Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rosie Unplugged

As per her post today, On We Go, Rosie will not be taking nor answering any questions throughout the entire month of August.

One can only speculate as to why. Many are reading a lot of non sense into this proclamation. There are rumors of trouble between Rosie and Kelli. Personally, I think that's ALL it is .... just rumors. My God, they have been together over 10 years.

I think Parker's recent skateboard accident, which resulted in a broken wrist, has put Rosie into Mommy mode. She writes of how she felt at the hospital and how all the memories and emotions came flooding back to her. I'm sure it was a bit overwhelming.

Perhaps she just needs some time away from the blog AND the computer. She must get at least (I'm guessing by the number I have been at times) 5,000 questions per day on her blog. I can't even begin to fathom what that must be like for her. She does the best she can do with answering the questions and yet, there are those who get pissed when she doesn't acknowledge them with a 'Hi' or 'Hello'.

Ms. O'Donnell told People magazine:

“It gets to a point where it’s too much. It’s too draining,” she says. “There’s too much incoming of other people’s opinions and I’m like, ‘Okay, you know what? I’m gonna stop.’ ”

Feedback on the blog has also affected her ability to lock in future projects, including a talk show or variety show she has hinted may find its way to television. “Career-wise, something will be rumored or leaked and then I’ll have 5,000 questions: “Is this true?’ So I’m gonna stop for a while.”

In the last year, since she left "The View," traffic on her site - which once approached 650,000 visitors a month - has fallen more than 85 percent to under 100,000.... according to the Web measurement company compete.com.

We all need a break from time to time. There's nothing wrong with admitting it. Sure, we will miss Rosie and her blog...but, hey.. she's still around. She knows how much her fans love and admire her. So....let's all wish her a month of wonderful family time, lots of boat rides, fresh air and sunshine. I think we could ALL use this time to get re-acquainted with our loved ones.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Old Myrtle Beach Air Force Base

The former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base was opened in 1942 and then shut down in 1993 as part of the Pentagon’s “peace dividend” base-closing process. Below are images of one of the fighter planes on display.

Happy Wordless Wednesday

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

Bellagio Fountains - Las Vegas Nevada.
Song: Star Spangled Banner - Whitney Houston

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Beach Scenes

“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.”

Happy Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Word Play

Paint your picture with words! Just type whatever comes to mind...then click GO. Wordle does the work for you. This is a cool website. Give it a try. Play around with the settings until you like the way it looks.
Here's mine.