Sunday, February 28, 2010

Feeling my Age--Part One

Yesterday I spent a little time browsing magazines at the store. And I came across a Tiger Beat. They still do Tiger Beat? Wow! So, I took a few moments to glance more closely at the cover.

Wait. Who's Justin? (Please, don't inundate me with who he is, or how cool. I get it, okay?) But, doesn't he look kinda like...

Well, maybe it's just my old eyes. Not that I enjoy 'dating' myself (Yes, I am a bit older than my profile picture) but thinking about Tiger Beat brought back some fond memories. Tiger Beat's been around since 1965 but didn't become truely popular until later in the 60's with The Monkees. I watched the Monkees on TV--my Dad let me choose one half hour of TV a week. I chose the Monkees. He, uh, didn't like them, so went to bed. That meant I got to watch Laugh-In as well. But that's another story.

I didn't really have to have my monthly issue of Tiger Beat until the early 70's though. That's when Donny started showing up on the cover. Along with Jack Wild, Bobby Sherman and David Cassidy. Folks remember David well for being a Partridge, but what about Bobby? He was the youngest brother on TV's Here Come The Brides.

But my favorite? Jack Wild.
Hey? Isn't that the same haircut?
For a brief history of Tiger Beat, visit here.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Winter Doldrums

Everybody you talk to lately is down on winter. Too much snow. Too much cold. Too much fog. Snow days from school. No snow days. Slick streets. Potholes. When did my windshield washer fluid run out? Ah, there's an endless list of things to complain about.

But what does complaining get us?

Nothing. Except maybe a headache and another snow storm!

So, smile. Winter will be over eventually!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Congratulations Sadie!

Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot--or Sadie for short--Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2010. This beautiful little dog was a repeat terrier group winner, and winner of other prestigious Best in Shows over the past year. Sadie was my pick, too!
(AP Photo/Henry Ray Abrams)

And of course, congratuations to the other group winners...
Ch. Starline's Chanel--Whippet
Ch. Robobull Fabelhaft Im On Fire--French Bulldog
Ch. Cordmaker Field of Dreams--Puli
Ch. Willowick Tallteam--Brittany
Ch. Allure Blazing Star Alisaton--Doberman Pinscher
Ch. Smash JP Moon Walk--Toy Poodle

And now...I can give my remote punching finger a's back to the Olympics!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Which Julia said this?

"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it"
                                ~~Julia Child