Saturday, May 14, 2011

LUNCH WITH THE GIRLS

Through the ages...

A group of 15-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Dairy Queen next to the Ocean View restaurant because they had only $6.00 among them and Jimmy Johnson, the cute boy in Social Studies, lived on that street.

Ten years later, the group of 25-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the beer was cheap, the restaurant offered free snacks, the band was good, there was no cover and there were lots of cute guys.

Ten years later, the group of 35-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the cosmos were good, it was right near the gym and, if they went late enough, there wouldn't be too many whiny little kids.

Ten years later, the group of 45-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the martinis were big and the waiters had tight pants and nice buns.

Ten years later, the group of 55-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the prices were reasonable, the wine list was good, the restaurant had windows that opened (in case of a hot flashes), and fish is good for cholesterol.

Ten years later, the group of 65-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the lighting was good and the restaurant had an early bird special.

Ten years later, the group of 75-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the food was not too spicy and the restaurant was handicapped-accessible.

Ten years later, the group of 85-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because they had never been there before.

THE EATERY - IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME

When baklava




BAKLAVA

Dawn Boyle

1lb phyllo dough
2 cups walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup sugar
cinnamon to taste
1 cut sweet butter, melted

In a bowl, combine the walnuts, cinnamon and sugar, set aside.
Preheat oven to 350'
Butter a 13 x 10 x 2 baking pan.
Place 10 sheets of phyllo in the pan, 1 at a time, buttering each sheet.
Spread half of nut mixture over pastry.
Continue with another 10 sheets of phyllo, buttering each sheet.
Spread remaining nut mixture over pastry.
Finish with the remaining sheets of phyllo.
Edges of phyllo can be tucked under with a knife.
Cut dough with a sharp knife into triangles.
Pour remaining butter over pastry.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, until golden brown.

Syrup
3 cups water
31/2 cups sugar
1 stick cinnamon
1 whole clove
1 slice lemon

Boil ingredients for 15 minutes. Pour syrup over cooked Baklava. 

WANNA LAUGH?!?!


Tony Walker

What's white & 14 inches long?
Absolutely nothing!

MAY 14 CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Miranda Cosgrove 1993
Mark Zuckerberg 1984
Dan Auerbach 1979
Martine McCutcheon 1976
Cate Blanchett 1969
Danny Wood 1969
Jose Da Silveira 1965
Tim Roth 1961
David Byrne 1952
Robert Zemeckis 1951
George Lucas 1944
Jack Bruce 1943
Bobby Darin 1936
Laszlo Kovacs 1933

Friday, May 13, 2011

I'LL REMEMBER JOE



Marion Pellicano Ambrose

Let me begin by saying I’ve been luckier twice than most women are even once in their lifetime. I was widowed at 27 but am now happily remarried to Russ, the most wonderful man I could ask for. He’s an amazing husband, an outstanding father and the love of my life. But loving Russ with all my heart doesn’t diminish my feelings for the first love of my life, Joe! Russ understands that and it makes me love and respect him even more!

It’s almost May and with that month comes a flood of memories for me. For the past 25 years, Police Memorial Day has been a time to mourn the loss of Joe all over again. Even after all this time, the pain is just as deep and the loss feels just as fresh as if it were yesterday. If you knew Joe, you would understand. Joe was killed while directing traffic at the scene of a fire. It was just before dawn when the haze makes it hard to see. The driver of the truck that hit him was on his way to work with his wife and baby in the car, and apparently looking at the fire as he drove past. He never saw my husband until it was too late. It was later learned that the fire was a result of arson.

Joe was a big guy: 6’2 and built like a linebacker. He was handsome, strong and smart but most of all he was kind and loving. Everyone loved to be around him because of his sense of humor. The man loved to laugh and could make everyone laugh with him. He loved to listen to people’s stories, which is one of the qualities that made him such a great police officer. Joe was the type of cop you saw on TV. He was friendly, polite, helpful and fearless. He loved to let kids sit in the police car and try the siren and he never missed an opportunity to wave and smile at people. I didn’t fully appreciate just how loved he was by so many people until after he was killed.

