JUDY FROM THE BLOCK

JUDY FROM THE BLOCK

Saturday, March 26, 2011

DAME ELIZABETH ROSEMOND TAYLOR (FEB 27, 1932 – MAR 23, 2011)

R.I.P.
DAME ELIZABETH
"HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY"

BEAUTY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.....


RECEIVING THE OSCAR FOR "BUTTERFIELD 8"
(1960)



MY FAVORITE "LIZ" MOVIES:

                                  A Place in the Sun (1951)



FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1950)



AND THE SPIN OFF...... 
FATHER'S LITTLE DIVIDEND (1951)



BETWEEN FRIENDS (1983)





LEST NOT WE FORGET HER HUMOR....LOL!



Besides her beauty, elegance and grace that she gave to us on-screen, her humanity and her heart was far bigger than Hollywood.  After Rock Hudson's death, she was cofounder of American Foundation for AIDS research.  And, later, she founded the Elizabeth Taylor     AIDS Foundation.   

SUCH A HUGE ADVOCATE FOR THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY....SHE MADE AN IMPACT ON ME!



R.I.P DAME "LIZ"
(FEB 27, 1932 – MAR 23, 2011)























Monday, March 21, 2011

WE'RE A "BIG LOVE" OF HBO AT OUR HOUSE, BUT WE LIKE TO "CURB OUR ENTHUSIASM" ABOUT IT....AND, HAPPINESS FOR ♥DESTINI♥....MR. CAMEL'S WEIGHT LOSS!

SO WHAT DO I THINK ABOUT POLYGAMY?  READ ON.....

Hubby and I have been following Big Love since the beginning.  We have seen a lot of twists and turns, and definitely have learned a whole lot about polygamy, or as the Henrickson Family calls it, "plural marriage." 

We learned early on that there are two different sets of polygamists.  There are those polygamists from Juniper Creek who believe in underage marriage, inbreeding, defiant of all laws; which to us average folks, and in the eyes of the "law" means.....RAPE AND PRISON! 

Then there is another type of polygamist, such as the Henrickson's.

The Henrickson's...Bill, Nicki, Barb, and Margene
They actually do live a very normal life, on the "outside."  What goes on in the "inside" of their home, well that's a different story now isn't it?! 

Season after season, I started seeing their lifestyle as odd, but a normal family with normal family problems, but odd, story after story you begin to like, no actually kinda love this family, but odd.  So what is so odd you ask?  BECAUSE THERE ARE 3 WIVES!!  THEIR KIDS CALL EVERYBODY MOMMY!!  It's odd.

 I do have to say the best part of the show for me was having Sissy Spacek (Marilyn) guest star on the show.  She played a high-powered Washington DC lobbyist who came into the season when Bill is running for the Senate seat in Utah.  She really took a shine to Bill...NO NOT LIKE THAT...She really believed in him at first.  She thought he looked like the perfect "nuclear family" man.  She pulled a lot of strings for him...until she found out the truth!



THE BEST LINE AFTER MARILYN DISCOVERS THE TRUTH ABOUT BILL'S "PLURAL" MARRIAGES...

Marilyn:  "Do you really think the world is going to embrace you?"
Bill:   "Congratulates for figuring it out, now get out of my house. "
Marilyn:  "The world is going to blow up in your face.  You duped me into putting you into office.  Your religion is bullshit and is just another excuse for fucking around."

Well, the more I watched it, I started thinking to myself, "they've really committed no crime here." Well not by the "law" anyway.  Morally, well that's a different ballgame now isn't it!


He is only legally married to one of the wives, the other two marriages are just ceremonies that they perform themselves.  Let the jealousy begin, RIGHT? LOL!

We don't throw "swingers" in jail!  What they are doing isn't a whole lot different, except they don't usually live together.  If that's how they choose to live their life, well okay for you. 

I guess my point of view going into the show changed a whole lot by the time of the FINALE last night. If it works for them, then I guess we should not be opinionated, judgmental, or so "far right" (note I did not say the word Republican, oops) about it. 

Though it's certainly NOT A LIFESTYLE FOR ME (BECAUSE I WOULDN'T SHARE MY HUSBAND WITH NOBODY), if it works for someone else, who are we to say how or what they should do.

****FINALE SPOIL ALERT.....CLICK HERE


So, what will me and Mr. Camel do with ourselves on Sunday night's now you ask, while waiting for Breaking Bad to return that is (not until July)?  Well, we will be tuning into Season 8 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," OF COURSE!

LARRY DAVID (the creator of Seinfeld) is moving to New York for Season 8 with the rest of the gang.....Richard Lewis, Jeff, Susie, LD, Cheryl, and Funkhowser; and so, so, so many more great guest stars every season!  THE MAN IS A FREAKIN WRITING GENIUS!





 



PRETTYYY, PRETTYYY, PRETTYYY GOOD....

Lately, it seems at our house it's been a disaster after disaster.  I haven't blogged about Mr. Camel's truck being stolen, YET....it's coming.  I'm just waiting for before and after pics from the insurance company, plus aren't you guys kinda tired of me being such a "neggie nellie" all the time?  Lord, knows I am.  Sooooooooo moving on.....



Lets talk about Destini! Mine and Mr. Camel's favorite person in the whole world! YEAH YEAH, we're bias....



Grocery shoppin...













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I'M HELPIN DAD OUT...


OOOOOO, NOW THAT I CAN CLIMB.....


 
ohhhhhh....this CANNOT be good

WHO MEEEEEE?
She looks like a mini me version of my mother, only darker skin...lol!
If you knew my mother you totally get it...it could be the tennis shoes, it could be the hair, or it could be the furry collars mom always wore...SHE just reminds me of my own MOMMY!


