Bang! Crash!

It has been a week of grey rainy weather, punctuated by thunder and lightning, with last night’s finale being spectacularly dramatic. By the time Fuzzy got home from downtown Dallas, it was too late to go to CSz, and though we did brave the weather, for a quick run to Blockbuster, Steak-n-Shake, and Starbucks.

We came home and sat in the dimly lit living room, and ate juicy cheeseburgers while watching Eragon on DVD, and I have to say, the flashes of lightning beyond our window only enhanced the experience.

Earlier I wished for a good horror movie, or thriller, to go with the weather, and ended up catching up on Lifetime TV’s Blood Ties series on TiVo, which is based on Tanya Huff’s series of novels. Christina Cox is excellent in the lead role, and my only wish is that every episode was two hours long.

Today, the sky seems unnaturally blue, the kind of blue you generally only see in the mountains of Colorado, where the air is thin, and you’re above the smog. I suppose it’s not actually any bluer than usual, and just seems like that in contrast to the previous week – rather like the TechniColor portion of The Wizard of Oz after the black-and-white Kansas scenes.

Tonight: 2 shows at CSz. Tomorrow: I put Fuzzy on a plane to Rochester, NY.

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3 thoughts on “Bang! Crash!

  1. I love the image of a darkened living room punctuated by nature’s fireworks outside. When we get thunderstorms here, we often turn off the lights, raise the blinds and watch the show. Our youngest is quite afraid of thunder and lightning, so this helps familiarize him with it, and it allows us to explain dos and don’ts about thunderstorms.

    We supposedly live in Canada’s – and possibly North America’s – busiest thunderstorm area, so I guess it makes sense for us to accept reality and learn to squeeze the most out of the experience.

    BTW, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a description of blue as detailed and fun to read as yours. I can always count on you to wow me with words.

    It’s great to be back…

  2. I want to see Eragon but my kids aren’t that interested, they think I’m nuts!
    Since you liked it maybe I can try to convince them that it can’t be all bad.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog

  3. Wow they turned Blood Ties into a series? Didn’t know that. I prefer her Four Quarters fantasy series over the vampire one, but I read a book or two and it was good.

    Yeah I loved the thunderstorm, though the rain was so hard and loud it did worry me a bit. Because of it I missed out on an art exhibition that a friend had some stuff in… but ah well. Unfortunately you can’t change mother nature’s mind. :)

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