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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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Horse Whipped NOT and Random Stuff

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The last three weeks I’ve procrastinated terribly on my daily exercise regimen. In my defense, DS’s graduation consumed all of my free time. Maybe, I can just blame him. Frankly, I need to be horse whipped for my slackery. Is that even a word? According to the Urban Dictionary slackery is a word.

Jersey Boy Horse-Whipped by Angry Blonde

A spurned Scottish girl, the victim of a broken engagement by her Jersey boyfriend, set upon him with a horse whip after seeing him kiss another girl in the street. He had broken it off after she ordered the wedding dress, which made her feel “a great deal worse.”From the NYT Archive, circa 1887. Thanks to the tipster who brought it to our attention!

 

 

Unlike the lad in this article, I believe a horse whipping is too severe of a punishment for myself. I’m sure it’ll hurt enough when I step on the scales next, not to mention the grueling torment of blasting away the unwanted…eh em…weight. It’s back to the ole grindstone a.k.a exercise bike!

 

Collinswood

Speaking of riding my exercise bike, I decided to watch the old TV series Dark Shadows on Netflix while I melt those pounds away. Do you remember that old show? When  I was a kid I just loved it!

Barnabas Collins played by Jonathan Frid

Like all soap actors, the cast on Dark Shadows is no different – melodramatic. The difference in today’s soaps and this classic is, it is clean – no sex or real violence. Granted, I’ve only watched the first five episodes, but I seriously doubt the 1966 version will vere away from the family-friendly style. Things were a lot different in those years compared now.

Time Out for Mom is ranting about her own battles with the bulge. I so hear your pain, Les! At 50, mom of three, and countless abdominal surgeries I know all too well the struggle it is to getting the tum-tum in shape. I hate it that I can’t get it back to flat again. Hold on to this… it’s easy to do nothing, but in order for change to happen it requires you doing something and that’s the hardest first step! Quit isn’t in my vocabulary, ladies. I, like Les, am not throwing in the towel. I’m fighting my way back to sexy one mile at a time! Here’s a little motivation…

 

We watched a movie on Netflix over the weekend called,  Faces in the Crowd with Milla Jovovich. This horror-thriller centers around a woman who is the only survivor of a brutal attack of an infamous serial killer who develops a condition which impairs her ability to recognize faces known as “face-blindness”.  The story line intrigued me, but I had reservations.  I’m not a horror film fan. The only reason I gave it a shot was because it was a crime thriller. The movie kept me on the edge of my seat with suspense and I had no clue who the killer was up until the end. I give it 4 out of 5 stars!

 

Do you own an iPad? Do have young children or grandchildren?  If you said yes to both, then you may be interested in checking out my post: Review & Giveaway: Elfishki and the Giant Cake Interactive iPad Book. This promo is open until June 14th, please share it with your friends!

Who likes attending concerts or the theater or sporting events? Who likes wine? If you’re saying, “I do, I do!” Then you’ll want to participate in Monday’s Music Moves Me Gala Giveaway, which Stacy and I co-host. Check out the details here!


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Take a few minutes to enjoy a cup of coffee with your bloggy friends, as you enjoy some random reflections, considerations, or brooding. While you’re at it, join in on the fun – create your own post and link up! Have a terrific Tuesday!

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