The Bachelor on Ellen

Ellen just came on and she announced that one of her guest is going to be Brad Womack, the latest bachelor and the guy who was the first person in the history of the show to have selected no one when it was time to hand out the final rose. Ellen is going to find out his side of the story. I am very interested to hear what he has to say for himself.

Also, the Rivera woman who won the title of Miss Universe and was harassed with pepper spray being put in her makeup and on her gown is going to be on the show too. A great day for Ellen watching!

Jordin Sparks' Debut Album a Flop



The latest American Idol, Jordin Sparks, has now taken over the unfortunate title of the worst debut album in Idol history, coming in at #10 on the charts. Sparks’ album sold only 119,000 copies, a sales tally that is also the lowest of any debut album of previous Idol winners. Oh, well, I guess that's the last we'll hear from Jordin Sparks. Meanwhile, ironically, Chris Daughtery, who should have won the year before, is kicking ass and taking names across the music scene. Go figure.

A Politician with a Sense of Humor

You find it pretty rare to discover a politician with a sense of humor. Most of them are too busy selling themselves to ever laugh at themselves or anyone else. Not so with Former Arkansas Governor, Republican Mike Huckabee, who outlined one special plan he'd consider for NASA's exploration of space.

"Maybe Hillary can be on the first rocket to Mars," he said. His witty response about Clinton generated cheers from the St. Petersburg audience.

My Son is Coming Today!

Yee haw! I haven't seen my son, Justin, for a year. That is the longest it has ever been that I've gone without seeing him. But he's a busy, successful man with a family so I understand. But this weekend he is coming to Texas to go deer hunting with his dad and his stepbrother in Corsicana. When he gets into Dallas he is renting a car and coming to my place first.

I am so excited! You have no idea. I only had two kids and my oldest one died two years ago, so this is the only child I have left. He means the world to me. I just know I'm gonna break down bawling when I am finally able to have him wrap those big arms around his mom. Justin is 6'7", and all heart.

Big Surprise--O.J. Pleads not Guilty! LOL


I would be afraid to know what goes on inside that head.

Anyway, O.J. Simpson's trial started today, the one where he is accused of theft and kidnapping for stealing sports memorabilia that was formerly his with the help of some friends, friends who have now decided to turn states' evidence, and O.J., once again, like he did when he murdered Nicole, is claiming innocence.

I wish that sucker would be put away for many years to come and that he finds a nice boy friend named Bubba.

Judge Jails People Over Cellphones Ringing

I guess this judge had finally had it. I can't say that I blame him. I don't understand why people think they have to be surgically attached to their cell phones. This judge obviously agrees with me. In Niagara Falls, New York, Judge Robert Restaino apologized for jailing nearly four dozen people over a ringing mobile phone in his courtroom. He paid dearly for his decision, however, because the state commission removed him from office over it, calling his decision to lock up 46 people after no one claimed ownership of the phone "a gross deviation from the proper role of a judge." Oh, well, Judge Restaino, at least you won't have to listen to those blasted ringing cell phones anymore.

Wonderful Weight Loss Stories on Oprah

Oprah is having people on her show today who have lost tons of weight, and I mean tons! One woman's skirt size at her biggest was over 100 inches around the waist. She lost over 500 pounds, and she did it without weight loss pills or surgery.I started crying when this one man, who lost 400 pounds over a two year period, said that the reason he started turning to food when he was a kid was that he was molested by the first friend he ever made and thus never trusted people again.These stories are SO very inspirational. It just proves that we can accomplish anything we set our minds to.

Charlie Brown Christmas



What is it about Charlie Brown Christmas that it continues to be broadcasted every season in spite of the fact that it is so old and so simple? I think that's the magic of it, the simplicity, and the music, and the story, and the characters....

I was flipping through the TV channels last night and was delighted when I caught Charlie Brown Christmas just coming on. I smiled all the way through it, and even found myself dancing around my living room to the music. I am really in the holiday spirit this year, which is surprising to me. I though being alone for the first holiday in years would make me blue, but the opposite seems to be happening. I am full of love and gratitude. Watching this show made me even more so, memories, as you get older, mean more and more, and I have wonderful memories of the years watching Charlie Brown Christmas with my kids.

