Monday, April 30, 2007

Poor Monday !

I was thinking last night (You think? Shut up !), as I was mentally preparing for Monday, this poor day gets a bad rap. It's like being the middle child. The oldest child is the responsible one and the youngest is always the favorite. Sure, Monday is the oldest child in one respect, but no one told Monday that from then on, it would always have to follow Sunday, the favorite and most respected day of the week. It get's picked on in songs (Monday Blues, Monday Monday, yada yada yada, ad nauseum). Life's a bitch sometimes.

CNN's Glen Beck had a pseudo contest last week that I totally missed until I saw the re-run last night. Everyone was to send in a picture of the look on their face when they heard that (A) Rosie O'Fat Ass had left "The View". It was a hoot. I wish I would have thought of it.

I'm going to re-run the video of Amanda Baggs, the autistic young lady that I ran a few weeks back, some time this week, probably Wednesday or Thursday. It's lengthy (8 minutes) and the first three minutes you won't understand until you see the whole video, but I implore everyone to watch it if you haven't seen it. I assure you it will enlighten you to a degree you've never experienced and allow you to get a real good look at someone with a disabilty, who, through the electronic age, can explain what is going on inside her mind. Suffice to say, the girl can type 1,000 words a minute and her voice is produced electronically, but after you "hear" her speak you will be flabbergasted.

The Pictures: Lee Ann Rimes, the closest live voice comparable to Patsy Cline that I've ever heard and today's featured artist.

Since we're talking about Monday, what would be better that today's featured artist, Lee Ann Rimes, performing "Blue". Enjoy !


This Date In History: 1789; ,George Washington is innaugurated as ther first president of the United Sates in New York City. 1803; The United States more than doubles it's size with the Louisiana Purchase, the vast territory bought from France for 15 million dollars. 1812; The territory of Orleans enters the Union as Louisiana, the 18th state. 1945; Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Berlin. 1975; The Viet Nam War ends.

Birthdays: Mary II, queen of England and Ireland (1622), Franz Lehar, composer (1870), Willie Nelson, singer and songwriter (1933).

For those of you who have not seen it, don't miss "Planet Earth" on the Discovery Channel. It is made by BBC and is five years in the making. The pictures and information are mind boggling !  

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my friend Beverly for today's ditty.

A man walks into a bar and espies a older woman sitting at the bar. He approaches her and says, "May I buy you a drink?'" She replies, "No, alcohol is bad for my legs." The man said, "I'm sorry to hear that. Do they swell?" The woman replied, "No, they spread." 

That's it for today, my little kitties. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

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lanurseprn said...

Hope you had a good Monday. LOL on the joke!

bamawmn46 said...

THANKS JIMMY!!!!!!!!  I need it! I didn't even read Monday's blog until just now!
Cute joke....   She can type 1000 words a minute??  How mind-boggling! I can't even think 1000 words a minute! At least, I think.... (hehe)..... will be interested in watching.... I have good friend who's son is autistic...
Hugs and kisses,

bamawmn46 said...

P.S.  You're right, she does sound a lot like Patsy Cline (who, BTW, was my second favorite country singer). I like the music for LeeAnn's version better...  

rdautumnsage said...

Thank you hon, loved the pictures. I remember thinking when they first entertained the idea of Rosie on the view, "yeah right like that will last";And it didn't! People can only stomache so much ignorance and rudeness. Loved the joke.
(Hugs) Indigo

P.S. Looking forward to seeing the video with the autistic girl. Indy