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Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Please Pay in Full...

If anyone wants to have an Anxiety Attack, or Stress, or even a Stroke or Heart Attack I have an easy way for you to accomplish it...

Simply receive something from a "Collection Agency" that reads like the following:

Now, if this hasn't already given you any of the effects listed above, add to it that you receive this on a weekend, and therefore can't call until Monday to try to straighten it out!

I guess I am lucky.. I didn't have the stroke or heart attack, but Anxiety and Stress (on top of what I carry around daily) reared their sweet little heads to the point of affecting my sleep.. and even the old "geez, my hands are shaking".

I did get to call on this today and "straightened things out". But the fact remains it put me thru stress and anxioty that I didn't need, and may have been even worse for someone else. And why did this happen you ask? Beats me!

I did have 2 separate MRI's about 2 yrs ago. At the time I was on Medicaid. The Imaging company assured me it was covered and I never (NEVER) received any bills that could be listed as "unpaid". So I sit here and wonder how something like this can occur?

How can a collection agency say you didn't pay a bill(s) that you never received? Is there no where that tells a company that they have sent said bills out?? And if I had to show my Medicaid card, and the company Xerox's it each and every time, where did the proof of coverage disappear to?

I will admit the collection place was very nice. They didn't even ask for my old Medicaid number but I insisted they take it anyway! They said "ignore the bill".. I said, "how will I know for sure, I don't want my credit blemished". She said, "I've already eliminated the bill." I guess there's no guarantee on this, and it better not come back and slap me in the face 6 months from now. I did hear her typing away at her computer as we spoke so I did get a "good feeling" she was putting in the appropriate information.

So........ if anyone wants to stress out, I can forward that "bill" to you if you want!


On another note:

After my post yesterday I'd like to respond to Karen, who mentioned she wished she had know that I was going to see the "kids" from A Christmas Story, because she was curious to know if one of those "kids" (Ian Petrella) had a bit part in Back to The Future.

I don't know off hand Karen, but I sent off an email to Scotty Schwartz, who is good friends with Ian and I feel sure he will email an answer to your question. I don't expect him on line for a day or two, I'm sure today they are flying back to California, but as soon as I know I'll forward his email response.

And Annie asked if I had seen a few of the guests listed on the Chiller Web site. I did see Robert Culp, who looked very well in his denim jeans and jacket, and I saw Richard Anderson, who was showing his age, but still maintained a smile for everyone.

And yes, I saw Lou Ferrigno before the show began and he came right up to say hello to me. (since I've worked with him on occasion in CA) He looks thinner then I am use to seeing him, but still very fit. For the first time ever I can see he is beginning to look his age also.

There was a rumor I was told of later about Lou, As some might know (or not know) Lou is on "special police force" out in CA and I heard there was an accident on the shooting range and he had gotten shot in his arm... happily for him all was ok, and it WAS an accident, and even better news was that the press didn't pick up on it! But, it's all rumor to me.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

It was fun While it Lasted.

Well poop!

I'm finding out that some folks on the beta version of blogspot are having troubles on some sites that aren't Beta. This is the first I've even heard that this Beta thing may well wind up NOT being a choice of having.

That's something that pushes my back right up against the wall. I absolutely HATE when I "have no choice", "take it or leave it"... because guess what?! I will leave it.

Not that I don't think Blogspot couldn' t use improvements. It has nothing to do with that and if they were to add one little thing at a time... over time, I'd be just fine with it. But this old lady has had enough of getting by on two journals. Though they are duplicated each has it's own "good and bad" things about them. But I've had my fill of having to relearn yet another "beta" journal. I don't even have this one all figured out yet!! Cripes!

So.. just as a note to the very few folks that bother to come by this journal.. if you begin to have problems .. or if you notice several days go by without a post, it means the only place you can find me is at my aol journal. Here is the address:

This is upsetting to me. I don't have that many readers, but the ones I have I totally enjoy and would hate to loose you. I assume I will still be able to get to the blogspot journals to read, but I did notice at one that is beta, a few things don't show up. I also notice in the beta journals I get a bunch of boxes re: do you want to see unsecured items? type thing which no other journals have.. like I need more boxes to have to read and click.. when I leave a comment it winds up 4 extra boxes to click on all referring to secure and non secure items.. and those comments that have little photo's with them? in Beta I don't see them.

