Thursday, August 8, 2013

August 9, 2013: Mary Poppins and The X-Files: I want to believe.

Helen Lyndon Goff was born on this day in 1899 in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. In 1934, Goff published the book that would become her first success, Mary Poppins. More famously know as P. L. Travers, she went on to write Poppins stories until 1988. In 1964 Walt Disney released the movie, Mary Poppins, which Travers did not like at all even though she was involved in the production. This fall Disney will release Saving Mr. Banks, a movie that tells the story of Walt acquiring the rights to produce to the movie. Look for Mary Poppins at EPCOT and The Magic Kingdom. We have seen her in both places and she is a delight.

Okay, I’m a geek fan boy. Gillian Anderson was born on this day in 1965. The female lead in The X-Files, I have to admit that she definitely made the show more attractive. Let’s go to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight CafĂ©, get an order of chili cheese fries and enjoy the alien atmosphere.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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