Posted by missjunebug on October 30, 2012
Halloweenie Pumpkin Man says "Happy Halloween!" Photo by mjb2012
missjunebug loves this time of year except for the ridiculously summery temps and the fire-promoting Santa Ana winds. Where’s the sweater weather?? Coming soon according to the weather gurus.
Speaking of weather, she’s happy to see the Eastern Seaboard digging out from under Sandy Frankenstorm. Now that’s really scary. missjunebug will take a 40-second earthquake over a 3-day, 750-mile wide, 10-state collateral damage hurricane any day! Side benefit of Sandy F: an electioneering hiatus. She looks forward to November 3rd and the cessation of hyperbole, litote, polls, fearsome ads, rants, debates, and nonsensical posturing and parsing of all things political.
missjunebug’s heart goes out to all those travelers who are suffering the Nightmare Before Halloween: Flight Cancellations x thousands. Shape-shifting United is stepping up with easy flight changes and no charges. That Continental merger is having some sweet side effects for beleaguered travelers! missjunebug hopes all those stranded trick or treaters make it home in time to score some candy corn!
Here’s missjunebug’s Halloween Haiku, a tribute to the season in 5-7-5 syllables:
Dark night chills the spine
Ghostly shadows swirl within
Tingling trick or treat!
Happy Halloween, all you ghosties and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night!
Posted by missjunebug on September 20, 2012
English: Candy corn, specifically Brach's candy corn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
White pointy head
Orange body quadrilateral
Yellow Gumby feet
Bite the base first,
Then the body.
Save the tippy tip
for last: a light, bright,
sugary sweet tiny bite.
“Made with Real Honey”
offers the perfect pretext
to eat first one
and another to 19 for
a less than 150
missjunebug wants to assure you that her love of Brach’s Candy Corn–yes it has to be Brach’s–is unleashed only once a year on the First Day of Fall, give or take a day or two for just a few weeks. This seasonal favorite recalls all the best of autumn days giving way to the spooky nights of October and culminating in carved pumpkins and costumed revelry. missjunebug encourages you to think about your seasonal favs and to join her in her seasonal cheer: “All for Fall!”
Posted by missjunebug on October 30, 2011
Simple pumpkins not so simple any more: Red, orange greenish, white and warty! Photo by mjb2011
missjunebug had some fun this weekend taking a few Halloween pictures that capture the spooky vibe of the season. Try not to get too scared. She’ll provide you with the Cornish benediction to cure all scariness that manifests this time of year:
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties,
and things that go bump in the night,
good Lord, deliver us!
Fine seasonal signage! Hey, Pumpkin Head Man! Photo by mjb2011
Smiley pumpkin with a spooky pitchfork! Creepy plus!! Photo by mjb2011
What's scarier? The Hairy Skeleton or the Steroidal Strawberry? Photo by mjb2011
Posted by missjunebug on October 30, 2009
OOOOOO! So Scary!!! Photo by mjb2009
missjunebug hopes you celebrate Halloween wherever you are!
If you need a good scare, just look at your 401K again or check out the unemployment numbers!
If you’re staying in, check out Martin Scorsese‘s best horror film analyses and clips on www.thedailybeast.com and watch the one you find scariest.
If you’re going out trick or treating, have fun and be safe. With the right app, you can turn your iPhone into a flashlight! Cool or what?
As for missjunebug, she’ll be dressing up as a carefree 1920s flapper! You know…one of those multi-fringed, short-skirted, drinking-out-of-their-bejeweled-satin shoe Charleston-dancing girls. Those girls had a real good time…right before the CRASH! Now where did missjunebug put her feather boa?
Happy, happy Halloween!