Monday, September 21, 2009
Countdown to Halloween
OK - there's only 39 days until Hallowe'en and I've joined the Countdown to Halloween group which means one posting EVERY DAY throughout the month of October.

During this time, I will be not only turning our home into the creepy and haunted Landsman Castle, I'll also be attending a writing retreat in Upstate New York where I expect the autumnal changing of the leaves will be occurring. Therefore, there's a lot to write about and I'm looking forward to the challenge. In the spirit of the holiday upcoming, I bring you some of my very favorite Hallowe'en blogs. Please feel free to add your own in comments as I LOVE a good source of inspiration!!!

- home contests, reviews and all things Hallowe'en

Grim Visions
- This guy is an amazing artist and an incredible inspiration. He makes the most amazing creepy and scary life sized ghouls, monsters and other freaks and is an Etsy seller!

Orange and Black
- is a great blog written by a guy named All HallowSteve! Love him!

Skull-a-day is not necessarily about Halloween but he does have some great skulls. Check it out.

Dave Lowe Design also has some AWESOME inspiration. How much do I wish I was this talented.

Alright. Send me your links. Need more braaains. More braaaains!!!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009
The countdown begins...
Six weeks until Halloween!!!!
I'm not going to start the decorating until October 1st (but don't think I'm not tempted...)


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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Mississipi's new motto
"Thank God for South Carolina."

Could politics in this state be any more corrupt?

Working backwards:

9/9/2009 - Representative Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson (a trifecta of diseases!) (R-SC) yells out during a joint session of Congress "You Liar!" at President Barack Obama. Nancy Pelosi looks as if she's going to jump off the dais and hurt someone. Forced to apologize the next day as Republicans all take one giant scary step back from Wilson.

8/31/2009 - Republican Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer, who supports the rights of schools to use corporal punishment and opposes gay marriage, adoption and just generally gaity is outed as gay by Mike Rogers, who famously blew the whistles (not literally) on Mark Foley and Larry Craig.

8/31/2009 - Kristin Maguire, an South Carolinian fundamentalist Christian homeschooling mom and Governor Mark Sanford’s appointment to the S.C. Board of Education, which last year elected her its Chairwoman resigns from her post to deal with "family matters." Those matters may be that she is also Bridget Keeney, author of hardcore erotic fiction. Fiction which starts disappearing from internet sites once claims are made... What is really weird is that she promoted abstinence only education but wrote fiction which features a woman blowing a man while his pal wanks one off. I'm afraid to actually give a quote for fear of being labeled an X-rated blog.

7/29/2009 - South Carolina man arrested for the second time for having sex with a horse.

6/24/2009 - South Carolina governor Mark Sanford revealed that rather than hiking the Appalachian Trail, he was in fact using taxpayer funds to travel to Argentina to visit his mistress. He does not tell anyone, including his staff where the hell he is.

06/19/2007 - SC Republican State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel is indicted for distributing cocaine. He was Rudy Guiliani's SC State Chairman. Ravenel's father, in 2000, called the NAACP, the National Association for Retarded People. He recently said that he wasn't sorry for the remark, but apologized to any of the retarded who might have been offended.

2004 - Charles Sharpe, Republican Commissioner of Agriculture was sentenced to federal prison on charges related to cockfighting and corruption.

7/2003 Senator Jim DeMint, following the revelation that David Vitter was using the services of prostitutes reveals that: "All of us have to look at it and say that we could be next,” he said in answer to a Vitter question. “We all think that we’re not vulnerable to something like that happening, but the fact is this can be a very lonely and isolating place.” Also, compares Obama to Hitler in public.

12/2003 Joe Wilson calls Mrs. Essie May Washington Williams "unseemly" for discussing the fact that she is the daughter of racist Senator Strom Thurmond and the family's maid. TPM reports: "Of course, Williams' story was entirely true -- and never really in doubt. Thurmond was 22 and Williams' mother, a black maid working in his family home, was 16 when Williams was born in 1925. Thurmond supported Williams financially for decades." Wilson is forced to apologize.

1957 - SC Senator Strom Thurmond supported racial segregation with the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator, speaking for 24 hours and 18 minutes in an unsuccessful attempt to derail the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Cots were brought in from a nearby hotel for the legislators to sleep on while Thurmond rambled on about random things, including his grandmother's biscuit recipe.

So, the state of South Carolina huh. Wow. Y'all got a lot of stuff going on there. How about... legislating instead of, uh, I don't know, playing with yourselves.

K, thx.

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