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Friday’s Fun: Jack the Giant Killer & Links

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I saw this movie when I was young. Really young. Remembered it through the years and finally one day thought, “I’d like to see that again.” So I did. I should have stuck with my memories. It was NOTHING like I remembered! Well, there was the romance. Even when I was really little, I liked a romance in my movies. I think it is interesting that I sort of rewrote the story in my imagination. Not sure how that happened. And I wonder if this is why this next movie happened?

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You can not imagine my shock when I learned there is a REMAKE due to release some time next year! Did someone also rewrite this in their head, then decide to do it on the big screen? That was going a LONG way back for a remake.

So my bucket list for 2012 now includes: See Jack the Giant Slayer. (I know, I have a dark side.) I also learned, while watching the SyFy 20th Anniversary Show, that Daniel from Stargate SG-1, etc, is in one of the Lake Placid movies. I did not know that and will now have to track that down. (And no, I have not forgiven SyFy for cancelling Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis and Eureka. In fact, still a bit bitter about that–something the anniversary show stirred up again. I have moved on from the name change though….)

I know, I need to move on to the links. So here goes:

I laughed out loud at this post on The Suburban Jungle: Can a Jewish Mommy Kiss Santa?

I always get great stuff from Bayard & Holmes: The End is Near (and we deserve it)…Driving School for Dogs?

And I found this farewell to the Twinkie in WP’s Freshly Pressed: Goodbye, Twinkie the Kid.

Jenny Hansen’s More Cowbell has a great post for writers and non-writers: 10 Writing (and Life) Lessons I learned from my dog. And if you’re feeling blue or just need to smile, click through her blog post on motivation.

And last, but hardly least, check out the Holiday Yum Blog hop to add some fun variety to your holiday baking!

I’m going to rest on my linkage for the week, but have to ask, do you have a dark side? Will you admit to seeing Jack the Giant Killer? To watching campy, SF movies? Campy movies that aren’t SF? Ever kissed Santa? Will you miss the Twinkie? Feel the need to respond to a question I did not ask, but you need to answer?

Comments are entered into my monthly drawing for a $10 AnaBanana Gift card. I would also like to point out that the soaps make lovely gifts for both the ladies and gents in your life. Winner is announced the first blog post of the new month (which will also be a new year! Holy crap! Where did this one go?)

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

Speaking of the swift flow of time, 2012 has been a pretty amazing year for me. I started the year with a Kristen Lamb blogging class and decided to resuscitate my on-life-support blog. It’s been a grand adventure for me and hope it has been for you, too, as this blog moved to Word Press, morphed into my scenic route and, of course, continues to cover my further adventures in writing.

I’ve released one book (Kicking Ashe) this year, three collections of short stories (previously published in anthologies), and I’m in the process of releasing my published novels into audio. Next year should see at least one more book release, though I’m always hoping to do more. We’ll see, because Life Happens on my scenic route…

Perilously yours,


By Pauline Baird Jones

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