Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Help Me...

Okay... I admit that I am borderline computer illiterate. But I don't understand what is going on right now!

For some unexplained reason, I have been unable to comment on anyone's "typepad" site (Karmyn and marnie ... this means you!). When I click on comments... they all come up on screen, but where it says "Post a Comment"... it's completely blank. And there is absolutely nothing I can do to make the comment information appear.

Can any of you help me out here?
I sure do miss making silly little comments on your sites!!

Monday, February 26, 2007

And The Winner Is...


Yes... I made it safe and sound to Detroit and back last night. The storm didn't hit us quite as hard as predicted. So I mainly had to deal with sleet and slushy roads. The overpasses were a bit dicey... but I just took my time. There were only a few cars of in the ditch here and there.

I will say that there are people out there who like to drive 80 no matter what the road conditions!! I'd like to believe they are the ones who slid off into the ditch!

I took the advice of my dear blogging friends and taped the Oscars. I will watch it tonight although I was informed this morning that they ran until 12:30 am and I only recorded until midnight!! I'm not too upset though... I seem to know the outcome already. It's impossible to escape the media!!!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy weekend...

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I'd Like to Thank the Academy...

I don't know what is worse... the fact that I have to risk my life by driving from Lansing to the Detroit airport to pick up my best friend on Sunday night with the 70 percent prediction of icy roads, snow and freezing rain... or the fact that while I am risking my life, I will be missing the Oscars!!

It's a toss-up, really...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A Moment of Glory....


Wisconsin's first-ever game as the nation's top-ranked team went poorly Tuesday night, when Drew Neitzel scored 28 points to lead Michigan State to a 64-55 victory. Wisconsin gained the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press poll for the first time in school history on Monday.

Neitzel's 3-pointer with 3:51 left gave Michigan State a 51-49 lead, and the Spartans held on for the victory, giving their NCAA tournament hopes a boost before their home crowd.

The sellout crowd at Breslin Center serenaded the Badgers with a chant of "overrated" as the clock wound down. Students stormed the court at the final horn.

This year has been a rebuilding season for the MSU Spartans. They have had moments of brilliance, as well as miserable failures.
But last night's game was incredible... Way to go, Boys!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Baby Steps...


Amillia Sonja Taylor, born Oct. 24 after just less than 22 weeks in the womb, will spend a few extra days in the hospital as a precaution.

Amillia, now a relatively robust 4½ pounds, was about to be released from Baptist Children's Hospital in Florida, but today doctors unexpectedly decided to postpone her release.

A hospital spokeswoman told The Associated Press that she did not have details on why doctors had changed their minds about sending Amillia home.

On Monday, Amillia was between 25 and 26 inches long, doctors said. She was 9½ inches long and weighed 10 ounces at birth.

Amillia is the youngest surviving premature baby, born after just 21 weeks and six days in the womb.

The only known premature babies that have survived so young prior to her were all born at 23 weeks. The average pregnancy is between 37 weeks and 40 weeks long.

Her parents, doctors and caretakers joined "Good Morning America" Monday to discuss Amillia's amazing recovery. Her parents expected her to be released from the hospital today. "I'm overjoyed to be able to take her home," Amillia's mother, Sonja Taylor, told "GMA."
Taylor said that she stayed hopeful throughout Amillia's first few weeks of life.

"I knew we were going to be able to take her home because she had great doctors, nurses, physical therapists. So I knew she was coming home," Taylor said.

Amillia was born with a mild brain hemorrhage, respiratory problems and digestive problems, but her doctor, William Smalling, said she showed a strong will to live.

"This baby showed signs of being viable at the time of delivery, which means she showed signs that she was mature enough to survive," Smalling said.

"She made efforts at breathing, [an] attempt to cry at birth. So when she was assessed at the delivery, she showed signs that she may have been mature enough to survive, and she proved us right," Smalling said.

Amilia will return home today but will be constantly monitored.

According to Smalling, "She still needs a little bit of oxygen, but that's to be expected. Her future looks bright at this point."
I wish for Amilia's future to be filled with happiness and good health. It will be a long road...

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Girl, You Know It's True...

Oh no... it can't be true!!!

Hollywood making Milli Vanilli movie

Hollywood is set to make a movie about the rise and fall of disgraced pop duo Milli Vanilli. The pair lost their coveted Grammy for best new artist in 1990 when it emerged that they had never sung on their records. The film has the backing of Milli Vanilli star Fabrice Morvan, who has been pursuing a comeback for years, as well as the estate of his colleague, Rob Pilatus, who died of a drug overdose in 1998.

The project will be written and directed by Jeff Nathanson, who previously wrote the Leonardo DiCaprio crime caper 'Catch Me If You Can'. He said: "I've always been fascinated by the notion of fakes and frauds, and in this case, you had guys who pulled off the ultimate con, selling 30 million singles and 11 million albums and then becoming the biggest laughing stocks of pop entertainment."


Wasn't it bad enough the first time around?!?!?!?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

What Holiday??

