Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving National Adoption Day

The National Adoption Day Coalition expects 4,500 children in foster care to be adopted on National Adoption Day today.

National Adoption Day is a united national struggle to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving forever families. This annual, one-day event has made the daydreams of thousands of children come real by working with legislators, specialists and activists to finalize adoptions and create and celebrate adoptive families.

In total, National Adoption Day helped nearly 45,000 children move from foster care to a forever family. Almost 400 cities across the United States celebrate the Saturday before every Thanksgiving as National Adoption Day.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Great Blue Hole, Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize.  The hole is circular in shape, over 984 ft across and 407 ft deep. 

Blue Hole: Aerial view Lighthouse Reef Atoll Blue Hole, Belize.

Thanksgiving Story - Seth Miller Adopted

Foster Teen Gets First ‘Real’ Thanksgiving With Adoptive Family

Seth Miller turned 19 in October. The high school senior was in foster care since he was 7 and aged out of the foster system. At 19 years of age Seth Miller aka Logan Robert Hunt, was adopted by the family who adopted his sister as a baby.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Child Health USA 2007. Rockville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008.
The article is quoted, "According to the National CASA for Children organization, volunteers are desperately needed to advocate for abused and neglected children. Although 234,000 children nationwide have a CASA volunteer standing by them each year, an additional 400,000 do not. Ideally, volunteers watch over foster children until they are placed in permanent homes."

NYC, NY - Poodle (Miniature). Meet CESSA a Dog for Adoption.

NYC, NY - Poodle (Miniature). Meet CESSA a Dog for Adoption.

Breed:Poodle (Miniature)Color:Red/Golden/Orange/ChestnutAge:Senior
Size:Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or lessSex:FemaleID#:6029158
I am already spayed, house trained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
CESSA's Story...
Lovely, gentle Cessa is a 12 year old Poodle girl who was used for breeding, neglected, and dumped at the kill shelter in NYC where she made the list to be euthanized.  If after seeing this sweet angel's video you might be interested in becoming her permanent human angel, please call her foster mom Julia at 646-429-8882.

A Cuppa Day

From Recording daily empty cup of coffee Visit to see months of coffee cups from different places

Counter Culture’s Espresso Rustico at Beaner Bar.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MSNBC not saying whether Martin Bashir apology is enough

“We eat, therefore we hunt.”

In a commentary, Bashir called the former Alaska governor Sarah Palin  "America's resident dunce" and a "world class idiot," and suggested she be punished for remarks about slavery by having someone defecate in her mouth.

The article stated:
Bashir told the story of Thomas Thistlewood, a former overseer at a plantation who left detailed diaries that described his punishment of wayward slaves. In one case, Thistlewood ordered another slave to defecate in the mouth of the miscreant. In another case, someone urinated in the face of a slave who was being punished.
"When Mrs. Palin invokes slavery, she doesn't just prove her rank ignorance, she confirms (that) if anyone truly qualifies for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate," he said

Honestly, I’d rather see Tina Fey as Sarah Palin than to watch the actual Sarah Palin. Tina does this amazing thing where she twists Sarah Palin’s words by… reciting them verbatim. An study has concluded that people who only watch Fox News are less informed than all other news consumers. Even Fox News agrees. See for yourself. 

Tina Fey is a better Sarah Palin

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Chubby, Curves, Beautiful--->>> Positive Reinforcement

We see too much of this----> "Plus-size polemic: Is Melissa McCarthy's Elle cover shameful?" and this "Abercrombie & Fitch Will Sell Larger Sizes After Plus-Size Controversy" and "Target Faces Backlash for ‘Manatee’ Plus-Size Color." 
Real women and men have curves! We should have more ------>>>> "I'm not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I'm thick. I like my body." Alicia Keys and "I don't get this whole super-skinny obsession. I really think women look more beautiful when they let their curves show."
Vanessa Marcil  Some women wished they had curves like, "I want to be a big, fleshy voluptuous woman with curves. I want a big bum, but I don't have one."  Cameron Diaz 
"Each socially-approved form of woman must be pitted against each other relentlessly until one walks proudly out with the unparalleled pleasure of being the Most Attractive (to whom?) weighing on her pleasantly-toned-but-not-masculine shoulders." On The ‘Real’ Women Movement And The Fear Of Fakery
So women and men with curves when YOU feel like dropping a few pounds, hold your head up as you labor around that track.  Those runners passing you think you rock! I saw this posted by Our It's worth re-blogging. 

