Saturday, December 27, 2008

I haven't the foggiest - yet

Here's a fog photo from our Fall Wisconsin vacation, which seems to fit well with the weather theme here in Illinois today - Heavy fog, temperatures up in the 50s, and rain pouring. I couldn't take a new photo today since I didn't want my Iphone to get wet.

The DH and I have movie passes to use up by the end of the year, so I'm hoping we can get out to the show this afternoon. We'll have to see what we can see then by then.

That's because fog gets in the way, making it hard to make out shapes. Everyday things takes on different dimensions, whether you're driving, walking or whatever you're doing.

I'd never thought of it before, but including fog in one of my mysteries might be a good idea. All kinds of scary things could happen. A killer or monster could hide in the backyard. A murderer could hit someone with a car and make a clean break since the fog hid the license plate. Those are just a few instances.

Maybe you could name a few more. Or, maybe one of you has already written a story with fog playing some type of role. Or, do you know of a novel with fog in it? Please share.

9 comments:

  1. fog can be pretty spooky stuff! what movie are you going to see? we went to see Yes Man with Jim Carrey. Very cute and funny.

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  2. Just got back from the Day the Earth Stood Still. It was almost 2 hours long, but the time flew by. The DH and I both liked it, though he said the critics didn't care for it as much. They obviously have no taste.

    Morgan Mandel
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  3. The scariest ride I ever took was one rainy, foggy trip from the L.A. area to Santa Barbara. Route 101 hadn't been redone yet, so it was very narrow and winding, two-lane. The whiteness enclosed our little Honda, the rain misted down to reduce our visibility even more, and we couldn't see approaching traffic or tail lights until we were almost on top of them. I was praying the entire time that we wouldn't get rear-ended, wouldn't rear-end anyone, and that everyone knew where his lane was. There's probably a helluva horror story in there, but I'm too scared to tell it!

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  4. One night while traveling across the George Washington Memorial Bridge it was so foggy I almost hit a median. Now that would have been very, very bad.

    I remember the movie The Fog. Does anyone else?

    Cheryl

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  5. Oh I've got a scary foggy story for you. We're going to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, right? And some stupid trucker friend of a friend told us to take this other route which would save us time. What no one counted on was when there's fog on mountaintops, you can't see a damn thing! I was praying to God, Allah, Smoky the Bear, anyone who would listen. When we got off that mountain, I had to change my drawers!

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  6. Just saw Seven Pounds last night. Worth the view if it's showing there.

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  7. Seven Pounds does look good, but they wouldn't take our free passes for that one because it's too new. The Day the Earth Stood Still was old enough and it was very good, so we were glad to see it.

    We usually reserve DVDs at the library and watch movies after they've been through at the theaters. We put ourselves on the waiting list and then they call when it's our turn. We get a week to watch the movie. Great deal, except sometimes I fall asleep on the couch because I get too comfortable. That usually happens the night before it has to be returned, of course.

    Morgan Mandel

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  8. Hmm don't have a fog story but the white-knuckle drive I'll never forget was back in 1978 when my parents visited me in Los Angeles. I was showing them around and took the wrong turn onto a canyon road during rush hour.

    The driving surface area was only the width of the road with a steep drop to the bottom on the passenger side. From the speed of the other cars, it was obvious the other drivers were used to that winding road--all I wanted to do was get out of the car and crawl on all fours to safety. I probably would have had to shake my dainties too if there would have been fog.

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  9. Don't have a scary fog story, but thought I'd tell you to hang in and the fog will pass. We've been really foggy here for almost a week, but today, it's a beautiful day. Partly cloudy with a blue sky.

    I want to see both Seven Pounds and The Day the Earth Stood Still. Both look good.

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