Archive for February 2012

Snooki is pregnant and Davy Jones has died. So sad on both counts.

Snooki is pregnant and Davy Jones has died. So sad on both counts.
Today as I try to recover from a series of difficult comments on my last post, I have received not one but two pieces of the most upsetting news of all. Resident Jersey Shore slipper wearing “Guidette” Snooki, is with child. This on the same day as hearing the news that Davy Jones, beloved singer... Read more »

An unexpected debate: the Billy Crystal controversy continues

Yesterday I wrote about the backlash over Billy Crystals portrayal of Sammy Davis, Jr. on the Oscars. I did not expect the comments that I received and was surprised at some of the accusations that were made against my character. I choose to write this blog to express my freedom of speech and opinion. That... Read more »

Billy Crystal's blackface controversy: Puhleeeease

Billy Crystal's blackface controversy: Puhleeeease
Often I wonder if people just enjoy stirring up trouble. I have known several of this personality type over the years and quite frankly, I wish those people would exert their energies more usefully. Last nights Oscar telecast included a short bit of host Billy Crystal in black make-up (actually brown if you want to... Read more »
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The joy of the game: KU beats Mizzou and when your child goes to a college with a great sports team

The joy of the game: KU beats Mizzou and when your child goes to a college with a great sports team
We are a basketball family. My father played when he was in high school. As an adult he worked for a charity organization that was involved with the NBA and as a result, I met many a famous player. Yes, I met Michael Jordan once upon a time. My husband played basketball when he was... Read more »

Future Bachelor contestants, think about this first, will ya?

Future Bachelor contestants, think about this first, will ya?
*THIS BLOG CONTAINS SPOILERS!* Is it that big of a deal?? As the current season of The Bachelor is rapidly coming to an end, future hopeful contestants are most certainly filling out their applications. Ladies please, think long and hard before you apply. And please, when the question “Have you ever had a temporary restraining... Read more »

Some advice for The Bachelor

Some advice for The Bachelor
Dear Ben, Please, for the love of God get a haircut. Love, Everyone
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Is social networking making us all lazy?

Is social networking making us all lazy?
Once upon a time there was only a telephone. A telephone that had no hold button, no call waiting, no call forwarding. A telephone that had a busy signal if you were on it. A telephone that had no camera, wasn’t portable and plugged into your wall. And a phone number that did not have... Read more »

My first blogiversary. Is that a word??

My first blogiversary. Is that a word??
Today marks a milestone for me as the first anniversary of my blog with Chicagonow. This is a huge deal for me as a person who has struggled with a serious ADD problem. That’s self diagnosed of course. In the beginning I was a bit concerned that I would run out of things to write... Read more »

This Valentine's Day make Donna your Valentine

This Valentine's Day make Donna your Valentine
This is Donna. Beautiful, hopeful Donna. I did not have the honor or pleasure of meeting this angelic looking child and sadly I never will. When she was 19 months old,  Donna began to show symptoms that would lead to her diagnosis of an aggressive brain tumor, papillary meningioma. In October of 2009, Donna passed away. She... Read more »
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Million Moms v Ellen: Victory Ellen, as well it should be

Million Moms v Ellen: Victory Ellen, as well it should be
I am incredibly tired of activist groups that try to push their beliefs on the masses. In the last few days, much controversy has arisen due to a Facebook Group called “One Million Moms”. Their info page states “OneMillionMoms.com is a network of Christian moms who have joined together to stand up for our children... Read more »