I got home Friday afternoon and Matt had The Rocky Horror Picture Show on. I've seen it a lot on video, never live and in person at a theatre. Maybe some day. Who am I kidding - it'll be a long time before I feel like going back into a movie theatre, let alone one where people are thrusting pelvises and throwing projectiles. Thanks, Covid!
I have to say, the movie is almost as good as I remember it - but it doesn't completely hold up in the way Airplane does. At least, not to me. I like my humor broad, and my plots simple. But do I love Susan Sarandon. Even after what she did to my celebrity love interest, Tim Robbins.
And as it happens, I can still do the Time Warp, again.
Over the weekend, I locked down my plans for Christmas. It goes against everything in my personal credo to plan Christmas before I've knocked back a slice of my birthday cake. I turn 47 later this week. But I understand that flights have to be booked early. The upshot is that my sister and I are going to be visiting my mother starting on 12/26 through the 29th. This works for us both in that we get to wake up in our own homes, in comfort, on Christmas morning.
For me, I get to spend Christmas with my dog. And let's face it - it's not really Christmas if you don't get to pet your dog a bunch. It's also easier to spend time with family when there are more people there. I feel pretty good about the plan. But for the record, I still think Christmas should not come up for discussion until after Halloween (or at least, wait until after October 27th, please).
This year has been a blur. But a long blur. Does that make sense?
So, I heard some good, and seasonally relevant news over the weekend - Eric Barone, the guy who created Stardew Valley, my video game obsession, is developing a new game. I get the feeling that it's going to be fairly similar in tone and concept to SV - it's called, The Haunted Chocolatier. It'll probably be a few years, but still - it's nice to have something to look way, way forward to.
It's the little things.
There's something appealing about a world outside the one you're currently in. I think that's why I love to read - because sometimes, you just need to escape your current place in time, and follow someone else's story.
Not that my story isn't infinitely fascinating - it's just that the lack of external stimuli over the past two years has made things a little quiet.
People. I miss people. We're going to a Halloween party on Saturday, and even though I'm a little worried about other people's vax statuses, it will be nice to see people. Granted, a bunch of them I won't know. But in a way, that's fine - they haven't heard all my stories. So I'll be delightful!
I kid, I kid. I'm looking forward to being with people. And good food, and costumes, and festivity.
I know, I sound like a real hoot.
Look, let me go adjust my attitude. I'll be back when I can behave a little better.
And I hope you do enjoy the Halloween party. And your birthday!