Thursday, October 4, 2012

Halloween Happenings: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Screams!

I wanted to share some of the Halloween happenings that I've been getting into so far during this horrific holiday season, and I think this is where being addicted to Instagram is really going to pay off. For as long as I've had an account, I've been using Instagram to take pictures of clouds and flowers (you know, like every other asshole who uses Instagram and thinks they're taking amazing pictures), but it's also sort of an extension of my personality, my interests and my hobbies, all of which directly correlate with CNAMB. For example, like I do with Dumpster Diving for Gold, I share any VHS and DVD finds I make (which I need to do more of around here), and sometimes I'll share a photo from a film I'm watching at the time, things of that nature.

Something else I've been using it for is to take photos of all the Halloween shenanigans I've been getting into for the past month or so. This is where Instagram's tagging feature comes in handy, as it's actually a great way for me to keep track of all the Halloween awesomeness that has polluted my life since the season began. So anyway, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the best stuff that Halloween has brought my way so far this season, and what better way to do it than with pictures?! Well, probably with a song and dance, but I'm in my underwear right now, and that would be pretty awkward, so I'll stick with pics for time being.

Here's some cheap Dollar Store crap and a jack-o'-lantern porch light cover from the "Big K."

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I picked up this kewl little decoration for only $6 at Horrorhound Weekend in Indianapolis (which was the best time EVER).

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As per usual, I've been enjoying my fair share of Sam Adams Octoberfest, but I've also completely fallen in love with Magic Hat's own brand of seasonal beverage, Hex (I might even be having one now…).

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I love Cadbury Creme Eggs with a fiery passion, and the discovery that Cadbury now makes "Screme Eggs" basically means I can die now. Well, not before I eat 70 of these things. Tonight. 

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It's a fact: I haven't been able to find Monster Cereals in local grocery stores for the past few years, which is enough to create a river of sadness. But this year, Wal-Mart has that shit in stock, and I literally found their Monster Cereal setup just as I was complaining about how no one sells them!

Also, I look like an idiot.

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Remember Bolo?! Well, that mo fo is back and WAYYYY bigger than he ever was before. Bolo is jacked up, bro!

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And here's just one of Bolo's babies, and one example of the three or four different varieties of gourd that bitch is producing. Sick! 

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And now it's my favorite part… decorations! We haven't quite started doing the outside yet (mostly due to rain), but the interior of our home is all ready to 'shock' and roll!

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Some of the stuff on this coffee table has changed around a bit, but I'm too lazy to take another picture!

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This handy bastard seems to find a new home every year, and each new home is a cause for a good chuckle, me thinks!

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And what it all comes down to is this: the cream of the crop, the pièce de résistance, the mother trucking highlight of this whole show! After my life partner came up with the idea of putting the rave to the gravestone on top of the fireplace, it set off a chain of events that led to what I think is without a doubt our coolest looking Halloween fireplace set-up yet! Looking at it really tickles my tender vittles, and I hope you dig it, too!


That's enough of this nonsense for this evening, but I do hope this was a somewhat enjoyable journey, and I'm sure I will do at least one more post like this as the season moves forward. There's still the outside of our house that we need to decorate (which we have epic plans for), and I'm sure there will be other cool shit that pops up that I will want to share with you! Kay, buh-bye!


  1. I have an October beer too! It's called Red As Hell Ale (from Squatters in Utah). Love what ever scary thing is happening inside your fireplace, also because of the lighting. Nice touch.

    1. Thanks! That's actually a mini strobe light, and the effect is incredibly cool looking when the thing is going!

  2. Love it! I will take pumpkin beer suggestions, thanks. Can't wait to see what other plans you have that you'll be sharing with us.

    1. It should be a pretty cool Chucktober, I hope! And I know I will certainly be enjoying plenty of Halloween friendly beverages, too!

  3. Loving the decorations and the new CNAMB layout, bro!

    1. Thanks, man! I figured I'd go all out for both the blog and the home decorations, too! Glad you dig them!

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  5. I love the hand on the lamp decor! Yum, Cadburry Eggs! I think if I were on the brainstorming team at Cadburry I would have named them Rotten Eggs instead though, but maybe they thought that would hinder sales?

    1. Thanks a lot! That hand's been used in numerous Halloween decorating situations, and this one might be my favorite!

      I do like the play on on the word 'Creme' with the Screme Eggs, but Rotten Eggs would be great, too, especially considering they have green stuff inside!

      Thanks for the comment!

  6. Wow. And WOW! I like your style, Matt. And I want a disembodied hand reaching for my light switch. Can't wait to see what you do to the outside of your house!


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