Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Slap 2

I wanted to make another comment about the slap and share a little family history. 

Almost two years ago my middle sister was diagnosed with an early case of breast cancer.  They were able to remove the lump and save the breast.  She had radiation but I don't think there was any chemo.  At any rate, she didn't lose her hair. 

My youngest sister has just been diagnosed with a stage 4 cancer in a lump on the side of her neck.  She thought she had Bell's Palsy because of the drop on that side of her face but it turned out to be more.  Yesterday she had the eye sewn shut to try to save it because of the way the eyelids were hanging and not protecting the eye.  She will begin chemo and other treatments for the cancer in the very near future.  She will, no doubt, lose her hair during the treatment and she does not think being bald will be funny.  

My cousin has also been treated for breast cancer for 8 months now.  She has lost her long, dark, beautiful hair. 

I think every mention of the slap that I have read is totally negative about the actions of Will Smith.  None seem to have anything to say about Chris Rock publicly humiliating Jada P Smith.  Do you think she thought it was funny.  I bet she wanted to cry as everyone turned to look at her. 

Jada Pickett Smith did not have cancer but she had a disease she couldn't control and tried to act proud and well dressed while in the public eye.  

Why isn't what Chris Rock said about a woman's baldness on national TV the bigger wrong.  A slap is wrong but it was meant to let Chris Rock know what he said was wrong.  

I have heard the fear from these women in my family about how they will look when they lose their hair.  

Losing your hair is not funny.  It is not the way to entertain an audience.  I just can't stand that nobody is focusing on how rude Chris Rock was.  

The Slap Heard Round the World

 I think I am the only person that thinks this and it is alright for you to disagree with me.  

Of course, I am talking about Will Smith and Chris Rock.  What Chris Rock said about Jada being bald was a rude comment. If I had the same ailment and lost all my hair like she did, I would have been mortified.    

We have become so mean.  Do you laugh at cripples? Do you snort at stammers? Don't be mean was one of the many things my mother said to me and my sisters when we argued.    

Trump took it to the inth degree calling people names when they didn't agree with him.  Cow. Pocahontas. And to any more to name.  

Jada was trying her best to handle her disease with style and courage. I do not know much about Chris Rock.  I do not know much about Jada Pickett Smith. My opinion is based solely on manners.  

Well what kind of manners did Will Smith show.  Not good manners.  We never hit, my mother also said.  So Chris Rock was rude to Jada and Will was pissed.  

The whole world, well a good many people, heard Chris make fun of Jada's bald head.  If it were you and your problem would you want a joke broadcast near and far with other people repeating GI Jane 2.  No. 

l just think it is time we quit making fun of each other. If Will Smith had been my husband and did that, I think I would be proud of him standing up for me.  Embarrassed but glad.

Everything I have read bashed Will Smith but I'm glad he protected his wife's honor.  Now you have permission to bash me!

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

More Ice Dying

I picked up a storage box from my daughter's shed that was probably boxed when I moved from the garage apartment.  It contained plastic bead/craft cases.  What a joy to find again, especially with the youngest Grand Girl starting in jewelry making. At the bottom of the box were two fed ex boxes.  What in the world, I wondered?  You know it. It was my ice dyeing powders.  I've often wondered what happened to them.  I figured I had donated them or thrown them away as I often do when I move.  Woot.  Woot. 

So, I quickly got on the internet and ordered some Soda Ash which is what you soak your fabric in before dyeing and a painter's drop cloth because this will be my first experience dropping dye on a concrete floor.  Previously I had a wood porch and access to a lawn.  Oh, my little garage apartment, I miss it. 

While I wait for my supplies, I will share some old photos of my experiments.  

The hair color was the result of trying a box colorant!
Looks like I was trying for blond?  
Chemicals must have gotten to my brain. 

And just for grins, I found this while I was searching. Those of you who know that this means, know what it means.  Hahaha. 

More later ...

Monday, March 21, 2022

Another Type of Contest

This is an example of a good prize (2023 Ford Mustang) given away through AMOE (Alternate Method of Entry).  AMOE usually means a mail in entry.  

