Thursday, November 12, 2009

Zapped Back in Time

Heya PRomantic Readers!

I had a whole lineup of topics a few days ago but unfortunately my net has gone kaput and I am in limbo. Gah! Being without the net is like being in a Twilight Zone episode where you get zapped back to the old west. And there are no hot, handsome, half-naked cowboys riding around. Talk about hardship!

The good news is that I still have my phone for a bit so I can post via my Blackberry. The bad news is I don't know if pictures come out from here. Bummer. :-(

So please bear with me as I work through this. I'm not sure if I'll get to post what I had planned before or I may post snippets of stories in the mean time but I know my fellow PRomantic blogger buds will keep you guys entertained and up to date while I'm in limbo.

Plus, today is a sad day. 6 years ago today a young actor named Jonathan Brandis took his own life at age 27. I was a big fan of him and still am. He was one, if not the biggest, crushes I've had since my preteens after seeing him on Neverending Story II, Ladybugs, Sidekicks and of course SeaQuest DSV. He had a nice roster in his youth and gathered some impressive roles in his adulthood with Fall Into Darkness and Puerto Vallarta Squeeze to name a few. I would have loved to have seen what he'd accomplish if he were alive today because he wanted to direct and write and he had such a wonderful screen presence that was so intense. He wasn't just a pretty face!

Here's to you, Jon. Gone but definitely not forgotten!

Memorial Website
2003 People article on Jon's death

On a lighter note, hope all you NaNo-ers are hanging in there this month and writing crazy!

Anyone have any current exciting news I may have missed?


Nancy J. Cohen said...

Don't you feel totally out of sorts when you can't get on the Internet? I'll admit I am addicted. In a pinch, I could take my laptop and go to the library or Starbucks, but I'd lose the resources on my home computer. Hope you get yours fixed soon!

Rebecca Royce said...

I used to love him!! I never missed a SeaQuest episode. Thanks for reminding us about today!!

Annie Nicholas said...

Wow, I can't believe you did all that from your blackberry. I love my BB. I wasn't aware he took his life and plan to read the article. Thanks Rae.

Rae Lori said...

Thanks, Nancy! Sooo true! I miss a lot of my stuff on my pc and I can't save as many articles like I used to. The cool thing is I can email myself the ones that don't expire. I wish I had a current laptop. Starbucks and/or Borders would be my new home! Lol

My pleasure, Rebecca! He had such an amazing screen presence. I need to grab the SeaQuest eps to relive his run on there. I have no doubt he'd be doing some great work to this day.

Hey Annie! Yeah it took me awhile to get the ropes but I did a bit of poking around the net and discovered the Bolt browser for Blackberry. See if you can get that or Opera mini. They're PC like browsers for mobile phones and make surfing and blogging so much easier!

It's still devastating to believe because it happened so suddenly and no one knew how much he was suffering.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Good for you for keeping on without your 'net. Oh the humanity!