Trying to find a new theme for my blog…

There are something that I grasp and totally understand without reading a book or manual, but then there are some things that I am so lost on. One of them being… is how do I get a download theme to be my new theme on

I even brought WordPress for Dummies | Lisa Sabin-Wilson and I was more confused after reading it. Appeartly I have been doing things the “Sylvia Way”, that there is actullay a right… better… easier way of doing it.

So that is my mission right now, figure out how to get a new theme for my blog.Any suggestions or site to go to for theme, would be appreaciated.

My new favorite TV Show — Psych

As I am writing this, I am watching my new favorite TV show, Psych. I really didn’t get in watching it till the second season. But now, I just love watching it!psych

Psych is an American Comedy-Drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network. The show stars James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a young crime consultant for the Santa Barbara, California Police Department (SBPD) whose “heightened observational skills” and impressive detective instincts allow him to convince people that he is psychic. The program also stars Dulé Hill as Shawn’s best friend, straight man, and reluctant partner Burton “Gus” Guster, as well as Corbin Bernsen as Shawn’s captious father, Henry.

I just love watching Shawn using his “psychic” skills. And Guy just cracks me up when he runs screaming like a little girls every time he sees a dead body.

One of my favorite episodes was from Season 3 — “Murder? … Anyone? … Anyone? … Bueller?“.

At first, no one believes Shawn when he claims that a murder took place at his and Gus’s high school reunion, mainly because there’s no body. As he puts the pieces together, Shawn must also deal with his old flame Abigail (Rachael Leigh Cook), whom he apparently stood up back in high school, and shows a side of himself never seen before. Henry continues to try and reconnect with his ex-wife Madeline (Cybill Shepherd), and in the process show up at the reunion.

I knew all of the movies that Shawn was quoting. And that dance he did on the roof of the school was classic! The songs that were featured on the show, where some of the best from the 80’s:

Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
“If You Were Here” by the Cary Brothers
“Love Is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar
“On and On” by The Longpigs
Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds

The only thing I wish they had again this season is The Big Adventures of  Little Shawn & Gus.

In a series of animated vignettes produced by JJ Sedelmaier, young Shawn and Gus explore the timeless mysteries of childhood. Even at a young age, Shawn’s brilliant powers of observation are already evident, as is his wise-cracking, irreverent approach to life. And young Gus is the same reluctant sidekick; slightly uptight at times, but always diligent when it comes to keeping things on track.

I’m just glad that USA Network plays Psych a couple of time during the week, that way I can watch my favorite show over and over again! Plus the theme song for Psych is “I Know You Know” by The Friendly Indians is pretty cool too!


  • “My name is Shawn, and this is Scrooge Jones…”
  • “Gus don’t be a doughnut with pink yellow and purple sprinkles.”
  • “Gus, stop being a teenage kangaroo who’s still in the pouch”
  • “Howdy, I’m Shawn Spencer, psychic, and this is my life coach, Pepperjack McLove”
  • “Why don’t you trim that fingernail, Ming the Merciless.”

Remember This?

I was looking for a TV show from the 80’s and I found this instead. It brought back a lot of memories.

Here’s some things I remember about growing up in the 80’s:

  • Leg warmers, wide leather belts, lace gloves and brightest neon clothes we could find.
  • John Hughes films were watched over and over again (who doesn’t know the words to The Breakfast Club, word for word?).
  • Rob Lowe (need I say more?). For the other side… Heather Locklear (TJ Hooker then)
  • Wham!, Duran Duran, The Outfield, New Kids on The Block, New Edition, Ratt, Pet Shop Boys.
  • The Pee-Wee Herman, the Gator and break dancing
  • Little House on the Prairie was on every day at 5:00.
  • We made friendship pins out of safety pins and beads.
  • The obligatory colored comb in the back pocket of your jeans
  • Pony tails were cool. French braids were even better. And barrettes had ribbons hanging down. Pat Benatar set a trend in hairstyle and don’t forget the feathered ‘do. And when it came to hair, the bigger the better.
  • Saturday night we watched the Love Boat and Fantasy Island.
  • Thursday night was the best night on TV. The NBC Thursday night line-up: Cosby Show, Family Ties, Cheers, and Night Court.
  • Others to remember: Square Pegs, Dallas, Knots Landing and CHIPS.
  • Your mother made you wear corduroy pants on the first day of school.
  • Food was cooked, not nuked. And papers were written by hand. Remember the Apple ][e?
  • Cool was OP vs. Maui and Sons and preppy was an alligator named IZOD with the collar turned up. Jordache in the early 80’s and Guess in the late.
  • The world discovered the Valley Girl.
  • Dog Town was the skateboard of choice. Roller rinks still existed.
  • The Pepsi challenge.
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
  • The Lakers were on a streak.
  • People held Hands Across America and sang We Are the World.
  • Jimmy Carter was the last Democrat in the White House in over a decade.
  • David Letterman made his talk show debut.
  • Germany reunited and the Berlin Wall came down.
  • Real ice-cream WITH fat!
  • Where’s the Beef?

