My daughter and I recently attended the LA Women’s Expo.  It had a lot of vendors and celebrity speakers.  We were part of  the vendor club – if anyone was confused.  It was a pretty cool event.  We could listen to each celebrity and walk up to them, ask questions, and take pictures.  Each one of them had something they were trying to sell or promote, mostly books or a skin care line.  After pictures they would go to their booths and “work” a little.

Holly Robinson Peete was fantastic – super personable and down to earth.  Regis was funny and shorter than I thought he would be.  Another person that stood out as nice and “real” was Tia Mowry –  Sister Sister for any of you guys that remember that show.  I even smacked into Dog the Bounty Hunter as I was walking around.  Bottom line, very fun and interactive event with some celebrities.

Here is what brings me to my blog today.  My daughter and I were walking around and saw Deidre Hall, aka Marlena Evans from Days of Our Lives.  I used to watch this show when I was in college and thought it was cool to see her at the Expo.  Marlena was behind her booth selling her skincare line.  I told my daughter, “Look, there is Marlena!  I want to get a picture of her.” So we stopped and I got this picture –

I was totally happy with my picture and this is what happened next – Marlena gave me serious attitude.  She put up her hand and said “Do NOT do that!”  I looked behind me ( like all the cool kids do in situations like that) then said “Me?” and she just shook her head like a very disapproving teacher.  I was ready for her to spin her head all the way around and levitate like she did on Days when she was possessed by the devil.   YIKES!   My daughter and I walked away and we both were embarrassed.  We were still walking and talking about how weird and awkward that was when I looked at the picture I had taken.  I must have snapped another one just as she scolded me for taking her picture.  Here it is –

THEN we started to laugh!  Sometimes my timing is PERFECT.

Here is a clip of the great possession of Marlena Evans (1995) that I totally remember watching on my lunch break at school.  Enjoy.


  •  The chances of you dying on the way to get your lottery tickets is greater than your chances of winning.
  •  You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening
  •  If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  •  The can opener was invented 48 years after the can.
  • It would take about 1,200,000 mosquitoes to fully drain the average human body of blood.
  •  In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting ad space on his cows..

  •  Larry Walters tied 45 balloons to his lawn chair and rose to 15,000 feet.
  •  In 1992, 29,000 rubber ducks washed off a ship. They were found thousands of miles away 8 years later.
  •  In 1977, a 13 year old boy had a tooth growing out of his left foot.
  •  Your statistical chance of being murdered is one in twenty thousand.
  • A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won’t.
  •  Your home is ten times more likely to have a fire than be burglarized!
  •  You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening.
  •  Worms reportedly taste like bacon.
  •  Whispering is more wearing on your voice than a normal speaking tone.
  •  There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  •  The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.


We have a baby bunny running around in our house.  Yes, I know,  what perfect time with the easter bunny.  Last week “Hopper,” as we call him, got in.  My husband has another name for him but I can not type it for fear of getting kicked off the family blog!   The above picture is exactly what Hopper  looks like.  Incredibly cute and adorable.   The bad part about this cute cuddly story is that we can not catch him.  He is so fast and can squeeze in the tiniest holes.   Right when we think we can catch him, he gets away.   The kids and I are determined to make a clean catch and place him safely outside.  We will.

Hopper can climb up on things too.  I have woken up and seen him standing on the arm rest of a chair we have in our bedroom.  Crazy.  I never thought bunnies could crawl up things.  If he hopped, it is at least 2 feet.  Don’t know.   All I really know is that he can go anywhere!  Here is the funny part of the story.  On Easter morning, (I know, I know…),  my husband woke up super fast and shot right up.  Hopper had run across his face while he was sleeping.  HA!!!  Now how many of you can say you were woken up by a real bunny on Easter morning!

Now, I am afraid that my husband sees this guy instead of our cute, adorable Hopper!


When is the right time to let your son/daughter go into the bathroom alone?  I think of this every-single-time as I drag my embarrassed 8-year-old into the restroom with me.  Occasionally, I will let him go into the men’s but ONLY if we are in a nice place that is not busy.  AND the kicker (or complete psycho mom in me) is  that I stand outside the men’s restroom waiting and waiting.  Time is pretty much still until he walks out without a care in the world.  Little does he know that his mom has been standing outside like a crazy lady looking at every single man walk out and totally sizing them up.  I am sure they look at me and immediately think,  “They let anyone in this place.”

What would you think if you were walking out of the bathroom and got welcomed by this lovely mug?


Had to share this little clip of my very talented sister and my niece.  I bet that is what all of you were doing too on Christmas Eve!

I had someone write in the other day and say my blog was good but needed some educational factor in it. He was not learning anything new.  So… Mr. I NEED TO LEARN ALL THE TIME,  enjoy.

And you are very welcome sister!!!