Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Holiday Made For Mama

I was looking at one of those daily holiday sites to see what crazy holidays were declared for Feb. I won't mention the site I use because the woman that runs it is a bit snooty and full of herself. I like the info but could do without all of the 'tude, if you know what I mean.
Anyways ...
Tomorrow is:

"National Spunky Old Broads Day"

Live it up ladies, this day is for you!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

What's It All About, Alfie?

"Lost" Returns !!!
Tonight is a replay of last year's 2 hour season finale,
Tomorrow at 8 is a hour long recap of the events from the past 3 years, And Finally at 9 is the beginning of a 8 episode run.
Will we learn:
  • Who was in the casket?
  • How long have Jack and Kate been rescued?
  • Who is back home waiting for Kate?
  • Why does the statue only have 4 toes?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

From The A To The Z

I saw this questionaire list on Zen Denizen's blog.
(Click "Debonair Debacles" link in Mav's Hotshots)

Me From A To Z

A - Age: 43
B - Band listening to right now: vintage Depeche Mode
C - Career future: Anything that doesn’t involve migraines or ulcers
D - Dad’s name: John
E - Easiest person to talk to: Chessie (Cat’s don’t judge)
F - Favorite type of shoe: Sandals
G – Grapes or Grapefruit: If I have to choose, I’ll go with grapes
H – Hometown: Marietta, Ohio but I was born at Fort Dix, New Jersey
I – Instrumental talent: NONE what so ever. I tried playing the piano but I discovered I was a better listener than a player.
J – Juice of choice: Orange with extra extra pulp
K – Koala Bear or Panda Bear: Pandas ‘cause they are fat like me. HA
L - Longest car ride ever: Marietta to South Carolina and back, all in one day.
M – Middle name: Alexander
N - Number of jobs you’ve had: 8
O - OCD traits: Lining up dollars in my wallet facing front and highest value to lowest.
P - Phobia[s]: Spoiled milk and uncooked eggs in baked goods.
Q - Quote: "Hollow people rattle when you shake them"
R - Reason to smile: Charley
S - Song you sang last: Madonna’s Forbidden Love
T - Time you wake up: Sleep a little in the morning and get up around noon and sleep a little in the late afternoon and get up around 9ish. Then go to work through the night.
U - Unknown fact about me: I was “MADE” in Germany.
V - Vegetable you hate: Peas
W - Worst habit: Smoking
X - X-rays you’ve had: Teeth
Y - Yummiest food my belly likes: Pastas
Z - Zodiac sign: Libra

Monday, January 28, 2008

SAG Awards = Giant Snoozefest

I watched the Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, and all I can say is "YAWN." Boring show -same boring winners - same boring speeches. There was not one winner that I got the least bit excited about. After the first three award went to "The Sopranos" I began to switch back and forth between the show and HGTV.

The most entertaining thing in the whole 2+ hours was during the film montage for Lifetime Achievement recipient Charles Durning when they show a 10 second clip of him dancing across the rotunda in the Texas State Capital singing "Texas has a Whorehouse in it". That's it. Nothing else at all entertaining about the whole boring mess. They should have just did a press conference and announced the winners like the Golden Globes.

At this rate, I don't know if I will watch the Oscars this year.
Why bother !!!

In case you are interested, the winners from the 14Th Annual Screen Actors Awards:


Motion Picture
"No Country for Old Men"
Daniel Day-Lewis - "There Will Be Blood"
Julie Christie - “Away From Her”
Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem - “No Country for Old Men"
Supporting Actress
Ruby Dee - "American Gangster."
Stunt Ensemble
"The Bourne Ultimatum."


Comedy Series
"The Office”
Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”
Comedy Actress
Tina Fey - “30 Rock”

Drama Series
"The Sopranos”
Drama Actor
James Gandolfini - “The Sopranos”
Drama Actress
Edie Falco - “The Sopranos”

TV Movie or Miniseries Actor
Kevin Kline - “As You Like It”
TV Movie or Miniseries Actress
Queen Latifah - “Life Support”

