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!