Getting Personal

Weekend Recap: Fright Fest, Furniture and Fones!

I know phone is spelt with an PH. Alliteration, people.

Here in St. Louis, fall weekends are simply magical – high in the low 70s, lows in the low 50s, sun shine during the day and a cool breeze at night. Leaves are just starting to change, and Halloween is around the corner.

It’s well-documented that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love pumpkins, ghost decor, trick-or-treating, dressing up…you name it. However, it’s been YEARS since I’ve visited a haunted house. Between the ever-increasing prices and the unfortunate focus on clowns, it just hasn’t worked out for me. But this year, we made it a point to visit Six Flags St. Louis Fright Fest, and it was an absolute BLAST.

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We showed up to the park around 3pm, giving us enough time for rides before things got spooky. After needing a back realignment from the original coasters, Ninja and Screamin’ Eagle, we got ready to be scared. All-in-all, we visited five of the six available haunted houses, and it was a BLAST. My roommates did make me walk through the clown area, where I successfully jumped a foot just having a clown walk behind me with zero effort to scare me. If you go, be sure to visit the haunted houses in this order:

  1. Night Terrors
  2. The Slaughterhouse
  3. Blind Fury
  4. Wrecker’s Salvage: Deadly Detour*
  5. Camp Killamore**

*Only ranked because it’s a hayride, and after walking 16k steps, you’ll want to sit down.
**Just skip it.
***We did not visit Blackout because I hate the dark.

After sleeping late Sunday (seriously, I can’t tell you the last time I stayed out past midnight), I went on my standard Target run. I only had a return to make, but ran into the Target Mobile guy, James, who I’ve been seeing weekly since I preordered my iPhone 7 Plus. I went ahead and asked if it had come in, to which he said no, “but I’ve got one in another color if you want it.” UH, YEAH! An hour later, I was the proud owner of an iPhone 7 Plus in matte black.

We then headed to my namesake furniture store to look for a new living room set and a farmhouse table.

Ever since we bought our house, Andy wanted a recliner.

Ever since we started finishing our basement, I’ve wanted a farmhouse table.

This could only end one way.


Delivery is on November 4, and I’ll be sure to share pictures once complete!

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