Was it a hoax?

Remember when we talked about the three year old that was asked to leave a KFC? Turns out, that may have been a hoax!

 

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I apologize for sensationalizing this story and being part of the problem. The thing is, no matter if this story is true or not, a little girl is being hurt. Mostly, by her grandmother who is exploiting her. Shame on you, grandmother. Shame on you.

 

This is the face of a girl that needs more than a grandmother who takes advantage of her condition.

 

Songs of Summers

 

A list of the top Summer Songs from 1962 – today! My friend posted a link from NPR that included a list of the top songs. I picked a few years to highlight, but you can read the whole list here

 

2014

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – Fancy

 

 

 

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – Problem

 

 

 

 

Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong

 

 

 

 

2010

 

MIke Posner – Cooler Than Me 

 

 

 

 

Katy Perry – California Gurls

 

 

 

Taio Cruz – Dynamite

 

 

2003 – The Year I Graduated High School

 

Chingy – Right Thurr

 

 

 

Beyonce ft. Jay-Z – Crazy in Love

 

 

 

 

Matchbox 20 – Unwell

 

 

 

 

1999 – The Turn of the Century

 

 

Christina Aguilera – Genie in a Bottle

 

 

 

 

Smash Mouth – Walking on the Sun

 

 

 

 

Len – Steal My Sunshine

 

 

 

 

1984 – The Year I Was Born

 

Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time

 

 

 

 

Prince and the Revolution – When Doves Cry

 

 

 

Remember, you can view the full list by clicking here.

 

Meet “Pig,” the Unusual Dog

Meet Pig the Unusual Dog. Her mother was feral and Pig and her siblings might have died if Pig’s barking didn’t attract the attention of Alabama native Kim Dillenbeck. [click the link up there for her Facebook page!]

Meet Pig the Unusual Dog . Her mother was feral and Pig and her siblings might have died if Pig's barking didn't attract the attention of Alabama native Kim Dillenbeck.

 

Everyone wanted to take a photo with her as she made her way around the fairground.

Joey Kennedy/AL.com

Pig seems to be in good health. She can run and doesn’t appear to be in any obvious pain. According to Dillenbeck, Pig thinks she’s just a normal dog.

Pig seems to be in good health. She can run and doesn't appear to be in any obvious pain. According to Dillenbeck, Pig thinks she's just a normal dog.

AP Photo/Jay Reeves

Pig’s bizarre frame is due to the fact that she’s missing several ribs, along with part of her spine. Dillenbeck has to keep an eye on her when she eats just make sure she doesn’t choke on anything.

Pig's bizarre frame is due to the fact that she's missing several ribs, along with part of her spine. Dillenbeck has to keep an eye on her when she eats just make sure she doesn't choke on anything.

Pig is super vocal and playful though, and she’s definitely not afraid to bark when she wants your attention.

Pig is super vocal and playful though, and she's definitely not afraid to bark when she wants your attention.

Joey Kennedy/AL.com

Pig made such a splash at Do Dah Day that she ended up in all kinds of news outlets. Hooray Pig!

 

 

 

Read the full article here.

What I did while I was gone…

Can I just say, I had a fantastic time away from work last week? 

Don’t worry, you guys will always hold a special place in my heart, and a part of me did miss you. BUT… last week was wonderful. 

Every year, my husband Dan and I go on a mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico and build homes for those in need through Amor Ministries’ Mexico Family Camp week. This is our 5th year doing this, and it seems to get better and better every year. It truly is a life changing experience. 

I would love to rant on and on about everything, but since you probably have to get back to work in a few minutes…I will leave you with a link to information about Amor Ministries and their Family Camp week. Feel free to search around and if you have any questions feel free to email me smerz@qmix.com. I would LOVE to chat with you more about this trip!

Sam Smith Can Do No Wrong

We were introduced to Sam Smith by “Stay With Me,” on QMIX. And i immediately was drawn to his crooner ways. I downloaded his album, “In the Lonely Hour.” All the songs are wonderful. 

 

 

Then, like a pro, he comes out with a cover of “How Will I Know,” from the late great Whitney Houston.

 

 

I’m totally fangirling. 

 

Accurate

 

yes

Oprah Sad Yes

Yep

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YES! More of that please!

 

 

Movie Character Names

batesAnyone named after a character in a movie? The movie “Frozen” not only has made Adele Dazeem a house hold name thanks to John Travolta, but Idina Menzel has done well too and so have the names Elsa and Anna. According to birth records those are two of the hottest names of the year so far and it’s because of the characters in the movie. Which, if you’re parents are going to name you after movie characters, it beats Carrie, Samara (The Ring) or Annie (Wilkes from Misery). “This is our daughter Annie. We named her after Kathey Bates’ character in the movie ‘Misery’. She’s into hobbling.”

Beep Beep

HonkingHornWhat upsets people about you honking your horn at them is they find it embarrassing. That’s why you see them peer back at you from their rearview mirror and throw their hands up. That’s what a survey from Safeco Insurance says. And, most times, it’s just a friendly reminder at a light that it turned green about 40 seconds ago and I was trying to be nice and avoid being that guy but you lose half you life sitting at the light at 25th Street and National Road.  54% of people say they are light tappers on the horn. 38% say they’re medium length beepers and 8% like to rival the length of ” “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” to get their point across. I’m not much of a horn guy, I’m more of a hand gesture person.

Scarlett’s Scooter

harleyHarley fanatics are about to lose their minds. The electric bike that Scarlett Johansson’s stunt-double was recently caught on the set of the next Avengers movie is a real thing.  They showed it off in New York and will be making the rounds with it this summer before it goes into full production. It doesn’t look like what we’ve come to know as a Harley. If it wasn’t for the name on the tank you wouldn’t guess it was one. It’s not chromed out and the sound…it doesn’t have one. A Harley that you don’t have to unsuccessfully have to try and scream over the top of?

And My Heart Grew Three Sizes…

My love for Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield continues to grow. They were recently at a restaurant in NYC when they spotted paparazzi outside. Instead of reacting negatively to their presence, the couple turned it into an opportunity to promote not for profits close to their hearts. 

The notes in the picture below say,  “Good morning! We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let’s try this again. We don’t need the attention, but these wonderful organizations do: www.youthmentoring.orgwww.autismspeaks.org, (and don’t forget:) www.wwo.orgwww.gildasclubnyc.org. Here’s to the stuff that matters. Have a good day!” 

emma and andrew