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What Nightmares Are Made Of

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

Welcome to Halloween 2014! Here is some nightmare fodder for you:

What Nightmares Are Made Of

Via: WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR, kadrey: Where nightmares come from. …


Cool Giant Eyeball Costume Using IKEA Parts

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

This costume that I found on IKEA Hackers is brilliant!

Giant Eyeball Costume from Pick Me


  • 1 Regolit Shade Lamp from IKEA
  • tape
  • paint


  • Make the top hole bigger, so your head fits in it, but don’t cut near the metalic ‘loopies’; you still need them to keep the metal structure in place and stretch the lamp open.
  • Reinforce with some tape.
  • Cut a little spyhole.
  • Paint a pupil & iris around it.
  • Put the sphere on your head, then stretch it open by introducing the metal structure.
  • And remember to bring a straw if you want to drink at the party!

What would be really cool is if you do this with a group of friends, so you all show up at the party with giant eyeball heads.


Can You Be Scared To Death?

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

This isn’t a scary video, but it’s an interesting Sci Show video about whether the idea of being scared to death is real or not.

The scary truth is, YES, yes, you could be scared to death.

Be careful this Halloween…


And Now For Your Ghostly Enjoyment, A Dance

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

And now for your ghostly enjoyment, a dance:

Dancing Ghost from Pick Me!

Sometimes I forget that cartoons have been creating ghosts for one hundred years.



Grim Grinning Ghosts and the Attic Bride at Disneyland

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

The Ryde Divine posted this photo with the simple phrase:

My friends are amazing

Grim Grinning Ghosts at Disneyland

I don’t know who is in the photo or for what occasion they dressed up and went to Disneyland, but he’s right. His friends ARE amazing!

Via: WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR — therydedivine: My friends are amazing


Books To The Ceiling

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 1:34 pm

I love this quote so much that I made a motivational poster for it: Arnold Lobel: Books to the ceiling,/… – The Quotations Page

Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. Arnold Lobel from The Quotations Page

It reads:

Books to the ceiling,

Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.

  • Arnold Lobel

When I moved back in March, we were going to a smaller house. I talked with NakedJen and told her that I was thinking of selling or giving away my books. So many of them I could find in digital form and they were really heavy mementos. I’ll never forget what she told me:

Don’t get rid of your books. Of all the things that I’ve gotten rid of and given away, I miss my books the most.

So I kept them and they divide the living room from the front door, like a barrier to the outer world. There was room for them. They may have been heavy, but they were worth it, like a snapshot of my life before Kindle took over. So glad I kept them.


Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

Filed under: Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 9:08 am

My favorite picture of my grandpaI still haven’t taken him out of my contacts list. He died in July of 2007, but I still can’t bear to take him out of my list. So, my phone happily reminded me this morning that it was his birthday.

So, Happy Birthday, Grandpa. I miss you terribly. I still think of you almost every day and I wish that I could have been the granddaughter that you wanted me to be.

It’s alright. I turned out to be a good granddaughter anyway…


The 2014 Halloween Party Was Epic!

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 9:32 am

We had an INCREDIBLE time this year for Halloween! It was so great! The theme this year was The Twenties in honor of our TWENTIETH year of doing this! Here are some photos:

Halloween Contest Winners 2014

The Winners from left to right:

Beast of Show: Derek as the Headless Horseman

Sexiest Costume: Jackie as a Grecian Goddess

Funniest Costume: Jen as Charlie Chaplin

Scariest Costume: Mal as The Big Bad Wolf

Best Potluck Dish: Penny’s Pretzel Monsters and Aliens

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Skeleton Dog

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

I saw this great photo of a dog painted to look like a skeleton here:

Skeleton Dog for Halloween from Pick Me

My Halloween posting has been light this year, but I just had to share this!

Via: Feel Good Inc. — undeceased: German Shepherd Dog painted in time…


Halloween Manicure 2014

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 9:11 am

Here is my Halloween Manicure for this year.

Laura Moncur Halloween Manicure 2014

I usually do several manicures throughout October in honor of Halloween, but not this year. This is my only nod to the holiday. I did the black French manicure line freehand, so it doesn’t look amazing, but it’s this year’s entry into the collection.

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