The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Okay, so I lied

I had some time between loads of laundry so I thought I would post.

Like I said in my earlier post, hippie won some money.  We were playing at the bar and he was playing a progressive video poker machine.  He got a Royal Flush and won $1174.  I was so happy I was there to see him win.  I was also thrilled because it made up for some of what I lost this time or at least that's how I like to look at it, lol.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Random Stuff

1.  It's been a busy couple of weeks.

2.  I knew Sawyer Frederick's was going to win The Voice but I bet anyone who watched the show could see the hand writing on the wall from his blind audition.   ;-0

3.  We were in Las Vegas.  Fun, fun!  Hippie won some money.

4.  Our son and our daughter-in-law (yes, they got married in Vegas while we were there) then came home the day after we did to go to a wedding for one of son's high school buddies.

5.  Daughter-in-law got a teaching position in Iowa.  

6.  For a month I haven't been able to hear on my cell phone.  I thought I was going to need it replaced or I was going deaf.  Finally, I went to Verizon and the guy checked it out.  I had the volume on low, duh!

 7.  I probably won't blog again until sometime in June, a lot going on here. TTYL

Monday, May 11, 2015

The voice

Wow, India will probably be going home but I thought her last song the Michael Jackson one was one of the best she did.  Also, the best of the night. I think she really deserved to sing last tonight.

Sawyer - when I blinked my eyes I thought I was back in the 60's.  Ha!  He did well tonight and I still think he's going to be the winner.  Give someone else a chance.  I could be wrong but it seems Sawyer gets to sing last a lot.

Josh - liked his second song best.

Meghan - I liked her second one best too.

Koryn  -  I still don't care for her.  Her voice always sound shaky too me, I think it's called her verbrato.  Unfortunately, it seems too many people like her so she's probably going to be voted through. 

It was so hot

How hot was it?

It was in the middle 80's on Saturday.  I even had to turn the air conditioning on.  No Joke!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

50 Shades of Grey Redux

I hope I used redux correctly?

Anyhow... I bought 50 Shades of Grey for my Ipad.  Now, I'm having second thoughts and think I should have left well enough alone.

I liked it when I saw it at the movies but now - not so much.  Since I've gotten to see it again, pretty much all I can see even more is everything that was left out or switched around.  It was like reading cliff notes but not understanding what was happening, only leaving confusion.

Also the digital came with a rated version, an unrated version with an alternate ending and extras.

I watched the rated movie first not knowing that it wasn't going to have the alternate ending.  Then I had to watch the unrated version.  I didn't notice anything different in the movie itself (although it might be a little different, I might have just missed it) with the alternate ending.  Even that left me frustrated, ugh.

To top it all off, the digital has a glitch.  After watching the unrated version once, I wanted to see the alternate ending again but it wouldn't play.  Also the extras, sometimes they play and sometimes they are at the end and they won't reset to the beginning.

I emailed I tunes and they had me re-download it, which naturally didn't change things so I emailed back.  Turns out I'm not the only one with the issue and they are working on how to fix it.

So, that's my review again, ha!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Magellan the fangirl

Magellan and I went to a book signing for Regina Brett.

 She is a  columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

She's written 3 books and we've gone to 3 signings for them:  God Never Blinks;  Be the Miracle; and this last one God is Always Hiring.

For the first signing, we saw her speak at a bookstore.

The second signing was in downtown Cleveland at a breast cancer event I was invited to. (Regina is a breast cancer survivor)

This last signing was at The Gathering Place.  It is a place where people going through cancer or survivors can go to talk, get free reiki, free wigs and many other things. There are 2 of them: east and westside.

Now I like Regina Brett but Magellan is a Fanatical Fan (with capitol F's).  I really have to smile when she talks about how much she loves her.  I would say she is kinda obsessed with her lol.

I have to admit though Regina gives a great talk, is very personable and funny.  We had a good time. 


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Voice Results

Darn!  I knew Kimberly was probably going to go home.  It makes me sad, but I'll agree she wasn't very good on Monday.  To me though, it was her first slip up.  Too bad it came when it did.

Luckily, I couldn't watch the show and I missed having to see it in person.  I got home at 9 right after it ended, so it took me a while to confirm she was the one.  Ugh, oh well...

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Voice - Voting

I'm not voting this week.  Pretty much it boils down to me not knowing who to vote for.  Every contestant, I didn't care for one of the songs they sang. 

I had to just comment though, I half expected Sawyer to start dancing during his last song.  That's the first time, he's sung that I actually thought he was having a good time. ;-)