Terrorism is at the forefront of everyone’s mind – especially when it involves airplanes. Both NYC and DC suffered tragic losses on September 11 and since then, most folks get an eerie feeling in the pit of their stomach when they see a low-flying aircraft or hear the roaring engines of a fighter jet overhead. Now the US government has come up with an idea. They will set an inner- and outer-ring perimeter around the DC area where planes would be prohibited from flying. They feel this would safeguard the DC area. The ring would cover east, beyond Baltimore; west, beyond Dulles in Virginia; north, beyond Gaithersburg; and about 30 miles south of DC. Anyone who willingly flies into this area would suffer stiff fines – up to $100,000; a year in prison and the loss of their pilot’s license for up to one year. The government proposal will be up for comment for the next 90 days. Sidebar: What’s the story with NYC? Did we not suffer more losses on 9/11? Where is our government-imposed flight restriction plan?
Just Me and Mariah
Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems is predicting Mariah Carey’s We Belong Together as this summer’s biggest hit. With 195,535 radio plays since Memorial Day, Carey has beat out her closest competitor, Gwen Stefani’s Hollaback Girl by more than 80,000 plays. As a HUGE Carey fan and entranced listener of Carey’s new Emancipation of MiMi, I can attest that this album release is one of Carey’s best ever. Song number 4 on MiMi, Mine Again, has been on repeat on my CD player for the past week! If you don’t have this CD in your repertoire as yet, hit the music stores now and get with the program.
Big, Dark; Melt in My Mouth
Some things in life are worth having and some things are worth having – BIGGER. Following in this vein, M&M’s Brand Chocolate Candies is introducing a new version of their famous M&M (melt in your mouth; not in your hands) candies. The new M&Ms, made especially for grown-ups, will be 55% bigger than current M&Ms and come in maroon, blue-gray, teal, gold and brown. For inside info on how they made these new tasty treats go to http://www.mms.com/megalab M&M says they have everything from recipes, psychology tests, etc. on their “chocolate blotch” area.
Long Story Short
Our beloved Debbie Fulton (Lavonne) will be laid to rest today. Fulton passed away on July 31 of complications from cancer. RIP Deb. THANK YOU to Nesie and sis Taqua for your wonderful birthday cards. They are so appreciated! Please keep your knees down in prayer for Libby, resident blogger J’Moo’s sister who is recovering from surgery. Libby had surgery in a NYC hospital yesterday. Welcome back Freakin’ Rican, who is returning with a mega-tan from Miami. FR pranced through midtown Manhattan yesterday; enticing men with her new HalleBerry-esque tan. Eber V. and family are vacationing in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the sun kids!
With the recent death of Debbie and several blogger birthdays this week, it’s time to consider the meaning of your life. Can you identify one instance where the reason for your existence was made evident to you? What do you believe your overall purpose in life is? What one thing will you continue to strive toward until death?
Keep passin’ the open windows…