Happy 65th Birthday, Pierce Brosnan!
The former James Bond and Remington Steele celebrates the big 6 – 5 today!
The trailer for Pierce’s new movie Spinning Man
Also, Mamma Mia 2 comes out this summer!
Happy 81st Birthday in Heaven, Yvonne Craig (Batgirl)! (May 16, 1937 – August 17, 2015)
The actress we fondly remember as Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl from the 1960s show Batman would have been 81 years old today. Sadly, we lost her to breast cancer in 2015. I had the pleasure meeting Yvonne at a convention back in 2002 along with Adam West and Julie Newmar.
She is greatly missed.
She also worked with Elvis Presley in 2 movies!
Batgirl’s debut on Batman
Here I am in May just being too busy to blog. I did go to the annual Watch City Steampunk Festival in the rain today in Waltham, Massachusetts. It was pouring, but people came for the event. I sure wish the weather was better, but nobody controls the weather. When I got home, I fell asleep in front of the TV set for most of the evening.
I have been having issues with my back again. It really sucks that I have a herniated disk in my lower back. I’ve been dealing with this type of back pain for more than a decade because I was in a terrible car accident way back in December 2004. The older I get the worse it bothers me, even after all the physical therapy and regular exercising I’ve done.
I still love to write, but thinking about other things I want to do like using my artwork in fashion design and finding writing jobs as a freelancing has occupied my thoughts lately. I just haven’t come up with the right business plan to make those things a reality. Also, I would love to write a murder mystery novel because Agatha Christie always inspired me to be a writer.
Still feel the lingering effects of my last cold. Just trying to clear my throat of mucus seems like a daily task. Sinuses are also a problem too, but I don’t think it’s all about allergies. It’s just the weather.
Some pop culture news: How to Get Away with Murder is coming back for a 5th season, but Scorpion has been cancelled. I saw Avengers: Infinity War last weekend and enjoyed it immensely. Can’t wait for the next movie that is coming next year. First, we have to see Captain Marvel movie before that happens. 2019 is still far away.
Happy 110th Birthday, Eve Arden! (April 30, 1908 – November 12, 1990)
The actress best remembered for two TV sitcoms, Our Miss Brooks and The Mothers-In-Law, and the movie Grease (she played the Principal) would have been 110 years old. Sadly, she passed away more than 25 years ago. Yet, her TV and movie work are fondly remembered.
Happy Birthday, Roy Orbison! (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988)
The Big O himself would have been 82 today. Despite the many years that he’s been in heaven, his music lives on! Roy was also part of the 80s supergroup called The Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Jeff Lynne.
What happened to Spring? It’s been too cold and snowy around Boston. It hasn’t gotten really warm in such a long time. Worse of all, I got a cold.
I don’t enjoy getting a cold because it makes things for me harder to do. It’s hard to enjoy going through the day when my nose is stuffed up and I’m coughing. At least, I don’t feel feverish. My throat feels a bit sore.
Earlier this afternoon, I was driving my car when I sneezed and coughed like crazy. Luckily, I didn’t get into any accidents while doing that.
I was able to do a few things today like going to a reception earlier this evening at the John O. and Olivia Parker Gallery at Lesley University where my friend, Anastasia, has her artwork on display this month.
Details here: https://lesley.edu/events/3-artists-celebrating-autism
The art display started on March 21 and will end on April 20.
I had a good time at the reception. I had some red wine and cheese. Also, the band there played a lot of Beatles music.
Happy 73rd Birthday, Eric Clapton!
One of my favorite guitarists! He was in a few bands before he went solo: Bluesbrakers, Yardbirds, Cream, Delany and Bonnie, and Derek and the Dominos.
Happy 71st Birthday, Elton John!
The real rocket man is celebrating his 71st birthday today! He is planning his farewell tour this September called “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” More details at his website: