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1. It is extremely rare for there to be a full moon on Halloween, the next Halloween with a full moon will be in 2020. The last one to take place was in 2001 and before that it was in 1974.
2. It is Illegal to use Silly String in Hollywood on Halloween. From 12am on October 31st until 12noon on November 1st, the use of Silly String carries a fine of $1000.00. This law came into effect in 2004.
3. Bobbing for apples (dookin for apples in Scotland) was traditionally a way of determining who would next be allowed to marry. The apple tree was brought to Britain by the Romans and apples represented Pomona the Goddess of fruit trees who was also linked with fertility. For the Celt’s the pentagram was already a symbol of fertility so when they cut apples in half and found the seeds formed a pentagram like shape they agreed that apples symbloised feritility and thus, the first person to successfully ‘dook’ for an apple would be the next to marry.
4.Legend has it that if you see a spider on Halloween it is actually the spirit of a loved one watching over you. I hope my deceased loved ones know better than to watch over me in the guise of a spider, that is just a one way ticket to the bottom of my shoe and the after after-life.
5. Harry Houdini died on Halloween.
6. Many animals shelters won’t allow black cats to be adopted in October time in case they are used in rituals or tortured around Halloween.
7. Samhainophobia is the irrational fear of Halloween.
8. There are many legends surrounding Halloween and mirrors, one of them is that if a young woman looks into a mirror on Halloween she will see her true love appear behind her. I guess I will be getting ready without a mirror tomorrow, freaky mirror ghosts and applying mascara don’t go together in my book.
9. If you are born on Halloween your star sign is Scorpio.
10. I have bought so many sweets for Halloween that I think they will probably last until New Year.
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I think it looks like it will be a better film than the first. I thought the first film was a bit weak, a diluted Disney-esque version of the book. Judging by this trailer I would predict that Catching Fire will pack more of a punch.
Catching Fire is out on 21st November 2013 in the UK (the premier is on the 11th) and it is out is out on the 22nd November 2013 is the US.
To find out when the release dates elsewhere click here.
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…that I am currently jumping around my room to.
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Hey As a Glaswegian, I have brought my readers a few insights into life in Scotland, as those insights have always had a good reception, I thought that I would bring you some more. Just to let you know, in some of the videos embedded in this post there is swearing so if you are uncomfortable with that it may be best to avoid them.
These videos have it all : the good, the bad and the ugly
- Glasgow has frequent and reliable public transport, but there is always going to be at least one complete nutter on or interupting your bus.
2. Glasgow also has a wealth of street performers, with different ones performing and busking all over the city centre every single day. Unfortunately they are often interrupted or harrassed by idiots.
3. Glaswegians have a reputation for being able to hold their alcohol. However this has made some Glaswegians think that they are immune to alcohol and they continue drinking long after they should have stopped.
Want to know the interesting thing about all of these videos? Look at how the ordinary everyday people in the videos react to the nutters. They don’t give them a second thought. Their attitudes illustrate more than anything else just how often madness like this occurs in Glasgow. As your reading this post, some Glaswegian, somewhere in Glasgow, is doing something youtube worthy for it’s stupidity/craziness/drunkeness.
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I came across the following pics on a blog called Buzz Feed. There was no option to reblog so I’m doing my own post to share these beautiful pictures with you. Remember these pics next time your faith is humanity is shaken.
This is going to be my last post for a while, I am going on holiday on Saturday and I have a lot to do between then and now so I won’t be posting again until after my holiday.
For this post I thought I would share a story from my last holiday that, if you are anything like my boyfriend, you will find very amusing.
We were on holiday in Portugal, spending most of our time on the beach and doing a bit of snorkeling. Everything was peachy.
I was just following some fish, as you do, having a great time. We have been snorkeling for a while, maybe 20 minutes or so and I start to realise that I have been following the same fish for a quite a while and that I haven’t popped my head up to get my bearings. Just as I start to think ‘I hope I am still near the beach’ I hear the strangest sound.
It terrifies me. My head is under the water and the sound I hear is from under water. It was the weirdest noise, I had never heard anything like it and I can’t describe it to you. But what my panicky brain told me was that that noise was the sound of a shark opening it’s giant mouth to take a bite. Of me.
Here is what went through my head at that point :
So what do I do? Probably the worst thing possible. I panic, scramble to stand up (I don’t register that the water is shallow enough that I can stand up) and I see open water. For a terrible 2 seconds I think I have swum too far out and then I turn around and see the beach, not all that far away. I run like crazy for that beach.
