Monday, October 30, 2006


ICK. I detest this STUPID time of year. I loved it when I was a kid and enjoy seeing my kids so excited, but I can't stomach it.

On that note, I am going to do a Hallowe'en Meme. Mr. Ramblin' tagged me so here we go ~

1. What is the scariest movie you have ever seen??

Probably "The Ring". That was just wrong on all levels.

I rememeber seeing "Jaws" one summer when our family was at the lake. I was probably about nine. That scared me pretty bad and I was too terrified to go near a toilet for a long time. I don't recall a toilet scene?? Of course, I don't recall much besides being really scared and then worried my brothers were going to make fun of me for being scared, so not wanting to admit how scared I really was.

2. What was your favourite Hallowe'en Costume from childhood, and adulthood??

All I remember was a Clown Costume that I think my mom made or got from somewhere. My brothers and I took turns using it. It fit really well over our huge parkas and scarves, boots etc that we had to wear to trudge through the snow. Yes, we often had snow by Hallowe'en up in good old Alberta and Saskatchewan:) Ahhhh...the memories... I am sure I was other things and vauguely recall being a cat one year and I think I have seen pictures of me dressed as a "hobo". So, I guess I don't have a "favourite".

3. If you had an unlimited budget, what would your fantasy costume be for this Hallowe'en??

I truly could care less. I don't get into this stuff AT ALL and, as Tim said, am kind of a dud! LOL I suppose something really pretty and fancy like some Princess or Queen from long ago. Something with lots of layers and hoops and sequins, feathers, you name it! I am sure it would be horribly uncomfy, but would look cool:)

4. When was the last time you went Trick or Treating??

When Stud and I took the kids last year. We normally go to the "Pumpkin Patch Party" at our church. The past two years, they wanted to try this Trick or Treating thing they had heard so much about and seen kids doing. So we let them do that for a short time and then we were off to the party. They have Pony rides, games, inflatable things to jump and play in, prizes, and unlimited candy! This year, they want to just go Trick or Treating so we are going to let them try it out. Princess was so scared the first year, even though it was day-light, that she was reciting Joshua 1:9 to herself over and over again. For those who do not know it, it goes something like this ~ "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you, wherever you go." So imagine this little pink "BooBah" (dunno what it was, never watched the show. But she saw the costume and it WAS PINK, after all!) glancing all around her, muttering this verse under her breathe! Here are the kids before we went Trick or Treating. Jock had wanted that scary thing and had paid for it with his own money, 75% off, the year before. Always planning ahead!

Again, I digress...

5. What is your Favourite Hallowe'en candy??

CHOCOLATE!!! Hands down, no question! Candy corn is ok, but chocolate is AWESOME!

6. Tell us about a scary nightmare you had.

I can't right now. It was a few days before my brother died. It appears to have been a premonition. I still have no idea if it was a nightmare or if I was actually awake and sleep walking or what. It was incredibly bizarre and upsetting. Maybe when I feell strong enought to start to write more about my brother, I will be able to talk about that.

7. What is your Supernatural Fear???

I don't quite understand the question. I don't really have any "SuperNatural" fears. My main fears are heights, water and small spaces.

8. What is your Creepy-Crawlie fear???

Don't really have one. I am not fond of scorpions and have been even more unimpressed with them since I had one in bed with me when we lived in SC. *shudder*

9. Tell us about a time when you saw a ghost or heard something go bump in the night.

Again, this has to do with my brother dying last summer. I wouldn't call him a "ghost". However, I am certain that I saw him less than 12 hours after he died. It was a few times. Inside, he was a transparent form, that moved extremely fast. Outside in the yard at night, he was a shimmering...light. I can't really describe it. I also heard him speak, which was especially amazing, since he could not speak when he was alive. I wasn't scared though, I was happy and sad at the same time.

10. Would you stay in a real Haunted House at night??

I am not sure. Maybe.

11. Are you a traditionalist (just a face) Jack O'Lantern Carver, or do you get really creative with your pumpkins?

I don't do that. Stud handles that area and to answer the question, I will post a photo of the one he did last night...

This is from last year. Stud did that one beside Jock there. Hopefully Stud will finish the other three in time and you will see photos of those soon.

12. How much do you decorate your house for Hallowe'en??

Not too much. We have Autumn looking things and some pumpkins. But I don't have any scary stuff. Unless you count those Jack O' Lanterns the kids love to have:) Hate the stupid season and as I said, can't wait for it to be over.

13. What do you want on your tombstone.

I am not gonna be buried. I will be cremated. But if someone wants to erect a stone of some sort, I hope it is in Canada (preferably next to my brother, but I think my parents have claimed those spots) and says something nice:)

I don't have many readers, so I am trying to think of who to tag...

Vince, Jude, LM, L, Happy (if he likes these things), Dooney (if you can find time to read this! LOL) and whoever else wants to do it!

Peace out!


Dooneybug said...

Tee hee! I just read it!! That scream mask is the scariest mask ever. I own the trilogy and it fuh-reaks me out. If I get the chance I will try this one out! After all, Halloween is probably my most favorite holiday.

sillygirl said...

Hah I'm still a reader...but I didn't get tagged =(

I also HATE halloween with a passion!

Lowa said...

D- I can't wait to see if you have time to do it! :)

T- DUDE! I am still reading your's too and totally been meaning to e-mail. I have not been good about e-mailing my own family or close friends, slacking on the blog here, blah blah. But I HAVE been thinking about you and been loving keeping up on your world:) You crack me UP!

Consider yourself tagged, I thought maybe you gave up on me:)

November first, November first...maybe if we say it often enough, it will be here NOW!?!?

NTFrog said...

don't rush into November too quickly now!!!.....

Lowa said...

C- WHY!?!? Cause it means you will be OLD!?!? LOL

Any plans for your birthday on Wednesday??

Jay said...

I'm kind of a dud on Halloween too. It was fine when I was a kid, but I really don't get into it that stuff anymore.

sydwynd said...

I LOVE this time of year. Fall AND Grasshopper's birthday. What else do you want?

Library Mama said...

Thank goodness my husband loves Halloween, because I hate it! He's posted a picture of two of our boys and him with their KISS getups on. You can see it at

We've made a pact: I let him go hogwild for Oct. 31, as long as he lets me go hogwild for Dec. 25.

Thanks for tagging me. I don't think I've ever been tagged before.

I'll do it a little later tonight.

Hope your kids have fun tonight.

Lowa said...

Jay- Thanks for popping in! Yes, I am truly glad the madness is over:)

Vince- I will never understand you goofballs who love this junk ;-)Having your son born on this day, I can understand it being special!! Other than that?? BLEH. What more do I want!??!

CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!! teehee

LM- Those photos were great!

Sounds like a cool pact to me:) I will look forward to reading your blog and seeing what you said...if you got a chance yet. I know! I will go and look right now!

Library Mama said...

I'm sorry I didn't do the Halloween meme after all. And now I feel silly doing it, now that Halloween is over.

It's just been that kind of week; I feel like I'm letting everybody down.