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Archive for February, 2007

We interrupt the regularly scheduled programing (the autograph posts) briefly for breaking news! 

 (but the next installment of autographs will be below this post)

February 22, 2007 has turned out to be a good day after all!

I received the book, The Making of King Kong, in the mail today; in plenty of time to take on my trip with me.  (now the book count is 4.. and it’s gotten heavier then I had wanted it to be!)

I flipped through the book, hoping against hope, that there would be a good photo of Andy Serkis doing his thing, as King Kong.  I came a cross a few smaller photo’s, one in which he has all the electronics all over his face to make the facial expressions for Kong, but it was very small.  Then I spotted another picture that was maybe 1/2 page in size of him with some prosthetics on for some movement of Kong…

And then… low and behold… what before my eyes should appear?….. but THIS!

Ohhhhh yeah!  Hello!  This is it!  This is the photo I will have Andy sign from the Kong book!!

A full page photo!  I couldn’t have asked for more!!! And a good photo of Andy to boot!!!

‘Till next time….

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Le Females

Is there anyone out there old enough to remember “My Little Margie”?.. well, I remembered it!  And I remembered enjoying it enough to write to Gale Storm who played Margie Albright.  Her father was played by Charles Farrell. (young as I was, he was a pretty good looking father!

Gale began her career in movies in 1940 and then moved to the “small screen” for My Little Margie.  Her last appearance on television was in a Murder She Wrote episode in 1989.

When I first wrote to Gale I told her about the show and asked if she might do it sometime… and she did!!

This next lady, Betty White, is someone I’ve loved for a long time.  The characters she managed to make her own ( such as: Sue Ann Nivens on Mary Tylor Moore, and Rose, on The Golden Girls)  have always, always made me laugh. 

I think my first constant seeing of Betty Whitle was on the game show Password, which was starring her husband Allen Ludden.  And many more remember her from Hollywood Squares.

All that and she’s a person who loves and helps animals.  What’s not to like about Betty White?

This next lady is yet another person that I met at an autograph show, Penny Singleton.

For many who don’t know the name, Penny, in the 40’s mad the “Blondie” movies.  She was Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake played Dagwood..  They were fun movies to watch.  I don’t know if they will ever show up on TMC or not, but they should!

I saved my “namesake” for last… Lily Tomlin!  I first found Lily, like many others, on Laugh In… and laugh she did make us do!  Who, among movie watchers, can’t remember her in  9 to 5 and The Incredible Shrinking Woman?

I still hope that one day I get to meet her in person.

(I have to say I miss seeing her do Ernestine, the phone operator.. )

“Till next time…..” (snort)

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Feline Friday

Winter is for lazy days.. it seems Booboo and Peanutchew spend most of their time cuddled on the bed.  Ocassionally they waken and wash up…

… like all men… one thing leads to another and Peanutchew gets a washing from Boo.

Tuckered out Boo rests while, one good turn deserves another… Now it’s Peanutchews turn to clean BooBoo.

Have some Felines to show off?  Play Feline Friday and always leave a link at (sometimes) Photoblog so all can see your beautiful kitties…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Carly over at Ellipsis…Suddenly Carly, had a cute post today… I hope she doesn’t mind that I sorta steal the idea here.

On this “romantic day” of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share some of my many “loves” over the years….

I have considered sharing any of the above hunks for Valentines Day to any of you ladies out there… however… if you want to be certain I’ll share  bribes are now being taken!

    This,  ….Or…

   this…

…and if you really, really, REALLY want to be sure I will share one of my many loves.. a bribe of both will secure the agreement!

Have a Fantastic Valentine’s Day!!

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Joke

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.

“House” for instance, is feminine: “la casa.”

“Pencil,” however, is masculine: “el lapiz.”

A student asked,

“What gender is ‘computer’?”

Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups,

male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether
“computer” should be a masculine or a feminine noun.

Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.

The men’s group decided that “computer” should definitely be of the feminine gender (“la computadora”), because:

1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic;

2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;

3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and

4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

( THIS GETS BETTER !)

The women’ s group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine (“el computador”), because:

1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;

2. They have a lot of data but still can’t think for themselves;

3. They are supposed to help you solve  problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and

4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

The women won

Till next time

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This and That..

My mind is jumbled today.. not really unusal..

