My New Grocery Phobia & Laughing in the Shadows
Just went online to pay bills and found my $1,200 stimulus sitting in my checking account as “pending,” so that’s progress.
I haven’t had fresh produce in a week and I’m nearly out of frozen veggies, so it’s time for groceries. After the extra $40 for fees and tip for home delivery, I’m going to go myself, but I’ve been procrastinating because…
- It’s been nearly two months since I last shopped in person. Should I make the longer trip to Aldi (small store, quicker to get through, but doesn’t have everything) or hit Food Lion a mile away (larger store, better selection, but higher prices)? I’m leaning toward the Lion.
- It might be full of Trumpers not wearing masks, pawing over everything and not keeping their distance. Could it turn ugly?
- I dread the extra work of bleaching every blessed thing I bring into the house.
Decisions, decisions. In the meantime, until I muster the nerve to leave the house, there’s no green in my diet.
Last night I caught up on my current all-time favorite, actually funny, sitcom. It’s on FX and called What We Do in the Shadows.
It’s sort of like Dark Shadows, had it intentionally been written as comedy, with hints of The Addams Family and The Munsters. Back in the ‘60s, I watched them all. The format is mockumentary, like The Office and Modern Family.
It stars traditional Eastern European vampires who still dress as they did in their mortal prime hundreds of years ago. They also live by normal vampire rules, which I love. No Twilight sparkling shit. And no sunlight.
There’s a married couple named Nadja and Laszlo, and a senior vampire, Nandor. They live in a creepy house on Staten Island and have a human nerd named Guillermo who serves and protects them. Guillermo wants Nandor to make him a vampire, but then discovers he’s descended from Dracula’s nemesis, Professor Van Helsing, so now he’s conflicted.
There’s also a seemingly normal human roommate named Colin who’s actually an energy vampire that preys on his victims by boring them. These videos give you a good snapshot of the Shadows world…
It’s based on a 2014 movie that I haven’t seen.
Most episodes are about clashes with other monsters or misunderstandings of modern life. For example, their next-door neighbor invites them to his Super Bowl party, and they go, thinking it’s a “Superb Owl” party.
This season is attracting a variety of celebrity guests, so they seem to be gaining a following.