Thursday, August 31, 2006

My Aura

Your Aura is Blue

Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life.
You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships.

The purpose of your life: showing love to other people

Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah

Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

I am ready for a long weekend/holiday. What about you?
Hang in there, only one more day.
I don't know about any of you, but tomorrow, my office is having lunch brought in for the whole group and then we get to leave at 2:00pm! Woohoo!
Have a great Thursday and for any of you starting your holiday early...
...have fun and be safe!

Love you all

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

What little boys are made of...

Oh, but boys are so cute! Is this true, is this what you guys are made of?

Tell me boys, which of these have you done. Oh before you answer, we all know you have done the last picture! ;)

Girls, know anyone to fit these pictures?

Just gotta love 'em! I do!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Unique art

These pictures are amazing! The statues are built completely from cans.

Splish splash!

M&M's ~ looks like they are melting on the floor, not in the can! ;)

Lobster ~ ummm, one of my favorites!

Look how good they did with this King Cobra!

Oh, and of course, another King... King Kong!

What a beautiful flower!

A beautiful butterfly!

Hmmmm....looks like a space ship to me!

And, the rocket for Rocket man...blast off!

What an interesting form of art, these people are very talented. My question is what made someone decide to create in this fashion to begin with!

Hope you enjoyed viewing the art gallery!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Monday, you know, random stuff

Remember last weekend?
Well, I have to say this weekend was much better. I made some brownies for Jason and gave him a thank you card for helping me with my flat tire.

(These are not a picture of the brownies I made, mine were thicker and really moist).
I went to the office of my apartments on Friday morning to drop them off for him. He wasn't there at the time. It really was the least I could do.
Friday night, I saw the movie Invincible. I thought it was good. It was one of those feel good sports, hero type movies. I really enjoyed it though.

Saturday, I went canoeing at Oak Mountain.

(That really is a picture of one of the lakes at Oak Mountain).
It was great. We were on the lake for nearly three hours then it started raining. It was not raining hard, it was one of those light airy rains with the sun still shining. It felt good and refreshing. Once it started raining, we paddled back to the bank to go home. I had already removed my top shirt to cool off. At some point during the canoe trip, I became drenched causing my tank t-shirt to become soaked. The rain increased the wetness of my shirt! ;)

(This is not a picture of me or my shirt, but it was a shirt like this one) .
It was great fun!

When I got home, there was a letter stuck in my door.
It was a thank you note from Jason. He was thanking me for the brownies. Now, am I suppose to thank him for the thank you note he gave me for my thank you note? could go on forever! Anyway, that was really nice of him. He said to make sure to contact any one of them on the staff if I needed anything else. Hmmmm....I wonder if I can get one of them to put up my ceiling fan! :)

Sunday, was an easy day around the house. I watched a couple of movies, did some laundry and relaxed....ahhhh!

I hope your Monday is off to a good start, have a great week!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Another ending

Another gorgeous ending of the day!
I hope you have a great ending to the week and that you see something this gorgeous over the weekend!

Let me know what kind of flirt you are! This is me....

You Are a Natural Flirt

Believe it or not, you're a really effective flirt.
And you're so good, you hardly notice that you're flirting.
Your attitude and confidence make you a natural flirt.
And the fact that you don't know it is just that more attractive!

Leave me hugs and kisses

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Things to ponder

If you mixed vodka with orange juice and milk of magnesia, would you get a Phillip's Screwdriver?

Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

Why do women wear evening gowns to nightclubs? Shouldn't they be wearing night gowns?

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

When someone asks you, "A penny for your thoughts," and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?

Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It's just stale bread to begin with.

When cheese gets it's picture taken, what does it say?

Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?

Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

If horrific means to make horrible, does terrific mean to make terrible?

Why isn't 11 pronounced one-ty one?

"I am " is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do " is the longest sentence?

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?

If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?

If people from Poland are called "Poles," why aren't people from Holland called "Holes?"

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

Why do they call it the Department of Interior when they are in charge of everything outdoors?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as "4's"?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

Should you trust a stockbroker who's married to a travel agent?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Is boneless chicken considered to be an invertebrate?

Do married people live longer than single people do or does it just SEEM longer?

If all those psychics know the winning lottery numbers, why are they all still working?

Tell a man that there are 400 billion stars and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to touch it.

