Kobe Bryant and the Other Victims

This week I am posting the names of the victims of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 others:



Bryant, 41, and his daughter, 13, Payton Chester, 13; Sarah Chester, 45; Alyssa Altobelli, 14; Keri Altobelli, 46; John Altobelli, 56; Christina Mauser, 38; and the helicopter's pilot, Ara Zobayan, 50.

"Reach Out , (Tony) , I'll be There"

In my imagination Antony Bourdain's girlfriend Asia Argento and BFF Andrew Zimmern had this song playing on their CD player/I phone (or an other device they listen to music on)
to mourn and in a way tell AB they wished AB would have "reach out, I'll be there"




Reach Out I'll Be There
Four Tops

Here is a link to a video of this song just in case you've never heard of it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqFz7T5v3iU


Now if you feel that you can't go on
Because all of your hope is gone,
And your life is filled with much confusion
Until happiness is just an illusion,
And your world around is crumblin' down;
Darling, reach out (come on girl( In this story "girl" is replaced by "Tony") , reach on out for me)
Reach out (reach out for me.)
I'll be there, with a love that will shelter you.
I'll be there, with a love that will see you through.
I'll be there to always see you through.
When you feel lost and about to give up
'Cause your best just ain't good enough
And you feel the world has grown cold,
And you're drifting out all on your own,
And you need a hand to hold:
Darling, reach out (come on girl, reach out for me)
Reach out (reach out for me.)
I'll be there, to love and comfort you,
And I'll be there, to cherish and care for you.
I'll be there to love and comfort you.
I can tell the way you hang your head,
You're without love and now you're afraid
And through your tears you look around,
But there's no peace of mind to be found.
I know what you're thinkin',
You're alone now, no love ( Andrew mouths "hope")of your own,
But darling, reach out (come on girl, reach out for me)
Reach out (reach out for me.)
Just look over your shoulder
I'll be there, to give you all the love you need,
And I'll be there, you can always depend on me.
  • Current Music
    Reach Out, I'll be There

Mel's Second Pidgin Signed English List

Here is part 2 of my Pidgin Signed English Drill list

Admit http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/ADMIT/854/1
Affect http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/AFFECT/2935/1
Ahead http://www.aslpro.com/main/a/ahead.swf

Afternoon http://lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/a/afternoon.htm
Noon http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/NOON/3964/1

Already http://www.aslpro.com/main/a/already.swf


Always (Forever: End with "Y" handshape) http://www.aslpro.com/main/a/always.swf


Annual http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/ANNUAL/2965/1

Anyway http://www.handspeak.com/word/index.php?dict=am&signID=3972
Arrive http://lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/a/arrive.htm
Assume/Guess http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/ASSUME/2994/1
At http://lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/a/at.htm



B

Back and Forth http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/BACK AND FORTH/1143/1

Barely http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/BARELY/19/1

Because http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/BECAUSE/40/1

Before http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/BEFORE/985/1
http://www.aslpro.com/main/b/before.swf



C

Care http://www.aslpro.com/main/c/care.swf
Careful http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/CAREFUL/1084/1

Comfort http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/COMFORT/6245/1
Communicate http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/COMMUNICATE/87/1

Compare http://www.aslpro.com/main/c/compare.swf
Confirm http://www.aslpro.com/main/c/confirm.swf
Concider http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/CONSIDER/6330/
Convince http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/c/convince.htm
Cool http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/COOL/1161/1
Curious http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/CURIOUS/99/1


D

Delay http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/DELAY/3254/1 http://www.aslpro.com/main/d/delay.swf

Disagree http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/DISAGREE/3290/1

Don't Care http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/DON'T CARE/112/2

Doesn't Change http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/DOESN'T CHANGE/8183/1

Don't Know http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/DON'T KNOW/1233/1

Don't Want http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/DON'T WANT/1235/1


F

Fearless http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/FEARLESS/7784/1

For http://lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/f/for.htm
Free http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/FREE/156/1
From http://www.aslpro.com/main/f/from.swf


G

Gain http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/GAIN/5161/1

Gather http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/GATHER/3516/1

1

H

Happen http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/HAPPEN/3579/1

Hard (ei hard surface) http://www.aslpro.com/main/h/hard.swf
http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/h/hard.htm

