Facebook, for the common woman?

Its funny, isnt it, social media? Half the time you cant stand what people are posting, you want to disagree with postings from friends whose political views might differ from you, or have read the wrong Harlow biography, or numerous other things, but in truth, you get addicted to it, however much you say you’re not going to.

I tend, on a normal working day to spend a bit of time looking at it in the morning before I leave for work, and then again, do the same after I get home from work, and thats it. I’m in a few interesting vintage movie groups (silent era, and 30’s), which are probably the postings of main interest to me, more so than a lot of the other stuff posted there.

So you would think that, if it went down on a certain Monday evening (yesterday) for a couple of hours, I wouldnt be missing out on much. Hey, as far as I was concerned, it was only Facebook that was down, but…

For once, I’d been tagged in some pictures that a friend wanted me to see, its an amazing home, somewhere in France, and for those who dont know at this time, thats all I’m saying, beyond yes, there was a very good reason she wanted me to see those pictures, and I couldnt!

The other annoyance was that in the morning, before I left, another friend, whose birthday is actually today, posted me a video link which he knew I would love, and he was right. And yes, I wanted to post it somewhere else, which is why I wanted to get at it, but…no go. What was it? Oh, you’ll find out soon!

I’m delighted to say that last night, just before giving up for the night, and going to bed, I gave Facebook one last try, and it worked. Yes, that property is as stunning as I thought it was! Yes, I could grab that link again too!

So fine, I might like to think I’m not addicted to Social Media, for good, or for bad, but in truth, I probably am. Or did I just have a justified cause, for once?

Right, the video. Yes, its the one in the link I wanted to get to. Some might see this as 70’s prog rock pretension, but I just love it! This is the full length version, not the single length version, just saying…

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Space Age Dream Look

You know these strange things you find on Social Media? And no, I dont mean supposedly genuine, respectful statements by Trump, as they would definitely be fake news! šŸ˜›

No, what I mean here are when you’re a member of these slightly crazy Sci Fi groups on Facebook, and someone posts an old picture that brings back memories, and makes you wish you could have that look, especially as she was a ‘machine’. Yes, in this case, Galaxina. Like so…

Galaxina

The film was generally pretty forgettable in truth, other than the fact that said lady, Dorothy Stratten, was murdered shortly afterwards by her estranged husband before he killed himself. But yes, if you’re asking me, if I was turned into a robot, that had to look human (discounting therefore, the Metropolis look), this would probably be at the top of my list! Even more so, given the space connection.

One wonderful friend has told me that yes, its possible, though I’m not sure how you get a plainish 60 year old to look like a 20 year old stunner, I have no idea? I do assume the turning me into a machine/robot might be a bit more complex, lol? To be honest, I wish I had the hair to have a fringe like that, as a start! Its not quite 20’s, but all the same…

Oh, and on the ‘being turned into a robot’ front, if anyone wants to pay my airfare to Denver, and back (maybe?), I might find out. Yes, unlike Galaxina, I might pass on this ‘be more human’ stuff, lol, and prefer the Stepford wife style! Mind, that would take some programming, lol…

OK, video time. A Flock of Seagulls have just got back together to record a new album, and there is actually a new video of this song doing the rounds. Yes, 3 of them have got a lot less hair than they have in this video now! If you put the song title on You Tube, not hard to find!

 

I’d wear it well?

There are a couple of things responsible for tonight’s blog, one is a Facebook memory from 2 years ago (they are occasionally useful), and the other is Eric’s TV viewing this afternoon. Oh, and the outfit in the picture here, blame Stacie too! Or love her, anyway. I’d love anyone to get it for me, or something similar, thats for sure.

Anyway, there is, seemingly, something called UFO day, and it happens on 24th June for most. Seems that some celebrate 2nd July, due to first Roswell sighting, but its the former that clearly caught my eye 2 years ago. Which caused me to post, on that day…

CJ and Toddspacecraft

in tribute to said day. No, very sadly, I dont own any of them, I only wish I did, especially the more luxuriously sized one in the first picture. Unfortunately, as far as I know, alien delivery of said craft is still very much to be advised lol! šŸ˜› Would make flying to US a whole lot easier, and quicker, for sure!

