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Christmas Wish List – Part 2

Some of you may not know this about me, but I am a huge Star Wars nerd.  I mean, I’m not a super geek or anything, but I grew up watching Stars Wars (likely where my initial love for Harrison Ford began, followed, of course, by Indiana Jones), I played Star Wars with my brother and cousins, I even have a crazy Chewbacca doll from when a Christmas when I was very little ….this one, actually:

chewbacca-doll

Apparently, these dolls are worth a ton of money these days…especially if they have the ammo belts – WHICH MINE DOES!

And a few weeks ago, while in Florida, I got to meet Chewy himself.  It was an incredible moment for us both. 😉

chewy

NEW BEST FRIEND ALERT!!  We had a special moment.  The dude wookie and I are near soul mates.

So, for the past couple of years I have been wanting, desperately, a Han Solo cell phone case.  I mean, this is pretty much the coolest thing ever created.

han-solo-phone-case

FYI: I have a crappy Samsung Galaxy S4 (which I hate, btw)

I keep going to order one, but never do.  I have also been wanting, yet, it remains in my unshipped cart, a Daryl Dixon phone case.  Just because it looks super rad (and, of course, because it’s Daryl Dixon):

daryl-dixon-phone-cae

How fly would my shitty Samsung look wrapped up in leather and wings???

In the meantime, while I wait patiently for Santa to find me, if you see this guy around, will you send him my way?  PLEASE:

harrison

Adorbs!!

~Cheers


Han Solo Cup

I have been away from the blogosphere the last few weeks mostly due to a back injury and not wanting to be sitting (in front of a computer) for any longer than I have to, and partly because my brain feels lazy and I haven’t had any brilliant topics to blog about (although they’re on their way – SOON!). But I stumbled across this this morning and had to post it because it’s awesome.

My new fridge!

Han Solo Fridge

Han Solo Fridge


Isn’t that rad?

Harrison Ford is the coolest and that fridge is bomb-diggity.
HAN

Cheers.


Wookie

When I was really little, like, before school age, I would sometimes crawl into bed with my mom after my dad went to work in the early mornings.  My parents’ room was at the end of the hall….down the hall was my room and then the hall opened into the living room and off to the kitchen.  So, from my parents’ bed, I could look down straight down the hall and into the living room.

One morning I crawled in next to my mom and just before drifting back to sleepyland (as opposed to SandyLand) I was staring down the hall and I SWEAR that there was a monster coming down toward the bedroom.  This thing was tall and covered in hair – it looked like a cross between Big Foot and a Wookie.

big foot

I remember watching it and as it made the corner in front of the bedroom (turning toward my brother’s room and the bathroom) it turned its head and looked at me.

You may think I am cray-cray but I swear on my life that I saw that thing.  To this day I remember everything about those few moments.  We moved out of that house when I was 12 (and I doubt it was haunted as it was a new house when my parents moved in) but I remember the exact set up and seeing that damn thing coming down the hallway.  I don’t think I ever told my mother – or anyone else for that matter – but I verily believe that there was some weird Wookie in my house.

Well hello first husband, Han Solo...you and your Wookie would be more than welcome in my home.

Well hello first husband, Han Solo…you and your Wookie would be more than welcome in my home.

Cheers.


Day #16: If You Could Have 1 Superpower, What Would it Be?

If I could rock one Superpower it would totally be The Force.

may the force be with youThe Force is a freakin’ cool superpower.  I wouldn’t tell anyone I had it….I’d just start doing all kinds of funky stuff with it.   The Force is awesome for the following reasons:

Mind Control – Do I even have to elaborate on why this would be a wicked superpower?  I mean, really?

Enhance natural, physical and mental abilities.

Telekinesis (which means I can go all crazy “Carrie” on your ass), telepathy (I could have really great conversations with other people without saying a word – finally giving reason for the voices in my head), levitation (Stuck in traffic?  The force would lift those other cars and toss them aside – or at least allow me to drive under).

– Get to carry a really cool light saber – which is really awesome way to pack heat.

lightsaber

– Having The Force allows you to hang out with really cool peeps: Yoda, my other boyfriend, Harrison Ford, A WOOKIE!!  (Because every good life should contain a wookie.)

Star Wars

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bewitching

Sunday night I did something I don’t normally do:  I saw a horror movie. 

I hate horror movies.  I used to really like  tolerate them but one day I had an epiphany and changed my mind.  Now I hate them.  Last October I wrote about the horror movies that scarred me for life.  Those are films I will never see again.

