Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Testing, Is Anybody There?

I'm so tech challenged, it's not funny. It's frustrating because I'm sort of a closet geek.

Yes, I want to be a Geek like Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory"

I thought that you would like to see one of the videos.

I've been doing the weekly review for Biff Bam Pop! on the AMC hit, "The Walking Dead".

"The Walking Dead-Season 3- Episode 3

Great show and you can read my reviews on the Biff Bam Pop! site above. In fact, check out all the
articles submitted by some amazing writers on everything from movies, t.v. shows, comic books, books, music, etc.

Biff Bam Pop!

What started this rambling? Until I get my computer back, I'm using my husband's laptop. I wanted to download a song from Rhapsody for my MP3 and couldn't.

American Horror is coming on soon and I'm going to get my bath and watch it.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricanes and Melancholia


Today I awoke to find the power out. We’re expecting a hurricane, but it had not arrived yet, so what happened? By the time I headed to the kitchen for my coffee, the power came back on only to go off again fifteen minutes later.

“Do you have the generator ready?” I ask hubby after the lights came back on a second time.

“Yes, we’re set to go if we lose power long term.” His plans are to make sure that the sump pump, refrigerator and freezer stay on.
But I still worried about us losing power, so I collected all my candles, flashlights and matches together and put them where we could easily find them, next to the row of gallon size bottles of water, jars of peanut butter and canned foods. Hey, I’m prepared for the zombie apocalypse. Speaking of which, Episode Three of “The Walking Dead” is on tonight and I’ll be writing my review of the show for Biff Bam Pop! after the show. That’s if we still have power.
Today, I decided to watch a movie on cable that was out in the theatre, but I had missed seeing it. It’s called Melancholia.
This film which premiered in 2011 was directed by Lars Von Trier.
It starred Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard (Eric of True Blood) and Kiefer Sutherland.

It is a beautiful movie revolving around the wedding of Justine (Dunst) and Michael (Skarsgard), the relationship between the sisters, Justine and Claire (Gainsbourg) and the large planet moving closer into Earth’s path.
Take my word; you’ll want to see this for yourself. It’s on cable and what better time to watch this show than with a serious hurricane heading your way.
So, play it safe and stay inside. Also, check on your elderly neighbors. See you after the storm.
Look for my review on Monday at

Friday, October 26, 2012

Episode Thirty-nine of Lilith's Escape


Lilith instructed Edward to use the oars and not the motor on the row boat. “We don’t want to attract any attention to us,” she warned.

Edward’s arms were aching by the time they had crossed over to the other side of the river.
“Pull the boat over to the side and cover it with the camouflage net,” Lilith ordered. While he did this, he noticed her speaking into a small hand held object.

“Who were you talking to and what is that in your hand?” Edward asked Lilith when she had finished her conversation.

When she realized why he was puzzled, she laughed. “I’m sorry. I forget that you’re from the past. This is a cell phone and I’ve just contacted our team.”

“So, it's like a walkie talkie?” he asked and took the phone into his hand.
“Better,” she replied and watched as he examined the phone.

 He pressed a symbol on the screen and when mapping coordinates opened up, he asked, “Is this showing where we are?”
“There are satellites up there that can pinpoint our exact location. They’re here, come on,” she said and walked towards the barbed wire fence.
Edward gave one last glance over his shoulder to where the statue of Liberty once stood. He couldn’t shake the feeling that his own beloved England was in the same disintegration as the States. Holding the phone in his hand, he hurried after Lilith and towards the two people standing in the shadows.
“Who the hell is he?” the male warrior asked Lilith.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012



Okay, so last Friday was my daughter and son-in-law’s wedding anniversary and I stayed with the boys while the parents went out to celebrate.

The youngest of the three, Nathan, the “boy wonder” who now sports a cast asked me to play a card game with him. “Sure, want to play poker?” I ask.
“No, granny, let’s play Yu-Gi-Oh.”
“I never heard of it. What is it?” I ask, but I do remember buying him cards for Christmas last year.

