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So, four years ago I emailed Michael Giacchino to see if he was actually this guy I knew when I was in college. He emailed me back and sure enough he was the guy I knew when I was in college.

The website where I'd gotten his email address is gone, now that he is all A-listy and important, and the email he'd sent me is long gone, so I can't congratulate him on winning an Oscar for original score.

But now, when I name-drop him, it will be that much more impressive, y/y?
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So, four years ago I emailed Michael Giacchino to see if he was actually this guy I knew when I was in college. He emailed me back and sure enough he was the guy I knew when I was in college.

The website where I'd gotten his email address is gone, now that he is all A-listy and important, and the email he'd sent me is long gone, so I can't congratulate him on winning an Oscar for original score.

But now, when I name-drop him, it will be that much more impressive, y/y?
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Robert Hazard was a pop singer from my youth, and from my part of the world - he was a Philly native.

His song, Escalator of Life, was patently silly, but I liked it.

And he wrote "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" apparently. I thought that was the guy from The Hooters. Also a Philly band, incidentally.
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Robert Hazard was a pop singer from my youth, and from my part of the world - he was a Philly native.

His song, Escalator of Life, was patently silly, but I liked it.

And he wrote "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" apparently. I thought that was the guy from The Hooters. Also a Philly band, incidentally.
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New York was fun. Didn't go to Greenwich Village to get ravished by Butch Lesbians. It was raining, and I forgot my suspants, so I figured I'd put it off for another day.

However, Macbeth was fantastic.

I went with my two BFFs [livejournal.com profile] kirathaune and [livejournal.com profile] pairika. The three of us had played the witches one year at the Collingswood Book Festiva. It's kind of how we bonded, so we were looking forward to seeing the witch scenes, and Wow. It totally rocked. They did the bit with 'double double' as a kind of a rap and it was seriously so cool I can't even describe how cool it was.

Anyway...there are better reviews out there (see [livejournal.com profile] king_duncan's review on my last post for an example), so I won't bore you with my squeeing of the play, but will get on to the more important things.

After the play, we were milling about in the front of the theatre, trying to figure out how to get out of the crowd, and to decide where to go to eat. I said, 'while we're milling, can we go mill at the stage door around back?' My friends said they'd endulge me, so I turned to make my way through the crowd, and there, in the thick of it, was Patrick Stewart!

He, very graciously, had come out to the front of the theatre, and was pleasantly signing autographs and chatting with people.

"OMG HE'S RIGHT THERE!" I capslocked, digging through my purse to find the playbill and a pen.

"Do we have a card to give him?" [livejournal.com profile] pairika asked.

"No" said [livejournal.com profile] kirathaune, "but I have a keychain!"

As I stood there, vibrating with excitement, she took the Collingswood Shakespeare Company keychain off her key ring and handed it to me. I turn around and say, "Mr Stewart, may I give you something?" And these totally awesome girls in front of me actually moved aside so I could get a clear shot.

He did eventually turn to me and take my playbill and my pen that is shaped like Shakespeare.

"What's this?" he said, smiling at the pen.

"It's my Shakespeare pen."

"Oh, your lucky Shakespeare pen?"

It is now, I think.

He signs my playbill with his own pen, and as he hands it back to me I hand him the keychain. "This is from our Shakespeare company," I say, proud to notice my voice isn't shaking, although my hand is. I also blather something about how much I enjoyed the show. He thanks me, and takes the keychain, again with a smile.

[livejournal.com profile] kirathaune also got his autograph, and had the presence of mind to tell him we'd been the witches once, which was totally cool.

So YAY! Patrick Stewart autograph! And maybe, just maybe, he will notice our website on the keychain and check us out.

It could happen!

I also have to tell you about the funniest thing that happened the entire day, but I will cut it, as this is getting long.

Read more... )
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New York was fun. Didn't go to Greenwich Village to get ravished by Butch Lesbians. It was raining, and I forgot my suspants, so I figured I'd put it off for another day.

