Things I Love Thursday, November 3rd ’10


Lovely Day of the Dead image courtesy of  I highly recommend her tumblr, it’s a treasure trove of hauntingly beautiful images!

Hello, my ghostlings! 

I hope you’ve all had a spooktacularly spectacular Hallowe’en, and that you’ve had a week largely spent in a sugar-induced coma!  I’ve come across all sorts of thrilling stuff that has brightened my week, so let’s get to it!

* Reading all about the history and traditions behind Day of the Dead, Samhain, All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day.  Makes for fascinating reading, and is a wonderful way to transition into November.  Get thee to Wikipedia!

* Watching Hocus Pocus!  One of my favourite childhood movies (featuring the one and only Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah  Jessica Parker!) and one that is legitimately spooky.   Incredibly entertaining, this movie is actually one for all seasons.   In short, this movie helped raise me. 

* Sugar highs and sugar comas!

* Helping to plan an extravagant Christmas Marketplace that’ll look so Dickensy, Dickens would be jealous!

* Butter tart pie.  BUTTER. TART. PIE.

* Being starred on Jezebel!!!  Surely, this is what being knighted or receiving the Order of Canada must feel like.   What an honour has been bestowed upon me!

* Brace yourselves: My little sister gave me the rest of her Hallowe’en candy.  Yes, you read correctly.  What an amazingly kind gesture!  Completely voluntary.  Completely out-of-the-blue.  Not to mix holiday metaphors, but my heart just grew three sizes!


And so concludes my list of this week’s pleasures.  What are the brightest and shinest snippets of your week?

Cheers to you!


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