Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I think this Ouija board is haunted

I had a bunch of Halloween related posts that I planned to share but 
Hurricane Sandy had other plans for me.
So if you don't mind I will continue to post Halloween stuff even after today.....which is Halloween.
I love Halloween, as you know, it is my most favorite time of year.
I love anything and everything scary/spooky/creepy....except clowns.
But lets not talk about them.....they can feel you thinking about them and then they come for you.
Shit I just scared myself.
What was I saying? Oh yeah.....
Maybe it is because of this love for the strange that I always wanted an Ouija Board.
I kind of wanted and old one. They do still sell these in my local toy store.
But I wanted an old one.
I found this one on Etsy and it was listed as Vintage 1972......and I am also Vintage 1972
so it seemed like the perfect match.
It had the original box and everything.
When it arrived bringing with it the musty smell of an old cellar I was so excited.
I immediately placed it in my Dinning Room which I set up to look like a witch's spell room.
Whatever that is......
Anyway it went perfect with the rest of the decorations.

Then things started to happen.
Things that maybe a normal person....unlike myself....would maybe not notice.
The little paddle thingy that you use to ask questions would be moved from the center of the board over to yes or no.
I asked my son if he moved it and he looked up at me from playing Minecraft and said "huh" so I know it wasn't him.
I asked my husband if he moved it and he said "No I won't go near that devil worship board. I told you I don't even like it in the house."
So I know that big chicken didn't touch it.
I purposely placed it on Good Bye and the next time I looked at it it was on No.
All of this is weird and could easily be written off as someone moving it and not saying.
Then I started hearing voices coming from downstairs.
And before you ask no it wasn't the voices of my family nor the voices in my head.
But the sound of full conversations happening when no one else is in the house but me.

The creepiest thing by far was one night when I was sitting in my bed reading the light from my iPad the only source in the room.
I felt something sit on my bed.
It was that distinct pressing down movement as if someone came up and sat at my feet.
I didn't move or breathe and then it just went away.

All of this started when I opened up that Ouija board and placed in it my dining room.
So is it haunted?
Who knows.
But I LOVE the idea that it might be.
My husband....not so much....big baby.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: Sinister

Review contains spoilers

I saw Sinister on Friday night with my sister Judith and sister in law Letitia.

I had high hopes for this movie.
Sadly those hopes were shattered.
Who is viewing the final cut of these films?
I want to know.
So I can shake them and ask what the hell were you thinking.

The movie starts off great.
the premise is terrific....
True Crime writer moves his unknowing family into the home of a recent crime scene where a family was murdered.
He intends on writing a book about the murders.
The beginning scene is very intense and my hopes swelled and I thought if it keeps this intensity this may be.....finally a good "scary" movie.
When the police sheriff gets out of his car and his badge says Pennsylvania I was even more scared/excited/worried/excited/scared......because I live in Pennsylvania and a scary movie set in your own town/city is extra frightening. all went down hill from there.
The scares were forced.
All haunted house bullshit.
Someone jumps out.
There is a bang.
A door slams shut.
What are we stupid?
The only scene that could have been remotely frightening was shown in the damn trailer which pisses me off.
The murder scenes were scary in that in this sick world they could happen.
 And had the movie not turned into some ridiculously hokey bullshit with a bunch of white faced kids putting there fingers to their mouths in the shhhhhhh motion.
It may have actually been good.
Even though the bad guy was some supposed demon/god/monster
It still would have been better without the kids.
The ending was awful and it didn't have to be.
If it had just ended with the kid standing there looking at her father it could have redeemed itself a little but......nope.
In the end this was just another disappointing piece of garbage that I wasted my $11 bucks on.
If the movie industry wants to stop people from pirating movies they better start making movies that won't make me regret spending my hard earned money. 
At least make it look like you tried.


Monday, October 22, 2012

These times they are a changing

Hi there blog world. 

I have been absent.
No I was not abducted by aliens....although I am pretty sure they are coming.
No I wasn't killed after being crushed by a mile high pile of unread books.
I was trying to decide where I wanted this blog to go.
I got myself into a situation where I was feeling like I needed to constantly read something in order to have something to post about.
Or in order for my blog to seem interesting.
By going back and reviewing older posts I found that the posts that received the most hits weren't posts about books.
So it got me thinking.......I could still do this without talking about books so much.
Right now my life is hectic.
I don't have as much time to read as I used to.....or rather I read at a more leisurely pace so the ability to review in a timely manner just isn't possible.  
I am preparing for some very important certifications so I am reading a lot of technical text books which are not really that interesting.
So I am sure you wouldn't want me to review them.
Anyway the real point of this blog was to write.
So write I shall.
Tomorrow I will post a movie review.
I also want to talk about the Walking Dead sometime this week.
I have a lot to say.
I don't know if there is anyone still out there but if you would care to listen I would be happy to talk to you:)
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