|Posted on June 11, 2019 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
The Poltergeist is a classic 1980’s film. Directed by Tobe Hopper and written by Stephen Spielberg. The movie is based around a family who is being haunted by evil spirits. Over the years there’s been numerous films in the trilogy and it seems like there was a death after filming was done or just after the film had been released. Its been known as the Poltergeist curse, but is it really a curse or a coincidence.
Dominique Dunne was 22 years old when she was killed by her ex-boyfriend. She had broken up with John Thomas Sweeney because he was abusive. When he went to her house to convince her to get back together, she refused. The more intense the argument got, the angrier John became. He then choked Dominique until she passed out. She fell into a coma and passed away a few days later. John was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 6 years in prison, but only served 3 and a half. He has since changed his name to John Patrick Maura. The bruises that Dominique had during her appearance on Hill Street Blues were real. The day before filming, she got beaten up by her boyfriend. Because she was playing a abused teen in the episode, she didn’t need any makeup. The bruises were in fact real.
Heather O’Rourke was misdiagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, but in reality she had a bowel obstruction. She was given steroids and it was obvious she was on medication due to her appearance in the third Poltergeist. One of the side effects was chipmunk cheeks. It could have been treated if it was detected early. Her symptoms were the same as the flu, but nothing was done until it was to late. On February 1, 1988. Heather was rushed to the hospital, but suffered cardiac arrest. She was revived, but her body was wasn’t able to recover and she passed away from septic shock caused by the bowel obstruction. Heather was only 12 years old.
Two actors from the second Poltergeist film passed away due to illness. Julian Beck died from stomach cancer. He battled the disease for 18 months. Will Sampson had a lung-heart transplant 6 weeks before he passed away from a severe case of pre-operative malnutrition and post-operative fungal infection. He knew he had a small chance in surviving due to being weak before the surgery.
Lou Perryman from the original Poltergeist was killed with an ax when someone broke into his house with the intention to steal his car. Seth Christopher Tatum was an ex-con with mental illness, he confessed and now is serving a life sentence.
Oliver Robbins who played the brother in the film was attacked on set. When he was filming the scene with a mechanical clown, it malfunctioned and began to choke him. It wasn’t until he started to turn blue that the crew had to intervene.
I don’t know if it had to do anything with the movie, but it does look suspicious that so many people in the cast had some sort of mishap or illness. Maybe because of what genre the movie was, people began to talk and started to come up with reasons why this all happened. It does make a interesting conversation. People have different theories and opinions of what happened, but we can all come up with the theory that things happen. This movie just had a string of bad luck. I don’t think it would be considered a curse.
|Posted on June 10, 2019 at 7:15 AM||comments (0)|
On December 28th 1956, 15 year old Barbara Grimes and her 12 year old sister, Patricia made their way to the local movie theatre to watch Elvis’ film, “Love Me Tender”. They were both huge Elvis fans and seen the film numerous times. They are 2 of 7 children of Joseph and Loretta Grimes. Little did they know that they were about to be as known one of the biggest missing persons investigations in Chicago history.
They left the house around 7:30pm and were going to be home around midnight. A classmate mentioned that she and her sister sat behind the girls in the theatre. Around 9:30pm as the classmate was leaving during the intermission, they saw the sisters in line for popcorn. They seemed to be in good spirits.
When they didn’t arrive home after the second showing. Loretta Grimes sent her 17 year old daughter, Theresa and 14 year old son, Joey to wait for them at the bus stop which was located close to their house. After several buses drove past without either girl getting off. Theresa and Joey went home without them. When Loretta noticed that the sisters weren’t with them, she called around to friends to see if they were there. At about 2:15am, she filed at missing person report.
At that time, police assumed that they were run aways and if they haven’t heard from them in a week then they would take the report more seriously. In the meantime, hundreds gathered to help in the search for the girls. It was one of the most intensive missing persons investigations in Cook County. It remains one of Chicago’s most infamous cold cases. 15.000 flyers were handed out, the church had offered a $1000 reward and more then 30,000 people were interrogated.
On January 22, 1957, Leonard Prescott saw what he thought was mannequins on the side of the road. When he took his wife to where he saw them, she fainted upon seeing them. When they discovered that the mannequins were two frozen nude bodies of the Grimes girls. Leonard and his wife called the Willow Springs police department.
The autopsy didn’t fit murder. Due to the snow, the bodies were preserved. There was no signs of blunt force trauma, no stab wounds, no bullet wounds, no signs of strangulation. Exposure to the elements was cause of death. There was also no signs of drugs or alcohol in their systems. They wouldn’t able to pass out in the snow from being drunk and freeze to death. The killer must have been smart enough to make the cause of death undetectable
The case was highly publicized. It was in every newspaper and the media portrayed the girls as delinquents. There was different theories on what happened to the girls before they were found. One theory was that they went to Nashville to see Elvis in concert or that they left home on their own accord.
Numerous people have said they saw the girls alive between the time they disappeared and when they were found, but the autopsy stated that they were murdered within hours of their disappearance. Several teenagers informed investigators that they saw the sisters conversing with a young man who had the physical appearance similar to Elvis. They got into his car which was described as being a mercury model.
Loretta Grimes received multiple phone calls and letters claiming that people had information about the girls and their whereabouts or even about the murders. She received letters claiming to be the girls themselves. A man called her claiming that he was the one that killed her daughters. He knew details that nobody else knew about the crime. He then later called her again and bragged about killing 15 year old Bonnie Leigh Scott.
There was 21 year old man who bare a strong resemblance to Elvis named Edward “Bennie” Bedwell who was arrested and interrogated for 3 days because the owners of the restaurant he worked at had seen him with 2 girls who looked like the Grimes sisters. He insisted that they were mistaken about the ID of the girls. On Jan 27, 1957, he signed a 14 page confession stating that he and a friend were with the girls on the day they disappeared until Jan 7, 1957. They were drinking in various saloons on skid row and they had some food. He then “stated” that he beat them and thrown their bodies into a snow filled ditch after they refused his sexual advances, but the autopsy reports said that the girls had no alcohol or food in their system and there was no signs of a beating. Due to being semi literate, there was no way he could of understood what he was signing.
