We hung out with Clay, Amber, Cole, and Bristol while we were there. This is Cole and Maddie on the Pirate Ship Cruise.
Although there were small tar balls if you looked really hard for them, the beach was beautiful and the water was clear. Seaweed was a much bigger problem than oil.
For the thousands at PCB, and for the millions who will read this blog post, Let's Get Ready To.........nevermind, this is a family blog.
Maddie and Aubrey at Fudpuckers in Destin. You ain't been pucked till you've been fudpucked. I've always said that.
Cole already had a slew of Cobb autographs and I wanted my picture made with him so I got him to autograph Cole's jersey. I originally asked him to autograph my boob, but he refused.
The Cat remembered Bunch from his near death year of 1996. The Cat asked for a picture with this miracle of modern medicine. For those who don't know, we saw Mark Pope in the Wildcat Lodge parking lot before the 1995-1996 Midnight Madness and told him that our buddy was dying and Pope proudly said they would dedicate the season to the ailing Deh Beh. Of course they went on to win it all. Bunch lived to see it. That story has been told on here before, but all of you may not have read it. Also, Pope graciously autographed a Double (deh beh) Cola bottle for Bunch. I think Pope would have done just about anything we asked him to do because he was scared that Kendall would try to spray puke at his family again. I'm not telling that story today.
Deh Beh Records Is Back With Another Hit---Sizzlin Shane and Black Bob featuring "The Founding Fathers" - We Declare Our Independence
THERE’S ONLY ONE REAL TEAM IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
- the only reason the Reds are doing well this year is because of two Cardinal throw aways, Scott Rolen and Walt Jockety. When Rolen comes back to reality that he is over the hill, than the Reds will fall back to mediocrity
- the powder baby blue uni’s that the Cardinals wore through the 80’s are one of the classic uniforms ever, just above the Chicago White Sox (with # on pant leg), the San Diego Padres camo, and just below the Pittsburgh “We are Family” Pirates of 1979
- Willie McGee was the ugliest man ever to play Major League Baseball
- For all those haters hoping that Albert Pujols’ name comes up on “The List” of users, quit hating. We all know that steroids or PED’s would never help a cyborg
- To hell with the blown call at first that cost Galaragga his perfect game…what about the blown call at first for the last out in Game 6 of the 1985 World Series? Nobody bitchin’ about instant reply then, right?
- 10 World Series Championships….to hell with the Yankees and their 27…because much like Kentucky basketball, most of them were won before 1850…you know before African-americans and Latinos were allowed to play….well, not so much Latinos for college basketball
- Ozzie Smith was the best shortstop ever…………….who could do a back flip……….and appeared on the Baseball Bunch
- (I know its not the Cardinals) but Kobe Bryant is the best Laker ever…and that pains me to say since I grew up watching Earvin
GO LAKERS! And GO CARDINALS! ….. oh yeah, and the bears….
Education and early career
Nye was born born on November 27, 1955. He started in Washington, D.C. as a fourth-generation Washingtonian on his father's side of family. After attending Lafayette Elementary and Alice Deal Junior High in the city, he was accepted to the private Sidwell Friends School on a partial scholarship, graduating in 1973. He studied mechanical engineering at Cornell University's Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, where one of his professors was Carl Sagan,and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1977.
Nye began his career in Seattle at Boeing at which point, among other things, he starred in training films and developed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor still used in the 747. Later, he worked as a consultant and in the aeronautics industry. Nye told the St. Petersburg Times in 1999 that he applied to be a NASA astronaut every few years but was always rejected.
The Science Guy
Nye began his professional entertainment career as an actor on a local sketch comedy television show in Seattle, Almost Live!; Nye attempted to correct the host of Almost Live! after the host pronounced "gigawatt" as "jigowatt". The character name came from the host's comment, "Who do you think you are? Bill Nye the Science Guy?" and Nye was thereafter known as such on the program. His other main recurring role on Almost Live! was as Speedwalker, a speedwalking Seattle superhero.
Coincidentally, in 1992–1993, he appeared in the live-action educational segments of Back to the Future: The Animated Series with a non-speaking role as an assistant to Dr. Emmett Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd, where he would demonstrate science with Lloyd's voice-over.
