My Top 5 Movies Based On Books

Here Are My Top 5 movies based on books

1. The Godfather Trilogy : Needless to say that this one will be on almost everyone’s list if they have watched the films and read the book. I read the book  way, way back for the first time at the age of 18 or 19. I used to read a lot and I wanted to get some Mario Puzo books for a while after I had heard about the Godfather films. It would take me another 26 years before I actually watched the films. I’d still say that the book is way better.

2. It Chapters 1 & 2 : Ok this is a given if you know me. It by Stephen King is my fav novel of all time. I live & die by that book. It’s the novel that I have read the most – atleast 20 times. I watched the 1990 miniseries at around the age of 14 or 15 (in 1991) and loved it. I hunted the book down in a local library and read the book over a weekend. Then processed to read it many times over, got my own copy (3 times). The new movies that came out recently are amazing, especially Chapter 1.

3. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy : Oh this is a massive one. If you are movie fan, I don’t care if you do not normally watch fantasy films or period styled films – you just have to watch these films. And watch the extended editions. No way can you not marvel at these early 21st century classic. So much great stuff in these films and I honestly believe that you can rewatch them every year and not be bored.

4. Jurassic Park : To ignite the fertile imaginations of kids everywhere and to stun and make you gawk in awe whether you are a kid or adult – no one has done it as well as Stephen Spielberg. To see dinosaurs on the big screen looking like real animals – that was amazing. I honestly believe that this is the ultimate family film, if you kids are above the age of say 7 or 8. Perfect to show any generation.

5. Congo : This one may not be high on other people’s list but I love the movie and I love the book. There are some differences in the movie but not that much. I still can’t decide which one I love more but I don’t have a problem in watching the film any day of the week. It’s a fun thrilling ride and the book is a great read as well. I love some of Michael Chrichton novels and this one is a really good one.

Prompt from 30 Blog Post Ideas & Calendars | March from Elaine Howlin

Describe A Favourite Vacation From Your Childhood

When I was 12-13 my extended family got together and decided to have a road trip to go and see a few places in South India. Like a joint family trip during the holidays. I think this was during the year 1988 and 1989 and the cities we hit up were Mangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Palghat, Madurai, Ooty & Kodaikannal. And I do not think that this was during the summer but it was during the 2 week period that we kids got off during Onam. Atleast that is what I remember it being the time around. And yes we went both years.

To ensure that we could all go along, the elders hired two 14 seater tempo travellers – the vehicle that you see in the inset pic. They came set with a tv/vcr and stereo system. I don’t remember who did not join but some of our relatives did not come along for the 1988 trip but joined us in between for a few hours in one place and I think for the second trip it was everyone. I do not remember who and why that was so. Anyways – getting older blows – despite that part, I remember a whole lot of other stuff. Like us, kids having a van to ourselves so we can play songs and games on the ride. I think my eldest cousin brother who was 21 at the time was in charge plus we also had two drivers in each van. I think we also had two Ambassador cars as well in our little convoy so everyone had space to stretch about.

We would hire out a few rooms so we could sleep peacefully at nights. Us boys shared a couple of rooms in various hotels and we had a lot of fun playing board games in the night while having dinners at restaurants along the way. Taking turns to go the shower or toilet non-withstanding, it was a fun trip. We still remember going to an art museum in Mysore and a few other fun places. That was the first time I had been to Kodaikannal and I would go there 2 more times. I love hill stations and the colder weather there. The second time around I was in a large car with my cousin and a driver we had hired up front and our moms and another aunt in the back. Overall the trips were great but it’s a shame that we can’t find any of the pics from those days.

Prompt from MARCH 2022 JOURNAL PROMPTS at Rachel

RIP Scott Hall aka Razor Ramon

Scott Oliver Hall, an American professional wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has passed away at the age of 63. He was known for his work within the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) as Razor Ramon and with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under his real name. Hall suffered a broken hip in a fall earlier this month. He underwent surgery for the broken hip, but a blood clot was dislodged and that led to Hall suffering three heart attacks this past weekend. Hall’s longtime friend, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash, posted a touching tribute and announced that he was placed on life support late last night, but he was then removed at around 12 noon ET this afternoon.

