Despite the fact that I’m doing P90, I can’t pass up some of these holiday sweets and treats. Case in point: gingerbread-flavored Twix! The packaging has a nice seasonal touch. Instead of the usual gold bag, it’s gold and brown with gingerbread men and aSanta hat right over the pause button. The individual wrappers are more of the same.
I LOVE peppermint ice cream. There’s a couple of variations of it. I’ve seen peppermint bark ice cream, white peppermint ice cream, green peppermint ice cream, pink peppermint ice cream, candy cane ice cream, etc. And they all usually have some crushed up peppermint candy canes thrown in for good measure.
A few days ago, I came across a new twist on an old favorite while shopping at Target:
Peppermint Neapolitan cream! This is fantastic and check out how adorable the polar bear with the scarf is! When buying it, I initially assumed “okay, green and white ice cream, but they’ll both be peppermint”. Obviously, I didn’t read the description on the container. The green ice cream is peppermint-flavored and the white is plain ol’ vanilla ice cream.
Are these new this holiday season? I’m not sure but I can’t believe I would have ever passed up the opportunity to eat some cinnamon & sugar potato crisps.
Whether you want to call the flavoring “cinnamon & sugar” or “cinnamon sugar”, who cares. Even Pringles can’t decide but what I do know is that both of these chips are pretty good although not what I was expecting.
I assumed they were going to be totally sweet but it’s really as is Pringles took their “original” crisps (salt and all) and dashed some cinnamon sugar dust on top. There’s that common problem of Pringles not putting enough flavor on the chips, but it’s a delightful mix of sweet and salty.
The tortilla version is slightly more salty than the potato crisps so I have to give the nod to the potato crisps but I recommend picking one or two tubes up of either this holiday season.
Halloween is gone, which makes me sad. BUT… now we have Christmas to look forward to and can celebrate the next two months with that in mind. Then it’ll be depression time come January because there’s nothing else to look forward to for like eight months but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
Even though I live in Florida, we’ve had some nice cool weather today. It was 41 degrees when I woke up and not it’s 60 degrees. There’s a nice breeze going and I have the windows open. All that’s left is for me to kick start the holiday season with a seasonal beverage and a Christmas movie, which I plan on doing very soon this.
From today’s purchases, I think I’m off to a good start this holiday season…
Flannel bed-sheets, Swiss Miss dark chocolate cocoa, Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee and instant spiced apple cider. Instant because I have no clue how to make hot cider on my own and I know I don’t have the ingredients to do so.
Be on the lookout for all kinds of Christmas-inspired posts from now until the end of the year! It’s all a part of the first annual A Misfit Christmas!
I’ve also started up a new Tumblr blog that is all about Christmas called Christmasplosion!. You might see some repeat posts but I’m hoping to use Tumblr as a place where I give post much more (shorter) thoughts and photos regarding the holiday season. Be sure to stop by!
Well, Halloween 2014 season is nearly at an end now. :/
But I still had a good time at home today. I requested off from work months ago because Halloween is my day. This is the day I don’t want to do anything other than have some apple cider, eat something pumpkin-flavored, a little bit of candy and watch horror movies.
And that’s exactly what I did today. Well, other than the candy part since I’m currently doing P90. Hey, it was either candy or Entenmann’s pumpkin donuts and I chose Entenmann’s pumpkin donuts!
On or around Halloween I usually have a few standards (like a Romero zombie movie, the first Halloween or a bunch of the original Universal Monster movies), but I tried to shake it up this year with a few horror movies I hadn’t seen in awhile.
Here was my schedule for the day:
- Ghostbusters. As soon as I woke up this morning, I watched this one. It’s probably been over 20 years since I actually sat down and watched it. All the hype about 2014 being it’s 30th anniversary put me in the mood to see it again.
- P90: Sweat A & Ab Ripper A. This has nothing to do with Halloween but I needed to do something to help combat the pumpkin donuts I was going to eat today.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas. Another one that I haven’t sat down to watch in forever. It’s Halloween and Christmas. What’s not to love?
