Thursday, 29 October 2009

Taking Stock

It's almost Halloween, people! And practically everything is prepared. In fact, I've just come back from a ridiculously large shopping trip (funded by Trainline finally coughing up what they owed). In order to facilitate merriment, I bought:

2 bottles of Strongbow (to make spiced cider);
8 cans of Kronenbourg;
4 cans of Strongbow;
4 cans of Kopparberg (to keep Tiger happy);
3 bottles of soft drinks;
2 McCoy's crisps six-packs;
5 bags of Haribo sweets;
1 bag of Jelly Babies;
2 tubs of Gu "Naughties" (bite-sized cake pieces that Garathon introduced me to and to which I am now addicted);
and
1 pumpkin.

Having passed all these items through the scanner without comment, the lady at the checkout then picked up the set of bat-embossed plastic tumblers I'd selected and said "Oh! You're preparing for Halloween!"

As to the menu board for films, I have purchased The Mist (which is awesome), Hellraiser (also awesome) Drag Me To Hell (allegedly awesome) and Return To House On Haunted Hill (which I can only hope is terrible in the exact same way the original one was). I also have a copy of Zombie Strippers, but it is important to note that this was denoted by a friend, and in no way something I paid for or sought out.

7 comments:

Chemie said...

Strongbow? You really are making an effort with the disgusting and scary....

SpaceSquid said...

It tastes much nicer once it's spiced. The cans were part of a 3 for 2 deal which sadly failed to cover Woodpecker (the superior budget cider).

Jamie said...

Chemie beat me to it; if you're going to choose any cider for spicing, why would you choose Strongbow? (or Woodpecker for that matter...)

SpaceSquid said...

The only alternative was Olde English, which I hate.

And Woodpecker is by far the best of all plastic bottle ciders. Anything more swanky (Green Goblin, Aspell's) feels too good to spice.

Tomsk said...

It would surely be a waste to use a top quality cider, just like it would be a waste to use Rioja to make mulled wine.

SpaceSquid said...

That was my take on it.

Jamie said...

Fair enough. Blackthorn beats the crap out of Woodpecker and Strongbow though.