Tuesday, November 24, 2009


You ever know when you're getting conned and for some reason you just can't stop the train of it for the inertia?  This happened to me yesterday.  Some guy comes up to me in the grocery store parking lot and starts talking to me, the hello, can you help me sort of thing.  This one was interesting because he said he was a videographer for a local TV station and that the van he had ran out of gas with a million dollars worth of television equipment in it.  He knew some names of some of the professors at the University here (I was in broadcast and film eons ago before I switched majors) so I offered to fill his tank up but he said that he had to have 60.00.  I offered 40 and a ride to a parking lot a couple of miles down the road but he begged for 60.  He said that he was only going to borrow the money and was desperate.  I thought about it for a moment, withdrew 60 bucks from my account and gave it to him, I try to do unto others as I would like people to do unto me if indeed I was in his position and had a real emergency. He thanked me as he got out of my van.  Curious, I doubled back just to see where he was going...some seedy cigarette store across the street.  

Yeah, I was had. Big time.  I was scared to death to tell Mrs. Macabre about it but strangely enough, I was told that I did the right thing.  I'm very disappointed in the person for not telling me the truth, (the story was in infinite detail too, it was incredible. The first tip off when someone wants money is a complex scenario that has an element of immediacy or emergency to it and promises of immediate repayment), just be up front with me.

That was just to blow off steam, I'm over it now.   Then two kids came by the house selling stuff for their school...a 12.00 scented candle in a variety of migraine inducing scents and a 25.00 Boston butt roast.  I could have done without the candle in 'Alabama Kudzu' scent (how the &%$# did they come up with that scent?!) but I'm all over a Boston butt roast for barbecue.  If kids come by the house, I always buy something from them, it's just the thing you do.  I bought 14.00 worth of sugar cookie dough a couple of weeks back and it is still staring me in the face. 

Oh well, it's only money.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Celebration of Peace and Coexistence

Traipse on over to Good Mourning, Glory! to read my guest post and thoughts on Christmas/holiday traditions.  More macabreness is in the drafts files to come...actually have had some work for a change!  Yaaah! Money good!  Paying mortgage good!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Celebration of Peace and Coexistence

Diane of Good Mourning Glory is hosting a week of the Celebration of Peace and Coexistence.  In this day and age, what the h e doublehockeysticks is that?! The answer is something that we all need in abundance right dang well now!  As we come into the holiday season, she has asked some (including yours truly) to reflect on the traditions that we have held and any thoughts that we may have on holiday season. 

Go take a look all this week, mine is on Wednesday and see how others have celebrated the holidays with their friends and families. 

Friday, November 13, 2009

Let the battle begin!

Me: "I'm putting up a tree this year"

Mrs. Macabre: "That's nice, it's about time you got in a holiday mood"

Me: "Yep, I cleaned Michael's out of all their LED lights last week when they went on sale"

Mrs. Macabre: "Wait, Christmas lights are going on sale this early?!"

Me: "Orange Hallowe'en lights, what do you think I meant?"

Mrs. Macabre: "You are not putting up a Halloween tree for Christmas."

Me: "...then I'll pull out the papier mache' and work in the kitchen again"

Mrs. Macabre: "It goes in the back of the house, away from the front windows then.  You play dirty."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

You want some of this?

Come get some, but first you'll have to get past my friends.
These are from House of the Unusual, a MOST unusual webstore that specialized in all the stuff that we border-baby-boomers (yes, I was born on the cutoff year to be considered a baby boomer) saw in the backs of comic books.
Eddie, the owner, has taken the time and effort to bring all this back to us and I can say from personal experience, he does indeed care about his customers.   From bugs in ice cubes, remote control flying ghosts, fake blood, dirty soap, x-ray specs, all the stuff mother wouldn't buy you because she knew how much trouble you would get into with it is here.

This is a second review of their products, as you may (or may not) remember, I was shipped a Boney the Skeleton of lesser quality which turned out that the printer was at fault, not House of the Unusual.  These bad boys are printed on heavy paper and the ink is consistent and deep. 

Did I mention that they are HUGE? The image themselves are 7 feet tall at least!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Whole Thing..,

Found the rest of it, a beautiful little movie...

Happy Dia de los Muertos

I don't know what she's singing about but I have a feeling it's something sad...beautiful animation and music...


via Tiny Sepuku (This person is a great cartoonist and has a blog, he finds the coolest stuff out there and posts it to which I promptly steal! Just kidding, I always try to give credit where credit is due.)

Halloween 2009

Despite my whining and the rains, Hallowe'en wasn't so bad after all.  We didn't have that many trick-or-treaters (probably less than 25) but I placed about 2 dozen pumpkins in the yard and for some reason, it gave a magical feel to it.  And we were given 2 HOMEMADE caramel apples!  I was stoked!  A dear friend came over and wanted to help give out candy...

Would you take candy from this woman?

We ate pizza, drank wine and watched the Addams Family marathon.  Everything considering, it wasn't that bad and the cleanup was a lot easier.  Mrs. Macabre knew that this year was a disappointment to me so while at Lowe's yesterday, I saw a deep fryer that I had my eye on in the buggy.
I smiled, nothing says love like deep fried food.