Friday Funny

I have said before, who comes up with the pictures and sayings that we get in e-mails and are posted on sites like Facebook? Here is another funny one that I saw.

Make it a great day!


Song of the Day

Lately, I have been on a kick to get several different artist versions of a song. The one that I have been searching for this past weekend was ““The Way We Were”” (1973) by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman, scored by Marvin Hamlisch and performed by Barbra Streisand. Not only was the movie great, but this song

… won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Song and also made AFI‘s list of Top 100 Songs from Film; it was ranked number eight. (from

Right now I have about sever or eight different artists version of the song.

But next to Streisand version of the song, my next favorite version is the one by Dave Koz featuring Vanessa Williams.



Vanessa Williams has such an amazing voice and is so talented. There are so many of her songs that I like. But I really like the cover version of the songs she does better. And this one ranks on my list of top cover songs.

If you have not gotten the chance to hear or see the other versions of this song, you need to. You will love all of them.

Memorial Day

Let us never forget what this day means.


Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life. ~ Robin Hayes


Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery (1.21.2010)

Laugh for the Day

I saw this on a friends Facebook page and thought it was pretty funny. Enjoy your day.


What the… Over 700,000 Hits

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again… how did I get over 700,000 hits on my blog? Who are these people who read my blog and bigger question, why do you read my blog. No offense to anyone, I’m just trying to figure why people read my blog?

I blog about whatever pops in my mind, sometimes it’s not the most interesting or worldly events. Just stuff that I think of. When I was doing the 30-days of blogging, I read other people’s blog and I thought their blogs were interesting and smart. Mine, interesting — yes, smart??

But I truly want to thank everyone and anyone who reads my blog. I have been slacking off a little this month. I like to post something everyday, but I haven’t. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not thinking of things. Sometimes my mind spins out of control.

Here are some of the things that I have been thinking about:

I need to find a job! I’m I the only one who hasn’t worked at a place for a long period of time? Will I find the job I want? What is the job I want?

I’ve been thinking about some of the cartoons that I saw when I was a kid: Little Johnny Jet (1953), The House of Tomorrow (1949), Car of Tomorrow (1951) and The TV of Tomorrow (1953). I liked Tex Avery cartoons.And I like Wild Wife (1954) with the wife saying to her husband, “I’ve had a busy day, little man.” Maybe when I first saw this cartoon as a kid, I thought that I didn’t need a husband!!

Why did I buy a $2.00 frozen strawberry daiquiri drink at the dollar store? Guess what, it tastes like a $2.00 drink from the dollar store. But I drank it anyways. And what is “orange wine?”

How many times can you beg an old boss if there is job opening in his company?

To move or not to move?

I want a tablet. I don’t need one. but i want one. Should I wait till I get a job before I get one?

So, these are some of this things that are popping up in my head. Thanks for stopping by a reading my blog and here is to the next 700,000 hits!

Here is a song to celebrate the occasion — Lesley Gore – “Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows” (1965). (OK, it has nothing to do with celebrating or reading my blog, but it’s a groovy song!)





What A Great Day

My dad was on a month long road trip to South Carolina to visit with my sister. He finally got back early this morning with a little surprise… my nephew, Brad Keesler tagged along with my dad. Most people get a t-shirt, I get a visit from my nephew!

Sylvia and Brad (5.23.2012)

At first, I was half asleep and didn’t realize he was here. Then after I started hearing noises in the spare bedroom, I got up and saw it was him. What a great surprise. The last time I saw him was in 2005. We have talked a lot of times during that, but I haven’t seen him since then.

Today, we drove about 150 miles around San Antonio, Texas. We drove through downtown San Antonio. Saw the Alamo and stopped at Mi Tierra Restaurant & Bakery restaurant for some pan dulce and a margarita. Hey, when in San Antonio, do as the the locals do!

After that we went to have lunch at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. A very good place to have lunch.

After that we went to visit two of our Aunts and cousins. We had a ice visit with all of them. Check out this picture of Brad standing next to a blue agave plant at my cousin’s Max house.

Brad and The Blue Agave (5.23.2012)

Then after we left there, it was dinner time and we got some chicken and brisket from Bill Miller Bar-BQ. After we ate, we were all beat and ready to call it a night.

Tomorrow is another busy day. He is going to breakfast with his grandpa and his great-great uncle. After that we are heading to get some lunch and then to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to go see my mom, his grandmother. He was not able to make it down to San Antonio when she died in 2010. So it’s going to be a tougher visit for me seeing him there. I will try to hold it in and not have a mini-breakdown.

Brad is only here for one more day and then he is off on his next adventure. I have been truly blessed to have such a wonderful young man as my nephew. I love him more than I can ever say. I am so glad that he had time in his schedule to make a trip down to see us. No matter how short the visit is, I’ll take it.

Side note:

Have I mentioned before… (hey, it’s my blog, I can brag all I want to!) Woo Whoo!!

Brad Keesler has been offered a Fellowship to attend the University of South Carolina as a Doctoral student starting in the fall of 2012. He will be pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts while studying with Brad Edwards.


DWTS (Season 14) — The Winners

Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 14) is over and the winner of the mirror ball trophy is Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd.

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd

Any of the final three pairs could have won this season. There were a lot more pairs that were good that made it an exciting season to watch, Rumors have it that the next season’s show will be an All-Star show with stars from the past 14 seasons. it should be interesting.

Till next season.

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