Friday, February 27, 2009
It was shot at Liverpool station in London , using 400 dancers and 10 hidden cameras. No one, but the station employees and dancers knew what was going on...Kind of makes you wish you were there...
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
THE ORIGINAL RECIPE CAME FROM MY MOTHER-IN-LAW. I CHANGED IT YEARS AGO BY ADDING THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS & WALNUTS. THIS COOKIE RECIPE IS ONE OF MY HUSBAND'S FAVORITES!!
1 CUP SHORTENING
2 CUPS SUGAR
2 TEASPOONS BAKING SODA
4 HEAPING TABLESPOONS COCOA
4 CUPS FLOUR
1 1/2 CUPS SOUR MILK
2 TEASPOONS VANILLA
1-12 OUNCE PKG. CHOCOLATE CHIPS
1 CUP CHOPPED WALNUTS
BAKE 350 DEGREES, 10 MINUTES OR SO, DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF YOUR COOKIES!! (THE BIGGER THE COOKIE, THE LONGER IT TAKES!)
THE TWIN BOYS WHO SHOVEL FOR US SHOWED UP JUST AS I WAS TAKING THE COOKIES OUT OF THE OVEN........LUCKY THEM!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I SAW THIS YOUNG WOMAN ON TV YESTERDAY MORNING. HER SONG IS A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO "SULLY".
(THE SONG IS AVAILABLE ON iTunes.)
Australian singer-songwriter Emma Sophina came to New York last week in search of creative inspiration.
She got more than she bargained for when she cheated death on Flight 1549.
"I may have almost lost my life but I found the inspiration I was looking for," said Sophina, 26. "I feel so blessed to be alive."
The blonde singer was captured in photos published around the world escaping the downed plane in a lifeboat bobbing on the frigid Hudson River.
Her amazing escape taught her firsthand lesson in the real spirit of New York.
"The whole world watched how New Yorkers came together on 9/11," she said. "Now I got to see everyone's hospitality first hand. New York is a truly amazing city."
Sophina's New York adventure started as a routine trip to get away from the hustle and bustle of her life as a well-known recording artist Down Under.
Seeking a change of scenery from sunny Australia, where it is now midsummer, the Top 40-style artist arrived in town a week ago.
"I needed a holiday and some space to write," she said. "I couldn't think of a better place to stop then New York City."
Sophina planned to fly to Charlotte on Thursday to visit some Australian friends.
She was sitting in seat 13F, a window seat, when she heard a loud bang a few minutes after takeoff.
"I heard a startling sound, a loud pop," Sophina said. "Now I know that it was the sound of the birds hitting the plane."
Sophina hugged the seat in front of her and began praying as the Capt. Chesley Sullenberger warned passengers to brace for an emergency landing.
When the plane hit the water, she first thought it had slammed into a building.
"I thought, 'OK, I'm going to heaven now,'" she recalled. But then someone said we hit water."
Dread quickly turned to controlled chaos as Sophina and the other 150 passengers tried to get out alive.
"I grabbed a life jacket and made my way to the exit," she said. "The only way I can describe it is it was an orderly mess. A very orderly mess."
She bumped her head on the door as she headed out into the bone-chilling air and lost all her baggage and identification.
Sophina couldn't say enough about Sullenberger, whom she credited with giving her a new lease on life.
"God Bless Sully," she said. "If it wasn't for the graceful Sully, I wouldn't be here talking to you today. He gave us such a graceful landing under such terrible conditions. He is a real hero."
Like any true artist, Sophina said she would seek to find her creative muse in the terrifying brush with death.