Okay, so I didn’t get around to updating the blog this month as much as I’ve wanted to this month. Chalk it up to just plain laziness and working lame hours at work. BUT… Despite this state’s best attempts to deter me with heat and humidity, I have been celebrating Halloween in my own special ways. I’ll add pictures because pictures are always fun.
Of course, at the core of any good Halloween celebration there are the movies. I’ve been working my through my Universal Horror collection once again and taking in the odd Hammer film here and there on Turner Classic Movies when time permitted. I’ve also done some catching up on horror films with Netflix. In fact, today The Company of Wolves and Dead and Buried just arrived and I’ll be working my way through them (along with finishing off the Universal movies) sometime between now and late tomorrow night.
Oh and I also worked my way through the first two seasons of True Blood starting back in September. The show didn’t wow me with the first few episodes but it became great after that (though Bill & Sookie are extremely annoying as are some of the accents). Can’t wait for Season 3 to hit DVD!
While neglecting this blog, I’ve been steadily posting reviews over at Metal Excess on some of rock & metal’s more evil bands and albums. That’s if you count Ozzy or Lordi or Lizzy Borden as evil. None of that death or black metal garbage.
I also bought Dead Rising 2 for Playstation 3. What better way to ring in Halloween than smashing zombies around? I think think it sucks you’re timed. I wish they would just make it like GTA. Have a larger story and side missions but let it all progress as you please. Sometimes I just wanna run around, pick up weapons and kill zombies but I feel like I don’t have the time to do what I bought the game to do! Can I PLEASE shot a zombie with a drill gun and for once not have to worry about giving my daughter her medicine at 7AM so she won’t turn into a zombie ?!
Candles. I love them. Yes, I am a single heterosexual male that is addicted to candles. Call me for a good time. I got hooked on them years ago and haven’t looked back. I love the fall/winter scents that Yankee Candle and PartyLite put out. In addition to a pumpkin jar candle I bought a few weeks ago, I dropped over $40 with PartyLite ordering all kinds of seasonal votives. My choices for fall scents were Leaves of Fun and Spiced Cider and they are delicious! I’m stock piling for Christmas too. I also picked up Holiday Spices, Peppermint Bark, Cinnamon Eggnog and Spruce in the Snow.
Oh and for the first time in probably… 15 years or so I’ll be dressing up for Halloween. As a ’80s hair metal guy. Just going out with the fam, no cool party or anything to go to but I’m trying to come out of my shell a bit and let loose after a rough year and I think wearing zebra print tights in public is a good step in the right direction.