Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tulula Does The Hula

The title of this post is the actual name that a nine year old Hawaiian girl had until a judge forced her parents to change it. No word what it was changed to. One thing I don't understand is why it went to a judge when she had it for nine years already.

The weird name story comes from a site called Holly wired that I found through Yahoo News. In this article they list the 75 worst baby names celebrities have given their kids. One that is truly funny (the authors of the article thought it was clever. Sad but clever) is Tu Morrow. This is the child (I forget if it was a male or female child) of the actor Rob Morrow who I thought would be above this sort of thing.


Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm Back, And I'm So Excited!

Well, minus the short post from the 4th of this month that I just posted, this is the first post in exactly a month. A long time to go without posting I know but two big things happened.

First, I hit 20+ postings in 16 days so I decided to quit until the new month started. Then, me and my family went on vacation for a few days at the end/beginning of the month and I got so sick right after we got back (like the day after!) that I was sick for something like a week and a half.

Anyway's, like I said I'm back. Now why am I so excited. Well, when I looked at my FB account yesterday after getting back to Veggie House from Mom's I noticed 3 new friend requests. One of the three I deleted almost immediately as it didn't seem like a "make friends" group request and I didn't know the person either.

As it turns out, it was a little hasty of me. When I looked at my messages I found that the same person had sent me a message about the author Wendy Shanker, whose name I did immediately recognize. It seems that this man is her literary agent or somesuch and he was offering me a free copy of her next book.

I know that after reading her first book, The Fat Girl's Guide To Life, which I think I reviewed here, I went on her website. I may have left some info on it to get ahold of me like an email address but I don't remember doing anything else so I have no idea why they would contact me on FB or why they would offer me a free book.

No matter. I love the word FREE. It just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it. LOL. So, when responding to the letter I mentioned my little blog (I didn't mention it's small size though) and said I would write a little something about the book, which is titled, Are You My Guru?, after reading it. So look for that in the near future.

Maybe this will be the start of something greater (LOL). Perhaps they will send me more stuff that I can review and then I can really call myself a "professional" blogger. Or maybe not. LOL. Whatever. It is just nice to be asked this one time.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, POTUS

Happy Birthday, President Obama.

On a similar note, today is the 10th anniversary of my starting work at LiveBridge (see the Life at LiveBridge posts - particularily Part III, which is the funny one).

Also, a brief aside - did you know that President Obama shared his birthday, when she was alive, with the Queen Mother. And oddly enough she died the year I started at LiveBridge when she was about 101.