Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to Matthew!

The post is a day late but I was busy helping his sister do her math project- better late than never.

  Whether he's bucket racing, riding his scooter,taking things (that he shouldn't be touching) apart or pretending to be one of his favorite superheroes this sweet boy is definately ALL BOY!

First Annual Turkey Day Bucket Race

Spiderman, Spiderman!

Bob the Builder or is it Matt the Masher?

the softer side of Matt-Matt

the shirt says it all!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Punch me in the face, Watson?

Busy times for the Hobbit Honey as Dr. Watson in upcoming Sherlock Holmes season 2

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Opens January 27, 2012 !!!

Liam Nieson is at it again!   This time he fights wolves!
The Gray Movie-
Coming to Theaters Jan. 27,2012
The man just never ceases to amaze me.  Plus he gets better looking every year.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

an oldie but a goodie

Long ago in a far away time --a blast from Adrian Paul's past- before Highlander~~~

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Happy 8th Birthday to a way cool kid-
 a Harry Potter, Twilight, lovin'   
plans on someday being a rocks star -think she needs some pra... on Twitpic
click to watch video


                                                Future Star?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Strength and Honor

Help  Honor our Fallen Heroes this Holiday Season
A message from the U.S. Civil Air Patrol- the official U.S. Air Force Aux.
contact the following website to give
I am proud to have served in CAP- hubby still does.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to a Super Kid

Happy 7th Birthday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blonde, blue-eyed , studious, super reader kid!!!!!


First of her many academic awards
  Have a fun day!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cowboys vs. Patriots: Mash-Up

Fall is official,
 Halloween is right around the corner and Football Season(the American kind ya'll) is in full swing once again-

And just for the record, win or lose 
 this Hobbit-sized Texas born girl  is a Diehard Dallas fan!!


Cowboys vs. Patriots: Mash-Up

Monday, October 10, 2011

the Immortals

Just to brighten the day a little

Oh how serene!!! *** sigh ***

This is my granddaughter, Patty's, favorite Richard role- she loves it so much she wants to be an artist and often copies the Monet print I have hanging in my livingroom (the garden at giverney)-
RA has influenced yet another creative mind- she's only five!  Her other reason for loving Richard?
They have the same bright blue eyes and dark hair- (she says they match)
(she's also the only kid in her school who could tell you all about Monet)
the Monet print is hanging in background behind her

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sam I Am--

You've seen him on the Omen, in Jurasic Park, in my absolute favorite Merlin and most recently in the Tudors but Sam Neill is more than just a marvelous actor and the Two Paddocks vineyards is where he calls home- Sam you are such a card!!!! Love Ya!!

if you can get your hands on some of his Pinot Noir you will be in for a treat that will bring you as close to paradise as you can get.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dark Shadows- Barnabas Revealed

Behold the real visage of Johnny Depp’s vampire from Dark Shadows!

Last week, long-range paparazzi shots of the actor wearing ghostly white makeup, large sunglasses and a pulled down fedora made fans of the original 1966-71 supernatural soap opera bristle nervously, with complaints he looked simply too strange.
Nevermind that he’s playing a 200-year-old vampire, which is strange enough.
As you can see from this cast shot, Depp’s bloodsucking pater familias Barnabas Collins actually borrows heavily from the aged-little boy look of original Dark Shadows star Jonathan Frid — not that anyone would be happy to see this guy show up as your prom date either.
Still, this official First Look may reassure those die-hard fans of the original series, memorably offbeat ABC daytime drama about a vampire whose extended family are bedeviled by ghosts, witches, and other gothic woes
Depp, who fought for years to make this movie, is one of those fans. “I do remember, very vividly, practically sprinting home from school in the afternoon to see Jonathan Frid play Barnabas Collins,” the actor says. “Even then, at that age, I knew — this has got to be weird.”
Weird certainly sums up this particular family portrait — a shot director Tim Burton, who also obsessed over Dark Shadows as a boy, staged in the early days of production.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Coming October 7!!!!

