Monday, January 24, 2011

Bellydance solo El Hob Kollu for the Guild of Oriental Dance at the Jawaahir Dance Company

Here I am performing "El Hob Kollu" at the 19th Annual Guild of Oriental Dance Show, titled "Midnight at the Oasis" at the Jawaahir Dance Company Space April 18, 2009.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Getting rid of nasty Facebook apps

A friend posted a status update that I thought might be interesting see "my first ever status message." I gave the app access...and it started auto posting statuses for me.

In other words, a scam. Darn it! These things can be dangerous. I quit it when it asked me to take a survey before it would show me my first status update.

Here's how you get rid of these lousy things:
  1. Go to Account > Privacy Settings > Apps and Websites (on the lower left corner of screen), and choose "Edit your settings..."
  2. Now you will be on the Apps you use page. Click the Edit Settings button and find the app you want to remove. Click the small "x" to the right of "Edit Settings" for the app you want to get rid of and a box will pop up.
  3. Click "Remove" in the box that pops up and click "Okay" to finish. Nastiness removed!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bad day? Mad? Crazy People? Bunny can help.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Please help save Alanna!


Alanna had a meet and greet on Tuesday and found her forever home! Although I was VERY happy for her, I cried myself all the way home. I love and miss her so much!!

BUT, I’m VERY happy that she’s going to a GOOD home because she was very deserving of a 2nd chance. It was very difficult to say goodbye and leave her, but my very dear and good friend Deanna gave me words of comfort when she said…Alanna is finally HOME. ….and what a wonderful home she has!!! Please see the update below from the wonderful couple who adopted her and are now giving her lots of love and comfort and allowing her to live out the rest of her life as she so truly deserved! .

Thanks everyone for your efforts!

We are sincerely grateful.

Alanna's new "mom" writes:

Just wanted to update you on our new four-legged family member: Alanna is doing GREAT!

The first night she slept on TOP of me in bed and I just laughed all night. The next morning we were off to Ely and she did the drive very well. Here at home we've walked and walked and walked, met neighborhood dogs and spent some time just cuddling at home. We want to make sure she feels comfortable and understands that this is "her" home now too.

She never lets us out of her sight, ever. And I think she is trying to figure out which one of us adults she's supposed to stick to, me or Tyler. She's really a great girl and we feel lucky to have her. Oh, and NO pee accidents at all. I saw her do a submissive pee once with Tyler outside tonight but that's the first time.

She seems to nibble on food a little at a time verses gobbling everything all at once. I've added meaty things or yogurt and then she makes it disappear. (adjusting to new food since we don't have NutroMax here).

Treats, on the other hand, no problem! Our little two-year old gives her treats and she's very gentle with him. She loves playing and throws her toys up into the air like a wild woman! And then a second later is as calm as ever, like she has an on/off button. Well, that's our update. We love her, thank you!!

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Please help find Alanna a home!!

If you know someone who might be interested in an awesome pet PLEASE let me know in the comments and pass this link on:
She is the sweetest and most lovable dog!

She also very playful and plays so gently with me and my dogs, and gives everyone kisses, including my dogs. She’s so affectionate and loves to cuddle. I can't even begin to explain how cute and sweet she is, so if you know anyone who might be interested, please pass this email on. She also listens very well, and even barks less then my dogs.

Alanna is GREAT with dogs and kids

Not sure about cats. SO if you know anyone, or have any questions please leave a comment here to help her find a safe and loving home….and a second chance for her!

She’s a German Sheppard/Husky mix, about 1 – 2 years old, and sheds A LOT like my dog Angel (who also is a Sheppard Husky mix)….but they’re worth every hair!

Alanna is a rescue dog from MARS (Midwest Animal Rescue)

She is named after one of the women who rescued her. She’s from Ohio (a high kill state) and was picked up as a stray with her friend Lynn, and schedule to be euthanized because nobody claimed them. Please help give them a second chance. Her friend Lynn is also in a foster care now, and we plan on having play dates for them.

In this photo she’s playing with Zukor, and later fell asleep next to Angles feet. She’s even cuter in person :)

She is a dog that I’m fostering and I can tell you if I didn’t already have 2 BIG dogs I would keep her myself. I’m not just saying that. I wouldn't do that because I want her to go to a home that will be a good fit

Thanks everyone!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Charles Schultz Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz , the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read this article straight through, and you'll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world .

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America Contest.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners. 

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. They are not second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners. 

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school...

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with. 

I love this! 

The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are NOT the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones who care. 


Share this with those who have made a difference in your life. I just did!

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. 
It's already tomorrow in Australia ..." 
Charles Schultz