One letter I received was from a lady whose son had been hanging with a bad crowd. Joe came upon them doing some mischief. Apparently, he sensed the boy didn’t quite belong with the crowd so he took him home in the police car and talked to him all the way. Whatever he said, the mom reported that after that night he never saw those boys again and started to focus on his education. He wound up going to Divinity School and becoming a minister. She credited it all to Joe, even though only he and her son know what it was Joe said that night.

At Joe’s funeral, a man came up to me and took my hand. “Your husband was a wonderful, caring and fair man and I have great respect for him.” I thanked the man and asked if he worked with Joe. “Sort of” he replied, “He arrested me.” I stood with my mouth open while he went and said a prayer at the casket. He wasn’t the only one who showed up at the funeral who had met Joe under unusual circumstances. Some came and told me he caught them speeding but it was close to Christmas and he didn’t want them to have to come up with money for a ticket when they had toys to buy, so he let them go with a warning. Others talked about how he stayed with them, helping and talking to them at the scene of an accident (He was also an EMT and a Fireman). He always knew how to calm people and get them to trust him, and he never betrayed that trust.

During his short two years on the police force, Joe received several awards and accommodations. He rescued a lady from a burning trailer, caught a robber red handed, disarmed a criminal during a house search and so many other acts of bravery. He loved being a police officer and was proud to serve.

So on Police Memorial Day, I will go to the cemetery once again. I’ll see the Melbourne Police Department insignia on his tombstone, the model of his police car I had made and encased in glass, and the words “Died in the line of duty” printed on the stone. I’ll remember that horrific morning when his Lieutenant came to my door and the terrible, hazy days that followed. But most of all, I’ll remember the man who was the funniest, kindest, bravest, most honorable man I’ve ever known. I’ll remember Joe.

Editor's Note: Police Memorial Day is May 15th.  For events in your area read 

NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL WEEK for links and more information

Our heartfelt respect and prayers to all those often unsung HEROS who have died in the line of duty and to their families.  May God Bless them all always!

FISHNETS - THE HATERS

Dawn Boyle

There is something I would like to address. Some of you may have noticed that DRL has some "fans" that do not say the nicest things to me or about me. In fact a few people have approached me asking how I am taking the nasty comments. I must admit a few weeks ago I was blindsided by this. I didn't understand why someone would put such horrible things out there. It took me a few blows from our "annoymous" and "fake named" readers for me to come to terms with it. I am sharing what I have figured out not only with you all but with my daughters as well. Never too early to shed some light on the envitablilty of some people in this world and create a thicker skin.

You can't deal with people who hate you because if somebody hates you that's something they're dealing with. Not you. It's rather irrelevant that you're the target of their hate.

You're fighting an uphill battle that you'll never win. It's like thinking you have enough strength to lift something impossible.

You have to allow the hatred- and not absorb it on yourself.

You can tell yourself whatever you like to help you deal with it better.  The easiest solution is to just let it go and let them be the bad guy.  If somebody is hating you- the hatred always destroys the hater and never the hated. As long as you empower yourself to be strong enough not to let it destroy you. 


In other words..."STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES, BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HARM ME".  I am empowered not to let them!

Thanks for the concern and keep reading!!!

HEY NOW! MISS US??

Hello DRL Readers!


It appears BLOGGER is up and running again - FINALLY!


We were stuck on Wednesday for over 24 hours due to BLOGGER issues.  All posts seem to be restored and we hope comments are working too.


We will begin to new post again - IMMEDIATELY- fingers crossed it all stays good.


Thank you for staying tuned!  WE ARE BACK BABY!
Barbara & Dawn

Thursday, May 12, 2011

BOTOX FOR KIDS....WHAT IS NEXT???


Kerry Campbell from San Francisco should be in jail now!

