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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happy Early Halloween

If you're new here you might not know that CruiserMel not only talks about herself in the third person, but she's a big fan of Halloween. It's always been my favoritest of favorites in the holiday world. It's not like I particularly enjoy getting the bejeebers scared out of me, but if it's all in good fun (i.e. costumes and candy), how can we possibly lose? If lovin' Halloween is wrong, I don't want to be right. Dat's right, I just quoted some song from the 70's. Sorta.

And while we're on the topic of the 70's...tonight I had the telly on in the den while I was cooking some mess that came out tasting divine. (Italian mac & cheese - think I might be PMSing much?)

Annnnnyway, it didn't register at first, but soon that familiar music loomed and I realized that they were showing 1978's "Halloween."

There are a handful of movies that if they are on, I am helpless to change the channel until the very last credit has rolled. "Halloween" is one of those.

I know it's dated and stupid, but it set a standard for future horror movies - whereas if you are a teenager and you have sex, you die by the hand of some psycho freak who has perhaps been living in an institution since he was 6, but mysteriously now knows how to overpower healthy adults and operate a motor vehicle with panache.

So, I'm watching this while serving up my comfort food in the kitchen:

Now, I've seen this movie probably 20 times, okay 100 times, okay 200 times, so there's very little that scares me. I know where the surprises are. I know Michael ain't going to go down without a fight. I also know he wore a Captain Kirk mask. Big deal.

So, I'm dipping the spoon into the casserole dish, with taste buds a-tingling, when I honestly thought there was a person on top of my refrigerator, letting a fishing reel just GO, ya know? But here's the thing, there wasn't a person up there, and if there was, he'd have to be only about 2 feet tall or else he'd hurt himself on the ceiling. And let's be frank here: hiding on top of refrigerators with fishing reels really isn't the typical M.O. of a crazed murderer, is it?

But let me tell ya, there was a sound coming from the backside of the fridge and it's still making that sound 30 minutes later (hey, a girl's gotta eat!) and I'm a little wiggy about it because I'm either losing my mind, there really is a murderer on the fridge, or the fridge is about to go on the fritz. Neither possibility thrills me.

AND, the last few times I've run my dishwasher there's been a huge amount of water left in there when it's done. This can't be a good sign, can it?

So, it looks like there might be a trip to the appliance store this weekend. I really wanted a pedicure, dammit.

And with that, I wish you all a great weekend. Any Halloween parties going on that I should know about?


Anonymous said...

boo on having to get the diswasher fixed. I hear that, I'd rather much have a pedicure (than fix my damn car!). Have a great pre-Halloween weekend - are you dressing up as anything?

RockDog said...

RockDog LOVES Halloween (giving this third person thing a try...LOL). Michael Myers is THE scariest horror villain ever and Jamie Lee Curtis is HOT.

Every Halloween season, RockDog must watch Halloween and The Exorcist! I also like House of a 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Reject...and must see the new Halloween as soon as I can!

Have a good weekend!

Sassy Blondie said...

Cruiser, I have personally seen Halloween and Halloween 2 over 50 times! They are two of the scariest movies I've ever seen, right up there with The Exorcist and Jaws. Seriously, I know own the DVDs for these movies and scare myself every October by watching them. LOL That music...I hate that people have it for a ringtone now...totally panics me when I hear it!!

Just Sayin' said...

Ok... Two things...

1. I love that you refer to yourself in third person... It's kinda' sexy, it exudes confidence.

B. John Carpenter is a flippin' genius and Halloween is not just a horror flick... It is a work of art!

Hungry Mother said...

That music creeps me out. I love the flick.

puerileuwaite said...

Who HASN'T wanted to kill Jamie Lee Curtis?