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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Head!!

I'm really not that into Halloween this year, which is abnormal for me. I think it's because we're not making a big production out of it at work this year (you know, since there are pretty much no other departments still operating). I don't have any plans this year, and no costume. Though it's possible that some people from work may go out tomorrow. We'll see if that happens though.
Anyway, in the spirit of Halloween, I'll thought I'd share a little tidbit of my childhood.

Although I wasn't the youngest of the 4 kids in my family, I was often the victim of the others, who liked to gang up on me from time to time. So, when I (and my siblings) discovered something that terrified the youngest, I went with it for as long as I could. Of course, now I realize that my youngest brother was probably 5 at the time, and that we may have traumatized him for life...but now that he's 26, I can pull this on him with little to no guilt.

So, I think this all came about after Creepshow was on HBO. I believe it all started when my older sister (who was probably 13 or 14 at the time, and likely was the only one who saw the movie) was trying to scare us all by retelling the stories from the movie. I have no doubt that we were all hanging on her every word. So, she's retelling the "Father's Day" segment, where the dead father says, "I want my cake." (Or something like that.) She did a creepy voice, and it freaked out Tony, the youngest. Somehow, and I can't for the life of me remember how, we figured out that Tony got really scared when we all pointed to the floor in the middle of the room and intoned, "the head...THE HEAD!!"

To this day, it freaks him out. And yes, I test it periodically, because that is how mature I am now that I'm 32.

Anyway, in keeping with the theme of "The Head," I bring you this:

my newest acquisition

Actually, this purchase had nothing to do with Halloween (much to the disappointment of the sales guy at the craft store checkout, who asked what I was planning to do with it. I couldn't think of a good story, so I told the truth). I'm going to use this to display my hats and possibly scarves, so I don't have to struggle to take semi-non-hideous self-portraits anymore.
Nameless head modeling my newest hat creation
I am tempted to add some color to the blank/naked face, but am afraid I will ruin it and make it garish (or more creepy than it already is). I do think I should give it a name though. Anyone want to name that head?

Ella sin nombre modeling Ava. Doesn't she look demure? Pretty impressive "bone" structure, for styrofoam pellets.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

That being said, I'm off to make Christmas cards while watching the rest of Reaper.


Kristin said...

So what was it that the person called for and asked for your address and that was the converstion?
I had to do a wedding saturday or we would have done something halloweenish. So lets do the 80's/70's pub crawl on the 10th?

Caitlin said...

Happy Halloween!
Ok, did I read correctly that you are making xmas cards already? Does this mean I might get one this year??????

Dagny said...

Cute idea for showing off your latest projects. I'll try to think of a name.

And I cannot believe that you are already making Christmas cards.

Tami said...

I'm making some Christmas cards to attempt to sell on my Etsy site. If they don't sell - hey, I can always use them! I figured I should get them up there early.

Kristin - my friend that called for the address is actually using me as a reference on job applications. She loves the job, but it's not paying her bills.

Caitlin - didn't I send you a card last year?

Dagny - Think of any names?

BellaKarma said...

Since she looks like a ghost, I am going with the name "Miranda." That was the name of the ghost in "The Ghost Next Door" - one of my favorite books (that I still own) from my childhood.

Moriah said...

Lovely Lolita, the floating head!
Did you ever get that book from Amazon?