Really, where have all the vampires gone? You know what I mean. The the real vampires. The kind that drink human blood.
Vampire movies have really been sucky lately. The last Twilight I saw was a real disappointment and that book had been my favorite out of the entire series. Did anyone else notice that the scenes were full of the actors posing? Is that what vampires do? Stand around all day and try to find the best poses?
I want a vampire movie that has real vampires. Like a mix of True Blood and all the Anne Rice vampire series, but on the big screen.
This might just happen in the new movie Kiss of the Damned. From the get go this movie has two things I dig in it. Blood thirsty vampires and Milo Ventimiglia. The trailer and the poster reminds me a little bit of The Hunger. Anyone remember that movie with Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie?
I know I’m probably late in the game but I just realized you can watch this movie before it comes out in the theater I’m thinking this weekend I’ll take a big, bloody bite out of that.
The Patty Duke Show was one of my favorite shows in high school, along with Twin Peaks. This intro was going through my head the other day and I was trying to remember just what they said. I’m still laughing over
“Our Patty loves to rock and roll, A hot dog makes her lose control.”
Just what do you think she did when she ate this liberating hot dog?
Squircle – Red Ornaments (Photo credit: Jill Clardy)
Holidays in Anacortes
December in Anacortes means Saturday sleigh rides, carolers, lighted windows, shopping for that perfect gift and keeping your eye peeled for a red, glittery ornament in support of “Keep the Cheer Here.” The first holiday ornament hunt gives shoppers a chance to win weekly prizes and a grand prize from participating businesses. The philosophy of the event is to support local businesses in the community, much like the 50/50 Project.
Keep the Cheer Here – Article 2012
Sometimes all you need is a day on the water, where the stillness and the quiet seeps into your pores and you remember that the only true thing is the beauty around you.
The boat floats and sometimes rocks down the river. The water always flowing to its destination. The beginning and the end are inevitable.
We see trees that have found new resting places and eagles that call this place home.
We are quiet. We are content. We are home.
Still waiting for my cat to do some crazy jumping, or at least try to squish itself into a fish bowl.
Farmers Market (Photo credit: ianmalcm)
Anacortes Farmers Market and the Taste of Anacortes
The Anacortes Farmers Market puts up its tents every Saturday from late spring to late fall at the Arts Depot Center. Folks enjoy hot morning beverages and fresh bakery items while perusing the wares, produce and product of local farmers. This year marked a first time event - The Taste of Anacortes. It combined local produce and products with the skills of Anacortes restaurateurs. I have to admit, I went back for second tastes that day.
Satiate Your Appetite at the Taste of Anacortes - Article 2012
Seattle’s Great Wheel Spinning (Photo credit: Dave Hoefler)
I spent most of my twenties flying in and out of Seattle on my way to Alaska. That was back in the days when traveling was still enjoyable and I loved flying into the Emerald City at night because all the lights twinkled. From my window seat I’d stare down at the curved land draped with shadows and hundreds of sparkling lights. It truly glimmered, like I was flying above Neverland.
New lights have been added to the city – The Seattle Great Wheel. One I have yet to see from above, but am sure it will add to the sparkles of the city.
- 48 Hours in Seattle (forbes.com)
- The Longest Nights (opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com)
Oktoberfest, Beer and Drindles
The last days of summer in Anacortes usually ends (cross-fingers) the middle of October. Oktoberfest “Beir on the Pier” takes advantage of those last days of sunshine at the Port’s warehouse with its annual Oktoberfest. The event brings in 30 breweries, making it the largest beer festival in Washington. For the past two years I’ve been on the committee and thoroughly enjoy showing off my dirndls. (That’s me and our Town Crier)
“Ozapft is!” Oktoberfest “Bier on the Pier!” – Article 2012
My hubs brought home a kitty cat from Indiana. She has stolen my heart! I’m so turning into one of those crazy cat people, like Kirby in this skit. I would so be sneaking my little kitty cat aboard the vessel.
guitar (Photo credit: victor.lavrentev)
Music in Anacortes
Music is part of Anacortes culture. We even have our own famous band – The Lonely Forest. Music lovers are drawn here to experience the scene that isn’t as sleepy as our size suggests. The Brown Lantern, Rockfish and H2O, have regular gigs and on the weekends the streets flux with sound. During the summer months music is taken outdoors with The Heart of Anacortes and The Port of Anacortes Summer Concert Series. Here you can be warmed by the sun and let your bare feet rest in the grass. Oh, and I can’t forget the musicians that like to serenade us at the Post Office; picking up your mail never sounded so good.
The Art of Sound - Article 2012