Thursday, October 25, 2012

Random Thursday. All things Halloween.

Hallo meine Lieben,

Halloween is a huge deal in America. It isn't as big in Germany which is kind of sad because I really love that tradition. I love everything spooky and I love to see kids going from house to house to collect candy. I would have loved that as a kid. 
The topic of this week's Random Thursday is....



And I am linking up with these lovely ladies....come join the fun!



There are many many things that I love about Halloween. I don't even know where to start because it is such a fantastic day. Sad thing is that in America November 1 is not a holiday. In Germany it is. Point for Germany. America should really make that day a holiday.

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Black cats are fantastic! I guess my friend Miki would agree on that! So I love the fact that black cats play such an important role at Halloween. They definitely don't mean misfortune or anything like that. 
I have read recently that black cats often get abused or sacrificed around Halloween. I can't believe this world sometimes. So please take care of your cats. All cats. And all other animals. 

Lumpi says hi!


I love all the Halloween colors. Black, purple, orange...what a great combination. We got a fantastic Halloween light string. It creates a pretty cool atmosphere. I guess I would decorate the house in the Halloween style all year round....spiders, skulls, candles, tomb stones etc. That would be fun. 

Another thing I love about Halloween: Haunted Houses. Last year was a premiere, I never went to one before. It was fantastic but also very scary. David promised me that the zombies, chainsaw guys, ghosts, mass murderers etc would not touch you in there. But sure, they did. I was the victim of some really mean attacks. I had to follow a creepy looking guy over an underground cemetery in a haunted cave just to be followed by a zombie with a chainsaw. Not so nice. One guy stole my hat, another one grabbed my ankle when I walked over a bridge in the complete dark. 

I am also a huge fan of pumpkin soup. And jack-o-lanterns. And ghosts, ghouls, zombies, candy, bats and of course, horror movies!. I need Halloween all year round!

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What do you love about Halloween? What is your favorite horror movie?

28 comments:

  1. Can't believe they let the ghouls at the haunted house touch you guys. There are super strict rules at the places we go that forbid any one from touching one another, guess a couple of people got in fights with the monsters over being touched, haha, so they banned it.

    I love haunted houses, even though I'm pretty much screaming like a sissy throughout the whole maze. As I'm writing this I'm watching the movie 'Slither' on netflix. I know it's not really a horror movie but I'm on a horror-ish movie marathon mood until next week :) Next up is Beetlejuice :)

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    1. Yeah they touched me all the time, stole my hat, grabbed my leg! It was scary!
      I love movie marathons! And Beetlejuice is awesome, I am sure you had a great time!

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  2. I love Halloween because of all the candy and pumpkins! Found you through the link up.

    BTW, I'm hosting a lip balm swap!

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    1. That sounds awesome! I'll check it out!

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  3. Ich hätte auch so gerne, dass Halloween hier mehr Beachtung finden würde. Aber das ist einfach nicht in unseren Traditionen verankert. Trotzdem haben wir ein paar Süßigkeiten für die Nachbarskinder parat, die jedes Jahr kommen und auch verkleidet sind.

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    1. Ja, es wird ein bisschen bekannter in Deutschland, aber man kanns einfach nicht mit Amerika vergleichen!

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  4. I love everything spooky too! So excited for this holiday!

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  5. I like the Halloween movies and dressing up, but they just don't celebrate here so I am not doing anything this year aside from watching a few scary movies :)

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    1. I love scary movies. I hope you watched something great!

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  6. I LOVE that Nov 1 is a holiday in Germany - we always would complain about school the day after Halloween so the US definitely needs it, and just needs more days off in general.

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    1. Yeah, definitely! I don''t understand why they love to work so much. Haha

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  7. Hello again from Ireland! :-) So actually, Halloween here is really huge, Trick or Treat'ing, costumes and all the decoration, I can't wait till next Wednesday to go out with the kids in their lovely costumes, gonna be great :-)
    Here, we actually don't have a holiday on the 31st or the 1st, really sad, but it's going to be a Bankholiday this Monday, so I'll spend the weekend down in Galway, can't wait for the trip and the ocean to see :-D
    Have yourself a lovely weekend and of course an awesome Halloween day or better night :-)

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    1. hello to Ireland! I am glad that Halloween is a big deal over there too! I hope you will have a wonderful time! Sorry that you don't have a holiday on Halloween but I hope your trip will be fantastic!

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  8. I would have loved to be in the US for halloween, it looks like so much fun! And I love everything pumpkin. Have lots of fun, and please share with us so I can get a piece of it as well :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yeah, people should celebrate Halloween everywhere! Thanks dear!

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  9. AWE, I totally agree!!! 100%! :D And yes, I've been told some mean people kidnap black cats especially during Halloween :(. Last year, it was really quiet in my neighborhood, so we didn't have to lock the cats (esp. Dimitri) in. I hope this year it's the same.

    And I'm kind of falling for Halloween :p. It's a fun and mysterious holiday.

    Have a fun weekend, Katrin! ;D

    Oh, and btw, I mentioned you in my blog, too ;).

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    1. That is terrible, how can they kidnap black cats. The world can be so awful! Take care of Dimitri. And Dante for sure!
      I love anything mysterious!
      And thank you so much for mentioning me, you are such a sweetie!!!
      Hugs!

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  10. I like the decorating and the trick-or-treating kids...not so much the dressing up part...I don't really like dressing up, not the Fasching fan either!
    Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!
    Hugs xxx

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    1. I would like to dress up again but I don't really like Fasching either. Only Halloween. :)
      Hugs!

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  11. Halloween is awesome and so are black cats!! Halloween colors are also the best. The best part of Halloween is dressing up.

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  12. Halloween is definitely a holiday that's difficult for me to comprehend as it's not a big deal in Fiji or in Australia (though it is much celebrated in Australia) :) xoxox

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    1. The traditions are really different in all the countries. When I was a kid nobody cared for Halloween in Germany!

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  13. I am so happy you like black cats! I know they are sometimes overlooked in shelters. I actually have two black cats back home and I miss them both so much.

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    1. I can't understand how they can be overlooked! They are awesome. I have a black cat and a black bunny! :)

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  14. I like Halloween also. I think you could get away with some of the things year round if you wanted to lol. My husband and I were going to go to Burg Frankenstein here until I found out that they do touch people, and not just ankle grab but they actually pick people up, put them in coffins, pull hair, etc. No way I was going after hearing that.

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    1. Oh wow, that sounds really bad! :) But also like a lot of fun! Haha!

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