Dawn Boyle

Shocking: Kerry marks Britney's face before injecting her with Botox
ABC Photo via  http://www.mailonline.com/
So now I have heard everything! This idiot is injecting her 8 year old daughter with Botox. The 34 year old mother, who is a part-time beautician refuses to give information on how she is obtaining the Botox which should only be injected by a licensed doctor or nurse with doctors supervision has been injecting her daughter's "wrinkles" before a pageant. Sounds like a reality show right?

Ms. Campbell says that in the pageant world injecting your child with Botox is not out of the norm. In addition to injecting her daughter with Botox she has been waxing her legs. Sounds like the perfect cocktail for this kid to have low self-esteem as a teen, all at the hands of her mother! Somebody needs to start monitoring the pageant world for things like this....

WHERE IS CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES??? THIS IS CHILD ABUSE!!!

LUNCH TIME POLL

Dawn Boyle

ALLERGIES.....aaaacccchhhhoooooo!!!

It's SPRING, finally! I love this time of year but I am not a fan of what comes along with the season change. It's allergy season and it seems to me that this year is worse than ever before! I feel like a drug pusher every morning dolling out Claritin to my kids. I eagerly await the ending of the blooming of trees and flowers!

ARE YOU AFFECTED BY ALLERGIES?

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN GROW OUT OF THEM??

ARE YOU ADDICTED TO NOSE SPRAY & ALLERGY MEDICATION??

DO YOU AGREE THIS IS THE WORST SEASON EVER???

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WANNA LAUGH?!?!









Tony Walker

A salesman is driving home in Northern Arizona when he sees a Navajo man hitchhiking. 


Because the trip has been long & quiet, he stops the car & the Navajo man jumps in. During their small talk the Navajo man glances at a brown bag on the front seat between them.

"If you're wondering what's in the bag," explains the salesman, "It's a bottle of wine. I got it for my wife."


The Navajo man sits silently for a moment, nods several times & says, "Good trade."

GIVE ME A BREAK, - I'LL GIVE YOU ONE TOO



Tony Walker
So the He Said She Said sparked quite the debate didn't it?
Boyle made a comment that was actually going to be a future He Said She Said topic I had planned but since she brought it up I am going to talk about it now.

She said she is thinking about going away for a week & not bringing her phone. This is a sensitive topic for me. My wife has gone away twice & is now planning another trip.

I won't lie to you... it's a bitch when she's gone. I do a lot with the kids but it's a nice to know mommy is home too just in case I just sat down & one of the brats now want something. Maybe mommy will get it this time. To be "on call" 24 hours a day is exhausting. (Hats off to you single moms! My mom was one so hats off to her too!)

The first 2 trips my wife took were both in 2009. I wasn't thrilled about the first one but I understand we all need a break. We survived the week but it was tough at times. Our autistic daughter couldn't understand why mommy had to go. She was mad about it & made sure everyone knew. The second time I was pissed. Like I said, it was the same year. You just had a break & now you're going again?? Our daughter was even more cranky the second time around plus I had to work which meant getting babysitters. I guess I bitched enough because in 2010 she didn't go anywhere but now she is planning a trip for the end of June. 

My cancer was diagnosed in 2002. Since all the chemo, surgeries, amputation, heartache, aggravation, etc. I have only taken a 3 day weekend with a couple of friends. What I would LOVE to do is go away for a few days (if not longer) with my wife! We have not had a vacation alone since our honeymoon in 1998. But that is not happening anytime soon.

So I am not happy she is going away again. We all need our "me" time. I get that. We all need a break to regroup. I get that. But when does it become too much? Where is the balance?

What pisses me off even more is that I can't get my wife to take a morning off so we can be naked after the kids go to school but she'll take a few days to go somewhere without me? Again!!

So when Boyle goes away I hope she does have her phone because I'll be calling her to find out where she is staying because I am going to meet up with her. Then we'll leave our phones in the suitcases!!!

What do you guys think? How do you give yourself & your partner a break?

WANNA LAUGH?!?!


A man was reading the newspaper during breakfast and said to his wife, "Look at this. Another beautiful actress is going to marry a baseball player who's a total dope!