Here http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/HERE/192/1


I

Improve http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/IMPROVE/594/1

Identify http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/IDENTIFY/1529/1
Insist http://www.aslpro.com/main/i/insist.swf

Instead http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/INSTEAD/1571/1
http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/INSTEAD/1571/1
Intelligent intellegent http://lifeprint.com/

Interpret http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/INTERPRET/220/1

Depleted/All Gone http://lifeprint.com/asl101/gifs-animated/deplete.gif
(Earn http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/EARN/3348/1
Use up {Motion downward} http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/USE UP/4818/1)



L


Long Time Ago http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/LONG TIME AGO/6895/1

Look "V" handshape generally starting at eyes then pointing in a particular direction (ie a directional sign). "Watch" uses both hands from eyes to direction.


Look Like http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/LOOK LIKE/3819/1

M

Method http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/METHOD/1819/1
Miss (Miss you) http://lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/m/miss.htm
Multiple http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/MULTIPLE/1882/1

N

Notice http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/NOTICE/3973/1


P

Prevent http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/PREVENT/4181/1
Process http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/PROCESS/4197/1

Punish/Penalty http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/PENALTY/4077/1






R

Read http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/READ/348/2

Release http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/RELEASE/4326/1

Renew http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/RENEW/2325/1
Replace http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/REPLACE/7168/1

Research http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/RESEARCH/2335/1

Relief http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/RELIEF/355/1

Remove http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/REMOVE/4334/1

Result http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/r/result.htm





S

Send http://lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/s/send.htm

Serious/severe http://lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/s/serious.htm


Sign (As in signing) http://lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/s/sign.htm This one is more like what someone from Signing Families submitted http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/SIGN/4506/1

Since http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/SINCE/6092/1

Solve http://www.aslpro.com/main/s/solve.swf

Sometimes http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/SOMETIMES/400/1

Soon Index finger and thumb of "F" handshape taps front of chin.


Sudden http://www.aslpro.com/main/s/sudden.swf

Suspect http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/SUSPECT/2686/1

System http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/SYSTEM/2703/1




T

Test http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/TEST/4730/1

That http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/t/that.htm

Trust http://www.aslpro.com/main/t/trust.swf

Type (kind) http://www.aslpro.com/main/t/type.swf








W





Weekend http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/WEEKEND/6131/2
Will (shall) http://www.aslpro.com/main/w/will.swf

Within http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/WITHIN/6267/1
Without http://lifeprint.com/asl101/gifs-animated/without.gif
Word http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/WORD/819/1

Would (As in "You would") http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/WOULD/6881/1
Would (Past tense of "Will") http://www.aslpro.com/main/w/would.swf











(Over http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/OVER/1995/2
Under http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/UNDER/5225/3


Enough http://www.aslpro.com/main/e/enough.swf

Full http://www.aslpro.com/main/f/full.swf

Continue/lasting/persist/ http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/CONTINUE/90/1

First http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/FIRST/1343/1 the rest you use the number signs with the same motion.





Stress http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/STRESS/4605/1

GLORIFY http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/GLORIFY/6398/1

http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/TAKE A CHANCE/4685/1



http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/HARD WORK/6574/1

Teach http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/t/teacher.htm

AMBIGUOUS http://www.handspeak.com/word/?dict=am&signID=3812

The Begining of My Living Will?

Sometimes sh## happens, but when it does you have to be ready.














I'm putting together what I hope will be my living will stating my wishes if
I'm among other things:

In an irreversible coma.

Paralyzed.

So severely disabled I can't take care of myself.


I will work on this more, but for now, I would not want to be kept alive if the aboved happens to me.
Eventually, I want to have that "little talk" with my family so they will know my wishes.

Pink Floyd Marriage Slash: End of Prop 8 Vow

When Prop 8 was being challenged in the courts, I vowed that I would write a marriage slash to celebrate Prop 8's demise if overturned: On June 26, 2013, the US Supreme Court upheld a lower court's ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional.

This week the fan fic will start.