Hall began his career in 1984, before rising to prominence after signing with the WWF in May 1992, assuming the name Razor Ramon. While within the company, he won the WWF Intercontinental Championship four times. He departed the company in May 1996, and subsequently defected to WCW, where he became a founding member of the New World Order (nWo) faction, along with Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash. In the company, he became a two-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WCW World Television Champion, and a nine-time WCW World Tag Team Champion. He left WCW in February 2000, and returned to the WWF (later renamed WWE) for a short stint in 2002.

He spent the rest of his career wrestling for various promotions, such as Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he held the TNA World Tag Team Championship once, with Kevin Nash and Eric Young. Although he never won a world championship in a major promotion, Hall was nonetheless a two-time world champion, as he held the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship and the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a singles competitor in 2014, and again as a member of the nWo in 2020.

Hall married Dana Lee Burgio in 1990. They divorced in 1998 due to Hall’s drug use. They remarried in 1999 and divorced again in 2001. He had a son (Cody Taylor, born 1991) and a daughter (Cassidy Lee, born March 27, 1995). Hall married his second wife Jessica Hart, in 2006. The marriage lasted for only a year when they divorced in 2007. In 1983, Hall was charged with second-degree murder after shooting a man with his own gun (after wrestling it away from him) in an altercation outside of a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. According to Hall, this was done in self-defense. The charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. In a 2011 interview for ESPN, Hall said he is unable to forget the incident.

In March 2022, Hall was hospitalized after falling and breaking his hip. After Hall underwent hip surgery, a blood clot was dislodged, resulting in him suffering three heart attacks on March 12, after which he was put on life support in Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. He was taken off life support on March 14 and WWE announced his death later that day.

RIP William Hurt

Multiple award winning actor William Hurt has passed away on Sunday, March 13th. He was 71. The demise of William was confirmed by his son Will. William`s debut film role was in 1980, playing a scientist in the science fiction thriller Altered States, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year.

In 1981 he played a leading role in the neo-noir Body Heat, with Kathleen Turner. Hurt garnered three consecutive nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor, for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Children of a Lesser God (1986), and Broadcast News (1987), winning for the first of these. Hurt remained an active stage actor throughout the 1980s, appearing in off-Broadway productions including Henry V, Fifth of July, Richard II and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hurt received his first Tony Award nomination in 1985 for the Broadway production of Hurlyburly.

Often cast as an intellectual, Hurt starred in films such as Lost in Space, but was also effective in other kinds of roles, as in I Love You to Death. After playing character roles in the following decade, Hurt earned his fourth Academy Award nomination for his supporting performance in David Cronenberg’s crime thriller A History of Violence (2005). His later career films roles include turns in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), The Village (2004), Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), Into the Wild (2007), Robin Hood (2010), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, with his portrayal of the no-nonesense General Thaddeus Ross in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. He later reprised the role in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Black Widow. William is survived by four children. His memorial details have not been revealed yet.

Hurt was married to Mary Beth Hurt from 1971 to 1982. while he was still married, Hurt and Sandra Jennings began a relationship in Saratoga Springs, New York. Jennings became pregnant in the spring of 1982, which led to Hurt’s divorce from Mary Beth Hurt, after which Hurt and Jennings relocated to South Carolina, a state that recognized common-law marriages. Hurt dated Marlee Matlin for one year, and they cohabited for two years.

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is a 1955 American horror comedy film directed by Charles Lamont and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is the 28th and final Abbott and Costello film produced by Universal-International. Rounding out the cast are Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara & Dan Seymour. This is the last film that Abbott and Costello made for Universal Pictures, although Universal released a compilation film of clips from their films, titled The World of Abbott and Costello in 1965. The day after filming completed, Abbott and Costello arrived in New York City to ride on the first float of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Two bumblers get mixed up with Egyptian grave robbers and a murderous mummy. Pete and Freddie (Abbott and Costello) overhear a Cairo archaeologist’s chatter about discovering a legendary mummy and decide to apply as chaperons for the corpse’s journey to America. But when they arrive at the archaeologist’s home, he has been murdered, the mummy seems to have have disappeared, and to top it all off, the boys become owners of a sacred medallion that holds the key to the location of an ancient buried treasure that many would kill for!

