“Superman is, after all, an alien life form. He is simply the acceptable face of invading realities.”

Right now I’m watching Superman, the series from my childhood. I’d forgotten how high Superman’s boots are and how many places Clark Kent disrobes. I love the cars, the fedoras and Lois Lane’s many hats. She goes off to work in suits, matching hats, high heels, pearls, gloves and a leather bag. The operating table scenes were wonderful. I saw a worried doctor, a concerned nurse and a watchful Superman. I never did see the patient.

The end of this spectacular weather is tomorrow when the humidity will be back to join with the temperature to produce a hot, muggy day. I’m figuring it will the first day of air conditioning.

Fern is downstairs already. She even slept on my bed for a bit, and today is the first day she didn’t hide under the bed. It is still difficult to get her to eat the pills she needs so I’m going to try crushing them in food I’ll only give to her.

Today is tend to my deck plants day. I have been lax in getting out there, and the plants are screaming for water. I forgot to buy a new pot to replace the ones the spawns broke when they were running up and down the deck rail so I’ll have to find something to use as a planter. This morning I caught one standing on his hind legs grabbing seeds from the feeder. It was a grey spawn. They haven’t been around for a year or two. It was the red spawns who drove me crazy.

I have been watching a variety of stations, not the major networks. Most of the movies and programs have been old and fun to watch for that reason. Right now I am watching Decades and last night it was MeTv. The commercials are horrible with poor acting and weird products, and they tend to be repeated over and over. Pans and knives seem to be popular.

I have Chinese food in mind. I’m thinking about lo mein and chicken wings. Every now and then I get a craving for something. A week or two ago it was chocolate. I went to Nancy’s candies and bought six chocolates and a piece of fudge. They were delicious. I’ll just have to fit in Chinese food. I can already taste it, hot mustard and all.


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18 Comments on ““Superman is, after all, an alien life form. He is simply the acceptable face of invading realities.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    Ozil is a choke-artist, but team Birgit lead quite comfortably.

    • Birgit Says:

      Hedley, back home now and watching…, 2-0 so far isn’t too bad 🙂

      • Hedley Says:

        Almost Birthday Birgit, it was been a stroll for your team. Now you must think about the winner of the Italy v Spain game tomorrow

      • Birgit Says:

        Hedley, Italy please, just for emotional reasons.
        Your turn tomorrow! I’ll have to go shopping earlier, let’s see whether they still sell British beer in the EU 😉

  2. olof1 Says:

    I could hear the thunder twice today but it was rather far away but it cooled down rather much and the humidity sunk like a rock in the ocean. So it was rather pleasant to take a walk now in the afternoon. I have no energy left in my body though so I’m exhausted right now 🙂 It’ll be fun to start working again tomorrow, especially if the coughing continues tonight 🙂

    Mostly reruns of reruns of reruns on tv during the day now and it is even worse at nights I’ve noticed 🙂 but it is great shows to fall asleep too 🙂

    It would be nice with chinese food right now but it is too far to drive and get it. So I’ll just make a sandwich or two instead 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      We haven’t had rain for a long time. I hope Tuesday will be quite the storm. I am not looking forward to tomorrow and the return of humidity.

      I like the really old shows and their reruns as I haven’t seen them in a long while.

      The restaurant is about 5 minutes from here and another one in the other direction is also only 5-7 minutes away.

      I hope work isn’t too bad tomorrow!

  3. Bob Says:

    In my family Sunday night was always the night to either go out for dinner or bring in take out. When I was living with my aunt and uncle in NYC it was usually Chinese. We always ordered the same things that weren’t really Chinese food. Egg, Egg Foo Young, Chicken Chow Mein and Won Ton Soup. The egg roll and Wom Ton soup are actually real Chinese food that I ate in Hong Kong. Occasionally, we would bring in delicatessen and made corned beef and pastrami sandwiches.

    Another hot summer day.

    • katry Says:

      I am not a fan of chow mein or egg rolls though I do like egg foo young. I knew most dishes were made-up and not from China. The only Chinese restaurant in Ghana when I was there had the same name for some dishes, but they were very different, delicious though.

      • flyboybob Says:

        I ate in a Chinese restaurant in Brussels near the airport. The food was very different from either here or in China. I couldn’t describe Belgian food but that Chinese was a combination of sorts.

      • katry Says:

        The Ghanaian Chinese restaurant was also a bit of a combination. I ate Chinese food in Paraguay, and it too was entirely different. In London I had the best Chinese food I’ve ever had.

      • flyboybob Says:

        Best I ever had was in China and in Hong Kong. 🙂 One would think the real stuff comes from China.

      • katry Says:

        I haven’t yet had that opportunity.

