Saturday, June 11, 2011



Harry Burns: With whom did you have this great sex? 
Sally Albright: I'm not going to tell you that. 
Harry Burns: Fine, don't tell me. 
Sally Albright: Shel Gordon. 
Harry Burns: Shel? Sheldon? No, no, you did not have great sex with Sheldon. 
Sally Albright: I did too. 
Harry Burns: No you didn't. A Sheldon can do your income taxes, if you need a root canal, Sheldon's your man... but humpin' and pumpin' is not Sheldon's strong suit. It's the name. 'Do it to me Sheldon, you're an animal Sheldon, ride me big Shel-don.' Doesn't work. 


kids in the sprinkler

1. Go to the park.

2. Enjoy kids' day at a museum.

3. Have a picnic

4. Play in the sprinklers.

5. Do crafts.

6. Go to the library.

7. Ride the bus or the train.

8. Get cheap seats by watching a practice.

9. Have a playdate.

10. Rent a kids movie.


Ben Johnson 1572 - English Renaissance Dramatist
John Constable 1776 - English Romantic painter
Jeannette Rankin 1880 - First woman to be elected to the United States House of Representatives
Bartolomeo Vanzetti 1888 - Known for his conviction of robbery and executed along with Nicola Sacco after a controversial trial in Massachusetts.
Lawrence Spivak 1900 - Publisher, journalist
Jacques Cousteau (Jacques-Yves Cousteau) 1910 - Naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker
Risë Stevens 1913 - Opera singer
Vince Lombardi 1913 - Football coach
Richard Todd 1919 - Actor, soldier


to benefit our fallen brothers-
PO Michael Califano and PO Geoffrey Brietkopf 
Sunday, June 12 · 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Eisenhowser Park, Field #6
Food-Beverages-Live Music-Kids Entertainment

$20/Adult....Kids Free
All Proceeds Go to Califano and Breitkopf Memorial Funds
Rain or Shine (plenty of Tents for inclimate weather) 


1672 - Composer Francesco Antonio Bonporti was born.
1704 - Composer Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas was born.
1864 - Composer, conductor and musician Richard Georg Strauss was born.
1928 - King Oliver and his band recorded "Tin Roof Blues."
1940 - The Ink Spots recorded "Maybe."
1965 - The Rolling Stones released "Got Live If You Want It."
1966 - Janis Joplin debuted on stage at the Avalon ballroom in San Francisco.
1969 - David Bowie's single, "Space Oddity," was released to coincide with the first lunar landing.
1978 - The Rolling Stones released "Some Girls."
1990 - Olivia Newton-John became a United Nations environmental ambassador.
1993 - The Ike and Tina Turner film biography "What's Love Got To Do With It" opened.
1995 - Courtney Love (Hole) was hospitalized after having a reaction to a prescription medicine.
1996 - A Metallica concert at a small club in San Francisco was broadcast live via the Internet.
1998 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) skipped a scheduled court date and checked himself into a drug treatment facility.
1998 - expanded its product line from books only to compact discs as well.
1999 - Ricky Martin performed on NBC's "Today" show in New York City.
2002 - The live Bee Gees album "One Night Only" was released on CD.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Marion Pellicano Ambrose
Dr. Jan Garavaglia and Caylee
Today’s trial focused on cause of death for little Caylee Anthony.  Orange/Osceola County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia testified that the death was a homicide. The defense tried repeatedly during cross examination to get Dr. Garavaglia to admit the death could have been an accident. The Medical Examiner also testified that even a small amount of chloroform would be enough to kill a child. When pressed by


