Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Spooktacular Halloween Tag

Here are some festive Halloween questions I found on YouTube. Happy Haunting!

1. Do you still Trick or Treat?
No and despite living in a fairly large neighborhood, in a nice house, on a main street, we don't even get any trick-or-treaters. Not one! That's city living for ya. Where the hood at? This year, my sister has to work on the designated trick-or-treating night, so I finally get to pass out some candy! She gets a bunch of kids at her place. My dog, Ireland, will help me pass out the treats. She's going to be either a ladybug or a witch like her Mother. I'm not dressing up ;)

2. Do you like going to haunted attractions?
Yes but when I was very little, I was terrified of haunted houses. I actually was so hysterical from one that I had to go out an emergency exit with my Mom. It was dramatic. I couldn't even get through E.T. despite always making my parents rent it from the video store (remember those places?). In high school, some guy with a chainsaw would not stop chasing me at some random haunted house. I actually ran through one of the wooden walls to get away from him- ripped a really cute pair of jeans in the process. But I love all that stuff as an adult. The Mortuary in New Orleans was my favorite traditional haunted house I've been through. It had a massive Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory room. The West Virginia State Penitentiary was the most haunted place I've ever gone to (had a really cool experience there). Rich's Fright Farm in PA also has a fantastic vibe (my cousin and I saw actual UFOs in the sky on the night we went several years back).

3. Favorite Halloween candy?
Tootsie Fruit Rolls in Cherry. If you ever go to a candy bin in October and notice all the red ones are taken, I may have been there.

4. Favorite Halloween movie?
Hocus Pocus (1993).

5. Favorite scary movie?
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Scream (1996) or The Devil's Rejects (2005). I'm sure I'm forgetting something.

6. Favorite costume you ever wore as a child?
I was a mermaid inspired by Ariel (from The Little Mermaid) in Kindergarten. I won the coveted prize of "Most Beautiful Costume" as voted upon by the super cool eighth graders. I would post the picture but I can't find it. My favorite costume as an adult was freshman year of college. I went as the comic book character, Poison Ivy. It was pretty scandalous.

7. First costume you can remember wearing?
I've mentioned it once or twice before but it is perhaps my earliest memory ever. Halloween 1989. I was a pair of dice with my older sister. My Dad made the costumes. It was cute but I felt like I was being smothered and confined. I'm lucky the situation didn't leave me with a debilitating case of claustrophobia as an adult. I was a bumblebee for my first Halloween in 1986. I was only 9 months old but when I look at the picture, I feel like I remember it.

8. Favorite fall food and beverage?
Food- Apples. Beverage- Sam Adams Oktoberfest or just about any other seasonal brew! I love trying 'em all :)

9. Do you have a festive background on your phone?
I usually snap a picture of the fall foliage and set it as my background. Where I live, there are plenty of trees, hills and beautiful colors. It's other worldly during this time of year.

10. What are you going to dress up as this year?
I went out with friends last weekend. We didn't dress up. I did get to see the Long Island Medium which was fascinating.  When I pass out candy this weekend (it was moved back because of the storm), I'll probably put on a witch's hat or Devil horns. I'll throw some simple accessories together from my stash of previous costumes.

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I'm living life in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I hold a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in television news, fashion marketing, PR, and cosmetic sales. My love for writing and sharing with the world my various passions is strong. One of my many ambitions is to be published and continue creating in the fields of digital and print media, literature and film. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, following Pittsburgh sports and traveling as often as possible. Some of my favorite things include beauty, style, architecture, books, tarot and astrology, thrifting and my shih-tzu, Ireland. I’m engaged to the love of my lifetimes and we look forward to starting our next chapter together. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!