Thursday, October 25, 2007

It's The Great Pumpkin!

Dear readers,

Halloween is soon upon us, as is the full moon. So things are extra-crazy! In lieu of my usual two paragraph rant/story/anecdote, I'd like to ask you what your favorite Halloween traditions are. I like watching "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown." Part of me always believes that the Great Pumpkin will arrive, no matter how many times I see the show.

Michelle's Spell of the Day

"I have great luck. I'm used to people dying and going away. Not used to it exactly - but I expect it. Like, whenever people go off on a trip, I save their phone messages because I think they might die." Rose McGowan

Cocktail Hour
Drinking movie suggestion: Grindhouse

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Thursday!


eric1313 said...

I eat one bag of Reese's minis after another and revel in the fact that I have the metabolism of a Cheetah on amphetamines.

Have a great holiday. I posted one of the old poems from creative writing.

And I loved your last post.

My fire was dead until I came here. Then, despite the odd disrespect from my space losers and other distractions, life returned to me, one cell at a time.

Thank you, Michelle Brooks.

JR's Thumbprints said...

Whenever I'm invited to a Halloween party, I try to minimize my costume. I went to such an affair last weekend. As my wife and I were getting ready to leave she asked, "Where's your costume?"

I pulled an eyepatch out of my shirt pocket and said, "I'm a pirate."

I guess I'm not into the dressing up part anymore, and she certainly isn't going to making me ware something feminine. No sirree. Too much of that in my childhood.

JR's Thumbprints said...

"ware" as in "wear"

Must be too early in the morning. Time to visit the convicts.

Lestat said...

I noticed the full moon, too. Just having a little drink with Kirsten. Toodles.

cho said...

How quickly we forget. Nice gun.

Lynrd Skynrd said...

Gimme back my bullets!

Charles Gramlich said...

I like the Great Pumpkin. My favorite part is the World War I flying ace piece though, where Snoopy is shot down behind enemy lines.

Another tradition is listing to the song "Werewolves of London." Then, of course, there's the black mass stuff. ;)

pancho said...

nice bandoleras :->

Joe said...

I like to attend a party, thrown every year by some friends.

Costumes are required, and, despite the average age of the attendees hovering in the late 30's, everyone throws down like James Brown.

Ropinator said...

In Hungary we went to the cemetery to attend our relatives' grave and bring flovers, etc... It is on firt November and we call it Deaths' day.

Brian in Mpls said...

Unfortunatly I gave up halloween a few years back..

the walking man said...

We have the usual Detroit Halloween tradition. Turn off the lights that can be seen from the street, lock the gates and doors and if anyone rings the bell or otherwise shows up on the porch despite the "No Trespassing" sign, rack a shell into the pump 12 gauge and demand to know what the fuck do they want.

Been doing this for twenty five years in two different neighborhoods so i guess it's a tradition by now eh?


karl jr. said...

You are killin' me with them bullets!

Charles Nelson Reilly said...

I've never told this to anyone, but the very idea of adults wearing costumes scares the hell out of me!

Cheri said...


My goodness woman, you take some provocative photographs! My silly Dave took one look at that and said "oh man I'd do her." Classy... I might think the same. ;D

I miss the television shows that were on when I was a child, all the Halloween specials that seemed so terrifying and utterly nightmare worthy. Now it's just gore-fests that fail to actually frighten me.

The Butterfly Bar said...

Party on, m.

Thursdays are for thunder.
Fridays for dancing if you dare.
Saturdays are for soul.
And Sundays are for the blessing
to do it all again.

totall said...

Hi Michelle,

Just received your books and nice photo's. Thank you very much for it! Go on with your weblog.

Love, Totall

whitenoise said...

Not quite a tradition, this is only the second year, but we've been throwing Hallowe'en parties for our kids.

I'm not sure if I'm trying too hard to give them the childhood I always wanted or if I've simply lost my marbles...