10.23.2017

3 days off work this week.

day 1: redoing pictures on walls. got the new Chiefs fam pics of KJ's and Koren's families. replaced their last year family pics. snapfish ordered Katie's new facebook profile pic. that will be her new wall pic. taking down all the small Chiefs pics by door. have ordered 2 canvases to replace them. AND going to mom's today to pick up the fence Kevin ripped out and haul it away.

10.22.2017

Kevin got the spare down and put on the Blazer, had to cut the cable with bolt cutters to get it down.

meanwhile, I hung out with baby Zerelda....

my dad

October 22, 2014 · Katie Dailey was flipping thru channels and found Miss Hester of The Mrytles on The Most Terrifying Places In America!

I felt pretty special, we had been to three places on this episode....The Myrtles...Saint Louis Cemetery Number One...Villisca Ax Murder House....this tee totally turned around my "It Is Time To Find A New Dead End Job" day!

Lost Woods (2011)

I would've guessed this movie was set in the 80's....George had a mullet, neon pink short shorts, and a boom box. Lucy with her high waisted jeans, striped blouse (just like the one I had in the 80s!) and side pony. they had big ass walkie talkies, no cell phones. like you'd get reception out there anyway, I guess....
(my Bigfoot movie needs classic rock soundtrack!) I also liked the comic strip beginning. something different. Then there was the flipping through the channels to let us know the search had been called off for a camper missing over a month...
This isn't going to be like Deliverance, is it?
that moment when the Sheriff flags you down and tells you you're entering the area where that camper disappeared and was never found...
then you meet the badasses who just take your knife and threaten you...
A kid goes in the woods, thinks he's King Shit and Mother Nature knocks him down.
and then there is George's comic book Sasquatch research...if you get bit by a Squatch, you turn into one. like a Werewolf.
Don't let George's creature get ya. (jokes on you, he'll get everyone but Darrin.)
taking a dump in the woods. (rustling)
Probably a coyote. Or a bear. It's ok. George, set yourself up with a beer.
Our parents didn't raise a murderer.
Whose parents do?
peeing in the woods and singing....then one by one all of your friends join in and there's a whole chorus of you. Bigfoot's gonna love this shit. but he lets it slide. must've been busy stalking and killing some other campers...
(crashing)
Darrin has a dream about Bigfoot posing all model like on the mountain, then attacking him...
now the dog is missing....(good ol' Truk), truck torn all to hell, campsite trashed, George impaled....
oh man, you can't bury George out in the woods with a cross made of 2 sticks. this isn't the 1800s, for Gods Sake.
We can't carry him out. We'll come back for him.
(only you don't make it, Rey. you end up right next to him. and your sister Lucy. and that missing camper that Darrin finds in the Bigfoot cave. and the Sheriff finds ya'll. in that strange graveyard located next to a campsite and a 1970s pickup truck that had been disabled. and disabled meaning Bigfoot ripped the damn motor out of it and tossed it somewhere...)
but first, Lucy and Darrin are making out at George's graveside. Classy. guess all that sexual tension found it's way to the surface.
It's all so shadowy. But there strolls Bigfoot across the meadow like he owns the damn thing. He's a roided out muscular Arnold Schwarzenegger looking creature. You shoot him, he grabs your buddy Warren who is (wait for it. wait for it.) pissing in the woods. Not like I've ever been a camper, but DAMN.
Rey gets caught in a bear trap, but still manages to stalk around the woods with his bloody wifebeater, backpack, rifle, and booze looking for Bigfoot. Bigfoot caught Lucy while Darrin was getting Rey out of the bear trap. and Rey shot his sister. and Bigfoot got away.
Heroics? Is that what you call it? I killed Lucy.
(growling)
You're drunk. You can't beat this thing.
Rey shoots at Bigfoot. Bigfoot punches him in the face. Rey stabs him with a stick. Bigfoot beats him up. He's Bigfoot. You ain't gonna win, Rey.
Warren's not dead? (because, omg, I'm thinking Bigfoot bit him which means.....he turns into a Bigfoot!)
Screaming in the woods about your childhood and your dead friends is probably gonna attract the Bigfoot. I mean, we're assuming you're all dead meat at this point, but is this how you want to spend your last moments?
this is a clever Bigfoot trap. A bit elaborate. Gunshots and fire to attract him, running thru the woods so he'll chase you and get his foot in a snare, which is attached to a boulder which drags him into the water...but he won't die. They never do. and while you're all lounged out congratulating yourselves...here he comes again.
Darrin somehow escapes AGAIN. Woah. Bigfoot does an impressive canyon leap. Darrin falls. he smears shit on his face. he thinks Bigfoot can't see him, can just smell him. Obviously not. Bigfoot is on your ass again. so you run through the woods with a machete. seems dangerous. then again, so is running from a serial killer Bigfoot.
cut off Bigfoot's head and black smoke ROLLS out. then his body just disappears into thick black smoke. (this is why we don't find the bodies, eh? someone should tell the cast of Finding Bigfoot.)
Truk! Hey, Truk! Hey, girl!
(growling.) I assume this is the Warren Bigfoot getting ready to start on HIS rampage...
I lost four of my best friends on that trip and in the process I found myself.
and then Darrin and Truk just walk down the railroad tracks into the horizon....
I love the credits. a buncha buncha buncha Ellerings acted in this, and did about everything else. and Kayne's Mom. she made the credits. I love it. I have to have amazingly clever credits in my Bigfoot movie!

