Wednesday, March 28, 2012

S is for Sophia Grace and Rosie

If you're an ELLEN fan, you know exactly who Sophia Grace and Rosie are and what they do. If you're not an ELLEN fan, well then you are missing out on some great entertainment! I'll fill you in with a few tidbits.

Sophia Grace Brownlee (8) and her cousin, Rosie McClelland (5) began their road to fame by performing in a YouTube video of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass". They are both from the UK with Sophia Grace belting (and I do mean belting) out current songs by other artists. Their personalities and accents bring the biggest smiles to the faces of their viewers. Of course, their cuteness has gone viral and they have been guests on "The Ellen Show" several times.

Their first appearance on, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," became a HUGE online hit as they sang "Super Bass". Soon after, they appeared on Ellen's show for a second time!! This time, they sang Adelle's, "Rolling In the Deep." The girls also appeared on the red carpet at the American Music Awards and enjoyed interviewing some of their favorite recording artists including, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, and many more.

The girls have their own Facebook page, where you can watch interviews, and performances. Also, "The Ellen Show" has several performances,interviews and videos that will melt your heart!

On a recent "Ellen" show, the girls premiered their own very special segment, "Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie." Their first guest was Taylor Swift. They loved getting to know Taylor, and the segment is priceless!

Sophia Grace & Rosie have a bright future ahead of them. Of course, they will grow up and probably become beautiful young ladies with voices that rival some of the best! But even if their journey takes a different path, they will always have this special time to look back on!

The letter "S" is brought to you by Jenny Matlock's, Alphabe-Thursday. Please click on the logo below and you will enjoy reading some very interesting "S" stories.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

To Live the Dream

"I'm living the dream, man," she thought to herself as she sat down to begin her day's work. It's not enough to just smile and be cordial to everyone coming through the office. I have to actually produce something? Well, bring it on! I love challenges! I love pressure! I love living every moment as though I’m going to stroke with my next heartbeat!

Then, I come home to the adult children who languish about. The same children whose tuition I now pay with my "dream" job.

My babies are my world, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

This dream post is brought to you by Jenny, from Off On My Tangent! Each Saturday we are given a prompt with which we are to create a masterpiece of so many words (of Jenny's choice - this week it is 100) and share it with the world. The prompt this week is the first sentence of my post (that's why it's in bold). Thanks for stopping by today. Please click on Jenny's logo below, and enjoy the writings of some buddies of mine.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Make it Right

Good Saturday Centus morning! It's time for my weekly writing challenge directed by Jenny Matlock at Off On My Tangent! Jenny is in the middle of a move, and has given us a light assignment today. Thank you for small wonders! I've never spent less than an hour preparing my story, but today, it only took me 45 minutes! Yay! Our assignment: 25 words, 5 sentences with 5 words in each sentence. Piece of cake, right? Well yes, for some....

My offering is silly and goofy, because that's what happens to me when I get a decent night's sleep! Go ahead and enjoy my fluff!

Who will I be today?

Yesterday, I was a queen

I was really very mean

Today, I’ll make it right

Think I’ll be Snow White!

For more challenging posts, and probably more interesting posts, please click on Jenny's logo below and have a good time with some great short reads! Oh, and don't forget to set your clocks AHEAD one hour tonight!

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

P is for Pfftt!

Yeah, you heard me! Just say the letter "P" and blow out while your two front teeth lay on top of your bottom lip. It's an easy word...a lot easier than saying "oh, paleeeze!" It has been my mantra for the last few weeks. It helps relieve some of the stress that gets in while I am talking.

Why the stress? Well, can you say "PRINCESS" and "SLACKER" at the same time? These are the things that drive me to chocolate, sugar, or watching Breaking Dawnfor the 22nd time!

Princess "E" doesn't want to drive her car (with no air bags) when it is windy because it's hard to drive in a straight line; or if it's too cold, because the heater is 30 years old (VW Bus)and doesn't work so well. So, she begs, tearfully, to use my car (pretentious SUV - the one with butt warmers) claiming that she is just going to drive it to school and then will come straight home. You've heard that one before, haven't you?

Then, Princess "K" who drives a 40 year old (Karman Ghia)car (with no heat or air, and no air bags) who also wants the butt warmers, pleads as if her head is on the chopping block. "But mooooommmmmm! I can't drive with the top down because it really messes up my hair!" I guess she has a good point, as she is a stylist by trade.

Oh, Pfftt! I give in, and then stay home all the time because I'm scared silly to drive a 30 or 40 year old manual transmission auto! I must admit, I'm getting caught up on facebook, my blog reading, and can proudly say that I now play two-suits Spider Solitaire!

Let's not forget Slacker Mr. "T"! His big break is just around the corner. He produces Rap Battles at local venues, and even participates in some of them. Rap Battles are spontaneous insult debates in "Rap" form. He wears a mask most of the time which gives him an edge when rapping, by concealing laughter and drooling. I think the mask is hideous; he really is a handsome guy and loves his work, but like most everything else in the entertainment business that's fun, there's no money in it!

Then, there is Mr. "M", the (graphic designer)artiste! He works at home from his computer #1 while playing online war games on computer #2. He's one of the few men I know who can multi-task, and get it right! He's not a slacker, or a "prince", but it's hard to call him for dinner as I don't know which computer he is on (he hates to be interrupted if it's the war game!). Oh, pfftt!

I think I need a girl's weekend! Anyone game?

This letter "P" is brought to you by Jenny Matlock, Off On My Tangent! She is a delightful Headmistress of a well-to-do writing establishment. Please click on the logo below to read other "P" stories from some of my fellow classmates.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Goodbye, Mother

It's Saturday Centus time! Our fearless leader, Jenny Matlock, Off On My Tangent is the the midst of a move. Hence, the prompt for this week, "Saying goodbye was harder than she thought." Our assignment is to write astory, poem, song, etc., using only 100 words, plus the seven words in the prompt. I usually enjoy making up goofy stories that are part-fiction, however, a "not-so-goofy" story came to my mind and I thought I would share it. This week's prompt is in bold.

Leila found her mother’s body. She made the calls. She watched the coroner leave as everyone arrived with food. No time for goodbyes.

“I’ll say goodbye at the service,” Leila thought. When the family arrived, they all hugged and cried. Leila’s mother left a note with the Will, “memorial service?” The family voted; Leila lost 3-1. No service.

Leila was livid. Her mother had so many friends who would have attended just to see her one more time, even if it were only her ashes. Her mother was buried at sea…by strangers.

Standing at the pier’s end, Leila fell apart. Saying goodbye was harder than she thought.

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