Archive for August 12, 2009


>It is weird but I can post on this blog, but not my book blog. I hope the problem is fixed by Friday, that is when I have to do the drawing for one of my giveaways. Every time I try to do something on that blog or go to my dashboard, I get an error message.

Yesterday we(by me I mean Em, D, Fred and I) went to the Yankees vs. Blue Jays game. D and Fred sat together, Em and I sat together (we got the tickets separately so we weren’t all sitting together, plus D had a problem with the tickets he bought) I took this photo with my phone, I don’t know why, since I had my camera with me(No matter, now I have a new wallpaper for my phone). The Yankees scored early, then the Jays got one ahead. Then nothing till the 8th inning. Em and I both thought Joba Chamberlain was not all we had heard him to be and were less then impressed with Hideki Matsui, so much so that when he came up to bat I went on Facebook and was about to type, ‘I am less then impressed with Hideki Matsui’ when the crowd makes the sound it makes when something is happening and I looked up to see the ball making a perfect arc into the stands. I almost dropped my phone, the guy across the aisle was high-fiving people and I think he injured my wrist. Then Jorge Posada was up, and he hit a home run too! Then they said the play was under review. The crowd booed. The umps decided it was a home run after all. Then the Yankees scored another run. It was Yankees 7, Blue Jays 5, the Yankees sent in Mariano Rivera and they won the ball game. It was also announced that it was Melky Cabrera 25th birthday. So our men (Derek and Mark) didn’t hit any home runs, but Derek scored the first run of the game and they got a lot of Blue Jays out. Since Joba wasn’t striking them out.

>I was trying to get to my dashboard, and I keep getting an error message. Grrr! That is so frustrating. Yes, Blogger is definitely having problems. I am watching the bottom and it keeps telling me ‘Autosave failed.’ Which makes me wonder why I am even typing this since I probably won’t be able to post it! I was going to post about yesterdays game and I should have done before now. So now it won’t work and in a little while I have to get ready for church and I will fall further behind in my post numbers for the month.

>The New York Times
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 — 6:17 AM ET
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of Special Olympics, Is Dead at 88

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a member of one of the most prominent families in American politics and a trailblazer in the effort to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities died Tuesday morning. She was 88.

A sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy and the mother-in-law of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Mrs. Shriver never held elective office. Yet she was no stranger to Capitol Hill, and some view her work on behalf of the mentally retarded, including the founding of the Special Olympics, as the most lasting of the Kennedy family’s contributions.

Read More: ~The New York Times~