How Was Your Weekend?

We had a wild wind storm and I met up with my brother and sister-in-law for a nice dinner, but otherwise nothing happened and I was way too lazy, which I’ll be paying for this week.

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It’s Friday! Let’s Dance!

What are your weekend plans? I keep feeling like I had stuff to do but I can’t remember what!

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This Weekend’s Flanospooks

It’s time for Flanospooks! They’re like horoscopes except they tell you what you’ll be buried alive under!

Aries (March 21-April 19)
Dirt

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It’s Project Club Time!

Here’s last week’s post. I vacuumed, went to the post office, and did a load of laundry, so I think I’m good.

This week, I need to…go to the post office, again, get groceries, and do some outlining.

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Unnecessary Movie Review: Earth vs The Flying Saucers (1956)

In which I watch a movie I’ve owned for years, long after doing so could have any meaning.

Why’d I Buy It?

When I was six, we did not have cable. Don’t cry for me; network TV was a benevolent god, and nearly all of my childhood memories—perfectly happy—consist of its Saturday programming. Saturday meant monsters. Yes, it meant cartoons too, and Abbott & Costello (often meeting a monster)—but I can’t overstate the importance of low-budget science-fiction monsters in the Saturday equation. First there’d be a Godzilla (vs. a monster), and after him would follow an hours-long parade of more monsters. Aliens, werewolves, big ants, carnivorous trees, blobs—every imaginable creature of vintage 1940-1963. I loved this like a weekly Christmas, and when the run of movies ended I would sit with magic markers and draw monsters, not ready to let go. Continue reading

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So, How Was Your Day?

Mine was busy, but I got a bunch of errands done and bought wine, which is the important thing.

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Tourism for Weirdos: The History Museum and Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, IN

Earlier this week I was in South Bend, Indiana, for a one-day conference, and I decided to take the opportunity and hit up a local attraction. Now, I am not a big fan of football or creepy, overly-muscular Irish guys, so I went on Atlas Obscura to see if there was anything not Notre Dame-related in town I could check out. There were two things not Notre Dame-related I could check out. One was a river. And one was the Studebaker National Museum. As a Motor City native, I’ve seen my fair share of automobile museums, and none can shine a candle to my beloved Henry Ford Museum. But I did a little more research into the Studebaker Museum and discovered that it in its collection perhaps the most famous Studebaker in all of history.

THE STUDEBAKER THAT FOZZIE AND KERMIT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE CROSS-COUNTRY IN THE ORIGINAL MUPPET MOVIE! I can’t even tell you how many times young Flanny watched The Muppet Movie. I also have very clear memories of listening to the soundtrack with my sister and making her laugh with my Miss Piggy impersonation. “Rainbow Connection” was the first song to make me cry. Forget that river. I was thinking of the Studebaker Museum and Fozzie’s natural habitat the whole conference.

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