Monthly Archives: June 2006

HAPPY FOURTH TO ALL!

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WELL I wont be traveling very far or very much this fourth
holiday after gas went up 30 cents in two days this last week!
WOW..really cuts you to the quick when a half a tank of gas is
over 25 dollars!! Our car gets good gas mileage, but really that
kinda thing really spoils your fun time. I bet a lot of people are headed out there on the roads…. but chances are they wont be
going as far as they wish they could. Several towns nearby are having parades and flea markets and all kinds of special activities so it won’t be too boring..I hope…unless we get rained on.
 
We are headed for hot and muggy typical fourth of JULY weather the next few days.. was in the 50’s last night and dry..I slept like a log..(ever wonder what a log sleeps like?)..
 
I saw David Letterman for about 10 minutes last night and I could not believe what I was seeing..He was putting MENTOS into Diet coke bottles and they were shooting up in the air..
They did the same thing on the TODAY show this morning..The guy said they stumbled on this by accident..huh..how do you put a mint into a big bottle of coke by accident? THEY DIDN"T!!!
 
WARNING>>>DO NOT EAT MENTOS AND DRINK COKE!!!!!
The inventors said they got free mentos from the company after they put a video on the internet showing them explode…no word from COKE yet…HMMMM what the heck is in that COKE?  LOL
 
I googled it and came up with their website..quite fun to watch check it out HERE. I shudder to think about anyone who had just eaten a mentos and then drank some coke after seeing that!!
They say they tested other brands ofsodas and none reacted like this combo.  THEY REALLY EXPLODE HIGH IN THE AIR…
It is a amazing to me that two young guys can get famous over such a kids stunt, but nowdays you can get famous over just about anything overnight.
 
Well hope you all have a great weekend planned..I will be praying that less people drink and drive as last year,. we had a record number of accidents and deaths on the roads..Hope you all stay safe!
 
 
 
 
 
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SPEAKING OUT!

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 I have been mulling this over for a few days now and feel compelled to speak out and say what is on my mind…
 
WHAT IS MSN THINKING?? I took a look at the new "BETA LIVE"  set up for spaces and was shocked..It looks more like a page from "myspaces". While you are in edit mode please check out the color ad on the right and see for yourself. I hate the thought of MSN SPACES becoming what myspace is. I have chosen not to add the beta update to my messenger or e-mail. I don’t like the mail set up at all. If you don’t have the messenger hooked up to your space..maybe you don’t have to worry about it, but I think not..they are calling it the..LIVE BETA spaces…that means it is going to be beta powered..(I am assuming. I could be wrong..it’s happened before.)
 
I sent in a comment to MSN and ask some questions about this new set up and the beta thing…all I got for my time was a form letter…no answers at all.. I guess we have no choice then, but to go along with what they deem as "improvements".  I hope we will find out that we can keep the way in which our pages are now.. (just maybe.. I am  hoping I am premature at speaking out)..if we can’t… then it is time to move to my blogger page…or whatever. I like change… don’t get me wrong. I have loved some of the added things they are giving us..but to change the whole "feel" of the thing is just wrong.
Feel free to voice your opinions on this if you have any.
 
I love my spaces family and friends "feel"… and would love for it to stay the same if it can.  I hope you will let them know what your feelings are on this too, pro or con.  Well, I am done ranting for today..I had to get that off my mind…I will stay tuned to see what happens during the summer..but I don’t think I will be happy with it.
Just my humble opinion……………….

WEDNESDAY SPACE WALK

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 I came across a great space this week called
LIFE’S A BEACH…Karisa is a 27 year old married mom with a 6 year old named Faith and a new baby son, Will who was born in April.!! She lives in the florida panhandle and loves photography, scrapbooking and collecting shells.She finds time in her busy day to write what she likes and what’s going on.( How many new mom’s have time to do that?) She plans on going to college in the fall to pursue a nursing career. She has another blog at myspace that is truly amazing, with video included, and you will learn much more about her and her family there.  I am sure you will enjoy visiting her spaces and seeing what’s going on down beachside in FLA.(The photo is from her space..it looked so inviting I would love to see it in person someday…)

Aaron Spelling/ Katie Couric

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Spelling Left Indelible Stamp on TV
Saturday June 24 5:11 PM ET

Prime time television impresario Aaron Spelling produced a timeline of hits that captivated audiences spanning the "Mod Squad" counterculture to the Gen-X fans of "Beverly Hills 90210."

Though he left an indelible stamp on American pop culture, he never won the critical acclaim he sought.

Spelling died Friday at his Los Angeles mansion after suffering a stroke on June 18, according to publicist. He was 83." 
 

