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I went to look at this bird on the other side of the island and had a innate feeling that this bird must come home with me. She clung on to my shoulder for her dear life. Little did I know that she was really mistreated, neglected and abused. On the way home she had to sit on my shoulder because the carrier I had was too small for her. Anyways, when I got her home and got to really look at her I started to cry and felt really really sad for her and then got mad at those people and how they could let this birdie go so long without treatment or medical attention. She had no feathers on her belly or on her back or legs. She looked haggared and just really needed someone who would love her and spoil her the way any bird would need to be treated. She needed a lot of love and TLC to the max. So I got her on 2/23/2011 and that will be her new Bird Life Day, so to speak. The day she was saved from that bad bad place. She went to the vet on 2/25/2011 and needed some antibiotics to help her boo boos and a follow up on 3/12. Her down feathers are starting to slowly grow in on her belly and even on her legs. She is a happier bird for being with me and out of that place. God place this little soul in the care of my hands and I will be forever grateful, and I know she is too. I can't imagine what would have happened if I didn't take her with me. Lord have mercy on those souls that mistreat God's beautiful feathery creatures.

As most of you know, my passing anniversary is coming up on September 8th. I passed away on September 8, 2012. It'll be 2 years since I flew to the Rainbow Bridge and it doesn't get any easier for my mom. One day she will write a book about me, and till that day comes, Please keep her in your prayers and that she has the strength to do so. I know she can and she will be able to help so many others. The awareness will reach around the world, she just needs a little birdie nudge sometimes. :)

Love from above, Your forever Angel Sallykins :)
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Hi! My name is Angel Sallykins

I am a Mitred Conure from Pearl City, HI.

Silly Sally, Sweetie Pie, Sallykins, Sally Girl

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4 years old   F

Mitred Conure

PEANUTS, papaya, Pookie's mix seed mix from his girly BFF friend Luca, and grapes. Waiting on the mango... Nope, I don't care for mango :(

My new mommy and my new play perch area that my daddy built for me on 2/25/2011. :)

I don't like fingers, but my new mommy is working with me on that issue. I'm learning to step up and not bite mom's fingers, well not so much.

**** GOOD NEWS ****
Today the vet called. 4/11/2011 and they said my DNA results came back and that mom doesn't have to change my name cause i'm a GIRL!! Yippeeee!!! I knew I was a girl, mom just wasn't sure but now everybirdie knows! :) Oooh I feel good now. :)

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This Saturday in the afternoon I will see the vet and hopefully he will tell my mom no more shots! Please pray for me that I don't have to take anymore, it hurts. :(

I'll have mom post something as soon as she can. :)

Thank you everybirdie for all the love and support you have given me and my family. God Bless you all!


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Sunday April 17, 2011
*Good News/ Bad News*
The Good news is that my doctor says that i'm looking very good. He didn't
expect the medicine to work that good. Little does he know I have a lot of
friends on the BC praying for me. :)

Well, the bad news is that he wants me to take the shots for 4 more days.
:( But mom says, if it will make me feel better and get rid of that nasty
bacteria then its all worth it. :) So, my last day of taking shots will be
on Wednesday night.

Also, he wants mom to keep a close eye on me the first 5 days after I finish
my medicine. To see if there is more improvement or not.

I was sooo wishing to be the miracle birdie that could breathe with both
nares, but now i'm not sure. The doctor also said I don't need anymore
drops in my boo boo cause it looks really really good. He did a little
cleaning of it at the office, it was okay it didn't hurt.

So, I have 4 more days of painful shots. Please pray that they don't hurt
as much. I really appreciate everybirdies prayer and their parronts too. Thank
you soooo much everyone. :)

Talk to you all soon.

Much Aloha to you all! :)

Love, Sallykins, Pookie and mama Ruthie & papa Peter

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May 22, 2011 UPDATE

I only hafta take two drops in the boo boo twice a day till the end of this month and then i'm having my coming out party on June 4th. So please join me and all my birdie friends to celebrate my coming out party.

I would like to thank all the birdies for all the well wishes and continued prayers for my recovery and healing.

