uptown christmas activities

Uptown Lexington in Davidson county North Carolina has a annual Christmas Open house that will be taking place this Sunday November 20th. The local newspaper the dispatch reported that “The month of activities begins with the Fourth Annual Lighting of the Trees at 6:30 p.m. Saturday followed by the 18th Annual Christmas Open House from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.” I am personally looking forward to seeing all the holiday decor and activities. I love Christmas and believe that during this time the world is a better place because everyone is thinking of others and is feeling the love that comes along with this season.  the dispatch quoted  Walter Hoffman in saying “For many, these events begin their holiday season,” said Walter Hoffman, “Both are truly family friendly events that can be enjoyed by all ages. Our board and merchants invite everyone to come start their holiday season right here in historic uptown Lexington.” Jo Ellen Edward the Executive director of Uptown Lexington said “The Christmas Open House will feature favorite activities from the past along with some new additions,” “With Main Street from Third Street to Third Avenue and some side streets closed to traffic for Christmas Open House, it is a safe place to enjoy the many holiday activities while strolling the uptown district to shop and eat with our local merchants,”  so in short come out to the Christmas open house and enjoy the holiday season!

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Starbucks wont allow you to use their restrooms

In New York city where there is a Starbucks coffee shop on every corner it can seem like starbucks is the public restroom to look for. Msn Money reported that “Starbucks loves to set up cafes in areas with heavy foot traffic. But its restrooms end up open to everyone as a result. The company is getting a little tired of that in New York, according to news reports. So it’s begun closing off some restrooms to everyone but employees. “Starbucks cannot be the public bathroom in the city anymore,” one source familiar with the company’s plans told The New York Post. The location on 45th Street and Sixth Avenue was one of the first to convert its restroom to employees-only.” this however has some people complaining that the coffee house that offers everything from delicious coffees to scrumptous deserts and cute coffee mugs, is only after money. Msn also said that “The move comes after Starbucks began covering up its electrical outlets to discourage laptop parkers.The result is that Starbucks will not be the home away from home that some customers desire. But will it lead to a drop in business? New York Magazine says New Yorkers who need to use the restroom instinctively look for a Starbucks, whether they plan to buy something or not. “The mere prospect of large-scale bathroom-shutterings is terrifying,” Dan Amira writes.”It’s almost as if this multinational corporation only cares about money!” Gawker observes.” Starbucks should think more about what their customers want and less about having to clean a bathroom several times a day.

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Henrey the 8th made to pay the french police

Jonathon Rhys-Myers who plays king Henry the 8th on the show the Tudors was made to pay the three french police men that he assaulted and threatened to have killed after a drunken time in Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Msn’s Wonderwall reported that “A French court ordered “The Tudors” star, 34, to pay a 1,000 euro (about $1,300) fine and gave him a one-month suspended sentence Wednesday, two years after he was charged with drunken and disorderly conduct and threatened to kill three police officers.” Wonderwall also said that his lawyer went into detail about his past with drugs and alcohol and also cited his past suicide attempt. “At Wednesday’s sentencing — for which Meyers was not present — the actor’s lawyer painted him as a “weak person” who “suffers … from his demons.” Asking the court to dismiss the charges, lawyer Vincent Toledano said Meyers was “a fragile man.” In the summer of 2011, Meyers underwent a brief rehab stay, and relapsed shortly after his release. While reports say the actor attempted suicide by swallowing pills, his rep denied the claims to Us Weekly. “It was not a suicide attempt,” the rep said in June. “He did relapse and was hospitalized for that, but was released.” Its sad that he has sunk down to such a level. he is a talented actor who needs to get his act together.

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BREAKING DAWN!!! <3

Considering that we are less than 12 hours from the newest and possibly best Twilight Saga movie being released I cant help but to do a post on Breaking Dawn. The web journal on all things Hollywood Hollywoodlife.com’s main editor, Bonnie Fuller, was invited to the premier on monday and has written an article on the movie that every “Twi-hard” needs to read. Bonnie says that “From the moment that Jacob freaks when he receives Bella’s wedding invitation, to the very last frame of ‘Breaking Dawn’, the  5 star film is like a magnificent tasty feast that you won’t want to ever end.” I am personally so excited about this movie that I can not wait till 12:00 midnight tonight to go see how it all plays out. I have read all the books multiple times and have seen the previous three movies. It will be interesting to see if horror movie director Bill Condon stays true to the book or if he leads it astray from Stephenie Meyers masterpiece.  Bonnie Fuller also talks about the highly anticipated wedding scene saying “Kristen Stewart perfectly captures Bella’s apprehension as she’s about to walk down the aisle at her wedding.  And the wedding scene is so lush, romantic and heartfelt as Edward and Bella whisper their vows–I just wanted it to go on and on and on” I am hoping that my opinion is as high as Bonnie Fullers opinion and that Breaking Dawn wont disappoint me.

 

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Peta attacks Kim K for wearing fur

The animal rights activist organisation PETA put up a new billboard in hollywood singling out reality tv star Kim Kardashian. Hollywoodlife.com reported that “The sign, which features the reality star and foxes, reads “Kim: These Babies Miss Their Mother. Is She on Your Back?” PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange defended the message saying,” Kim knows that animals on fur farms are beaten, electrocuted, and often skinned alive. We’ve explained it to her, and she’s watched a video exposé that was filmed inside fur farms.” By posting the billboard, PETA is hoping Kim plans to “divorce herself from fur and say “I do” to a more compassionate wardrobe,” I agree that we shouldnt be hurting these innocent animals in the name of fashion but Kim Kardashian has been in the public light alot lately because of her 72 days marriage to Kris Humphereis and their divorce. I feel like Peta is taking avantage of Kims fame and is using her fame to make her an example and so that there add will be seen by more people. Peta could have chosen any number of celebrities or fashion designers especially considering that fur was a main component of the fall fashion lines and fashion shows.