  4. Richard Says:

    Hmm. That’s odd. ‘Superman’ is probably the only old TV serial our local B&W ‘oldies’ Ch 15 doesn’t / hasn’t yet broadcast. Guy Madison, Sky King, Hopalong, the Lone Ranger, Zorro, Charlie Chan, Boston Blackie, Commando Cody, and every Republic serial ever shown (complete with cliffhanger) are all staples of their programming. How ever did ‘Superman’ escape their notice? Lois Lane was a hottie too, but not as hot as The Beev’s mom.

    You’ve had quite the respite from summer heat so far, but it sounds as if y’all will be joining the cast of ‘Les Miserables’ who’ve been ‘enjoying’ the return of ‘Sommerzeit’ for some while now. I want my snow!

    Buy that Cat Wine for Fern and I betcha she won’t even care if you medicate her … she’ll be too busy gettin’ her ‘enjoys’ on.

    The pool, as is usual when the weather turns toasty, is swarmed by those ones in search of ‘The Perfect Orange’ complexion – or skin cancer … I can’t tell. My single plant is watered, cool, and happy.

    I deserted the ‘Big Three’ and their ilk years ago. Don’t need ’em. Don’t like ’em. Why in hell would I watch crap like ‘The Voice’ or ‘America’s Got Talent’? It’s not much different from the days when the peanut vendor had an ‘organ grinder monkey’ on a leash – only thing missing these days is the leash (unless you consider the ‘prizes’ a symbolic leash).

    Even the cable channels are fairly contaminated with visual garbage. ‘Deadliest Catch’? Please, son … that mighta been okay for a two-hour documentary, but to go on this long is overkill and pandering. ‘Reality’ shows do have the obvious benefit for the companies of being cheap to produce.

    They also have the drawback of putting on display horrors such as ‘Honey Boo Hoo’ or those ones who are the Great Hoarders. I don’t really care if someone has so much crap they can’t walk from the door to their sofa – I don’t wanna see it. It’s their problem, not mine.

    Now you’ve done it. Chinese food. I may have to do something I’d rather not – get dressed and drive to Hunan Palace for their extra-wonderful and oh-so-sumptuous all-you-can-eat buffet. In this heat, that’s dangerous ’cos y’ swell up in the heat.

    Today’s Mystery Guest Artist is singlehandedly responsible for redrawing the boundaries of what’s considered ‘Bad-Ass Music’ … it’s the irrepressible ZZ Top … but you knew that, yes? Three ol’ boys from Tejas who started out on the 5-letter Mexican Blowtorch stations and then went on to re-write what Bad-Ass Music should sound like … Three Boys With Attitude from Tejas. Their performance today could be considered their signature song: “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide” – Thanks, Top … and now, to begin …

    • katry Says:

      Every Sunday Decades has a marathon of an old show. The call it Decades binge. Next week it will be Burke’s Law. I don’t remember any channel here showing Commander Cody. I remember the program but haven’t seen it in ages. I’ll have to head over to youTube to find it.

      This has been the perfect week for weather with days in the 70’s and nights in the high 50’s. Boston will be in the 80’s today but we’ll still be in the 70’s. I’m not looking forward to the return of humidity.

      I don’t know where the kids went. They’re on summer vacation, but I haven’t heard them playing. There are 9 of them on the street.

      There are still some programs I watch on the big three, but I really do enjoy stations like NatGeo, Food, History and many more. I have the different movie channels and On Demand so I hunt those too.

      I don’t watch programs about Hoarders or any other peculiar humans. TLC is guilty of too many reality programs centering on a certain type of person.

      I just had some shrimp so I’m okay for the meanwhile.

      Excellent choice for today’s music!

  5. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    My TV viewing has been limited mostly to the Create Channel. I don’t watch TV but I have it on as background noise. As such, it needs to be something that can be ignored but should I decide to pay attention it’s interesting enough.

    Now I want Chinese food. My favorite Chinese restaurant is next to my favorite clothes store. I NEED (read “want for no reason”) new summer tops. I foresee a 15 minute Sunday drive up I95 in my immediate future. 🙂

    The weatherperson said this morning that it was going to be hot today. It’s mid-70’s right now and very sunny. Perfect. I’ll take it.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I’ve been up late keeping an eye on Fern so I’ve been channel switching. I have seen the Atomic Beam flashlight commercial at least seven times in a single night. The small stations tend to repeat.

      Chinese food is appealing and enticing, and you get to buy new clothes and satisfy your craving for Chinese food. I think I’ll have it tonight.

      Your are going to be close to 10˚ warmer than here. You’ll hit the 80’s, and we’re staying in the 70’s. No complaints from here!

      Have a great day!

      • Caryn Says:

        It was a successful trip. I scored 4 tops and some delicious Chinese food. The trip home took way more than 15 minutes, though, because I95 was a parking lot and I had to take back roads. I had a thermal pack in the jeep so my food stayed hot. I found a new way home from the mall that didn’t involve Route 1 or I95.

      • katry Says:

        I’m doing Chinese tonight.

        Congrats on your successful trip and even more congrats at avoiding traffic. Down here in the summer, it is a local pastimes to find the side roads the tourists don’t know.

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