“I’ll show you,” he replies and then plops a tin can on the table.

Joshua who happened to walk into the kitchen for a snack begins to laugh. “Nathan, granny is not going to understand how to play this in one night. Pick another game.”

But Nathan’s poor puppy dog expression touches this grandmother’s heart strings and I reply, “I’m okay, Josh. How hard can this game be?” Ha!

Now I need to give you a little history of the game before I go any further with the story.

Yu-Gi-Oh is a Japanese collectible card game developed and published by Konami. The game is based on the fictional game of Duel Monsters created by manga artist, Kazuki Takahashi.
 Two players duel each other using different cards representing Monsters, Spells, and Traps. The object is to win life points. Sound easy? Not really as you’ll soon see…

Nathan puts down four cards, 3 are face down and one card, face up. “Gran, you do the same with yours and read the bottom of the card. It tells you the level rank and point system.”

“I can’t read this writing. It’s too small,” I reply.

Nathan runs to the kitchen cabinet and pulls out a magnifying glass for me to use, but it takes me awhile to make out the writing. “Gran, you have to put your card down on either an attack position or a defense position,” Nathan urges me.
“Can’t we play poker? It’s hard to read these cards,” I counter.

“Please,” he begs. I do what any loving granny does and I try to play.

“I win,” I shout out after placing a dragon card on attack position against his monster.
“No, you didn’t,” he counters. “Read the card.”

“But I have a dragon,” I reply. At this point, Nathan calls for help.

Joshua comes in and tries to explain the Yu-Gi-Oh rules to me, but even though he is helping me with the cards, I have this vague feeling that we could probably bring peace to the Middle East, much faster and with fewer rules. Trying to be a good sport, I suffer on and play the game, which by the way, I’m losing, big time.  My oldest grandson comes home from his job and walks into the kitchen for something to eat.
“How did you con granny into playing this game?” He inquires, laughing hysterically.

“That’s what I’m trying to figure out,” I reply. I now have all three boys helping me, but I still have no idea what I’m doing and I’m feeling really stupid. I was eventually saved from further humiliation by the arrival home of my daughter and her husband.

As I walked out the door, Nathan yells out, “We can play Yu-Gi-Oh again tomorrow when you come over.”

I need to hide those cards.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Amazing Accident Prone Family

Today is my daughter ReRe and her husband Jim's wedding anniversary. They've been married for 21 years. Happy Anniversay and please try to stay unbroken for the next 21 years. Love Mom


I posted a blog in May about my daughter and her husband almost meeting the Grim Reaper while riding a four wheel quad. They were on a mini vacation with two of the boys when the accident happened. Jim had over two hundred staples in his leg.
 Today he is doing better, although he likes to tease people by telling them he was bitten by a shark.
My daughter’s shoulder never healed. The clavicle would not mend. So she had to have a plate put in.
While healing from this surgery, her son, my youngest grandson and part of the Desperadoes,
 was hurt in an accident at school while playing cops and robbers on a sliding board.  He broke his wrist and has a badly sprained foot.
I mentioned to my daughter that she may want to get her family blessed by a priest.
 Maybe she can have them packaged in Styrofoam.
Get better ReRe and Nathan.

Episode Thirty-eight of Lilith's Escape


“I know you will,” Edward replied as he held her tight, breathing in her scent. “So…where do we go from here?” Edward asked after she slid out of his embrace.

“We find my friends,” Lilith replied. She pulled off her jumpsuit and threw it in the trunk next to Edward’s. After Edward slammed the trunk shut, Lilith set the controls that made the car invisible. “The air smells worse since the last time I was here. I’ll be fine, but you might need to protect yourself.”

“I’m okay for now, but tell me more about these friends of yours. Are they immortals?”
“No, they’re human and part of the underground resistance, but right now we need to search for the boat. They have it hidden near the dock.”
They finally located the boat hidden under some torn camouflage netting next to an old shed. It was a beat up small row boat and Edward was somewhat concerned that they would sink before making it across the river. “Why not use your magic to get us to the other side?”
“Did you ever play chess?” She answered his question with one of her own.


