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  • Yes, Our Parents Were Cool (still are, I bet!)

    Posted by Stacy Cole

                         momish

    http://myparentswereawesome.tumblr.com/

    We've all looked through our parents yearbooks or scrapbooks and thought to ourselves, "Who the hell is that???"

    Forget the ridiculous clothes-we alllllll have those pictures.  It's the activity in the picture that makes you do a double-take. 

    Mom is diving into a pool with a perfect, splashless dive...or grandma is looking sexy in her bathing suit by the pool (did I just say that?)

    How about the parties that look so formal and your parents look like they popped out of a GQ Magazine shoot?  Mom on a ski hill sporting some great pose?

    We all have the proof that our parents were cool. Now, there's a place to put that proof.  Seems like a long wait to actually get the pictures on the website but in the days of blogging sites, how about making your own website and present it to them the next time you see them?  

    If nothing else, give the albums another look and realize that those people were and still are cool.   ;)

    "mom" is your keyword!

  • iDump4U

    Posted by Stacy Cole

    An amazing service that you pay and THEY dump.  This call was incredible.  It's about six minutes and is hard to hear at first but you'll understand why a minute or so into it.  Some of the others on their website are a bit obscene but they get the job done.  What do you think?

    Your keyword is "dump"

     

  • What Were You Thinking??

    Posted by Stacy Cole

    ack

    What was Charlize thinking when she left the house????? Would YOU wear this in public?

    Your keyword is "style"

    And, talk about bad style---they forgot to mention the passing of Farrah....how unstylish, don't you think?  Sheesh....

  • Oops.

    Posted by Stacy Cole

    Poker tournament with big jackpot gets robbed in Germany.  Had to be an inside job of some sort, no? How would they know where the money was? Strange that there wasn't better security.  Your keyword is "security" but it expires at 7AM Monday morning!  Hurry!

     

     

  • US MAIL

    Posted by Stacy Cole

    This came as a forwarded email to me...Must be an angel in the dead letter office.  A sad and yet touching story.  I don't care if this email is a hoax, I liked the story.

    abbey

    Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month.   The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter,  
    Meredith,  was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.   
    She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. 
    I told her that I thought we could, so she dictated these words:

    Dear God,
    Will you please take care of my dog?   She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much.
    I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
    I hope you will play with her.   She likes to play with balls and to swim.   
    I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog.   
    I really miss her.

    Love, Meredith

    We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven.   
    We put our return address on it,  then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope 
    because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven.   
    That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office.   
    A few days later,  she asked if God had gotten the letter yet.   
    I told her that I thought He had.

    Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 
    'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it.   
    Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 
    'When a Pet Dies..'   
    Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope.   
    On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey &Meredith and this note:
    Your keyword is "sweet"

    Dear Meredith,
    Abbey arrived safely in heaven.
    Having the picture was a big help.  I recognized Abbey right away.
    Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart.   
    Abbey loved being your dog.. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven,  
    I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you,  
    in this little book, for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.
    Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me.  
    What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.
    I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.
    By the way,  I'm easy to find,  I am wherever there is love.

    Love,
    God

  • FONT

    Posted by Stacy Cole

                                dog

    DO YOU EVER HAVE ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHERE THE FONT YOU TYPE IN DOESN'T FIT YOUR MOOD?  I'VE HAD SEVERAL BLOG POSTS HERE AND I'VE DELETED THEM AND ALTERED THEM SEVERAL TIMES.  SO, I DECIDED TO JUST USE CAPS.  I'M REALLY NOT YELLING AT YOU.  JUST ATTEMPTING A DIFFERENT APPROACH. 

    BY THE WAY, GREAT JOB TO THOSE OF YOU WHO SAW YESTERDAY'S BLOG AND RE-POSTED THE MCDONALD'S STATEMENT.  WE'VE CHOSEN OUR WINNERS AND WILL BE MAILING OUT CERTIFICATES!

    DIDN'T WIN? DON'T WORRY--MORE CHANCES COMING VERY VERY SOON.  (HAD I NOT ALREADY BEEN USING CAPS, I WOULD'VE ON THE WORDS "VERY VERY")

    BY THE WAY, I JUST GOT AN EMAIL BACK FROM JAMES RODAY'S REP (SHAWN SPENCER ON PSYCH) NO PROMISES BUT I HAVE A FEELING WE MAY GET TO SPEAK WITH THE SHAWNSTER.  IF WE DO, I WILL GO BONKERS. YOUR KEYWORD IS OPTIMISTICALLY, "PSYCH"

     

  • Hey, Old Fart!

    Posted by Stacy Cole

    smile

    A few months ago, I had my 39th birthday.  I was scared that I was getting old.  Really scared.  A few months later, not so much.  I'm coming to grips with my age and my place in the world.  I'm learning to not care so much about those who still act like they're in high school (gossipers, back-stabbers, etc)...I'm learning to be more patient with myself.  I'm getting better at saying, "No, I can't do that for you this time." 

    A lot of us fight getting older.  We buy creams to smooth our skin, clothes that hide our parts better.  I think that's great if you need to do it. BUT...

    Today, I sit here and type the words, "I don't really care about the little things anymore!"

    I don't care. 

    I care about a lot of things but I'm caring less about nasty people who carry around verbal knives...I care less about those who are mean and rude to others...I care less about crap I can't control. 

    I DO CARE about big things.  Tolerance.  Kindness.  Love.  Generosity. 

