• Diggin’ It & Scary Movies

    October 18, 2012

    Hooray for fall!

    I’m really diggin’ the beautiful autumn weather in New England lately. The leaves are finally starting to change color and the cool, crisp, sunny days are the best thing ever.

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    Speaking of diggin’ things, Dig Safe came by the other day to get us ready to pave our driveway next week. Woohoo!!!

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    Ok, paving our driveway is probably not very exciting for you (at all), but Mal and I are PSYCHED! Our poor driveway needs help in a bad way!!

    Breakfast

    Besides fall, I’m also diggin’ this Sweet Breakfast Scramble. I have a bunch of canned pumpkin to use up, so it’s the perfect addition, especially with some pumpkin pie spice, a little bit of vanilla extract, and a scoop of Teddie peanut butter. Holy yum indeed!

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    Mal finished off the last of the almond milk this morning, so I didn’t have my usual glass of Dandy Blend, but then I remembered I had a coupon code for a $1.00 off a beverage at Starbucks, so I headed out to treat myself.

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    At Starbucks, I ordered an iced decaf pumpkin spice Americano, which was, of course, delicious, but a tad too sweet for my liking.

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    I think the barista missed the part about “1 pump of pumpkin spice,” so I watered it down with Dandy Blend and almond milk at home (I bought some at the grocery store when I was out) and saved the rest for tomorrow. Much better!

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    When I was at Starbucks waiting for my drink, I stumbled upon a free episode of The Simpsons on iTunes. Mal loves The Simpsons, so I grab a card for him.

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    The “Treehouse of Horror” also reminded me that I need to find a scary movie for Mal and me to watch for tomorrow’s date night. We’re planning to get take-out for dinner, put on our sweats, and then watch a scary movie together. I’m generally not a fan of scary movies (The Ring scared the crap out of me, so I haven’t watched many since), but with Halloween coming up next week, I figured why not? Maybe it’ll be fun to get a little scared?

    Questions of the Day

    Do you like scary movies? If so, what is your favorite one? Any recommendations?

    P.S. Local dog owners: The 2012 Doggy 5K Run/Walk is in just a few weeks!

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    Kristen Exline October 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I just saw Sinister – it was super good and super scary. If you are going to rent a movie, I suggest Insidious. I actually LOVE scary movies (has to be ghost related – will not watch serial killer movies) so you can trust my opinion :)

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    Steph October 18, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    @Elisabeth: @sarah @ Sedwick Studio: @Amy: Primal Fear is a great recommendation. I agree with others on The Cabin in the Woods too, but I think I would counsel against The Strangers, it really traumatized me.

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    Irina @ Chocolatea Time October 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Rumor has it Sinister is insanely scary. I think it’s a must-see for Halloween!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers October 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Nope, I don’t like scary movies. When I was a kid I saw Nightmare on Elm St. and I had nightmares for a month. Ick!! So I stick to movies like the Simpson Tree House of Horrors!

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    Cait the Arty Runnerchick October 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    oh man, i think just the image of that girl in the Ring was burned into my brain for weeks! have u seen the Bone Collector?? oh man, i was terrified of taxis for so long! :P

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    Jackie October 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I gave the pumpkin spice Americano a go today and enjoyed it quite a bit! It still doesn’t beat their iced Chai latte with one pump of pumpkin spice for me, but I needed the caffeine. :-)

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    Kristen October 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    @Jackie: I get the chai with pumpkin too! (Chai is my obsession!) If you need caffeine add an espresso shot! That way you still get the pumpkin chai but with more of a boost!

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    GreenGirlRunning October 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    I’ve never tried Dandy Blend but I do really like Teeccino… have you tried it? Another coffee alternative. I like the vanilla nut flavor.
    Used to like scary movies but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve also gotten more wimpy! :)

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    Stacy October 19, 2012 at 1:01 am

    I’m not a fan so slasher flicks and the like, but i do like movies like the Evil Dead — sort of horror parodies or at least can laugh at themselves. Two that I’ve liked recently are Drag Me To Hell and Cabin In The Woods. They both have a sense of humor that helps mitigate the scary.

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    Julia October 19, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Have you seen “May”?
    I think its from the late 90s or early 2000s, and it’s not so much SCARY as creepy? I love the actress, Angela Bettis, and it also has Jeremy Sisto… It’s not too too gory, either. It’s not something that will keep you up at night but for me it hits the sweet spot for creepy/eerie. Also, “Ginger Snaps”. Super fun movie, I love it! It’s one of those “smart” horror movies, which to me are the best. I can’t with those gore porn movies….I just don’t get the appeal.
    ANYWAY yes, agree, this fall is lovely! I don’t want winter to come but fall just fills me with joy :)

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    katey October 19, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Hey did you know if you buy ground Starbucks coffee at the supermarket and save the bag you can bring it into any store and get a free coffee??

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    Tina October 19, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Oh, yea!?! I didn’t know that! I’m going to have to start buying Starbucks at the grocery store!

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    sonya October 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

    FUNNY GAMES!!! This movie is sooo scary, one of my all time faves. Real psychologically thriller. Michael Pitt is a super creep!

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    Jolynn October 19, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Gewwww I hate scary movies, especially ones that can really happen in real life.

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    Johanna B October 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I loved the original Halloween movie with Jamie Lee Curtis. She looks so young in it. I still watch it every year in October sometime.

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    Annette October 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Love scary movies, the only problem is that after I watch them, I’m scared…LOL…Any of the “Paranormal Activity” movies are good and just creepy enough to stay with you for a day or two ;)

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    joan October 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Dreamcatcher or A Perfect Getaway. Both have Timothy Olyphant in them. One of my favorite actors. Dreamcatcher would probably be a bit more intense.

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    Kelly@BalancedDaily October 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I absolutely LOVE scary movies! The 6th sense is a classic, but I’ve seen it so many times that I’m pretty numb to it. Some other favorites are 30 Days of Night, Paranormal Activity, The Strangers and of course, Carrie :) Have fun!

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    MelanieF October 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I love scary movies. The Paranormal Activity movies are great. Amytiville, that one with Ryan Reynolds was scary. The lady in black, wow that was scary also!

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    Angela@The Chicken Scoop October 24, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I like creepy movies like The Shining while my husband likes blood and guts like Resident Evil. We hate watching each other’s movies!
    ~Ang

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