19 random FACTS about yourself that may surprise people.

1. Do you make your bed everyday? no
2. What's your favorite number? 13
3. what is your dream job? tour guide at historic haunted location
4. If you could, would you go back to school? yes
5. Can you parallel park? NO
6. A job you had which people would be shocked to know you had: they've all sucked.
7. Do you think aliens are real? I like to believe they are. and Bigfoot.
8. Can you drive a stick shift? Yeppers
9. Guilty pleasure? amazon prime movies
10. Tattoos? not yet
11. Favorite color? purple here lately
12. Things people do that drive you insane? not doing their job and then bitching about how hard they work
14. Favorite childhood game? badmitten
15. Do you talk to yourself!? God, yes
16. Do you like doing puzzles? Find a Word puzzles. not REAL puzzles.
17. Favorite music? classic rock
18. Tea or Coffee? Sweet tea please
19. First thing you remember you wanted to be when you grew up? a mom

Kate posted this pic from National FFA Convention....

Savaged (2009)

I've been watching a lot of amazon prime, lots of which seems to be (to me anyway) low budget independent stuff. which I love. so, the best part of this was the credits at the end. The only female reminded me of my Aunt Mary. her hair, her clicky shoes, her mannerisms. how she had to put on slippers to get out of bed.
There were only 5 actors, and one of them was the dog. the dog belonged to the writer/producer. lots of people mentioned had the same last name.
I got this one figured out in decent time. the 'rogue bear' was the dog, kind of a Pet Cemetery deal. there is obviously a grave of some sort in the yard. our dog sitter, who is hiding from her abusive ex, doesn't know these people, her mom does. explicit instructions. feed dog at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.. dog not allowed on couch. do not let dog out after dark. she lets the dog on the couch AND out after dark the first day. dog disappears. thought to be a rogue bear. she can't read the book she brought, so goes through their library. and finds a book about bringing back dead animals. meanwhile, the crazy ex has located her. he gets in the house. the dog comes back and kills him. then the dog goes after her. (this is why you found that gun in the nightstand drawer, sunshine.) she is trapped in bedroom, holding door shut with her slight body, (and her fabulous hair) trying to sooth dog. phone rings. answering machine goes off. The Sheriff remembers the dog was reported as missing, then found poisoned by the neighbors. THE SAME DOG. THE SAME NAME. this is strange, don't you think? dog does bite her, but she opens the blinds and dog is now fine. omg.
ok. why didn't owners just turn the dog loose before they left? it could fend for itself. then just never go home. or maybe they know this open the blinds trick, too. hmmmmm. some times you just have to let go. did they not watch Pet Cemetery?

