Saturday, October 07, 2006

Morgen's Halloween Meme

Morgen over at It's A Blog Eat Blog World is the queen of Memes! This week, he created his latest - the Halloween Meme. After harrassing him about it, he finally tagged me. So, here it is!

1. What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?

Halloween! The birth of the slasher/horror film. I saw this movie when I was a little girl (yes, my parents were way too lenient about what I watched), and it scared the crap out of me. I think it’s the music – that is the scariest damn music I have ever heard in my life. I have since had many a nightmare about being chased by Michael Myers (This also may explain why I have an unnatural fear of William Shatner). And the movie still scares me today even though I’ve probably seen it 100 times.

2. What was your favorite Halloween Costume from childhood?

Madonna. I think that was sixth grade. Mini skirt, fishnet stockings, lots of jewelry, big hair. I loved it so much, I continued that look throughout the rest of my junior high career.

3. If you had an unlimited budget, what would your Fantasy Costume be for this Halloween?

Cleopatra. Then I could hire lots of half-naked men to carry me around on one of those canopy things on their shoulders. (What exactly are those called? Anyone? Anyone?)

4. When was the last time you went Trick Or Treating?

Last year. . . I’m serious. Eli was carrying his little trick-or-treat bucket, and I was carrying Georgia’s. She was four months old. I think everyone knew who I was really trick-or-treating for.

5. What's your favorite Halloween Candy?

Kit Kats. I freaking LOVE Kit Kats!!

6. Tell us about a scary nightmare you had.

This is a tough one because I have so many nightmares. Pretty much every time I remember a dream, it’s a nightmare. I hope that doesn’t mean I have a twisted psyche. The recurring theme in my nightmares is that I am often being chased, and I can’t get anyone to help me or listen to me. I’m always quite frustrating.

I have been chased by big dogs, snakes, purple cartoon monsters, vampires, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, a faceless man with an axe, Charles Manson and giant clowns. The one with the clowns was very interesting. The clowns carried these giant lightbulbs that held all their power and to defeat the clowns, you had to break their lightbulbs, but if they caught you, they would kill you. Jeez, what is WRONG with me?!

7. What is your Supernatural Fear?

Ghosts. I thought it would be fun to spend the night in a haunted hotel once (this is before we had kids), and I couldn’t sleep. I had heard all the stories about the hotel, and I was waiting for a ghost to come walking across the room at any minute. I was terrified to even get out of bed to use the bathroom.

8. What is your Creepy-Crawlie Fear?

Do snakes count? I’m going with snakes. They give me the heebie-jeebies, and I don’t know why. I’ve never had any bad experiences with snakes. They just look evil. And they’re slimy. And I recently had a dream that my cat morphed into a snake. *shiver* Scary!

9. Tell us about a time when you saw a ghost, or heard something go Bump in the night.

Right after Eric and I got married, we moved into this duplex. It was old, and it always gave me the creeps, but it was cheap. Anyway, at that time, Eric worked a lot of nights. Whenever he was gone, weird things would happen. I would sit down to watch TV and it would go fuzzy, but when I would get up to go fiddle with it, it would come back on right when I got to it. This would happen four or five times in a row, like someone thought it was funny. Or I would be baking, and a bowl full of something that was setting in the middle of a flat counter would slide off.

The scariest thing that happened was when I was showering one night, and I had my eyes closed rinsing out my hair when a hand grabbed my leg. I screamed, and then said, “Jesus Eric, that is NOT funny!” No answer. I quickly rinsed the soap out of my eyes and got out of the shower. Eric was not home and there was no one there. I think we lived with a ghost who had a very twisted sense of humor!

10. Would you ever stay in a real Haunted House overnight?

Hell no! See #7. I know they say ghosts can’t hurt you, but I’ve seen Poltergeist. I’m not messing around with that sh*t!

11. Are you a traditionalist (just a face) Jack O'Lantern Carver, or do you get really creative with your pumpkins?

Personally, I like the face. My husband gets very creative and elaborate. He always carves one really intricate design, and he does one fun one for the kids. I think last year he did Elmo. They’re very good, but they require waaaay more patience than I possess.

12. How much do you decorate your home for Halloween?

We don’t overly decorate because our decorations have to be baby-friendly or out of reach of little hands. We put a sign on the front door that says Eli’s pumpkin patch, and the traditional Halloween cut-outs in the window. Pumpkins go on the front porch. And this year, Eric got creative with the jigsaw and made this lovely display for the front yard. It’s lit up at night so you can just see the silhouette.

13. What do you want on your Tombstone?

I’ve always said I’m going to have, “I told you I was sick.” Because in that situation, people are going to need to laugh!

Now, who shall be my next victim? Muuuwaahaahaaahaa! I shall tag Ian, Kristie, and Irene. And I'll leave it at three! Please give Morgen at It's a Blog Eat Blog World credit since he created this Meme. And visit his page after you're done, so he can list you!


crazymumma said...

A hand grabbed your leg!!!!!!!!!!I have chills girl. Chills.

Am with you on the move Halloween.

I am still trying to pull my book meme together. Can you ever forgive me...I am the worlds biggest meme loser, but I am a faithful commentator!.

ian said...

I'll get to it by tomorrow, I think. I've got one meme ahead of you (how did I get so popular, anyway?).


slackermommy said...

Ooh, my first meme. I hope I do this right; answer the same questions, post it on my blog, link to Morgan and tag a couple people. Is that right?

Morgen said...

thanks, Neila... great answers!
sorry it's taken me a couple days to read your meme, it's been crazy.
I showed Lee your witch & cat cut-outs, and he said, "martha stewart living, october 2005"

wow -- you know how on Remington Steel, Remington could identify any mystery plot with a movie reference? my lee can do the same thing with martha stewart living!