Saturday in the Sun

Happy Saturday! Or rather Sunday now, since I am always behind on doing everything *sigh*.

Today we had a family picnic at Hacklebarney Park. Hubby and I went and looked around it once shortly after we moved here, though at the time everything was under water, so we didn’t spend any time there. Funny, because it’s only a few minutes from us. The even funnier part is we’re not the ones who picked the location, my cousin did.

Anyway, it’s a nice park. We claimed the shelter, so it had bathrooms and it was near the lake/pond. I took the good camera but I haven’t had time to look through the pics or take them off, so you just get cell phone shots. Also of note: I am lousy at photographing people, so there are like four pictures of people and that’s it, though I promise you my family was really there and aren’t imaginary.

 

In other news, I dyed my hair blonde tonight – or rather hubby did – but it did NOT get rid of the *&^% green! It faded it a little bit, but the green is still clinging. It was good when I first put it in about 100 washes ago. At the time it was aqua:

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Now it’s  only present along the bottom portion of some of my hair, and it’s faded to the color the Titanic is now – that undersea, corroded metal color…I’d hoped the blonde would get rid of it, but it didn’t, so we’re going to try putting magenta over the top. That should do something. I’d take a pic of it’s current state, but it looks flat because of just dying it, and I’m too lazy to make it look good.

We also watched Crimson Peek tonight, the last of the movies we rented from Red Oak. It was goooood! Really good. It was soooo classic gothic that I got a huge kick out of it – I loved gothic novels when I was a teenager, and I suppose they have probably colored my opinion of horror and creepy and all the rest, as nothing is creepier than some huge old crumbling gothic mansion perched on the moores or on a cliff, some dark secret shuttered within its walls… And then it had Tom Hiddleston, so it was a super win-win.

The other two movies we got were Angry Birds – which I thought was cute – and Batman Vs Superman – which was okay. I didn’t find it “too dark” by any means – in fact it wasn’t half as dark as the Dark Knight series of Batman with Christian Bale – so I have no idea what people were complaining about. What I did find it was disjointed and choppy. Characters did things without having logical motivation to do them (even though the things were necessary for them to do). For instance, Lois dives under the water for the spear – why? No one told her they needed it – elsewhere Superman and Batman are sort of saying they will need it, but there’s no way she could hear them. That she jumps to the same conclusion as them seems a bit of a stretch. There were several other instances of this. I realize it’s done for time, but it took the believability away for me. I also wasn’t impressed with Wonder Woman, like everyone else was. I’m sorry, but she’s not bulky enough; she’s too waifish. She doesn;t seem imposing in any way, and all the reviewers carrying on about how great it was to see a woman not as a sex symbol… um, where??? 90% of her appearances are her in a skimpy cocktail dress, looking sexy, and flirting with Batman. I was really disappointed, especially after everyone else had raved about it. But, over all, it was good. Ok. It had Henry Cavill. Shirtless. Heck, even dressed, he has those gorgeous eyes… so… yeah. Let’s just say Superman has never been my cup of tea until very recently and leave it at that. 😉

And now it’s five in the morning so I need to get to bed. Have a Tom Hiddleston & Henry Cavill kinda day!

Jo 🙂

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About Joleene Naylor

An independent author, freelance artist, and photographer for fun who loves anime, music, and writing. Check out my vampire series Amaranthine at http://JoleeneNaylor.com or drop me a line at Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com

2 responses to “Saturday in the Sun”

  1. Steve Evans says :

    Jo when I clicked into the park link, it denied me access on security grounds. What do they have against me?

    On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 10:26 PM, WordPress.com wrote:

    > Joleene Naylor posted: “Happy Saturday! Or rather Sunday now, since I am > always behind on doing everything *sigh*. Today we had a family picnic at > Hacklebarney Park. Hubby and I went and looked around it once shortly after > we moved here, though at the time everything was under ” >

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