Thursday, October 28, 2010

A cool writing prompt I couldn't resist!

Mama's Losin' It!

She had some writing prompts and I chose this one:

1.) A book (or TV show … or something) that you watched/loved as a kid, that you see through entirely different eyes as an adult/mom

It started June 27, 1966, but I didn't start watching it until maybe 6 months or a year later. I got out of school, ran home (usually to my grandma's across the street) to watch it. I was 9-10 years old and had never really saw a werewolf, a vampire in movies or on TV.  I had a huge crush on the werewolf Chris Jennings - Don Briscoe

and later on even a crush on the poor tortured soul Barnabas Collins - the vampire LOL.

Looking at IMDB I see that Harvey Keitel was on the show for two shows!  Also I remember when Kate Jackson was the ghost, never speaking.

I remember one time when my grand mom decided to take us to the movies, it was probably during the summer.  We rode the trolley to the movie - Doris Day "With Six You Get Egg Roll".  I wasn't too interested but thought it was nice Grand mom took us to a movie.  All of a sudden I was like "what TIME is it - Dark Shadows will be on at 3:30!"  My grandma (cursing all the way just about) took us home so I could watch that show!

Researching on this show it's so funny all the stuff I've found!  I wanted to know when the SciFi Channel (SyFy now) showed Dark Shadows because that's where I ran across it one day flipping the channels!  Here's what I got from 

Will the series ever be repeated on the Sci-Fi Channel? 

Dark Shadows aired on the US Sci-Fi Channel for most of the 1990s, eventually ceasing broadcast at the end of 2003. Sci-Fi chose not to renew their contact for the show and have stated they have no interest in future repeats of Dark Shadows. Negotiations are underway to find a new US broadcaster and we will report any developments.

I had to laugh re watching on the SciFi channel because all the "scary" stuff I remember at 10 or so wasn't so scary now.  The sets were kind of cheesy and falling apart, and sometimes the actors would stumble over their lines.  I still enjoyed watching it, but not with the obsession I had as a 10 year old.

True Blood - now that's another story! I've read all 10 books and watch it when it's on.  There's DVR now which is great, so I don't have to miss an episode.  I don't have any "crushes" but some of the men are nice to look at ;)

Speaking of nice to look at - I hear Johnny Depp is doing a re-make of Dark Shadows - he will be Barnabas Collins!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Winner of the Six Hour Class at Craftech University . . .

mentioned in this post:

is Bev!

Please e-mail me Bev so I can e-mail Linda to give you the info for the class!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Opened my e-mail this morning and saw . . .

Life is Good Award!

A big thanks to Pam at The Journey Leads Home for giving me the Life is Good Award! Check out her blog - she's got a lot of heart and I've learned some things from her as far as coping with fibromyalgia.
Following are the 10 questions Life is Good Award recipients are asked to complete:
1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?
The people that know me is I tell it like it is.  I think by telling about myself and family it might help someone, and also that no family is "normal" LOL.  Also I like sharing links I find interesting and pictures of my beautiful family - like this one