AND...since I can't get back down yet, I'll just nap here.....

I LOVE IT UP HERE....WHAT CAN I SAY?

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Since there are some "haters" out there who I know read my blog, I try to be kinda discreet about some personal things about the guardianship and court proceedings we have been going through with Destini.  I have really been very private lately in not saying much about what we had been trying to do.  Of course, naturally, YOU ALL KNOW we want and will always want Destini to live with us forever.  We have taken those necessary steps through court, and we are now OFFICIALLY her ONLY APPOINTED GUARDIANS AND BIOLOGICAL MOTHER'S RIGHTS COMPLETELY TERMINATED.  We have more court proceedings ahead of us, it's a process (isn't everything), but we feel confident that Destini will always be safe and sound right here at home.  We are very, very pleased with our judge assigned to our case. 

Though we will always, always allow her biological mother to come and see her, she knows this was all about Destini's stability and her future.  We are grateful to her for finally understanding that and making a very difficult and very adult decision on behalf of Destini.  Not for us, but for DESTINI!

Destini reminds me every day of how "blessed" my life is.  Sometimes I lose track, and of such a wonderful husband I have who will go to know lengths for me and her....and speaking of Mr. Camel.....

                      Check out the weight loss, seriously!


 This is what I'm feeding him (rabbit food) sorta.....He eats plenty still, believe me!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

MOTHER NATURE....SHE'S A BEAST!



kimi ni ai sare masu youni

(May You Be Loved By GOD)

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan early Friday, March 11, 2011, thereby triggering tsunamis with waves anywhere from 10-20 feet.  Thousands of lives will be lost in this tragedy...






We MUST remember our fellow friends in Japan.


As Americans, we remember our own tragedy, Hurricaine Katrina.  I will not post other pictures of Katrina and its devastation, as we ALL remember the tragedy etched in our minds, very, very well, nor do I want to take away from the Japanese at their time in need and loss....



If you have only $5 dollars, 10, or 20, please donate to the Red Cross.  If you don't have money, donate blood, food, clothes, blankets. 
                   
                                    **1-800-733-2767** 
                                    THEY NEED US NOW!  







Six hours later after hitting Japan, American soil was hit by this powerful tsunami, Hawaii (below) hit the most and our thoughts and prayers with them as well....


Three hours later, the entire southern west coast was hit; though minimal damage, one death in Santa Monica was reported.  Our thoughts and prayers to him and his family.....


 Watashi-tachi wa anata no tame ni inoru
(We Pray For You)


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MEN men men men, MANLY men men men....



Because I am sooooooo "Hollywood"....lol....okay, rather because I am "star struck," I just have to chime in on my thoughts about Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen, and the future of the show.

There have been eight seasons of Two and a Half Men, and two additional seasons were to come.  Now, however, CBS has decided to end production for the rest of the eighth season due to Charlie's comments, his rants, his raves, and his out-of-control behavior.  As of March 7, 2011, the network has not made a decision on the shows future after Charlie was FIRED from Warner Bros. this week.

As a super HUGE fan from the beginning of the show (I think that was 2003), and when the show started in the first place, it was NEVER so much about Charlie as much as it was about Angus T. Jones (Jake)


As the story lines progressed, the seasons continued, the show ended up being about the ENTIRE cast as a WHOLE!


Every actor and actress on the show played a significant part in the success of the show.  I for one ALWAYS looked forward to Monday night, 8pm, CBS, Two and a Half Men.  I have NEVER missed an episode in eight years!! 


Charlie is a hedonistic, jingle-writing, rich womanizing drunken whore on the show.  We watch it because it's darn funny, not because you wish your daughter was dating someone like him, that's for sure!

Unfortunately, his character is not too far off from his real life.  This isn't NEW news about Charlie Sheen! 

Charlie Sheen lives his life "on" camera the way he lives his life "off" camera.  


First let me admit, that I do follow Charlie on ustream, twitter, the news, etc.  No, not because I am all about #WINNING, but because one almost cannot help but watch a train wreck right in your face, especially when it is someone you grew up watching on the movie screen and TV.  We have always forgiven Charlie for his sins that the media blasts him for, I guess because he's Charlie!  I don't know...#TIGERBLOOD?

As far his personal life, I don't know the man.  I see for myself what has become of him, only in front of a camera.  But it doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to figure out what is going on here.....ADDICTION!

I think Charlie is ADDICTED to sex, drugs, alcohol, fame, and money!  Somewhere along the way he forgot who Carlos Irwin Estevez (Charlie) is.  Charlie comes from a working Hollywood family who he is embarrassing and obviously doesn't care....#NOTWINNING!


Though I originally started this blog today about Charlie and his disappointing millions of fans of the show, it really got me to thinking about ALL those people who have family that have been affected by ADDICTION!  Because when you're an addict, your WHOLE family suffers from your addiction.  Someone very, very close to me grew up around this type of addiction with her mother and for as long as I have known her, she has suffered just as much as the ADDICT! 

It's such ashame, a down right sadness in my heart what is going on with Charlie, the cast, the crew, the fans, CBS, Warner Bros., and especially Charlie's family!  Your children who will watch you self-destruct, your siblings who are hurting more than you know, your parents who perhaps may have to bury their son sooner than later (and, as Bill Cosby once said, "NO PARENT SHOULD HAVE TO BURY THEIR CHILD").  I wish the BEST for Charlie and hope he gets that much needed help!  I also wish for the show to go on, with or without Charlie.  It would be unfair to the fans who love ALL the characters for us not to get that from CBS.  We DESERVE to get to finish out the season, at the very least!!  #FANSNOTWINNING!

WARNING!! EXPLICIT LANGUAGE!!