- House of Frankenstein. One of my favorite Universal Monster films and it is essential viewing for me every October. It’s corny and was definitely released as the Monsters were winding down but I think it’s the best of the studio’s monster mash-ups.
- Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Another movie that I hadn’t seen in a long time. Next year I will probably give my thoughts on the Miramax Psycho Killer Series four-pack DVD that this movie is a part of.
- Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later. Can’t remember for sure but this might be the first movies from the series that I had ever watched.
- The latest episode of SyFy Channel’s Z Nation. Super cheesy zombie show that’s full of action and doesn’t take itself seriously. The anti-Walking Dead.
- Halloween w/ RiffTrax commentary. The original classic Halloween. Not that white-trash grindhouse Rob Zombie garbage. I always like to end my Halloween evenings with this one but this year it’s with the addition of RiffTrax. Anyone who attended the RiffTrax Live showing of Anaconda on October 30th got access to the RiffTrax MP3 commentary of Halloween for FREE.
I hope everyone had a great and happy Halloween!
Quick! I know it’s late but if you’re not too sleepy, too full of candy or too drunk, take a listen to these classic radio episodes of horror tales from the old-time radio series Suspense and Quiet, Please.
I love old-time radio but I mostly stick with comedy. Some of the suspense and horror series are just too creepy. Even The Shadow creeps me out, but since it’s Halloween, it’s good to get creeped out… right?
Suspense – “Fugue In C Minor”
June 1, 1944
Suspense – “The House In Cypress Canyon”
December 6, 1946
Quiet, Please – “The Thing on the Fourble Board”
August 9, 1948
A new installment to a series I debuted way back in 2008. More of professional wrestling’s weirdos, creeps and freaks!
One of the greatest and most popular tag teams of all-time were Hawk & Animal, collectively known as The Road Warriors. They were often referred to as the Legion of Doom as well but that was only officially their tag team name while working for the WWF.
In the 1980’s, few wrestlers had as much muscles, power, energy and intimidation factor as these two guys did. People loved them so much that promotions couldn’t keep these guys as heels and they spent most of their career playing the role of good guys.
There were a few variations/spin-offs to the team throughout the years. Hawk (as Hawk Warrior) formed a team called The Hellraisers with Kensuke Sasaki (as Power Warrior) in New Japan Pro Wrestling and Hawk & Animal got a WWF Attitude era update as “LOD 2000″ and were briefly a three-man team with Droz. After Hawk passed away, Animal found himself back in the WWF in 2005 with an awful new version of the Legion of Doom with Heidenreich as his partner. The final (?) variation of the team came in the form of The Hell Warriors in All-Japan Pro Wrestling where Animal (as Animal Warrior) was partnered up with Sensuke’s Power Warrior.
None of these versions ever captured half of the popularity, mystique and chemistry and Hawk & Animal had during the 1980’s and early 1990’s.
Ax and Smash of Demolition were the WWF’s answer to the NWA’s Road Warriors. Ax was played by Bill Eadie while Smash was originally portrayed by Randy “Moondog Rex” Colley. A contract dispute with Colley led to Barry Darsow taking over as Smash.
As a kid, these guys were terrifying to me. The studs, face paint, leather and black masks gave me the heebie jeebies. If a team like this came out today, I would just think they had an S&M gimmick, but as a child, these guys were scary monster. I remember the build-up to SummerSlam 1990 and thinking that the Hart Foundation had no chance against Demolition.
With Ax’s health failing, a third member named Crush was eventually brought in and Ax was slowly phased out of the group and the WWF. Smash & Crush didn’t have the same amount of success that Ax & Smash did. At this point, the WWF had already signed the originals (the Road Warriors) anyway, so there was no need for Demolition anymore.
Smash went on to become the Repo Man in the WWF (and assumed various other gimmicks in WCW) while Crush became a fan favorite who the Hawaiian culture, then became a biker, then simply became himself (Bryan Adams).
Believe it or not, Ax & Smash still occasionally team together on the independent wrestling circuit and there were apparently two short-lived Demolition members under the names of Blast and Hux on the indy scene as well.