Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Stealing

Halloween Meme

1. What is the worst treat to get when trick-or-treating? Anything that came unwrapped while bouncing around in my bag. My mom was a stickler for going through our stashes and ruthless when it came to tossing the unwrapped/unsealed.

2. What character from any horror film would you most like to play? The title character in She Wolf of London. She's a pretty, very well dressed heiress who fears she's picked up the family gene for going all hairy and killing people. It's especially kitschy because she's played by June Lockhart (Lassie's mom) and her boyfriend is played by Don Porter (Gidget's dad).

FYI: "Lycanthropy" is the study of werewolves.

3. Would you rather be a zombie, alien, or psycho? (why) An alien. From Mexico. Because I would annoy Donald Trump.

4. How many Halloween, Friday the 13th, or Nightmare on Elm Street movies combined do you have on dvd? None.

5. What is the scariest movie you have ever seen? Psycho is by far #1. Gravity is #2. The idea of being so small and vulnerable in the infinite expanse of space makes me want to wet my pants. And while it wasn't a theatrical release, IT is #3. I don't like clowns. Really, I don't.
6. Lamest costume you have worn on Halloween? One of the store bought ones my mom picked out without consulting me.

7. Favorite Halloween treat? Mary Janes and popcorn balls.

8. Friendly-faced jack o’lantern or scary one? If I were to carve one, this is what it would look like. I just wish the Cleveland Indians saw it as more scary than friendly.

9. Have you ever had nightmares about a scary movie character chasing you? No.

10. Best thing about Halloween? I can have a taffy apple for breakfast. And I shall.

11. Strangest Halloween custom you’ve heard of? Strange but kinda cool: I've heard that in some Latin countries, it's not unusual for families to picnic on Halloween at the cemetery so they can visit with their loved ones.

12. Person in your family who most likes Halloween (not counting yourself)? I got nothin' for this one, either. Sorry.

13. Are you superstitious? If so, name at least one superstition of yours. I remember what shirt I was wearing when the Cubs lost a playoff game, and then I'm careful not to wear it on game day again.

14. What's your best Halloween memory? My oldest friend's dad -- a really great guy -- drove us to another town to trick or treat. We still got the same Snickers and Kit Kats, but still, they felt exotic.

15. At what age were you allowed to go trick-or-treating by yourself? I think I was about 12. But I don't recall, for sure. My mom was a worrier when it came to Halloween, so it was probably later than most kids.


  1. I never thought it was weird when I was growing up that whenever we picnicked in the mountains there was a cemetery nearby to wander in after we ate. Not that we knew people there...usually. ;-)

    And no, I'm not Latina in the slightest.

  2. An alien from Mexico to annoy Donald Trump. Winner!

  3. I love your alien answer!!


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