July 21 at the Grand Midway

Halloween in July tonight at the Grand Midway’s Shangri-La Coffeehouse. Hot as hell tonight, but tonight’s coffees are Pumpkin Spice and Starbucks regular. And it’s all horror movies–all night long! The first movie? The Haunting in Connecticut–  a low-budget effort from 2009. But Blair didn’t seem that happy with it and quickly went to the Jeff […]

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REVIEW: Pegasus Descending

Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke, crime/mystery novel, 2006. I really like James Lee Burke’s work. His crime novels are always filled with interesting, complex and three-dimensional characters, and great atmosphere/vividly realized settings. He can be by turns sweet and lyrical, sardonically amusing, and brutally honest–not to mention honestly brutal. I’ve just read this, one […]

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July 14 at the Grand Midway

 A steamy night at the Grand Midway, so instead of hot coffee I’ve snagged a tall can of Arizona Fruit Punch juice cocktail to start with. First movie: Fast Times at Ridgemont High. If anybody’s crazy enough to want HOT drinks tonight, there’s Vanilla Hazlenut and Starbucks Regular Coffees, as well as hot water for various […]

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July 7, 2016, Part 2

After the Munster episode marathon, Blair did a major change of pace with the crime movie Smokin’ Aces. Before sundown, a couple youngsters engaged in a spirited nurf-gun duel in the park outside and Ed walked his dog (while a few of Windber’s allegedly ‘wild’ rabbits frolicked uncaring nearby). Several newcomers came in tonight and several people […]

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July 7, 2016 at the Grand Midway

Tonight’s Shangri-La Coffee Lounge got underway with multiple DVD episodes of The Munsters playing, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee brewing, and somebody (okay, yours truly) bringing in a batch of wild-picked fresh raspberries for the denizens of our favorite haunted hotel to enjoy. Oh, and here’s yet another still shot from the Zombie Dream movie–filmed here (and at numerous […]

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