Tuesday, December 02, 2008

I saw Tina Turner!

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Well, I finally went to see Tina Turner on November 16, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA!

While Tina was as great as ever, I was less so - I sat TERRIFIED during the whole show because of my seat in the balcony! I don't know what came over me, but from the start of the concert till the end, I couldn't bear to look down much. I was able to see the stage for the most part, but had some sort of fear of falling or something. My hands were sweating throughout the performance! The balcony seats were really steep. I have a some what fear of heights, but this time was crazy, considering that, several years ago, I sat in a similar balcony position at another Tina Turner concert with no memorable ill effects at all!

Check out this concert clip:

Please note: I did not take this (or any other) video of Tina Turner, but thought I'd share it with you!

Do you have any thoughts on my height phobia? Cures perhaps? Your own experiences? Did you see Tina in concert? Where? How was she? Share your thoughts below!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Postage!

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Just a quick update - my friends who created the Wedding stamps I mentioned in a previous blog entry have now created some super Christmas stamps, too! Check them out here:

Christmas Stamps Link!


Leave a comment below and tell us what you think of the stamps!

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Check Your Tax Savings before Voting Tuesday!

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Just thought I'd add this little tax cut widget which compares Obama's and McCain's tax cut forecasts assuming their tax plans are put into effect.

See how much you'll save (or pay!) using the widget below and then post your comments!

More importantly, be sure to VOTE on Tuesday, Novmember 4, 2008!

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Getting Married? Buy a Wedding Stamp!

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I just wanted to post a quick note about my friend's wedding stamps on Zazzle.com.

If you're getting married or know of someone who is, check the stamps below for your wedding invitations! If you see a design you like, simply click "Buy." It's that easy!

create & buy custom products at Zazzle

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Olympic Medal Count Widget added!

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Just a quick note - as you can see, I've added an Olympic Medal count widget to my blog! You can keep track of the medal count as you read my blog!

Share your Olympic thoughts with the world by leaving a comment below! Which sport are you following closely? Which athlete is your favorite? Let us know!

Don't like the Olympics? Let us know that, too!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Should the RED SOX release/trade Manny Ramirez??

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As the baseball trading deadline inches closer (July 31), a lot of tongues are wagging in Boston and Red Sox Nation about what to do with Manny Ramirez. Should he be traded or hung on to until the end of the season then let go (his contract expires this year)?? If he's not traded, will he play his best for the remainder of the season or "call in sick" as he did last weekend against the New York Yankees?

Love him or hate him, everyone has an opinion on Manny! What are your thoughts? Should the Boston Red Sox trade him? Keep him? Renew his contract? Buy his options? Submit a comment below and let us know!

In the meantime, cross your fingers - it's gonna be a BUMPY ride for the next month in Red Sox Nation!

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Monday, May 26, 2008

I'm going to see TINA TURNER!!

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That's right! I've snagged some tickets to see Tina Turner in concert! She's coming out of retirement to tour the US/Canada and Europe in Fall, 2008 and Spring, 2009!

I love her! She looked great on the Grammys with Beyonce! In case you missed that performance (as I did) , here it is for your viewing pleasure!

Do you love Tina? Are you going to see her in concert? If so, where and when? Have you seen her in concert in the past? Let us know! Share your love for Tina by leaving a comment below!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Don't Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics!


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So, there are rumblings around the world as the Olympic Torch makes its way to China for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. There are anti-China protests in the streets and calls for boycotting the XXIX Olympics altogether.

What's this world coming to? OK, I agree that China is NOT a model country as far as human rights are concerned, but that's not the purpose of the Olympics. They're a sports competition meant to unite the world. Athletes from all countries gathering together, competing in friendly competitions, forging friendships that span time and space.

Boycotting the Games is simply wrong - we tried this with Moscow in 1980 and the results were devastating. Athletes that had spent their lives training for the 1980 Olympics had their dreams dashed. The "alternate" Olympics paled in comparison. It wasn't the same for the athletes nor the spectators. Didn't we learn anything from that fiasco 28 years ago?

Apparently not. People and politicians want to once again use the athletes and their peaceful gathering as a political tool to send a "message" to China. What message will China receive? That the world hates her and wants to further isolate her? That her people should be denied contact with the outside world? Harden her views against the rest of the world?

NO - we must NOT boycott the Beijing Olympics, at any cost. Let the athletes gather and compete. Let China shine (briefly) in the world spotlight. Perhaps the Games will emboldened the Chinese populace to agitate for more change. We'll never know if the 1980 Moscow Games would have further hastened the fall of Communist Russia had the US and its allies not boycotted the Games.

DON'T use sports or the athletes as pawns in a political war. What message do we send to this troubling world if something as peaceful and unifying as the Olympics degenerates into bickering, boycotting and protesting?

There's a time and place for change and protest. The Olympics (Beijing or otherwise) are not the place nor the time.

Let the Games begin --- in peace.

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Has it been a year already??

Well, not quite, but almost a year since I last posted an entry in my blog! The last entry was dated June 26, 2007...

Anyway, I'm back -- more or less. Things have been floating on my mind for a while and I thought I should let them out to share with the world (lucky world!)

So...read on...leave comments...let's chat.

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