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Memories of John Travolta

I am about to watch Wargames that I haven't seen in ages...I know it has  Ally Sheedy and Matthew Broderick in it and that I enjoyed the movie but the main thing I remember about it is that it was playing at  Water Tower Place Movie Theater where I worked at least a few years or so and one night I was working concessions John Travolta came to see that movie...it was the last movie of the night and I waited around for it to get out to meet him...I had a five page letter to him I kept in my locker cuz I figured if I ever ran into him it would be downtown somewhere and I  shook his hand and gave him the letter and he thanked me for the letter...his eyes sparkled when he smiled and he was very  nice. I used to have a scrapbook with pictures and articles about him and threw it out shortly after that. He could not have been any nicer and I thought that a strange reaction but it took meeting him in person and realizing I didn't really know him to get over the scrapbook  phase....I got most of that stuff from friends in h.s. who got those teeny bopper magazines and would give me the articles about him or pictures. I never bought any of those magazines myself...I remember my senior year in H.S. I had all theater classes at Whitney Young Magnet H.S. in the Access to Excellence Theater Program which it was the first year of that program when I was a senior... but had to have a fourth year of English  so I had creative writing and had done a term paper on him and kids in school thought I knew him cuz I knew so much about him from all those articles I read and stuff...prety funny...I even had a Vinny Barbarino poster on my wall from Welcome Back  Kotter I used to watch all the time...I remember going to see him in Carrie when I was too young to get in to see it...I went with a friend the same age as me and my sister almost a year younger than me less than a year by  four days...They both sheepishly went up to the box office to ask for a ticket and were refused by the box office attendant...I walked up acting confidently like I belonged there and was old enough and said that's OK they're with me...three please and we got in...ha ha....I always looked young for my age so it was the matter of fact way I asked for the ticket that worked...my acting skills ha ha....then again too young for Saturday Night Fever I went with a H.S. friend who was old enough to get in and she had a second I.D. for me but they didn't even ask to see it probably cuz I was with her. I remember other girls from our school tried to get in and wore lots of makeup and dressed fancy and everything and they didn't get in and were mad that I got in and they didn't...cuz I never dressed up just jeans and a Tshirt and always looked younger than I was...anyway...that movie makes me think of the time I met  John Travolta when he came to see it...I always knew I would meet him one day just didn't know when or how....ok rambling with memories off to watch the movie now...

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FEELS WEIRD TO ME THAT THE MEMORY IS NOT IN ALL CAPS THAT IS MUCH EASIER FOR ME TO SEE. I STARTED TO POST IT ON FACEBOOK BUT IT GREW INTO A NOVEL SO DECIDED TO SHARE IT HERE CUZ MEMORIES BRING UP OTHER MEMORIES WITH ME ANYWAY...I DIDN'T MENTION A GUY THAT WAS WITH HIM CAME OUT TO BUY PEANUT M AND MS THAT  HE MENTIONED JOHN WANTED AND WOULD BE DISAPPOINTED IF HE DIDN'T GET THEM CUZ I HAD ALREADY CLOSED OUT MY COUNTER...WE CLOSED DOWN FIFTEEN MINUTES AFTER THE LAST SHOW STARTED...I DIDN'T HAVE MY CASH DRAWER ANYMORE AND HE DIDN'T HAVE CHANGE SO I JUST GAVE HIM THE PEANUT MA ND MS...DIDN'T WANNA DISAPPOINT HIM...I LEFT THAT PART OUT OF THE STORY OF WHAT I REMEMBERED...ALSO AN USHER NAMED JOHNNY CAME BEHIND THE CANDY COUNTER AND TOLD ME JOHN TRAVOLTA WAS THERE CUZ ALL MY FRIENDS KNEW I WAS A BIG FAN THAT WORKED THERE AND I THOGHT HE WAS TEASING ME AND SAID CAN'T YOU SEE HOW BUSY I AM HERE STOP MESSING WITH ME AND HE SAID LOOK DOWN THE RAMP AND I DID AND SAW HIM....YIKES...HE WAS NOT MESSING WITH ME HE WAS BEING A GOOD FRIEND LETTING ME KNOW HE WAS THERE SO I COULD SEE HIM....SOME OF MY FRIENDS WHO WORKED THERE WAITED AROUND WITH ME  TO WATCH ME MEET HIM. THEY WERE ALL EXCITED FOR ME...HA HA OK THAT'S IT...OFF TO WATCH WARGAMES NOW...

