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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Embers to Flames

I could not let the 5 month anniversary of the best movie, The Magic of Ordinary Days-most affectionately know as TMOOD, of all time pass without some sort of toasting. This movie has by far moved me to places I have never been before. On January 30, I had no idea that my life would be forever changed. Some deem me crazy, some deem me addicted. I agree, I am both crazy and addicted to Skeet and his work. But most recently through life experiences I have found myself crazy and addicted to the TMOODers and my daily fixes. So in honor of the 5 month anniversary....get your chocolate cake and cold co'colas and raise them to the emmy performance given by the man who brought us together....Skeet Ulrich. Here's too many more emmy performances and to fan fiction, my first love.

Livy had just dropped off the girls after her dress fitting and was thinking about the excitement in Florie’s voice as she talked about Walter. Recently, Livy has begun talking about Ray to the girls…she has told them his favorite color (green like Livy’s eyes) and she wonders if she has the same excitement in her voice as Florie does in hers.
Lately she finds herself lonely at home after she finishes the housework and she goes out looking for Ray in the fields,or in the barn, or in the shed where he was working. Ray had shown Livy how to change the tire on the truck and tractor. Livy loved the way Ray continued to aid in her independence.
However, Livy wanted to be more dependent on Ray than she dared to admit, even to herself. She liked the way he took care of her and she never worried about anything.
Livy turned onto the long winding driveway and could see Ray in the distance working out by the shed. This drew a smile to her face. She would not be alone this afternoon.
Ray heard the beet box pulling up the drive and his heart began to pound, just the thought of Livy made it hard for him to breathe.
Ray and Livy had come a long way from the day they were married. They had become comfortable with one another. Ray felt their life together would be good, hopefully one day great.
Ray had begun to be himself with Livy and she found out that Ray was quite the playful trickster.
Ray was quite pleased whenever Livy would show up where he was working. She always brought him co'cola to drink , thinking he may be thirsty. But soon she later admitted that she was lonely in the house and couldn’t bare to be in it another minute alone.
Ray knew that. And was glad she chose to spend it with him instead of a book that she was always reading.
As the truck pulled up, Ray felt like a nervous school boy. Should he stay with the burning trash or walk over towards the truck so that Livy would realize that he’d missed her and was glad she was home?
Before Ray realized what was going on, Livy had stopped the truck and barely had time to turn it off before she jumped out.
"No! No! What are you doing?" Livy yells while running towards the fire.
Startled, Ray answered confused, "What?"
"Where’s the burlap bag, from the dugout?" Livy demanded to know.
Right there Ray knew all the progress that they’ve made in their relationship was going up in smoke.
Ray wiped his mouth as he usually did when he was nervous and adjusted his hat.
Livy so upset she could only sigh in frustration to Ray-she stormed off to the house.
"Livy…." She heard Ray call after her.
Livy half expected Ray to follow her into the house and explained what happened. But he did not.
Livy got madder and madder as she walk in the house. Could he not apologize for destroying her hope?...her hope for a life in Wilson with him?
Livy went straight to fixing supper, something that Ray supported her efforts in. Livy had quickly made her mind up that she would give Ray the silent treatment or little talk tonight. Surface talk is what Livy called it. That’s how Livy’s family dealt with things, ignore the problem or the person. And Livy had become the queen of surface talk, though Livy was already feeling lonely just thinking about it.
Livy heard the back screen door open and close softly. And when she turned around there stood Ray, breathless, with the burlap bag in his strong farm hand.
Livy was stunned like at Martha’s a few weeks back when Ray talked about Troy,
Ray never ceased to amaze Livy -going to the ends of the earth to make her happy and he never once complained or ask for anything in return.
Ray told Livy that it was at the bottom of the pile and that it hadn’t caught fire yet.
Livy managed to walk to the sink because it was so hard for her to keep her composure, She so wanted to run into Ray’s arms and him to hold her.
Livy knew Ray didn’t intentionally mean to hurt her. He only wanted to make her happy there in his home.
But no, Livy chose they way she always had, shut everyone out so she doesn’t get hurt.
Ray told Livy that this was a working farm and if there isn’t any use for it, he gets rid of it.
"I thought it was trash, Livy"
"It’s not trash, it’s history, your history…our baby’s history"
Livy immediately bit her bottom lip. She could not believe that she had said "our baby". It came out before she could even think, but it was how Livy felt.
Ray’s ears were ringing, did he hear Livy say "our baby"?
Did she really mean that?
Livy smiled at Ray because she could tell what she said hit Ray right between the eyes.
He smiled back.
Livy wasn’t sure what to say next but she wanted to tell Ray how sorry she was…Ray reached out to Livy and touched her arm
"Livy, I’ll do anything to make you happy!"
"I know, Ray" Livy said softly
"I am so sorry I acted like I did", "it’s just that…"
Ray ceased the moment and pulled Livy into him. He saw the torment in her eyes and he just wanted to make Livy’s troubles go away. Livy gave into her desires to be by Ray. She fought it no more.
Ray had truly proven himself to her time and time again.
Rays strong arms were gently placed around Livy. Livy buried her head into Ray’s chest.
To be continued….