Marion Pellicano Ambrose
Hundreds of years ago, a land of plenty existed in the Amazon Rainforest. A tribe of people lived there and enjoyed the rich flora, food, and beauty. Men fished and hunted, while women raised their children and harvested the crops. One summer, a terrible drought left the people with no food. The tribesmen had to travel great distances in order to bring their families sustenance. A darkness overtook the people and their land.
Itaki, chief of the tribe had to make a very difficult decision that would affect all members of the tribe. Sorrow filled their hearts, the birds stopped their singing and the animals left. Itaki’s beautiful daughter, Iaca learned she was to have a baby soon. But with the sacrifices her people had to make she knew she had to make a difference before her baby was born. She did, making an exotic discovery, one that exists to this day!
Montserrat Lehner is a beautiful woman. She is from Colombia and listening to her speak Spanish is like listening to music.  She speaks English beautifully and with a lovely accent. Her beauty is much more than skin deep though. She’s an outstanding teacher, an amazing artist and writer, and a model mother and wife. I can also testify that she is an awesome friend as well. One of my most prized possessions is a painting of Noah’s Ark that Montserrat painted for me and my first grade class. It's a favorite of every grade I teach! Her talent is extraordinary!
Montserrat’s book, which she authored and illustrated, grew out of her love for nature, her native culture and the stories of her youth. The Legend of the Acai is illustrated in the warm colors and tropical splendor of the Rainforest.
I’m a firm believer in teaching our children to value and preserve the environment and to appreciate other cultures; to learn the folklore, myths and legends of many people. I believe it ties all cultures together and helps us to understand and appreciate our neighbors around the world. This book accomplishes these goals.
I highly recommend this book to children, parents, grandparents, and teachers. It’s a wonderful read aloud and a story that children will want to read over and over. I’m also sure that you will enjoy it yourself as you read it!
To find out more about Montserrat Lehner or to order The Legend of the Acai, visit Montserrat’s website at:


Marion Pellicano Ambrose
Judge Belvin Perry called an early recess in the Casey Anthony trial Thursday morning. It was a day of showing and discussing crime scene photos including Caylee’s remains. Casey Anthony appeared to be pale and trembling, holding the sleeve of her sweater and a ball of tissues to her mouth. She looked away from the monitor for most of the testimony. According to Attorney Baez, Casey has never seen the crime scene photos.  Forensic anthropologist John Schultz testified that Caylee's vertebrae were found all in the same place, showing that the body was intact when it was brought there.


Dawn Boyle
Today is field day at my girls school. I have the luxury of being part of the fun and festivities. My kids have been up and ready since about 7. On a normal day I have to pull them out of bed. I am not sure if it's because they are so excited for the day or that they are one day closer to the last day of school!

I remember field day at the water park, we would cross St. Brigid's Lane and have so much fun. It was the day everyone let their hair down and really enjoyed softball games against the teachers (NUNS & LAY), two legged races, water fights, but being with the boy you had a crush on that wasn't in your class for the entire day was probably my favorite part!

Here is a shout out to all the cute boys from St. Brigid's! I will start off with Gregory Burns...why oh why did you leave our school?? Move onto Joey I, Karl S, Marc B, George E, Kevin K, Matt B, Ronald & Donald B, Sean M, Manny H and TC, we certainly had some cuties!

Seeing the boys out of uniform, running around, and playing sports only sealed the deal for my crushes. I have kept in contact with a few of the cuties from St. Brigid's - most of them turned out pretty good! I am sure I am missing a few standouts being that it was such a long time ago!

What is your fondest memory of field day?

Who did I leave out on the list St. Brigid girls?


Dawn Boyle

I turned 40 in December and started writing a list of things I want to do before I die. I try to add something new each week. I guess this is the beginning of my bucket list. I never saw the movie, but would imagine it is similar to what I am doing.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Flooded With Flashbacks... Continued
Have you ever wished for a night that would never end?
Jillian B. Hart

...the phone rang and she lit up at the sound of his voice. 

“Sorry, work kept me later then planned.  Still up for going out?”

“Yes, ...of course, been waiting for your call!” He could hear the smile through the phone lines.  
“We’ll have a drink, or something... pick you up soon.”
Soon seemed forever.  She’d been ready and waiting.  Grabbed her bar purse and tucked a lipstick inside. Slipped on her favorite white leather boots and darted down the stairs. 
“Going out?” 
“Yes, Daddy.”
“With who?”
She smiled and swayed her head gently back and forth.  “You know who, Daddy.”  His expression beamed approval.  “It’s already late.  Make sure he walks you in.”  Rolling her eyes and laughing, “Always Daddy.”  


A few housewives were sitting around the table talking, and the subject turned to their husbands. One lady said "My husband just won't go to church with me, I think he's going to go tohell." This led to talk around the table and it was generally agreed that, for one reason or another, all the husbands were going to end up in hell.
So, then the housewives started speculating about themselves. One woman said "I try to be good - I'm sure I'll make it to Heaven." Another one said "No, I did this bad thing, I won't make it." So, then they noticed that one of the ladies wasn't saying anything. And they looked at her and said "You're such a nice lady, surely you're going to Heaven...?"
She says "No, first thing in the morning, I'm going to buy me a ticket straight to hell!" They were shocked and asked why. "Well, you don't expect me to live in a world without men, do you??!?"



