The 13-year-old boy was excited Wednesday, because he was finally old enough to stay home alone. However, the day didn’t go as planned. He usually wears hearing aids but didn’t have them in as he napped, so he didn’t hear the home’s smoke alarms
“My dog licked my face and woke me up,” Lamb said. “I woke up and the entire house was covered with smoke and we ran out in the backyard.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper will submit signatures on Tuesday to put a measure that would split California in six separate states.
According to the “Six Californias” plan, each of the six states would have its own government and own collection of elected officials, including congressional representatives.
Much of the Bay Area, including Santa Cruz and Monterey, would become the state of Silicon Valley under the proposal. The northernmost counties would become Jefferson; some North Bay counties would become part of North California, an area that stretches through Sacramento to the Sierra; Stockton, Fresno and Bakersfield would be among Central California’s largest cities; Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara would end up in West California; and San Diego would become the major city in South California.
What are your thoughts? Should we divide Indiana into different states?
To promote his new album:
Weird Al is dropping videos all week long. Remember yesterday when I posted #Tacky? Well that was from Monday. The big tune from yesterday is
Check out the video here:
I didn’t realize how SMART Weird Al is….
By the way, he is 54! Who knew?!?!
Yes. It’s Weird Al. But, yes. It’s such a great observance of today’s society.
YOU GUYS!!! I’m so flippin’ excited!
Before I tell you why…I have to take you back to 2005….
which btw- that was 9 years ago! What the WHAT?
OK- back to 2005….
I graduated from Milligan College. YAY! Though I was excited for the next chapter of my life, I was sad to leave several things behind… Amazing friends, wonderful experiences, beautiful scenery, and….
Over my 4 years at Milligan I developed a love for several foods down there. (Tennesseans KNOW how to eat!). 3 of those foods were….
Keva Juice Smoothies
Pal’s Drive Thru.
So- moving ahead to 2006….Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens.
I am in HEAVEN! For the first time in that year I enjoyed a smoothie that was as close to Keva Juice smoothies as they could get and it was only 3 minutes away from my house instead of 7 hours!
So now to present day…OK- more like yesterday (close enough)… I FINALLY get to check #2 off my list!!
SHRIMP SAUCE EXISTS IN COLUMBUS, INDIANA!
And it’s at TAKU JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE!!!!
This is how deep the obsession goes. Since 2005 I have been SEARCHING far and wide (and by far and wide I mean within an hour and a half driving distance) for a hibachi grill that has my shrimp sauce. I’ve even searched for a copy-cat recipe! NOTHING has come close.
And then…Dan and I were invited to go to Taku yesterday after church…
Our hibachi grill master came out to greet us… set out some dipping sauce dishes…
AND LOW AND BEHOLD…. he poured that beautiful shrimp colored liquid gold into that dish…
It was all I could do to restrain myself…I thought about asking for a spoon and just eating it right then and there. But I was a good girl, and waited patiently for the rest of my meal to be cooked so I could enjoy the shrimp sauce on ALL THE THINGS!
So needless to say, I am super happy that I can now enjoy my shrimp sauce any time I am craving it. Everything else was great too…I haven’t tried the sushi yet, but I’m sure it’s great and I will be back to try it soon.
Now we just need to work on Columbus getting a Pal’s Drive thru….
Harry Potter, although, aging, is back in a new short story by JK Rowling.
The 1,500-word story, published on the writer’s Pottermore website, describes the now 33-year-old Harry as having “threads of silver” in his black hair.
A fictional gossip column written by Harry Potter journalist Rita Skeeter in the Daily Prophet says he continues to wear his glasses that she says are ‘better suited to a style-deficient 12-year-old’.
Skeeter writes: “One always hesitates to invade the privacy of young people, but the fact is that anyone closely connected with Harry Potter reaps the benefits and must pay the penalty of public interest.”
The fictional gossip column says Ron Weasley, has aged less well with his ginger hair “thinning slightly”. His wife Hermione, Harry’s wife Ginny, and their children all feature in the story. Ron entered into employment within the Ministry of Magic alongside Harry but left two years later and suggests he could even have a mental illness. [!!!!!]
Rowling also gives fans a hint of Harry’s new life by describing a mysterious cut over his cheekbone which signifies his work as an Auror.
PLEASE, JO, MAY WE HAVE SOME MORE?
Apparently National Geographic is
bored with taking pictures of Giraffes hosting a 3 night miniseries on the 90′s.
and in honor of this…they created this Venn Diagram.
I love it.
Check it out!