Finally! My favorite time of the year has arrived. Beginning with Halloween through New Years I always look forward to what wonderful activities await me. It’s probably due to the fact that my birthday falls on November 1st, the auspicious Day Of The Dead, that my love affair with autumn began. Add to that the cooler weather and I’m as happy as a duck in a pond. I can go back to heating up my home with pots of soup simmering on the stove top, I can snuggle up in my favorite fuzzy blanket and I can work out in my garden without the fear of heat stroke. Yes, my fair complexion and constant hot flashes prohibit me from enjoying much of the California summer, relegating me to a window view of the season while I plant myself in front of the air conditioner. But, now that the temps have dropped below 80, I’m free to enjoy all that I love.
One of the great things about having a birthday so close to Halloween is that there is always a party somewhere. And though of late, I’ve been working most my weekends, I won’t let that keep me from enjoying myself late into the evening this coming weekend. That’s right folks! I’m partying it up, though I will hold myself to a two drink minimum…opps, I meant two drink maximum…lol! And who posted an age limit to dressing in costume at Halloween? When does anyone become “too old for that sort of stuff”? What a bunch of commie bullshit! Why, it’s my right…no, my duty as an American to pursue life, liberty and the right to celebrate Halloween in full regalia until they plant my cold dead body ten feet under! So here’s a flip of the bird to all you “Bahumbug”ers and “you’re too old”ers. You go right ahead and turn off your porch lights, close your curtains and eat your Swanson frozen dinner from your worn-out Barker Lounge cause I’ll be having the time of my live ambushing trick or treaters with silly string in my Zombie costume and handing out Moon Pies.
If you’re in the mood for some Halloween stimuli to get you in the mood, here’s a top 10 list, (in no particular order) of some of my favorite Halloween Flixs.
From Hell ~ starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1807428940/info
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ~ starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800076081/info
Edward Sizzorhands ~ starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800150158/info
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankinstein http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800362821/info
Abbott And Costello Meet the Mummy http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1802835396/info
Hocus Pocus ~ Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800192947/info
Constantine ~ starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz
Rocky Horror Picture Show ~ starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon
Dracula ~ starring Frank Langella and Janine Duvitski http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800341117/info
Bram Stroker’s Dracula ~ starring Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800181940/info
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