Saturday, November 03, 2007

WGA Strike News....

Well, it seems that the Writers of the WGA are on strike, which was thought likely. There are rumours that the directors, actors and crew unions may be also striking in sympathy, and support the Writers 100%.

It will be all over the news in a day or two, so I don't think that I am jumping the gun by telling you that PAAA ( Personal Assistants Association of America ) will also be going on strike as of later this week sometime, soon , in sympathy with the Writers.

( hey , like PA's have time to schedule these things... )

THIS is BIG news, people. We can do without writers, directors, actors and such, but no PA's??? Let me be the first to tell you nothing will get done. The industry will grind to a halt amid chaos and destruction in a matter of days. We feel , however brutal this may seem, it is the only way of bringing this strike to a quick conclusion.

In hopes that they will be available post strike and able to save themselves, ( it will simply not be safe anywhere ) and also to help resist the urge to assist ( something completely forbidden during the strike ) it has been decided by PAAA that the PA's will remove themselves for the duration of the strike.

To that end, they have ,( using their vast contacts, influence and Rolodex's, ) rented out the Bahama's in their entirety, and will reside there until matters are resolved.

Love and Solidarity,

Friday, November 02, 2007

Trick or Treat

I am getting ready for MY Halloween party! What started as a small get together is now turning into a Halloween extravaganza. How did that happen? Oh, it is a Malena party. I do tend to get carried away with these things. I only WISH Fablo and Kitty were here. Kimberly Butler would also be a silly addition to the mix. NEVER grow up! That's what I say!
Here are a few pics from Halloween I thought you might like. The feathers are from Fablo. She bought them for me at the WI Renn Faire. Oh how I miss that. Look at my little Alice! Isn't she cute!

We had some darling trick or treaters this year. Now for the finale tonight. I'm going to try and rig up my camcorder, or at least the webcam. I'm baking sugar cookies and brownies and caramel popcorn. I thought since the neighborhood kids and I don't drink, we should at least OD on sugar. (On my actress diet, that's 2 cookies) Oh the pain! I also bought a super dorky skull fountain, to keep the "Mormon Punch" in. (That's Rasberry sherbet and Sprite)
I think I'll add cranberry juice for color. The punch oozes from the skulls eyes. It should be fun. I've got the courtyard all lit up with spiders and lights. Oooooooo darlinG!
I hope it is a big success and everyone has a great time.
LaMies, let me know when you get your loot!
Party ON!
The Mad Madame M

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Night!

I am spent today getting more and more excited about Halloween! Here is me in my costume...

I seem to be costumed as Myself. I made hot cider, ( I have a Spooky Sighter Cider Thing ) got candy , a few last minute Bats and Skulls, lit all the candles, got my Halloween Town all battery-ed and plugged in..... I was ready for the Party!

Then it dawned on me, that I hadn't actually invited anyone and I was having a party by myself. Gads, I thought, Who has a party by themselves???? I wanted to write something about Halloween and magic and the Spirit that lives inside us, and the monsters that live under the bed, when I saw the link that Spacelaw had posted. And I think she already said it. As well, if not better that I could. It deserves its own post....

Here's to having your own Halloween party!!!!! Many thanks Spacelaw!

" This year, pushed by a certain amount of nostalgia, I decided to host a Halloween party.
But since I live in a country where people do not celebrate Halloween, I decided to keep it private.

My heart is full of ghosts, so the choice of that organ for a haunted house seems adequate. My ghosts are cheeky enough – they are friends after all - so I am sure they will be game.
Decorating will not be so much of an issue: The walls are a deep red and gory looking already and Time has left plenty of cobwebs in the corners of my head or in abandoned chambers of my heart to pitch a perfect atmosphere. Memories of laughter long past and gone will be our lights: They are both suitably faded and bright enough still that we shall not need more. Having said that, a few skull shaped candles here or there will not go amiss.

Love will be our drink for the party, fizzy and lethal. I hope you don’t mind…
It shall bubble from the cup of our lost illusions, rich and bitter like crushed friendship, raising to our head like a torment. Sweet torment!
How lucky it was to have suffered loss of love so we might now enjoy the sweetness of that in bloom. How could we fail to get drunk on such nectar?

Spiders in their webs will play a string concerto.
Music is a memory they say. Let it tinkle in the chandeliers, caress the ribbons of poetry hanging at the window like so many chimes. Let it tick in your soul and tack in your heart, reeling in the sweet buzzing of bees in summer, the wind howling in your hair and that minute whisper of the first drop of snow flying in the river. For our more animal needs, nearby blood rushing will drum a deeper melody of time and hunt.

For what is a party without flirt? Do mingle and have a good time.
The ghosts here are all friends and enjoy a laugh or two. Or three. No doubt they will tell you numerous funny anecdotes of their time, embarrassing me with awkward tales, pictures and many a re-enactment in their impish ways. They'll try to spook you too, no doubt; it IS Halloween after all is said and done. They mean no harm but if you feign horror they will be delighted. They have so little occasions to enjoy themselves... They will trick and treat you until it is time for you to leave (which is when candles will be sputtering and threatening to set my heart on fire).

