Saturday, December 29, 2012

To Permanent Sleep

"A gentle hand will help the dead
to find the way to their last bed.
Who engineers the mortal's end
will tell you he is man's best friend."
-"The Enchanted World: Ghosts" by Time-Life Books

Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year Plans

This coming year I have decided to try something new. Er, slightly new. Starting January 1st, I am going to start what I call "365 Days of Shelly." Or something like that. I'm not to keen on the name, but I can't think of anything better. Anyhow, I will try to post something every day of the year, no matter what is going on or how busy I am. I don't know how well this will go over, but we'll see how it goes. I decided the best route to go about this is to plan it all out, so I've already got January all set. However, I'm bound to run into snags along the way and would love to have some help from my followers and occasional readers. What would you like to see on my blog? Anymore of something? Any less of something? Something new? Some of the new things I'm going to try out include projects (if I can manage it), movie challenges, photo challenges, as well as more of my own photography in general. Even though I mostly post things I like, I still want you guys' input.

I've also been working on the new year logo. All I need to do is put on a few finishing touches. It should be ready in time to make a debut on the 30th, a few days from now. Which leads me to another question, how are you liking the new logos (even though I've only done one)? I'm wanting to start making new ones for major holidays, and if I get good enough, a few minor holidays as well. I know I'm not the best artist in the world, but if you like them, then I will continue. If not, I am flexible to something else.

I'm also curious to know what you guys think of the Spotify play buttons I've been using. I like using them, but then again I have use Spotify. I'm worried about those who don't have Spotify. What do you guys think?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Who Woulda Thunk

I'm spending the remainder of my winter vacation in the mountains in New Mexico. While making a stop in Santa Fe, we decided to get some rugs at The Rugman of Santa Fe (which turned out the be an excellent place to buy rugs). And he had a dog. Who ever thought you would see a dog in a rug shop?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

And To All A Good Night

Merry Christmas, meine Freunde! Hope you all have a jolly one.

5 am. Old Christmas habits of waking early are hard to break.

Harley looks to see what is going on.

The aftermath. 

Now working on a new logo for the New Year. But, for today, that will have to wait. Dinner awaits!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

And All Through The House

Saturday's ornament exchange party was a success.

The array of finger foods. 

Apple cider! One of my favorite Christmas treats. 

The ornament I ended up with. 

Pool time afterwards. Fun times!

Anybody host or go to any Christmas parties this weekend? If so, how was it?

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ring All The Bells!

Seeing as it's the 22nd and we're all still here, I'm treating everyone to another Christmas classic: It's a Wonderful Life.

I would like to know, what are some of your favorite holidays movies?

Friday, December 21, 2012

Aahhh! Burning! Explosions! Aliens! Zombies!

Everyone's survived the "Apocalypse" so far, right?

"It's the End of the World" by R.E.M. I know you've seen this everywhere already, but I feel obligated. 

Now that this one is out of the way, when is the next end of the world? Surely we're not done with this yet. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

More Decorations to Be Had

Home for the holidays! Decorations galore!


Fireplace tidings!

Presents underneath the tree!

Ah. The house is a mess. Boxes and wrapping paper everywhere. Thankfully I have all of my Christmas shopping done, although I I need a new ornament for Saturday's party, due to my attachment to the Cthulhu one I got. 

Anyone else enjoying their decorations?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Plans, They Are A-changin'

Christmas time always seems so hectic to me. Perhaps it's the weather that can't make up it's mind. Maybe it's the pack and unpacking, the wrapping and unwrapping. Whatever the reason, my plans have changed, and I have to take off earlier than usual. So, the next time you hear from me, I could be in a heap of snow in the Texas Panhandle. God, I would love to have a white Christmas!

"White Christmas" by Bing Crosby. Classic!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happiness and Cheer

Right. Because I usually spend my winter vacation up north, I don't decorate my apartment that much for the holidays. But I do have a few things out this year...

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree!

There is a battle currently taking place in my kitchen between wine and Coca Cola decorations. During Christmas, Coca Cola wins. 

Even Batman is getting into spirit. 

Pray tell, how are meine Freunde decorating for the holidays??

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas in Asgard

This makes me giggle. I love Robot Chicken.

As one of the comments put it, "I would pay the budget of Avengers 2 if a scene of Loki riding a Victorian bicycle, firing a revolver around the room was in it."

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Mandatory Way in Which To End Creepmas

Ah, the last day for Creepmas time. I have been saving a special movie for it.

The Nightmare Before Christmas! The perfect blend of Halloween and Christmas. 

It's been a blast, meine Freunde, watching Christmas themed horror, listening to terrifying Christmas carols, avoiding Krampus, and enjoying my meager decorations. But now the time has come to bring it to a close and start planning for next year. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

We Shall Heed The Call

Every year, my family on my mom's side has a get together on Christmas Eve, and one of the activities we partake in is an ornament exchange. For the past few years, I have been the one to try and get a humorous, unique, or unusual ornament, particularly for our family. One year I got a Batman one, and all the guys were fighting over it (I come from a family of quasi-geeks). So, the next year, I got something quite opposite of Batman: a Barbie ornament. Hilarity ensued. But this year, I have had the pleasure of finding one of the most awesome ornaments I have ever seen, so much that I am tempted to keep it for myself.

Cthulhu! In a Santa hat! If that's not Creepmas worthy, I don't know what is. Oh, and how fitting he is on my tree! Alas, he will not be mine for much longer, but maybe next year I can acquire another as my own. 

Tell me, meine Freunde, what holiday traditions do you have, or, perhaps, would like to have?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Better Now Than Never

Over halfway through Creepmas, and it's high time I watched a Christmas themed horror movie. Gremlins!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

For All The Boils and Ghouls

A horrifying Christmas calls for an episode of one of my favorite shows. Tales from the Crypt!!

"And All Through the House". There's some debate over whether this was the first episode, but, regardless, it satisfies the need for some old school Santa horror. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


A Krampus Carol

Ah, one of the ways to horrify your children into behaving. On my part, noted for future reference. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Who's That At the Door?

Artist Unknown

"Deck the Halls with Parts of Charlie" by, who else?, the Cryptkeeper

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Worlds Collide

A small budget calls for little changes. But changes, they are.

Spider Snowflakes from last year. I also had them up around Halloween.

Sam is getting in the mood. 

The Creepmas Tree! Also made an appearance for Halloween.

Ahh, nothing like a little skully cheer. 

Who else has Creepmas decorations going up?

Saturday, December 1, 2012


I almost forgot about Creepmas.

Jesus, strike me down.

But I have got my logo up, so there's that. Not really horror/Halloween-y, unless you count the plague doctor being included, and who doesn't love plague doctors? Maybe should have added a few bats for good measure. Ah, well there's always next year, right?

I haven't got my decorations up yet, but tomorrow they're coming out. I'm looking forward to it.