…Errol Flynn… bah!

I was sitting with my laptop’s desktop up (a photo of Basil Rathbone from Captain Blood) and I was just about to go back to typing, when my friend Mr. Jeff came sauntering by and, seeing my desktop, exclaimed “Errol Flynn!!!” in passing.

“Not Errol Flynn!” I growled. “Basil Rathbone!!! Basil Rathbone’s better than Errol Flynn!!!!” I cried after him.

He made little to no reaction… just like a man…tumblr_mav631zv0B1rvd5iy

To mistake Basil Rathbone for Errol Flynn! How DARE he! The utter HORROR of it!jhUninformed people!tumblr_lwjyzw0luN1r50nwho1_250You drive me so nuts!!tumblr_mmfzgyAB0L1rmk2iso4_r2_250

Random happy things

 

It smells like my grandpa in my kitchen because my sister warmed up day old coffee! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPINESS!happy sigh...And it’s my guinea pig Harold’s birthday today!! He’s one year old!!

catI listened to a bunch of Blimey Cow episodes on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/blimeycow/videos?view=0) today, which always makes me laugh! (which if you haven’t checked out, check it out now!) They are so funny!martin laughI finally found someone who likes old radio programs – INCLUDING BASIL RATHBONE’S SHERLOCK HOLMES PROGRAMS!!!yayAND…and…and…I don’t really know…I’m just happy today…kirk smileProbably won’t last for long, but WHO CARES!!!!!david burke watson

Person of Interest Season 2 Finale

Wow…what a season…number one faintOh my gosh…writers – cruel sense of humourFinch and Grace and Nathan and Reese and Carter and…and…crying spock 1

All the flashbacks with Nathan, and – and the bomb…and then Grace thinking he was dead… and Finch asking the Machine if it knew about Nathan… and then Reese seeing the photo of Jessica… and the poor dude who was in the room where the machine was and then got shot…I need a hug…tearsYou know, I’ve never wanted someone on a TV show to die as much as I want Root to die. I celebrated when Shaw shot her but then – SHE DIDN’T DIE!! I was like – so stupidShe should have DIED! (hehe…I feel so mercenary now…*blushes*)

I actually didn’t know that Reese and Shaw were so close behind Finch and Root, and when Root pulled a gun on Finch and I was honestly afraid that he was going to get shot – I almost panicked. Actually, it was when they first walked into that empty room where the Machine was supposed to be that I said to myself – start

My shoulders were so tense at the end of that episode…

Oh yeah, and might I mention the summer hiatus!im fine

Where Do I Begin?

A Tribute to Andy Williamsandy_williams_2_Where do I begin? Well, until I heard that he had died, I barely knew he existed.andy_williams_1            I was putting on a record of old-time songs at my grandpa’s house when he handed me a newspaper, turned to the obituary page, and said, “Did you hear Andy Williams died?” I replied with “No, but that’s too bad,” and moved on. After all, I knew I’d heard his name somewhere, but I couldn’t even remember where. It wasn’t until a month or so later when Christmas rolled around and I listened to The Most Wonderful Time of the Year that I remembered the name Andy Williams. I’d always loved the way he sang that classic Christmas song, and how high he went – for I’ve always been a fan of high male vocalists. And so I thought to myself, “Why not check out more Andy Williams?” So I started listening to him sometime in mid December – and I haven’t stopped listening to him since.AW

I’ve had other singers who I started listening to for a few months, and then I gave up – but something was different with Andy – something extra special in the beauty of his clear, smooth tenor voice. Once I started – I knew I’d never be able to stop. Now, I consider Andy my favorite singer, perhaps next to Bing Crosby.Andy-Williams-

Although during his early singing years he got incessantly kidded about his being “stiff” and “unemotional” in his singing style, I find him extremely engaging to watch – I’ve laughed, giggled, smiled, and frowned. I’ve been invigorated and inspired, sobered and soothed, relaxed and refreshed, and even brought to tears by his music, and that’s what I call a good singer.andy-tux(1)            One of my favorite things about Andy Williams is that he could sing in virtually any style he chose – he was best at (and I believe preferred) ballads – but I’ve heard him sing rock, country, jazz, minor and major, fast and slow, happy and sad, and, well, everything.23666m

I love the way he closes his eyes on his high notes, and I enjoy his cute, rigid little hand motions, the way he doubles over and spreads out his arms to bow, his occasional nervousness or awkwardness, his funny grin, his colorful clothes, his sense of humor, his glowing smile, the way he hums along with the music, and I simply cannot get over how he says “measured” with a long a instead of a short e.williams-andy-4fdda9b622c72

To me, Andy Williams is a beautiful person – but I don’t just mean I think he’s handsome; it goes much deeper than that. There’s something else – the hint of his soul that I seem to catch in the back of his eyes – there is a beauty, a goodness, a wholesomeness there, and I like it.ANDY WILLIAMS

That’s what really puts me over the top in enjoying someone’s music – I can take pleasure in a song, but if I don’t believe the singer a good person, I simply will not like it as much as a song that is sung by a person who seems to me, by all accounts, to have been a good person. From the very first time I watched a clip of his show I felt like he was a good person, and that he had the same views, politically and morally, as I had myself. Since then I have discovered that I was right. He said once, “The important things are children, honesty, integrity and faith.” And from all that I know, he lived that out to the best of his ability, even against terrible odds and avid persecution. This simply makes me able to enjoy him and his music all the more.?????????????????????????

I would love to give you lots of links to my favorites of his songs, but that would take way too long, and I wouldn’t be able to narrow it down, so go to YouTube, type Andy Williams in the search bar, and discover the magic for yourself.Andy-Williams-Solitaire

So, in closing up this long, sort of sappy ramble, I’d just like to say – I was never able to hear him sing live on earth – but I hope to see him in heaven someday and hear him singing with the angels.  Andy-Williams

Punched in the Face

Seriously, I just remembered Basil Rathbone’s story about getting punched in the face because he told the guy who was supposed to fake hitting him to make it look more real! Gosh, that looks like it would hurt so bad!

holmes-basil-rathbone-oThis reminds me of what happened to Michael Emerson in LOST, when the guy who was faking the punch miscalculated and actually gave him a black eye!michael-emerson-o Would you think I was really cruel if I said I am laughing really hard right now? 😀

If you wanna see the scene where Emerson get’s punched in the face and hear what it actually sounded like, check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiorgmr002I