However, Macbeth was fantastic.

I went with my two BFFs [livejournal.com profile] kirathaune and [livejournal.com profile] pairika. The three of us had played the witches one year at the Collingswood Book Festiva. It's kind of how we bonded, so we were looking forward to seeing the witch scenes, and Wow. It totally rocked. They did the bit with 'double double' as a kind of a rap and it was seriously so cool I can't even describe how cool it was.

Anyway...there are better reviews out there (see [livejournal.com profile] king_duncan's review on my last post for an example), so I won't bore you with my squeeing of the play, but will get on to the more important things.

After the play, we were milling about in the front of the theatre, trying to figure out how to get out of the crowd, and to decide where to go to eat. I said, 'while we're milling, can we go mill at the stage door around back?' My friends said they'd endulge me, so I turned to make my way through the crowd, and there, in the thick of it, was Patrick Stewart!

He, very graciously, had come out to the front of the theatre, and was pleasantly signing autographs and chatting with people.

"OMG HE'S RIGHT THERE!" I capslocked, digging through my purse to find the playbill and a pen.

"Do we have a card to give him?" [livejournal.com profile] pairika asked.

"No" said [livejournal.com profile] kirathaune, "but I have a keychain!"

As I stood there, vibrating with excitement, she took the Collingswood Shakespeare Company keychain off her key ring and handed it to me. I turn around and say, "Mr Stewart, may I give you something?" And these totally awesome girls in front of me actually moved aside so I could get a clear shot.

He did eventually turn to me and take my playbill and my pen that is shaped like Shakespeare.

"What's this?" he said, smiling at the pen.

"It's my Shakespeare pen."

"Oh, your lucky Shakespeare pen?"

It is now, I think.

He signs my playbill with his own pen, and as he hands it back to me I hand him the keychain. "This is from our Shakespeare company," I say, proud to notice my voice isn't shaking, although my hand is. I also blather something about how much I enjoyed the show. He thanks me, and takes the keychain, again with a smile.

[livejournal.com profile] kirathaune also got his autograph, and had the presence of mind to tell him we'd been the witches once, which was totally cool.

So YAY! Patrick Stewart autograph! And maybe, just maybe, he will notice our website on the keychain and check us out.

It could happen!

I also have to tell you about the funniest thing that happened the entire day, but I will cut it, as this is getting long.

Read more... )
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Aww...Greg Wiggle is sick )

Poor Greg Page aka the Yellow Wiggle. He's such a nice guy. I don't need to tell you how much the Wiggles meant to this family. I wonder if they'll just stop, of if they'll replace Greg. I almost would rather they stopped, but I'm a purist like that.
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Aww...Greg Wiggle is sick )

Poor Greg Page aka the Yellow Wiggle. He's such a nice guy. I don't need to tell you how much the Wiggles meant to this family. I wonder if they'll just stop, of if they'll replace Greg. I almost would rather they stopped, but I'm a purist like that.
charliesmum: (Xena and Gabs (by mesh))
When I was in High School I sang with a group of kids called "The Young Entertainers". We sang 'pop hits' and standards and whatall. One of the people I sang with was Calista Flockhart. Unusually for my family, we actually have a photograph of me singing, and I'm at my parent's house and got out the album and they have a scanner and...well, anyway...





PS, Charlie picked the icon.
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When I was in High School I sang with a group of kids called "The Young Entertainers". We sang 'pop hits' and standards and whatall. One of the people I sang with was Calista Flockhart. Unusually for my family, we actually have a photograph of me singing, and I'm at my parent's house and got out the album and they have a scanner and...well, anyway...





PS, Charlie picked the icon.
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ETA: I got an email back, and it is, indeed, the same guy. So I can officially say I knew the guy who does the music for Lost, among other things. Cool, no?

Last year I mentioned that I might have known Michael Giacchino back when I was in college. He's the guy who does music for Lost, among other things.

