Saturday, November 5, 2011
1960 - Johnny Horton was killed in an auto accident in Milano, Texas at the age of 33. He had the hit "Battle of New Orleans."
1977 - Ozzy Osbourne quit Black Sabbath only to rejoin a few weeks later. He later quit again to pursue a solo career.
1995 - "The Wizard of Oz in Concert" took place for a Children's Defense Fund. The show featured Jackson Browne as the Scarecrow, Roger Daltrey as the Tin Man, Nathan Lane as the Cowardly Lion and Jewel as Dorothy.
1995 - Queen released their first studio album since the death of Freddie Mercury. Mercury died November 24, 1991 of AIDS.
1998 - Liam Gallagher of Oasis was arrested for allegedly attacking a photographer and damaging his camera equipment.
1998 - ODB, of Wu Tang Klan, was arrested for threatening to kill his former girlfriend. He was stopped while climbing over a security gate at the woman's place of employment.
Friday, November 4, 2011
On the Today Show Bieber says, "I'd just like to say basically that none of those allegations are true," Bieber said. "I know that I'm going to be a target, but I'm never going to be a victim. It's crazy, because every night after the show I've gone right from the stage right to my car, so it's crazy that some people want to make up such false allegations. To set the record straight, none of it is true."
Mariah Yeater has filed a paternity suit, claiming the 17-year-old singer is the father of her infant baby. Yeater alleges she and Bieber had sex in the bathroom of the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Yeater should really think about this before it goes any further...she could end up in jail.
Sounds to me like Yeater needs a check up from the neck up! STAY TUNED!!
Ok, so I happened to catch "I Am # 4" on Showtime. I hadn't planned to, it came on after a movie my husband watched before he went to bed and I was too lazy to change the channel. It turns out that I loved it! Not your typical Sci-fi and the acting was actually very good! I was pleasantly surprised!
The story involves a highschool age boy called "John Smith',who is actually an Alien, one of only a handful of special children saved when their planet was destroyed by another alien race. Each child has a protector. The Darth Maul type bad guys are now tracking down and killing the now grown children in number order. The movie begins with the murder of # 3. You guessed it,John Smith is #4.
I won't tell you too much more; you need to see it for yourself. I will tell you that there's lots of action, a little romance, an unlikely friendship, some great special effects and an adorable Beatle (or is it a beagle?)
I can't wait to see what happens next and if John's new friend ever finds his father, but oops, I'm telling too much! Check it out for yourself; you'll be as hooked as I am!
For a few weeks now I have been tuning in to watch this American Idol spin-off. First I want to let you all know, I hate American Idol. My husband has religiously watched since season 1. I really never got into it. So what's the difference between the two? Why am I loving X so much?
Some of the differences I have noticed is that there is no age limit at X. I like that. I really enjoy the stories of the people who are my age and still chasing their dream...and for that 5 million dollar recording contract I am considering getting voice lessons and trying out next season. The mentoring I originally thought would bug the hell out of me, but it's hasn't. The way they put people together for the groups division is also pretty cool. Those girls (forget their name, think is has something to do with rain) are really awesome!
Seems like Simon is taking happy pills and Paula maybe has stopped taking whatever she was on during her stint on Idol. Nicole (Pussycat Doll) is not too annoying and LA Reid is totally bad ass. I think he might be the most cool dude in America. I bet he is fun to hang out with.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Animal Planet's Air Swimmers
Sing a ma jigs
Fushigi Magic Gravity ball
XBox 360 w/ Kinect Sensor
Is It Time To Check Myself Into Reality TV Rehab?
They say the first step is awareness, right?
I realized my addiction the other night, as I flipped through reality TV shows faster than... well, Bruce Jenner in the 1976 Olympics. (Now how apropos is that?!)
I was skipping between "Real Housewives of Whatever-City-Is-Filming Now," "Keeping up with the Kardashians," "Jersey Shore," and "Basketball Wives" - the big four of reality trainwreck TV shows. It’s entertaining (and definitely a guilty pleasure) but it’s also staged, edited and in some cases, just really bad.
I became a reality TV addict seven years ago when I was trying to escape the reality of being a new mom. I had the postpartum "baby blues," I was breastfeeding every two hours and I felt like a caged animal (it was February, and I only ventured out once a day to my mother’s for a few hours). I was sleep deprived and irrational. I couldn’t watch the news, crime dramas,or anything involving violating or harming children, parents or human beings in general. It was reality TV, with a few sitcoms thrown in for good measure, and that was it.