Five Traits Of A Really Good Friend (Part One)

Trustworthiness : Every relationship needs trust as a core quality, and friendships are no exception. They offer us a sounding board to test ideas and show our true selves while knowing they won’t betray our confidences or make us feel ashamed of our weaknesses. They also offer us caring, honest feedback, even when it might hurt which will eventually allow us to grow.

Supportive :  Supportive friends are a lifeline. Good friends offer us various kinds of support, such as emotional support when we’re feeling insecure and information support when we need to know how to handle problems or deal with ambiguities. Knowing that they are there is the encouragement we need to face life’s many demands and [helps to] prop us up when needed. Life is not always easy and fun, but a good friend will be available.

Acceptance : They accept you as you are. You’re probably comfortable around your good friends because you can be yourself around them; with others, you may put up more of a front or feel less comfortable. “A good friend is someone who will unconditionally accept you as you are, but will never be afraid to tell you the unpleasant truth of a situation or your behavior. Corbett adds that good friends are not judgmental either.

They’re Emotionally Available : Just like a romantic partner should be emotionally available, good friends should be, too. They make us feel heard and acknowledge us and our points of view. We feel listened to and appreciated as opposed to ignored or dismissed. As a result, he says, this allows you to share your life with each other and feel connected, both of which combat loneliness and help you weather distressing circumstances. Even if your best friend doesn’t live nearby, you still maintain a close relationship with them.

They Have Similar Interests : Chances are, you and your good friends are a good fit because you have several things in common. They are similar to us in terms of values, beliefs, and views about things that matter to us. Because our personalities and opinions are similar, it gives us a sense of belonging, which satisfies the fundamental human need to feel connected to others — we feel united, togetherness, and a sense of belonging.

Prompt from Over 70 Blog Post Ideas For Lifestyle Blogs That Readers Will Enjoy Reading at Margaret Bourne

Arsenal 2 Leicester City 0

Goals from Thomas Partey and Alexandre Lacazette at Emirates Stadium secured in-form Arsenal a fifth win in a row. It lifted them back into fourth place, one point above Manchester United, who beat fellow top-four contenders Tottenham on Saturday. Arsenal qualified for 19 successive Champions League campaigns from the 1998-99 season onwards and Arteta believes a club of their stature has to be in the top European club competition. Partey headed in unchallenged from Gabriel Martinelli’s corner after 11 minutes as the hosts capitalised on their dominant start.

The midfielder also struck the crossbar as Arsenal pressed for a second, while goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was twice called upon to deny Harvey Barnes – including a superb reaction save from a header – as the visitors threatened before half-time. But, after Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu was penalised for handball following a lengthy video assistant referee review, Lacazette fired in a 59th-minute penalty to put the Gunners in control. Soyuncu received only a yellow card as Partey’s still goal-bound header was cleared off the line by the alert Luke Thomas. Seeking to end a five-year absence from Europe’s elite club competition, Arsenal ensured they remain in pole position in the race to qualify with a ninth win in 11 league games.

With three games in hand over fifth-placed United from which to further strengthen their position, Arteta’s men – unlike their immediate rivals – have achieved consistency in both performances and results to emerge as favourites for fourth. The opening goal was a familiar tale for Leicester, who have now conceded a league-high 15 goals from set-pieces – excluding penalties – after Partey’s run to the near post went ignored. Arsenal had amassed six shots before Leicester, sorely missing injured talisman Jamie Vardy, managed their first attempt after 24 minutes. But, just as he was in October’s reverse fixture, which Arsenal also won 2-0, the inspired Ramsdale was up to the task when the Foxes eventually gained a foothold in the contest.

Martinelli and Bukayo Saka impressed in attack for Arsenal, while Partey was influential in midfield, but it was the slick Martin Odegaard who stood out as he created five big chances for his team-mates in the first half alone. Lacazette’s confidently converted spot-kick ultimately moved the game beyond Leicester, after referee Anthony Taylor also took his time to review Soyuncu’s subtle handball on the pitch-side monitor. For Arsenal, a meeting with title-chasing Liverpool on Wednesday will provide an acid test of their progress since a 4-0 loss at Anfield earlier this season.

3 Dirty Limericks For You To Snicker At?

On the Breast of a woman named Gale
was tattooed the price of her tail
and on her behind
for the sake of the blind
was the same information in braille.

