Room With A View

One woman's thoughts, opinions and views, as well as my poetry and writings.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Time To Throw In The Towel!

My daughter Rebecca writes a fantastic blog and since she lives in Boston and I'm here in helps me to see what eventful things happen during her day or I can read her slant on a myriad of subjects. Well, today's blog was one I probably shouldn't have read. She was writing about how her mind is going in a million different directions lately which is making her do things that she usually doesn't leaving her ATM card in the ATM......(which had a good ending thankfully) and also leaving her wallet in a shopping cart. Can you believe that she found the one good, honest person who turned her wallet intact to the store, so when Rebecca called, they were holding it in safe keeping. Well....lately, my mind has been in many different directions as well and I seem to be extremely preoccupied. Today I did a few things I have never done before and though minor in comparison to what might have been the outcome for Rebecca....I think if I had decided to prolong the day, it may have turned out in an entirely different direction.

I went food shopping and instead of bringing just the list, I brought a full legal size pad of paper, with a pen of course. I sometimes have a twisted sense of humor and of course while I was walking down the aisles I was chuckling to myself, because I was wondering if anyone might think I was a VIP from the chain, writing down notes about the employees, cleanliness etc......Of course I was just jotting silly stuff down, but thought I was doing a good job of looking "corporate" and I love doing this kind of thing. I crack myself up sometimes... lol I paid for my items and left the entire pad of paper and the pen and didn't realize it until I was gone. No biggy, but something I generally don't do and those who thought I might be corporate, know I'm not Those who know me, know I am extremely organized.....some might say even anal and I consider that a compliment. Well, it didn't end there. I went somewhere else, locked my car and then my heart went to my throat as I headed to the store, because I discovered I didn't have my pocketbook. Where was it you ask? inside the car on the floor mat..... something else I have never done. I should have called it quits then, because the signs were all there.....and so far both events have been totally out of character for me.....but nope. It took a third thing to happen for me to call it quits. This one was not funny, although I'm laughing about it now. I lit my cigarette(yes, I have that dirty habit)....and went to take a puff, but put the lit side in my lips to do so...Sorry you weren't there to see the horror Here's a tip for you. You don't need a Botox shot to make your lips look bigger and oh by the way......your tongue can also become I decided that before I did something extremely detrimental to myself, I had better turn the car around and head for home......That my friends, was the best thinking I had done for the So Rebecca.......I think a bit of you rubbed off on me, so please do me a favor and write about extremely positive things going forward, as my health and mental being may deteriorate further if you don't:)

Friday, June 08, 2007

Paris - If you play, then you're gonna pay!

Up until this point in time, I really didn't care to read anything about Paris Hilton, let alone comment about her. I've never really held her in any regard, because in my opinion, she has always shown herself herself to be nothing but a spoiled brat. I don't blame her for her outrageous behavior, but I do blame her parents for not setting any boundaries and their lack of attempting to lead her toward reaching a goal in life......a purpose in life.

Having wealth, does not mean that you should slide through this life and not be accountable for any wrongs that you do. Let's face it, she's not a role model for our children. The only thing Paris Hilton has ever stood for is looking beautiful and doing the party scene.There are many children who have been born into wealth, but have had to prove themselves as worthy, to obtain over and above what they were born in to and I commend these parents, for showing their children the difference between right and wrong and in veering them into becoming adults who have a purpose and direction in life.

There are many in the prison system who have medical, mental and/or disabilities of one kind or another, yet they do their time. Prisons have medical facilities as well as Psych facilities, so if Paris is suffering from one or the other or just decides not to eat, these situations can be dealt with. Not taking her meds as she should, if indeed that is the case and "losing it" because of this, is not a reason to send her home. I believe that since she is under the care of a Psychiatrist and Doctor, the proper meds will be given and one aspect of this dilemma will be taken care of. As for the incarceration part.........then I think Paris better suck it up and be grateful she is only there for 23 days. While driving under the influence....she could have taken a life and then not only would she have to be in prison for a much longer time, but would have to live with the guilt for the rest of her life.. She should thank her lucky stars that this wasn't the case. But does she care about anything other than herself? At this point in time, not a chance.

