October 20, 2018

Sunday Stealing: BOO!

Stolen from Something Stirring

1. The smell of pumpkin guts or rotting leaves?  Either one. I like the smells of fall...even that of old, wet leaves (though they don't do much for my allergies).

2. Sweet or salty pumpkin seeds?  Again, either will do. I like the salty, but also like them prepared with cinnamon and sugar or even ranch or spicy.

3. Store bought or pumpkin patch pumpkins?  I don't suppose it makes any difference in the long run, but we have always bought our pumpkins at local pumpkin patches since most now include all kinds of fun activities, too. In fact, I just went to one today with my daughter and grandson.

He was fascinated by these bumpy pumpkins.

Cutest little scarecrow in the patch!

The pumpkin patch also has a Christmas shop. Colton was
not impressed by the animated reindeer...even if they did sing
with the voices of Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, and the like.

He did, however, enjoy trying on silly hats.

4. Wool or knit sweaters?  Knit, please. I like the look and warmth of wool, but it stinks when it gets wet and it's often stiff and itchy. Who wants to be itchy and smell like a wet dog?

5. Halloween party or exploring haunted places?
  I'll take the Halloween party over stomping around some dark, damp, spooky place any day.

6. Candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins?  I saw candy corn described in a meme as the tri-colored ear wax of Satan. That's pretty accurate. I don't know about mellowcreme pumpkins...I'm not sure I've had one.

7. Apple cider donuts or pumpkin donuts?
  Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin....it's always about PUMPKIN!

8. Apple pie or pumpkin pie?  See above...PUMPKIN! Embrace the season of pumpkin-flavored everything!

9. Scary costume or something silly?  Silly.

10. Still, silent nights or rainy, windblown ones?  Rainy, windblown ones are more fall-like.

11. Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown?  I have seen both many times over the years as the kids were growing up. I prefer Hocus Pocus. So many great lines.

12. Witches or ghosts?  Neither. I don't embrace the darker things.

13. Raking leaves or climbing trees?  My body probably won't cooperate with climbing any trees and I don't want to rake leaves.  I'd rather walk through them and hear them rustle then run over them with the mower to mulch them and feed the lawn over the winter.

14. Ouija boards or ghost stories around a campfire?  I've done both in the past and definitely had more fun telling stories around a campfire, but again...not my thing any longer.

15. Frankenweenie or The Corpse Bride?  Frankenweenie! My son loved that movie when he was younger and we used to rent it quite often. I've never even heard of the other.

16. October or November?  October is my favorite month of the year. I love the smells, sights, colors, tastes...though my favorite holiday is in November.

17. Black cats or owls?  Either one. I like both, but not one more than the other or either in any great way.

18. Fireplace or candlelight?  I like both. I suppose it depends on whether I want or need the warmth of the fire or not.

19. Monster movies or their classic novels?  I'm not a big fan of either one. The monster movies I like best are the silly ones like Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy.

20. Carve or paint pumpkins?  I don't do either one these days, but I have seen some incredible works of art done both ways.

** Here's a bonus for those of you who played the Saturday 9 and commented on my rooster lamp.

Spectacular, isn't it? LOL
Well, that's all the questions for this week. Thanks goes to Bev for finding our questions every week. It's to be a cold, rainy, and possibly snowy Sunday here so we will be hunkering down inside to watch some movies and eat some homemade beef vegetable soup. Stay warm and cozy wherever you are and have a lovely Sunday!

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  1. I enjoyed your answers. I have to tell you I think the rooster lamp is very cool. Very 60's I think, retro a style I love. :)

  2. Oh I am so excited you posted your rooster lamp!!! It is so cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing!
    I really need to watch some Halloween movies. I do not think I have seen any of these. Loved your answers! Have a great day!


  3. That scarecrow hat … so adorable! I can't even! :)))
    I don't recall ever having tasted pumpkin seeds. The idea of cinnamon or ranch totally prompted me to add them to my shopping list! Happy Sunday!

  4. Snow?!! Yikes!! Thanks for the photo of the rooster lamp! It's not too bad, though the tail feathers are a little wonky!! The questions were fun and I enjoyed your answers. We did answer a few the same way. Colton is so darn cute and look how grown up he looks in those hats!! Have a good week ahead!!

  5. I like spicy pepitas too, just not a LOT of "spicy".
    What a cute little guy, and it's got to be a lot of fun to go places with him.
    The rooster lamp is unusual and may be from France. It's bisque fired and stained it looks like.
    "Frankenweenie" is another Tim Burton films, and so is "Corpse Bride". He also made "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and did the lead-in/intro to PBS "Mystery". Sadly, he passed away before he got to do much else.
    Abbot and Costello were hilarious. I'll have to look up that movie.

  6. Those bumpy pumpkins look like they have pumpkin acne!

  7. I am quite impressed with your Halloween movie knowledge - I hadn't heard of any of them!

  8. I loved the photos of your grandson and thank you for showing off your rooster lamp! That is an impressive piece of work, that lamp. That's really worth crowing about!

  9. You grandson is so adorable! I also chose rotting leaves...very fallish to me :)


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