Twin Peaks Revival?
All I can say is please let this come true! In high school I was a Twin Peaks junkie. I was so into it, I cut my Friday nights short just to come home and become enmeshed in its dark world and characters who aren’t always quite what they seem.
After hearing that David Lynch is thinking about reviving the series on TV a month ago (he’s said this several times), I thought I’d watch it all over again and see if I felt the same. I do. I admit, it’s a little cornier than I remember, but the characters are fun and quirky and all the layers of secrets and darkness keep it bordering with just enough disturbing ideas that you want to know more. Not sure if Agent Cooper would make it now as a FBI agent, he seems molded form a different cloth, a different time.
After I’m done watching the series I plan to drive up to North Bend, Wa and have lunch at the RR Dinner, which is Twede’s Cafe, and get a slice of pie!
Achtung! It’s that time of year again where the smell of bratz and the aroma of beer float through the air. Yes, that’s right, “Get Your Yodel On At Bier on the Pier” Oktoberfest in Anacortes.
This event is the largest gathering of brewers in the state of Washington with 30 breweries pouring their finest. Don’t forget to wear your dirndls and lederhosen and for the costume contest and show off your mad alpine yodeling skills. Ozapft is!
(Be aware this is a spoiler)
The end has come, or has it? I’ve been in love with the Dexter series from day one. He’s such a great tormented character. I was so rooting for Dexter and Hannah to have this grand life together, but I knew that was a long shot. Can two killers really quit killing? What happens if you get in an argument and your killer instincts kick in? How could they hide from themselves forever?
As soon as Hannah left with Harrison and Deb died I knew things were not going to end happily, but I didn’t expect him to put Deb’s body in the ocean (He thought Deb was good and he put bad people in the ocean, so why put her there with them?) and kill himself. I was happily surprised to see that Dexter shows up in my neck of the woods and doesn’t he look beyond miserable. No happiness, no love, no family, very scraggly beard. Ah, the choices we make, or don’t make. For me, this ending felt true to his character and gave me enough room for me to create what happens next. If he ever meets up with Hannah again, I have a feeling she is going to be pissed.
View of the downtown and marina of Anacortes, from the east (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Anacortes has so many great restaurants is often hard to choose where to go and what to eat. My latest article “Taste Bud Tour of Anacortes” lists the signature dishes of 15 restaurants to help diners figure out where to go.
Next on my list, Roasted Butternut Squash Hash from Calico Cupboard.
The day started out with the sun blazing across the sky. At over 6,000 feet in elevation, it felt like it penetrated layers of our skin we didn’t even know we had. Lathered up in sun screen we piled into the car and took highway 89 through pine scented forests with campsites, bikers and crazy windy roads. Our destination Vikingsholm Castle.
To get to Vikingsholm we walked down a steep one-mile unpaved road to the forest and beach below.Vikingsholm Castle is nestled at the head of chilly Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe. Mrs. Knight purchased the property in 1928 and wanted to build a home that suited the area. Emerald Bay reminded her of Scandinavian fjords and with the help of her nephew, and many trips to Scandinavia, they came up with a design plan. The house was completed in 1929 and became one of the first summer homes in Lake Tahoe.
The home itself is quite grand, but on a small scale. The entire structure is shaped much like a diamond ring. On the band is a circular courtyard with a pull through driveway, staff quarters, kitchens, garage and woodshed. Where the diamond would set on the band, is the main house with breathtaking views of Emerald Bay. The house and woodwork is quite amazing. Rooms are decorated with Scandinavian motifs and bedrooms speak a different era. It made me wish for an American Downton Abbey in Vinkingsholm.
The related article below has wonderful pictures of Vikingsholm. No flashes were allowed and the day we were there a thunderstorm had moved in so my inside pictures were a little dim.Thankfully, on our trek back up the path we had some rain showers to cool us down.
The Rejection Remixes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A Fine Rejection
This summer I’ve been submitting my nonfiction pieces that I wrote last semester in class. I’ve been wondering for several weeks now where I am at in their cue and what sort of response I’ll get, or not get. The first one arrived the other day and rejected my piece, but I was pleasantly surprised by the personalized reply.
“We appreciate your submission, but after reading it we have decided not to use it. However, we want you to know that we enjoyed your work and found it promising. Please feel encouraged by this email and take it as my personal invitation to submit your work to us again.”
Now, to polish up my next piece to send to them!
Tonight I’ll be with my sweetie at Marymoor Park with our Tommie Bahamas and blankets on the grass, and sipping on wine and munching on delicious bites. Above us the bright stars will shine and twinkle, almost as if they are listening too . I’m hoping Willie Nelson plays Stardust tonight.
Being the foodie that I am, I’ve eaten at almost all of the restaurants in Anacortes over the past seven years. I’m thankful that our wonderful small town has so many dining choices. My article “The Perfect Balance” featured in Anacortes Magazine reveals why A’Town Bistro has become one of my favorite restaurants in Anacortes.
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?