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Day 68- 100 Happy Days

February 5th, 2015

68To know me is to know how much I adore cooking-  and even more than cooking- I love sharing it with others-


The post associated with this was:  New cookbooks are always a happy! Thank you TLC!

Survivor- Fans -vs- Favorites

May 17th, 2013

Rarely do I talk about television shows on here-  but sometimes something happens and I just can’t help myself.     I will admit that there are not many reality TV shows that I follow-   The world seems to have become inundated with them and most of them are just flat out crazy, but Survivor is different, at least to me.

I’ve followed it since the very first season.  The season where Richard Hatch walked around naked- and Rudy- the ex Navy seal stole my heart at the age of 72 years old.      I’ve watched every single season-   I’ve cheered with some of the victories, and yelled at some of the seeming injustful moments.     It goes without saying that Survivor has a piece of my heart.

Several years ago-   I had the opportunity to sit down for a while and chat with J.T.   one of the million dollar winnars.    He was able to answer some of the questions for me that I had always wondered about-   including sharing a little insight on some of the players that I really had to know what they were ‘really like’.   I’m happy to say that J.T. was just as sweet in person as he was on the show- and since I met him in a one-on-one environment- outside of the spotlights and hooplah of television- I felt I really got to see a piece of the real guy and what his life really is like now-  post Survivor.

This season was no different.. I watched every week and actually found that this season had quite a few players that I found myself really rooting for.   Rarely is there more than two that I want to win-  but between John Cochran-  Malcom- and Brenda, I couldn’t decide.  I even liked Dawn and wouldn’t have minded her winning, but honestly- I was THRILLED to see Cochran win..   When I heard the first three votes-  I knew that he had received every single vote to win.   I admit- I cried.   I felt his joy-   the full-circle moment for him of watching the game as a teenager- and not only playing the game that he’d written his Harvard thesis on- but coming back the second time and winning.

I’ll admit that being on Survivor is a dream of mine..  Have I tried out?  NO, and I don’t plan on doing so- the reason why-   HUGE spiders..   I would get voted out the first week because they’d want me to stop screaming everytime I saw a spider.    Plus after hearing some of the behind the scenes stuff– it probably wouldn’t be just the spiders that scared me.  There are lots of creepy crawlies in the jungle..   and also stinky people-   neither are a good combination for me :)

So I’ll sit on the sidelines and continue to be a fan-   cheering my favorite player (or players) in hopes of them playing the perfect social and strategic game and walking away with the cool million.

September isn’t that far away-   Blood -vs- Water.   That one has me intrigued.

Here Comes the Bride

September 4th, 2011

We spent a night in the South on Friday night and we noticed that there was this huge fashion show going on outside of one of the big department stores near our hotel. I stopped for a little while to watch and hear what they were showing, and one part of the show was about celebrity wedding trends. Ironically we also happened to see two weddings happening while we were in the same city. I love how the trends are changing from season to season and also how much that can vary depending on what part of the world you live in and the cultural influences. It is so fascinating to me.

Late Night Television

June 15th, 2011

I was watching a show the other night and I’m not even sure what channel it was on, but it was a reality type series that took place in one of the california rehabs. It was a celebrity type rehab, but I really found it interesting that they were willing to put their lives out there and show that they struggle with addiction just like so many others do and being ‘rich and famous’ doesn’t exclude you from falling prey to addiction. I think it’s hard enough for those who struggle, but to be in the public eye and under constant scrutiny and judgement would be even harder.

What do you think?

Counting Down

May 18th, 2011

I’ve been watching the Final Countdown videos that Oprah has been doing as 25 years of The Oprah Winfrey Show comes to a close and I have cried at every single video I’ve watched. I know- some of you may be laughing at the fact that it makes me sad that the Oprah show will be no more (in spite of her moving on to bigger and better things), but I don’t care about that- What I do care about is that for the past 25 years- Oprah has been an icon in television and even though I haven’t always agreed with her way of thinking- I guess you could say that over the years- I’ve learned a lot from Oprah and those who have been guests on her show. She has been a shining light- a becon of inspiration that has offered hope and encouragement to so many (myself included)- and a living example that all things are possible if you’re willing to do the work.

There wil be many of us who miss that show- and I, for one am one of those people.

Times Changing? (The Oscar’s)

March 8th, 2010

I didn’t watch the Oscar’s last night, but I was happy to read on Fox News that Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for her performance in The Blindside. It was an awesome film, and Sandra did an amazing job at playing a southern girl, right down to the accent. I am a southern girl so I should know.

What I did find interesting is that the first woman director EVER won an Oscar last night, and incidentally that same film won for best picture, The Hurt Locker. Until I saw it nominated for the Oscar, I’ll admit that I’d never heard of it, but I’m curious how many of you saw it and what your impression was?

You have to give kudos to Kathryn Bigelo for being the first woman EVER to win the best director Oscar. In 82 years, that’s definitely saying something. It’s great to see that women are also finally being recognized for great directing work, and I have to wonder if times are changin’ in Tinseltown. What do you think?

Tragedy in Canada

March 19th, 2009

I heard about the skiing accident that actress Natasha Richardson had, yesterday morning when Iwas watching Anderson Cooper 360 that I DVR’d.    I honestly didn’t think much more about it,  until this morning when I was again watching A.C. 360 and Anderson was reporting that she had passed away.


I don’t personally know Natasha, but the tears were flowing as I listened to Anderson talk about how what appeared to be a simple skiing accident turned into tragedy.  They talked about how after the accident she was talking and said she was ‘fine’,  even sending away an ambulance that arrived on the scene.   Later, she was taken to the hospital, after complaining of a headache.


The cause of death was an epidural hematoma caused by blunt force when she had the accident, and there was really no way of knowing that there was something deadly happening as the blood clot formed and her brain began to swell.  


Sadly, it’s possible that she may have lived if she’d been able to have surgery in time, and I do pray that others will learn in light of this tragedy that when suffering from a head injury even when things seem OK that it can’t hurt anything to be checked by a doctor, and it could very well save your life.


My heart and prayers go out to Liam Neeson, their two children, other family and friends.  I pray that they’ll find peace and comfort during the upcoming days and months.  I know it’s never easy losing someone we love, especially so unexpected.

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