget is off to school, I am off to carve my Frankie!lantern. And toast pumpkin seeds. Eee! I'm so excited! Or I would be if my hands weren't frozen solid!
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (dread)
As promised, the AG Army: Halloween 2012.


Everyone to the Unicorner! )


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impy: tori from jackie's strength video (MH: dracu swoon)
I thought I would take a moment and share with you the state of my Halloween. This does not include the AG Army who as of 3pm this afternoon finally finished getting dressed. We have witches, kitties, a fairy tale character, and oh yeah, a freakin' stable full of Unicorns. ;) For all that work, they'll have to wait until tomorrow for photographic evidence.


No, this is my crafty endevors and the failure/success rate, plus some shiny things thrown in for funsies. You ready?

Sure you are. ;)

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That was the goal, anyway. )
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Mockingbird Lane gets a thumbs up from me although I could have done with a little less "hey, look at how awesome we are at being gross!"

*yawns* My spray paint adventures didn't work out quite as expected. I need to do another coat tomorrow. Now to find the wax paper and then sleep.

Maybe not in that order...
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1. Favorite Halloween movie
The Worst Witch. Hands down, forever, nothing you can say or do will make me not love this movie. I know it doesn't hold up well, I know it was cheesetacular when it came out, and I know that short of the absolutely absurd Tim Curry song and the fact that Fairuza Balk is awesome, there is very little that someone who didn't love it before would see and love it in as an adult...
But it makes it Halloween to me when I watch this movie.

2. Halloween costume this year
Still deciding, man. Still deciding.

3. Favorite Horror movie
Can I say Rose Red? It was meant to be a movie and not a mini-series, after all.

4. Best Halloween/Fall themed food
CANDY CORN. And also those pumpkins you can get mixed in with your candy corn.

5. Your first horror movie
Don't remember, apparently I was too young to recall.

6. What type of monster do you want to be?
Ghost? Vampire? *shrug*

7. Favorite Halloween character
...?

8. One of your paranormal experiences
There's this local thing called the Ravenel Lights. (It's a thing. Google is your friend.) Cass got this bright idea we'd go look for them because she'd gone with her boyfriend at the time and wanted to share the ~mystery~ or whatever. I don't remember who the driver was and neither does Cass, but we go out there and the deal is this:
Drive out to the middle of nowhere. Knock on the church door. Ride back, see the lights, debate whether locals just wait for this or if these are lights bouncing off reflectors or something else entirely.
So we do the first part. On our way to the second part, something darts in front of the car and our driver slams on the brakes just in time for us to see a deer cross the road. Only... this is no deer. None of us can ID the animal but it's creepy as hell and screams may or may not have happened. Ghost!Deer!

We do the second part, (well, Cass runs out to knock on the door and this part isn't exactly easy.) and we head back down the road where more ghost!deer appear. o_O And then, just when we're about to give up, we notice these lights way up in the trees. And they're steadily getting closer but not in an "incoming car that's... flying?" way.

We sat there, in the middle of nowhere, watching these lights trying to figure out if it was a trick and then everyone got creeped out all at the same time and whoosh, away we went.

I'm very sad to know that Cass does not remember the ghost deer at all. They still haunt me. Creepy. (And later that year or the next we came across a deer on the way out of the James Island park and it looked nothing like the ghost!deer so...)


9. Do you believe in witchcraft? Explain why or why not.
Sure. Mostly because why not. :P I believe Ari can use Tarot cards to see the future, I believe witchcraft has numerous meanings and at least one of them is bound to be applicable to the truth. Oh, and curses and hexes? Totally, man. But that dude called himself a warlock. And he runs a ghost tour, so there you go.

10. Best costume you’ve ever worn
Middle school, I was tall and curvy-ish enough to pull off this black dress of Mum's. It had fairly grown up neckline (boobs!) so it was worn over an orange shirt and I was the Queen of Halloween. I thought it was the most beautiful dress in the history of EVER. I still have it in case I get the flu seventy times in a row and lose enough to wear it again. :P

11. Favorite candy
Ever or for the season? Because I live for candy corn, I cry without Milk Duds and Whoppers, and Twix bars and Milky Ways and Sugar Babies (and Daddys)...