On Feb 6, 1957, Bedwell was freed on a $20,000 bond. The same year he was acquitted, he would be tried and acquitted of the 1956 rape of a 13 year old in Florida. He died in November of 1972.
Loretta Grimes never gave up. She never stopped looking for who did such a thing to her daughters. We may never know who did it, but its a good thing to start bringing light back into the case and bring peace to the family and to the girls who left us to soon.
|Posted on June 7, 2019 at 2:05 AM||comments (0)|
When I look back at why I began my blog, the mean reason was because I wanted to be able to meet the people I’ve respected and admired for as long as I could remember. I wanted this blog to be able to get to them. I want them to know what they mean to me, but over the last couple of years, I started to think if it wasn’t for my dream team being the reason why I started to write then would be my reason, why did I begin in the first place. Every blog as a purpose. Every blog as a meaning. Every blog as a goal. In my case, I wanted to be able to write and use my blog to inspire others. My dream team would be my motivation to write. I want to be able to tell my story and be able to get it to where I want it to go. Which is in the hands the people I respect and admire.
Having a blog has helped me in numerous ways. Not only has it helped me stay motivated to write due to wanting to meet my dream team, but has helped me express myself and talk about what’s going on. Writing helps me get things off my chest. I have a hard time expressing myself verbally and with using written word can help me find the right way to tell people how I really feel. My blog as also helped me become a better writer. I can look back on my older posts and see how much I’ve improved. My posts are getting more detailed and more in-depth as to my posts from 10 years ago, but I also feel discouraged when it comes to actually posting. I never really know who’s reading and if what I’m writing about is really leaving an impact on someone. The more I write, the more confident I become. I want to be able to write for the rest of my life and if this is how I start then I will spend all my time making sure that dream comes true. I want to create opportunities and make a difference. I want to use my words and my stories to help others. I want experiences to last a lifetime and I want to look back with the knowledge that I did what I always wanted to do and it all happened because of my blog.
At the end of the day, I do hope my blog is interesting enough for people to read on a regular basis. I know what I write about is all over the map, but I want to be able to reach everyone of all ages. I want to be able to shine a light on stories and get people talking. My blog gives me something to look forward too. I always think to myself that one day I’m going to write a post that will change everything, the one post that will grab everyone’s attention.
Every day is something different and I hope that the more I challenge myself in writing about the unknown, the closer I get to becoming the writer I always wanted to be. I just have to keep going at it and hope that my hard work pays off. I hope that people will be inspired to go after what they want. Go after your dreams. You don’t know unless you try.
|Posted on June 6, 2019 at 3:50 AM||comments (0)|
Every TV show as flaws. There are things that happen or written that don’t appeal to everyone. Some people may agree and others are going to agree to disagree. TV shows try and write about things that are true to real life, but a lot of the time, things that are being shown aren’t actually real life. Its Hollywood. They can create a life on screen that we all wish could be true.
When it comes to FRIENDS. There are things that are just plan stupid, annoying or just plain ridiculous. For all you hardcore FRIENDS fans, I hope I don’t burst your bubble when it comes to talking about what I don’t like about the show. They just didn’t think things through and it showed in numerous episodes.
Ross Was A Jerk.
He never left Rachel alone. Every time she was about to be happy or have something important going on in her life, Ross was there to ruin it. Take all the relationships and friendships she tried to have. Ross was somehow showing up to show his love for her even when she didn't need it. He was jealous and wanted Rachel all for himself. He came off as a jerk and self centered, especially when it came to Mark. Of course, he probably had other intentions with her, but Ross could have just stepped back and let Rachel be herself and let her deal with him on her own.
The Whole “We Were On A Break” Thing.
Ross was just using that as an excuse for his actions. He wanted to use that as a way to get out of the things he did, like when he slept with the copy girl. If he really loved Rachel has much as he said he did then he could have given her space and talk to her like an adult instead of being a man child and sleep with the first person he saw.
Ross Not Liking Susan.
Ross comes off a dick for not accepting Susan. They didn’t have to be friends, but at least they could have been nice to each other when they were in the same room. It wasn’t like they were ever getting back together. He was going after Rachel during the run of the show anyway.
Ross Not Being Close To Ben, but Being Close To Emma.
Ben was in the first couple of seasons and it seemed like Ross was involved, but after a while Ben disappeared then he was mentioned though out the rest of the series. We see him a couple times in the later on, but it makes it look like Susan and Carol didn’t want him to be involved in Ben’s life. One the other hand. When Emma was born. He was all over having a child and wanted to be part of her life, which makes Ross look like a bad parent to Ben. Ben wasn’t even there to celebrate Emma’s first birthday and as for as we know, they weren’t introduced to each other. Ben out, Emma in.
The Storyline Kept Changing.
Its been said on numerous situations that Ross and Chandler met in college and Rachel had met him when her and Monica were in high school, but the episode with the prom video, Chandler was surprised and joked about how big Monica was. A fact he should have known since he’s known Monica since college. They acted like the Gellers, Rachel and Chandler were not always friends from back in the day. Which makes me bring up this next point. If Chandler went to college, he would have a college degree which I don’t think we ever learnt what it was. That means that he could have used it in his work life instead of whether job he had and hated before quitting and going into advertisement. College worked for Ross, but Chandler had a hard time finding his niche in the work force even with said college degree.
Rachel and Joey As A Couple.
It was doomed from the start, it was awkward to say the least. It was something that shouldn’t have happened. Joey likes Rachel then Rachel likes Joey. It was a storyline that was just not necessary and unwanted. They had no chemistry and they were worried about what Ross was going to react that it made it last longer then it should have been. It shouldn’t have existed at all. The cast apparently didn’t want the storyline to happen. They had to work with it and it showed. It just not a good storyline and Rachel and Joey are better off as friends then an actual couple.
