I don’t do “horror”. I don’t like scary movies. I don’t enjoy suspense novels. I can’t even handle haunted houses. My husband however, loves the stuff. His fondest memories from high school are of working the haunted house in town. He thinks Steven King novels don’t qualify as “scary”. Monster movies are totally his thing. He’s been reading The Walking Dead comics since issue 1 came out way back when. So, needless to say, he got very excited when he found out they were turning his favorite comic series into a t.v. show.
Yesterday, we watched episode one of The Walking Dead. I don’t know how he conned me into watching it, but he did. All my facebook and twitter feeds are full of praise for this show, and honestly, I can see why. It’s visually stunning, well plotted, and scary as all get out.
The problem is, it gave me horrible nightmares. Plus, my 20 month old isn’t talking yet, and in the middle of the night, his grunts and whimpers in his sleep sound awfully zombie-like.
Add to that the time change, with kids being up and ready for the day at 6 a.m., and I’m not sure I’m going to make it through the day. Every time I close my eyes, I see a half corpse-zombie crawling through the grass. Or a horde of zombies attacking a tank. (If you’ve seen episode 1, you know the scenes I’m talking about, if you haven’t, don’t worry, I’m not giving out spoilers.)
So, I think today may be a huge quantity of coffee day.
I understand episode 2 premiered last night. Ugh. Pray for me.
In other news, better news, happier news that may just distract me from the horrors my darling husband inflicted on me, I have winners!
I plugged the numbers into a random number generator. Okay, really, since there were only 10 entries I grabbed 10 scraps of paper, wrote 1-10 on each of them and laid them on the coffee table this morning since we were up at 6 a.m. anyway. Asher grabbed two of them and brought them to me. Well, no, Asher grabbed two pieces of paper and shoved them in his mouth. I fished them out and figured out who our winners are!
The winners of a $50 gift card courtesy of Kodak Gallery are . . .
Entry number 4, Jessica Garcia and entry number 1, Dreamsweaver. Watch your email for a message from me. I’ll need your address so I can have your prizes shipped to you.
Those of you who didn’t win, keep reading because we’ll have another give away soon! Have a great, zombie free day!