No, I haven’t looked at my calendar and got the date wrong. And don’t worry – you haven’t slept in, and we aren’t approaching Halloween either! It is still Thursday, February 10th, 2011. Well, it is right now, anyway!
I’ve taken a little stroll around Blogland this evening, and these are some of the creatures that I have come across. Apart from the zombies that is… they’re part of my current run of posts at the moment, but I have to include them. They aren’t actually ‘real’ zombies either… they are the metaphorical ones. The real zombies tend to appear around here between Friday night and Sunday morning, but they may stay a little longer this week as it is Valentine’s Day on Monday. Zombies love Valentine’s for some reason, maybe because they are down at the same end alphabetically speaking. And ‘lurve’ is easy for a zombie to say. I’ll probably write more about zombies in a later post… they are a fascinating species, and worthy of a post all of their own.
And speaking of Valentine’s Day, it will soon be 15th February and all over for another year. Bah, Humbug! Luckily, I’m working on the day. I may, however, have a go at writing some ‘Valentine themed’ posts for over the weekend… should be fun.
So, on to my post for today.
First of all, I’ve read a brilliant story about a little Gargoyle over at Poems ‘n Stuff which I recommend you go and have a look at, if you haven’t already. It was after reading this that I realised that a lot of other bloggers are writing about creatures at the moment. Is there something in the collective consciousness that we are all tapping into? Or is this just another set of coincidental occurrences? Stranger things have happened.
Around Aquatom Mansion, we don’t really get a lot of monsters. The occasional ghost will pop in for a visit, and people can be heard screaming outside, which can be quite off-putting when you are about to tuck into a bowl of hotpot. The screams are off-putting, not the ghosts. My ghostly visitor is very friendly. She likes to play with my electrics, say “Hello” and ring a school bell on occasions. To be honest, I don’t know why these people have to scream out there – surely they’ve seen what the place looks like without the trees by now. I haven’t had the time to go and replant any trees yet, but it is looking more likely that I will have to don my dark clothing and mask and go and secretly plant them. I hope my dark clothing and mask still fit… I’ve not worn them for a few years.
Apart from the screams, it is usually very quiet around here. I believe dragons like the quiet, and with the space that the tree surgeons left when they removed all of the trees, it would be an ideal place for dragons to fly around to their heart’s content. Maybe I’ll postpone the tree-planting for a few weeks and see if any dragons move in. They shouldn’t be hard to spot, although they are quite elusive creatures. I’ll keep an eye out for any, and when I see them I’ll add a new page to this blog called “DragonWatch”, where I’ll add any photos I take of them.
I mentioned the Loch Ness Monster in one of my recent posts, and it turned up in a cooking programme I saw on TV the other day. The guy who was cooking was making some cream cake / doughnutty type things in the shape of swans for a quirky twist. He said they were swans, but they were actually mini Nessies. I know a Nessie when I see one…
So, have you seen any monsters lately? How about zombies driving cars?
Keep your eyes open. You can see some remarkable things when you really take a good look! Remarkable things make me feel good… and I lurve feeling good!