Monica Really Wanting A Baby.
Its every girl’s dream to have a family, but I think with Monica being who she was, I think this was one thing she wasn’t able to control. I know they probably wanted to show all aspects of having a baby. (Phoebe having the triplets, Rachel being a single working mother) but I don’t think it would have been that easy to adopt. It seems like it was solved in a just a few episodes. I feel like Monica could been more accepting when it came to the fact that she wasn’t able to have kids.
There was some good and bad writing on the show. Lots of things that could have been fixed if they took the 2 seconds to review what had already been written. Aren’t there people in the industry that get paid it make sure the show doesn’t have any plot holes in it so things like this don’t happen. It makes the show look sloppy and unprofessional.
|Posted on June 4, 2019 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
107 years later and the Villisca axe murders still hasn’t been solved. After so much time, I don’t think it ever will be solved. Who ever did it is long gone. Unless they are immortal and still roaming around.
Sometime in the early morning hours of June 11, 1912 or even possibly sometime the night before on June 10, people were severely wounded with an axe, unfortunately, none of the victims survived. 6 of the victims were children.
The Moore Family and 2 friends of their 10 year old daughter had attended church to take part in the Children’s Day program that Sarah Moore coordinated. Around 9:30pm, Josiah (43), his wife Sarah (39), their 4 children, Herman Montgomery (11), Mary Katherine (10), Arthur Boyd (7), Paul Vernon (5) along with Ina Marie (8) and Lena Gertrude Stillinger (12) walked back to the Moore house, arriving at the home around 9:45 - 10:00pm.
The next morning when their neighbour, Mary Peckham noticed that they hadn’t been seen doing their morning chores, she knocked and when nobody answered she tried the door and found that it was locked. She called Josiah’s brother, Ross who then also didn’t receive any responses when he knocked and shouted. He entered the house using the spare key that he had. Upon entering the guest bedroom, he found Ina and Lena’s bodies on the bed. He had Peckham to call Hank Hilton who was the town’s primary peace officer. After searching the house, Horton discovered the bodies of the Moore family and of course the bodies of Lena and Ina. The murder weapon was found in the room where the Stillinger sisters were found. It was found to have belonged to Josiah.
The time of death was between 12am and 5:30am. It was suggested that whoever killed them were patiently waiting in the attack until everyone was asleep because there was evidence of 2 cigarettes, hinting there was more then one killer.
Beginning on the master bedroom, the killer(s) killed Josiah and Sarah as they slept. Josiah took more of the blows then the rest of the victims. His injuries were severe enough that his eyes were missing. The blade of the axe was the cause of injuries, but the rest of the victims were killed by the blunt end of the weapon. The Moore children were then killed the same way as their parents. After that, the killer returned to the master bedroom and continued bludgeoning Josiah and Sarah. Lena and Ina were then killed in their bedroom. Lena was thought to be awake and tried to fight back due to the way she was found on the bed and the defensive wound on her arm. She may have been assault due to how her nightgown was on her body.
The murder scene was a bizarre one. Beside the axe that was used was a 4 pound piece of slab bacon. The mirrors were covered with clothes that were taken from the dresser drawers and on the kitchen table was a plate of uneaten food and a bowl of bloody water.
Reverend George Kelly was tried twice for the murder, but it was either a hung jury or it was acquitted. He was originally from England, but came to America in 1904. He had preached at Methodist churches across North Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas and Iowa. He had a reputation of odd behaviour. When he was visiting a few communities north of Villisca. He had spent time in a mental hospital and was convicted of sending obscene material through the mail.
There were several other suspects in the murders, but none of them were charged leaving the Villisca axe murders as one of America’s unsolved murders.
|Posted on May 13, 2019 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
I’ve been to Disneyland enough times to know what to do and what not to do. A lot of it is common sense, but there are people who just don’t want to use it and it gets old really fast. Depending on the person, sometimes we can just shrug them off and walk away, but there are things that we should do at Disneyland that will make everything go smoothly and make the trip go without a hitch.
Here is a list of things you should and shouldn’t do at the park even if you think its ok, there will be people who will be secretly judging you and its not going to feel good.
-Wear Comfortable Shoes
If you are known to wear ballerina flats, heels or fancy work shoes on a regular basis, don’t wear them when you know your going to be walking for miles. If you can’t last more then a couple hours in a certain pair of shoes then you know those shoes aren’t meant to be worn at Disney.
I’m a person who burns. That’s why I put on sunscreen throughout the day, if I don’t then I can hear my dad’s voice in my head telling me to put on lotion. If I feel like I’m getting red then I’m put some on just to make sure. Even if you don’t burn, its better to be safe then sorry. Lather up and watch out for redness. Don’t be fooled.
-Bring Water and Snacks
Grab water and snacks on the way to the park. You don’t want to spend all your money on Disney prices. It will add up at the end of the day. If you have allergies, its better if you can pick snacks out yourself then assume that the churros were made in a nut free environment.
-Use Fastpass, Single Riders and Rider Swap.
If you have a child that is too short for a ride, one parent can take the older child on the ride as the other parent takes the younger one on a another ride and then the parents can swap so both parents can go on the ride. Take advantage.
-Be Nice To Cast Members
The trick to remember is if you don’t want someone saying something rude and offensive to you then don’t be rude and offensive to someone. Treat others the way you want to be treated. The cast members have been in the sun dealing with people 8 or more hours a day. They don’t need people to be mean.
If you are coming from somewhere that is currently cold, bring things that you would wear if it was summer. Shorts, t-shirts, things that would make you comfortable in the sun. Also bring a hat.
You need fuel to keep going. Grab a snack and people watch. Take a break and relax.
-Do everything in one day.
