December 02, 2004

Life is full

Lots going on around the ol' homestead and at work right now, so posting has been and will continue to be light.

Notable event: Mookie cooked last night and tried a new recipe on us. It turned out pretty good. She's an indifferent cook, so I tell her she's got a promising career in the military food services field.

After dinner, she got on the PC and downloaded some software and drivers for her TI scientific calculator. She's got the same teacher for Statistics and Physics, so he expects more from her in both classes. It amazes me when I watch the kids work their magic on those things, because I can barely count to ten.

We also watched a 1960's drive-in classic: Tales of Terror. Three stories loosely based on Poe, written by Roger Corman, and starring Vincent Price (in all three), Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone. I might do a review later, but if you see it in the TV Guide, it's worth watching. It was Mookie's first real exposure to Price and Lorre, and she had no idea who Basil Rathbone was.

Almost forgot, I baked one of those Peanut Butter & Oatmeal pies. Pretty good and very very rich. The cookie crust burnt a little bit, and we were thinking that it might be better with a crushed chocolate 'nilla wafer crust instead to cut the sheer intensity of the peanut butter. Next time.

And that was pretty much my evening. It sounds boring, but there's something special about spending it with the family. Works for me.

Posted by Ted at December 2, 2004 04:21 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Scooby and Sherlock in one day!?

Posted by: Kyle Again at December 2, 2004 07:38 AM

Ted, yer into old movies. Got a question for ya!

I have this foggy memory from early childhood of seeing a Vincent Price movie on TV that involved a house on a cliff. Most of the house was on land, but the back quarter or third, or so, hung over the cliff and was supported by large wooden beams. It creeped me out.

I know that there was a Flintstones episode where a house like this was featured. But, I swear, I saw a live action movie with this house.

I always called the movie Cliff House, but I've googled for it and it seems that no such movie exists. (There is a Price film called The House On The Hill, or something, but I have no idea if that "cliff house" was in it.

Do you have any farkin' idea of what I might be remembering?

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 3, 2004 09:04 PM
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