I hope everyone had an absolutely splendid Halloween! We had a laid-back night of homemade macaroni and cheese and a horror movie. I had intended to post again before my favorite holiday of the year, but I did not end up reading the comic that I intended and didn’t have much to post about otherwise.
So here we are leaping into Science Fiction month!
Here is my game plan. Whether it happens or not, that’s a whole different story: Continue my quest of watching all of Battlestar Galactica for the first time, watch/rewatch Escape from New York (I can’t remember if I’ve seen it before) and pick up at least one Sci-Fi novel.
I’ve only read one book in Ridley’s presence, and it was while he was sick, so I still don’t know if he’ll try to eat it while I’m trying to read it. It will be a fun game!
Are you participating in Sci-Fi month or are you more of a Non-Fiction November type of person? Either way, what are your plans?!
Ah, the grand finale of what proved to be the best month of 2020. In my opinion at least, although, the rest of 2020 hasn’t left much for comparison. :3
5 out of 5 stars – I forgot to include this in my books last week so here it is. I took this book to leave at work every day back in March and I finally finished it. (I didn’t feel like reading every day on my lunch.) This was a great account of the women who shaped the frontier of Kansas through their own words. I learned new things about frontier life that I didn’t previously know and enjoyed the random pictures to accentuate the stories. Especially the picture of turkeys in harnesses pulling a child’s carriage that had zero accompanying information.
5 out of 5 stars – I felt the need to read a non-fiction book while trying to stay in the spooky lane and that brought me to serial killers. I only owned one book that fit the bill. This was my first Harold Schechter full length novel. He comes highly recommended by Marcus of Last Podcast on the Left, so of course, that peaked my interest. I was not disappointed. It was thoroughly researched and yet the writing style kept it fresh, avoiding boring explanations. This was the first ebook I’ve read with scrolling pictures and animation, which made it all the more fun.
Up until Halloween, we backed off of movies to check out:
Let me say that this was very well written and enjoyable in one aspect, however, we did not find it spooky in the slightest. It was actually incredibly DEPRESSING more than anything. So you’ve been forewarned if you decide to move forward with watching this.
Halloween is Mr. C&M and I’s wedding anniversary. Without needing to say it but saying it anyway, Covid has made things different. Trick or treating was not canceled here but we decided to not hand out candy this year anyway. No virus-y little kid hands here, thank you.
Instead, we started the day off with pumpkin cinnamon rolls and our favorite horror movies;
We then made our way to the cidermill, with the intention that, should there be too many people we would bail. Luckily, there were only around 10 people on the entire property, so we snagged our donuts and apple cider, feed a few animals some grain and headed home.
We got carry out later from one of our favorite breweries that we are lucky enough to live by and then preceeded to stream on Mr. C&M’s Twitch channel a full run of Castle Crashers. I’ve never sat down and beat a game from start to finish, and to do that with my husband was a lot of fun.
Lesson here is, the holidays are going to be weird this year, just make the most of them. There are still plenty of ways to make great memories. Get creative!
As a kid, I regularly watched Star Trek: NTG and Star Trek: Voyage with my dad. Despite that, I don’t consider myself a Trekkie. Star Wars will always own my heart but I respect all the Trekkies out there.
Making this list made me realize, I don’t actually watch too many sci-fi TV shows. I’ll have to consider this when I pick out new shows to try.
I was SO into Alf as a kid, I don’t remember if anyone watched it with me. When Alf was on, nothing else existed.
Mr. C&M and I watched this some what recently. Each episode is it’s own story, so some are winners and some are just okay. I don’t think there were any episodes that I down right hated.
We aren’t caught up on this gem yet but I absolutely love the mix of western and sci-fi.
We just finished this last night and it was SO good. I went in not expecting a lot and ended up enjoying the absolute shit out of it.
I have no qualms about naming this my favorite sci-fi TV show maybe, ever. For the record, Eleven is my least favorite character.
What are some of your favorite sci-fi TV shows?
I’m about to jet off on a four day weekend in northern Michigan tomorrow, so I may not catch up with everyone until I get back. Hope your weekend is full of delicious science fiction things!
There was no time this past weekend to do a post reviewing the week before. So this week I present to you; October Week 4.5. One and a half weeks of October fun.
The reason there was no time this past weekend was first because we attended our friend’s awesome A Very Harry Halloween Party. Harry Potter themed of course. She went into amazing detail with everything including (finally) receiving our Hogwarts acceptance letters. I was Moaning Myrtle and Mr. C&M was Lucius Malfoy.
Second, we traveled to Cleveland for a concert (Hammerfall and Sabaton) and explored the breweries of the city.
Trick-or-treating last night was cold, rainy and eventually turned to light snow. Kids these days don’t tough it out like we used to. I believe our motto was wind, rain or snow, trick-or-treating we will go. We saw about 14 kids the whole two hours. In fact, we had 3/4 of our second tub full of candy at 8 minutes left until the end. So, the last two kids got a crap-ton of candy dumped in their bags to which they replied, “OMG you guys are the best!”
A friend told me that this was their guilty pleasure tv show. Since I was looking for something new to watch on my own, I gave it a try and enjoyed it more than I expected. Lucifer is bored of Hell and decides to take a vacation on the mortal coil. Needless to say, he causes a lot of ruckus.
Ugh, where does the time go? How can it already be so close to the end of the best month of the year??
Despite being absolutely burned out from work, I did manage to accomplish a few things. The dream is always to accomplish more but alas, this little body needs some fucking rest. I need life to slow down for a hot minute so I can catch up.