Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | February 8, 2016

Super Bowl 50

This was the first Super Bowl I’ve ever watched. Yep, not joking…the first one…I usually catch up on the half time show and commercials after the game. What made me watch it? Honestly? I like Peyton Manning and I like the Panthers. Notice I didn’t say I liked the Broncos. They are an awesome team – just not my team. I’m a Dolphins fan. All the way. But, I think you can have more than one favorite team…smile…

I heard about the Panthers when they played the Arizona Cardinals. I read how Cam handed out the game balls to kids. Score!! I read how the whole team loved to have fun and played the game for fun. I had hoped to see that during the Super Bowl. I didn’t. Except when Jonathan Stewart made the first touchdown and danced…yep…that was cool.

I enjoyed the half time show. I thought Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars were awesome!!! I thoroughly enjoyed Lady Gaga – gahhhhh…she looked and sounded gorgeous.  I ate pizza and drank soda – next year I plan on having munchies and other yummies – should I watch the game of course!! dd and I enjoyed the commercials – especially the one with Helen Mirren and of course the Pokémon one!!

Unfortunately, there can be only one winner. I hate that – I truly do. To me, they are both winners because they both made it to the Super Bowl. I mean, the SUPER BOWL!!! That’s incredible!!!

So, the Panthers didn’t win. So Cam didn’t handle the loss with the humility and dignity some people think he should have.

He played in the Super Bowl.

The Panthers played in the Super Bowl.

There is always next year.

So, CONGRATS to the Broncos and Peyton Manning

And Panthers, just Keep Pounding!!

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 14, 2016

Goodbye Snape

Oh WOW 2016!! First David Bowie NOW Alan Rickman?!?!? What is going on? I do believe the universe is off kilter…sigh…

I remember seeing Alan Rickman in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner – one of my favorite lines is “Locksley, I’m gonna cut your heart out with a spoon!” – WOW!! I can hear him saying it in my head!!

And then of course, he was Sir Alexander Dane in Galaxy Quest – “By Grabtha’s Hammer, you shall be avenged!!”

I shall always remember him as the dry but funny (to me) Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series – “One can only imagine what that must be like to endure. It’s said to be nearly unbearable to witness, but I’ll do my best.”

Can’t you just hear him saying these lines? As only Alan Rickman could. Always.

 

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 12, 2016

The Goblin King

The year was 1986. I was only 14 – I had just lost my Dad the year before. I had “inherited” a newspaper route from a neighbor who was like a sister to me. I was all about boys. And writing . And boys. I missed out on seeing ‘Labyrinth’ in the movie theatres. I think I first saw the movie on tape. I fell in love. I eventually wore that tape out. Had to get another one. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE this movie. I can recite most of the lines by heart – dd hates when I do that during the movie but she laughs and shakes her head. Mom just being Mom. When I go to cons, I love seeing the characters cosplay. I always wanted my wedding dress to be like Sarah’s.

A massive blow to the heart. My teen years were spent watching, loving and dreaming about the Goblin King…aka David Bowie. The Goblin King got me thru many rough days – days that all I wanted was for him to come and take me away to his castle beyond the Goblin City. While most girls were dreaming of Prince Charming, the Goblin King filled my dreams and that whole world became my fairy tale.

Yesterday morning I woke up to a text message ‘Sorry about Jareth’. I was half asleep and thought it was a text mistake – then I got on Facebook – then I googled for the truth. And as I read the news, my heart broke. Oh I know everyone dies at some point. But, there are some people who in your mind will live forever.

And to me, that will forever be The Goblin King.

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 7, 2016

STOP the Killing!!

These stories break my heart. I don’t understand WHY any animals have to be killed. If you are hunting to survive, well, ok then…you are living off the land and using all parts to survive. But, to kill just to kill or to kill for profit!!? To me, that is the lowest of the lowest.

Siberian Cub – I heard about this story a couple days ago and had hoped the cub would make it…alas she did not.  Mighty big paws for such a tiny thing. She deserved better than to starve because poachers killed her Mom. There is a special place in hell for poachers.  I just read a couple more stories and I believe there are three cubs – this one didn’t make it.

I think that we should just ship all the molesters, rapists and murderers somewhere they could be hunted by hunters/poachers. Let the furry animals live free and wild like they are supposed to.

