Here is one of my favourite actors that has a birthday today! Vincent Price was born on May 27th, 1911 and born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA Actor, writer, and gourmet, Vincent Price was born in St Louis, Missouri. He traveled through Europe, studied at Yale and became an actor. He made his screen debut in 1938, and after many minor roles, he began to perform in low-budget horror movies such as House of Wax (1953), achieving his first major success with House of Usher (1960). Known for his distinctive, low-pitched, creaky, atmospheric voice and his quizzical, mock-serious facial expressions, he went on to star in a series of acclaimed Gothic horror movies, such as Pit and the Pendulum (1961) and The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971). He abandoned films in the mid-1970s, going on to present cooking programs for television - he wrote "A Treasury of Great Recipes" (1965) with his second wife, Mary Grant - but had two final roles in The Whales of August (1987) and Edward Scissorhands (1990). He also recorded many Gothic horror short stories for the spoken-word label Caedmon Records. We can't forget his voice on Michael Jackon's Thriller song. :) As a writer he has written many cookbooks as he was an avid gourmet chef. Was notoriously superstitious. He once joked that he kept a horseshoe, a crucifix and a mezzuza on his front door. Shortly before his death, he said that one of his most favorite roles was the voice of Professor Ratigan in the Disney feature The Great Mouse Detective (1986), especially since two original songs had been written for him. He died on October 25th, 1993 from lung cancer. I was sad to hear of his passing. He has many other things he has done and you can google him to see it all. I remember him as to many Canadians for his narration on "The Hilarious House of Frightenstein" (1971). Here are a few quotes of his: "I don't play monsters. I play men besieged by fate and out for revenge." "A man who limits his interests limits his life." "I sometimes feel that I'm impersonating the dark unconscious of the whole human race. I know this sounds sick, but I love it."
May is always a busy month here. With my parents wedding anniversary, mother's day (which was lovely.) :) and at least few birthdays. A couple days ago it was my birthday. I hit the big 40! I remember when I turned 20 I thought 40 was old! LOL! Now that I'm here I can see it's not that bad. Though I do have days when I feel older than my age. The day started like any other ordinary day except for the fact my 8 yr. old daughter kept telling me "happy birthday" every five minutes! LOL! Drove me nuts after an hour of it. I got lots of well wishes from family and friends via computer even though I couldn't be with any of them. Round supper time we had a nice BBQ and I got a few gifts with a cake which my 4 yr. old helped me to blow out the candles. lol! So after eating cake it was back the the usual grindstone and I cleaned up after everyone and continued with my usual day. So all in all it was a nice day. Now I can worry about my son's 10th birthday next week and I have to remember to send my brother a card. He'll get it late but that's okay, he doesn't mind.
Looks like Tim Burton will be resurrecting the Addams Family in the style of Nightmare Before Christmas. I was sorry when Raul Julia passed away in 1994, putting an end to any more Addams movies with the great cast they had.
Go here to see: http://www.totalfilm.com/news/burton-tackles-new-addams-family
I was never crazy about this day...for as far back as I can remember I never did. Why should we have one day to tell someone how much we care about them? How they are such an important part of our lives? It's something that should be told throughout the year. I remember people would always make a big deal about it and it can be especially hard on teenagers I think, having their hopes up but only to be disappointed about how the day turned out. I don't have to worry about celebrating it this year since Vic and I split so I'll just continue to lavish love and attention on my 3 kids that day. :D But I think I'll have my own little Anti-Valentines Day with a broken purple heart shaped cake...some black candles...hey...maybe a party theme with that. :D I think it would be a fun way to "spit in the face" of lovey dovey couples, big business, and even the idea that we need to be in a relationship to be happy. It is about having fun being independant, confident and single. Hmm...I don't think I'll do too much this year as I don't have alot of time between now and "the day". Something small that's just for me I think. I'm going to think of other ideas as well. Maybe get some ideas online. :D
I know that many of us had a rough year in 2009, myself included. From big things to small things. Despite the fact that it can make one weary and tired I think I have done okay managing through them. So when the new year came I thought that maybe there was hope for a better year. Seems it was not to be. For some reason out of the blue my fiance of many years decides that it was over, that we are too different now, lashed out at me for his woes, my beliefs/religion, etc. and in general lay all the blame on me. As usual, he makes himself the victim. Something goes wrong he lashes out at whoever is there whether or not it was his fault or not. I'm still trying to figure out why he wants to end it but there's no point. I'm tired of him "breaking it off" anytime he throws a rant so if he's going to try to get back together with me it's a no this time. I'm tired of this, I tried to work things out since he cheated on me for the sake of the kids but I don't think things will get any better if I stay with him. The last few days or so I've been working out a plan as to what to do...this time I have three kids to think of and they always come first. I have a basic plan so I will try to stick to it and well...just see how things go.