There once was a man from Bel Air
Who was doing his wife on the stair
But the banister broke
So he doubled his stroke
And finished her off in mid-air.

There once was a man from Cape Horn,
who wished he never was born.
And he wouldn’t have been
if his father had only seen
that the top of the condom was torn.

Favourite Rainy Day Activities

What is your favorite rainy day activity?

IMG20220313165305Well I could actually use a nice, cold rainy day just about now. It is mid March and the humidity is up, the heat is hot and well we are hairy! So yeah some cold winds would really be awesome and I can save on my electricity bills by not switching on the air conditioner a couple of times a day.

Anyways, if it is a cold rainy day, it is also usually a many cups of coffee a day. It would be a hot shower then breakfast and coffee morning and then another coffee at 11:30 am. Hopefully there would be a hot meal at lunch time – rice, curries, veggies and fish fry. If not fish fry then atleast fish curry. That would go down well. In the afternoon watching a movie and then taking a little nap while the rains lash down on the street as I wrap myself between the sheets.

5 pm rolls around and I need more coffee. Piping hot milk coffee and a nice big snack. This is the kinda day that you would like some hot, thick & meaty puffs – like pictured above – a chicken puff and an egg puff. Or maybe some onion bajji, or samosas. Whichever of these, it would be awesome to enjoy munching on them as I play some music and sip my coffee. Maybe a nice dinner at the end and another movie before going to bed. Or if there is a football match on, stream it and cheer on my favourite teams.

Sleep would wrapped up in the sheets and dreaming of good things happening. The rains always make me feel nostalgic. I will dream (as I usually do) of traveling the stars in a small starship, battling aliens with wife and my cats and dogs next to me.

Prompt from MARCH BLOG AND JOURNAL PROMPTS at Living A Sunshine Life

Do You Have Any General Blogging Tips And Advice?

Write for yourself first : Write for yourself first & foremost. Ignore the fact that anyone else will read what you write; just focus on your thoughts, ideas, opinions and figure out how to put those into words. Write it and they will come.

Understand your audience : Understanding your audience better means you’ll have a better idea of what blog content will resonate with them, which is a good start when you get to writing blog posts. A great technique for doing this is to simply ask your readers first on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn with an engaging quote. If people respond well to it, than this is probably a great topic to write about. An example for this comes from Andrew Chen who famously “tests” his blogpost ideas on Twitter first.

Love your existing readers : Focusing on your readers is a great way to get to know them better. Love the readers you already have. A lot of bloggers get quite obsessed with finding new readers – to the point that they ignore the ones they already have. Yes – do try to find new readers but spend time each day showing your current readers that you value them too and you’ll find that they will help you grow your blog.

Be true to your voice : Stay true to yourself and your voice. People don’t care to follow sites so much as they care to follow people. Writing isn’t about picking the right topic; it’s about finding the right voice. What matters, what readers really resonate with, isn’t so much what you say, but how.

Be consistent : Consistency is one of the most important things that bloggers tend to forget. It’s much easier to lose your traffic than it is to build it up, so make sure you consistently blog. Over a two-month span, businesses that published blog entries on a regular basis (more than once a week) added subscribers over twice as fast as those companies that added content once a month.


Weird Things To Be Careful About When Visiting Oman

Don’t wear inappropriately short clothes : The people of Oman are conservative and modest. Being mostly Muslims and following their values and culture, they have traditional outfits to wear in public as well as inside their houses. Omani men usually wear the dishdasha which is a long piece of white or colored cloth that covers them, slippers and kumah, which is their traditional cap. Women wear a colorful dress with a matching scarf, and put a black abaya on top. Visitors are welcome to wear the Omani traditional outfits, but they don’t have to.

Don’t speak or laugh loudly in the street : Omanis are one of the most friendly and welcoming people on Earth. They love to get to know new people. Omanis have special places called “Majilis” or “Sabla” where they come together, talk to each other and share happy and sad news. Therefore, it is not very common for them to gather in the streets and talk loudly, which might disturb their neighbors and the elderly.

