My Catwalk down the Red Carpet….

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So my beautiful friend Zahara (Earthquakes and Rattlesnakes) did something amazingly hilarious.  She apparently feels like I fit the category of most stylish blogger hehe.  This makes me laugh…considering I sit in my stylish rood sweatpants and my IU t-shirt….definitely don’t match at all…HOWEVER, I do have my pool boy by my side so that is always a plus!  He will be my exotic escort as I strut down the Red Carpet…I see the flashes now!  Click!  Click!  (Thank you!  Thank you, oh you are so kind…)

 

SO here are the rules:

 

  • Present seven things about yourself
  • Name about a half dozen bloggers you think deserve the award
  • Contact those people
  • Create a link back to the person who gave you the honor
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    AND HERE WE GO:

    1.  I love the Dutch language, culture, etc.  Can’t really tell you why…but I just do!

     

     

     

    2.  I have a passion for media, sports, and helping others.  Just trying to mesh them together  🙂

     

     

     

    3.  I am actually very short.  I am 4 foot 8 inches…enough said…

    4.  I have been a cheerleader for 12 years which is half my age minus one…it’s all starting to make sense now huh?

     

     

     

    5.  I have the best mentors and friends in the universe…online and in real life.  That is just fact!  But my family will always be number 1.

    6.  I am addicted to Bravo and The Food Network (um…but who isn’t???)

    7.  I speak my mind and stand for Truth.  I let that govern my actions.  I am who I say I am  🙂

     

    I would like to give my nominees:

    The Edmonton Tourist:  ET is fabulous and is the Queen of traveling.  She logs her travels and lives life from place to place.  Her and the Muppets–they never have a dull moment!

    Working Tech Mom:  Oh a working mom that is just trying to get thru while keeping everything in perspective.  What a dear friend!  I would encourage anyone to read her blog if you are seeking a balance and fresh look on your life.

    Speaking from the Heart:  For anyone that is looking for some spiritual perspective or guidance, Laurie does an amazing job explaining aspects of spirituality on levels one can really relate with.  We all could use a little more relaxing and calmness here….

    Adventures and Insights:  This gentleman is so great!  I love his simplicity toward life and just amazing heartfelt freshness.  He brings some culture, music, common sense and over all just “amazing insights” to the playing field!  You might be surprised what you find on his adventures…

     

    Thought of the evening: “Idea’s are nothing without action and attention”

     

     

     

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    Morning of Dismay and “POOF!” Now a Ray of Light!

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    I am trying to hold myself together this morning and not to have a melt down.  So much for asking someone to do something once and it getting done.  Nothing at my house is done unless you truly do it yourself.  I need 5 minutes to myself free of people, distractions, and dismay.

    Everything is seemingly annoying to me.  Click, click, click, click.  The rattling of papers, hunting and pecking of typing, the multiple voices inside my head saying eat the chocolate cake in the break room….OH the agony!  Maybe I am just being melodramatic, but you get the idea.

    I seemingly saw this article this morning and it really aggravated me.  I will be the first to congratulate one for having a second chance and doing well but, this insincere “for instance” kind of just irritated me doubly. http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Obama-calls-Eagles-owner-to-congraulate-him-for-?urn=nfl-300632.  The thing is this: what is this teaching our children?  It is OK for you to do something blatantly wrong (inhumane even), go to jail for a few days(someone will get you out if you are rich enough), if your good enough at what you do then someone will pick you up and life will go on as if nothing happened…..OH and you will get paid an outrageous amount for your efforts and second chance?  You will come out as the hero!  Now, I don’t have any children and I try to stay away from politics, but this is a crock of you know what!

    Where is the lesson of consequence here?  Where is the lesson of cause and effect?  Just punishment?   President Obama is feeding right into this by congratulating the man at his success of winning versus his shot at a second chance and having a moral victory!  As far as observation is concerned, why wouldn’t he jump on to the “victory wagon”?               (heavy) SIGH….

    I love sports but there is a lot of dirt involved.  People have not a clue.  I don’t claim to be an expert on it; however I do have a firm understanding of right and wrong.  Paying someone a huge amount to “stay” with a certain team vs. going to another, or bribing someone to go to their school over the competition, or scheming strategies to position your school to be the best school in the conference by paying people to have the “best” of everything….it’s all dirty.  I understand paying someone justly for their work.  I understand too that you need the proper training and opportunities to succeed…I just think it’s just much too much.  Is it really necessary for them to be getting millions upon millions?  Maybe it is….maybe it isn’t.

    There is hope though!  There are good women and men in sports with morals and their heads on straight.  There are athletes who are just great over all examples of how to balance the life of fame and stay out of trouble.  The ones causing drama are probably between 2-5%, but it seems their boldness overshadows the meekness and genuineness seen from such athletes like Albert Pujols.  http://www.albert-pujols.net/articles.php.  This is just one example.

    Lastly,  I leave you with one last tidbit.  I read this book “All the Good in Sports” when it first came out…it was truly an amazing find.  Literally spotlighting 20 athletes who are GOOD good people on top of being an amazing athlete.  They have their priorities straight!  It was inspirational and such an easy read.  It’s books like this one that keep things in perspective for me and makes me happy to have such a love for sports.

    I wish that they would write positives for Hollywood Actors/Actresses, or Musicians.  That’s more of the style of reading I would like to see rather than DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA!

    INFILTRATE NEGATIVE AND REPLACE WITH THE POSITIVE!

    Is this not more calming? Think of spreading the light today! Be a "Ray of Light"!

    ❤ The CatMan