The song here might prodide its title dispite not being a PF song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8pulOnIE5Q
  • Current Music
    Backseat of my Car" by Paul Mc Cartney

BGSL Under Construction

Alert! Hopefully in a year I will be posting to a fanfic page near you about a certian soul pop musician who learns to use BSL because h- couldn't speak as a result of having a trach tube--that's all I'll say! It isn't Adelle--besides she used an app while recovering from throat surgery.

Part of the storyline uses British Sign Language and I'm concidering using this website to learn! http://www.bslhomework.org.uk/

I'm using ASL in this scene, then when I learn more BSL I can convert it into BSL signs:

R& B ARE WATCHING A FOOTBALL (SOCCER) MATCH ON TV. THE TEAM B IS PULLING FOR JUST MADE A GOAL KICK, B HOWLS.

R; (In subtiles) B, your team's ten points behind, it's over before...I won't go there.

B: Just watch (team 1) will come back in the next half!

R SIGNS (http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi
http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi)! SILENTLY LAUGHS.

B: (Signs while yelling at R) WHAT DO YOU MEAN I'M "IN DENIAL!"?!


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
R couldn't speak in real life because of a trach tube after coming out of a coma but I'm including the ASL for "SPEAK/TALK" http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/t/talk.htm


note P in bsl looks like "word" in ASL http://www.aslpro.com/main/w/word.swf remember to tap bent fingers at extended index finger for ASL "word".

"Thank you" in ASL can also be signed starting with the fingers below the chin like in BSL http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/g/good.htm

R: I believe http://www.aslpro.com/main/b/believe.swf in other http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi world.

R: All http://www.aslpro.com/main/a/all.swf that matters--is to see you lose!

R: I can't wait to get well, go home and invade the kitchen!http://www.aslpro.com/main/k/kitchen_a.swf

R Have you seen the commercials http://www.aslpro.com/main/c/commercial.swf for "Titanic Requium"? It was AWESOME!


R: I don't regret signing it better than having to whisper http://www.aslpro.com/main/w/whisper.swf It's great to to have another language http://www.aslpro.com/main/l/language.swf


R: I remember...crying... my greatgranda was a midwife
http://www.aslpro.com/main/m/midwife.swf

Daydream Believer and the Homegoing Theme

As of the begining of this post funeral plans for Monkees singer Davy Jones has not been set. According to family it will be private therefore the surviving member of the Monkees not attending is a means to keep it that way. But it does not mean we can't imagine what it would have been to have Davy Jones having a "Homegoing Celebration"-type funeral and public memorial services http://elegantmemorials.com/homegoing-service-celebration minus the Christian connotions (it can be any form of afterlife from any religion or spirituality).

Title: "Daydream Believer and the Homegoing Theme".

Author: mel-pa
Rating: PG
Summary: Fictionalized story of Davy Jones' "homegoing celebration"-type funeral (this story is modeled on a high profile and televised funeral).

Warnings: mild language.
Genre: Real-Person
Pairing: no pairing

Main Character: Davy Jones, but does that qualify?

TITLE CARD: FEBRUARY 29, 2012

TV SCREEN: BREAKING NEWS

Davy Jones, former lead singer of the 60s band the Monkees has died in Florida. An autopsy is scheduled for today...

an autopsy determined it was a massive heart attack toxicology will take six to eight weeks...One never knows what a toxicology report could reveal about a celebrity's potential drug use....

CUT TO CLOSE UP OF DAVY JONES' FACE AS RECORD PRODUCER CHIP DOUGLAS PROPOSES A SONG HE WANTS THE BAND TO COVER: "DAYDREAM BELIEVER". DAVY IS NOT A BELIEVER.

CHIP: No, Davy, I think you'll like this song.

WE CAN HEAR IT'S A COUNTRY/FOLK SONG.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aG0pG4W-NI


PETER TORK SUDDDENLY REARRANGING THE SONG AS A POP ROCK SONG

PETER TORK: Now try it.

ON A SCREEN OF THE MONKEES EPISODES 'MAROONED MONKEES' AND ' COFFINS'

THE CAMERA PANS TO DAVY JONES ANNOYED FACE AS JONES RECORDS THE VOCALS, BUT STILL CAPTURES THE BITTERSWEET ESSENSE OF THE SONG.