Don’t drink or consume drugs : Oman has a conservative Muslim and Arabic Culture, which doesn’t easily accept people who drink alcohol. It’s true that there is alcohol in Oman, but it is only found in hotels, and people don’t usually drink in public. As for taking drugs that are not for a certain illness, they are absolutely illegal. Taking unprescribed drugs is a rejected behavior and socially –unacceptable. Omanis also love to maintain a prosperous community that cares for each other, so exhibiting such behavior will be disrespectful to the Omani values and morals.

Don’t disrespect mosques : Mosques are houses of God. Omanis, as Muslims, use them to pray, read Quran, learn about Islam and worship God. Oman is home to some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Some of these mosques allow non-Muslims to take tours in them at certain times. Visitors must understand the sacredness of these places and avoid disrespecting them. This means that they must take off their shoes before they enter the mosques, dress conservatively inside them, and women must cover their heads. Moreover, they shouldn’t speak loudly or laugh inside mosques, or let their kids run around and make noises. They also must maintain the cleanness of the mosque.

Don’t mock Omani traditions : Oman is a very rich culture with its unique heritage and traditions. Omanis take pride in their accomplishments and their struggle to build their country under the Sultan Qaboos. That’s why visitors must never mock their leader, or their history. Furthermore, Omanis have developed their own habits and traditions that reflect their beliefs, like their clothes, hospitality and morals. All of these things represent an original and unique part of their personality and character, and thus, must be appreciated and respected.

Don’t reject hospitality : The Omani hospitality or the Omani Qahwa is a traditional way of inviting people for Omani traditional food, coffee and sweets. Whether friends, family or strangers, Omanis enjoy inviting people to their houses. Visitors should accept Omanis invitations when they can, because it makes the Omanis happy. They should also accept their gifts of dates, Omani food and frankincense. It makes Omanis feel appreciated by their visitors and assures that they enjoyed their stay in Oman.

Don’t flirt with women : The Omani society, as a Muslim society, treats women as precious creatures, and thus would never forgive anyone who looks at them or talks to them in any disrespectful way. So, all visitors must never insult women or try to flirt with them.

Some Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities To Really Celebrate The Day

Drink a Green Beer Raise a pint of your favorite Irish brew or get in the spirit with a green beer. You can even make it at home with our simple instructions.

Make St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For a fun-filled afternoon with your kids, plan a crafty St. Patrick’s Day. Put together one (or a few!) of the many St. Patrick’s Day crafts to make some lasting memories with your family this March 17.

Have an Irish Movie Marathon. Queue up some of the best flicks to come out of the Emerald Isle, such as the musical movie Once. You could also watch films that center around Irish characters and themes, such as the 2015 drama Brooklyn or fan-favorite Sing Street.

Eat Corned Beef and Cabbage. You haven’t celebrated like the Irish if you don’t devour a plate that looks like this. A classic dish of Ireland, corned beef and cabbage is hearty and delicious.

See a Landmark Shrouded in Green. Most famously, the Chicago River is dyed green every year for St. Patrick’s Day. But there are other emerald landmarks you can see, like the Empire State Building, Irish Parliament building, and Sydney Opera house, which are all lit up green. Even Niagara Falls gets doused for a verdant glow.

Listen to Irish Music. No, you don’t have to listen to bagpipes to check this off the list. Think more along the lines of U2, Flogging Molly, or the Cranberries. Listening to Irish folk music is also a great St. Patrick’s Day tradition if there are any live performances nearby, preferably at a bar (er, pub). You’ll feel like you’re right at Dublin’s Temple Bar.

Go to a Parade. You’ll get in the St. Paddy’s Day spirit right away by attending a festive, cheerful St. Patrick’s Day parade. Celebrating the day with parades happens around the world, including in the U.S., Ireland, Australia, Russia, and more.

Have a Pint of Guinness. The thick, rich Irish dry stout is a must-have on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s estimated that nearly 13 million pints of Guinness are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day across the world. 

Make an Irish meal. There are so many delicious St. Patrick’s Day recipes out there to make your celebration even more authentic this year, like a traditional beef stew infused with two cups of Guinness or corned beef and cabbage with a mustard glaze.

Whip up a shamrock peppermint shake. Don’t limit your St. Paddy’s Day drinks to alcohol. With some vanilla, ice cream, peppermint, and green food coloring, you can have the most beautifully delicious and festive milkshake.