Thank you and God Bless you all! I love you!!

Sallykins & famiy

I like to scratch my boo boo on my nose. I'm starnta whistle a little. :) I am copying mommys laugh now heeheehee heee hehe :)

I'm in Quarantine for I don't know how long since I have this sinus infection. :( So, I can't really play with Pookie my lil frother just yet. :( I hear him tho! He's a loud lil bugger.
I get parolled on ? Pending.
I want to thank all the birdies and their parronts for all the wonderful well wishes and prayers during my surgery and continued prayers are always welcomed. As I am per the vet in "Guarded" condition, what ever that means. At least its not critical. A great big Mahalo to you all! Thank you and I love you all! Big birdie HUGS and soft beaky kisses too. :)
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May 1, 2011

Monday May 2, 2011 I'm going to see the vet and hopefully get the all clear from this nasty bacteria. I would like to start planning for my coming out party since it was post poned as I was really really sick. :(
Please cross your toesies that the vet gives me the all clear. :)

I will every birdie posted after the visit with the vet.

Thank you and God Bless you all for keeping me in your prayers.

Love you all! :)

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May 3, 2011

The vet said I look good and did a little cleaning in the boo boo. I was screaming for my mommy but the vet said it won't hurt.

I only hafta take 2 drops twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks then I'm done! Yes!!!

Thank you every birdie for the well wishes and many prayers. I believe they all came true! :)

I was feeling so good that on the way home I was whistling and saying whoo hoo!! whoo hoo!!!

I'm so happy I dunno what to do! ;)
Okay I'm open to any and all suggestions except I want the party in Hawaii. So every birdie will be on vacation at my Place. ;)

Please let me know how I should go about this, I very much welcome your birdie input.

THank you, thank you all birdies! I'm soooo Happy!! :)

God Bless you all for keeping me in your birdie prayers. :)

I love you all!



I'm a good girl! :)
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  Cookie waits patiently for his special angel Sally
He is hoping she'll come with him and mama Ruthie when she takes LakaAolani to the vet . . . oh, Sally, I'm worried about her - she's my very bestest friend . . .

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/27/2015 03:07.03 PM Report This Comment  

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02/27/2015 10:16.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday on Film
Before the month winds down, we want to Thank our loyal friends for all their support, kind words and encouragement throughout this past month.
Love from Mark and Flitzer

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Dad's Special Movie Memory:
As kids we would get to a movie theater once in a while. Mostly for a Kids Matinee.
We almost never visited the Refreshment Stand. There was one special time which was an exception.
Dad was treated to a special movie with his Mom. They went without the rest of the family -and It was an evening showing, She even bought him popcorn. Can't recall if it was a Birthday or whatever - just that it was a special night.

The film was "MARY POPPINS", which, ever since has been a special movie for Dad.

We spoke earlier this month about how a few notes of music can make a movie-memory come sweeping back. Any music from ‘Mary Poppins’ makes Dad think of that special Movie Night with his Mom.

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/27/2015 04:17.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie wakes up from his nap
to find angel Sally still snuggled next to him :) He smiles at her and sings to her his favorite song - I'm a little quaker, green and stout . . .

Then he tells her how mama Mary listened to her Sallykins cd just this morning !

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/26/2015 03:48.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Winners and Classics
Kiddo raised an interesting topic: Films that did Not win The Academy Award for 'Best Picture', but they are now classics, many times surpassing the Oscar-winning film.
in the Awards Game there has to be a winner, and losers. There will be endless discussion as to outcomes, but only time makes a film a true Classic.
A couple of examples:
The Year: 1941. The Oscar-Winning film, "How Green was My Valley" [a personal favorite and a wonderful film], but the nominee that did not get the award was "Citizen Kane" which many feel is one of the Greatest Films Ever Made.
The Year: 1952. The Oscar-Winning Film, "The GreatestShow on Earth"
...same year as "High noon" and "The Quiet Man"
The Year: 2005. The Oscar-Winning Film, "Crash"
...same year as "Brokeback Mountain", a film which many consider a Classic.
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Will this year's winner, "Birdman", remain considered the Best of the year?
or will “American Sniper”, "Boyhood" or even "The Grand Budapest Hotel" be remembered...only time will tell.

