Monday, 24 September 2012

The Week's Obsession (Oct 23)

Welcome to a new feature I'm going to try to update on every week (or other week...) What has been stirring in my mad mind this week?  Halloween!!  I'm trying to work out my costume - I'm going steampunk - and also working on the 3 kids costumes.  I'm actually quite pleased and surprised that my 14 and 12 year old boys still want to dress up :)  Last year they were Santa Claus and a hunchback, and my darling daughter dearest was Frankie-stein, the cheerleader from Monster High.  So what do they want to be this year?  Boys?-'Uhhhhhhhhh...........   ??'  and Girl?- 'A crazy cat lady! NO!  The scream monster.... NO! Scream Monster with crazy cats all over......'  Leave it to my girl to be unique :) (Oh and me? I was Katniss - to be cool before it was cool to be cool....)

Well, to start on my costume I'm going to get all crafty and attempt to make this:

 Steampunk nerf gun
This is a nerf gun, all painted up and added-on to look steampunky.  I found the idea on pinterest.... Doesn't look too hard, right?  Now where's my glue gun???

I also like to have a scary movie marathon during the weekends every October.  The last few years they've been strictly vampire movies only.  This year I want to keep the Masters Vampire Movie Marathon tradition - with a twist - I'm going to watch new-to-me vampire movies.  This will be a bit of a challenge, because I've watched a lot of vampire movies, tv, cartoons...  So I'm compiling a list of new ones to watch:

So far, in no particular order :

Dark ShadowsDark Shadows - with Johnny Depp :) I surprised I haven't watched this yet, actually.....

Blade TrilogyBlade trilogy - I know?!?  Where have I been hiding with these ones?

The HungerThe Hunger -  an interesting looking movie from 1983

Let Me InLet Me In - the American version of Let the Right One In, which I enjoyed last year

Hotel TransylvaniaHotel Transylvania - because I can't resist a funny kid show with vampires in it too :)

Vampire Hunter DVampire Hunter D - anime... need I say more??

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - the title alone makes me laugh 'Really??? Vampire hunter?'  But I'm curious and I'm going to watch it without reading the book! *GASP*

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's AssistantCirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant - I heard this was actually good! So I'll see.....

And I may watch some Buffy - because, weirdly, I'd never gotten into that series! (I have watched the movie, though)

Am I also going to read vampire books? Probably - when am I not reading vampire books?  LOL  But the next series on my horizon is actually a YA sci fi murder mystery in space (that's how the author, Beth Revis describes it!) and a dystopian series from Ally Condie.... whether vampires show up in those, is a mystery to me! Not sure what I want to read after those, though, so that's probably where the vampire will come in :)

And I'm officially finished pinning on the Shadow of Night Read-Along Pinterest board!  Nominations are open for the fantasy casting for all the new characters.... see it here.

And, one last thing rattling around my mad mind - CHRISTMAS !!
YES - I have officially started my Christmas shopping, making my list, and planning where Clan Masters is invading this holiday season :)  I did the grand dinner last year, so I suspect that someone else will be in control this year.....

And that's pretty much it, for now.... trying NOT to think about the upcoming daily schedule of children's extra-curricular activities where I'll have to juggle 1 club soccer schedule AND practices, 1 volleyball schedule, and 2 different kung fu classes and try to fit that in with the spouses' soccer and cello lessons and gym and my work schedule plus various Dr appointments. My head is going to EXPLODE.... again......

Please send a rescue team if you see my twitching on the sidewalk outside my door......( or chocolate)


  1. The Blade Trilogy is AMAZING! :D I absolutely love those ones. I watched Cirque de Freak on TV and it wasn't bad. Wasn't the greatest, but wasn't bad either. ;) I'm definitely looking forward to some of those movies though...Dark Shadows especially! And Hotel Transylvania looks awesome! :D

    I love Halloween...I didn't dress up last year, but this year I totally am! :D

    I can't wait to see what your costume will be! :D

    1. I can't wait to see what it'll be either - I'll probably look nothing like I want to in my head!

    2. haha well that's alright. :) It'll still be awesome even if it turns out a little different. :)

  2. Oooh ... I think your costume will be awesome!! And I love that you were Katniss before Katniss was uber-popular. :)

    I love watching scary movies in October!! My favourites have to be the first few Saw movies, 1408, Cabin Fever, Paranormal Activity, The Cabin in the Woods, The Others, The Skeleton Key, and What Lies Beneath.

    I also really love Let the Right One In ... the ORIGINAL! I don't know if I've seen the American remake, but after reading the book, I had to see the original with subtitles. It's great!

    I'm trying to read scary books this month, too ... I love scary fiction, though I'll need something light after all of these darker reads. :)

  3. I love all sorts of scary movies too - classics like Nighmare on Elmstreet, or Saw movies or Aliens. I love those kind of boks too - this time of year is a great time to read it all. I read things like Stephen King or Dean Koontz anytime of the year too. It's nice to mix things up sometimes too :)

  4. The gun looks amazing :D I can't wait to see how your costume turns out. I love love LOVE horror movies . The only kind of movies I typically go to see ahaha!

    1. I don't do 'chick flicks' very often either.... If I do watch one, it's not usually because it was my choice HAHAHAHA

  5. I'll be sure to look for you twitching on the side walk Tammy!!! I'll have the Vampire Wine chilled and ready to rock!!! :-)