Mumkins!

Oct. 15th, 2012 04:42 pm
saifai: (TH - Secret Look Twins (unknown))


Finally feeling like the migraines of hell week is over, so I finally got up to making my mumkin for my front porch.

 


I also got a small bit of candy in case kids come by.

 

Anyone else doing anything particularly special?

saifai: (TH - Secret Look Twins (unknown))


Isn't this the coolest look? Wishing very much to recreate this.

Found on Pinterest here.

saifai: (TH - Secret Look Twins (unknown))

I've been scouring the net for ideas on seasonal decorations and came across this gem. It's basically a formula for various containers. I've used that method before to recreate pieces on my own, but this is the first I've seen a method outlined to follow.

 

saifai: (TH - Secret Look Twins (unknown))
This makeup artist I found on Youtube does some awesome special effects makeup. She makes them look so easy!

Unzipped_Zipper_Face_Makeup_1

Zipper Face Mask

She's also got a Snow Queen, zombie, bullet hole, scars, and an awesome screw through a finger.

saifai: (TH - Secret Look Twins (unknown))

I got a chance as a BzzAgent to try some of this new candy, Unreal, for free. wasn't expecting much out of the supposedly junk-free candy (no artificial dyes, no hydrogenated oils, no corn-based products). How good could they be? I was actually surprised though at how good they were.

 

 

I tried the chocolate covered peanuts first. I'm a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms. These were a bit different. They're a bit softer in texture. The taste is quite sweet and rich. The natural dyes they use for the candy coating make them slightly spicy. These are definitely a new favorite.

 

Next one I tried was the peanut butter cups. I love my Reese's cups, and these just weren't as good. They weren't as salty as I would expect, so they were a bit bland to me. Same with the caramel nut clusters (like Turtles). Probably won't repurchase these.

 

Overall they're not too bad for a natural alternative candy. Might check them out if you get a chance. In the U.S. they sell them at CVS /Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Michael's.

saifai: (Halloween Witch (my_icon_lj))
Yes, I'm alive.

No,my computer is not.

Yes, I'm sick this weekend (have been for a few days.) Yes, I'm also getting better.

No, I'm not sad about that (all the better reason to hibernate during the Halloween season). You can't believe the amount of shows I've been going through on Netflix. Between no computer (my Mom's is available, but it's unbelievably slow), and being sick, it's about all I have to do.

Yes, my old Xbox has finally kicked it (the old one, not a 360). It was my last working DVD player able to be hooked up to my TV.

Yes, I still have my wee little portable one and have also been making use of it this weekend.

Reason #2 I've not got much to do: my Mother is out of town for the next 10 days.

Oh yes, and I'm trying to play plumber at home. My toilet broke. It took me 3 days to work off one bolt and the water hose to get the tank off the bowl. Have yet to try and do the rest of it.

No, I'm not sad I didn't take up plumbing as a profession. I'd never make it. LOL

Yes, that's about it for now. I'm off to finally start the Vampire Diaries and Merlin series on Netflix. Yay!
saifai: (Hiding (little_needle))
I'm watching the Halloween special for Ghost Hunters on SciFi. Not sure I'll make it much past 9 or so, but we'll see.

I ate dinner early. I got my snacks ready to go. I'm tired as hell, but I'm prepared to take in caffeine if I have to.

Also? I'm home alone for Halloween. You can't geek out over a show and make a fool of yourself if there's people to witness it.

*bounces on seat and tries not to hit panic button just to try it*

P.S. I hate too much of the Halloween candy. I've probably got enough left for my several little monsters. But I'm greedy like that. I need my munchies. So, the porch light is out. No treats for the tricksie little hobbitses.
saifai: (Hiding (little_needle))
I'm watching the Halloween special for Ghost Hunters on SciFi. Not sure I'll make it much past 9 or so, but we'll see.

I ate dinner early. I got my snacks ready to go. I'm tired as hell, but I'm prepared to take in caffeine if I have to.

Also? I'm home alone for Halloween. You can't geek out over a show and make a fool of yourself if there's people to witness it.

*bounces on seat and tries not to hit panic button just to try it*

P.S. I hate too much of the Halloween candy. I've probably got enough left for my several little monsters. But I'm greedy like that. I need my munchies. So, the porch light is out. No treats for the tricksie little hobbitses.
saifai: (Hiding (little_needle))
A friend of mine invited me to a Halloween party last night. I of course, immediately agreed.

I still haven't figured out why I did that, exactly. I am the model wall flower. I don't do crowds. I don't do mingling. Socializing is just not in my vocabulary.

So why did I go to a party again? One in which I knew exactly 1 (one!!!) person? For three hours?!

In all fairness, I did turn out to know a few more than that, but they were people I'd met only once before. There was another I knew rather well, but she spent all of 20 minutes there before bailing.