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02/26/2015 12:57.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie claps his wings together
as he sees the butterflies flitting around his angel Sally ! Look how pretty !

As the butterflies fly away, angel Sally comes to sit and snuggle with Cookie for a while. He tells her all about how happy mama Ruthie looks being home with the fids :)

As they snuggle, Cookie asks Sally about the trip to NC - he knows she was there too ! Always keeping watch over those she loves :)

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/25/2015 04:18.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday Thoughts . . .
Still in "Recovery-Mode" from Hollywood's Big Night.

Some of you BirdChannel friends have expressed that they don't watch The Oscars.
Dad doesn't really like the Hollywood Glamor-thing and some of the industry politics,
but we do love movies.
Often we are disappointed with what films and actors win the awards. That is all a part of the game. We often look back on past years with a knowing smirk, realizing that the movies we liked best that year are the ones that are still being watched and appreciated.
All that being said, we do like tuning in that one night a year, when Hollywood goes all-out and celebrates the talent, work and yes, the tackiness of The Hollywood Movie Machine.
~Wings Up~

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02/25/2015 01:15.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you my sweet angel
We tried our best to make a pretty garden - we even did the research to find out what plants would bring the butterflies here to Hawaii ! ! !

Cookie smiles knowing his angel likes what the bestest friends did :) Then he settles in to warm cloud for some angel hugs . . .

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/24/2015 03:49.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Parties with the Stars
Inside Oscar’s Glamorous After-Parties
The night doesn’t end when the final Oscar is handed out. In fact, the party is just getting started as stars and execs exit the Dolby Theater, heading to a flurry of post-awards celebrations, including the Governors Ball, the Vanity Fair Party, Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party and more.

The Governors Ball
By the time celebs arrived at the Governors Ball, they were ravenous. As usual, the event was catered by Wolfgang Puck -- a fact he made sure everyone was aware of.
Before the Oscars began, he walked the entire red carpet in his chef's whites with a tray displaying some of the treats partygoers would be offered at the after-party. Among them: caviar-topped baked potatoes, chicken pot pie and mac and cheese with aged cheddar. There was also a dessert bar, though most guests skipped the cookies and cupcakes in favor of Puck's trademark mini gold-covered chocolate Oscars. The candy men were kept just feet from a station where winners headed with their real gold statues and queued up to wait for engraving.
Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Location: Wallis Annenberg Center, Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA
Details: Graydon Carter hosts the Vanity Fair Oscar party at a custom-designed space which connects the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall. Above photo, Lady Gaga attends while right, Oscar-winning best supporting actor Jared Leto photobombs Anne Hathaway.
InStyle Oscar Party
Location: Fig & Olive, 8940 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA

Guy Oseary and Madonna’s Late Night Party
Details: Undisclosed. It’s happening, but a source close to the event says Madonna will be unable to attend since she’ll be in rehearsals for The Brit Awards on Feb. 25.
Elton John Oscars Party
The Elton John AIDS Foundation hosted its 2015 Academy Awards viewing party in West Hollywood on Sunday. The annual event, now in its 23rd year, serves as a star-studded fundraiser for the organization, which John founded in 1992 to support HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and awareness.

John and his husband David Furnish serve as co-hosts. Gordon Ramsay is once again providing a five-course gourmet dinner, and there will be a special musical performance. John, who joined Instagram in December to document his wedding to Furnish, is now using his account to share intimate pictures from the exclusive celebration. Before the Oscars ceremony began, the music legend revealed $4.85 million had already been raised, and later shared an adorable picture of his sons watching “Uncle Neil” Patrick Harris host the show.

Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, Nina Dobrev, the Osbournes, Aaron Paul, Alec Baldwin, Rob Lowe are among the celebrities in attendance. Plenty more are expected to join the festivities once the Academy Awards show ends.