Pace yourself. If your there for a few days, you will have plenty of time to see everything. Don’t expect to see every parade, show or go on every ride within the first 5 minutes your there.
Disney strollers or even one you bring from home are bulky and heavy. They take up way to much room when your walking around. People will be stick behind you because they can’t get around because the stroller is taking up the most space. I know Disney is a kid/family friendly place, but if your kid is able to fit into a stroller there is a chance that the kid isn’t going to remember the trip at all. Wait till the kid is able to walk by themselves and can do it for long periods of time
-Stop In The Middle To Take Pictures.
I’ve been stuck behind people who stop and want a picture of the castle at night when its all lit up, but if the line is single file and there’s a line of people behind you, keep going. Especially if its after the fireworks when everyone is trying to get to a ride on the other side of the park. Don’t be the person that holds up the line.
-Buy A Poncho
Your going on a ride to get wet. If you want to stay dry then don’t go on a water ride. Don’t spend the money on a poncho at Disney prices when your only going to wear it once and throw out once you get home.
-Wear Sandals/Flip Flops
Wearing flat shoes will be killer on your feet, legs and knees. Even if you can wear them for hours at home. Disneyland is a different experience when it comes to walking. You need the support.
-Have A Detail Plan
If you are the type of person who plans everything to the very second, throw that out the window. In Disneyland, anything could happen. Rides break down, shows get canceled, restaurants have long wait times, your spend half the day waiting in live for Indiana Jones. Just go with it. Have a good time. There’s no rush.
Of course, this list is always changing. You have to respect the other families that are at the park. They are there for the same reason you are. If you don’t want to someone to be rude and disrespectful to you then don’t do it to someone else. When it comes to the cast members, they are there because they want to bring magic to the guests. You don’t know what goes on when the cast members go home at the end of the day. Show them you care, smile and say thank you.
|Posted on April 23, 2019 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
Millicent Lillian “Peg” Entwistle was born on February 5, 1908 in Port Talbot, UK. She was a British stage and screen actress. By the time she was 17, she had appeared in several broadway productions. In 1927, when she was 19 years old, Peg married Robert Keith, but by 1929, they divorced. For those 2 years, Peg was the stepmother of Robert’s son, Brian who is known as Uncle Bill in the 60’s show, “A Family Affair.”
Peg dreamt of being an actress, but unfortunately her dream never came true. She is better known for her death then her career. She had only starred in one movie, “Thirteen Women” which came out after her death, but even then her role was cut down severely before its release.
On September 16, 1932, Peg had made her way towards the Hollywood sign. At that time you were able to make the trek to the famous sign and touch the letters, but now the area is fenced off and is under surveillance. The closet you can come to the sign is above it and look down at the infamous letters. Peg made the decision to jump off the letter H. She left behind some of her belongings like a shoe, her purse and a jacket; which a hiker found not knowing they belonged to the actress. She also wrote a suicide note that read:
I am afraid, I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E
Her cause of death according to the coroner was multiple fractures of the pelvis. Peg was cremated and her ashes was buried next to her father in Oak Cemetery in Glendale, Ohio. At the time of her death, her uncle who she was living with after the death of her father said that she told him she was going to be going to the drugstore then meet up with some friends. He had no idea that was going to be the last time he would see and talk to his niece. The day after her death, she got a letter in the mail saying she was offered a role in a play at the Beverley Hills Playhouse. She was only 24 years old.
The appearance of a young blond woman wearing 1930s clothing is a common sighting. She appears to be sad and brooding, but she disappears faster then she appears. The scent of gardenias is a common smell around the area. Gardenias was Peg’s favourite. Nobody knows why she decided to end her life, but we know that she will never leave Hollywood. A place where she felt like she belonged.
|Posted on April 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Bobby Fuller was known as a rockstar, songwriter and guitarist. He was best known as a member of the band “The Bobby Fuller Four” Their number one hit was “I Fought The Law” The band performed 2 songs in the 1966 spring movie, “The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini” “I Fought The Law” only reached #33 in the UK, the song was much revered by rock and roll fans, but in America, the song reached to #9. Nancy Sinatra was a fan of the band and was seen often at their concerts. Bobby was born in Texas and had a maternal older half brother, Jack and a younger brother, Randy who was in the band as well. He was mesmerized by Elvis and adopted the styles of fellow Texan, Buddy Holly. Bobby often used original material when fronting his own four man combo.
Within weeks of “I Fought The Law” becoming a top 10 hit, Bobby’s young life was cut short. After performing a gig just a few days before, he left home after receiving a phone call and took the family Oldsmobile to attend a meeting. Later that day, his mother found Bobby dead in said vehicle outside of his Hollywood apartment. Bobby’s face, chest and side were covered in “petechial haemorrhages” probably caused by gasoline vapours and the summer heat. There were no bruises, broken bones, cuts, no evidence of a beating. On the autopsy report, murder and suicide were checked off, but they had question marks next to them. Some people believe Bobby was murdered even when there was a cause of death. He had multiple stab wounds and was soaked in gasoline. Some say his death was the mob and other rumours stated it was the Manson Family. There was no criminal investigation by the LAPD due to the sudden death of the police chief just a few days earlier. There was evidence that Bobby was in the advanced state of rigour mortis by the time he was found and that the car wasn’t where it was 30 minutes prior to when his mom found it. Its suggested that Bobby had died somewhere else.
His brother, Randy has never found closure due to the fact he had to go on with life without knowing who killed his older brother. Nobody has come forward or have been charged with the murder of Bobby Fuller. He was 23 years old.
|Posted on April 6, 2019 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
When you go to Disneyland, there are always rides that you have to go on. It doesn’t matter how long the lines are, you want to ride it as many times as you can before the day ends. Its the excitement of knowing that the drop down a massive hill is going to be a thrill no matter how many times you’ve rode it or you know its just around the corner. Here are a list of my favourite Disneyland rides that are a must ride when you are in the wonderful world of Disney.
