Looking Forward to November

With Halloween right around the corner, I can’t help but feel a little excited. I mean, who doesn’t love the spooky, the weird, and the funny. Of course, there’s a lot to look forward to in life in general.

Example: Guys, there’s only a few more weeks until Thor: Ragnarok comes out. Wait, maybe that needs an exclamation point. November 4th! That week’s going to be so awesome. 1. Halloween is that Tuesday. 2. Thor releases that Friday.

That’s like an early Christmas or something.

Plus, there’s finally a bald hero!

Can you say Halloween costume? I’ve already got the beard and the bald, I just need to work on the scary face… Wait, he’s standing beside Hela…does that make him the bad guy (and where’s Enchantress?)?

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From Yahoo!

(No, not that one.)

Skurn Scurge Executioner rarely ventures far without the woman he pines for. Of course, she doesn’t have to be in the movie. This could just be one of the off times in their on-again, off-again relationship. Or she is and Marvel is keeping it under wraps.

Either way, Thor Ragnarok looks like it’ll be pretty good amazing! I’m not going to get my hopes up, just in case, I mean, what if it turns out to be like Green Lantern? {This isn’t a DC movie, remember? [Oh, right.}} great. Hopefully, the trailers haven’t used all the funny bits just to entice us.

 

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STAR WARS!!1! or just Star Wars…

I don’t know if you’re aware, but there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out soon. And, during Monday Night Football, a new trailer premiered (so, people actually watched football on Monday? {some people watch it all the time; don’t judge}).

Dynamic. Epic. Awesome. Or just meh? Does Rey fall to the dark side? Do we finally learn that Luke’s her father? Was there a hand attached to the lightsaber when it was found in Cloud City? Will Kylo and Rey kiss only for us to discover that they’re cousins? Will Finn learn that Lando is his father? Will Poe and BB-8 survive whatever battle they seem to be fighting? Is that bird next to Chewbacca the actual Millennium Falcon (honestly, how can a bird co-pilot?)? Does the First Order have AT-ATs? And does that mean this will just be a rehash of The Empire Strikes BackĀ (is it still a rehash if the ice planet is switched for a fire planet?)?

These are the questions many hope get answered in The Last Jedi.

Of course, there are plenty of other questions that need answers. Like, can Rey defeat Kylo and Snoke if she doesn’t have a green bladed lightsaber? Will she lose a hand (and Luke’s {Anakin’s} blue lightsaber?)?

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From YouTube

Do you want to go see the movie at midnight or will you wait until the weekend and avoid spoilers like that one time you missed a Game of Thrones episode (never again)?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiers on December 15, 2017.

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Skeletons Tell Tales

Halloween, that wonderful time of the year when skeletons crawl out of the closets and prance around your lawn. It’s not so bad really. A skeleton cat takes care of the skeleton rats, a skeleton snake eats the skeleton frogs and a skeleton Tyrannosaurus Rex…wait, nope, that’s scary no matter what; skeleton or not (maybe more terrifying if it’s a skeleton?).

It is…green, sir.

When we can dress up like whatever we want {to blend in with the ghouls and ghosts, demons and devils prowling around that night}, we can lose ourselves in the magic of the spirit of Halloween.

The monster within seeps out. Our inner creep…creeps out. We can display our fun, witty side or our scary side or, even, our broken side. Yet, it all looks like a mask.

The mask removed, the make-up wiped away, we’re left with the tale etched only in our bones. That’s why skeletons tell great stories. Sit beside one, pull up a chair, and listen to their tales of woe and despair. But, only some are so dreary. A lot are actually pretty funny (don’t make a joke involving funny bones).

A well honed sense of timing and a large grin help land the jokes (even worse).

Skeletons might make friends slowly, it might even be intimidating to talk to one, but deep down, we’re all the same. We’re just like them. They’re just like us…well, the human skeletons, anyway.

You never know what tale lurks beneath the skin unless you take the time to peel it back and truly listen {great, that sounds like an opening line to a Silence of the Lambs sequel}.

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To Halloween or Not Halloween (Is That Even a Question)?

My brother doesn’t like Halloween like I do, but that’s okay because he puts up with all my decorations and lets me put them everywhere (except in his closet […doesn’t mean I don’t]). He happily waits in the car while I shop for a new skeleton or lights or pumpkins or candy or creepy tablecloths or a new noise maker, or scary crawling thing or…well, you get the idea.

Can we still use the carpool lane?

There’s no question that I love Halloween. The outside of my house is brimming with skeletons starting October 1st. It’d be earlier, but I doubt my brother would allow it. He doesn’t even put Christmas decorations up until after Thanksgiving (heathen).

But, I don’t mind. I get the full 31 days of October to outwardly celebrate Halloween and 365 days to celebrate it inside my heart.

There’s nothing better than sitting beside your favorite skeleton and chatting about your day while sipping a Beetlejuice cocktail. Except, maybe, scaring little kids seeing kids’ eyes light up around your bubbling cauldron.

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Halloween Begins

Well, here we are, October 2nd. Halloween began yesterday…for some of us. There’s a chill in the air, football on the TV, and spooky decorations around the house. Autumn has finally arrived.

The best part is the leaves changing color. The sights and smells of autumn drift through the air. Boys and girls scream when they see the skeletons lining the yard.

Wait…

Maybe I’m confusing Halloween and autumn. One lasts from September to December and the other is when leaves start to fall onto the ground and I have to rake them [I guess my neighbors appreciate it].

It’s pretty embarrassing and uncool to confuse seasons, but since I live in Michigan, I’ve got a good excuse: we can have all four seasons in one day

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