DWTS – The Results


I was a little worried about Kristi Yamaguchi (click to read Kristi’s blog) & Mark Ballas since they got some low scores from the judges. But they were the first team to be saved!

Looks like Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough have been voted off! Yes, I am happy they are got voted off. 🙂

These are the teams saved to dance another day:

It’s going to be tough to pick who’s going to go home next week.

Dancing with The Stars – Week 7

Here are my weekly picks on who is going to continue on DWTS and who is going to be leaving:

Kristi and Mark

I think my pick in the beginning of the season Kristi Yamaguchi (click to read Kristi’s blog) & Mark Ballas will be back to dance again. Even though they were not in first place (as the previous week), they still think they will win the glass ball at the end of the season.

Who will go home from the rest of the teams still dancing? It’s getting pretty tough to pick them.

Jason Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska

Cristián de la Fuente & Cheryl Burke

Mario & Karina Smirnoff

Marissa Jaret Winokur & Tony Dovolani

But I would have to pick Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough to be the next team to voted off.

Shannon and Derek

OK, that is more a personal pick on who I think should go home. I didn’t care for their outburst last week. Plus it looked like the judges were afraid of giving them a low score because they didn’t want Shannon (and maybe Derek) to cry… AGAIN.

50 Things To Do In An Elevator

This is one of my favorite lists.


  1. Make race car noises when anyone gets on or off.
  2. Blow your nose and offer to show the contents of your kleenex to other passengers.
  3. Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering: Shut up, dammit, all of you just shut UP!
  4. Whistle the first seven notes of It’s a Small World incessantly.
  5. Sell Girl Scout cookies.
  6. On a long ride, sway side to side at the natural frequency of the elevator.
  7. Shave.
  8. Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside ask: Got enough air in there?
  9. Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator. Wear yours upside-down.
  10. Stand silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.
  11. When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.
  12. Lean over to another passenger and whisper: Noogie patrol coming!
  13. Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them to call you Admiral.
  14. Censored by your son.
  15. On the highest floor, hold the door open and demand that it stay open until you hear the penny you dropped down the shaft go plink at the bottom.
  16. Do Tai Chi exercises.
  17. Stare, grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce: I’ve got new socks on!
  18. When at least 8 people have boarded, moan from the back: Oh, not now, damn motion sickness!
  19. Give religious tracts to each passenger.
  20. Meow occassionally.
  21. Bet the other passengers you can fit a quarter in your nose.
  22. Frown and mutter gotta go, gotta go then sigh and say oops!
  23. Show other passengers a wound and ask if it looks infected.
  24. Sing Mary had a little lamb while continually pushing buttons.
  25. Holler Chutes away! whenever the elevator descends.
  26. Walk on with a cooler that says human head on the side.
  27. Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce You’re one of THEM! and move to the far corner of the elevator.
  28. Burp, and then say mmmm…tasty!
  29. Leave a box between the doors.
  30. Ask each passenger getting on if you can push the button for them.
  31. Wear a puppet on your hand and talk to other passengers through it.
  32. Start a sing-along.
  33. When the elevator is silent, look around and ask is that your beeper?
  34. Play the harmonica.
  35. Shadow box.
  36. Say Ding! at each floor.
  37. Lean against the button panel.
  38. Say I wonder what all these do and push the red buttons.
  39. Listen to the elevator walls with a stethoscope.
  40. Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your personal space.
  41. Bring a chair along.
  42. Take a bite of a sandwich and ask another passenger: Wanna see wha in muh mouf?
  43. Blow spit bubbles.
  44. Pull your gum out of your mouth in long strings.
  45. Announce in a demonic voice: I must find a more suitable host body.
  46. Carry a blanket and clutch it protectively.
  47. Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
  48. Wear X-Ray Specs and leer suggestively at other passengers.
  49. Stare at your thumb and say I think it’s getting larger.
  50. If anyone brushes against you, recoil and holler Bad touch!

My Mom and Dad – The Early Years

As the story goes, my Mom and Dad went went to the same school when they were young. Then in his freshman year, my Dad wrote in his year book: Joe + Lydia (my parent’s names).

Here is a picture of them at a school dance. It is strange seeing pictures of my parents when they are so young (and in this picture, they weren’t even married yet). I just remember how they look when I was growing up and how they look now.


Young Mom & Dad

Our Body: The Universe Within At the Witte Museum

I had the chance to go to the Witte Museum in San Antonio and see the Our Body: The Universe Within.

Witte Museum

It was totally amazing. I had seen programs on the exhibit and read about it on the internet. So when I found out it was coming to San Antonio, I knew I had to go see it.