I'll never understand why the biggest jerks get the hottest wives."

His wife said, "Thank you."

LUNCH TIME POLL



Jillian B. Hart


Would you consider the "7 Day Sex Challenge" with your partner, why or why not?  


If yes... Are you overwhelmed or excited by the idea? How will you make it work around the "life that gets in the way"?


If no... Is life just too complicated? Do you just not want too? Are you past the point of wanting better - ready to let things go? If it's no... what's next? What happens when it all falls apart?


Okay, you know the drill... TALK TO ME PEOPLE!  :)

TOUGH LOVE, WHO IS IT TOUGHEST ON???

Tony Walker

OK so here is a very personal story. A wicked on at that...

A close family member has been dealing with a drug addiction for more than 20 years. Time & time again he's been in jail, through rehab, stolen things from various family members & friends, & has caused so much heartbreak & strife in our family. So many people have tried to help him by giving him money, talking to him, bailing him out of trouble, etc. 

Well last year he ended up in the hospital. All the drugs has beaten his body so bad that his heart was failing. Things did not look good for him at all. Originally the doctors didn't think he would live to see the end of the year! But he is still alive. The bright side to this was that it seemed to be the wake up call he needed. He immediately stopped doing drugs, was taking the prescribed medication, living right, exercising, and most of all he was reconnecting with his family. He was doing so well that his heart was improving. Finally after all these years it looked like we had our boy back.

Well sure enough last week he ended up in jail. Turns out he's been back on drugs for a couple of months now. If last year's event didn't scare him into stopping what will?? While his heart had improved my guess is that it's still not in great shape. The fear is that he will be dead very soon. This will tear up the family. So much pain and guilt. 

You wanna help because it really is a sickness but yet you have to draw the line & cut this person off otherwise he won't bottom out. But it is so much easier said than done. 

Have any of you ever been in this situation? How have you handled it? 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WANNA LAUGH?!?!



TONY WALKER


I had a conversation the other day with God. I asked him why he made women so beautiful. He said, "So that you would find them attractive."

I asked, "Well why did you have to make so many of them so dumb?"

God said, "So that they would find you attractive."

SHE SAID....


Dawn Boyle


Tony...Tony...Tony....if only I could clone you!

I have this conversation all the time with my friends who happen to "STAY HOME". It amazes me how much more you benefit from leaving the house to "WORK" for 8 hours instead of doing it out of the house.

If I had a dime for every single time I heard "but I get up at 4:00AM and go to work", I would NEVER have to work again! For some strange reason the caretaker gets the short end of the stick. My husband thinks that I lay around all day long getting my hair and nails done when the truth is I am usually up the same time he is, but my work day does not end the same time. I never get to leave work, in fact the only time I leave here is to go get MORE WORK! I am up way past his 8:30PM bedtime and do not get "UNION" breaks throughout the day.

The lame excuses crack me up. Hell would freeze over if I had the opportunity to actually beat him to the punch of getting alone time or the chance to blow off a family obligation and have him at the reigns.

I am seriously thinking about going away for a week, without a phone to be contacted on, without all my family and friends around to give him a hand and see exactly what would happen. I am sure the laundry would sit, the sink would be filled and the menu would consist of take out, no one would go to school and they would never get to after school activities.

NOW THAT'S MY KIND OF CHALLENGE, THE SEVEN DAY MAKE THEM DO SOMETHING CHALLENGE!

TONY I SALUTE YOU & THE OTHER MR. MOM'S WHO KNOW HOW MUCH HARDER IT IS TO STAY HOME!!! MUCH LOVE WALKER!

HE SAID....


