‘Tis the Season for Deception

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

This little tidbit of advice may help people as it’s a lesson I won’t soon forget. Whenever you see the word free with no obligation to purchase anything else run away as fast as you can.  Several years ago I purchased four new tires from an auto center I wasn’t too particularly keen on but since they were offering a good package I figured it would be OK.  As of recently I’ve begun to notice two tires with slow leaks in them resulting in me having to constantly put air in them.  Unfortunately they’re now out of warranty and I vowed to not return (never say never) to that particular place of business again because of the uncouth service I received from one of the mechanics but what do you know they were (and still are) offering “free” flat repair service for tires to see whether or not they’re safe or need to be fixed.  I was adamant about not taking my vehicle to them ever again but my father insisted on it saying they could make sure everything was alright since I’d made a big purchase from them more than three years earlier.   I was initially told that there would be no cost to check the tires but since they needed to be rotated it would be a $20.00 charge which I was fine with.  After waiting there for almost two hours the manager came out and apologized for the length of time then said there would be no charge for the rotation due to the fact that we had to wait so long.  I told him I had no problem paying for their service but he said it was OK.  Ding!  Ding!  As my alarm bells began going off.  While I was greatly appreciative I instantly began to wonder whether or not there was an alternative motive seeing that these guys spent almost two hours working on my car and there was zero charge.  Also, since one of the mechanics acted as if I was bothering him because I had several questions the last time I brought my car there I was even more skeptical that something wasn’t quite right.   Several hours later I went to work and everything seemed fine but that night when I pulled into the garage and got out of the car I began to hear what sounded like a high-pitched squeaking almost singing sound emitting from the right back tire.  I immediately knew they’d done something since I’d never before heard this sound except several hours after taking it to a maintenance garage.  Several minutes after hearing what sounded like a shrill being played by the tire it abruptly stopped.  I knew some air had been released from the tire yet it seemed fine and the following day I used it to run some errands.     That evening I drove to work without bothering to look at the tire thinking it was alright and I felt something very strange that I’d never before felt along with a sound unlike anything else.  I had a feeling that same tire was now flat but since it was late out I was afraid to get out and check it especially with all of the horror movies and shows I watch about what happens when people get are stopped on the side of the road then end up disappearing so I drove to work which was only three minutes away and when I got out to check the tire sure enough it was as flat as a bitching pancake.  Thankfully AAA came and...

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Hosting Account Distress

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

This is just my luck.  I had the most amazing entry describing the eruption of something sweeping not only this country but possibly the world.  I intended on posting it today but, now this is where adversity rears its ugly head my plan didn’t quite work out as expected.  Since I have zero technical expertise especially when it comes to computers which is why I always need someone to help me whenever a problem arises.  Whether it’s my current webmaster or the domain which supports my website unless I’m doing something simple such as downloading something step by step assistance is always required.   So Tuesday which just so happened to be Halloween started off wondrous.  I took the say off work, slept in worked out and after showering put on my pajamas and stayed in them the entire day.  In the midst of having a horror fest consisting of one terrifying movie after another I checked my email only to find a message from my hosting provider indicating that my hosting account needed to be updated because of having received a new IP address.  Since I have no idea what the hell any of that means I immediately contacted the web hosting company figuring I’d explain everything to them, they’d correct it and all would be grand.  But while speaking to the representative I wisely went to my website only to become panic-stricken when I saw that my gleaming home page along with everything else regarding my website was complete gone and replaced with a totally blank area and the words Error Establishing a Database Connection in the title bar.  What the F*ck does that mean?!?!?!  What error?  I expected my name to be adorned in glitter with this month’s newest colors and instead am met with this?!?!?!  So after waiting more than twenty minutes and being told the update might take several hours to be complete I figured it would be fine by the next day.  How wrong I was.   Fast forward four days, five more representatives all telling me the same thing.  To wait a few more hours as I was flooded with immense terror regarding whether or not my website would be retrieved or lost in artificial intelligence space forever not 4ever.  So after calling for the fourth time to speak with someone who once again put me on hold for more than twenty minutes only to be re-directed to yet another agent he was finally able to correct the debacle and thankfully was up and running.  Hallelujah over and over!!!!!   I don’t even know what he said which was the reason for this entire ordeal but something wasn’t working and was replaced with something else as I hope and pray this never occurs again.  Yet these kinds of things always seem to happen to me.  As if things weren’t bad again I had to run into Penney’s to get something and they’re freakin’ playing Christmas music already in addition to holiday items being displayed all over.  Four days into November.      Fret not, readers.  My latest blog will be up soon for all to not only read and ponder but will hopefully impact many.  Mainly the people I’m writing about....

