Thanks for the article from Jermaine Haynes

I love to record things for my grandchildren to watch on television. I have been doing that ever since we got our cable television through http://www.direc4u.com/. That way when they come over there is always something age appropriate for them to watch no matter what time of day or night it is. Last week I saw that there was a short Charlie Brown show coming on called something like Charlie Brown’s Valentine’s Day. Anyway I knew that would be a great show for the grandkids to watch so I pushed the button to record the program. I left the program on while I was cleaning up the kitchen. Right in the middle of the program, there was an interruption by a newsman saying that Whitney Houston had died. It totally messed up my recording. That was so irritating to me. I mean seriously could that not have waited until the news came on later that night? Of course, my recording was ruined by the time they said everything they had to say about Whitney Houston. I am sorry that she died, but I mean it wasn’t like the president died or anything like that. I know networks want to be able to say they were the first to report something, but really? Needless to say my recording had to be deleted. I didn’t want to have to explain about Whitney Houston to my grandchildren.


I Love Lucy

Contribution by Kennith Griffin

When you think of the original sitcom what television comes to mind? You probably puzzle it out for a moment and then immediately I Love Lucy comes to mind. By any standard this show is considered legendary and a classic among many other shows that could never live up to the long lasting love of Lucille Ball’s character in I Love Lucy. She is one of the most lovable and laughable characters in television history. She is also known as one of the first comediennes to really make it in Hollywood. At the height of her popularity she was one of the only women in comedy, which was quite a feat back then. There are also the stories of Lucy off screen with regards to her on again off again relationship with her on screen husband Ricky Ricardo. Even though they had a rocky relationship at home, on screen they were brilliant together, each playing off of the other with great comedic timing. Check out http://www.giveadish.com/ to find out if you can get the channel that plays I Love Lucy in syndication.


The Bro-Magnet

The Bro-Magnet
Women have been known to lament, "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride." For Johnny Smith, the problem is, "Always a Best Man, never a groom." At age 33, housepainter Johnny has been Best Man eight times. The ultimate man's man, Johnny loves the Mets, the Jets, his weekly poker game, and the hula girl lamp that hangs over his basement pool table. Johnny has the instant affection of nearly every man he meets, but one thing he doesn't have is a woman to share his life with, and he wants that desperately. When Johnny meets District Attorney Helen Troy, he decides to renounce his bro-magnet ways in order to impress her. With the aid and advice of his friends and family, soon he's transforming his wardrobe, buying throw pillows, ditching the hula girl lamp, getting a cat and even changing his name to the more mature-sounding John. And through it all, he's pretending to have no interest in sports, which Helen claims to abhor. As things heat up with Helen, the questions arise: Will Johnny finally get the girl? And, if he's successful in that pursuit, who will he be now that he's no longer really himself? THE BRO-MAGNET is a rollicking comedic novel about what one man is willing to give up for the sake of love.

I love the Synopsis! It sound like a great read!
Here's a link if you want to read the first 30 pages.
It's really good! I might just have to buy it! 

Want to know more?
Connect with the author
Buy the Book


Fixing the classic pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving

Guest post written by Rick Sparks

I didn't get to eat pumpkin pie a whole lot when I was younger. I guess it was really just a holiday only deal. So I think that's a reason that I love the dessert so much and always look forward to meals when I'm going to have it. So now every year I'm always the one that handles fixing a pumpkin pie for our family Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. I love making it and it's also an easy way to ensure that we're going to eat some.

I always like to look up some recipes to see if there's another variation of pumpkin pie that I could fix. I started looking with our wireless internet Chesterfield a few weeks ago and I found all kinds of stuff. Pumpkin goes well with so many other flavors, so there are all kinds of possibilities!

I'm not sure which kind of pumpkin pie I'm going to fix yet, but I'm sure that there won't be any leftovers of it, regardless. There never has and probably never will be.


Want to Review The Initiate by Megg Jensen?

A short story bridging the Cloud Prophet Trilogy and The Swarm Trilogy


Before Anathema...

Before Sleepers...

There was The Initiate

Over a thousand years ago, the gods left Eloh's people and took their magic with them. To win back their favor, her people sacrifice ten female initiates every ten years. No has ever survived. There has never been a Chosen One.

Forced into becoming an initiate, Eloh will try to find a way to beat the odds, stay with her boyfriend, and survive the fires that threaten to consume her. But will her lack of faith in the gods and her disbelief in their magic doom her to a painful death?

If you are a blogger and want to review The Initiate by Megg Jensen please leave me your email address in the comments below!


Television gives mom a break

Post contributed by Josue Durham

I always planned on my child being smart. I wanted him to always read books and play with the educational toys. I wanted to avoid television because it was not challenging. At least that was the plan in the beginning. When reality set in, I have never been more thankful for my direct tv than I am now. I did not realize how difficult it can be to raise a child. There are some days I wish I was still working. I always thought being at home would be relaxing and easy, but that is far from the truth. Sometimes I think my child is plotting against me. I know it might sound crazy, but I really think that. The television has become my “coffee break”. When everything is non-stop, it is nice to be able to have a moment to myself. Currently I am able to get that when Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is on. I guess that means I am also very thankful to Walt Disney. I think I love Mickey more now than I did as a kid.


Happy Holidays!

It's already Christmas time. I can't believe how fast this year flew by. I hope everybody has a happy and safe Christmas! I will see you all next year!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...