Tuesday, February 28, 2006


A cousin is love... at least my cousin is... she is like a SISTER to me. A best friend. She shows me that BLOOD can be thicker than water... I tried to count ALL my cousins one day... there are too many to even comprehend... I got to 60 and lost my way...

Every once in awhile there is a "cousin reunion" on one side of the family... I'd like to make it to the next one... hope I get plenty of notice... remember, I live in Tennessee y'all!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

We're ALIVE!!!

If there is anybody out there reading my BLOG; as it's hard to tell when no one writes any comments... My husband & I were in a car accident on Saturday early morning... my car is PROBABLY totaled (paid for and in perfect condition). I haven't been able to make any entries due to lots of doctors appointments, running around, insurance, rental car, etc. etc. etc...

We're both recovering nicely. Cross your fingers I get what my car is REALLY worth or more! I'll let you know more when I actually have time to sit down and write!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Nancy Grace

I can never get my husband off of CNN for one minute (unless the Steelers are playing)... anyway, Nancy Grace did it!!! She appeared... and the channel was changed in record time... WOW, that was amazing...

Thanks. Nancy

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Today is my favorite day, because everywhere you look there are hearts! And love is in the air, and people are MOSTLY nice to each other.

My boyfriend (& husband) is on his way home to spend Valentines Day with me. HOORAY!!! Hopefully my peri-menopause will stay in check while he’s here, my husband is a professional button pusher (at least my button’s anyway). I’m going to make sure I take ALL my hormonal supplements so I will be nice to him for at least 24 hours… Pray for me that they work… it’s NOT pretty when they don’t… NOT PRETTY at all...

Here is a cute picture of my husband (& boyfriend) from his high school days; he’s so cool looking in his letterman jacket. My southern gentleman, the man of my dreams.

Tomorrow I will go to all the stores and get heart stuff at 50% off; my kitchen is all heart design. If you see cool heart stuff, let me know, but not tacky heart stuff, it has to be cool.

Have a loved filled, heart filled, good candy filled day!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Is PROFANITY necessary?

My initial answer would be YES! I’m an Actor; we’re known to be frequent expletive users... In many cases it is VERY necessary. It gets a point across more succinctly. My X husband used to re-introduce me after profanity would trickle off my tongue, “Have you met my wife, the trucker?” (Truckers don’t really deserve that…)

BUT, in our “fake G rated” society, where children are little sneeky sponges (possibly & probably) lurking when we don’t think they are, we’re supposed to stop and think before we express ourselves profanely… right? Whatever… I never said I was kid proof!

I say, “INVOKE YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!” Have fun with it, but when you do it, don’t be a chicken #%@&, and comment on my blog anonymously; be proud of your point of view (whether it sucks or not)! In fact, if you want to drop a little comment bomb, I invite you to do so, but have the courage to sign your NAME; otherwise we (and YOU) all know you ARE a “Chicken #%@&”!

Friday, February 10, 2006

What have YOU done with your dash?

"Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul."
Coretta Scott King, 1927-2006

Amen Sisters and Brothers!

As I prepare to experience this day, I think about a funeral I attended a handful of years ago (at a black church in Tennessee), where the preacher asked, "What have you done with your - (dash)?" Meaning the dash between the year you were born and the year you will cease to exist. Looking at the "dash" of Coretta Scott King, I think WOW... what a dash that woman had!

I too desire to make a difference, it's time to look at my dash once again! Rest in PEACE sister Coretta.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Tony Bologna Turns 4T!!!

I can hardly believe that my little brother turns 40 today... and I've heard he's not taking it very well*...

What is it about men and the midlife crisis thing? Can anybody fill me in? Turning 25 was much harder for me, twenty-five is a quarter of a century - now THAT freaked me out.

Fourty is just that... 40. Is there someplace in particular that a man is supposed to be at 40? Help me understand, cuz my husband is going to go through it next month... and he's not taking it very well either. (yes, I married a younger man - you know what I always say, "your as young as the man you feel!)

Here's a shot of Tony and me bathing together - aren't we a couple of cutie pies? Stepping into a hot tub now with my bro would be iffy... he's buff and gorgeous. I'm... well... I just sent in an application to the biggest loser... nuf said?

I love you Tony Bologna! Happy 14,610th day of your life!!!

*a note since the original posting, "he's doing fine with it, my sources were INCORRECT!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The first day of the rest of my life!

O.K., here goes... my first entry to my very personal, very up close, very...... hmmmmmm... INTERESTING... yeah that's it interesting BLOG. I'm soooooooo excited!

Last night I attended a seminar put on by Gary Fong, a well know Wedding Photographer who retired (as a Millionaire) at 42 because he had put all his money in savings from shooting weddings and creating awesome software to help other photographers (like me) save time, so they could get their butts up from in front of their computers (like me), and be able to enjoy life!

Life? What's Life? That's what I've been asking myself lately. I've been so wishy washy on what way my life direction is supposed to be... What will I be when I NEVER grow up? That's what I keep asking myself, you see I don't really plan to grow up any more. I tried that... it was boring... it didn't work... it was WAY too stressful.

So here's the first picture I'm going to post. In 1963 I received the high honor of becoming "Tiny Tot Miss America". Yes, that's right, I'm a former Miss America... How many people can say that??? I've been living off that one since I was three... hmmm... guess it's time for some new excitement, right?

Well.... I sent in an application to the "Biggest Loser" last week, I can't wait for them to call, so I can clear my schedule for 10 weeks... this ought to be interesting. My video audition is sooooo awesome (thank you Christina & Mark), I don't see how they couldn't pick me. I'm trying to continue doing business, but I don't know when I'm going to be gone to recreate myself. I wish they'd hurry up and call me!!!

How's that for a first posting? Tata for now. Don't forget to Bookmark my BLOG!