TV shows and movies were an important part of my childhood. My parents ALWAYS let me stay up for the Read the rest of this entry
I have to admit that I had very low expectations for yesterday. In fact, it was just another day. In the spirit of that special day put aside for couples that Hallmark created to boost card, candy, and flower sales, I wore black and white.
My dad had surprised me with a delightful treat from See’s, Black Forest Truffles, limited edition. So, I thought my day was done.
However, right after lunch, I received a frantic email form a colleague, Strawberry Smoothie, asking if I had received a Federal Express package that he had sent me. I hadn’t and didn’t think much about it, but he was quite annoyed.
A few moments later, I looked at my neighbor’s desk and his shipment was there. I took it from her, pausing for a moment, wondering where I should open it. For some reason, my keen sense of direction brought me to my desk.
I ripped open the envelope and felt a whoosh of air with substance as I screamed. Little stars and balloons made of glitter confetti sprayed out of the envelope and floated into the air! The colorful confetti was all over my white sweater and black pants and it was awesome! Read the rest of this entry
I found out Whitney Houston died because a Facebook friend announced it in his status. I found out that Michael Jackson died the same way and had the same reaction. “What?!” With Whitney, I saw a sentiment on Facebook and Twitter – all saying the same thing – WHAT A WASTE.
I was very sad that she died yesterday. She was only 48 and had so much talent that was ruined due to the abuse she put on her body. I was mostly disappointed that she lost her voice, which contributed to her losing her life.
I can easily remember listening to her when she first broke out in the business, back in the 80s. She exuded innocence and had this amazing voice, full of soul and beautiful high notes. I wasn’t a big fan of the dance songs but the lyrics of her slow songs were so wonderful and she told each story so well when she sang them.
It’s unfortunate when people lose their way. It’s a gift when people bounce back into balance. However with celebrities, these days, it seems so rare that it actually happens. Look at Demi Moore, what is happening with her now?! Will Dr. Deepak Chopra be able to help her?
The pressure of fame and losing the gifts one once had must be excruciating. After she hit her prime, she went down a tainted path. Despite that, she was an amazing singer and that is how I will remember Whitney Houston and thank her for sharing her voice that was taken way too soon.
Today is Super Bowl Sunday, which means absolutely nothing to me. So I am focusing energy on one of my other projects. I have two projects going on that require a blog, Twitter, and Facebook activity which seems to be my “thing” lately, so it has been fun.
My grade school is turning 75 in a few years and that has been keeping me busy with the daunting task of finding 75 years worth of students! However, now my energy is on my camp reunion that happens in June. Yikes!! Pressure! Read the rest of this entry
Dear Voracious Readers:
Sometimes I wish I could just throw the letters from a Scrabble game on the table and see what words develop to inspire my next post. I got hooked on Scrabble on New Year’s Eve. I have always liked puzzles, so this wasn’t too surprising. I’m not going to lie, it’s much more entertaining with alcohol in one’s system, but I digress.
I am fortunate enough to live a few blocks away from the movies. For the most part, the viewing experience is a wonderful escape. However, I can think of two times that standout as somewhat uncomfortable.
The first one when I saw “War Horse” with my mom. It was a full house. I had volunteered to move over a couple of seats so that a woman and her mom could sit together. I got the seat with the gum. But, mom assured me it was there from an earlier movie we saw so it shouldn’t be sticky. So much for doing a good deed!
Although, it was kind of funny because someone ended up spilling popcorn on her and if I hadn’t moved, that would have been me or my mom…but I digress, once again.
The previews start and to my left, I hear the daughter, probably in her 30s, uttering the most annoying sweet sigh as if one was watching “Bambi” for the first time. My mom and I exchanged amusing glances after the first sigh.
Meanwhile, on the other side of us in the back of the theatre, I could hear a symphony of disgusting noises. Snorting, coughing and other unpleasantries. We really thought this guy was going to be somewhat repulsive. Sometimes when we heard a noise, my mom and I grabbed each other’s arm in comfort as if we were watching a horror show. Read the rest of this entry
Time has moved on since my last post. I wish I could say that I have been absorbed in fun and frolic but things have been piling up including various servings of unwanted mind screw mush, causing a back log in my creative output.
I wrote that back on July 5 and have no clue what I what was writing about.
I love looking back at my drafts! I guess it is better to write it down and wonder what one was thinking versus completely losing the memory when one doesn’t write it down.
Talk about burying the lead! How could I have not talked about this? Robin from Help for the Heart kindly nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award on January 2! That is a pretty nice way to start the new year, no?!