What person was not affected by this man and one of his shows?

I sure was..I grew up with …..Fantasy Island , the Love boat and Charlie"s Angels..I loved Starksy and Hutch,  and Dynasty..the list goes on and on…..

I think he had a great influence on what we watched on TV and some people never gave him credit for all the enjoyment he gave  the american public. He made so many actors and actresses careers by casting them in his TV shows. He sure knew how to make a program work so people would watch..too bad more of them are not around today like him. ……….

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A NOW FOR THE NEWS>>>>>>>>>

WHAT??..they are sending KATIE COURIC out on a tour of the country to ask viewers what they want out of a news broadcast??  Now if this isnt the strangest idea…..She is going to six cities talking to 100 people in a group with no reporters..just the average viewers and asking them to tell her what they want out of a news show……WELL DUH …….

NEWS!!  Do you thnk CBS is worried that Katie won’t raise their last place ratings? I wonder?

 

I find myself looking elsewhere when the fluff stories come on

the screen.. is that really news?..Give me CNN…. that is news…

I think many more people would rather get news instead of the

stuff they put on today on network tv news.  I misssss PETER JENNINGS

all the time…..I think Charlie Gibson is okay..but I still miss PETER… Heck

I even miss Walter  Cronkite..now there was a newsman!!  Enough said!!

When he said something you believed him and he was trusted above all the other newsmen. I remember him telling about the viet nam war at night

on the news and he made you listen to what he was saying. He covered NEWS not the human interest stories and studies and such. Long live the old days when men were like WALTER..and told us what we wanted to hear and what we needed to know… ."AND THAT IS THE WAY IT IS"……………..

R O L L C A L L !!

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SALUTE TO ALL THOSE WHO VISIT
AND CONTRIBUTED TO ONE YEAR OF
 
  AND SO IT GOES ON……
 
 
 
CAN’T GET THAT SONG OUTTA MY HEAD
http://spaces.msn.com/members/cantgitsngoutmyhead
 
 
 
 Michigan  
LOTTIEMAE56
http://spaces.msn.com/members/lottiemae56/
 Colorado  
 
REDNECK WY WOMAN
http://spaces.msn.com/redneckwywoman/
 Wyoming  
 
BUNNY BETH’S BARGAINS
http://spaces.msn.com/members/bunnybethsbargains/
 Washington  
 
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER DROPOUT
http://spaces.msn.com/members/photonut/
 Texas  
 
Roll On
http://spaces.msn.com/members/chipperla/
 Louisiana  
 
SONSIE’s Space
http://spaces.msn.com/members/Sonsi317/
 Arizona  
 
Krisitin’s Space
http://spaces.msn.com/members/rhodeislandgirlatheart
 California  
 
The House Of Sunshine
http://spaces.msn.com/members/sunshinescookie
 Florida  
 
Eddie’s Nascar Space
http://spaces.msn.com/members/heavners/
 Georgia?  
 
One Woman’s Words
http://spaces.msn.com/members/jme3195/
 Virginia  
 
Photographia Digital
http://spaces.msn.com/members/photografiadigital/
 Brazil  
 
Coffee House Express
http://spaces.msn.com/members/coffeehouseexpress/
 Utah  
 
GENTLE BREEZE
http://spaces.msn.com/members/gentlebreezeunitedstates/
 United States!  
 
MARTHA’S HAPPY PLACE
http://spaces.msn.com/marthashappyplace/
 Pennsylvania  
 
INSIDE MY WORLD
http://spaces.msn.com/janordstrom/
 MUST SEE SPACE!!  
 
NAN’S PLACE
http://spaces.msn.com/nansplacetoday/
 Florida  
 
NEVER ALONE
http://spaces.msn.com/KarenLeo75/
 Michigan  
 
ADVENTURES OF THE ROYAL FAMILY
http://spaces.msn.com/thefamilyforum/
 USA  
 
The STEPMONSTER CHRONICLES
http://spaces.msn.com/stepmonster/
 West USA  
 
CATHY’s PLACE http://spaces.msn.com/members/momtomaggie/
   
 
LOST IN THE 50’s
http://spaces.msn.com/gunghogw1936/
 Michigan  
 
BARB’S BLOG
http://spaces.msn.com/barbiepape/
 Michigan   
 
KIM’S KORNER OF THE WOODS http://spaces.msn.com/toots61/
 Michigan  
 
SNAP DRAGON
http://spaces.msn.com/members/snapdragon/
 Illinois   
 
SUPERIOR LIVING http://spaces.msn.com/upnorthcindy/
 Wisconsin  
 
TRUCKER BOB
http://inthedriverseat.blogspot.com/
 Canadian   
 
CLUB SAMMICH CAFE
http://spaces.msn.com/clubsammichcafe/
 Michigan  
 
PEBBLE PIE
http://spaces.msn.com/members/PebblePie/
 Washington  
 
JAVA and BOOKS
http://spaces.msn.com/javanbooks/
 Georgia  
 
HOWLING FROM THE MOUNTAIN
http://spaces.msn.com/kathrynmagendie/
 W. Virginia  
 
CULINARY QUEEN IN PROGRESS
http://spaces.msn.com/members/FROMTHEKITCHENINMYMIND/
 Canada  
 
