Sunday, February 27, 2011

FCG's 2nd Part Make-N-Take

We had our 2nd part Make-N-Take yesterday. It was great seeing everyone again. This time it was a bit harder but not harder, if that makes any sense.

Andrew, our host, had everything all sorted out for us. That was an amazing feat by itself. There were 17 people attended, not sure how many motors were done but Andrew had to sort all those screws and washers and little eye hooks and all the other bits and pieces into little baggies for each individual's area. He got all the wood cut, scored, holes drilled too. There were a few boards not drilled but nobody's faulting him for that. There was so much he had already done.

I, being so electronically inclined (*sarcasm*), had to keep re-wiring my plug because I kept doing it wrong. Duh on me. Oh well, electronics is so not my strong point. A friend of mine's grandson knew way more about how to wire everything better than me. But what can I say, he's a mastermind at putting things together AND making them work (another story maybe). Go figure, I lost out in that department.

Anyway, we put all our pieces together. Now we need to connect them to the first part of the FCG that we did last month. I'll need the mastermind to help me because at the last I wasn't paying very close attention to how everything fitted together. After I get all the bits and pieces figured out, I'll set up a webpage on my site, All About Halloween, with all the how to's on it. I was amazed that I was able to do as much as I did.

At the end of it all, we had breakfast burritos!! AWESOME!! We had a great time, great food, great company!!

Priceless (AGAIN!)

Friday, February 11, 2011

We Saw our First Ghost...

together. Well, this is not MY first time but for me and my hubby, Pat, at the same time it is. The other times..., those are for another story.

Pat and I went out to dinner at, Hacienda Colorado, here in the Denver Tech Center which is in the southern end of Denver. This restaurant has this really cool fire pit and and all these chairs inside a stoned in area. The stone wall is about shoulder high. The ground had these very fine rocks. Very nice. I've sat out there in the summertime and waited to be called before. But this was not one of those nights. It was cool weather but not really freezing. Heavier coat weather. A little too cool to stay outside if there was a waiting line. This night (actually around dusk) when we got there, there was no waiting.

We had a nice meal, cozy. VERY good food. Really enjoy this place.

When leaving the restaurant, as with most restaurants, after the hostess area there is usually a set of doors before you go out another set of doors to go outside. Like a weather break area. Still no one is waiting in the waiting area.

We were in the weather break area and were about to step through the last set of doors to go into the fire pit stoned in area. We looked through a window to our right and noticed this man standing outside smoking a cigarette. You don't think much of it because all of Colorado restaurants is non smoking so they all smoke outside. No big deal.

We step outside and both of us take a double take. It was weird and sort of funny for both of us to take a second look.

There is NO ONE outside that window!

I noticed Pat had taken a second look and asked him what he saw before he stepped outside. He said a man in a brown coat and hat. I saw that too along with the cigarette that he was about to put up to his face. He was somewhat hunched down, face looking at the ground, shoulders pulled up (like it was cold, normal) about to drag on his cigarette.

I told Pat before we got to the car that we had our first ghost experience. He said, Naw!! I told him, YES, how else do you explain seeing the guy through the window and then not seeing him when we stepped out? There was no where he could have gone with the stoned in area there. The fire pit is to the left and other than the wall of the building and the other side of the stoned in area, that's it.

I would love to hear for you to share your ghost stories. Tell me your ghost story here and you'll have a dedicated page on my site.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Hauntcon Convention

I'm planning on going to Hauntcon this year. Yay!! Can't wait!

Hauntcon will be held at the end of April/first of May. It's gonna be in Louisville, Kentucky this year. I'm sooooo excited about going.

If you don't know about these things, they have it all. At least this one does, that's why I go.

They have:
  • seminars/demos
  • make-n-takes
  • business seminars
  • creative seminars
  • demonstrations
  • costume party - dancing, food, drinking, costumes!!! OOOOO, the costumes, wonderful stuff!! Absolutely amazing costumes!
  • haunted attraction tours - you to visit local haunts. Sometimes you get a "lights on" tour. See how everything works. Get ideas of some tricks of the trade.
  • trade show - wow, the trade show! Just about everything that you've wanted is at the tradeshow. It's loud and amazing. I can wander for days in there.
  • celebrities - I've visited with a few - personally, I have no clue what to say to them because I'm a bit starstruck but they are regular people, right?
  • Sometimes they have special dinners, and hearse rallies
See what I mean that they have everything?

I'll be going to the pre-convention tours also. This is where you get there a couple days earlier, they take you on buses and we go to a bit further out and visit other haunts, stay the night out, and visit more haunts, and come back to Louisville for the regular convention. These are great because of getting to visit with everyone on the bus. Then when you go to the convention part, there is always someone you know that you pass by, whether you know their name or not. It's very cool!! 

So, I'm going. It'll be a road trip for me. Love road trips. A good friend of mine will be joining me. That will make it even better. Still can't wait!

Let me know if you're going too!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Can it Get Any Colder?

Ok - this may not be about Halloween but I just have to talk about it!

Man-o-man, it's cold out there!!

I guess majority of the US is having some kind of very cold temperatures. It's lunchtime here and it's still at -9 outside. I had to go out for a bit for lunch. It doesn't look so bad when you're looking out the window. The sun's out, everything's white (snowed too) but it's coooooooolllllldddd.

Stay warm, everyone!