Thursday, May 16, 2013

May MUNSTER Madness

This post will give you a little insight into how my brain works. Last week I was brainstorming some blog ideas for this monster blog hop. My mind kept saying that word over and over again: monster, monster, monster, monster, monster. Until it turned into the word: munster, munster, munster, munster, munster.

The Munsters! They're a fun monster family. I wonder what they're up to these days.

So I Googled them and discovered they actually have an official website. Then I saw that you can book Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) for events, and I thought that would be great for a Halloween party.

Then I thought about that time in the 90s when Ben Stiller had his own sketch comedy show for a hot minute and one of the first episodes had a sketch where he played a grown up Eddie Munster who was pissed that his show got canceled. Remember that? Anyone? No? I was the only one watching The Ben Stiller Show? Well lucky for you I found the clip. Actually it's the full first episode, so you have to scroll to 4:40 for the Eddie Munster sketch. Click here to watch.

Okay, so it wasn't as funny as I remembered. But it's pretty funny to watch the rest of the show. I think Ben Stiller has since gotten his teeth fixed. I also don't remember all those other actors on the show--Janeane Garafalo, Andy Dick, Bob Odenkirk. That's the best part! God, I miss the 90s. Anyway, who knew you could start with "Monster" and end with "Ben Stiller's comedy show that got canceled after like 12 episodes."

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

House of Monsters

Creepy L.A. just posted this link today on Facebook. How cute is this? A monster stop motion short film. Let's donate!

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

May Monster Mother's Day Madness

We have monster fangs. Rawwwrrrrr!
I spent a lovely day with my mom on this Mother's Day. At dinner tonight we were talking about monsters (she's the one who inspired my love for Halloween), and I asked her to name her favorite monster mom. She said Morticia Addams, followed by Lily Munster. Then it occurred to us that we couldn't really think of any other monster moms. If you can think of others, please tell us in a comment. We were seriously racking our brains. Of course, part of the issue is defining monster moms. I would accept any mom that's spooky or supernatural. Also, don't Google "Monster Moms." It just gives you a list of stories of real life awful moms.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

May Monster Madness!

I'm stoked for the May Monster Madness blog hop! In case you haven't heard, it's a week-long blogging extravaganza with a monsters theme. Lots of awesome bloggers will be taking part so check them out. I just hope I have a enough material to cover a week's worth of monster posts. I'm up for the challenge.

As you know, I love, love, love Halloween. The timing of this is great because I keep meaning to write a post about my recent revelation that I can enjoy Halloween type stuff throughout the year. Why wait till October? My list of stuff to do includes: take a tour of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, sign up for a Dearly Departed tour, attend ScareLA in August and organize a spooky movie night (but not too spooky).

Have I done any of these things yet? No. But I will eventually! I love the idea of doing this stuff in the summer instead of trying to cram it all into October. Putting together a costume and scouting around for epic Halloween parties is enough work to fill an entire month. I will keep you posted on my Summer of Halloween adventures. In the meantime, check back all week for Monster posts. OoooOOoooOOOOoOOooooohhhhhh! (thats me being spooky)



NOTE: If you like this digital print, please don't steal it. I bought it from Hope Photo Art, and she has many amazing prints for sale. Check out her Etsy store and support your fellow artists.

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Sammy and I went on a very blustery walk today.

On our walk, we came across this lovely lemon tree.

We saw this lemon in the middle of the sidewalk that must have fallen from the tree. I immediately started thinking of that old adage. When life gives you lemons...

But before I could finish my thought Sam pissed on the lemon. I wish I had a picture of it. I couldn't help but smile because, let's be honest, sometimes you're tired of making the damn lemonade. Sometimes you just want to piss on life's lemons.

A little further down we found a condom in the middle of the sidewalk. 

I don't think there's a saying for when life gives you condoms, but you're welcome to come up with your own. Or maybe it could be mixed in with the lemon mantra.

Don't forget to tune in May 11th for May Monster Madness!