“we can watch x-files together while we browse the internet for info on area 51?”

I’m not sure the adjectives running through my head are quite descriptive enough to tell you about the morning, but I’ll give it my best shot, the old college try. (Every now and then I do like to pepper my musing with a few idioms.) Today is a delight filled with sunshine, blue skies, cool temperatures and no humidity. It is a quiet day, almost a throwback Sunday from the 50’s when church and Sunday family dinners were the highlights of the day.

I have a couple of errands. I need bird seed and the two things I mentioned yesterday: hot dogs and toilet paper. I also need to plant the flowers I bought the other day and any other perennials I might find today. Those are the only items on my lists, and my dance card is totally empty for the rest of the week. The plays are done, my friends are traveling and my larder is filled. I do have some laundry, as usual, but I haven’t yet run out of underwear. I was thinking a Mad Hatter move and ordering some new ones so I don’t have to do wash quite yet, but even I think that’s might be a bit extreme and massively lazy.

I heard acorns hitting the deck again yesterday. The spawns are at it again. I don’t go barefoot out there anymore, and poor Gracie yelped when she stepped on an acorn. The spawns seeking vengeance against me. I swear I heard cheering when I first stepped on an acorn remnant.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is celebrating its 40th anniversary. I’m watching it now which I expect explains my delay in posting. I can’t take my eyes off the screen when the UFO’s are on it. They are amazing with their colored lights, just like Barry said when he called them ice cream and toys. I smiled the whole time. It is still a wonder of a movie.

I’m in the camp of those who believe there is intelligent life elsewhere, not just on Earth, though I admit I sometimes wonder about Earth. It seems a bit of a conceit to think we are it.

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19 Comments on ““we can watch x-files together while we browse the internet for info on area 51?””

  1. im6 Says:

    I never ever go see movies in the theater any more. For one thing, I’m not sure I could watch an entire film without falling asleep, but then there’s the inconvenience and expense, too. However, I may make exception in the next week or two. CE3 is making a return to the big screen for one week only. You might want to check and see where it’s playing in your area. I’m hoping it will be at one of the IMAX screens here. How cool would that be?! It IS a wondrous movie and I still vividly remember seeing it opening night in 1977. My best friend and I went and literally sat in his car speechless for about 45 minutes after exiting the theater. Every now and then, one of us would utter a “Whoa!,” but that was about the extent of it. Meanwhile we just looked at the sky in awe. I’m not sure any other movie ever affected me quite that way and it certainly earned its place on my Top Ten list. And I usually don’t even like, much less love, science fiction movies. Or IS it sci-fi?!

    • katry Says:

      im6,
      I saw in the paper that it would be in select theaters, but I haven’t been able to find the exact places. The only place it might be is in Hyannis, but I didn’t see any list.

      I sat here with my mouth open for so many parts of this movie. I know it was on the small screen, but the wow factor was still there. I loved the road scene when all the small ships whiz by and Barry says ice cream. I loved the look of awe on the face of the man keyboarding the tones.

      I’ve got this on a top ten list as well! I think it is science fiction as the genre, to me, deserves its full title.

  2. olof1 Says:

    Of course there must be intelligent life in the universe, not here though, haven’t we humans shown by destroying our own world that we aren’t especially intelligent 🙂 🙂

    I do like that movie and they show it every now and again on tv and I try to see it every time. I’ve never seen it in the cinema though and I guess it must be fantastic there.

    I was thinking in the same line as You when it comes to my underwear 🙂 I might actually drive to the supermarket on my way home because I never came around to do the last of the laundry today 🙂 I must go to the store anyway to get rice for Albin and something for myself too.

    We’ve had an autumn day here, chilly, except for now in the evening when it suddenly got warm again and lots of rain.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      We have a president who epitomizes non-intelligent life. He says there is no climate change.

      The fist time I saw it wax in the cinema, and it was wonderful, awesome, on the large screen.

      just got back from doing my errands and did manage one huge perennial for my garden, a reddish, pink hibiscus.

      My laundry is still in the hall. Because I did two errands, I figure I can wait one more day on the laundry.

      Today stayed beautiful.

      Have a wonderful evening!

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      We are stuck with a non-intelligent life as president. He says there is no climate change.

      I first saw the movie at the cinema and on the huge screen it was amazing. Today was the first time in a long while of my watching it. On the TV it is still amazing.

      I figure that because I did two errands today and filled the feeders I can wait one more day before I do laundry. I’ll treat myself to the delay.

