Monday, July 13, 2009

More Twilight Parodies...

I had not planned on this, but a good friend of mine (you know who you are) called me the other morning, and we got to talking about the other Twilight parodies that I posted last week for Sir Jack.

So appease my lovely friend, here are some more for your viewing pleasure:

STICK FIGURES (Breaking Dawn not posted, due to the fact that my friend is not finished reading it, but you can find it on youtube)




You can find a full listing of all the Twilight Saga Stick Figure Videos at:

If you want to view the previous Twilight Parodies posted click here:

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Extravaganza!

Happy belated Fourth of July everyone!

Last night, I was invited to a celebration of epic proportions. And I do mean Epic. So sit back, relax, and prepare yourself for an adventure.... it's story time!

The thick blanket of mosquitoes choked off my resolve as we approached the old house. The sooner I made my way into the country abode, the better. Even Sean was hurrying to roll up the windows of the Chevelle, eager to be free of the insect canopy.

Three over sized cans of repellent balanced precariously on the edge of the recycle bins, as I reached impatiently for the front door. With a sluggish crack, the heavy door swung open, and I entered the quaint country house; not sparing a glance behind me in search of Sean.

The sounds of laughter, and free flowing wine, beckoned me towards the waiting crowd. I fixed a smile upon my pale face, as the formal introductions were made. Our host for the evening, Gino, had provided us with the most festive of feasts imaginable. Being that he is Italian, we were all in awe at the bevy of delicious treats that awaited us.

I settled in at once, nibbling on pasta and potatoes, before resigning myself to the recliner.

"You have to try my chicken, it's organic." Gino said, sipping on his wine.

I chuckled, and smiled politely at his request, but made no further attempt at engorging myself. I don't have anything against organic chicken - I quite like it actually - I just wasn't hungry. Sean helped himself to an array of rich food, before stumbling off into the living room.

The charming country house was an exceptionally comforting environment, compared to what waited each of us once we began our trek into the elements for the inevitable fireworks show. Geno motioned to the window that overlooked the enormous wooded yard. Apprehensively, I glanced through the lead pane, and gasped.

Two large torches lit the field where several unknown visitors were setting up for the festivities. The glowing embers of a massive bonfire echoed off the adjacent trees, sending flickers of ash into the night sky. And there, upon the ground, sat the biggest display of fireworks I have ever laid my eyes on (at least at someones home). Gino had definitely outdone himself this year.

Through the muggy haze, and clouds of mosquitoes, I could barely make out the shilouettes of the small chairs that circled around the firework display. It was then that I started to have serious doubts about our safety.

Dusk gave way to darkness, as I threw on my white cardigan, and sighed. I couldn't avoid this for too much longer. The door opened, and we all sauntered out into the evening. Immediately, we were ambushed by tiny flying insects that apparently have no fear of losing their own life. I frantically scrambled for the nearest can of repellent, and did my best to breathe as I plastered myself.

We made our way to the top of a small hill, overlooking the three excited pyrotechnics, and sat down upon the damp grass. I was all set for a great show, as promised. Gino did not disappoint. For fifteen minutes we were showered with unbelievable rays of light, and sonic booms. They gave most city fireworks a run for their money.

In my hasty attempt to snap photographs, I'd completely forgotten that I had the ability to record this peculiar phenomenon. There was only a few minutes left, and most of the enormous fireworks had already exploded overhead, but I had to give it a chance.

That is when disaster struck.

I had been so preoccupied with everyone else's safety, that I neglected my own. Suddenly, I was writhing in pain on the ground, as discards of ash plummeted down around me. It took all of two seconds to realize I couldn't see. Instinctively, I grasped my right eye, and despite my inner turmoil, I continued to "roll camera".

There was something gnawing, and scratching at my eye. My silent endurance was more than I could take. However, ruining this moment for everyone was out of the question. So, I waited. Waited. And waited some more; one hand clasped over my eye as tears streamed down my cheek.

