Random Factoid #460

31 10 2010

Happy Halloween, everybody!  I broke the trend I described last Halloween (Random Factoid #95) and didn’t dress up as a movie character for my school’s Halloween dress-up day.  The costumes are just too expensive; $50 for the Spock costume last year was awfully steep.  So I decided to be creative and be a teacher, and it turned out pretty well.

I guess one cinematic Halloween tie-in I could provide today was back in 2nd grade, I won a pumpkin decorating contest for my Grinch-inspired pumpkin.  My dad helped me spray paint it green, and then we stuck a Santa hat on it and called it art.  (This was just a few weeks before the Jim Carrey movie came out, to put this in a historical context).

But as for pumpkin decorating, I think you all would probably be more interested in this:

Have fun trick or treating – or just answering your doorbell!

Random Factoid #95

31 10 2009

Happy Halloween, everyone!

In honor of the holiday, today’s factoid revolves around my Halloween costumes.  I loved being literary characters as a young child, but over the past few years, I have usually been movie characters.  This year, I dressed up as Spock from “Star Trek,” proudly wearing the pointy ears and giving the Vulcan salute when called upon.


P.S. – I think I am really cool again and watching two horror movies today, the original “Saw” and “Drag Me to Hell.”

Random Factoid #21

18 08 2009

I hate horror movies.  I hate them not just because they are stupid but because I hate to be scared.  I remember that the first horror movie I watched was “The Grudge.”  I thought it would be really cool on Halloween in eighth grade to watch my first horror movie in the dark to add eeriness, and I wasn’t scared by the movie at all.  It was rated PG-13, so it wasn’t the ultimate in scary movies.  But I plan on facing my fear and going to “The Final Destination” in 3D.  Hopefully that will do what “The Grudge” couldn’t.