Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Women's Empowerment

I am going to put in a plug here for my work. I work at Radio One, a group of radio stations in Raleigh, NC. Each year our biggest event of the year is Women's Empowerment Expo. If you are in the NC area be sure to check it out! Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations. You can buy tickets online here.

April 1, 2006 will be our 12th Annual Women's Empowerment Expo. We are expecting over 10,000 people to attend this year. Our keynote speaker is Robin Roberts from "Good Morning America". You can read more about Robin Roberts here. There are over 100 vemdors and many informative seminars to attend. Doors open at 11:00 am and the program lasts until 8:00 pm. Below is a list of the performing musical artists.
  • Eric Benet
  • Meli'sa Morgan
  • Ray J
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Avant
  • Ann Nesby
  • Donell Jones
  • Rizen
  • Jeff Majors
  • Lashell Griffin
You can visit The Women's Empowerment Expo website for more details (by the way, I designed the website).

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Eight Below

We took our grandkids to the movies yesterday and saw an awesome Walt Disney movie! "Eight Below", you can view a trailer here. I don't know why anybody would want to go to Antarctica, it's way too cold and desolate for me.

This was a great story about a team of sled dogs that was left behind in a winter storm and they had to survive on their own for over six months. You can't help but fall in love with the dogs as they struggle against the harsh elements of Antarctica.

A great family movie, based on a true story. The film is rated PG, there is one scene in the movie that will make you jump out of your seat, so be prepared!

Friday, March 24, 2006

A Picture Tells a Thousand Words

It has been said that a picture tells a thousand words. Here is a before picture of our bathroom remodel. I will post the after pictures when the project is done...if it ever gets done!

We had a disaster in our bathroom last week (let me point out that our house is small and we only have one bathroom.) Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to complete this job quickly! The pipe that feeds the water into the toilet had a slow leak that went unnoticed for a long time. Recently it became noticable when we had to continually mop up water on the floor. Finally the pipe burst and we were forced to make some repairs.

We had a plumber come out and fix the pipe and make sure the toilet was in good working order. He pointed out that the floor was rather mushy between the tub and toilet and we should have it looked at. We called a contractor to come and take a look, and sure enough the floor had been ruined from the continuous leaking. He had to tear up half of the bathroom floor and replace the sub-floor which had rotted out and become very mushy. If we had let it go on without repair we would have eventually fallen through the floor one day!

Speaking of pictures -- be sure to pay a visit to my renter this week. Bozette's blog, "Pictures From My World", is full of awesome photos! Just click on the snapshot under rent my blog in the right hand margin.

Sunday, March 19, 2006


Old age does funny things to your mind...sometimes I forget things, like where I parked my car at the mall, or I will rent a video to watch only to discover half-way through I had already rented this a few weeks ago! It doesn't matter...it's all new to me anyway! I made a boo-boo in my last entry, and said that Robert Blake was Spanky in "The Little Rascals".

Well, Robert Blake was in "The Little Rascals", but his character was Mickey, not Spanky! Sorry about the slip up, blame it on old age. It's been a long time since I watched that show.

I stand corrected. Thanks to Mulligan from Can't Keep Quiet, for pointing out my boo-boo.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

What a Difference a Few Years Make

Remember Spanky from "The Little Rascals"? Well maybe not...that was a long time ago. However, if you are my age you will remember watching "The Little Rascals" and enjoying the antics of one of my favorite characters, Spanky.

If you are too young to remember Spanky, how about Baretta? This show aired in the 70s, starring Robert Blake as a street-wise detective with a pet cockatoo. Notice a resemblance between the two actors? Very few people realize that they are one in the same. That's right, cute little Spanky grew up to be Baretta! The trouble that Spanky got into on "The Little Rascals" is nothing compared to the real life troubles that Robert Blake has now!

He was accused of murdering his wife, Bonnie Blakely who was shot to death in 2001. Blake was aquitted of the murder charges but now he has lost a wrongful death suit filed by Blakely's children and was ordered to pay $30 million. Robert Blake filed for bankruptcy just before the wrongful death suit and is now fighting the verdict.

What a difference a few years make.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Wife

March 11th is a very SPECIAL DAY! It is my wife's birthday...HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINE! Of course, I can't mention her age, but I always say, "Age is a matter of mind...if you don't mind -- it doesn't matter!"

In Christine's case it doesn't matter anyway, because she is as beautiful today ,as she was the day I met her 13-years ago!


Friday, March 03, 2006

Paul McCartney and The Seals

Paul McCartney and his wife Heather show their opposition to the Canadian seal hunt as they visited a harp seal nursery off the coast of Canada.
(Photo from Sea Sheperd)

This years hunt is scheduled for the end of March and during the last three years the Canadian government has allowed more than 900,000 seals to be killed. About 97 percent of them were under three months old and many less than one month old!

To learn more about this savage hunt where baby seals are clubbed and dragged across the ice with boathooks to be skinned alive, visit www.harpseals.org . You can also download a petition here to sign and send to the Canadian government.

I understand that this hunt is a source of income in an area where jobs are scarce; however, there is no excuse for the cruel way that the baby seals are being slaughtered. Please help stop this practice now!