Pumpkins and Other Gourds: Fact - Illinois is the #1 pumpkin-producing state in the country. It's probably why I've been pumpkin-obsessed for nearly 40 years, and since I was born in October, pumpkins and other vine-ripened gourds are among the first things that I'd ever come to know as a child. Why are pumpkins key for survival? They're multi-purpose. You can eat them... you can use them for crafting activities... they're fine decorations... and, when the monsters strike? You can weaponize a pumpkin. I'm not gonna tell you how, but there's a lot of ways you can get creative. Trust me on this.
DEATH WALKS THE STREETS #1: The Halloween issue of the original #DWTS (the one that has nothing to do with "Dancing") is practically required reading around this time of year - especially here in The Midwest. I should know, because I wrote it! And, I wrote the book that preceded it - and both of them garnered some pretty good reviews in the press a few years back. The tagline really says it all: Vampires. Demons. Zombies. Werewolves. The Mob. It's a manual for life.
Schick® Xtreme3® Refresh Razor: Have you ever seen a hairless werewolf? No? Well, let me tell you something... YES YOU HAVE. In fact, they probably smelled great, too - and you just didn't realize it. The Schick® Xtreme3® Refresh has a refreshing scented handle for an invigorating shave - and I keep these on-hand for whenever the curse may call for it. Includes 3 blades that flex and pivot to adapt to the contours of your face (or other parts), and comfort strips with pre-shave oil and vitamin E, for a close and comfortable shave that'll make you bark at the moon! I've said too much.
Black Coffee: You want to stay alert and on your game? Folgers Black Silk is as dark as the night sky, and as smooth as Dracula's cape! I suggest making gallons of this and keeping it in a cauldron - just in-case. You could also put it in a backpack tank and wear it - kinda like those goo-shooters from GHOSTBUSTERS II.
Metal: I find that it's the classics that go best with the season, and it probably has to do with the fact that a great adventure needs a triumphant soundtrack. SLAYER's DECADE OF AGGRESSION is always a fine choice, but you know what goes great with werewolf shaving? AC/DC's THE RAZOR'S EDGE or JUDAS PRIEST's BRITISH STEEL!
Happy Werewolf Season!