Halloween Must Go On

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Hey there! So, if you follow me on social media you may have heard about my recent run-in with the ghost of Issac Newton. Last week I was negotiating what I thought was a pretty easy obstacle at the top of a few stairs and didn’t quite make the very last few inches resulting in a pretty big crash. I managed to fall, not down, but over about six steps, knee first onto the pavement, shattering my left patella (kneecap). It was one of those injuries that you immediately know you have done something really terrible. The muscles stop working, the body goes numb and the breath is sucked out of you all at once and you basically go into damage assessment mode. At least I do, anyway. It has been a number of years since I have been injured to this degree but back then I basically had a mental checklist like a T-100 Terminator of everything that is working and not working. It’s nice to know I still have that emergency mental rational thought available. It helps to not have a panic attack like the old lady on the bathroom floor demonstrating why a “Life Alert” bracelet is so important.

I ain’t gonna lie to you guys, this sucks. It sucks to be in this much pain from simply sneezing or having to give yourself a pep-talk to just get out of a car. There is no cast since it is basically the shield for the joint so it is exposed to any accidental bumps causing an involuntary Wookie sound or two.  Worse, finding yourself on a downhill speed-hobble with crutches because no one is ever good on crutches. There is no doubt surgery is on the way but until this leg’s swelling calms down and the travels finally wrap, I have to push it off a little while. It all just kinda sucks.

I am bound and determined not to waste this year’s Halloween Hell Show on a late-in-the-season catastrophe especially after all the cool travels and exciting finds I lived through this season. I mean, some of the places I was able to visit were insane and I have to take you there. To let this slide off into the “Further” because of work and a shattered knee cap would be criminal. It has actually bothered me way more than a normal person should be bothered since all 10 people who read this probably don’t care anyway. My buddy Matt from the site Dinosaur Dracula coined the phrase years ago, “Time wants to chop off my dick and feed it to Minutes the dog”. It is true that Time is no friend to any of us so that is why we must do everything NOW, because Minutes is always begging for more.

I have no doubt that this injury will be nothing more than a positive experience. Injuries have two directions with a person especially the older they get. They can either cripple you or make you stronger. They can make you timid and weak or light a fire in you to double down and spring you back into action like a little memo from the Universe saying “Hey, we noticed you have been too complacent, recently. Here is a challenge to grow.” Challenge accepted.

Now on with the show.

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This year I was able to visit Japan, different states in the US and the Halloween Queen of Queens, Scotland. The gratitude I have for just being in these geographical locations, touching the stone of a 1,000 year old structure or talking with locals over a pint of beer, can’t be properly expressed in words. The best I can do is share this with you through video and stories because I want this to be preserved forever. I make it a point to make friends anywhere I travel and I made some pretty amazing ones this year. I kept repeating “how lucky am I” this entire season and that feeling still hasn’t diminished one ounce.

Today I am taking you to the famous Glenfriars Kirkland Cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland. This old cemetery has a past so dark and evil, it has to be seen to be believed. I first take you there in the day time and then (after I missed my train back to Aberdeen) back at midnight while I walked alone in what is said to be the most haunted cemetery in the world! I am kinda weird like that.

Keep an eye out later this morning for this one and this afternoon we tone it down as I talk about little people in Halloween shows. I’ll explain later.

Halloween Finds at Big Lots!

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The Halloween Hell Show continues a today I want to share some items I found at Big Lots that will make the season a little more spooky. If you are a YouTube watcher and have seen these reviews you know they get pretty silly but these items are definitely worth getting your hands on. Except the candle which smells amazing and mysteriously doesn’t smell at all after it is lit. But what can I say, Big Lots is known for a bargain and just like anything in life, you get what you pay for. ALWAYS!

Tonight I take a random five items I bought for the Halloween season and give a quick report on them. I only chose five because if I was to review the twenty other items this video would be longer than the Godfather because brevity is not something I am familiar with. Each of these five really spoke to me and if you they speak to you too, hurry up down to your local Big Lots and grab them up before the non-believers of Halloween scoop them up the last weekend before Halloween. I look at those people like a pious Catholic looks at the parking situation on Easter and Christmas during mass. They aren’t real Halloween fans, the fakers!

So kick back and watch me ramble on about Halloween items made on the other side of the world by people who have no idea why we would celebrate the macabre amazingness that is Halloween.

Much love!

 

 

 

I’m in a Pub

Hi. I never know how to being these posts, So right this second I am in a pub that was established in 1688. So that makes it older than any bar in the USA by a mile. I am gathering my courage to attacking the crazy folklore that is said to be laden throughout this place. So, I will just make friends and do my normal thing until I feel it’s is appropriate to go weird and ask about dead queens and Satanism. Give me a second.

-Will

Scotland and Spookems

I am not really sure what I mean by that title but let’s just go with it.

