You know, sometimes I wonder if I have a funny sense of humor. Because every once in a while, a little moment on TV or in a movie–the way something’s phrased by an actor, a goofy musical trill, a tiny gesture–will tickle me so deeply that I’ll crack myself up for days, laughing to myself whenever it pops into my head.
Well, it’s November, which means in addition to traveling, feasting and the mad scramble to get all Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving, I’m also tackling NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again.
For those who aren’t away, NaNoWriMo is a project to write a novel (50,000 words) in a single month. That’s about 1,667 words (or 7 pages) a day, every day, for 30 days.
I did it last year, and I can tell you, it is not easy. But more importantly, it’s also not impossible.
I learned some lessons from last year’s experience.
Here’s my curated list of best Halloween movies streaming on Netflix Instant for 2012. Updated from my popular post last year, these are my favorite movies, and only the stuff I would personally recommend to others. It’s a big list, with everything from goofy comedy gore to truly disturbing horror, and everything in between; check it out below.
I created this series of ephemera art boxes created for Insert Change Here (insertchangehere.com), a fundraiser put on by W+K 12.8 to benefit arts education in Portland public schools. Each box contained the possessions of one Portland resident on a significant day in the city’s history, and on the day when each encountered an unusual creature in the water. They were placed in vending machines and sold on the event’s opening night.