Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Happy Early Halloween everyone! I hope you all have many fun things planned for this creepy weekend. I, for some reason cannot seem to get into the mood. Maybe it's because I have no fabulous parties to go to this year? What are you doing?
Today, we are watching "Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Hocus Pocus" in my classes to give them a bit of a break. Fun times!
So many of you posted great advice yesterday about the dating nightmares. I really appreciate it and take it all to heart!
Heading out with friends this weekend for a much needed glass of wine. I'm on the red kick right now.
Finally, NaNoWriMo begins Monday!!!! Yikes! I still have no story ideas, so I guess I will start working on it this weekend. Have a great Friday friends!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Ok, normally I don't complain about things, but I can't believe how clueless guys can be sometimes. I am on Eharmony and met a guy a few weeks ago, who asked for my number and has been texting me a little. I didn't hear from him for about a week, then all of a sudden got a text that said, "Sweet dreams Kori. Just thought I would write and let you know I am thinking of you." Well, first of all, that was a little strange because we hadn't even been on a date, or had one phone conversation, so I let it go.
Then, last night, I get the following text: "You are invited over to my place tonight for a slumber party. Wanna come over?" SERIOUSLY???????? I was appalled. I'm so disappointed in how clueless this guy is. Wow, never had one phone conversation, or date for that matter and he is inviting me for a "slumber party?" Wow.
So, I of course, send him a text this morning, saying, "lose my number." His response: "It was a joke. Gosh. Didn't know you were so sensitive." OMG. He really is that clueless. He continues..."LOL it was funny and you need to lighten up. I don't believe in nor need luck" (this after I told him good luck in his search) "I am glad I found out now that we are a terrible match. I need someone light hearted who can have fun and joke around. I will be just fine and you can be sure I won't contact you again. Have a nice day Kori."
I don't ever talk about bad dates. I figure each person has their own thing, but I can't believe how rude some men are and when confronted have no clue they were even rude or inappropriate! And, to top it all off, this guy said he was a Christian! Oh well, there's my little rant...hope today gets better! ;-)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
First, let me say thanks to all the support and wonderful comments I got on yesterday's post. You guys are great!
I'm home today with a migraine, and am therefore forced to watch a marathon of "The Millionaire Matchmaker." Yuck. All this show does is make me feel even more discouraged about dating. Why are L.A. men so superficial, selfish, and lazy?
I'm sorry, I don't mean to generalize, but what has happened to chivalry? I want a man who opens the door for me, courts me, actually pays attention to me. Do these men exist here in California, or do I have to move to the midwest?
Have a great Tuesday friends.
Monday, October 25, 2010
I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. First, I am a little disappointed with my blog. I have lost a couple of followers lately, and am not sure why. I have been posting a little more personal with the vintage posts. Maybe people don't care about my life? LOL. What do you think? Can you give me some suggestions about what you like/don't?
Next, NaNoWriMo starts a week from today! Yikes! I have to start brainstorming to get ideas about what to write my novel on. I feel so uncreative.
And, of course, I am in grading hell. I have so much to grade, input, lesson plan, etc. I love, love, love my job, but am feeling a little overwhelmed and might need a grading day.
Lastly, I am trying so hard to have a social life. I have been in a depression of some kind for the past 6 months and feel like I'm finally getting out! I am going out again, looking to date, and loving time with my girlfriends. At least there's something! Have a great Monday friends!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I don't know why, but I've been thinking about Lana Turner lately. What a classic beauty! Lana was born in 1921 and died in 1995 (long life!). I'm sure you know about the controversy surrounding her and her lover (if you've read my blog before), but I loved her in The Postman Always Rings Twice. Here are some shots of Lana. What is your favorite Lana film?
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Such a fun past few days! Here are the pics! There is Whitney Port and Vienna from the the Bachelor at the Better L.A. Event, and of course the gorgeous guys from Carolina Liar at their show! Tyler Rose Swimwear helped sponsor the event. Check out their site!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Last night was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I saw my favorite band, Carolina Liar in Hollywood. Pics to come tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm off to L.A. again tonight for a charity event for Pete Carroll's organization, A Better L.A. So excited! I should have pics tomorrow! Have a fabulous Friday night friends!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wow did you hear this yesterday? More twists in the assassination of JFK...here is the article:
"Retired Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine has a book coming out -- "The Kennedy Detail" -- that contains a rather stunning revelation: In the chaotic wake of the power transfer that took place after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Blaine says he almost shot Lyndon Johnson, when he mistook him for an intruder inside Johnson's D.C. home.
In an excerpt from the book on the Huffington Post, Blaine describes standing watch at the Johnson home the night after the Kennedy assassination, and how he heard someone approaching him from behind. The book -- a broader insider account of the presidential security detail during the Kennedy-Johnson era that Blaine wrote with the assistance of journalist Lisa McCubbin -- describes the ensuing scene in the third person.
Instinctively Blaine picked up the Thompson submachine gun and activated the bolt on top. The unmistakable sound was similar to racking a shotgun. He firmly pushed the stock into his shoulder, ready to fire. He'd expected the footsteps to retreat with the loud sound of the gun activating, but they kept coming closer. Blaine's heart pounded, his finger firmly on the trigger. "Let me see your face, you bastard."
The next instant, there was a face to go with the footsteps. The new President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, had just rounded the corner, and Blaine had the gun pointed directly at the man's chest. In the blackness of the night, Johnson's face went completely white.
It's hard to surmise whether the night-after killing of Johnson would have laid to rest any of the Oliver Stone-style theories of the Kennedy assassination as a massive top-down government cover-up -- or only have caused them to spin more frenetically out of control. Happily, thanks to Blaine's self-restraint, we'll never have to know.
Meanwhile, Blaine also uses "The Kennedy Detail" to lay another bit of JFK-related intrigue to rest: The playboy 35th president never did have a romantic dalliance with Marilyn Monroe, the author insists. Blaine says that the film siren was only in the company of Kennedy twice, and that she left alone both times -- though he doesn't appear to say whether those meetings occurred in private, or if not, whether the two were able to adjourn to a more secluded setting at some point. We suppose we'll have to buy the book to get the full story"
What do you think?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Who wants to join NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with me this year? It's actually doable, you have to write 50,000 words in the month of November to complete the challenge. I did it last year and surprised myself! I also met some great friends through the challenge. If you are interested in signing up, go to the NaNoWriMo site and register!
If you register, add me as a friend (kori donahue) so we can encourage each other!
Let's get writing!
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