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    Fall Premier Week is Upon Us

    I’ve anxiously been awaiting the new fall 2007 television schedule.  As I’m writing this to you almost a month before you’ll read it, the new fall line up begins this coming Monday the 24th of September.  ABC is introducing seven new shows and of course FOX is bringing back my favorite show, “House”.  I can’t wait to see what kind of troubles doctor Gregory House will find himself in this year.

    I’ve looked at CBS.com and NBC.com and I haven’t found many shows that interest me on those networks.  I’ve always been a fan of ABC and I’m delighted that they are bringing in new shows this year. 

    I have to say I’ve not been much of a feature film watcher over the past few years.  It seems to be an awfully long time to be away from my house and all the many conveniences that I have here.  Additionally, it is much simpler to rent the films after they have been released and watch them in the convenience of my own home.  Also this way bathroom issues and eating issues don’t come in to play.  I’ve actually been to a theater watching a movie were I’ve had to leave the theater to use the restroom.  In that situation it isn’t possible simply just to pause and catch up when I get back.  The last film I saw in a movie theater was the most recent James Bond film.  When I did have to use the restroom (Herman was with me) I missed a crucial part of the plot line, that between Herman and I we pretty much figured out what happened. 

    I remember when I was in Los Angeles and New York City pursuing my acting career it was a very big deal to be called out for a feature film audition.  Back then you didn’t get copies of the script rather you got what you called “sides” which were the individual scenes that you would be auditioning from.  They were basically part of the script, generally a key scene in the plot line.

    I sometimes compare my life as to where I was many years ago and where I am today and I can honestly tell you that I don’t miss the acting business whatsoever.  When my MS came back when I was out in Los Angeles I new it was time for me to completely change my life and eliminate as much stress as possible. 

    I love this stress free life I am living now here in Caroga Lake.  The things that give me the most stress now are little incidental MS stuff.  As I’m about to sign off to you know Kelly has shot me a look of great relief. She’s still not a big fan of typing for me.  I am eagerly awaiting my Dragon Dictate voice activation software system so the days that I’m dictating to either Kelly, Terry, or Herman will come to an end.  I hope you enjoy the new fall television lineup season!  

    Finally, I want to thank everyone who helped me get a new handicapped accessible van, especially Donna Mastro, proprietor of the Red Store in Caroga Lake who hosted the event.


    Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com