Monday, September 1, 2008

A September to Dismember

Can you see it? In the distance there? Look harder...I know the sun is in your eyes and it's hard to squint and see it...
There...on the horizon...


It's right around the corner! Are you almost ready? I know I sure am!

Today is Labor-atory Day...which means that:

59 days from now, everyone will be trick or treating, Monster Bashing, or just plain old loving life as the greatest day of all time bestows itself upon us!

Jim and I have been bouncing back and forth between Party Box and Party City every weekend, examining every solitary little Halloween tidbit that has been finding its way to the shelves. By the way, Party City wanted me to ask you what you were being for Halloween this year. Get back to them on that when you get a chance, ok?

Operation: "AMR makes my Halloween Costume, Part Deux" is in full effect. Ebay has been very good to me this year, and I have successfully located about 98% of my costume's props and effects from its power sellers.

Ebay has also been good to Mr. Jim Robs, who is further along in his costume this year than I think ever before. Maybe my Halloween spirit has influenced him, or forced him, to start earlier. I'm living in the fast lane to spOOoOooOoky-town here, so hop on or get the F off!

Just kidding.

But honestly, get on that spOoOoOoOoOoky train already, people!

September brings so many good things. While not as outrageously insane and awesome as October, September is like the appetizer to the main course. October is so jam-packed with decorating, baking, planning, shopping, costume-ing, Monster Bash-ing, and being all-around spOoOoOoOoky, it's nice to dabble in some festivities that are just as good (and available!) in September.

So, here is my tentative list of things I'd like to do in September:

  • Apple Picking. I am not going to go into too much detail, because I have a Monster Blog coming up about this soon, but Granny Smith's ripen the 3rd week of September, so that makes apple picking awesome in September. The weather is still pretty warm and it still stays light out late enough to spend the afternoon there and have a nice picnic. Where do we go to pick those bad boys? Stay tuned....

  • Terror Behind the Walls. This is a haunted house that is in an actual abandoned prison. It's in Pennsylvania. I also have a blog coming up about this, so fear not...well actually, fear alot!!! It sounds pretty scary! I have never been here, but I am DYING to go. They have a "Fright and a Bite" package that sounds like something that completes my life. More on that later.

  • Fright Fest. This is slowly becoming not a reality anymore, due to gas and overall cost. But seriously, I love Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure. I love to walk through the spooOoOoOoOkified boardwalk and ride Medusa and Batman in the dark...spoOoOoOoOky! I am actually not 100% on when this even starts. I can't get a definitive date on the website. Either end of September or beginning of October.

  • Salem. I seriously live for Salem in the Fall. That place = Halloween. I think I should move there. I'm not really into Witchcraft though, or Pirates. But from the food at Salem Beer Works Brewery (get that pumpkin beer!), to the House of the Seven Gables, to the Salem Witch Museum, to the zillion Haunted Houses, to the funnel cake and corn dogs...this is the place to be. In October, the prices of hotels SKYROCKET, so perhaps this could be a September to Dismember in Salem. I'm still hellbent on going in October though. I think it will happen. Mark your cauldron calendars for October 11-12.
This is just the tip of the Halloween iceberg...while October brings hayrides, pumpkin picking, cider drinking, and the finishing touches on Monster Bash 2008....September will be the warm-up to maniacal mayhem!

So, for this month, get pumped, start your spOooOOoOOOoOoky engines, we're full speed ahead into Halloween!!!


Jim said...

My cauldron calendar says that Lancaster is in 4 days.

Ho-ly. Shit.

Is Lancaster spooky enough to warrant a blog on the Monster Bash blog?

Fear Street said...


And this blog...

Monster Bash Blog said...

Thanks fear street!

I also appreciate that you are dedicating your blog to the R.L. Stine masterpieces of Fear Street! I was big on Goosebumps myself.

Halloween is great!

and Jim, Lancaster could be spooky enough, we'll have to wait and see.

Zombie Amish.