Stunt Ensemble in Television

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charles Durning

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Iraq Stats

Support our troops and bring them home.
Stop This Illegal War.
As of January 27, 2008 there have been:
3,934 Soldiers Killed.
28,938 Soldiers Seriously Injured.
80,676 - 88,100 documented Iraqi Civilian Deaths.
(Civilians NOT Terrorists.)
ZERO - Military Funerals attended by the President.
ZERO - Presidential trips to Dover to view the arrival
of the flag draped coffins of our returning heroes.
and it has been 1,733 days since "Mission Accomplished".
Information gathered from:

All You Need Is Love

"Across the Universe"

The best movie of 2007 comes out on DVD in 9 Days.
I have been obsessively playing the soundtrack all week.
I can't freaking wait.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Mom, Rosie and Lloyd

Mom (in purple) sent me this picture and I had to laugh.
It looks like Lloyd is singing.
Hi Mom and Rosie.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dixie Cupper

Dixie Cupper - John Gibson

Yesterday, the day after Heath Ledger's tragic death was all over the news, John Gibson on Fox news made horrible vulgar comments for the entire hour of his show about Heath. He repeatedly laughed and made stupid jokes about Heath's role in "Brokeback Mountain" and acted like what he was saying was the funniest thing ever. Did he actually think that his vulgar homophobic remarks very funny. God, what a douche bag.

First of all, the reason for Heath's death has not been determined. It could have been caused by crossing the wrong prescriptions together.

Secondly, when an actor plays a gay role, that automatically makes him fodder for bigoted jokes from a so called Christian. I don't think so.

Thirdly, Heath Ledger is a well respected Academy Award Nominated Actor - not some crazy party boy that you see in the tabloids.

Finally, in this country you can say whatever you want. I completely agree with freedom of speech. You or I can choose to ignore this ass. The problem is that today, everything you say is now permanent. It is written in news articles and blogs like this one. It is cached and saved, in most part. It is forever. Just think, down the road in say ten years, when Heath Ledger's little girl goes onto the computer and decides to look up info on her daddy that loved her so much. Just think how you would feel if your little girl came across an article as vile and hurtful as what John Gibson said. Can you imagine the pain she will feel when she reads that. There is not enough hugs that will take that away.

John Gibson makes the point that he is a so called Christian.
John Gibson acts like he is the protector of all things right and pure.

John Gibson is not the voice of good and light, he is a hateful, evil, vile thing.


Democracy At Work Here People


Don't forget to vote for the
"Best Romance Movie"
Scroll down or click the link to review the choices.
The poll is on the right.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Truly Sad Day

I am shocked and saddened by the death of Heath Ledger. He had always been one of the actors that made fascinating choices in the roles he took. He was great in “10 Things I Hate About You.” He made what could have been just another teen date movie into something so much more.

There's no question that, he should have won the Oscar for “Brokeback Mountain”. That will always be one of the best performances of all time. In that movie you can see every bit of emotion in his eyes.

Good actors can deliver the scene and make you get it. Great actors can quietly let the camera focus on their eyes and never have to say a word of dialog and you are charmed, enlightened or emotionally devastated.

Heath Ledger was that kind of actor.

He will be missed.

Monday, January 21, 2008


"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. "

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. "
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Where are the people that inspire today, when we really need them?
King quotes from

Kitty Lit

"Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds."
- Jean Burden

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Iraq Stats

Support our troops and bring them home.
Stop This Illegal War.
As of January 20, 2008 there have been:
3,927 Soldiers Killed.
28,870 Soldiers Seriously Injured.
80,621 - 88,044 documented Iraqi Civilian Deaths.*
(Civilians NOT Terrorists.)
ZERO - Military Funerals attended by the President.
ZERO - Presidential trips to Dover to view the arrivalof the flag draped coffins of our returning heroes.
and it has been 1,726 days since "Mission Accomplished"

* An adjustment was made on the Iraqi causities site, therefore showing a lower figure on the top number from last week.

7 Down 1 To Go

Just 365 more days until the "Gigantic Asshole" is out of office.

Hip Hip Hooray!!!

No sir, "F U"

Friday, January 18, 2008

Winter Wonderland

It snowed yesterday and everything is sunny and bright outside. This is only the second snow we have had this winter. The streets are pretty clear, so we get to look at the snow and not have to worry about the roads.
These pictures are from our yard.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Love Is In The Air

Gustav Klimpt's "The Kiss"
How Romantic R U?
In honor of Valentine's Day,
I am going to do a poll of romantic movies.
Some have a happy ending, some show soul mates that don't always stay together and some portray true love that last a whole lifetime and beyond.
Below are ten of my all time favorites, with lines from the movie. The poll will be at the right, below the King Chessie photo. I will keep the poll open until Feb. 13th and discuss the winner on Valentines Day.
In alphabetical order.

