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ghost

#xmas #christmas #winter #depression #mentalhealth #sad #dolly #rankinbass #tv #vintage #innerchild #kids #misfit

att: emma! if you're still there, the mystery of the misfit dolly on the island of misfit toys has been solved.. check it out over at the lost & found here: https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2022/12/flashback-friday-favorite-misfit-dolly.html
& also i must say, i do not believe hermie became a dentist, i'm convinced he became the well-known world traveler, rick steves ;) love this guy!
just sayin'..
take care all my fellow misfits <3

ghost

#xmas #misfits #happynewyear2023 #ghostblog #infj #blog #migraine #butterfly #dream #song

2022 had to slip in one last left temple migraine for me as a parting shot? it's still with me this morning as i greet the new year.. it's wet out so thankfully no fear of fire in the night from the m80s & other fireworks we heard here in the night.. i think ocd folk like my son & i are especially susceptible to earworms? as there are taboo subjects we have in place to prevent us remembering certain old internet tunes, to remain unnamed. but listening to holiday music & insomnia create an interesting groggy mindworld for me, combined with fading memory & my natural ocd tendency to transpose words & numbers etc.. i fall asleep eventually with bits of songs from whoville or lately kate smith.. 'crinkle bells ringing' ?? 'wisemen kissing under the mistletoe' ??? anyway i did sleep enough to awaken from a pleasant dream where i spied a large yellow butterfly nearby, & i ushered it gently to come closer to me with the palm of my hand in the air, it did, & it hovered by me & then it Smiled at me! with its tiny little face! :) <3 lol..
so i looked back at old posts here for something xmas related & discovered my first xmas post here way back in 2006: https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/snowballinhell/2006/12/welcome_xmas.html

talk about time machines.. this ghostblog is one for me..
ok 2023.
be kind.

Sally

Sorry your migraine is still around today. =( Hang in there, Bren!

ghost

#winter #winds #sunrise #newyear #trees #ghostgallery #lowroar #news #infj #harp #music #butterfly #rowsofneveropeneddoors

'red sky in the morning, sailors take warning'..my nikon just doesn't do justice to today's sunrise, which was dark red, with the return of high winds from the gorge to the east..
just wanted to mention, i read several good substacks regularly, colin meloy of the decemberists, dan rather, steven beschloss & mary trump all are excellent reads these days..
sid krofft's livestreams on insta on sundays are fun too, what a cool guy..
& good news, after all these years tim smith (harp), formerly of midlake, is about to finally release an album, he's been off in the woods somewhere & looks like gandalf now.. looking forward to it dropping soon!
wonder what's going on with ben cooper as well, haven't heard much for quite awhile?
& sadly the low roar singer who did those haunting tunes in raven's cool death stranding playthrough died recently.. :(
my migraine residue is gone, thankfully, no lingering symptoms today..

https://youtu.be/Pr6-gehQ_FI

Sally

Glad your migraine is gone and you were able to enjoy the sunrise and your reading and music again. <3

ghost

#wind #winter #storm

here come the high winds again!! yikes.. take care sally, it looks like we're in for another storm?

ghost

#fridaythe13th #infj #blog #innerchild #ghostgallery #cats #esp #goth #girls #moon #rowsofneveropeneddoors #emilythestrange #vampire #skyrim #skyrimanniversaryedition #toys #lostandfoundtoys

raven caught a cool shot of that wolf moon that came with such a migraine for me ~ https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/the_lost_album/wolf-moon-2023.html

so our home upgrades & repairs have continued as we had our garage doors replaced with new metal ones, it's always good & sound to invest in our home & future security i think, especially in these weird weather times of climate change, but i also have trouble as i've mentioned before, whenever people come to work in or on the house, i guess my nervous system is always just waiting for whatever emergency or disaster must be coming? so i just get lost in the snowy lands of skyrim these days, building my homes there & living as a vampire with my adopted orphan girls & their new pet fox, my horses & catching fish for my new aquariums i added to my cellar :) ~ https://youtu.be/6rHOGfD26tg

i must say i'm a book thief to the utmost degree, building my library in the tower i added to windstad manor.. (toxic was a book thief herself & would be proud, well, she's the one doing it still i imagine ;) she also couldn't wait to send our niece's little boy his bday present early, it's a cardboard playhouse you color yourself! much like the 2 we have acquired over the decades, the vintage one i bought back in the 80's & a later one i bought & used for one of my ghost gallery installations here,
patchwork playhouse ~ http://www.brensgumbyland.com/ghostgallerypatchworkplayhouse.html

i can't wait for him to get it & hope he has fun with it, i also think their kitty, petals, will approve <3

i also posted a flashback friday the 13th emily post today at the lost & found ~ https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2023/01/flashback-friday-the-13th.html
which also links at the end to my art album friday13 which has a favorite cat stevens song covered by elliott smith as its soundtrack..

