Thursday, October 31, 2013

Things I Love Thursday -- October 2013 Edition

Two great things are happening today.

One it is HALLOWEEN!

Two it is time for THINGS I LOVE THURSDAY the monthly edition!

Here is what I am in love with for the month of October.

--The first episode of Cooking Hostile featuring Phil Anselmo:

--The Village Halloween Parade happening and that I could be a part of it.

--The makeup jobs I did for NYC Zombie Crawl. I am getting better and better at it every time I try. Thanks Doug Sakmann for the opportunity!

--Getting to do all of my activities on my Countdown to Halloween blog. It really put me in the spirit.

--My name in lights…sort of…for being a Kickstarter backer for the NYC Village Halloween Parade

--That my legs have kept on with my antics this month. From Blood Manor to NYC Zombie Crawl to NYC Village Halloween Parade, I am glad to say that I am feeling good.

--My students faces after they saw me all made in as a cat.

--My students appreciation for the goodie bags I gave them for Halloween. Sometimes stickers, games, and flashing necklaces go a long way.

--Keeping up with my Countdown to Halloween blog; even if I did not do everything on it. Perhaps a Countdown to Thanksgiving blog?

What are you in love with this month? I hope everyone had a great Halloween month like I did.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Countdown to Halloween!

My favorite holiday, besides my birthday, is Halloween. I am drawn to all things Halloween/Autumn -- vampires, zombies, werewolves, cheesy 80s horror movies, dressing up, anything pumpkin flavored or scented, sweater weather... Just love it! With that said I thought it would be cool to do a COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN activities list. Most of this stuff will be done by myself or with friends. Yes I know there are dates attached but I am using it more as a check off list.

October 1st: Watch the movie Frankenweenie. (Done!)
October 2nd: Watch the movie Paranorman.
October 3rd? Watch the movie Hotel Transylvania. (Done!)
October 4th: Watch the movie Nightmare Before Christmas. (Done!)
October 5th: Watch the German expressionist horror film Nosferatu.
October 6th: Collect four different colored leaves and tape to window at work. (Done! I thank my students for helping me out with this. Cutest question: Miss D'Adamo, is this one okay for the window?)
October 7th: Wear orange to work. (Done!)
October 8th: Watch the movie Hocus Pocus.
October 9th: Make a Halloween playlist for my iPod and friends/Funshine buddy at work. (Done!)
October 10th: Go to New York Comic Con at the Javits Center. (Done and scored lots of free books!)
October 11th: Watch the movie House on Haunted Hill starring Vincent Price.
October 12th: Watch the Universal classic horror movies Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.
October 13th: Participate in the 7th Annual NYC Zombie Crawl. (Done! Here is the video: )
October 14th: Get candles with a cinnamon or pumpkin smell from Bath and Body Works for my room.(Done! Got cider doughnut and pumpkin caramel latte)
October 15th: Watch the movie Beetlejuice.
October 16th: Watch the movie Psycho (original Alfred Hitchcock version).
October 17th: Watch the cartoon Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! (Done!)
October 18th: Go to see the new Carrie in theaters. (Done! Enjoyed it.)
October 19th: Visit a haunted house. (Going to Blood Manor this year!)(Done!)
October 20th: Go pick a pumpkin and take it home. Paint gold polka dots on it.
October 21st: Watch the movie The Craft
October 22nd: Get a beauty treatment that is pumpkin/fall inspired.
October 23rd: Get some Halloween inspired toys for my students. (Done!)
October 24th: Go to the October Book Club Geek Girl meeting. (Done! Lots of fun talking to women with similar interests of mine.)
October 25th: Attend Chiller Theatre in Parsippany, NJ (Done! It was a lot of fun.)
October 26th: Go to Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel in Brooklyn, NY (Decided not to go. Maybe next year.)
October 27th: Read a scary spooky story.
October 28th: Watch the movie Teen Witch (Done!)
October 29th: Get a fall inspired color manicure. (Done!)
October 30th: Watch the movie The Lost Boys.
October 31st: HALLOWEEN!!! As long as it is happening and my legs are feeling up to it, I will be walking in the Village Halloween Parade again. Question is, what will I dress up as?