The Haunted Mansion: I love anything that is haunted, houses, hotels, anything that as a dark history. This ride is perfect for not only a story, but for the darkness of it, meaning that its a ride in the dark, but its not dark enough for kids to not be afraid of it. The characters in the ride and just the overall story of the ride is good one to check out. If you go during the holidays, it changes over to The Nightmare Before Christmas, which honestly, I’m not a fan of. I prefer the Haunted Mansion and the hitchhiking ghosts.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: If you are a fan of pirates or just Johnny Depp then this ride is a must. Its a casual water ride where you get to witness a gun battle between two ships, take a stroll thru town and watching a pirate skeleton man the helm of a ship thru a thunderstorm, which is probably my favourite part of the ride. Its a ride you can sit back and enjoy. Its indoors and it gives you some time to get off your feet and out of the sun and relax.
Indiana Jones and the Forbidden Eye: Its probably one of the longest lines in the park even if you get single rider, there still might be a wait, but its worth it. If you like the Indiana Jones series then this is a ride for you. The classic ball rushes towards and you get out of the way just in time, but have no fear, Harrison Ford is there to protect you. That’s his job. The queue for the line is cool as its mostly underground and its gives you the feeling that your in a cave or a tomb. Some areas feel cooler then the other parts. I don’t know if its just a coincidence or if it was built that way, but it feels nice to go thru a cold spot.
Hollywood Tower Hotel: This ride was switched over to The Guardians Of The Galaxy, which I think is a huge disappointment seeing that I have no idea what the movie franchise is about, but I wish they kept the original ride. I love haunted hotels and this ride was perfect. It had everything, a story that was easy to follow and made you feel like you were in that time period and butterflies in your stomach when you get to the top and it drops when you least expect, but if you’ve been on it numerous times, you know what’s going to happen, but it still gave you that feeling of excitement. I wish it was still around.
Splash Mountain: A classic ride that comes with a song you can sing along to without having it drive you crazy like Its A Small Ride. Its both a indoor and outdoor and its nice for a cool down if you have the patience to wait in line for more then a hour. You just have to remember to take a look around and take in the scenery before you take that plunge down the massive hill and get soaked.
Space Mountain: If you are afraid of the dark and/or roller coasters then this ride isn’t for you. Its a combination of speed, tight turns and darkness. You don’t know if your going left, right or straight until the last second and if your lucky, you’re take a good picture.
Toy Story Mania: If you love playing shooting games and hitting targets then is a good ride. The line is long, but the combination of 3D, toy story and target shooting makes up for it. You race the person next you know in getting the highest score, but you can always go back and get better.
California Screaming: This was changed over to the Incredicoaster. Its the same ride, but its just a different design. Its right in the centre and you can watch people take off and go thru the loop and hear them scream at the top of their lungs. The picture may not be perfect, due to the faces you’ll make racing around the corner, but its always makes for a good laugh.
Radiator Springs Racers: I wasn’t sure if I was going to like CarsLand, but its a well done and there are so many things to see especially at night. Radiator Springs Racers with worth the wait, but if you want to you can do single riders which goes by a lot faster. Go on it at least once. You get to race against the people in the car next to you. It doesn’t matter what car you get into, you don’t know your doing to win, you may lose a few times in the same car before you win.
If you are planning on going to Disneyland, have fun, put on lots of sunscreen, drink lots of water and travel safe.
|Posted on March 25, 2019 at 3:05 AM||comments (0)|
Who is Thomas Jane? The name is unfamiliar with some people. Everyone that I talk to always ask me who he is and I of course being the #1 fan that I am will go on and on about everything Thomas. I’ll go into depth about his movies and other projects that he’s done. I will do with such pride that I could literally be his publicist and hype him up and give him the love and support that he deserves.
All joking aside, lets get serious. Thomas Jane is one in a million. I first saw Thomas in 2001 in the movie 61*. He played Mickey Mantle. If you know anything about baseball, you will know about the M and M boys. New York Yankees players race to beat Babe Ruth’s single season home run record. I couldn’t imagine Thomas not being Mantle. He was the right guy for the job even if he never had any prior baseball experience before filming the movie.
There was something about him that stuck with me. I don’t know if it was because he just had something that made him stand out, but he always was on of my mind. Every once in a while, there was something or someone that would remind me of him and I would think of him. The more I watched, the more I found out how amazing he really was. He loves what he does and it shows in his work.
In 2008, Thomas made it his mission to stop drinking. He was caught drinking and driving and was put behind bars. He was going thru a tough time, which of course isn’t an excuse to get behind the wheel drunk, but he just wanted a way out. That night he was pulled over 4 times with the last time, being the wake up call that he needed. Since that night, he became sober. I know that it must have been challenging for him to take that leap and realize that life is more important then hiding behind alcohol. I’m very proud of how far he’s come from. I know he works hard at making sure that he doesn’t go down that ride again.
I’ve always imagined him as someone with a heart of gold. He truly is someone who is passionate about his work. He’s hardworking, creative, intelligent and a good man. I hope one day I get the chance to meet him and tell him how much he means to me. I respect, admire and adore him.
|Posted on March 22, 2019 at 7:20 AM||comments (0)|
I was never the type of person to socialize during class. I never really had a solid group of people that I hung out with at lunch. It was different depending on the day. I knew people in every grade so I just hung out with whoever knew me and they seemed to be alright with that. I never felt a connection with the people in my grade because I found them to be judgemental especially the classmates that I didn’t grew up with. The people I knew since kindergarten were more supportive because we knew each other, I never had a close connection with the people who I met on the first day of school. It seemed like they were in it just to make high school the best years of their lives and they didn’t care who they were friends with to make that happen. There were people who I would hang out with in outside of school. They became my BFF for a few months, get bored and move on. Then we just became someone we pass in the hallway, not acknowledging why we stopped hanging out. It would be something that we never talked about, a non-verbal agreement to never bring it up.