As soon as the applause started to reverberate around me, I took off into the old, white house; Sean reluctantly on my tail. Sure enough, swollen eye, red as blood. The next thing I know, there's talk of Emergency rooms. That was not an option for me. I don't do hospitals. I may be the most accident prone person on the planet, but I can take care of myself.

So a night that began with anticipation, and wonder, turned into a battle for my eyesight. I am pleased to report that everything is fine today.

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! It wouldn't be a great holiday in my family, if someone didn't end up in the emergency room. Thankfully, this year, I avoided it.

Here's a look at some of the fireworks I was able to capture on film. I can't believe it never dawned on me to start recording it earlier. There were some incredible, beautiful, ones before I gathered my wits.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Twilight Parody for Sir Jack ....

Here's a little something I picked up for Sir Jack ... since I KNOW how he LOVES Twilight parodies!!

Oh, and I'll have my pictures from the Public Enemies premiere up in a day or two.




Friday, June 26, 2009

Revisiting My Public Enemies Video!

I know I have posted this before, but since the Wisconsin Premiere is approaching quickly, I thought now would be a good time for a stroll down memory lane!

2008 will be a year that I won't soon forget! Thanks to all my friends who shared their time, and experiences, with me! I love you!

Also, a special thank you to Johnny Depp, and the cast/crew of Public Enemies! The time you spent here will forever remain in our memory!

So for now, I leave you with this .... have a great weekend!
*It's divided into three parts : Productions set up/friends/basecamp, Actors, and Filming

Here you are ... (It's just a slide show, and yes, I know I am not very good at them lol)

*No Copyright infringment was intended*

If you are having trouble viewing the video, please try again later.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Respect Robert Pattinson Campaign

(Yes, my friends, I know ... I know ... last one of these I swear, then back to the usual groove.)

In light of recent events, revolving around Robert Pattinson, I have decided to join in the "Respect Robert Pattinson" campaign.

Pattinson is currently on location in NYC filming the movie, "Remember Me". The shoot is only a week old, yet there have already been several altercations with crazed fans. So much so, that Robert was clipped by a taxi cab last week, trying to avoid the rush of hysterical girls.

You can visit for complete details on the world wide campaign. The guy is just trying to do his job, and he deserves respect like everyone else.

I will keep a link on the side of my blog for anyone who wishes to visit the site in the future.

Take care!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Thanks to all that joined

He won the bet against Rob DeFranco ( ) !!!

Hopefully we will all get to see the bikini dance next week! As for me, I am busy writing, and battling the flu at the moment. Being sick has a tendency to lead to compulsive/addicting behaviors for me, so I will do my best to control my boredom, and intense twittering. (What else is there to do when you are sick? hee hee)

Writing is coming along nicely, and I hope to post at least a chapter or two on my Storytime blog in the near future!

Have a great Monday/Tuesday/whatever day it is near you!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Last Chance to Help our guys!! PLUS .... "A Natural Disaster"





Click here for full story!!!

As an added incentive (and basically because I feel the need to avenge a little certain something to a few wonderful friends of mine) I will be donning the ever popular "Team Edward" shirt this weekend. So, if you are out and about at the Columbus Carriage Classic this weekend, you might just spot me.

(Oh yes girls, prepare yourselves - I don't do this very often)



For six hours, we were pummeled with thick blankets of rain, a constant flurry of lightning, and roars of thunder that shook the house like a bass drum. It has been our experience, that whenever a storm is THAT bad, we usually have a small amount of flooding in our basement.

"Did you clean the gutters?" I asked my husband, as his eyes remained fixated on a repetitious episode of Law and Order. "Uh-huh, they're clean."

An hour goes by, then two, then three. We lost power for a short time, but everything came back on rather quickly. It wasn't until I was at a pivotal point in my writing that I hear ....

"I NEED YOUR HELP!" Reverberating from the basement.

I knew what was happening. We were flooding. Sure enough, as I descend the stairs, there is a good two inches of standing water in the corner of the basement, spreading rapidly across my ultra cheap blue carpet. Then, it starts coming in from the other corner of the room, and all hell breaks loose!

"Holy S--T!" Sean screams, as panic sets in. "I don't know what to do. It's coming so fast." (Yes, he actually said that.)