The other night was different tho….it was a sneak attack.  Blair and I were on our way late Sunday afternoon to visit Emma and he didn’t mention to me until we were in the City that we were likely going to see Insidious Chapter 2.  WTF???  I asked him why he didn’t tell me.  He said he knew I wouldn’t go if he’d told me.  Uh, yer darn right I wouldn’t go.  Uggggghh! 

And, it being a Sunday evening there was nothing open and no other options for me so I saw that stupid movie under duress.  I had my eyes covered and ears plugged for a lot of the movie but the damage has been done.  Sunday night I slept with the bathroom light on.  Monday night I slept with the bathroom light on.  Last night I slept with the bathroom light on.  I will probably be sleeping with the damn bathroom light on for the month. 

Now, all that being said, I do quite enjoy a scary movie – like Scream and anything else by Kevin Williamson, What Lies Beneath and the sort.  So, this October I decided I would prepare for Halloween by watching some semi-scary movies.   I’ve got a few on my list:

Wait Until Dark

Trick or Treat

The Birds

Psycho

Jeepers Creepers

The Wicker Man (original, not Nicholas Cage reboot because he’s a dult and a really.bad.actor.)

Most of the movies I have never seen and there are others on my list that are more light – like Hocus Pocus, which is awesome, and Teen Witch.    Because, you know, I’m a huge pussy and I need to be able to sleep with the lights off like a grown up.

Yep, that's me

Yep, that’s me

I’m hoping to sucker a few people into watching some of these with me.  Angie Whoreface will be joining me for the first viewing.  I’m sure Blair will help me out a bit but he doesn’t like horror movies much either.  Who else is in?  Mike H./Chefman – can you make the trip to Canada to do a scary movie with me?  Thoughtsy – we can watch Monster Squad together?  Andy – you can bring the girlies and we’ll watch Halloween cartoons?  Anic & Vanessa – I’d be happy with a visit from ON from either/both of you.  (Annie-Lou – that goes for you too….we don’t have to watch scary movies…we can just make up song verses and see how much family trouble we can get into.)

And just in case you’re wondering, I DO have rules for watching scary movies.  1) I don’t watch movies about children. I hate horror movies with kids.  I think it’s unnecessary and traumatic and just plain yuck.  2) I don’t like ghost stories.  I love What Lies Beneath but it freaks me the hell out.  I swear if Harrison Ford wasn’t in it I probably wouldn’t watch it.  I don’t like giving ghosts the upper hand.  3) If it’s stupid and cheesy I will talk thru the whole thing and complain how stupid and cheesy it is.   4) If it’s really effin’ scary I will cry.  5) I don’t like movies (horror or not!!) were there’s sexual violence against women.  Gross.  Disturbing. Annoying.  Vomit-inducing.   5) I may make you stay longer than you bargained for.  Be prepared to play a game of cards or watch YouTube videos about cute puppies or talk about high school.  Because I will need to forget what I just watched.  Unless it’s  #3 in which I’ll just be angry about how stupid and cheesy the movie was and you might just wanna slip out the door as fast as you can.

Hopefully I can find the movies on the complete list.  I don’t get a lot of free time these days – one day a week is usually it – so the plan is to scratch one movie off my Horror Movie Bucket List by the end of this weekend.  However, it’s Birthday Week (tomorrow’s the big day – feel free to send presents…or cash…or chocolate) and the weekend is full of shenanigans so I’m not sure if it’s plausible to accomplish.  Fingers are crossed.

Cheers.

Stay tuned for more Halloween shenanigans throughout the month.

 


Tom Skerritt is Fine!

Remember Picket Fences?  That quirky melodrama from the 90’s that launched the career of Holly Marie Combs?  Well, I loved it.  So, a few weeks ago I decided to re-watch the entire series.  And although I’ve just scraped the surface of Season 3 (there were 4 seasons), I’ve fallen in love all over again.

picket_fences-show

David E. Kelley is brilliant.  The writing is excellent: the show serves as a PSA for almost every topic under the sun (including medicine/science, religion(s), law, race, sex) while touching on the relationships of family, friends, coworkers and community.  And the casting is superb.  Fyvush Finkel will make you laugh as well as break your heart, Zelda Rubenstein is sweet and tough and funny, Kathy Baker, HMC, Lauren Holly, Don Cheadle, Costos Mandylor (who could have used a few more acting lessons whilst filming this show), Kelly Connell, and My Favorite Martian‘s Ray Walston.  But, the apple of my eye in this show is, was and always has been Sherriff Jimmy Brock aka Tom Skerritt.  The man is fine.

Sherriff Brock

Blair and I had a chat about this last night when I mentioned that my other future-husband, Harrison Ford, celebrated his 71st birthday last week.  I stated that next month Tom Skerritt will be 80.  EIGHTY!!!  And the dude is still hot.  Blair told me I was gross.  Whatevs.  Tom Skerritt is hot.

