Monday, November 28, 2011

Start with Turkey, End with Zombies

On Thanksgiving morning, I embarked on a morning run through the neighborhood. Other than folks letting their dogs out to do their business, I encountered no other runners or joggers. I was really surprised that I was the only turkey trotter out and about. Perhaps most folks were preparing their Thanksgiving feasts, or smart enough to stay in bed an extra hour. Oh, well, I enjoyed the quiet along my route and smiled at the thought of having the next few days off.

I, for one, didn’t get up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday to shop. I don’t play that game. Do you? Miss E. and I did head out later in the afternoon while the boys went to the barber. I supported some local merchants and avoided being crushed or pepper sprayed by the hoards of humanity. It was a good day.

So, after a few days of parties, play dates and overeating, as well as three days in a row of running (woo hoo!), I ended the weekend by watching the finale (or mid-season finale as they kept hyping it) of “The Walking Dead.” Shew, that was quite the episode, wasn’t it?

Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes in AMC's "The Walking Dead," killing the zombies in last night's episode. 

Hubby has been a fan of the “Dead” since last season, but I didn’t start watching it until recently. I became a regular viewer once I realized that the lead character, Rick Grimes, is played by Andrew Lincoln from the film “Love Actually."

Andrew Lincoln's character, Mark, declares his love for Keira Knightley's character in "Love Actually." Sigh.

Yes, it was Lincoln who drew me in, but the storyline and those crazy zombies kept me coming back for more. Anyhoo, last night’s episode was shocking and sad. Anyone see that coming? The second half of the season begins in February.

Hope you had a great weekend, friends. It’s hard to get back into the swing of things, especially when it’s cold and rainy like it is here. But, I only have three weeks left until Christmas vacation, so that keeps me forging ahead.

♪ It’s the most wonderful time of the year…♪

Images from, IMBD and AMC.


Main Line Sportsman said...

Oh the Zombie head shots....and I figured that poot little girl was going to meet a sad end one way or another. Fun series....and like you I am unsure of what "midseason finale" means...

elizabeth avedon said...

enjoying the posts! Happy Holidays ahead.

Natasha in Oz said...

I haven't seen that show over here yet but I'm not sure if it's my cup of tea! I think it looks like something my hubby might watch!

I'm glad to hear that you had a good Thanksgiving. Like I said in my post, it is such a lovely holiday-I really wish we celebrated it here.

So, when do you start decorating for Christmas? I can't wait to see your tree!

Best wishes for a fabulous week,

Elle & Em said...

I totally appreciate your take on Thanksgiving.. starting it out with a peaceful jog and not fighting the crowds on Friday. To me, no deal is worth that craziness!

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