Me, being the calm, level headed one of the family, quickly decides to take action in the form of buckets, towels, and carpet shampooer. Sean, however, goes off the deep end.

"I'm going outside to clean the gutters! We're going to have a major problem. It's not stopping!" He screams, bolting to the back door.

I spin around on the spot, grab him by the arm, and basically threaten his life. "You are NOT going outside in this! We're under a tornado warning for cripes sake!"

Reluctantly, he returns to the mess at hand, but things only escalate from there.

"I think I should call 911!" He shouts, totally consumed with misplaced fear. *sigh*

"Call them so they can do what? Mop up someones basement? Give it a rest, and just try to keep up with it." I laugh, as I spin dry some wet towels.

Two seconds later, he is out the door, through the backyard, and into the street. A second after that I hear this : "HOLY F'N S--T!" Not something that I, or any neighbor, wants to hear at two in the morning. So, of course, I'm out the door, making a bee-line for Sean, about ready to smack him upside the head. Instead, I freeze.

This is what I see running down my street, and into my yard. (Sorry, it was dark)

(And yes, that is Sean at the very end saying "Where is all this water coming from?")

*giggle* Oh you silly boys ... it's called RAIN!!!!!

So here's what I love about this situation. There is definitely something awful happening to our house, yet at two in the morning, we are both standing outside in our pj's, watching a torrent of water cascade down the street. Then it begins ...

"I think I should call 911!" Sean screams (again), "Seriously, this is bad. There is something blocking that drain. The city will come out and fix it. I'm gonna call them."

(At this point I am rolling my eyes, contemplating exactly how much a divorce is going to cost me, and about how my life seems to have been turned into an episode of Family Guy)

"Will you knock it off!" I shout back, at my worry-stricken Husband, "The city isn't going to come out here at two in the morning for something like this stupid! It's just rain for crying out loud!"

"No it's not! IT'S A NATURAL DISASTER!" He shouts (again at two in the morning)

I usher him back inside, pleading with him to keep quiet, and finally manage to clean up the majority of the standing water in the basement. Sean, of course, calmed down as soon as he saw we were making progress.

BUT ... the best part of my night was when he walked outside again (about ten minutes post natural disaster), and shouts :


I was laughing way too hard . "That's why they call them FLASH FLOODS!!!"

"I don't know what you're talking about. very funny. Obviously the city came out here while we were in the house, and fixed the drains."

I clasped my hands over my mouth, and let it go. Seriously? Really? *Heavy sigh*

Needless to say, we had an adventure last night, but this morning there was one more thing to add to the insanity that is my life. Our basement is alright for the moment. Sean cleaned the gutters (which were full of crap). So, as we hunker down for the next round of storms today, I see Sean picking up a chair from the kitchen table.

Wearing NOTHING but blue, tattered sweat pants, he opens the front door (coffee cup in hand), plants the chair firmly on the porch, and settles in for a leisurely morning of neighbor watching. I know what he is thinking ... None of these people saw what I saw last night, yessssss .... but the fact of my husband, sitting half naked, drinking a cup of coffee from an old Christmas mug, out in plain view of the public, is too much!!! (Love you honey)

I'm hiding in this office till I have to leave for Columbus.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Public Enemies Shoot out at Little Bo .. Plus Twilight!

Here's a great clip of the upcoming Public Enemies movie! A shoot out at Little Bohemia in Wisconsin!

Also, don't forget to follow our favorite actor's on twitter! Deadline is approaching quickly!

Scroll down to next post to read about all the details!! (Dr. Cullen) Needs 500K total (Billie Black) Needs 100K total

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Facinelli and Birmingham ... Follow them on Twitter!

Peter Facinelli (Twilight, New Moon, Nurse Jackie) is in a race to get 500,000 followers on Twitter by THIS Friday! He has a bet going with his friend, Rob DeFranco, that he could get 500,000 people to follow him on Twitter. If he wins, Rob has to wear a bikini on Hollywood Blvd, while singing "Single Ladies". If he loses, Peter must relinquish his actor's chair (And we don't want that to happen).

