So today while perusing the various news stories the interwebz has to offer I came across this gem about another book into movie franchise coming to fruition. Well actually this was the original story I read but I have a tendency to Google things to double check info.

THE GUNSLINGER INTO A MOVIE????

How excited am I???? You have no idea. Normally I can’t stand to watch Stephen King movies because the books are always so much better, not to mention I detest horror films but this series is something else. It’s like long lost family to me. It took me several years to read the entire series due to work, school, and life in general but when I came back to it I finished it with a vengeance. I kind of feel bad about not reading the whole series together but when I did get back to it and picked up book 5 it was like I hadn’t lost a day. I read 5, 6 and 7 so fast I actually had to reread a few chapters because I felt like I may have missed something. And despite my hesitancy about SK’s books into film (not that they aren’t good, just not my thing) I can see Ron Howard creating something great. Because he is great. And he makes great films. And therefore it has to work. it just HAS TO. because if it doesn’t I might loose some faith in RH and I don’t want to do that. I wouldn’t lose faith in SK. He has been part of my life since I read The TommyKnocker’s when I was 12 and it scared the shit out of me. seriously. But I had to have more and I have been reading his work ever since. I’ve even reread that book several times and it still creeps me out but I think its because I see it through my 12-year-old self. So here I sit excited and anxious and wondering if I will be able to get up the nerve to go see it in a theatre instead of waiting for it to come out on DVD so I can watch it during the day with all the lights on. I’ll let you know when the time comes.

Also on the internets this week are constant reminders that my favourite season is upon us.

Fall.

I love fall.

I love going apple picking on crisp days.

I love watching as the woods surrounding our house turn from lush to gold and crimson.

I love the smell and look of fields of pumpkins waiting to be turned into jack’o’lanterns.

I love having to start layering clothes so that I can stay toasty warm but my nose and cheeks get rosy.

I also love Halloween.

I found this craft site while searching out some ideas for trick-or-treating this year. Not that anything could possibly tear me away from carving up a few punkins and roasting their innerds but these pumpkin jars have definitely hit my LOVE button. I am currently scavenging my house in search of some jars to desecrate with orange paint.

I don’t think a costume will be a problem this year if only I can find a miniature lab coat…

Can you see the mad scientist in him trying to break out?

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