Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Well, it's another Halloween season. This one didn't quite rival the glories of past Halloween seasons on this blog, but it was a step up from last year's rather halfhearted effort. I think the 70 to 80 degree weather up until a couple of days ago didn't really help it feel like Halloween... in fact, it feels more like it's almost Christmas today, it's so darn cold. We were apparently thisclose to snow last night. Got some just up in Wisconsin. (Also, I started seeing Christmas commercials last night, so I guess the stores have moved on.)

Still, I had a fun time. I carved a pumpkin and sampled a lot of Halloween foods. I had some Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins this week, a perennial favorite. (I know Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are available all year, but the Pumpkins beat them hands down in thickness and concentration. They're like peanut antimatter.) I watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown last night, and last Saturday night I watched Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein on Son of Svengoolie. We made a Mood Table for the first time and finally got to the second season of Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated, and it was wonderful (right down to the Cthulhu references, the Twin Peaks homage, and the twist ending featuring Harlan Ellison). It didn't feature the wonderful return of Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy, like last year's big coup, but it's a win all around.

Here are my links for this year, then.

:: It Feels Like Autumn Today
:: Halloween 2014: Everything Pumpkin Spiced
:: Halloween Kit Kat Commercial
:: Becca's TV Shout-Out
:: It's October 1st!
:: Bill Cosby and the Muppets
:: Peanuts, 1970
:: Tumblr Finds
:: The 2014 Mood Table
:: "El Dia De Los Muertos"
:: 31 Creepy Gifs
:: Peanuts, 1971-1974
:: Skittles Web
:: Tumblr Finds II
:: Yotsuba & Candy
:: Peanuts, 1975
:: The Great Pumpkin Waltz
:: "A Nightmare on My Street"
:: Tumblr Finds III
:: Peanuts, 1976
:: Tuck Me In
:: Tumblr Finds IV
:: Throwback Thursday
:: Jack O'Lantern 2014
:: Peanuts, 1977

And, of course, the posts of previous years.

And a link I've just come across: The 17 Most Unintentionally Funny Moments in Scary Movies.

Have a fun and safe night, and if you get too scared, just whistle a happy tune.

This marks 10 Halloween seasons on this blog! Wow!

Happy Halloween, everybody!

UPDATE 9:06 PM: A last minute share: vinyl toys that Becca made and painted to adorn our Mood Table.

She made Franken Berry last year, and made the Bride tonight. Fantastic!

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