Sunday, August 26, 2012

ParaNorman

I took my kids to see ParaNorman today.  I am sure I laughed more than they did! I laughed so hard once I actually snorted. This movie is not only entertaining, it's great for all ages!  It ranked third on opening weekend.

It's about a young boy who is the only one that can see ghosts.  This sounds familiar to me. LOL  He has a bit of trouble with bullies and people in general believing him.

If you have not seen it yet, you are definitely missing out.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My High School Friends

I love Facebook!  This past week I have found 4 of my old high school buddies.  One of which is a TV star. His name is Gregg Binkley and he plays Barney on Raising Hope and he also played Kenny James on My Name is Earl.  I love both of those shows and I always thought he looked familiar to me, but never in a million years did I ever think I knew him. His photo is from the 1981 album, my photo is from the 1980 album. I didn't finish my senior year there.


Don't get me wrong, we never hung out together. He was in drama and I was in the smoking area (I quit smoking 4 years ago), but I worked in our school kitchen at breakfast and I know I served him a few times. And I am sure I talked to him in the hallways once in awhile. My 12 year old daughter has always wanted to be an actress and when I told her about Gregg she begged me for acting classes.  So this coming October I will be putting her into acting classes and watch her work towards her dreams.

You never know...I may write the best selling book that she will star in the movie of.  Anything is possible, right?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Are you haunted?

Are you haunted?  Do you have cold spots or hear unexplainable noises?  Do your pets freak out in certain locations? Do certain smells come and go? Is the atmosphere different?  Well you may just be haunted.

You're not alone, many houses are haunted.  It happens. Now before you run to get a priest to bless your home, try these tips to check if you really have a spiritual visitor.

An analog tape recorder is a great way to check.  Make sure there are no other noises and tape yourself asking questions like "Is anyone here with me?"  "What is your name?"  You get the picture.  Pause in-between questions to allow for answers.  3a.m. is a good time to try this, but you can actually pick up EVP's (electronic voice phenomenon) anytime of day.

Take photo's. If you have long hair be sure to pull it back. Clean your lense before hand and look for spider webs as they may come out looking paranormal.

These are the most popular two ways to check and very reliable.  If you don't get any evidence this way you may just have an overactive imagination. But to be sure do these 4 or 5 times and check the results. If nothing still it's pretty safe to say your house may just be settling or there is reasonable explanations for what you are experiencing.

Good luck!