In starlit nights I saw you So cruelly you kissed me Your lips a magic world Your sky all hung with jewels ~Echo and the Bunnymen

The prompt for the 17th, which is not today, but which I decided to do today, because I’m like that is: Make a list of everyone you’ve ever had a crush on in your life, then choose one from the list and describe him or her in great detail. (Guest …

Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment. Ambrose Bierce

I’m not looking forward to tomorrow. I don’t look forward to my days right now anyway, but tomorrow is going to be worse than usual. I have to tell my Bean, that though she practiced and practiced, that though she sounded great when I heard her (and that’s not just …

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" – – – Dexter Kozen

Hopefully I’ll have a bit more to say tomorrow, but for tonight—we haunted the neighborhood after having a lovely day—1/2 spent enjoying our anniversary with my husband, the other half enjoying getting dressed up with our daughter. We were running slow because J is getting over a bad stomach virus. …

From ghoulish and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! – – – Scottish saying

The Bean’s Halloween Party Usually we have a big Halloween party with lots of kids and adults. This year we decided to try something different and have a party with the Bean’s favorite girls . We had spooky cupcakes with bloody sprite punch and bones, they all got to carve …

We think we’re pretty smart…

Oh I’m taking a break from the Halloween Countdown—and I’ve had to because it was yet another exhausting week at work. I hope THAT gets better soon. I can’t decide if  I love it or not. I know I don’t like office politics. But I love the work, I love …

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. Jean Paul

  And now for something (a little) different. Started thinking about Halloween music tonight. Because if I hear “The Monster Mash” one more damn time I’m going to find a cleaver and pay a visit to whatever sound system is playing it. Ahem. Really. I DESPISE that song. So what …

"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble." — Shakespeare

Actually finished this yesterday but we we SO tired from our weekend of cleaning and decorating that we all just fell over. Today we made our (probably) last trip to the Spirit Store until after Halloween. That makes um…four. They had a 25% of coupon so we scored a replacement …

"There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world." –Jean Baudrillard

Hmmm maybe that’s why we love it so much. All that arrested development and stuff.  We don’t go in for the cutesy aspect, nope. But we haven’t gone fully as creepy as we want to because of the Bean’s age and her friends. They love coming over for Halloween and …

What a house. Turns out they’re doing OK, the Malfoy’s. However, the interior decorating leaves a lot to be desired. And needless to say, Voldemort isn’t the greatest houseguest. Tom Felton

So is it just me or is there just not as much cool stuff at Target this year…and last. Don’t get me wrong, I love Target Halloween. Seriously. Not so much the costumes but the home décor—the plates, the cups the serving bowls. And the towels. I think I only …

At first cock-crow the ghosts must go Back to their quiet graves below. ~Theodosia Garrison

This is the first in a series of Halloween posts. I meant to get started earlier, but I can’t seem to get in the groove at work and so have been spending a lot of late nights and extra time working not Halloweening. I’m hoping that is about to change. …

It’s a bit like trying to turn an ocean liner around. Or an elephant. Or an 18 wheeler. Like that.

I’m going to start moving my fingers. Moving my fingers and writing some words. I don’t know what I’m going to say, but I know I need a bit of catharsis. I’ll start with the yuck and move on. I do not know how to deal with this one person. …

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to~John Ed Pearce

Well then, I almost forgot to write this. I guess I should do it before think about it too much to make any sense. I was thinking and talking tonight to my friend L about how friendships change. And this is probably a deeper subject than I’m capable of dealing …