May 2009

Hana has been coming up quite a bit in my Searches, so I thought maybe it was time to revisit this topic. Some time ago I posted about Hana Pestle and her Need (get it?) to find her way onto the New Moon soundtrack. She has a sort of Tori Amos/Alanis Morissette sort of sound. Her song is beautiful and fits New Moon perfectly. I still think it’s a great fit for the scene in the forest after Edward leaves, but others on Hana’s MySpace page proposed it for the “blank pages”. That’s a great idea! I could see a montage of Bella walking around like a zombie with this playing over it. It would really make the audience feel the emptiness of that period of Bella’s life.

Has anyone heard anything new about the soundtrack? I don’t see anything online, myself. Until we hear anything, there’s always SMeyer’s playlist.

I guess we’ll know for sure tomorrow, or later today, depending on your time zone. The reason I’m skeptical is that I’ve been saying for months that Summit should take a cue from the fanmades out there, and when does Summit ever listen to me?

Official New Moon Poster [HQ] by slowdownsugar.

Edit: Apologies to Spunk-Ransom, who took such offense to me linking the photo to their site to give them props for posting it that they felt the need to change the photo on me. Thanks to KQ and for showing me the way to this poster.

Capt’n Willie was really nice to my nephew, Pirate, on his birthday. Please vote for him for Best Party Entertainer for Cleveland OH area. Here’s a note my sister got from the Capt’n himself.

Ahoy Beauties an’ Scurvy Dogs!
All hands on deck, as Capt’n Willie ‘The Great Lakes Pirate’ has been nominated in the “Best Party Entertainer” for Cleveland OH category! Please vote everyday for Capt’n Willie!!!
As a “Nickelodeon 2009 Parent’s Pick Nominee” I am asking you to help me out by spreading the word and passing this email and the link below along to ALL your contacts!!!
Best Cleveland Party Entertainer | Parents’ Picks 2009 | Parents Connect
Remember… It’s important that you and your crew vote everyday in order to help Capt’n Willie ‘The Great Lakes Pirate’ receive the “2009 Parent’s Pick!”
Thanks for your help and be sure to have a swashbucklin’ good day!
Capt’n Willie

It was a good day. I feel like it’s a good fit which is a relief. I’m beat though, so this might be my shortest post ever. Off to bed!

I am thinking a lot about family today. We have had a few health problems lately. We are all praying for test results to come back with happy news, and for speedy recoveries. Today we remember my Uncle Mark, one of the best men anyone ever knew. Not that we don’t think of him everyday, he is just that sort of man, but today is the 3rd anniversary of his passing. We all miss him dearly. I miss him dearly. I would love to see the look on his face today as his daughter graduates from college, not only with honors, but with a special award for excellence given to only one female and one male senior per year. How he would have loved that achievement. I will miss seeing him in the pictures that will be posted on our family website.

New Moon location shooting in Montepulciano (serving as Volterra), Italy are about to begin. The pictures I’m seeing online remind me to my own trip to Italy a few years ago, when our tour stopped briefly in Perugia.

Perugia Fog

Perugia Fog


Perugia - San Sisto

Perugia - San Sisto

Perugia Street

Perugia Street


Perugia - Fontana Maggiore

Perugia - Fontana Maggiore

Someone was searching for ‘Luke Grimes photo shoot’ yesterday. Were these the pictures you were looking for? If not GoogleImages is a beautiful thing. Look what I found there.


Tomorrow I go for orientation at GoDaddy. I’m nervous but optimistic. This will be the first time in 15 years that I’ll be doing something new. Sure, I’ll still be working in a call center, but doing something completely different. What if I’m not the Hermione of the class? I’m used to being the Hermione. What if I’m the Neville? Then I’ll just keep plugging along. Neville eventually kicked much ass.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to hear Peter Dinklage was cast as Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire. He’s a tremendous actor. Tyrion needs a strong actor like Peter Dinklage. Outstanding! I can’t wait to hear more.


Does anyone else think that Skandar Keynes would make a good Jon Snow? I haven’t given much thought to casting until just now, and he just popped right into my head.


( Photos from IMDB )

I’ve seen the new Trek, and it is wonderful. Old Trek fans won’t be disappointed. New Trek fans won’t feel left out. See it. Thank me later.

And don’t worry about Zachary Quinto as Spock. He was great! I didn’t find myself thinking of him as Sylar at all.

Here’s the trailer.

Here’s a hilarious video from The Onion, that I can’t seem to imbed, so follow the link.

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