commented on The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club!
the show is really annoying me this season. last week i was all wtf, rick?! and this week i was all, wtf, herschel?! there's way too much stupidity coming from people who should know better by now. it's getting old.
commented on Discrimination Is Still Enforced in Hospitals Around the Country
that makes me sad, catalina. but i am glad your mother had good care and company during her stays.
reminds me of when i was trying to find a judge who would marry me and mr. mr.herriman off-site of city hall. i had a bear of a time. (it was a holiday weekend). but then i found one. when i was scheduling it with his assistant, she said, "oh, and judge johnson likes to make sure that everyone knows before he arrives that he's black." i was stunned and asked her if it had really been a problem for some people, and she said that yes, he had had a number of incidences where he arrived to perform the weddings and was told "no way" at first sight.
but more on-topic, i think #4 has it. the hospitals should hang up a few signs that say that they won't discriminate, so suck it up or take it elsewhere.
commented on Ghost Stories
this definitely doesn't beat that, but it really creeped me out at the time and does still when i think back on it.
when my son was 2-1/2 or so, we were in a rental house. we hadn't been there long at all. he was alone in the living room and i was down the hall. i heard him talking, and i decided to spy, (you know, it's cute the things they do at that age when they think nobody's watching). from about halfway down the hall i realize he's having one half of a conversation. i listen a minute, then go to the end of the hall where i can see him. he's standing facing an empty chair, still talking.
i asked him, "who are you talking to?" he looked over at me and pointed at the chair, then looked back at the chair and said, "oh. he's gone now." then he just turned and walked away.
commented on Sounds of Horror
oooh, good one, @26. i associate that song with laying awake in my bed with the radio, too scared to sleep. not because of the song itself, really, it was just in heavy rotation at the time.
before that i had only a little am radio to keep me company. 'heartache tonight' by the eagles and 'don't stop thinking about tomorrow' by fleetwood mac can still carry me right back to that terrified place in my child-mind.
commented on Satan, Scarecrows, and Skin
there was a movie i started to watch, not sure the year, but my friend and i rented it probably 1985 or 86 - there was a little boy, he rolled his tennis ball into a dark closet or basement, i think he'd been hearing things in there - then the ball came rolling back all bloody a few moments later? i never finished that movie because my friend and i got too psyched out and shut it off at that point. any ideas what it was? i kinda want to revisit it, just to see why it sent me over the edge the way it did at the time.
i know that's probably happened in a zillion movies, but i'm optimistic that one of you will magically know which one i mean!