Shannon Stacey

Movies and the attack dog

My husband went north this weekend. Without us. There was a poker run going on and some of “the guys” were going and, since those particular guys ride their ATVs faster than I drive my car, the boys and I graciously bowed out. Fast food, video games, watching movies. Yeah, life was tough.

Friday night I watched The Holiday. It was okay. Kinda cute. Though I’m apparently the only person on Twitter to feel this way, I wanted more Jack Black and less Jude Law. Then, last night, the boys and I watched Paul Blart, Mall Cop. It was funny (and one of those movies that’s funnier if you’re watching it with 14 and 8 year old boys), but it was also kinda sad. Since a lot of the humor came from the sad, it was…eh. I must say, though, that once Blart got himself all decked out in the black and had that “You have my woman, I’m gonna kick your ass” look, he was pretty hot. Jack Black and Kevin James. I guess we know where sense of humor ranks on Shan’s hotness scale.

Anyway, after the boys went to bed, I watched Resident Evil. Back when I bought it, a long time ago, I think I knew what the movie was about, but I’d forgotten. The story sucked me in and then…BAM! Zombies!


I recently blogged about my ability to totally freak myself out, yet there I was, watching a zombie movie. Alone.

Fortunately, I have my attack dog.

Scary, isn’t she? I haven’t read that book on how to survive a zombie attack, but I’m guessing it takes more than a little ankle-biting to take them down.

Hell, Mini even gets her ass kicked by the smaller of our cats.

And yet, once I got to my bed (after a death-defying run up the stairs because you know that’s when zombies get you, right?) I turned out the light and drifted off to sleep.

One thing about Mini—she’s high-strung. There’s no sneaking around my house at night because I’ve got a small, furry, high-pitched yappin’ alarm system. And she quickly learned the sounds of the neighborhood, so there aren’t any false alarms, either. After the settle in period, she’s barked hysterically at night twice. Once, something was dragging our garbage can around and the other time my car had been rummaged through. Even though she’s not going to rip anybody’s throat out, I sleep 100% better when the husband’s away now because I don’t have to lie awake, straining to hear the serial killer coming up the stairs.

I did fall asleep to the question of what I would do if she DID bark. The only weapon I have at hand is a small stun gun, which led me to wonder if that would work on a zombie.

Wouldn’t the electrical charge actually HELP the undead?

I guess if I was smart, I would have brought a lighter and a can of hairspray to bed, no?

6 comments to “Movies and the attack dog”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · September 13th, 2009 at 9:45 am · Link

    There’s nothing like the dog early warning system to help you get a good night’s sleep. Though mine will sometimes annoy me to no end because the outside dogs will bark at night if a cat walks by, or a possum invades their territory….or a butterfly flits by.


    But I can guaran-damn-tee you no one is getting on my property without me knowing about it. And the little ankle biters in the house know every creak that’s supposed to be there…and every one that isn’t. So yeah…I sleep good too.

  2. Jewell
      · September 13th, 2009 at 12:09 pm · Link

    Dayum! Your dog is soooooooooo cute. Every time you post pics my resolve to stay dog-free breaks down a little.

    On another note, there is a publisher out there asking for…zombie romance subs. Perhaps you could work out your fears by writing a hottie zombie hero story.

    Okay, while typing that last paragraph I was wavering between shuddering and laughing. Gimme a guy with his flesh falling off and I’m all over him. Bwahahaha.

    Sorry. Again the laughing. I think it is because the info is true. One pub really does want zombie love stories. Oh the horror!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Shannon
      · September 13th, 2009 at 12:10 pm · Link

    OMG, does anybody remember when we did the zombie/frankenstein/etc romances on the eHQ board? Holy crap. Six years ago?

    I wonder if they’re archived or if they got dumped after the first format change.

    Good times, those.

  4. Aja
      · September 13th, 2009 at 1:15 pm · Link

    Resident Evil movies ROCK! Btw, I took the “How long would you survive in a zombie movie?” quiz, and I make it through to the end. So if ur ever attacked by zombies, just call me and I’ll come protect you. :cowboy:

    Btw, that pic of Minnie is WICKED cute! She’s like a piece of fluff on ur couch.

    Oooo, a coffee smiley. :coffee: I think I’m becoming addicted. Oh well.

  5. Maris
      · September 13th, 2009 at 10:30 pm · Link

    Speaking of the Holiday I also wished that the Kate Winslet-Jack Black angle had gotten more air time….their romance was so sweet and if I were to read it in a book I’d rather rather their story than the Cam Diaz-Jude Law story.

  6. Sewicked
      · September 14th, 2009 at 9:48 am · Link

    And that’s why I keep an axe by the bed. Okay, so it’s more decorative than “8” of sharpened steel”, but I can least knock something away from me. [huh, there is no ‘beating up zombies emoticon’]

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