Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Here's a video causing quite a stir in Indianapolis today. Most people are offended. I think it's hysterical!

Deputy's 'hostage' video unfunny to some

Friday, January 26, 2007

Ivan in Camden, New Jersey

Camden, New Jersey - or Murder City as it's known - was featured tonight on 20/20. They profiled children growing up in poverty right here in the US. They followed several kids, but this little guy really broke my heart. So innocent and has no choice in where he lives -- or more like, doesn't live. Most of the time Ivan, his mother and little brother have no where to live and go all day without eating.

I want him to come live with me. If that can't happen, I'm at least going to help out by sending money to him through his church - which they also showed on the show.

Warning - the video is only part of what they showed about Ivan and it'll break your heart, but there is hope because we can all do something to help the poor children in our own country and community. I'm done thinking about it - and crying over TV shows. I'm going to help change someone's life and I'm going to start with Ivan Stevens in Camden, New Jersey.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Everyone knows I'm a girl of the 80's - and I love, love, love some big hair.

This is ridiculous (and disgusting)!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Uncle Jesse called, he wants his Michelle back!
Mary Kate, what were you thinking???
We did a bunch of cleaning around here and I found this old notebook that dates back before I met Rich. I was dating a guy who had a cute teenage daughter named Mimi. She was so sweet but had such a rough life with a mom who couldn't function without a man - even if that man (or men) beat her to a pulp. She lived in a tent one whole summer - she confessed to me one time. Her dad was an alcoholic (ah, the reason I dumped him) so he was no help.

Mimi had few good influences in her life and I sure tried to be one of them. I wrote this with her in mind after I broke it off with her dad.

Last I heard from Mimi, she was in nursing school, paid for by her Aunt and Uncle. I hope her life is happy now.

A Poem for Mimi

Walking through a world
of confusion and chaos
Along a path scattered
with broken promises and hearts
I found a rose about to bloom
It's fragile petals so soft
and easily damaged
It's beauty hiding a soul
needing tenderness and care.
I loved that rose and protected it
Cradling it with my hands and heart.
Then with all my love and work inside it
I released my hands.
Just as the rose began to bloom
and a tear fell from my eye
to nourish it.

What's with the continued half mast thing? I'm all for honoring our Presidents when they move on to the "other side" but enough is enough already.

Is there some "fly the flag half mast for a month" rule or what?

I'm over it.

Friday, January 12, 2007

More Vegas pics for Jenny
The Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel

The Eiffel Tower from the INSIDE of the hotel. They make it look like the feet of the tower are extending down into the structure of the the middle of the casino

A kiosk in Paris - that's Kellie's mom Patti and step dad Bill standing to the right of the sign.

Walking along a Parisian street

These are for Jenny....some of my
unpublished pictures from VEGAS baby!!

Here's a float as it enters the casino riding a track on the ceiling

A giant face float

The boat float

Another float with a bunch of dancers

Here's a picture outside the Paris hotel

More from the Paris Hotel
(you won't believe how realistic the sky is INSIDE this hotel)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Don't forget Grammy's birthday is January 11th!

Friday, January 05, 2007

The perfect boiled egg.

How many times have you boiled eggs only to end up struggling to get the shell off? Don't you hate the tiresome battle, picking off little pieces of shell.

Struggle no more! I have found the way to make a perfect boiled egg. It works like magic.

First, start with cold water. Put your eggs in cold water, bring the water to a boil. When it starts to boild, time it. Between 8-12 minutes will do it (shorter for softer yokes). Immediately remove the egg and place it in a bowl of ice water. Let them sit there a minute or two (not tooooo long).

The egg shrinks away from the shell and it's so easy to remove - most of the time the shell splits in half and you can slip each end off.

It's revolutionized eggs in my house....and there's nothing better than boiled eggs cut up with plenty of butter and salt!