10.21.2017

Brittany sr. pics

wish I would've seen some of the friends ones of her and Katie...

Meeting you was like listening to a song for the first time and knowing it would be my favorite πŸ’•

#anafternoonwithzerelda #beingagrandmaisthebest

and KJ sent this pic this morning....'baby booty'

Katie shared this pic from 2012: We look a little different!

Snow Beast (2011)

gotta love a Bigfoot movie with one of the infamous Duke boys....yeah, he's a bit older, but still adorbs.
John Schneider. he's gotta be in MY bigfoot movie, too. I just decided. couldn't make it without him.
we have the ranger marking a map with pins. the lynx research team. a pouty teenage daughter forced to go along. a ski resort. plenty of fast food for our Snow Beast....
yes, young snowboarder dude. You ARE being watched. and I don't think you can outrun him...
It happens? That's your philosophy?
(shrugs)When you've been around as long as I have, you'll get what I mean.
omg. don't pee. don't whistle. (here we go.)
What you might hear is the blood rushing through your own head. Something the fear triggers when you see a predator.
taking out the trash (growling in the distance.)
Big. Ass. Footprints.
It was like a snarl.
I'm gonna go grab some firewood. (growl)
oh boy. he's spying on you. The Snow Beast is spying on you. YOU.
(growling and destruction noises from outside the cabin.)
It tore up our snowmobile?
Look at the spacing of the tracks.
It's not walking on four legs.
Why'd you stop?
I thought I saw something out there.. (famous last words, my friend.)
There's nothing out there.
I'm just going to check. (of course you are. do you not watch these movies? you're a dumbass.)
Fine.
(growling.)
(flash of white fur)
oh man, you are screwed. don't say I didn't warn ya...
(screams.) And now you know, Mr. Ranger. And now you know.
Gibbons! don't get out of the truck! you know better, you sage old timer! Don't walk through those woods. Assume Barry is dead and and save yourself. Well, you found Barry. And the Snow Beast found you.
Rob fell in the snow cave. Miss Emmy wasn't watching the monitors and missed the Snow Beast. There she goes. She just spotted him.
body in storage in snow cave. piles of bones. blood.
(Roar. Roar.) The chase is on. How fast does that snowmobile go?
It's hard to get a better look when you're running for your life.
Or it could be a Yeti.
I'm sorry. What?
so how'd this Yeti get here? Hop on a plane, eat some peanuts, watch a movie?
It's mythical.
Do you know what triggers fear? Basic survival instinct.
and here goes Marci off alone to find this beast. (there's gotta be one in every Bigfoot movie...) she's armed with a truck, a camera, and a tranq gun. and of course she leaves the tranq gun in the truck and treks through the woods with a camera. (growl.) oh girlfriend. nice knowing ya. he chases her, she does make it back to the truck, but you gotta quit dropping those keys in the floorboard, Marci. and you probably should've had the gun loaded, 'cause now he has time to smash the window and drag you out, strangle you, and throw you on the hood of the truck....
Marci might be in trouble. Stay at the cabin.
Where is she? you know where she is. In that Snow Beasts walk in freezer of a cave. Emmy saw him dragging her through the snow on the monitor.
He's ate everything else. We're all that's left.
not only did Marci get herself killed, now the truck won't start. And Snow Beast is chasing Daddy on the last snowmobile while he is going for help. He gets knocked off by a branch, the snowmobile crashes and explodes, and he valiantly tries to play darts with Snow Beast. but to no avail. Daddy won't answer your radio call, Emmy. Snow Beast backhanded him and he's headed to the freezer.
watcha wanna bet Emmy will sneak off in the night trying to find her dad? (I lost that bet.)
Snow Beast is gonna come right in the cabin and get you. Yeti's can climb stair cases. now we know. I don't think holding a dresser against the door will stop him. Apparently, he gave up. Or is just hanging downstairs on the couch watching Netflix biding his time.
good luck getting your deposit back. Snow Beast tore this place up.
setting a trap. clever.
do you have enough tranq darts to take him down? you found Jim in the snow cave and Mr. Snow Beast is right there behind you. should've went with bigger darts.
there's another guy in the freezer. Guys, I think all this chasing you is making the Snow Beast even hungrier. not a good idea, from your standpoint.
It's kinda adorable how the Snow Beast cocks his head side to side watching you. such an ugly mug.
started an avalanche with a flare gun and saved your daughter? Good job.
a lotta people died. but it's over, right? well, a huge white furry hand just came out of the snow and grabbed a dude...