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02/24/2015 12:51.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Angel Sally and Cookie
sit in the back and look at the butterfly garden that Cookie, Laka and Pookie built . . . Cookie shows her all the different kinds of plants - each one in its own pot . . . isn't it pretty ?

They sit for a few minutes until suddenly, a butterfly flutters in ! ! ! Our first one squawks Cookie ! I think it came to see my special angel !

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/23/2015 03:26.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer and Dad Sleepy after Oscar Parties
"The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props
The audience that lifts you when you're down
The headaches, the heartaches, the backaches, the flops
The sheriff who escorts you out of town

The opening when your heart beats like a drum
The closing when the customers won't come

There's no business like show business
Like no business I know..."
Dad says it will take a couple of Blogs to cover his disorganized reactions to the 87th Acadmy Awards. [Dad is old and scatter-brained anyway, but I love him].

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First Things First: The Opening Number was Awesome. The best in years.
The other highlight of the show was Lady Gaga's tribute to the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music" -like her or not, her performance was phenomenal.
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Dad's pick for Best Dressed: Rosamund Pike‘s red hot custom Givenchy gown
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Although Dad thinks there were better films last year, anything called "Birdman" gets my vote too. It took hom 4 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Dad's favorite film this year was "Whiplash" which won three awards, including JK Simmons winning for Best Supporting Actor - Dad says he had the best performance of the year and his gold statue was the most deserved.
It's interesting that each of the eight nominees for 'Best Picture' went home with at least one Oscar
Best Picture: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Director: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything”
Actress: Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”
Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood”
Adapted Screenplay: “The Imitation Game” Written by Graham Moore
Original Screenplay: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
Animated Feature: “Big Hero 6”
Original Score: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Alexandre Desplat (WINNER)
Original Song: “Glory” from “Selma”
Film Editing: “Whiplash” Tom Cross
Cinematography: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Emmanuel Lubezki
Foreign Language Film: “Ida” from Poland

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02/23/2015 03:45.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie's beak is grinning
as he snuggles with his very own special angel Sallykins - he can't wait to hear about the visit - he's so happy she kept such good care of mama Ruthie.

He tells her all about how good he, Pookie and Laka were for papa Peter - and how they built a butterfly garden for mama Ruthie. All they need now is for the butterflies to find it !

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/22/2015 04:22.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Darling Angel Sallykins, from Angel Christy sory at Ruthie is having such a hard time with m[her momma;s sweet memory! You and I can certainly relate to that kind of pain! We are hoping her precious heart heals real soon! For those who follow such things, tonight is the Oscar Awards ceremony, we hope all your choices win! If dad gets caught up, he will watch the Daytona 500, on FOX at 11:00 AM, good luck Dale Jr! He put a small pork roast in our slow cooker very early this morning and it is nearly done already! Have a Happy Sunday and give our love to all in your home, see ya all tomorrow...

Love always from Your neighbor Angel Christy & our Dallas flock

Come visit me, Ziggy~Happy Valentine's Day dear friends, love ya, Jenny Lynn~Happy St Patrick's Day my friends!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Christine~Party time, welcome to my castle friends, Ms LaLo~I love to have guests in my home... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

02/22/2015 12:54.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer ready to co-Host The Oscars
Oscar Sunday
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Singing: "It’s a wonderful night for Oscar…Oscar, Oscar!
Who Will Win?" --Billy Crystal
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Billy Crystal is my favorite Oscar Host. He has hosted NINE Times between 1990 and 2012.
As far as I'm concerned he could keep on hosting.
The origin of the name Oscar is disputed. One biography of Bette Davis claims that she named the Oscar after her first husband, band leader Harmon Oscar Nelson; Walt Disney is also quoted as thanking the Academy for his Oscar as early as 1932.
Another claimed origin is that the Academy's Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick, first saw the award in 1931 and made reference to the statuette's reminding her of her "Uncle Oscar" (a nickname for her cousin Oscar Pierce). Columnist Sidney Skolsky was present during Herrick's naming and seized the name in his byline, "Employees have affectionately dubbed their famous statuette 'Oscar'". The trophy was officially dubbed the "Oscar" in 1939 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
I am ready for a great night. We have snacks, a coffee cake, champagne and Dad'll be picking up "subs" [Submarine Sandwiches]. Just a small party.
Enjoy the Festivities, Everyone! ~Wings Up~

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02/22/2015 02:50.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie is very happy
his angel Sally is back from vacationing in the cold weather ! Pretty soon she'll be visiting him :)

He missed her so much and can't wait !