Let’s see then, I think there is a shark somewhere near me so I burst up from the water and probably start splashing as much as humanly possible in my attempt to get the beach. I am so darn clever.
I’ve started running towards the beach when my boyfriend pops up from the water, very close to me. Naturally I scream, realise it is him and not a great white, grab his arm and keep running to the beach.
About 10 seconds later we are on the beach and I am telling him all about my terrifying ordeal and he starts to laugh! I’m thinking that I should have left him out there with Jaws when he explains that the noise I heard was him. He was swimming up behind me and he had started humming/beatboxing under the water.
Morals of the story : 1. I am so terrified of sharks that my brain can reason that underwater beatboxing is a shark opening it’s mouth to eat me. 2. My boyfriend sucks at underwater beatboxing. 3. I can be a huge idiot at times.
Like I said, this is my last post for at least 2 weeks, but when I come back from my holiday there will be a lot of new posts worth checking out and I will also be doing my inspiring and one lovely blogger award nomination posts so look out for those.
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I’m going to do something I haven’t done before.. share a little bit about my day, because it has been quite an annoying day.
I’m going on holiday to Portugal next week and in anticipation of that I have booked in some waxing treatments. I have never had any waxing done before but I hate it already. The thing about waxing is you have to let yourself get hairy in order to get rid of it. Ok, true for legs this is no big problem as you can just wear trousers but I have also booked in for an eyebrow wax and I feel I am now at the werewolf monobrow stage where it is no longer acceptable to go out. You might think I’m silly, vain, and conceited and that no one really bothers about your eyebrows but you haven’t seen mine. Waiting to be waxed has taught me that if I don’t pluck my eyebrows they will run toward each other like long lost lovers and then work together to try and take over my face.
This monster eyebrow was no gradual downward spiral into werewolf territory, yesterday I didn’t notice anything and went out and about without a care. Today I looked in the mirror, registered the birth of the evil brow and decided I had only 2 options, pluck or stay in. Since I am booked in for an eyebrow wax I only really had one option, stay in, so that’s what I did. This meant that there was no leisurely walk to the newsagent for Glamour mag so that I could get the products that I have been blogging about all week so I will have to ask my boyfriend to pick one up for me on his way home from work and hope that there are still some issues left (I think it will sell out, benefit products are usually quite expensive.)
Once it was established that I was staying in, I thought ok, do some productive work for your blog, you can spend all day on it. This plan worked fine for about half an hour when I discovered and worked out how to use polyvore (I thought all of you crafty fashion bloggers were so clever and had some amazing high tech magazine editing software that I would have to buy to try and do those outfit collages, I can be an idiot at times.) Then it all went downhill when I came across a blog that had a chat box on it. I instantly thought ‘Cool! I’m getting one one those.’
So I spent the next several hours trying loads of different chat box widgets (if it exists, I have probably tried it) I tried meebome, chatroll and lots of others. They all seemed so simple and easy to install, you just have to copy some code, so I copied some code into a text widget and then checked out my blog to see what it would look like with a cool little chat box in the sidebar. What did I find? I found code in a text widget. About 20 times.
Then I tried learning about plugins thinking that maybe they somehow held the answer. I then found out how you can only install plugins on a wordpress.org site and not on a wordpress.com site and I finally thought screw plugins, I don’t know what they are anyway.
Oh, I also tried to kill a spider with a shoe, (I don’t care if you are against killing spiders, I don’t care if it is more afraid of me than I am of it, I don’t care if it’s unlucky to kill them, I just care about them not being anywhere near me, and if they are near me, they are dying) But what did the spider do? Well it didn’t sit there meekly and wait for the end. Down came the shoe and up came the spider and suddenly it was in the shoe. That lead to a dance that I’m calling the ‘shoe/spider shake’ which had both me and the spider freaking out until it crawled onto the side of the shoe and I wacked the shoe against a wall. I don’t like spiders.
So all of that has happened, I spent all day on my blog without doing a single meaningful post, it’s now 5pm and I have no cool chat box on my blog so that you can drop by and ask me questions or whatever. I have no free benefit products, my eyebrows are still plotting world domination and I have a squished spider on one half of a pair of new shoes that I bought for my holiday.
At least I found out about polyvore.