 

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 6, 2016

Coming to a Stop…

I am among millions of people who suffer from allergies. And suffer from the sluggish, tired feelings because of the allergies AND the meds we take to combat the allergies. Talk about our bodies coming to a screeching halt!! Nothing can bring me to a halt faster than allergies themselves and then toss on the meds and I’m craving my bed and pillow!!!

Then, if that wasn’t bad enough, to get any energy at all, we have to drink energy drinks – isn’t that just crazy? We take meds to fight the headaches, stuff/runny nose, sore/scratchy throats only to turn around and drink an energy drink so we can stay awake and work – get thru the day!!

I know what happens every year…even though I pop Vitamin C, when the weather changes, I am gonna be sick. Without a doubt. Last year I was sick twice – both times having to go to the doctor. I am hoping I can get thru this year with no doctor visits!!

I think I need to move somewhere that doesn’t have such drastic weather changes…how about you?

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 5, 2016

What Day is it?

Am I the only one that loses track of what day it is? Sometimes I wake up and have to think for a minute ‘what day is it’ – is that crazy or what? I really get lost during the holidays or vacations. When the normal routines are not routine for a couple days. Shoot, I can even get lost on long weekends…lol…

How about you? Do you get confused on what day it is? Or are you always on top of the day/time?

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 4, 2016

Living off the Land

If you could live off the land, would you? Or would you rather live in the city? I have a friend who actually does live off the land – he has a generator and water filtration system – but he still goes into town once a month to buy necessities. To me, he’s not fully living off the land – he’s just living so far away from civilization.

And that would drive me nuts. I’m not a big people person. I prefer my own company or a small group to hang with. I do wish though that we could all have a plot of land when we turn 18 and we are given a year or two to manage it. If we succeed, it’s ours, if we want. If we fail, then we move on to whatever we want to do.

I think if kids are taught early on how to grown vegetables and tend gardens, etc, they would be more self sustaining. Then again, we do have the computer geeks that live, breathe, eat and sleep computers, and doctors and scientists, etc –  can’t get rid of those geniuses…nope…need them to keep our world going.

Just a thought for the day…

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 3, 2016

The Day Star Wars Broke My Heart

Nope, don’t worry, no spoilers here. But, yes, Star Wars broke my heart. I finally got to see the new movie, The Force Awakens. I’ve been ignoring the trailers and any talk online about the movie because I didn’t want any spoilers – so, aside from the official trailer I saw, I managed to not have it ruined.

Except, the movie itself broke my heart. I think I was what, 4 or 5, when the first movie came out and I have been a Star Wars fan my whole life. I love R2D2 – I even wore my R2D2 stuff when I saw the movie!!!!

Truth be told, it was an awesome movie. I think certain things could have been changed/added/switched to make it even better, but hey, it was Star Wars!!!!

I’m trying hard to remember the last time my heart was broken and aside from being unhappy or sad from something happening in a movie, I don’t ever remember my heart being broken. If you saw the movie, you know what I’m talking about, if you haven’t…you will when you watch it.

And watch it you must – it still gets ten thumbs up…and a broken heart.

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 2, 2016

New Year…Same Me?

It’s a new year. Hello 2016 – goodbye 2015!! I have decided that 2016 is gonna ROCK!!!2015 was pretty rough personally and unfortunately, my writing and artistic side took a huge hit. I think my muse decided to go on vacation in Jamaica and doesn’t wanna come back.

I have decided that 2016 is going to be the year for my writing. I’ve got it in me. I can put my ideas down on paper – just gotta get them to make sense…lol…gotta get my muse back on track with me and keep her wings on a short leash.

This holiday season was awesome. We didn’t do anything big or major, but, dd and I worked together and managed to pull off a good month. Christmas week I woke up in a good mood and managed to keep it to even now. Even when my Mom, who stresses me out, came in town and spent the night at our apartment – yeah, my stress level was thru the roof…lol…but ya know, it was all good…Christmas morning with her was awesome…we haven’t had a Christmas morning with her – where we are all under the same roof, wake up wearing pj’s, enjoying coffee and bagels, presents and wrapping paper everywhere – in probably 15 years. Even though I wasn’t thrilled with the idea, the look on her face when she got to watch dd unwrap her presents…priceless. The squeal she let loose at 1am when the cats jumped on her bed – giggle maker. Having my Mom look at me and tell me she was proud of me – something she rarely if ever does…tear maker.

I hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas and rocked the New Year with laughter and family and friends and tons of writing and books and…happiness…

Bring on 2016!!!

 

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 1, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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