Tuesday, June 28, 2005

IMDB is catching up!

Hi guys,

I think this may brighten your day in light of the divorce news... Check out Skeet's IMDB.com photo page. There are a ton of new pictures, including some from the Into the West premiere! IMDB is finally catching up to our (and other fans) demand for more Skeet! :-)


a recipe from "The TMoOD Cookbook"

Professor Schliemann's Sauerkraut Balls
(these are a regional specialty..seems to be a mystery to most people!)

8 oz. crumbled, cooked sausage (like Bob Evans)
1/4 c. chopped onion (cook with sausage)
14 oz. drained and finely chopped sauerkraut
2 t. dry bread crumbs
1 3oz. package softened cream cheese
1 t. parsley
1 t. dry mustard
dash of garlic salt
1/4 t. pepper

for breading...
1/2 c. flour
2 eggs
1/4 c. milk
1 c. bread crumbs

Mix meat and onion, cook and drain. Cut and add sauerkraut and bread crumbs.

In small bowl, combine cream cheese, and spices....stir into meat mixture.

Roll spoonfuls into 1" balls, then roll in into flour.

Dip into milk/egg mix, then roll into bread crumbs.

Deep fry until golden brown....serve hot (can use cocktail sauce for dipping)

*** up front, I will tell you these are messy to make, but oh so worth it!
When making for a party, best to make up a day ahead, then fry right before
serving. Or can be made completely in advance, frozen, then baked in oven
at 350' till hot and crispy.
You can substitute finely chopped ham for sausage


Thursday, June 23, 2005

Skeet Ulrich to Divorce

This is not my happiest moment to post such news--I am totally bummed right now with this item that came out-still incredible to me. Now I am just hoping that he will find happiness after this is all over.

SCREAM star SKEET ULRICH and his pretty British wife GEORGINA CATES are to divorce.

The couple separated last year (04) and actress Cates has now filed for divorce,
citing irreconcilable differences. The couple have two children -
four-year-old fraternal twins.

23/06/2005 02:45

Link to article


More Manifest Destiny-ITW2

Now more Jethro moments with the very familiar Skeet mannerisms and gestures.

The surprised look (Nobody's Baby)

Curly hair look (Boys and Last Dance)

The dancing Skeet look (Kevin of the North)

The hand gesture (Singletons have a phone)

The raised eyebrows look (various movies)

oh and don't forget the suspenders and an array of hat collection.

I know you all probably enjoyed him standing on the carriage manuevering the horses across the river.


and Jethro wet and wild eyed in the river..

and lastly the all so believable vomiting scene by the prairie.

I know it's going to get uglier after the second episode, so might as well prepare for it and keep in mind the good side of Jethro tonight.


TMoOD scenes in ITW2

It seems inappropriate to post this right after the divorce news came out but been meaning to post these pictures yesterday, so I am publishing this like I actually did it earlier (LOL).

Ray and Livy moments for us tmood addicts.

...and possible Ray and Livy moments for the sequel.

playing cards by the bonfire--

giving a haircut

and HOFK (hands on face kiss), not really a kiss but close enough.

