Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Friday the 13th!

Camp Crystal Lake, ah, that famed vacation spot of my youth! I loved the Friday the 13th movies -- a poor man's Psycho. Jason Voorhees, the killer obsessed with Mommy and the young attractive youths that shunned him as a child. What could be a more potent revenge fantasy -- to come back as a monster to those who have done you harm? I know a lot of people who love Carrie for this reason as well. High school sucked? Burn the whole place down and kill everyone in your bloody gown. Avenging angels for the misfits (and yes, I definitely fit into this category) years before Glee, these figures speak to the dark parts of our psyche.

But I'm more like the grandmother in Truman Capote's heartbreaking story, "A Christmas Memory" who takes to her bed on Friday the 13th. I'm going to strap myself to the nearest couch and hope for the best. How are you guys spending the day?

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Pamela Voorhees: Did you know a young boy drowned here? He was my son. And today is his birthday." Friday the 13th

Cocktail Hour
DDV suggestion: The entire set of Big Love. It's very comforting in that, You think your life is complicated? kind of way.

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Friday!


Scott said...


Loved some of the Friday the 13th flicks...saw the first three at the drive-in, actually. I also identified with the monsters in practically every horror movie, being a misfit myself...and why am I having impure thoughts at the image of you strapped to a couch?? :)

Have a great weekend, Darlin'!

Tikilee said...

How did I spend Friday the 13th? The same as every Friday (night): with a refreshing cold beverage.

Not too many of course, thats for Saturdays.

One a side note, where ever the party really gets going and someone begs for the mic to sing along, some one always does the Friday the 13th movie sound effect. You know the noise in the woods

CHE CHe Che che che
CHA CHa Cha cha cha
KILL KILL Kill Kill kill

jodi said...

Bella, I had all movies of that genre and would surely have bloody nightmares if I put myself thru them. I prefer my usual 'showing up in public naked' dreams...See you soon, Doll. xo

Lana Gramlich said...

We were in Sedona, AZ (and saw a bolide in the evening as we headed out.) All in all, a great day.