Monday, October 27, 2008

Because I can't say it any better....

Friday, October 24, 2008

You're Invited!

Here's this year's Halloween party invitation. Basically, just a skull. It's about 5" tall, two layers of paper. If you look'll find the message:
I am curious to find out how many people who got these didn't figure out the trick without tearing the poor head apart. :-)
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Friday, October 17, 2008

Best Barbie Ever

Barbie as Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds".
(Well, I'm not sure about *ever*, but it's pretty cool.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'd Buy That for a Dollar!

Overheard at the planning session for the new hair salon:

"Sure, let's call it "Dollar Cuts.""

"But someone might think we're only charging a dollar. We'd never make a profit if we did that. I think we should charge at least 10 to make it in the black."

"Well, no, while that's an even dollar amount, I was thinking...oh, what about 9.50!?"

"Maybe we should change the name of the salon?"


Monday, October 13, 2008

A Halloween Want

I've been surfing and bidding on eBay tonight, specifically hunting down some vintage Halloween decorations from my youth. While looking around for detailed information about Beistle decorations, I found something on the 'net that I can't find anywhere on ebay or off...and I WANT! It's a skeletal Beistle cat. Too fun! I like the good old days of genuinely creepy die cuts.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Halloween Treat - Oreo Truffle Eyeballs.

I don't have any pictures of these goodies from last year's Halloween party, but trust me they were a hit. Tasty, creepy and sooo NOT good for you! The basic recipe is here. Take a peek and then come back...ok... That's right...a package of Oreos and cream cheese. Not really a health food.

To accomplish the eyeballs, make the truffles as directed, up to the point where you dip them in semi-sweet chocolate. Instead, dip them in white chocolate. Let them cool in the fridge. Then, apply the iris of the eye using colored white chocolate. In addition, apply a pupil to the center of the iris with dark chocolate. Oh, you're not done sirreeee, you need to apply some blood-shot eye veins using red colored white chocolate. When it sufficiently looks creepy and somewhat like eyeballs, chill in the fridge again. Then, enjoy!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Like Scary Stuff?

Give Hotel 626 ( a try. Props to Doritos for providing good, free, scary fun in a bad and scary economy! And I do mean genuinely scary and creepy! Oh, and the site is only available from 6pm to 6am, so if you're surfing from a day job, wait 'til you get home.