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Autumn rain, Dark Shadows, DWTS, Blue Bell ice cream

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Good-morning, Kittens and Dawgs! Are you having your morning coffee?  I’m on cup #2 and heading to get cup three. Coffee is good for you, didn’t you hear?

Autumn’s presence is making her mark gradually.  There’s a slight change in the leaves color, mostly due to dry conditions and the last hurricane system out of Mexico hit us Sunday.  We got lots and lots of rain. The heavy storms caused the changing leaves in our backyard to fall off but I’m hopeful if we get enough rain that the remaining will give us pretty colors. *cross fingers*  If you want to listen to more Autumn inspired mewsic then check out yesterday’s post. 😉

Speaking of which, I heard some wonderful mewsic on the dance floor. Michele from Angels Bark introduced to me the Swedish heavy metal band Lake of Tears. This isn’t my normal mewsical genre but I really liked the song with the same name as their 1999 album, So Fell the Autumn Rain.  I think it’s the opening violin that appeals to my ear then the bleed in with a contrast rock blend captured my interest to hear more and so from that album here are my favorites. Enjoy!


What did you think of Lake of Tears? Michele shared an amazing Autumn playlist yesterday and you’re invited to stop by boogie with her!

Are y’all getting lots of rain? What songs make you think of autumn?

Let me turn my thoughts to random TV talk. In 2012, I told y’all I started watching the vintage TV soap, Dark Shadows, on Netflix. What I didn’t realize is they did not have the complete series available for streaming. Luckily, Amazon Prime now has what I think is all episodes and a few movies.  I found an interesting article online, 9 Terrifying Amusing Facts About ‘Dark Shadows’ that I wanted to share with fans of the show. I thought it was amusing to read the factoids and now I understand why the acting wasn’t the best. It’s interesting I never noticed the fumbled lines and production glitches as a kid that I pick up on now but still it’s a lot of fun to watch!

Are you a fan of Dark Shadows? Would you like to see a remake of the show?

Years ago, we began watching Dancing With The Stars (DWTS). It became a routine thing to do with the family. This was before streaming. We either locked in the time to do it or recorded the episodes.

GOOD MORNING AMERICA – The cast of Season 25 of “Dancing with the Stars,” are announced live on “Good Morning America,” Wednesday, September 6, 2017 on the ABC Television Network.   DEBBIE GIBSON, ALAN BERSTEN, EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT, LINDSEY STIRLING, MARK BALLAS, DEREK FISHER, SHARNA BURGESS, NIKKI BELLA, BARBARA CORCORAN, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, KEO MOTSEPE, TERRELL OWENS, CHERYL BURKE (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)

We continue to watch the show and image my suprise to find the return of DWTS two weeks into the season! These days, we do not watch aired programmed TV shows, but instead stream the episodes the following day at a time that’s convenient. We’re still playing catch up so if you’re watching the program please no spoilers. Anywho, I will tell my favorite celebrity dancer is YouTube sensation, Lindsey Stirling partnered with pro dancer, Mark Ballas. I think she could win the Mirror Ball trophy. She’s awesome!

If you wish to fast forward all the fluff to see her dance with mark, then feel free to jump to the 1:44 mark to watch.

 

Do you watch DWTS? If so, who’s your favorite celebrity?

Although many of the new shows have kicked off, I’m always reminded of ones we started and because we do not watch programmed TV, then we need to resume some of last year’s favorites like Designated Survivor season 2 on ABC (began September 27th) and Lethal Weapon season 2 on the FOX network (premiered September 26th). A third show I’m looking forward to but won’t be back until next September is the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Cal Sal.  What a disappointment to learn of the show’s delay! I reckon executives didn’t know if they wanted to continue the series but I’m happy that they are going to run with it for a 4th season. Speaking of Breaking Bad, we have yet to finish that series, maybe we can do that now.

Now that I do not have any restriction on what I can eat since my oral surgery at the end of August, I finally got to have a bowl of my favorite Blue Bell ice cream flavor – Rocky Mountain Road.


The rich chocolate ice cream goodies combined with dark chocolate covered peanuts, milk chocolate covered pecans, white chocolate covered almonds, and roasted walnuts with swirls of marshmallow cream is some out of this world goodness! Well…it used to be. *sigh* It’s still good don’t get me wrong but they’ve changed it. The marshmallo cream is too sweet, the ice cream is kinda gooy, and it seems they’ve cut back on the nuts.  I plan to contact Blue Bell later today to let them know that we do not like the change and hope they return to the recipe that we love!

Are you an ice cream fan? What’s your favorite flavor and brand? Can you eat year-round?

 

 

That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m taking a coffee break with Stacy, Les, and Amber, just click buttons above, to come with and if not, I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday.

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Random Tuesday Thoughts: A peek in my mailbox, dinner at Bravo, 4-star hotel, and Blue Bell Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream

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Guess what I got in the mail this weekend?

Watch for my review to go live this Thursday, and the opportunity to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a Diamond Candles of your very own. 😉 Whoo-hoo, that’s awesome!

How was your Labor Day weekend holiday?

Ours started off Thursday after DH got home from work. We had dinner at Bravo’s Italian Restaurant. This is the first time in many years that we have been. DH & I shared the shrimp and crab cakes with a chopped salad with Creamy Parmesan dressing. For dessert, we got a slice of Carnegie Deli cheesecake and Layered Chocolate Cake – both delicious! The best part about dinner was the warm, lovely experience spent with DD#1, DD#2 & her husband, and DS & his girlfriend – the best company ever!
Speaking of the weekend, DD#2 and her husband went to Milwaukee, WI for the 2013 Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration. You may remember my SIL won a customized HD hog with his award-winning 300 characters (or less) essay Rebel Soul.

They got treated to an all-paid stay in a four-star hotel at  The Pfister.

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This place is definitely out of my budget but it must be fun to stay in a plush hotel such as this that is if you don’t mind being spooked. Reportedly, there’s something funny going on at this old grand establishment. Who you’re going call? Ghostbusters!  Do you like ghost tales? Check out…The haunting of MLB’s A-List by Stacy Pressman and Haunted Houses.
I have good news to report. My colonoscopy came back negative for cancer. I knew there would be no surprises there, but I was a bit disappointed to learn that I still have inflammation in my small intestines. I was hoping that I did not have it at all. Next step a small bowel series and then treatment for my intestinal problems can be determined. The super news is I am by far in better health compared to others with the same disorder. That’s reason to be happy.

Before I skedaddle out of here, let me mention Blue Bell’s monthly featured flavor – Chocolate Peanut Butter. Oh. My. Goodness. This is fabulous stuff in a bowl or on a cone. You can’t go wrong! We enjoyed it so much that we polished off the entire half-gallon carton in two nights and I’m dying for more! Does that tell you how good it is? If not, try a carton for yourself. 😉

Grab a cup of coffee and join me as I visit my lovelies at….

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