When it comes to going to places where there’s lots of people. I sit in the corner and observe what’s going on around me. I’ve always been shy and quiet. I never know what to say when it comes to people I don’t know. I’ve always wanted people to come up to me and start a conversation. If people were interested in getting to know me then they would make the first move and approach me. A lot of the time, I won’t go somewhere if I don’t know anybody or if I know there is someone going that I don’t like being around. I’ll try and avoid them and not make eye contact, which in my case, not making eye contact is pretty easy. Going up to someone in public and say ‘hi”, especially in a public place is never easy. If I don’t know you then I won’t talk to you. I know going up to people is a way to make friends, but I have a thing when it comes to doing it. I have this feeling that they don’t want to spark up a conversation with me because they sense there’s something “off” about me and they don’t want to be associate with that. I want get over it, step out of my comfort zone and make friends, but interacting is hard. I hate not knowing what a person is feeling or thinking. I want to be able to read people’s emotions and expressions, but everything looks the same to me.
We all meet and lose friends. It happens to everyone. If we kept the friends we met in kindergarten, I don’t think we would grow as people and individuals. We have to find who we are without the influence of others. Some of us may go down the wrong path, get into trouble with the law, find drugs, develop a criminal record. Other people would want change that about themselves because they grew up in a house with that kind of atmosphere and they don’t want to end up just like the people they know. They want to make the world a better place. We need to meet people who bring us up and not kick us when we’re down. We don’t need that kind of negativity in our life. I try and be a good friend. I try to be nice to the people around me. Being nice can go a long way and I don’t want to be known as someone who gives off bad vibes. I want to bring positivity and not make someone feel like they’re alone in the world. I want to. think good thoughts and hope they get passed on.
|Posted on March 21, 2019 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
I always knew I wanted to write a book, but I never knew where to begin. I didn’t know if I wanted to write what its like to have Aspergers and my experiences with living it or if I wanted to take one of the millions of ideas that have been floating around in my head and write a full length fiction novel, but I thought that maybe writing about my life experiences in my blog would be a lot easier then spending months maybe even years writing a book that may not even get published. My blog could be my book and anyone from anywhere in the world can access it at any time. Who knows, my blog entries could eventually turn into a book, if it falls into the right hands. Until that happens, lets write about Aspergers and see where it takes me. This could my way of escaping and let out all the things that race thru my mind. Just a way for me to let everything out.
I came up with the idea of writing my memoirs about having Aspergers because I always wanted to inspire people and I wanted to make a difference, but I was hesitant to write this because I didn't want to give to much information about myself. I didn’t want to tell to much. I didn’t want the world to know every little detail about me, but then I thought about it and realized that I’m in charge of what I say and how I say it. I’m in charge of making sure that what I say comes off as inspiring and not as something that comes off as a someone who’s looking for sympathy. If I don’t want you to know something or if there’s a memory that I don’t want to share then I don’t have to talk about it. I can choose what you read and what you should know about me. All I want from this is to have people relate with me and know that their not the only one going thru whatever their going thru.
I’m not ashamed of having Aspergers, but there have been times where I wish it didn’t exist. People may be curious about why I am the way I am and they should ask questions. There have been been situations where Aspergers makes an appearance and no matter how hard I try to hide it, its seems to show up unannounced and uninvited. I really should come up with a name for it. On the other hand, its part of who I am and if I was like every one else then I wouldn’t be me. I’m one of a kind. There isn’t anyone out there who is as unique as I am. So I guess having Aspergers as its benefits. In the end, I just want to be able to be myself and hope that I can inspire at least one person. It’s my way of paying it forward. If one person learns anything from this, then maybe they can do the same for someone else and so and so forth. I hope you can come along this journey. We can learn how to deal with Aspergers together. Not every story is the same, but I hope it will help you look at the world in a different way, thru someone else’s eyes.
|Posted on March 11, 2019 at 2:25 AM||comments (0)|
I know people are going to think I’m going a little overboard with this, but Luke Perry’s death has hit me hard. Maybe its the way he died that has hit me or maybe its who he was as a person. You really don’t how much someone means to you until their gone. I wish I was able to be one of the lucky ones to have had the privilege to be in his presence. I’ve heard some amazing things about Luke and I never had the chance to meet him even through he was always in town filming Riverdale. What surprises me the most was how young he was. Strokes can happen to anyone at anytime, but knowing that it was that bad of a stroke in which he wasn’t able to recover.
Its a constant reminder that life is short. You got to do what you can to make life as amazing and meaningful as possible. Luke was the shining light in many lives, he was a friend and a sweetheart with a heart of gold. The impact that he left in the world is the same one I want to leave. I want to be remembered in the same way. Luke Perry is someone I inspire to be. I want have a life that’s extraordinary. I want people to look at my life and know that I was a friend to everyone and was willing to help others when they needed it the most. I want the things people have said about Luke and bring the same positive character traits into my life. I want to live like Luke and make every moment count.
There have been countless times when I wanted to breakdown and cry because of these feelings in losing Luke. I didn’t know him personally, but I wish I did. I will think of him daily and miss him greatly. He will always be with me, giving me that never ending love and encouragement. You will be missed for always and forever. Thank you for being who you were. You will have an lifelong impact on me. You inspire me to be a better person. I will make you proud in everything I do. Luke, I love you.
|Posted on March 7, 2019 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
Be the change you want to see in the world. Be the one to change the world for the better. Things are going to happen if you don’t do anything about. Things get talked about, but things don’t get done. People want to see the world in a much better shape then it is now, but they don’t do the time. If you can’t back up what you say then don’t say anything. Show people that you care. Show people that you want to see things change. Pay it forward, inspire others to do good. It has to happened today, it has to happen right now. Don’t wait till it benefits you, do it while you have the chance. Tomorrow isn’t a guarantee, we don’t know what tomorrow will bring. We can’t put it off because we don’t know how life is going to be like when we wake up in the morning. Today has to be better then yesterday. Less talk and more doing. Be your own hero. Live a life that your proud of. Leave an impact on the world. Its in your power to make sure the world is being taken care of. We need more love then hate, we need to take care of ourselves, we need to help others, we need to be the voice for the voiceless. Be the change you want to see in the world.
|Posted on March 4, 2019 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Even if I was too young to remember Beverley Hills 90210. I knew how big of a show it was. I grew up knowing about the characters just by listening to other people talking about it and watching the show myself as I got older and the show had been off the air for 10 years. Luke Perry played my favorite character, Dylan McKay. There was something about the character that people loved. It could have been the bad boy that Dylan was or it could have been Luke Perry, but no matter who you are, Dylan was probably the first person you could think of when 90210 comes up in conversation.
