First, my headache finally disappeared yesterday. Hooray!
Today there are 13 questions in a Halloween-themed Monday Meme:
What are the scariest movies you’ve ever seen?
What was your favorite Halloween costume from childhood?
Probably the Holly Hobbie outfit my friend’s mom made for me. My mom still thinks the funniest one was when I went trick-or-treating as a “mother.” I don’t remember what I wore but I carried my doll and got asked a lot what I was supposed to be. What I do remember is that by that age, Mom never cared much about our costumes (poor me, poor Kath!) and that was one year I think she would have preferred we not go out at all. Don’t worry, Mom, it’s a scar that ensures good costumes for my kids every year. They don’t mind that you hated Halloween.
Money is no object, nor is outrageousness: what is your fantasy Halloween costume?
Disgruntled Postal Worker
When was the last time you went trick-or-treating?
Um, I’m embarrassed to admit I went my junior year in high school. People at just about every house told us we were way too old to be trick-or-treating. Maybe because we dressed up as punk whores???
What’s your favorite Halloween candy?
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Tell us about a scary nightmare you had
The first nightmare I remember having is Cruella DeVil trying to grab me (she was in a doghouse) and she was screaming and really mean.
What is your Halloween superstition?
I don’t think anything weirder happens on Halloween than any other day.
What is your creepy-crawly fear?
Tell us about a time when you saw a ghost or heard something go bump in the night
Fortunately, I don’t have any personal stories of the supernatural. But one time, when Karen and I lived in our townhouse in Murrayhill, I heard a guy outside our apartment yelling, “I’m bleeding… somebody help me… I’m hurt… call 9-1-1…” It woke me up and totally freaked me out (I was never so glad to have a second-floor bedroom window). I remember waiting until he stopped whining, and then peeked outside and no one was there. I figured he was drunk and finally found his way home or something. Nothing about it in the news the next day, anyway.
Would you ever stay in a real haunted house overnight?
Only with someone super cuddly like Jim Halpert. Vic would be okay too.
Are you a traditional jack-o’-lantern carver, or do you get really creative with your pumpkins?
I’ve always been a traditional carver, and pretty sucky at that. Last year Vic used one of those cool stencils and all the special tools and made some really neat jack-o’-lanterns. He said they weren’t too hard and did them again this year, so I’m more inspired to try that kind of thing. This year I had a Cinderella pumpkin and stuck different sized beads onto it with colored-head pins. It’s cute.
How much do you decorate your home for Halloween?
We actually did a lot this year—lights, garland, hanging bats, pumpkins and spider eggs. There would be more inside if we’d had the party we planned to host. I used to have a screaming doormat but it freaked out little kids too much.
What will be on your tombstone?
Hell is fabulous, come on down!