I'm 98% sure it is the same guy, based on this photo

(The quality sucks, but you can get a general idea)He's the beardless one.

I've compared it to the photos on his website, and it seems to be a match. I emailed him once before, but never heard, so I tried again. I just want him to respond so I can know for sure, because it's no fun saying "I think I know this famous guy."

He was friends with this guy I was in college with, and when they were seniors in High School they actually made a full length movie that was quite good. Michael was the star. He visited our school a few times, and we hung out during Spring Break because Patrick and Michael lived not too far from me. It is possible we all went to see Star Trek IV together, but I can't remember for sure.

Anyway. I hope he responds this time. It's driving me mad. Every time I see his name on Lost I think, "I knew him! I think. Maybe. Yeah, has to be the same guy. Right?" Like I don't have enough mysteries to deal with on Lost.
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ETA: I got an email back, and it is, indeed, the same guy. So I can officially say I knew the guy who does the music for Lost, among other things. Cool, no?

Last year I mentioned that I might have known Michael Giacchino back when I was in college. He's the guy who does music for Lost, among other things.

I'm 98% sure it is the same guy, based on this photo

(The quality sucks, but you can get a general idea)He's the beardless one.

I've compared it to the photos on his website, and it seems to be a match. I emailed him once before, but never heard, so I tried again. I just want him to respond so I can know for sure, because it's no fun saying "I think I know this famous guy."

He was friends with this guy I was in college with, and when they were seniors in High School they actually made a full length movie that was quite good. Michael was the star. He visited our school a few times, and we hung out during Spring Break because Patrick and Michael lived not too far from me. It is possible we all went to see Star Trek IV together, but I can't remember for sure.

Anyway. I hope he responds this time. It's driving me mad. Every time I see his name on Lost I think, "I knew him! I think. Maybe. Yeah, has to be the same guy. Right?" Like I don't have enough mysteries to deal with on Lost.
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Apparently I am 92% compatible with Steve Martin, and only 52% compatible with Colin Firth.

However, I am 77% compatible with Hugh Laurie, and 72% compatible with Sting. I'm only 33% compatible with Patrick Stewart, which is disappointing.

Jodie Foster and I are 71% compatible.

And I did Calista Flockhart because I knew her when I was in high school and got a 95%. And David Boreanaz and I are 93% compatible.

Oh wait! Forgot Alan Rickman...huh, only 55% The British guys don't seem to like me. I'm sad now.
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Apparently I am 92% compatible with Steve Martin, and only 52% compatible with Colin Firth.

However, I am 77% compatible with Hugh Laurie, and 72% compatible with Sting. I'm only 33% compatible with Patrick Stewart, which is disappointing.

Jodie Foster and I are 71% compatible.

And I did Calista Flockhart because I knew her when I was in high school and got a 95%. And David Boreanaz and I are 93% compatible.

Oh wait! Forgot Alan Rickman...huh, only 55% The British guys don't seem to like me. I'm sad now.
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I know we're all sick of Tom Cruise, so this is the last thing I'll say. I promise. I just want to get it out of my system:

Dear Tom Cruise:

You are an actor. A fairly good one, really, for a while there you were really taking some risks, taking roles other than the 'pin up boy' roles you'd gotten famous for. Remember "Born on the Fourth of July? No one really cared too much about whether or not you were gay, or why your marriages failed. Your job was to be an actor. You did it well, (though I personally have only seen four of your movies) and everyone was happy.

But now you've decided to pull a Mel Gibson and bring your personal beliefs into your professional life, and I don't think you realise how stupid it is making you look.

It's fine if you have personal crusades, and work tirelessly to make sure they get the recognition and help they deserve. Look at Sting. People think Sting, they think Rainforest preservation (or, you know, Tantric sex, but let's not go there) but he doesn't jump up and down on people's couches and shout down interviewers who don't agree with him. He just makes his music, and donates time and money to the causes he believes in, and again, everybody is happy. (Especially Trudy because, you know, tantric sex.)