Luke had a recurring role on Riverdale as Fred Andrews, Archie's dad. It was good to see him on the small screen again. It was like seeing an old friend. With some of the cast being to young to remember 90210, I know that Luke had some sort of impact on them. I've been hearing such good things about Luke. He had a heart of gold and he was grateful/thankful for what he was given and he was proud of the work he did. No matter where you knew him from, he was loyal to his fans. I'm sure everyone involved with Riverdale are going to feel the loss on set, but know that he's always going to be around.
52 years old is young to have a stroke and I was rooting for Luke to make a speedy and full recovery. Life is short and you have to grab by the horns. You never how much time you have until its too late. You have to reach for your dreams and make every day count. Make the most of everyday, make the most memories as you can.
I've experienced someone having a stroke. Its not an easy thing to witness.This touched home for me. Brought back memories. I'm sending my love to Luke's family and friends. I was thinking of Luke daily and was hoping to see him come back from the stroke stronger and better then ever.
Rest In Peace, Luke. You will forever be missed.
|Posted on February 25, 2019 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
I shouldn’t compare myself to others, but when everyone around you are being more successful then you, you begin to start to wonder if your doing everything in your power to be as successful as they are. I keep telling myself that I’ll do whatever it takes to make my dreams come true, but I feel like I’m failing. I want to experience so much in life. I can’t seem to understand how some things come so easy for one person, but it takes years for the same results for someone else. I feel like I’m struggling to achieve such things in my life. I see so many people around me who have the charm and have the social skills to make the connections to get far in life. I fail in that department. I don’t know how to reach out and make those connections so I hide behind something that is safe and reliable even when it doesn’t make me happy. I want to be able to reach out and interact with people, but when your not a people person and get over whelmed in group settings, meeting people is a challenge. I want to be able to do what I want and not have to worry if I’m making someone else happy. I want to do everything on my bucket list, but its hard when you feel like everyone is against you.
I hate doing things that don’t make me happy. I don’t want to keep doing things because its the right thing to do. I don’t want to have regrets and I don’t want to have a life of wondering where it could have gone if I stood up for myself and said no. I have a way of saying yes to someone because I know thats what they want to hear, but in the end I know its not going to make me happy and I regret saying yes. I want to be able to say no in situations that I know will make me feel uncomfortable or if I know I’m not going to be happy. I always thought that my happiness was always important. I always thought that if I wasn’t excited about something or I wasn’t passionate then I would stop whatever it was and move on. I want to do everything to make sure I don’t spend years in a situation where I know I could have left at anytime. I don’t want to be stick knowing that I could have done something more with my life, but I never had the chance to because I played it safe and worked just to pay the bills. I want life to be worth living. I want countless adventures and memories to last a lifetime, but I feel like I am no where near where I want to be and I often wonder if I’ll ever end up where I want. Am I the type of person who’s just going to be working that job because its the adult thing to do or am I doing to be the person to step outside of the box and live my best life? I’m the only person to make life what it is and I have to work hard to not have any regrets. I just wish people would take the time to help me reach my full potential. I want the world to know how amazing I can be, but I feel like my ideas and creativity is being wasted because nobody wants to pay attention. I have so much to give. Am I failing at life? Am I just not destined to live the amazing life I always thought I’ll have? Am I just lost on where I’m supposed to be going?
|Posted on February 22, 2019 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
I always wanted to be my own boss. I always wanted to be able to do something that I always wanted to and be able to do on my own terms and not have to take direction from anyone. I’ve never been a people person and working with people on a regular basis is overwhelming for me. I’ve never been the one to engage with co-workers or customers. I always had them come to me if they wanted to talk or ask for a question. I want to be happy with what I’m doing and not have anxiety about if I’m going to have a good 8 hour shift or a bad one.
Being Able To Work From Anywhere.
Taking my computer to a coffee shop and just quietly work on whatever project would be a dream. I want to be able to change my atmosphere depending what type of mood I’m in or if I need the inspiration.
Do Something I Love.
Everyone knows I want to write. I want to be able to do what I can to do it for the rest of my life. I want to tell people my stories and help them in anyway I can. I want to inspire the world and let them know that everything is going to be alright.
Work When I Want.
I want to be able to work when I can and want. I want to set my own hours. I want to be able to work at my own pace and have the energy to be able to be creative. I’m a night owl. I stay up late. I want to be able to listen to music and get work done when I feel inspired to do so.
I Can Be More Creative.
I can work on things that I want to work on. I can make changes and create to ways to do something. I have a million ideas and I feel like their not being used because I feel like I’m not given the chance to be creative. I want to be able to show people what I can do without being limited.
I Don’t Have To Answer To Anyone.
Because I’m my own boss, I don’t have to listen to anyone, but myself. I can take the all the time I want on a project without having to worry if I’m doing a good job or being criticized on how it looks. I can work on things and be able to make them look the way I want them to.
I’ll Have More Freedom.
I can be as creative as I want when I want and I don’t have to have deadlines if I don’t want to. I can work on as many projects as I want without having someone tell me to hurry up or that its not perfect. I can take my time and make sure its how I want it to be.
