Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Here a couple of videos

that i think are hilarious - who is this guy and how do people come up with this stuff! Love it!

ENJOY!!! :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sad Day

Paul Newman was a great actor, a unusually faithful man and on top of it all incredibly good looking :)!

Paul Newman, legendary actor, businessman, and race car driver died at his farmhouse near Westport, Connecticut, after a long battle with cancer.
Even for a movie star he was uncommonly handsome and charismatic. And yet, somehow, Paul Newman defied the odds. He was a good man.
Born in 1925 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Newman was the son of a Catholic mother and Jewish father who ran a successful sporting goods operation. Splitting the difference with dad, Newman always described himself as a Jew but credited the idea of a life in sporting goods for his interest in acting. After his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he studied drama at Yale before making his way to the famed Actors’ Studio in New York where he was trained in the vaunted method style of acting by the legendary Lee Strasberg.
But for all his legendary screen performances and awards, nothing was more impressive than Paul Newman the man. Before it became chic, when it could hurt a star’s career, Newman was out there in the early 1960s with Charlton Heston, Marlon Brando, and Rev. Martin Luther King marching for civil rights. A lifelong liberal, Newman, unlike too many of today’s stars, didn‘t trash the other side. Instead, he was a proponent, an advocate, and — more importantly — one who put his money where his mouth was.
The most legendary thing about Newman, however, was his marriage of fifty years to Joanne Woodward, an Academy Award winning actress in her own right. Once asked how he managed to stay faithful, Newman replied, “Why go out for hamburger, when you got steak at home.” It says a lot about man who talks about his wife in such ways. It also says a lot that of the five times Newman stepped behind the camera as a feature director, three of them involved plum roles for his wife.
Newman’s legacy will always be there for new generations to discover in revival houses and on DVD. His charitable legacy will also live on. Unfortunately, what is lost forever is the kind of movie star Paul Newman was — the kind who understood that being larger than life meant never crossing the line into the dark heart of celebrity; that it was possible to be politically active without insulting your fans; that living in rural Connecticut as opposed to Beverly Hills was how to keep your perspective.
A loving father, faithful husband, World War II veteran and philanthropist who gave away a vast fortune, being one of the all-time great screen legends was only part of who Paul Newman was. It‘s the rare circumstance where after their passing we mourn the loss of the man more than the star.
Paul Newman was 83.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Trying to Get Pumped for the Upcoming Season

So my old coworker sent me this picture of us from last winter - it got me really excited for winter - i am holding on to that excitment and hoping it will over power the dread of being cold again :)

How do you get excited for winter? I need as many ideas as possible :).

Thursday, September 4, 2008


I am joining in the blogging world to discuss (ever so slightly) politics. But first can i point out in the background of this pictures - does anyone else think the guy in the suit on the right side of the picture look like Bill Clinton - that was the first thing i thought. I know it can't be (we would have heard it if Clinton was at the Convention) but doesn't he look just like him.

I don't want to get into the politics argument - so i won't really - but i did think Palin's speech last night was well delivered and good - i can't compare it to Obama's because i didn't hear his - but i have heard others say it was comparable in charisma. I think people who say McCain choosing her was rash decision took that back (at least a little) last night. Yes, i will admit her experience is weak (i am not 100% for or against i am just stating what i am observing) - but i think she is an intelligent woman who will support McCain and compliment his skills nicely. I think her investment in Alaska and knowledge of the oil industry will be a good push to seriously look into alternative energy options - which is a big issue.
Immigration - well lets admit that isn't the deciding factor for either candidate - considering both want to put a 700mile fence along the border of Mexico (does this sound stupid or like a waste of money to anyone other than me). Economics - none of the candidates know what to do with a natural fall in the economy (because it HAS to happen) but i would like to know what economic advisers each would bring into office -because they are the ones that know what they are talking about and will affect how and when the turn will take place - but i guess i will always agree to putting money back into the economy by creating jobs and helping business through tough times instead of different programs - to simply give money out. The war - i am very hesitant to say much - but progression is being made - good is happening (we know this because of the reports and the fact that the media is so quiet about it right now) - how could we just pull out now - why would we waste these past years and money by not accomplishing the task at hand when it is so close.

So much for not really getting into politics - but i am trying to keep it mellow and trying to really get an opinion this time around not that it really matters my state would be blue without any campaigning - but i want to be able to say i voted even if it doesn't make a difference - so what did you think of the Palin's speech last night?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad

I wanted to say Happy Birthday to my Dadand Happy Anniversary to my Parents!
Here are some pictures i took from their blog so you can see how great they are!

They are both so supportive - I am so lucky -they have always supported me in my random (really - Russia, sharks, skydiving - you get the point) dreams (i have plenty) - they have always let me spread my wings and be well whatever i can imagine - thank you!

They will be back from their Mission in Cambodia in December - it will be so fun to be all together at their house again!