    Strange how long it takes some of us to grow up but if this is what happens when you get older, I can't wait to see what the next few years have in store!

    Your keyword is "WEDNESDAY"

    AND, FOR THOSE OF YOU ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER, A SPECIAL TREAT!

    IF YOU PUT THE FOLLOWING SAYING ON YOUR FACEBOOK STATUS OR TWITTER STATUS OR BOTH, YOU'LL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN GREAT STUFF FROM MCDONALD'S AND WIFC! (Be sure to put it on YOUR page, not mine!)

    "HAPPINESS IS BREWING AT MCDONALD'S WHERE I CAN GET A FRESH BREWED  CUP OF COFFEE FOR JUST $1-THANKS, MCDONALD'S AND WIFC!"  (<---post this statement-word for word on your facebook or twitter status)

    WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA FACEBOOK INBOX AND TWITTER DIRECT MESSAGE! CONTEST ENDS ON THURSDAY MARCH 4TH AT 10AM! (IT'S A QUICKIE!)

  • A Day Off

    Posted by Stacy Cole

                          chapel

    Had the day off yesterday.  I love my job but it was nice to be off for a day.  No meetings, no email, no phone calls...we went to Minneapolis for my step-father's birthday and it was our fifth anniversary.  We went back to the wedding chapel at the Mall of America...ate dinner at Tucci Benucch (where we ate after getting married).  We had a great time and it went so fast...glad to be home but I could've used one more day. Your keyword is "sleep"

  • IT's REAL

    Posted by Stacy Cole


    The body of missing former child actor Andrew Koening was discovered yesterday in Vancouver's Stanley Park.  Koenig's father made the tearful announcement, saying his son had taken his own life.  Andrew Koening had appeared on the 1980s sitcom "Growing Pains."

    Depression is a medical condition.  It's serious.  It's real.  People can't just "snap out of it!" 

    I have watched people deal with it and it's sad.  If you know someone who is depressed, the best thing you can do is treat it as a real condition because it is.  

    Need guidance? 

    http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/complete-index.shtml

    Or call your family doctor.  They know what to do.  Don't ignore it--it's not a "passing thing." 

    Your keyword is "sad"

  • the Defense Rests

    Posted by Stacy Cole

    The Special Olympics Polar Plunge is this Saturday (Wausau).  Every year, we have the honor of being a sponsor and emceeing the event.  A fun day had by all and lots of money raised.  So, this year, Chad Franzen (News Channel 7) decides to throw down the challenge on his web forecasts urging me to jump.  Logistics aside, I don't want to. Nope. Don't want to do it.

                                          crazy lady?    

    Plain and simple.  I do a lot for charity and the community but for me, I draw the line at jumping into ice cold water. Why?  I don't know. I just do.  I'm getting a lot of crap about not jumping (not from Chad-he's just joking with me) and I have to say, I'm getting quite defensive.  The more crap I get, the less likely I am to jump-ever.  I'm not even going to go into the reasons why I don't want to jump.  I don't have to explain it to anyone.  Still, when cornered over this, I've tried to explain myself.  Those NOT jumping aren't doing anything wrong.  Those who DO jump, good for you!

    Why is there this huge push to bring everyone into the water?  So many people support the Special Olympics in so many other ways...why ignore THOSE contributions? They are just as valuable.  So, having said that, leave me alone.  I hate cold water and I'm not jumping.  What I am doing is announcing the names of the jumpers and urging people to applaud their fundraising efforts along with encouraging them as they feel the cold water take over their bodies...Case Closed.  Your keyword is "IMNOTJUMPING"

  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Posted by Stacy Cole

    charlie

    “CBS, Warner Bros. Television and (Executive Producer) Chuck Lorre support Charlie Sheen in his decision today to begin voluntary inpatient care at a treatment center,” the statement said. “We wish him nothing but the best as he deals with this personal matter.”

    The statement offered no timetable for when the show would resume taping.

    I'm being selfish here but what about us?  The fans?  I know he needs to get back on track but what about the loyal fans who have been left on the edge wondering if Charlie and Chelsea will get married or or or ????

    I hate when fiction turns into reality...

    Stoopid show...I hate that I like it so much.  Your keyword is "rehab"

  • That's a HORSE!

    Posted by Stacy Cole

                         dog

    Giant George can sit up in a chair like a human, but for his flight from Tucson to Chicago to visit Oprah on her television show, producers bought him tickets for four seats in the plane's middle section. When you're the newly crowned Guinness World Record holder of Tallest Living Dog and Tallest Dog Ever, you deserve a little room to spread out.

    The 4-year-old Great Dane measures 3 ft., 7 in. from paw to shoulder, weighs nearly 250 lbs., and beat the previous record holder Titan's height by 0.75 inches.

    "This is a hotly contested record and after some controversy and conflicting media reports we decided to send our own official adjudicator to put the final stamp on this record holder. We can indeed say now that George is the top dog," Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, said in a statement.

    Guinness officials visited George in Arizona, where he lives with owners David and Christine Nasser. A vet measured George, the record was confirmed, and the celebration began — not that the pooch had any idea! Your keyword is "huge"

    "He's just the sweetest, kindest dog, and he doesn't realize what all the hoopla is about," Guinness spokesperson Jamie Panas tells PEOPLEPets.com. "I was completely awestruck. Working here, I meet different record holders of all unique sizes, and I was definitely taken aback by his size."

    Catch Giant George on today's Oprah Winfrey Show (check local listings).

    (article courtesy of People Pets)