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  • I …for the first time in my life saw a Cotton Tree. He was growing in my friends yard and he stood so tall. I was sitting on her third floor balcony and I was looking up at the beautiful cotton balls that […]

  • Another recommendation from my sister who happens to be an expert on all things gory.

    There are 3 episodes during this first season. It is like no other Dracula movie out there. The 2 main characters in the […]

    • dracula was pretty good. i’ve just started octoberfest – beer & blood. its pretty good so far too. well produced, good music, edgy plot & characters. check it out on netflix πŸ˜‰

      • I will let my sister know about this. I am not so much into blood and gore unless it’s a Tarantino movie. But if the story line is good….I can tolerate it. I will give it a shot.
        YES….I enjoyed this version of Dracula. LOVE Sister Agatha. And liked how this Dracula was sort of a nod to a Boris Karloff type of Dracula.

    • Yes….creepy with some dark humor.

    • You will love this show.

    • There was a 3 part Dracula series on the BBC in January past, I wonder if it’s the same one?

      It begins when a character called Jonathan Harker visits a decrepit old man (Dracula) in Transylvania on the pretence of doing legal work for him. But he’s really been asked there for one thing, and as the days go by the old man gets younger while Harker gets more and more withered and sick.

      Probably the best modern take on the Dracula legend that I’ve ever seen. It was creepy as hell.

      • It sounds exactly like the one I posted. But I take it you are unable to see the video clip?
        I’ll try and post a photo of the characters in the post so we know for sure.
        And YES….creepy and funny.

        • I can’t see the video.

          It says: “VIDEO UNAVAILABLE the uploader has not made this available in your country.” That’s an odd thing given that the 3 part series was made and produced here in the UK!?

          Ah! Update. I can now see a picture below the video box – it is the same program.

    • I have been into vampires since my teens, but only recently read Dracula. I didn’t think I would like it because I normally like books where the vampire is the hero, or at least the conflicted person. Dracula always struck me as an evil being.

      When I read it, however, I found that I actually kind of enjoyed it so I might just check this series of 3 shows out and see if I turn out to enjoy it also.

      • Something tells me you will enjoy this. Let me know if you watch it.

        • Oh, I watched it and liked it. I am wondering what they can possibly do for another year though. I mean they are in present now, and well, you know the story so you can guess why I am wondering.

          • yeah…..you’re right. What can they do? I mean…present can go on for sometime if they keep a good story line going. Throw in flashback stories…..hmmmm. I don’t know if they would work. Maybe leaving it the way it ended might be the best thing. BUT…that is why great writers make the big bucks…cause they can create an amazing story line.
            Ah well……lets see what happens.

            • Yeah, I think if they want to, they can find something to keep us involved. Maybe a flash back to how Dracula got how he is….his backstory. I know that Anne Rice started out with a “simple” newspaper person interviewing a vampire, and it grew over time into about 20 or so books. That vampire that was interviewed by the reporter had met other vampires who had met others, and it kept going.

              I am still, to this day, finding books that I had never read before. So it can be done. I just have trouble picturing how it would work on this one.

              Time will tell.

              Oh and by the way, I see you said that you don’t like scary movies. I don’t consider vampire movies or books scary. In fact, I may have told you that I got over my fear of storms by watching a vampire show called Dark Shadows. I just imagined myself at Collinwood in a secret room dealing with the vampire, who was obviously in love with me etc….and the fear of storms just went away. There was always a storm at Collinwood. Speaking of which, I found Dracula very handsome also. (grin)

    • I love vampire novels to. Recently watched The Vampire Diaries and Shadowhunters on Netflix.

      • Were they good? I am not really into Vampire shows….but my sister is. She loves scary movies. She is always giving me movie recommendations that I rarely watch. But I did watch this one and liked it.

        • You bet! I loved it so much that I watched it three times. My daughter was like, “Are you crazy, Mama?” LOL. I have also watched True Blood.

          • Oh, I loved True Blood so much. Have you watched the entire thing including the last season? If you have, I have something to say…I don’t want to give away a spoiler if you haven’t.

          • My sons still can’t believe I watch “The Real Housewives” And I still get embarrassed when I say I do πŸ˜‰
            So I get it.

  • Of course there is still smoke from the northern fires…..but it was so wonderful to be at the beach. I had to zoom in because there were so many Cruise Ships floating out there….

    I absolutely LOVE […]

    • Oh my! Another one of those pictures that make me want to be somewhere I’m not!

      • I love those kinds of pictures too.
        Do you remember looking through a ViewFinder? Some were little stories that had beautiful castles….and I always wanted to walk through those scenes. WHICH is impossible because they were created scenes. But some were so amazing.

    • I could live right THERE forever.

