Halloween Meme

Butterfly in Disguise tagged me with a Halloween Meme. Great timing since we are putting up Halloween decorations today. Or as 16 month old daughter says our "Oooky. Raaaar!" (Spooky. Roar!)

What was the scariest movie you have ever seen?

The first Freddie Krueger, Nightmare on Elm Street movie. Am I sleeping. Am I awake? Sleeping? Awake? Aaaaaaaah. I could never wear horizontal stripes again after that movie.

What was your favorite Hallowe’en costume as a child?
Robot. I spray painted a box silver and put cool knobs and wires all over it when I was in the 4th grade. Kickass costume. Only problem was I didn't think about the projection of the box versus the length of my arms. Walking home from school that day with my BFF Masie Davis I fell forward, could not reach out to stop myself and fell flat on my face with my arms flailing. She peed herself laughing. She learned humility that next summer when we were climbing the apple tree. She fell but a knob on one of the branches caught her shirt. So she was dangling with her shirt up over her head and arms swirling in big circles. I couldn't stop cracking up to help her. At last a very nice man pulled his car over and came and lifted her down.

Given enough money what would be your fantasy Hallowe’en costume?

Donna Reed from The Donna Reed Show. I would want the full-out retro makeover. Girdle. Red Lipstick. Custom gingham shirtdress with a big full skirt. Pearls and helmet hair.

Then I would rule the family, bake cakes and never break a sweat.

When was the last time you went trick or treating?

Ya kidding me? Last year. I'm not missing the chance to "take" my kids trick or treating. 'Specially when they are too young to realize that husband and I are weeding out the good stuff for our personal stash.

What is your favorite Hallowe’en candy?

Kraft caramels. Mmmmmm.

Tell us about a scary nightmare you once had.

This one may confirm my utter wackiness but here it goes.

Every once in awhile I have a dream that I am in a house and the phone will ring. I'm scared to pick it up because I think it is someone from the other side trying to talk to me. Eventually, I will be forced to pick up the phone. Somehow I will understand what the other person is saying but I can't repeat it because it isn't a normal manner of speaking. And if I try to call back it won't go through.

I had this dream a couple of months before my uncle passed away with the voice telling me "Uncle X died" and it was very creepy. My biological mother tells me that both she, her mother and her grandmother were pyschic and they heard bells ringing when they would get a premonition. Frankly, I can't think on that too hard. Hearing voices is a fine line to walk when you have OCD tendencies. "You MUST open the window!!!" Is it a premonition or do I need to up my meds?

What is your supernatural fear?

That ghosts roam about the house while we sleep. My son has woken up twice looking for "That boy. Where is that boy with the curly hair. I told him he couldn't sleep in your bed because you're my mama. Where is that boy?" and run around the house looking for him. Shudder. If you want spook yourself, check out these ghost photos. Real or not? This one gives me the chills.

What is your ‘creepy-crawlie’ fear?

Burnt rice, caked all over my body and scalp like it does in the bottom of a pan. I can NOT look at a pot of burnt rice. I think I need to brush my hair after writing this.

Would you stay overnight in a real Haunted House?

Maybe. Husband and I got married at Kemper Center in Kenosha, WI. We rented it because it was gorgeous and much cheaper than a mansion in Chicagoland. However, after the fact we learned that it was haunted. It had been a nunnery, then a school for girls. There are lots of photos of ghosts looking out the windows in a spooklike fashion.

Overall, the place felt happy to us. We were married in December and Christmas lights and trees were everywhere. We had a female minister and decided some of the enlightened nun-ghosts might have dug that. But there was one hallway that used to be the nuns sleeping chambers. They preserved some of the rooms and it was Cer-reeepy. Both husband and I avoided walking down it.

Are you a traditionalist or a creative carver of you Jack-o-Lantern?

I just keep carving and carving to get it purrr-fect but end up with a freaky grinning orange pumpkin. Husband rocks at carving as he creates these cool minimilist pumpkins. Just a big "O' mouth and nothing else.

How much do you decorate the house at Hallowe’en?

Lots. Every year I tell myself "Why do we have so much Halloween stuff, we need to throw some of this away!" And the next Halloween they come out with cooler stuff and I buy more. I covet the black feather wreath at Target but keep hemming and hawing over dropping $20 bones on it.

What do you want on your Tombstone?

Sausage and cheese.

Butterfly in Disguise was hoping for some Halloween Porn (referencing the Crappy Kitchen Porn). I'm not feeling particularly porn-o-riffic this morning but I refer you to these hilarious Dirty Halloween Costumes in the meantime. I love "Tough Shit". Ha!

I tag anyone that has the Halloween Spirit to do this meme. Shoot me an email and I'll update this one with links to yours!


jen said...

Ok...I am officially creeped out by the ghostie photos. My sister and I experienced some ghosties when we went to Ireland...I think I sense a Halloween post coming! :)

Pamplemousse's Mom said...

I like tough shit, too. That's good stuff. Too bad they don't have 'horse shit' - it is a favorite saying in the house.

Kevin Charnas said...

Love, LOVE-LOVE-LOVE HALLOWEEN!!! I am so jealous that you guys stayed there! Very cool... I've actually heard of that place.

Will, my partner is actually a Halloween artist. 3 years ago, he built a Pirate Ship with 2 16ft high masts on our patio, with canons that spewed smoke on timers, a bow-sprit with flickering lanterns - all from scratch.

Then, 2 years ago, he built a lifesize horse drawn hearse from scratch. LIFESIZE!!! It was amazing. People came all over to see it. It had a coffin (that he built) inside with antique wallpaper, windows, flickering lanterns on the side, with plums on top, a skeleton driver that was dressed in a top hat and tails that his head turned from a motor - it was amazing...

Can you tell we like Halloween? :)

Butterfly in Disguise said...

You managed to make me laugh again. (She fell but a knob on one of the branches caught her shirt. So she was dangling with her shirt up over her head and arms swirling in big circles.) Then the chills with creepy phone calls. *shiver* And really, Donna Reed?! Now that's funny.

Lotta said...

Jen - Ooooh can't wait to read about Irish ghosts. In my experience the Irish tend to be good (ahem) in the dark so it should be interesting.

P's mom - I know! Of course the neighbors would shit if I wore that to answer the door for trick or treaters.

Kevin - I can't even touch that. I just have a bunch of real and ripoff retro/vintage halloween stuff around the house. When I am coming over to your party? And take pictures of this years artistry and post them!

Butterfly = So happy to have made you laugh. Don't mock Donna, she's the shits.

Lotta said...

Butterfly - that sounded sarcastic but I really AM happy when I hear I made people laugh. Really!

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