I really don’t know how people can be their own boss without getting help from outside sources especially if it comes to writing. I don’t know who’s reading. I don’t even know if there are any readers. I would love to be able to write my blog full time and get paid to do it. I can travel and write about the cities I’ve been to. I can write about the movies I’ve seen or even when I meet my Dream Team, I could ask them questions about their careers and where they see themselves in the future. I have so many ideas for my blog, but its hard to make them come alive when I feel like I’m not being taking seriously. I want to know who I’m reaching out to. I want to know who’s listening. I want to write for the rest of my life. Its where I want to be and where I want to go.
|Posted on February 16, 2019 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
There are things I always wanted to accomplish, but I never know where to start. I feel like if I don’t give myself a timeline on when to accomplish such things then I won’t get around to doing them. Now that I’m in my 30s, I thought this was a good time to create a list of things I want to do and achieve by the time I reach 40. I want to be able to look back on my 30s and know that I conquered as much as I could in that decade of age. I want my 30s to be the decade of memories and good times. I want to be successful and happy. I want a life worth remembering.
My #1 goal in life as always been wanting to get married. I always wanted to be able to have someone in my life who I can love for the rest of my life. I want create memories and go on adventures. I want to be able to have someone in my life who will be my biggest fan and love me for me.
Having kids is something I always wanted. I know that being able to raise someone and love them and being able to watch them grow into someone amazing who will change the world. Being a mom is something I can see myself doing. I know kids would make me a better person because my children will encourage me to look at the world in a different light.
Get My Work Published:
I want to be have things that I’ve written get published either online or somewhere in print. I want tell the world my stories and be an inspiration to others, but its hard when you think people aren’t paying attention. I feel like my writing isn’t going anywhere and I feel discouraged when it comes to trying to get my blog noticed. I want to be taking seriously. I don’t want to be left behind when it comes to reaching my dreams.
Not Worry About Money:
I always wanted to book a trip and leave a couple days later. I don’t want to save up for weeks sometimes months just to go away for a couple days. I want to be able to spare of the moment things and not worry about if its going to set me back. I want to be able to work at a job I love and know that it could take me anywhere in the world. I want experiences and memories. Its hard to live a life of adventure when you can’t afford the simple things in life.
|Posted on February 8, 2019 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
When you want to put your life on hold because your too anxious to leave the house is something that I’ve been struggling with lately. I feel like the more I interact with people, the more overwhelmed I get. I feel like once my anxiety makes an appearance I want to do everything I can to keep that anxiety down. Being able to leave the house is part of my routine, but I have this urge not to even get out of bed because I don’t want to deal with interacting with the outside world.
I work graveyards and at the beginning, it was fine. I developed a new routine and I accepted it, but recently over the last couple of weeks. I’ve dreaded going to my night shift. I’m not using my anxiety as an excuse, but it feels like I can only do so much. I’ve only been there for a couple months, but I’m trying my best to handle it the best way I can. I just go in, clock in, do my job then clock out and go home.
There have also been some issues going on in my building. Its been ongoing since before I’ve moved in. I know its nothing I’ve been doing, but it feels like I’m being singled out and I feel like the more I stay at home, the better chance of me making sure these issues don’t come up again is more in my control because I’ll be there to take care of it. I want to put my life on hold because my anxiety is taking over. I’ve had been on the verge of tears numerous times. I feel like doing things that I’m not happy with are really starting to catch up with me and its making me feel less like a person.
I can be really energetic and want to do a million different things, but the last couple of weeks, I don’t want to do things that make me be an adult, like grocery shopping or going to work. I want to be able to do things that make ME happy and not do something just because its the adult thing to do and people want to me to do it. Feels like peer pressure, but I feel guilty if I don’t do something so I do it even if it doesn’t make me happy. I feel like I’m not being listening to when it comes to wanting what I want for myself. I don’t want to cave to other people’s opinions and ideas, but I have a hard time saying no because I feel like saying yes is what that person wants to hear even if it doesn’t make me happy. I know its going to make that other person feel better because I said yes.
My anxiety was under control for a while until the last couple of weeks and I think I should start cutting things out of my life because I know those things are the triggers. I want to start focusing on things that I want to do instead of what other people want me to do. I’m the only one that can control what brings me joy and happiness even if it means giving things up to make that happen.
|Posted on February 7, 2019 at 10:25 PM||comments (0)|
As time goes on and I think about where I am in my life and what I’m doing, I begin to feel like its not where I want to be. Its not where I thought my life would be going. I had pictured my life going down a completely different road and as of right now, its not on track. I thought by the time I’m at the age I am now, I would be successful, living a life I’m proud of and doing what I always wanted do it. I never thought I would be stuck in a rut working just to pay the bills and not looking forward to working that 9-5. I always wanted to do something creative, I always wanted to be able to show the world what I can do, but I feel like the world is against me and not letting me shine. I feel like I’m not being taking seriously and I feel like people don’t care about how I feel and what I want to do with my life. I don’t want to be stuck in a situation and not be able to get out of it because its safe and secure. I want to be able to wake up everyday and know that what I’m doing is what I want to and not because its paying the bills. I want to look forward to working and not have to worry about my anxiety giving me the fear of not wanting to leave the house. This isn’t where I thought I’ll be at this point in my life.
I want something more. I want something that makes me look back on my life and know I had experiences of a lifetime. I don’t want to look back and know I’ve spent 30 years of my life working to survive.I want to be able to be myself and not have to rely on others to make me happy. I want to live a life that means something. I want my life to inspire and give others hope, but right now I feel like those dreams and goals are never going to happen. I feel like being an adult is a priority and reaching for your dreams is always going to be on the bottom of the list. I want to live my life that way I want to and not that way the world wants you do. I want to able to do everything and anything to live my best life, but I feel like things are holding me back. I feel like the world is against and I do things just to make the world happy, but in reality, I just want to follow my heart. You only live once and I want to make it count.