This national popularity led to Nye hosting the educational television program Bill Nye the Science Guy from 1993 to 1997. Each of the 100 episodes aimed to teach a specific topic in science to a preteen audience, yet it garnered a wide adult audience as well. The show was somewhat popular as a school resource and is still used to this day. He has written several books as The Science Guy. In addition to hosting the show, he was also a writer and producer for the series, which was filmed entirely in Seattle.
When portraying "the Science Guy", Nye wears a light blue lab coat and a bow tie and takes on the personality of an excited, jocular science educator. This popular image of Nye has been parodied by numerous sources, including the webcomic xkcd and the satirical news organization The Onion. In response to the fake headline "Crack Nearly Killed Me", Nye took the joke in good humor and sent The Onion an email thanking them for "dealing compassionately with this matter."
His Science Guy persona appeared alongside Ellen DeGeneres and Alex Trebek in Ellen's Energy Adventure, an attraction that has played since 1996 at the Universe of Energy pavilion inside Epcot at Walt Disney World. He also has a voice-over at the DINOSAUR attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom park, where he tells guests about the dinosaurs while they queue for the ride. In addition, he appears in the "Design Lab" of CyberSpace Mountain inside DisneyQuest at Walt Disney World where he refers to himself as "Bill Nye the Coaster Guy."
Post-Science Guy career
Nye remained interested in science education through entertainment. He created a 13-episode PBS KCTS-TV series about science, called The Eyes of Nye, aimed at an older audience than his previous show. Airing in 2005, it often featured episodes based on politically relevant themes such as genetically modified food, global warming, and race.
He played in Disney's 1998 TV movie The Principal Takes a Holiday; he made a hovercraft, in order to demonstrate science in an unusual classroom manner. From 2000 to 2002, Nye was the technical expert in BattleBots. In 2004 and 2005, Nye hosted 100 Greatest Discoveries, an award-winning series produced by THINKFilm for Discovery Channel-spinoff The Science Channel and in high definition on the Discovery HD Theater. He was also host of an eight-part Discovery Channel series called Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye.
Nye has guest starred in several episodes of the crime drama Numb3rs as an engineering faculty member. A lecture Nye gave several years ago on exciting children about math was an inspiration for creating the Numb3rs show which he made multiple guest appearances in.
Nye appears in segments of The Climate Code on The Weather Channel telling his personal ways of saving energy. He still makes regular appearances on the show, often asking quiz questions.
As of fall 2008, Nye also appears on the daytime game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, as part of the show's re-introduced "Ask the Expert" lifeline. He currently hosts Stuff Happens, a show on the new Planet Green network.
In November 2008, Nye appeared in an acting role as himself in the fifth-season episode "Brain Storm" of Stargate Atlantis alongside fellow television personality and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Nye has appeared numerous times on the talk show Larry King Live, speaking about topics such as global warming and UFOs. He argued that global warming is an issue that should be addressed by governments of the world in part because it could be implicated in the record-setting 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. On UFOs he has been skeptical of extraterrestrial explanations for sightings such as those at Roswell and Malmstrom Air Force Base (1967).
In 2009, portions of Bill Nye's shows were used as lyrics and portions of the second Symphony of Science science education music video by composer John Boswell.
Nye recorded a short YouTube video (as himself, not his TV persona) advocating clean energy climate change legislation on behalf of Al Gore's Repower America campaign in October 2009.
Nye (as his TV persona) also made a guest appearance on The Dr. Oz Show.
Life outside television
In the early 2000s, Nye assisted in the development of a small sundial that was included in the Mars Exploration Rover missions. Known as MarsDial, it included small colored panels to provide a basis for color calibration in addition to helping keep track of time. Since 2005 Nye has been the vice president of The Planetary Society, an organization that advocates space science research and the exploration of other planets, particularly Mars.
When Pluto was reclassified from a planet to a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union in 2006, Nye came out in favor of the change. Nye held a conference in 2006 discussing his opinion on the issue.
Since 2006, Nye has lived in Los Angeles in a 1930s stucco home with ecologically-friendly modifications. As of July 2007, Nye and environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr. are engaging in a friendly competition "to see who could have the lowest carbon footprint," according to Begley. In a 2008 interview, Nye joked that he wants to "crush Ed Begley" in their environmental competition.] Nye and Begley are neighbors in Los Angeles, and sometimes dine together at a local vegetarian restaurant.]
