Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"WEEDS" is back ......

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..... I know I shouldn't like this show because Nancy is such a lousy mom, but I just can't help it. I missed watching it Monday night when it premiered, so we finally got to watch it last night - WOW!!

Weeds Season 6 Episode 1: "A “Thwack”


When we last left Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) and the gang, Nancy and Shane (Alexander Gould) were standing by the pool watching a dead Pilar (Kate del Castillo floating in the water. It seems that our mild-manner Shane has learned some new tricks from all the violence in his life. He hit Pilar in the head with a croquet mallet (think "The Shining" by Stephen King - the book, not the first movie).

If last night's premier of Season 6 is any indication, WEEDS is off to a rip-roaring start. Nancy looks dazed and confused, but Shane seems unaffected, even though he does have that crazed look in his eye.

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In Shane’s eyes, this death “Thwack” to Pilar was necessary on order to protect his family. He overheard Pilar threatening both he and Silas. Pilar told Nancy that the baby was all they needed to "complete a happy family." She threatened Silas and Shane with a car wreck or a plane crash.

So, in typical Nancy fashion, the family is fleeing from another town. They pick up Silas (Hunter Parrish) who is totally unaware of what Shane did. When they get back to Estaban's house, Nancy tells the housekeeper Lupita (Renee Victor) to get everything packed and grab the baby because they are leaving for good.

While Nancy gathers her things, Shane tries to engage Silas in a game of air hockey. When Silas asks Shane what really happened at the house, calmly Shane replies: “I killed Pilar, with a croquet mallet by the pool. She was gonna kill us so I popped the bitch, right in the melon. THWACK! SPLASH! DEAD!” I have never felt more sorry for Silas in all the series - he has always been the "bad" boy, but now he looks in shock as he finds out what his younger brother is capable of.

Lupita, Shane, Silas, Nancy and the baby have all their stuff packed into Nancy's little Prius and they are stuffed in like sardines. This is when Nancy says, "We're goin' need a bigger boat." (Who didn't see that line coming?) Nancy directs Silas - who is driving because Nancy is too drunk - to drive them to Andy's (Justin Kirk), so they can "borrow" his new minivan to make it easier to flee.

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Of course, Andy is having troubles of his own because his fiancĂ© Audra (Alanis Morissette), is still being held hostage by a deranged catholic, anti-abortion freak. Nancy, being the bad ass she is, busts in the room and demands the keys to the van. Needless to say, the kidnapper ends up tied to a chair. Nancy now has the keys to Andy’s van and tells Andy that he can come along if he wants to. Poor Andy, he could have had a good life with Audra, but he failed the test (Audra said she'd never take him back and he didn't fight for her). So, Andy goes on the little road trip with the family.

As I said earlier, WEEDS is off to a rip-roaring start ....

Monday, August 16, 2010

Zombies crawl for backpack program

I am a HUGE supporter of the "Backpack Program" that most schools in Kentucky participate in. In case you don't know what this program is, it basically is a way to make sure underprivileged children/students have food to eat on the weekends when they are home. The children can depend on breakfast and lunch at school, but many children go without food on the weekends. Easy to prepare foods a child is able to fix in the microwave are the what most school are looking for. They fill up backpacks and the children taken them home on Friday and return the backpacks on Monday.

This past weekend, Harrodsburg held its 1st Annual Zombie Crawl to support the Backpack Program. Food items and monetary support came from all over our community. This was sponsored by The Arts Council of Mercer County and Goldie Goldsmith of Studio G. Below are a few of the fun photos from the event.

The 1st Annual "Zombie Crawl" in downtown Harrodsburg on August 13, 2010 was a huge success. Below are some photos from the event:

Tim White - Head Zombie

Tim White, Candace Thomas, and Jennifer Fister

Brody Pitman

Kelly Simpson and Madison Phillips

Kelly Simpson

"Thriller" courtesy of Goldie Goldsmith and Studio G

Kelly Simpson

"It's just a Thriller, Thriller night ..."

"Let's do the Time Warp again ... it's just a step to the left and a jump to the right ..."

Time Warp

Zombie Dog

One of the drummers

The entire cast of Zombies

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Care and Feeding of Nightmares

For anyone who would like to purchase my 2nd chapbook of poetry, "Care and Feeding of Nightmares" - you can email me at:

with your snail-mail address. The books are $5 each plus $2 for shipping and handling. I hope to have PayPal set up on my blog in a few weeks for payments, but currently I can only accept checks or money orders. I will mail out the book on the day I receive your order. You can also buy the books at J. Sampson Antiques on Main Street in Harrodsburg. Thanks to everyone who buys a book!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Votes for Women Celebration...

...90 Years and Counting!

A great deal of sacrifice was endured by the brave women working for women suffrage. The passage of the 19th amendment was a hard fought battle waged mostly by women … women of various political beliefs, backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities. They worked together, marched together, were jailed and beaten together. More importantly, they won together!

Each of us honors their sacrifice by voting knowledgeably in every election. However, this year we have an opportunity to show visibly the pride and unity of women and the power of our vote!

The 90th Anniversary of women winning the right to vote in America is August 26, 2010, and we must not let this date pass without fanfare, celebration, and meaning. The Kentucky Commission on Women invites you to join in the VOTES for WOMEN Celebration … 90 YEARS and COUNTING! This event will be held on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at the State Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky beginning at 10:30 a.m. On this day, let’s demonstrate the pride we take in honoring our foremothers for fighting for the right to have our voices heard through the power of the vote.

Please review the program schedule of events and plan now to bring a carload! Encourage your organization or club members to attend and become a financial co-sponsor!

Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Independent or, if you haven’t yet registered to vote, you will want to attend this event held at the Frankfort State Capitol to pay tribute to those women who risk their lives so Kentucky women could have a voice. We owe the brave women (and men) who stood up, spoke up and protested the inequality of the silencing of women’s voices. This day is too important to let go by without showing appreciation for what they endured and accomplished.

Please contact our office for questions at 502-564-2611 (ask for Commission on Women).

Hope to see you there… wearing your grandmother’s suffrage hat!

Event Honorary Co-Chairs

Marie Humphries, 1968-1970, Governor Louie Nunn

Marie Abrams, 1971-1974, Governor Wendell Ford

Helen Howard Hughes, 1974-1979, Governor Julian Carroll

Jessica Loving, 1979-1983, Governor John Y. Brown, Jr.

Robin Crigler, 1983-1987, Governor Martha Layne Collins

Phyllis Alexander, 1987-1991, Governor Wallace Wilkinson

Marsha Weinstein, 1992-1996, Governor Brereton Jones

Virginia Woodward, 1996-1998, Governor Paul Patton

Eugenia Potter, 1998-2000, Governor Paul Patton

BetsyNowland-Curry, 2000-2004, Governor Paul Patton

Glenda Woods, 2004-2007, Governor Ernie Fletcher
(Former Executive Directors of the Kentucky Commission on Women)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Loch Ness is Yummy

As many of you know, my youngest daughter, Christine, turned 18 this week. Even though she is legally an adult know, here is a picture of the special request birthday cake "Sharon's Cakes" made for her:

Of course, one of the first things my brand-new 18 year old did was go to the Mercer Public Library and have her status changed so she could check out VHS tapes and DVDs. What did she come home with? Winnie the Pooh videos ...

Maybe she's not growing as fast as I thought she was. If only I could keep her like this forever ...