Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Recently a heated cross-country online battle of words has ignited between fans of the eccentric music star and supporters of a minister that some say is "full of hate".
Reverend Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church announced he and his supporters are coming to St. Louis to protest against Lady Gaga. Phelps describes Gaga as immoral and disagrees with her personal politics.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has been quoted online talking about the protest. His office along with the Fox Theater management say there will be plenty of security the night of the show.
Mayor Slay's position is that more people that want to come to St. Louis and spend money, the merrier. There is no word on how many people will come to support Reverend Phelps, but as of yesterday no city paperwork had been filed to legally hold the demonstration.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Tyra Banks has announced that this will be her last season
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
"Frosted Holiday Extravaganza"
Well let me tell you. I was pleasantly surprised at how popular this tree was! Corporate sponsors that donated a thousand dollars got to attend a gala and choose a tree to keep. Sometimes they would donate the tree back to the Festival for auction on the final day.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
... in case I don't get another chance to wish you all that celebrate it, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
As you probably know, most of the mid to eastern part of the U.S. is experiencing inclement weather. We are expected to get some snow and ice for Christmas, but mostly it has been rain, rain, rain so far! Two to three inches of rain has been predicted by tomorrow, and it has rained all day today and tonight.
Due to heavy clouds and constant rain today, tonight and tomorrow, my satellite Internet (at home) has not been working properly since my last post. Just when I think I am online, I will get booted with a "satellite outage--due to weather, blah, blah, blah" message. I am unable to upload photos to blogger during this kind of weather. I have even tried to email photos and then upload them at work, but large files just won't go through. It's been very frustrating! If you've read this blog before, then you probably think I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, when it comes to my Internet service at home! It's hard to explain, but if you have ever had dial up, it is like that--except slower during this weather!
Last night I tried on and off to upload until very late in the night (rather early morning). I woke up at 6:00 a.m. in the recliner with the notebook computer on my lap. If you didn't read my reply comments in the last post, I mentioned that I got sick from carpet cleaning fumes the other day on my day off! I probably wouldn't have gotten sick, if a certain someone hadn't mixed different kinds of cleaner to remove stains. I was sick that night and the next day too.
After running around shopping tonight I am at work using the computer! I did have a few photos that I wanted to post, and if the clouds thin out I will do that tomorrow. I hope you all have fun and enjoy the holidays!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
We do: city approves gay marriage (Sidney Morning Herald)
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
First of all, I wanna know, where's my Friday Potluck, Re-Re? Ahem! It's 2:30 p.m. already, HELLO! Just kidding, take your time. It is a very important part of Fridays though!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
When I wrote about so many good cds coming 0ut in one day, I had no idea which one would be my favorite. Until this past weekend's trip to St. Louis, I hadn't really listened to them all! Some of the songs I just sampled, but made sure I played all the new cds listed over the weekend. I know it's not every one's cup of tea (especially with the explicit lyrics), but my favorite new cd is Rihanna's "Rated X." I hadn't expected that outcome! They're all good and worth buying. When I went to buy them, the store was out of Lady GaGa's Fame Monster.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately (for those few of you that read them LOL). I spent nearly two hours the night before Thanksgiving scanning and uploading photos that I took from when we visited Plymouth, Massachusetts. I have one of Plymouth Rock, and several from Plimoth Plantation. It was a chore to review a photo album and narrow down five or six for the blog and then to write some descriptions. Well, I never got to the point of writing about the photos. The weather was not cooperating with my satellite Internet service. It was very cloudy and sleeting and when that happens, my connection is spotty. I tried three times to upload the photos and after about a half hour each time, I would get the "satellite outage, probably due to weather blah, blah, blah" message. I finally gave up!