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Friday, October 30, 2009

Monster Hop

That title has the "Monster Mash" running in my head now. LOL And I'm evil and I'm going to get it into your head too. Hahahahahahahaha. So everybody has to sing with me (I'd love to make it play the music but I don't want to mess with the audio player I have already so you lucked out there) .

Bobby "Boris" Pickett

Monster Mash

I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the mash
He did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
He did the mash
It caught on in a flash
He did the mash
He did the monster mash

From my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes

They did the mash
They did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They did the mash
It caught on in a flash
They did the mash
They did the monster mash

The zombies were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man
Dracula and his son

The scene was rockin', all were digging the sounds
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five"

They played the mash
They played the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They played the mash
It caught on in a flash
They played the mash
They played the monster mash

Out from his coffin, Drac's voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
He opened the lid and shook his fist
And said, "Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist?"

It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash
The monster mash
And it's a graveyard smash
It's now the mash
It's caught on in a flash
It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash

Now everything's cool, Drac's a part of the band
And my monster mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living, this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you

Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash
The monster mash
And do my graveyard smash
Then you can mash
You'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash

My favorite "Halloween Song" is probably "Witches Invitation" by Carmen but most people don't know it. My youngest son's favorite song is "Witch Doctor" although I heard him singing "Monster Mash" (accapella) in the back seat of the car yesterday.

Well, today is the day for Sarabeth's Happy Halloween Monster Blog Hop. Be sure to start there and participate in her challenge:

Create any Halloween Home decor (3 entries)

Share a pic of YOU in a Halloween costume and tell us about it (2 entries)

Share a Halloween Memory (1 entry)

Winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to the Die Cuts R Us Shop!!!

There are over a dozen of us here on the Halloween Hop so please go back to the beginning if you just now found my blog without going to the other blogs first. Sarabeth

You should have come from Emma and when you get done here, you should go to Angela.

Make sure you visit each one of the blogs because you never know who's got a give away. (hint hint someone else also has one too).

I'm going to get you started by thinking of my Halloween memories. (blogger isn't letting me keep all the colors the same and I don't know html good enough to fix it)
I can remember the hard plastic mask with the tiny mouth hole for fresh air. I can remember my Dad taking my brother and me around our tiny town (while Mom stayed home to hand out candy) and getting homemade goodies like pop corn balls, and candy or caramel apples (now days you worry about razorblades and poisons). Some of the costumes I remember are Wonder Woman, Wendy (friend to Casper the friendly ghost) and an Old Lady. I can remember being at my school dressed as an Old Lady, and the other kids couldn't figure out who I was (which when there's only 10 kids in your class it's not hard to eliminate/narrow down your choices and figure it out). I walked around the gym for our Halloween parade, hunched over and leaning on my cane. I won a prize for that costume and performance.

Have fun. I'll see you around the blog hop. :)


Gypsy said...

Great Halloween Memorie!
We didn't really celebrate Halloween when I was little. We did dress up for the school Harvest Celebration, and I remember being a Cat one year--and it was the first time ever I felt like I was "pretty". Ha Ha. Of course there were lots of return to feeling ugly--so it's great to think about times like that.
PS I like this song by Michael much better than the monster hop hahah--he's one of my favorite Christian artists!
PS Digi Kitty has a free digi stamp


Alison said...

Woah. That old lady costume is creepy! Thanks for sharing the memory!

Sew Many Cards said...

I love how well you colored your image!
and that old lady costume is hilarious! Love it!

Trish said...

Just love it, Trish:)

~Jeri~ said...

ooooo I love the Monster Mash!! Great blog as always Cheri!!! Your memories are awesome! SO many of your memories stirred up more of mine! Thanks for that. It's always fun to think of the good times and hold on to thosE!

Stampvamp said...

I KNOW IT, I KNOW IT, I KNOW IT!! That is one of my ALL TIME favorite Carmen songs!! The Witch's Invitation is totally creepy and totally AWEEEESOME!!!!! I almost fell out of my chair when I saw you reference it!! Totally cool!! Love your pictures!

Stitchinwitch said...

I just love any music referring to Halloween.
Great blog and I love the image at the top of your post

margie c said...

Wow! What an awesome post!
Thanks for sharing everything!
Happy Halloween :)
~ margie

Patricia St Martin said...

I remember that. great post. Happy Halloween.

Lori said...

Love the image at the start of your post - very cute!
Yep, now I am singing that song, lol.
I remember the days when you got treats like that - homemade - yummy! Sad that can't happen now, although we can make those goodies at home.
Thanks for the hop!

Viv said...

Fantastic costumes! When my children were small, Halloween wasn't as popular as it is today here in GB. I had to take my little ones Trick or Treating holding an orange I'd each, I'd managed to get the fruit out of and placed a birthday cake candle inside. They worked really well!

Sharon said...

What great halloween memories, I rememeber my first hay ride I was in high school.

Cheryl said...

That card is absolutely adorable!

Sara said...

ha! what a great post-you did an incredible job cheri!!!!

thanks for joining me in the hop :)