How come Superman could stop bullets with his chest, but always ducked when someone threw a gun at him?

Why is lemon juice mostly artificial ingredients but dishwashing liquid contains real lemons?

Why buy a product that it takes 2000 flushes to get rid of?

Why are they called apartments, when they're all stuck together?

Isn't the best way to save face to keep the lower part shut?

Sooner or later, doesn't EVERYONE stop smoking?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

My Life

How You Life Your Life

You have a good sense of self control and hate to show weakness.
You tend to avoid confrontation and stay away from sticky situations.
You tend to have one best friend you hang with, as opposed to many aquaintences.
You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren't attainable.
So tell me, how DO you live your life?
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Your names

I have met a lot of friends here at the Castle...

In this first list, you are my friends that I know your real name.
Some of you in this list post under your real name and some of you post under a different name.
To those of you that I know your real name:

Alie (moved from the 2nd list)
Amera (moved from the 2nd list)
Angel (moved from the 2nd list)
Becky (also first known as Rebecca)
Becky (the first Becky I knew here)
Erica (added from the 3rd group)
Mia (newly added)

This second list, you are my friends that post by a name that sounds real, but I am not sure if they are your real names:

Alie (moved to the top list)
Amera (moved to the top list)
Angel (moved to the top list)

...and last, but not least to all of my friends that post by a completely fiction name and I still do not know your real names...

I just want to say thank you to all of you for coming over.
Each of you are very special and I love you all.
I am pleased and proud to have all of you as friends.
No, I am not going anywhere.
You guys have given good advice, support and friendship. I have laughed and I have cried. I feel that we have shared things...good, bad, happy, sad, important, trivial, funny and silly.
I just wanted to take the time to tell each of you thank you.

If I have left any of you out, I am sorry. Please feel free to leave me your name in a comment!

~hugs and kisses to all of you
...please keep on coming over, you are always welcome.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Can we do this weekend over again?

I had an interesting weekend, how was yours?

Friday after work, I went over to my parents house, had a drink then went to dinner at the country club. I headed home around 8:30 pm. Around 8:45 I was driving into my apartment complex.
My parents told me to call when I got home (yes they still do that), so I went ahead and called (even though I was not actually IN my apartment) and told them I was there.
My dad said, in exact words "Oh good, so you made it home safe and sound, I love you".
....wellll....I wasn't ALL the way home yet!
I hung up the phone and continued driving...hang on, my washer is making a loud noise, the towels are lopsided and on spin cycle...brb....
...ok, I am back.

Take in mind, I am in the driveway in my parking lot (big complex, so it winds up the hill and around before you can reach my apartment) going...hmmm...maybe 20 miles an hour.
All of the sudden a Jeep comes flying around the corner and straight at me.
Of course I swerved (I am no good at playing chicken) and I hit the curb.
Oh great, I knew it wasn't good, the way it felt and the way it sounded...
The tire pretty much exploded out the sidewall. At this point, I was about 100 + yards away from my place.
I know, I know...but I did.... I drove it the rest of the way.
I knew there was no reason to try to get it fixed right then, I was going to be in for the night.

I did a few things around the house, then I ended up watching a movie on TBS, long distance with a good friend. We even had the same commercials! I found that to be interesting.
Thank you...I enjoyed that. (Oh and thank you for the text message on Saturday morning asking if I had gotten the tire taken care of).

Saturday, I went outside to see the damage in daylight. Oh, now I wish I had taken a picture.
Anyway, I have never changed a tire (are you surprised?), but I thought I would at least see if I had a spare and a jack, which I did, so I pulled them out of the trunk.
I even went back inside, got a screwdriver and popped the wheel cover off.
Hey, now that is a start.
Well, I don't think it would be that hard to change the tire, I am fairly sure I know the steps to take (seems logical), but I was scared to try.
Just thinking about the dumb accidents that people have when no one is around started freaking me out.
I couldn't find anyone to help.
So I text messaged my friend (he has a baby, so I wasn't sure if he would be awake yet) that lives kind of far away.
Then I called my girl friend and left a voice mail message, she was at work.
Then I decided to call the office at my apartments.
Jason answered the phone, lucky him!
I said, "Hey Jason, this doesn't have anything to do with my apartment, but I wondered if one of the guys would be able to come help me change my flat tire". He said, "Sure, I will be there in a minute".
Wow, what luck, how nice of him.
A few minutes later, here he comes in his golf cart. He started changing the tire.
My guy friend calls me, when I answered, the first thing he said "where are you?"
Oh, that was so sweet, I told him "thank you, but Jason was in the process of changing it...".
While I was on the phone with him, my girl friend called me and left a vm msg,
"Hey, yes I can change a tire, I will come as soon as I get off work. Do you have AAA? I have it, but I don't know if that will help, call me back".
So I did call her back and let her know the situation.