As to what I’d want to wear for the flight, well, the spacesuit that lady is wearing is pretty cool, I must say. But fine, this would be a whole lot more fun, for sure, and I would love to have this suit for myself, if anyone is offering?

alien-suit

Yeah, could you imagine the fun, an actual alien, flying a space craft like that, giggle? As I say, thanks to Stacie for that pic.

Lastly, as is his want from time, to time, Eric likes to tease me (well, I assume its tease?) by watching these programs on strange TV channels about all these Alien spacecraft and the like being seen by folks in the US. Yes, I had one of those afternoons today lol. Lets just say that if Aliens want to come and get me, give me a space flight, transform me into an alien, or just have some, err, fun with me, I’d love it. No, I’m not expecting too many obliging viewers of this blog in the Solar System, or beyond, but a lady can hope!

Equally, as I say, if someone wants to generously buy me a really nice alien suit to wear (transformation capable, or otherwise), then I would be a happy old lady!

Right, video time. What I’m sure people would say of me, wearing that alien suit, flying that spacecraft… Of course, it might be wearing me, instead of me wearing it? šŸ˜‰

 

 

The oldest dancer in town?

I have the privilege to know a lovely lady, now living in Florida, who seems to have had quite a life from what I’ve seen of pictures, and been told by her, it must be said. I dont know all the details of it, and unless she wanted to tell me, I’m not going to press for details, but I know among other things that she worked in Vegas in her time, and I dont mean as a croupier! No, her skills are more in line with the dancing, and MC’ing and stuff, than that. What I do know, is that seeing her posts, and pictures on Facebook, and chatting with her on the messaging system there, I’m truly in awe of her, and everything she’s done in her amazing life. No name, without her permission, so sorry those that would love to know.

I’m sure if she had her way, even at my age, if I gave her the chance, I’d be following in Clara Johnson’s footsteps in another way, the outfits at least, as I’m certain that short of her knowing someone that can program dancing skills into my mind, I couldnt match Clara on that front. Definitely not now, almost certainly never, but thats beside the point! And fine, a Vegas showgirls outfit might be different to some of the stuff Clara had to wear, though in truth, what I’ve seen of both, there wasnt that much difference! Oh fine, I’ll admit it, it would be fun, though it might be wise if I wasnt seen in public wearing it! Though if she had her way, and my actress attitude got together, well, who knows?

Certainly if I ever get to her corner of Florida, and I might, though not this year, I’m sure, I wouldnt be at all surprised to be offered the chance to be a ‘showgirl’ for the night, albeit, not the youngest, or prettiest of all time. But would I do it? Probably! Why not, its as close to Clara’s lifestyle as IĀ  would ever be likely to get! Though I’m not having millions watch it at the cinema, unlike Clara did! Or I’m sure she did, in Vegas shows!

Yes, I’m going to Vegas next month, as its my transit point to Seattle going out, first time I’ve ever been there, or indeed to Nevada. Yes, state number 24 will be added to my list, not bad for a Brit! And no, Florida isnt on that list, nor is Oklahoma, both of which might be possibles for next year! So, reaching halfway…? No, I’m not going to give her the details of my flight times in Vegas, because I wouldnt put it past her have me met by someone with a Vegas showgirl outfit, if not a contract! Oh fine, I’d take the outfit like a shot, though maybe not the contract lol?

Oh fine, dear lady, if you do want to set that up, and ask, I’ll take my chances, and give you the flight details! šŸ˜‰

Right, video time. Firstly a live version. What I will say of this, is that if you are of a sensitive nature, or under adult age, go watch the alternate one! There is a lot more than just the song in this one

Alternate version, just the song, from a Top of the Pops recording, with a number of dancers in suitable outfits for a young lady, not a mature one like me

National Elf Service

No, despite the play on the title, this is definitely not political, just saying! Rule of the job, lol!

This morning, on that site we all love to hate (to some degree, surely), namely Facebook, I found a new day to celebrate something. Yes, seemingly a week on Friday, 8th December, its National Elf Day. Well, it is as far as the Alzheimers Society is concerned at least. I mean, there is a serious side to all this, because lets face it, Alzheimers, and the relating dementia issues are not a nice thing, and something that all of us, as we get older, have to dread getting. I know, some of us might quite like the idea of having our mind wiped, but only in a sci-fi way, not like that. And lets face it, wheres the fun in that, if you cant get the pleasure of being a controlled person afterwards anyway? šŸ˜‰

Oh, you want proof? Fine!

