Daily Archives: January 16, 2011


The Golden Globes host tonight, Ricky Gevais was raw and insulting, which I found refreshing.  He did not hold back, said what was on his mind, and was not uptight like us American’s.  The Brit’s have a certain flair for comedy and are not worried, about being politically correct.  My wish is that someday, I am able to do the same.  I would love to say everything that is on my mind, ALL of the time.  But I will probably have to wait until I’m 80 years old, and don’t give a darn (would love to say something else) what other’s say, so there is still a long time to go!

His monologue included stabs at, I believe Tom Cruise, was he saying he is gay?  He introduced Bruce Willis, as Ashton Kutchen’s father? OMG! He criticized the movie, The Tourist, right in front of the stars, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp! Basically saying it sucked!  He said he was worse off, because he had to help wipe up Golden Globe President, in the bathroom, and put in his teeth!  He pretty much called Robert Downey, Jr. a reject, known for his Betty Ford stints (o.k. close).  It was great; as he walked out each time, everyone basically held their breath, in anticipation of what may come out of his mouth.

To all the BIG winner’s; The Social Network (Top Honors-Motion Picture of the Year), Glee, Boardwalk Empire, The Fighter,  Robert De Niro, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, and many more…Congrats! 

Overall I enjoyed the show. My only critique, is the winner’s need to shorten their acceptance speeches, I get tired of hearing them get cut off!



Best Motion Picture: “The Social Network”

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Fighter.”

Original Score: “The Social Network.”

Original Song: “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” (written by Diane Warren), “Burlesque.”

Animated Film: “Toy Story 3”

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”


Best Series, Drama: “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO

Best Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”

Best Actress, Drama: Katey Sagal, “Sons of Anarchy”

Best Miniseries or Movie: “Carlos”

Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin”

Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, “You Don’t Know Jack”

Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jane Lynch, “Glee”

Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Chris Colfer, “Glee”

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert De Niro

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Any dog lover will appreciate this story, and hope their dog will feel the same about them.

With the recent, mudslides in Brazil, one owner would be proud, had they survived.  The dog, they surely loved, named “Leao”, has sat next to her grave for two consecutive days. Owner Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in last week’s catastrophic landslides in Brazil, lay still  at the cemetery in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro.

The mudslides have killed over 500 people, during their worst flood disaster on record.  While this is a really sad day for them all, the dog appears to find some solace protecting his deceased owner.  Dogs are truly a man’s best friend.

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L. Design Group, INC

Looking to makeover your home, Lifestyle Design Expert, Lakesha Draine, may just what the “sick home” ordered!  Lakesha is an Interior Designer, Cook and specialist in the Art of Entertaining.  She is also the founder of L. Design Group INC., an interior design company based in Chicago.

Lakesha has used her expertise in design, to assist individual homeowners, as well as condominum developers. Lakesha specializes in space planning, color blending, light design, wallpaper stylings, luxury fabrics, and furniture design. She designs aesthetics ranging from antique to modern. 

Are you in need of a home makeover?  She can help!  Visit to see all she has to offer, you will be happy you did.


January 16th, 2011 LDesignBlog –
Room makeover

To make any project successful you need a plan. You can have a true room makeover with a little planning. You must take inventory of the room and ask why and what you want to change.

Before selecting paint colors and fabrics for a room. You should choose the rug. I prefer rugs with all over pattern and softer colors so the rug just lies there. Always remember your rug should be the backdrop. The only time I would change this personal rule is in the dining room. You can make bold statements in the dining room because much of the rug is covered by the table.

Room makeover checklist:


*When you don’t want a large pattern on the floor use Sisal or Sea grass rugs (great for common spaces)

*Bedrooms I like to use hand woven or linen rugs

*Rugs will define a space

*Sometimes you can buy less expensive 3×6 runners then have an upholster or dry cleaner stitch them together

Easy changes:

*Pillows – Vintage larger linens can make great less expensive pillow covers

*Textured throws



*Any accessory- Buy in odd numbers 3′s and 5′s at different levels. It adds dimension.

* Slip covers- Great for a festive change for holidays or a light airy bright feel for summer.

