Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Do we care?

Lindsay Lohan formally charged with grand theft

At issue is a $2,500 necklace allegedly taken from Los Angeles jewelry store

Image: Lindsay Lohan


Ya’ll know that any story about this girl just sends me over the edge!  How can one who had so much talent end up to be so, so, so, I don’t know, what the word is except to say ICK!

Hollywood seems to just be full of these tragic good gone bad stories.  The sad ones are the River Pheonix’s (died at age 23) of Hollywood, they end up dead.  I loved River. 

So really, what is the deal with young Hollywood?  Can they get thru it unharmed?  Unscathed?  Live?  Anne Hathaway seems to be ok, as does Mandy Moore. 

Corey Haim, dead at age 38, still relatively young, but he led a horrible life full of drugs and alcohol prior to his death.  (He starred with River in the classic movie Stand by Me). Heath Ledger died at the age of 28.  Way too young.  And it’s not just a NOW generation thing.  Natalie Wood, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe – all dead.  Brittney Murphy (Clueless, Don’t Say A Word, Uptown Girls to name a few.)

What is it?  Can someone please figure out why this happens?  If you are a young movie star, can you get out of Hollywood sane, sober and alive?

Not sure what is going to happen to Lindsey.  She plucks my nerves to the nth degree.  I want to smack her – hard – to get her attention. 

Wake up girl and quit smelling “whatever” you are smelling!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bullet Point Monday

  • Don’t want to talk football anymore until the fall.  Steelers lost so the conversation is OVER

I will discuss that I loved the Black Eyed Peas.  I know there were sound issues, but that was not their fault.  It was live people, one of the things that can happen.  Loved hearing Fergie sing Guns ‘n Roses.  Too cool. 

  • I am over the cold weather.  I feel so sorry for all the folks that keep getting more and more snow!  I would be absolutely out of my mind by now.

  • I had to take Baby Bubba to the doctor on Friday for the first time for anything other than a regular check up.  He fell backwards and hit her head on the tile floor REALLY hard – wouldn’t have bothered me except that he fell asleep about 15 minutes later.  Scared the crap out of me to be blunt.  He was fine –

  • Big boys had soccer this past weekend.  (It was so cold).  Neither of their teams made it to the finals, but in the end, we weren’t that disappointed.  It was nice to get home in the early afternoon and then get ready for the super bowl festivities.

  • I am continually amazed at how stupid people in charge can be.  (Government talk for a second).  Our school system is making HUGE cuts to the budget.  Around here, we have this thing called Bright Beginnings.  It’s basically a tax payer funded preschool program.  But it’s only for a select few.  The “few” would be are those that are supposedly at risk.  To me, this is not the job of the school system.  Our school system is for Kindergarten through 12th grade.  The program costs roughly 21 million, MILLION, dollars for 3,200 students.  That’s it, only 3,200.  And sadder, there is NO evidence to report that there are any long term positive effects of these kids going to BB.  The first groups to go through BB are now at the age where they should be graduating high school.  No evidence shows that they are performing at current grade level.  Why?  BECAUSE THEIR FAMILIES DO NOT CARE.  There is no family support, education is not a priority, and why would it be?  You can live off of government dollars just fine.   No accountability whatsoever. 

I have to stop talking about it now or honestly, my blood pressure goes through the roof!!!

  • Had a horrible headache today – had to call my mom to come over and help me with the baby so I could sleep.  I thank the good Lord that my mom and dad are so close to us.  They are always there when we need them. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Sixteen years ago today, My Granddaddy died.  His death was very unexpected and really rocked our world. 

His name was Curtis and he was a neat man.  My mom used to say….”that man that is your Grandfather is not the same man that was my father”. While my mom was growing up, he was a stern man, not to inclined to plop down in the floor with her and color in coloring books….MY Grandfather would color, ride bikes, take us for Slurpies, take us to Roses and buy us every single Star Wars action figure we wanted.  We went fishing, crabbing and to the beach.  He was so much fun. 

He was a great Grandfather.  Pootie is named after him- and while none of my kids met him, they all know who he is and what a neat man he was.

Added to the sadness of today, today is my brother’s deployment day.  I’m not sure what time, or where he is going, or anything.  I just know it’s today, and it’s his third time being deployed.  As a Ranger, they are not allowed to give too many details.  Actually the only detail we get is, well, that they are gone.  We have guesses to where, but nothing for sure.

So today, if you will, pray for my Mom and Dad.  While my heart is sad because my brother is deployed, their heart is filled with worry because it is THEIR son.  Pray that my brother and his unit will be kept safe until their return.