Monthly Archives: February 2012
One of the Monkees has died.
So sad to hear that former lead singer, Davy Jones, has passed away at the age of 66. He suffered a heart attack on Wednesday morning, according to TMZ and other media reports.
I am so grateful I saw him in concert a few years ago with Micky Dolenz. Wish they would have all been together (no Peter Tork or Mike Nesmith ), but the duo still put on a great show! A great moment spent with my mom and sisters, as we had really good seats and sang along to every song.
So Davy, Whitney Houston … did I miss another recent celebrity death? Otherwise there is another one on the way because celebrity deaths come in threes : ( (Christian Slater, Matthew Perry, NKOTB, Bon Jovi … please stay home today and be careful!)
Now I have to pull out my Brady Bunch DVD and watch my favorite episode, “Getting Davy Jones” … starring of course, Davy Jones! Marcia Brady would be mourning this news today.
What is your favorite song from Davy Jones or The Monkees? Share your songs and memories below.
With all of the crap going on in the world, I look forward to fun news and announcements. So, the cast announcement for the next season of “Dancing With The Stars” (DWTS) had my full attention this morning.
I had not even heard any rumors for this season’s cast, so I was on the edge of my couch, grasping my cell phone ready to Tweet and blog all about it. When actor/singer Jack Wagner was announced and semi-graced the stage (his trip was of course accidental), I jumped out of my seat and nearly spilled my coffee.
Every season I look forward to there being at least one of my former crushes from childhood/teenhood (past examples are Joey McIntyre, Joey Lawrence, Donny Osmond, Ralph Macchio) to grace the dance floor. So I was not disappointed to see soap icon Jack Wagner (Frisco Jones from “General Hospital” and some other soaps including “Melrose Place” … basically, he is secret agent Frisco Jones to me!) step out on the stage.
So now the questions arise … Will he sing “All I Need” or another one of his songs from the 1980s? Am I the only one who remembers his songs? The chance of him singing on the DWTS stage is unlikely, but hopefully he will at least dance to something related to his songs, Frisco, or “General Hospital.”
And Kristina Wagner, if you are reading this, us die-hard Frisco and Felicia fans would love to see you in the audience. I know he is your ex-husband and all (they were married in real life, too), but seeing you support him would give fans that long-awaited Frisco and Felicia reunion. We’ll take what we can get. And if ex-fiancee and “Melrose Place” co-star Heather Locklear shows up, we could have a soap-themed love triangle right in the audience!
Here is the full cast of season 14 of DWTS, along with their professional dance partners (whom frankly, I believe are more famous than some of the “celebrities.”) …
- Jack Wagner will dance with pro Anna Trebunskaya
- Sherri Shepherd with pro Val Chmerkovskiy
- Melissa Gilbert with pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Yeah! Maks is back!)
- Martina Navratilova with pro Tony Dovolani
- Jaleel White with DWTS champ Kym Johnson
- Donald Driver with pro Peta Murgatroyd
- Maria Menounos with three-time DWTS champ Derek Hough
- Roshon Fegan with pro Chelsie Hightower
- William Levy with two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke
- Gavin DeGraw with reigning DWTS champ Karina Smirnoff
- Gladys Knight with pro Tristan MacManus
- Katherine Jenkins with two-time DWTS champ Mark Ballas
DTWS premieres Monday, March 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Who do you want to win this season? Who do you think will win? Share your thoughts below!
Yep, that's right....I have made an indulgent, delicious recipe out of healthy ingredients! Of course, this wouldn't stand a chance nutrition wise compared to a green smoothie or a salad filled with veggies but I believe there is always room for some yummy treats and when they include several servings of fruits then all the better!
Banana Split Pie Recipe…
Let me explain.....I am generally not the person who likes to eat mimics of other foods...I do not choose to eat tofu or fake meat...I have personally decided not to eat meat and I don't generally want a fake version of it either. However, my hubby loves veggie burgers....looking at the ingredients they contain I am not happy serving him one of these burgers at all....in my opinion they are not healthy!
Bananas, chocolate, sunflower seed butter.....ummm, need I say more?
Everyone knows that bananas go well with peanut butter but in my house we use Sunbutter (made with sunflower seeds instead of peanuts) because both of my kids have peanut allergies.
Now add in some non dairy chocolate (we have dairy allergies too!)
and you have an amazing combination!
Chocolate Banana Sunbutter Bars…
There are lots of traditional fairy tales and nursery rhymes we read to our kids, but are they really great to expose your kids to at such a young age? I have always been able to edit a bit, but now my toddler is reading so I can’t avoid the words.
I’ll have to admit, though. We’ve recently read the “Gingerbread Man,” and I was afraid as I kept reading of how he would react. I totally forgot about the fox eating him until we were half-way through the story. I thought about stopping, but my son was so into it.
So, as the fox ate the Gingerbread Man, I laughed and read the last line “that’s what a Gingerbread Man is for.” I looked to my son with fear to see his reaction. He just laughed along, too. I said, “The fox got to eat the cookie!” My son then told me that he wanted a Gingerbread Man cookie.
Now this story is one of his favorites, and over the holidays we made Gingerbread Man cookies to go along with the theme. Crisis averted … my son’s life was not traumatically changed by the story.
But I don’t quite think he is ready for “Hansel and Gretel.” How do I explain a witch who eats children?
This article explains how fairy tales were meant for adults. I have not yet seen the new show “Grimm,” but have gotten into “Once Upon A Time.” Both are adult shows about fairy tales. I make sure I watch “Once Upon A Time” after my 3-year-old has gone to sleep. With some of the material, and a very scary-looking Rumplestiltskin, I think I could even have nightmares!
What do you think about traditional fairy tales and nursery rhymes? Share any good or bad experiences below.