my ads of late had this.. hm, looks comfortable? https://www.hottopic.com/product/care-bears-grumpy-bear-kigurumi/18372444.html?mr:trackingCode=BCB659E3-4D32-ED11-8127-0050569437F6&mr:referralID=NA&cm_mmc=DIS-_-CRT-_-273118-_-11001631-_-pch.com

& hey, if you're weird & bored like i am be sure to follow me & my blogs here up at my typepad profile ~ https://profile.typepad.com/friendlyghost

;) update: https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2023/01/cardboard-playhouses.html p.s. he loves it!

ghost

#vampire #skyrim #infj #skyrimanniversaryedition #rpg #gaming

yesterday i ventured into skyrim again, my beautiful place to get lost, & i did, get lost.. while exploring ruins i became separated from my horse up in the snowy north & was over encumbered carrying treasures i'd collected, i couldn't make it home.. but in a cool & uncanny twist of fate i discovered a snowcave called dimhollow crypt, where i only had to kill a couple of wolves & i discovered a coffin-like vault in the back.. a perfect little vampire sanctuary to spend the night ;) here's a little peek at it: https://youtu.be/IyUk_CxCTJA

today i'll set out & find my way home.. updated my ghostpix screenshot album here too: https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/friendlyghoststuff/the-elder-scrolls-v_-skyrim-special-edition-snowy-lands.html

ghost

#vampire #infj #snowcave #stayinside #agoraphobia #ocd #mentalhealth #skyrim #gaming

ok so i have found my ideal home & i live there now. i'll be posting more about it probably sunday over at the lost & found, but for now welcome inside for a very quick peek at my perfect vampire snowcave estate - https://youtu.be/NrsIrAi3reQ

p.s. i found & tamed another wild horse.. <3

Sally

Just checking in to see how things are going and see you posted here today too. =)

ghost

hi sally,
so i have called myself an 'escape artist' whether it's through actual art or just escaping any way i can from the craziness of these days, today i posted our game gallery youtubes over at the lost & found, & tomorrow i'll follow it up with my current skyrim youtubes, it's my beautiful place to get lost for sure, i have 7 different homes there now, 3 i built myself from the iron ore & sawn logs & clay i worked on.. i've adopted 2 orphan girls as my daughters & they have pets & dolls & a prolific library of books of course.. lol ;) oh yeah, & i am a vampire ;)

https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2023/01/our-game-gallery.html

update ~ https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2023/01/skyrim-vampire.html

p.s. sally did you see that interesting lot of 'cereal premium gumbitties' i linked in the comments? (sorry my insta is not working today, can't message!)

Sally

Hey Bren, I think it's cool you can escape into your games the way that you do =)..... I don't think those are cereal premiums and are erasers, but I don't think they came in cereal even if they are erasers, but who knows? I think they were just made in the same factory. I'm not going to comment about them on your other post though, because I'm still embarrassed about that long OCD comment. I don't really know anything and there is so much misinformation so I'm just guessing on most of it, because some of the people that I thought knew what they were taling about and believed, really didn't or just told me stuff that wasn't true. Like you said before, buyer beware!

ghost

yeah i'm skeptical about those bittys myself, saved photos but won't be biting on that one, they may just be mold markings & the person's guessing cereal premiums? but i left it out there in case anyone actually knows anything?? don't worry about that comment, hey, any info we can get is all good!
oh yes i love my skyrim homes <3 i've been spending so much time there i forget about my daily troubles, so it's game therapy? ;)
is the weather better there now? we're still really cold & wet, but would like more snow at least.. fingers x'd..