SINGS SOFTLY INTO THE MICROPHONE

Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings.
The six o'clock alarm would never ring.
But it rings and I rise,

LOOKS UP AT SCREEN REFLECTING ON SECRETLY DATING OF LINDA HAINES--CAN DAVY BE OPEN ABOUT IT? Wipe the sleep out of my eyes.
My shavin' razor's cold and it stings.


BELTS THE WORDS OUT
Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.

You once thought of me
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be.
Oh, and our good times start and end
Without dollar one to spend.
But how much, baby, do we really need.

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.
Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.

[Instrumental interlude]

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.
[Repeat and fade]

Madison Perry does Pink Floyd's D-Gil's 66th Birthday on YouTube

This is a fictional post on YouTube by an equally fictional gender ambiguous comedian named Madison Perry. Madison Perry has large grey slightly hooded eyes and full lips....

MADISON PERRY: Hi, I'm Madison Perry. Today (March 6th) is Pink Floyd guitarist's birthday so here is my tribute using a spoof of "Shine on you Crazy Diamond" http://empty-spaces4.livejournal.com/12176.html but I'm tweeking it for my own purposes. I'm not using a real guitar this is controler guitar and on the tv screen is Guitar Hero. Let's begin.

MADISON PERRY: Dine On You Famous Fatass

Remember when you were thin
You ran like the wind

MP: I wonder if Gilmour saw this part and thought "I couldn't run like the wind even when I was thin" But the good news is though we have the same exercise of choice: walking! Woo! Woo!

Dine on you famous fatass
Now there's a steak on your plate
Like you need to gain weight?
MP: You're right D-Gil doesn't need to gain weight. D Gil would be crossing over from nice looking thick to being a blob!

Dine on you famous fatass
You got lodged in the armchair
You stuck to the leather

MP: I hope it was a small chair. Baby's got back!
Grown horizontally

MP: Just enough.

Come on you eater of chocolate candy
Come on you eater
Of hot dogs
And sundaes

MP: Have you tried Nutrisystem's chocolate? It's awesome! So are Tofu Pups and sundaes made from soy ice cream!
And dine!

You reached to the freezer too soon
You cried for a spoon
Dine on you famous fatass
Hampered by clothes grown too tight

MP: Clothes grown too tight? Where? Wait a minute, let me adjust my D size compression binder. There. Let's continue.

Lost the talent to write
MP: I disagree, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2H65mHd9Vk
Dine on you famous fatass
Well you wore out your britches
MP: And bought some new hot stitches!

With many fish dishes

MP: Adventurous? Put this on your table: http://www.vegieworld.com/cart/product_pages.asp?id=840

Screamed for some real cheeze
Come on you fatty
You eater of waffles
Come on you eater
Of pasta
And sauces
And dine!

MP: On whole grain waffles, pasta, I have recipes for the cheese and sauces that are da bomb! http://veggie.buntch.net/for-the-cheese-lovers/
and http://vegetarian.about.com/od/maindishentreerecipes/qt/vegpasta.htm

Nobody knows what you are
A walrus or car?

MP: No, Beyonce in a car, whoa!
Dine on you famous fatass
Pile on many more layers
Don't forget the tomatoes!
MP: Come on, tomatoes are good for you they have anti-oxidants, and vitamin C.

Dine on you famous fatass
And you'll bask in the dim glow
Of refridgerators
Eat until you burst

MP: OUCH!
Come on you big boy
You plus-sized guitarist
Come on you consumer of pork chops and Triscuits

MP: Try this recipe http://www.thevegancookbook.com/2009/02/barbecue-pork-chop.html with the whole grain pasta I've mentioned. Triscuits are a great wholesome snack!
And dine!

MADISON PERRY PULLS OUT A BIRTHDAY CAKE THAT IS SHAPED LIKE A FENDER GUITAR WITH A 66 NUMBER CANDLE ON IT.

MP: Yes, there is a recipe for this, too: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/desertrecipes/r/yellowcake.htm

With frosting, too: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/veganfrostingrecipes/Vegan_Frosting_Recipes.htm

Happy Birthday!