Tuesday, February 28, 2006
I have some plans for the blog when I get back. I didn't want to do anything that might result in a flurry of site submissions before I left, since I won't be able to add sites while I'm away. But when I get back I want to do a grassroots advertising blitz, canvassing the area for local bloggers. We'll see how that works out!
Sunday, February 19, 2006
The Old Cat Lady and several others have pointed out the book Weird Pennsylvania, by the people who brought you Weird N.J. and Weird U.S. I actually bought this book shortly after it came out, and was disappointed to see that it had skipped over things like The Secret of Olyphant in favor of reprinting large sections of Weird U.S. about abandoned asylums in the Philadelphia area. The book has a brief Afterword that is a challenge to readers: if you know of any stories that should have been included in the book but weren't, contact the authors and they'll see about including them in the next edition.
So this is our chance! John Peruka, I'm lookin' at you! The Secret of Olyphant, that weirdest of places in weird Pennsylvania, can be made known nationally! Submit what you've got to The Old Cat Lady's Stories, and maybe we can see it in the next edition of the book!
And if anyone has a good story of the Suscon Screamer, or the B'Gunk, or any of the other spooky stuff that goes on here in NEPA, be sure to submit that too!
For my part, I think I should make a note to be sure to photograph a certain branch of a certain tree over a certain grave in a certain cemetery this Fall. The grave is that of a girl who drowned in the Nanticoke high school's pool shortly after it was opened, and the leaves on the branch are always crimson, even though the rest of the leaves on the tree are gold...
Monday, February 13, 2006
There are stories like this everywhere, and there are plenty of them here in NEPA. But what we don't have is a single coherent repository for all of the stories of ghosts and monsters, devil-worshippers and UFO's, local characters and local connections to the pyramids of Egypt. It's time somebody took care of that. I'm sure there's somebody out there who would be willing to write this stuff down. Why not write it up as a blog? Blogger.com offers the space for free, and it takes five minutes to get started. And I'll be sure to link you from NEPA Blogs!
So, what are you waiting for? Get started, and send me a link!
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Saturday, February 04, 2006
This purpose of this blog is to put together a virtual list/collection of memorable (if fleeting) references to the cities of Wilkes-Barre, PA or Scranton, PA in movies/TV/music/Broadway (in the script, setting, lyrics, etc).
I am obviously still working on my blog to get it back to what it was. I was attacked by comment spammers and after searching google apparently greymatter (the blogging software I was using) was extremely vulnerable to it. I have upgraded to Wordpress now. So comment spammers eat shit and die!!
The Lady Speaks
News, Chat, and Rant from the middle of Nowhere
Location:Little Bitty Town, Northeastern Pennsylvania, United States
Friday, February 03, 2006
Sure thing, Jim! Glad to have you onboard!
I'm originally from Wilkes-Barre, but deployed overseas with the US Military. Growing up in the NEPA area always drove me nuts, but now my visits back home can never come soon enough.
I run Fewl.net, a personal blog. Since I'm a NEPA native, and still vote there, can you add me?
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
If you're from NEPA, or used to live in NEPA, or would like to live in NEPA, drop us a line (or a comment) and we'll add you to the NEPA Blogs roster! Otherwise, we're just gonna have to come lookin' for you...