"I would love it if people could look at chubby folks with all of our curves, bumps and ridges and just say 'She's beautiful' just like that. You don't have to get on a treadmill as long as your blood pressure is under control and you eat healthy, God bless." Yvette Nicole Brown 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Adrian Alvarstein Victory Dance

Adrian Alvarstein is a forward for the Narvik Hockey club in Norway, but that's not really important. What's important is that this guy is fantastic at doing victory dances 
He was born in Swaziland, Africa in 1991 and abandoned on the steps of a church with his umbilical cord still intact. He was sent to an orphanage and eventually adopted by a Norwegian woman who was unable to have children. He began skating at a young age and has been playing high level hockey in Norway since he was 16.

Adrian (21) was found on the church steps with the umbilical cord intact  Adrian (21) ble funnet på kirketrappa med navlestrengen intakt

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Veterans Day discounts & free meals Nationwide

Many restaurants are offering meal deals for military personnel. The deals require you to show proof of military service.
Applebee's Every Veterans Day, Applebee's invites vets and active duty military to come have a meal. It's their way of saying thanks for their service. 
Carrabba's Italian Grill is offering all active duty personnel and retired veterans a free appetizer on Nov. 9-11.  Check your nearby location to make sure they are participating: Locator.

Golden Corral Thank you free dinner from 4 PM-9 PM.  No identification is required for the service member : Any person who has served in the US Military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves)

America's Heroes Will Receive Free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo from Max & Erma's on Veteran's Day. Members of the armed forces will enjoy a cup of Max & Erma's signature Tortilla Soup or side house salad, a juicy, award-winning Cheeseburger hand-crushed from fresh, never frozen beef, with seasoned fries and one of Erma's fresh baked cookies.
Selective Chick-fil-A restaurants  are offering a free specials if you show a military ID. Check your local restaurants.
Chili's is offering a special menu and offering for Veterans Day  See the flyer for details.  Active duty and veterans get a free entree from the Veterans Day menu.
A free breakfast at Denny's on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013 when they show proof of service.   (

Denny’s is giving away never-ending stacks of its famous buttermilk pancakes to active, inactive and retired military personnel on Monday, Nov. 11.

From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide, diners with a valid military ID will receive free all-you-can-eat pancakes, complete with warm maple syrup and whipped butter.

Starbucks #thankavet offers a job and free cup of coffee on Veterans Day. Starbucks Commitment to Hire More Veterans and Military Spouses. 

Outback has multiple offers for active duty and veterans.  FREE Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola® promotion is open to Active Duty with standard identification on November 11, 2013 including Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform.

In addition, Military Personnel with any of the foregoing forms of identification will receive 10% OFF their entire guest check (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes and gratuity) on November 12 through December 31, 2013 at any Outback Steakhouse® in the U.S.

7-Eleven Says Thank You to Military With Free Slurpee® 11 AM-7 PM.  7-Eleven® Stores Thank Active, Veteran and Retired Military with Free Slurpee® Drinks on Veteran’s Day, Enlists Customers to Support USO Fund-Raising Campaign

Famous Dave's Meal Deals By State Please check the Famous Dave’s Veterans Day page or call your local restaurant for more information.

Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee for military in uniform or with ID.

T.G.I. Fridays: free lunch. Wear uniform, if permitted by your service, or present military ID or other proof of service. Only valid at participating locations.

Olive Garden offers specials for military the whole month of November

Military Family Special

Veterans Day discounts offered across nation for those who served

Free recreational site admission for Veterans Day
Retail Stores and More

Friday, November 8, 2013

Happy Veterans Day

Jim Wolf, a homeless Army veteran, recently got a makeover courtesy of Michigan-based homeless advocacy Degage Ministries.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Awesome Video - What do you do before a double mastectomy? Dance!

Deborah Cohan  is an OB-GYN at the hospital, so she had some pull when talking the doctors and nurses into being her backup dancers. Cohan had her bilateral mastectomy at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion in San Francisco. Read her story: