Velcome to my par-lor.
This past weekend my girlfriend, our daughter and I went shopping for, among science projects and groceries, Halloween decorations. Having visited a number of stores over the past week or so I must admit to being a bit let down by the lack of emphasis for the holiday on store shelves. This weekend's excursion, however, has greatly lifted my spirits (pun totally intended) and we even snagged a few, cool goodies that I'll be rolling out as the Halloween Countdown continues.
Living from apartment to apartment for the past few years, we don't really have a lot of nice decorations to spread around the house so the television has become somewhat of a central point of decor activity (see above). I like to think of it as the shrine at which I worship the celluloid monster gods or yesteryear. This year we've added some new table trinkets including a large skull candle that bleeds out of its eyes after a certain point (see insert) and some neat mini light-up jack 'o' lanterns.
Perhaps the highlight of this year so far, though, has to be the discovery of the BRAND NEW Monster Cereal boxes from General Mills (thanks, Johnny)! Honestly I believe these new designs are the best yet and they lend themselves perfectly to the comics featured on the back side of each box or... dare I dream it, a new animated commercial? One can only hope.
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