Sunday, February 28, 2010

No matter what



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!



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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Andrew Koenig committed suicide



I don't know if you've been following the story about Andrew Koenig but I saw the other night that his body had been found in Canada. He apparently took his own life. The childhood actor from Growing Pains (he played Boner) was the son of original Star Trek actor Walter Koenig who played Chekov. Family and friends said that he had been depressed lately. He was 41.


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Friday, February 26, 2010

I dnt lv u nemore/status: single



I was reading a story this morning that just blew me away. Really. It did. It said that 34% of people ended their relationships through an email. An email. How cold is that I ask you? Pretty darn cold I think. But wait. It gets worse.

13% changed their Facebook status to single in order to let their now-ex-partners know that they had just become exes and 6% made the announcement on Twitter. Yes, Twitter. The place where just about anyone can read what you write without you even knowing that they are reading it. 

The story went on to say that only 2% of people broke up via text. Whew. Isn't that a relief. <-- Sarcasm. BY TEXT?? Come on people, where is your sense of respect? To me that is completely disrespectful! Have some courage and honesty for Pete's sake! And how about a little compassion while we're at it please.

Only 38% of people surveyed had enough courtesy to break up the old fashioned way: face to face. Well I say KUDOS to those 38%. If you're going to break someones heart at least be nice about it.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vote for Gizzy!




Meet Gizzy. Isn't he adorable?! He belongs to my friend Doris over @ Crocheting in Georgia. Doris says "I just entered my boy in The Humane Society's Spay Day 2010 Online Pet Photo Contest. I just learned about it and thought I would ask you, my dear friends, to help vote for my boy." Find out all the details by clicking here to visit Doris and reading all about this great program.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A few Walt Disney facts



 Photo source: Wikipedia
Last night I was watching Peter Pan (yes, I'm a kid) and after the show there was a section about the making of Peter Pan and some other Disney facts. I really thought they were interesting and decided that was what I was going to share with you today.
  • Walt Disney was the original voice of Mickey Mouse
  • The first Mickey Mouse cartoon was silent
  • Pinocchio originally lost $2.289 million dollars
  • Fantasia is set completely to music and contains no dialogue
  • The off screen villain "man" from Bambi has been placed #20 on AFI's List of Heroes and Villains 
  • Dumbo is one of Disney's shortest films at only 64 minutes
  • Kathryn Beaumont is both the voice of Alice in Alice In Wonderland and the voice of Wendy Darling in Peter Pan
  • Hans Conried is the voice of Mr. Darling and Captain Hook in Peter Pan
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of trivia. It's made me want to go watch another Disney movie :) Have a great night everyone!



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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Marmaduke would be jealous



You know who Marmaduke is right? The cartoon dog. Well, if you don't, he is a Great Dane. And very large. They can draw them as big as they want to ya know. A real dog would never be that big. No way. Well, maybe..

If he was a giant.

Or if he was named Giant. Giant George to be specific.

Photo source: AP Associated Press
Four year old Giant George is now listed as the Guinness Book of World Records tallest dog. He measures in at 3 feet, 7 inches tall from paw to shoulder and weighs 250 pounds. All I can think is WOW. That's a lot of dog.


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

In the zone



I have issues. Writing issues. I want everyone to read everything I write....but not while I'm writing it. I get weirded out. I can't keep writing. I lose my train of thought and just want to quit. There's something wrong with me. 

The other day I was writing my blogs and we had company. I was in the other room from our company and in my own little world, writing like crazy. Then they* decided to come see what I was doing. They asked me what I was doing. I replied, writing. Then they leaned over in front of me and started reading what I was writing. I panicked.

I don't know if it's a thing about my personal space. I do have issues with that. I think it's more of a thing with my personal thoughts and getting them here. 

Now I know that once they are here they are no longer personal. They are for everyone to read. That's fine with me. Like I said, I WANT everyone to read them. What I have a problem with is people reading them before I hit 'publish post'. 

Is that normal? Does anyone else feel that way? I mean I totally felt like I was suffocating. It was an all out panic attack. 

BECAUSE MY WORDS WERE BEING READ BEFORE I PUBLISHED THEM.

I don't think that's normal. Please tell me it's normal. Please tell me you feel the same way at least every now and then. I just want to know.



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*I don't want to say who it was because I can't bear to hurt anyones feelings. I don't know if that's normal either.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Surviving no cable



Late last night I suddenly thought "OMG it's Friday!". Ugh. I need a reminder. 

Don't understand why I need a reminder? Because it being Friday meant that I could watch the Survivor online that came on Thursday on TV. I'm not liking having no TV. 

