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Make A Halloween Tale at Tonight's Virtual Girls Night Out!

Ann Again and again the original Virtual Girls Night Out

The big move is happening tomorrow for my dad.   3 years after his wife's passing (more story here: "This Should Be Interesting" ) my sister has organized it all - she's amazing - and tomorrow is the day we drive up and move him closer to us in Oregon.  Moving!  Lots of driving! Yay!  (You hear the sarcasm, right?) The end result is good but the process is a pain.  How about a happy distraction with our Virtual Girls Night Out?!  :->

To participate In The Virtual GNO:  Enjoy this post! ;-> For our weekly Friday night blog party all you need to make this party complete is a beverage of your choice (cocktail recipe below for inspiration) and your fuzzy slippers! If you choose to leave your blog link for guests to visit you please do! I started this blog party in 2008 and bloggers have been virtually partying ever since.  Visit your fellow party guests - say "Happy VGNO!!!"  Share the blog game/meme/question on your site to play along. 

Time For Some Tunes!

Matt Nathanson "Kinks Shirt"

(There is an original video for this song but, in my opinion, the visuals in this one are much better.)

Time For A Cocktail!

We have a fantastic Guest Bartender at this weeks Virtual Girls Night Out - Beeb Ashcroft from "Cooking Catastrophe"  (among one of her many terrific blogs :-> ).  Her creation:

  • 5 blackberries
  • 2 oz Sobieski Orange Vodka
  • 2 oz Sparkling Raspberry-Blackberry Water (I used Refreshe brand)
  • Ice
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Red & Yellow Food Coloring
  • Add sugar to a small bowl and mix in 2 drops of red coloring and 3 drops of yellow food coloring to create an orange tint. In a separate bowl, pour in a small amount of lemon juice to dunk the edge of your glass in. Transfer the glass to the sugar bowl immediately and gently twist the rim around the sugar to coat the edge; set aside.
  • Place blackberries in a cocktail shaker and press them down with a fork to create a loose pulp. (You don't want to crush them completely - just break them up a little bit.) Add ice, vodka, and sparkling water; shake, pour into sugar coated glass and enjoy!

Cheers!  And thank you Beeb for being the Guest Bartender this week.  She is such a joy!  Please check out her blogs:,, and

Time For A Party Game!
Fill in the blanks of this Halloween tale.  Insert the corresponding prompts into the story below.  Options are:
If your last name begins with A - F  insert these prompts:
(1) beautiful leaves – (2) Count Orlok from Nosferatu - (3) Ran with my arms flailing - (4) Peeking - (5) Hot Cider
Last name begins with G - K insert these prompts
(1) smashed pumpkins - (2)Frankenstein’s Monster - (3) walked faster than I ever have - (4) peering - (5) Champagne
Last name begins with L - O insert these prompts
(1) tree branches from the storm - (2) Pin Head from Hell Raiser (3) sprinted like a cheetah - (4) quickly glancing - (5) Martini
Last name begins with P - T  insert these prompts
(1) children’s chalk drawings - (2) Freddy Kruger (3) tripped while trying to make a run for it - (4) looking with apprehension - (5) Moon Shine
Last name begins with U - Z  insert these prompts
(1) spider webs - (2) Jason from Friday the 13th - (3) bolted down the street  - (4) squinting - (5) Mommy’s Juice Box (a.k.a. Wine!)

And, the Halloween story:  

On a lovely Fall day I was walking down the sidewalk covered in (1)___________ when I suddenly felt I was being followed.  I quickly turned to find (2)__________   glaring at me.  Completely terrified I (3)________, ran into my house and locked the door.  After (4)__________ through the curtains to find no one there I poured myself a tall glass of (5)__________ and sat down to relax.   The phone rang and when I answered it, no one answered me back.  “Hello? Hello?!” After hanging up a chill ran down spine when I heard a voice behind me ask “Why did you run away?”

Happy Halloween!

Thanks for hangin' out at our weekly Virtual Girls Night Out.  See you next Friday!
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To participate In The Virtual GNO:  Link up your blog below and visit your fellow party guests - say "Happy VGNO!!!"  Share the blog question/meme on your site to play along. Remember to visit those that have shared their blog links.  We share a common bond in that this party sounded like fun, so don't be shy!  Your first connection is right there! :->   Happy Virtual Girls Night Out blog friends! I hope you had fun.

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