I wonder why BlogSpot is making it so annoying? The version we are using is just fine.. but noooooooooooo, like most things, they have to fix what isn't broken!

Sigh.. well, I'll keep this going as long as I can, but it looks like the Sh*t is about to hit the fan.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Shhhhh... it's a secret!

It would seem that PLittle discovered a little secret of mine. He obviously had no doubt in his mind when he commented: Wow! Lilith is you. Indeed, the drawing in the lower post is one I drew of myself in a mirror. Let me explain the why of said drawing.

At times Jess of The Other Invisible posts writers questions and occasionally I respond to them. Not that I am a professional writer mind you, but as many know I have written a fantasy trilogy, basically for myself, since I have no real talent in that area to attempt any sort of publishing. Anyway, in one of her Writers Questions she had asked about hearing your character's voices as you write. Since I know this to be true I responded. What wasn't said in that post was that you get clear visions of what they look like too.

One day a friend and I were chatting in IM and talking about my story. We went so far as to be joking around and she asked, "Hey, when they make it into a movie who will play the characters?" Well, we joked back and forth and I came up with actors I think could be many of my characters, but for the life of me I couldn't come up with a female to play Lilith.

I thought on this from time to time after we talked about it and when I went to draw Lilith I came up with the same "blank" of what she would look like.

I portrayed Lilith in her mid to upper 50's. There lies the problem. Any actress I could come up with that would be the right age looked some ten years younger!! That would not do! Can you imagine a 58 yr old woman without some wrinkles??! Sorry, to say I don't know any! Every name I could come up with has had plastic surgery! Good lord! Don't they make any movies with people in their 50's??!!

Of course they do. But said woman now have to go and use heavy makeup to make them look their age! ARGH! To be honest, there are a few actresses that have avoided the knife but those were older then the character.... so, out of frustration I looked in a mirror (much to my horror) and tried to make a sketch of myself. I, of course did not put in all the wrinkles... which probably means I gave myself a face lift! Hmmm, not bad... it didn't hurt... and it didn't cost me a dime!

PLittle is the first person to look at the drawings and realize it was me ,lol. It could be that no one else saw it because I'm not an artist. (ya think?! lol) But that was a fine observation Paul, it means you really took a serious look at them! (danke!)

Anyway, since Paul did notice that I thought I would tell you the story behind that particular drawing... and now you know.

As a postscript I want to add a response to Barb (Skittles Place) who asked "where's the book?" Sorry to say there is no "book" Barb. I did write a trilogy, as I said before, but they are just on my computer. (and a few backups on cds, and one print out I did for myself, heh.) I only refer to them as books because they meet the criteria in word count for each book. I do have the first six chapters on a web site that I made ages ago and sadly they aren't the last edit that I did. In fact they may well be from the way earlier edits (I must have done 6-7 edits!!). But if you want to fumble thru them you will find the link on my side bar titled "the beginnings of a story". Keep in mind I did edit them a number of times more but, as I am not a professional writer, nor am I an editor!

How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the F word?
Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell *BINGO*!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

5 Thingamajigs Meme

Hmmm, well.. I was tagged by Barb over at Skittles Place to do this meme..(good golly it's too early to think!)

5 Thingamajigs I Like:

1-Meeting the person who's autograph I am getting
2-My Cafe Vienna first thing in the morning
3-Reading and Writing
4-Walking in the woods.