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/21/2015 04:39.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's Saturday Squawks
Instead of saying who I think will win Oscars, or who should win, I will simply concentrate on what I consider the Best Films for the year.
Top Films of 2014: My Top Films this year:
#1: “Whiplash”: (Dir: Damien Chazelle).
"Whiplash" is such an amazing film in every way. The Directing, the Writing, the Editing, the Cinematography. The performances are outstanding.

A film about Talent, Ambition, Obsession. Pushing oneself beyond known abilities. - -Soaring above the rest.
"Whiplash" won both The Audience Award and The Grand Jury Prize at Sundance - an amazing feat.

Filmed more like a thriller than a film about music, it becomes a battle of wills between our protagonist [Miles Teller] and his mentor-[a truly amazing J.J. Simmons]. It is an exhilarating work from the start to it's adrenaline-rushing finish.
#2: “Boyhood”: (Dir: Richard Linklater).
A celebration of Life and being human. A simple story of growing up becomes profound and moving. Filmed over 12 years, the story and characters grow as the real-life filmmakers do, and the end-result is wonderful.

Richard Linklater is a talented, insightful director. I think the time has come to acknowledge his achievements.
3. “Calvary”: (Dir: John Michael McDonagh)
Beautiful, sad and scathing portrait of a simple priest struggling with his own humanity and trying to do good in a small sinful town.
A truly great performance by Brendan Gleeson and a portrait of the True Power of Forgiveness. It is a film of Faith, of Doubt and Transcendence.
4. “Birdman” (Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Michael Keaton shines in this fascinating exploration of Creativity, Talent and the cost of Fame. The tale winds seamlessly and breathlessly to the last shot.
5. “The Babadook” (Dir: Jennifer Kent).
A superior horror tales that is brilliant in every way. What an amazing first film: Writing, Direction, Cinematography --- pitch-perfect performances.
An amazing film that works on a few different levels.
6. "Edge of Tomorrow"
7. "Enemy"
8. "Ida"
9. "Into the Woods"
10. "Jodorowsky's Dune"
11. "Locke"
12. "The Immigrant"

You can check out the complete article here:

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02/21/2015 02:36.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie is getting anxious
for his angel Sally to be home in Hawaii . . . he misses their daily visits :) And he wants her to see how good he was . . . he and Laka and Pookie made a butterfly garden and they just finished a welcome home sign :)

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/20/2015 02:09.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Frigid Friday Flitzer
Our Oscar Host for 2014:
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, magician,[2] comedian, and singer. He is best known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series "How I Met Your Mother" (2005–2014), for which he was nominated for Emmy Awards.
In 2014, he starred in the title role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
He has hosted The Emmys, The Tonys, and now The Oscars.

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02/20/2015 03:33.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie sends out some
mental telepathy messages to his angel Sallykins about keeping mama Ruthie warm ! Bet she didn't expect it to be so cold in NC ! ! At least she's got a nice warm penguin hat for her head and a feathery angel for her shoulder . . .

I love you for taking care of her Sally . . .

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/19/2015 01:58.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel Sallykins from Angel Christy
...I sure hope you have not gone away for good, I want you to come to my 10K HOF Club party, and I want you to sit at the main table with me, oh what fun we will have! I am starting to think that our nasty cold weather is going to stick around until August, then warm up for one day and go right back to being cold again (jeepers, I hope am wrong)! We are praying for Boston and that area, my goodness gracious, how much can be heaped on one plate! Happy throwback Thursday, dad scanned in a few old pics when the BC was acting up! He put one on FB of his first birdie rescue and love, a RN Dove named Vandy, he was dad's constant companion for nearly 20 years, it was a very sad day when he passed! Love to all in your happy home, we'll see ya tomorrow...