I enjoyed the second installment very much, have you?


Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Philly radio audio files

Here's the Philly radio (WMMR) interview with Skeet Ulrich on 6/1/05, promoting the series "Into the West".

The interview also includes Jennifer Tilly's interview. Skeet stayed on while they interviewed her as they knew each other from the World Poker Tournament that both attended at one time.

Love the way he laughs in this.

Happy listening folks!

this is an audio post - click to play Part One this is an audio post - click to play Part Two

this is an audio post - click to play Part Three this is an audio post - click to play Part Four


Philly radio Interview

Through the diligence of a Tmooder (Kay) as well as a barage of emails from other TMoOders, the guys at the WMMR finally gave in and gave us a copy of Skeet's 6/1/05 interview.

We are told that the audio will be available through their site soon. The link to the radio station site can be accessed from the toolbar. It may take a while before they put it up, the interview was about 16 minutes long. I'll post the interview tonight if the audio file isn't up yet at WMMR's site.

The interview was great, he joked around and was very comfortable with the DJs, who were clearly fond of him even asking him to stay longer after the interview.

Thank you Kay for having the determination to make sure we Skeet fans get to hear his wonderful voice, and thank you WMMR for sharing the interview!

On the side note--I've made the blogger's commenting service available for the meantime while the guys at Haloscan are troubleshooting the problem. I am glad that we are not an isolated case and other blogs using Haloscan are also having the same problem. Hopefully, they can iron this out soon as I really like and miss their service. So feel free to comment using the blogger link at the end of the post.


Monday, June 20, 2005

Manifest Destiny - ITW2

Did you all enjoy the second episode? I bet you all did- minus the deaths and goriness of it all. I had a hard time picking the best Skeet scenes much less keep my fingers from pressing that screen capture button.

It's an interesting episode as the drama begins to unfold here. The first episode concentrated more on introducing the characters and setting up the foundation of the story line. Beside its having more Skeet time, the content is more interesting. Even the timeline is less ambiguous than the first.

I'll be breaking down the screen caps into a few posts. This will be the first installment being that I've captured quite a number of scenes with Skeet in it and that we are still unable to post comments, at least there will be something for you to read and see.

Sometimes it's hard to see the real Skeet when he's in costume and playing a role but his charisma does come through especially when he smiles, raises his eyebrows and does his usual hand gestures that we all so became familiar with. I guess that's a good sign that he does play his role very convincingly.


Sunday, June 19, 2005

Commenting down

I am still waiting on Haloscan to give me a definitive answer as to why our comments won't post.

I will give it a day or so and will think of an alternative way so that we can comment again.

Thank you to you all for your patience while we iron this anomaly out.


Happy Father's Day Skeet!

To the Dads, Fathers, Grandpas and Husbands--this day is for you!

F ather must be a farmer, his family
the fertile field; sowing seeds of
instruction, each year fine crops
to yield.

A crobat of amazing agility, choosing
early his priority; balancing that
swaying tightrope, 'tween job
and his family.

T eacher with infinite patience, leader,
encourager, guide; unashamed~~
never embarrassed, to show his
tender side.

H onorable judge~~~discerning juror,
with wisdom his cherish'd friend;
when hard decisions arise, knowing
how and when to bend.

E arnest and eager guardian, angel
with accurate sight; watching over
his precious charges, keeping vigil
both day and night.

R esourceful, relentless warrior,
planning each enemy's defeat;
protecting his troops at any cost,

S uch a man who accomplishes all
this, is well deserving of; deep
respect, devotion, admiration, And ~
most importantly ~ OUR LOVE !

Mary Carter Mizrany
Father's Day ~ 2002


Saturday, June 18, 2005

More Skeet Ulrich on DVD

I got this news a couple of days back but hadn't had the time to post. It's good to know that we still have something to look forward to in the horizon when it comes to SU.