Beacon's Point 2017

first off, NOT a Bigfoot movie. ancient Indian shadow seekers or something. white people ran off Indians...a curse...
There is more to life than just work and I really need a change.
I should've done a background check before bringing you on.
Fuck you.
Fuck me.
Bears won't mess with the 5 of us. Safety in numbers.
That's scary shit, man.
Zoe, you need to listen. Drake has already killed a man or three...
There's nothing you can do to me, Barbie. I'm already dead.

"Death is no more than passing from one room into another." –– HELEN KELLER

Lisa: October 2013 Cousins Max, Katie, and Logan wanted pictures of them in some of dad's caps. And in memory of dad the caps went all directions and they acted silly. ;-)

10.20.2017

I guess today was my day....

The Mothman of Point Pleasant

(2017) I thought this was the Kickstarter I contributed to. must've been the Invasion on Chestnut Ridge.
Mothman Museum opened in 2005. (I hope to get to West Virginia sometime to experience this first hand!)
And I've never never never forgotten it. And I never will.
in the yard---by the bed---buzzing cars on country roads---peering in the window---
(how cool would it be to read newspaper reports and then just drop your life and go there? to document and try to experience it for yourself? to talk to witnesses. to visit the locations.)
The Mothman Prophecies book by John Keel, then a movie in 2002.
The Silver Bridge book by Gray Barker
Where the Waters Mingle newspaper column by Mary Hyre
UFOs
Men In Black
Mothman Festival every September since 2003.

The Woodsman (2017)

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure life.---Charles Bernard Shaw
Will you help me get away from here?
We die only once and for such a long time.
We worship wolves.
Issa-grif-ika (small teeth)
Don't, no. I can't even take one of your quotes right now.
It's a meat grade. They're eating them.
It's the lovin' thing to do.
Fight. Get up. And become legendary.
Millie. Millie. Millie. Watch your ears.
Could you really just take this little girl and bypass the foster care system and take her to the cancer dr. yourself? never mind the fact that you have technically kidnapped her. and most likely forfeited your job and your health care insurance, which won't cover her, anyway. but you have made her happy, and I bet that's something she hasn't had much of in her short little life....

there has been worry about fusing for some time.....hoping for the best for our sweet grandbaby.

Zerelda has an appointment at Children's Mercy with the plastic surgery department in November. The top of her head is trying too fuse too early. I'm not sure 100% sure if surgery will be needed but I know it's a possibility. She will be okay no matter what happens. I am very emotional about this all right now and don't want too really talk about it. Just say some prayers and send some good vibes our way.

10.18.2017

memes with bad words.....

love this pic Josh posted of him & KJ from 2013....