Love for all times, Angel Christine & our Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy~Happy Valentine's Day dear friends, love ya, Jenny Lynn~Happy St Patrick's Day my friends!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Christine~Party time, welcome to my castle friends, Ms LaLo~I love to have guests in my home... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

02/19/2015 11:33.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Talks Oscar Parties
A Sneak Peek Inside the Glamorous Oscars Governors Ball
Party Party Party
When all 1,500 guests make their way into the 2015 Oscars Governors Ball — the Academy Awards’ annual after-party — they’ll be entering an old-school Hollywood speakeasy.
The room will be adorned in plush velvets and tapestries, and will feature hundreds of black-and-white photographs from the Academy’s collections.

When all 1,500 guests make their way into the 2015 Oscars Governors Ball — the Academy Awards’ annual after-party — they’ll be entering an old-school Hollywood speakeasy.
The room will be adorned in plush velvets and tapestries, and will feature hundreds of black-and-white photographs from the Academy’s collections.
“The colors are very rich jewel tones – burgundies, purples, deep greens and golds,” says celebrity florist Mark Held. “We’re trying to create a different look for each table. Some tables have vintage-looking lamps, some tables are tone-on-tone purple, and for some tables, we’ve created man-made flowers out of succulents. It’s very eclectic.”
Aside from the stunning décor, Hollywood’s A-listers will have plenty to munch on, as chef Wolfgang Puck has created 32(!) unique dishes to serve over the course of the meal.
“When we do a menu for 1,500 people, we have to have enough dishes so that there’s something for everybody,” explains Puck. “Some people are vegan and vegetarian, some people don’t eat fish or don’t eat meat. Because of that, we made 32 different dishes, from a little parsnip chip with eggplant puree, which are a little Middle Eastern, to lobster rolls with bacon, which is traditional American.”
Other dishes include baked potatoes topped with caviar, black truffle chicken pot pies, Wagyu shortrib with squash puree, chilled sweet pea soup, and Puck’s signature Oscar-shaped smoked salmon matzo. (350 lbs. of smoked salmon will be served in total!)
Of course, no party is complete without some festive drinks. Piper-Heidsieck will be serving up 1,500 bottles of champagne — including about 750 of their exclusive Rare bottles — while Sterling Vineyards will be providing 2,400 bottles of wine.

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02/19/2015 03:37.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie sees angel Sallykins
floating back to Hawaii for a little check on her Cookie. She peeks through the window and sees him playing in the suds with LakaAolani and Pookie as they try to clean up after feeding papa Peter . . .

Cookie waves and asks her how mama Ruthie is and makes sure Sally tells her how helpful the three bestest friends are being - she'll be so proud !

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/18/2015 02:04.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday Squawks
The Director of a film helms the project - it is his vision which ends up on the screen -the scope, the mood, the pacing. He normally chooses the actors and crew that can best fulfill the work he/she envisions. Although a collaborative effort, the Director makes the big decisions and it responsible for the final product.

Due to strange rules of The Academy, there are 8 'Best Picture' nominees this year, yet only 5 Directors can be nominated for recognition.

In my eyes, Director RICHARD LINKLATER has been the most creative, experimental, thoughtful and accomplished director of the bunch. Although 'Boyhood' may not be his best film, I am rooting for him to win 'Best Director' this year.
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Achievement in Directing:

"Birdman" or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): Alejandro G. Iñárritu
"Boyhood": Richard Linklater
"Foxcatcher": Bennett Miller
"The Grand Budapest Hotel": Wes Anderson
"The Imitation Game": Morten Tyldum
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Another cold n snowy day here in Buffalo -our endless Winter...Bundle up and Stay warm.

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02/18/2015 04:30.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie hopes his angel Sallykins
is staying warm . . . he wonders if angels feel the cold - maybe there's such a thing as angel sweaters ? Heavy weight wings ? scarves ?

