Things That Make Me Smile: Halloween Style

November 4, 2012 at 8:15 am (Fun) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Here are some of the things that made me smile this last week as I celebrated Halloween, Samhain and Dia de los Muertos.

Teddy bears in Zorro masks trick or treating…they forgot their swords.

Happy ghosts and happy pumpkins floating in front of a diaphanous curtain (perhaps) hiding other ghosts!

An understated cemetery (it’s not a graveyard because it’s not in close proximity to a church).

Over-the-top decorations. I think they bought out the store and emptied their basements.

Ghosts and witches hanging out together gossiping about mortals (this is the same house/yard as above).

Tall trees in which a tall red and black dead pirate whom needs more bling swings menacingly. (Again, same house/yard as above).

Halloween marketing (see last year’s post here for the Crush Soda Halloween editions).


Then there were the words that made me smile:

Stacey was Freshly Pressed with very pertinent sentiments from this post titled I Wish I Were A Ghost:

I would visit some folks… I would visit the ones who would welcome my company, the ones who loved me, or lonely ones who felt forgotten or invisible to the world. I’d stay with them while they sat in their kitchens drinking coffee in the early morning. Time would mean nothing to me and I’d visit lots of them. When they went to bed that night, they’d be a little bit cheered, without knowing why.

Adam Rex writes poetry and on the 31st I read Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich, one of his collections. The book discusses Frankenstein’s story and other stories you’re sure to like because they’re all about monsters and some of them are about food. You like food, don’t you? Well, all right then.

Adam’s Frankenstein has a second book and posted one of the poems out of it on Halloween which I read the next morning. It’s by the Headless Horseman and it was perfect to read the day after Halloween.

These are the things that made me smile, Halloween style. What made you smile this Halloween?



  1. Blondi Blathers (@blondiblathers) said,

    I did not know there is a difference between a graveyard and a cemetery! Glad you pointed it out.

    • solitaryspinster said,

      Sometimes I can get caught in the pariculars of language and meanings. Glad I was able to tell you something you didn’t know.

  2. adinparadise said,

    Very spooky images, indeed. 🙂 I wonder what ‘Coffin Crisp’ tastes like. 🙂

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