No, I didn't meet Bruce Campbell at a cemetery picnic!! Instead, there were two Goth Meetup events this weekend that I attended. With this group, it's either feast or famine; this week it appears to be a feast.
The first was last night, a Home Movie Night showing of two Bruce Campbell films: Bubba Hotep, followed by Alien Apocalypse. We had five goths, two guests, and Daisy the pit bull in attendance at this one. We had a very strange (but fun!) assortment of munchies, including chips, sodas, Chinese takeout, and some s'mores cupcakes I made in the afternoon. The first movie was VERY different from what I expected (I'd watched Army of Darkness a few weeks ago, so I was expecting something like that). Somehow, the idea of two old guys in a convalescent home who think they are really Elvis Presley and President John F. Kennedy taking on a soul-stealing mummy just never occurred to me as a legitimate storyline, but it was actually pretty good, and very funny. What made it fun was that the whole thing was SO out there that you had absolutely no idea what was going to happen next! After a brief intermission, we watched Alien Apocalypse, which I have to say was a disappointing letdown after Bubba Hotep. There wasn't even very much ichor when they FINALLY got around to killing the human-sized, wasp-like aliens, which they did by shooting them with arrows, when all they really needed was a giant can of Raid. Daisy didn't like it much, either; she went to sleep and snored through most of it.
Today's event was our second Cemetery Picnic, held in a much larger cemetery than last time. Rather unfortunately, the directions were not very clear, and we had trouble actually getting the group together as we got there on time but didn't realize there were two fountains, so we waited at the wrong one, and others got there late. Again, seven adults showed up, but the pit bull was replaced by a small boy who was was much more enthusiastic and bouncy. Fortunately, he was also fairly well-behaved, so what could have been a disaster (children are not really supposed to be brought to these events unless it's specifically mentioned that they are welcome) turned out to be a lovely, fairly peaceful get-together. Sadly, I forgot to bring my camera, and no one took pics while we were there, so I won't have any pictures to share.
Now I'm going to eat dinner and go to bed, as I'm so tired I'm falling asleep at the computer. Fortunately, I'm on vacation this week, so I don't have to get up early tomorrow. G'night.