December 1st, 2010

James - I'm a fan

Getting To Know You Meme - Day 16 & 17

Day 01 - Introduction
Day 02 – Your first love, in great detail
Day 03 – Your parents, in great detail
Day 04 – What you ate today, in great detail
Day 05 – Your definition of love, in great detail
Day 06 – Your day, in great detail
Day 07 – Your best friend, in great detail
Day 08 – A moment, in great detail
Day 09 – Your beliefs, in great detail
Day 10 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 11 – Your siblings, in great detail
Day 12 – What’s in your bag, in great detail
Day 13 – This week, in great detail
Day 14 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 15 – Your dreams, in great detail

Day 16 – Your first kiss, in great detail

As I have often said - yet to come!

Day 17 – Your favorite memory, in great detail

Life is made up of snap-shots of memories, good and bad.

I suppose 2 of my special memories involve Jaykub and James!

The memory of actually having Jaykub as "mine" is very special to me.  He one was very special boy.  However I spoke about that on Day 8.

So, for those who don't know, I shall say about my first ever meeting with James.

I was a fan, having been stunned by seeing a 4 minute section of "Lies", and watching a bleached blond actor be incredible.  I learnt about the internet to learn more about Spike, BtVS and James ... yes, in that order! 

I bought the GotR CD, then James CD ... then heard he was coming to England again.  I had chickened out 2 years previously, and then was devestated when he didn't come to England - so I bought a ticket to go to his Gig ... my first ever Gig!  Then found out he was doing photos at Milton Keynes, so got organised to go up there, on my way home on the Saturday .... well, that's how I explained it to the family.  In fact I just said it was a Sci Fi fair.  I couldn't believe I was going ... couldn't believe I was that mad.

The Gig was amazing - I have no other word to describe it.  When queuing outside I also discovered the love of James fandom.

Then the following morning (having not slept) I went to Milton Keynes, and spoke to him for the first time.  I had an autograph, and as I queued I heard others speak, so I took a deap breath and complimented him on the concert.  The smile he gave me was enough to collapse every cell in my body, not just my knees!  I think the truly sensational thing I remember was that he actually answered me with a personal comment about the event ... not just the throw away "Thanks" .... to me, that both showed what a generous person he is, but that he was actually listening - For that 30seconds I was 100% in his focus.

I would tell you about the photo ... but I don't remember it!  I went in, he shook my hand, smiled ... the next thing I knew I was outside again!

James continues to give me many amazing memories ... but that first one is still incredibly special.

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Spike - ever changing

BtVS Reboot ... + A Bit More Of The Fandom Meme

Over the last couple of weeks there has been some talk about the BtVS reboot. 

I am one of those who don't want to watch it ... If I love a film or a series, part of why I like it is the combination of the actors, the stories, the film sets etc 

To me Sarah Michelle Gellar is Buffy ... as are all the other actors who were in the series (come on, could anyone replace James?); and Sunnydale was the view that I saw before it was lost in a huge hole.

If they do post-BtVS/Angel, then we are still missing the actors - and for me, as many, we have our own ideas as to post the series.  I have never read the comics - I live in Spuffy fandom.

So, whoever is involved I doubt I will even watch the credits.

I am like it with other things, as well - some films should never be remade, other series, just too iconic.  I will admit I've had to change my mind over V, as I loved the original, and am enjoying the re-make.

M*A*S*H was another thing - I loved the series, saw it first - and hated the film.  Friends have done the opposite - but to me Alan Alda is Hawkeye, etc.

Speaking of which, I posted a andom Meme yesterday and I talked about Spike, Faith and Damon here   Well I have just been asked by cbtreks  about Hawkeye from M*A*S*H

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And, before I forget - "How Rude" act3scene1 .... you give me a pressie, but no way of opening the box - LOL  Thank you, very much - That was a lovely start to December for me.

Christmas Tree + James

First Christmas Joke

Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.

'In honour of this holy season' Saint Peter said, 'You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven.'

The man from Wales fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. 'It represents a candle', he said.

'You may pass through the pearly gates' Saint Peter said.

The man from Scotland reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, 'They're bells.'

Saint Peter said 'You may pass through the pearly gates'.

The Scouser started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's panties.

St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, 'And just what do those symbolize?'

Scouse replied, 'These are Carols.'

And So The Christmas Season Begins......
Adventure before dementia

Realise You Have The Power to Make A Difference

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.

He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.   Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water! . She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk.

He drank it so slowly, and then asked, How much do I owe you?"

You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness."

He said ... "Then I thank you from my heart."

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

Many year's later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.

Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.

Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room.   Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once.   He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won.

Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words ...

"Paid in full with one glass of milk"

(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You, God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands."

There's a saying which goes something like this:

Bread cast on the water comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place - And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?

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