Ok, the donut is now on the car...oh great, it is flat.
By this time my neighbor came out and was giving his advice and he checked the pressure in the donut. 12! I asked,"What does that mean?" He said, "you need air, it should be 50".
Jason then said, "well, if you drive it very slow to the corner gas station, I will follow you, and put air in it for you".
Wow, that was really nice.
So I did...not good!
Even though I went very very slow, the tire's air stem broke off into the tire and there was no way to put air in it.
So now, I am stuck at the gas station.
Jason even offered at that point to drive me to a shop with the rim, get a new tire and drive back and put it on for me.
I just couldn't see tying him up anymore, I am sure this was way more than he bargained for already.
He was sweating and changing my tire in his nice clothes. He kept apologizing to me for what had happened and that it was taking so long. I went inside and bought him a large water, which he was very appreciative. (That was the least I could do).
I know at this point, I have no choice but to get it towed.
I was able to get a hold of my parents, my mom was on her way.
It was soooo hot outside, I nearly passed out waiting inside for my mom to get there. I had leaned over on some boxes and a guy came over asking me if I was all right.

After mom got there, we went to the shop... she got four tires, alignment, balance, and lifetime tire replacement and balancing package, then had them tow the car.
Then she would not even let me pay for it.
She took me home and said she will pick me up when the car is ready and take me to go get it.

When I got home, tired and hot, I changed clothes, and laid on the couch. another call...."where are you?"
(Thank you, I knew you wouldn't let me down, you know I would always be there for you too, no matter what.)
I told him that I was at home now, and explained my day.

I am fortunate to have such great friends.

About an hour later, mom came and got me, we went and picked up my car
...oh how pretty, all new tires!
I then went to the movie Step Up. It was Fame or Center Stage.

Today, nothing as a roast. Anyone want to come by for some french dip?
I am also doing laundry...speaking of that....gotta run!
Love you,
Have a great week.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Night sky

I am amazed at the beauty of the sky.

My phone camera has come in handy.
I should start carrying my good camera with me, as it seems there is always something begging to be snapped. I wish all of you could have been here to see how truly beautiful it was.

What is the saying about a pink sky at night?

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and hope you see something this beautiful.

Love you all

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Fun at the DMV

I went to the DMV yesterday to renew my car tag.

When I got there, I was glad to see the line was not very long.
Only six people in front of me, oh good, I won't have to wait long.
I was in line for an hour. AN HOUR!
I could understand an hour if there had been a long line, but it was only SIX people in front of me.

There was one person working, everyone else was on break.
I was busy observing everyone~from the employees to the people standing in line.
The employees brought new meaning to the word "slow-motion".
Now we can all think of times that slow-motion is a good thing.
I can think of one in particular at this point! ;)
But, not in a customer service oriented job. It almost seemed as if they were mechanical in their movements and speech ..."Next in line, can I help you".

It would be a feat if you could make one of them smile. Although, the man that was being helped by the one employee that was not on break was certainly attaining that goal. He was telling his life story and laughing and complimenting the worker.
I was thinking to myself that this guy must be bored to carry on in such a leisurely way.
I could think of a million ways I would rather be spending my time.

The guy in front of me kept looking at his watch. I wanted to tell him that the time doesn't change so much every 30 seconds.
Thank goodness he was there to let me know the play by play of what each employee was doing.

Then there was the nice guy behind the lady that was behind me. Every so often, I would notice that he was looking at me.
I know what he was looking at....

I would smile and say something like "looks like we got here at the right time, look at the line behind us", he would then glance up to my face, smile~look behind us and respond "yeah, really".

After 15 minutes or so, a couple of other employees came back from break.
I know this because the guy in front of me announced it!

