Saturday, October 29, 2016


Saturday 9: Tubular Bells (1973) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) According to Reader's Digest, The Exorcist is the scariest movie of all time. Have you seen it, and if so, did it scare you? 
I read the book before the movie and it actually scared me more than the movie did....but it was scary enough.
2) The Exorcist has been made into a TV series on Fox, premiering last month. Have you become a fan of any of the season's new shows?  
I did not care for the TV show, but I do like some of the new shows.  I like Designated Survivor, the best of all of them so far.
3) "Tubular Bells" is a popular ringtone for both Android and iPhone. What's your ringtone? An old telephone ring...not very creative.
4) As Halloween approaches, do you watch more scary shows and movies? 
I am not really fond of horror, but I do like a good thriller or mystery.
5) Do you have any recurring nightmares? 
I had the same dream over and over when I sold Mom's house 15 years ago. She had come back and was upset because someone else was living in her house. I was upset, that I had thought she was dead and could not explain why I thought that, to her.  Over the years it got worse, because, my dad came back and and they had no where to live. It was variations of that dream, and I would wake up very unsettled.  I haven't had it for a long time now.  When I dream about them now, they are happier dreams, and not guilt filled. Now that I am retired, I just have work dreams, and I am not getting paid anything for the trouble.
6) Have you carved a jack o' lantern this year? No, but I have had a lot of pumpkin spice coffee, biscotti, a pumpkin pie poptart...Does any one want the rest of the box? There is a lot of pumpkin spice out there.

7) Do you like the taste of pumpkin seeds? I have never had any.
8) What will the trick or treaters who knock on your door get? I have another bag of Snickers, just in case, we actually have a trick or treater. I could finish that off this weekend and no one would be the wiser.

9) A Halloween "let's pretend:" Back in the 1950s, a home in your neighborhood was the site of a gruesome murder/suicide. Relatives retained ownership of the house but declined to live there. During the ensuing decades, a legend grew: The tragic couple haunts the halls. Generations of schoolchildren insist they heard strange sounds and saw curtains often move mysteriously. Now the house is about to be demolished. A local charity is raising money by sponsoring a Halloween sleepover. Would you be willing to stay in this haunted house over night?   
As long as other people would be there.  I don't believe in ghosts, but you can't be too careful. If it is a sponsored event, the planners might have some scares in store for the people brave enough to stay.  I'll keep my running shoes on, thank you!


  1. Aw, that sounds like such a sad dream. I'm glad it's in your past.

  2. I often wonder if my parents are mad about us selling their last home. I never really liked that home anyway :)

  3. I think books are always scarier than movies because you using your own imagination and not the movie director's imagination.

  4. Pumpkin toothpaste .... now pumpkin biscotti sounds sooooo good!! Xoxo

  5. I think being careful is prudent. And maybe I should buy a bag of candy, you know, just in case, too.

  6. Dreams can be unsettling, I'm glad I don't have any - least-ways I don't think I do... smiles. Trick or Treaters seem to have disappeared from my area, or maybe they just grew up.

  7. I remember reading the exorcist and had the worst dreams as a result. I have never been a big horror fan because I guess I am too suggestible. I read Steven King's book Pet Sematary. Same thing, nightmare for too long.
    It is hard to move on after the loss of parents. As a teenager, I was chomping at the bit to be an adult. Facing an adult's challenges are difficult.