5 Thingamajigs I Hate:

1-Being old
2-Being in pain
3-Being Depressed
4-My life

5 Thingamajigs I Do Far Too Often:

1-Be Depressed
2-Hold things in
3-Wish for things that I'll never have
..and 2 more I can't think of

5 Thingamajigs I Do Even Though I Shouldn't:

2-stress out
3-go on binges now and then
4-being a pessimist
5-feel guilty

5 Thingamajigs I Would Never Do:

1-Drink and Drive (I must have 3 margarita's a year.. and I no longer drive!)
2-Eat raw fish
3-Eat Liver
4-hurt someone on purpose
5-hurt an animal

5 Thingamajigs I Regret Doing:

1-Feeling resentment
2-Not being a better mom
3-not following any of my dreams
4-not believing in myself
5-not pushing myself more

5 Thingamajigs I Would Do If I Won 100 Million Dollars:

1-Help my kids
2-get paid help for my brother
3-buy a LARGE one room home w/ guest house
4-go to doctors until I feel the best I can
5-buy myself the largest flat screen TV there is and sit and watch all my movies!(after I re-buy them all in DVD format!)
(since I missed 2 up above I'll add here:) self publish my trilogy (just for myself), and take some college classes: some computer classes/ art classes/ and creative writing

5 Thingamajigs About Me That Are Peculiar But True:

1-I always wanted to build an "adult sized rocking horse with a real cowboy saddle on it" I go to 2-sci fi conventions and autograph shows (some think it's odd at my age)
3-If I have to go to more then one store I plan it out so I go to the stores on one side of the street then get the others on the way back on the other side of the street.
4-I think I own about 500 movies (mostly still vhs, can't afford movies much anymore)
5-I pretty much only read Fantasy books

If you'd like to do this meme in your journal please leave a link in comments so myself and others can go check it out!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Helpful Hints for Desk jobs..

TEN things to say, when caught sleeping at your desk !...

10. "They told me at the Blood Bank this might happen."

9. "This is just a 15 minute power nap they raved about in the time management course you sent me to!"

8. "Whew! Guess I left the top off the Whiteout. You probably got here just in time."

7. "I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement , and envisioning a new business strategy."

6. "I was testing my keyboard for drool resistance."

5. "I was doing a highly-specific Yoga exercise to relieve work-related stress. Are you discriminatory toward people who practice Yoga?"

4. "Darn! Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out how to handle that big accounting problem."

3. "Did you ever notice sound coming out of these keyboards when you put your ear down real close?"

2. "Who put decaf in the wrong pot?!?"

AND THE NUMBER ONE best thing to say if you get caught sleeping at your desk........

1. Raise your head slowly and say, " Jesus ' name, Amen

Friday, October 13, 2006

Did you know.......?

Ack! It's Friday the 13th!!!..............

That calls for Maxine to brighten up your Halloween Spirits! (pun intended)

Feline Friday

'Tis Feline Friday once again... remember, if you have a photo you are posting on your journal to go and link it with Steven!

This time I thought I'd catch BooBoo Kitty watching the rain but he heard me get the camera out and turned around.. I was lucky I didn't get the flashback in his eyes.

Later, I looked towards my bed and found BooBoo Kitty and Peanutchew looking all "lovey-dovey"

Good news and bad news: The good news is that even as we get older, guys still look at our boobs. The bad news is they have to squat down first.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I'm glad tomorrow's Friday

It must be something with the moon.......

I thought I was the only one having the depression blahs or whatever one calls it when nothing seems to matter and you feel like doing... "nothing". Not even writing a decent post for the journal.

It feels like I am waiting for "it" (whatever "it" is, be it one or many things) to be over so I can resume whatever seems normal again.

I know there's much going on here right now.. my brother will be coming home from rehab on monday. The hospital bed and "goodies" are due to be delivered tomorrow. A dear friend of my brother's died suddenly and we have to tell him tonight. And I'm nervous about him coming home. I'm scared he will try to walk what little he can and fall and I can't "catch" 250 lbs without , more then likely hurting myself. I'm also dreading hearing my name called many times a day to come and get him this or that, or make him something to eat, get me water, get me ice, get my paints, put them away, more ice, more water, etc it goes on and on... (never having a secured "time" for myself) I feel like sh*t because I feel guilty that I have these selfish thoughts. I feel drained, abused, and tired... it sorta makes it hard to think happy thoughts or enjoy small things anymore.