Two people got their chance at the counter/window. This left only 4 people in front of me.

Now, nice guy ~ (that looks at my b...) says, "what is that guy trying to do, pick her up or something?" because the man I told you about earlier, was still at the counter/window, continually talking.
This was annoying the guy in front of me, as he says "don't they realize there is a long line of people?"
I actually thought that was a brilliant statement....Wow, maybe our long line of people was invisible!

....waiting waiting waiting....Ok, it's me up next and I hear "Next in line, can I help you".
I walked up, said in a pleasant voice, "good morning, how are you today"?
She almost smiled and said she was fine. Well, I would settle for that because she was pleasant after that.
I already had my check made out, so it only took about 2 minutes.

When I left, I walked out past nice guy.
He smiled, I wished him luck in which he replied thanks with a chuckle.
Oh yeah, the man was still at the counter/window when I left.

Wow, an hour of waiting for a 2 minute transaction. I have to admit I did enjoy the performance by all of the people there and it was something different than my normal routine.
So, that is done and I don't have to go back for another few weeks ~ when I get my replacement title back from the state.

Have a good day everyone!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A real cotton tail!

This is the view when walking out of the front doors of my office building. Yesterday, I saw something run across the walkway to the garden area on the right (well, left if you are entering the building) of the walkway.

So I rushed over to snap a couple of photos with my phone camera....

So, can you tell what it is?
It had the cutest little white cotton ball tail.
I was amazed at how much the little tail really did look like a cotton ball!

I have seen bunnies in the pet store and possibly at the zoo, but this is the first time I have ever seen one at my office building. The area is a very landscaped, wooded area.
It was a nice surprise.

Happy hump day!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Likes / Dislikes I

like: courteous driver that "gives the wave" when you let them over
dislike: a "no wave" driver

like: champagne
dislike: gin

like: gentlemen gestures-pulling out chair, holding door, etc.
dislike: the person that lets the elevator door close right in front of your face before you can get on

like: treadmill
dislike: elliptical

like: most music
dislike: twangy country

like: broccoli
dislike: beets

like: long hair
dislike: smelly feet

like: romantic comedies
dislike: horror films

like: splenda in my coffee
dislike: sweet-n-low in anything

like: swimming
dislike: sound of a wet foot squeaking across a kickboard

like: sex
dislike: no sex

like: chocolate
dislike: licorice

like: skim milk & low fat chocolate milk
dislike: any other milk

like: autumn
dislike: this 100*+ weather

like: a person that gives 100% and fails
dislike: a person that does not try or care and succeeds

like: wearing pants
dislike: dresses on a summer day...well my legs glisten with sweat

like: commando
dislike: wedgy

like: sex
dislike: no sex (oh, did I already mention that?)

like: light perfume
dislike: heavy sweet cologne

like: wearing pink
dislike: wearing light blue

So, do you have one you could share...something you like and something you dislike?

Have a good day!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Have you ever been under that "Funk" Cloud?

I am still under that "funk" cloud.My cable/internet is still down.
I promise I am not ignoring all of you.I won't go into detail of all the time I have spent trying to get someone to my place to get my service up again. Long story short - someone is suppose to come out this afternoon. They are going to credit my account for the amount of time my service has been down and they have also offered me a month of service free. So, I will take off from work this afternoon, go home, hope someone shows up...keep my fingers crossed that my service will be restored this afternoon.

I also won't go into any detail about some major disappointment I have had. People can really surprise you.

On Saturday night, I was on my way home (alone in my car) around midnight. I had stopped at a red light and my car died. I was stuck in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night. I put the hood of my car up, put my emergency flashers on and locked my doors.Fortunately, not too much later, a guy pulled up next to me, rolled his passenger window down and asked me if I was ok. I said yes, but think my battery died. He said he had cables and would give me a jump and for me to stay in the car. (That was nice of him, but honestly I had no intentions of getting out of the car.) He pulled in front of me and jumped my car to start. He walked over to my window, which I unrolled part way, and he said "Ok, I think you are set, my name is Mark". I thanked him, then he asked if I wanted him to follow me for a ways. I told him that it wasn't necessary and thanked him again.Other than being a little shaken up and a little scared about breaking down in the middle of the night, I made it home all right.

