Oh it's time for some joy!
A happy birthday to my little sister Betsy, of course.
And a happy Summer Solstice to you all.
It's high time for a celebration!
Well, loyal S&Pers, it's hard for me to get my brain around the fact, but something
remarkable has happened.
As of today, this little Skull & Pumpkin pub is
TWO YEARS OLD!
Free drinks all around!
Yes, two years ago I thought I'd try my hand at this blogging thing, and carve out a little place for my own silliness in the online Hallowe'en and haunting community, and I simply cannot believe I not only did it and kept it up, but that we're now celebrating two years of S&P goodness!
I have been so gratified and humbled to have made so many new friends because of our li'l pub, and you've stuck around even though you know very well how much permanent damage all the Hallowe'en madness can inflict...
Even as monstrous as some of you may be, you are all the real jewels of this place, and I thank each of you from the bottom of my Hallowe'en Lovin' heart.
As a small token of appreciation, I have given the ol' place a minor clean-up, removing some old imagery and replacing it with... well, with more old imagery, but a little more personal and special to me. Look around, click what's new. See where it takes you.
I have also added a few little gems of spooky, old school Hallowe'en joy to the ol' radio we have been enjoying for so long now.
First, a mid-70s LP version of what has to be a favorite of any Hallowe'en fan: Ginny Tyler as Witch Hazel in Disney's cartoon classic Trick Or Treat!
Then, a creepy little tale about the passing of years and the growth of twisted roots and branches -- a 1941 offering from the popular series Dark Fantasy aptly titled The Demon Tree...
Two years since I found the pluck to scribble my very first post.
Two years of twisted growing, delighted exploring, nostalgic recalling, excited traveling, stupid joking, philosophically waxing and most importantly, friend making.
I never follow through on things so it's damn near a miracle.
And while things have been busier and a little less focused this year, I still plan on continuing to bring all of you loyal S&Pbrains the fun, freaky and festive offerings you have come to expect from this humble house.
There's still so much to celebrate.
A toast, to two years, to another trip around the Sun celebrating the dark beauty of the Moon.
Come on... say it, shout it with me...