12. How you act when watching a scary movie
Am I alone? Because if so, I'm clutching a plush something or other or trying to coax the dog/cat into sitting with/near me. If I'm with someone, I'm usually the person who gets to watch to make sure the icky part is over. If I'm with someone and we're the only people in the theater? You totally talk back to the movie then.

13. Best pumpkin carving you’ve done
Stitch a couple of years ago. I was really impressed with myself. :P

14. Do you believe in ghosts/spirits?
GHOST!DEER. But otherwise, yes. Yes I do. I'm pretty sure it's against the law to grow up in this city without at least partially believing, at least a little.

15. Halloween decoration tips
PURPLE LIGHTS. Seriously. That and a pumpkin and dude, I don't care. You're good to go. If that's not enough, um, glitter? Black glitter.

16. What do you use to hold candy when you trick or treat?
When *I* went trick or treating? The boy and I had matching black & glow in the dark fabric Halloween bags that we used every year. Widget's been using a variety of things, though my favorite was the bag that you slipped a glow-stick in so the bag glowed and you didn't have to hold your glow stick.

17. Your Halloween traditions:
Pumpkin carving except for those years we don't speak of (I have the worst luck with pumpkins) so that I can smell the delightful scent of burning pumpkin, frantically trying to figure out a costume in the last four seconds before Widget and I are set to depart for trick-or-treating, spaghetti for dinner (when I was little it was Chef Boyardee), green glow sticks are used, coming home and trick or treating at our house. Possibly bullying my way into watching The Worst Witch. ;) Sorting candy from the great haul.

18. Best Halloween pranks or dares
I don't. I really don't.

19. Biggest fear
I don't tell people that for obvious reasons.

20. Best TV show Halloween episode.
I don't think I could pick one. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends has a couple I recommend, and you can't go wrong with any Phineas and Ferb Halloween special. iCarly's Halfaween amuses me, and Charmed's All Halliwell's Eve is a classic for the show. I love Halloween themed episodes so just trying makes me love you.

   I will say that I didn't consider it Halloween for YEARS if I didn't manage to catch Frankenweenie on Disney or The Worst Witch on whatever channel it would come on.


21. Opinion on October weather
I wish it were cooler more consistently. Instead we get heat waves followed by a few nice days (be they rainy or sunny, nice in this case means cool) and somewhere the week before Halloween it feels like one thinks October should. And then by Halloween itself you're left wondering if you're going to freeze your tush off or melt into a puddle of ew because Mother Nature has a nasty sense of humor.

22. First Halloween costume:
Mums doesn't remember (shocked!) but by process of elimination we've narrowed down the ones she does remember to either my stint as a Fluppy Dog or Rainbow Brite. Based on the short shelf life for the Fluppies, I'm guessing they were first. Photographic evidence coming at a later date.

23. Worst Halloween candy
Gummy body parts. Or, if you meant from my trick or treating days, those peanut butter mary jane things. Ick.

24. Trick or treating, Halloween party, or Halloween Movie Marathon?
Trick or treating. Duh.

25. Favorite Halloween song
I... have no idea.

26. Have you ever used a Ouija board? Experiences?
Actual Ouija board? Um, once maybe? Yeah. Nothing happened. Board of DOOM though? Oh yes. I can't remember now if we had two boards and N took one home or if it's always just been the board of DOOM. *thinks* Anyway, we found it at Barnes & Noble, I believe. If not, Green Dragon. Possibly both if there were two boards. Doesn't matter. One predicted death all the fucking time. (It was wrong quite a lot.) The other had three distinct personalities, which you might think "duh" since there were three/four of us using it.
But no.

One: Messages for Cass. Even if she wasn't with us. Usually about her boyfriend at the time. When she was at the board, it was obvious she was pushing things. When she wasn't... things were more complicated.

Two: Surprisingly accurate predictions of the future. Case in point, well before Ari and Derrick got together, it predicted she'd marry someone with the initials D & S. Indeed she did.

Three: When Ari and I'd use the board together and it wasn't leaving increasingly annoying messages for Cass, it was interesting to have it go on for hours (seriously) about various things. You get your usual past life crap that happens when you get teenagers who read way too much Pike in a room with a board and then... other things. It was interesting.