Tony Walker


Before my rebirth into a career in comedy I worked at a major telephone company. I put in poles, put the cables on those poles, etc. Basic construction type work. That field has a high population of men in it. So I used to hear a ton of complaints these guys would make about their wives.
One thing I heard all the time was the fights over family obligations.
We need the money but yet she bitches that I'm always working.
I just wanna watch the game for a little while.
I only stepped out for one beer.
It's your family why do I have to go?
Why do you have to go now?
Can't you take the kids with you?
These are just a few of the complaints all of us have heard right? I know I've heard them over & over from guys I know.
For me personally things are a little different. I work mostly nights & weekends so I have a "Mr. Mom" type role since I am home during the day. Since I lose a lot of weekend time with my kids I am just about there 100% of the time during the week. I get them on & off the bus, take them to all their after school activities, etc. Sometimes I find the roles of my wife & I switched. She works all day long & then wants to spend her time after work doing her own thing like going to her hot yoga classes. For a while she was going 7 days a week sometimes twice a day! I was the one nagging about being home. I became the wife who bitches about the husband never being home. It allowed me to see what the stay at home moms were complaining about. Sure the one who goes to work all day deserves some time to unwind, but so does the stay at home parent who took care of the kids' needs. I want my time for a play date with Boyle damnit!!
What do you guys think? What is a valid reason for getting your own play time over family obligations? How do you guys handle who gets time? Do you parents out there feel that both parents are getting a fair amount of play time?

LUNCH TIME POLL



Dawn Boyle

"So we finish 18 and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama! Hey! How about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.' So I got that going for me, which is nice."

NAME THE MOVIE, THE CHARACTER AND THE ACTOR???

SEVEN DAY SEX CHALLENGE, BRING IT OR BUST IT!?

Jillian B Hart

Me being me, it's no surprise that a friend told me about the One Extraordinary Marriage "7 Day Sex Challenge", and encouraged me to "read", "research" and "share" my thoughts.  Tony and Alisa Dilorenzo, speak about how when it comes to sex, life gets in the way.  HMMMM.... been there, wrote about that numerous times here at the lounge.  They are promoting the "7 Day Sex Challenge" to improve your marriage.  Do note, they have a spiritual side to the challenge and include prayer.  I will say prayer always has a place in marriage and partnership, and never underestimate the power of a praying wife. Trick is to make sure she's praying for your good being and not your demise.  Or vise versa.  But that's a whole other blog. Like me, the Dilorenzos, encourage you to shake things up and think out of the typical bedroom box.  Consider what is stated in Rebooting in the Bedroom - do what you can and must too prevent your sex life from getting boring.  For ideas read, The Hot List.   WOW, I really am not alone in this, LOL! (Hush, Tony Walker - I know you'll be all over this!) In fact, Fox News was all over it.  (Note to self - get the DRL editors to get a press release out to Fox News. my articles are right along the same lines as the Delorenzo's, HA!)

The point of being necessary for continuation of the species aside.  Sex is an important part of life.  Yet, all too often it is NOT a priority in your relationship.  Why not?  WHY THE HELL NOT?  What's so complicated?! It makes for a happy lover.  It really makes for a happy man! It also makes for a good time, (At least if you do it right!), good relationship, good mood, good endorphins, good health, good sleep, good stress relief, good cardio... the list goes on and on.   The "no time", "no energy" thing - is true at times, but it is often truer that it is a cop out.  If something is important to you - you make it a priority.  Why then, if relationship is important do so many long term partners allow the sex side of it to get lost?  

Monday, May 9, 2011

COKE OR PEPSI - PART II - "You got the right one Baby UH HUH"