Nye is a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, a U.S. non-profit scientific and educational organization whose aim is to promote scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims.
Nye announced his engagement during an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson, and was married briefly to his fiancée of five months, Blair Tindall, author of Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, on February 3, 2006. The ceremony was performed by Rick Warren at The Entertainment Gathering and took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Yo-Yo Ma provided the music. Tindall left the relationship seven weeks later when the marriage license was declared invalid; their impromptu ceremony that preceded the license purchase violated California state law, said Tindall in a radio interview.]
Nye enjoys baseball and occasionally does experiments involving the physics of the game. He is said to have been a fan of the Seattle Mariners, although recently he has voiced his preference for the Washington Nationals. His greatest loves are science, baseball and ballroom dancing. He also has a fondness for model trains and rockets.
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The Wilson thedaughter of American 1960s pop icon Brian Wilson and his first wife, Marilyn Rovell, was born April 29, 1968, she co-founded Wilson PhillipsWendy and childhood friend Chynna Phillips when they were in their teens. They released two albums, Wilson Phillips and Shadows and Light
, sold 12 million albums, and charted three #1 singles and six top 20 hits before breaking up in 1993.
Carnie & Wendy Wilson continued to record together, releasing the Christmas album Hey Santa! in 1993, and they joined with their father for a critically successful (yet commercially unsuccessful) 1997 album, The Wilsons. She also sang Our Time Has Come with James Ingram for the 1997 animated film Cats Don't Dance.
In 2003, Carnie attempted to launch a solo music career with the album For the First Time. The album featured a remake of the Diane Warren penned Samantha Mumba ballad "Don't Need You To (Tell Me I'm Pretty)," retitled "I Don't Need You To," as its first single. However, the single failed to gain interest and the album was ultimately shelved when Carnie regrouped with Wendy and Chynna as Wilson Phillips in 2004.
Reunited, the band released a third album, named California, which appeared on Sony Music's record label. The album featured cover songs primarily from the 1960s and 1970s, and specifically highlights the musical glory days of their parents' California-based musical groups: The Mamas & the Papas and the Beach Boys.
In 2006, she finally launched her solo career, with an album of lullabies, A Mother's Gift: Lullabies from the Heart, created shortly after the birth of her daughter Lola.
She released her second solo effort in October 2007, a Christmas album entitled Christmas with Carnie featuring a song written by her husband, "Warm Lovin' Christmastime."
From 1995-1996, Carnie hosted her own short-lived syndicated television talk show Carnie!. The series was launched during the mid 1990s wave of popularity in "tabloid" talk shows, which followed the sudden successes of Ricki Lake and Jerry Springer.
Wilson has also been a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight and in 2006 hosted a special on E! entitled 101 Celebrity Slimdowns. Wilson became a cast member of the CMT series Gone Country in January 2008. In April 2008, she was a cast member of the VH1 series Celebracadabra. In July 2008, she starred in a new show called Outsider's Inn.
Wilson has had a lifelong battle fighting obesity. During her Wilson Phillips fame she reached a lifetime weight peak of almost 300 pounds on her 5'3" frame. Her weight led her to be parodied on Saturday Night Live by Chris Farley and also publicly mocked by Howard Stern.
Dieting was ineffective; she lost weight only to regain it later. In August 1999, she underwent gastric bypass surgery, which she felt was a life-saving decision. The procedure was broadcast live on the internet. As a result, she went from a size 28 to a size 6 and lost 150 pounds. In 2003 she posed nude for Playboy to display her new body.
Carnie later toured TV talk shows and hosted her own infomercial to publicize her satisfaction with the procedure. However, she eventually gained back some weight and ended up as a contestant on the fourth season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club in 2006. Over the course of the show she lost 22 pounds, which she eventually gained back.
In March of 2010, Carnie became the spokesperson for gourmet meal delivery diet program, The Fresh Diet http://www.thefreshdiet.com. She has lost 10 LBS on the plan so far.
She has publicly acknowledged having a lesbian experience in her teens.
Wilson married musician Rob Bonfiglio in 2000. In April 2005, they welcomed their first daughter, Lola Sofia Bonfiglio. On June 12, 2009, their second daughter, Luciana "Luci" Bella, was born.
