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Welcome to my Journal

This is where I jabber, blather, ramble, rant and comfortably insert foot in mouth as often as humanly possible. You may also find posts with art in the form of icons, wallpapers, banners and story cover art, thanks to discovering Photoshop a few years ago. I love creating fandom artwork almost as much as writing. Everything else you need to know about this journal or me can be found under the cut (including samples of my 'artwork' in the form of icons, banners, cover art; which are also links to the stories, and even samples of a few photo restorations I've done). You'll find more samples at my photo_fixer journal.

My stories (in The Sentinel, SG1 & SGA fandoms) are archived in several places, with one link under the cut while the others are on the left side of my journal under, appropriately enough: LINKS *g*.
That's about it, so continue on - at your own risk!

Don't forget to click on the lj cut!

Oh, and we have a fandom "Phone Tree" list (to help notify people when we lose one of our own) and if you'd like to be on it, you can find the info here.
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Current Mood: accomplished

I do not write this for birthday wishes, after all, the BD isn't until end of month, but I am writing this because I'm going to be...

I'm not sure I can type it.

I managed turning 30 without so much as a by your leave.

40 was easy (39 was HARD).

55 was COOL because here in CA it got me lots of discounts...okay, they were ...you know..
senior..discounts, but still...

If 55 was cool, 60 & 61 were pfft, and 62 just got me all the rest of the...you know...

But this month ... okay, I'll say it...





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Not everyone who passed between january 1st, 2015 and today, January 5, 2016, is listed here, obviously. But those who are here are because they were a large part of my life, life with my parents, old, wonderfully hoaky tv shows and movies, favorite scifi shows and movies, and singers/songwriters who impacted my listening experience (and a couple of screenwriters/producers responsible for favorite movies). You might have a different list, but I'm pretty sure we all lost favorites.
I cried like a baby when I saw this, which was when I found out he was gone from us
rod taylor

The rest are under the cut, many of whom won't make any of those award show memoriums.
PS: the lj-cut is showing with the dashes and scissors, but can't tell if it's working....

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To the wonderful, incomparable sara_merry99!

Birthday's come and go, and as they do, you can choose to age gracefully...

...or follow my example;
and be dragged, kicking and screaming, into your new age!

OTOH...you could fall for that old chestnut; "You're not getting older, you're just getting better...."

Of course, there's a reason something's called an "old chestnut"....

All this to say:



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Only wish I hAd more to offer than
these simple words!



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Two bits of news (good and not so good) for our beloved Big Bear Alpine Zoo:

1. As of January, a building contractor was finally chosen: "PGAV Destinations has been selected for the design of the relocation of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo." And with that news came a 'tentative date' for breaking ground: October of this year. If they actually start in October, and construction is expected to take 18-24 months - that means that unless there's a miracle, 2017 is the earliest for the opening. But hey, that's something anyway.

2. The zoo's curator, and a women many of us have come to love, Debbie Richardson, has retired. I believe it was effective in February.
She must have given notice last year as the zoo has been posting for a new curator since November of last year. As of last month, Bob Cisneros became the new General Manager and Curator. He was, I believe, the curator for the San Diego Zoo for many years. I know every one who has been to "Moonridge" for the charity events will miss Debbie. :( Below is my favorite photo of Debbie from all the Moonridge events I've attended - and you can see why. :)

We'll miss you, Debbie!

gm 2005


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Follow Theater of Note's Twitter too! New photos there as well. Remember, Garett is on the Board of Directors for the theater!!!

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Here are links to the three so far found:

3) NEONTOMMY REVIEW (USC) (this one singles out Garett's primary scene as, "...one of the most noteworthy...")

You can also find more photos of Garett as Bale - and other photos of him - at the Theater of Note's FB page and website.

REMINDER: You can see the play until March 28th!!

Do try, fellow TS fans, do try!!! Hook up, line up, drive up, fly down, swim, crawl, run, but



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