Dancing With the Stars Winners Helio and Julianne



I love being right! I predicted that Helio & Julianne would be the winners of Dancing With the Stars from very early into the competition. Why? Because they simply were the best dancers, and that's what the contest was about. I think America did a great job of voting and eliminating the right people at the right time.

Marie Osmond and her partner, Jonathan Robbins, were the first to go home last night of the three remaining couples in the competition, which was no surprise. Even though Marie was totally entertaining during the whole season, she was far from one of the best dancers, though I must give her points for fortitude and a great attitude. The contest ended up being between Mel and Maks and Helio and Julianne. Mel is one of the Spice Girls, and boy is she built! There was routine she did where she wore a red velvet costume and all I could think is that I wished my body looked like that. But bodies were not what it was about, again, dancing the best won out, as it should have.  Congratulations Helio & Julianne and thanks ABC for a wonderful season of Dancing with the Stars!

Washington Redskin Player Murdered

What a terrible tragedy at the holidays! Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor died Tuesday after being shot the day before by "an intruder who forcibly entered his residence," the Miami police reported. Sean Taylor never regained consciousness after being taken to a hospital.

Taylor, 24, died at 3:30 a.m. at a Miami hospital and they were treating the case as a homicide."The blood loss was too much. He

Sean's father said funeral arrangements would be announced soon, while a makeshift memorial was already sprouting up outside the Redskins Park, where fans have been leaving flowers and other mementos. Rest in peace, Sean.

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton Christmas Shopping



Johnny Depp and longtime director and friend Tim Burton, who have a movie coming out December 21st called "Sweeney Todd" that I really want to see, were seen Monday shopping at London’s Forbidden Planet, the home of the finest in movie and gaming memorabilia / paraphernalia you’re likely to find anywhere in the world.

According to reports from CVG, “The doors had to be closed to the public while Depp and Burton went Christmas shopping and all this happened yesterday towards the end of the day.” The two were picking up bags of Dr. Who and Star Wars toys.

Letting Love Happen

I have told you several times about the guy that though I keep dumping him he keeps contacting me. Now, wait, I don't think he's a stalker, more like, I am beginning to think this guy may be truly falling in love with me. I am not being arrogant, but I have fallen in love, or maybe it was infatuation, several times in my long life with men who didn't have the same strong feelings that I did, so I know pretty much how this works.

Maybe he wants something he can't have, or maybe he really DOES like me, but I have to tell you, he keeps waiting enough time in between contacting me that I start missing him, and then, BOOM, there he is! Could this be fate? Should I open the door to my heart, or at least crack it open a bit, and see what happens?

Terrorists Dress Up as Bride and Groom



This is as scary as that guy looks! In Baghdad, a couple of suspicious Iraqi soldiers got wise to terror suspects disguised as a bride and groom trying to pass through a checkpoint along with their "wedding procession" outside the Iraqi capital, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said Monday.

The procession Sunday near Taji raised suspicion among the soldiers because most of those celebrating were men, an official in the ministry told The Associated Press. Soldiers searched the car carrying the purported bridge and groom and found that the couple were two wanted men: Haider al-Bahadili and Abbas Latif.

Going After What You Want

I have to tell you something. It is hard to admit that what you want might not be what society deems that you need. We, especially Americans, are so programmed to follow a certain life path, no matter that it might not make us happy.

I say find out what you really want, don't listen to anyone else, make decisions based on what is good for YOU and go after it! As an entrepreneur and a woman who has never followed the beaten path but as usually gotten what she wanted, and unfortunately sometimes, what she deserved, I wouldn't trade one minute of my unconventional life.

The Revival of Advertsing & Stuff

I have been brainstorming this morning and I am thinking seriously about reviving my old advertising business, Advertising & Stuff, that I created in 1993 and ran single handedly for 10 years. Though I like doing paid blogging, I need to make more money, for one thing, and for another I get tired of sitting in front of this computer all day long. It ain't good for the eyes and I spend too much time alone.

I am just in the thinking stages right now, but I am getting excited just thinking about getting back into sales. I'll let you know what I decide.

Former Bachelor Winner Arrested

I have been watching The Bachelor since the very first season, so I remember Mary Delgado well. She was the contestant who was picked in 2004 by Bryan, the sexy fisherman. Well, it looks like things didn't work out for Mary and Bryan, and maybe after reading this article Bryan will be relieved if he wasn't already.  Mary, who is also a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader, was arrested for punching her live-in boyfriend in the mouth.

