Copy Cats and Other Horrors

Those in charge of the entertainment world are really pissing me off (again).
Long time (or long-suffering?) readers know exactly how I feel about remakes. I ranted out that toxic hatred of movie remakes in March of 2014. Only two years later I am ranting again.

This latest debauchery was brought to my attention yesterday…


Q. Guess which well-known and loved character this chick plays in a 2016 remake?

A. Cat Woman?       Nope.

A. Dolly Parton’s character in that whorehouse movie?             Nope.

A. New club owner in True “Blood”?  Nope.

Give up??

Final Answer: Dr. Frank N. Furter

“NO!  NOT THAT!”   Oh yes that, and that’s not the worst part!

“What could be worse than a movie remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show?”  Funny you should ask…

“Remaking the movie into a TV Series – that’s what.”

Are there no men in the actor community these days that have any balls?  Tim Curry had the (very large) balls to not only take on the roll, but become the best Frank N. Furter there could be.

Apparently not. Because they cast a woman.  Do they not realize the difference between a woman in her undergarments and a male transvestite in women’s undergarments?  They must have completely rewritten the story into what must truly be a horror picture show.


Tim Curry in the movie “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1974)

Now there’s a Hunk o’ Hunk of Burning Love for ya…

 ♥  TTFN  ♥

Winter Returning (to the Western Slope of the Sierras)

The crazy mid-February warm up will come to an end this week. Say good-bye to temperatures in the low 60’s.  Sunny skies will be bright and blue until President’s Day evening, and snow (and snow) through Tuesday and maybe Wednesday.

Whoa! I sound like a weather girl on TV, don’t I?  😉

At first our local weather folks were saying 1″ accumulation at the most. Now we are looking at 4 to 6 inches expected down to 2000 feet.  This is a big deal. Especially when you live at 4080 feet. I see soup, homemade bread, and a blazing fire to quilt by.

Yesterday we stacked firewood because the garage rack was empty. Going out into the snow to get firewood is dumb. Besides, this gives the spiders the chance to get indoors by hitching a ride on the log express. Heaven forbid they would freeze to death.

We had the pest control service do inside and outside before Thanksgiving weekend. The day we returned to our home sweet home, we found a spider here, a spider there just like before we left. Apparently, the organic kid and pet safe chemicals are spider safe as well.

How did I get so distracted by spiders? Sorry.  I was talking about the weather. I  am excited to see more snowfall. But then I am new up here and not sick of it like everyone else up here seems to be.  I hope we are snowed in so I can’t get to my dental appointment on Weds. I just know Doc will find problems – he always does, and we aren’t talking cavities either.  Neither side of my family had good teeth.

Now you know why I’m not the weather girl on TV. I tend to drift about. Ha! (Get it?)

Anyway, I will try to get some decent photographs to post later on this week. I may have to post from my phone. The power is usually the first thing to go belly up when a storm hits. That will totally screw my soup and bread fantasy, so I hope this is not the case.

Well, that’s all the Calaveras County news from me today. It’s all I know about and it’s time for my nap…


Please, Take It Back!!

Dear Mr. Gates,

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but somebody has to. Maybe you will listen to me because I am a computer technician who has worked a lot with various Windows Operating Systems.


Let me count the ways…

  1. The new Start Menu is ridiculous.  Your desktop is one of the boxes called “tiles”.  They are buttons that must be clicked on my laptop.
  2. I wont use half of the “tiles”, yet I cannot edit the menu to remove them from sight. I may not have found the correct place to accomplish the task, and who’s fault is that?
  3. Speaking of finding things… Where is the damn user manual that needs to be sent out with each new Windows 8 OS?? Because it certainly was not in the box with my new laptop.
  4. The “Quick Start Guide” was well named. It had 8 languages and 5 steps (no photos, no directions)
  5. You can’t fool me, this OS was designed for a smart phone. Not my dumb laptop, I assure you.
  6. If a computer technician is really pissed off about an OS, imagine how your  non-technical users are feeling…

I’m begging you, please make OS 8 for a laptop/desktop. Writers (at least this one) need consistent functionality way more than we need “Cool”.


Jodi Lea; author of  Not Pretending (to be sane)


Windows 7 =  Windows 7   Windows 8 =  Win  8