Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

There's a guy who calls himself The Sexy Vegan. He makes videos of himself cooking/preparing vegan dishes and he cracks me up. Now that the stores are starting to get Halloween items in and there are less than a 100 days until my favorite holiday, I figured I'd share his Spicy Pumpkin Soup video. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I scream. You scream.

We all scream for ice cream! I was out running errands today and got a craving for the cold confection. Perfect for a warm summer day. I had to go to the grocery store to pick up a few things anyway so off I went. I never keep cold treats in the house and it's been awhile since I actually went down the ice cream aisle. I charged down the aisle past the giant tubs of ice cream and sherbet to get to the section that has the smaller sizes and I about died. Did you know that they make itty bitty servings now?! They even come with their own little spoon! They were only a dollar each and I just had to pick up a couple. I got one Starbucks and one Ben & Jerry's. What you see is what you get for your serving size (pic below). Nutritionally, it's not the best but c'mon, it's ice cream. Not exactly a health food. :)

Be sure to check out Ben & Jerry's Halloween section of their Web site here. You can see their Flavor Graveyard of their "dearly de-pinted", the spooky mansion, pumpkin patch, laboratory, library and more. They really have a ton to look at. In the library, you can read the history of Halloween and there are links to costume and magic shops, real haunts, etc.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bunny love.

This post started with just a couple cute bunny pictures. Well, cute is good and all but we need scary and creepy too! Enjoy!



Above pictures courtesy of Cute Overload.
Below pictures courtesy of Photobucket.








Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Heretic Meme

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1. Who was the last person of the opposite sex you laid in a bed with?

We'll call him "J". Gotta' keep this anonymous, ya' know.

2. Where was the last place you went out to eat?

IHOP

3. What was the last alcoholic beverage you consumed?

Cherry vodka with Sprite. Tastes like Kool-Aid!

4. Which do you prefer - eyes or lips?

eyes

5. Medicine, fine arts, or law?

Depends on the day.

6. Best kind of pizza?

Ham, mushrooms and extra cheese.

7. What is in store for your future?

One never knows. At least not until you consult the cards. hee hee

8. Who was the last band you saw live?

I'm not a big concert person but the last event was Gigantour where Megadeath, Lamb of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy and Overkill played.

9. Do you take care of your friends while they are sick?

Depends on how close of a friend they are. I have before.

10. How many songs are on your iPod?

We don't need no stinkin' iPod.

11. Where is the last place you drove to?

Well, that would have to be home, wouldn't it?

12. Where did your last kiss take place?

A friend's house.

13. What were you doing at 11:59 PM on Monday night?

I was at a friend's house. Not the same friend from above question. :)

14. Are you a quitter?

Not usually.

15. Who was the last person you had in your house?

The UPS guy.

15. What do you think about people who party a lot?

Depends on the type of partying.

16. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?

Depends on who I'm talking about it with.

17. What was the last CD you purchased?

Cradle of Filth "Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder"

18. What are two bands or singers that you will always love?

Can't say that there are any that I will always love.

19. Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of?

Do you really need to ask? :}

20. How is your last ex doing?

Not sure. They are ex's for a reason, ya' know.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Michigan's Otherside

I've been pretty busy lately so not much time to post here but I thought I'd pop in real quick to let you know that a blog post I wrote got published on a Web site called Michigan's Otherside. If you're interested in the paranormal, check out their site. To see my blog post on their site, click here. Purty cool, huh?


The below info was taken from the Michigan's Otherside Web site. They are symbols you may see while in a cemetery. Thought you fellow graveyard walkers might be interested.

Dove - The dove is a very common animal symbol, mostly because of its Biblical meaning. Usually holding an olive branch which refers to Noah from the Bible. Also a symbol of purity and peace.

Willow Trees - Grief, sorrow and immortality.

Closed book - Many represent the bible but they can also stand for a life completed.

Curtains - Passing into another existence. Protection.

Broken Column - Life cut short and life coming to an end. A very popular symbol in cemeteries in the 19th century.

Praying Hands - Christian symbol.

Lambs - Innocence. Usually found on the graves of children and babies.

Flowers - Flowers have been used in burial ceremonies since the early days of civilization and before. Flowers have always held a soft spot in people. Their beauty and fragility is a symbol for life and love.

Fingers pointing up - A symbol of the soul rising to heaven.

Hands shaking - Matrimony. Sometimes there is one masculine hand and one feminine hand. Look at the sleeves of the hands. If there is no difference in the sleeves, then the hands are a symbol of being greeted into heaven or saying good-bye from earth.

IHS and IHC - Many times these letters are seen connected with each other. IHS comes from the first three letter of Jesus’ name using the Greek alphabet: Iota, Eta, Sigma. IHC stands for the same thing, but is Roman.

Broken branches - Life cut short.

Tree stumps - Life cut short.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dead Spider

I've been window shopping lately and came across another Etsy shop that caters to those of us with spooky tastes. The shop is called Dead Spider - Curios and Dark Art. Here's a preview of what you'll find there. Head on over to check out the rest!



Friday, July 10, 2009

Strange deaths.

Now That's Nifty has done it again. They have a blog post with strange deaths from the last thirty years. Here are just a few entries.

This guy won my heart over...

1981: David Allen Kirwan a 24-year-old attempted to rescue a friend's dog after it fell into Celestine Pool, a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park on July 20, 1981. Despite numerous shouts from bystanders, Kirwan dove headfirst into the pool but was unable to save the dog. After managing to swin back to shore, he was helped out of pool, where his injuries became apparent - the exposure to the 200oF (93oC) water of the hot spring resulted in third-degree burns to 100% of his body and had also blinded him. After being led to the sidewalk, Kirwan reportedly stated: "That was stupid. How bad am I? That was a stupid thing I did." When one of Kirwan's shoes was removed, all of the skin came off with it. He died the next day at a Salt Lake City hospital. Although there have been at least 19 deaths due to scalding at the Yellowstone, this was the only known case where someone died after deliberately jumping into one of the park's hot springs.