I've been put up to the challenge of putting together this list. So here goes.

The Hot Chick.
She's hot & she knows it. She will bleed you of all your cash so she can have all of her trophies. She will act like your trophy in public but behind closed doors she wants nothing to do with you. Yet us men think with our penises & always think that "Today will be the day she shows her appreciation.... after I buy her the jewelry, car, & boat." We're so stupid that once we run out of cash she'll run & we'll be heartbroken. But in a few weeks we'll realize how stupid we were.... just in time to do it all again.

The Psycho.
Why did you say hi to her? What were you just looking at? Who were you talking to? Is she prettier than me? Don't talk to her.... you dated her 25 years ago! You don't love me anymore. How dare you go out with your friends to the ball game & leave me alone!

The Stalker.
For some reason she likes you more than the others. She likes you so much she calls several times a day, drives past your house, stops by your job, tries to hang out with your friends &/or family even if you're not around, 18,000 texts a day, & cries if you don't see her every single freaking day.

The Rich Bitch.
They have a ton of cash & nothing to spend it on. At first this isn't bad because she spoils you with almost anything you want but after awhile it gets old as she spends this money she now sees you as her property. You now owe her for everything she bought you.

Then there's my favorite....
The Religious!!
Jesus wouldn't like me doing this.... God doesn't approve of divorce... You shouldn't tell that dirty joke because dirty jokes are a sin.... Oh shut up already.

My real favorite?
The Boyle.
Down to earth. Sexy.
All men should avoid this one.... that way I get her all to myself.

Any additions ladies and gentlemen? Talk it up...............


In the Studio with Garyo - Day Five
This is the conclusion to my creating Nacho. If you haven't tuned in on Day OneDay Two,  Day Three, or Day Four click the links, so you can see the whole process. 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.

Darth Nacho! Actually I've presented the clay in pictures to Nacho's owner and after a few tweaks she has approved the sculpt. So I'm fencing him into this odd box made of foamcore to make a mold.


Dawn Boyle
I grew up in a big sports family. One of my brothers even played professional lacrosse for a time. I remember when the New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup. We lined up on Hempstead Turnpike in front of the original Models wearing our autographed jerseys. We hung out at the rinks getting sticks from Nystrom and Potvin.

We went to Yankee games and even saw two World Series wins. My husband is a diehard Jet fan. He doesn't miss a game and has partied down in New Orleans at the Super Bowl.

I've seen Freddy Couples dominate the Skins, but have never got into Basketball. Apparently tonight there is a game five of the Mavericks vs the Heat...

How many of you are excited for the big game tonight?

Who is your favorite player?

Can anyone get me courtside seats?


Tony Walker
My buddy Salbo & I have a running joke about how many people I know from high school. We joke about it but when I think about it, it is actually kind of interesting.

The joke is that so many times I have a connection to something through an old high school friend.
For example.... My pool has some serious rust on it. An old high school friend is in the pool business so I called him.

My comedy group has gotten several gigs from old high school friends who run resorts, own restaurants, are involved in an organization that needs a fundraiser, etc.
I went to a prosthetic conference yesterday. (Tuesday June 7) An old high school friend works for the company that put the event together so he put me on the list.
One of the lead investigators in the Caylee Anthony case in Florida is an old high school friend.
Of course there is this wonderful site run by 2 hotties.... one of them is an old high school friend.
In fact, coincidentally Boyle knows my pal Salbo. Salbo is not a high school friend but someone we both know through 2 completely different avenues.

These are just a few instances. Once this running joke got started with Salbo & I, I started to realize how many old friends really did go on to do some wonderful things. Major surgeons, detectives, entertainers, musicians, graphic artists, teachers, firemen, & so many more came from the class that Boyle & I graduated from at Hicksville High. Our small world has many from it who are shakin' things up. Don't get me wrong... we also have our dead beats too. But when I think about how many of our old friends went on to do some wonderful things I feel proud like it's a member of my family.

Salbo is always amazed at how many people from the old days I still know & how many of them are doing so many cool things.

Do you guys feel that way when an old friend does something extraordinary? Do any of you have a long list of people from your class who are doing great things too?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


1 1/4 oz coconut rum
1/2 oz peach schnapps
3 oz pineapple juice
3 oz orange juice
1/2 oz grenadine syrup

Add all ingredients (except grenadine) to a parfait glass 1/2 filled with ice cubes. Top with grenadine. Garnish with a fresh slice of peach, and serve.


