A couple of weeks ago I did a post where I took Tabby for a walk then watched a cheesy horror movie on TCM. When I saw The Blob was scheduled for Thursday, I planned to do the same thing. Steven and I love the 1958 version of The Blob with Steve McQueen.
First I made myself a little obnoxious to my co-workers by going around all day singing, “It leaps, and creeps, and glides and slides across the floor, right through the door and all around the wall, a splotch, a blotch, be careful of the Blob! (pop) Beware of the Blob!” I think they were amused, and nobody called the men in the white coats.
My brilliant plan suffered a setback when the walk with Tabby proved to be absolutely uneventful. Not even a neighbor on a porch to say hello to. Of course quiet walks are a good thing, and Tabby was happy to be walking with both her peeps. We enjoyed it, just nothing to blog home about.
For the other horror movie blog post, I sneaked in a little local color by drinking Gatorade out of my Boilermaker glass and tea with local honey from my Ilion Little Theatre mug. Thursday I was in the mood for a little white wine. After making a joke about the Boilermaker glass and not making it through the movie (it holds a good 16 ounces), I asked Steven to find me a local wine glass.
“How about Slocum Dixon?” he asked. Perfect! The glass was from “Crusaders Winemakers of the Mohawk Valley 2011,” of which Slocum Dixon was one of the sponsors. This is a fundraiser the Herkimer Crusaders host at Herkimer County Community College where local winemakers, mostly hobbyists, offer tastes. People attending the event vote for their favorite. The wines are also judged by professionals. Local restaurants offer good food, and it is altogether a fun time and a great fundraiser. That will definitely make a blog post when it happens again, if I can possibly make it there.
So wine in hand, husband and dog nearby, I watched the movie. I must say the largest suspension of disbelief was Steve McQueen as a teenager, but such is often the case (remember the Sweathogs? ). Still, a fun movie. Good effects: the blob itself is definitely more believable than some of the superimposed monsters and giant apes in other movies of that era. The plot is suspenseful if a little cliche: the kids know something is wrong while the grown ups tell them to shut up and behave. A little difference this time, though, as one cop and Steve McQueen’s father are inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt.
I won’t give away the ending, in case you haven’t seen the movie. And now I’m off, to look for some truly local things for my next blog post. Stay tuned!