I remember seeing a show about this...

1986: Over 1,700 people were killed almost instantly near Lake Nyos in Cameroon when a mass of approximately 100 million cubic metres of carbon dioxide that had collected at the bottom of the lake due to seepage from geothermal sources was suddenly released on August 21, 1986. The gas cloud immediately settled (carbon dioxide is heavier than air) and covered an area of up to 12 miles (20 km) from the lake, killing all oxygen-breathing life almost instantly - although the nearby vegetation, which consumes carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, flourished afterwards.

We all have our wishes...

2001: Bernd-J├╝rgen Brandes from Germany was voluntarily stabbed repeatedly and then partly eaten by Armin Meiwes (who was later called the Cannibal of Rothenburg). Brandes had answered an internet advertisement by Meiwes looking for someone for this purpose. Brandes explicitly stated in his will that he wished to be killed and eaten.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Untamed Menagerie

I came across an Etsy shop called Untamed Menagerie a week or so ago and bookmarked a bunch of cool things to show you. Unfortunately, I'm just now getting around to posting and half of what I was going to show you has sold out! Good for them, bad for us. Check out their shop anyway though cuz' they're bound to make more and it's very reasonably priced, in my opinion.




Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pushin Daisies

I haven't been on Blogger much lately because life has been so busy! It's 3am on Tuesday (technically it's Monday night for me) and I'm just now eating "lunch"! Craziness, I tell you!

So here's just a quick post on something I've had bookmarked for awhile. It's a mortuary novelty shop called Pushin Daisies. Just what would you find at a mortuary novelty shop, you ask? Well, you would find chocolate caskets, ice cubes in the shape of a skull and crossbones, or a towel with an outline of a dead body. If you really like the skull decorating theme, you can even get the below item. That's right people...clean your throne with style! Enjoy, my morbid friends!

Friday, July 3, 2009

BS, nifty pics, an award and Frankenstitch!

My past couple blog posts have been about a situation where a fellow blogger won't leave me alone. Well, even after reading my last post, she sent me ANOTHER email. Since she obviously doesn't comprehend what I'm saying on here, I did reply to that email and said that if she tried to contact me through any method ever again, I would report her Blogger name on here. So far, she hasn't tried to contact me but she is still viewing this blog even though she said she wouldn't. I don't get what her fascination is with me, but it's getting old. Enough of her bullshit, it's time I give you guys something fun to read!

I came across a blog the other day called Now That's Nifty. There was a certain post that I just had to share. It's a post with cats dressed up in crazy costumes. Those poor kittehs! Here are a couple of pics. Click here to see more.




The other thing I wanted to mention today was an award that Diane over at Good Mourning, Glory! bestowed upon me. It's the Super Comments Award!


The people that I would like to bestow this award upon are as follows, in no particular order.

Cindy @ Twas The Brillig
Ghoul Friday @ My Ghoul Friday
Chris @ Frog on the Pumpkin
Carrie Mae @ Creepy Cupcakes
PumpkinBrain @ PumpkinBrain
Riverwolf @ IDiosyntocracy

Honorable mention goes to Halloween Spirit @ Orange and Black and Diane since you two already got it. :)

The last thing I have to mention on this post is Frankenstitch. What's that you say? Well, that's a cross-stitch gift that I had made for Diane as a belated b-day gift. She was so thoughtful and decided to send an ATC of it in to A Patchwork Of Flesh, which is a blog dedicated to art featuring Frankenstein. Here's the post on that site with my Frankenstitch and Trinity's drawing (Diane's daughter). Cool, huh? Diane even did a post yesterday on her blog where she mentioned Frankenstitch again. She's definitely giving me link love. :) Thanks, Diane!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

To post or not to post...update.

I've tried to move past this but unfortunately, my dear readers, I must bring this topic up again. In my last post, I made everyone that reads my blog aware of a situation I had been dealing with that involved another Blogger. I included a message to this Blogger because I knew she wouldn't leave my blog alone. Apparently she didn't get the message though because she created yet another fake profile to attempt to leave a long comment on that post. Not only that but she attempted to leave a second comment wanting me to tell her if I got the first comment she left or not because she wasn't sure it went through. SERIOUSLY?!

Then she sent me a text message on my phone tonight. Geesh. Why are you obsessing over this? Do you really have nothing else going on in your life that you need to come visit my blog over and over and harass me? I'm never going to respond to your emails, blog comments or text messages. Just stop. In case I haven't been clear enough, OUR FRIENDSHIP IS OVER.

Did you see the comments other people left on that post? What you're doing isn't normal. Move on. Stop setting up fake profiles to try to contact me. Stop sending me text messages. Stop harassing me! I really don't know how much clearer I can be. If you choose to continue harassing me through any form, I may have to reveal your Blogger identity. Since you are not understanding what I'm saying, I'm hoping that the last sentence I typed will open your eyes. Why would I reveal your Blogger identity? What purpose would this serve? I'm hoping that it gets you to realize that this isn't some game or "experiment" as you called it at one point. Do you really want your readers to know you've done this? Note that I said I would reveal your Blogger identity, not your real identity. Stop before it gets to that point.

To my actual Blogging friends: I have things I'd rather be blogging about but at this point, I feel that this needs to be addressed. I thank all of the readers who left kind comments for me. They were very appreciated! I'm sorry that you have to deal with this when you could be reading cool blog posts. :) I'm sure you understand why I'm addressing this now though. Thank you for your support.