I had zero enthusiasm on any topic, until I saw Rebecca Jo’s post on Halloween. And sure, sure Halloween was yesterday so this is old news. But my blog and Halloween is never old news, especially when I got nothing else to talk about without ranting or obsessively talking about my cat in a way that makes people uncomfortable. Just kidding. You can decide what part I’m kidding about or not. Trick or treat, my friends!
Tanya Does Halloween Late ‘Cuz That’s How She Rolls
This is my jam because I have a definite love/hate relationship with scary movies. I love them but sometimes they make me hide underneath my bed. Well, I would if I could fit under there. And it’s not where the boogey man hides. 😀
1. You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final person left, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?
The smart one who is also the deeply traumatized final girl. She deals with her massive survivor’s guilt by adopting a 100 cats and eating lots of Cheetos. Comic relief is another possibility because I could also see myself being deeply snarky while getting murdered. I would not be the sexy ingenue though.
2. While watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time or the person who falls asleep?
I firmly believe that horror movies demand audience participation in order to be effective. So I definitely yell and shout at characters for their immense stupidity. Sometimes, though, I need to take a break, where I run around my apartment like good ‘ol Kevin.
3. If you were dared to spend the night in a “haunted house”, would you do it?
No. I’m not stupid. But maybe for a billion dollars (hey, I got champagne tastes so it’s a billion or bust) I would do it. But with some caveats. A team of Navy Seals. Maybe a priest. Some sleeping pills so I could sleep through the night and win big. Like I said, final girl all the way.
4. Favorite horror monster or villain?
Ummm … Casper? He was just looking for a buddy to hangout with, right? There was a period where I loved vampires, although mostly in books. And the hot, alpha kind who was just misunderstood, although still a badass and definitely not an emo, sparkly vamp, nor the douchey “I just wanna suck your blood kind” and be all murdery-like.
5. Favorite horror or Halloween-themed song?
I have some nostalgic-love for Monster Mash. Some of you have never even heard of the song but we always played it during Halloween when I was a kid … on a record-player. Fun fact: it took a good 60 seconds for me to remember what we played records on. Hey, I’m old!
Otherwise, this is probably my favorite Halloween song, although not really a “halloween” song and I don’t know if I have a true favorite Halloween song either.
6. Tell us something random about your week.
Like Rebecca, I’ll stay with the Halloween theme. I buy Halloween candy (and good stuff, not cheap crap) and no one has ever knocked on my door and yelled “trick or treat” in my entire adult life (I’ve always lived in apartments). I always say it makes me sad but it really doesn’t because now I get to eat all the candy.
And finally, heeeeeere’s Max! Sporting his frog mask, he’s giving me major side-eye. He hid from me all day yesterday, even skipping lunch, to avoid his Halloween costume. It’s a repeat but he’s a cat so he doesn’t really care. I mean he cares in the “I hate Halloween” way but not in the “Mama, all the cool cats have new costumes, why don’t I?” way.
I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!
Rebecca Jo says
haha – I so love you did this because every answer had me laughing!!!!
That GIF of the haunted house – I literally got chills & said NOOOOO out loud at my desk 🙂 haha
Girl – you are a smart one. We never get trick or treaters either but I should start buying candy “In case” 🙂 haha – my mom does that too – she lived on another country road & doesnt get one person – but she went through 3 bags of candy the past 2 weeks at her house – in thanks to me, my brother & the twins 🙂 haha
I had to laugh at the running like Kevin comment – Ricky does that. He only likes to watch scary movies at home so he can a.) fast forward through scary parts – which is virtually the whole movie – & the POINT of the movie or b.) pause it to run off the energy he has from watching it. HAHA. You two together would be awesome watching a horrifying movie!
I’ve actually cut back on the amount of candy I buy for my nonexistent trick-or-treaters. I used to ummmm …. buy several bags. 😀 Now I try to keep it to one, just in case! LOL! I rarely watch scary movies in theaters because of my need to talk back to the screen and my need to run around and get out my adrenaline! Ricky and I would have a blast, although we’d probably try to freak each other out and then be too scared to go to sleep afterwards. Or at least that would be my problem. I’m a scaredy cat who thinks she can do scary movies without repercussions but really can’t!
LOVE Max’s costume!!!
I would be the first to die in one of those movies- only because I’d either a) give up and just lay there to get it over with or b) get pissed at the monster and try to fight and then it’d kill me.
I’d spend the night in a haunted place for FREE, though 🙂
Hope you had a happy halloween!!!
He looked adorable, didn’t he? 😀 To be fair, there is a really good chance, I’d be the first one to die too. Hopefully, though, I wasn’t the dumb one who kinda deserved it for her immense stupidity. Nope, couldn’t do a haunted house for free. I am a wimp with a really overactive imagination!
Tonya@Budget and the Beach says
Monster Mash is a good choice, and so is Thriller, although I love that song any time of year. And I keep my eyes closed if I see a scary movie in the theater, but yell at the TV if I’m watching at home.
I love Thriller anytime of the year too. It remains on the all-time best videos ever! Yeah, I close my eyes at the theater too because I talk tough but I’m a wimp. That’s why I prefer watching scary movies at home, I can yell (and sometime scream in fear) without getting dirty looks from other movie goers.
Nancy @ NY Foodie Family says
Where did you get your cat’s Halloween costume?! I think my cats would hate me if I put them in anything. I am not a fan of scary movies. I used to love them in middle school but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become a wuss! And I’m totally not into dressing up or Halloween for that matter. I buy the candy and the costumes and do all the Halloween stuff for the kids.
I think Target. It’s an old costume but normally I get Max’s clothes at either Target or Petsmart. Max is not a fan of clothes, although he is slightly less cranky about it than Emeril was. Emeril accidentally, on purpose, tossed the scarf I made him wear in the toilet. I’m the opposite; I hated scary movies as a child but have become more fond of them as an adult. I’m not really into dressing up for Halloween but I get a little too much pleasure from making Max wear a costume. LOL!