12 November 2020

Hallotober Tag

Written by Sarah-Maree

I know October is over, but I couldn’t pass up this opportunity! However, since it is over, I won’t actually be tagging anyone in the post.

Hallotober Rules

  1. Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post 
  2. Put the rules at the beginning or after the introduction
  3. Answer the 13 questions 
  4. Tag 13 people
  5. Delete Question 13, add a new number one question of your own
  6. You are free to use the tag image somewhere in the post

Thank you to Postcards from La-La Land for the tag! You can check out her awesome blog by clicking the blog title, which will also take you to her Hallotober post for more great writing themed responses.

1. What candy did you crave this Halloween season?

I don’t know why, but I was in the mood for Sour Patch Kids this year. Normally my go-to candy is Twirlers, but I wanted something a bit more sour.

2. Trick or treat? Do you prefer a book that‘s full of twists and shockers or do you prefer a more comfortably predictable story?

It depends on my mood. I prefer books that I can enjoy reading, and sometimes too many shockers puts me off the story.

3. What is your favorite horror novel or short story?

That’s easy. My favorite is Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat. It’s such a great story!

4. What was the last Halloween costume you wore?

If I’m remembering correctly, I was Princess Zelda of Hyrule for Halloween.

5. What is your favorite fall snack?

Also an easy answer! My favorite fall snack would have to be the apple dumplings I made a while back. The recipe involves sprite, apples, puff pastry, and I think that’s it? Maybe butter? Basically, the sprite turns into a caramel sauce and crisps up the pastry. So good!

6. Do you carve pumpkins?

I used to carve pumpkins. I don’t like how cold the activity is, so I’ve stopped doing it. Plus, I worry about needless waste, particularly when I don’t use the innards for anything. I’ve tried roasting the seeds, but I just don’t like it.

7. Do you prefer horror movies or stories?

Neither. I don’t like horror. I can tolerate mild horror where it isn’t the main focus, like with something ridiculous like Scary Movie, but even those are only alright to me.

8. What is your favorite Halloween memory?

I would have to say that my fondest, and most recent, memory of Halloween would have to be from a few years ago. I was dressed as a witch and I had my three ferrets running around. Whenever someone came to the door, I had a ferret with me as my familiar. Honestly, the ferrets just wanted to escape and cause mischief, so I had no choice but to hold whichever one decided to make a run for the door.

Anyway, sometime that night, a little girl spotted the ferret and immediately fell in love. She turned and started pestering her father about getting a ferret. After all, this lady has a ferret and why couldn’t she have a ferret and she really did want a ferret and when could he get her one? It was too cute! And the look the father gave me was priceless. I could tell he’d been pestered about this before. It was also clear the simple night of trick-or-treating was about to become a ferret themed topic, lol.

9. Do you prefer to give out candy or get candy?

Honestly, I prefer neither. I enjoy seeing the costumes that kids wear, but I just don’t like giving them sugar since it’s so bad for anyone to be eating, particularly in bulk. Since I don’t want to be one of those people who passes out ‘healthy’ snacks, I lean more towards just admiring the fun costumes and enjoying a small amount of candy for myself.

10. Do you decorate for Halloween or fall?

Uh, for sure! I decorate for fall and Halloween. Every. Year. It’s the one holiday season I rarely pass up on decorating for. It’s just too much fun!

11. Do you have a favorite urban legend? If so what is it?

I can’t think of any right now, but if I do, I’ll be sure to update the post!

12. Would you rather spend a night in a graveyard or a haunted house?

Haunted house. I prefer having a roof over my head to keep any rain out and walls to keep the wind away. If it’s a nice night? Nope, still going with the house. There are way too many spiders out at night for me to be alright hanging out in a graveyard.

13. What is your favorite spooky movie?

Nightmare Before Christmas is my go-to movie of the season! I watch it during Christmas too. It’s just a fun movie.

Photo by: Joonas kääriäinenkääriäinen

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I may not be the nerdiest nerd you’ve ever met, but I still like to think of myself as a lover of science, video games, and of course, books.


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