Corrie-lynn Dyson is Hanging Out with the Ghouls [Fierce Anticipation]

One of the many things I love about living in New England is that Halloween starts at the end of September. It’s not just that the Halloween candy starts showing up in the stores, that happens everywhere, it’s that tons of haunted attractions open their doors a full month before Halloween so they are in full swing as the actual day approaches. New England has a rich history of being creepy. Most of our nation’s fun Halloween activities, such as carving pumpkins and trick or treating, have their roots in terrified people desperately trying to stave off death for one more winter. Fierce If you want to be just a little afraid for your safety, you need to head to Fall River, MA. First of all, you can rent the actual room where Lizzie Borden may or may not (the court found her not guilty) have given her (step) mother forty whacks. During the day, you can go on the tour and see where Lizzie may (or may not) have given her father similar treatment. Lizzie Borden’s home is a B&B, of course Fall River knows how to celebrate Halloween! The older and better known of Fall River’s two major haunted houses is the Factory of Terror. It’s promoted as three haunted attractions in one. What that really means is, it’s a long haunted house. You won’t be in and out in five minutes. You will have time to be truly scared and a little concerned that it will never end. Just by virtue of being in an empty factory in a once industrial part of town, the place is creepy. The special effects are quality and the actors are generally enthusiastic. It’s a popular attraction, for good reason, and the downside is long...

Online Dating – A Window into The Stupids [Frankie Says…] Oct06

Online Dating – A Window into The Stupids [Frankie Says…]

Frankie Asks… Would You Date ME If I Wrote That?? In my quest for the perfect man (or just any man that will stick around really – yea, I’m that desperate), I’ve been online dating for about a year now. We’ve all heard the horror stories – the ‘date that looks nothing like their picture’ story, the ‘creepy date who confesses their love on first date’ story, the silent date, the date that won’t shut up, the no show. Yes, I’d say (from no actual statistical knowledge whatsoever) that about 75 percent of 21-35 year olds have told the above stories to their eager and smug attached friends a few times at least. I have. But I’m going to give you a little window into the the pre-dating online dating situation: the Internet pick-up line. It’s wondrous simplicity and cave man-like attributes; it’s undeniable hilarity and bottom of the food chain attractiveness. Below are some stunning examples of messages I’ve received off of plentyoffish.com. Now maybe it’s my fault for using a free site, or maybe, just maybe, the dating pool is about 95 percent full of imbeciles. (All grammatical errors have been kept for posterity) “You are the gilfriend I always want it. I would like to date you. Lets go out on a date.” Tempting, because I know that he knows I’m exactly what he was looking for – based on my six profile pictures and 200-word essay about what I want in a guy. “lol your mom is pretty stylish” One of my pictures has my mother in it. Astute dude for picking up on that, but I’m pretty sure he got his dating skills from his incestuous step father. Sad story… “how r u? i’m 26 army guy , i...