Review of "Elf" with Will Farrell



I watched ELF last night and really enjoyed it. But I don't think that anyone but Will Farrell could have pulled this one off. The dude is seriously disturbed, Will Farrell, that is, and I love that about him! I don't believe there is a part he CAN'T play when it comes to comedy. ELF made me smile throughout the movie. It is the story of a human boy raised by Santa and his elfs in the North Pole. When he learns that he is human and that is father lives in New York City, he heads there to find his dad. His arrival in New York and what he does is one of the funniest parts of the movie. James Caan does a great job of playing the part of the dad and Mary Steenburgen the mom.  This is a wonderful holiday movie and really got me into the Christmas spirit.

Miss Universe and Pepper Spray

Somebody was pissed that beauty queen Ingrid Marie Rivera beat 29 rivals to become the island's 2008 Miss Universe. Ms. Rivera won despite the fact that someone put pepper spray in her makeup and on the evening gowns she wore.

The new Miss Universe was composed as she appeared before cameras, but once backstage, she had to strip off her clothes and apply ice bags to her face and body, which swelled and broke out in hives twice. Somebody is in BIG trouble. There is a major investigation going on and they will find out who did it, I am sure.

Heather Mills Has zero Class

She's at it again, but this time Heather Mills has really made a social blunder. In her speech, after accepting the coveted title of honorary patron of the Trinity University Philosophical Society, instead of sticking to the subject and graciously saying "Thank you" she began, once again, to use the pulpit to try to get people to feel sorry for her because she has been so mistreated by the press. She accused the press of treating her worse than a pedophile and murderer. She also tried to explain why she socializes with the rich elite, (as if those rich people didn't already know here REAL agenda) She said that it was necessary to mingle with the elite if she had to influence them to make changes. (Like marrying her?)All I can say is you are one unclassy act, Heather, and you need to get a life.

Happy Thanksgiving!



To you and yours, I hope this Thanksgiving is the best ever. Please take the time today to think of our soldiers, the homeless, those who are sick, or those less fortunate than yourselves and pray for them. Let us pray that the coming new year will bring prosperity and happiness to those who deserve it and justice to those who deserve that too. Happy Thanksgiving!

What IS it About Jessica Alba?



I have been wondering for quite some time why the guys are all nuts over Jessica Alba. I mean, yeah, she's beautiful, of that there is no doubt, but so are a hundred other actresses in Hollywood, models in New York, and women who are famous across the world. THEN, when I went searching for this picture of her I saw some REALLY racy pictures and it helped me to understand a little bit better what the big deal is. When your ass in in the air and you can see everything but your monkey men are prone to pay attention.

The Bachelor Picked...NO ONE!

The season finale of the Bachelor was a shocker, to say the least. It came down to Jennie and Deanna. When he sent Jennie home, I was happy because, even though she was a sweet girl, I thought Deanna was much better suited for him she was much more real. But to my consternation and I am sure that of millions of other viewers, Brad also sent Deanna home, choosing no one.

I have wondered several times about the sincerity of Brad and his true reasons for choosing to be The Bachelor. Even though he is handsome and a nice guy, he just never seemed to be genuine. He was always acting as if he were playing a part rather than really falling in love or looking for a wife.

Tonight there will be a showdown between him and Jennie and Deanna. This was filmed two months after the fact. I wonder if he will for once come clean and stop saying "I have such strong feelings for both of you" and explain what they hell he was up to.

The Future of the Blogosphere

I am in a reflective mood today and I was wondering what the future of the blogosphere will be. Will there be more and more blogs? Or will people lose interest in reading blogs? Will the blogosphere become the new newspaper? That is what I would like to see, not that newspapers would become obsolete, but that you could find instant information more and more often about what is going on of importance in our world without having to wait or watch TV. Bloggers are more prone to tell the truth than an anchor person is anyway, they are bound by their jobs if they are independent. What do you think?

Mr. Big to Be a Daddy



"Sex and the City" star Chris Noth and his girlfriend, actress Tara Wilson, are expecting their first child, a rep for the actor confirms to Usmagazine.com. "Chris and Tara are very happy and have always agreed to keep what is most personal in their lives private," Noth's rep says. Wilson is five months pregnant.