So yeah, back in the Picket Fences day I had a huge day-dreamy crush on Mr. Skerritt (although I think we should be friends, in this case I actually am not comfortable yet addressing him by his first name – unlike my other future friends: Drew, Harrison, Norman, Cole).  I found him bright and sexy.  I could understand why Drew wanted to seduce him in Poison Ivy – although that movie scarred my 15 year old self – hello, Hot Dad!!

I LOVE YOU BOTH!!

I LOVE YOU BOTH!!

The man was voted one of People’s Most Beautiful:

People

AND he got his own Guess? ad, which we know, back in the 90’s, was a humdinger of a thing.  Guess? ads put people on the map!

Guess

(**Note: I had both of these plastered on my wall back then…)

He is like a fine wine and has only gotten better with age (no seriously, check him out as a younger version of himself – potential dorkiness):

Young Tom

And can embrace a Movember mustache every day of the year.

"I'm sexy and I know it."

“I’m sexy and I know it.”

And Mr. Skerritt is still working.  He’s had two releases in 2013 and is currently filming.  You can check out his IMDB bio HERE.  In the meantime I’m going to sit at my desk and reminisce about my youth, Picket Fences and my future friendship with Mr. Tom Skerritt.

Cheers.


Reasons Why Norman Reedus and I Should Be Friends

So, now that I’ve given in to Blair and Jesse suggesting I watch The Walking Dead, I’ve gotten over my fear of the Zombie Apocalypse taking over my home and I’m completely obsessed with addicted to obsessed with the show and am doing my best to play catch up with the episodes.

And can I just say that I’ve totally jumped on the Daryl Dixon bandwagon.

The Dixon

The dude is completely badass and, the same way I feel that Drew Barrymore and I should be friends, I fully believe that Norman Reedus and I should be buddies (I loved him in Gossip).  Here are just a few reasons why:

1) Norman likes to wear a fedora

Norman Fedora

I like to wear a fedora

Sandy Fedora

2) Norman has a titanium eye-socket (a result from a car accident in 2005)

Norman EYe surg

I just had eye surgery

Sandy Eyepatch

3) Norman likes to flip off the camera

Norman finger 1

Norman finger 2

I like to flip off the camera (this is usually following a bottle  glass or two of wine

Finger 2

finger 3

4) Norman takes great group shots with his friends

Boys

Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln

Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln

I love taking group shots with my friends

I'm the bookend on the left

I’m the bookend on the left

Still the bookend on the left

Still the bookend on the left

5) Norman can rock a tiara

Norman Tiara 2

I can rock a tiara AND I’m already kind of a princess

Sandy Tiara

6) Norman makes this face

This Face Norman

Bitch please, I’m always making this face

This face Sandy

7) Norman takes pictures of his cat

Norman Cat 1

I’m eventually gonna end up the crazy cat lady

Sandy Cat 1

8) Norman wears cool concert Tees

Norman concert

Jim Cuddy totally signed my concert shirt

Me&Jim

9) Norman likes to stick out his tongue

Norman Tongue

I find absolutely nothing wrong with it

Tongue

10) Norman likes to give rabbit ears

Norman Rabbit ears

Amy yelled at me after this photo was taken

Photobomb

11) Norman likes to wear sunglass…a lot

Norman Sunglasses

I never leave home without them

The bigger, the better

The bigger, the better

12) Norman and his friends know how to take a good pic

Norman 2 guys & a girl

I like to train my peeps

Sandy 2 guys & a girl

13) Norman rides a motorcycle

Norman Motorcycle

I had a dirt bike growing up (which I drove into a guardrail, tore my kneecap half off and was soon fitted for my plastic bubble)

14) Norman parties with Chewbacca

Norman Wookie

I grew up on Star Wars, plan on naming my first born after his father, HARRISON FORD (Hahaha) and verily believe that the only pet better than my 20 lb cat is a Wookie!

15) THIS PICTURE:

Norman is a cat

I bought this shirt:  https://welcometosandyland.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/here-kitty-kitty/

My Cat Shirt

Well, there you have it….just a few reasons why Norman Reedus and I should definitely be friends.   The only reason I won’t be friends with him – this video:

http://watch.accesshollywood.com/video/comic-con-2012:-norman-reedus-dishes-on-sunlight-jr.-pawn-shop-chronicles/1740286981001

He says “amazing” way too many times and y’all know how I feel about that: https://welcometosandyland.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/1875/   Tsk Tsk.

But Norman is still cool.

Norman Reedus is Cool

Cheers!