The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead: XTC

Posted October 18, 2018 by katry
Categories: Video

Pumpkins: John Southworth

Posted October 18, 2018 by katry
Categories: Video

Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie: Jay & The Techniques

Posted October 18, 2018 by katry
Categories: Video

Pumpkin: Mount Eerie

Posted October 18, 2018 by katry
Categories: Video

Posted October 18, 2018 by katry
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“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.”

Posted October 18, 2018 by katry
Categories: Musings

The Red Sox game felt eternal. It was a roller coaster which didn’t end until close to one thirty. The Sox would lead then the Astros would lead then the Sox and then the Astros. In the bottom of the ninth, the Astros had the bases loaded. I forgot to breathe, but the Sox saved me from certain death behind a wonder of a catch by the left fielder Benintendi. Find score: 8-6.

Yesterday I did do a few more chores. I finally finished that laundry. My mother would have said the laundry was in the hall so long it grew legs. I folded the first load yesterday and the second load this morning. I filled two baskets.

Today is a sunny but chilly day. I went out to get the papers without my trusty sweatshirt and got cold. I hurried into the house and to warmth and fresh coffee.

Henry is afraid of zombies. I had one in my hall coming out of the floor and Henry wouldn’t get off the couch. He kept growling deep in his throat. I moved the zombie into the living room and Henry safely got off the couch. Today I avoided watching the movie Resident Evil about a research facility where the entire staff has been turned into ravenous zombies. I was afraid Henry might catch a glimpse.

When I was a kid, our monsters were the traditional Wolfman, Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy. They scared us by what they didn’t do and what we didn’t see. Mostly we scared ourselves. Our imaginations ran wild. We never saw Dracula bite his victims, but we knew what he was doing behind that cape. That the films were black and white added to the fright. Those old films are still my favorites.

We didn’t have many Halloween decorations when I was a kid. We carved pumpkins, and my mother put candles inside. The pumpkins were on the front steps and stayed lit as long as there was no wind. My pumpkin always looked pretty much the same year to year with triangle eyes and a triangle nose. Its mouth had that toothless grin. I have a couple of sugar pumpkins just for decoration. I still have to buy my carving pumpkin. Sadly, my skills have not improved over time. About the only change is I add teeth to the grin.

Nothing Yet: Tracy Chapman

Posted October 16, 2018 by katry
Categories: Video