The source also said, "They live together and are very in love." Noel Ashman, Noth's co-partner of NYC hot spot The Plumm, told the New York Post that his friend Chris was over the moon. Earlier this week, Noth stirred controversy by calling the Bush Administration the "biggest tragedy in the history of the United States." I like him better already!

Katherine McPhee Engaged



Word on the Hollywood scene is that Katherine McPhee, last year's American Idol runner up, is engaged to be married to Nick Cokas, who is 20 years her senior. And no, she is not pregnant, although rumors are flying that she is. But the ring she sports, her engagement ring, is said to be a whopper.

Congratulations, Katherine. The only thing that bugs me is that if she were 42 and he was 23 everyone would be saying she robbed to cradle. That old American double standard.

Upward and Onward

I can't tell you how hard it is to finally admit to myself that I am going to be single for a very long time. I have always been in a relationship, or almost always, so it is a big change for me. But I also know that it is for the best. For the very first time I am getting to truly know myself, to be comfortable living alone and like myself, just my own company. This is the smartest decision I have probably ever made. Not that I won't date, I will I am sure, I like the company of men, but I will not be getting married or living with a man for a long time, if ever.

The Stupidest Thing I've Seen Lately

This takes the cake. Just when it appeared Julie Myers had cleared every hurdle in her quest to officially become the nation's top immigration official, a dreadlocked wig and a prisoner's outfit could cost her the job.

Myers, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ran into trouble earlier this month after she and two other agency managers gave the "most original" costume award to a white employee who came to the agency's Halloween party dressed as an escaped prisoner with dreadlocks and darkened skin.  The incident drew complaints of racial insensitivity. What the hell? When did we totally lose our senses of humor?

Women Over 40

I got this in an email and HAD to post it. My response to the friend who sent it to me was, 'AMEN!!" Now if those foolish men over 40 would just be as smart as Andy Rooney. In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40:

"As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:  A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game , she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we! praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!"

Amy Winehouse is History



Amy Winehouse was booed off stage by her fans at her latest performance. She called them fools for buying a ticket in the first place. I think that makes her musical history. She came on stage half an hour late. She managed four songs but was slurring her words and swaying all over the place. One fan was quoted as saying that, “She fell into the guitar stand and dropped the microphone — it was atrocious. “The song she dedicated to her husband was so bad it was like swinging a cat round your head.” Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Barry Bonds Lies About Steroid Use



He is an all-time home-run leader, but the courts say Barry Bonds is also a liar. He was indicted Thursday on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for lying under oath to a federal grand jury looking into steroid use among pro athletes.  "During the criminal investigation, evidence was obtained including positive tests for the presence of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing substances for Bonds and other athletes," the indictment read, according to the Associated Press.

Bonds attorney John Burris said, "I'm surprised," he said, "but there's been an effort to get Barry for a long time. I'm curious what evidence they have now they didn't have before." Bonds, surpassed home run hitter kind Hank Aaron, in August with 756 home runs. He told a grand jury in 2003 that he had never knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs.

What a Nightmare!

My computer crashed yesterday morning. I was sending an email and suddenly, nothing. The screen was blank. After much fiddling I discovered that my computer had bit the dust. I tried not to panic. I called a friend and she came over. We took the power supply out and went to Fry's and bought a new one. She replaced it, (this woman is a whiz!) but that's not what it was. I was just about in tears. Not only could I not get online, I was worried that I had lost all the poetry, short stories, my novel, pictures, etc, that I had collected over the last few years. But the main thing I discovered is that I am totally addicted to the internet! Not only is it how I make my living, but living alone, it is where I spend a lot of time socializing.

Anyway, I got a newspaper and I got lucky. I found a guy who had a Dell computer with and HP laser printer for $100! I am using it now and I love it. AND, I found a back up disc with all my stuff on it. So I have been spending the day getting things back to normal, re-entering my user name and password on all the sites I frequent where it was encrypted, etc. Thank God I am back!

Britney Spears Back in Court

My GOD! Can this girl not control herself at all? Now word is that she ran a red light with her kids in the car with her and the paparazzi has it all on film. Kevin's attorneys have asked for an emergency hearing to probe into yet one more bad decision on Britney's part. "Ms. Spears was being mobbed by paparazzi at the time," Spears' attorney Sorrell Trope told People. "She was distracted. This was not blatant irresponsible driving on her part." Then get a frigging driver!!