You, on the other hand, are just being annoying. Really annoying. I'll be the first to say I agree with the idea that some medications are getting prescribed too quickly - I've resisted for awhile now the school system's hints that my son should be on meds. Right now he is doing okay, and I'm not drugging my son just to make the teacher's lives easier. However, if it came to a point where all methods have failed, and he is actually slipping in his recovery, or suffering in school, then I would reconsider it, because I've seen how it can help.

And as for depression, the whole 'snap out of it' philosophy doesn't always work. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be here today if I hadn't been given anti-depressants when I was a little girl. Yes, it shouldn't be the knee-jerk reaction the second someone walks into a doctor's office, but credible psychiatrists usually try other methods first, to make sure that the drugs would be the most appropriate solution. And maybe if my grandmother had gotten medications, she wouldn't have shot herself to death when I was fifteen. (And until you carry a baby for 40 weeks, and give birth to it, and have all the hormones in your body go crazy while at the same time you are adjusting to getting zero sleep because the baby is up every hour needing to be fed, just shut up about Post-Partum depression being solved by vitamins.)

You've already proven yourself a gullible idiot by playing the "Nazi" card when it comes to psychiatry. Just because L. Ron Hubbard said it doesn't mean it's true. The man wrote science fiction stories, for Pete's sake. Get a clue.

I truly hope you are actually paying attention to what people on the internet are saying, because I have yet to see anyone really stand up and defend what you said. I'm sure your Scientology buddies are all "You go, girl" but so far the average person thinks you're an idiot.

Oh, and War of the Worlds? I'm sure it's a great movie, after all, it did well when it was called Independence Day.

Done now.

Love from [livejournal.com profile] charliesmum
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I know we're all sick of Tom Cruise, so this is the last thing I'll say. I promise. I just want to get it out of my system:

Dear Tom Cruise:

You are an actor. A fairly good one, really, for a while there you were really taking some risks, taking roles other than the 'pin up boy' roles you'd gotten famous for. Remember "Born on the Fourth of July? No one really cared too much about whether or not you were gay, or why your marriages failed. Your job was to be an actor. You did it well, (though I personally have only seen four of your movies) and everyone was happy.

But now you've decided to pull a Mel Gibson and bring your personal beliefs into your professional life, and I don't think you realise how stupid it is making you look.

It's fine if you have personal crusades, and work tirelessly to make sure they get the recognition and help they deserve. Look at Sting. People think Sting, they think Rainforest preservation (or, you know, Tantric sex, but let's not go there) but he doesn't jump up and down on people's couches and shout down interviewers who don't agree with him. He just makes his music, and donates time and money to the causes he believes in, and again, everybody is happy. (Especially Trudy because, you know, tantric sex.)

You, on the other hand, are just being annoying. Really annoying. I'll be the first to say I agree with the idea that some medications are getting prescribed too quickly - I've resisted for awhile now the school system's hints that my son should be on meds. Right now he is doing okay, and I'm not drugging my son just to make the teacher's lives easier. However, if it came to a point where all methods have failed, and he is actually slipping in his recovery, or suffering in school, then I would reconsider it, because I've seen how it can help.

And as for depression, the whole 'snap out of it' philosophy doesn't always work. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be here today if I hadn't been given anti-depressants when I was a little girl. Yes, it shouldn't be the knee-jerk reaction the second someone walks into a doctor's office, but credible psychiatrists usually try other methods first, to make sure that the drugs would be the most appropriate solution. And maybe if my grandmother had gotten medications, she wouldn't have shot herself to death when I was fifteen. (And until you carry a baby for 40 weeks, and give birth to it, and have all the hormones in your body go crazy while at the same time you are adjusting to getting zero sleep because the baby is up every hour needing to be fed, just shut up about Post-Partum depression being solved by vitamins.)

