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...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Teens, Tween, and E-Readers!

Marketing research shows more teens are picking up e-readers than ever before!
It looks like teens across the country ripped open  Kindles, Nooks, and other popular e-readers for their holiday gifts this year, because Young Adult ebook sales have exploded since last December! According to articles in The New York Times and on the YALSA blog, more and more teens are choosing  e-readers over print books, and more YA ebooks are being downloaded than ever before.

While we’re all used to the idea of teens hanging out and spending  the day with a good paperback, NYT writer Julie Bosman thinks that idea might not last much longer:

“That scene may be slowly replaced by tweens and teenagers clustered in groups and reading their Nooks or Kindles together, wirelessly downloading new titles with the push of a button, studiously comparing the battery life of the devices and accessorizing them with Jonathan Adler and Kate Spade covers in hot pink, tangerine and lime green.”
And it’s not just teens either. YA lit as a whole is being downloaded more and more frequently.  Adults with e-readers say they now have more options and more freedom to choose different subjects with the touch of a finger, and many are finding the insightful and awesomely addicting plotlines of YA lit!

Of course, a lot of things play into this: e-readers are getting cheaper and cheaper, more books are being offered (sometimes for free!) in ebook form, and some schools are even offering ebook readers loaded with titles ready to check out from the library.  Although some people are still hesitant with ebook technology, it looks like it’s taking the YA world by storm!

Does anyone have an e-reader program at their school or office? Has anyone just found the joys (or sorrows) of ebook reading? This is such an exciting topic, and we’re so curious!

To read the full articles, visit The New York Times and the YALSA blog.

Remember March is E-book Month!

Check out you local public library and check-out :-) the 'digital offerings'.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Opening Night

I've been hard at work on my "Nine Lives of Lana Pierpont Series" but I'm still trying to plot a Zombie novel.  The main road block, so the speak, is all the blood and assorted gore!
In order for me to work through my problem, I asked around the supernatural community and developed a modern take on a classic recipe.
Roasted Zombies
  1. Start with the zombie at room temperature. Preheat your oven to 375.
  2. Spread olive oil all over the zombie, and sprinkle garlic powder to taste.
  3.  Place the zombie directly on the oven rack, fatty side up, with a drip pan on the rack beneath. As the fat melts, the zombie will be bathed in its own delicious juices.
  4. Brown the zombie at 375 for half an hour. Lower the heat to 225 and cook for an additional 2 to 3 hours, until that zombie meat is falling off the bone.