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Day 299: Horror Movie Marathon

I had my annual horror movie marathon at my house tonight. I did not take pictures at the event since it was dim for optimal movie watching. I can tell you that at one point we had 12 people crammed into my little living room watching horror. It was quite fun, and I was glad so many friends could come over and join me in my marathon-viewing of classics.

We watched Rosemary's Baby (I do not recommend this for future marathons; it is quite slow), The Exorcist, Poltergeist (which consisted of a lot of us yelling, "I owned that toy when I was a kid!") and then Scream.

For the party I baked a couple of pies. Here's Franklin guarding my blueberry-maple pie (with a cornmeal crust):


You can't tell from the picture, but I had cut bat shapes into the crust with a cookie cutter. You also can't tell that the pie was delicious with some vanilla ice cream. When they invent taste-o-vision for the Internet, I will be able to better share my baking skills with you all.

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