Above all, have fun, for that is what parties are for.
Otherwise you might as well be sitting at home in your pyjamas, munching on the odd cookie."

A few people did end up dropping by, a Boss, a Young Person and her friend, Merry housekeeper with Mini-man and the Spooky Daughter, and Christy and Drea, all very fun. Now tho, it's me and the candles and the ghosts and a Freaky Little Venus. And we are having a magic time.

Happy Halloween, Everyone!!!!!!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Recipes

Here you can download 286 pages of Halloween Fun! I didn't write these, so I can't vouch for them but they do look like fun! Here's some more, just in case you haven't already OD'd on the sugar...
1-2-3 Cookies 7 Layer Cookies Allie Nelson's Famous Snickerdoodle Cookies Almond Crescent Shortbread Amish Sugar Cookies Andies Candies Cookies Angel Crisps Angenets Applesauce Cookies Apricot Fold-Overs Aunt Edy's Molasses Crinkles Auntie Linda's Ginger Gems Bakeless Dream Cookies Banana Drop Cookies Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World Biscotti Biscotti Blueberry Cookies Boiled Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies Bronwnies Brown Sugar Shortbread Brownie Cookies Brownie Delight Brownies Buccaneer Snowballs Buried Cherry Cookies Butter Cookies Butter Nut Balls Butterballs Butterscotch Haystacks C.O.P. Cookies Candy Cane Cookies Candy Cookies Caramel Shortbread Cheesecake Brownies Cherry Buns Cherry Crowns Cherry Winks Chewies Chewy Noels Chinese Chews/Haystacks Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chip Meltaways Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies Chocolate Christmas Trees Chocolate Cream Cheese Squares Chocolate Crinkles Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (no bake) Chocolate Snowball Cookies Chocolate Streusel Bars Chocolate Sundae Cookies Chocolate Walnut Crumb Bars Choco-Scotch Crunchies Choose A Cookie Dough Recipe Christmas Crackers Christmas Crunch Bars Christmas Ginger Snaps Christmas Macaroons Christmas Mice Cookies Christmas Shaped Cookies Church Window Cookies Coconut Cookies Congo Squares Cookie in a Jar Corn Flakes Cookies Cornflake Christmas Wreaths Cowboy Cookies (oatmeal) Cream Cheese Cookies with Apricot Filling Crème De Menthe Chocolate Squares Crème Wafers Crescent Cookies Crispy Crunchies Date Nut Balls Date-nut Pinwheel Cookies Diabetic Peanut Butter Cookies Disgustingly Rich Brownies Doodles Double chocolate chip cookies Double-Chocolate Crinkles Eatmore Cookies Eggnog Cookies Elizabeth's Sugar Cookies Elves Quick Fudge Brownies Emily Dickinson's Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Emily's Best Brownies Famous Oatmeal Cookies Firemen Cookies Fluffy Shortbread Cookies Forgotten Cookies Frosted Peanut Butter Brownies Fruit Cake Cookies Fruitcake Squares Fry Pan Cookies Gems Ginger Cookies Ginger Crinkles Gingerbread Baby Gingerbread Cookies with Butter Cream Icing Gingerbread Men Gingerbread Men Ginny's Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Glory's Golden Graham Squares Glory's Sugar Cookies Gramma Chapman's chocolate coconut drops Grandma Elsie's Zimt (cinnamon) Cookies Grandma J's Butter Cookies Grandma Olson's Parkay Cookies Great Grandmothers Sugar Cookies Gum Drop Cookies Gumdrop Gems Haystack Cookies Ho-Ho Bars Holiday Cereal Snaps Holiday Chocolate Butter Cookies Holiday Raisin Walnut Bars Holly Cookies Hungarian Cookies (Little Nut Rolls) Ice Box Cookies Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies Italian Cookies Jacob's Peppermint Snowballs Jam Bars Jessica's Famous Brownies Jessie's Chocolate Chip Cookies Jubilee Jumbles Juliet's Peanut Butter Blossoms Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies Kentucky Colonels Kiefle (cream cheese cookies with jam filling) Kifflings Kiss Cookies Lacy Swedish Almond Wafers Lemon Angel Bar Cookies Lemon Bars Lemon Cake Cookies Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies Lemon Squares Linzer Tarts Log Cabin Cookies Luscious Lemon Squares M&M Cookies Magic Cookie Bars Melt in Your Mouth Cutout Sugar Cookies Melting Shortbread Meme's Cream Cheese Cookies Milk Chocolate Florentine Cookies Mincemeat Cookies Mincemeat Goodies Molasses Cookies Molasses Forest Cookies Molasses Sugar Cookies Mom Mom's Crescent Cookies Mom-Mom's Ginger Cookies Mom's Nutmeg Sugar Cookies Mom's Old Fashion "Puffy" Sugar Cookies Monster Cookies Moravian Christmas Cookies Nana's Famous Soft Southern Cookies Nitey Nite Cookies No Bake Chocolate Cookies No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies No Bake Cookies No Bake Cookies No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies No-Bake Cookies Norwegian Sugar Cookies Nut Balls Oatmeal Bars Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies Oatmeal Coconut Crisps Oatmeal Cookies Oatmeal Scotchies Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Ooey Gooey Caramel Chocolate Dunk Ooey Gooey Squares Orange Slice Cookies Parking Lot Cookies Peanut Blossoms Peanut Butter Bars Peanut Butter Blossoms Peanut Butter Cereal Cookies Peanut Butter Chewies Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut butter fingers Peanut Butter Reindeer Peanut Butter Surprises Peanut Marshmallow Cookies Pecan Puff Cookies Peppermint Snowballs Peppernuts Persimmon Cookies Persimmon Cookies Petey's Yummy Spicy Almond Thins Pfeffernuesse Pffefferneuse Cookies Pineapple Filled Cookies Pizzelles Potato Chip Cookies Potato Flake Cookies Praline Cookies Praline Strips Pterodactyl Nests Pumpkin Bars Pumpkin Bars Pumpkin Chip Cookies Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Pumpkin Cookies Queen Biscuits Quick Cookies Raised Sugar Cookies Raisin Filled Oatmeal Bars Raspberry Meringue Bars Really Peanutty Butter Cookies Reese`s Brownies Reese's Peanut Butter Bars Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies Rich Lemon Bars Ricotta Cheese Cookies Royal Almond Christmas Bars Rudolph Cinnamon Cookies Russian Tea Cookies Russian Teacakes Samantha & Kelsey's Chocolate Chip Cookies Sand Art Brownies Santa Claus Cookie Pops Santa Claus Cookies Santa's Butterscotch Melts Santa's Shorts Santa's Special Squares Scotch Cakes Scotch Shortbread Scotcharoos Scotcheroos Seven Layer Cookies Short Bread Cookies Shortbread Skor Squares Snicker Doodle Cookies Snickerdoodles Snickerdoodles Snow Balls Sour Cream Apple Squares Sour Cream Christmas Cookies Special K Cookies Spice Cookies Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Spritz Cookies Stained Glass Window Cookies Stir & Drop Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Swedish Pepparkakor (Pepper Cake) Cookies Swedish Sugar Cookies Sweet Marie's Swiss Treats Taralle (Italian Cookies) Tea Time Tassies Texas Brownies The Best Shortbread in The World Thumbprint Cookies Thumbprint Cookies Toffee Squares Traditional Christmas Sugar Cookies Traditional Gingerbread Men Cookies Triple-Chocolate Chip Cookies Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Vanilla Waffer Balls Walnut Butter Cookies Walnut Crumb Bars White Chip Chocolate Cookies Wild Oatmeal Cookies Will's Famous Apple Jack Cookies Yummy Yummy Peanut Butter Blossoms

