Day 80

Big Little Lies

This show is incredible —

  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Shailene Woodley
  • Alexander Skarsgard
  • Zoe Kravitz
  • Laura Dern

And that’s just scratching the surface. Go Check It Out Now!

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Day 79

The First Memory I Have Is:

A little background first – the house my parents owned until I was four, sat on ten acres. The house was at the front, with a detached garage, and a barn. The rest of the property was fenced, and my dad bought a calf each year to raise for beef in our freezer, and he boarded horses for a couple of guys who competed in the rodeo circuits in and around Misery.

One memory is really clear, I believe it is a true memory, rather than just hearing family tell the story over the years.

Cathy and I may have been four, but were probably still three. Our older brother, who was twelve or thirteen, convinced us that we could get pillowcases from our bedroom, and if we jumped out of the barn loft, the pillow cases would work exactly like parachutes and we’d float slowly to the ground.

I distinctly remember standing beside Cathy in the loft, looking down at my brother shouting encouragements up to us. Then, I remember my Dad coming out of the back door at a dead run, my brother taking off around the side of the house and continuing on down the road, never looking back. We climbed down the ladder and out of the barn, much to my Dad’s relief. He told us that the next time Steve hatched a plan, one or both of us should run it by him or our mom first.

While it was actually happening, I do not remember being scared until our dad came outside and started yelling. Now, that I’m older, with kids and grandkids, I realize just how frightened he was.

When our brother finally made his way home, he was banished to his room the rest of the night, and again the next evening, after school.

Thankfully, it’s only a story of what could have been, with a really funny ending.

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Day 78

Sunday was a lazy day.

Other than running the dishwasher and doing a couple loads of laundry, my behind has been sitting or reclining.

  1. The Walking Dead is finally gearing up to the uprising and (hopefully) end of The Saviors. Since the season premier, I’ve wanted to see Negan’s brains splattered all over the pavement, just like he did to Glenn and Abraham. Yeah…
  2. The Feud with Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange gives me the feels. It is definitely not what I expected, but I couldn’t possibly enjoy it any more than I already do. My parents didn’t go to the theater as they were notoriously cheap, and had no problem waiting a year or two for a movie to play on television. We watched it as a family and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Whenever it plays on television, I still watch. Honestly, I had no idea that both Bette and Jane had such horrible lives, and I can definitely understand how that shaped them into the mean, jealous, competitive, and amoral women portrayed in The Feud.
  3. Hap and Leonard — I found this on Netflix yesterday, and it’s awesome. A Sundance original, Netflix only has the first season. The second is currently playing, but I don’t have the channel. Hopefully I can find it streaming on one of the pirate sites, rather than wait a year for Netflix to get season two.

That’s all I’ve got – I was a complete slug today.

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