Halloween Approacheth

AARRRRGHHH, tis the day before Halloween, me maties! Gather yer crew.


The Oooooo in School

Tonight at 7pm, I’m going to a class called “Ghost and Hauntings”. I can’t wait. Here’s the description:

“Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever seen or felt them? Do you know how to look for them? Join us on this special evening when we introduce you to ghosts, haunts and the tools used in the profession of ghost hunting. Ghosts won’t perform or show up on cue, but there are other ways to recognize their presence. This evening, Rossana will share photos, experiences and information on her own ghost encounters. She has had direct encounter while “clearing” houses for families who feel uncomfortable at home and she will also share some stores of experiences while on her travels to Scotland, England and Europe. Please bring with you your own stories and experiences, an open mind, and any photos you would like to share that may show images that seem to be unexplainable (shadows, streaks, orbs, faces or things that look double exposed). Do you know the difference between a ghost and a poltergeist? Why do some ghosts just seem to replay an event in their life over and over again and others seem more aware and almost wanting to communicate? This should prove to be a very lively and interesting evening of discussion. It is advised to sign up early. At the time of printing Rossana is in the process of arranging to introduce to her class a colleague of hers who is a professional ghost hunter and who will bring his own substantial experiences and tools of the trade to our discussion. You are all in for a real treat!”

I’m a little skeptical about psychics, but I do love the subject of ghosts and hauntings. I took a parapsychology class from the same instructor. She also teaches belly-dancing, and is an excellent teacher.

The class will be held in a school tonight. There’s something a little creepy about walking through a school at night when all the students are gone and the halls are quiet. Should be very interesting.

Have you ever seen or heard anything you couldn’t explain? Perhaps you may have experienced some deja vous since I have also posted this journal on Multiply. What do you think about psychics and psychic phenomena?

Kleenex Movie

I love the Halloween season. Channels such as AMC and Sci Fi have horror movie marathons, and when I flip through the channels and see a good, scary movie, I am very happy. I just sit down on the ground (for some reason sitting on the couch while watching a scary movie just doesn’t work) and watch in amazement.

Well last night I came across the Family Channel and they were playing an edited version of “Ghost” starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldburg. If you have never seen the movie, it is about this guy who gets murdered and doesn’t rest until he has found out who killed him and he tries to save his fiancee by pestering psychic Whoopi Goldburg. Well something like that. I just loved the movie, and I’m not usually up for romances. It was what I call a Kleenex movie. In other words, I sob my eyes out. I do that everytime I watch the movie, and when I saw it at the theatres, my shirt collar was damp from my tears. Damn good movie (sniff).

Go Go Gadget Torch!

I’ve been blogtagged. I was one of the chosen ones by Ms. Ksra to pass on the torch of this game of Blog Tag. Here are the directions. You’ll need to post these on your blog

  1. Go into your archives.
  2. Find your 23rd post.
  3. Post the fifth sentence
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
  5. Tag five other people to do the same thing.

Here’s mine. My 23rd post was called “Going to Hell – More Seinfeld”

And here’s the sentence:

“The worst place in the world, with devils and those…those CAVES!”

Claudia: The Amazing Flying Feline

My first cat, Claudia, loved to get a running start and then leap onto our screen door to our patio. When she’d make contact, she’d stick to the screen with her claws in tact and just stare out at the neighborhood. Usually her first goal would be to snatch any bugs on the other side of the screen that she thought was on her side. Even though this little performance was slowly ripping our door, it was very amusing.

One summer day, though, my mom went out on the patio to do some gardening, and left the screen door open so that she could get back in if she needed something. My cat saw the opening, but thought the screen was there. So she did her running start and then leaped in the air, all paws flailing wildly in the air at something to grasp when there was just air. She landed on the ground gracefully on all fours, like a cat is supposed to do, and looked around in utter disbelief and confusion. Any other cat would’ve taken that opportunity to hit the open road, but she came back in looking very embarrassed.

Here is an illustration of what I saw that day, and I still laugh about it now.