Little London Ramsey a year old already!
2.Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side.
I remember when we were first married - I was the "city" mouse and Rich was the "country" mouse.  I had never gone camping, hiking, but I was determined I will do this.  I remember camping when I was 7 months pregnant LOL.  I remember when Rich went to get some firewood I tried to light the stove and ended up lighting the picnic table!  I've also fought for an employee of mine at work, going against MY boss - and won! I got first time employees that were called "trainees" and I'd assign them to a department in other buildings where I worked. I got reports back from their bosses and this employee I got no bad reports on - but they wanted ME to fire her.  I need facts and things in writing so I fought against it.  She was transferred to another department and ended up being a permanent employee.
3.What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
Someone who's a lot older than the woman I feel like inside.  I need to start taking care of my outside too.
4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?
Water, Snapple Iced Tea, Lemonade (sometimes raspberry lemonade)
5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
If I got out more often I would get a haircut, go to the Reed Opera House (lots of really neat stores) have a Starbucks venti latte (right now pumpkin or gingerbread sounds good) and buy a little something for a nice bubble bath.
6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?
I want to finish college online, write a book (one for grown ups one for children), live down in Arizona with my daughter and grandchildren and be the grandmother I remember my grandmothers were to me.  
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever , the shy person, or always ditching?
I was very quiet.  I read the book "Go Ask Alice" and it scared the crap out of me about drugs.  I wanted to be more outgoing so I tried out for the school play and got a part but didn't get to be in the play.  That was a brave thing for me to do back then .
8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?
When I took Rich to meet both sides of my family for Thanksgiving.  How loving, generous and accepting of him they all were.
9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
I feel pretty comfortable writing about myself - my true self - just sometimes I feel like who wants to read how depressed and in pain I am in every single day - that would be boring.
10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
I love doing both - reading takes me to another world sometimes, and talking on the phone brings me closer to people that are far away.
I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing a little more about me. I now pass this award on to 6 other bloggers. I share the Life Is Good Award with:
Vintage Moth - Free Images
love the images here
I would love to try screenwriting!
Elizabeth Diamond is an intentional artist and I love her demos on
tutorials, backgrounds on blogging
a little bit of Salem Oregon
from her header onward an amazing Zentangler!

Sorry if I've posted some of these before, but they might be new to somebody!

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's Complicated . . . and other stuff I've liked in the past week

LOVED this movie and LOL quite a few times, and frankly felt a little sad when the women got together to laugh and talk and wished I was one of them.  For some reason almost every time I see a Baldwin brother I want to cringe LOL but Alec was pretty good in this movie.

now THIS show every show I've LMAO!  It's pretty crazy all the way through but it's sweet also.  Cloris Leachman - what can I say? She's amazing.

Well I liked the show "My Generation" done documentary style - it was cancelled after 2 shows! UGH

a beautiful documentary about 2 mentally handicapped adults who fell in love and got married.

Books I'm reading or going to read - 

written by a woman battling breast cancer, dog got lost and a whole town went to find him!

newest by Ann Rule - in the process of reading it

Music - haven't really discovered any new artists but still obsessed with Glee LOL - they are doing Rocky Horror Picture Show on 10/26!

Anything new you've discovered in your life?  Would love to hear about it!

Friday, October 1, 2010

You've got to have a sense of humor, right?

When you have a chance please go to Chronic Babe and this is my post for - The Funniest Thing About Chronic Illness.

At first I wasn't quite sure I wanted to write about this.  I do watch fun stuff and go to fun websites to get my sense of humor back and a smile on my face.  My husband  makes me laugh a lot and so do my online friends.

Some "fun" things about fibromyalgia

You know you've got brain fog when ... I'm sorry, what were we talking about?

How do you snap someone out of brain fog? I'll tell you when it happens.

You know you've got chronic fatigue syndrome when you wake up in the morning to get ready for your nap.

You know you've got FMS when your cat thinks you spend too much time laying around in warm spots.

How do you identify the grocery list of someone with ME/CFS? It's on the table at home (or in the refrigerator? - me).

You know you've got fibromyalgia when you refer to Vicodin as "the mild stuff.".

I used to know a lot of jokes about ME/CFS, but I forgot them all.

You might have FMS/ME/CFS if:
You've got your pharmacist on speed dial.
You tell the cop you're driving slow because of the fog -- and it's sunny out.
You fit the diagnostic criteria for both insomnia and narcolepsy.
You've got more diagnoses than a nursing home.
Your medical chart comes in several volumes.
Old people avoid you because of how much you talk about your health

I've had fibromyalgia for 5 years and sometimes I try and see the funny stuff about it - like when I put the sugar in the refrigerator and the liquid creamer in the cabinet.  Been there, done that LOL.

There are some shows on TV that I laugh most of the way through and some links online I love and here they are:

Robin Williams - just saw "Weapons of Self Destruction" again - I laughed until I cried! - there are these sweet kittens and two or three "toys" you can move around for them to play with! - written by Matt Groening, who created The Simpsons gives me a chuckle every time I watch.

oops I forgot one more thing - flash mobs! They make me smile

Just a side note - my blog is pink all month for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.