Monday, September 29, 2008

up and coming author - woo hoo

I just finished reading the manuscript that Tia Nevitt is working on to get published, Starcaster. The story is action packed and takes some unique concepts that are morphed with high society which makes for a fun and intriguing read. I can see this series really taking off with readers. What a cool movie it would be! Think James Bond crossed with Xenia Princess Warrior.
Summary - it's fantastic, I loved it. I hope that I don't have to wait too long to see it AND its sequel in print.

The only problem, now I'm moping because it's over and I want more.

Friday, September 26, 2008

New Airline rules

Been busy lately! A friend had her baby and I spent some time with her eldest - what a treasure that little girl is!
Thought I'd share this little not so far off the mark joke about airline rules.

New Airline Rules

Attendant: "Welcome aboard, sir. May I see your ticket?"

Passenger: "Sure."

Attendant: "You're in seat 12B. That will be $5, please!"

Passenger: "What for?"

Attendant: "For telling you where to sit."

Passenger: "But I already knew where to sit."

Attendant: "Nevertheless, we are now charging a seat locator fee
of $5. It's the airline's new policy."

Passenger: "That's the craziest thing I ever heard. I won't pay

Attendant: "Sir, do you want a seat on this flight, or not?"

Passenger: "Yes, yes. All right, I'll pay. But the airline is
going to hear about this."

Attendant: "Thank you. My goodness, your carry-on bag looks
heavy. Would you like me to stow it in the overhead compartment for

Passenger: "That would be swell, thanks."

Attendant: "No problem. Up we go, and done! That will be $10,

Passenger: "What?"

Attendant: "The airline now charges a $10 carry-on assistance

Passenger: "This is extortion. I won't stand for it."

Attendant: "Actually, you're right, you can't stand. You need to
sit, and fasten your seat belt. We're about to push back from the gate.
But, first I need that $10."

Passenger: "No way!"

Attendant: "Sir, if you don't comply, I will be forced to call
the air marshal. And you really don't want me to do that."

Passenger: "Why not? Is he going to shoot me?"

Attendant: "No, but there's a $50 air-marshal hailing fee."

Passenger: "Oh, all right, here, take the $10. I can't believe

Attendant: "Thank you for your cooperation, sir. Is there
anything else I can do for you?"

Passenger: "Yes. It's stuffy in here, and my overhead fan
doesn't seem to work. Can you fix it?"

Attendant: "Your overhead fan is not broken, sir. Just insert
two quarters into the overhead coin slot for the first five minutes."

Passenger: "The airline is charging me for cabin air?"

Attendant: "Of course not, sir. Stagnant cabin air is provided
free of charge. It's the circulating air that costs 50 cents."

Passenger: "I don't have any quarters. Can you make change for
a dollar?"

Attendant: "Certainly, sir! Here you go!"

Passenger: "But you've given me only three quarters for my

Attendant: "Yes, there's a change making fee of 25 cents."

Passenger: "For cryin' out loud. All I have left is a lousy
quarter? What the heck can I do with this?"

Attendant: "Hang onto it. You'll need it later for the

Friday, September 12, 2008

Jonathan given the boot

Oh no, Jonathon Burkin was voted off America's Got Talent - I'm so upset. I loved him. He's what the show is about.
Although the singers on the show are good, moving even, I feel like we have American Idol for that so I'd rather not see (ok hear) the singing.

The little 4 year old Katlin, although is adorable, really shouldn't have made it as far as she did. I think the judges screwed up by bringing her to the next round. She sings cute- but like a 4 year old would sing. The troubling thing is that I find it disturbing seeing that little girl on the stage by herself as her fate is decided if she is to go forward or not. And a group of kids: Wright Kids made it, oh please, Jonathon Burkin was way better and who are they kidding, I just don't believe a group of children would be a big Vegas pull. I think they need to put age restrictions for who can audition!

As I said, it also disturbs me to see the children on stage - alone - without their parents. I think that they're too young!

I might not continue to watch the show as I'm not impressed with the final 10 contestants.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Great talent on America's Got Talent!

I just LOVED Jonathon Burkin and SickStep on America's Got Talent - so much so I made a point to keep watching the show live so that I could vote for both of them.

Jonathon twirls,juggles and is quite the gymnist. Sickstep is an amazing theatrical dance team. I'd love to see them all win.

I think America's Got Talent is usually on Monday and Tuesday night but this being a holiday week, the schedule was a bit off.