So..... my mood has not been the best. Depression resides here at the moment. But I keep waking up and plugging along. I find I'm thankful for meme's that come by and the round robin and feline fridays so I have things to say without having to think much, orcomplaining or feeling sorry for myself.

I have a photo for feline friday tomorrow!.. whew! And I know what my round robin is for next week! (double whew!) I have some more animations I did to post for Halloween (thank goodnes!)

I just need some time to pass, and to feel a rountine again... then I can blindly do it repeatedly until the next crisis ....

Sunday, October 08, 2006

A useful Site..

The other day while in the web, I discovered a website some of you might like. At this site you can put in a name of your favorite actor/ actress and it will come up with a list of any movie that person is in for whatever month we are in, so that you won't miss a movie that your favorite actor is in! I thought this was pretty cool! (space to type name in upper right hand corner: search "stars on tv"
It will also list "all horror movies" for the month, all "scifi" for the month (if you click on the link they provide) The site is called TV-Now
Since my posts have been directed towards Halloween and movies, I (of course) put in Lon Chaney Jr's name and came up with this:
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein: Sat Oct 21 12:00P on Turner Classic Movies. Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price,..oh my gawd! How did I ever forget Vincent Price in my post below this one??!!!
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man: Thu Oct 26 11:30A on American Movie Classics
House of Dracula : Tue Oct 24 12:45P on American Movie Classics
House of Frankenstein: Thu Oct 26 01:00P on American Movie Classics
Son of Dracula: Tue Oct 24 11:00A on American Movie Classics
The Wolf Man Thu Oct 26 10:00A on American Movie Classics
Sat Oct 28 11:30A on American Movie Classics

I hope you find this website useful!
Before I go I just had to search some photo's from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein!... The first shot is Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. The second is Abbott and Costello with Karloff (Frankenstein) and the third has Karloff, Lugosi, and Lon Chaney with Abbot and Costello. Now this is a movie both old and young can get a chuckle over!

Oh!.. and keeping on the theme of "creepy and scarey".. the last weekend of October is the autograph show Chiller Theater that I go to all the time. Not that I am necessarily into horror, but this time because I'll be helping my friend Scott Schwartz (A Christmas Story/ The Toy) while he's signing autographs. There's a big line up of guests at this show, though many I don't even know there are a few of interest (to me) that I will try to take photo's of.
ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL (Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Edward Scissorhands, & Sixteen Candles.)
ROBERT BELTRAN (Star Trek: Voyager, & Raoul in Eating Raoul!)
LOU FERRIGNO (The HULK in the TV series, Sinbad of the Seven Seas, & Hercules)
ERIN MORAN (Happy Days)
BETSY PALMER (Jason Voorhees mother in Friday the 13th)
LANCE GUEST (Halloween II, The Last Starfighter, & Jaws: The Revenge.)
BILL DAILY (I Dream of Jeannie & Howard Borden in The Bob Newhart Show)
( Three's Company.)

All the actors and their photo's can be found "here"... and there's many more I didn't list!

Fright Night

What movies scared you as a kid?

When I was very young, the scarey movies were almost always Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy and Wolf Man movies. (you can toss in the original King Kong ..heh)

Boris Karloff was the "king" of horror, be it Frankenstein (1931) or other scarey characters like The Mummy or Dr. Scarabus in The Raven (1963) He always managed to have me hugging a pillow with my eyes half hidden behind it!

Bela Lugosi as Dracula.. what can I say? If anyone was born to play a blood sucking vampire named Dracula it was Lugosi! If you have never seen him in the part, it's a MUST. Just looking at his eyes will give you the heebie-jeebies!

Lon Chaney Jr. played Larry Talbot, he was the Wolf Man (1941). Later as I grew older (and liked him in the part of the Wolf Man more then ever) Mr Chaney was one of the few to branch out from horror movies and make it as a "regular" in westerns.

Way back when I was young, we didn't need the color tv to see the blood, or the special effects that movies have today. All we needed was a convincing actor and our own imagination! (I guess my imagination worked well, because these actors scared the heck outta me!!)

