Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Crossroads Blog Tour Day 1



In a short paragraph or two:
What is your favorite Halloween memory?

When my husband and I were first married, we lived in a tiny, four-story walk up apartment, and, as we lived in the city, we didn’t have a car – just bussed, biked, walked, or cabbed wherever we needed to go. The rest of the tree-lined street consisted of wonderfully gothic Victorian houses and wonderfully Halloween-FEINDLY homeowners who decorated their porches, sidewalks, and front lawns with ghastly ghouls and dreadfully cool decor.

I had serious house-to-decorate envy. Until the year my husband decided to make the most of our small top floor balcony – surprising the hell out of me. He made a few trips on the bus, carrying 13 large pumpkins home, and carved them with the stencil cut-out kit thingies he’d snagged at a Halloween store. He’d clogged our toilet with pumpkin guts and sliced a few fingers, but he managed to finish before I got home from work.

I walked the few blocks from the bus stop to home and saw a warm glow from the corner. At first I thought our apartment was on fire, but as I got closer…our entire balcony was alive with flickering Jack-o-Lanterns and one grinning man waiting to see my reaction. That’s one of my favourite Halloween memories. Nothing says I Love You like the gutting and mutilation of 13 innocent pumpkins.

Tell us about your most haunting experience.

Um, probably just now, when I realized what Halloween must be like – for the pumpkins.





In a short paragraph or two:
What is your favorite Halloween memory?

Last year, Loving Husband, the Precious Little Tax Deductions and I went to Disneyworld for Halloween. We dressed up in our taekwondo uniforms and traipsed around the Magic Kingdom—the family that kicks together sticks together!

Tell us about your most haunting experience.

Boy, I wish I had something to share, but I don’t. I haven’t seen any ghosts. Probably just as well; seeing dead people would scare me! :)





In a short paragraph or two:
What is your favorite Halloween memory?

Technically we don’t celebrate Halloween in Australia, which is a bit of a bummer because I think it’s cool! One of my kids has an October birthday so we tend to do a Halloween themed birthday for him and I love decorating our house with skeletons, pumpkins and general spooky stuff.

Tell us about your most haunting experience.

I was a physiotherapist before I became a writer and a co-worker who suddenly developed ‘psychic’ talents wanted to practice on me, because I was a skeptic.

Let’s just say after one session with her, I wasn’t a skeptic any longer. And those icy goosebumps on my arms that persisted after her session finished? She advised me to keep a candle lit all night and stare at the light, because she hadn’t quite learned to banish the ‘bad’ spirits that had infiltrated during her reading. I was freaked! Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps to this day.


Find The Crossroads:


How the Tour Works:

Each day of The Crossroads Blog Tour, a new research question will be revealed on The Crossroad Blog Tour main page: HERE and each day the answer to that question will be found within one of the different blog posts by Crossroads Tour authors. Your job is to get the question, read the blog posts, and collect all answers by the end of the tour.

This year the grand prize winner will be selected via a Rafflecopter draw open to everyone. However, the hunt for clues is a fun part of the Crossroads experience and we wanted to keep it alive. Sooooo, search for the answer somewhere on the participating blogs on THAT particular day of the tour. Answer all the questions correctly to enter a bonus prize draw for – separate from the grand prize.

Bonus question answers are to be emailed to judithgraves @ ymail dot com by October 26th at MIDNIGHT to enter the Bonus prize draw. Winner of the Grand prize and the winner of the Bonus prize will be announced on OCTOBER 31st – HALLOWEEN.

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2 comments:

  1. Hi Amy, greetings from Northern Ontario. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting the tour again, Amy!

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