Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Giveaway Time...If you make it through the video...

I have been MIA for a bit, so my brother, Bubba Macabre, has taken it upon himself to host a giveaway.

About Crazy Dog T-shirts

Crazy Dog T-shirts ( is the number one source online for funny t shirts and vintage shirts that help you stand out and get noticed. Founded in 2004 the t-shirt empire offers custom shirts in Rochester, NY. They provide customers with a variety of cool t-shirts and crazy shirts.  Featuring both creative original concepts and popular licensed designs.  Looking for a funny t shirt?  They have hundreds of funny shirts which you won't want to miss!

Nacho Mama Tees ( has some of the best offensive t shirts around. Founded in 2004 the t-shirt giant offers funny shirts which include chuck norris shirts, hangover t shirts and zombie tshirts. They provide a variety of funny t shirts and crazy shirts.  With new mens vintage tees and great movie t shirts you are sure to find one you will fall in love with!

I have several...they are high quality tees and with sensible care (I wash mine inside out in cold with Woolite on gentle), mine have retained their vibrant colors wash after wash.

All you need to do to have a chance of winning this zombie shirt is to tell me simply "GIMME DAT ZOWMBY SHURT!"

Winner will be drawn by on February 25.  YOU MUST HAVE SOME WAY FOR ME TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN, I ran out of my Sylvia Browne pills and I've got to get a refill.

Good luck from Bubba and Mr. Macabre!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Hallowe'en Tree

First of all, I wish to say how appreciative I am for all the very kind words during my father-in-law's passing.  The last words that I told him while he was still conscious and responsive was 'I love you' where he replied 'I love you too'.  The funeral was very nice and we had only a couple of nuts fall out of the family tree.

Back to business...

The Hallowe'en tree I'm talking about isn't from the mind of Ray Bradbury but from the pages of a plant catalog I was flipping through.  I hate those things, I try to throw them away as soon as I see them in the mail but this one snuck past me.  They make me spend money.  They make me spend lots of money on plants in an already crowded yard.  All the pretty pictures of flowers and trees in full glorious bloom entice me, seducing me to grab my credit card while a make a list of what I want like some greedy child at Christmas time.
Enter the Katsura Tree from Gurney's Seed and Nursery Company.  As described from their catalog:
"Delicate, heart-shaped foliage keeps changing; leaves emerge bronze to reddish purple, turn blue-green in summer and yellow to apricot in fall. Big surprise comes last—sweet, spicy aroma that’s compared to ginger cookies, caramel and cotton candy!"
They had me at heart-shaped foliage.  Can you imagine a tree like this in a yard haunt?!  A tree that smells like the essence of fall?!  Of course, I know that this picture is probably of a 50 year old specimen grown in an arboretum and what I get will be more or less a little twig with some spindly roots on it but what the hey, this seems to be truly a Hallowe'en fanatic's tree.

I'll keep posted on the progress...I ordered two :)

Direct link to Gurney's page for this tree.