*Paint- Should be decided once you know the entire scheme of the room

*Change furniture around

*If your home is cohesive through out it is very simple to move furniture and accessories from room to room. But remember to measure to make sure the piece of furniture fits in the room.

*Furniture that is to large for a space becomes uncomfortable aesthetically and emotionally.

*Add candles, diffusers and flowers the sight and smell will brighten any room.

*For a less expensive custom look buy a vintage frame and have a mirror cut to fit (easy to find at Antique fairs)


*Make sure to have an idea budget in mind

*Sometimes just organizing your room will give you the feeling of a makeover


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The mystery continues; 53 Seahawks found massacred at Chicago’s Soldier Field today.  Well, the Bears won and are hopefully headed to the Super Bowl.  But not so fast, they still have to get by their rivals, the Green Bay Packers, next week!  It is a much anticipated game (so my husband says) and is the first time, the two teams will meet in the playoffs, since 1941.  And just think, it was only a year ago, they were considering the release of their head coach Lovie Smith.

Probably a good thing they kept him, because if they play even close to how they did today, they will be headed to the Super Bowl on February 6th.  Final score 35-24, can you say, “kicked butt”!

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Posted by on January 16, 2011 in SPORTS


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Miss America 2011 was announced and the winner is…Miss Nebraska – Teresa Scanlan!  She is the youngest winner, since the very first Miss America competition 90 years ago, when 15-year-old Margaret Gorman won.  At 17 years of age, the recent graduate, blew them away, especially in the talent portion.  She played the piano as though she was far older than her years.  Theresa is said to want to continue on to college to obtain her Law Degree.

Let’s hope she stays true to the pagent, I’m thinking she is too young to have alot of baggage.  Scandals for Theresa are highly unlikely, any time soon!  The runner’s up, are listed below.  Looks like they will continue to be just that!

Ms. America Runners Up;

  • Miss Arkansas – Alyse Eady
  • Miss Hawaii – Jalee Fuselier
  • Miss Washington – Jacquie Brown
  • Miss Oklahoma – Emoly West

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SnapTax App for iPhones and Android SmartPhones is now available, to file your taxes.  The App is free, and the charge to complete your taxes, is only $15.00.  The SnapTax App allows users to engage in  their tax preparation and e-filing using their Smartphone.  The SnapTax App is for both iPhones and Android phones, but is only available to tax payers who are use the 1040EZ form, for their tax return.  With a quick photo of your w-2, the App processes your taxes for you!  How simple is that?

However, will the new technology lead to the first generation of humans who do not have physical contact with others?  Will we lose our ability to communicate in person and respond to the human touch?  Texting has already led us in this direction, when will this all end?  Or is this beginning to a new way of living?  We will probably all see the outcome within the next 20-years, and I am betting, the future will bring a new way of communicating.  It does not appear to be headed in the right direction.  Getting married?  No problem, we can do it via video, or Skype!

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Since the news of Drex being fired from his morning show at Kiss FM 103.5 last month,  everyone has waited in anticipation of the arrival of Brotha Fred.  Well, the wait is over!  He begins at Kiss 103.5, tomorrow morning, and all ears will be tuned in.

Truth will be told tomorrow (January, 17th) when Brotha Fred’s new morning show takes the stage.  It has been reported, since Mel T. quit after learning of the Drex firing, he will work alongside Angie Taylor and David L.  Mel T. should have probably waited, because she may miss out!

Many have said they will not listen to Kiss, since their firing of Drex, but I have a feeling most will tune-in tomorrow morning as the new show begins.  Listener’s who have pre-judged the change in DJ’s, will have the chance to hear if the replacement, has what it takes to capture the attention of Chicago Drex fans and radio listener’s. 

Brotha Fred probably will be a bit nervous on his first day, but he should be able to pull it off.  His past experience in Charlotte, should have prepared him for the pressure, of filling another’s shoes.  Brotha Fred is a true professional, who led the morning show on WIBT-FM (96.1) and co-hosted “Fox News Edge”  on WCCB (Fox Charlotte, Channel 18) with Morgan Fogarty.

I will be curious to see what listener’s have to say, and I will also have my ears on him tomorrow! Check out the video on Kathy Griffin’s take on BROTHA FRED.



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