You've already proven yourself a gullible idiot by playing the "Nazi" card when it comes to psychiatry. Just because L. Ron Hubbard said it doesn't mean it's true. The man wrote science fiction stories, for Pete's sake. Get a clue.

I truly hope you are actually paying attention to what people on the internet are saying, because I have yet to see anyone really stand up and defend what you said. I'm sure your Scientology buddies are all "You go, girl" but so far the average person thinks you're an idiot.

Oh, and War of the Worlds? I'm sure it's a great movie, after all, it did well when it was called Independence Day.

Done now.

Love from [livejournal.com profile] charliesmum
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So this guy [livejournal.com profile] mabfan had something he sent to Neil Gaiman posted on Gaiman's blog, and since he turned out to be a fellow LJer who is an actual published author I asked if I could friend him, and he said yes. Because, well, it's cool to have an actual published author on my friends list, and he posts interesting things. So a couple of days ago he asked for people to send him some names for 8 futuristic assassins (he writes Sci-Fi) and if he can he'd acknowledge the person who's name he chose in his book. I thought that sounded like fun, so I suggested this: This may be too obvious/religious, but I always liked Kali - Hindu goddess of dissolution and destruction. Her other name was Parvati, which might be less obvious but people may think you got it from Harry Potter.

Well, lo and behold he picked my name as one of his choices. I don't know exactly why I find that so cool, but I do. So one of his assassin's code names is going to be Kali. Wee!

And I broke down and joined [livejournal.com profile] lost_tv because I want more places to go to talk about the show, and I don't think I want to join TwOP. Someone posted an interview with one of the writers, and the writer is quoted as saying But the fact that everybody met each other before is something we're really threading into it," he says. It's the eternal question posed by Echo & the Bunnymen, it's fate up against the will. I love that he referenced Echo and the Bunnymen, an obscure 80's synth group that I used to play on the radio when I was a DJ at college. (ooh! Another sign that something is trying to tell me somebody)

Speaking of Lost, I'm pretty sure I knew this guy Michael Giacchino who has composed some music for Lost. And the Incredibles.
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So this guy [livejournal.com profile] mabfan had something he sent to Neil Gaiman posted on Gaiman's blog, and since he turned out to be a fellow LJer who is an actual published author I asked if I could friend him, and he said yes. Because, well, it's cool to have an actual published author on my friends list, and he posts interesting things. So a couple of days ago he asked for people to send him some names for 8 futuristic assassins (he writes Sci-Fi) and if he can he'd acknowledge the person who's name he chose in his book. I thought that sounded like fun, so I suggested this: This may be too obvious/religious, but I always liked Kali - Hindu goddess of dissolution and destruction. Her other name was Parvati, which might be less obvious but people may think you got it from Harry Potter.

Well, lo and behold he picked my name as one of his choices. I don't know exactly why I find that so cool, but I do. So one of his assassin's code names is going to be Kali. Wee!

And I broke down and joined [livejournal.com profile] lost_tv because I want more places to go to talk about the show, and I don't think I want to join TwOP. Someone posted an interview with one of the writers, and the writer is quoted as saying But the fact that everybody met each other before is something we're really threading into it," he says. It's the eternal question posed by Echo & the Bunnymen, it's fate up against the will. I love that he referenced Echo and the Bunnymen, an obscure 80's synth group that I used to play on the radio when I was a DJ at college. (ooh! Another sign that something is trying to tell me somebody)

Speaking of Lost, I'm pretty sure I knew this guy Michael Giacchino who has composed some music for Lost. And the Incredibles.
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On CNN: Hilary Swank fined for bearing forbidden fruit

If I were Jon Stewart I'd probably come up with all kinds of amusing jokes about the Garden of Eden, but I'm not that clever.

You guys are though! Go for it!
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On CNN: Hilary Swank fined for bearing forbidden fruit

If I were Jon Stewart I'd probably come up with all kinds of amusing jokes about the Garden of Eden, but I'm not that clever.

You guys are though! Go for it!

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