Sunday, July 31, 2016

It's a (Sharon) Special Day! ! !

Wearing my Weird shirt and an evil "I'll Rule the World" grin
July 31st!  Sharknado: The 4th Awakens makes it's premiere tonight as the culmination of a Sharknado marathon (1-3 precede the 8:00 PM premiere).  This movie is definitely a "Sharon Special" (see my July 2 entry for an explanation of the term).  As a matter of fact, I was in the local Wally World last week and saw the shirt that I'm modeling and thought that it would be perfect for the premiere and a way for me to pay a little homage to Sharon at the same time.  Plus, with it marked down to a dollar - what's not to like.  DKW even remarked to one of her friends that was visiting, "How many people do you know that dress up for Sharknado movies?"  I know I'm a little strange, but I'm gonna throw that same question out for everyone -  Are you, or anyone you know, dressing up for a movie?
Last week's get-together went pretty well for DKW and her friends.  The pig roast turned out well and everyone seemed to have a nice time visiting together.  I did end up processing and freezing a good bit of pork for future use - but that's okay.  Its cooked, in the freezer, won't go to waste, and will be enjoyed by moi for the rest of the year probably.  Back down to me, DKW, and our 3 (4 legged) gurls!  But that's okay too.  Nice to have company, but also nice to just be us too!
Hard to believe that Starkville High (defending 6A state champions) starts it's football season in less than 3 weeks (August 19th).  Looking forward to it!
Everyone have a great day!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Busy Summer Underway

Even in retirement, I'm staying busy. But I'm sure most retirees have reached that point at some time.  Beginning on Friday past (7/22/2016), a few of DKW's childhood friends(from PA) began gathering here for a get-together at our home.  I had already started prep for a pig roast on Saturday by making tater salad, deviled eggs, and a couple of breads (fig &  blueberry). I picked up the pig Friday and iced it.  Early Saturday morning I laid it out and kneaded in a dry rub on the interior and spread olive oil on the skin side.  Had to enlist a little help to turn the pig (60 lbs.) a couple of times, but it turned out great. Even after feeding the group of us for several days I'm going to end up shredding and freezing a lot of meat for use in future recipes. But that's okay. Its all good.

We have a couple of other short jaunts planned this summer, and I'm looking forward to those, but I don't like to publish any details until we are back.  I will say that one jaunt concerns family health and the other strictly a fun trip.  I will, after the fact, publish details.  I don't do it now for security reasons.  Even though we have someone here to watch the place.  No need to let any potential bad guys know when we are gone.  Trying to play it smart - ya know.

And in closing - SHARKNADO Week is underway on SyFy network.  Last night I watched "Atomic Shark" - Sooooo Cheesey!  Definitely a "Sharon Special"!  Tonight's offering is "Dam Sharks".  Break out the wine to go with that cheese! The first 3 Sharknado movies will air back-to-back-to-back on July 30th  beginning at 6:00 PM (Central Time) and July 31st ending with the world premiere of Sharknado 4 at 7:00 PM (Central).  Break out the snacks and veg out!
Everyone have a great Day!

Saturday, July 2, 2016


Definitely A "Sharon Special"
I saw a commercial for it yesterday.  So, Sunday, July 31st, Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens will premiere on Syfy network.  Grab your refreshments and settle in!  I will!   Now, if SyFy does like they have done in the past they will run all 3 previous Sharknado movies prior to the latest one.  Might run the first 3 a few times in the week preceding.  Whatever, you'll have the opportunity to catch up during SyFy Sharknado Week (as they call it.)  And just so you don't think that the fun will end anytime soon, production of Sharknado 5 - AND 6 - (WooooHooo!!!) has been confirmed.  Now, some may wonder at the caption that I put under the picture (top,left).  My late mother-in-law would often come in when I was watching a cheesy Sci Fi movie, give a deep sigh, and say "Jerry, you watch weird Sh**"  To which I would nod my head, and say, "Yep, and I love 'em"!  (Which I do!)  So, in her honor, whenever I watch (Tivoed or broadcast) movies of this ilk, I warn anyone around that what follows, will be a "Sharon Special"!  Most of the Godzilla movies (not all) fall under the S.S. label, and a lot of the ones on SyFy network (i.e. "Sharktopus vs. Piranhaconda", "Dinocroc vs. Supergator", "Ice Spiders", and "Arachnoquake" - to name a few.)  Now, in my defense, I feel that I can not be alone in my love of cheesy Science Fiction movies.  I mean, they make sooooo many.    So, if you are such a person, let the scoffers just back off.  I like to watch good stuff, but what would life be without a big helping of cheese!
Everyone have a great day!