The Ides of March-
George Clooney (my favorite Kentucky boy)

As well as my friend Matthew Allen who has a small background spot-it may have been small but he was in closer proximity to Clooney than I was when I work worked on a Clooney flim.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Spooks 10

I managed to get Spooks/MI-5 to play live on my computer, an accomplishment in itself. But as it took a few tries to make it work right I missed maybe the first 3-4 min. I started watching with a bit of skepticism about the lack of Lucas but was quickly turned around. Seeing Harry's face made it seem more like home again. That is until I got a good look at Dimitri, who seems to have acquired a tad bit of Lucas-ness this season. Without sacrificing any of the former Dimitri persona, his longer hair and slight change in clothing style, he appears as if just a tiny bit of Lucas had rubbed off on him. He's still Dimitri but a little more. He looked absolutely dashing in the tux he wore in this week's episode.
Ruth seems to be the link to the past personality wise. Her usual calm, steady, straight forward, at least on the outside, self continues to complete Harry and hold things in line with the protocol of the past yet handle the surprises that pop up.
Erin Watts, the new-by, has a twist of her own, she seems to be have the same get it done and just live with it personality as Ros did (don't let them know it bugs you,). However the fact that she has a child will,(remind you of another pair of agents?) I think, will make her show a little more vulnerably later on.(she's already shown a little)

Tariq is looking good as well. He seems to have a bit more of a commanding presence in his mannerisms this season. The new guy, Calum, seems a little cynical with a bit of an attitude problem but who knows it may change soon. (next epi he gets mugged)
Harry- now Harry is in it deep this season. Appearantly his past has not only come back to haunt him it's pulled him into the closet with the skeletons and, like Lucas, has a very personal tie with Russia.  Russia and U.K. in bed together is the overall theme of the season(US does not seem pleased) and is appearantly more than just a metafore in Harry's case.
Holy Smokes Harry!!!!
Waiting with great anticipation for next weeks episode!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Quote of the week has come to a close and there is a winner!!!  
iz4blue/Fanny !!

Congrats to you,Fanny and thank you to all who entered. 
 Remember to check Kindle tomorrow for 'Forsaken Legacy"  and if you haven't read the prequel 'Beyond the Legend' you might want to check out that book too. If you want a print book I'll be letting ya'll know when and where to find them shortly.  Please excuse the bad video- I'm a mediocre improv actress at 9 am and an even worse cameraperson all the time.
the answer to week 8 quote is:  Leon J. Suenes

Saturday, September 10, 2011


A very Happy Birthday wish to the ever HUMBLE and  HANDSOME 
                                                                  COLIN FIRTH

   SO Gorgeous


                                                         SO TIMELESS

Quote of the Week Contest- FINAL WEEK!!!!

This is it ya'll- Last one and it is a toughy! 
On Wednesday Sept. 14 2011 I will be pulling the name from the hat, so to speak, for the lucky winner of a Hardcover copy of my newest novel 'Forsaken Legacy'. Get your name on the list by Tuesday to enter and good luck. 

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.   WHO SAID IT?

Previous answers
week 1- Winston Churchill
week 2- Ralph Waldo Emerson
week 3- Seneca
week 4- Lord Byron
week 5- 1. Shakespeare 2. Moliere
week 6- Hugh of St. Victor
week 7- P.T. Barnum
If you can't leave a comment here catch me at twitter

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Quote of the week-- wk 7

 Time is flying by and Sept. 14th is nearly upon usenter to win a copy of Forsaken Legacy!!!
If I shoot at  the sun I may hit a star.     Who said it?

Previous answers
week 1- Winston Churchill
week 2- Ralph Waldo Emerson
week 3- Seneca
week 4- Lord Byron
week 5- 1. Shakespeare 2. Moliere
week 6- Hugh of St. Victor

Thursday, September 1, 2011

update on Gibson!!

*Alert: Gibson Guitar CEO Says Feds Told Him Problems Would "Go Away" if Labor Outsourced to Madagascar
full story here --  

 Obviously someone wants the US to fall apart  -- Get Real!!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A closer look at Superman!!!

And boy do I mean CLOSER-- Holy Smokes!!!!!!

is an definate understatement
Look at those guns- (only slightly enhanced by fx of suit)

The set is really hot in good old Plano, Illinios

you are the bomb!

Rear view not so bad neither- Whew!!

pics courtesy of

Bye Summer- Hello Classic Lit.

September is upon us now and the Summer season comes to a close. The dark hours increase and air becomes crisp and clear. This is a time, after a day of raking leaves or biking in the woods, to grab a book and curl up with a hot beverage and travel to another time and place. I prefer the classics, they remind me of a simplier time and some, like Dickens, even help to put me in the holiday spirit as well. So to start off the season here is a poem by Emily Dickenson.

