In other news – it’s officially summer! I celebrated Midsummer – also known as Litha and the Summer Solstice and a lot of other things – Saturday by sweltering in the record-breaking heat enjoying the warmth of the sun. Mostly sitting on the couch, watching TV, doing a bit of reading, taking a nap (hey, napping is a traditional Midsummer activity!). I ran a few errands in the morning – recycling center, library, gas station (gasp!) – and stopped by the grocery store for some fruit and juice. And diet soda – hey, don’t judge. It was so hot, I didn’t really want anything but fruit.
And Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. Edible gold!
I watched “Fright Night” (1985) with Roddy McDowell – he was awesome, doing a parody of horror movies and yet playing the role full out. It’s terrific to see a great actor having fun like this. Actor gold! No zombies in this movie, just vampires, but good none the less. Funny, too. And the 80s hair! Heh. Here’s the trailer. And here’s a video tribute. On the Pollyanna scale, I give it one brain out of 5 for violence and gore, and a full 5 brains out of 5 for good horror fun (mostly because of Roddy McDowell). And now of course, I’ll have to see the sequel…
Ice cream and a horror movie. Now that’s a celebration.
“I absolutely adore movies. Even bad ones. I don’t like pretentious ones, but a good bad movie, you must admit, is great.” – Roddy McDowell
I totally agree.