    • I did have a wonderful relaxed time…Thank You.

    • Coronado.

  • I saw a story on the news a few months ago about these social bubbles. You have to completely trust everyone in the bubble ….must be someone who takes being safe as seriously as you do. You can take hikes […]

    • I don’t have social bubbles as such. I see some restaurant workers a lot but for the most part most of my interaction is on the phone or computer.

      • Well…it is my first time venturing out with friends for social reasons. I have been out shopping and it felt so nice to interact with people (from a distance of course)

    • Thanks πŸ˜‰ I do hope we have a good time too….cause I will admit I am a bit wary and still am convincing myself that we will all be safe.

      I hope you all stay safe at your workplace.

  • Ok….so it’s only one shirt each. My sons already told me…”PLEASE don’t become one of those crazy ladies that always dresses her animals”

    • Well…….the older cat did his usual flop to the ground and just lay there for a bit. SHE….actually didn’t mind at all. I think it may have been because she did visit the groomer recently and had the β€œlion” shave. So she keeps looking for places to snuggle to get warm. He eventually started to walk around like normal.
      I had seen a video of people whose cats wear shirts and don’t mind. So I figure I would try it.

  • mercy rains

    the storm has been gentled into a softy constant patter on the roof..

    it falls almost straight to the place below..

    not enough wind to push the weight of it aside..

    I have come to realize […]

  • Sad was September 13th. The day my father died. He fought long and hard for the last couple years. I am still in disbelief he won’t be sitting around the bon fire, or coming over for Christmas or too see my […]

  • Such a sad day. I turned everything off to process this great loss. I was unbelievably sad and did not want to hear anything on any news channel. My heart is so heavy….. She was so remarkable.

    And of course […]

    • When I came home, yesterday, and found out she had passed, my first reaction was sadness, I actually felt tears coming up, and I NEVER do that about a public figure, either political or entertainment world. The next thing was fear and dread about who would take her place.

  • I was getting my hair done today and my stylist was playing Madonna & Lisa Lisa and we were laughing about the good old days.

    When we were in high school we would cross the border and dance the night away in […]

  • Well….here in America we can replace his use of “Brexit” with our upcoming election. Actually this message is worth spreading in general.

    There is common ground with all of us. I mentioned somewhere in the […]

    • I have always found it fascinating that we as humans can build fabulous bridges that span the banks of a river or gorge, but building one to span our own differences is so difficult and seemingly out of reach.

      • No, I can’t, I tried but can’t just say no comment. I have to say that if a group of people, like those that support the current administration are intent on destroying my equal rights…I am not going to “reach across the aisle. i honestly believe that some people are, in fact, a threat to my well-being, and I won’t be what I consider dumb enough not to respond accordingly. If some one breaks into my home, I am going to try to get away from them and get the police involved, I am not going to set down and and try to reason with them.

        The same holds true for those who want to hurt me on the political and economic front, like, in my opinion those that support trump do. No, I won’t compromise, they are my adversary and I will avoid when able, discuss other things when I can and get along in that fashion, but I will not compromise my political beliefs.

      • I believe it is out of reach with a “few”. With “most”….I believe it will take years of discussion to start to find common ground and new vision to grow from there. Maybe my great grandkids will see that happen πŸ˜‰

    • No comment. πŸ™‚

    • Ok all of the above from me was meant for Monica, although It looked like some might have looked like it was Julie. To Monica, I would say, I have the experience to back up my statement. People that are gungho for trump almost always label me a commie, and I in turn see them as Nazi’s. Now do I have acquaintances or even “friends” that are republican, …probably. But we don’t discuss politics.

      When someone can only talk politics, and they are for trump and his administration, we do not, and will continue not to be friends…it just won’t happen. Yes, I have deleted some “facebook friends” because they are so far away from me politically that I see no point in communicating with them. I will simply fight politically for what I see as right and leave them alone totally. I have relatives that I am sure probably voted for trump, and may again this November…how do we get along? Well, we don’t talk about politics but then we barely talk about anything so that is no problem..

      That is the one issue that I do not see common cause with…I am for gay, Hispanic and Muslim rights and very very few of the trump supporters that I have ever met are. In fact I see a lot of hate and venom coming at me…even when they simply know who I am. I am human enough to feel anger right back…

      You will remember here that there at one time 3 of us that were political recently. One I agreed with, one I didn’t….vehemently didn’t. After one or two interactions, I simply adopted the “ignore” policy with the one I didn’t agree with, and stopped my own political posts…at least here on, I am plenty political on other sites, but even there I stay within my lane and don’t go “yelling at the unmovable on the other side of the aisle”…that just gets me as bruised as it does them. And the one that I almost totally agreed with….disappeared and I let him go without trying to hold on to him, because he kept talking…make that slamming the one that I ignore because I realized that he, also, was somebody I would never agree with.