Sunday was a RARE day for me.  Since David was home to take care of my brother, my neighbor took me out to get some things done that I needed to do before my trip to California. 

The words me and out of the house normally are not said in the same sentence, since my brother cannot be left alone.  Also the fact that my neighbor works alot and what little time she has off she has 2 kids to care for and to do her own errands.

But this weekend their father had the girls and she was off of work and she told me she would enjoy being out with just another adult.  (a miracle to be sure)

First she took me to an ATM so I could get some much needed money for my trip.  I have a charge card but things like a Taxi to and from the airport… well… they frown if you don’t have cash, heh.  They also toss you out and don’t take you, heh.

Anyway, after that stop we went to JC Penny’s.  I knew I could use some clothes since I can’t remember the last time I got anything new. (that’s not an exaggeration)  She took me there because she had gotten some 20% off coupons in the mail, they could be used for sale or non sale items.

I tried on some dungarees (jeans).. I am hard to fit, having big upper legs, and a big butt… but the small of my back remains “small”.. therefore if i can get them over my big butt.. they are big in the waist.  So naturally, when one sits down the back feels like your butt is exposed!  It’s not… but closer then I am happy with!  So, in turn I have to wear oversized tops and shirts to be sure my butt doesn’t hang out… all of this results in someone who could care less about clothes.  So, of course I go for comfort.

I am happiest in winter clothes for this same reason.. I live in sweats in the winter.. baggy and no problems with the butt hanging out.  But even then I wear oversized sweatshirts as I hate wearing a bra.  At my age that’s a HUGE no,no!  Talk about “hanging out”.. well ’nuff said.

Anyway, I found some jeans with stretch in them (anyone past a single digit clothing size looks for “stretch”!)  I found some Gloria Vanderbuilt jeans (with stretch) on sale and tried them on… holy b’moley!  They fit! (not mentioning the size!)  And yes… the back of the waist still stuck out, so I will still need to wear oversized tops of some sort. I was shocked to find something on the first trip into the fitting rooms!

After wearing baggy sweats for months now I was shocked to see I still had legs!  Overweight, though they may be, they still shocked me.

The sale price was only 24.99 (normally 39.99)  I had figured I could get two jeans when I left home, and figured the 40 dollar each price.  I went wild at the sale!  Got the jeans in white and black and light blue!  THREE PAIR!  Then I found a pair of Lee jeans (dark blue) with stretch and tried those… comfy!!  Now I was up to 4 pair of jeans!  I haven’t owned more then 2 pair of jeans at the same time in my whole life! 

  (I still can’t believe I bought 4 pair of jeans!)

I started looking for tops but was not having the same luck.. I did come across a brown shirt that felt like suede, but wasn’t.  I read the inside to see if it was washable and it was.  It was on a sale rack for 5.99, normally 24.99.. it was X large… i took it!!

When they rang up my stuff and took off the extra 20% I had spent 86 dollars.. Crimey!  Four jeans and a top!  I had figured on only 2 jeans for that price!!  It was more then I should have spent but I figure I am set in jeans for at least another 5 years now!  (hoping I don’t gain alot of weight that is)

The final place we went was Target where I didn’t spend much at all… thank goodness!  All I got there was those tiny travel size things like deodorant and shampoo etc.

We went at 10:30 in the morning and got back at nearly 4 o’clock.. my old body and legs are not used to that much time on my feet without a sit down now and then… the evening turned into a mini horror as my calves began getting cramp after cramp!  argh!  It finally eased off about 10 pm.  Talk about paying for a day off…. sheesh.

Today on television all we are hearing is about a storm headed our way “Storm Watch”.. of goody, just what i wanted. (not)  It figures that we haven’t had snow yet this winter and now that it grows close to when I have to get to an airport and fly.. snow is on it’s way.   All I can do is hope that no matter what weather we get between now and March 5th is that on THAT day the roads are clear and it’s not so freezing cold as to freeze the wings of the airplanes!  Instead of excited, I’m getting nervous! 

I am looking forward to the visit once I get there though!  Spending time with some friends I made while I lived there, and then the convention.

I have to tote the books I am having signed with me…. the first book has a number of autographs in it, the guests coming though were not in the first movie, so I will bring all of them “just in case”… I will have Billy Boyd sign other 2 books since I already have his in the first book.. Pippen was in all the movies.  The other 2 guests will sign the last two books ..  hopefully these books will be worth something someday.

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