Whether the Sheriff feels that other cases similar to Paris' were let out of prison after 3 days with monitor bracelets or spent no prison time at all, holds no relevance to me. Paris showed a total disregard for the judicial system.....blantantly appearing in court late, driving under the influence and then being stopped twice while dui and on a suspended driving license. She felt she was above the law and I commend the Judge for making Paris learn a hard lesson....that money can't buy everything. I hope that when she does come home, she'll be wiser and have learned much from this ordeal. My question is.....will she? I hope I'm wrong, but somehow I don't think she will. Her parents have been her enablers for her whole life to this point and I doubt that will change going forward. How sad is that?

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

American Idol - I Am All Through

First of all, I would like to offer my congratulations to both Jordan and Blake for making it to the finals. However, I think Melinda not being one of the finalists is a travesty and I for one will not be watching the I don't really care who wins at this point!

With the "mockery" the show became with web sites and others pushing to keep Sanjiya on and with the way the voting went tonight, a change must be made on how the voting is done next year. If they did as "Dancing With The Stars", where half the vote is taken from the judges and then combined with the viewers votes, the process would be considered more fair. Melinda out classed and out sang any of the contestants. She is in a league all by herself, as well as being a wonderful role model for young girls everywhere. Without a doubt, she will be offered a contract and have a wonderful singing career with much longevity and I will follow her as she takes this journey and support her every step of the way,

Because of the "mockery" the show has become, the road for me in following American Idol ends here and now.

I wonder if my thoughts differ from yours. Do you agree with me, or agree to disagree. I would appreciate your thoughts

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

You are a Lavender Rose

You represent love at first sight and enchantment.

Your vibe: intense and intriguing

Falling in love with you is: deep and meaningful

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Saturday, May 05, 2007

My daughter posted this survey on her blog and if there's one subject I love talking about, exploring and of course's Ice Cream. IF there was only one thing in this world I could eat, it would be this! I am an Icecreamaholic and proud of

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? coffee cappachino w/chocolate covered beans

What is your favorite brand of ice cream? Any brand, as long as it's all natural = Ice cream stand: Kimballs in Westford, Ma

What is the weirdest flavor of ice cream you've ever seen? cotton candy and it was just

Where does it hurt when you eat ice cream too fast? It goes right to my head - a head rush that really really hurts!

When is your favorite time to eat ice cream? Anytime!!!!!! I would rather eat ice cream than food. I am a self professed Icecreamaholi and that's a fact!

How often do you eat ice cream? More times than I would care to admit, although I do have a ritual I go through to make sure I don't overdo it......You wouldn't believe me, if I told

How much ice cream do you eat in one serving? I'm pretty good at measuring how much to eat at one sitting, when I have a 1/2 gallon sitting on my lap, with my trusted teaspoon:)

Do you share your ice cream with your pet? I would if I had one

What type of ice cream do you like most? I like all, but there's something special about soft serve

What toppings do you like on your sundaes? Hot fudge, hot fudge, hot fudge.....Did I say hot fudge? lol

If you could have your dream flavor of ice cream, what would it be? Peanut butter ice cream with Reeses peanut butter cups and thick swirls of hot fudge

Ice cream anyone?:)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

AMERICAN IDOL – And Then There Were 4

I 've always loved John BonJovi's music and I think it has a lot to do with the fact of still being able to hear in my mind….my daughters singing the songs when they were teenagers:) He's still fantastic and looks amazing…..and presented the contestants with sound advice that will help them tremendously, as they travel down their musical road.

I am so amazed at how Phil has grown into the performer he is, from when he first began. I was saddened that he was voted off last night. Actually, I think he was a week too early in having that happen. However…..his final performance was exceptionally outstanding. The way he connected with each member of the audience ..and that he shook hands and gave a hug to the judges, shows what kind of gentle man he is. I am so looking forward to hearing him on country radio. I have no doubt that he will be offered a recording contract, once the year of touring with the AI finalists has passed. The depth, strength and vocal ability that Phil has will take him far. Of that I have no doubt!

I knew Jordan would be safe, although her performance of "Living On A Prayer" was just terrible. You'd never guess that she was the phenominal Jordan of past shows. This is one genre she better stay as far away from as possible.

