amygrech (amygrech) wrote,

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Whirlwind Weekend

This past Saturday, nickcato drove me and his crew to Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Secaucus, NJ.  He kept teasing me, because I'd never been to Staten Island.  Problem solved, 'cuz now I have!  We got there early and got it for free, since one of his friends selling movies downstairs got us in for free.  So I have Nick's friend a copy of Apple of My Eye to say thanks!   We enjoyed The Leisure Horror Panel featuring: Brian Keene, J.F. Gonzalez, marysang, Deborah LeBlanc, and Michael Laimo; hosted by Editor Don D'Auria, but sadly there were only a handful of audience members.  I had my The Exorcist T-Shirt on and thought it was funny when the authors on the panel kept referencing The Exorcist!   Brian Keene had a beer on stage!  Classic Keene!!  Thanks again for the lift, nickcato I had a blast!

Then Saturday evening I took the LIRR out to Northport, the town where I grew up to visit my parents.    I am cursed--whenever I was to take a nap on the train--we got a very early start for Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors--7:00 AM--I get stuck near people talking very loudly...These two old ladies were talking to a woman a few seats down, one of them said, "My son Michael sleeps on the train when he commutes to work."  I wanted to say, "Oh, kind of like what I'm trying to do." but that would've meant opening my eyes, which wasn't something I wanted to do, so I didn't say anything.  My Dad and I watched Pan's Labyrinth.  Wow, what a magical movie with some awesome special effects and a powerful story!

Sunday afternoon I sat outside on the patio to enjoy the great weather and read Stephen King's Novella, in Esquire,  The Gingerbread Girl.  I thought it was awful, I had to struggle to finish it.  Sunday night my parents, brother, sister-and-law and I went out to dinner at Legal Seafoods and enjoyed good food and great company!
Tags: apple of my eye stephen king, esquire, fangoria's weekend of horrors in secaucu, nj

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