Heidi Klume on Ellen

The beautiful Heidi Klume was on Ellen yesterday and I thought to myself that she was so down to earth to be such a beauty. And her boyfriend, Seal, though he has the voice of an angel, is no prince charming, that's for sure. I admire the fact that Heidi saw the true essence of Seal and loves him for himself. I also loved the fact that yesterday, on Ellen, she wasn't afraid to be herself. When Ellen asked her what was coming up on her hit show, Project Runway, this season, Heidi said, "same shit." It was bleeped out of course, but Ellen and the audience, and me, we all cracked up. Heidi Klume doesn't seem to have a pretentious bone in her body, and that is a rare thing for a celebrity of her beauty and fame. Kudos to you, Heidi Klume!

Loser Shows

I am giving two new prime time shows a hearty two thumbs down this season. I consider them FILLERS, because they have great time slots, Cavemen before Dancing With the Stars and Samantha Who? after Dancing with the Stars and before The Bachelor. But if it weren't for that, I wouldn't watch either one of these shows, ever. I could turn the channel, but I am busy, or lazy, and just leave them on. I did try to watch both shows in the beginning but was sorely disappointed. Cavemen is just stupid, and I hate to say it, but even though I love Christina Applegate, I can't believe she agreed to play this ditz who has amnesia. Jeez. What the hell?

DateHookup.Com

Well I did it. I joined another dating site. This one I hadn't heard about before and when I discovered that it was absolutely free I decided I would give it a shot. I mean, heck, what have I got to lose? And who knows? Maybe at this new free dating site I will meet the man of my dreams.

It was SO easy to join! It took me less than five minutes to fill out the profile, which is pending right now, and upload a picture. But what I really was impressed by was the fact that on my home page is the most current conversations listed that are going on in their forums. Also, they offer me my own blog. AND, you can see who has viewed you, AND do a background check on someone from their site. So far so good. Very easy navigation and user friendly. I will let you know if I meet anyone special after my profile gets approved.

Twitter

I joined Twitter yesterday and really like it. If you aren't familiar with Twitter, I'll tell you what I have figured out so far. You sign up and once you do you have a little box that pops up and you enter what you are doing at that moment. You can invite your friends and they can keep up with you and you with them. You can also follow other Twitter members that you meet on the site. You can add the function to your mobile phone and IM. And you can put a widget on your blog or website that will show updates of what you are doing, and even what others are doing, right then, in real time. Very cool. I am now trying to figure out how to use Twitter to increase my blog traffic. I think it has that function,I just haven't had time yet to study it. I'll let you know, or heck, maybe YOU will let me know

Remember Our Vets This Week

This is the first damn thing that George W. Bush has done while he has been in office that I applaud. From this article in The Washington Times, "President Bush's 2008 budget includes nearly $87 billion for veterans — the highest level of support for former warriors in history."

The article is talking about how the government is asking all veterans to wear their medals in honor of Veteran's Day, which was yesterday, November 11th. But many former soldier disagree with the US occupancy in Iraq and say that wearing their medals would send the message that they back the war. All I know is that we should all fly our flags high and proud this week in honor of those who have died to keep us free.

Spice Girls

The new single by The Spice Girls called, Headlines (Friendship Never Ends), is being called a flop in the United Kingdom. It debuted at only number 20 on the charts and looks like it's going down from there, not up.



However, their reunion tour is totally sold out. It looks like it will be the only reunion necessary if their new recordings don't cut the mustard anymore. Oh well, they had a good run and they're having a great tour. What else can you ask for?

A Smart Guy

Ok, so I'm on the dating site last night playing around and I see Bill's on there too. (He's the guy I called and canceled dinner with, told him I didn't have romantic feelings for him.) But there I went, sending him a message, asking him how he's doing. He messaged me back and told me that he was very, very attracted to me and liked me a lot and that he was hurt but he would get over it after awhile. Well that just melted my heart! I didn't realize he liked me that much!

