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  • OSCARS

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Did you catch the Oscars last night?

    I know, I'm a geek... I love award shows. 

    I was torn in the best actress category.  Love me some Meryl and Sandra.

    Sandra took home the best actress statue.  Her speech was classy yet silly.  She had the perfect blend of humor and emotion. 

    A first for The Academy...

    GIRL POWER=Katheryn Bigelow, Hurt Locker director and ex-wife of James Cameron was the first woman to win Best Director.  Sweet!

    I think Matt Damon was robbed.  It took him 6 months to perfect his South African accent.  Oh, well, better luck next time.

     

     

  • Bless You Boys

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    32 Days from Opening Day for The Detroit Tigers!

    So far so good...two games into the spring training season, we are 2-0!

    Johnny Damon is on the squad, so I am pretty geeked.

     

  • GOOD CARS

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    I HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE AT JD BYRIDER THE OTHER DAY AT A 'FUN-UARY' FUN STOP. 

    SCOTT, THE GM AT JD BYRIDER ON WESTNEDGE IN KALAMAZOO SHARED A STORY WITH ME, THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU.

    A PROFESSOR FROM WMU HAD SEVERAL SURGERIES THIS PAST YEAR THAT PUT HER IN A SITUATION WITH LESS THAN PERFECT CREDIT.  SHE THEN TURNED TO JD BYRIDER FOR HELP.

    SHE  SAID IN A LETTER....

     "I'M SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.  I CAME TO JD BYRIDER WITH ENORMOUS CREDIT CHALLENGES....AND A HEAVY DOSE OF SHAME.  I ABOSOLUTELY HATE THE SITUATION I FIND MYSELF IN AFTER A YEAR AND A HALF OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS.  YOU MADE BUYING A CAR THROUGH YOU SUCH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE: I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I WAS 'JUST ANOTHER DEAL' FOR YOU.  YOUR ATTENTION TO 'THE PERSON' WAS AMAZING.

    IT'S COMFORTING TO KNOW THAT A BUSINESS DEALING WITH CAR SALES TREATS WOMEN WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY. 

    IT CERTAINLY PUTS LIFE INTO PERSPECTIVE....

    ONE NEVER KNOWS WHEN A CURVE BALL WILL BE THROWN YOUR WAY.

     

     

     

     

  • WINTER OLYMPICS!!!

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    LOTS OF DRAMA AT THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN VANCOUVER

     

    SOMETHING SAD FOR STARTERS:

     

    The mother of Canadian figure skating champion and Olympic medal hopeful Joannie Rochette died suddenly in Vancouver Sunday morning, shortly after arriving to watch her daughter compete.

    Canadian team officials said Thérèse Rochette passed away after being rushed to Vancouver General Hospital.

    Cause of death has not been determined. She was 55.

    Joannie Rochette was given the news by her father Normand at the Olympic Village this morning.

    Officials said Ms. Rochette intends to compete at the Olympics, despite the shock of her mother's death.

     

    NOW IN THE WEIRD CATEGORY-----

     

    Russian Evgeni Plushenko has a new fight on his hands.

    After Plushenko's official website showed a collection of Olympic medals, including the silver he won in the men's event last week, the gold he won in Turin - and a platinum medal - various websites began to accuse him of awarding himself a platinum medal and being a poor loser.

    However, Plushenko did no such thing. He did not award himself the platinum medal.

    After his loss, Plushenko made the rounds of media interviews, and Russian television commentators and analysts declared that Plushenko was robbed of the gold medal by judges. And when he walked into the RTR (Russian network) studio in Vancouver, the host, Alexei Popov presented him with a symbolic medal - the platinum one.

    "You already have one gold and one silver so here's a platinum medal for you," Popov said to him. "You are the real champion."

    Another Russian commentator called Plushenko's loss scandalous. "We'd seen this before," Alexei Vasilyev said, according to a news report. "In 2002, Irina Slutskaia unfairly was placed second in the short program so that Sarah Hughes could get a better shot at winning the gold."

    Russians fielded a protest about poor and biased judging in the women's event in 2002, but it was rejected. Neither Plushenko nor his federation has launched a protest about the judging in the men's event in Vancouver.

    "So what if Slutskaia lost?" said the Russian commentator. "Who remembers Hughes? Similarly in a few years time, nobody will remember Lysacek while Plushenkno will go down in history as one of the greatest of all time."

    Some websites in the past day have accused Plushenko of being "a spoiled brat" and are saying that his "long delusional journey continues."

     

    AND FINALLY, THE FIERCE AND PASSIONATE CATEGORY-------

     

    A bloody nose that began halfway through her short program couldn't stop American Mirai Nagasu, but she still fears she has no chance for a medal.

    Nagasu felt her nose start bleeding in the middle of her routine Tuesday night. But she completed her program and received 63.76 points, a personal best that put her in first place midway through the short program.

    "You have to deal with what you've got," the 16-year-old skater from Los Angeles said. "Halfway through the program, I felt it running down my nose and just said, 'Don't stop, keep going.'

    "I skated the best I can."

    And it was pretty good, even if she believes it won't put her in medal contention.

    "From today's performance, I don't think I can reach the podium," Nagasu said. "I'm a little disappointed."

    Skating to "Pirates of the Caribbean" - one of her favorite movies - Nagasu took off as if she'd been shot from a cannon and never backed off, even with the blood on her nose. While other skaters slow down before their jumps, she attacked at full speed.

    The 2008 U.S. champion has come back with a vengeance from a right ankle injury and a growth spurt that ruined the following season. She nearly won a second national championship last month, finishing behind Rachael Flatt mainly because of under-rotating three jumps.

    She has looked strong and skated cleanly through this week's practices, and didn't miss any elements Tuesday.

    "I'm happy in my first Olympics that I didn't fall yet," she said, drawing laughter. "I felt all the support and hope I can do better in the long program."

     

     

  • Power Nap

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Are you a fan of the POWER NAP?

    Experts say a quick power nap of 30 minutes or so makes people more productive. 

    Next time your supervisor catches you checking your eyelids for pinholes, use the POWER NAP excuse.

    By the way...Brainbuster Question today:

    38% of men will do this today, compared to 31% of women.

    BOYS DO THE POWER NAP MORE THAN THE GIRLS!!!

     

  • May Your DREAMS come true!

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Thank you for all your well wishes the past few days. 

    Yesterday was my birthday.

    It was wonderful to receive your calls, your notes on FACEBOOK, your Up Close And Personal wishes.  I just regret not eating enough of my favorite cake: GERMAN CHOCOLATE!  I guess there's always next year.

  • Bloom where you are planted

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Here's  your coffee chatter topic today:

    Do you like the neighborhood or area where you live?

    If you could change where you live with the snap of a finger, whre would you want it to be?

  • ASH WEDNESDAY

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Yesterday I loaded up on calories, fat and carbs.

    Today, I will do some fasting and prepare for the lenten season. 

    Ash Wednesday is not just for Catholics anymore.

  • FAT TUESDAY

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Today I probably gained about 6 pounds.

    2 pounds for each paczki I inhaled.

    So, if you do the math....you'll know that I ate 3 of those deligtful low calorie snacks.

    Thank you Sweetwaters Donut Mill for helping me surpass my caloric intake for the rest of this month!

     

  • AMAZING RACE

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Yesterday the new season of the AMAZING RACE kicked off.

    One of the contestants was a beauty queen.  

    Remember this clip that went viral?  She's on the Amazing Race this season.

  • JIMMY JOE ON DAYTONA

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Jimmy Joe Ball gives us his take on the Opening Weekend in Daytona.

    Click on JJB below for his entertaining update.

    JJB