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/17/2015 03:25.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer has his say:
Oscars are This Sunday – Are You Excited?
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Enough already, Dad. You keep taking over the computer and talking about all these movies I don’t watch!
Time for Flitzer’s Favorite Film: “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” (2003, Dir: Judy Irving)
This film focuses on the flock of cherry-headed conures (and a lonely blue-headed one named Connor) who flock around the Telegraph Hill region of the city and their closest human companion, Mark Bittner.
I love everything about this film. The story, the photography. The beautiful parrots.
Love to watch this movie and Squawk along, adding my voice to the proceedings.
A Great Film! ==Flitzer
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Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/17/2015 04:11.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Angel Sallykins stops by for just a few minutes
Cookie understands she needs to be keeping mama Ruthie warm in the winter storm ! Cookie tells his angel Sally that maybe she should sit on mama Ruthie's nose ! ! !

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/16/2015 03:57.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Flyin' By...
Favorite Film Scores:
I love "Movie Music".
Music is so important in setting the mood of the film. It heightens the tension, the suspense, the romance....
Often we don't even notice the music as it is such an intricate part of the fabric of the film.

Sometimes it takes seeing a movie a few times to appreciate the score.

The greatest film composers know how to play on our emotions while we do not even realize it.
It only takes a few notes of the score to have movie memories come flooding back. We recognize the music for the shark in "Jaws" instantly, and can picture Scarlett O'Hara with just a couple notes of 'Tara's Theme'.
My Top Favorite Musical Scores for Movies:
1. "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Bernard Herrmann
2. "Dead Ringers" - Howard Shore
4. "Ben-Hur" - Miklós Rózsa
4. "Out of Africa" - John Barry
5. "Cinema Paradiso" - Ennio Morricone
6 "All About My Mother" - Alberto Iglesias
7. "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" - Ennio Morricone
What are your favorite film scores?

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/16/2015 04:09.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie sends a mental message
to his sweet angel Sallykins to keep mama Ruthie warm while she's here on the mainland - it's lots colder than at home ! Still wishing NY weren't so far from NC . . .

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/15/2015 03:34.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Movie Reflections from Flitzer
Memorable movie moments:
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Try to think of movie/film moments that bowled you over
-scenes after which you felt overwhelmed.
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Here's a short list of a few that come to mind:
1. "American Beauty": Lester looking beyond his life to the unbelievable beauty in the world around him.

2. "The Best Years of Our Lives": Homer's homecoming

3. "Brokeback Mountain": Ennis finding the shirts.

4. "City Lights": the ending

5. "The Fly" (1986): the final Teleportation

6. "Jaws": finding Ben Gardner's boat

7. "Out of Africa": Karen & Denys flying over the African plains

8. "Say Anything": Lloyd and his boombox

9. "Singin' In the Rain": Gene Kelly twirling around in joy dancing down the rain-soaked street

10. "The Sixth Sense": the ending

11. "The Sound of Music": the Opening Scene

12. "Yankee Doodle Dandy": Jimmy Cagney dancing down the steps of The White House

What are Your memorable moments?

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/15/2015 03:17.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie feels his love for his angel Sally
and knows she can feel it . . . he knows that today of all days, mama Ruthie needs her - but it is Valentine's Day and he wants her to know his love transcends heaven and earth, space and time :)

Happy Valentine's Day

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/14/2015 03:01.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Saturday
Record Bitter Cold Temps and Storm Warnings for the weekend.
Dad is still getting out when he can for quick trips - he's dressed in lotsa layers.
Dad did get out to see Mike Leigh's film "Mr. Turner" starring the wondeful Timothy Spall.
Spall won Best Actor for the role at the Cannes Film Festival, but, sadly, did not get an Oscar Nomination .
Keep Warm, EveryBirdie
2015 Oscar Nominees - Best Actress in the Leading Role:
Marion Cotillard: Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones: The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore: Still Alice
Rosamund Pike: Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon: Wild

