Which outfit for Halloween?

Actually, thats a play on words, but it would have given the game away completely if I hadnt done that! Mind, within a few minutes, you’ll know anyway, but for now…

I must say that one thing I’m loving at work at present, though I’m not sure how many others do, is that we are making an effort to ‘dress up’ for certain events. And yes, even though Halloween is nothing like as big here, as it is in the US (or so I’m told, closest I got was flying home on 30th, but shops were full of stuff), it seems we can get to dress up in ‘scary’ outfits to celebrate the day this year.

Fortunately for me, its a working day, falling on a Wednesday this year. Even more fortunately for me, I’m not actually doing calls on a Wednesday at present, as its my day of the week for doing the studying to finish my apprenticeship course. Yes, I know, such a course at 60! I know how silly I think that is, but if it has to be done…I suppose its a break from the phones, at least? Actually got the first, of 5 exams to finish that off, so I might feel differently about matters tomorrow night, after that, but besides that…

Thing was for me, what to dress up as, for Halloween. Yes, the chances of me not getting involved were miniscule, lol, given I love this sort of thing, and if people dont support it, it wont continue. And no, however scary some of the movie robots might have been, they dont really count as Halloween, lets face it.

I did consider vampire, because fine, I find the idea of being bitten like that rather exciting. But given I cant do make up, it would only really leave the teeth, so… I’ll be honest, I’d been thinking witch, simply because its the easiest option for a woman. And lets face it, with my looks, I have less need to be made up to look hideous than most. 😛

Anyway, my friend Angie, that I know from Blackpool has been advertising lots of great outfits for sale. One of which was a gorgeous black hat, mask, and dress, for a witch. Thing is, the dress is a ‘few’ sizes smaller than ‘Miss Pear’ could wear. Yeah, about an 8/10 UK, whereas I need about a 16/18, ideally the latter especially if its a zip up dress! Not that I’m sure how I could study, wearing the mask, but anyway…

Well, besides that, a little later, a great looking red hat, this one in fact

witches hat

appeared, and yes, purchase has been arranged. There shortly will be two of us looking for a suitable dress, in my size to match. Oh, and if anyone knows of a broomstick, that actually flies, I’d love one, especially as First Buses went absent without leave again on Monday night! Perfect for Halloween, but I might be tempted to use more often, if one truly existed, lol!

As stated, the need for make up, to make me into a hideous witch, might not be critical! Ability to cast magic spells, purely optional, though might be fun!

So yes, if you see a witch flying through the sky on Halloween, between Bradford, and Huddersfield, I might have struck lucky! 😉

Right, video time, something very silly, from the Muppets!

An Actors Life For Me?

I guess its down to the stories I’ve been writing of late, plus that job offer earlier this year, if I’d had a Green Card/US Visa, and everything, but I’ve sort of been looking at the acting life again. I know, a bit daft, as its been a while (about 15 years) since I did anything, but yes, fine, its started to hold appeal.

Yes, I acted at schools, both primary, and secondary, and thoroughly enjoyed it. But the thought of doing much more about it, sort of disappeared when I couldnt go to University, because I had to go out to work, as soon as I could, my mother, being a single parent by then, someone had to bring in money, so…

But yes, who knows what might have happened with drama groups, if I had taken that step? No, I dont think I’d be a superstar, most of my stuff was supporting roles, not the glamour ones, so I’m pretty sure I wouldnt now be on Broadway, Hollywood, London Theaters, and the like!

After that, for the next 25 years or so, my acting talents were seen on occasions, though possibly not as much as I would have liked, due to the reality of the day job being more important than anything else. But fine, when I did it, it was fun, all the same.

Then, to be honest, for the last 15 years or so, its been pretty dormant, I must admit. I mean, there is one famous (thankfully private) film of me on You Tube performing, though under the influence of hypnosis! You could jokingly say that I’m a professional actress nowadays, as I charged for that film at the time, if not a fortune! But yes, how much of that was my acting skills, and how much was the talented hypnotist, no idea? I suspect if I wasnt a decent actress, that it wouldnt work so well, but anyway…

But then, it laid dormant, until I got to Hollywood. Yes, stop laughing, no studio offers, believe me! But I did an interview on LGBT issues, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Indeed, I enjoyed it so much, I had to be stopped, as the time was up! There was I concerned I could fill 30 minutes, did it with ease!

Even so, even not working, when I got back, I didnt really take up on things, other than story writing, at least! Then of course, it all happened. I contacted an agency I am registered with, in LA, asking if they could show a few pictures of me that I sent them, on a forthcoming talent day. I got a reply back, asking if I had the papers to be able to take up an acting job in the North East of the US! Sadly, I didnt, and given the other person couldnt get them in time (they wanted someone British for the role), I wasnt going to get them either.

But fine, since then, I have been wondering if I should get involved again? Then, funnily enough, on Wednesday, in my new job, we had an hour long get together of department staff, to chat, and get to know each other. And yes, one of them mentioned his forthcoming stage performance in Leeds. And given I’d mentioned my acting past, as my little secret in the training school introduction…yes, I got mentioned!

So, since then, and indeed a little before, I’ve been wondering about taking to the stage again. In truth, I suspect it wont happen, but fine, I’m thinking about it, and that has to be something?

The video, a piece of apt Muppet stupidity

Having a heatwave

Well, that might be a slight exaggeration, but the temperature did hit 80 here today, for the first time this summer! Hasnt often gone past 70 this year, alone 80, but I’ll enjoy it while I can…which probably wont be long, but hopefully thats famous last words lol! It was hot out, not helped by the fact I had to walk nearly 2 miles in it (no buses due to a road accident on route that passes beauty therapy place), and did I notice it, believe me.

I could get quite used to going out in a t-shirt and trousers, but given the vagaries of British weather, I suspect it wont last for long. Hopefully the net result will be tanned arms, not sunburnt ones though.

Crazy stuff, I got to watch cricket on TV tonight, and they werent mentioning the possibility of rain, probably a first this summer lol. Hopefully, all things permitting, I can get out and enjoy a bit more of this sun tomorrow, before I start 8 days in a row at work! I know, I know…Some minor sporting event down in London, or so I’m told! 😉

Ah, the musical interlude I hear you ask? Yes, you’re getting one, one of my favourite ‘females’. No, sadly I have yet to track down any recording of Brooksie singing, so you will have to put up with the ‘next best thing’ that is Miss Piggy. The song, as so often, the clue is in the title here