Sally

The rain is gone for now, but returning in a few more days I think.... I never learned how to play any of those games, but if I did, I would probably get addicted. HaHa! :D..... That seller has those other rubber toys that I think are cereal premiums and I think they're all factory rejects that they got in a large lot from a former employee or something is the story/background on them supposedly I think. If you look at the other listings, they have the Lucky Charms Leprechaun, Underdog and Rocky and Bullwinkle toys. You've seen the Gumby's like that packaged as Gumbitty erasers or have them packaged that way, don't you? I know there was that Cheerios T-shirt and stuff, so maybe Gumby and pokey did come in cereal back in the 60's too? When was that Gumby T-shirt offer on Cheerios? Was it the 90's? Was Gumby or Pokey in the box and then the T-shirt could be ordered? I think those Gumby and Pokey's that seller has could've been made where the Underdog and the others were made, since they're rubbery plastic and maybe that factory had contracted with the cereal company like they did with Lakeside Toy company to make the Gumby and Pokey. The weird thing is that General Mills makes Cheerios and had Gumby advertised and they also make the Lucky Charms, so maybe Gumby and Pokey were in General Mills cereal back in the 60's like those other rubber toys. I'm not sure which cereal the Rocky and Bullwinkle and Underdog came in though. Very interesting though. Maybe General Mills cobtracted with Lakeside and had the Gumby and Pokey in some kind of cereal. I have not seen any kind of ads though from back then, but it's possible.

ghost

https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/ghost_toy_catalogue/bendies.html
i use to have a subscription to the nj croce newsletter on my gumbyland email, just checked the site, they have a free download of their 2021 catalog i just snagged - https://njcroce.com/

i never saw a gumby bitty in cereal, although it seems a good idea. but you know i've seen many prospective gumby projects just never come to fruition.. his first videogame didn't get picked up but showed up in a later form for example, lots of spitballing of ideas that never happened, so you never know? frosted cheerios was in 1997..

yeah, skyrim's addicting for sure, but i've been addicted to fantasy rpg gaming now for oh.. 4 decades or so? & i'm still kicking ass.. lols.. i love the homes there.. so i have to stay strong to protect my girls & my pets & horses <3

Sally

That cereal premium listing does make me wonder more now. NJ Croce has made lots of Gumby's for different events like the Sports ones and stuff. I think Nick Croce mentioned not printing the catalogs anymore. I didn't download that, but it would be cool to download and print. That is so cool that you are into those games and it seems so real, another life for sure since you have been doing it for so long. <3

ghost

ok so i've seen the seller's other lots, maybe they know something.. 60s lakeside bittys much like the 'erasers' as you mentioned, maybe they had planned to use them as cereal premiums, but then that fell through? cool but pricey!

nothing new in the gumby items in the nj croce catalog now, but i clicked on downloads at the top & got the 2021 catalog just for archive/reference..

off to skryim.. ;)

Sally

I don't think much more new NJ Croce stuff will come out/be manufactured until Fox does something with Gumby and adverises it ?

Enjoy Skyrim... =)

ghost

#skyrim #elderscrolls #videogame #skyrimanniversaryedition #rpg #fantasy #seriesx #gaming

even a bad day in skyrim is better than one here in the 'real' world.. ;)
https://youtu.be/-VqmOd7XRXA

Sally

I agree with you! That is a cool video clip from your game! Scary, but very cool! Sadly, I have never played or learned how to play games like that.....

ghost

:D
yeah we've been a gaming family forever, even our kitties! a few days ago i posted up our game gallery youtubes at the toy blog, they start way back in the day.. but my favorite is the third snes one where it says our kitties are included? the last 5 minutes show how fascinated even our girls were with our gameworlds <3
https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2023/01/our-game-gallery.html

the ps2 one has miss pickles too.. <3 our girl, boopy, was so into videogames that she'd try to play with the kitties i rescued in fallout, where i made an old drive-in into my home compound kitty rescue! i've also played as a cat person in some games & she seemed to know it was me! i miss my girls.. alice is uninterested.. lols
i really am someone who needs my games or i would spend far too much time worrying myself to death.. rather let giants get me.. ;)

ghost

oh my.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1348159897/starry-night-boots-van-gogh-boots-womens?ref=ap-listing
(add to cart.)

ghost

uh oh.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1318368399/hieronymus-bosch-womens-canvas-boots?click_key=521b1263a417aeb25ff37ba216d30b9ce3f220c8%3A1318368399&click_sum=a20c7277&ref=market_strv-4&frs=1

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