No biggie though. I did remember. I did watch it. And I wasn't disappointed. Here are my highlights:

  • Boston Rob became so sick from being a nice guy that he actually passed out in the woods. Medical came in and revived him. He cried and looked really bad but later he said he just had a "small case of babyitis" and laughed over it. I laughed too. That was a great line.

  •  JT tried like crazy to help the Heroes tribe win the challenge that he played on his previous season of Survivor but no one would listen to him. He said later at Tribal Council that maybe he should have acted like a villain and screamed at everyone. Maybe he should have.

  • James did yell at everyone. And cussed everyone. And then acted like a big ole bully. I kind of liked it...
  • My favorite villain Russell really impressed me during the challenge with his strength. He's still my top pick of favorite player.
  • The villains got to take a tarp and some nails back to camp and didn't have to go to Tribal Council because of their win. Maybe now they'll get out of the rain.
And finally...

 
  • My LEAST favorite player, Stephanie, got sent packing. Awesome! Next on my hit list? Tom. I liked him on his season but this season he's acting like he's better than everyone else. At least he is to me. Plus he's already won his million dollars. He should be ok.
Are you a Survivor fan? Who are your favorite players on Heroes Vs. Villains? Let me know! Oh, and if you missed the last show, sorry for ruining it for you. You can watch it here. Have a great Saturday everyone! See you tomorrow.



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Friday, February 19, 2010

I almost forgot!



What do you think of the pages feature? Do you like it? Did you notice it on my sidebar without me telling you about it? Let me know!

Oh yes, and if you want to find out a little more about Pages click here...

Now I'm going to post this on all my blogs so I can get everyone's opinion :D



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Sheriff's department...can I help you?



Yesterday morning somebody kept trying to send me a fax. On my home phone. After about 10 tries they called me. When I answered the phone they said they must have the wrong number. Then my phone rang again. This is how this conversation went:

Me: Hello?

Man: Yes, is this 770-###-####

Me: Um, yes

Man: Is this a new phone number for you?

Me, a little suspicious: Uh, yeah

Man: Well this is Bob So-and-so with the Barrow County Sheriff's Department and I think you've been getting our calls.

Me, continuing with my unintelligence because I was caught off-guard: Uh, maybe, who is this?

Man: Bob with Barrow County Sheriff's Department.

Me: Um, ok, yeah, I've been getting what sounds like fax calls this morning.

Man: Yes, Windstream gave you a government number that wasn't supposed to be released and our calls are being routed to your phone.

Me: Oh wow.
(I know he was thinking who the hell is this goober?)

Man: So I'm contacting Windstream and having this taken care of immediately.

Me: Um, thanks.

Man: Hopefully they won't give you a Walmart number this time...

Me, laughing like a maniac but feeling not-so-off-guard now: Yeah, that would be good! Thanks for your help.

Man: You're Welcome. Have a great day.

Me: Thanks. You too. Bye.

Man: Bye bye now.

I hang up and the phone immediately begins to ring again.

Me: Hello?

Lady: Hi, this is Sherry with the Juvenile Court and my records show....Oh wait, your the 770-###-#### lady aren't you?

Me: Yep

Lady: Sorry. Have a good day.

Click.

Ring.

Me: *sighs*


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Are you giving anything up?



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?

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm ranting today but I end well



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 ♥

Now for promoting myself. I have a Fan Page on Facebook for my cookbook. I'd love it if you became my fan! Click here to go to my FB Fan Page.

See? I told you I'd end well! Have a great day everyone and I'll see you tomorrow.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Amazing



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!

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

A funny & A way to help



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 ♥

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Now THAT'S snow!



Many of you know that I've been wishing for snow since before Christmas. Well, I finally got my wish! It seems like EVERYONE got my wish as a matter of fact. I was reading the news this morning and came across a story that says there was at least SOME snow in all 50 states (if you count the snow on the mountaintops in Hawaii). Isn't that crazy?

It started snowing here early yesterday morning.

Huge flakes fell from the sky.

The picnic table began to be covered.

Then the road and trees.

By early afternoon it was really getting thick.

The poor clothesline isn't holding up well.

It continued through the night.

Then this morning it finally quit.

Everything is white and beautiful...except for the dog.

And now the picnic table is much deeper in snow.

It's showing 28 degrees on my thermometer so I think the snow will stay with us even though the sun is shining brightly. Maybe later it will warm up and melt but I hope it stays a little while. (Sorry to those of you that have had snow all this time and just want it to go away. This is our first real snow here in South Georgia and I'm enjoying it!)
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Friday, February 12, 2010

I sure did miss you!



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 mikebrakhage@yahoo.com or give him a call at 678-863-4971.

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