“The Rest of the Story”

I just read that broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey dies at age of 90. I wasn’t a regular listener of Paul Harvey’s, but I remember listening to him when I would on a road trip. I liked the stories that he told and I especially like what he said at the end …”the rest of the story.”

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CHICAGO (AP) – ABC Radio Networks says broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey has died at the age of 90. Network spokesman Louis Adams says Harvey died Saturday at his winter home in Phoenix, surrounded by family. No cause of death was immediately available. Harvey was a news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation’s most familiar voices. He was forced off the air in 2001 because a virus weakened a vocal cord. But he returned to work in Chicago and was still active as he passed his 90th birthday. Known for his resonant voice and trademark delivery of “The Rest of the Story,” Harvey had been heard nationally since 1951, when he began his “News and Comment” for ABC Radio Networks.

Now this is COLD…

One of my favorite places that I have ever been to is Niagara Falls in the Canadian province of Ontario. And each time I have been there, I am amazed of the power and beauty of the falls.

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The Niagara Falls are massive waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (120 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.

Niagara Falls is composed of two major sections separated by Goat Island: Horseshoe Falls, on the Canadian side of the border and American Falls on the American side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls also is located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island. Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly-formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than six million cubic feet (168,000 m³) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America.

Check out these pictures of amazing pictures of Niagara Fall, almost 100 years old. Can you imagine walking on Niagara Falls like that?

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I wonder how cold was it to freeze the falls like that??


What to blog about… Boo Berry Cereal

I was trying to think of something to blog about tonight and I was drawing a blank. Then all of a sudden I thought about Boo Berry cereal! Why, I have no idea?

Boo Berry CerealBoo Berry is a variety of the monster-themed high-sugar breakfast cereals produced by General Mills for the North American market. It contains blueberry-flavored corn cereal bits and marshmallows. Boo Berry is also the name of the cereal’s mascot, a blue ghost with a red bow-tie and a red-striped yellow hat, voiced by a Peter Lorre imitator.

Boo Berry was released in 1973, and is sometimes mistakenly thought to be discontinued. In reality, its distribution is just much lower and more sporadic than that of the flagship cereal Count Chocula. The best time of the year to find Boo Berry is around Halloween. Target and Walmart are among the US retail stores that have been known to carry this more scarce cereal during the month of October. It can also be found year-round in the Midwestern United States and Northeast at Super Wal-Mart, IGA Supermarkets as well as online at websites such as Amazon.com.

When I was a kid, my mom would not buy the “funny” cereals for us to eat, you know they ones:

And Boo Berry was definiatly on that list  — with words to describe it like high-sugar, blueberry-flavored and marshmallows… it would have never made it into the Garza household when I was growing up! :) Just pass me the boring Cheerio …. pfffft!

Ice Cream

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I love this Garfield. It reminds me of Eddie Murphy’s Delerious stand up routine.

**Warning** It is Eddie Murphy :)

Mardi Gras

mardi_gras_graphics_02One thing that is on my list of things to do is go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. The closest I’ve been to any kind of celebration in New Orleans was the French Quarter Festival in 1991. I had a great on Bourbon Street, drinking Hurricanes, eating crawfish and having a good time. I can imagine what Mardi Gras would be like.

So I “Googled” Mardi Gras to see what it really is:

The terms “Mardi Gras” (mär`dē grä) and “Mardi Gras season“,in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. From the French term “Mardi Gras” (literally “Fat Tuesday”), the term has come to mean the whole period of activity related to those events, beyond just the single day, often called Mardi Gras Day or Fat Tuesday. The season can be designated by the year, as in “Mardi Gras 2008″.

The time period varies from city to city, as some traditions consider Mardi Gras as the Carnival period between Epiphany or Twelfth Night and Ash Wednesday. Others treat the final three-day period as being Mardi Gras. In Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras events begin in November, followed by mystic society balls on Thanksgiving,then New Year’s Eve, formerly with parades on New Year’s Day, followed by parades and balls in January & February, celebrating up to midnight before Ash Wednesday.

Other cities most famous for their Mardi Gras celebrations include Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Many other places have important Mardi Gras celebrations as well.

Carnival is an important celebration in most of Europe, except in Ireland and the United Kingdom where the festival is called “shrovetide” ending on Shrove Tuesday, and pancakes are the tradition, and also in many parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

So I’ve marked my calendar and I am going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. So until then… “Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez“!

Note: If your not able to make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you can at least eat like you are there:

Check this site out…

I found this site from daily e-mails I get from: Cool Site of the Day.

loonapix_logo LoonaPix.com is a free photo editing online service. You can easy decorate your photo with a frame, trim it or just make it funny using LoonaPic effect. Another words, we can help you to make your photo funny and unique. And, notice, it is easy and free!

Share picture with your friends to get a good mood for a whole day.

How does it work?
Just 3 easy steps to get funny picture:
1) Select service.
2) Upload photo to the website.
3) Select effect and click ‘Save’.

Also, we provide you with a html-code, that you can easy put on your blog or profile at MySpace, Facebook, Orkut, Hi5 etc to share photo with whole world.

Here is a picture of my cousin’s Lisa and Mark kids, Han and Jack.

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Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes To Jail

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This past week, I heard someone that I work with talk about going to see the movie “Madea Goes to Jail” and how she couldn’t wait to go see it. I told her that I have not seen any of the Madea movies or anything by Tyler Perry. She was just saying how much she liked Madea and has seen all of the TV shows and movies. So that peaked my interest to think about going to see the movie that opened this weekend.

So on Saturday, I went the the theathers to see the movie. I didn’t know what to expect, I had only seen a couple of clips from the movie and those parts were pretty funny. So I went in there with an open minds and looking forward to seeing something new.

Well, I don’t want to say anything about the movie, but if the whole movie was about Madea, it would have been a better movie. But there was another storyline in the movie and seeing The Cosby Show’s Keshia Knight Pulliam play a prostitute named Candy was a little strange, I had flashbacks of little Rudy.

Now I am going to find more clips about Madea, to say the least, she’s a very interesting person.

Madea Goes to Jail is a 2009 crime comedy-drama film adaptation written and directed by Tyler Perry, which was inspired by Perry’s play of the same name. The film centers on Perry’s well-known character Mable “Madea” Simmons going to jail for her uncontrollable anger management problems

One m0re thing, if you do go see the movie, make sure you stay till the very end. There is a part with Madea and Dr. Phil that is really funny.

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