Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Plowed over



One of my favorite reporters on Fox 29, Steve Keeley,  in Philadelphia had a video that went viral and even made Letterman's top 10 list!  It was during the latest snow storm and Keeley was standing next to a New Jersey highway reporting on the road conditions.  A few moments later, a convoy of snowplows drives past him as the camera continues to roll. The first two pass without incident, but the third plow rockets a wall of snow at Keeley's back, briefly turning the entire screen white. You can hear people in the Fox 29 studio scream, obviously worried about whether he was OK...turns out he was.  He even continued with his report moments later!!


Steve is a very humble guy who doesn't want the story to become all about HIM, and has declined being interviewed by any of the major media outlets regarding the incident.  He only went so far as to tweet about it, making a joke that Letterman eventually stole for his top 10 list the other night:


Steve Keeley 
@KeeleyFox29


"I knew I was in for bad day when saw email from fired Gov. Christie staffer "Time for some plow troubles for Steve Keeley"@fox29philly"

At least he has a great sense of humor about the incident!





Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I'm 50...and I kick....and stretch....and KICK!!!!




Yes, that's right folks...I've reached a milestone birthday! 50 used to seem so old to me, but now that its here, its strange, because I certainly don't feel this old.  I'm not going to lament on all the things that I did or did not accomplish during my 50 years.  Life is too short for that!  I would rather focus on just living and loving life.


According to a recent Harris interactive poll, people were asked what the perfect age would be if they could live forever in good health, and surprisingly, 50 was the age that most people chose.  It was reasoned that people chose 50 because they were old enough to have wisdom and young enough that their parents are still alive.  I really hate the "50 is the new 30" bullshit!  I'm 50, I have gray hairs, I'm not as sprite as I used to be, my knees are creaky and my eyesight is terrible....but I wouldn't change a thing....well except perhaps the creaky knees, I really hate that they make noise when I'm walking down steps!


My brother bought me an AARP membership for my birthday.....I'll have to remember to do that for him when he turns 50 in few years! He told me that with my membership I get lots of discounts and benefits...so I suppose getting older does have some perks.  Does this mean that I now have to wear polyester pants??!!!!  :)!


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thriller Dance



On the cruise there were many activities...and one of them was learning how to do the Thriller dance.  This is a video that I found on You Tube of the Thriller dance from my cruise.  I watched this from a few decks up.  The two people in the front are quite good because they are the cruise directors who taught the dance to the rest of the group. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I'm an IDIOT!

Last week Ed and I went on a cruise to Grand Cayman and Cozumel Mexico....and I lost my damned iPhone in Grand Cayman!!  I carelessly left in the bathroom in the area where all the ferry boats carrying passengers from all the cruise ships dock.  So it had to be someone from one of the cruise ships or someone who works there, because the area is not open to the general public.  By the time I realized my phone was gone, about 15 minutes later, the phone was long gone. I was sort of grumpy during the rest of my visit in Grand Cayman.  There was one nice thing that happened, Ed took a surprisingly large amount of photos on our vacation, normally he gives me a hard time for taking photos all the time, but since I had lost my phone, he more than made up for all the photos I would have taken.  It was like he was possessed or something...but I'm glad because now we have all these amazing photos. Will eventually post some up here, but in the meantime, I'll just resume kicking myself in the ass for being so stupid! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Finding old crap on my computer

A few years ago I had written about this wacky site called Nimoy, Sunset, Pie, see my original post.  What is Nimoy Sunset Pie?   Well its a site where folks submit images of Leonard Nimoy that also contains a sunset and a pie....simple as that.  The site is pretty interesting and there are some pretty trippy creations.  Check it out HERE!  While going through all my image files on my computer,  I came across a couple of images that I had created on Photoshop and submitted them to Nimoy Sunset Pie....sadly they never made the cut, and I had forgotten about them until now. Check them out!


Here is a very artsy photo of Leonard Nimoy with a nude wearing pies to hide her naughty bits, and a lovely sunset in the background.

This was taken from an old album cover that I believe was entitled the Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy..see original below, but I added the sunset background and the obligatory pie in the face.  I was quite proud of this one!  

I think mine is funnier!  Plus the font I used is way cooler!


Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!  Ed and I basically stayed home with the Moob, ate orange chicken and brown rice from Trader Joe's (highly recommend!) and had some leftover holiday cookies for dessert.  We basically just hung around the house in our PJ's watching all the crazy folks in Times Square freezing their butts off while we snuggled on the sofa drinking hot chocolate. It is my favorite way to ring in the New Year.

For Christmas I got some really nice gifts from family and friends, but my favorite gift has to be this:


How cute is this?  Yes, another cat related item for the home!  This sort of reminds me of my cat Sammy who passed away a couple of years ago.

See the resemblance??

On another note, I did not get the job at the animal shelter, mainly because they really needed someone for every weekend and I just couldn't do that with a full time job (a girl needs a day off now and then), but I will definitely look into volunteering or making a donation to them.  I would love to see Oscar the grouch again...he was such a sweet grumpy cat!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cold weather, dead batteries, neti pots and Oscar

The weather has been so cold here!  The snow is still with us at the moment, but I think much of it will disappear over the weekend, because its supposed to get much warmer on Saturday.  Sadly, my car battery did not survive this cold spell, and I had to spend a very cold Tuesday evening outside with the AAA repairman who replaced my battery (it was 19 degrees!).  I've also been fighting a nasty sinus infection, that simply will not go away!  My boss recommended using a neti pot, so I picked one up at the local drugstore...but now I feel worse than I did before!  Apparently, it may take many treatments before you will feel relief...so now I'm just using it every evening before I go to bed.  I'm a bit disappointed because I've read how wonderfully it works to clear out your sinuses, but I still have yet to see any benefit and its been three nights using it now!  Plus, now my left ear pops every single time I blow my nose!  GRRRR!!

Recently, I went on an interview at a local animal shelter.  Unfortunately, its only a part time gig.  I've had experience working in shelters before, but this is the first no-kill shelter I've been to.  At the moment the job is only on weekends, and I'm currently working full-time at my office job.  I know that they have an urgent need, so I'm going to see if I can work out a schedule working on Sunday.  That way I would have at least one day off a week.  Hopefully we can work it out, because I would LOVE to work there.  When they gave me the tour, I got to meet all the cats and dogs living there.  What I really liked about it was that the cats were not kept in cages, but in large rooms filled with cat furniture.  My favorite kitty that I met there had to be Oscar.  He was a big fat Maine Coon cat, who was a little grumpy (he's probably named after Oscar the grouch from Sesame St.), but probably a sweet thing once you get to know him.  He's quite a fatty, but his eyes lit up when I grabbed a cat wand with feathers on the end.  He did try to jump up to grab the feathers, but because of his weight, he didn't lift up too much.  I sent his photo to Ed and he really liked him!  It would be great to get a companion for Moob, but we will have to wait until we can find another place to live. Here's Oscar's webpage:   http://francisvalehome.org/2013/10/oscar/  He's super cute!