      And the “one love” thing here….I can’t say I truly love those that I view as my enemies, but I can ignore them….and not bother them…I take the “I won’t attack if they don’t attack me” approach. That is the best I can do. πŸ™‚ Especially right now as I see our nation falling to pieces because of what is going on at the top of the structure in this country.

      I wish there was a way of deleting extra comments on this page…I would delete the other two I made. I admit, I am voliate, and react and then realize maybe there was a better way of expressing it…

      • ::: kicking my heels off::::

        :::Taking my earrings off::::

        :::pulling my hair into a pony tail:::

        You calling me out LEFTY!?!?!?

        BRING IT!

        πŸ˜‰

        Of course you know I am teasing. I am going to make a Starbucks run before they close but I will be back to rumble with you. You know I get what you are saying. But you are not getting all I am thinking because I don’t think I was very clear on that.

        • now, I said I only rumble with them as wanna rumble…now I can rumble right back if it comes to me…

          kiddin…sora.

          • No one asked you to compromise any of your beliefs. You have them…..we all have them. What he is asking is something that I do..and that’s just see each other as HUMANS. And that’s a start. Of course we can not reach the extremist. Extremist are on all sides. We can’t reach them….so if we are so lucky to work with a few on the other side…that few grows to a few more….eventually we leave those extremist in their own little corner to stew in their misery. It’s a long LONG battle here…one that we know we won’t see the end of in our lifetime. And NOT all Republicans are the same. I learned YEARS ago not to paint everyone in certain groups with a broad brush.

            Now I need to apologize for not signing back on after my Starbucks run. When I got home I had missed The Real Housewives of New York Reunion. And I also missed last weeks show. Luckily I had them recorded and needed to catch up. Yes Lefty….The NY Housewives are my guilty pleasure. I can’t tell anyone I watch them because I feel so silly to be caught up with them.
            Anyhow….AFTER I caught up with the girls I was HUNGRY. I am doing a few days of the Plant Based meals and vegetables don’t keep me full. So…I pulled out everything I could from the fridge and made a DELICIOUS salad. Luckily my son was up and ate half of it because it was HUGE and I didn’t want to have to feed the rabbits again.

            I don’t blame you for feeling the way you do. Every “people” has their soldiers.
            I have 2 gay sisters who I always stand up for. I stand for their rights. In our culture Two Spirited people have always been just a regular part of our communities. And to see people so against them is ignorance at it’s finest. And if we break that argument down it leads to belief systems. And yada yada yada……it goes on and on. Something you and I both understand and something I don’t want to get into here.
            As for our rumble…..I don’t rumble. But when I was younger and feeling feisty….I easily can toy with people. Geeez….I remember those days. I was young and bored obviously. And NOT on Thoughts. Anyhow….
            I do like the dramatics of the kicking my heels off and taking my earring off. I learned that from the housewives πŸ˜‰

            If I know someone is so set in their beliefs…..I can easily talk Unicorns πŸ˜‰

            • I admit that I am pretty set in my beliefs, and my solution is to avoid those that I know before even beginning the discussion are going to be on the other side. But then, that is also a function of my upbringing along with my life experiences.

              As you say, there may be some “on the other side” that I could have a discussion….although I doubt that they are at the level of being pro-trump, but certainly at least moderate Republicans, but see, my experience is slanted so far toward those who immediately go to attack and hate, that I find it easily not to even engage…to stay in my roadway and ignore those on the other side as much as possible, which doesn’t mean the people all together but does include anything about politics or human rights.

              I went to a counselor one time who told me point blank, that I am the type person who will be caring and even loving and reasonable as long as the people around me are that way…but if they start “taking their earrings and jewelry off and getting to rumble”…for real….I am right there with them, ready to tangle. (verbally anyway)

    • And I guess I decided that ….being “ready to tangle, verbally” or to stop engaging, was not such a bad way to be. πŸ™‚

      • If I weren’t on the payroll I would dive into the mud with you….. 🤣 But I think our mud would be sauna mud because we pretty much see eye to eye for the most part.
        As for being a caring and loving person until we aren’t….uh huh….that’s also me. Just because we are nice and caring some people will take advantage of that. So we kinda have to keep some type of guard up just to show people…don’t cross my line.
        We could yell at each other…”HOLD ME BACK” 😤

        Lefty… one day we really need to have a glass of wine. 🤗

    • The above was supposed to be “laughing my ass off”…but I think I got that wrong…**sigh**

      • I spent a whole minute trying to decipher that. I know I am behind in this hip text lingo….but I thought you knew some cool new phrase πŸ˜‰

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