COLA WARS
Marion Pellicano Ambrose
Much like its main competitor Coke, Pepsi Cola was invented by a pharmacist who had a soda fountain in his drug store. It was also advertised as a tonic that would refresh, but cure a variety of ailments and complaints. Caleb Bradham of New Bern, North Carolina came up with the formula for Pepsi in 1893. He called it “Brad’s Drink which was later changed to Pepsi Cola because of the ingredients pepsin and Kola nuts. Bradham was successful with the company he formed until WW I when sugar prices fell. Bradham had gambled on them continuing to rise and as a result, Pepsi Cola went bankrupt in 1923.
In 1931 Pepsi was bought by the Loft Candy Company (YUM, I remember them and their amazing candy called Parlays!). The new owner, Charles Guth struggled to make Pepsi a success and even offered to sell the company to Coca Cola several times. It wasn’t until 1936 that Guth was able to reorganize his company, improved the formula and began selling 12 ounce bottles at the same price Coca Cola was selling its 6 ounce bottles for – 5 cents! Finally, people had a compelling reason to switch from Coke to Pepsi and they did, to the tune if one billion bottles consumed in 1937! Pepsi is generally recognized for its clever advertising, most of which concentrates on outshining its arch enemy, Coke! Who can forget this famous Pepsi commercial?
So, are you a Pepsi person? Think you know all about Pepsi Cola?
Take the Pepsi Quiz and find out!
One last comparison; here are the mission statements for both companies.
PepsiCo's mission is "To be the world's premier consumer products company focused on convenient foods and beverages. We seek to produce healthy financial rewards to investors as we provide opportunities for growth and enrichment to our employees, our business partners and the communities in which we operate. And in everything we do, we strive for honesty, fairness and integrity."

Coke's is: "Our mission is to create a
growth strategy that allows us to bring good to the world -- by refreshing people every day and inspiring them with optimism through our brands and our actions."

Still not sure? Take the Coke vs. Pepsi Quiz!

WANNA LAUGH?!?! ...The Late Show - Rated M for Mature


Tony Walker

I went to the doctor the other day. I flipped my penis onto the table & told the doc to have a look at it.
Doc said, "I see nothing wrong with this."
I replied, "I know. It's a beauty ain't it?"

STICKY SWEET



THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
Patty B

"Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food."


"The Spanish ladies of the New World are madly addicted to chocolate, to such a point that, not content to drink it several times each day, they even have it served to them in church." 
- Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste (1825)


 "THERE'S A THIN PERSON INSIDE OF ME SCREAMING TO GET OUT, BUT I KEEP HER SEDATED WITH CHOCOLATE!!!"


ART GALLERY OF DREAMS

In the Studio with Garyo - Day Two

If you haven't tuned in on Day One. Recently Green Whisker Works, my NY-Based studio, had a contest on FaceBook. The contest was simple, go on the Green Whisker Works page do the "like" thing and then post a picture of your pet. After the deadline, I put everyone's name that posted in a hat a randomly pulled out one lucky winner. The winner was Brenda Dungan Edmonds and her little dog Nacho. So she sent me lots of wonderful pictures of this cute little guy and I set to work on immortalizing him.
Nacho's progress today is a bit more subtle than what I did on day one. Here I'm working on the forehead and eyes, tightening up the structure of the Chihuahua. Nacho is proving a bit challenging because his fur is so light it is sometime hard to see the different planes in his face.
Here I am working on improving his snout and muzzle. Nacho has a wonderful doggie smile that I want to capture. A dog's nose I find is much like a finger print in that no two are the same. So I work on getting just the right shape for the nose.

  More eye work again. Starting to get more detailed with the eyelid shape. I try to move on from spending too much time on one thing and loose overall focus. So I will work a little on something and then come back for another pass from time to time. I find this helps resolve the piece better over time.

Day Two of Nacho's progress this time a profile shot. I feel the clay is starting to look more like him now and should be able to move on to details and fur at some point on Day Three

NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL WEEK

COMING SOON: NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL WEEK

A Part of America Died Today
Somebody killed a policeman today, and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect, will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court, with counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids, and spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield too, just as if he’d gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won’t fly at half mast, to his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today, It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors, a cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street, and he stands at each new rookie’s side.
He answered the call, and gave us his all, and a part of America died.

- Deputy Sheriff Harry Koch, Maricopa AZ County Sheriff, Retired

Motorcycle runs, candlelight vigils, parades and various services will be held throughout the nation to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. All police departments as well as citizens  are asked to place blue ribbons on the antenna of their cars on May 15th to show their support.
        