When I first started contesting, I received a paper booklet in the mail, and I picked from that pamphlet the contests I wanted to enter.  My children thought it was great fun to sit at the kitchen table with me while I wrote my info, like those requested in this contest, on a 3x5 index cards and addressed the envelope.  Then one child was in charge of stuffing the envelope and the other attaching the stamp.  Yes, there were many Catty Wampus stamps. I can't remember if I ever won anything that way.  

So here is the newest example, an AMOE contest:

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For a chance to win enter the Ford Motor Company Mustang 5.0 Fever Sweepstakes. AMOE To enter by mail, send a hand-printed 3” x 5” card with name, address, phone number, email address (if any) to: Mustang 5.0 Fever Sweepstakes, PO Box 490, 3800 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, MI 48121. The Grand Prize consists of a 2023 Ford Mustang GT (maximum MSRP $45,000) with $5,000 MSRP in Ford Performance Parts. Ford Sweepstakes winner will be allowed to choose Ford Performance Parts, including installation, not to exceed $5,000.

Restrictions: 18+ US licensed
Limit: 1 Per Person
Added: 03-16-2022
Expires: 12-31-2022 11:59 PM EST
Hits: 878
Entry Category: One Entry Sweepstakes
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Saturday, March 19, 2022

What to Read?

Following Jean's post about her reading club, I thought about my Mom and her reading habits.  When Mom's knees gave out and she became wheelchair bound she was living in a small Texas town with limited tv access, I'm not sure she even had regular cable since she was still renting DVDs.  

Anyway, she became very focused on reading.  Her plan, which I thought was really good, was that she kept two books going.  In the mornings, she read a difficult or thought-provoking book and in the evening she read a fun novel.  Naturally, she went through the evening books much faster than the serious books. 

She became an avid on-line thrift shopper for book outlets, always looking for the next read.  I remember her telling me about one of her morning books that was lasting forever because she had to reread so many paragraphs to take in and understand the message.  

Some of these serious books she really disliked because of either the message or writing, but she kept on. Unfortunately, she did not have anyone to share these books with except my sisters and I.  I confessed, some did not interest me in the least but I admire her tenacity. 

Even though I do continue to enter contests for books, I have a stack that I just can't begin.  My preference is still audiobooks and luckily, I have a large choice from my library.  But, like Jean said, they are not always available when you want a certain book.  

After all is said and done, I still love the smell or an old library of fabric covered books and glue. 

More later ... 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Foreign Films

I've been watching a foreign tv program.  Apparently, there are a lot of Finnish folks who go to the coast of Spain to retire or in winter months. This program is a police procedural.  The female police lead is Finnish and speaks to the Finnish locals in Finnish.  The male police lead is Spanish and talks to the local Spaniards in Spanish.  When the Finns and Spanish are talking to each other they speak in English.   

Even though half of the program I am reading the closed captions, I still have a problem hearing some of the characters because of their accents and if I have to stop and think about what it is they said, I will be two lines behind in captions.  Hahaha. 

To add a little spice to that, the older Finnish woman and the younger Spanish man are having a little May-December romance, in English, of course.  

Just a bit of silliness in the mist of world troubles. 

More later ... 

Friday, March 11, 2022

Currently employed or retired as a Peace Officer, Firefighter, Volunteer Firefighter or be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Here is a dozy for currently employed or retired as a Peace Officer, Firefighter, Volunteer Firefighter or be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), a $10,000 contest.  See states eligible in description.  Hint: You can enter with that person's info.

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( Quick Ending ) Enter for a chance to win a $10,000 Camping Giveaway.

Restrictions: Entrant must be currently employed or retired as a Peace Officer, Firefighter, Volunteer Firefighter or be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Entrant must be 18 as of March 1, 2022 and must reside in one of these 44 states or principalities: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WY. Residents of AK, HI, MA, ME, MI, NY, RI and WI are NOT eligible. In the following states, a resident must be a member of the associated group to be eligible: AZ, CA, CO, KS, KY, IN, IL, IA, LA, MD, MO, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OR, TX, WA and UT.
Limit: One Per Person
Added: 03-11-2022
Expires: 11-18-2022 11:59 PM EST
Hits: 25
Entry Category: One Entry Sweepstakes
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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Example of a Great Contest

 This is a good example of a contest that is on my daily entry schedule.  The contest runs from 2/9 to 3/29/22.  It is easy to enter and offers a great prize - $10,000 - from a reputable source - The Travel Channel.  On this site alone it has been entered 8,554 times.  I wish I knew how to do the Laws of Attraction so I could get a leg up on this one.  You can see in the Category box it says Reminder. When you are a member of Sweepsadvantage Plus you can save contests to any category you want to create.  If nothing else, I try to enter my Reminder category everyday.   