Caution! Monster Crossing

Friday, October 06, 2006

Halloween Flicks...

This is going to be a long post... I was in the web today looking for things to animate for Halloween when I came across a list of Horror Movies that will be on cable television all this month. Believe it or not the list below is not even half of the list I found but I thought it was a good group. For those who like Horror movies... especially around Halloween time, check out the list below and write down any movie, channel and time that you don't want to miss !!

Many are classics and if you've never seen them, now may be the time. They were the movies I watched that scared the doo doo out of me when I was a kid! They are OLD.. they contain some fantastic actors and actresses...they are black and white movies... and they are STILL scarey! If you have a chance to see them, you won't be sorry!.......

So, for your viewing pleasure.............

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Donald Crisp, Ian Hunter, Barton MacLane, C Aubrey Smith, Sara Allgood, Peter Godfrey, William Tannen.
Well-acted version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale about a split personality.

Sat Oct 7 12:00A on Turner Classic Movies

Directed by Tod Browning. Starring Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, David Manners, Herbert Bunston, Michael Visaroff.
Bram Stoker's classic tale of the vampire count. Click here for more info on the movie.

Tue Oct 24 09:30A on American Movie Classics

The Exorcist
Directed by William Friedkin. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J Cobb, Kitty Winn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Jack MacGowran, Titos Vandis, Mercedes McCambridge, Vasiliki Maliaros.
Oscar-winning adaptation of the bestseller about a child possessed by a demon.

Sat Oct 28 08:00P on American Movie Classics

Directed by James Whale. Starring Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye, Lionel Belmore, Michael Mark, Pauline Moore, Francis Ford.
The original shocker about a scientist who creates a monster from the dead. A film classic adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley.

Wed Oct 25 08:45A on American Movie Classics

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
Directed by Roy William Neill. Starring Lon Chaney Jr, Ilona Massey, Bela Lugosi, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill, Maria Ouspenskaya, Dennis Hoey, Don Barclay, Rex Evans, Dwight Frye.
Larry Talbot seeks out the Frankenstein clan to relieve his lycanthropic tendencies.

Thu Oct 26 11:30A on American Movie Classics

Directed by John Carpenter. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Nancy Loomis, P J Soles, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews, Arthur Malet, Tony Moran.
A knife-wielding maniac terrorizes a Midwestern town.

Sun Oct 22 08:00P on American Movie Classics
Sun Oct 22 09:45P on American Movie Classics

The Haunting
Directed by Robert Wise. Starring Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Fay Compton, Rosalie Crutchley, Lois Maxwell, Valentine Dyall, Ronald Adam, Paul Maxwell.
A quartet goes ghost-hunting in an old mansion. Based on the novel 'The Haunting of Hill House.'

Fri Oct 13 10:00P on Turner Classic Movies
Sat Oct 28 02:00P on Turner Classic Movies

House of Dracula
Directed by Erle C Kenton. Starring Lon Chaney Jr, John Carradine, Martha O'Driscoll, Lionel Atwill, Onslow Stevens, Ludwig Stossel, Glenn Strange, Skelton Knaggs, Joe Bernard, Jane(2) Adams.
A ghoulish house party with frightened guests and a blood-drinking count, along with a nice chap who turns into a werewolf now and then.

Tue Oct 24 12:45P on American Movie Classics

House of Frankenstein
Directed by Erle C Kenton. Starring Boris Karloff, J Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr, John Carradine, Anne Gwynne, Elena Verdugo, Peter Coe, Glenn Strange, Lionel Atwill, George Zucco.
Monster rally featuring the Wolf Man, Dracula and Frankenstein's creature, and a sininter doctor seeking revenge.

Thu Oct 26 01:00P on American Movie Classics

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Directed by RobertAldrich. Starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Victor Buono, Mary Astor, Bruce Dern, George Kennedy, Cecil Kellaway, Wesley Addy.
Top-notch display of Grand Guignol in a Southern mansion.