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U TURN

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE MOVIE U TURN...IT'S A MEGA DOSE OF MURPHY'S LAW...ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER AND THE HITS KEEP COMIN... IT STARTS OUT ON THE ROAD IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE  WITH A SONG SINGING IT'S A GOOD DAY...NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH....IF  THAT'S A GOOD DAY I'D HATE TO SEE A BAD ONE...IT FEELS LIKE KIND OF A DREAM LIKE STATE...LIKE LIVING IN A NIGHTMARE...INTERESTING TO WATCH  NONETHELESS EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE...SEAN  PENN STARS IN IT...SOME OF THE INTERESTING CHARACTERS HE COMES ACROSS THAT I RECOGNIZE ARE  PLAYED BY NICK NOLTE AND JENNIFER LOPEZ AND BILLY BOB THORNTON...LAURIE METCALF FROM STEPPENWOLF IS IN THERE TOO AT ONE POINT...IT'S A TRIPPY UNUSUAL FILM FROM THE EIGHTIES WHRE I OFTEN GET LOST...LOST IN THE EIGHTIES...IF YOU EVER THINK YOU ARE HAVING A BAD DAY WATCH THIS MOVIE...YOU KNOW HOW YOU HEAR COULD BE BETTER COULD BE WORSE WELL THIS  SEEMS WAY WORSE THAN ANYTHING COULD BE....INTERESTING ESCAPE YOU WANNA ESCAPE FROM...CAN'T HELP BUT WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT...IT  GOES FULL CIRCLE ...CHECK IT OUT IF YOU GET A CHANCE.

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JUST GOT DONE WATCHING THIS MOVIE AGAIN...IT'S BEEN AWHILE...THOUGHT I WOULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT IT...THIS GUY JUST  ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE...HE DOESN'T HAVE TO GO LOOKING FOR ANY TROUBLE...TROUBLE ALWAYS FINDS HIM IN SPADES.

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CARRIED AWAY

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I SUPPOSE IT'S PROSE...IT'S CERTAINLY NOT A POEM...I JUST GOT CARRIED AWAY ON THE TOPIC OF  BEING CARRIED AWAY...IT'S JUST WHAT CAME TO ME THINKING ABOUT  GETTING CARRIED AWAY SO I JUST LET IT BE CARRIED AWAY AS IT WAS ON TOPIC AND MAYBE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF BEING CARRIED AWAY...I HAVE NO IDEA IF IT WOULD EVEN BE POSSIBLE TO DO A READERS DIGEST CONDENSED VERSION...I HIGHLY DOUBT IT...I WILL JUST LET IT BE AND LEAVE IT ALONE....

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THE CARS IN THE BAKERY

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CAN YOU IMAGINE PLAYING SOME BANDS MUSIC AND THEY WALK IN WAITING FOR YOU TO RECOGNIZE THEM AND YOU DON'T...IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU...IT HAPPENED TO ME...HA HA

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WHAT I REMEMBER ABOUT MEETING THE KNACK

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FUN MEMORY

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A COUPLE OF CHILDHOOD MEMORIES WITH THE MOMSTER

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TRUE STORIES...MEMORIES FROM CHILDHOOD...

ANOTHER FILM EXTRA MEMORY...DOGWATER

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NOT SURE WHAT MADE ME THINK OF DOGWATER...MAYBE FROM WRITING THAT OTHER MEMORY ABOUT FILM EXTRA WORK... 

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AN EXTRA MEMORY

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MY ONLINE FILM EXTRA RESUME ...I NOTICED HOODS TITLE GOT CHANGED TO HOODLUM BUT NOT SURE HOW TO EDIT. THAT RESUME WAS DONE AGES AGO... I AM SURPRISED IT IS STILL UP THERE...  http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/pamschwetz

 

UNTIL THE NEVER ENDING STORY BEGINS

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IT'S BUGGING ME THAT I CAN'T FIND MY TIME UPON A ONCE POEM FROM LONG AGO AND THE ONLY LINES I REMEMBER ARE TIME UPON A ONCE DYSLEXICALLY INCLINED...MAGICALLY GRUNTS OR SOMETHING SIMILAR FEELS RIGHT...I KNOW IT WAS SOMETHING THAT ENDED IN ICALLY SO AM GUESSING MAGICALLY AND THE NEXT WORD RHYMED WITH ONCE...UGH...I DO REMEMBER I CALLED IT TIME UPON A ONCE BUT TITLED IT SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND THEN AS AN AFTERTHOUGHT ADDED A.K.A. TIME UPON A ONCE AND KEPT THINKING I SHOULD CHANGE THE TITLE TO WHAT I CALLED IT BUT I NEVER DID....I KINDA LOOPED TIME UPON A ONCE THEN I LOOKED UP THE OPPOSITE OF TIME AND AN OPTION WAS NIHILITY AND THEN I USED UNDER FOR UPON AND INFINITY  FOR  ONCE SO THE SECOND LINE WAS JUST THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT I SAID IN THE FIRST LINE AND THEN THE REST JUST CAME TO ME THINKING ABOUT THE FIRST TWO LINES...ABSTRACT AND  NONSENSICAL OR DEEP DEPENDING ON YOUR PERSPECTIVE....PROSE I SUPPOSE CUZ NOT MY USUAL RHYMY KINDA STUFF...SO THAT IS ALL FOR NOW...UNTIL THE NEVER ENDING STORY BEGINS...HA HA

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