Wednesday, September 28, 2011
'Frank and Louie' is the name of the cat who actually has two faces. The right mouth eats but the left nose twitches along with the right one. He has three eyes but only the outer two work. Most two-faced cats live about 4 days but Frank and Louie is 12 years old. He will get his own spot in Guiness Book of Records in 2012. two-faced cat
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Leisha Hailey starred in "The L Word" on Showtime. She was on a plane with her girlfriend and they shared a kiss. For this, they were escorted off the plane. Southwest issued an apology of sorts but it seems that they have a habit of doing this over and over again. booted for kissing
Saturday, September 24, 2011
11-month old Alyssa wasn't theirs yet but they were determined to make that happen. A young mother had come into their church months before with a newborn that she could no longer care for. She willingly gave her to church members and eventually signed off her rights. After being passed around to different homes, Tracey and Marshall McClain became attached and wanted the baby to be theirs. Unfortunately, Marshall, became ill and didn't have much time left. He was a vietnam vet and wanted his benefits to go to Alyssa but that was impossible without the adoption. Under South Carolina law, if the father is known, he must also sign off rights before the child can be adopted. So, the search began. He was finally located at the Moss Justice Center in York. The McClain's lawyer didn't have 30 days to wait for a response to filing an adoption notice so he went straight to the jail to visit Alyssa's father. The father didn't even know he was one; but after some consideration, decided to sign off. From there, things fell into place. A cancellation became available on the docket, the guardian was also available, as was the woman who did the home study on the McClain's. Court documents were signed at 12:09pm. Tracey phoned home to let them know that Alyssa was theirs. Marshall McClain received the news and 8 minutes later he was gone. emotional adoption
Friday, September 23, 2011
General Mills Fiber One Brownies have a new spokesperson--actually two of them. Cheech and Chong have signed on to promote eating healthy brownies. General Mills hopes that the duo will bring attention and sales. Chong says, "Get high on fiber." brownies
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Jane Walenta and her husband bought a carousel which was set to be parted out. They paid $385,000 and set out to restore it to it's original luster. It now stands in the DUMBO (Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood. For $2, riders can enjoy views of the East River, Brooklyn, and the Manhattan skyline. It is described as a "transparent jewel box" and at night after the carousel is no longer running, there will be screens inside the pavilion that will act as a backdrop for lights shows. carousel
The USPS is still debating about what to do. Will we go without delivery all winter? Or will it just be Saturday delivery that will cease? Experts say that the Post Office should be run like a business instead of making cuts if they want to remain in the black. USPS
Giant African land snails have been found in Florida. These snails can get up to 8 inches long and 4 inches wide. They destroy 500 different types of plants, cause damage to buildings, and can cause meningitis. A desperate search is on to find the snails and freeze them so that damage is minimal. snails
A teenager was found wandering after walking out of the woods in Germany. He claims that he lived there for the past 5 years with his father after the passing of his mother. He speaks fluent english but doesn't know much more than his first name and where he's lived with his father for the last few years. wandering boy
I had the most wonderful time on Thursday, September 15. I went to the House of Blues in Chicago for Jimmie Jam. The concert included Edwin McCain and The Bodeans. The music in itself would have made for a fantastic night but to top things off, Jimmie Johnson and Michael Waltrip were there. Anybody that knows me, knows that I am a huge NASCAR fan. But I am an even bigger fan of Michael Waltrip. It was a total surprise that he was there. I luckily got him to pose for a picture with me--I was like a little kid--just giddy. Lowe's and Delta faucets were two big sponsors of the event--so grateful that they were on board.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
NASCAR's top 12 Chase contenders are ready to start battle next week for the Championship. Last nights race from Richmond was exciting from start to finish. Two cautions had come out before lap 9. The race went on to tie the all-time high caution record at Richmond with 15. Drivers went at each other like it was the last race of the season. On laps 9-11 only the sound of the cars could be heard as announcers and fans remained silent in honor of those who lost their lives 10 years ago. championship chase
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Bob Beckwith was already retired 10 years ago when that fateful day happened. He went to help his grandson who had been hit by a car. He stayed with his grandson until the ambulance arrived then stopped by his home on his way to the hospital where he learned about the crashes. At the hospital, along with his family, he learned that his grandson would be fine. His thoughts then turned to what was unfolding at the World Trade Center. His family convinced him for two days that he shouldn't go down there. But on September 13, he learned that a friend's son had not come out yet and he decided it was time to act. He put on his old helmet, an FDNY t-shirt, and talked his way through the barricades. He helped in many ways but the most memorable was when a Secret Service Agent told him to help the "next person" up onto the rubble. That person just happened to be President George W. Bush. Instead of leaving as he had been told by the Secret Service, President Bush convinced him to stay and they had a picture taken together. This picture graced the cover of the New York Post and later Time magazine. After turning down several invitations to tell his story on national programs, Bob finally relented and began making public appearances. When offered money for these appearances, he asks instead that the money be donated to the Burn Center. Bob's story
A woman was on her way to work on the 77th floor at the World Trade Center. She was running late and had an encounter with Gwyneth Paltrow. They were walking and ended up face-to-face. After doing the back and forth "dance" thing, they laughed and went on their way. When the woman got to the station to catch her train, it was just pulling out. The woman feels those few moments that made her late for the train probably saved her life and credits Gwyneth Paltrow with making that happen. She has mailed a letter to Gwyneth to let her know. life-saving "dance"
Saturday, September 3, 2011
The lead singer from Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, was asked to leave a plane because his pants were to saggy. He exclaimed, "Don't you have better things to do than worry about that?" Then tried to take his seat but didn't make it because he was asked to leave the plane. Southwest Airlines has apologized for the incident. offensive pants