Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Night of the Living Dead by George Romero, 1968
Zombies are relentlessly driven to kill and eat and are far more dangerous in large groups.
The forest holds its breath
Everything is still...
A black cat cries at the moon
It is Halloween.
The Golden Arm
"Where is my golden arm? Wherrrre is my golden aarrrmmm!"
My Favorite Halloween Things
* Vincent Price
* New Orleans cemetaries and voodoo
* Scary stories that my dad tells, like The lady with the broken neck
* Horror recordings and sounds
* Scary movies, like Salem's Lot and The Headless Horseman
* Waxed lips
I will leave you with the scene that would force my brother and I to sleep in our parent's room. Yes, it's the scratching the window scene from Salem's Lot. Have a spoohoohoohooooky night!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Our beloved friend Willie is back. She hasn't been over much, but she was here for a good visit this morning. We thought we hadn't seen her for awhile because naturally she'd be scared of Devo. But Jay said, "Maybe she just didn't come around because it was summer". Of course! Squirrels don't go around hiding peanuts in the summer! They only do that in the Fall, to prepare for Winter. Whatever little buddy, you're here now and we have peanuts for you.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The Vince Vaughn effect is one that leaves you to be:
Vigorous & determined
Is a gentleman
Not obnoxious but quick to laugh and joke
Confident in himself
Easy to be around
Very positive & very funny
Animated & alive!
Undeterred about his profession!
Gets into a little trouble
Happy but has a dark side
Not afraid to get what he wants, while still being nice
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I heart Etsy. This is echoed far and wide, I know! The pictured items are ones that I have purchased. sulu-design is based in Portland (she has a delightful blog!), BeadGalDesigns is in Florida, and DCutter is an artist in Puerto Rico. Such a wonderful community. Thanks to Shari for first telling me about it! And here's to you Miss Rosina Red, who designed all my gorgeous wedding stationary and will have her very own shop there this Fall (OK, it's a double-dare for me to try to do a shop as well...MUST.get.in.the.studio!).
Friday, October 05, 2007
Sophomore year was a lot of fun. Going to high school was a fresh start, but being a freshman was so intimidating! The seniors were allowed to make fun of us of course. Wow, they had boyfriends and they could work the sock-hops and mingled at the pep rallies like nobody's business. Getting to 10th grade meant that you built up a little more confidence and basically, you weren't the freshmen anymore. I liked my psychology and english classes, and I liked getting my driver's license!
Back then, you could have your license when you were 15. My mom still made me ride the bus to school or catch a ride with somebody else. A couple of girls got a brand new bimmer and VW rabbit convertibles as their birthday gifts that year (a lot of oil money in the south). As a result, some high-schooly 'what really matters' lessons from Mom.
Mom would let me drive by myself to get her something at the grocery store however, and I loved that freedom and singing along to the radio - songs like True, Wrapped Around Your Finger & Missing You.
This was also the year that I got my braces off and kissed a boy named David Buras. He called one day and romantically told me that the song Hello reminded him of me. The next time I heard it on the radio I thought, that's such a sad song! Melt with You, now THAT was a romantic song!
Monday, October 01, 2007
Boy am I fortunate. Last weekend I learned how to bake banana bread and this weekend my Mom taught me how to bake apple pies. Someday, when I learn how to make a good gumbo, I'll be a rock star.
Mom had never before baked pies with anyone else at the same time, and we both had a lot of fun.
I thought that making crust was going to be so hard, but it wasn't! Peeling the apples was fun, too. While our first ones were baking, we each made a second one. That one goes in the freezer and when company comes, all we have to do is put it in the oven.
I stopped off at the store for some vanilla ice cream and Jay just loved it. He sure is lucky!
Apple Pie Recipe ala Betty Crocker
1 tsp. cinnamon
6-7 c. apples
1 1/3 tbs. butter cut in sm. pieces.
...and crust recipe here, the way my grandma made hers.