Friday, May 30, 2008

The Mark of The Meme

I have been tagged by San to list 6 random facts about myself.

The Rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Write six random things about you in your blog post.

4. Tag six people in your post.

5. Let each person know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

The Random Things:

1. I enjoy walking, jogging, and running. (Pedometer on shoe) Shoe size 61/2

2. I am a daredevil.

3. The distance from the inside of my elbow to my wrist is the same as the length of my foot.

4. I'm shy.

5. I arrange my under garments by color.

6. I am left handed.

The Tagees:

I haven't left comments on their blogs yet to let them know. Will update later.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Everybody Hurts - Memorial Day 2008

Whether on a personal or national level, everybody hurts. Pain and sorrow regard not age, race, nor gender. It breaks through all religious barriers. This video was compiled from personal and public images.

Music by R.E.M.

FOOTNOTE: Happy Memorial Day

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Birthday - Kelli O'Donnell

Happy Birthday Kelli

Kelli Carpenter-O'Donnell born May 24, a former Nickelodeon marketing executive and co-founder of R Family Vacations. Her life partner is actress and former talk show host Rosie O'Donnell.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Court Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Photo from
Congratulations Rosie and Kelli O'Donnell !!

California's Supreme Court today struck down the state's statutory ban on same-sex marriage, finding the state's constitution "properly must be interpreted to guarantee this basic civil right to all Californians, whether gay or heterosexual, and to same-sex couples as well as to opposite-sex couples."

In a 4-3 ruling, the majority — with a 121-page opinion authored by Chief Justice Ronald George, joined by associate justices Joyce Kennard, Kathryn Werdegar and Carlos Moreno — found the fact that California law assigns a different name for the official family relationship of same-sex couples compared with the name for the official family relationship of opposite-sex couples "raises constitutional concerns not only under the state constitutional right to marry, but also under the state constitutional equal protection clause."

Read the story in it's entirety here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hoover Dam

Considered one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders, the Hoover Dam is truly awe-inspiring. Standing 726.4 feet high, it is one of the tallest concrete dams ever built and created one of the largest man made lakes in the U.S. The design phase involved several consulting firms and some 200 engineers and other workers in the Bureau of Reclamation's design office. Construction of the dam, power plant, and related works began in 1931 and finished in 1936, two years ahead of schedule. At its peak, the project employed 5,218 workers. A 1-hour Hard Hat tour goes behind the scenes, where visitors can see the inner workings of the dam. It really has to been seen 'in real life' to appreciate the marvel of this structure. Images were taken in March 2008 while visiting Las Vegas.

Footnote: Construction workers' hard hats were invented and first used in building the Hoover Dam. There are 4,360,000 cubic yards of concrete in the dam, powerplant, and appurtenant works; enough to pave a 16-foot-wide highway from San Francisco to New York City. The reservoir can store enough water to cover the state of Pennsylvania to a depth of one foot.

Larger view of Hoover Dam.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Rosie Celebrates Cinco de Mayo on Today Show

Rosie O'Donnell - Today Show

For those who missed the first part of the broadcast. Enjoy!

Rosie O'Donnell - Crafty U - The Today Show

I hope all of you tuned in to see Rosie on the Today Show. If you missed it, here is a video clip of the Crafty U part of it.