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Archive for July, 2012

My New England trip now officially holds the record for the longest vacation I have ever taken. Clocking in at 19 days, it was a magnificent trip that saw all sorts of bucket list items and checklists being crossed off of my life pursuit. If you have enjoyed reading about these types of road trips in the past, then this one will be one nice, long doozy for you. I not only enjoyed nearly every minute of it (except for when Don yelled at me), but I will look forward to writing and posting about it – which is about as close as one can get to actually living it over once again. Read the rest of this entry »

Make Room for Sherry Jackson

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

My friend Bob had informed me that when Sherry Jackson last appeared at a recent Hollywood Show that I didn’t attend, she didn’t have any photos of her from The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy). I was hoping that she might rectify this during her return engagement at the Hollywood Show on October 28, 2011. Fortunately for all of us she did, and I was able to purchase one for $25. I only went for this one because it was her most iconic sitcom performance; it’s not like she never did anything else of note. Read the rest of this entry »

The final day of the Florida leg of my trip came around on Thursday, April 19, 2012. My family and I had spent the last four days at the Disney resort – hitting the other three theme parks over the course of three of the days. Although my Mom, Bob, Denise and her kids, and Ashleigh and Silas would be hanging out at Walt Disney World (specifically at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) the following day, but that time I’d be on the other coast at Disneyland and California Adventure. Aaron would be leaving the area and meeting some friends elsewhere in Florida the next day as well. So this was our last shot at getting to the Hollywood Studios park. Read the rest of this entry »

From Fletch to Tombstone

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

She’s attractive, she’s funny, and yet she doesn’t seem to have starred in very much that I’m familiar with. However, she did have three key roles that had already elevated her into someone that I was anxious to meet. Dana Wheeler-Nicholson made her first personal appearance at an autograph show at the Chiller Theatre expo on April 28, 2012. Oddly enough, three years earlier as I was flying to Italy, I was certain that she was sitting behind me on the plane. The lady did a good job of convincing me that she was not in fact Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, but I felt the need to tell the real Dana Wheeler-Nicholson about it just to see if she flinched. She didn’t.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oh Toni, You’re So Fine

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

But I’m not sure what blew my mind more: the fact that the ever-so-simplistic song Mickey lives on in our hearts and continues to conjure up images of valley girls in the early 1980’s, or the fact that thirty years after the fact, I was able to meet the performer of this classic song. It must evoke a rather mind-blowing experience for Toni Basil as well. Afterall, she didn’t write the song, nor does her performance of it stand out as anything that would blow the minds of the American Idol judges – and yet we are still willing to shell out $20 for an autographed photo, based solely on the success of this #1 Billboard song 30 years earlier. Read the rest of this entry »