I plan to make Caramel Popcorn and Brownies for the kids (old and young). We offically stop celebrating as of Saturday. That's the last of the parties that I know of. I am about ready for a vacation. I am surely not ready for Christmas. Ewww! Too much work in that Holiday. I do love to buy for other people though. Trinkets are my favorite, as you know.

Lorraine will be here in a week or so. We will co-blog and take photos while she is here. It will be something to the effect of...

Here's Malena at the beach (blanket over entire body)

Here's Malena sleeping

Here's Lorraine reading

Here's Lorraine sleeping

Oh yes! it will be fun to veg out a little. 3 full days of LaM. Of course we will have a bit of running around to do, but nothing like it is now. Next week it's Moonshadows at malibu girls!

love you all

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I have been out Freaky-ed in the Pet World

Hera sent me some pictures this morning of her new Puppy. That girl is more out there than I am when it comes to Strange Pets. I take my hat off to her! She , somehow, managed to get a DOG that is every but as Freaky as her CAT. Don't know how she managed it, but approve, oh yes!

And speaking of Kitties, I rang the Humane Society and Garfield, the poor rescued Kitty, is doing well and has been re-united with his grateful family.

Our Malena is Beyond busy with the Season upon us. Hollywood is NOT a town to mess around with the most important Holiday of the year, and if you are having an event, it is simply not happening unless you can get the Halloween A list, and that means Miss Halloween herself, Malena. And of course, irony being what it is, everything she is currently shooting picks THIS month to shoot. I have been doing the math, using the times I get short little, sleepy , e-mails form her, and I am not certain she actually is sleeping.... I am sure we will get some pictures from her as soon as things settle down, but for now I will post this still from the film she is currently shooting with Warner Pictures...... ( do you recognise her co-star????? FUN! I will oggle George Clooney any day!!)

Spent yesterday our riding with a friend on the sweetest little black mare I have ever road. Fall is the perfect time for such things, and it was almost like a Hallmark movie ( not that I have ever seen one, but you know what I mean ) thru an apple orchard, picking apples, leaves all doing the leaf thing, fun little canters across green fields, it was all there.

Love and Fall and Freaky Pets,