This hard for monster! Have pity on monster!

First thing’s first: Google #tomnomnom & bookmark it. I know I’ve shared it before, but it will never fail to put a smile on your face & brighten your day whenever you need it.

I had a good weekend, even considering the fact my world almost came crashing down when (spoiler alert), one of my top 2 faves on The Walking Dead, Glenn, got the dreaded virus that’s killing everybody in the prison. I’m serious, if Glenn dies, heads are going to roll. I don’t know who’s heads exactly, but it’s gonna happen. Inconceivable!

I got my Cara box all finished & mailed. My witch skirt for work (we are all dressing up as a coven–pictures to come later this week) is now officially done! And while it was fun to make, it was also a bitch to make. I don’t even want to think about how many yards of tulle I ended up using. I think it ended up being about 10 rolls.  My witch hat is also done, and so is a nifty little spell book I made. You can’t be a witch without a cookbook! Then I made gumbo, and preceded to eat all of it in 2 days. But I’m still craving it, so last night I made a little stop at the grocery store & got the stuff to make it again tonight! And I’m really looking forward to it.

Every Monday morning, I check my weekly horoscope on the FreePeople blog. I don’t really put much stock in it, but it’s fun to read anyway. This is my horoscope for this week. All I will say is, the first part was just discussed with a friend Saturday evening. Coincidence? Be your own judge.

zodiac sign illustrationLEO

July 23–August 22

An urge for freedom and travel conflicts with responsibilities that sometimes feel like a burden, as liberating Uranus in your adventure sector (feel free to laugh here if you, like me, have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy) spars with intense Pluto in your daily-routine house this week. Your job or how you spend your time is evolving, and at the moment your future is a bit of a question mark. An old viewpoint may no longer hold water, and being in between workable philosophies could make you anxious.

As a resilient Leo, you prefer to put the past behind you. But when the sun conjoins Mercury retrograde, the moon and the moon’s node (with the proximity of the node turning the new moon into a solar eclipse), you’re called to face the past in order to move forward. Revisit emotionally charged memories, parental issues and childhood patterns in order to work through your feelings about them. In making peace with what got you to where you are now, you’ll shore up your self-esteem and strengthen your determination to work your way toward change you co-create. An emotional truth within you carries the lesson that will allow you to heal.

Now enough with that hocus pocus.
It’s time for some Whovian news! The Doctor Who Facebook page has a new, fun little feature for “The Day of the Doctor.” You can put your name & picture into an “save the date” video! Here is the link to mine. It’s probably the only way I will ever feature in anything Doctor Who related, so I’m not wasting the opportunity. 🙂
You may have seen this. You may not have. It was just released today…yesterday…I’m not sure anymore. Either way, I’m sharing it regardless because: 1) I’m a huge James McAvoy fan, 2) I’m a big Michael Fassbender fan, 3) I’m a big fan of Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen, especially when they are together, 4) Jennifer Lawrence, and 5) I absolutely love X-Men & have been since I was a wee one. So naturally, when you add all this up, you get a whole lot of excitement for the first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past! I can’t wait for this movie.
And now for the grand finale!
Since it’s is the week of All Hallows Eve, and I love dark, weird, creepy, macabre, horror, Halloween-themed movies, I decided to throw together a list of essential movies for this time of year. It was originally going to be one list of 13 movies. Then I realized something: Who am I kidding?! I can’t only pick 13! I could list a hundred essentials to fit this category! So, instead, I broke things down a bit. I still, of course, didn’t get everything on here, but it’s a start. Maybe some more will show up later in the week…(FYI: none of these lists are in any particular order.)
13 essential vampire movies:
  1. Underworld (2003)
  2. Dracula (1931)
  3. Dracula (1992)
  4. Near Dark (1987)
  5. The Lost Boys (1987)
  6. Queen of the Damned (2002)
  7. Interview with A Vampire (1994)
  8. Nosferatu (1922)
  9. Fright Night (1985)
  10. 30 Days of Night (2007)
  11. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  12. Let The Right One In (Swedish, 2008)
  13. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
13 essential Witch movies:
  1. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  2. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
  3. Practical Magic (1998)
  4. Hocus Pocus (1993)
  5. The Craft (1996)
  6. The Witches (1990)
  7. Harry Potter (2001-2011)
  8. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  9. The Covenant (2006)
  10. The Devil’s Own (a.k.a. The Witches, 1966)
  11. Black Sunday (1960)
  12. The Woods (2006)
  13. Suspiria (1977)

13 essential “Halloween” movies not centered around witches or vampires:

  1. The Corpse Bride (2005)
  2. Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  3. The Exorcist (1973)
  4. Halloween (1978)
  5. The Mummy (1932)
  6. Psycho (1960)
  7. Legend (1985)
  8. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  9. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  10. Frankenstein (1931) & Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  11. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  12. The Omen (1976)
  13. The Shining (1980)
Monster tired! Monster done for day!

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