Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 2012!

Hope you all have a very happy, healthy 2012!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Celebrity Impressionist Jim Meskimen recites
Clement C. Moore's "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

(thanks to The Fire Wire)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Smoky Mountain Christmas

Haven't done a "Guilty No More" post in a LONG time, but here's one for ya:

A Smoky Mountain Christmas, from 1986, starring Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Bo Hopkins and Dan Hedaya, with an appearance by John Ritter at the end.

The film is about a music star named Lorna Davis who, needing to reconnect with her roots, heads off to spend Christmas at a friend's cabin in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. When she gets there, she finds seven orphans using the cabin as their home. After encounters with a scary mountain man, a self-centered sheriff and a jealous witch-woman, Lorna and the kids struggle to spend Christmas - and the future - together.

Cheesy? You bet.
It is a simple yet sweet holiday story that isn't trying to be anything more. The plot uses many elements from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a template, but the tale is just about a bunch of loners who find their way to making their own kind of family.

The actors give their best to their roles, and we get the bonus of hearing Parton sing some great Christmastime country music.
Why these tunes were never released on a soundtrack is beyond me.

I have enjoyed watching this movie for years, usually on CMT, but for some reason they aren't airing it at all this Christmas. So, thanks to YouTube and user Miss Ashleigh Wardle, the film is below. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmastime is Here!

Christmastime is Here!

Another One Bites the Dust

Here it is, December 1st yet again and where have I been all November?

Completing yet another NaNoWriMo!

Yup, I made it over 50,000 words and wrote a novel. Sadly, this novel isn't one I am particularly proud of. The damn story just got away from me. Luckily, it is fanfic, a story dealing with my version of what happened after Halloween 2 and before Halloween 4. Yeah, I know, a tale told many a time by many a fan, but hey, it is my version, as creaky as it turned out.

The important part is I did it.
Another year, another NaNoWriMo successfully accomplished.

Also, as an added bonus this year, my two youngest kids (ages 15 and 13) also completed 50,000 plus word novels of their own! I am very proud of them for even attempting it, much less completing it! Kudos to you both!

Now, on to Christmastime!

Happy Holidays everyone!