Fri Oct 6 12:15A on Turner Classic Movies
Tue Oct 10 08:00P on Turner Classic Movies
Sat Oct 14 12:00P on Turner Classic Movies

Murders in the Rue Morgue
Directed by Robert Florey. Starring Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Brandon Hurst, Arlene Francis, Bert Roach, Noble Johnson, D'Arcy Corrigan, Herman Bing, Betty Ross Clarke.
Macabre chiller about a mad doctor at large in mid-19th-century Paris.

Fri Oct 6 09:30P on Turner Classic Movies

A Nightmare on Elm Street
Directed by Wes Craven. Starring John Saxon, Ronee Blakely, Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Johnny Depp, Charles Fleischer, Jack Shea.
Gory story of teens possessed by a dead killer.

Sun Oct 22 11:45P on American Movie Classics
Mon Oct 23 11:15A on American Movie Classics
Sat Oct 28 02:45P on American Movie Classics

The Old Dark House
Directed by James Whale. Starring Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart, Raymond Massey, Lilian Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Elspeth Dudgeon.
Based on J.B. Priestley's novel about stranded travelers who seek refuge in a Welsh mansion inhabited by strange characters.

Sat Oct 14 04:45A on Turner Classic Movies

The Omen
Directed by Richard Donner. Starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Leo McKern, Harvey Stephens, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, Anthony Nicholls, Robert Rietty.
Horror film about unsuspecting parents of a satanic child.

Thu Oct 5 12:05P on Encore
Wed Oct 11 08:00P on Fox Movie Channel
Thu Oct 12 12:00A on Fox Movie Channel
Sat Oct 28 08:00P on Encore

The Others
Directed by Alejandro Amenabar. Starring Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Alakina Mann, James Bentley, Eric Sykes, Elaine Cassidy, Renee Asherson, Gordon Reid, Keith Allen.
An Englishwoman and her kids move into a spooky mansion while her husband fights in World War II.

Thu Oct 26 01:20A on TBS Cable

The Phantom of the Opera
Directed by Arthur Lubin. Starring Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier, Leo Carrillo, Hume Cronyn, J Edward Bromberg, Fritz Feld, Frank Puglia, Steven Geray.
The Gothic chiller about the masked madman.

Wed Oct 4 04:15A on American Movie Classics

Directed by Tobe Hooper. Starring JoBeth Williams, Craig T Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Heather O'Rourke, Richard Lawson, Oliver Robins, Zelda Rubinstein, James Karen.
A family's home is invaded by supernatural forces.

Sat Oct 14 12:00A on Turner Classic Movies

Psycho II
Directed by Richard Franklin. Starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia, Dennis Franz, Hugh Gillin, Claudia Bryar, Lee Garlington, Tom Holland, Tim Maier.
Psychotic Norman Bates picks up where he left off after 22 years in an institution.

Fri Oct 13 10:45P on American Movie Classics
Sat Oct 14 03:15A on American Movie Classics
Mon Oct 23 03:30P on American Movie Classics

The Return of the Vampire
Directed by Lew Landers. Starring Bela Lugosi, Matt Willis, Nina Foch, Roland Varno, Frieda Inescort, Miles Mander.
A bloodthirsty ghoul is on the loose in England.

Fri Oct 20 09:15P on Turner Classic Movies

Rosemary's Baby
Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Mia Farrow, Ruth Gordon, John Cassavetes, Charles Grodin, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Elisha Cook Jr, Tony Curtis, Patsy Kelly.
A young couple become involved with the supernatural in this adaptation of Ira Levin's bestseller.

Fri Oct 13 04:30A on HD Movies
Thu Oct 19 05:15A on HD Movies

Directed by Wes Craven. Starring David Arquette, Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Jamie Kennedy, Matthew Lillard, Skeet Ulrich, Liev Schreiber, Rose McGowan, Joseph Whipp.
A killer targets a teen whose mother was brutally murdered the year before in this clever spoof of '80s slasher films.

