Thursday, September 30, 2010

Taylor Storch Family Meets Heart Recipient

I have never been in a church service before and felt a hush across the room and instantaneous sobs as this story was shared by Pastor Jack Graham at Prestonwood last week to thousands of people.

I met Todd Storch at Healthy Me Cafe recently and was able to visit with him. Please look for them tomorrow on The Today Show.

The heart is an amazing something....This story is reminiscent of the film Return To Me.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pink's Glitter in The Air Grammy Performance 2010

I still cannot get over Pink's Grammy performance from February. Every time I hear the song Glitter in The Air, I have to pull this up on

She starts out by looking beautiful in a tunic, walking down stairs, taking the tunic off, being hoist into a stretchy acrobatic sling, "cirque-du-soleiling" while suspended fifty feet in the air in front of about 8,000 people, dipped in water, being spun around like crazy, then hanging upside down from one leg on the sling all WHILE SINGING!

What Happens When You Marry a Frenchman, Volume 11

The Cajun teething ring.

To read all What Happens When You Marry a Frenchman posts, click here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sometimes It Pays To Be a Tri Sigma

Today I created a new label for my blog called "birthday gone bad". Last year for Bob's birthday, the 49 candles accidentally set the homemade cake on fire.

So it was my Mom's 60th birthday. My sister Ava and I planned the perfect surprise birthday party for her. Ava came up with a 60's theme in typical Ava fashion. Once a Tri Sigma President always a Tri Sigma President. Sigma Sigma Sigma. She managed the social event like the best of 'em. Me -- well, I just rolled in at the last minute, flat-ironed my hair, put on some red lipstick and greeted everyone.

The moment of truth: Debbie and Jim were one mile away. The guests are all waiting with expectation, ready to yell, "Surprise!" while sweating and fighting off mosquitoes, the Louisiana state bird, when we suddenly we get a call. They have a flat tire. Ava had not formulated Plan B, but was ready to take action almost instantaneously while "shushing" the crowd (A.K.A. Big Daddy Didi) as to not create any background noise that might alert Debbie to the heist.

For Mom's birthday tribute, click here.

Monday, September 6, 2010

We All Fall Down

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon Him because He cares for you.
--1 Peter 5:6 - 7

If I had my life to live over again, I'd try to make more mistakes next time.
I would relax, I would limber up, I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I know of very few things I would take seriously.
I would take more trips. I would be crazier.
I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets.
I would do more walking and looking.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would have more actual troubles, and fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I'm one of those people who lives life prophylactically and sensibly hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it over again I'd have more of them.
In fact, I'd try to have nothing else, just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead each day. I've been one of those people who never go anywhere without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat, aspirin, and a parachute.
If I had to do it over again I would go places, do things, and travel lighter than I have.
If I had my life to live over I would start barefooted earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.
I would play hookey more.
I wouldn't make such good grades, except by accident.
I would ride on more merry-go-rounds.
I'd pick more daisies.