There were a few good moments to the party. Here's the highlights:
  • The food. Although I was a bit dubious about the ham wrapped pickle slices. I was fairly certain it was sushi cleverly disguised as pickles, but I tried one. They were good. Oh! And there were fudgy brownie frosted thingies. Not sure what they were, but they were chocolatey and good.
  • The kids were adorable. Plenty of them there. There was a Michael Jackson (thriller-era complete with silver sequined glove and half burnt uneven geri curls). There was a Darth Vader and about five storm troopers, three pirates, two gypsies, 1 witch, 1 vampire bat, 1 pumpkin, and a Tinkerbell. Oh, and a grim reaper who had platinum blonde hair and reminded me of a little evil Malfoy jr. He already had the black robes. Give him a wand and a mask and he'd have had it made.
  • Adult costumes were very creative. There were three witches, but each one of them with their own unique flair. One was pregnant. *snerk* There was a pirate captain. There was a lady dressed as an inmate in an orange jumpsuit and dragging a ball and chain and wearing handcuffs. Another lady dressed as a trophy wife and carried around a fake cigarette, overdone makeup, blond hair, fur coat, leopard print everything. Two women dressed in jammies. One guy as the grim reaper, and another as the Joker (Heath Ledger version).
  • The comfy chairs. Can't be a proper wall flower unless there's a chair in a dark corner somewhere.

A few random funny moments were to bed had. The best was when I saw The Joker go running past me into the living room from outside. He mumbles something about, "That's the last time I go outside..." and then tries to hide behind a couch. A minute later ten kids all wielding various weapons ranging from light sabers to pirate swords come in the house screaming, "Get him! Kill the joker!"

Alas, the joker did not make it. He was killed no less than six times by the end of the night. We never did figure out what it was about the joker that made him a prime target.

Ah yes, and my costume. In the end, a revoked registration courtesy of the Idaho Air Quality Board (due to a mix-up in the notices being sent to my house in the wrong name), caused me to rethink the Dorothy costume. I ended up in a t-shirt proclaiming my status as a cereal killer, black hair, way too much black eyeliner, and a ghosty dinglehopper (those headbands with the springs on em that bobble back and forth with cute things on the tops).
saifai: (Hiding (little_needle))
A friend of mine invited me to a Halloween party last night. I of course, immediately agreed.

I still haven't figured out why I did that, exactly. I am the model wall flower. I don't do crowds. I don't do mingling. Socializing is just not in my vocabulary.

So why did I go to a party again? One in which I knew exactly 1 (one!!!) person? For three hours?!

In all fairness, I did turn out to know a few more than that, but they were people I'd met only once before. There was another I knew rather well, but she spent all of 20 minutes there before bailing.

There were a few good moments to the party. Here's the highlights:
  • The food. Although I was a bit dubious about the ham wrapped pickle slices. I was fairly certain it was sushi cleverly disguised as pickles, but I tried one. They were good. Oh! And there were fudgy brownie frosted thingies. Not sure what they were, but they were chocolatey and good.
  • The kids were adorable. Plenty of them there. There was a Michael Jackson (thriller-era complete with silver sequined glove and half burnt uneven geri curls). There was a Darth Vader and about five storm troopers, three pirates, two gypsies, 1 witch, 1 vampire bat, 1 pumpkin, and a Tinkerbell. Oh, and a grim reaper who had platinum blonde hair and reminded me of a little evil Malfoy jr. He already had the black robes. Give him a wand and a mask and he'd have had it made.
  • Adult costumes were very creative. There were three witches, but each one of them with their own unique flair. One was pregnant. *snerk* There was a pirate captain. There was a lady dressed as an inmate in an orange jumpsuit and dragging a ball and chain and wearing handcuffs. Another lady dressed as a trophy wife and carried around a fake cigarette, overdone makeup, blond hair, fur coat, leopard print everything. Two women dressed in jammies. One guy as the grim reaper, and another as the Joker (Heath Ledger version).
  • The comfy chairs. Can't be a proper wall flower unless there's a chair in a dark corner somewhere.

A few random funny moments were to bed had. The best was when I saw The Joker go running past me into the living room from outside. He mumbles something about, "That's the last time I go outside..." and then tries to hide behind a couch. A minute later ten kids all wielding various weapons ranging from light sabers to pirate swords come in the house screaming, "Get him! Kill the joker!"

Alas, the joker did not make it. He was killed no less than six times by the end of the night. We never did figure out what it was about the joker that made him a prime target.

Ah yes, and my costume. In the end, a revoked registration courtesy of the Idaho Air Quality Board (due to a mix-up in the notices being sent to my house in the wrong name), caused me to rethink the Dorothy costume. I ended up in a t-shirt proclaiming my status as a cereal killer, black hair, way too much black eyeliner, and a ghosty dinglehopper (those headbands with the springs on em that bobble back and forth with cute things on the tops).
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Hubby brought home some sweets for the kiddos for tomorrow night. He opened the bag. I passed by the kitchen table and noticed this. Of course, I felt completely obligated to try out the candy just to make sure it's okay. It's bad for your health. I don't recommend it. Just send it all to me. I'll take care of your candy for you. Really.
saifai: (Default)
Hubby brought home some sweets for the kiddos for tomorrow night. He opened the bag. I passed by the kitchen table and noticed this. Of course, I felt completely obligated to try out the candy just to make sure it's okay. It's bad for your health. I don't recommend it. Just send it all to me. I'll take care of your candy for you. Really.

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