Our Body

OUR BODY: THE UNIVERSE WITHIN is a fascinating, artful and educational exhibit consisting of actual human bodies and organs. Appropriate for all ages, this exhibit literally goes “under the skin”, revealing the mysteries of the human anatomy. The bodies, specimens and organs have been preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation. OUR BODY: THE UNIVERSE WITHIN allows you the insight to the inside: giving one a true look at the inner workings of the extraordinary human body.

From the ourbodytheuniversewithin.com

When you first walk into the exhibit, it’s dark and there is some kind of music playing in the background. You start off by reading some information on when and how they started mapping the human body. Then you turn the corner and you see your first “body” riding a bike. I just kept looking at the eyes on the body. It was hard to believe how they preserve the bodies so you can see everything! Then of course you start smelling the air to see if there is a “smell”. But you read that “The specimens are completely dry and odorless.” But you still check (and I wasn’t the only one).

There were several complete human bodies in the exhibit and each one of them had a different system. And there were other anatomical specimens of the human body. It is one thing reading about these systems in a book, but when you can see it in the human body, it is a totally different experience.

If this exhibit comes to your town, make the time to go see it. It is totally worth it.

DWTS – The Guchi and Mark – Perfect 30

Kristi & Mark performing the Jive – Week 6

Whoa! Woman finds 8-foot alligator in kitchen

Did you see this??

Whoa! Woman finds 8-foot alligator in kitchen

69-year-old Floridian spots animal after it pushes through porch screen

updated 8:44 a.m. CT, Tues., April. 22, 2008

OLDSMAR, Fla. – And some people get jittery about mice in the kitchen.

Sandra Frosti, a 69-year-old central Floridian, found an 8-foot long alligator prowling in her kitchen late Monday night, authorities said.

Frosti said the gator must have pushed through the back porch screen door and then went inside through an open sliding glass door at her home in Oldsmar, just north of Tampa. It then apparently strolled through the living room, down a hall and into the kitchen.

A trapper with Animal Capture of Florida removed the alligator, which was cut by a plate that was knocked to the ground during the chaos. But no one inside the house was injured.

I get freaked out when I see a bug running across the floor. I turn on all the lights and find the closest thing to try to kill it. That could be a shoe or spray (hair spray, window cleaner, body spray, any kind of spray). But I’m really not sure what I would grab if I saw an 8-foot alligator in my kitchen.

DWTS – Week 6

Here is my weekly picks on who is going to be the top vote and which team will be voted off:

Dancing - Kristi and Mark

Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas – Perfect score for their Jive!! Way to go The Guchi and Mark!!

I don’t care what they say about Kristi having an advantage over everyone else because she was an Olympic Gold Medalist Figure Skater. Pbbbbbbbbtt!… that’s what I say about that! 🙂

And I have three picks on which team should be voted off:

  • Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez – I know Marlee is deaf and she has been OK these past couple of weeks, but it’s coming to the time when only the best should be on the show.

So my lick on who will be going home…

Marlee and Fabian

Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez

Where Are These Stars Now?

From Celebrity Nooz

Where Are These Stars Now? Ever wonder what happened to your favorite stars? Some had long careers before fading into oblivion, while others seemed like they didn’t get their full 15 minutes. But we still loved them. Find out ‘Where Are They Now?

Here are some of the stars that I wondered what happen to them. After looking seeing what these stars look like now, it sure does make me feel old. I think I will remember then how they use to look like in my world. 🙂

Earth Day is here: Call for Climate!

I thought I would share this with everyone. I don’t do as much as I should regarding Earth Day. But at least I try to know what is going on.


Earth Day is here: Call for Climate! 

Earth Day is Tuesday April 22nd, and many Earth Day events are happening this weekend! Not sure yet how you’ll be celebrating Earth Day? Find an event near you on the Earth Day website. Hundreds of Earth Day events including the Sunday concert on the National Mall in Washington DC, special Earth Day film screenings and festivals, and campus Earth Day celebrations will be showing selections from the Live Earth Film Series.

Celebs from Chevy Chase to Questlove have called for the climate – have you? Let our leaders know if they want to keep their jobs, they have to do something substantive to solve climate change. 

What should you ask them to do? Take these ideas from the Live Earth Pledge:

Demand that our country join an international treaty within the next two years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;

Ask them to fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility

that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;

Tell them to work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of homes, workplaces, schools, places of worship, and means of transportation;

Encourage them to pass laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;

If you are in the US…

White House – 202.456.1111

Capitol Hill (our Capitol Hill Operators are really helpful, don’t be afraid to call and ask for your Member of Congress!!) 202.224.3121

If you are outside the US – call your president, legislators, and local officials. 

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