If you're on Twitter, follow him at
(And even if you're not using Twitter, sign up, it's fun, and free)

There is also a great article from the Twilight Examiner (Amanda Bell), and you can read that here :
(Great website Amanda - Keep it up!)

Also, Gil Birmingham (Twilight, New Moon, Love Ranch), is in his own epic race to 100,000 followers. If he gets them, then he will show us a photo of his own (*wink).

You can follow him on Twitter at

Both of them are great actors, and I wish them all the best! Good luck to both of you! I hope you guys win!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Strange Dell-ish Experience

I was fortunate enough to be invited up the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells this past weekend. We all had a blast, despite the fact it rained the majority of the time. Friday was our only sunny day, and that was okay with me. I'm all about a good storm! (Even though there was no thunder to be had)

It was exciting to see Lake Delton back to its former glory. Even the Tommy Bartlet show was running its water ski program once more. They revampt their entire show. I didn't get to see it, but I hear that there is a lot more of an acting/play atmosphere this summer. They also had a great sign outside the building, letting people know what exactly was new this year!

I did, however, find some of the sights a bit comical. For instance, ever driven behind a Moose's back end before?
Or how about becoming good old Cap'n Stinky?
Not to mention a restaurant where you can draw on the table.... notice my handy work?

I hope everyone is looking forward to an awesome summer!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Britain's Got Talent - My favorite performer

I was going through you t ube the other day, and came across the most hillarious video I think I have ever seen. Some of you have already had the chance to see this video, but I thought I would post it anyway. You'll have to follow a link to you tube to watch it, but trust me when I say it's way too funny not to watch it.

If you are familiar with Lord of the Dance, and Michael Flatley, then you will LOVE this!

Here's the link:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Going out of town! YAY!

So I am officially on vacation!! Sorry I haven't posted much of anything latley...I guess that's just life for ya!

I'm going to California to see our good friend Minxie, and I'll be gone till next week!

I wish you all the best, and I'll see you soon!!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hapy Easter!


I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Much Love from me!!!

Hey...what did you expect? A bunny or something?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bye for now.....

I am off to Arizona for the next few days!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!!!!

Bye for now!!

Oh, and PS........If you have not seen Twilight yet...GO RENT IT!!! I thought it might be a little "kid-ish" for me, but I was WRONG! It truly was an amazing movie! I loved it! SO much so that I went out and bought it today. It's a must have!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Because they scare me....

Why can I not stop looking at these strange creatures????

Monday, March 16, 2009

That's how we roll....

So, over the weekend I was introduced to the one of the most crazy, and disturbing, kids shows! Thanks girls!! These guys kinda creeped us out a little...yet we couldn't take our eyes off them!

What can I say? It's just how we roll....




Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Why I love my job....

It's snuggling with little ones like this that makes my day worth while!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Fine Art of Pooper Scooping!



What a lovely day outside! It's warm and sunny. The birds are out, cars are being washed, and what's this???...... There's a fresh layer of toxic doggy poop on the lawn?? Gotta love melting snow!

*Picture courtesy of Harmony pet care in Waukesha


1.) Never attempt a scoop without the proper equipment, this includes a heavy duty garbage bag for all the little presents left behind over winter. I cannot stress this enough! Do not think that your small little kitchen garbage bag, or your plastic baggy, will be strong enough.
Everything will be going along just fine...until you pick the bag up. Then Poof...use your imagination!

2.) Check your scooper BEFORE you begin the procedure. You don't want any accidents!

3.) If you have neglected scooping over the winter (like I did), set aside at least 2 hours of your time.

4.) Never, and I mean NEVER, look up at your neighbor while continuing to walk through your lawn. Again, we don't want any accidents here.

5.) Make sure you wear some heavy duty boots while scooping. Oh, and make sure they are boots you don't care about.

6.) Don't ever walk through your kitchen, with said boots on, in search of more garbage bags. You'll just end up with another mess to clean up.

7.) Always scoop with a smile on your face. Keep thinking, could be worse. I could be Vicky right now.