Besides cleaning my apartment, which is now sparkling clean, I also brushed my cat, Darbi. She was shedding so much, I decided to try something new.
Has anyone ever vacuumed a cat?
Well, it doesn't work very well.
Before any of you get excited... I used a small dirt devil with a hose attachment. It was very gentle, she just freaked because of the noise.
Oh well, I thought it might work better than it did.

Anyway, I have watched several movies, cleaned house, groomed my cats and watered my plants. So it was a productive weekend in that way.

I am still waiting for the sunshine to break through this "funk"cloud that is over me, because I know everything balances out in the end.

Hope you all have a great Monday!

Love you

Friday, August 11, 2006

Not in sync

Sometimes things are just not in sync.

Yesterday, I stopped at the store on my way home. I thought 'oh good, I will use my rebate that I got from one of my electronic purchases'. I had been sent a "visa card" with the amount of rebate in lieu of a check. It can be used anywhere Visa is accepted. There is only one problem....I am having trouble using it when there is a balance left on it. I have not had a purchase under the remaining balance, and it cannot be used with the intent to "pay the difference" least yet!

Then I got home, and my cable was out. Which means my internet is down. So, for all of you that I was not able to get back to last night, I am sorry. I am limited to my access at work, so I will catch up with all of you, I promise. So, no television and no internet....I cooked dinner, which was very good...fresh pasta (ravioli and fettucini). Then I cleaned house and watered my plants.

...AND, they struck again! Right as I was going to bed. Cramps in my feet. This time both feet simultaneously and in my ankles. This was excrutiating. I must be dehydrated again.

I had to leave a little early this morning so I could stop and pick up a birthday card for a girl at work. It is not her birthday until Sunday, but we are having a birthday lunch for her today. When I was leaving this morning, I noticed that the "trash service" had not picked up my trash. I was skipped! My neighbors all had their trash picked up! :(
So, I had to take it to the garbage collection center myself.

It is my mom's birthday today...Happy birthday Mom! Tonight, we are going to go to the best little pizza place around.

My friend Rob always tells me that things always balance out, so I am being patient. :)

Some of you might be able to relate to this little video! Hope you enjoy it.

Have a great weekend!
Love you all!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Where do we go from here?

Have you ever thought about the (relatively) new sounds that we hear that we take for granted.

*a random honk in the parking lot (sometimes several at a time) does not give cause for a second look as we know it is just someone locking their car.
*Home alarm system
...Remember the day when our parents could leave the front door unlocked...all night?
*Ringing, in the store, elevator, park, movies :(
....First it was the beeper, now it is cell phones.
We are almost immune to the sound of a phone ringing anywhere we go. Not only a ring, but some sort of tune or song, and not only for an answer ring, but for a calling ring...there are "ring back tones or songs" that play when you call someone. Instead of hearing the phone ring the person you are calling, it plays a song.

The evolution of technology....

CRTs > PCs > laptops > Palms

Wallphones > cordless phones > cellphones

Records > 8 tracks > cassettes > cds > mp3s

VCR > DVD players > portable DVD players > mp3 players

Think how the television has changed...
The Black and white TV
The Console Tube Color TV
Now you can find television anywhere - on planes, inside your car, on your cellphone.

And cellphones....
Now they are phones, calculators, music players, video players and televisions, cameras, and now I have heard they are breathalizers!
As far as cellphones, you can see people on them everywhere - the mall, school, car, park, airplane, work, gym, the movies :( , basically anywhere you go, there is a cellphone.

Times are changing...and it is amazing.

What other things can you think of that has transformed in the evolution of modern technology?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Getting hot in here!

Damn...he was sooooo hot!

There was a lot of wet... glistening...
hard... pumping... thrusting... grinding... pushing... trembling....

Things got so steamy you wouldn't believe!

He was making all of the right moves. I started sweating a bit. We were both moving in such great rhythm. He was pushing harder and harder. He was working so hard. We were in the groove. I had to pull my long hair up and off of my neck, as I could feel the little beads of sweat rolling down my neck and onto my back. It was intense. He was arousing my senses. He was hot and sweaty and sooooo strong
.....smelling next to me on the treadmill.


