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Tue, Oct 31 2006

Halloween love and beauty (oh, and let's not forget chocolate)

There seems to be a dating site for just about everyone. And I ran across one that seems like a fitting link for Halloween. If you like the whole goth/industrial look you can find like-minded individuals at GothicMatch.com.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so there must be Gothic Beauty out there too. And if that isn't enough beauty for you, check out the colorful Mexican sugar skulls to celebrate Day of the Dead.

But if you really want to see something beautiful that one might not usually think of as beautiful, take a look at the makeup work at When Gothic Eyes Are Moping. You'll be tempted to try it on someone you love, even if that someone is you.

Or perhaps not. Maybe this whole Goth thing is just too much for your sensibilities—even on Halloween. In that case you should just concentrate on getting your delicate hands on some candy, preferably chocolate. If you've given out all the milk chocolate-covered wafers and liquid cocoa-laden peanut butter cups by the time you read this, mix up an Ooey-Gooey Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding that supposedly tastes almost like a candy bar, once it's been drizzled with caramel sauce and topped off with whipped cream. But you'll have to mix it up and then bake it, so you may be in for an hour waiting time. If you just can't make it that long you could try making some Gooey Chocolate Yum Balls. You probably have all the ingredients on hand and you can enjoy them soon after mixing them up. After all—what's the point of having one night a year to pass out sugar if you end up looking gaunt and ghostly from depriving yourself of Halloween decadence. Go ahead. Lick the spoon. Forget all this Day of the Dead talk. Chocolate is for the living.

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