Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Subway restaurant rises along with Freedom Tower

As the Freedom Tower is built, a Subway restaurant will be right there on top for the steel workers. They will offer their regular menu along with some other New York favorites.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Cookie Rules...

1. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh out of the oven, it has no calories because everyone knows that the first cookie is the test and thus calorie free.

2. If you drink a diet soda after eating your second cookie, it also has no calories because the diet soda cancels out the cookie calories.

3. If a friend comes over while you're making your Christmas cookies and needs to sample, you must sample with your friend. Because your friend's first cookie is calorie free, (rule #1) yours is also. It would be rude to let your friend sample alone and, being the friend that you are, that makes your cookie calorie free.

4. Any cookie calories consumed while walking around will fall to your feet and eventually fall off as you move. This is due to gravity and the density of the caloric mass.5. Any calories consumed during the frosting of the Christmas cookies will be used up because it takes many calories to lick excess frosting from a knife without cutting your tongue.

6. Cookies colored red or green have very few calories. Red ones have three and green ones have five - one calorie for each letter. Make more red ones!

7. Cookies eaten while watching "Miracle on 34th Street" have no calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one's personal fuel.8. As always, cookie pieces contain no calories because the process of breaking causes calorie leakage.

9. Any cookies consumed from someone else's plate have no calories since the calories Rightfully belong to the other person and will cling to their plate. We all know how calories like to CLING!

10. Any cookies consumed while feeling stressed have no calories because cookies used for medicinal purposes NEVER have calories. It's a rule!

So, go out and enjoy those Christmas Cookies - we only get them this time of year!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Local Vocal Idol Competition

My son and I auditioned for and advanced to the top 10 of the Local Vocal Idol Competition in Winona. We'll be competing on January 28 for the top prize. It's a weird feeling competing against my own son but now that he's 18, I guess that's going to happen.

Cancer Telethon

I will be performing on KTTC on January 17 for the Cancer Telethon. My son and I auditioned and both got spots. We've done it for several years now. Our performance times will be on Sunday morning around 11:30. will also have streaming video on their website;

teacher suspended after lunch with students at Hooters.

A choir teacher from Arizona is on leave after taking 40 students to lunch at a Hooter's restaurant.

man lifts car off of child

A 6 year-old was pinned under a vehicle when it backed over her. Nick Harris saw a car backing out of a driveway and over the girl. He ran to help and is not sure how he managed to lift the car but says, "But somehow, adrenaline, hand of God, whatever you want to call it, I don't know how I did it."

Thursday, December 17, 2009

abandoned baby reconnects with rescuers

Mia was only about 12 hours old when she was found on a doorstep by a couple of teenagers. The two friends were coming back from a 7-11 when they heard a baby crying. When they investigated, they found a newborn baby wrapped in towels and no one else around. They took the baby to one of their homes and the baby was turned over to law enforcement. Mia eventually found both of the teenagers on facebook and has added them as friends. She just wanted to say thank you.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Rascal Flatts will appear on CSI

Early next year the group will appear on an episode of CSI called "Unshockable" where one group member will be the victim of a crime and the other two are suspects.

Brooks & Dunn announce final tour dates

Brooks & Dunn will begin their farewell tour in Sacramento CA on April 23 and end in Chicago IL on August 8, 2010. They've got plenty of dates and cities lined up. You can find the list here:

Monday, December 7, 2009

goodbye toilets?

There's a growing movement (pun intended lol) to get rid of flush toilets and swap them for buckets. The waste is then used as compost and a year later, fertilizer.
Tell me what you think by going to my facebook page.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville will update their exhibits in May of 2010. Updates will include new displays for contemporary artists as well as some for bluegrass. The will also have a theater for viewing videos.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

mysterious mail gets neighbors talking

Not all the conversations were pleasant about the letters but it did get people talking. The letters were actually part of an art project being conducted by Michael Crowe and Lenka Clayton. They sent one to everyone in a Pittsburgh neighborhood.

Tiger shows his stripes

The truth comes out about Tiger's affairs but they are still denying any domestic violence. I'm thinking there's more to this story that we may never know.,206529