It was unusually hot in the gym yesterday, most likely from the intense heat outside.
I think everyone was sweating a bit more than usual while working out.
It was a great workout, and a lot of heat!

love you guys!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Monday's random stuff on Tuesday

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- As royal households go, Queen Elizabeth II's newest acquisition is unlikely to be confused with Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle.
Queen crowned owner of abandoned house under medieval law - under a 607-year-old law, ownership for abandoned dwellings in the area automatically reverts to the British monarch.
It took years of investigation to identify the building's last owner, a dissolved company.
The son of its former director refused to take responsibility for 9 Parkdale Ave., and the rot set in.
Ralph McCabe, who lives next door says he's caught 109 rats in the past six months.

Do you think she will fix up the place?

NEW YORK (Billboard) -- The Eagles hope to take flight with a new album -- sooner rather than later, according to guitarist Joe Walsh. Eagles prepping 1st new album since 1979.

Wow, a blast from the past!

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Diamonds are no longer a girl's best friend, according to a new U.S. study that found three of four women would prefer a new plasma TV to a diamond necklace.

Hmmmm, I choose diamonds.
Well...I do! ;)

**all stories can be read in full on ~ 8/7/06

Monday, August 07, 2006

9 Things that can be annoying....

1. People who point at their wrist while asking for the time.... I know where my watch is, where is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the toilet is?

2. People who are willing to get off their backsides to search the entire room for the T.V. remote because they refuse to walk to the T.V. and change the channel manually!

3. When people say "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Damn right! What good is cake if you can't eat it?

4. When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is. Why would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they?

5. When people say while watching a film "did you see that?" No, I paid $12 to come to the cinema and stare at the floor.

6. People who ask "Can I ask you a question?".... Didn't really give me a choice there, did ya sunshine?

7. When something is 'new and improved'! Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it, couldn't be new.

8. When people say "life is short". What the hell?? Life is the longest thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

9. When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks "Has the bus come yet?" If the bus came would I be standing here?

*~*~Add one of your own to make it 10!

Hope your Monday is off to a good start!

**Notice over there to the right...Edwin McCain is singing I'll Be. This is one of my very favorite songs. One that you might hear me harmonizing or singing on any given day.

Friday, August 04, 2006


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- To help parents with a serious topic, a minor league baseball team is using some humor to spread the message about keeping babies safe in vehicles.The Newark Bears on Friday will host "Britney Spears Baby Safety Night," naming the event for the pop singer whose recent miscues with her baby received wide attention.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) -- Heavy rain drenched large parts of South Africa's southern areas on Thursday, flooding roads and damaging houses in devastating storms, while deep snow forced mountain passes to close.Temperatures dropped to record lows for August as snow fell in industrial hub Johannesburg for the first time in eight years in what residents say is an unusually severe winter.

NEW YORK (AP) -- No one knows how to throw a party like MTV. So there must be quite a bash planned for Tuesday, celebrating 25 years on the air. Right?

::looking back::

~ BYE-BYE VJs: Original video jock J.J. Jackson's contract expired in 1985. Nina Blackwood followed him out the next year and so did Martha Quinn, breaking the hearts of countless teenage boys. Alan Hunter and Mark Goodman were next.
MTV refused to follow its aging first fans, courting teens instead.
It also realized that airing videos was a dead end and began aggressively developing other programming. Those were probably the most important financial decisions MTV ever made.

**Goodman, Hunter, Blackwood and Quinn, along with the late JJ Jackson, were the five original faces and voices of MTV when it debuted on August 1, 1981.

Man, I liked MTV better when it was videos and music (hence the name....Music Television). I think you would be hard pressed to see much music on MTV these days.

**Side note ~ Alan Hunter (one of the original VJs "Video Jockeys"~ the blonde guy in the front, in the picture above) went to my high school.
He was a bit older than me, but never-the-less, he walked the same school halls that I did.

**So did Kate Jackson ~ one of the original Charlie's Angels

**and Courteney Cox Arquette of FRIENDS

Ok, enough celebrity tidbits!

Have a great weekend everyone!

~all stories can be read in full on ~ 8/3/06

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Do you think this is me?

You Are Boston

Both modern and old school, you never forget your roots.
Well educated and a little snobby, you demand the best.
And quite frankly, you think you are the best.

Famous people from the Boston area: Conan O'Brien, Ben Affleck, New Kids on the Block

Your Musical Tastes Match: Nicole Kidman

See her whole playlist here (iTunes required)