Entered on: 2022-03-07 11:03 AM

For a chance to win enter the TravelChannel Best Vacation Ever Sweepstakes. The Grand Prize Winner will receive the following (the “Grand Prize”): Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) presented in the form of a check. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $10,000.

Restrictions: 21+ US
Limit: 1 Daily Sweepstakes Entry
Added: 02-09-2022
Expires: 03-29-2022 11:59 PM EST
Hits: 8554
Entry Category: Daily Sweepstakes
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Tuesday, March 8, 2022


 My phone says it is 46° in Houston.  I had the best sleep last night rolled up like a mummy.  To toast the cool weather here are a couple of pictures of a guy who really knows how to sleep.  Buddy.

Who's making all the noise?

More later ... 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Gluten-Free Contest

 This one is for you gluten-free friends.  This sight has quite a few contests for gluten-free foods. I don't use gluten-free products so I don't enter, but judge for yourself if it interests you.  

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( 2 Winners ) Two lucky winners will receive either:
1) A quarterly shipment of 4.5lbs of our all-purpose flour. The first shipment will include 1 dozen snack size coffee cakes. Retail value of $124+ shipping.
2) A quarterly shipment of 1/2 dozen coffee cakes and 1/2 dozen brownies. Total retail value $186.

Restrictions: 18+ US
Limit: Daily Sweepstakes Entry is allowed
Added: 03-05-2022
Expires: 03-31-2022 11:59 PM EST
Hits: 0
Entry Category: Daily Sweepstakes
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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Football Draft Pick

 Football is not my sport, but I know my son would love this, so I entered.  I did not read the rules yet, but some contests tell you that the win cannot be transferred and there are others that allow you to take a reduced amount as a cash payout.  If neither of these options were available to me, I would probably pas on the win, and they would pick another winner.  Again, don't forget you may owe taxes on large wins like this. If you look to the Hits  below you will see that 1224 have already entered from this site since Feb. 23.  It is hard to win the big ones but somebody does.

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For a chance to win enter the Dallas Cowboys Make Liberty Tax Your #1 Draft Pick Sweepstakes. There will be one (1) grand prize package (the “Grand Prize”) consisting of two (2) tickets to the 2022 NFL Draft; roundtrip domestic airfare for two (2); one (1) night hotel stay, double occupancy; and transportation to and from the 2022 NFL Draft. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is four thousand five hundred U.S. dollars ($4,500.00). Enter to win the Dallas Cowboys Make Liberty Tax Your #1 Draft Pick Sweepstakes today and go to Las Vegas!

Restrictions: 18+ US
Limit: 1 Daily Sweepstakes Entry
Added: 02-23-2022
Expires: 03-17-2022 11:59 PM EST
Hits: 1224
Entry Category: Daily Sweepstakes
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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Heavy Metal/Punk Rock Contest

 Heavy Metal and Punk Rock are not my genre but for those still love it, here's a contest that may interest you.  IHeartRadio has lots of sponsored contests.  Some I enter but most I don't.  Hahaha

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For a chance to win enter the iHeart The Stadium Tour Sweepstakes. One (1) Grand Prize: For winner and one (1) eligible guest.

Domestic roundtrip airfare for winner and one (1) eligible guest between the major metropolitan airport nearest prize winner’s primary residence and (in the event of any dispute, airport shall be as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to destination airport of Miami, Florida.

2 front row tickets to June 18, 2022 show at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.

2-night hotel stay (one room/standard double occupancy).

Meet & Greet with Def Leppard.

Meet & Greet with Motley Crue.

Meet & Greet with Poison.

Exclusive tour merch package.

Prize provided by Live Nation.

Approximate Retail Value of the iHeartRadio Sweepstakes (“ARV”): $3,000.00.

Restrictions: 18+ US
Limit: 1 Daily Sweepstakes Entry
Added: 03-01-2022
Expires: 03-06-2022 11:59 PM EST
Hits: 258
Entry Category: Daily Sweepstakes
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