The Autumn Tag

Yes, with the passing of Labor Day weekend, it means that Summer is officially winding down. While we say ‘bye-bye’ to long, humid days, it’s
‘Hello’ to colorful leaves, long boots, and Halloween, and I’m perfectly fine with that! I’m doing The Autumn Tag as part of welcoming cooler days and spooky themes! This tag is featured on Jenniely‘s page, and I couldn’t wait to complete it!

1) Hot Chocolate: What is your comfort book?

‘The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Z Brewer. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this first book in a series about a teenage vampire trying to navigate the social dramas of high school while fighting off supernatural forces. I have the last installment in my Kindle, ready to read!

2) Pumpkin Carving: What is your creative outlet?


Along with reading, I find writing to be such a creative outlet! My love for writing began with poetry during college, and continued over the years with fiction writing.
I also have a deep-seeded love for crochet! I’ve been crocheting scarves and amigurumi since my grad school years, yet it’s been temporarily sidelined due to a wrist injury last year. I’ve been itching to pick up the hooks once again, I adore it so much!

3) Falling Leaves: Changes that appear bad but you secretly love?

I would have to say the changing weather! While many don’t look forward to the cooling breezes, I love that the humidity is finally fading! It makes managing my wavy hair so much easier!

4) Pumpkin Spiced Latte: Something you love but others tend to judge?


I’m a devout lover of Snoopy and Peanuts characters! I have a little Snoopy figure from Hallmark that I take pictures of regularly. People aren’t so thrilled by that, but who cares lol

5) Bonfire Night: What makes you explode with joy?
I love the holidays linked with Autumn (Halloween and Thanksgiving) since it’s a time celebrating with friends and family. it builds up to the exciting Winter holiday season!

6) Friday Night: Favorite Scary Book or Film?

I would need to refer to my Stephen King memories for this question!
For movies, I enjoyed Pet Sematary (I saw the original book adaptation, not the more recent one) It was the first movie I watched that legit scared me so much that I had trouble sleeping!
For books, my favorite scary story was a group of them: Night Shift. A rather excellent compilation of frightful tales!

7) Halloween Candy: Favorite thing to eat?
I love to eat fruits and yogurt. I especially love the key lime flavored yogurts. And peanut butter/chocolate combinations!

8) Scarves: Your Autumn must have accessory?
During Autumn, I can never be without my long boots and cardigans!

9) Fire: A Book or Film that Burns Your Soul


I love ‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’ by Lisa See. She writes such beautiful historical fiction based around China and Southern California, heavily centered around mother/daughter relationships.

10) Toffee Apples: A Book or Film that seems one thing but really has a different inside

One movie that stands out is Bridesmaids, with Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph). It was hilarious, but had a lot of heart!

Blogmas Day 13: Watching ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

     This evening I caught a couple scenes of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ on YouTube. It’s one of my favorite movies to watch when my two favorite holidays come around: Christmas and Halloween. There’s always the long debate as to what ‘type’ of movie it falls under. I watch it during both times of year, since it’s an enjoyable film.

     ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas is about Jack Skellington, the leader of Halloween Town who becomes enamored with Christmas Town. He wants to introduce the comforts of Christmas into the spooky world he’s accustomed to, and funny adventures take place. When I first watched the film many years ago, I fell in love with it. I enjoy the imagery of both Halloween Town and Christmas Town. There is also a love story between Jack Skellington and Sally Stitch that’s simply heartwarming. 

     I’m definitely going to watch ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas’ this weekend. It will be a nice break from the stress of life. 

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May 26, 2018: At the Movies

Andy and I finally saw Avengers: Infinity War this afternoon. It was very good, filled with action and unexpected twists. I especially enjoyed viewing the scenes after the film. It brings much to look forward to when the next Avengers movie comes out.

The next movie we want to check out is Deadpool 2. The first Deadpool movie was enjoyable, and the main character was hilarious to watch. I’m curious to see who he will battle with in this film.