the thing

The Mouse and More!

One more thing almost no one knows—

I once was a mouse. Yes, you read that right. Hard to believe, huh? Back in the day (that phrase always makes me laugh) acting, performing was my favorite past time. So . . . I wrote my first script, gathered my actor friends and produced the children’s TV pilot for Welcome to Berrysville. The original cast is featured below.

The rabbit, the tiny bee, and the porcupine? My three sons. (Hey, Hollywood does that all the time.) The cast and crew were THE BEST! We had a blast. Most resided in San Diego. Only the lead frog and the director, Francis Grummon (not sure I spelled that right–it was many years ago) came down from Los Angeles. A belated shout out to DAVE MICHAELS, a fantastic songwriter/musician who performed the theme music “A Frog Went A-Courting” for the production.


The cast of The Frog And The Mouse
on location in the hills east of San Diego

Is there anything about YOU that almost no one knows? And that you are willing to tell the world? 

Remember THE THING from one of my previous posts? OMG! So many comments showed up here and on facebook. Made my day. Thank you. OK. As promised, I will explain . . .
I’m lookin’ at YOU!

It’s simple really. When I opened up a new oval-shaped container of ice cream this alien face was staring up at me. Kind of creepy. Never had a face in my ice cream before. I had second thoughts about actually eating it. But . . . it was CHOCOLATE ice cream. Alien gone!
That is how I came to see the thing. It is still a mystery to me just how it came to be. Any scientists out there?

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday’s Little Mystery: What in the World?

After a long day of hiking, gardening and six hours of writing, all I wanted was to put my feet up, relax, and have a snack. But instead, I had a close up and personal experience with the thing in the photo below. 

I am not bragging, just sharing. For me, odd or strange things show up when I’m home alone. Never when the house is full of people and at least one or two dogs are romping around. That was the case when I came face to face with the thing. And it was real!

It stuck around long enough for me to snap a photo.
Proof that it existed.

Sometimes, it is not an advantage to have better than average hearing or a sense of smell that a dog would envy because then you hear things–what was that? The gate opening? An owl landing on the window ledge? And you smell things–“honey, I smell smoke” or “I think there is a bull out back.”

Having an overactive imagination can be equally as troublesome as elevated and keen senses, especially when home alone.

How would you react if you came face to face with the thing?

Where do you think it came from?
What in the world is it?

Have a wonderful week.

See you next time.

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