Archive for August 2011

Stop and Blog the Roses is up for CBS Chicago's Most Valuable Blogger Award! Still time to VOTE!

I am, of course, very grateful for all votes.  Just one click!  How do you vote? Let me help you with that.  Go to this site.  And, then click “Vote for this Site.”  Voila!!  Instant good energy in your direction.  Positive karma.  All of your dreams will come true.  Well, that’s what I hope for... Read more »

Jesse James & Kat Von D back on?! 9 Other Celebrity Reconciliations of Past & Present

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton ~ Got married in 1964, Divorced in 1975, Married each other again in 1975, Divorced again 1976.  Burton allegedly said "the most beautiful woman in the world is absolute nonsense. She has...a double chin and an overdeveloped chest, and she's rather short in the leg."  Jerk.  Glad she divorced him TWICE.
Why do fools fall in love? Note: This list does not include the on again, off again celebrity relationships that did not involve the sacred vow of marriage.  So, as much as I wanted to include Sienna Miller and Jude Law ~ mainly because I once saw him eating dinner in NYC with Mike Nichols... Read more »

Samantha Ronson Charged with DUI ... reminds me of my business idea that's GENIUS

At the Jersey shore (yes, I had a house at the Jersey shore), we never drank and drove.  We didn’t have to.  We had “the drunk bus.”    It made stops in Point Pleasant, Mannesquan, Belmar, Spring Lake (no, a girl like this never goes to Sleazeside Heights, thank you very much) and you basically got rolled... Read more »
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Jersey Shore Season 4 begins tonight ... What one Italian from Jersey (ME!) thinks ...

From the Roses archives ~ during that first fateful season ~ I am 100% Italian American. I was born and raised in Belleville, New Jersey. In the Sopranos, the character of Uncle Junior lived “in a shitty house in Belleville.” And, Frankie Valli is from Belleville. And so is Joe Pesci. For two summers, I... Read more »

Today is National Watermelon Day! Oddly enough, this reminds me of an ex-boyfriend ...

Me: What’s your favorite fruit? Him: Uhhh, a pear. Me (visibly disgusted):  A pear? A PEAR?!  If you could have any fruit in the world, you would pick a pear?  What about all of the summer fruits – strawberries, peaches, watermelon, mangoes, nectarines, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, pineapple?  How boring can you be? And that’s when... Read more »