It now feels like we’ve reached peak Christmas, because there’s nothing in the world that compliments colourful Christmas lights and decorations more so than a blanket of white fluff.
My Christmas shopping is (mostly) complete, so now it’s down to the final touches. And festive baking! So much baking. And so much eating to come.
Started out with this….
While getting a tad distracted (because baking while having old movies on in the background is a unique pastime of mine)….
But I finished them eventually.
At least, not until the end of the movie. (Slightly Dangerous, if you’re wondering)
As of this past Friday, I’ve been riding the wings of Meatloaf tunes, because I saw the Bat out of Hell musical. It was actually pretty good! If not a little strange in terms of the plot line. But still, very admirably 70s/80s’ rock. The lead performer was especially good, because his singing was actually suited for the rock music, and didn’t have the typical broadway singing voice.
Other things of note:
Don’t film a drone over a Renaissance festival or this will happen.
A week from today, it’s Doctor Who day! (I may or may not cry when 12 regenerates.)
The new Star Wars movie!! I may have to quit using Twitter until I see it because spoilers are jumping out from around the corners on me.
ALSO, because I am (for once) shameless, I started using Wattpad to publish some ridiculous stories I’ve had bopping around my head. READ MY FIRST STORY HERE. (ps: be gentle, it’s still a work in progress…!!)
If I don’t get back here later this week for my round of ‘thoughts’ or whatnot, enjoy listening to Bat out of Hell. (ps: get a load of that overture!)
It’s also kind of upsetting, especially when it’s a person who you thought was decent.
Still waiting for Donald Trump’s turn.
Iced Peppermint Mocha dreams fulfilled as of this week.
And the week before.
Chocolatey, minty goodness.
Although not enough whipped cream on my last to satisfy me.
But oh well!
If that doesn’t suffice, a Krispy Kreme donut will.
To have even half of one would be dangerous.
Oops, too late.
I hate the word delicious.
Especially when used to describe something that is not food.
Never, ever do that in my presence.
It’s the end of November.
What?…. Where did it go…??
It was the end of Halloween, and now it’s not.
But then again, the Month of Merry will be upon us.
Have you ever heard of a Return to Saturn?
Unless you’re a real astrology buff, the answer is likely no.
I’d never heard of it before either… Until last week or so.
Apparently it happens. Every 29.5 years or so, the planet Saturn returns to the astrological house that you were born into and stirs up enough personal shit to make it feel as if you’re going through puberty again.
If you’re turning 29 within the next year, like I am, it’s fast approaching.
Timing is everything, isn’t it?
All I had to do was a bit of research as to when mine is due, and OH GOD IT’S RETURNING THIS DECEMBER.
My ass is going to be kicked by an invisible astrological entity.
For two years.
But perhaps some good will come out of it.
Hey, James Cameron’s Titanic turned twenty this month!
Questions still linger about that movie.
Namely, why Rose wasn’t able to make room for Jack on that floating door.
Or better yet…. Did Rose actually die at the end of the movie?
Likely yes, but that’s been up for debate.
It’s still a shame she dropped the necklace into the ocean.
That thing was worth a fortune, dammit!
You know what also came out this month in 1942?
Ingrid Bergman was luminous.
And on that note, I sign off!
But not before I leave you with this other Journey song I’ve been listening to lately.
There’s no cheesy video to accompany it, as far as I know, but it doesn’t need it.
Well thank f***, it’s finally started feeling like fall. The leaves are finally changing (better late than never), the weather is turning gross, Halloween is looming…. And scary movies are on tv. What’s better than that??! (Just don’t say Christmas.)
-The Alias Grace mini series. (See below.)
-Dracula films on Sunday nights this month starring Christopher Lee. Campy at times with tons of bright red (fake) blood, but they are awesome.
-A demonstration of how Medieval people walked. Sounds like a drag, but it’s actually quite interesting. Apparently humans (depending on the region, that is) have gotten lazy at walking properly over the last Millenia.
The most beautiful thing to grace the Internet over the weekend. However, I did find out that this was created in August, so it’s been around for a bit. Also, I thought this was sung by Frank Sinatra, but nope! It’s actually sung by Matt Monro.
-I’m still kind of on a Jesus Christ Superstar kick, so I’ve been coming back to this and this as of late. (And holy smokes, I never thought I’d be admiring how hot a singing voice Jesus has.)
-The Carpenters’ “We’ve only Just Begun”. It randomly popped up in my recommended videos on Youtube a while back, and then I heard it on the radio in the car.
Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood. So good! I only wish I could write as compellingly as Atwood can. I thought it would be dark and depressing (which it was at times) like The Handmaid’s Tale, but it had its happy moments, and it ended on a good note. I was watching the tv series along with it, and I was not disappointed with it either. Now I am finished, and once again without a compelling book to read. Hmm.
Hot diggity, it’s already the end of June! Now, I usually can’t get over how quickly the month goes by, but this was lightening fast. So, what’s been happening? Let’s recap…
-The Tony Awards. I’m not as familiar with the Tonys as I am the Oscars, but it was a fun watch.
I found this oddly amusing.
The Myst (remember that game??) OST. Despite not having any clue as to what I was doing, I loved playing it as a kid. My favourite track starts at around 6:30.
-Music from the Handmaid’s Tale series. I can’t say enough about the series, and the musical tracks they include just make it even better.
Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows. Man, she’s goooood. When I was reading its prequel Lady Midnight, I didn’t feel much of a connection with the characters (perhaps from being hung up on the other set in her previous books), but after reading this book I warmed to them more.