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/14/2015 03:16.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie knows he won't see his angel Sallykins
today - she's traveling with mama Ruthie to keep her warm and safe . . . but it makes his heart happy to stop by and see her pretty face :)

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/13/2015 04:05.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's Friday Flitterings
The Theatrical Experience.
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My Dad prefers to watch films in the movie theater. He goes sometimes once a week.
Often older Classic Films, or Foreign Films or Independent Films. He does see more current releases, but is very selective with those.
Dad believes in the Theatrical Experience. He does not pay for cable TV or dish, and takes that entertainment money and spends it at the movies.
There is something special in the communal experience of an audience in the dark - laughing at something funny, or holding its collective breath in suspense. It is a very special shared experience you can't get at home watching a DVD.
Being enveloped in the huge picture, the expanse of sound.
The smell of freshly popped popcorn is a special treat. Dad says a movie isn't the same without a nice bag of popcorn in his lap.
I like to share special movies at home with Dad and sometimes his friends as well. Often what we see at home are films Dad fell in love with At The Movies.

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/13/2015 04:09.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie tells Sally
how hard he and mama Mary have been praying for mama Ruthie and her journey . . . he tells angel Sallykins to make sure mama Ruthie knows that mama Mary will be thinking about her ALL day tomorrow ! ! ! And that he, Cookie, will be sitting tight with LakaAolani and Pookie planning a big surprise for her when she gets home !

He hugs his angel tightly so that she never forgets how much he loves her !

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/12/2015 03:30.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sally~~
Dropping off an Angel Wing hug from me to you! Lots of clouds out here today so float on by!!

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02/12/2015 12:00.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Thursday
The iconic image of Harold Lloyd dangling from the clock from "Safety Last!" (1923)
2015 Oscar Nominees - Best Actor in the Leading Role:

Steve Carell: "Foxcatcher"
Bradley Cooper: "American Sniper"
Benedict Cumberbatch: "The Imitation Game"
Michael Keaton: "Birdman" or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne: "The Theory of Everything"
I would like to see Bradley Cooper or Michael Keaton win
~Wings Up~ ==Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/12/2015 03:55.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie hugs his angel Sallykins tightly
and asks her to keep close to mama Ruthie - this is going to be a rough few days coming up and she needs all the angel love she can get . . . you'll travel with her right ?

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/11/2015 04:02.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday
"We'll always have Paris.": "Casablanca", Dad's Favorite Film:
"CASABLANCA" (1942, Dir: Michael Curtiz)
Although Casablanca was an A-list film with established stars and first-rate writers, no one involved with its production expected it to be anything out of the ordinary.
It was just one of hundreds of pictures produced by Hollywood every year.
"Casablanca" had its world premiere on November 26, 1942, in New York City and was released on January 23, 1943, in the United States. The film was a solid if unspectacular success in its initial run, rushed into release to take advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier.

The film's reputation grew as audiences embraced it. Casablanca won three Academy Awards: for Best Picture, director, and writing (screenplay). Its lead characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song have all become iconic. The film has consistently ranked near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time.

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/11/2015 03:51.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday Talk:
The Great Studio Era: MGM
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.Once the largest and most glamorous of film studios, MGM was founded in 1924 headed by Louis B. Mayer. Studio billed itself as having "more stars than there are in heaven", a reference to the large number of A-list movie stars under contract to the company.
MGM stood for the Best & the Glamorous. The Studio specialized in Musicals and great Dramas during Hollywood's Golden Era.
The Studio's Motto was "Ars Gratia Artis", is a Latin phrase meaning "Art for art's sake".
The logo, which features Leo the Lion. Originally silent, the sound of Leo the Lion's roar was added to films for the first time in August 1928.
The MGM era wound down in the early 1970s.
List of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films
. -Mayer_films

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/10/2015 10:03.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie smiles with a big sigh of relief
that his very own angel Sallykins will be his Valentine :) He can't think of anybird else he feels quite the same about ! He wonders what kind of flowers they allow on the bridge cause he wants her to have the biggest and the bestest ones !

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/09/2015 01:23.33 PM Report This Comment  
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