Board of doom had certain 'voices'. Nelle would flip out and die of the happy whenever Mercury would show up. (See: good news.) I forget who the bad news messenger of You're All DOOMED was, but somewhere there's a tape I made of it.

Favorite memory though was the boy joining in. And asking where the Keebler Elves lived. :P

27. Halloween costume last year
Undead.

28. Your Halloween plans this year
Finish decorating the house (and the dolls), carve my pumpkins up, sniff them as they burn (... I need help?) and take Widget trick or treating. Return home and sit, contently, in the glow of the Halloween lights.

29. Some Halloween Events you attend
I used to go to the Halloween Extravaganza, but this is it's final year. :( And that was actually only a couple of times. When I was younger we'd go to the Fair and there was the year I begged and pleaded and whined until my mother agreed to take me into the Haunted House there. Where, about three steps in, I closed my eyes and did not open them until we were outside again. :P
Other than that, when I was in elementary school (and a year or two afterward), we went to the school fair. I loved it even the years Mums worked so I got to see how the magic was done. There was the year the haunted house kept taunting me (they closed off the kindergarten/first grade wing and spooked it up) and that was bookended by the year I led everyone through the haunted trailer that spooked them (younger kids) but I was all "ha! that the best you got?" Which is weird because I am never the leader in these situations.

As a semi-adult I don't really... attend Halloween events. Mostly because I'm always at work when these things happen. :(

30. Favorite Halloween animal
Black. Cat.
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31. Why do you love Halloween?
It's the one time of year you're encouraged to scare the crap out of small children. And free candy.

Also, it's fun to be scared (thank you, Jem) and I love the way things look and feel in the fall. It's dark, it's spooky, and gloomy days are celebrated. The smell of a jack-o-lantern, the way some people really get into the holiday, the way that even more than Christmas, kids are encouraged to decorate and some of their stuff is the best you'll see. The costumes, the make-up, the glitter, the way the decorations smell. The candy is nice, the cold, crisp air. The way the sky turned purple last year, and the way the trees have dropped enough leaves that looking down you see a rainbow in autumn colors and looking up you see a dark, spooky skyline.
The way everyone believes, for a day, in ghosts and things that go bump in the night. The way even a crappy Halloween special is better than some of the best Christmas specials. The way the lights beckon to you during the week before Halloween. Christmas lights are showy, but Halloween lights are cozy. Or insane. Depending on your neighbors, I guess.
The way you believe anything, and I do mean anything, can happen.
Scary movies and not so scary movies, black cats, and windy days.

Most of all, I love Halloween because it was the one holiday I pretty much did every thing for, decorating wise, as a kid, and I can still remember the way it felt on a windy afternoon in October as I swept the steps and put out plastic decorations.
Halloween is home.

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impy: tori from jackie's strength video (run away!)
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Every year I miss seeing this when CN randomly plays it but this year I outfoxed them. Muhahahaha!

Now, uh, who wants to protect me from the zombies?
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (mal witch)
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The Addams Family is pretty easy to love if you love oddballs, weirdos, freaks, crazies, or people who are content in their own skin. Possibly all of the above and more. As a little kid I saw quite a few episodes of the television show because they were in syndication on some channel. (It's why I'm not bothered by the excessive I Love Lucy shout outs in the original BSC books. They, and the Brady Bunch, were in serious syndication rotation at the time, which is something either the snarky side of the fandom doesn't remember, take into account, or possibly know. Also, they could simply argue that while an 8 year old would watch this stuff, a more adult 12/13 year old wouldn't. Ditto Bewitched, Lassie, and I Dream of Jeannie for anyone else playing along.)



Anyway, I had a finite ability to watch The Addams Family. I want to say the time slot was unfortunate. In any case, they crossed over with Scooby Doo a lot. And then... the movie. The movie! Things I learned in any incarnation

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1) Morticia and Gomez should have inspired more love affairs than they actually seem to have. That is a couple that works. I don't think it's physically possible to not believe the characters are in love and in lust. Seriously, man. I don't dwell on this as much since a friend and her ex became exes after being all "we're totally M/G!" only not since it would be weird(er) than I'd like to think about, but still.


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2) Wednesday Addams? I wanted to be her so badly. Which was weird considering as a kid I was pretty sunshiney at times. But then I earned the whole "well aren't you a ray of sunshine" and that was sarcastic by then soooooo... yes. I still want to be Wednesday Addams.
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3) I should never flip my hair over my head to brush it out in front of my father lest I endure being called Cousin Itt for the rest of the day.

