SW 29 {10.31.18} Oh Look Another Glorious Morning

by Cristina | Last Updated: October 31, 2018

Makes Me Sick! 

I haven’t sent a newsletter the last three weeks. Is it a coincidence that I’m back today, Halloween? Yes actually- complete coincidence.  I was never really one for Halloween.  I do love Hocus Pocus though.

The coincidence is still not lost on me, and then it hit me.  I am going to tell you why I haven’t written the last couple weeks using mostly Hocus Pocus GIFs because 1) It’s Halloween; 2) I love that movie; and 3) I have a talent for storytelling via GIF and want to show off:

Under this rough and rugged exterior- I’m a sensi.  That is, I am a sensitive person.

I asked my friend if they liked my newsletter and she replied:

It was


That made me

Then I felt

She was like don’t be mad, calm down to which I said

Then I thought about it and realized…

and here we are…

Find the full story is HERE.  I wanted to say thank you to everyone who reached out when they read the story last week.  You really know how to make a girl feel

Pulled together some spooky stuff from all around the internet.  Will be back next week…


A Glimpse of Dracula’s Castle 

In the mountains of Transylvania sits this rather idyllic yet slightly gothic castle.  Bran Castle to be more precise.  Legends say that Vlad the Impaler was once a prisoner in the dungeon for a couple of days, but that’s probably bull shit.

Transylvania needed money, so they found the most haunted looking castle and advertised it as Dracula’s home- fast forward a few decades and tour companies now rent it out for Halloween parties with jello shots and DJ’s.  If God is good, they play Michael Jackson’s Thriller on repeat.

Check out the full article HERE.

Spooky Standouts 

What did the witch do with the paddle board? She paddle boarded obviously! Not just one either, hundreds of witches paddled down the Willamette River in Portland over the weekend.  Check it out HERE.

525,600 Minutes. Rent will be the next live musical airing on Fox.  Seems like they just announced their young new cast, and I just went from sort of interested to super excited.  Find the full article HERE.

Phantom of the Charity. To raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the CFDA and Bank of America have asked 30 American fashion brands to rethink the Phantom’s iconic mask. Read the full article HERE.

Ever wonder what Puff Daddy would look like if he were ever frightened? Apparently Ellen was wondering something similar when she had him on her show last week.  Luckily for us she did it live and we all got to see it.  Watch it HERE.

Can’t get enough? Watch HERE to see a montage of Ellen “boo” moments.

Jimmy Kimmel Made Me Do It. Don’t Forget to pretend to eat you kid’s candy and film the reaction and upload it to You Tube for Jimmy Kimmel. Or you can really eat their candy, and pretend it’s lost.  Really just depends on the type of parent you are I guess.  For full instructions click HERE.

TV Addict Update  

As we have established, time and time again, I watch too much TV.  Well while I was away not writing newsletters- I was still watching a ton of TV.  You would be proud to hear that I am three episodes away from finishing Downton Abbey.  Do not tell me how it ends…. 

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: (Netflix) This show is not what I was expecting.  For some reason I was thinking this show would be colorful and cheery- it is definitely, but most definitely not.  Don’t be like me- go in eyes wide open.  It is a dark and spooky.  I didn’t give it a chance, but it captured me at the end.  I like her.  I like her and was intrigued at the end by “the dark baptism”.  Since Stranger Things doesn’t seem to becoming for us any time soon, I would suggest this one.

A Discovery of Witches: Based on Deborah Harkness’ best-selling All Souls Trilogy we see the love between a vampire and a witch play out.  Who does not love a vampire love story? Particularly when that vampire is played by Matthew Goode. It has not premiered yet, and actually will not until January 2019 (I will let you know, TRUST). I want to get you properly hyped.  Check out the trailer HERE or click the image.

Premiering This Friday, November 2:

  • Homecoming : (Amazon Prime) Julia Roberts is starring on a TV show!  Only the biggest movie star, ever, on a TV show.  God bless you, Jeff Bezos.  Is there nothing you can’t do? Amazon’s newest thriller.  Click HERE for the trailer.      
  • House of Cards: (Netflix) Premiering it’s 6th and final season {without Kevin Spacey}.

What’s on my list to watch next? 
Have a suggestion? Let me know

Halloween Hangover:
Worst sugar crash you’ve ever experienced; Usually Happens the Morning after Halloween. It can be combined with alcohol.
Since its invention in 1898 by the Herman Goelitz Confectionary Company of Fairfield, California (now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Company), candy corn has become wildly popular — so much so that today, nearly 35 million pounds of the stuff is produced each year
My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!
John Krasinski pranks Jimmy Kimmel in a pretty epic way.
Jimmy Kimmel Halloween Candy Prank 2017 for some inspiration