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thoughts of rock revolt magazine & entertainment tonight fill my brain

Have there been events when you’ve turned to social media over traditional media or vice versa?

When I want to know about entertainment news, then I look at social media and online entertainment magazines. Rock Revolt magazine is usually interesting – good articles and photos.


If I want to know about anything else, I read an actual newspaper or online newspaper.

I may also have an secret addiction to Entertainment Tonight. I don’t get to watch it very often but I’m always entertained when I do.

Celebrity crush: Tom Hardy

Celebrity crush: Tom Hardy

My celebrity crushes changes every year. Last year, it was Jason Momoa aka Khal Drago from “Game of Thrones.” This year my celebrity crush is Tom Hardy. Recently, I watched the movie “Warrior” . . . twice. I also stayed awake both times, which rarely happens.
Maybe if he hadn’t been wearing a mask as Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” I could have stayed awake. I know . . . it would not have helped. The mask was not the problem with the movie. It was soo long. I tried to watch it at least three times but could not finish it. So I can’t say whether or not I liked it.
But I do like Tom Hardy. 🙂 Great actor. British accent. Tattoos. What’s not to like?

Update: Check out these hilarious videos of Tom Hardy lip-synching.

Tom Hardy videos

Irrational fear of . . . Clowns. Funny and creepy.

Irrational fear of  . . . Clowns. Funny and creepy.

My most irrational fear is a fear of clowns. It even sounds funny. I’m not sure when it started. My mom collected clowns for many years. I’m so glad she moved on to collecting lighthouses.
I was more afraid of a clown being the boogeyman than dealing with a real boogeyman. I don’t even like to think about it. I can’t even talk about the movie “It” too much. After watching it, I couldn’t sleep for weeks. (Why was that kid talking to a clown in the sewer anyway?)
There can be something a little sinister about a person wearing a mask. Or maybe it’s the red nose. Or the big floppy shoes.
Whatever it is, I realize that the fear is irrational. Someday maybe I’ll get help for it. Until then I will be staying away from the circus.
I don’t even like putting this clown picture on here. Hopefully, other people will see the point. There is some creep factor even in the most innocent looking clowns. 🙂

I borrowed this photo. Clearly, I will not be taking pictures of clowns anytime soon.


I’m trying to get over my fear of clowns. The first step was to go to the circus. Second step, I had my picture taken with a clown. He hardly creeped me out at all. He might have been as scared of me as I was of him.

I also did an interview with Twiztid. They wear a lot of makeup. Very scary stuff. Maybe I’ll be able to sleep tonight. Maybe not. Let’s hope I don’t dream about clowns too much.


October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October has been Domestic Violence Awareness Month since 1987.
There are so many statistics about domestic violence but the one that I want to repeat is 30-60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the house. So if your partner is abusing you, the chances are high that they will abuse your children.
Please take my advice and do not move someone into your house unless you really know them. By this I mean, wait at least a year before moving in with someone. Before you even introduce them to your children, do background checks. Take every precaution that you can to protect your children.
Also do not rush into moving people into your home before you see how they interact with your children. Your boyfriend or girlfriend can say that they like kids but you don’t really know until you see for yourself. If you see anything odd with how they act around your kids, end the relationship. The relationship is not worth hurting your kids or losing your kids to children’s services.
If you have question or need help, please call the following numbers:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

This link has the history of Domestic Violence Awareness Month – http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php

Take Back the Night Events – http://takebackthenight.org/

Embarrassed for a Good Cause: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


I am not even close to being athletic. Since I had gained a lot of weight, I decided to start jogging. It might have been closer to speed walking. I guess any exercise was better than sitting on my couch eating popcorn and gaining more weight.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was coming to Columbus. It sounded like it could be fun. I could not believe that I entered a race, in which I would be running with real runners. It was really a great experience. Everyone was lovely and supportive of the runners.
The embarrassing part is that I got sick at the finish line in front of about 15,000 people. A nice man on the sidelines gave me his water, which I was grateful to have. Thanks stranger! The good part is that I finished anyway. The next time that the Race for the Cure comes to my area I will probably just volunteer. 🙂

P.S. In the meantime, I will be reprinting the picture that I’ve posted. I seem to have lost the original but I have the film. That’s half the battle. 🙂

Road not traveled . . . yet : Poland

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to go to Poland. My friend and I were going to visit another friend, who was teaching overseas. I had everything ready, except my passport. I even took a decent photo for the passport picture. 

Wouldn’t you know it, I became pregnant with my first child. I chose not to go to Poland for several reasons. My friend went and had a great time. If I had gone, I wonder if my life would have been different. Maybe I would have stayed and had a great experience in Europe. With a baby. All by myself. 

Ok. Maybe it was for the best that I didn’t go.  I still have the postcard that one of my friends sent. It’s a reminder that eventually travel will be in my future. There’s always next year. However, it will probably be on the five year plan. 



Part 1 of Books Worth a 2nd Read: Tess of the d’Urbervilles


While on summer vacation about seventeen or eighteen years ago, I read “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” by Thomas Hardy. I remember that it was the only book that ever made me cry. I was pretty cynical even at a young age. So I was surprised that a book would bring me to tears.
I wanted to write about why I liked it. However, I can’t remember. I will be reading it again and sharing the results. Of course, I might not cry the second time.