We talked back and forth for a couple of hours and then he called. He said something that floored me. I told him that I was confused, because I really did like him but I was always attracted to a different sort of guy, and usually to guys that were bad for me. He said that he thought women did that to keep from becoming truly intimate with a good man because they knew a bad man was a dead end street and there was no chance of them forming a lasting relationship.

Wow. I think Bill hit the nail on the head. We are going to try again, slowly this time, but exclusively date each other. I don't want to let a chance at finally having a good man go. I have new respect for Bill and am going to try shedding those bad pheromones that have gotten me into so much trouble in the past. It really IS what is inside a person that matters. So what if it has taken me till 52 to find that out?

I Didn't Realize

I had a friend come over at 9 am this morning for me to teach her how to begin blogging for paid to post services. She just left and it's almost noon. I didn't realize until I started teaching her how much there is to learn. For it's not just about making money, far from it. There is SO much to being a successful blogger that goes hand in hand with working for paid to post services, like quality, theme, traffic, etc. Very much a learning curve to success at this. But she left here with her new domain and a Wordpress blog set up, with a list of all the companies that offer paid to post services, and links to several helpful websites and forums that will get her started. Good luck Nita!

Easy Does It

I have been thinking about this whole dating scene thing and my part in it and here is what I have decided. Yes, I said I was going to give up on romance for a while. But I am not going to give up on meeting new people. There is nothing wrong, and everything right, with making new friends. I just need to slow down, relax, be myself, and let God take care of the rest.

I am talking to a guy that I blew off several months ago because I thought he was too old for me. But he is not too old to be my friend. And who I am to say what the future holds? I am not in charge here, only in charge of my behavior and reaction to life.

Estelle Getty



I am watching The Golden Girls this morning and it occurred to me that Estelle Getty, the actress who plays Sophia, Dorothy's mother, is one of the funniest and most versatile actors in show business. Her longevity in her career is proof positive that age has not been a roadblock for Ms. Getty, and I wanted to give kudos to her for her wit, great attitude and perseverance.

Vince Vaughn in FRED CLAUS



Vince Vaughn is one of my favorite actors and I can't wait to see him as Santa Claus' off the wall brother, Fred Claus, in the movie of the same name that is coming out soon. What a brilliant idea for a movie, very original, and Vince Vaughn is, in my opinion, perfect for this role.

I Am Fickle

Ok. This time I really give up. The date I was supposed to have last night? The one where I was supposed to cook dinner? Well, I got the potato salad made and then began feeling yukky about the whole thing. I sat down and thought about it for an hour or so and realized that I was trying to force an attraction where there wasn't one. I like the guy as a friend only. So I called him and told him that.

I believe it is time for me to fall in love with my OWN life and leave romance for the young, at least for a good long while.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

This is an update on the dating front. I have finally gotten up the nerve to actually invite the guy I have been seeing, Bill, over for dinner tonight. I don't know why I am so nervous, but I am trying to get past that today. I just need to be myself. He likes me, so who else would I try to be? And besides, I like me too!

I am grilling ham and have already made potato salad and will make some baked beans. I also have some Ben and Jerry's Peach Cobbler ice cream that is to die for for dessert. We are going to eat, relax and watch a movie. I'll let you know how it goes, but the way it looks I actually have a honest to goodness boyfriend thing happening. He's a good guy. It's about time I had a relationship with someone normal.

Man Finds 4.38 Carat Diamond in Arkansas

This guy deserves it. Chad Johnson from Murfreesboro, Arkansas has found approximately 80 diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park since moving to Murfreesboro in February of this year.

But he almost threw away his largest find yet. A cube-shaped rock plucked out of his sifters Saturday turned out to be a 4.38-carat, tea-colored diamond!  You go, Dude!

But Wait!

I said last week that I was giving up on dating. BUT, and yes, this is a big but, one of those guys I was talking about, the one who kept trying to pressure me into sleeping with him, well I told him to stop and he did! We had a long talk about the importance of waiting, of letting the relationship flow naturally and not worry about getting physical until the time is right. Of course there has been some kissing going on, and he's a good kisser.

SO, I think I have a boyfriend finally! He called three times last night. That tells me he's very interested. He has a good job, he's soft spoken, he is raising his two teenage kids as a single dad, and he likes me. I like him too. I'll let you know how it goes.

Hallelujah!