Here was my lineup:
- The Real World
- Road Rules (and all the challenges)
- Amazing Race
- The Nanny
- Wife Swap
- Jon & Kate Plus 8
- Celebrity Apprentice
- Martha Stewart’s Apprentice
- The Biggest Loser
- Dancing With The Stars
- every Food Network Show
- Trading Spaces
- What Not To Wear
- Big Brother
- Blind Date
- The Osborne’s
- Project Runway
- Joe Millionaire
- The Hills
I even watched A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila and Bad Girls Club. Trust me, I had a problem.
See, for me, TV is an escape. I love watching it, in fact, I love it as much as I love to curl up with a good book. But back then, I didn’t have time for books. I couldn’t breast feed and read; I couldn’t read while I was cooking dinner or folding the laundry, and I couldn't completely escape the harsh realities of a newborn baby by absorbing myself in a book, because reading requires focus. I'd have to absorb and process, when all I really wanted to do is stare at the idiot box and not think about a damn thing.
So seven years later, I’m sitting on the couch flipping from reality TV show to reality TV show, when I realized that 80% of these “characters,” “cast members,” or “celebrities,” as they like to call themselves don’t have even a single redeeming quality.
I was disgusted by one episode where Theresa Giudice (from the Real Housewives of New Jersey franchise), behaves like a bratty sixteen year old and trash talks just about everyone, but like any good trainwreck, I continued to watch. The next day, I read that Kate Gosselin was trying to find another TV show to exploit herself and her children on. She said that doing any other job would be giving her children a mediocre life.
Really? So nurses, doctors, firemen, teachers, journalists, and bloggers are all mediocre? Okay, really?
Appalled by my addiction, the clouds parted and it became clear (although it's possibly the editing) that the large majority of the people on reality TV shows are basically living on another planet - they are mean, obnoxious and rude.
So I made a decision: I was going to detox from reality TV. I decided that I don’t need to clog my brain with these individuals and their insecurities, as I have enough of my own to sort out. No more Housewives, Jersey Shore, no more shows that require strangers to live in a home together. From now on, I'm only watching those that serve some sort of a purpose or warrant a prize: The Biggest Loser, Dancing with the Stars, Chopped, Project Runway.
You didn't think I was swearing off reality TV entirely, did you? I said I was detoxing, not going cold turkey!!
Find more from Deanna: www.theunnaturalmother.com
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
OK so here is a very personal story. A wicked one at that...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
- 1/4 cup ground coffee
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 cups water
- 2 teaspoons half-and-half cream, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon white sugar, or to taste
SOME DO'S AND DON'TS TO REMEMBER
Treats: Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering.
Pedestrian Safety: Young children should always be accompanied by an adult or an older, responsible child. All children should WALK, not run from house to house and use the sidewalk if available, rather than walk in the street. Children should be cautioned against running out from between parked cars, or across lawns and yards where ornaments, furniture, or clotheslines present dangers.
Safe Houses: Children should go only to homes where the residents are known and have outside lights on as a sign of welcome.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
1894 - Composer Peter Warlock was born.
1970 - Jim Morrison was sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself in Miami, FL
1973 - John Lennon released the album "Mind Games."
1974 - Kathy Silva files for a divorce from Sylvester Stewart and was awarded custody of their 14-month-old son. Stewart disappeared with his son and was believed to be in hiding.
1978 - The movie "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" aired on NBC-TV.
1982 - Paul Weller announced the breakup of The Jam.
1984 - Linda Ronstadt made her operatic debut in "La Boheme" in New York City, NY.
1984 - Barry Manilow opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The shows sold out for $1.9 million. Manilow beat the previous record by $100,000 that was held by Diana Ross.
1986 - The Beastie Boys released the LP "License To Ill."
1988 - Kurt Cobain smashed his very first guitar.
1995 - David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Pete Seeger, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles and The Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
1997 - Sally Nyolo (formerly of Zap Mama) began her first U.S tour.
1997 - The U.S. Senate passd the "La Cienega" bill. The bill closed a loophole in the 1909 copyright act that put most pre-1978 music copyrights in jeopardy.
2001 - Michael Jackson's album entitled "Invincible" was released.
2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed an act that renamed the Oakwood Postal Station in Los Angeles the Nat King Cole Post Office.