Wednesday, December 24, 2008

. . . and to all a good night!

Everyone, have a happy, safe, fun, and if you're lucky, spooky Chirstmas.

Here's how it's looking in Shytown . .

It's a winter wonderland!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bad weather put the kabosh on my cemetery trip. . .

Hopefully, one day soon and can go.

In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of Patti and me taken in September for the party invitation.

You're welcome . . .

Friday, December 12, 2008

Harry Potter - The Exhibition

How cool is ths? The Museum of Science and Industry, right here in my beloved Chicago (even with the corrupt politics, it is still my beloved Chicago) will be having a Harry Potter Exhibit next year!!!

Here's the link . . .

It's going to run from April 30th to September 7th. Now, as most of you know, Hauntcon will be in Milwaukee in 2009 from April 30th to May 3rd. And, Milwaukee, of course, is this/close to Chicago. So, I propose some of you extend your trip, hightail it to Chicago, and check it out. I'll go with you. Honest I will!!!

And for those of you that haven't looked into Hauntcon yet, here's that link. . .

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Calvary Cemetery

Ok, weather permitting, I'll be hitting Calvary Cemetery in my home town of Evanston on Saturday. Let's keep those fingers crossed. If so, there will be a ton of pictures here on Monday.

Interesting side note, my highschool boyfriend, Steve, taught me how to drive in this cemetery. Something about not being able to hurt or kill the dead should I hit them with his car.

Here's a link to info on the cemetery. . .

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's too quiet out there. . .

This whole post-Halloween slide into Winter Holidays thing makes for an entirely too quiet Haunters community. Just a month and a half ago we were all working hot and heavy on our Halloween props and going to haunts. There were all kinds of pictures being passed around of our toys and props and decorations and costumes.

Now. . . silence. . . Oh, how I long for the sights and sounds of October. There is no patch or gum or anything to help me through this withdrawal. So, I shall create my own.

I will go on a cemetary tour this weekend. Then, the Boys of Mystery Man in Omaha will be here on the 29th. We'll hit a ghost tour. Then, Boston in mid-January with the East Coast Haunt Club crowd for ghost hunting and pub crawling.

I can make it through . . . I just know I can.

What are the rest of you doing to keep Halloween alive during these "other" holidays?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Go Team Tubbie! Go Team Tubbie!

Ok, this isn't at all Halloween info, but, Team Tubbie will be playing live trivia tonight, December 2nd, at Madriver on Sheffield. Come and join us. I ain't so bright and can use all the help I can muster.

We will be drinking many spirits, so maybe that's the Halloween tie-in.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Now you slaughter that turkey real good, um'kay?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Need to decorate my cubicle

The company I work for is having a contest to see who can decorate their cubicle the best for the holiday (I work in a fun place). So, I'm looking for suggestions. I could go the easy route with Nightmare Before Christmas decorations. Something a little more difficult like recreate the graveyard scene from A Christmas Carol. Or, and this is sorta what I'm leaning towards, a tribute to A Christmas Story.

Here's what I'm thinking. . . . a pair of cracked glasses with splattered blood and grey matter next to a red ryder bb gun.

What do you guys think?

What are you looking at?

I'm on the L last night getting all kinds of weird looks from my fellow passengers. Honestly, it's as if they've never seen someone get on the train with 3 cauldrons before at the end of November.

Non-haunters! Sheesh!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Plans for Boston Are Coming Together

We are getting everything ready for our Big Boston Adventure! We've already been sent some ideas (mostly good places to drink, haunters like to drink? really?) but are always looking for more.

In particular, we'd love to hear about some Boston ghost stories we can look into while we are there. If you know of any, please send me an e-mail or toss it in the comments.

More from Region 335

Mark sent some pictures a while back of Region 335 which are already posted. Well, these are from Glen. It's more a focus on how creepy the characters are. And, as you all know, I do love me some creep.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lull Farm Corn Maze

And, here are a few more pictures from the myth, the man, the legend. . . GLEN! Don't know why he felt we'd need to see an port-a-potty. But, he sent it, so I'm posting it! That's his buddy Bill in the first shot.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Nightmare New England

Alright, I know that yesterday was the tomorrow I was speaking of on Wednesday, but, I was sickly so I didn't get around to updating the blog with Glen's fabulous photos. "Who's Glen?", you may be asking. Well, he's that handsome fella on the left there. So, buckle yourselves in and enjoy this crazy ride we call scenes from Nightmare New England

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Black Spot Haunt In Rhode Island

Ok, so Glen took like a bazillion pictures for me of different east coast haunts (which, by the way is HUGE for him) and then I played it all lame and didn't get them up in a timely fashion. So, I apologize ever so much.

Since there are so many pictures, I'm breaking 'em down by haunt.

Today, I bring you Black Spot.

Stay tuned tomorrow for Nightmare New Englad

Monday, November 10, 2008

Is Boston's Omni Parker House Haunted?

This is what Kate and I hope to find out over Martin Luther King's birthday weekend.

We're heading to Boston, kids! We'll be there January 17th - 20th. So, if you're nearby and wanna hang out with a Shytown Haunter or two, drop me a line.

Thanks and good haunting!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pumpkin Carving Pictures

I'm happy to say that we all made it through the carving with our fingers intact. As usual, I was there in a supervisory capacity. It turned out to be the nicest night all week and we were able to sit outside (a major plus for the smokers in the group) Here's a few shots. . .

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

More Party Pics

These photos come compliments of Gary. That's him in the first picture. Huh! Sourrounded by good looking women. Go figure!