“Days decrease, And autumn grows, autumn in everything.”

Welcome to autumn! All week we had the most wonderful weather, sunny and warm, but today is a dark day, and it has been raining on and off, and right now it’s pouring. Normally on a rainy Sunday I would hunker down with my coffee and papers and a good movie, but today, of all days, I have a Red Sox ticket. It’s a great Red Sox ticket but even great tickets are no good in the rain. That sun has five hours to get out to dry and warm the day.

Stephen King’s new novel is a sequel to the The Shining. That was one of my favorite books, and redrum will forever stay a part of my vocabulary though I don’t do the finger thing Danny did in the movie when he said it.

Today is one of those nothing on my mind sort of days. I have noticed that vampires are out and the undead are in, a weird trend. Giant monsters are also out, but they’ve been out a long time. Godzilla just wouldn’t make it anymore.

I loved my bike with its pedal back brake and two speeds: fast and slow. Going down a hill was exhilarating. I’d take my feet off the pedals and let the hill do all the work. I was never a fan of up the hill.

I saw a small fox the other day. It was walking on the bike path then headed into a church parking lot. I don’t think the fox was very old. I stopped the car to warn a lady walking her dog. I thought the fox might have gone into the woods, but it didn’t hurt to be careful.

Right now I’m watching a really bad movie: Zone Troopers. It takes place in WWII in Italy when some GI’s discover a space ship and are now inside looking for extraterrestrials. The German are also in the hunt.

I have exhausted my chit-chat for the day, and I have to post my music then go to the bank. I haven’t a cent which just won’t do.

Happy Fall!

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11 Comments on ““Days decrease, And autumn grows, autumn in everything.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    We have our fiurst real autumn day here today. Drizzling all the time and it’s rather cool too so I started the first fire in my kitchen stove for the season this morning. I really don’t like it heading towards winter but I do like to have that fire burning in my stove 🙂

    I’ve watched the latest Styar Treck movie and Ironman 3 this weekend. I give the Star Treck movie five out of five but I’m not sure about Ironman 3. It’s good no doubt about that but I had hoped for more action to be honest. Well it gets better at the end when even Gwyneth Paltrow does some action 🙂

    I’ve never been especially fond of the living dead and not of vampires either to be honest. I’m more for magicians, trolls, gnomes and space 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      You have my sort of day except it i warmer, high 60’s here. My sister just called and see it raw and chilly where she is which isn’t all that far from Boston and they. I’m changing from sandals to shoes.

      I really liked that Star Trek movie as well.

      The Showtime series called The Walking Dead is excellent. I think you’d like it. Space is another favorite of mine, but they don’t seem to be making as many space pictures as they used to. There is a new one with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock called Gravity which has gotten pretty good reviews-that’s a space movie.

      Stay cozy and warm!

  2. Birgit Says:

    WW II: Aliens were involved? Yeah, let’s blame the aliens 😉 Oops, probably not politically correct…

    Happy (rain-free) Sox day!

    I’m looking forward to attend another concert this evening. I’ve never heard of Maurice Dickson and Catherine Ashcroft before, but the video looks interesting and the concert is nearby and for free.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRS1cGIuCOg

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      Yup, the aliens landed in Italy, and the German soldiers were hoping they had some sort of a war winning weapon.

      The day was perfect for baseball: the sun was shining and there was a breeze, and the Sox won!!

      Wow, I love his voice and her music. Heck, I’d pay to see them!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It’s sunny now. Your Red Sox tickets will be fabulous. 🙂

    I don’t much care for Stephen King but a couple of scenes from It and Pet Semetery have stuck with me.
    The scene in It is near the end where the kid is riding his bike frantically down the hill just the way you described but there will be dire consequences if he doesn’t make it.
    The scene in Pet Semetery is where the father picks up the dead cat that has been sort of frozen to the lawn. He describes the accompanying sound as Velcro being pulled apart. When I read that my thought was that, yes, picking up a frozen animal corpse off the frozen ground sounds exactly like that. And I didn’t want to be reminded.
    I stopped reading Stephen King after that one. Too graphic.

    Enjoy your game and the rest of your day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      You are so right-the day was fabulous with sun and a cooling breeze. Perfect baseball weather.

      It is another favorite of mine, but I didn’t like Pet Semetery. I know exactly what scene you mean in the book It. I don’t do well with books about animals that get crazed or are hurt.

      The earlier King’s were my favorites, but this one got a good review so I’m hoping. I already ordered it from Amazon.

      Have a great evening!

  4. Morpfy Says:

    Hawaiians Chicken Wings appetizer
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    Directions
    1.Cut chicken wings into three sections; discard wing tips. In a large plastic bag or shallow bowl, combine flour and salt. Add wings in small batches; toss to coat. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 350°. Fry wings, a few at a time, until juices run clear, about 9 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
    2. In a bowl, combine sugar, soy sauce, garlic, onion and jalapeno. Dip fried wings in sauce; serve immediately. Yield: 12-16 servings.

  5. Bob Says:

    Fall has arrived today in the form of clear blue skies and a comfortable 80 degrees with a light breeze. Today is one of those wonderful weather days we have this time of year. By the end of the week the temperatures are forecast to go back into the 90s and there is a long rang forecast for rain next Saturday. I will believe it when it happens.

    I am not a big fan of Stephen King movies or books. I think I saw the Shinning and the only thing I remember is that a young Jack Nicholson broke into a hotel room with an ax. Not my kind of movie or book.

    This has been a very lazy weekend which we spent at the Embassy Suite Hotel. We won a free night so my daughter and wife went swimming in the indoor pool and we ate the cooked to order breakfast. I spent the entire time watching the cable TV shows that I don’t get to see at home because I am a cheapskate 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      That 80˚ sounds like one of our summer days, but I do understand how refreshing it must be for you after all those days at 100˚.

      Our weather is supposed to go back to being as lovely as they were all week, perfect autumn days.

      The Shining is one of my favorite books of his. I like books far more than movies though The Shining was very true to the novel. Usually books aren’t translated well to film which is why I read the book first.

      A weekend away is a great refresher. Even close to home doesn’t matter. It’s the away that is important.

      I watch television so I have cable. Much of what is good on television comes from cable plus I get to see all those movies.


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