Now don't get me wrong, I like to hear a good sermon as well as the next believer, but I am very happy about this news. The gist of it is that the Senate is now probing into the financial records of the top TV evangelist. Their status as churches makes them a non-profit that is exempt from federal income tax, but also leaves too much room for dishonesty, in my opinion. I am aware that ministries need money to function, but some of these guys/gals need to be taken off the air. Have you WATCHED a religious program lately? Egad! Tammy Faye Baker taught them well, that's all I'll say. Oh, and HEAL ME!

Will the U.S. Always be The World's Keeper?

Maybe I have the wrong attitude, but after reading this article about how George W. Bush let the president of Pakistan know that he was unhappy with the way things are going over there, which are horrendous, I know.  But what about the frigging people in this country who need help? The article talks about all the hundreds of millions of dollars in aid we have given Pakistan, and hinted at a threat of intervention. Meanwhile, me and millions of Americans have no health insurance and people are sleeping on the street across America.
I just don't get it.

David Copperfield's Game Plan

I found this post at TMZ describing the document that tells David Copperfield's employees how to help him pick up women.   "The document describes how the assistants need to be heads-up for attractive women whom David can meet backstage after the performance. We're told the plan is to keep boyfriends and husband in the arena, adding "from time to time, boyfriends and husbands will give us a hard time and refuse to stay. If that is the case, try your best to get them to stay and refer to the "What to Say" sheet for help." Gag a maggot! What a dog!

Update on Settlement for A Million Little Pieces

This is really surprising. The book that James Frey wrote, A MILLION LITTLE PIECES, which was touted as a memoir but was later revealed to be filled with lies and exaggerations, has only had 1700 people claim the refund that was offered in the court case, suing Random House for millions of dollars.

Were the rest of the people just too lazy to claim their money or did they like the book so much they didn't care if it was fiction or not?

A & E Dumps Dog the Bounty Hunter

THANK GOD! When white trash like Duane Chapman get their own TV shows I know that the world is falling completely apart. But thanks to Tucker Chapman, the son of Dog the Bounty Hunter Duane Chapman, who was mad at his father for calling his girlfriend a nigger in a phone conversation Tucker taped, Dog is history. The advertisers pulled their money and A & E pulled the show.

Duane and his lovely, (yuk) wife can go back to being just plain old white trash again. Or no, I'm probably wrong, the way things work in this country is that Dog will write a book that instantly becomes a bestseller, even though he can't write, or make a movie that is a blockbuster even though he can't act. Our perspective is screwed up, to say the least. And that's my opinion. That's why it's MY blog.

Will Writer's Strike?

Today is the day that the writer's union members will decide whether they will go on strike or not. A strike by the Writers Guild of America, representing about 12,000 film and TV writers, would be its first work strike in nearly 20 years. If it were to drag on for months, a strike could threaten to slow down TV soap operas and films -- which have been stockpiling scripts.

Late-night TV shows like David Letterman and Jay Leno and the "The Daily Show," with Jon Stewart, would be in trouble first because of their topical nature. These shows are not typically written or recorded in advance. It looks like a pretty sure thing. Steve Skrovan, a screenwriter for Fox's "'Til Death," said a strike is all but inevitable.

What is Up With Men?

This has been my experience with the dating thing lately. When I am done maybe YOU can tell me what the deal is when men these days? I haven't dated in many years and things have changed, A LOT!
  1. He is 54 and collects shopping carts on the midnight shift at Wal Mart. I was trying not to be judgmental, at least he works, but he asked me yesterday why I was still even talking to him. Obviously he thinks the same thing I do. That he is a loser.
  2. He came on like gangbusters until he figured out that I wasn't going to sleep with him. Now he calls and we talk but even though I was interested it looks like I have been placed in the category of friend only.
  3. I've known him for a few years and yesterday decided maybe to give him a shot. We met for a couple of beers and he informed me that he didn't have any money. Then he borrowed $10 from me. I give up!

Dog the Bounty Hunter Racist?



Television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman apologized for repeatedly using a racial slur in a profanity-laced private phone conversation with his son that was recorded and posted online.

Chapman is the star of A&E's hit reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter." The National Enquirer posted a clip of the conversation in which Chapman uses the N-word in reference to his son's girlfriend.

Personally I have never been able to stand this guy and his trashy looking wife. Yuk. And nothing he or she does would surprise me.