      Today stay amazing.

      Have a great evening!

  3. flyboybob Says:

    After the 2016 Brexit election and the Presidential election I’m convinced that intelligent life doesn’t exist here in the U.S.A. or in the UK. Unfortunately, our radio and TV broadcasts are going out to the rest of the galaxy at the speed of light and intelligent life elsewhere haven’t seen any of that yet. When they do I would not be surprised if they avoided the third planet from our sun.

    I can’t believe that it’s been 40 years since we first heard those musical notes and were treated to Close Encounters. Time really flies when you are having this much fun.

    It’s cloudy and 81 degrees which for August in Texas is just crazy. I’m sure September’s heat will make up for our mild weather. Unfortunately, it’s been raining cats and dogs in Houston which is just 215 miles to our southeast. This morning on TV we watched people being rescued from their flooded homes with boats because the streets are inundated with water. That brings out the snakes, alligators and other critters. Harvey’s winds and storm surge did a number on the gulf coast further south and the rains to Houston.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I told Christer that we have non-intelligent life in the White House. I swear the British never expected Brexit to win the ballot. Now they can face the economic consequences.

      I thoroughly enjoyed watching the movie today. It has been a while since I’ve seen it. It is still amazing.

      I watched MSNBC today and couldn’t believe how deep the water has gotten in Houston. I don’t think I can even imagine that much rain falling. I hope for the best.

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I loved that movie, too. Haven’t seen it in awhile though so maybe I will go find it. I also doubt that we are alone but I think we’ll probably not ever know. Aliens most likely have stuck a Hazard sign on our solar system. 🙂
    Earlier today I was contemplating watching The Gods Must Be Crazy again. It seemed apt for the times. I haven’t managed to find it yet.

    I was away the first part of the week and just now got around to unpacking my bag. So, there is laundry in the dryer right now. It will probably stay down there for a day or so. The only other chore I undertook was to braise some lamb shoulder chops. They are almost ready for supper. I hope they’re good. It’s a recipe I haven’t tried.

    The day is much like yours. Sunny, cool, a bit of a breeze, quiet in the neighborhood (except for Piki Dog who shouts a lot).

    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I enjoyed watching that movie again as it has been a while. I was happy to see it still seems fresh, even the special effects are excellent. I’m thinking it might have to be the last film on movie night.

      I love lamb and don’t have it often. Now you have me thinking I may have to pick up some chops. Many of my friends don’t like lamb so that’s probably why I don’t have it often.

      It stayed quiet all day today. I don’t know where all the kids are. We have 9 of them with the oldest being 11. They have been missing most of the summer. I’m not complaining mind you, just curious.

      Enjoy the evening!

  5. minicapt Says:

    Sailing By:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic0mjPpCsks

    Cheers

    • katry Says:

      minicapt,
      This is already a beautiful piece of music, but it reaches a whole new dimension when played by a whole orchestra. It is multi-layered. It is a touching and heartfelt.

  6. Hedley Says:

    Beast Epic is the latest offering from Sam Beam (as Iron and Wine). It is stripped down from the Shepherds Dog era stuff, but recorded with extraordinary clarity. It brings a very high sense of music craft and clarity. Pleasing to my old ears, and I’m ok at 35 minutes.

    So you asked my review, yea I like it and it will get a bunch of plays. Call it Dreaming is easily found online, Kat hope you can find the rest.

    Oh and im6 is completely wrong about Steven Wilson “To the Bone” skip it at you own risk

    Coming this week The Verve, Stevie Winwood and LCD Soundsystem – lets go amazon.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I have money in iTunes so I’ll put this album on the download list. I need some new music.

      I will have to listen to Steven Wilson to see what side I walk on.

      My latest Amazon was kitchen tools, both of them stocking stuffers for my friends.I shop all year so I am not inundated come December.

      • Hedley Says:

        Gosh, almost Labor Day and I haven’t started my Christmas shopping…WTF, time to panic

      • Hedley Says:

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        Nothing like a bit of sarcasm!

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        I like this!

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat, it wasn’t sarcasm, I always panic over Christmas Shopping…once we get past Mrs MDHs birthday on October 2

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        To alleviate that panic, I’m thinking you should pick up presents all year long. I start just after Christmas buying ornaments as I have given ornaments to my niece and nephews since their first Christmas. I have now added their kids. My mother always said to buy it when you see it as it might not be there later. I do just that.

        I keep a list of what I have so I know what I need.


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