WILMA
http://spaces.msn.com/members/wilma/
 Washington  
 
GREG’S BLOG QUEST
http://spaces.msn.com/members/BLOGQUEST/
 Missouri  
 
TELEVISION
http://spaces.msn.com/TVAndStuff/
 Illinois  
 
SCHEISS WEEKLY
http://weeklyscheiss.blogspot.com
 Indiana?  
 
GREEN EYED LADY
http://spaces.msn.com/ladysunshine405/
 Pennsylvania  
 
JOYS NOISE
http://spaces.msn.com/powerofone/
 Ohio  
 
RUN A CROOKED MILE
http://spaces.msn.com/boxa-roxes/
 Florida  
 
BETHMARIE’S LITTLE BITTY SPACE
http://spaces.msn.com/msbethmarie
 Illinois  
 
PAVEMENT
http://spaces.msn.com/thelightisalwayson/
 Michigan  
 
KATSOUP
http://spaces.msn.com/1kathleen/
 Georgia  
 
JOURNALS OF A WORKING WOMAN
http://spaces.msn.com/AIaddict/
 Ohio  
 
LATE LIFE CRISIS
http://latelife.spaces.msn.com/PersonalSpace.aspx
 Central Illinois  
 
AND THERE ARE PLENTY MORE WHO VISITED
THAT I NEED TO THANK TO SO…      THANKS!!!
VISIT THESE SPACES IF YOU HAVEN’T..
THEY ARE ALL GREAT
PEOPLE WHO DESERVE YOUR TIME.   
 

MEMORIES……ONE YEAR!

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We sure had a rocky day yesterday here in the mitten state. The storms went on forever and we even had tornado warnings for several hours. Not your typical first day of summer by any means. We are okay and very lucky to dodge the twisters.
 
The server went down and then the power for awhile..it was
a day to remind us of how lucky we are to have those really nice
items like, cell phones, flashlights and a  GAS stove. People with all electric utilities are always out of luck in the storm season. My parents always knew they would survive even the worse winter with no furnace if they had the GAS stove.
 
Being without my connection to the internet yesterday made me feel like a fish out of water..something was missing…OH YES..it was the PEOPLE..the people I visit.. and the information highway  that I use so much..the news..what’s going on in the world. I know now I am so grateful to be able to have  the time
I spend entertaining myself with this box called a computer….it reminded me of how it was before I became a BLOGGER. Back in the days before I knew so many people that I know now..there was a computer…
HIS name was "RUPERT"…..
 
 
Rupert was a old computer that my good friend let me use (borrow). He was old and on his last legs..the tech guy said..he will surely give out very soon with no hope of upgrading..He had already been upgraded as far as he could.He clicked and made noises and hung in there and prevailed when he should have been long gone.My friend had loaded him with all the things that a computer could get .I was so thrilled to have one of my own to use at home. I named him after RUPERT BONHAM in Survivor because..despite all the odds and challenges Rupert was beloved by all the Survivor fans out there. He still is remembered today.

Anyway….I used Rupert…I babied him and was grateful to him, in that he
opened my eyes to a whole new world of something called blogging. An on-line journal. My first space was private and I kept all the day to day stuff there. As I began to travel to different
spaces, I knew I couldn’t do that any more. ..I had to go PUBLIC and write to my hearts content.
 

I can’t tell you how much this has changed my life. Gone are the days of going to the library for one hour a day for 4 years .MY own (home) computer named RUPERT… made me a whole different person. There were people to meet and things to learn. I went from one hour a day on-line in the public library, to forming groups and finding friends all over the country and opening my knowledge of computers to another whole level.
 
Rupert finally gave up and I had to upgrade to another newer model. I knew that  I had to move on. I have had several computers since then, but I will always be grateful to my good friend ANITA for loaning him to me.
 

…One year on msn spaces!..I look back on all the things that have happened and I just can’t believe how much time and enjoyment out of my space I have had.I will be looking forward to the next year with much anticipation and hope you stick around for the adventures that I am sure will come…..
 
 
                    
THANKS to all those who made my year
                          a wonderful one!!!