Walk of life, and death.

When it comes to US sports, my longest term love has to be the NFL. Primarily because it was the first one shown on TV over here, back in the mid 1980’s, and I’ve pretty much followed it ever since then. In that time, its changed channels, its changed from being recorded highlights, to 1 game a week, to the numerous games per week we have now over the years, but its always been around.

For many years now, providing most of that much improved coverage has been Sky Sports. Even then, they’ve been through a few presenters over the years, but for many of them, there was 1 American guy there, who definitely knew what he was talking about (unlike some of the UK ones), and even better, was a fellow Buffalo Bills fan, through thick and thin. Well, I suppose had a good reason, he was born in the city, whereas I just picked them out purely at random!

Then tonight, when the coverage of the game from London started, I heard the sad news that he’d passed away, at the age of 62! Hey, he’s not that much older than me, and believe me, I feel my age at present, anyway! So…I just want to say, Kevin Cadle, I’m going to miss seeing you on TV, and yes, rest in peace.

I guess it would be wrong (and I’d hate myself if I didnt) not to mention a certain team in the World Series, starting Tuesday (strictly, Wednesday morning, my time), the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yes, its a shame its only happened the first year after Vin Scully retired, though such is life. I have seen people hoping he will do something, but hey, he’s fast approaching 90, so I dont blame him for saying no, so far at least. Who me, a Dodgers fan? Well…

No, I wont see any of it live, all going to happen in the middle of the night over here, and I’m too old, and fragile for things like that, even if I wasnt working! I’ll see some presentation hopefully, though no idea how much? But yes, naturally, I’ll be dreaming of a Dodgers Championship, though only from afar. It will actually be strange next May, assuming I decide I’m up to the trip, when I see a game in Seattle, its been a long time since I saw one other than Dodgers Stadium, but…I can at least add another to my stadium visit list, as I say, health permitting. With luck, and finances, I hope to add the White Sox to my collection next September, though that might be a step too far on both counts!

The video is one with plenty of NFL, plenty of baseball, and some basketball too, which Cadle was a top coach in. Yes, its an oldie, the Houston Oilers no longer exist, so…

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Equality in Hollywood

Yes, I know, movies arent made in Hollywood any more, or not to the same degree as they were in the “good old days” at least. Besides which, so much of the stuff nowadays is done by computer graphics, and special effects, that it wouldnt feel the same as it did for Harlow, Gable, Loy, Powell and others back in the 30’s if I made one now, anyway. But yes, all the same, the chance to tread in Jean’s footsteps would be heaven.

I must admit, as a none too avid watcher of modern movies, until April, I had no idea how male dominated the whole movie industry is. No, it doesnt surprise me really, but its disappointing all the same. Ah yes, that last evening of my holiday in Hollywood, I sold my talents to Hollywood. Alright, fine, I didnt, but I was privileged to meet a good gathering of people who work under the banner of ‘Women In Media’, to arrange opportunities for those seeking work in the industry, and to provide an entertaining evening once a month. And yes, I went up, mentioned my writing skills, mentioned that I could work well as a Harlow lookalike, then left it to the professionals to do their piece. I’m glad to say that I met some wonderful people (not only women) that night, and if I do get back in October, hopefully I can meet at least some of them again.

One wonderful gentleman either wanted to meet up with for coffee, or maybe it was lunch? I cant remember, it was over 3 months ago, and I am blonde, so…? But I’m told, jokingly I trust, that actually having that meet 6 months later wouldnt be that extraordinary! I’m only hoping one of the group leaders of Women In Media know who it was, or maybe he will shout out himself, who knows?

Anyway, in the last few days, they’ve started a new group on Twitter, and Facebook, called WomenOccupyHollywood. Yes, no gaps, probably because on Twitter, you need every character you can get! They are also on Facebook too, under the same name, go search them out.

Yes, we might all be termed feminists, but only in the true sense, that we want the chance of equality, not superiority. Alright, there might be some who’d like us to go all Dominatrix on them, but anyway… Just to say that whether I work in Hollywood as an actress, a screen writer, or anything else, I dont expect things to be biased in my favour, I just want a fair chance, and women arent getting that in Hollywood at present.

OK, fine, I might have enjoyed it if they had been a Femme Domme society, that brainwashed me into being a man hating lesbian, but they were nothing of the sort. As I say, all types, men very welcome too, and I had a wonderful time. But yes, if anyone in charge in Hollywood should read this, just give women the chance we deserve!

The video? Pretty much what this will hopefully lead to women doing. Just audio tonight, as it wasnt a Dire Straits single

Oh, and lastly, for the last time, given its only got 3 days to go, my fundraising campaign, to help pay for my forthcoming name change. If you have a few pounds, dollars, or euros to spare, please consider me. Yes, I know, you’ll have to calculate the money in sterling, I could only set it up for 1 currency. That link https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/e10ypc/ab/c2hJdb