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Hail Halloween!!!!!!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Many people have one day out of the year that’s their absolute favorite.  It might be Christmas, their birthday or a certain date signifying something special.  They may even wish that magical day could last longer than it does but know all too well it won’t.  For me that day is Halloween.  The older I’ve gotten the more I relish in doing nothing more than watching slasher films all day and night while in my jammies.  I kind of don’t mind that the weather’s changing, at least for today.  In between watching people scream, run and hide for their lives I’ll be handing out goodies to trick-or-treaters which only makes me reminisce more than usual of when I would go out each year with the two kids who lived up the street while our moms would walk behind us and catch up on everything that’s happened since they’d last seen each other one year earlier.     Of course by now most retailers have begun to display Christmas items which only makes me even more disenchanted with the entire holiday season.  Stores can’t wait to cash in on the festivities any sooner than they can since they’re apparently not making enough revenue already.  Corporate bastards.  In all honesty I wouldn’t mind celebrating All Hallows’ Eve once a month thus replacing once meaningful now turned money-grubbing holidays such as Christmas and Easter altogether since the spirit for countless people is long gone in exchange for materialistic objects and candy.  God must be so proud.   By the time this most forthright of entries is up for all to read my horror movie marathon (Hocus Pocus still a must) will have begun as my fiber optic haunted house set perfectly next to my television interchanges vibrant colors every few seconds.  Who needs costume parties when you have that?...

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Conjuring of Spirits or Innocent Fun?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

                I’ve wanted to write on this particularly mysterious of topics for a while now and the time couldn’t be more perfect.  Ever since elementary school when a boy told me about Ouija boards along with the usual accompanied fabricated tales associated with them I’ve been beyond fascinated in every way.  The question I’ve always had along with countless others is whether or not they’re genuine or contrived by one’s own manifestation.  While talking boards have been around since the late 1840’s they didn’t become widely known until 1816 when reported by the New York Daily Tribune about a new talking board used in Ohio.  Once these talking boards became sought-after in 1890 Elijah Bond, Charles Kennard and William H.A. Maupin decided to turn the board into a toy and got it patented calling it a Ouija board.   Originally the Ouija board was referred to as a parlor game and had no connection to the occult until 1916 when American Spiritualist Pearl Curran claimed to have channeled a spirit named Patience Worth who she communicated with via Ouija board and wrote poems, short stories, novels and even plays for more than 20 years which were transcribed by Pearl Curran.  It’s unknown if there’s any validity to this as some believe her to be factual while others feel it was a public ploy to gain attention and fame which she more than did.   The purpose of Ouija boards is to ask it a question or to communicate with the spirit world.  Whether it’s a group of friends getting together for fun, someone attempting to contact a loved one, a person wanting to see what their future holds or a number of other questions people have Ouija boards are often a source for their answers and/or entertainment.  The problem is that people have different beliefs regarding it.  Some, including scientists think of it merely as a game whereas others such as Catholics and deeply religious people feel it’s evil and can bring about malevolent spirits.   For those unfamiliar with how Ouija, also referred to as a spirit or talking board works it’s a wooden board consisting of the alphabet, the numerals 1-0, several words along with various graphics and symbols.  It also contains a planchette which is French for “little plank” and looks like that of a pointer comprised of a clear teardrop or heart-shaped device fitted with a vertical pencil so it could write during séances and is supported on tiny felt shaped castors making it easy to glide across the board.  Ouija boards should be played with at least two people but never just one.  Honestly, who wants to play any type of game by themselves?  To begin, slowly move the planchette in circles to let the board warm up.  With the board directly in front of the players each person places their index and middle fingers firmly but without too much pressure on either side of the planchette resting on the “G” space which is in the middle of the board.  The ritual opens by someone asking a question such as “Is there anyone here who would like to make contact with us through the board?” or a number of others in order to gain a communication frequency.  But there are certain questions that should not be asked including any about God, mortality or to have any physical signs given which may result in the person or persons becoming so freaked out by the answer thus immediately jumping up and running away which in itself might put them in...