"Big Eden"

(There's so few nice surprises in life. Seems to me that it'd be kind of a shame to squander one of them, don't ya think?)

"The Bridges Of Madison County"

(And in that moment, everything I knew to be true about myself up until then was gone. I was acting like another woman, yet I was more myself than ever before.)

"Brokeback Mountain"

(Jack, I swear... )

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"

(I would rather be a ghost, drifting by your a condemned soul...than enter heaven without you. Because of your love...I will never be a lonely spirit.)

"Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind"

(Mierzwiak! Please let me keep this memory, just this one.)

"Moulin Rouge"

(Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place. Suddenly it moves with such a perfect grace. Suddenly my life doesn't seem such a waste. It all revolves around you)

"The Notebook"

(This is a good story. I think I've heard it before)

"Sense And Sensibility"

(Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. Or bends with the remover to remove. Oh no! It is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken. Willoughby. Willoughby. Willoughby.)

"Shakespeare In Love"

(You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die. )

"Somewhere In Time"

(Come back to me.)
Please vote in the poll once I add it and use the comment box to discuss these movies or your own favorites.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kitty Lit

"The cat could very well be man's best friend
but would never stoop to admitting it."

- Doug Larson

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Iraq Stats

Support our troops and bring them home.
Stop This Illegal War.

As of January 13, 2008 there have been:
3,922 Soldiers Killed.
28,822 Soldiers Seriously Injured.
80,585 - 89,004 documented Iraqi Civilian Deaths.
(Civilians NOT Terrorists.)
ZERO - Military Funerals attended by the President.
ZERO - Presidential trips to Dover to view the arrival
of the flag draped coffins of our returning heroes.
and it has been 1,719 days since "Mission Accomplished"
Information gathered from:
FYI: The website that has the soldier's injured stats is updated on a different day of the week then the rest, so this week I am not going to update that figure. That way next week's figure will be updated on Sunday as usual and the three sites that I used will be lined up. If you want to see the new figure before next Sunday please click on the links and go to the sites. They have lots of interesting information and articles to consider.

Friday, January 11, 2008

T ? I F

Thank (insert your preferred deity here) It's Friday
Forget Heluva "Good"
It has been a Heluva "LONG" week at work.
Glad it is over.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Seattle's Best and I don't mean coffee

Tomorrow night is the final episode of Grey's Anatomy for the season, due to the writers strike. I support the writers in their bid to earn money for their work. The studios make billions and need to share the profits with those that create the work.
Without the writers there would be no words.
Pay them their share you stingy bastards.
Sorry, I got off track ...
Anyways, I was looking for photos for this post and I came across a great web blog site that has each episode listed with all of the songs from the shows. It is a fantastic resource site to find those songs that you think you know, but don't know the singer. They also have a download button for each song.
Go there and explore.
I love Grey's and I am going to miss having my fix from the doctors of Seattle Grace.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Kool and the Gang Say "Celebrate!"

Happy National Bubble Bath Day
Fill the tub
Add bubbles
Grab your rubber duckie
Just a word of advice: If you search for bubble bath images on Google, be prepared for a couple of shocks. HA!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Kitty Lit

God made the cat in order that man might have the pleasure of caressing the lion.
- Fernand Mery

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Kitty Lit

"The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domestic animal."

- Sir Compton MacKensie

Iraq Stats

Support our troops and bring them home.
Stop This Illegal War.
As of January 6, 2008 there have been:
3,909 Soldiers Killed.
28,822 Soldiers Seriously Injured.
80,330 - 87,741 documented Iraqi Civilian Deaths.
(Civilians NOT Terrorists.)
ZERO - Military Funerals attended by the President.
ZERO - Presidential trips to Dover to view the arrival
of the flag draped coffins of our returning heroes.
and it has been 1,712 days since "Mission Accomplished".