8.) And if all else fails, remember my final words of wisdom:

- Keep your head down at all times
- Watch out for the hidden piles of joy
- And above all else....KEEP YOUR MOUTH CLOSED!

Have a great sunny day all! I know I will! *Heavy Sarcasm*

Monday, February 2, 2009

The 3D Superbowl!

There is never a dull moment when my family gets together. Yesterday, during the Superbowl, was no exception. We watched the first half over at my parents house last night, and had quite the interesting time. My mom had bought everyone a pair of 3D glasses to watch some sort of movie trailer that was going to be on at half time. It was the trailer for the movie "Monsters vs Aliens", and also for the company promoting the movie, SoBee drinks.

My sister insisted that everyone keep their glasses on their heads at all times. So as soon as the commercials came on...we all quick popped them on. Even though we knew none of them would be in 3D, we still snapped them on. This went on every single time the commercials happened, all the way up to the half time show.

"My glasses are defective" My mom kept saying.

We all giggled at that because we knew that none of them were in 3D.

We were all eager to see the trailer now that we had done nothing but wait and wait and wait...and wait some more, and more and more. We never stopped laughing though. It seems that my Dad looked a lot like Robin from the Batman series with his glasses on. LOL

Then, the moment came. We were all highly anticipating the arrival of the trailer, after having our glasses on and off...then on and off...then on and off again. We all snapped on our glasses...the trailer started....BAM! We all got hit in the face by a bouncy ball. (And all of us "oooohed" at the same time lol) Then....nothing. The trailer ended, the SoBee 3D commercial started....nothing.

"My glasses are defective" My mom says again. "Am I doing this wrong"

"Try closing one eye" A little voice squeaked.

The commercial starts for "Chuck" in 3D....still nothing.

2 hours of anticipation, and all we got was a bouncy ball. One lousy bouncy ball.

"My glasses are defective too" My Dad said.

YET...we all continued to wear them...throughout the whole experience, and even after the 3D commercials ended. I have never seen so much dissapointment after so much anticipation. It was really a funny moment though.

"That's it? All this hype for one bouncy ball?" I say.

So tonight I will give it another go by watching the "Chuck" show in 3D. Perhaps my glasses really ARE defective LOL

Monday, January 26, 2009

Movies about John Dillinger

So one day I sat down, and took a look at all the movies made about John Dillinger. I thought you might like to see some as well. There have been several movies filmed about the man throughout the years....

Here are just a few to share with you!


**This next video contains strong violence**

You can view the entire 1973 Dillinger movie on you tube. It's just in several different parts. This was just a glimpse ;)

1991 DILLINGER (Sorry, I couldn't find one without subtitles)

And finally...THE LADY IN RED

** Here is a link to that video. I did not want to post the actual video on the blog. Be fore warned...contains nudity and violence **

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hey...........Nice "Rack" !!

This past Sunday, I attended the annual Samson Stomp and Romp Race through the Milwaukee zoo! It was so much fun! Cold yes.....but fun all the same! It's a race that benefits the animals at the zoo, and is named after the zoo's most beloved Gorilla, Samson. Hundreds of people turned out for the races. I opted to do the 2 mile walk instead....I'm not too much into the running thing. There was even a 1/4 mile run for the kids! Check them out!

We got our packets of info, our zoo shirts, and we were off!!

Along the 2 mile trail, we came across some Gorilla cheerleaders! My friend Donna and I got a little lost, so in order to find our way back to the trail, I yell "Hey...monkey man....can you point us in the right direction?"
Well, after I was told "I am not a monkey, I am a gorilla", and some joking around (and a little hug and pose) we got back to the walk.

It was pretty slushy around the zoo paths....a lot of slipping and sliding, but boy did we have a great time! I would highly reccomend this to all! I think the fact that it was so cold outside, made all the more fun! After all, it IS Wisconsin!