New Yorkers
 Due to the

No drinking more than four glasses of water a day.
Beer or Wine may be
consumed at will.



Dawn Boyle

The Wicked Mommies strike again!

Two times in the past week I have been told by friends about such mean things. The first was when a friends daughter was the ONLY ONE left out of the class to be invited to a birthday party. We have rules in our school about not handing out invitations. They must be mailed to avoid anyone feeling left out. I understand that Kiddie Parties can cost a million dollars, but to invite everyone from a class and specifically leave someone out is just MEAN MOMMY! I wouldn't care what my kid said when doing the invite list it would've been ALL OR NOTHING!

My other friend I bumped into online at a store, she told me about how WICKED MOMMIES were making her so upset by telling her how bad a job she was doing that she volunteered to do. My advice to her was SCREW THEM! We volunteer to do things for our children - NOT THE WICKED MOMMIES! Wicked Mommies are usually the ones who just have big mouths, but don't really contribute to helping out the cause! Wicked Mommies don't realize how much their children benefit from our kindness!!

We...and I say "WE", are grooming little bitches my friends! When you allow your child to see you act a certain way to certain people they follow suit! My daughter comes off the bus at least twice a week crying because of a WICKED MOMMY kid. I have called the school, but truth is the school can't do anything about how a WICKED MOMMY acts. Is that something I should handle on my own?? Should I be opening up cans of whoop ass all over town because of WICKED MOMMY KIDS??

I think not! The story is as old as time....everyone wants to be the cool kids. I find the ones who certainly weren't when they were in high school are trying to relive some sort of GLORY DAY by being WICKED MOMMIES now. Being in a clique gets you NO WHERE MOMMIES!!

My philosophy on life is this - BE FRIENDS WITH EVERYONE...the more the merrier! It's bull crap that "3" can't play together - guess only happens when they hear you say that OR when you don't step up and threaten the "party" to be over if EVERYONE IS NOT INCLUDED!

Take a minute....ARE YOU A WICKED MOMMY??? If you think you might be - fix it or


Patty B
Eat chocolate when you have insomnia. it won't help you sleep, but it'll make being awake more fun.
Instead of doing crunches, just eat chocolate with crunchy things in it.
Trying to eat right? Then make sure you unwrap the chocolate before you eat it.

You are what you eat. So if you eat chocolate, you're smooth, sweet and loved by all.


 Marion Pellicano Ambrose
Osceola County Canine Sgt. Kristin Brewer testified this morning about what she and her canine, Bones experienced when checking the Anthony back yard. Bones alerted to human decomposition on the same spot in front of Caylee’s playhouse as Orange County Canine Gerus alerted to on the first investigation. The next day neither dog alerted on the spot. Sgt. Brewer stated that whatever evidence had been there was most likely scraped away when investigators removed the topsoil looking for further evidence.

Detective Sandra Osborne of the Orange County Sheriff's  Office then took the witness stand to testify about photos and Internet searches on a computer at Casey Anthony's home. Prosecutors have said previously that an Internet search on chloroform was conducted with the computer.


ABC news recently reported that 5% of children under the age of two now have a Facebook page.  There are also documented pages for unborn children created by their parents.  A playful way for parents to keep friends and family up to date on pregnancy and toddler news or an invitation to trouble?

"According to recent polls, over 7.5 million American kids are under age 13 have Facebook pages, and over five million are under age ten. The New York Times reported in March of this year that 3.6 million of Facebook's 153 million monthly visitors in the U.S. are under 12."

Minors of all ages are all over the pages of this world dominating social network. They are exposed to fun games and tons of harmless fun as well as adult level conversations, posts and jokes.  Are minor children capable of handling the social situations and dangers present on social networking sites?

Social networking is here to stay.  Many parents are in denial or due to lack of know how are not actively participating in their kids internet usage. Kids are going to make mistakes and it is the responsibility of the adults in a household to monitor the internet use in their home.

At what age do you think social networking is appropriate?

Do you have minor children on Facebook?

Do you monitor their internet activity, social networking related or otherwise?

Editor's Note: Facebook's Official Policy:

"If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on Facebook. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at "

Facebook adds:
"We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet."


Jillian B Hart

"What and if... Two non-threatening words that when put together can haunt you for the rest of your life." Ah, yes, the movies always have the words.  But how often have you caught yourself questioning life along those lines?