Tue Oct 3 02:05A on HBO
Sat Oct 7 01:10A on HBO Signature
Thu Oct 12 12:55A on HBO Signature
Sat Oct 21 04:10A on HBO
Mon Oct 23 12:45A on HBO Signature
Fri Oct 27 02:35A on HBO Signature

Seed of Chucky
Directed by Don Mancini. Starring Jennifer Tilly, Hannah Spearritt, John Waters, Brad Dourif, Redman, Steve Lawton, Tony Gardner, Jason Flemyng, Nicholas Rowe, Stephanie Chambers.
Maniacal doll Chucky and his bride terrorize Hollywood after being resurrected by their offspring. The fifth film in the horror series.

Sun Oct 8 06:30P on Cinemax
Fri Oct 13 04:35P on Cinemax
Fri Oct 20 02:35A on Cinemax
Wed Oct 25 01:00P on Cinemax

The Shining
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel, Anne Jackson, Tony Burton, Barry Dennen.
Tale of strange happenings at a sinister hotel in Colorado.

Wed Oct 4 09:00P on Spike TV
Sat Oct 7 04:00P on Spike TV

The Sixth Sense
Directed by M Night Shyamalan. Starring Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Trevor Morgan, Donnie Wahlberg, Mischa Barton, Jeffrey Zubernis, Bruce Norris, Glenn Fitzgerald.
A psychologist helps a child who can 'see dead people' in this Best Picture nominee.

Fri Oct 20 08:00P on ABC Family

Son of Dracula
Directed by Robert Siodmak. Starring Lon Chaney Jr, Louise Allbritton, Robert Paige, Evelyn Ankers, Pat Moriarity, Frank Craven, J Edward Bromberg, Samuel S Hinds, Etta McDaniel, George Irving.
Dracula visits a Southern mansion as Count 'Alucard' (Dracula backward).

Tue Oct 24 11:00A on American Movie Classics

Son of Frankenstein
Directed by Rowland V Lee. Starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Josephine Hutchinson, Emma Dunn, Edgar Norton, Lionel Belmore, Lawrence Grant, Ward Bond.
The scientist's son returns home and meets his father's creation, tended by a crazed shepherd.

Wed Oct 25 11:45A on American Movie Classics

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Directed by Marcus Nispel. Starring Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour, Andrew Bryniarski, R Lee Ermey, David Dorfman, Lauren German, Terrence Evans.
Teens are chased by a family of psychopaths in the Lone Star State in this reworking of the 1974 horror classic.

Tue Oct 3 09:00P on Spike TV
Wed Oct 4 02:00A on Spike TV

Thirteen Ghosts
Directed by Steve Beck. Starring Tony Shalhoub, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard, Shannon Elizabeth, F Murray Abraham, Rah Digga, JR Bourne, Alec Roberts, Kathryn Anderson, John DeSantis.
A family inherits a haunted house. Remake of William Castle's 1960 horror film.

Sat Oct 14 05:00P on SciFi Channel

The Uninvited
Directed by Lewis Allen. Starring Ray Milland, Gail Russell, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Alan Napier, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Dorothy Stickney, Barbara Everest, David Clyde, Rita Page.
Siblings buy a house and become involved in spirit hunting in this superb ghost story. Excellent Victor Young score ('Stella by Starlight' is the theme).

Fri Oct 13 08:00P on Turner Classic Movies

The Village
Directed by M Night Shyamalan.Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Brendan Gleeson, Cherry Jones, Celia Weston, John Christopher Jones, Frank Collison.
Town fears the creatures in the nearby woods in this chiller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.

Mon Oct 2 12:10P on Encore
Mon Oct 2 10:00P on Encore
Wed Oct 4 01:20P on Encore Mystery
Wed Oct 4 08:00P on Encore Mystery
Sat Oct 7 10:00A on Encore
Tue Oct 10 12:35P on Encore Mystery
Tue Oct 10 09:40P on Encore Mystery

The Walking Dead
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Boris Karloff, Ricardo Cortez, Marguerite Churchill, Barton MacLane, Warren Hull, Paul Harvey, Robert Strange, Eddie Acuff, Edmund Gwenn, Henry O'Neill.
Horror story about a man brought back to life after being electrocuted for a crime he didn't commit

Fri Oct 27 10:30P on Turner Classic Movies

What Lies Beneath
Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Diana Scarwid, Joe Morton, James Remar, Miranda Otto, Amber Valletta, Katharine Towne, Victoria Bidewell, Ray Baker.
Supernatural thriller about a couple whose house appears to be haunted.