We were pretty slow on the walk, mainly due to me stopping to take pictures of all the animals, and my Donna yelling at me to keep up. We didn't want to be the last ones to the finish line. So, we jogged up ahead of the couple in front of us, and made it safely back to the penguins! (Did I mention that the Penguins are pretty smelly?) We missed all the food that they were handing out, so decided to go grab a peek at the Gorillas! I love those Gorillas! Everytime a child would come up to the enclosure, the BIG male would pop his head up to take a little look at the small person in front of him.

Here are some pictures from the zoo that day!

Donna and I (See the Polar Bear?)
Here he is!!
Even the Sea Lions were out having a good time!

Carribou must LOVE this weather!
The Peacocks, however, don't! They were all huddled together!

Not sure if these are Llamas, or Alpacas...they were too busy eating for me to ask them!
Ever seen a camel in the snow?
The sheep were out sunning themselves!
Thanks for coming with me on my visit to the zoo! See ya next post!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Samson Stomp and Romp!

Here's a link for my Public Enemies video if you haven't seen it yet...


*Photo from Milwauke County Zoo Stomp and Romp

This Sunday the 18th, The Milwaukee County Zoo is putting on their annual 5Krun/walk through the zoo. It's a great benefit for the animals. I know it will be cold outside, but's Wisconsin...and it's fun!

You can sign up online for $17 which includes admission, parking, and a long sleeved t-shirt.

For more info, or to sign up, go here:

They even have a short 1/4 mile walk for the kids! I'll be there for sure, and I will take some photos for everyone to see!!

Gotta love the animals! :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Public Enemies Video!!

Well, here we are. Another start to another year. I can't think of a better way to start 2009, than a look back at 2008. It was, for me, a smashing year! I got to meet new friends, travel the midwest, and meet a man named Johnny Depp.

I have put together a small fan video of Public Enemies for you all to enjoy. (Okay, I don't like to use the word "fan" about appreciation video? Okay? Good!) It is a collection of photos from different stages of filming, and some good old fashioned road trip fun! Now, I am not a video maker by any means, so sorry for the shoddy graphics LOL

The video is 10 minutes long, but worth the watch, I think. It is split into 3 sections. 1.) Different filming sites, and friends. 2.) Meeting Johnny Depp, and John Michael Bolger 3.) Shots from between scenes

I picked 3 songs that I thought John Dillinger would like. ( I know I do) Some day soon, I will tell you my personal opinion on the bank robber himself. (It might be a bit long winded lol)

For now....I give you .....the video...
*If for some reason the video does not appear, or loads slowly, try back later. But please let me know if it is not working.


Credits for photography to: Rod from, Michelle Martin photography, Colleen, Betty, Minxie, Jenny, Rachel, Betty, Peg, Tiffany, Marcella,

Also a HUGE "shout out" to all the fans of David Wenham who have emailed me, and sent me pictures, over the summer!!

*Some photos used in this video were emailed to me, and I can't remember who sent them. Others were from various blogs. I am sorry for any photos that were used without the proper credit.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

My Top Ten movies for 2009

I think that 2009 is going to be the year for some mega blockbuster action!

Here's my Top Ten picks of movies I want to see coming this year:

1.) PUBLIC ENEMIES Release Date: July

**Public Enemies is the 2nd most anticipated movie of 2009, according to The Times Online. Second only to the 6th installment of Harry Potter. You can read a complete list here:<>

Both movies will debut within the same month.


**I don't think I need to explain this one lol

3.) ANGELS AND DEMONS Release Date: May

** The second movie from the author of The Davinci Code, Dan Brown

4.) MONSTERS VS ALIENS Release Date: April

** One of the animated movies to watch out for


**Heath Ledger's last film

6.) UNDERWORLD 3: RISE OF THE LYCANS Release Date: January

** The trilogy of vampires vs werewolves is complete

Release Date: July

**This is one of the greatest animated movies ever


**Loved the first one, this one will be great too!

9.) PINK PANTHER 2 Release Date: February

**Don't ask me any questions

10.) CORALINE Release Date: May

**A nice clay animation film

There were several other movies I want to see, but had to be cut from the top ten: Terminator Salvation, X-men: Origins, Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Taking of Pelham 123

So what do you guys want to see this year?