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ghouls and goblins and sweet tarts, oh my!

ghouls and goblins and sweet tarts, oh my!

Veggie Tales 2: When Satan Calls
I'm a Halloween junkie. It's not the trick-or-treating. It's not even the cute little kids dressed up in their Bob the Builder costumes. It's the whole scenario; the blowing leaves, the early darkness, the constant playing of scary movies on cable - the overwhelming sense of the macabre that the holiday brings.

Ok, so I do like the trick-or-treating. The second my kids dump their loot out onto the floor I'm hovering over them on the pretense of looking for poison tootsie rolls and hidden razor blades in apples. But what I'm really doing is looking for what I consider to be the cream of the crop; Warheads, Nestle Crunch, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and caramel apple lollipops. They can keep the smarties and the M&M's and the pennies and whatnot. I walked them around the block three times, I deserve first pickings. Of course, they end up stealing the stash back, anyhow.

So, I'm here to share the Halloween goodies. Each day leading up to Halloween, I will post some theme related links, maybe tell you a good ghost story or regale you with stories of the horrid costumes from my childhood.

Today's links:

Halloween fonts and dingbats
Witch's finger cookies recipe
Gallery of unfortunate Halloween cards
Edgar Allen Poe library
Haunted Long Island (One day I will tell you my own personal stories of visiting some of these places)

Halloween joke of the day:
Q. Why did the Vampire read the Wall Street Journal?
A. He heard it had great circulation.

Oh come on, you laughed.

Don't forget to visit Raising Hell. We've got a Halloween question for you (worst thing you ever found in a trick or treat bag) and a Halloween Photo Contest - send us a picture of the worst Halloween costume you have ever seen. Embarass your kids, embarass your neighbor's kids, embarass a total stranger whose picture you came across on the web. We're not picky.

So, what are you going to be for Halloween?


awesome. :) i'm partial to Halloween as well.

I am going to be static cling, or a bobby-soxer. We're just going to my kid's school's party, so I'm reining it in. ;)

i like haloween better than christmas. christmas makes me want to kill happy people.

I love halloween, it's my favorite holiday. Pity that I didn't start working on my 70's pimp outfit earlier though.

We're going to the Witches Ball in NYC on Sunday night; on the day itself, we're talking about hitting the big parade in the Village.

Here's a joke: What do you get when you goose a ghost? A handful of sheet!