Thursday, April 30, 2009

Haunters, start your engines

Here I am at the hotel in Milwaukee and ready to get this party started. Unfortunately, I got here at 10:30 and registration isn't until 6. Dang! But, I've been having a good time hanging out with Pam. We took the bus to the mall and I've beefed up my skull gear even more.

The first haunt tour is tonight. I'll be staying here but Pam will be going and hopefully have some good info for me to post. I'll hang back here and do very important things like wait for the rest of the crew and watch last night's episode of Lost.

Shout at you later

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Countdown to HauntCon

I leave day after tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited. I'm really looking forward to see all my HauntCon pals.

Though, I really can't stand packing. Will it be too cold for my skull t-shirts, skull skirts and skull capris? Should I only bring skull jeans and skull hoodies? What's a skull junkie to do?

Then the issue of horns. I have over 30 pairs, and I won't have time to wear all of them. So, how do I pick? Oh, decisions, decisions.

Anywho, keep your eyes here from Thursday on for updates on the seminars, haunts and fun.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Another Fabulous Freebie

Friday, as I cruised the tchotchke areas, I ran across this little gem. I already have one, so the question becomes, whom, of all my very deserving Halloween friends, should I bestow this little gem on.
It's a pretty frigg'n awesome leather mask. Any takers?

Monday, April 20, 2009

HauntCon is Right Around the Corner

I'm making my packing list and checking it thrice. And, I just called up the hotel and they have complimentary wireless access through out the building. That means all of you who can't make it, and that makes me sad, can still check out all the happenings right here. I'll have pictures and videos and updates.

And, again, if you are going to be there, drop me a comment. I always enjoy meeting haunters.

Friday, April 17, 2009

More Charleston Pictures

My sister and niece are still in Charleston and last night toured a haunted jail. Here's my sister's text comment and pictures -

"Charleston Jail. Opened in mid-1700 and closed in 1939. Many hanging and to this day, no plumbing. Eeeeewwwwww"

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's A Family Thing

I love that my sisters have really embraced my love of Halloween and Halloweenesque things (ghosts, ghouls, vampires, etc). Becky's been digging on all things ghostly for years. Ruth was a little later to the party, but, she's completely caught up.

Case in point, I went to visit her in South Carolina last month and we stopped at a cemetery to snap a few pics (they were posted back in early March so scroll down if you'd like to see them). Well, that tiny side trip seems to have sparked an interest in her. She and her daughter are in Charleston this week and not only popped into an old cemetery to take these pictures, BUT, they also are going on a cemetery tour! She's going to send me all the photos she takes and I'll post them up here. Enjoy this cellphone pictures until then. . .

The caption on this one was "Who's been sleeping in my bed?" She's funny.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Day Job Perks

One of the best things about working in Media is the perks that float my way. I've received countless movie passes (excellent), two 21st row tickets to an Aerosmith concert (more excellent) and, not one, but two Bucky's (even more excellenter).

For the past several weeks I've walked by the schwag graveyard and this Pirates of the Caribbean commuter mug has been flirting with me.
I found I could no longer resist it's provocative leathery appeal. Furtively looking around to insure I was unobserved, I pounced on it and claimed it for my own.

After pondering my treasure for a bit, I decided that I would pass it along to a deserving soul.

So, Mark G, this booty's for you!

Update to Haunted Activity

It happened again! On Saturday I was just sitting there minding my own beeswax (I'm sooooo 1930's) and the light on my iHome alarm clock popped on! WTF?!

Now, I'm just leaving it on. Let's see if it turns itself off next.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Haunted Activity in My Groovy Pad

Over the 10 years I've been living in my current place, I've had some odd things happen. For instance, my hair being brushed off my face in the night. Or, my blankets being pulled up under my chin. There's the time that for a solid week, every time my radio alarm went off, it ran up and down the dial. And, who can forget that time during a summer heat wave when my a/c shut off and my heat cranked up to 96?

I can go on and on, and maybe will on a later post. But, this is about the most current wacky occurence.

I have this iHome alarm clock on the counter between my kitchen and living room. I don't use it for anything except plugging in my iPod and jamming to my badass tunes (Shut-up! classic rock IS bad ass!) while cleaning. There are four light settings, but, I always just have it off because it's distracting. Sooooo. . . . Monday night, I'm watching the tube, as I'm prone to do, and around 11 pm or so, turn it off. About 30 seconds after I turn off the tv, the light on the alarm clock turns on on it's brightest setting. It's been so long since I used it that it was still set an hour earlier because I'd never "sprung it forward". I walked over to turn it off and to see what could have caused it to turn on in the first place. Nothing. Nothing near it. Nothing fell on it. I tried wriggling it, sliding it across the counter, and things like that looking for a loose connection. Nothing.

So, I've chalked this up to another of the strange happenings at my place.

FYI-This strangeness started right after I moved in. I did a little research on the area and discovered that my building is on the site of what used to be a Hopewell Mound. If you wanna know what that is, here's a link to some info:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

I found out this week that the Wavery Hills Sanatorium does a variety of tours. Including an all night one. I think that would be a fun outing for some of us haunters.

And, of course, Ghost Hunters did a live show from there in September of 2008. That alone would make it worth my while since I'm a bit of an addict where they are concerned.

So, I'm throwing it out there for debate. Anyone think this is something we should get a group together for? I'm thinking winter since it's down south and all us mid-westerners and east coasters will be wanting a break from the weather.

Pam just sent me the average temps for Louisville in the winter.
So. . . . um. . yeah. . .no. . . not winter.
Maybe the end of the summer

If you want to check it out, here's a link: