Sunday, April 14, 2013

Welcome to my friendship series

I didn't always have a best friend (even before I became a ghost).  At one point, I thought I was so different from everyone else that I'd never have a real friend who I could share all my secrets with, and who would understand me and like me for who I am.  And then I met Svetlana!  She made me see That it was okay to be different and that being a ghost didn't make me a freak.  It made me interesting and cool.  and she made me realize that even though it's fine not having a best friend, it's so-o-o-o much nicer when you have one.

I happen to think that Lana (she likes her nickname best) is the best friend in the would--and I know we'll always be there for each other.  Maybe that's how you feel about your best friend, too.  If so, you'll love reading this series with your best friend.

You'll be able to find out all sorts of things about each other by analyzing each other's clothes, hairstyles (though mine are a bit limited, you understand), and handwriting!
You can find out why you're such good friends and share your hopes and wishes.  You can even create matching tokens to show how important you are to each other, just as Lana and I did with our friendship pebbles.

I hope you and your best friend have as much fun with this series as Lana and I have had hanging out at her family's castle.  Maybe it will lead you to adventures that are
just as exciting (although maybe not as scary) as some of ours!

Best Wishes,



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Commas Can Save Lives! Part II

Commas Can Save Lives!

There is nothing much to punctuating a sentence really, beyond a little comma sense. Yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking--what's a misplaced, or forgotten comma or two? Like I said, commas can save lives!

You don't believe it? Take a look.

Jessica claimed Frankenstein planned the murder.
Without a comma, the angry villagers charge up the hill, torches blazing. But add a pair of commas, and Jessica becomes the suspect.

Cora, claimed Frankenstein, planned the murder.
Here's another example (remember you are at the Zombie Nite Cafe):

Let's eat Grandpa!
Let's eat, Grandpa!

In the first sentence, the Zombies are planning to eat Grandpa; the second, inviting him to dine with them.

Don't take commas for granted. Commas can save lives, or at the very least, avoid a misunderstanding.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

How To Make a Mummy

(It's always best to locate "willing victims" for this game!)

Summary: Wrap someone in toilet paper as quickly and neatly as possible!
Goal: Create the best looking mummy
- 5 rolls of masking tape
- 5 rolls of toilet paper
- A judge

How to Play Toilet Paper Mummy Game:
1. Arrange everyone into teams of about four or five. Give each team a roll of toilet paper and a roll of masking tape.

2. Each team selects a volunteer from their group. The goal of the game is to wrap the person up in toilet paper, and create the best looking toilet paper mummy. The teams have only 10 minutes to wrap the person up using only toilet paper and masking tape.

3. After 10 minutes, tell everyone to stop. Have the mummies model their awesome wrapped-up selves and ask the team members to present/”sell” their mummies on why it is the best.
4. The judge will have to decide who has the best-looking mummy, and is ultimately, who is the winner.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Connie's Halloween Party

Every Halloween I thow a party for the family.  My old stand by is "Dead Man over Worms" and "Bleeding Cementary Cake".  This year, however, I decided to be a bit more conventional:
Witches Fingers & Toad Stool
Served with Ranch dip
Snake Bites
Served with your choice of venom or vampire-blood dipping sauce

Zombie Eyeballs Served chilled with a sprinkle of paprika
Goul-lash Salad & Zombie Brains
(Wiggly worms served upon request)

Witches Brew & Blood CupcakesThe brew is served chilled. The cupcakes are frosted with whipped ghosts and topped with colorful candied body parts & sweetened bat ears

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Long Beach Zombie Walk IV

If you are within driving distance of Long Beach, CA on October 29th you might consider joining thousands of groaning "undead" lurching and shuffling along the streets of Long Beach in an attempt to smash the current world record for zombies on the move at one time.

The all day event includes local bands, art, food and drink, vendors, zombie makeup stations, a huge "Thriller" flash mob-style choreographed dance. The walk begins at 8 p.m. on 3rd Street at Pine Ave.  For additional information:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Zombies in the Burbs?

Exploring Theories of the Change

What creates a Zombie? 
Some theories point to the product of a disease, a product of a curse, magic or even some type of toxin in the brain--activated by, say the properties of Halloween?

Can the transformation of human cells be stopped?  Reversed?  Is it possible to cohabitate with zombies and still remain human and alive?  While this blog will attempt to explore different theories behind what it is to become a zombie, especailly as Halloween is soon approching, no theroy can be proven until the zombies go 'mainstream'.

But until that time...