Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Of Be Still my Happy Heart!!!~~~~!

Dear Darklings,

I am convinced that October is the month to watch every Horror Movie and every T.V. episode that deals with monsters, ghosts, vampires etc. etc. 

Now it's going up to the next level and I am so excited.

On the antenna we receive as an alternate T.V. station Decades TV which each day will show programs and talk about those events that happened on the current date but during a particular decade.   It's sort of T.V. retro viewing with a bit of history thrown in for good measure.

Where I live we get it on Ch 5.2  (no cable, no satellite)  one the weekends they will do what they call "Binge T.V." that is for 48 hours Saturday/Sunday they will show episdoes of one T.V. program, like "Love Boat" for 48 hours or "Route 66" for 48 hours.   This last weekend it was "The Rogues" with Charles Boyer, Gig Young and David Niven that ran from 1964 to 1965.

I happened to catch an espisode of it and during a commercial break they announced that this coming Saturday and Sunday on Decades T.V. the weekend Binge is ----(drum roll please)-----

                                              DARK SHADOWS!!!!

I can hardly wait!!!!   To kick off Halloween week with Dark Shadows to be followed with seeing Dracula on the Big Screen at the Alameda Theater to be followed with Seeing Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein!!!

It is enough to give this Elder Goth heart palpitations!!    I am in HEAVEN!!!   

And if that isn't enough, Doyle has laid in 3 cases of Poizin wine from Armida winery, a wonderfully rich deep dark zinfandel that reminds me of blood, but he didn't forget the white wine which is called Antidote.   Antidote is more for an aperitif or with appetizers which will work with some of my finger food.  But Poizin is far more serious but fun, and not to be wasted it is a lush, delicious and "serious" wine but in a fun package! The nose is fruit driven with fresh plum, bing cherry, spicy peppercorn and zinberry. The mouthfeel is soft with a hint of milk chocolate, sweet oak, and a long vanilla finish. The deep color and firm structure are enhanced by the addition of the Petite Sirah and the firm tannins softened by moderate oak. It has to enjoyed with caution for it is The Wine to Die for!

And my Doyle knows how to please me!

I just hope after all this excitement I can enjoy "The Day of the Dead!" 

Later Darklings!



  1. I love that movie. Johnny Depp was excellent

    1. Ahhhh but we are getting the original T.V. shows with Johnathan Frid from the late 1960's. I loved the Johnny Depp version as well, and was happy to see that he included doing Cameo appearances of the cast from the original Dark Shadows.

      Now if they would show the Johnny Depp Dark Shadows on the big screen again I would be thrilled!