Monday, October 19, 2009

Just A Charming Autumn Weekend...

Haha, I love how that poster is the first thing you see after the whole 'charming' thing. I crack myself up. Know what else cracks me up? Horror movies. It's hard to find people to go with me because most people I know get freaked out and hate them, but I like that cringy feeling of mystery in the theater and I like the creepy anticipation of what's lurking around the corner, but mostly I tend to just get a kick out of how hokey and predictable they are. I don't like the Satanic ones or the teen slashers that are more unnecessary nudity than mystery, but I do love a good thrill. I particularly enjoyed Shawn of the Dead, the British spoof on zombie movies. So funny, though I do have the edited version ;) Well, this past Friday night my friend Adam and I went to the new movie Zombieland, another horror spoof. I don't go to a ton of Rated R movies, but I don't really mind when its for violence, like action or war movies, or in Zombieland's case, for "horror violence/gore." I'm not squeemish. On top of being funny and gory, I was happily surprised to find that the movie actually had some tender moments and endearing characters. Also, there is an amazing cameo in the film that I did NOT see coming! I seriously laughed my head off in this movie. Adam is jumpier than I am, and so there were a couple of times that he was crouching a little in his seat, along with the majority of the audience, and I was just guffawing away. I think he thought I was a little nuts for not being horrified like a normal person. Maybe he's right, but I just can't be scared of zombies. I mean, I am sure that there are some scary zombie movies, but the traditional zombie, you know, with the goofy limpy walk and making unintelligible shrieking noises and with their negative IQ's... I just can't find it in me to be afraid of those dummies. So, if you have sense of humor for the outrageous and bizarre, are cynical and slightly desensitized and find amusement in the silly undead like I do (zombies are the new vampire), then you will like this movie. If, on the other hand, your soul is far more pure than mine, I would still suggest finding an edited version of this to watch in the future.

On Saturday, (beautiful, clear, seventy degrees Saturday, perhaps the last of its kind for the year, grumble grumble) it was the final day for the downtown Farmers Market that comes every summer. I met my friend Kirsten and, as usually ensues when Kirst and I get together and there are fresh wares to be purchased, much eating ensued:

Yummy tamales!

This was our favorite store- the woman takes these vintage book covers and puts in blank pages and makes them notebooks/journals...

She also makes these sweet light switch covers. I would have gotten one but the light switches in my apartment aren't the traditional shape.

Fresh fruit pies...

...We could NOT resist getting one. Look how cute and small! It was like a Cup Pie from Pushing Daisies!

I bought some fresh noodles that I made into a stir fry for lunch on Sunday- yum, yum, yum, deliciouso!

Kirst buying some fresh basil (bets on how long it stays alive? J/K Kirst... sort of ;)

Mmmm, cherry honey from a tube.

Then we shopped around at The Gateway for a bit trying to find Kirst a good Winter coat. Sadly no luck- it may still be a tad early for that.

Audrey Hepburnesque coat that I loved (but didn't buy, sigh)

Trunk set that I loved (but again, didn't buy. Prolonged sigh)

We loved these! I bought a couple of the napkin sets and Kirst and I both bought the mug that says, "Funny... I don't recall asking for your opinion." Ha!

Sunday was another gorgeous sunny day, so I went walking and enjoyed the Fall colors and the leaves blowing across the streets. Later that day I went and saw my cousin Heather who should be having baby cub Jack today or tomorrow! She is sooooo ready to have the kid, and I am so ready to meet him!


SisterPresidentMann said...

I think eating at outdoor events is this year's breathing. It all looked way fun!

kimberly said...

Love you Hayls! I can't believe that I JUST found this blog...where have I been?? Miss you babe! I'll be stalking you full-fledged from now on :-)

Haylscat said...

Kim! Why are you so far away?! I just started this blog in June, but, as you can see, I sort of post a lot ;) I happily accept stalkers. (Is that a smart thing to say online?)