4 weeks ago
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
My dog Aspen has taken a bad turn. Sunday morning I woke up to his cries as he tried in vain to get up. At the moment his back legs are paralyzed and I can't seem to get him to stand up, even with a towel holding him up. I know he is scared, plus he cannot see very well, so I'm trying to make him as comfortable as possible. I've already given him 2 baths because he is just urinating all over himself and I'll probably have to rinse him off when I get home. I ordered a harness to hold him up so that I can take him outside, but I'm not sure how he will handle it, since he already seems to hate the towel. Ed has a cart that he is going to lend me, so that I can take him outside in the cart, and he can say hi to the neighbors. He really loves the attention that my neighbors give him, and since he has been paralyzed, I haven't been able to take him out on the street...just out back. I've been depressed at work all day, trying to keep busy and not think of the inevitable. It truly sucks to get old!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
A few weeks ago, Ed and I headed over to Cherry Hill, NJ to check out Monstermania! It was a lot of fun. Many stars from horror films were there to talk to folks, answer questions and you could purchase autographed photos or have your photo taken with them. I met the guy who played Isaac in the Children of the Corn films, his name was John Franklin. He was very nice and told me that he also appeared as Cousin It in the Addams Family movies. We also talked to Courney Gains, who also was in Children of the Corn as Malachai, but he was also in Back To the Future, as the guy who tries to cut in on McFly's prom date and he also played Patrick Dempsey's friend in Can't Buy Me Love. We talked to him briefly and he was very nice and gave us some information on his upcoming films. There was a huge line to see Doug Bradly who played Pinhead in the Hellraiser series as well as one for the guy who played Michael Meyers in the Halloween movies (although I didn't get why people were going nuts about that since you never see his face in the Halloween films).
Now Ed and I are not die hard horror fans, but we do love sci-fi. The main reason we even attended the show at all, was to meet the guys who were in The Time Tunnel, a sci-fi show from the 60s.
Here is the premise: Scientists Tony Newman (James Darren) and Doug Phillips (Robert Colbert) are the young heads of Project Tic-Toc, a multi-billion dollar government installation buried beneath the desert. They have invented a Time Tunnel, which will allow people to visit anywhere in time and space. While testing the tunnel for an impatient senator, Newman and Phillips became trapped in time, and each week coincidentally found themselves at the site of an important historical event, be it the Siege of Troy, the sinking of the Titanic or an assassination attempt on President Lincoln. Sometimes they traveled into the future, and battled alien invaders. Ann MacGregor, Gen. Kirk and Dr. Swain are the scientists trying to fix the malfunctioning Time Tunnel and bring Doug and Tony back to the present.
The show starred James Darren (from Gidget fame), Robert Colbert and Lee Meriwether. Ed and I had our picture taken with Robert Colbert who is almost 80 years old now. He looks a bit different, but as soon as he opened his mouth, we knew it was him because of his distinctive voice. Lee Meriwether looked fantastic for someone in her 70s. She was autographing photographs from The Time Tunnel and her dressed up as Cat woman from the Batman series in the 60s. Ed was really looking forward to seeing James Darren, but sadly, he ended up being a no show. Still, it was great to meet Robert and Lee. I'm about halfway through the episodes, they can be watched on Hulu for free. Its a silly show, but I liked the concept, definitely a precursor to Quantum Leap. Below is the opening theme. I love the music and the 60s style graphics.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
While I was off for a week, I had some time to search Craigslist for some fabulous finds. I came across a guy who was selling off most of his space-age mod furniture. I initially contacted him re: a couple of 8-track players and a tulip base chair. Sadly, he informed me that the tulip chair was sold, but that he had another chair that I may be interested in, for the same price. Later that day, I headed over there to check it out...and when I saw the chair I squealed with joy! This has to be one of the grooviest finds I've ever encountered on Craigslist. This has become my new office chair. I don't know much about who manufactured the chair (need to do some research on it) but I absolutely love it!
On the back is an indentation for hands,. for easy transport.
Also picked up this groovy Realistic 8-Track boombox
Also picked up a Panasonic Dynamite TNT player in bright red!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Don't have any money? No problem! Blu Dot is accepting bids of reasonable offers of amazing abilities or odd collections to swap for their awesome furniture line. Who wouldn't love this idea? I've entered the swap meet, offering a huge 8track collection of about 200-300 tapes for one of their fabulous floor lamps! Many of the bids are hilarious and some are incredibly clever. The Swap Meet runs from February 28 through March 11. Don't forget to vote for my entry!