You Can Keep Your Sparkly, Dreamy Vampires—I Prefer My Ghouls Gray and Rotting, Thank You Very Much.

You may be aware that I am a fan of zombies. I find this to be a really embarrassing thing about myself, but I just can’t help it. I’ve seen many, many zombie movies, many of which are terrible, some of which are startlingly good.

I even read zombie literature. (Yes, there is such a thing.) And maybe a zombie blog.

I’m a geek.

All of this is to say that I am so excited to go to the Silver Spring Zombie Walk this Saturday. I’m not dressing up or anything, because I am not bold enough/completely geeky enough/badass enough/committed enough to do so.

But I’d like to invite you guys to go with me, because Alex is afraid of zombies and won’t go. Also, if he went, we’d have to take our kids with us, and even I am aware that dragging three small children out at 8:30 on a Saturday night to be assaulted by the living dead = bad parenting.

Jenni is going with me. That is, if you consider an offhanded response to a comment on her blog to be a binding contract. Which I do.*

Who else wants to come? We can grab dinner or a drink in downtown Silver Spring before the zombies start to roam at 9:30. The zombies are watching Shaun of the Dead (one of my top five movies ever) at 10 at the AFI, but I’ll be heading home to work after the walk. And to post photos of the walk on my blog.

If you want to come, email me at and we’ll make a plan. If no one wants to go, I’ll feel really sad and unpopular, but don’t let that influence you.

So whaddya say? Who wants to get their zombie on?

* You can back out. I would understand.

16 thoughts on “You Can Keep Your Sparkly, Dreamy Vampires—I Prefer My Ghouls Gray and Rotting, Thank You Very Much.

  1. Um .. it would be a bit of a hike for me, but it DOES sound like fun! Did you see cakeboss when he made the zombie cake with all the gross edible entrails and the like on it? E-e-e-w-w-w!

  2. That was close Stimey! I thought you were going to mock my obsession. Nice to know you have your own goofy obsession. Good luck on the walk. I would join you if I could.

  3. I’ll be there after Boo at the Zoo. I won’t be able to make dinner though. I’ll email you my cell so you can text me where you are so we can meet up. But you can’t be calling me all the time and stuff, okay? I have enough stalkers and by stalkers I mean my two children.

  4. I only wish I were cool enough to participate in something like this. I have to stick to less scary venues – like boo at the zoo.

  5. Have you read the book, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? You are too cool for me, I am actually a wimp when it comes to all things scary, but I can’t wait to see your pictures!

  6. That does sound like some ghoulish fun! I would totally go with you, but there is a possiblity that hubby will be out of town. If he is around, I might try to find a way to join you. It wouldn’t be too scarey right…I mean we just get to watch, they don’t like grab you or anything, cause if it is viewer participation, I am too chicken!

  7. Oh My God – I would so love to do that with you! It totally sounds like a blast. I love Zombies too. If only I was a little closer geographically . . . I’ll be looking forward to the pictures though. :)


  8. Now this sounds like a fun possibility. Let me talk it over with hubby to see what our plans are fun Saturday. Can zombies carry umbrellas though?

  9. I would love to do this, it sounds like so much fun. I’m going to have to shoot for next year though. Having just (within the last week or so) relocated to this part of the country, I am not really sure of my way around, nor do I have a costume. Instead, I will be headed with the bf to Baltimore to hang out with a friend tonight. Enjoy the zombies for me too!

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