Miss Penny Lane

I always tell the girls, never take it seriously.
If ya never take it seriously, ya never get hurt.
Ya never get hurt, ya always have fun...
And if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Scary Movies Part 2

the yr was 1982. i was 11. i made my dad take me to see Poltergeist. i never liked clowns then. i sure as hell don't now. or leafless trees outside my bedroom window, for that matter.

i still love saying "mommy, where are you, mommy? i can't see you mommy!" into a box fan--that never got old at summer camp. "stay away from the light, carole ann!"

the little woman, tangina; omg! she was so creepy. "It lies to her. It tells her things only a child can understand. It's been using her to restrain the others. To her, it simply is another child. To us, it is The Beast." why did she always remind me of my grandma martha? not the height, but definitely the hair...and accent.

happy halloween!

until i can spend more time on a proper halloween post, complete w/ old costume photos--if i can find more than 2--here's one of MPL's haunting memories:

1978: dad took me to see halloween in theater. why? because i asked him to. why? because the poster for it was a jack-o-lantern, so i assumed it was a movie about the great pumpkin or something of the like. at least there was a sexual overture... while searching for original HALLOWEEN movie posters, i came across absolutely nothing--NOTHING--that backs up my story. i guess i wanted to see the film b/c i loved fear. the sensation of fear is very interesting. more on that later. in the meantime, here are the 3 main posters for Halloween. which of these convinced my dad that it was an appropriate flick for a 7 1/2 yr old??? :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

sweet sorrow...

...i have a few posts in the works, but all require major (may-jah!) editing; i will not have time to do so for at least the next few days, so this short-nothing serves as just a shameless chance to show a pic of miss katie dog, and to ask that you please check back toward week's end for some new material.

until then, please be well, be kind to one another, and make an effort to do more than just tolerate those with beliefs different from yours. embrace acceptance, people...for reals, yo. btw, to those who care, i still rock all those underroos, and miss y'all like crazy.

here's the sweetest puppy ever...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

omg, seriously?!

i can think of nothing more to say on the subject, so there it is.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

a ridiculously RUDE and, well, pretty stupid looking new trend...

unless you are david beckham, you can not get away with wearing your damn Bluetooth anywhere except in your car or at your desk, when you truly might need your hands to be free while you talk so you can drive or type. sitting at the table with your family at a restaurant--no. walking down the street--no. riding the metro when you don't even have verizon (the only one that works on metro)--no. it's just like me strapping my damn cell phone to my ear in anticipation of a call. it's ridiculous and SO stupid looking. and rude. and obnoxious. and makes it look like a gigantic water bug is nesting on the side of your head. is this where society is going? b/c if so, i am going to start carrying rubberbands around with me so that everytime i see some douchnozzle with a Bluetooth on, i'm going to bunjeecord my phone to my ear...looks pretty cool, eh? NO--it looks ridiculous, and completely unattractive...just like those who sport a hands-free devise outside of the car or office. believe me, i'm this is proof positive of how mental one looks with a Bluetooth. ;)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Story from the Vaults

Originally posted December 2005


Each of us who has Sitemeter is guilty of using its various features to check out who visits our blogs; we have the potential to pinpoint a reader's location down to their lat/long, for Pete's sake! (By the way, who the hell is Pete?) The only details I find really interesting, though, are those that give me an idea of what it was that actually brought someone to my blog. For example: Referring URL and Visit Entry Page. Most of the time it was a link from someone else's blog, or a direct hit from a friend/regular reader (when I had regular readers). My favorite is when someone is directed to me via Google.

So, anyway, tonight I saw that someone discovered MPL by Googling Penny Lane stripper.

Dirty Birdy suggested I Google Penny Lane stripper myself. Right on.

A link to me was 3rd. Third. Of about 146,000 results, I was 3rd.

so, you know the expression "you never know who's watching"? well, i do, and have been wondering why some people from a certain server have been checking on a daily basis, and during times that couldn't be considered "lunch." what are you looking for? huh? huh? do tell... :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

lessons on poor leadership

(AKA: taylor, it's not only your grammar that sucks...)

i am really looking forward to watching the finale of rachel zoe (on DVR after my celebration, of course) b/c i am so hopeful that rachel will open her eyes to what a total asshole taylor has been to brad, which is a HUGE detriment to the success of Rachel's business. if taylor had TRAINED brad and was a true mentor, had defined expectations and goals for him, taught him what he needed to know to not only help grow the company but to give him a sense of accomplishment, brad would be a huge ASSET to the business. due to taylor's (and ultimately rachel's) lack of leadership, they are throwing away a talented person who cares about the success of rachel zoe's business. taylor had it in for brad from minute 1, not even DAY one.

oh, and taylor: "IT'S BRAD OR I" is such an annoying abuse of grammar that i LOVELOVELOVE!!! that Bravo used it over and over and over again in the previews for tonight's show.

taylor has a chance to get me on her good side if she comes around tonight, but this girl ain't holding her breath! there's a way to do things that make everyone relatively happy, and a way to be a total, miserable person. you should go with door #1.

btw, what is taylor's photo shoot all about??? for reals....someone is using her as the face of their marketing campaign?? maybe she's modeling as the cracked-out "before" model in an anti-drug campaign. or modeling for american apparel. either way makes sense...

p.s. i'll post some pics to go along once i figure out why my wireless mouse isn't working. i don't understand laptops....