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- The reds are fun to watch with there explosive bats.
- Brandon Phillips has a 15 game hit streak going.
- Jonny Gomes hit two Home runs last night.
- Scott Rolen was a huge pick up. He is the leader of this team.
- When will they bring Chapman up?
- Go to the reds home page to vote for all-stars.(pick all reds)
- The Reds are 1st in the central with a 36-27 record.
- Drew Stubs leads them with 12 stolen bases.
- Jonny Gomes has 47 RBI's.
- Scott Rolen leads them with 14 home runs.
- Well I thought I better write something before the boss stuck me with Smith's. Git or Matt I don't want to be in that group.
- Rondo should have went anywhere but UK.
- Tubby didn't let him play his game. He would have been scary good if he would have unleashed him.
- Rondo is the second best player in the finals behind Kobe.
- Kobe is the best player in the NBA.
- I'm a little nervous about my back sugary on Friday.
- Ho has signed a life long contract to coach Jacob Bingham.(inside story)
- Kam and I go to Coach Cal camp next week.
- I talked to Scott Padgett on the phone the other day.
- I love to free ball.
- I have decided to come out of the closet. I am a Jeff Gordan Fan.
- If you don't comment you like Matt Smith and look like Git.
- I will meet the Big Enis next week. Maybe he will choke slam Kam, that would be cool.
- Early prediction the cats will be better next year.
- The Reds are for real this year.
- Huge Jonny Gomes fan.
- C-Red is the all time leading commenter.
- I think BP should be banned from selling oil in the US until they clean up the oil. Bet they could figure something out then.
- Everyone who comments will be given tar balls from Jeremy. Courtesy of BP oil spill.
Who is Amy LaVere? The American music world knows her as a singer, songwriter, upright bass player and actress. Her music is classified as Americana, combining a blend of classic country, gypsy jazz, and southern soul. She has released two albums on Memphis label Archer Records, and has multiple acting credits in major motion pictures.
Amy LaVere was born in a small Texas/Louisiana border town, nurtured by musical parents with a passion for traditional country music. Her family moved 13 times by the time she entered high school, ultimately landing in Detroit where Amy fronted the punk band Last Minute while still in her teens.
The early 1990s found LaVere in Nashville as part of the burgeoning Lower Broadway scene, where she began to play upright bass as half of the popular roots duo The Gabe & Amy Show. By 1999, she had moved to Memphis where the city's diverse music community quickly embraced her unique style.
In early 2006, LaVere released her debut album This World Is Not My Home on indie label Archer Records to instant national acclaim. She was joined on her album by many accomplished artists, including notorious southern bluesman Jimbo Mathus, formerly of the Squirrel Nut Zippers. The Los Angeles Daily News raved at the time, "Something like this doesn't come along every day." LaVere has also begun a nascent acting career that began with her cameo as Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson in Walk The Line and continued with featured role in Craig Brewer’s Black Snake Moan.
In 2007, Amy went into the studio with acclaimed producer, Jim Dickinson to record her second album, Anchors & Anvils. Dickinson has previously produced albums for Ry Cooder, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones (Sticky Fingers) and Bob Dylan (in a 40-year relationship that has extended from Blonde on Blonde to Time Out Of Mind), and whose landmark role as producer includes such eclectic classics as Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers, The Replacements' Pleased to Meet Me and Dickinson's sons' seminal the North Mississippi Allstars – captured Amy and band at his Zebra Ranch recording barn/'art project' in rural Mississippi.
Archer Records released Anchors and Anvils in May 2007, and the critics instantly latched onto LaVere's album as a refreshing example of noirish southern storytelling. Her second album rose to number six on the Americana Music Charts and earned Amy a nomination for the Americana Music Association Awards' Best New Or Emerging Artist. In addition to her critical recognition, she toured the United States from coast to coast, receiving rave reviews for her genuine and powerful performances. She played a series of dates with The Swell Season, had a breakout performance at Austin City Limits Festival, and shared the stage at the Americana Music Conference with Lyle Lovett, Todd Snider, and others. She continues to tour and looks to expand her dates internationally, where she has already developed a strong radio following.
In 2009 she will be opening for musical group Lucero on their 1372 Overton Park US Tour.
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