Sunday Confessions- Horror Films

1) My favorite horror film (as I mentioned last week) is Nosferatu. The special effects for 1922 were spectacular (in my opinion) and it’s just such an unsettling film.

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2) I love zombie films. My favorite is a French one called La Horde. It was one of the best last stand scenes I’ve seen.

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3) I love love love Dracula, Dead and Loving It. You either love this movie or you’re wrong. There’s nothing wrong with humor in horror (see Young Frankenstein), and this has an all star humorous cast. Leslie Nielsen is simply the best.

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4) Takashi Miike is a fucked up horror film director (and I mean that as a compliment) from Japan. I’ve seen a good deal of his work, though not all of it. And not all of it is horror. I have watched Imprint and Audition all the way through, but I can’t watch Ichi the Killer. I usually get to the halfway point, and I’m able to watch a little more each time, but I have yet to watch it all the way through. I don’t consider Visitor Q horror. I don’t know what the fuck that movie is.

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5) Bela Lugosi is the best Dracula. Don’t even try to argue me on this one.

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6) I love classic horror. It’s my favorite genre. When I was younger I loved the blood and gore. But as an adult, I have more of an appreciation for what you think you see out of the corner of your eye. I believe what’s left to the imagination of the viewer is more frightening than what any filmmaker can show. Those who disagree simply don’t have a good imagination, or lack one altogether. I pity them.

September Good Things

I can’t believe how slow I am with these things. Ugh. Sorry. Anyway.

 

1) Drove to Little Rock for Shannon and Theresa’s wedding

2) Cast on for first sweater/shirt/top

3)Ate at Truc Lam for first time- damn good food for a hole in the wall*

4) Got Halloween costume together

5) Work anniversary- 7 years

6) read 9 books

 

 

*Let’s face it- most hole in the wall joints have the best food

Sunday Confessions- Movies (photo heavy)

1) Top five- Casino; Fatal Attraction; The Hours; It’s Complicated; and Pride and Prejudice (1995).

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2) Favorite horror film- Nosferatu

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This movie isn’t scary- like jump scares or nightmare inducing- but it’s very creepy and unsettling.

3) Favorite genre- documentary

4) Favorite actresses- Streep; Winslet; Thompson; Hepburn; Kelly; West; Dench; Smith; Bonham Carter

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5) Favorite directors- Off the top of my head: Tarantino; Hitchcock; Scorsese; Burns

 

Sunday Confessions- Music

1) I listen to Kpop for the music

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2) Same for JRock

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I love visual kei, don’t you?

3) When I was little and listened to Elvis singing “Return to Sender”, I though he singing “Return to Cindy” and I couldn’t understand why he was pronouncing her name wrong.

4) I don’t like Katy Perry’s pop crap, but I do like her darker stuff that have rappers guesting on the track. ET and Dark Horse

5) I watched ‘Some Kind of Monster’ and now I can only see Metallica as whiny brats who need to leave the playground and take a nap. Especially you, Lars.

Autumn Bucket List 2015

It’s that time of year again! Woo hoo! Although technically it started a couple of weeks ago, but never mind.

Autumn Bucket List

 

1) Make a bonfire

2) Watch 10 scary movies

3) Make broccoli cheddar soup

4) Visit a new pumpkin patch (as in different from last year, which was Rombach’s)

5) Knit a sweater

6) Go on an autumn picnic

7) Decorate for Halloween

8) Read five scary/Halloween books

9) Dress up for Halloween

10) Take a nature walk

11) Carve a pumpkin

12) Make potato soup

13) Make a dump cake

14) Make a batch of pumpkin muffins

15) Bake apple pie bread

 

Autumn officially ends on December 21st. I technically have until then, but for some reason winter always starts in December in my mind. So let’s see if I can get all of these finished by December first. Wish me luck!

Trip to the Zoo (photo heavy)

As I mentioned a while ago, work has cut my hours. And while that kicks my wallet in the balls, it does give me extra free time, like going to the zoo with my mom. And her four year old nanny charge. For three hours.

 

They have their Halloween decorations out

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Which just means there were pumpkins and hay bales scattered throughout. But hey- effort.

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Black rhino

Mom: Why do they call it a black rhino when it’s brown?

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These hippos are CUDDLING. All three were squeezed into this one corner

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Elephants!

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Always gotta get that good elephant butt shot

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My favorite, my babies the prairie dogs

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Seals!

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This seal was rubbing up against the glass because it thought the woman’s spotty bag was a spotted seal.

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All together class: Awwww

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Monkey butt

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I can’t remember what this is, but Oh. My. God. GIMME.

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When we first arrived, I was tasked by Grace to obtain the baby giraffe for her. Not a problem. Until we made it to the Red Rocks area of the zoo.

All the animals here kept staring at me. LIKE THEY KNEW.

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Not the kangaroos. They fell asleep on the job.

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So the baby giraffe is a lot bigger than I remembered.

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And I was all four strapping the four year old to the roof to fit the giraffe into the car, but apparently some people frown on that. Jerks.

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Alas, no giraffe for Grace. I hope she doesn’t hate me too much.

Tiger

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The leopard who was a thousand percent done with this day

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Zebras

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Sleepy puma

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Tucked between a rock and a hard place- specifically, a wooden pallet

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Not pictured: my lunch of chicken strips and fries and my ice cream cone. Sorry.

October

I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. It’s kinda bonkers. I feel like it was just two weeks ago when we had that awful snow storm and I missed two days of work.

 

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It’s been pretty warm, too. Shouldn’t the air be a little crisper? Ah well, it’s supposed to change later this week. So they say.

 

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I think I’ll do another autumn to do list. I’ll have to sit on that for a minute. Look over the one I had last year for some ideas. Until then, Happy October!