Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Salon: Bring on The Dead!

 Good morning friends.  Slept in this walk, no church, just laziness and a little breaking news action on the latest Ebola case.  I'm not being all hysterical here, but how did this person catch it when they were wearing a Hazmat suit?  And hello!  Didn't we all read "The Hot Zone" twenty years ago?  Didn't we all read "The Stand"?  I'm pretty irate that we are only now scrambling for a cure.  Anyway.  Happy Sunday morning!

We saw Gone Girl yesterday afternoon, and what a movie.  True to the book and true to the exceptional talents of David Fincher.  Outstanding acting and outstanding musical score.  Whether you liked the book or not, this is just good theatrical entertainment.

My week went like this.  Two doctor appointments (love to have a week when I didn't have one, but I think this is our destiny).  Back-and-forth communications with the insurance company on the UPS destruction of my yard.  We found out we need the neighbor's land survey in order to get a permit to repair our wall, and of course they will never be able to find it, so more delays on that.  Meet the teacher night for my son's high school Tuesday night.  Also meetings with his teachers on his continuing gifted track for the next four years.  Daughter took her SAT, after much gnashing of teeth and tears over the stress.  Polish lessons continue on Wednesday nights.

Wednesday night we had season 4 premier of American Horror Story: Freak Show.  You know, this series, it is sick and twisted and unpredictable and wonderful.  I don't think it is for everyone, but wow, if you can handle it, it will blow your mind.  And like Ti said, there is a clown here that gives Pennywise a run for his money.

TONIGHT we have season 5 premier of The Walking Dead, and I almost can't sit still.  My daughter and I have been watching reruns all week on and off, and have been lurking online for various previews and sneak peaks.  I'm turning off all electronics and going underground this evening.  I will return to discuss tomorrow!

Also got a new iPhone 6 this week.  I am definitely not the person that needs the new technology when it comes out, but my old phone held a charge for about an hour or two and was driving me nuts.  This phone is bigger but that is better for my withering eyesight.

On the reading front, I've not been real productive.  In print I finally finished "All I Love and Know" by Judith Frank, and it was a wonderful drama about two orphans, whose parents are killed in act of terrorism, that are adopted by twin brother of the victim.  That brother just happens to be gay and has a partner that factors into the equation.  Very insightful, lots of discussable topics.  I've now just started "Purge" by Sofi Oksanen, but I'm having a tough time getting engaged.  I may try to dig into it today.

On audio I finished "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury this week for our readalong, but I haven't written up my thoughts yet because the readalong goes all month.  I have mixed emotions about it.  Strange prose, confusing literary voice.  Is it coming-of-age?  Is it horror?  More on that later.  I'm now about halfway through an audio called "The Innocent Sleep" by Karen Perry.  I can't remember why I am reading this, but I'm thinking it was for the Irish narrator!  Man, I love those accents.  And it is an intriguing story, part marital drama and part mystery about their child that is presumably killed in an earthquake but whose body is never found.

No idea what we will be doing today.  I'm sure my husband will encourage a round of golf, but it got hot again and I'm not interesting in that misery.  I may just putter around the house and try to get caught up on pool maintenance and grocery shopping.  Hope everyone has a great day!



Trisha said...

The clown in AHS is the worst clown ever. I am horrified.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I saw Gone Girl this past week and loved it. I was so immersed in the movie that I forgot to break open my Swedish Fish! I thought it was a well done movie!

Nise' said...

Both of my sons will be glued to the premier at their respective apts. I am tempted to call just to get their teeth grinding going! LOL. Enjoy.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Wow, congrats on the new IPhone! I assume it needs its own specific charger and plugs? That's always a drag!

Beth F said...

I'm getting the new phone next month (when I'm due for an upgrade) -- just coincidence that the timing is good. I don't watch the horror!

JoAnn said...

I'm due for a phone upgrade (still have a 4s) and have been wavering between the 5 and 6...of course, I'll get the 6. Probably sooner rather than later.

Still struggling with Something Wicked. Will listen again on my walk this morning, but I'm pretty close to DNF-ing this one :(

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Daryl and Carol's hug, it was just the best! I was worried we would be at Terminus all season, so I was glad it started with a bang.

Literary Feline said...

I had the same thoughts when I heard about the most recent Ebola victim. :-(

Glad you liked Gone Girl. It turned out so well, I thought.

I am so glad today was a holiday so I could watch The Walking Dead premiere. I would have waited until Friday otherwise. It was soooo good!

I hope you have a great week!

Ti said...

You are gonna laugh.

First off, I sent you a pic of the weird tree symbol from season 3 but I a not sure the image came across. Let me know if you didn't get it by email. I also posted it on FB under TWD post where we were talking about the show.

Anyway, I THOUGHT I saw the entire episode of American Horror Story but when I went back to watch it with The Hub the next night, I realized i missed the last 30 minutes! LOL. I thought it ended after an hour and went to bed. I am glad I decided to watch it again or I would have missed Elsa's "condition" and her singing!