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^ I still quote this line. And if/when people get it, I love them. Even if I hate them. It's complicated, really.



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Normally I would cut this but I'm choosing today to be the day when I'm rude about such things.
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (MH: Clawdeen uhoh)
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Tomorrow we shall detail all the reasons I love various things about the Addams Family. Also, I will murder anyone who spoils tonight's episode of PLL.


Went to the Dollar Store. Bought some candle holders. This weekend I'll be breaking out the spray paint. It'll be fun. :D


Went to the library where they had another of my cookbooks waiting for me. Which is good because one of the four or five I requested came in and it sucked. Picked up one of Alton Brown's because I believe [livejournal.com profile] luxken27 recommended him. I would have grabbed another but the guy at the library who shelves the books and mutters to himself has increased his volume level and once you start (hopefully) quoting things about fire, bullets, and death I figure it's either time for me to engage in conversation or leave the area. Sadly it was also sing to the babies time and everything all sounded the same. Not in a good way. I did pick up the newer Kim Harrison book so I've got research and relaxation. :)

And now I should sleep. Work.
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (Default)
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For those who wondered, the pork recipe turned out quite nicely. Not as yummy as I would have liked, but I think I simply needed more sauce. One should always be swimming in BBQ sauce, after all. It's the law.

Cleaned the living room bookcase. Woo! Resisting the urge to clean the table next to it and then attempt to have Mums set up Whoot there. Mainly because I'm tired of cleaning. :P

Widget and I walked the neighborhood last night. Part of it, anyway. I asked which way he wanted to walk for Halloween and he's decided this year to forgo our normal trip and head down to the other part of the neighborhood. For reasons I don't really understand, this makes me sad. I don't even know why since our route only includes two houses that I'll miss, and hell, we could probably still hit them without adding too much time. I think it's because our usual route took us to the houses that no one else would visit, and I know how much it sucks to wait for trick or treaters that never come. It was super weird the first couple of years (not the first year as I was in New York and the Boy and his friends were busy setting the stage for Blood Money, the Musical that Wasn't) to know there were a fair amount of kids in the neighborhood and yet after one ring of the doorbell that was it. No more. That feeling? Not fun. But it does result in more candy at the end of the night.
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (i'm not)
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Changed my LJ-theme. Not entirely thrilled with this one, but we'll see if it's workable or if I immediately change to one of the others I had my eye on.

I'm a week away from my vacation which is less a vacation and more of a "work the same work week the other two people on your shift work" thing, which is just a depressing way to look at it. (Seriously, the other two people work 4 day work weeks as a general rule. Granted one of them does work extended hours on those four days but still!) Only going to look at it that way for now, though. I figure after my walk I'll be looking at it as "HALLOWEEN!"

See? I take awhile, but I find my silver linings, man.

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The cats met (again), sort of. I walked up the steps and the Kali cat followed me. She peered around the door and up the mini-steps to Ozma, who was sitting on the top step in her own doorway, and they kind of glared at one another, trying to suss one another out. Kali did the kitty noise of "I could launch myself at you at any time" and Ozma returned with a very tiny "bring it on?" but they didn't really get any closer than being four steps apart. I offered up catnip and Ozma's had her first taste of 'nip here at this house. Not sure if she's had any prior to this, but she gives it one very poofy tail up. Which is like a thumbs up, only cats don't have thumbs. ;)

Now Kali is sulking but I'm hoping she'll see this as a "cat doesn't come into my territory and the small, vexing person can love her and leave me the hell alone" thing, which is good and not "people have replaced me with a fluffier version of me!"

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Waited all day, altered my sleeping plans for a visit that I've just found out isn't happening. (I suspected it since it's damn near 6pm, but it was confirmed a minute ago.) I'm trying not to be a little vexed, but today was one of those days when you sleep funny and you wake up and feel weird so your mood is just off. Or mine is, anyway. Ah well.

