I came across this picture of Johnny Depp on People this morning...
All I have to say is this: no matter what you do to try to look crazy, you'll always be gorgeous to me ♥ LOL sorry, I'm in a weird mood today :D Have a great one everyone!
Today is Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent during which time many Christians give up some sort of vice or bad habit as an act of penance. The three traditional practices to be taken up with renewed vigor during Lent are prayer (justice towards God), fasting (justice towards self), and almsgiving (justice towards neighbor). Today, some people give up a vice of theirs, add something that will bring them closer to God, and often give the time or money spent doing that to charitable purposes or organizations.
I was thinking about these things this morning, and what I might possibly give up, when I came across a story that said that British church leaders are encouraging people to give up their iPods for Lent. They believe this will help save the planet.
They said to give up technology such as cell phone and iPods and also suggested eating by candlelight, cutting meats and vegetables thinner so that they will cook faster and flushing the toilet less often. I actually think I could do all of those except for the toilet thing. I just can't use the toilet and not flush it. Maybe I could put some antibacterial wet wipes in the bathroom and use those instead of washing my hands....that might help save the planet. I don't know though. I just HAVE to flush and wash my hands. It's a good idea even if I can't bring myself to do it.
So how about you? Are you giving anything up for Lent?
Excuse me while I rant a moment please.
Dear William Dunigan,
Please go away. I do not wish to promote your books. You say Jesus leads you. I don't think He wants you to spam people's blogs. If you want to promote yourself, do it on your own blog. This is my blog and I get to choose what is or is not promoted. I choose to NOT promote you or your books. As a matter of fact, I refuse to even link to your blog during this rant. You start your spiel with "ARE YOU A HIGHLY EDUCATED PERSON?" and then continue on with why Jesus wants me to buy your books. Well, I'm sorry but I just don't believe Jesus is too worried about whether or not I buy your books. Stop leaving your comments here. They will be deleted. Thank you.
Aaaah, ok, I feel better now :)
Now on to the "ending well" part of my post. Like I told Mr. Dunigan above, this is my blog and I get to decide what and who I'd like to promote. And what I'd like to promote today is ME and TWO DEAR BLOGLAND FRIENDS :D
I was very blessed to receive two awards yesterday! My friend William from Williams Poetry Blog and my friend Susan from A Southern Daydreamer both gave me awards! You can click here to see my awards and read all about them. You can also click on the names of their blogs to visit them. I think you'll really like both of them. They are awesome people ♥
See? I told you I'd end well! Have a great day everyone and I'll see you tomorrow.
I just got done watching yesterday's premier of The Amazing Race. Not having cable at this time I had to wait until today to watch it online. That's ok though. It certainly lived up to it's name for me! Amazing!
One of the reasons I love this show so much is all the places I get to see. I figure I'll never get to Argentina or China or ANY place outside of the United States but I feel like I get to visit them anyway. The views that Amazing Race provide me allow me to do that.
The preview was very exciting and filled with lots of action including a walk across a 120-foot cable the length of a football field suspended over a valley in Valparaiso, Chile. One couple, high school sweethearts Dana & Adrian, couldn't complete the challenge and were eliminated from the race.
There were also plenty of dumb moves which is another enjoyment I get out of the show. I figure if people do things that dumb on TV then I'm ok with the dumb things I do that no one ever sees. My top pick of dumb moves from this episode was when the father & daughter team, Steve & Allie, painted the inside of someone's home that wasn't part of the race.
But my favorite part was watching MY team, Jeff & Jordan from last season's Big Brother, win the first leg of the race! Woohoo guys! Keep up the great work! I can't wait to see what you do next Sunday!
Now, on a totally unrelated note but still amazing...
I received a prize from one of my Blogland friends, William. I think he is so sweet! Thank you so much William! Be sure to visit my Blog Love blog tomorrow where I will post my award and my thank you :) I would have posted it today but I have already written my post there and didn't see that I won an award until I got here (sorry honey). William writes beautiful poetry and short stories. If you'd like to visit him, click here.
That's it for today guys....I'll see you tomorrow!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone ♥
Reading the news last night while I couldn't sleep, I came across two things that I wanted to share with you today on this day of love. The first one is funny. The second is awesome.
The first story made me laugh so hard I thought I was going to fall out of my chair. It seems that British men don't want to be left out of the "Wonderbra" phenomenon that took over the U.S. several years ago. No, they aren't wearing bras but they are wearing "anatomy-boosting underwear". For real. Would I lie to you?
According to the story "The pants work by using a lift and hold feature at the front, like a male version of the cleavage-boosting Wonderbra. "The briefs mean that no man ever needs to feel inadequate again on the most passionate day of the social calendar," said Rob Faucherand, head of men's accessories buying at Debenhams (a British department store that has seen a 76% increase in sales of the underwear in the past week). "However we can't be held responsible for what happens once the pants come off," he added."
Personally I don't notice a mans "package" until after the pants are off...haha! I wish them luck though. Hopefully it won't cause their romantic evening to end short. :)
Ok, sorry, I couldn't help myself. On a serious note though, the second story I read totally made me feel good in an it's-an-awesome-way-to-help way instead of a falling-out-of-my-chair-laughing way.
Stars have united to remake Michael Jackson's We Are The World song/video 25 years after the original to aid Haiti in their time of need. The video is so cool to me. I love how they incorporated rap and Haitian music into it (I'm a big fan of just about ALL genres of music). You can download the tune and donate for Haiti relief. Here's the video. Enjoy it and donate if you can. They need our help.
Much love to all my Blogland friends. Happy Valentine's Day ♥
I'm back!!!! I don't know if you're as excited as I am (I'm pretty darn excited!!) but I'm here again...yay!
I'm here again because my brother-in-law turned the internet back on for me :) He had his reasons (and I'll tell you about them in just a second) but it's super nice for me at the same time! I missed y'all TONS!
His reason? He started a new business and decided he needed 1. a website, 2. someone who knows about the internet (me!) and 3. someone who could take care of the email stuff (me again!). So thanks to Mike I'm back!
I only think it's fair that I tell you about his business since he was nice enough to hook me up :D
Yes, I know that's a dog with poop behind him LOL That's his business. Cleaning up dog waste. I think it's actually something that's needed.
Did you know that dog waste is toxic? According to Wikipedia, "Toxocara canis eggs in dog feces can cause toxocariasis. In the United States, about 10,000 cases of Toxocara infection are reported in humans each year and almost 14% of the US population is infected. In Great Britain, 24% of soil samples taken from public parks contained Toxocara canis eggs. Untreated toxocariasis can cause retinal damage and decreased vision. Dog feces can also contain hookworms that cause cutaneous larva migrans in humans."
So, you see, it is a necessary business. If you'd like to check out his website, click here.
If you live in Georgia, specifically in the Atlanta/Athens area, and are interested in using this service, you can email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at 678-863-4971.