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Saturday, January 17, 2009

PS

I had to tweak the P to S pictures to fit in with my chosen song. Now all I have to do is find one short enough for the last 15 episodes, T-Z. Not to mention a project for after that.

I do have one idea...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tigger and Heffalump Go Wild

A week ago, my friend and I made plans to go to the zoo. Kiss of death to any trip.

Thursday night I phoned her to discuss whether we should go in to London Zoo, or go out to Howletts. She had a migraine. Has had all week. So she had to cry off.

As her digital camera shuts down the minute she tries to take an interesting photo, I've bought her a new one for her birthday (which isn't till March) and I charged up the battery and put it in a nice protective case to surprise her. Oh well.

Anyway, I decided to go out to Howletts, in Kent, and I wasn't put off by the grim-looking weather because IT WAS GOING TO BRIGHTEN UP LATER. The forecast said so.

So halfway there (about 30 miles out) the light fog got really thick for several miles. I HATE driving in fog. But at least it was daylight.

It stayed dull and grey all day, which is why all my pictures look as if they were taken in black and white. And on the journey home - as it got darker and darker - the motorway warning signs said - FOG. And so it was. But in the dark this time.

Luckily there are lights on this stretch of motorway for many miles, so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Tough on the planet though.

I tried to load all my pictures on to YouTube as one video, but it wouldn't accept them, so I've done them here in bits.

I am NOT talking to the animals. Honestly.

This baby elephant is only a month old. When she was born, she was too small to reach her mother's teat.



The snow leopard lost her partner last year. It looks like she still misses him. They are looking for another male for her.



The tiger cubs have grown a lot since I was there in the autumn.



I had them all to myself for ages. I didn't want to leave.

A Wet One

H to O - get it? H2O, water, a wet one?

Forget it, it wasn't even funny.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A LOCI A-Z continued

My last effort was a bit briefer than it should have been, 'cos I didn't realise I hadn't included Cruise to Nowhere and Cuba Libre.

I was also unable to find my pictures from Graansha, the file on Photobucket is empty and they are not on my plug-in hard drive. So many thanks to Eliza, from whom I borrowed a picture to complete the show.

A Pain in the Neck

Aprilspring has started a rather vampiric fanfiction on her blog, http://vincentdonofriosworld.blogspot.com/

It reminded me of a Dracula watching experience I had in the late 1970s.

The Passion of Dracula was on in London's West End, and I took my class to see a matinee as their Christmas outing.

It was sheer indulgence on my part, as the star was George Chakiris, whom I loved from West Side Story.


Chakiris with Geraldine James

The Cast:
Dr. Cedric Seward
Richard Vernon

Jameson
Richard Moore

Professor Van Helsing
Roy Dotrice

Dr. Helga Van Zandt
Geraldine James

Lord Godalming
James Villiers

Mr. Renfield
Michael Feast

Wilhelmina Murray
Beth Morris

Jonathan Harker
Tom Marshall

Count Dracula
George Chakiris
The children had never been to the theatre before. As the curtain fell at the end of Act 1, Lord Godalming carried Mina on through the french windows at the back of the stage with her neck torn out, and blood on her white blouse. The kids got up and collected their coats to leave.
"It's only the end of the first part," I told them.
One of the girls replied: "Oh miss, there's not any more, is there?"
Bless.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

An extra large picture in the Frame

I have been immensely stupid. I have bought a new TV.

I have been reluctant to replace my little 20" televideo as it plays NTSC videos. But it will not send them to my DVD recorder, so I cannot make DVDs of them. But I have just found out that my old DVD player/video recorder will play the videos, and will also send them to the DVD recorder. (I haven't yet checked out the result, and I know there is a risk the signal will be corrupted.)

Well, I no longer need to be so attached to the little TV. SO I HAVE BOUGHT A 32" SUPER DUPER TV TO WATCH MY GIANT HUNK ON!!!

Blimey, it's big - how do people watch even bigger screens, often in small rooms, without going cross-eyed?

Anyway, here's Bobby to make us all go cross-eyed.

And teary-eyed. It's Frame, so there's no way to make jokey comments on these pictures. Just watch and weep.



















Tuesday, January 13, 2009

In My Will

..I leave you:
A handsome semi-profile with smile.
An elbow, a belly, a hand on a hip and a groin.
A gorgeous giant to look up to.
A sexy frown.
A head tilt and a hug.
A sideways glance with curls.
An upright, haughty look with shoulders.
A wide-eyed look of astonishment.


And you don't even have to wait for me to die to get them. Nor do you have to share.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Magic Show

Which could apply to ANY episode Bobby's in.

"Boo!"
Because he's handsome and I love his hair.
I love how you can see his thought processes at work.
No comment needed.
Minus 11 million comments necessary.
"Shall we dance?"
Bobby shows Alex a quick way to clean your smalls.
Bobby notices that the USA logo is about to land on Alex's shoulder.
When you are in a hole, Bobby, stop digging.
Less beefcake, Bobby - I'm a vegetarian!
Well, we KNOW the stunt hands can't be doing this one.
Bobby smiles and my heart melts.
He's so huge, I feel protected from here.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Home Decoration

Cathy's recipe (http://litcor.blogspot.com/) reminded me of a comedy sketch I heard on the radio a few years ago. It chimed perfectly with my idea of home decorating. This is the gist of it. A man is reading the instructions in a home decoration manual as he prepares to paint a wall.

Manual: First clean the surface thoroughly.
Man: Wipe over with a cloth.
Manual: Fill any holes with filler.
Man: Dob extra paint in the holes.
Manual: Allow the first coat of paint to dry before applying second coat.
Man: Second coat?



Letter of Recommendation

What would we say if someone wanted us to right a letter of reference for Vincent? Or for Bobby?

Eames looks shocked and Goren bemused when they hear what we have to say.
Det. Goren has a good sense of humour.
He shows due deference to authority.
He is a good listener, and does not make fun of what others say.
He is good at ignoring distractions when those around him are reacting
rather publicly to unpleasant sights and smells.
He shows great concern for others.
He is unaware of the effect he has on others.
He accepts compliments with modesty.
He is careful not to show shock.
He is never boastful.

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