All in all, a GREAT weekend.
The best part? My dad. Smiling. Laughing. Getting better. Slowly but surely. It was awesome to see.
So who wore your favorite frock at last night's Oscars? I think I'd have to say Reese Witherspoon and/or Kate Blanchett. They both always seem to look just beautiful.
What'd you think of Jennifer Hudson's "jacket?" Nicole Kidman's bow?
State’s attorney general says there’s no reason to deny them recognition
MSNBC.COM - PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch says his state should recognize the gay marriages of state employees performed in Massachusetts.
A letter dated yesterday from Lynch says Rhode Island prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and also extends benefits such as health insurance to domestic partners of state employees.
And because there’s no Rhode Island law banning gay marriage — Lynch says there’s no reason to deny recognition of same-sex unions performed in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts is the only state where gay marriage is legal.
Lynch spokesman Michael Healey says the opinion is not binding, but a staff attorney for Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders says she expects most government agencies in Rhode Island to heed the legal advice of the state’s top lawyer.
*How cool was the show "Step-by-Step?" I always wanted to have a beauty shop attached to my home... And that Cody. What a guy.
By MOLLY MONTAG
IRA TWP.- An 85-year-old
St. Clair County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Green said the woman, whose name police are not releasing, was westbound and in an oncoming lane when she struck two vehicles and ran a third off the road.
At least three accidents occurred: west of
The first accident happened at about 6:30 a.m. and broke the side mirrors off both vehicles involved. One of the mirrors shattered the
St. Clair County Sheriff Sgt. Jerry Bassett said the woman continued westbound on
"He said all of a sudden he realized (the oncoming car) was over a lot into his lane, so he swerved really hard and went into the ditch," he said.
The woman continued westbound after the near miss, hitting another vehicle head on about a mile west of the first accident.
The head-on collision happened about a quarter mile west of
The 85-year-old was taken by ambulance to
Although the two women at first appeared to be seriously injured, Bassett said they were upgraded upon their arrival at the hospitals.
Deputies told Bassett that hospital officials planned to transfer the 85-year-old for further care to
The other victim was expected to be released Sunday.
No further details were available about their condition.
I work in an office with three other (very nice) women. All of whom head down for coffee together every morning. Laughing, chatting, socializing away.
(Those of you who know me know that I all but gave up caffeine quite some time ago. Sure, I allow myself to indulge every once and a while. But, I will never be a cup-a-day gal.)
I've thought about indulging every now and then in an effort to be "part of the gang," but they don't stop to ask anymore because they assume I'm not interested. What's a girl to do?
Hehehe... I know. I know. This is like the biggest dilemma ever.
Now, I know I may be a bit partial, but I thought it was incredibly witty, thought-provoking and downright beautiful.
I'm in awe of his abilities and so proud to be his little sis.
If you're into reading and that whole bag, you can read it here (under the "Last Night in Paris" link).
I am thoroughly impressed.
Between you and me, I left the theater thinking something was missing, though. Still not sure what it was. Perhaps, Grant (who is starting to lose his young, lost-puppy kind of charisma due to old age and wrinkles) and Barrymore (whom I always enjoy) just failed to yield the kind of chemistry that Grant and Roberts did in one of my all-time favs “Notting Hill.” Perhaps it was a glitch in the story line. Whatever it was, it surely wasn’t enough to make me dislike the film. There was just too much to enjoy to ever dislike it (i.e. Grant's hip thrust and oh-so-tight pants.)
Bottomline: It’d be difficult to beat romantic comedy gems like “Notting Hill” and (the newer classic) “The Holiday.” “Music and Lyrics” gives a valiant effort but fails to deliver as big of a punch as its classic counterparts.
(I’m sure I’ll still own it for Hugh Grant’s one-liners alone.)
It was a great way to spend Valentine’s Day with my hubby.
I HEART my family and friends.
I HEART (in a completely normal, non-threatening way) my boss who called to tell me not to come into work today due to the weather.
I HEART cuddling with my dog.
I HEART naps.
I HEART randomly perusing through the aisles of the shopping mecca that is Target.
I HEART broccoli cheddar soup from Panera (Bread).
I HEART everyone.
Hope your Valentine's Day is filled with things you HEART too!!!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
* I'm now having one of those moments where I've used the word "heart" so much in this post that it now looks completely wrong to me.
I felt ill-prepared for my journey home and was scared I'd end up stranded on the side of the road in D-town, unable to contact anyone.
Turns out I made it home just fine.
Sure makes you think about how dependent we've all become on our cell phones. I can't imagine not having them.
Visit my bro at http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/ckaufman/mysite.html.
I'm currently reading the novel he wrote (which is located under the "writing" tab).
He's so talented.
This, I just don’t get. Is it so important for brides to have a certain number of friends standing up there at the altar? Is it a cultural thing? Why on earth would you let (hire even!) a total stranger to share in your oh-so-special day?
My friends, I ask you. Do you know of anyone who would utilize this kind of service?
Anyway, ever the intelligent driver, I’ve started taking a longer route (more miles, less time) that takes me past the airport.
I love it.
Something about planes flying in and the sun rising really just makes me happy. It’s very freeing to watch. Makes you remember just how big the world actually is.
My sister is a teacher.
My brother-in-law is a teacher.
My mother-in-law is a teacher.
My mom and dad were teachers. (Recently retired.)
My brother-in-law’s mom is a teacher.
My cousin is a teacher.
My cousin’s husband is a teacher.
My aunt is a teacher.
Four of my close friends are teachers.
That said, I’m mad at all of you today.
I know you don’t control whether or not you get a day off of school. But, I think I’d have a much easier time on these kinds of days if I didn’t know all of you were sleeping in, staying nice and cozy in your homes.
What I really don’t get is, if 438 schools are closed just in WDIV’s viewing area due to the unbearable conditions, how is it that the wellbeing of college students is not taken into account.
I work at an “urban” university. A good portion of students here are known to take the bus in from cities as far as 30-40 miles. They wait at bus stops. They trek across our large campus. They are out in the cold far longer than most.
I just don’t understand. I want a snow day too.
(Sidenote: I feel like such a fraud on Superbowl Sunday. It's the only time I'm remotely interested in professional football. And, I suppose I'm not even interested in the game. Nope, just the commercials, cheese, wings, pizza and beverages.)
Still have to sell that home of ours before anything can happen anyway...
How about venturing to McMorran Auditorium in Port Huron, MI, to see my bro-in-law dance around the stage bare-chested as Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat?!
He just found out he got the part, so now he’s busy doing pilates. (Yes, we give him hard time about that.) Yay for M!
Can’t wait to see the show!Congratulations again M!