Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rest In Peace, Golden Girl

Anyone who knows me, is aware that I absolutely LOVE the Golden Girls. I watched them every week after the Cosby Show years ago when the show first aired, and I still watch the reruns till this day. I am even collecting all of the seasons on DVD.

The Golden Girls can still make you laugh with their timeless wit and humor. I have sat and watched all of the episodes for hours on end, holding my sides while I laughed and laughed. That show is a true classic.

Estelle Getty, a.k.a., Sophia Petrillo, was a star whose mouth made her one of my favorite characters ever on television. Her one-liners were hilarious. She will truly be missed.

Sophia Petrillo had her moments with various characters on the show, but one of the funniest and most memorable "Sophia" episodes for me was, "Yes, We Have No Havanas." The episode involved a Cuban gentleman that Sophia and Blanche were both dating. When Blanche found out that Sophia was also seeing her beau, they agreed to share him. Watch the very funny clip below:

Estelle Getty, a.k.a., Sophia Petrillo, thank you for
being a friend. You were truly a Platinum Golden Girl. :-)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Happening

When I read that M. Night Shyamalan was coming out with another film, I sighed in disgust. The only film I loved by him at that point had been The Sixth Sense. I really liked The Village as well, but I did not really care for his other films.

So naturally when I heard about The Happening, I was hopeful, yet reluctant. But when I went to see this movie last month, I was pleasantly surprised. The Happening is now my favorite film by Night (what his friends call him. :-)

Mark Wahlberg and John Leguizamo star in this film. There are a few points in the movie where the moral of the story gets a little preachy, but overall, I loved it. :-)

If you haven't seen this film yet, you should. It was exciting to watch. It had gore, drama, suspense, etc.

***Spoiler Alert***

I got that Mark Wahlberg and his wife, played by Zooey Deschanel, were having marital problems, but it was never fully fleshed out. An affair was hinted at, but I wanted to know fo sure. Why mention it if you don't plan to elaborate on it? Especially since it seemed to add to the drama of their rocky relationship.

Have you already seen this film? If so, what do you think about it?
In any case, I recommend that you see this film. It offers social commentary, and I find that refreshing. Thanks for this film, M. Night Shyamalan. :-)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Supernatural Occurrences

Hi guys. Sorry I didn't post last week, but I have been ridiculously busy. I'll explain later ;-) Anyhoo, on to this week's topic.

Have you or anyone you know, ever experience a supernatural occurrence? Even if you haven't or don't know of anyone who has, please weigh in on this topic anyway. I'd like to know what you guys think about it? Are you a skeptic or believer? Somewhere in between?

I am a mega fan of the awesome TV series, Supernatural. Sam and Dean are made of awesomeness. Especially, Dean. :-)

I'm just waiting for the producers or directors to realize that I'd like to write an episode of Supernatural. :-/ LOL.

So, what have you guys experienced? Please share your supernatural occurrences with us!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

And The Winner Is...

Hi guys, thank you so much for participating in my first contest ever. I certainly hope it won't be the last. ;-) Well, I plan to give away copies of my books whenever I am published. :-) And my writer friends will be glad to contribute some of theirs as well. Hey, so this won't be the last time.

Don't forget that Brandon Massey's book, DON'T EVER TELL is in stores today!!

Oh, and last but not least, the winner of my contest is--- Laughing Wolf! Okay, Laughing Wolf, e-mail me (address in my profile) your address. You've just won a signed copy of Brandon Massey's ARC for his new book, DON'T EVER TELL. :-) Congratulations.