Some of these events in Brevard County Florida honor 
DRL's MARION PELLICANO AMBROSE'S first husband who was a hero to us all. 
For Police Memorial Day events in your area contact the Fraternal Order of Police of your state. 
(Google  “FOP California” for example) 
For more National events see the links listed at the bottom of the post

THE HALL OF FAME - POLICE 9-11 MEMORIAL CANDLELIGHT VIGIL RIDE




POLICE MEMORIAL CANDLELIGHT VIGIL RIDE
BEGINNING LOCATION: SPACE COAST HARLEY DAVIDSON -
ending with a ceremony at the American Police Hall of Fame in Titusville.
Time: ‎5:30PM Friday, May 13th
 FREE RIDE - FULLY ESCORTED

The Remembrance Run and BBQ
Saturday May 14th
Location: Harley Davidson Palm Bay, FL
Time: Registration 9am, kickstands up at 11am
Location: THE BAYTREE NATIONAL GOLF COURSE, Vieria, FL
Time: ‎6:00AM Sunday, May 15th
All proceeds to benefit the Joseph S. Pellicano Memorial Scholarship to the Police Academy 
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NATIONAL EVENTS


LUNCH TIME POLL


Dawn Boyle

You are never going to believe who is back together....

This morning Fox announced that Paula Abdul will join Simon Cowell on the X-FACTOR as a judge, this fall, which started auditions this past weekend in Los Angeles.

Simon and PaulaThe chemistry or friction between the two was sometimes funny, sometimes uncomfortable, but did make for awesome ratings. That was the last time I watched Idol.

L.A. Reid and Cheryl Cole will join Paula and Simon as judges this season as well.

Were you planning on watching X Factor this fall?

Are you more inclined to tune in with Paula on the panel?

1970 - Let's Go Back!

Dawn Boyle

Yesterday we celebrated Mother's Day at my brother and sister-in-laws house. I really enjoyed myself and it was beautiful out. We were talking about the prices of gas and how much our mortgage payments were. Then went on to locking or unlocking doors at night and how we don't let our children play alone in the front the house. We talked about all the things that have changed since the 70's. I tried to explain things to my kids, they didn't get it so I went visual and googled stuff for them to actually look at - I explained about Atari and phones on cords. How I would walk out the front door and all the way down the driveway on the CORDED phone. I showed them Simon and mastermind. They were about done with me and my trip down memory lane, but I kept digging. I have some stuff listed below to jog your memory and have some fun flashbacks!

Music 70's

  • Progressive rock created a new generation of bands including Genesis, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Pink Floyd. Many other singers and bands also started or strengthened their fan base including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Queen, Black Sabbath .
  • In Europe, the music was not as progressive from bands like T Rex, Gary Glitter and David Bowie, and bands like Slade and the Sweet. and possibly the most successful in the 70's being ABBA
Some of the Most Well Known Movie Stars of the Seventies

Paul Newman
Robert Redford
Clint Eastwood
John Wayne
Burt Reynolds
Al Pacino
Woody Allen
Barbra Streisand

My Top 10 Movies of the 70's
  • 10. Smokey & the Bandits
  • 9. Jaws
  • 8. Rocky
  • 7. Slap Shot
  • 6. StarWars
  • 5. Superman
  • 4. Tommy: the Movie
  • 3. Grease
  • 2. The GodFather II
  • 1. The GodFather
My Favorite Games of the 70's
Ants in the Pants
Down the Drain
Don't Break the Ice
Perfection
Mastermind
Knock em Sock em Robots
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Monopoly
Weebles Wobble But They Don't Fall Down

Popular Culture 1970's

The Waterbed The 70's produced many icons , one of those being the modern waterbed created by Charles Hall in 1968, This was fueled by the sexual revolution of the 70's encompassing the Waterbed .

What are you fondest 70's memories that I didn't get on here?

One thing that has certainly changed since the 70's is my memory....I lost that, my mother says that happens when you have kids - THANK GOD we have google now to find it!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

SOUL FOOD

“A mother is someone…
Who dreams great dreams for you…
But then she lets you chase the dreams..
You have for yourself…
And loves you just the same."
~Anonymous

On This Date May 8 (SUNDAY)