I should go check to see whether Widget is any closer to being done with whatever chore he's assigned himself (instead of the ones he was actually requested to do) and then find my batteries to breathe life into the decorations. :D

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impy: tori from jackie's strength video (geeky ghoulia)
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When I came home this morning, it was that fabulous time of day when the world is blue and everything seems perfect. It was chilly and windy and everything seemed clean, even though obviously it was no different than yesterday. Some people clean in the spring, I wait for fall. Which is why I should have stopped myself when I thought, "I'll make that BBQ thing for dinner tonight!"

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It involved the slow-cooker and that meant I had to clean the counter off where it belongs. I'd done this not that long ago but something must have gone HORRIBLY wrong in the meantime because that was just disgusting. I don't know who did what, or didn't do what but... *shudders* Ew. So... I reclaimed my counter, grumbled about people not showing up when I screamed bloody blue murder, and now have pork doing its thing in some Carolina Mustard-y BBQ sauce. Which tastes delicious and I cannot believe I let myself go so long without having any. So yummy!

(Only I'm not a huge fan of pork but I've been eying this recipe for a couple of days so...)

I'm hoping it'll be tasty. Fingers crossed!

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impy: tori from jackie's strength video (BSC: oh man)
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  I'm in a funk. It's leftover from yesterday and this morning's freakout and just a zillion little things that aren't going the way they should. I should also be asleep so that's probably helping annoy me further. :P

But I've bought batteries for my pumpkins and various lights and this weekend I'll check to see if I need to exchange the AAAs for AAs. Buy one get one free (16 x 2!) and the second one made the first one cheaper, even. I love that trick. Found some battery tea lights at Target that are cheaper than the ones at work and they all work except for one which will require some fiddling to get it to work properly. Still, it's almost perfect for the bags I bought to light the walkway. Now I just need to figure out the best way to decorate them. *muse*

Submitted my MH picture. Didn't think I'd have time tomorrow to make it shoe-tastic and I'd rather enter than miss it entirely so... judgment call, I guess. Are you entering, [livejournal.com profile] zallia?

Bills are either paid or will be paid after the weekend. Is good times. Y'know. Except for the being broke as hell part.

Oh, and I think Target and I are going to have to break up. For all the awesome they normally have, they've actually been sucking lately. :/

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STAY BACK.

I have spent the day in bed and then showering because it appears every jackass known to man came into work last night, all of them with the flu. I don't even know, people. It's a drive-thru. I will do your shopping for you if you want, just call ahead with pharmacy and I will run around the store with your list. Just don't come in and get your germs on every little thing in the store!


Normally this would just be vexing, but it's Ari's birthday and Cass offered to stop by and bring me with her to visit birthday girl. Only both of them have horrible immune systems and I'm 90% sure that they'd catch the fluuuuuuuu. (I don't care if science won't back me up on this, they're both known for getting super sick and I'm not risking it.)


SIGH.


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We're less than 2 weeks away from Halloween and I'm still not as excited as I'd like to be. I'm thinking that what I need is a blustery evening to make things right. Maybe my walks around the neighborhood this weekend will make things seem more festive?

Tomorrow I have to pay bills (ugh), pay Cass for Widget's costume pieces and buy another one at Target. Basically I haven't even been paid yet and all my money is spoken for. ;_;

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And now for something that's been bugging me for awhile. A few weeks ago the boy sends a text that says that in December, he and the Widget will be going to NC for the family Christmas party.

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  ....


  You got that, right? I'm pretty sure that given the way that people who have never met me instantly know I'm the boy's sister, we're, y'know, related. Which means why the blue fuck was I not invited to the "family" Christmas party?

It shouldn't bother me the way it does. It shouldn't hurt the way it does. I'm the one who stopped visiting after the disaster that was Thanksgiving (you do not attack my mother and get away with it, that's my job) and he's the one who gets along with them really well and I realized this long ago... and the boy and I are different enough that if something appeals to one, it probably won't to the other (there are obvious exceptions like Scrubs) but...

After Dad died and some of the family came down, there was a brief second of my uncle on my mother's side saying that from far away, he couldn't tell the difference between my cousins and I (which I'm sure would kill them as they do not possess such... lovely hips) and like it or not, there's a similar sense of humor and it's family. There's that moment of belonging. Which I so obviously do not.

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Which means you get spammed with pictures. Moody ones at that. Sorry about that.

