Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Michael Sheard 1940 - 2005

Michael Sheard (Admiral Ozzel - ESB) died on August 31, 2005 of complications from stomach cancer.
Love to his family and friends. He'll be sorely missed at conventions.

LM

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Work, work, work, fun, work, work....

Hello all!
It's been a while, I know!
Ok, so work is going well. I'm a drawing fool. My son and I have worked out a deal which allows me a little more work freedom and has eased the uncertainty of meeting goals/deadlines on schedule. Doesn't mean I'm heading to bed any earlier than 3 am but it has meant more constructive and focused use of my work time.
Business should pick up a little as the snowbirds begin to arrive at the end of September, the part time residents have already started to set up house and prepare for the oncoming school year. I'm looking forward to fall.
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My son's swimming lessons have been...interesting. While he's made marked progress in all but one skill he's a constant and unyielding challenge. The other children in both sessions have been delighting in the experience making it so easy for their parents...laughter and glee abound for parent and child. And then there's us, me and my ever-so-strong-willed screaming-"NO"-all-the-way boy who thrashes about in between bits of swimming mastery. Two parents offered their commendations on my fortitude and sheer determination to press on and others had kind words of encouragement. Situational difficulties aside we've managed to laugh and learn (save for three trips home over the last month in silent tears) and to enjoy the soothing coolness of the water and a spectacular view of the Santa Rosa Mountains under the pressing heat of our desert air. Thank God the last lesson is tomorrow.
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Next week I'll be heading up north for a short stay, with a pit stop at the Hollywood Bowl for the "John Williams: The Master of Cinema" concert. Nice treat to end the summer...though summer really doesn't end for us in terms of temperatures here until mid-October! (we really have two seasons...spring, dotted with bouts of winter, and summer)
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I continue to listen to BBC radio online while I work and have found Star Wars references and previously unknown credits for some of the Star Wars actors...in particular William Hootkins who has been in many BBC radio dramatizations.
The most recent references heard, just within the last three hours, have come from Reece Shearsmith as he prefaces On The Town with the League of Gentlemen:
"...we've reached the middle bit of the On the Town series...If this was a George Lucas trilogy it'd be the one with the big revelations..."and..."And now, the final two episodes of On the Town with The League of Gentlemen. In George Lucas terms, the grand finale except there's no Ewoks"
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I finished watching the first season of Enterprise two days ago, enjoyed that. I'm now on to the first season of Quantum Leap :) *sigh* I like Scott Bakula

I've more work to do and it's 11:20 pm, so I'll bid you adieu until next time.
:D

LM

PS - Natalie Portman will be starring with Dustin Hoffman in a movie called Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium in 2006.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

NHA Updates

This summer has been particularly busy for me and I've enjoyed being busy tremendously. I look forward to meeting more people in the coming months and have much planned for the next year.
I hope to keep you all updated on the progress!

This summer has also brought the longest Monsoon season in recent memory. It started around mid to late July and hasn't stopped since.
Severe thunderstorms, severe heat, sand storms, super winds, flooding. EBS (Emergency Broadcast System) warnings each day for over 2 weeks.
Yesterday after a particularly nasty storm the temps dropped to 75° for several hours raising to about 79° by 11pm. Generally at this time of the year, mid August, we hit the 115° - 117° degree range. Couple the heat with the monsoons and you get sticky and darn near intolerable. Today we haven't even breached 100°, in fact, I look at my weather gauge and it says 96°...wow. Practically a spring day.

The storms have cancelled 4 swimming lessons for my son so we have a little bit of making up to do at some point, assuming we have a break in the monsoon-y-ness. :p


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Here are updates for the site. :D Enjoy!!
LM

Nerf-Herders Anonymous
August 9, 2005
COMICS
Super Spidey Stories
LIFE
Miscellaneous Pictures - Polish street name
RADIO
Dead Ringers #1, #2
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Hayden Christensen (update - Miscellany)
TV D-F
Dead Ringers #2 - #6


August 7, 2005
FILMS G-J
Goonies #1 pics, #2 pics, #3
STAR WARS ACTOR CONNECTIONS
Avengers (TV)
New Avengers (TV)
Sign of Four (TV)
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
David Davies (update - Commercials)
Alf Joint (newly added)


August 6, 2005
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Christopher Lee (update - Live Performances)
Liam Neeson (update - Miscellany)


August 5, 2005
MUSIC
The Posies (Thanks to StarWars.com!)
STAR WARS ACTOR CONNECTIONS
The Greenish Man (Theatre)
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Jeff Coopwood (update - Theatre; Theatre Director; Film ADR; TV ADR; Video Games)
Roger L. Jackson (update - Radio; Video Games)
Tom Kane (update - TV; Video Games; Miscellany)
Denis Lawson (update - Theatre 1979)
Richard LeParmentier (update - Theatre; TV 1975, 1979, 1982, 1986; Video Games)
Ethan Phillips (update - Film)


August 4, 2005
FILMS A-C
Bride & Prejudice (Thanks to Mouse!)


August 3, 2005
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Ted GaglianoWilliam Hootkins (update - Radio 1993)


August 2, 2005
GAMES
Halo 2 #2 (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai!)
STAR WARS ACTOR CONNECTIONS
Adventures of Superman: Doomsday and Beyond (Radio)
Halo 2 (Video Games) (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai!)
Wild Thornberrys Movie (Film)
Unforgivable Blackness (Film)
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Garrick Hagon (update - Radio: Adventures of Superman)
William Hootkins (update - Radio: Adventures of Superman and other radio after 1990; Audio Books: Native Tongue, More Tales of the Unexpected: Stories at Bedtime, A Man in Full; Theatre: Their Finest Hour)
Brock Peters (update - Film Other; TV)Cree Summer (update - Film; TV; Video Games)


LM

Katie Johnson - God Rest Her Soul

Katie Johnson 1998 - 2005
All our love to Katie's family.

LM