I want to wish you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for the follows this year and everything. I hope you all have a day of reflection and hope. One of our greatest presidents set aside this day to give thanks to our Lord and Savior. A day for us to remember. Stay safe and see you in December.
This is from my journal, October 31, 2012
We’re watching Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin. I love The Great Pumpkin. Linus is such a dear. The other night was a perfect Great Pumpkin night. The nights where the clouds billow and a damp breeze comes down from the mountains. You can smell wet leaves and the fresh, sharp scent of a freshly started fire. It only comes in mid to late October.
I rarely have time to type a post for the actual time I want. Right now as I type this, it is mid February. I was going through my journal after a week of being ill and I just needed to see what had been going on lately. (I sometimes refresh my memory on what I want to write by re-reading the pages) I found my post/entry on this and though, wow, what a great little thing to have typed up for October.
I happen to love The Great Pumpkin, and I look forward to watching it every year after growing up and NEVER watching it. So what if I’m 31 and I like an old cartoon. My father still enjoys it. What’s not to love? It’s endearing. It’s kind of tradition. Right?
Hoping everyone has a spectacular and safe Halloween.
It’s that time of year when the ghosts, witches, and yes, vampires come out. Honestly, I can’t really explain the fascination with vampires, though it seems to be a zombie kind of year….(why, WHY? Please let it end! Stop those zombies so we can get back to vampires please!)
I saw this costume idea for guys in a newsletter : Make your move in your best suit or tuxedo with a pair of sexy fangs and an elegant red cape.
Wow, doesn’t that just sound yummy? Us gals seem to have this delight in sexy vampires. Go figure. Is it the Power? The Control? The Fangs? What is it about a vampire we like?
We go gaga over the Eric Northmans of the tv world. And I’m just dying, no pun intended, to see the new Dracula with Jonathan Rys Meyers. Oh, and don’t forget about Vampire Diaries, and the gorgeous Aiden in Being Human (USA edition).
They make us fall in love with a blood sucking, evil, sadistic, chauvinistic creature and we eat it up. I’ve yet to figure out my fascination. I’m thinking that it’s mostly because they pick marvelous actors, and by marvelous I mean gorgeous, to play the roles. Have you seen an ugly Dracula-esque vampire? Okay, well the guy in Van Helsing was nothing to write home about, and personally, I do not like the Bill Compton of True Blood, the show, but for the most part, they are gosh darn good looking. Just my opinion.
And it’s fun to read about them, in a slightly sadistic way. The very top picture makes me want to write about a vampire. One that goes to a Halloween party and seduces, because come on, that is what they do, a delectable woman. (I’m having fun with my adjectives today) I can think of a number of fun ways to make this story work.
Well, you all can enjoy your living dead and zombie fascination. The ones out there that love your werewolves (sorry Jacob, while I love you I’ll take Edward any day) and I’ll stick with my pale creatures of the night. Hmm, maybe it’s because I’m a night owl…..
I’m sitting out on our front porch, which is almost de rigur in the country, watching a tree swallows attempt to fit a too large feather into the hole of the birdhouse the swallows claimed months ago. They should have had a nest built and babies there already. Now he, or she, is poking its head out after succeeding in shoving the feather into the hole.
The sun is minutes from setting on this hot, June evening. Clouds of gnats hover and congregate over the tall weeds. The mountain air smells more like cow manure and a tractor just went down the highway. Everyday things in the country. In the field next door is a tractor waiting to cut the long grass tomorrow.
The days have been viciously hot, if you can call the low nineties vicious, but June evenings are magical. When everything is still vibrant green and lush, not dried from the summer baking. The air is filled with the golden flashes of flying insects and there is an ever present sound of birds singing. Or fighting, as I just heard that sound. Crickets abound and mosquitoes are typical.
There is something about this time of year that makes me want to watch certain films that seem to scream summer. Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Paris When It Sizzles, Sabrina, (yes, those are all Audrey Hepburn films), The Seven Year Itch, and old westerns like Once Upon a Time in the West. There’s something kind of sexy about all those films. The Audrey ones are probably my favorite, but I am an Audrey Hepburn fan. For years I was a Marilyn Monroe fan, but since I only like 3 or 4 of her films, and her life wasn’t as admirable, I’ve changed my likes. I adore Audrey Hepburn and I’m in a mood for summer films.
Like films, my music tastes change come summer. I love pulling out Carole King’s Tapestry album because it should only be played in the hot summer months. Or America, Loggins and Messina, Seals and Crofts, and various other bands from the seventies.
And now the sun sets and the air is scented by the hot, spicy scent of pine resins that float down the mountains. I’d love to stay on the porch reading and enjoying my cup of coffee, but I’m sure to be slapping mosquitoes soon, and I can’t bear that. Besides, I spent this time writing out this post in my journal and I’ll need to type it up and post it with the picture I took of a view from the porch. Also, after a day of watering and burning out in the sun, a shower is definitely in order. too bad we don’t have an outdoor shower or a cattle trough bathtub. I would love something like that.
So here’s to summer, sun, and sexy heatwave movies. What are some of your summer must watch films?
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