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13 December 2008 @ 11:05 pm
What kind of dog (counting mixes and mutts) gets your vote as the champion of dogs?

Hands down it's the Labrador Retriever. There have been several in my family through the years and they are all wonderful campanions. The current Lab in my life is Princess Nittany. (Seen here napping on HER couch). Nittany was rescued by my nieces and nephews after her previous owner literally threw her away when she was just 4 months old. We've had her for almost 10 years and I wouldn't trade her for all of the gold in Fort Knox. I'm definately a dog person and there are a lot of great breeds out there. But I seriously don't see myself ever being owned by any other breed.
Current Location: The Cuckoo's Nest
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: Camden & Joey fighting in the kitchen
10 December 2008 @ 10:27 pm
There are a lot of things we see most often in December, like caroling, potato latkes, mistletoe, mulled wine, eggnog, and returning gifts. What's your favorite holiday tradition?
Bayberry Candles. My Mom always had one burning on Christmas & the scent was incredible. They seem to be hard to find these days. But whenever I'm lucky enough to find them I'm always reminded of Mom and home and Christmas from long ago.
Current Location: The Cuckoo's Nest
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: Best of My Love by the Eagles
08 December 2008 @ 09:52 pm
RIP John Lennon. The list of sudden and unexpected celebrity deaths is long—Princess Di, Heath Ledger, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe, and many more. Which one affected you the most on an emotional level?
Without a doubt it is was John Lennon's death. I still remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news. It was a very sad day indeed. I've visited Strawberry Fields in Central Park on many occasions.

 Alhough it wasn't really untimely; the celebrity death that really broke my heart was John Wayne's. "The Duke" lived a long and storied life. But he was so much larger than life & I was so sad to see him go.
Current Location: The Cuckoo's Nest
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Amanda's Hair Dryer
06 December 2008 @ 12:14 pm
There are a few concerts that go down in musical history—Altamont, Woodstock, Live Aid, the Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds tour—as legendary experiences. What live show stands as legend in your own experience?
I haven't been to many concerts. But I had the honor of seeing Tina Turner perform live way back in the '80's. She put on one hell of a show even though she was not feeling well at the time.  Hannah Montana legendary? Please give me a break!!

Current Location: The Cuckoo's Nest
Current Mood: crankycranky
Current Music: Elvis Presley...Don't Cry Daddy
04 December 2008 @ 10:25 pm
Many beloved television shows are no longer with us, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Six Feet Under, and Mystery Science Theater 3000. What defunct television show do you miss the most?
NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues. I miss Andy Sipowicz!!
Current Location: The Cuckoo's Nest
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Whatever Amanda is listening to on her ipod.
23 November 2008 @ 10:21 pm

 I just found out that my beloved Joe Paterno had hip replacement surgery today.  Anybody that knows me knows what this man means to me. He's not just a football coach. He's an icon the likes of which we will NEVER see again.  Get well soon Joe...we need you on the sideline in the Rose Bowl and then for years to come in Beaver Stadium.
Current Location: The Cuckoo's Nest
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: Sunday Night Football in the other room
22 November 2008 @ 10:07 pm

Five Things I was Doing 10 Years Ago

1) Working 60 hours a week.
2) Looking forward to a long weekend
3) Trying to get my angel baby through his senior year
4) Changing little Joe's diapers
5) Spoiling all of my munchkins

Five Things on My To Do List Today:

1) Watch Penn State win the Big Ten
2) grocery shopping for Thanksgiving dinner
3)  Laundry...Yuck!
4) Mail Amanda's senior picture to a certain someone in Philly
5) Spoil Brayden if I get the chance.

Five Snacks I Enjoy:

1) cheese
2) soft pretzels
3) fruit
4) Hershey's chocolate
5) ice cream

Five Things I Would Do If I Were a Millionaire, in no particular order:

1) Buy Brandi & Amanda new cars
2)  Make sure the family was taken care of financially
3) Set up a trust fund for Brayden
4) Take all my pals to Hawaii with me
5) Buy my season tickets to Penn State and Eagles games

Five Places I Have Lived:

1) Steelton, PA
2) Oberlin, PA

Five Jobs I Have Had:

1) Soda Jerk
2) Quality Control Inspector (Electronic connectors)
3) Shipping clerk
4) Production Scheduler (for a commercial printer)
5) Customer Service Rep
Current Location: The Cuckoo's Nest
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Dora the Explorer
31 October 2008 @ 12:19 am
Post a pic of a cat. Any cat. Enjoy!

 My sister rescues strays, This is Uno the kitten..her latest addition.

 Uno playing peek-a-boo.

Current Location: The cuckoo's nest
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Total Silence
30 October 2008 @ 11:55 pm
 Grammie Ida's pride and joy.
Nittany is ready for trick or treating.

 Senator Obama stopped by for some Hershey's chocolate.

 My little nephew Camden was pretty wiped out by the time he made it to my place.
 "My blue-eyed "Stunk"
 I actually enjoyed getting sprayed by this little stinker.

Current Location: The cuckoo's nest
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: The furnace is running
30 October 2008 @ 04:45 pm
30 Rock returns to television today. Should Tina Fey's striking resemblance to Gov. Palin become part of this season's storyline?
 The election is Tuesday. I say the sooner we can forget Sarah Palin the better off we'll all be.
Current Location: The Cuckoo's Nest.
Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
Current Music: Amanda beating the s**t out of her little brother.