I hope all of you have a Valentine’s Day filled with flowers, chocolate and lots of romance.

My Valentine’s… well, it’s just another day.

But don’t get me wrong, I am okay with it. I won’t be throwing dead roses in the garbage, breaking out in zits or gaining a pound or two, and there will not be any…. WAIT!!!

Maybe I am not okay with it!!! ;-)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Baby, Let The Light Shine Down...

Swiss Officials Want to Spread Sunshine

BONDO, Switzerland - Local officials said Monday they are considering the construction of a giant mirror to light up this mountain village with 198 residents who are deprived of sunlight for three months each year.

The project would help illuminate parts of the southeastern Swiss town of Bondo that lie so deep in the Bregaglia Valley they do not receive any sunlight between December and February, said mayor Renzo Giovanoli, confirming a report in the daily Suedostschweiz.

"That would be added value for our town," Giovanoli said. "We came to a consensus at the village assembly that the study of the project should be further assessed so that we can decide on it in the summer."

The mirror would be similar to a 26-by-16 feet sheet of reflective steel installed last year in Viganella, an Italian town close to the Swiss border. Viganella, like Bondo, is dark during winter months because of its position at the bottom of a steep Alpine valley, blocked off from sunlight by the surrounding mountains.

The Viganella mirror, which follows the sun's path using a remote computer, cost $130,000.

On Sunday, Bondo residents are expected to see this winter's first rays of sunlight hit the town square.


I think that's a fabulous idea!! It probably will make the town look larger too!

But all I can think of is that those must be some huge-ass mountains!! And if the residents are anticipating rays of light this Sunday... do they all gather round town square... just waiting??

Friday, February 09, 2007

Caddyshack 2007

Never one to blend into a crowd, actor Bill Murray decided against the typical golf headgear during the first round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament yesterday. Murray shot a five-under 67 playing with veteran pro Scott Simpson.


I would live to play golf with that man!!! What a hoot!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Good Deeds...

NYC Cabbie Returns Bag of Diamond Rings

NEW YORK - Never mind diamonds- a New York cabbie was a Texas girl's best friend. The driver returned 31 diamond rings he found in his cab after dropping off the passenger, who had left him with a 30-cent tip on a $10.70 fare.

"All my life, I tried to be honest," said Osman Chowdhury, a native of Bangladesh. "Today is no different."

But the 41-year-old cabbie from Queens did have a message: "I'm proud of what I did so that people know New York taxi drivers are honest."

What he did started on Monday evening, when he picked up the woman at a hotel in midtown Manhattan and drove her to an apartment building several blocks away. She gave him $20 to pay the fare and asked for $9 back.

Hours later, at about 10 p.m., three other passengers with luggage discovered the woman's suitcase when Chowdhury popped the trunk open for them.

Chowdhury first drove to the building where he had dropped off the woman. But he had no idea in which of the many apartments she might be and didn't want to cause a disruption by knocking on doors.

He took the suitcase to the Manhattan headquarters of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a drivers' advocacy group to which he belongs. He and the alliance president looked inside and found two display cases with 31 diamond rings inside.

"I saw flashing, and I said, 'Oh my God! Diamonds!'" Chowdhury recalled. "I was shocked. I was trembling."

They also found a small luggage tag with a Texas telephone number they called - the home of the woman's mother in Dallas. Meanwhile, she called the number, too.

The woman, who said she was a jeweler, got back the gems on Monday when she arrived at the alliance office around midnight - incredulous at her luck. She offered Chowdhury a reward - a check for $100.

"I cannot take a penny for being honest," he said, but he reluctantly accepted the money to cover the fares he lost while trying to track her down.

He said it never occurred to him to keep the diamonds.

"I'm not going to take someone else's money or property to make me rich. I don't want it that way," said the soft-spoken cabbie, who was a contractor in Bangladesh until he came to the United States 15 years ago.

He does not own a cab but rents one.

"I enjoy my life. I'm satisfied," said Chowdhury.

He didn't even mind the meager tip.

"I think some people might be broke," he said. "Or they're distracted."

The woman from Dallas asked that her name not be made public. -AP


It's nice to know that there still are some honest people out there!!

Hmmm... and I wonder why the woman from Dallas wouldn't give her name... perhaps she doesn't want to be known as the A-HOLE jeweler who only gives 30-cent tips!!!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Beam Me Up, Scotty....

What a Difference Seven Months Can Make...

A married NASA astronaut has been accused of attempted murder and trying to kidnap a rival for another astronaut's affections, and is being held in jail.

US Navy Captain Lisa Nowak, who flew on the space shuttle Discovery last July, drove 1,529 km from Houston to Orlando - wearing diapers so she wouldn't have to stop to urinate - to assault a woman she considered competition for the affections of a male NASA astronaut, police said.

Oh hell... you all know the rest. CRAZY!!!

If that is what love does to you... I'm glad I'm single!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Hotter Potter...

Wow... he sure looks different without his glasses!!

I must say that Daniel Radcliffe has grown up quite nicely.

Happy Friday everyone... have a great weekend.