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impy: tori from jackie's strength video (looking glass)
Figured out what my MH contest submission will be. Bad news? It was after my 4 hour craft a thon the other night and three hours of trying to get a shot of the failed ideas. WOE. Not enough time to do it now, although I do have a backup picture ready if things never come together again.

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ETA: Wishbook has landed! So much purple!
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (prettyliars: emily sweet)
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  I need suggestions/recommendations for cookbooks. Preferably ones I might be able to find in the library, and while I'm ever so wordy at times, when it comes to cooking, pictures are a godsend. For I'm not completely stupid in the kitchen, but it always takes me a few days for my brain to remember, "dude, you've done this before, or something similar." Which is why my cooking/baking/whatever-ing comes and goes in bursts. This would be one of those bursts, I guess. Recipes themselves are also good.


I thought up an idea for the contest and spent four hours last night working on props that would have taken maybe an hour to do (with breaks) if we'd had the proper things instead of me having to craft my own versions. Now I just have to remember where I was going with this idea again. And then hope it turns out well. :P


I don't understand Hallmark Channel. Every other year you can't go an hour in October without them marathoning the hell out of their various Good Witch movies and this year, when they've got a new one on the way? NOTHING. Which was most disappointing to realize when I was in the middle of my 4 hour stretch and The Good Witch itself is the only thing on Netflix.

I need something like that to keep me going, man. Also, I need to find my copy of Practical Magic (the DVD) for when I finish re-reading the book.

2 weeks to go! Less than that before my mini-vacation begins. (And by mini, I do mean mini.)
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (smilie)
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And thus concludes my spam for the day. (This is also not as cute as [livejournal.com profile] zallia's Halloween post or as nifty creepy as some of the things [livejournal.com profile] luxken27's been sending my way, but I'm halfway there!)

Also, stuff called on account of me somehow borking my finger and it being right where I need it to type with. And it's my middle finger so... awkward? Anyway, things will take longer to respond to (insert joke here) but it will happen! Just... slowly.
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (MLP: FiM FOREVER Pinkie watches)
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  We went to the pumpkin patch today. You all are to remind me next year that I don't wish to go back. It's overpriced and I never pick a good day to go. Today was too hot and buggy and while we found four lovely pumpkins, I am miffed that despite the sign saying $3-$10, Widget picked... a $12 pumpkin. If it had been *my* pumpkin, I would have laughed and said, "no." But it was his, so I bit down on my irritation and paid the money.

Not next year, though.


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Cass and Widget also did some gem mining.


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And I inadvertently got Widget into friend trouble. Cass arranged for two boys Widget had met before to be there so he'd have someone to hang out with. Despite the fact that last time he hung out with the younger one, this time he hung out with the older one. He wanted to buy S a Ring Pop (he wanted one, too) and D was still on the hayride so I didn't think anything of it at the time. I had Widget check with S's mom to make sure candy was okay and it was, so off he ran. By the time he'd come back, D was done with the hayride and they all went off to gem mine for a bit. Widget comes back, looking awfully dejected, because S gave his 'pop to D.

Later, as we're leaving, S and his mom appear and S sort of apologizes, but then nullifies it with "you should've asked ME, not my mom." So I felt a bit weird since that was *my* fault, but also I remembered this is the kid who trashed someone else's apartment and was not all that fun the last time I saw him so... yeah. Awkward.


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Pumpkins, though. ♥ Frankie should look fab on my pumpkin. :D
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  I have a weird thing with horror movies. Too much gore and I can't watch, which is why pretty much any semi-recent horror flick has to be recommended by someone else, what with scary movies turning into torture!porn and that not being my kind of movie.

  Mums tells a story of me being fairly young and visiting with them at a friend's house (theirs) and her realizing I was missing, only to find me watching a horror movie. She's even told me which one but I have no memory whatsoever of this. It's also why Mums wouldn't let me watch them for ages. :P

Scream is the only movie I've ever gotten into trouble for seeing, and Mums bought the tickets, so how's that fair? Wellllll, someone brought along their younger cousin (not me) and they were okay during the movie but at home they freaked the fuck out and we all got busted. Which meant Mums got fussed at for buying the tickets even though she didn't realize how young he was or that he didn't have permission since we weren't exactly known for lying. I still don't know why they insisted he come along, but they did, and so it all fell apart. I'd do it again, too.

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