Friday, October 29, 2010

Sugared Cinema: The Shining (1980)

Wendy?  Darling?  Light, of my life.  I'm not gonna hurt ya.  You didn't let me finish my sentence.  I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya.  I'm just going to bash your brains in.

Let me get something straight:  I'm not above cake mixes.  I'm all for cutting corners as long as the end result isn't compromised.  When you've got a maniacal husband on your ass, creepy twins in the hallway and a deluge of blood to wade through in the lobby, sometimes you just want to bake, eat and GTFO.

(Mom, a quick translation:  GTFO = Get the F Out)

The original plan was to make (Red)Rum Cake.  The recipe called for boxed cake mix and boxed pudding and the reviews were pretty positive overall.  So, I made it.  And it was...boring.  Paint drying.  Grass growing.  Yanni headlining a New Year's Eve party in Time's Square.  Total snoozefest.

That being said, I'm going to have to file this one under "Avoid Like the Bubonic" and hope for a happier ending next week.  Sorry guys.  If anyone needs new insoles for their shoes or a small pillow for their kitten, I have plenty of leftover cake.

Have a safe, spooky Halloween weekend, everyone.

All work and no play makes you a dull dude/girl.  All work and no play makes you a dull dude/girl.  All work and no play makes you a dull dude/girl.  All work and no play makes you a dull dude/girl.

2007.  Berry White's scariest costume to date.


  1. "Yanni headlining a New Year's Eve party in Times Square" LOL you're killing me...

  2. I'm with Lora, that was awesome. BG would like the pillow please. Thank you.

    Excellent costume there, Berry.

  3. Sorry the RedRum Cake was a snoozer. That movie still creeps me out even though I've seen it and read the book countless times.

  4. hilarious. effing hilarious.

    does that mean that you won't ever use boxed cake mixes again?

    happy halloween!

  5. You win some, you lose some... see you tomorrow! =)

  6. My face hurts from laughing lol! :D That pic of Wendy is giving me chills, sceery! Sorry your (red)rum cake was no bueno. I love that Mikey rocked the guido before Jersey Shore even aired haha!

    Happy Halloween weekend, Ali! Love you xoxo

  7. man i love that movie. REDRUM. I dont know if the Yanni headliner at a new years party is a snooze fest. i saw him live once and he was a total comedian about his "fame". zhamfir and his pan flute would be a treat as well

  8. Happy Halloween pals!

    Manda - I'm loving the fact that you've delurked yourself. Love you seester.

    Matt - I can't talk, lol. I used to love his song Reflections of Passion and would get so happy whenever the video came on Vh1 (back before they went "hip".)

  9. Awww, thanks sweetie for the translation. I'm slowly getting into the groove, like LOOL (laugh outlandishly out loud?). Oh, and I just learned that Mary Jane's are not just those peanut butter-molasses taffy candy (which I bought for Halloween). Interesting. Happy Halloween! xo

  10. I'm sorry the cake didn't turn out; Looks like that makes two of us who had some issues yesterday, lol. I tried to make the Flatliner Cookies yesterday... As it turns out, I'm not so artistically inclined as you :O On the plus side, the Leaf Green Gel Dye worked PERFECTLY. But yeah... they're not so pretty. Pictures are on the new blog. (

  11. sorry about the cake, but a red rum cake would be that your trasnlated for you mom (gtfo)...


  12. Very funny..., pity about the cake though ;)

  13. Your costume sounds mind blowing. I really tried to do open wounds but a) the cheap Party City latex wouldn't stick to me, and b) they were made for much, much paler people. Hope the cake turns out better next time!
    Oh, and I giggled at Yanni.

  14. your costume and makeup was incredible, btw. did we get a proper picture to document it?!