Saturday, January 5, 2008

"Her Downward Spiral" - Film @ 11:00

Yesterday the TV was filled with news of a fallen starlet.
I won't mention her name as I don't want to add to the list of garbage that can be googled. I never really was a fan of her music. She always seems like a manufactured artist to me. However, I feel that what has happened to her is sad. Just plain sad.
The entertainment media tried to push her as the second coming of Madonna, then over this past year have hounded her into being the next Anna Nicole.
I am not saying that all of her troubles are the fault of the paparazzi, entertainment news shows, hate filled gossip websites and the tabloids, but they helped.
  • They need to take some responsibility.
  • They need to quit acting like they are shocked at what has happened.
  • But most importantly, they need to stop.

There are ways to cover celebrities without it turning into the circus that it has become.

Secondly, the public has got to take some of the responsibility too.

If your next door neighbor was spiralling out of control, would you make a bowl of popcorn, pull up a chair to the window, draw back the curtains and watch it like it was entertainment.

I don't think so. Lord, I hope not.

As much as I love celebrity watching and reading about some of the crazy stuff they do, I feel that it is time to turn away from the crash on the freeway.

What do we gain from gathering enjoyment from their follies.

Why do we need to build them up and then help tear them down?

What exactly is the point?

Friday, January 4, 2008

King Chessie Cookie Jar

My cousin Sally made this cookie jar for Charley and I for last Christmas. My mother brought it to us at Thanksgivng and I have been meaning to show it on here since I got it. It has a picture of our Chessie on one side and a picture of our house on the other side. We put it in the middle of our island in the kitchen and get to look at the cute picture of King Chessie every day. I love it. Thanks Sally.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Alanis Coming Soon Too

I forgot to add Alanis Morisette to the list of new music that I can't wait to get. Her new cd is called "Flavors of Entanglement" and the early buzz is that it is some of her best stuff ever. Can't wait.
(BTW: If you click on the photo it is wallpaper size.)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Looking Forward - Winter / Spring 2008

Coming Soon
Stuff that I am getting excited about:
Upcoming Movies:
Cloverfield on 01/18/2008
Speed Racer on 05/09/2008
New Music from:
Aimee Mann
Returning TV Shows:
Big Brother

just a short little post - mav out

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year & All That Jazz.

I don't make resolutions. I choose something to improve. That way, I don't get caught up in failure. If I were to choose to go on a diet and then eat a piece of the cheese cake that is sitting in my fridge - boom - I failed at my resolution.

So several years ago I decided to pick some trait that I didn't like about myself and resolved to do BETTER. One year I chose to not gossip as much. Another year I chose to try to let what others say flow off of me like water on a duck's back. Each year I choose something that will make me happier or help chase away negativity. I have been doing this for several years and now I am "Perfect." (Hint - My thought bubble would be laughing right now.)

This year I have decided to communicate more. Sometimes I get in moods where I don't want to talk to other people. The problem being that other people want to talk to me. (Probably, because I am so likable and lovable.) I will try to respond to calls or emails quicker. I will probably still get in those moods where I don't want to talk to people, but I do have a solution to those that want to make sure that I haven't fallen off of the face of the earth. Come here to the blog and check on me. My goal is to blog more. I want to try to blog at least every other day. I have really enjoyed working on this and want to make it as interesting as possible to anyone who reads this. I plan to change the header photos more often. I was thinking once a month or every two weeks. We shall see. It may just get changed whenever I get sick of looking at it. I have some new ideas to add as regular posts and my hope is to get some interaction going using the comment boxes.

I also have decided to be more frank about things that bother me or how I feel. (Hey rude lady in the grocery store on Sunday - this means you.) Sometimes I censor stuff that I want to say (in life and on the blog) and I plan to stop that. If I get on a soap box and have a different opinion than you do, on say: the war or marriage equality, please read it, give a civil comment and come back to read something new later. We all don't have to agree on everything. Life would be boring if we did. I also know that I am not always right, but I will post how I feel - right or wrong.

This is my 50Th post since I started on October 15, 07 and I hope you have enjoyed coming here. Keep coming back and please comment - comment - comment. At least click on the comment box when you see that there is some because sometimes I respond there with more info about the subject when I get a comment.

(Special Thanks to "zendenizen" for all of your comments. Go check out her blog (Debonair Debacles) by clicking on the link to the right in "Mav's Hot Spots")

Mav out...