New Kids on the Block… The Lakers were on a streak… Democrat in the White House…  Looks like the 80’s are coming back! I just hope that Leg warmers and lace gloves don’t come back too.

Cool Webiste — Birthday Calculator

I have been getting some cool e-mails from a family friend Steve. Check this one out that he sent me.

Click on ‘Birthday Calculator.’ It tells you how many hours and
how many seconds you have been alive on this earth and when
you were probably conceived.

How cool is that?

After you’ve finished reading the info, click again,
and see what the moon looked like the night you
were born. Who says our time clocks aren’t ticking…

Enjoy. Birthday Calculator

Here are some of the things that happened when I was born on December 17, 1966:

Your date of conception was on or about 26 March 1966 which was a Saturday. — GROSS, I really didn’t need to know that!!

You were born on a Saturday
under the astrological sign Sagittarius.
Your Life path number is 6.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 6 & 9.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.

As of 1/28/2009 9:29:46 PM EST
You are 42 years old.
You are 505 months old.
You are 2,198 weeks old.
You are 15,383 days old.
You are 369,213 hours old.
You are 22,152,809 minutes old.
You are 1,329,168,586 seconds old. — This is interesting to know.

Top songs of 1966

Celebrities who share your birthday:

  • Vanessa Zima – 1986
  • Ryan Key1979
  • Milla Jovovich1975
  • Mike Mills – 1958
  • Bill Pullman1953
  • Chris Matthews1945
  • Bob Guccione1930
  • William Safire1929
  • Arthur Fiedler1894

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 6.02074363992172 years old. (You’re still chasing cats!) — This is a nice fact to know!

Your lucky day is Thursday.
Your lucky number is 3.
Your ruling planet(s) is Jupiter & Neptune.
Your lucky dates are 3rd, 12th, 21st, 30th.
Your opposition sign is Gemini.
Your opposition number(s) is 5.

There are 323 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 43 candles.

Your birthstone is Blue Zircon

Your birth tree is

Fig Tree, the Sensibility

Very strong, a bit self-willed, independent, does not allow contradiction or arguments, loves life, its family, children and animals, a bit of a butterfly, good sense of humour, likes idleness and laziness, of practical talent and intelligence.

I always wondered what my birth tree was…

Can’t get the song out of my head…

My friend Debbie challenged me to find the title of a song. The only hints she gave me were that there was a saxophone playing and the words “Whoop Whoop” in it.

So I Googled “song with Whoop Whoop and a saxophone” in it and I found the song. “Calabria” by Enur featuring Dannish reggae queen Natasja Saad (2006).

And since that day I found, I have had that song in my head!! So being the nice perosn that I am, I am passing it along to you all so you have it in your heade too!! This is my version of “Paying it forward” — Whoop Whoop!!

Pictures from my McKinney Road Trip

I’m usually a little fast getting my pictures, it’s been a week and I’m just getting around to putting my pictures from my road trip to McKinney, Texas up.

My friend Debbie and I drove by Southfork Ranch — the one from the TV show Dallas (in Plano, Texas).


Southfork Ranch


Then headed downtown Dallas to go to the The Sixth Floor Museum and the John F. Kennedy Memorial.

Since 1989, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has welcomed more than 6 million visitors from around the world—people of all ages seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.


The Sixth Floor Museum


John F. Kennedy Memorial

It was a beautiful day in Dallas and I had a good time visting with Debbie and her family.

When I was on the road back to San Antonio, I realized that I have seen two places where  famous people have died – JFK and Elvis Preseley (Graceland). Is there such a tour called “visiting the places where famous people died” tour?

To see more of my pictures from my road trip, click here.

Cold is a Relative thing…

I have lived in Texas for three years, but I can still relate to the “Michiganites” attitude about the weather. But the longer I live here, the thinner my blood is getting.

Thanks for the e-mail Steve!

This could also apply to Wisconsin, Minnesota Maine and Up-State New York.


65 above zero:
Floridians turn on the heat.
People in Michigan plant gardens.

60 above zero:
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Michigan sunbathe.

50 above zero:
Italian & English cars won’t start.
People in Michigan drive with the windows down.

40 above zero:
Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Michigan throw on a flannel shirt.

35 above zero:
New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Michigan have the last cookout before it gets cold.

20 above Zero:
People in Miami all die.
Michiganites close the windows.

Californians fly away to Mexico .
People in Michigan get out their winter coats.

10 below zero:
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Michigan are selling cookies door to door.

20 below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in Michigan let the dogs sleep indoors.

30 below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Michiganites get upset because they can’t start the Snow-mobile.

40 below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops.
People in Michigan start saying…’Cold enough fer ya?’

50 below zero:
Hell freezes over.
Michigan public schools will open 2 hours late


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