Have an Irish coffee. If you’re not a Guinness fan, then Irish coffees are the tastiest (and most festive) cocktails to drink on March 17. Try this delicious Irish coffee recipe, which features brown sugar for extra sweetness. There’s a healthy amount of Irish whiskey in here to keep you toasty, so savor it slowly.

Laptop & Home Setup From A Few Years Ago

Lol, I was just going through my old files which I have saved on an external drive or two and then some of the stuff I have copied onto the hard disk on this laptop. I have a folder called Gallery which I probably started filling with images of various things that I like and which I started back in 2010! Jeez, that is when I first bought a laptop as before that it was usually only desktops for me. When my old desktop of over 5 years had issues, I bought a Lenovo laptop and sold off the old desktop for parts.

So anyway I had collected a lot of images and I was fascinated with various laptop models so I would do a lot of research on various HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer & Asus models among others and compare it with what I have. I think around 2011 is when I saw this image that you see here. At that time this was my dream combo of a laptop and phone. The BlackBerry Curve 8320, which is the phone I bought on January 1st of 2010 and an HP HSX 18t, which is an 18 inch laptop aimed to be a desktop replacement notebook. The reason I mentioned these two items and share this pic is because, at the time, these were my dream laptop and mobile to own.

Of the two, like I mentioned I only have bought the Curve and I had that with me when I downloaded this pic from some website. I never got the chance to own that model of laptop and I still see it as the ultimate kind of device to replace a desktop and make it my daily driver which I do not carry around but is still easy to take for repairs or travel. The phone though is another thing altogether; but at the time I really loved having that BlackBerry Curve!

How To Focus On Things In Your Life For More Happiness

Things to focus on in your life for more happiness

One of my favourites quotes is actually also the title of a great album by Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace. The title is “Happiness……is not a fish that you can catch” and that is a awesome quote to go by. You have to really work at it and it can be a real elusive thing. But here are some things that you can focus on, in my view, to gain more happiness.

Step one is to surround yourself with people and things that you love. Cut out those relationships that are hostile and causing you a lot of stress and pain. If you do that you will feel a lot more at peace and with peace that leads to more happiness. Keep more positive minded people with your best interest at heart near you and interact with them a lot more. Also spend more time with your friends if you can. Call them, text them and laugh over silly jokes that you like.

Have some time for you. Everyday! Even if it just 30 minutes or so, some me time is essential for a saner existence. Do things that you like. Make yourself a nice big cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy listening to music that you like. Watch clips of comedy shows that you adore. Personal time is very important to all of us as it helps to keep us sane. Also, keep some aside to day dream if you are like me and love to do that. It is very soothing and essential for me as I go to sleep.

Love is very important to us to make us happy. Loving someone who loves you back is always very rewarding. Making them happy and seeing the joy that you have created in them will always make you swell with joy yourself. Being loved is awesome. That is the same if it is either humans or pets alike. Knowing that the person or animal opposite you loves you a lot does a lot of things to your well being. Sit with your loved ones and do things together you all enjoy doing.

Prompt from Over 70 Blog Post Ideas For Lifestyle Blogs That Readers Will Enjoy Reading at Margaret Bourne

Have you ever written a fan letter/e-mail to an actor/actress or author/musician? Who wrote back, if anyone?

I haven’t written many but two stand out as I got responses from both and both were awesome.

  1. Jayne Heitmeyer – she is an actress from Montreal, Canada who at the time I had watched on two shows on tv – NightMan, Sirens & 3 seasons of Earth: Final Conflict in the 1990s and early 2000s.She has since been on one of my fav tv shows of all times 19–2, in a small recurring role. I had a huge crush on her and wrote to the address of her fan club. I got a nice reply back and as part of a New Year offer, she included me in the autographed profile photo giveaway and she didn’t know she had any fans in India. I still have the photograph/profile shot tucked away in my belongings.
  2. Bassist extra-ordinarrie Billy Sheehan – many years ago I sent out an email to one of the best bass players the world has ever known. He was kind enough to reply and we had a back and forth a few times. That was so awesome of him. I am a big fan and follow him on Facebook where he has fun posts and pics from his daily life along with watching him perform live on stage with his various bands.