“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”

I guess it is too early in the spring for the sun to sustain itself more than a day or two. It is gray and windy, big time windy. I can hear the sweet sound of the chimes hanging in the backyard.

The cats hate me. Fern has medicine once a day and the medicine ear rub is also once a day. Maddie has a daily ear rub in each ear. This morning Fern has had her medicine and Maddie her first rub. Both have disappeared. Gracie the snoring dog is the only pet still here with me.

Saturday has always been the best day of the week ever since I was really young. Weekdays meant school. I liked school, but I didn’t like being stuck there all day long. One recess a day just wasn’t enough. Sunday had church, a perfect reason not to like the day. In winter there was always the Saturday matinee or a day to do anything we wanted. On TV was the Creature Double Feature. I saw giant spiders, a colossal man, a 50 foot woman, Mole people, giants ants, a teenage werewolf and Godzilla. Both the Colossal Man and the 50 Foot Woman were quite ill-tempered, and she was even vengeful in going after her philandering husband who was carousing at a bar while she grew taller. I didn’t blame her. The giant creatures like the ants in Them were the results of the atomic bomb. I never minded staying home on a rainy Saturday. Watching TV was like being in B-movie heaven. Every now and then I find a favorite B&W science fiction movie on TCM. It’s like finding a treasure, a gem.

Most of this week was a bust. I’m hoping for better starting tomorrow. I’m not as obnoxious as Pollyanna and her glad game, but I’d like a few days with warm sun, a neat ride or two and maybe my first fish and chips of the season now that my favorite summer restaurants are open. I really don’t think I’m asking for a whole lot. I’ll even take just one. I pick the warm sun.

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12 Comments on ““Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Grey and dull most parts of the day here but no wind and we did see the sun for around three minutes 🙂 Tomorrow will be chilly and rainy they say and the good weather will return on Monday evening.

    Those amazing movies were only shown in the evenings here. As soon as a kid got scared about anything it got banned during the day, even Scooby Doo was banned 🙂 🙂 🙂 It has gone so far now that every good show will be shown after I’ve gone to bed so I’m missingf most that is worth watching on tv.

    No medicine to any animal here at the moment, we just stopped with Nova’s ear drops. I hope her ear will be goiod for at least two weeks before we need to start with them again.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      It was the same sort of day here today but I’d also add cold. The radio said it was sunny and 50˚. I have no idea what planet they were on.

      I can’t imagine kids being afraid of those old movies. They were obviously fake monsters. Today’s kids have computer games which are even worst than those old movies.

      Have three ears, one down the mouth and one pill to give out every day. The pill goes into the dog food and is the easiest of all.

      Have a great evening!

  2. Hedley Says:

    It’s Record Store Day, which I tend to neglect because I don’t have an amp’d turntable and don’t buy vinyl. A chum of mine went down to Third Man Records in Detroit and bought The White Stripes John Peel Sessions on colored vinyl and gifted me the downloads which are not unshabby. It was such a kind thing to do and I am very appreciative.

    My son is home, my daughter and husband are over, it’s in the 70s we are all on the patio and all is good with the world.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I have a turntable and have bought vinyl though not more recently than a year. I still like the sound.

      For you, I am so glad that all is right with your world. Relish it!

  3. im6 Says:

    A little something for Hedley on what would have been Dusty’s 77th birthday.

  4. Bob Says:

    I missed record store day because I also don’t have a turntable either. My son buys vinyl records and has a turntable and amplifier. He studied audio engineering and plays guitar and considers himself an audiophile. My hearing has suffered from years of flying piton engine airplanes without hearing protection. Today an MP4 audio file through a pair of ear buds sound wonderful. 🙂

    I imagine fish and chips and other seafood goodies are a major draw of Cape Cod. How are the lobster rolls?

    Today turned out to be partly cloudy and humid with temperatures in the 70s. Tomorrow after noon I’m off to Toronto for the week. Hopefully my flight will depart before the thunderstorms arrive.

    • katry Says:

      I have had a record player for a while. Luckily I held on to a lot of my old vinyl and have bought some of the recently released vinyl, commemorative stuff. I like the sound.I have aniPod and like to listen.

      I have the best place for lobster rolls. It is in the marina area along side the channel. You eat outside. When I had a cocktail party to open my deck I hired them to cater. Their were no lobster rolls left.

      Today I had the first fish and chips of the season. My favorite places are open. That is a sure sign summer is coming.

      It was cloudy and chilly all day. Tomorrow is supposed t be better.I’m skeptical.

  5. So glad you feel the same way about rainy Saturdays and the Psychotronic films that luckily turn up on TV when the weather gets bad. As the Addams Family might have noted, ‘You’re our kind of people.’

    Do you own a copy of the Psychotronic Encyclopedia? It’s a must, chronicling a comprehensive range of films featuring rubber-suit monsters, atomic mutations and other sundry low-budget threats to out civilization. Should this critical tome be missing from your shelf, let me know and I’ll forward a pdf version that can live in your device.

    Always happy to visit the Cape vicariously via your personable accounts,

    • katry Says:

      Since I was young, I have been one of your kind of people.

      I do not own a copy of the Psychotronic Encyclopedia; in fact, I haven’t ever heard of it. It sounds perfect for me, a book filled with all the creatures I have loved.

      I think Them is probably one of my favorites. Before they sank the central artery in Boston, there were two tunnels. Heading north there were open doorways between the tunnels. I swear the sound was that of those ants. Anyone in my car had to listen!

      I will take you up on your kind offer to forward a pdf version. Here is my e-mail: katry@comcast.net

      Always happy for you to join me on my Cape jaunts.


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