Don’t like Valentine’s Day? The good news: at least it’s also Friday. I’ve written blogs in the past where I ranted about how silly Valentine’s Day is or, even more dramatically, how I don’t believe in romantic love. I know, which Bridget Jones movie was this in? If not there needs to be one! Now, for the second year in a row, I have an adorable valentine who, after three weeks of separation, I’m flying to see for a quick weekend. Long distance is tough, but we are very much in love. Alright, enough of the gushy stuff, I have to share one of the funniest valentine’s gifts I’ve seen. A friend of mine bought these cuff links for her on again/off again love interest. Yes, that’s Biggie & Tupac.
And appropriately they are called:
They aren’t on as of two days ago when the came in the mail. The good news, I think they will work for any holiday.
Also, one of my girlfriend’s has some temporary work in Memphis and has been staying with me for a little while. She’s there when I’m not, and says she watches my birds, Lenny and Leona, all day. I knew they were very close, but she says they are so in love it’s almost annoying. Apparently, all the couple does is sit, smooch and put food in the other’s mouth. Well, actually my friend says the male feeds the female all day. Jumps off his perch to get food from the bottom of the cage, and hops back up to sweetly deliver it right in her mouth. Hey, I like being fed, too.
Then, after she and I talked about my birds, I saw these love birds on display at the MET. This is from 1889.
And I have to thank my mom for sending me a very thoughtful gift full of sweet little trinkets from cookies, bar-tending tools, since we love our martinis, and candy. She’s my original valentine.
However you spend your day, I hope you do something you love and remember to count your blessings. That’s my goal for the day. All my love,
This is a song I think probably 99% of the population can’t help but love, at least sing along with when it’s on the radio.
Despite its unlikely role in a newsroom, our morning crew has been singing it non-stop since Thursday morning when one of our photographers let the cat out of the bag. We aren’t sure if it’s always his ring tone or just for a special caller, but when his phone rang in the middle of the newsroom, we were loudly serenaded by George Michaels, Never Gonna Dance Again. He couldn’t hit silent fast enough.
This “Fantastic Music Friday” is for you, our unnamed photographer. You brought us a lot of fun these last two days. We sang at our desks and during commercial breaks. Keep taking those calls, buddy.
iPhone and iPad apps
The latest and greatest apps usually come to iOS first and here are some.
- NBC Sports Live Extra: The official app is focused on providing video coverage of the event. You can use it for streaming live events, setting reminders for your favorite sport, and replaying events you missed. It is ad-sponsored so you will see some at the bottom.
- NBC Olympics Highlights and Results: This is the kind of application I will likely use more than streaming video where you can easily view your favorite sports and check out the results, latest news, videos, medal counts and more. It also serves as a second screen experience when you are viewing nightly NBC coverage.
- Sochi 2014 Results: This app is purely for those who want the stats and to see competition results, medal counts, and athlete profiles. You can also setup your own coverage schedule.
- Sochi 2014 Guide: This application is designed to aid those who might actually be at the Winter Games or who want to find out a bit more about the venues.
- 2014 Team USA Road to Sochi: This app covers Team USA and gives you information on how the athletes made it to Sochi, including Olympic and Paralympic competitors.
Info from a www.zdnet.com article written by Matthew Miller
I always enjoy going out on stories, but this one was really cool.
Can you imagine getting the chance to pick out the foods your school cafeteria would serve?
Shelby County School kids got that chance. I walked in and was instantly a kid again. It was like a giant buffet, and it all looked amazing.
There was pizza, chicken sandwich patties, chicken nuggets, you know, all the items you’d expect in the lunch line, but with a healthy twist. Most everything was whole grain and reduced fat. With at least 50 vendors representing food distributors from across the country, the gymnasium was packed with kids, teachers and FOOD. As a food lover it was great to see the kids so thrilled over fruit cocktail without syrup. They let me try it, and it was wonderful. What a smart way to get kids excited to eat healthy food. A+ idea!
To see more of the event click on the link below!