Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Lord of Tears

Ok, you know how you occasionally stumble onto amazing things you've never heard of? Well, a couple of weeks ago someone came into the comic shop (where I work) and asked us if we had any other Living Dead Dolls. They were looking for something specific. Alas, what they were looking for was not available for order through our distributor. However, whilst perusing what was available my colleague and I had a closer look at this...WTF *?

And that led to this...



And then this.... :0

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Round up 2019

Based on the past two years I raced home mid-afternoon to set up for little kids who sometimes start showing up at 3:30 or so. I was racing around throwing chips and candy into appropriately ghoulish (or not) containers and putting up last minute decorations. Hubby came home and helped. All done by 4:00 pm.

Wait....

Nothing happened till 5:30 pm! By then I was sitting in front of a screen watching spooky stuff having resigned myself to a slow night.

Then there was another knock at the door and from then on trick-or-treaters steadily trickled through till 8:00 pm. Total numbers - 40 ish. Very happy with that. Not much candy left.

Stand out costume was a girl dressed as a jelly fish with an elaborate headdress covered in netting and all lit up with purple LEDs!

Biggest gaff, on my part, was asking a kid if he was dressed as Spawn (I meant Venom). With an exasperated sigh he said, "Black Panther!"......My bad.

And as it was a beautiful night my hubby and I harnessed up the cats and took 'em for walk round the neighbourhood. More yards decorated and more decorations this year so it was a really nice walk around. And the weather was just so darned perfect for a Halloween night! Cats had been packed away all evening so both were excited and curious to see what all the activity was about. There was much stopping and sniffing, inspections of spaces under cars, etc.

As we made our way back to the house a passer by squinted at us and asked, "Are those cats?!" I said, "Yes! They're all excited about Halloween!" My husband then quipped, "They're actually kids in costumes." Oh my, did I laugh!!

Yes, and this one went as a hobo! (Under car grease, I suspect).

Saturday, 2 November 2019

A Day for Ashes

Back in June I made a trip out to BC (the land of tall trees!) to visit family. We were staying on Denman Island where there is a green cemetery. What a fantastic idea! And popular too. They have people contacting them from all parts asking if they, or a family member, can be buried there.

Back here at home, and looking at the family urn containing two loved family members, I thought "it's about time to scatter those ashes and move on." Thinking about where to scatter the cremains I came up with the idea of putting them in the backyard when we get around to planting a tree out there. I thought adding the cremains would be kinda neat, right? My husband's only proviso was to make sure the cremains don't kill the sapling.

Well, looks like they might. Apparently, cremains are high in things not so great for plants. There is a special soil mixture you can buy to mix with your cremains to neutralize the phosphorous and sodium. And then there are various biodegradable or other 'living' urns.


If I gave up on the idea of the backyard there are other things you can do with cremains. You can mix them with concrete and make a garden ornament or build a reef.

Or they can be mixed with molten glass for beautiful art, or beads.

You can also get them made into a picture frame, ammunition (!), or ink...

But scattering them near by whilst mumbling an incantation is the way to go, I think. Don't you agree?

Friday, 1 November 2019

Les Revenants

Thursday, 31 October 2019