If you were coming in the fall,
I'd brush the summer by
With half a smile and half a spurn,
As housewives do a fly.
If I could see you in a year,
I'd wind the months in balls,
And put them each in separate drawers,
Until their time befalls.
                                                        If only centuries delayed,
I'd count them on my hand,
Subtracting till my fingers dropped
Into Van Diemen's land.

If certain, when this life was out,
That yours and mine should be,
I'd toss it yonder like a rind,
And taste eternity.

But now, all ignorant of the length
Of time's uncertain wing,
It goads me, like the goblin bee,
That will not state its sting.

by Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gibson Guitar gets the stick again, why?

I am  so "this" close to considering a move - out of this country!
For years the U.S. Government has, through severe budgets, been slowly eliminating creativity from the U.S. school systems. One by one schools have been forced to cut back or remove the arts programs from their curriculum and music, being one of the most expensive programs to run has been hit the hardest. Though to the credit of school music director’s  everywhere and the general public, many have fought for the funding or held fundraisers to save their programs. In light of this more and more music students have turned to private lessons. Now thanks to the apparent opinion that the U.S. Government needs no excuse to just walk in and do a search and seizure on anyone they please, that option has also been threatened, by the manufacturer’s ability to produce quality instruments for students to learn on, should they choose to play guitar, banjo or mandolin.

For yet a second time the federal agents have , without provocation or sustainable reason, virtually attacked one of the world’s most prominant producers of fretted instruments, Gibson Guitar. On Monday August 24, 2011 armed U.S. Marshals entered both the Nashville and Memphis, Tenn. facilities evacuating all buildings, closing down production, sending all employees home. They then proceed to confiscate rosewood and ebony that had been legally imported from India. The total seizure was valued at more than a million dollars.

There was no rhyme or reason to this act and when Gibson officials asked for an explanation the Agents flat out refused to give one. This act not only tarnishes Gibson’s high level reputation but makes it almost impossible, due to price increases that will result from this, ( as other less reputable companies with no doubt use this to their advantage), for the public to afford instruments but in addition, the Lacey Law of 2008 which has been used in the past to warrant raids on Gibson also sets up every individual owner of a Gibson instrument as a potential target. Anyone who owns, sells or resells a Gibson guitar could be deemed in violation of that law.

Gibson, in my opinion makes the finest guitars in the world and though I do not own one at this time I have in the past and will again in the future. Sure there are other manufacturers and some as good as Gibson but it's the name and the tradition that draws and keeps loyal customers. It’s the principle of the thing!!! This is supposed to be America people! Innocent until proven guilty, the right to due process and a fair trial? Am I going to be busted tomorrow for selling my Gibson to a kid thirty years ago or worse for buying the wrong brand of mac-n-cheese on the way home today? COME ON !

To learn more:

Learn more about the lacey act:

"This has been an official vent by an irrate amature musican" better now. =)
And Gibson you will always have my undying respect, thank you.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Quote of The Week-- wk 6

Learn everything you possibly can, and you will discover later that none of it was superfluous-  Who said it?

 Drawing Sept. 14, 2011

Previous answers:
week 1- Winston Churchill
week 2- Ralph Waldo Emerson
week 3- Seneca
week 4- Lord Byron
week 5- 1. Shakespeare
              2. Moliere

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Stephen Fry

 August 24
Writer,        Actor,         Comedian, activist   and all around nice guy
Not to mention fellow Leo 

                just a big sweet KITTY  CAT                                                                     

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Quote of the Week - week 5

This week we have 2 short ones because i could not make up my mind which one to use both are playwrights one is simple the other may not be.

cover for upcoming book
                                         1. If all the year were playing...
to sport would be as tedious as to work.   
Who said it?

prequel to Forsaken Legacy

2. The greater the obstacle the more glory in overcoming it.
Who Said It?

Clock is ticking ya'll- Sept. 15 is coming

previous answers
week 1- Winston Churchill
week 2- Ralph Waldo Emerson
week 3- Seneca
week 4- Lord Byron 


Thursday, August 18, 2011


HANDSOME                                                    AUGUST 22
HUMBLE                                                                                                                                                          CHARISMATIC
And as a fellow Leo I offer you a snuggle - a purr-  a share in my scratching post
and  a reminder that on this day the LION has the right to be as ROYAL as he wants!!!  
INSPIRING                                                              40 is the new 30 Sweetcakes