Friday, October 31, 2008
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore--
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door--
Only this and nothing more." (From The Raven, by E.A. Poe
Monday, October 27, 2008
Well, I'm off to Idaho again today to finish packing and cleaning and to meet the movers . . . and to cry a little! We finally sold our house there and are also closing escrow on a new one where we live now. Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new, my heart is full of memories and anticipation. (More on this when I come back.) For now, I will enjoy the fall colors there, think of all the wonderful times we had in Eagle, Idaho, and, most of all, cherish the few days I will have with my family up there. I can't wait to see and hold my little granddaughter Lily again and to hug my son, my mother, and my sister and nieces and nephew! See you all soon . . .
PS: This is not my house! It's the Psycho House at Universal Studios--I'm in the Halloween spirit!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Ha, ha! This is what I'd look like if I lived in the 1400s! I just took this quiz on HelloQuizzy, a website with lots of fun tests to take if you're looking for something to do and have all the time in the world to goof off, like I do! (For the record, I worked today and did laundry FIRST, of course, and now I'm just chomping at the bit to go and fix dinner, whoo hoo!) I found the website courtesy of Glenda from Many Fond Memories-this is what it said:
Your result for The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test ...
You scored 21% Cardinal, 44% Monk, 56% Lady, and 49% Knight!
"Chaste and pure, you are a good person. You try to help others and do your duty to your family. However, this duty involves you being sold off to a local noble house in order to cement relations between your families. But you know it's for a greater good, and besides you will retain all the comforts and glamour of your position regardless of if you're your father's or you husband's property."
So there you have it. I'm a lady, but I'm chattel. Hope you all smiled at least once today!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
This week, the theme for ATCs at Think Monday, Think ATC is HALLOWEEN, one of my very favorite days of the year! Patti over at Treasure Barn is hosting a Halloween ATC Swap, which I'm participating in, and so I will use these 2 cards for that, also! Isn't blogging fun?
Sunday, October 19, 2008
In keeping with the idea of posting videos with a Halloween-related theme this month, here is a curious little piece, featuring Mae Questel and Bela Lugosi. I'm sure most of us have seen old "Dracula" movies, featuring Bela Lugosi, but usually, when we see Betty Boop, she's in "cartoon mode" and not live. Mae Questel was the actress who provided the voice for Betty in those cartoons, but it was a long time before I actually realized that, in real life, back in her early days, she not only sounded like Betty, she looked like Betty, too! She had a long career, in which she voiced not only Betty Boop, but Olive Oyl in the early Popeye shorts, Little Lulu, and other cartoon personalities. She appeared in "Funny Girl" with Barbara Streisand, and in National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation"--for more on Mae, click here.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This is a Halloween greeting card I made last year--I just found it when I was cleaning out my art room at our house in Idaho. Since I recently arrived back in "Blogland" I thought I'd post this until I get some art made! Go and see all the other wonderful Halloween art on the Crazy Amigo website!
Friday, October 3, 2008
I thought this one would be fun for the month of October . . . this clip is from Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein -- one of my husband's all-time favorite movies. The clip features Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn (who, sadly, passed away in 1999 of ovarian cancer), and the late Marty Feldman. Enjoy . . .