I am so glad I'm almost done with putting out fires, dealing with bueracracies, paper trails and year end loose ends. I'm starting to think about Christmas. Since I don't seem to have any invitations so far, I got an idea today of something to do. I could dress up tomarrow and take cards and candy canes over to the VA hospital and visit and pass them out! Years ago, well high school actually, I signed up to be a CandyStriper at a senior 's hospital. I took the classes and bought the uniform etc. I still have my Red Cross badge, lol. Well, I didn't last too long on that job. The first week a crazy old man in a wheelchair grabbed ahold of me and wouldn't let go. After that I didn't return. Funny, I think if anything like that happens at the VA I'll just say "at ease soldier" or " oh are we dancing?" So, wish me luck and I'll let ya know how it goes.
There's a neat Christmas story that I just love. In fact I've thought about writing the screenplay for it. It would be so cool on the big screen and why wouldn't Spielburg wanna make this movie? It's called THE TABLECLOTH and I was gona type it here but it's too much. You can read 2 versions of it at www. truthorfiction.com. I don't care if it's true or not, it's a really great story. For the script I picture Armin Mueller-Stahl (papa in MUSIC BOX) and Olympia Dukakis (mom in MOONSTRUCK) for the main characters. If you're anything like me you might want a box of tissue to read with.
Speaking of true or not, caught the film FAIRY TALE : A True Story, again the other night. This man use to live in Fresno and it took him 20 years to get this movie made. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ( played by Peter O'Toole) and Houdini ( played by Harvey Kytell) are some of the characters that get involved in the media blitz over 2 young girls in England that photograph fairies!! Oh, it's a terrific film!! I've got one of the photos on my puter but don't know how to post it here. Try and see the fim if you can.
If you get cable channel TBS, Atlanta, they are going to show A CHRISTMAS STORY for 24 hours straight starting Dec. 24 I think. That's the film about the boy that only wants a BB gun for Christmas. Oh it's great.
Yesterday is only a memory, tomorrow my not come, we only have today, that's why they call it THE PRESENT!