Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Types of Meningitis

There are basically four different types of meningitis.  In general, they are classified by their cause: viral (virus), bacterial (bacteria), fungal (fungus), or amoebic (amoeba). 
Viral meningitis is the most common of the types of meningitis, and is typically less serious than bacterial (which has a high fatality rate).  The most common viral attack is typically from the coxsackie and echovirus(two viruses that are part of a group called enterovirus – which is the group that contains the polio virus). Less common causes include complications due to measles, polio, or chickenpox viruses.

I will find out soon if I was accidentally exposed to one of these.  Seriously.  Well, me and many others.   Don't worry, I'm inoculated for the worst kind and had prophylaxis, but it is still creepy.  The thing that kills me (ha ha) is that there are people that think we don't deserve a pay hike.  Jimminy, I walk into strange houses every day and we don't know whats going on in them.  Sorry for the rant.  Hopefully I'll soon have some pics of the painting I'm working on.  Why can't I make a living on my creations?

Update: The state lab called to let us know it wasn't meningitis after all.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monster Supplies

Check out the website for the Ministry of Stories.

Cool side note- 31 people actually read this blog!  Good thing I have a new super computer to keep blogging.  

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Electric Icicles

Time For Change

I've decided that since my two blogs are kind of dependent on the seasons, that I should merge them both together into one blog.  So all you gardeners, prepare to get a dose of Halloween haunt related posts in the autumn, and all you haunt bloggers will get some posts about our gardening endeavors.  I will discontinue posting on that blog and put it all together on this one.  

Friday, November 19, 2010

Did someone forget to put on a shirt when she ran out the door?

CSI Las vegas, originally uploaded by dvdsetcollectionsale.
This is the reality.  Sexy huh?

CSI Las Vegas

I love this photo. I think our office webpage could use some ramping up. The rock band album cover shot seems to be just perfect for CSI work. Look at those jaunty poses, you know these people don't mess around. I think I need to wear leather jackets, and white shirts, because you know, white shirts make so much sense with the things I am exposed to. Wait a minute, who the hell wears leather jackets in Miami?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Morgue Feet

Morgue Feet, originally uploaded by Hassle Glad.

I am so glad we don't use the drawer type cooler. How do you get in there to clean? I hope they have a crane to lift the bodies to the height of the shelves. this is terrible design that gets used all the time on T.V. and the movies. What about all the jumbo sized Americans I bring back to the office all the time? The way to go my friends is a large walk in cooler where you just wheel the tables in and some stacking racks on the side for long term storage. Think realistically, what about maggots and blood? That would be disgusting.  Oh and we don't use fabric sheets, that makes no sense.  We use plastic envelopes, that way you don't get any on you when you move them around.  

Welcome to my world.

Etsy Order

I just ordered this and can't wait to get it.  I went with the blue sapphires.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More Etsy Goodness

Click photo for link

Final Video for 2010

I made this one in VideoPad instead of Movie Maker.  I learned that I need to take a lot more photos to string together as a move.  I will also work on improving my video skills as well.  

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Most Creative Costume

Click to enlarge.
Banksy is a favorite of ours, although we disagree about his choice of canvas.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Drop Gallow's Haunt

I wouldn't have gone anywhere near this as a kid, possibly as an adult as well.  Click the photo for more.

I Need One of These

I wouldn't wear it to work, but I would wear it all of the rest of the time.  This is from my new Etsy favorites list.  The question is, pink, or blue?  Click on the photos for the Etsy page links.
I'm glad I've waited to order, I first thought pink, but blue seems to be the right one for me with my blue eyes and all.

Dia De Los Muertos Festival, Los Angeles, 11.01.10

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Late Autumn in Idaho

My favorite photo blog Your Apples are My Oranges has some beautiful photos of McCall Idaho, a couple of hours north of Boise.  Emily's posts are a constant inspiration and I had a ton of fun this summer watching her garden grow along with ours.  

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cool Haunt

I used to live near this place.  Too bad is wasn't a haunted attraction back then.
Sounds like Dekalb, IL has changed a lot since I was there 10 years ago.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Haunt 2010 Video

Click the picture to see the video:

Argh!  5 hours later after sorting through pics and trying to figure out Windows Movie Maker, This is it.  Time for a break and some rest before work early in the morning.  Don't worry, Kyle already got me a better cooler for next year! 

We had a wonderful Halloween.  The yard was a hit to some very surprised neighbors.  Both TOT's and their parent's really liked the haunt.  It was so fun to see faces light up and to hear little kids yell "Happy Halloween!" as they jumped off the porch to go stand in front of the cauldron and reach out to touch a witch.  

Now, the snows can come and bring with them that other favorite time of year- Ski and Hot Springs Season!