Archive for June, 2011
Thank you so much for the comments and the encouragement, especially with some of my off the wall responses which in the words of the younger generation was TMI. Because you spent lots of time this past month responding to our honesty and answering many of the questions in your replies, I thought maybe you would like a chance to participate. Just leave your answer to the question in the comments. Cherlyn and Sprinkles, if you would like to add this to your site, be my guest.
What is the one thing that you did as a kid that you wish it was still okay for you to do now, at your current age?…
Rarely has music moved me to tears. Only one time in fact and when I heard this young lady I didn’t cry either. That is because I held back the tears. Yesterday morning I heard Jackie Evancho sing a duet with Barbra Streisand. Who is Jackie Evancho? That’s what I said until I heard the angels in heaven singing through her.
What I heard was an angel. What I saw was a ten year old girl who came in second place in last season’s America’s Got Talent. It’s not a show I make a point to see so I missed Jackie and everyone else as well. I did see it last week, earlier this week, I don’t know but there was a six, seven and eight year old rappers on. They were so confident and cute… I digress.
I think I will alter my answer to one of the 31 Days of Blogging Honesty. I will remove Judas Priest from the list of songs for the deaf and instead add Miss Evancho. If you have never heard Jackie sing, I beg of you. I’m pleading, even as you read this. Take a few minutes and listen. Even if you open up a new window and go to a different blog, keep this window open and listen to the voice of an angel.
After hearing Jackie you might be interested in getting her soon to be released album, Dream With Me.
People should be able to do as they please with their own money. Right? In most cases I would agree. I’m mean truly, what right do I have to tell anybody who has worked hard to earn their own paycheck, what they can and cannot do with their finances?
I do however, have the right to be upset when someone wastes their money. I have the right but still maybe I should keep my mouth shut about it. It is after all their money! I’m starting to get a sense of what makes reporters tick. Give the news without getting emotional about it.
I’m starting to realize that it’s not always feasible to keep your emotions out of something you want to spread the word about or in the case of a reporter; report the news story without bias.
Happenstance has it that I am not a reporter. I can share with you my feelings and my opinions. I can do it whether I am right or I am wrong. It is after all, my blog. I’m not being cocky, just a bit uppity in a humorous way.
You see I know people who are making unbelievable sacrifices to keep their family’s afloat in these hard times. I have seen the devastation from tornadoes, flooding, drought and earthquakes around the world.
Wait, I digress and I’ve digressed from the very beginning of this post. I just wanted to share with you how one person threw away 43 million dollars. I guess it is the mentality of some rich people. If they have the fundation, they can do whatever they please.
For God’s sake man, tell us what you’re talking about already…
Okay. Sorry for babbling on but I wanted to add some levity to this post because I am really upset with this guy. Hedge fund manager, David Tepper purchased a piece of real estate at 239 Gibson Ln in Sagaponack, New York. Sagaponack is America’s most expensive small town and on that piece of property was a $43.5 million, 6,000-square-foot oceanfront estate on 6.5 sandy acres. Most people would be drooling, wetting their pants, on the verge of orgasm if they could live in a house like that, in the same neighborhood as Billy Joel.
Not this guy. This is the property as it was when he purchased it.
Image credit Cully/EEFAS
Mr. Tepper didn’t seem to appreciate the mansion that was already on the property. So he razed the entire structure. So not to give away my rant until the very end of the post. Click here to see what the lot looks like now.