Moment of Silence: Miss’n My Sis

7-years ago, sometime between now and 4:30pm, my sister was called Home.

In Memory of my sister, Roxanne Hutchings

7/24/1958 – 7/6/2007

Roxanne & Britttany

Roxanne & Britttany

Roxanne & Sara

Roxanne & Sara

Roxanne & Me cruisin'

Roxanne & Me cruisin’

WATCH-OUT DISNEYLAND: Mellen is heading your way

Disneyland Here Comes Mellen

Excited about another ‘been there, done that‘ and this time it’s gonna be Disneyland!  I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting that park nor Anaheim.

Although I’ll be working an education conference, my evenings after 6-7 will be free.  I’ve purchased 2-Twilight Passes (4-hour visits) and am READY to ‘do’ Disney all I can.

Any of y’all from that area who may want to hook-up between 10/4 – 10/8/2014 (I fly-out afternoon of the 8th though), hit me up here w/a message, or via FaceBook, or simplymellen@live.com as I’D LOVE TO SEE YA and have someone who knows Disney show me Disney!  :-)

Super excited!

Hugs & happy hunting …

Mellen

PS:   Hmm, now to see if there are any reports of ‘unexplained’ activity at Disneyland – tis the para-chick in me.  :-)

Avon High School’s 2014 Lip Dup: Proud Parent Moment

They won all the money for Riley’s Children’s Hospital!

Although my son cannot be seen:  when Justin Timberlake’s ‘Suit & Tie’ starts (around the 4:20 mark).  You’ll see 3 seniors dancing in their (show choir) white & black suits when in the background 2 boys are tossed into the air as a ballet dancer would be.  MY SON IS ONE WHO IS TOSSING ONE OF THE BOYS UP!

I’m VERY proud of not only the Avon High School Student Council for arranging this VERY detailed filming but also of the ENTIRE AHS’ student body for doing such a WONDERFUL job!  It was filmed in one LONG take … while the students HAD to remain silent (a feat in its own right).  *CLAP CLAP CLAP*

Not only has the LOCAL news stations covered this work-of-art BUT I hear that it’s going national (ABC).

I’m awful adding links to videos here, so here’s the link you’ll have to cut&paste though jumping you to Perez Hilton’s website where he gives a glowing accolade in our regard AND links you to the LipDup (which lives on YouTube):

http://perezhilton.com/perezitos/2014-04-16-avon-high-school-epic-lip-dub-helps-children-hospital .
Hugs & Happy Hunting …

Mellen

Filming & Breaking through Paranormal Borders: On the Set

 

The day was an experience I’ll NEVER forget.  Not only do I have a new-found respect for ‘extras’ who are TRULY the ‘meat & taters’ stars, but I’m now in-love with my furnace (as this endless Indiana winter reared its brutal ugly head again that day).

I’m still very grateful, humbled and honored to be part of such a professional LARGE group of individuals; even the A&E crew were gems!

Just a few of the memories:

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I shall keep you posted as to when the Zappos ‘villains vs. good guy’ commercial airs as well as when this commercial is featured on their A&E  reality series (mid-summer).
Hugs & Happy Hunting …

Mellen

Filming & Breaking through ‘Paranormal’ Borders

Gold Star

We film tomorrow!

 

I received word I was chosen by the Casting Director to be one of several privileged individuals to be part of a commercial’s cast promoting a prominent company.**

Shockingly in addition to hearing I made the final cut for their commercial, I was also informed we’re going to be a part of their reality show filming.  Tis a ‘behind-the-scenes’ creation slated to air in June of 2014 on A&E Television(c).

Of course I’m excited; however, I’m also honored, blessed and quite humbled to be working with such a creative, imaginative, and gifted group-of-professionals!

I shall keep y’all posted as to when their show & commercial debut – or, you can simply join their mailing list directly at www.herbertbrothers.com.

Hugs & happy hunting …

Mellen

**due to confidentiality reasons, this vague data is all I can reveal in regard to my involvement at this time

More data was published in the Greensburg Daily News prior to the filming (‘cut & paste’ version, sorry – too tired from filming today to figure-out why it won’t let me add another link, d’oh):

http://www.greensburgdailynews.com/local/x1387866055/Commercial-shoot-looking-for-extras