“Well…the Creator has decided to up the game with the Fallen One.”
“What are you getting at?” Edward wasn’t so sure he wanted to hear the explanation and besides he noticed that Lilith’s color was turning pale. She would need to feed and soon.
“I go into this battle for mankind with a diminished power. The dice have been rolled and the new rules for this game, set.”

Edward was angry. “How are we to beat these men if your powers are gone?”

“By playing heaven and hell against each other. Now hurry, I need to feed and soon.”

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Witchie Women


So on October 13th, my friends and I went to the Witches Ball in Mt. Holly, New Jersey.


                                        Here is Rita and I while we wait for our friend, Jean.

It was more crowded than normal and I think the word is spreading on how much fun you can have at the Mt. Holly events.
                                           Don’t forget this is where the Ghost Hunter Store is.
The town also had entertainment throughout the night, but unfortunately, too crowded to get up close.
Wednesday was a very strange day for me, mostly because I took the wrong medication. I had left my Excedrin P.M. on the kitchen counter by mistake the night before, won’t do that ever again. So you can imagine my surprise when I had realized what I had done. I can’t really list the names that I called myself for messing up like that.
I relaxed on the sofa and watched a little T.V. while I waited for the sleepiness to pass. One of the shows that I happened to click on to was called “Return of the Living Dead”?
Did I ever see this before, couldn’t remember, probably due to the meds, so because I love just about everything zombie, I watched the show. It was really funny or maybe when you’re feeling a little looney tuney, everything seems funny. Here is a sample of the show:

Last night, I went with my Ghost Hunting, Steampunking friends to the Old Tavern in Philly to learn about becoming reenactors of the Revolution War at Fort Mifflin.
 Check out this site on Fort Mifflin and make a point to visit soon. It's all about our history. 


We met a lot of new people who were dressed in very authentic looking clothing of the American Revolution time period. While there, I commented to my friends that we may be a little too wild for this more seemingly dignified group. The discussion led to what type of persona would we like to take on. My idea of camp followers was quickly shot down as was my suggestion to go as a French Courtesan…darn.
Anyway we’ll have to brush up on our history facts, not a big deal since we are history buffs. We like the group and want to try it out. There will be a reenactment of one of the Revolutionary battles fought at Fort Mifflin in November and my friends have offered to help the group cook the dinner meal. I wonder if they’ll notice me dressed as a pirate or that fact that I’m not that great a cook.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Weekly review of "The Walking Dead"

I'll be posting a weekly review of "The Walking Dead" for Biff Bam Pop! This is a really cool show and I hope that you'll enjoy my take on the show. Drop in on the Biff Bam Pop! site and check out the fabulous writers and articles.

And of course we have the granddaddy of all zombie movies:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Strange Sights in the Sky and Bad Boo-boo's


This week was not one of my best. It was the type of week where you want to hide under the covers.

There is something going around and I catch everything, so of course, I caught the bug.
Thursday night, my husband and I headed to a friend’s house to pay a visit. We were on route 55 heading to Mullica Hill, when we saw what looked like a comet in the sky. We kept an eye on the object as long as we could and I thought that there would be something about this in the news, but no???
A friend of mine mentioned of facebook about something she had seen, but I wasn’t sure if it was the same night. Aliens?  NASA? or Space X?

Yesterday at school my daughter’s youngest son (Nathan, the ten year old who thinks that he’s eighteen) was badly hurt. All I could get on this is that he was playing tag on the sliding board during recess.
                                                     Here he is in the hospital.


Nathan has a broken wrist and badly sprained ankle. Sorry about your accident, Nathan. Granny is on the way with hugs and kisses.


I’m going to the Witches Ball in Mt. Holly tonight if all goes well. I’ll keep you all posted if I see any other strange sights in the sky, but if you don’t hear from me for a couple of days, don’t worry.
It just means that my family came to take me home.