There are people that come in and out of our lives and leave us forever, never the same.  What if I never met you.  Everyone has those people in their lives.  The ones where you know - you wouldn't be who you are if not for them.  There are some that are your favorites over the years.  That made your face light up and the stars shine in your eyes. Some that go in and out of your life.  Some that have screwed things up or made things better.  Sometimes you were open.  They were closed.  Vice versa. Old friends.  Old loves.  Both.  Nostalgia can be something to revel in and it can also be a wicked place to dwell.  Especially on those occasions when and if you have too much time to think.  It can haunt you or wrap around you with indescribable comfort like a blanket fresh from the dryer on a cold day. Nostalgia - you never know which way it will hit.  You smile... but silent tears speak volumes.  Happy or sad.  Both. You smile in the warmth of the memories, but there are the select few who know.  Who can look in your eyes and see the sorrow behind the sparkle.  Who know that to this day, despite the happiness you hold, you wonder, "what could of been"...

Are there some people in this life that you never get over?  That you just cannot live without. That will forever own a piece of your heart. Like it or not! That you will forever wonder about.  Think about.  Question if you should of zigged when you zagged.  Forgetting them, is like forgetting to breath. It's an impossibility. You can close your eyes and imagine the image of them that is imprinted on your heart and shiver at the thoughts and dreams of a life that never happened.  Are there days that you wonder... How did I even get here?  Days that you wish you could dance again.  Laugh again. See your smile reflected back to you in their eyes again. Are there days you wonder can you ever go back?  You can't go back. No one can. Can then exist now? Should you even let it?

When life has taken you down one path... how do you forget the other?  How do you breath with no air?  Some days it's just hard to breathe.

Life goes on and you live it.  Make yourself happy in it.  Shine like the sun.

Breathe in the memories...  Breathe, just breathe...
'Cause if you don't breathe - you die.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


We’ve all been there, crazy about some guy who is absolutely wrong, wrong, wrong for us. Odds are he fits into one of these categories:
“The Narcissist”: Thinks he’s cool, gorgeous and you’re lucky to be with him. He’ll choose himself over you every time and wonder why you don’t agree.  This type of guy lowers your self-esteem, shakes your self-confidence and thinks that all your friends are mad about him so he flirts shamelessly, thoroughly embarrassing you. I dated a Narcissist and experienced all the above. Once you escape and the spell is broken you wonder how you could have been so blind and stupid to have fallen for such a jerk.
“The GQ Guy”: He’s overly concerned about his appearance, his clothing, the car he drives, and expects you to dress, act, and speak, so as not to reflect badly on him. He tends to criticize easily but can never admit a flaw in himself. He can make you believe you are too fat, too plain, too talkative, too unfashionable and too demanding. He is a specialized type of Narcissist.
“The Gusher”: He’s full of compliments, usually trite and insincere. He flatters and makes small talk to make you feel “special” and plays up the sensitivity bit. He lets you know he’s in touch with his “feminine side”.  This is the guy who borrows a friend’s puppy to attract chicks!  While he pretends to be interested in your feelings he’s really only interested in feeling you up!
The “Manly Man”: These men feel that women exist for two reasons. There are the women to marry and bear your children, pose for the family portrait and keep your household in order. The second is the playmate for sexual pleasure and release of tension for working so hard for wife and family. The wife should understand this need and look the other way; after all, boys will be boys! These are the Prince Charles, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and John Edwards of the world.
The “Pathetic Loser”: This is the guy who tries to win you through your sympathy. “I have no one.”; “I’m misunderstood and mistreated by women.” He makes you feel like you are the only one who can help him and make his life worthwhile. In reality, he will be a constant drain on your energy and time. His neediness with consume you, always trying to build him up and make him feel better about himself. The truth is, no one can make a person feel good about himself but himself!
I’m sure there are many other “types” to avoid, but these are some of the one’s I’ve encountered in my past. I hope some of you will feel free to add to this list as per your own experiences. Maybe we can help other women avoid the mistakes we’ve made in the past!
I know that a man could easily construct a list of types of women men should avoid as well.  I’m certainly open to seeing one myself!

How about it Tony?


Barbara Ward-Finneran

The vision that you paint in your mind is the reality that you hold in your heart. 

Courage, confidence and constancy will meld them together to become your chosen and purposeful path. 

With each step; act, dream and believe - 

the rest will follow!

Keep the promises that you make to yourself!

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