2015 in review

The annual review of the blog, for those of you interested in such data

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,200 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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Dinner At Eight (1933)

Just a little extra, from the Classic Movie History project


This posting is an added extra bonus for my readers, as part of the Classic Movie History Project Blogathon, wonderfully run by Movies Silently, Once Upon A Screen, and Silver Screenings. Well, fine, thats their Twitter tags, I know them by other names too, but for you…that will do.

So, in no great shock horror moment, I’ve picked a Harlow movie to review. To be honest, it was a toss up between this, and Bombshell (where Jean pretty much plays herself) for my choice, and Dinner At Eight won out, probably because of the closing line, at her expense.

Its said that MGM tossed a pile of stars at this movie, and it shows. 2 Barrymore’s amongst many, and of course, Jean Harlow. Funnily enough though, for me, its none of them that steal the movie, its Marie Dressler, as Carlotta, and Wallace Beery, as Packard who do that.


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2014 in review

For those of you curious about such matters

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,300 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Stepping out on the town

Tomorrow night, I’ll be dressing up, and hitting town. As far as I know, no one in Huddersfield reads this, so they will have no idea what’s going to be hitting them! If they do, well they can take their chances, if they’re brave enough!

Yes, given that unlike Harlow, I dont get wined, and dined by gorgeous men (or women) every night, its a rare delight for me to do so, but its fun when I do. And tomorrow night, someone’s birthday, I get the chance to go out, looking the part. Well, not totally, unless someone is offering to do my make up (hand tremor makes it far too hard for me), it wont be the full works. But sparkly 30’s style dress, high heels, oh yes!

No, I wont expect to find men worshipping at my feet, kissing my hands, or lips, or anything else, but you never know? 😉 Nor, unlike the subject of the video, will I be chasing men myself, just not interested…I think? Well, I guess if there was a man with as little interest in sex as me, then hmm, but otherwise…

Of course, if there is a man who fancies me as a voracious, cougar type, I could put on a show, but…I’m really just a cute little kitty, though I do have claws!

Who knows, maybe I’ll take a dress or two to Kansas City, and see if ‘Baby Jean’ can impress any budding ‘William Powell’s ‘ out there, and see what happens? I might have to warn Kate mind, she might want to compete lol!

Who knows, if you’re good, and if you’re lucky, I might even get a photo done, just for you. x

The video, what I really am not, but it makes for rather a good choice

2013 in review

As promised, the WordPress review of the years activity

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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I’ll meet you at…

Well, according to the video, it would be at midnight, but as I’m generally sound asleep in bed by then, earlier might be wiser lol. Might make an exception for a robotising scientist I guess, but otherwise, forget it!

Yes, its that delicious irony, all those people on the forums that I’ve spoken to for years, and I’ve met 2! Thats probably 2 up on many, but in a way, its a shame. Alright, in real life, there are probably a few I wouldnt want to meet, but equally there are several that I would love to do just that with. There is one other I might have met, though without knowing it, but in all honesty, thats not really the same thing.

Twist my arm, and say I could meet one, well, it would have to be a certain amazing lady up in Vermont. No, I’m not going to name her, she will know who she is, and a few close mutual friends will too, so lets leave it at that. There are a number of others as well, but as I say, if forced to pick one…Clearly there is one other I would love to have met, but never will in this world now, she died just over 2 years ago now, and again close friends will know who I mean.

Funnily enough, thats one number that I cant see changing this year, unless that certain Vermont lady does take up on my invitation to meet at a certain graveside next month in Rochester, which really would be the perfect place for us to do so. However, given her health issues, and her privacy in such matters, I wont be waiting there for her. I might be meeting up with one of those people again in September, but it will be next month, or thereabouts before I know that for sure.

And to think, at one point I was quite nervous myself about meeting forum friends, but that has changed now I’ve taken that first step. Mind, they are both my sort of age range, which probably helped, I might find some of the younger folk a bit too lively for me lol!

And so to the video, where for some the age of the song may mean the title isnt as much of a giveaway as usual. But this is one of my favourites from a great Yorkshire group, I hope you like it too