Stunt Zombie Blog Takeover Day 4(ish)

Ahhhh.  Sit on the couch.  Pull the lever and recline.  Pop my feet up and let the dog jump up for some cuddles.  Turn on the TV and surround sound and find something on a Saturday night that doesn’t completely suck.  Turn on the computer and connect to the interweb.  Crap.

Crap. Crap. Crap.  
I still have to write a blog about Halloween as promised.  After all, I crossed my heart and hoped to die and I certainly don’t hope to die.  But come on!  I just got home.  I’m four beers in.  I just want to sit on the couch, watch meaningless television and play candy crush!  Is that so much to ask?  
As (regrettably) promised I would do a real Halloween post for the Stunt Zombie blog.  Since I’m just the littlest bit buzzed I thought the best idea would be to find a Halloween snacky food to go with my beverage of choice, Redd’s Apple Ale.

 

 While rooting through Chris’ bag o’ Halloween goodies I came across something that intrigued me:

Kraft Jet-Puffed GhostMallows (It’s really hard not to type Jet-Stay-Puffed!)The flavor of these marshmallows is supposed to be Vanilla but aren’t all regular marshmallows vanilla flavored?

 

 While I thought that these would be super yummy I also started to rethink my beverage of choice.  Fruity beer plus vanilla marshmallows?  I think not.  Thank God the back of the bag had suggestions for what beverage would go best:

 

 So I brewed me a cup of Suisse Mocha (close enough to ghostly hot chocolate) and popped a few of these ghoulish marshmallows on top.

 

 

 

 Aren’t they so cute?!  Although, now that I’m looking at them from this angle they slightly resemble ghostly sperm, no?  As I began to sip on my chocolatey beverage I had the sinking feeling that something very important was missing.

 

 Ahhh, that’s better. 
Now, since most of you (make that all of you) don’t know who I am you probably have no idea that I am completely obsessed with another marshmallowy treat, Peeps.  Who doesn’t love Peeps?  They’re sugary, chewy and full of Peepy goodness (and yes, I do realize that I turn a lot of nouns in to adverbs!).  Anyway, the reason I bring up Peeps is because one of my favorite Peep activities (yes, there are more than one) is Peep jousting.  For hours upon hours of fun you pit your Peeps against each other in head to head combat.  Simply place the marshmallows on a plate, shove toothpicks into them, pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and crown a victor.  The Peep who doesn’t get skewered is victorious.  I simply applied this basic concept to the ghostly marshmallows:

It didn’t work out as I had planned.  With no clear victor I decided to crown myself the winner, mashed my melty marshmallows together and stirred them into my mocha!  While I do love a good marshmallow I didn’t find anything particularly special about these sugary snacks.  Sure they’re cute and slightly colorful.  Yes they’re ridiculously addicting and I ate half a bag in one sitting (don’t judge me, I’m drunk).  And would I get them again if spotted in the snack food aisle of the grocery store?  Of course.  But did they stand out from all of the other marshmallows on the shelf?  No, not really.  So, while I did enjoy snacking on them individually I think I’ll stick to drowning them in my coffee.

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Stunt Zombie Blog Takeover Day 1

Dear faithful Stunt Zombie Readers: 

        This blog is being taken over.  That’s right, you heard me.  I’m taking control of the blog (the ‘I’ being Chelsea of the awesome blog “Books, Booze and Bitchin” at wordpress).  Don’t worry though, this is not a hostile takeover.  Nor is it a cheesy ploy to draw readers to my page.  Stunt Zombie was called away on family business (yes, just like the mafia) and has graciously obliged to let me continue his 31 days to Halloween Countdown.  We’re amending the “31 days of posts” to “31 posts in 31 days”!  A subtle change but one that will allow us to catch up without readers crying foul.  

       I’d like to apologize in advance to Chris’ readers, as I am not a seasoned blogger.  I shall do my best so please go easy on me with the comments!  With no further delay, let’s get on with it already!


      My “first” post is going to be on ‘Brain Dead Zombies’.  You may remember that Chris made a post about this neat little guy about a week ago.  Back then he was just a wee little zombie, always teased by the bigger and more decomposed zombies on the playground.  Well sir, you better just watch out because he has indeed grown in his watery grave (see what I did there?!) and is now a man!  Mazel tov!  

I’d like to point out that the artwork on the cover of “The Monster Book of Zombies” has the exact stance as the Brain Dead Zombie.  Ya know, Chris has such an affinity for naming his toys I’m gonna go ahead and name our zombie.  He kind of looks like a Fred to me.  Plus I don’t know anyone named Fred so I can’t personally offend anyone who has my phone number or direct contact with me!  Oh, I’d like to take this opportunity to let everyone know that I’m really bad at taking pictures.  Like, really super bad!  This has been pointed out to me on numerous occasions so I’ll just throw that apology out there again in the hopes that you won’t hold these posts against Chris!  

So, as you can see, Fred has indeed grown quite a bit in a week.  I really wish that he could stand on his own but if you look closely at the photo you can see he’s being propped up by the camera’s tripod.  While the dye on his clothing has stayed in tact there has been some loss in overall appearance.  I suppose growing to 600% of your original size will do that to you.

As we can see from this photo (besides the blatantly obvious fact that I need photography classes) is that Fred got beat up on the playground prior to his sudden growth spurt and now has a black eye and some missing teeth.  Tsk tsk Fred, what would your mother say…if you hadn’t already eaten her brains.

Now Fred, just because Dr. Rodney Rathbone, Vampyre, Zombie Evil Kenevil and random chauffeur picked on you when you were small, that doesn’t give you the right to beat up on them. There was a claim in the original post that went something like “Charge him up after he finishes growing, and you can probably use him to read.”  Well folks, I don’t think you could read by the light of Fred but he does put off enough radiance to potentially keep you from stubbing your toe in a blackout.

That’s all the time we have tonight readers.  I hope you enjoyed my first guest blog and have not deleted your link to Stunt Zombie whilest putting a block on further attempts to read future posts!  If all goes as planned I’ll be back tomorrow with another in the continuing saga of “31 posts in 31 days, Countdown to Halloween 2013!”

Ahoy!

Not so hostile takeover!

A few days ago my bo-friend was called away on family matters (no, not the popular 90’s television show.  That would be weird!)  In his absence I have staged a blog takeover and am posting to Chris’ page to keep up with his “31 posts in 31 days: Countdown to Halloween 2013”.  Since I don’t actually post on my own page every day this is gonna be a bit of a challenge!  In an attempt to keep up with my own “followers” I will be cheating and posting the same topic on both pages, don’t judge me!  It’s a lot of work keeping up with 2 blogs, running a home, caring for 3 pets and working a full time job!  So, the next few days will be a break from the normal book club posts and a tribute to that oh so sacred holiday…Halloween!

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