So yes, if anyone wants to provide me with a suitable elf outfit before Friday week, feel free to do so, and I’ll wear it. Yes, at work if permitted, though definitely not on the bus on the way to work! šŸ˜› No, I dont think First Buses are ready for the sight of a 59 year old, in an elf outfit, somehow! Mind, if I do, and you want pictures, it will cost you a donation to Alzheimers Society, for sure! Where?

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/elfday

Or if you prefer to do it through me, just to scare me as to how much money I can raise, I can set up a Just Giving page, if preferred? But yes, let us remember at this time of year, not just to think of ourselves, and present giving, lets also think of those who need support for other reasons as well.

OK, the video, definitely something new. The Barron Knights have been going nearly as long as me (Early 60’s), and incredibly, one of the originals is still in the band, even now! Basically, they’d take pop songs of their time, give them a little twist, and produce little gems like this

Being put on display

For those of you fortunate enough to know about both blogs, you’ll note that the inspiration for both came from postings I found on Facebook this morning. For those who dont, you’ll have to just take my word lol… Whereas the other was a posting that a lovely friend put up for me this morning, this one I found by sheer chance, just going through postings on my page.

I know, technically every time an actress performs, she’s putting herself on display to others. In my case, to several hundred at most, but famous people, and my dear friend, Julia, to a few thousand, or even more. I’m not saying I’ve never done one of those carnival parade things, but I dont specifically remember doing one. If I have, and I might have done (would be around, or over 30 years ago if I did, so forgive my memory), then I suspect I dressed up in an outfit, and had fun, but nothing like that, as the feature item.

For those in the Bradford area, on the weekend of 2nd/3rd December, they are having a Festive Streets entertainment weekend, clearly aimed at attracting trade to the area for Christmas, I hope it goes well. I will be there on the 2nd, for work, obviously, but somehow, I’m pretty sure I wont end up as the lucky lady in that dress, in the snow globe. Yes, would love to, if I was offered the chance. But yes, they will want someone young, and pretty, so…

But yes, I wonder what it would be like, to be in her position, the center of all attention for tens of thousands of people? Maybe one day I will find out, but by now, I have my doubts. But, fingers crossed…?

The video tonight. Well, when it comes to a lady on display, in a less than natural setting, this really comes to mind. Supposedly done on one take, incredible if it was!

Watching me, watching you

One of things I suspect we all do in these days of social media, is ‘follow’ famous people that we like and admire, or indeed otherwise. Yes, even I do that to some degree, though probably do it with less people than some! In some cases, I’m pretty sure that the person doing the social media posting isnt the celebrity, or if it is, they only post a small percentage of the stuff.

There are others who do post (and in some cases, we wish they didnt!) on Twitter, and Facebook, and you know its them. But normally its a case of you, the fan follows them, and they naturally dont bother to follow you. Fair enough, why would you expect them to show much interest in your average life, lets face it?

As far as I know, no one follows, or in the case of Facebook, friends me, because they think I’m a brilliant actress, who is going to make it big some day. I certainly have friends in the entertainment industry, but I’d have to believe thats a friend thing, not that they think I’m going to make it big, and…I know, Elizabeth, by the way, one day I will, but we’ll still be great friends for sure, anyway! šŸ˜‰

So fine, when I went on my Twitter page earlier today, and saw I had notifications, I got a real surprise when I saw what one of them was. For those in the US, especially in the Denver area, or who are fans of the craziness that is ‘Around The Horn’ will know the name of Woody Paige. I suspect others will have heard of him too, and I’m certainly a fan of his on Twitter, but even so, when I saw he was following me back, I was absolutely thrilled! I have no idea what I’ve done to deserve that honor, but yes, I’m delighted by it.

Oh fine, if Harvey Weinstein starts following me, I might get concerned, but I think I’m far too old for him! šŸ˜› But yes, when someone who is famous, and who you admire, follows you back, oh wow! So thank you, Woody, very much appreciated.

Right, the video. One of the lesser hits for this group, but very apt for a moment like this.

Yes, when I become a famous actress (stop laughing, all), I must remember to follow my fans, as well as the other way around too.