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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Jan 16th, 2017 | By | Category: This and That

I will be taking today off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but will be back on Wednesday with a whole new locale!  I hope everyone has a safe holiday.

Happy New Year!

Jan 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: This and That

I would like to wish a very happy new year to all of my fellow stalkers!  Since today is being considered a holiday, I decided to take it off, too!  Come Wednesday, I will resume my regular postings.  As was the case last year, because I am writing for several other websites, I will only be publishing new posts here every other day.  Happy 2017!  I hope the new year brings much health, happiness and good fortune to all!

Virginia O’Hanlon’s Former House

Dec 9th, 2016 | By | Category: This and That

I still believe in Santa Claus.  Yes, you read that right.  Though I am fast approaching 40, the magic and wonderment of the Christmas season remain very real to me.  My feelings on the subject can best be summed up by Francis Pharcellus Church’s famed 1897 The New York Sun editorial penned in response to a letter from eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who asked the age-old query “Is there a Santa Claus?”  Church’s reply, which assured her and the audience at large that “Yes, Virginia, there […]

Martin’s Tavern – Where JFK Proposed to Jackie

Nov 30th, 2016 | By | Category: This and That

I consider myself to be a pretty good stalker, but my good friend Lavonna puts me to shame.  Prior to my recent trip to Washington, D.C. with the Grim Cheaper, I painstakingly researched filming locations and area landmarks to check out while we were in town and compiled an extensive list of must-see places.  So imagine my surprise when, while strolling around Georgetown, I received a text from Lavonna asking if we were planning to dine at Martin’s Tavern, the spot where, as legend has […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: This and That

I am taking today and the rest of the week off to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family.  My mom and I are in charge of dinner this year (it’s my first time ever!), so I’m sure by the time this post is published, I’ll be knee-deep in turkey preparations.  I hope all of my fellow stalkers have a fabulous holiday.  I will be back next week with new locales.  So until that time, Happy Stalking! 

Happy Veterans Day

Nov 11th, 2016 | By | Category: This and That

I would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you today to all who have served this great country of ours, including my grandfather (that’s him above during World War II), my dad, my uncle, my father-in-law, my cousin, my brother-in-law, my grandfather-in-law, and several of my friends.  I hope we all take a moment to remember the people we are celebrating today and that everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

Halloween 2016 at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Nov 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: This and That

I love anything and everything having to do with the ‘80s.  So when I started hearing buzz about Stanger Things, a horror series on Netflix with deep ‘80s undertones, this past summer, I knew I’d be hooked.  The Grim Cheaper and I finally sat down to binge-watch it in August and immediately became obsessed, staying up until 3:30 in the morning two days in a row to finish it.  Stranger Things is literally one of the best. television. shows. ever.  It was also responsible for […]

My Latest Interview with The Blaze with Lizzie & Kat!

Nov 1st, 2016 | By | Category: This and That

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down for an interview with two of my favorite podcasters, Lizzie and Kat of The Blaze with Lizzie & Kat.  I’ve been following their show ever since the very beginning, so to finally meet them and hang out with them for a couple of hours was thrilling to say the least!  If you are at all interested in Beverly Hills, 90210 and aren’t already listening to their podcast, you need to be!  You can […]

My Experience at Halloween Horror Nights (Hint – It Was Fabulous!)

Oct 25th, 2016 | By | Category: This and That

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is something I have wanted to do forever.  Considering my obsession with Halloween, all things spooky and movie studios, it’s kind of a shock that I had never been.  The rather steep ticket prices – as well as the fact that everyone told me I shouldn’t bother attending unless I was also going to purchase a Front of Line pass – are what deterred me year after year.  When my best friends, Robin and Steffi, announced that they […]

Robert Pastorelli’s Former House

Oct 12th, 2016 | By | Category: This and That

Growing up, I absolutely loved Murphy Brown. This was largely due to the antics of zany housepainter/nanny Eldin Bernecky, played by actor Robert Pastorelli.  I adored Eldin so much in fact that when Pastorelli left the show in 1994, I stopped watching.  I was heartbroken to learn of his death a decade later and was even more heartbroken when news came to light that he was being investigated as a suspect in the 1999 killing of his then girlfriend, Charemon Jonovich, at the time.  […]