Posted on March 31, 2010 by Sylvia
This week, I had to record Dancing with the Stars (Season 10) because of work. I think I liked watching that way better, I could fast forward over the teams I don’t like and the commericals.
Well, I was a little disappointed that Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolaniare still on the show!! I would have loved to see Tony quit because of Kate! And Tony doesn’t seem the type of person to lose hie temper while teaching someone how to dance. Isn’t her 15 minutes of fame over with??
I guess Shannen Doherty and Mark Ballas were the next of the teams to go. I think she was better than Kate and Pamela Anderson.
I think Buzz Aldrin and Ashly DelGrosso will be on for a couple of more weeks, just because Buzz is a national icon. And Len Goodman always says something nice about him.
So far my favorite teams:
The trams that I would love to see leave are:
Looking forward to recording the show and then watching it again next week!
At the end of the show, Mark Ballas said since he was hurt and if the would have made it to the next round that his dad, Corky Ballas would have danced. I would have loved to see Corky out there on the dance floor again.
Favorite songs of the night:
“Shake a Tail Feather“—Ray Charles
“I’m Still Standing“—Elton John (You need to check out the video to this song. Bruno Tonioli is in it. I couldn’t find the video, but here is a link to some pictures.)
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Posted on March 30, 2010 by Sylvia
I saw this on my cousin’s Facebook page and I wanted to pass it along. If you have a minute, could you vote for my little cousin, Austin M.
Name: Austin M.
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Posted on March 29, 2010 by Sylvia
Here are some more songs that are on my iPod:
I have Tina Turner’s Best of CD and this song is on. It’s one of my favorite songs by her. Video
I was watching an episode of “Cold Case’ and they were featuring music from the 40’s and that lead me to find songs from the 40’s to add to my iPod. One of them that I found was “The Anniversary Song”. This is such a pretty song.
I remember watching “Star Search” when it first came on TV. Sam Harris was one of the contestants on the first season of the show. His version of this song is one of my favorites.
Thanks YouTube for having it on your site — Sam Harris sings Over The Rainbow (1984)
This is my second favorite by The Go-Go song (“We Got the Beat“). I remember when I saw the video on M-TV (when they played videos) and it looked like they were having fun. Video
I have a couple of Ronnie Milsap songs on my iPod and I really like this one. The song was written by songwriters Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard in 1962. Even Elvis Presley covered the song in 1969. Video
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Posted on March 28, 2010 by Sylvia
I got this e-mail from my friend, Rita the other day. And you know how I feel about chain e-mails… who creates them and how do they get around to people. So of course, I need to do my part and share it with others.
Thanks for sending it to me, Rita!
The Real Meaning of Words
“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about caring and loving your relatives and friends while you can touch and see them,and they are still among us.
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Posted on March 26, 2010 by Sylvia
I am going to do my part, how about you?
While I was surfing the web, I read about Earth Hour and thought that this was something I could do. Usually I poo-poo on the whole recycling thing. But while I was reading about Earth Hour, I thought of all the applianaces and equipments that I have in my room alone!
So this Saturday, I am going to unplug everything for an hour. So for those who read my blog, I challenge you to do the same. What’s an hour??
Get Involved: Earth Hour
Earth Hour is an annual event that allows people around the globe to come together and show their support for an environmentally responsible future. At 8:30 p.m. local time this Saturday, March 27, people all around the world will turn off the lights in their home for one hour. This show of environmental solidarity will start in New Zealand and cascade all the way to Hawaii over the course of the day. Nearly one billion people turned out for Earth Hour 2009 – involving 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents. Just turn out your lights at 8:30 this Saturday night to join the movement!
To learn more about Earth Hour, visit www.myearthhour.org/home.
Check out some of the icons and landmarks worldwide will turn off their lights for Earth Hour:
- Eiffel Tower, Paris
- Piccadilly Circus, London
- Empire State Building, New York
- Colosseum, Rome
- Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
- Willis Tower, Chicago
- Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa
- Big Ben, London
- Sydney Opera House, Sydney
- Space Needle, Seattle
- Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls
- Gateway Arch, St. Louis
- Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, Las Vegas
Come on everybody, let’s do our part!
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Posted on March 25, 2010 by Sylvia
I thought this was an interesting article I saw on MSNBC.com.
As hard as I try, rarely do I see the planets or the constellations. Plus, where I live, Von Ormy, Texas, I am convinced that the Chupacabra is out there waiting for me when I go out and look at the stars!!
So, I’ll be brave and take a picture of watch I see in the skies tonight.
By Geoff Gaherty
Starry Night Education
Wed., March. 24, 2010
On Thursday night, many people may look up at the sky and ask, “What’s that bright star next to the moon?”
The answer for Thursday night is Mars, but that answer changes night by night as the moon travels along the ecliptic, the path that the sun, moon and planets follow across the sky. If you ask the question again on March 29, the answer will be the ringed planet Saturn.
Such conjunctions of the moon and planets are regular reminders of how rapidly the moon moves across the sky.
Mars was in opposition to the sun on Jan. 29, when it appeared 14 arcseconds in diameter, one-120th of the diameter of the moon. Two months later, it is much farther away, and has shrunk to only 10 arcseconds in diameter.
This will be your last chance to get a good look at Mars until it approaches the Earth again in 2012.
The sky on these spring evenings presents a striking contrast between its western half, filled with the bright stars and constellations of winter, and its eastern half, with Regulus the only bright star. Mars sits in solitary splendor in Cancer, one of the most insignificant zodiac constellations, just above the plane of the Milky Way.
But there is much lurking beyond the dim stars of spring, for we are entering the realm of the galaxies. The constellation Leo alone contains five of the brightest galaxies in Charles Messier’s famous 18th-century catalog of deep sky objects.
When we look toward Leo, we are looking above the plane of our Milky Way galaxy at the depths of intergalactic space, unhindered by the clouds of dust and gas which fill our galaxy.
This article was provided to Space.com by Starry Night Education, the leader in space science curriculum solutions.
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Posted on March 24, 2010 by Sylvia
I got this e-mail from my friend Tameka and thought it was pretty funny.
BEST LAWYER/INSURANCE STORY OF THE YEAR
DECADE, AND POSSIBLY THE CENTURY .
This took place in Charlotte North Carolina. A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, fire.
Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars, the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company.
In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost ‘in a series of small f ires.’
The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason, that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion.
The lawyer sued and WON! ( Stay with me.)
Delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the company, in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered to be unacceptable ‘fire’ and was obligated to pay the claim.
Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars that perished in the ‘fires’.
( Wait for it…..)
After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!!! With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine..
ONLY IN AMERICA ….. NO WONDER THE REST OF THE WORLD THINKS WE’RE NUTS
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