Lakisha gave a very soulful performance and it was the best she's done in weeks. She definitely shined….However, one performance does not an American Idol make and though she has a beautiful voice, she is limited to the types of songs she can sing, she seems to never select the right one and I really thought she would be eliminated this week....I was wrong this time, but I have a feeling that next week, she may not be so lucky.

What can you say about the unique ablity of Blake? :)) He was daring in making the song his own with his phenominal sound effects. I loved his rendition of "You Give Love A Bad Name."

I was not at all surprised that Chris was voted off. Compared to the other 5, it was a no brainer. Except for one performance that I can remember really enjoying, there was nothing special or unique about him and his nasal sound…..oh I apologize. I meant to say…his deliberate nasal style of singing….lol drove me completely up the wall. I kept wanting to say to him…..just blow your nose already…

Melinda to me is a true American Idol and I agree with Simon 100% when he stated that she is in a league by herself. Every single week, she has come up to the plate and performed a song, regardless of genre and done a fantastic job! She knows what she can do, she knows her limitations., and her song choices fit her perfectly! For someone who thought she couldn't pull off singing rock, she became a "Rocker Babe" last night.

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Friday, April 27, 2007


There is much I want to talk about, but I’ll start first by reviewing Tuesday Night’s Idol……

Chris sang “Change The World” and I was pleasantly surprised. Where did the “nasal sound” that he impressed to Simon was a syle of singing? It wasn’t present in this performance and I enjoyed it very much!

Melinda sang “There Will Come A Day” – She continues to give me “chills” when she sings. She is so so talented and as Randy refers to her….the resident pro! I don’t believe there is a song she can’t sing and if there is….she’s smart enough not to attempt it. That’s the difference between knowing your comfort zone and not knowing it….

Blake sang “Imagine” and though he sang a very nice version of it, I felt as the Judges did….a bit disappointed. I myself expected him to make this song, at some point his own…by putting his own fix on it. His performance left me disappointed

Lakisha sang “I believe” and she made a believer out of me. I thought it was a beautiful performance and she is an amazing vocalist….but I can understand the Judges’ comments on her sometimes screaming…when she reaches for the big notes. I think when you sing gospel, you’re used to reaching from within and it does come out not as pure in tone. I still get the feeling that she's not going to be 100% safe.

Jordan sang “You’ll never Walk Alone” and if my reaction was even close to anyone else who watched it….there wasn’t a dry eye for the entire performance. When she’s on stage singing, she comes alive and brings everyone along with her. She is such an incredibly magical singer with such a pure tone….and her smile can light up a room.

Phil sang “the Change” and I have to say I thought his performance was awesome! What a change, when you find who you are and feel comfortable in your own skin. He sang with compassion, comviction and he definitely connected with the audience.

The "Idol Gives Back Show" was an eye opener as well as watching some really great performances. I have to be honest. I think if I had been to Africa where I met so many orphans taking care of themselves, I would not have been able to resist scooping some of them them up and taking them home with me. I couldn't believe the ages of the children who were living on their own. Their tears broke my heart and I truly wish there was something that could be done to help them on a much larger scale. Sure, the money helps enormously, but it's Moms and Dads that they need....someone to take care of them and protect them. They didn't ask to be brought into this world and to live the life that they have to is just not fair.....not fair or just in any way. I am happy that some of the money will also go to those in our own United States who need our help so desperately. I've always believed that we should help our own first. No one in this country should be without housing, food or any type of assistance that they need in order to survive. My goodness.... How can we help others, if we don't help our own? I hope this show was the driving force in showing others that reaching out.... benefits not only those in need, but ouselves as well.

As for the elimination part? I thought it was a joke. Why on earth would they have made Jordan feel like she was going home, to then state that AI could not let anyone go home on this special night and that there were going to be 2 eliminations next week. The "powers to be" should just have stated that in the beginning of the evening. This show was suppose to be about giving(in all aspects) and all they did was make a mockery of it. Help others...but it's okay to taunt, tease and ridicule the contestants, who are the ones who make AI the success that it is. All I can say is ....Shame on them!...........


You Are Strawberry Cake

Fresh, sassy, and romantic.
You're a total flirt, who never would turn down a sugary treat.
Occasionally you're a bit moody - but you usually stay sweet!