I’m in Scotland! This trip has a lot of angles to it meaning there is mostly business but if you think I will waste a trip to a place so notorious with lore, spooks and spectrums not to mention a monster in the lake (Lake Loch Ness) right outside my window, you’re crazy. I am bring you with me every step of the way here so pay attention to Tumblr and my notifications because you will be inundated with posts from now through the 31st with so much spookiness. That is a guarantee.

One thing I need to figure out is how to find a power converter for the Mac so in the meantime the main website might not be updated properly so just hang loose on the blog format until then. I thought I brought the right ones but some are European and not the UK versions for the conversions. This is how I typically pack so there is no wonder why I am not married yet. In fact, I am pretty sure I packed three pairs on boxers and twelve t-shirts. Thank goodness this hotel has laundry service each morning.

So, I have some plans to take advantage of my presence in Scotland DURING the 2017 Halloween Hell Show. I am going to some scary/haunted castles and that is certain. The second half of my trip will be in a haunted inn which is said to be one of the most sought after destinations for people like me and is rumored to have driven a few people mad with fright. I would let you know the rest but I will be keeping that for a surprise throughout the week.

I am keeping the GoPro for the main video source and yes, it will be much less annoying than the coverage of the Aokigahara haunted Japanese forest because now I have a STICK! Well, it’s like a mounted handle so I will not swipe over the microphone and you can hear solid audio instead of “SHSDFGHJSKOUWYEGUTGJKLH”. For a lot of shorts and quick posts just check out the Veggiemacabre Tumblr. I really want to bring you with me on this trip so the best way I can is multiple ways. You understand.

I do have some work to do here and that means lots of golf. I guess it’s the destination or something for golfers or so they tell me. I mean, the sport was invented here some 4,000 years ago. They invented an outside sport where the weather is windy, cold and rainy most of the year. Got it. I have to do this for some of the trip but my American friends shouldn’t mind too much because by the time I get off the courses it will be barely the afternoon back home. I still have plenty of time for the spooky stuff.

After today I found out I’m not too good. In fact, I am pretty humbled by this game here in Scotland. Hitting a drive into a 45 mile per hour wind can really take your ego down a notch. In fact, if you even think about hitting the ball slightly outside of the green, forget it. It’s gone. Fairies already took it underground to build a weird Swede-style house. To look for it means the group behind you gets ill and your caddy thinks you suck even worse. Honestly, it’s a stress that makes one question what the fuck is wrong with people who can afford this silly game. You can hit a perfect shot on one hole and then slightly tilt your neck on the next and you hit like complete shit. I can’t say I hate it but if given the choice, I would rather be a competitive line-dancer doing “The Shimmy Slide” for ever.

I hope you can read my sarcasm.

So, the internet is total shit here. It might be the time of the evening I am writing this but even Tumblr said it is “crappy internet”. Honestly, the millennials who run Tumblr are amazing. Please never grow up to be old and cranky like the rest of us.

So, I will try my best with the Halloween Hell Show shenanigans for the next 10 days but trust me, October will be the best one yet and we will have a blast. That I know!

Just a Note For the Halloween Hell Show

Hi there! The season is kicking a long and while I am a bit behind on the posts from September, they are written and waiting for proofreading because I have a habit of coming off illiterate if I do not. You know what they say, “write drunk; edit sober”. So please stay tuned for that and the amazing fun we will have in October.

There is one item I do want to throw out there. Every season I budget for what crazy stuff I will buy and write about. Come November, however,  it is pretty shocking the load of stuff that is intended to be shared but often I just run out of daylight in the season. No one wants to read about a talking skeleton wearing a Hawaiian shirt when the mind is on Christmas trees. It’s the dilemma of having a full-time job AND a secret Halloween obsession.

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This year, I need to change it up. Between the three hurricanes and the massive earthquake in Mexico City, I just cannot put wasted funds toward unnecessary junk when it may fall to the way side. I mean, there is NOTHING left in Puerto Rico, guys. Nothing! Watching this happening has effected me quite a bit and I think the best way to do something is donate my silly Halloween Hell Show budget to charity. It ain’t much but it is something especially since there is no guarantee I will get around to posting it.

But don’t worry! It will still be as fun and stupid as it ever has been in the past! I will be in Scotland next week taking you to hunt Nessy in the Loch, haunted castles and a cemetery so scary it has government warnings when you enter. Also, I will be on the Moors! I have more reviews hitting this week and a series to honor Monster Madness and the movies you should be including in your playlist.

If you want to join in this particular charity, I am donating to Dominica Hurricane Relief Fund.  I have researched this pretty thoroughly and it is a crowd funding charity and every dime goes directly to the people. It’s hard to pick right now. The entire Caribbean is devastated and they have no clean water, power, or even food right now. It’s a shit show in many areas so whatever can be given should be.

Okay, that is my song and dance. I wanted to share so it might inspire someone else to give a little because September has devastated so many and if the Halloween Hell Show can help even 0.00001% and bring others along, I would say that it is doing its job.

Okay, back to your regularly scheduled programming. Up later this evening, we go back to Savannah with spooky haunted hotels and personal accounts of ghosts hijacking  phones? Yup. That is a thing.

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