A Transcript, 11/25

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Q: Tell us what happened in your own words. ANDREA CARROLL: Can I see him? He's in the other room, isn't he? Can I please talk to him? Q: Ms. Carroll, you need to tell us what happened. AC: If I tell you, can I talk to him? Please? Q: Ms. Carroll-- AC: And what about Garth? Is he OK? Q: Garth is your student, correct? AC: Yes, he's my student. Q: At St. Bridey's Academy in Decatur? AC: Yes, he's in my third-grade class. Spooky kid. He'd always turn in assignments, like vocab assignments, talking about monsters and ghosts and things. Guess I know why now. Q: What is your relationship to Lewis Hale, apart from teaching his nephew? AC: None. I mean, I watch his show. Q: NOM NOM NOM, on the...

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Creepy Cocktail

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  Our blood-red beverage for Halloween can do double duty for adults and kids;  whether you spike it or leave out the vodka altogether, this one's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Creepy Cocktail Serves 12+ Ingredients 1/2 gal. cranberry juice 1 can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed 1 bottle grenadine syrup 1 can tart cherries (pitted and packed in water), drained 2 liters ginger ale ½ fifth vodka (optional) Procedure Stir cranberry juice, limeade, grenadine syrup, and vodka (if using) together in a large pitcher. Drain cherries, and stir them into mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve Add 1 part ginger ale to 1 part cranberry limeade mixture to serving pitcher, punch bowl, or...

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Halloween Playlist

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 Are you a little worn out on “Elvira” and “Monster Mash?” Well, we are too. They’re great, but sometimes you need to break out of your holiday music rut, and the $3.99 CD of “haunted house sounds” may not cut it if your crowd is over six years old. Here’s a nice little list of suitably creepy songs for your party listening pleasure. “Feeling Good,” Nina Simone “Red Right Hand,” Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds “Gold Dust Woman,” Fleetwood Mac “La Grippe,” Squirrel Nut Zippers “Goodnight Moon” Shivaree “Secret,” The Pierces “Skinny White Girl,” The Pierces “Waking Dream,” Trailer Bride “Undertaker,” Southern Culture on the Skids “Dead Sound,” The Raveonettes “Hellbound Train,” Three Bad Jacks “Time Warp,” Rocky Horror Soundtrack “Space Lord,” Monster Magnet “Black Snake,” Cary Ann Hearst “Monster Hospital,” Metric “Red...

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Fall Decor

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A pumpkin is more than just a gourd; for many of us, young and old, it’s a canvas begging for creative application. Here are a host of accoutrements to delight the decorator in all of us. For kids (or the kid in you) Old wigs. Give a kid an old halloween wig and some paint and watch the fun begin. Of course, you might be wise to do this on newspaper. Outside. In someone else’s yard. Moptop. An old mop head can be fun, and you can dye it. We saw a mop-headed pumpkin on Pinterest, and it sure made us chuckle. Hats. In combination with the above, or even some cornhusk hair, the possibilities are entertainingly endless. Painted pumpkin. Let your little Jackson Pollock spatter to his heart’s content. What’s more, if you...

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Halloween-tertaining

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Planning a Halloween bash?  Drawl has you covered with simple Fall decor, super-easy recipes, a delicious cocktail, and a must-download party playlist. Decorating with Pumpkins Kickin' Pimiento Cheese Spinach & Artichoke Dip Pumpkin-Ginger Snap Trifle Creepy Cocktail Super-spooky Party...

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