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Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

You can’t get any better than to have a Friday the 13th unless of course it’s a Friday the 13th in October.  Call me corny but whenever the 13th falls on a Friday and a marathon of the classic movie starring a hockey mask wearing Jason Voorhees is on I can’t help but watch each one.  Yet as predictable as movies and their sequels such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Child’s Play and countless other slasher films are the one I’ve found most intriguing from the very first time I saw it to each and every time I continue to is Children of the Corn.  A true double entendre as I’m corny for Children of the Corn.  Hehe.  But seriously I’m not sure as to why I’ve always found the movie so entertaining maybe because of the plot centering around all the children in town murdering every adult to make certain their corn harvest flourishes.  Every time I watch it I wish I were there among the other kids in the cornfield.  I can’t explain why I’ve always had an affinity for cornfields but it makes sense now more than ever why Field of Dreams is one of my favorite movies of all time.  Ironically enough now that Halloween is near haunted corn mazes are a popular attraction which makes me wish I had one in my own backyard.  From ghouls and the criminally insane jumping out of nowhere many times with chainsaws or other objects intent on terrifying the hell out of people to scarecrows often with pumpkins for heads hanging on crosses.  What every child should witness before saying their prayers and going to sleep.     Many people are superstitious about Friday the 13th but not me.  Whatever’s gonna happen is gonna happen regardless of the day and date but over the years due to the public’s interest in everything horror it’s just built up so if something goes wrong on that exact date it’s easy to say you have misfortune or bad karma on Friday the 13th yet if the exact same thing were to happen on any other day it most likely wouldn’t even be acknowledged.  Many people really believe it to be an unlucky day and won’t fly or take any kind of trips whatsoever, others refuse to get married instead opting for the following Friday and even some directors have refused to premiere their movies on Friday the 13th alternatively choosing the following day.  Whatever people want to believe is entirely up to them but as for me I welcome Friday the 13th and the fact that it’s in my favorite month only makes it more magical....

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Hooray for Horror!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Now that my favorite month of the year has finally arrived I can begin looking at Halloween items as I’ve already got my fiber optic haunted house placed magically next to my television and luv it!  Stores had already begun displaying the coolest of Halloween items as early as a month ago but I refuse to even think about All Hallows’ Eve until the first day of October.  Now I welcome it in all its gory err, I mean glory.  I’ve also decided that with it being the most far-out of holidays my entries for the entire month of October will specifically pertain to that of the occult.    This; however, is where the confusion about myself comes into play.  While I’m an extremely introverted person I adore everything and anything about Halloween.  From scary to downright cheesy horror films and especially shows ranging from paranormal all the way to folklores and everything in between I can’t get enough of them.  Rather than attend a costume party with the loud noise of people and music I’ll watch movie after movie while in my jammies as I immerse myself inside each film to the point of pretending I’m right there with each character on the most terrifying of perils (though I wouldn’t mind being Wonder Woman for the day along with acquiring her superpowers).  Same thing goes for when certain television shows go in search of legends whether it be Bigfoot or anything else pertaining to the supernatural.  Every single time I watch a program about a person or persons investigating a specific location to determine whether or not it’s legitimately haunted while I always visualize myself with them on the phenomenal adventure reality immediately hits.  While I’m absorbing myself into these shows wishing I were actually there witnessing paranormal activity I’ll then ask myself whether or not I’d really be able to partake in the search of spirits or due to my trepidation be forced to watch it from the safety of my bedroom where I’m cozy and secure?  But the more I think about it if I were to go on a ghostly expedition it would have to be sometime in the morning or afternoon.  That way if I were to see an apparition it would be light, the door leading outside would remain open and I’d have my Nike Cross-Trainers on so I could run like hell only to look back when I’m in the car driving away.    This particular time of year is what everyone who revels in horror everything waits for.  From attending haunted attractions or going on haunted hayrides to just watching various shows on television pertaining to spooky paraphernalia.  Of the numerous programs which air on various hauntings whenever it has to do with lighthouses or ships I become totally enthralled with them.  Whether or not the tales attached to them are genuine or mere myths are uncertain but either way they’re interesting enough to keep viewers glued to their television screens from beginning to end especially me.  Despite my reservations about pursuing ghosts at night one thing I wouldn’t be opposed to doing is spending the night in a haunted lighthouse as I once saw a show about one in a New England town in which an innkeeper supposedly resided and there was actually a menacing shadow which hovered over one area of the room.  Then, sometime during the wee hours of the night while the two ghost hunters were sleeping an angry voice suddenly spoke which immediately woke the petrified men.  Needless to say neither of them went back to...

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