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TBT: ‘Learning The (’55) Blues’ Again!

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Frank Sinatra released the landmark LP,  In The Wee Small Hours, in the spring of 1955. This 45 track off that album became Ol’ Blue Eyes biggest pop hit of the era. But that era was B.C (Before Christine), and it wasn’t until 1984 when I began to date a future husband who could (and still does) sing like a Frank and …

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A Vampire in Vegas Part II: A Midnight Mid-Death Climacteric Crisis

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

(Each week in October as a “treat”  I post a segment of this four-part “fictional” short story. Happy Halloween!) A VAMPIRE IN VEGAS PART II: “A Midnight Mid-Death Climacteric Crisis” by Christine L. McKellar Following my disastrous tryst at a Vegas nightclub last week, wherein I allowed myself to be seduced into immortality by a beguiling younger man, an entire plethora of issues …

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TBT: Slowly I Turned…And So Did They!

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Being the youngest of six children wasn’t always a picnic. The three older siblings were within a decade each ahead of me so I didn’t share their interest in music and entertainment. It seemed we were two camps: the “big” kids and we three “little kids”. Those were the days of limited network TV, no computers, no cell phones and …

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Far Out Friday: ‘Alien’ Gargoyle Not So Alien After All

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

For all the alien enthusiasts out there, sadly this isn’t the original gargoyle at the Paisley Abbey in Scotland. Twelve of the 13 original 12th century gargoyles were refurbished in the 1990’s. The stone mason who took the liberty of redesigning this original must be a devoted fan of Ridley Scott’s epic “Alien” series. I know I am! I wonder …

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Throwback Thursday: Pet Rocks, Mood Rings and Funky Things

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Poop-less and Portable Pets In 1975, after listening to his friends’ endless complaints about their various pets at a bar one night, advertising executive Gary Dahl conjured up the perfect, low maintenance, poop-less and portable, non-canine, feline or fowl, rodent or reptilian companion, the “Pet Rock”. Dahl packaged the smooth stones he harvested from Rosarito Beach in custom cardboard boxes …