Daily Archives: October 28, 2012

Sunday night at the beach

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We’ve had a fabulous meal, courtesy of my fabulous sister–juicy filet mignons from Omaha Steaks, so tender they melted in your mouth, garlic toast, spinach salad and baked potatoes. I was too stuffed for dessert, but the fellows enjoyed apple pie a la mode.

Now we are sharing one of our favorite films (and one of Richard’s, too) with my sis and BIL, the delightful Pixar production Up on our PS3 that Benny brought from home.

The house that is about to be taken on a journey via balloons for the adventure of a lifetime in UP.

 Sis took a break to take Miss Hannah Dog for her walkies, so Benny watched some 50s monster movie with a stop-motion creature from Venus wreaking havoc in Italy. BIL suggested the film was “unrealistic.” Gee, ya think?? Now back to the fun of Up.  I like to imagine RA guffawing at some of the most amusing moments . . .

I hope you all have had a pleasant weekend and a good Monday to come. Stay safe and well, everyone.

Sunday Smorgasbord: Spicy & Sweet

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Oh, those smiles. Sweet, sunny, shy, quietly content, downright flirty-girty, sly and sexy. Wonderful smiles reflected in those amazing azure eyes.   Sugar and spice and everything nice . . . those smiles.

Sunday Smorgasbord: Take Out and Eat

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Back in the day, my husband’s grandmother used to encourage her guests around the dinner table to “take out and eat.” May I encourage you to more or less do the same, my friends. 😉  What a variety of “dishes” Mr. Armitage and his ChaRActers offer!

Halloween Week at TAE!

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Two cousins, the boy dressed in military camou...

Two cousins, the boy dressed in military camouflage and the girl in a ballerina outfit, wait outside a door as they go trick-or-treating, October 31, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Frankenstein for Halloween back in th...

Halloween will arrive here in the U.S. this Wednesday, October 31,  but celebrations are already underway (as you may have noticed right here at this blog).

The holiday is a pretty big deal in our country; visit a retail outlet such as Wal-Mart and you’ll see many racks of full costumes and Halloween-oriented tee-shirts for children and adults, along with a myriad of accessories from fake blood to fairy wings and Day-Glo wigs.  Your sweet tooth can go into overdrive from the bags and bags of candy, individually-wrapped goodies designed to be to handed out to miniature superheroes, vampires and princesses who show up on your doorstep with cries of “trick or treat!”

These kids featured in The Beach Reporter, a California newspaper, are all decked out for the holiday and their school’s carnival.

Cable and satellite channels hold “Fright Fests” throughout the month airing classic horror films such as “Frankenstein” and “Dracula” along with more contemporary “scary movies.” Television specials focus on communities and families known for their all-out celebrations of the holiday.

Organizations host haunted house attractions–Terror on the Gulf, Panic in the Park, the Haunted Hayride–providing thrills and chills as they raise funds for worthy causes. Many schools and churches hold Halloween carnivals or harvest festivals  offering games, costume contests and other activities.

English: This is The Bates Motel and haunted H...

English: This is The Bates Motel and haunted Hayride in Glen Mills, PA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here at The Armitage Effect, we will  celebrate the occasion by blogging  about some of our favorite spooky movies (personally, I am into atmosphere and suspense rather than excessive blood and gore), Halloween-themed songs,  share Halloween fan art and who knows? You just might discover a surprise or two. Hopefully you will find it interesting, fun and even educational.
But mostly, we want to have—FUN.  😉