Night Walker 2006

apparently there is an old movie with the same title. the reviews on amazon were scathing. I like to attempt my own reviews. I could never write one this good....so, first I'll share this one. then I'll do my own.....
Top customer reviews: 1.0 out of 5 stars"There Are Things In This World We Don't See!"... "I Hunt The Things That No One Else Will!"... ByBindy Sue FrΓΈnkΓΌnschteinon August 13, 2017------- Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase--------- NIGHT WALKER opens w/ pointless narration while a man wanders around. The scene switches to someone urinating on a tree. Yes, we are now in the woods. Someone else meanders, as a creature in a wig stalks him. It looks radioactive. Or like it was filmed by a true artiste. Or like someone in a thrift store ensemble and a skull mask. We must decide. Death occurs. Or something like that. More forest wandering. The police investigate. Clues are followed. Apparently. More walking. Day walking. Afternoon strolling. In the wilderness. Down the road. The monster appears again. Nothing takes place. Lots of nothing. A radioactive toenail is examined. Some dialogue might be nice. Here's some! Never mind, as it's worse than the silence. The monster is a wendigo. Or somebody who stumbled on to the set. Aaah! A cat face! What are we seeing now? The main character continues to look for clues, lay on the floor, and / or drive around endlessly. It's good to see that he's grown a full beard during filming, since we have too! Paranormal phenomena is mentioned. On the phone. Back to the toenail. More walking. Running. The skull! The wig! I shall see them in my nightmares forever! The cat face again! Aaaaiiiieee!! The skull in negative! Man nipples! No more! No more! A woman does her homework. Another victim of the homeless, wig-wearing, skull guy! Wendigo-o-o! The cop examines his bullets, artistically. More woods. Wendigo-o-o-ohh! Shooting the beast in the groovy shirt! Disjointed -very artistic- sequences! Blood! Or ketchup. Or barbecue sauce. Twist ending like twist-y twist-ties in a twisted hallway, twisting into twister-land! My eyeballs wither in their sockets, as my mind swirls into a festering ball of goo! This "film" is recommended for only the stoutest of ultra-schlock enthusiasts, as it's liable to kill any normal human viewer. Even experts in such travesties should still wear protective, atomic blast goggles, in order to lessen the brain-hardening effects here! Though it's only 70 minutes long, you will feel as though you're having your forehead pierced by a nail-gun, while God stomps your eyes out! And yes, there are more man nipples!...
now, granted, there is no way in hell I can top a review like that. but, here I go....
first attempt to watch this movie I fell asleep about 5 minutes in. woke up during closing credits. started it again. Koren called, so paused and talked to her. maybe I'm just not meant to see this gem.
very dreamlike, kind of shadowy. blurry. Blair Witchy.
I did get on facebook after Koren called, and commented on a meme, your vagina's name is the last thing you watched on tv.... and Night Stalker made me feel very clever! so, there is that.
the monster looks like a cross dressing zombie....a lady Bigfoot perhaps? Crazy forest bag lady? escaped mental patient? Chernobyl survivor? oh. they told us. A Windigo.
and so, now I know my hairstyle is 'Windigo."
is the cop having hallucinations? visions? premonitions ? nightmares?
the paranormal expert is screening his calls.
is the cop becoming a Windigo? is he THE Windigo who is killing everyone?
Dr. Sparrow finally returns a call...
similar to a werewolf...skeleton....
some of these prime movies are like Kindle books....they fall a bit short. But I enjoy the fuck out of them.
Just how many black t-shirts does Det. Rains own?
can you kill a Windigo? with a service revolver? are you chasing it or running away from it? can you actually see it or just sense it?
Det. Rains has nice cheekbones.
How DO you kill a mythological creature?
Wow. Whoever close captioned this puppy never won a spelling bee...
Det. Rains traded in his black t and leather jacket for a red sleeveless t and a jean jacket!
I'm not a cop anymore. I hunt things. I'm one of them.
Windigos have eternal hunger and must feed on human flesh.

American Mummy - Bloody Disgusting!

this is the best review ever. I will do my amateurish best, of course, but that is pretty much the gist.
we start off with a shirtless Indian girl. then the Monroe University Dig Team.
Carmen dribbled blood into the mummy's mouth. pulls out what looks like intestines, but could be barbed wire, since when she licks on it, she gushes blood like it's slicing her open. and now she is french kissing him. this girl is HARD CORE.
2 people are dead. Do you think it's the Curse of the Mummy?
Carmen's a zombie? a mummy? Maybe she is really dead this time?
now we have Jose in his wife beater, tighty whiteys, and one sock on, one sock off wandering the desert...
I'm sorry. Was I the only one that saw Carmen die, get back up again, raid the fridge and then attack me? FUCK.
who stole the sat phone? hmmmm?
human sacrifice. dancing about.
per Connie's request, Al lops her head off. Doesn't work. so now he's gonna pour gas on her and light a match.
(I felt kinda queasy anyway, and all the vomiting black and green chunky ooze....gross.)

today's been 4 years....

