Technology For Country Folk

This was sent to me by email, it reminds me of my pops!

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Ask, And Ye Shall Receive!

Well, I was just complaining about nothing exciting and bam it happens. My mom called Sunday morning bright and early, to tell me that my (pregnant) sister-in-law fell down three or four steps at four in the morning and my brother took her to the hospital. Apparently she was in search of Tums and went down to the basement to find them. She is lucky she didn’t fall down all the steps (12 or so) just a few of them.

So she went to the hospital and she is having contractions and they won’t stop. She is going to be released today if all goes well and she stops having contractions. The doctors were afraid that she may have ruptured the placenta when she fell.

I wanted some excitement but not bad excitement!

Are You Serious?

I can not believe they made a movie about this! It is bad enough that they made a whole album in regards to it. Nothing like beating a dead horse!

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Ado at NBC Over Ad for Dixie Chicks Film

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK – The Dixie Chicks are again at the center of a controversy over the limits of opinionated talk. A film company said Friday that NBC wouldn’t accept an advertisement for “Shut Up & Sing,” a movie about the fuss created by Dixie Chick Natalie Maines’ comment that she was ashamed President Bush was a fellow Texan. The network suggested the complaint may be a publicity stunt.

The movie premieres this weekend in New York and Los Angeles, and network affiliates in both those cities have run ads promoting it, according to the Weinstein Co., which is distributing the film.

The problem arose when the Weinstein Co. began conversations with networks about buying ads to be shown nationally, in anticipation of later wider release of the film.

The ad includes footage of the Iraq War, gives a brief background on Maines’ 2003 comment made onstage in London, and shows Maines dismissing as “dumb” a comment made by Bush about the Dixie Chicks.

CBS has agreed to air the ad, a spokeswoman for the Weinstein Co. said. ABC and Fox have not given an answer while the CW and NBC rejected it. The film distributors said NBC explained it was because the ad disparaged President Bush.

“We were very surprised, especially because this is a movie that deals with the whole issue,” said Gary Faber, head of marketing at Weinstein. He suggested that the statements made in the ad are not unlike the opinions offered by commentators on political talk shows.

But Alan Wurtzel, head of standards and practices at NBC, said it is network policy not to accept ads on issues of public controversy _ like abortion or the war.

While the Weinstein Co. had shown NBC its ads, it had not inquired about buying commercial time, he said. Generally, when an ad is rejected, prospective advertisers return and work with the network on ways to make it acceptable _ as was done with the Michael Moore film “Fahrenheit 9/11,” he said.

But NBC heard nothing more from makers of “Shut Up & Sing” until portions of what NBC executives thought were confidential business correspondence showed up in a news release, he said.

“There was no attempt to come back and have a conversation,” Wurtzel said. “There are times when some advertisers get more publicity for having their ad rejected.”

The CW said a Weinstein representative discussed the ad with a low-level network official who questioned whether the network had the right programming to fit the ad.

“It was the beginning of a dialogue at a low level and it didn’t get beyond that when they decided to go to the media about it,” network spokesman Paul McGuire said.

The CW would accept the ad if commercial time was bought, he said.

Un-Inspired

Lately my blog has been lacking, because lately my life has been lacking. I’ve been just sitting around the house not doing anything. I haven’t been hanging out with friends, I haven’t done anything fun and exciting, nothing! I would have liked to gone to Lancaster or an Orchard today but the husband doesn’t want to and my mom has been working Saturdays lately so I am forced to sit at home!

Everyone at work has been getting on my nerves and fighting with one another, I feel like I am in High School! That has been the extent of my excitement watching other people not getting along and that’s getting old and pathetic. 

 What’s a girl to do?

One Hot Momma!

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Best friend (see above) got back to her roots, literally! She is a brunette again! I personally think it looks great! “My kind” have brought her to the darkside, literally!

Mu-hahaha!

Shades Of Autumn

Saturday I went to another Floral Design Class at Longwood Gardens. “Shades of Autumn” it was very fun and taught how to condition flowers so that they last longer.  As well as how to work with leaves and such in a flower arrangement.

The teacher made some crazy looking flower arrangements:

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Here is what I made:

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My second arrangement isin’t “Shades of Autumn.” But, they said we could make another arrangement and really, who can pass up monkshood, roses and stargazer lilies?

Melting Pot

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Saturday night L, E and myself went to the Melting Pot for my birthday.

I clearly had too much to drink. As I could not stop laughing!!! (See Below)

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Apparently L had too much to drink as she too could not stop laughing! (See Below)

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Caught Red-Handed!

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What the F !?!?

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Good times were had by all! Thanks guys!

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