The editor of the Cursed flick shown this year, where Skeet's character was totally cut out, decided to release all the materials that were cut from the original version of the movie when the DVD version comes out JUNE 21. Glad they decided to! I can't stand another important Skeet material ending up on the cutting room floor.

excerpts from the press:

Patrick Lussier, editor of the Wes Craven werewolf movie Cursed, told SCI FI Wire that the forthcoming DVD promises to show all of the material that was excised in order to win a PG-13
rating for the theatrical release.
"In the R version, Shannon Elizabeth gets ripped in half, flips over and crawls and dies weakly,"
he said. He added: "There's probably 15 or 20 minutes from the very original version, from what we always called the 'Skeet Ulrich version,' because he was of course the most absent person from the final version," Lussier said.

Click here to read the entire Cursed DVD news


Friday, June 17, 2005

From LIFE Magazine Newspaper Insert

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Into the West: Episode Two - Manifest Destiny

If you ain't seen Episode Two of INTO THE WEST, you're missing some of this....

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Thank You Gothykreddz

Hey Gothykreddz -

The gang at Therapy for TMoOD/SU wanted me to offer a special thanks for getting and posting my interview on the Late, Late Show from the other night. Many of them missed it and if it hadn't been for you, they might never have seen it.

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So, thank you!

Your friend,


Video up

has updated her webpage to include the Late Late Show interview with Skeet.

Click the link above or you can also access her webpage through the toolbar above under the tab "At the Singleton Farm".

It's best to save the file to your hard drive so you can view the video with no interruption by right clicking on the title of the video and choosing save target as on the menu.



Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Short clip-interview

I'd post the entire interview if I had the space for it but we don't. I don't know how long before the entire interview will be available for everyone but here's a short segment of the interview--for those of you who are anxious to see Skeet.


Skeet Ulrich on LLS

While you all wait for the video to be up, here are some screen caps of last night's interview. I think I will leave the video hosting with Gothykredd since she's the best source of any Skeet videos.

coming in to meet cf
acknowledging the fans
feeling sheepish about revealing his real name
...and some more close ups from the interview....
More than ten minutes of Skeet, he was looking good but tired from all the moving he's been doing he said. He's revealed more things about himself here than in any interview we've seen. Let's hope that the video will be available soon.


Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Skeet on Late Late show...(Tuesday night 6/15/05)

It was nearly midnight Tuesday when I saw that Skeet was going to be on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. I was lucky enough to catch it. All I can say is WOW!! He looked great! Happy, healthy, smiling that beautiful, radiant smile that we all know and love. I realize a lot of people did not like his 'look' during recent appearances for viewings of ITW. I sure hope you were able to see this (two segment) interview. He was so relaxed, comfortable and articulate! Talked about his personal life now and growing up. His portrayal of Jethro Wheeler is earning Skeet glowing reviews. Let's hope that this will lead to wonderful projects for our favorite actor!


Sunday, June 12, 2005

Happy 3-Mo Anniversay for TMOOD and Skeet

An important milestone for all of us today - it was March 12 when Skeetrfan opened up the blog for our enjoyment and boy has it grown since then. It gets better each day. By the end of today, the site meter may top 12,000! Some of us are pretty much just into TMOOD and some are fans of Miracles and many of us are omni-Skeet and love anything he says or does!

Lots of regulars who post, comment, and "tag" - if you've been a silent visitor this might be a great time to say hi and tell us all what draws you to the site.

So, let's raise our glasses and toast the site - Happy Anniversary!


Saturday, June 11, 2005

Wheel to the Stars - ITW1

After so much waiting, episode one finally aired. What do you think?

Skeet Ulrich doesn't get much screen time here but I bet the next one we will get to see him more. So far from what I've read, it seems like he's going to get afflicted with cholera, survive a wagon train attack, fall into a freezing river and get greedy with the promise of the gold rush. Pretty exciting - isn't it? He does deserve credit for this short role. I am delighted that he's getting roles that do not stereotype him but rather ones that focus more on his acting talent.

Some screen caps from this episode...it may be the final ones we'll see of him without any facial hair.

This is the best scene for me. Skeet on horseback is just so thrilling, he does know how to ride all right!

And I've seen the grandfather before, have you?

Check the toolbar above as well for any news, articles and links relating to ITW as well as enhancements to the site. A photo album for ITW pictures is up, will plan to add more albums to the collection in the future.

The ITW site's cast roster also has some video clips from upcoming episodes.