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October is a month where many people dress up and play spooky tricks on each other. Many people partake in the festivities that come with the month many associate with the fantastic season that is Autumn. Yet, October is a month that has been designated to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Many women in America today have been diagnosed with the disease leading to many of them starting a fight against cancer. There is nothing that will stop the fight to end breast cancer and finding a cure.

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Theater Thursday: The Addams Family

AddamsFamilyOCR.jpgEarlier this week I had done a post on The Addams Family television show. Well, a few years ago the Addams made their Broadway debut in a musical by the same name. Following one the most beloved family’s in an all new adventure. Staying true to their wacky ways that most find different, like sleeping potions and Fester’s attempt to fly to the moon along with sharing a few secrets and “family gatherings” at the local graveyard. The Addams Family is one musical that brings laughs and memories to life with a whole new adventure.

Read It Wednesdays: Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems

One of my favorite writers of all time has to be Edgar Allan Poe. The father of the original detective story with “Murders on the Rue Morgue” and the master of macabre as proven in “The Cask of Amotillado” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” Nothing seemed to stop him from writing stories that would inspire writers, like Stephen King, to create some of the most horrifying literature of all time. His most famous poem is probably “The Raven” in which we follow a man mourning the loss of his recently deceased Lenore. Edgar Allan Poe has to be one of the most iconic and terrifying writers of all time with works that still provide nightmares today.

TV Tuesday: The Addams Family

Love 'The Addams Family' tv series.  Know it's not sci-fi; macabre counts too :-)Everyone knows the theme song to The Addams Family, snaps and all. If you don’t know what I am talking about, then I suggest you check it out as you will know what I am talking about. Following Gomez and Morticia Addams as an average family with a few special powers and macabre interests. Coming off as strange to the world the close knit family manages to make it through the highs and lows of life with their children Wednesday and Pugsley, Uncle Fester, handyman Lurch, and a hand in a box called Thing, and Grandmama Addams. With a few fellow family members like Cousin Itt, there doesn’t seem to be anything from stopping an average day for the Addams becoming a load of laughter.

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Music Monday: Billie Holiday

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One of the most iconic singer of all time has to be Billie Holiday. With her voice has inspired and entranced many. Today, I still listen to her famous jazz music like “Strange Fruit” and “Lady in Satin.” Her voice was a true one of a kind talent that cannot be matched by anyone today. Yet, she still finds her way to inspire many today.

Photo Friday

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Happy Friday the 13th everyone! On this day it is said to be bad luck everywhere. Since a black cat seems to be a symbol of bad luck, I decided to celebrate this bad luck day with this photo. Hopefully, you all had a wonderful Friday the 13th with minimal bad luck all around.

Theater Thursday: Man of La Mancha

Playbill Man of La Mancha.jpgGoing through some of the best musicals of all time and Man of La Mancha has to come to mind. Based on Miguel Cervantes hit book Don Quixote. Following in Don Quixote as an elderly man who’s interesting travel across Spain as told by Cervantes during the Spanish Inquisition. With the help of his faithful companion Sancha Panza there is nothing that seems to top this senile man from living the impossible as we see the world through his eyes. However, that does not stop him from moving on with his ways. Through his eyes, he is able to inspire all of those around him at the end of the day fulfilling his life to the end.

Read It Wednesday: Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret

Judy Blume has brought to life several popular books for young adults. One of those books is Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. Following in the life of twelve year old Margaret Simon as she moves from New Jersey to New York as she goes through the stages of puberty. Growing up in an interfaith family, she never really had any religious affiliation, yet she prays to God as her body starts to change. At school she gains friends with whom she confides in as she anxiously awaits growing up. In the end, Margaret is able to find her standing with religion and becoming a woman.

Today is International Day of the Girl, hence the reason I chose this book. I read Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret as a preteen and was able to relate to her struggles as she grew up. Judy Blume was able to create a character that many young girls can relate to in Margaret Simon. I do feel many young girls can relate to Margaret as they start to enter puberty leading to womanhood.

TV Tuesday: American Horror Story

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If you missed one season of American Horror Story, then you don’t have to worry about playing catch up on the next. In this hit anthology series by Ryan Murphy we are introduced to a different spooky setting each season. From haunted houses to hotels to asylums there is nothing that stops Ryan Murphy from pushing the limits. Each season has an all star cast that puts on a show that can easily scare anyone from beginning to end.

Music Monday: Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Minogue is a one of a kind singer with many talents. Singing is just one of her many talents that helped her lead an inspiring life. One of them is her brave battle with breast cancer, a true survivor Kylie Minogue continued to release music and perform during the time she struggled with chemotherapy and fought the deadly disease. However, at the end of the day Kylie will be remembered for her music, acting, and philanthropy that still lives on today.