Brenda: When I think of my dad, this is how I fondly remember him. Always making time for his grandkids when they came to visit. 4 years gone, but the love is still strong. ❤
Katie: another year went by... I miss ya. πŸ’—
Lisa: Making dinner, zoned out and reflecting on what all has changed since Dad passed away 4 years ago today. Managed to hit the inside of the oven door with my wrist, then just stared at it a few seconds before thinking to move. I'm sure I'll have a mark tomorrow. I'm also sure the Half Rock Pollock, if he were still around, would have some snide, yet funny and insightful, comment after he heard about the incident. He always did. I miss the old fart. :-)
deb: I'd like to think this is how my dad is spending all his days now...miss you. πŸ’—

10.17.2017

Moth (2017)

Was that always your dream?
If you find out who or what it is then the whole mystery just disappears.
when looking for The Mothman in the middle of nowhere....gas cans. gas cans. gas cans.
We regret a lot of things as we head on forward.
Shh! Shut the fuck up!!!
(creaking)
I'm not staying here another fucking minute.
(car disappears.)
It's like an old cemetery.
I just need a second, ok? Just a second.
(rustling)
found the car. found a house.
(it's all staged to make a movie. she wants to be an actress, remember?)
I dozed off somewhere in here and had to rewind to the last thing I remembered watching. was that why it made absolutely no fucking sense? Adam gets stabbed by one of her making a secret movie by freaking this guy out compadres and Adam dies. And her and this dude are arrested? and the other compadre is just sitting there crying? I'm still confused. even though at the end they super slow mo explained how they were making this film when the college kid thought it was real life. how they staged all this shit.
I did like the spookiness of it. the fog. the abandoned cars. the rustling. the creaking. I wanted to believe that The Mothman was there to save them from danger...

Beast: A Monster Among Men

(2013)
blood splatter. DNA. brain matter. 11 missing persons. no body ever recovered. (damn, Bigfoot!)
It is real secluded. No internet. No cell phone service.
Sounds terrifying.
I just want everyone to have a fucking good time. That's all I want. (I get you, Bill. I get you.)
(growling.)
(distant screaming)
What fuck was that???
Sounds like a woman
We take the flashlights and go look for them.
(oh, let's.)
Quit being a pussy. Here. Let's go. (pussies probably live to see another day...just saying.)
We should go back to the cabin. (probably won't make a difference at this point,dude. sigh...)
I can't leave him here. He has a family. (while it was the right thing to do to pack your dead friend through the woods, his family won't ever see him again anyway...)
What do you see???
Somethings out there!
There!!! There!!!
Andy!!! Andy!!! Wait!!!
We're dying out here and you're worrying about borrowing a fucking jeep to save our lives?
We get the keys. We get the fuck off this mountain.
I don't think for one minute I'll die out here. No way. (oh, Mike. so much for positive thinking...)
You're not sorry. You're just sorry you're in this situation. (called being human, dude.)
WHO TOOK BILL'S BODY???
set off car alarm. (that'd be my luck.)
All the bodies piled up in a heap under a tree? WTF???
It's NOT Ely!!! It WAS Bigfoot!!! (looks like you're screwed, Mike...)
I love these movies where the actors also wrote, directed, produced, they are THE CREW! Shot at Duck Creek, Utah.

10.15.2017

got to visit with the kids, they picked up picture cds. Chiefs are no longer the only undefeated team in the NFL.

I guess being the LAST undefeated team in the NFL is the next best thing. Kate texted pics, she has her wall decor up! KJ quit his second job at Walmart, he will be working at the after school program a couple of nites a week instead...

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