Sat Oct 21 12:30P on TNT

White Zombie
Directed by Victor Halperin. Starring Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer, John Harron, Clarence Muse, Brandon Hurst.
An evil plantation owner in Haiti victimizes a beautiful girl. The eerie cult chiller is notable for its weird atmosphere and settings.

Fri Oct 27 08:00P on Turner Classic Movies

Directed by Mike Nichols. Starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan, Christopher Plummer, Richard Jenkins, Eileen Atkins, Ron Rifkin, Prunella Scales, David Hyde Pierce.
A book editor is transformed into a werewolf.

Sun Oct 1 04:20P on Thrillermax
Tue Oct 3 05:05P on More Max
Thu Oct 5 09:15A on Thrillermax
Sat Oct 7 06:50P on More Max
Mon Oct 9 05:50P on Thrillermax
Fri Oct 13 12:15P on More Max
Sun Oct 15 03:15P on More Max
Tue Oct 17 10:40A on Thrillermax
Thu Oct 19 09:00P on More Max
Sat Oct 21 04:00P on Thrillermax
Sat Oct 21 11:50P on Thrillermax
Fri Oct 27 12:20P on Thrillermax
Fri Oct 27 10:00P on Thrillermax

Directed by Michael Wadleigh. Starring Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines, Tom Noonan, Dick O'Neill, Dehl Berti, Peter Michael Goetz, James Tolkan, John McCurry.
Lupine creatures defend their turf in New York.

Sun Oct 22 05:30P on American Movie Classics
Mon Oct 23 01:00P on American Movie Classics
Fri Oct 27 01:30P on American Movie Classics
Fri Oct 27 11:30P on American Movie Classics

Ghoulia Child cooks here.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Reflections of my Mind...

How time flies! Today is my one year anniversary of keeping a journal online! Now, 404 posts later... I'm still here!

A year ago I had no idea that I would still be doing this a year later... incredible! So, I took a look back in my own journal and chose a few posts from each month that I think summarizes my journal . My conclusion was that my journal is titled appropriately!

(listed from last October until present...the addresses are from my duplicate journal in aol.. they were easier to find the addresses, but they are all on blogspot too.)


I posted about a really fun autograph show I went to..

and I recalled a Halloween when my kids were young..

then I had two posts about child stars "then and now"..

November.. 2005

I remembered a homeless man

and wrote about being 10 yrs old and having my first crushon a movie actor..

and my first happy memory..

December.. 2005

I turned into Lilly Tomlin..

and wrote about my cat Pookey meeting her first movie star (DeForest)

January... 2006

I talked about taking a voice-over class

and becoming Lilly Tomlin..

February... 2006

I wrote about some pratical jokes on friends..

and posted some photos from the Warner Brothers western lots

March... 2006

I made a post about "names", most especially, character names..

and a sad post about a few actors who i knew briefly before their passing.

April.. 2006

In April I posted about being a "star polisher"

and I took a look back to "where I'm from"

and posted old photos of a few movie stars for you to guess who they are.

May.. 2006

I went crazy with DeForest Kelley stories (heh) here:



and here:

And I posted the best animal photo I've ever taken

June... 2006

Brought back one of my many memories of DeForest and his idea for getting me to see Sean Connery.

and my attempts at editing my story.

and about some of my stories characters:

July... 2006

In July there was a frightening lightening storm.

and told of going to a Lord of the Rings Convention.

August.. 2006

I took on a "Writers Question".

and remembered an old autograph show I went to in California

September: 2006

I talked about Nasa going back to the moon.

and about an old movie with many stars.

And that brings us to October 2006! Another Halloween is on the way, the other Holidays .. and winter (ugh) so I'm sure I'll find more then enough things to keep me going for a while yet!!