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children left on bus by themselves

On Wednesday the local news station out of High Point NC reported that atleast a dozen 4th graders from southwest elementary in Forsyth county had been left on a bus by themselves.”Theo Helm with WSFCS said more than a dozen fourth graders from Southwest Elementary School were on a field trip to Heritage Theatre in Kernersville when school officials realized the bus wasn’t big enough.The students were taken to West Forsyth High School next door, where a switch could be made to a bigger bus, Helm said.A West Forsyth teacher discovered the bus and the unsupervised students and notified district officials, Helm said. The students had been on the bus for about an hour before the teacher’s discovery,” It is my opinion that whoever is in charge of these 4th grade students should be fired imediatley. Whats bad is it wasnt a southwest elementary staff who was worried about the students. they werent even looking for them. it is incredibly irresponisible for these students to be left by themselves. anything could have happen to them. I hope that the county soon finds who is responsible and takes immediate action on this person. If it was my child that had been left I would be looking into changing schools.

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storms in lexington

Last night around five several of the local news stations started reporting that there would be a sever thunderstorm in davidson and randolph counties. Fox 8 reported that “The storms left behind a line of strong damage in the Young Road, Gordontown Road and Noahtown Road areas south of Lexington and Thomasville, officials said. Eight to 10 people were transported to area hospitals.” The storms destroyed several homes and caused two fatalities according to fox 8 “A 50-year-old woman and a 3-year-old girl were killed after a line of strong storms pushed through Davidson County on Wednesday. Davidson County Emergency Services Director Jeff Smith confirmed the two victims are related, but their names have not been released pending notification of family members. Neighbors said the woman that died is the 3-year-old’s grandmother.” It is very sad that we lost two lives in davidson county because we werent prepared for these storms. Fox 8 also reported that the storms hit the small town of Silver Valley off of new 64 and highway 109. “Commercial buildings and homes were damaged near the intersection of Highway 64 and Highway 109. The walls collapsed at a sweepstakes and game room, and inside suffered minor injuries. One of the injured was a woman 20 weeks pregnant. A chain restaurant, Skippers Seafood, suffered extensive roof damage. Emergency officials rescued a man trapped when a tree fell on his home.” I am praying for the victims of these storms and hope that everything will be back to normal for these families very soon.

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Jesse James was caught cheating… again

It should come as no surprise that Orange County Choppers star Jesse James was caught cheating on his on again off again girl friend Kat Von D. what is the surprise to me is that Kat eve cared. she knows that he has a reputation as a cheater, just like she does. she should know by now that once a man cheats he will cheat again and again till his dying day. Kat vented on her facebook on monday that Jesse cheated with 19 different women. Kat says that she is feeling sorry for Jesse James saying “I think it just made me sad today to imagine him still in that dark place, ” she continues,  “where seeking validation through the attention of women takes precedence over being a good father, a sincere friend, a better coworker, and a happy individual.” Jesse James was caught in 2010 cheating on his then wife Sandra Bullock.  Kat ended her note by saying “”Time is something you can never get back, and what we do with this very present moment is the most real thing we have. So if that’s the lesson Jesse forced me to face and learn by all of this, than all I can say is Thank You.” I think the world should learn a lesson with this latest scandal and should realize that all women should stay away from Jesse James unless your really wanting to be hurt in the end.

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Hemorrhaged vocal cords on some of todays top entertainers

In the past few months it has come to my attention that several of todays top entertainers have undergone surgeries on their throat to remove polyps from their vocal cords. Dr Steven Zietels director of the Voice Center at Massachusetts General Hospital has been quoted in saying that it was caused by “Injuries to the soft tissue of the vocal cords lead to bleeding and the formation of blister or callous-like growths. Such polyps and nodules contribute to scarring and the stiffening of the vocal cords. The less pliable these folds of mucous membrane are, the less they vibrate and oscillate properly. Translation: “You cannot sing,” Zeitels says Bad singing habits, such as failing to warm up, can contribute to vocal injuries. A likelier culprit: Most pros carry on with the show even when they’re ill or over-fatigued, making their voices especially vulnerable”. These celebrity surgeries are particualry interesting to me because one I love to sing, and two I have to have surgeries, over 50, on my throat and vocal cords to remove polyps because of a disease I have had sense childhood. Some of the entertainers that have had to have this surgery include John Mayer, Kieth Urban, Adele, Steven Tyler, and the great Julie Andrews. I hope and pray that these artist are on the road to recovery and the ones who have had to postpone their tours and such will be back on the road singing again soon.

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A tour of the Two biggest names in Country Music

Kenny Chesney and Tim Mcgraw announced on Monday that they will be pairing up this summer for the “Brothers of the Sun” tour. I am personally so excited about this tour that I can not wait for this summer. Tim Mcgraw said on monday “It’s two artists who’ve known each other for 20 years, who’ve been friends for 20 years … at the top of our game to be able to go out and do this together,” McGraw said. “To get two artists to agree on anything is pretty spectacular. But to agree to go out together, do a tour together and just have a great time together and play music together is a pretty unique and remarkable thing. And I think that can only happen with guys who are as good of friends as we are.” Kenny Chesney said “I love seeing that passion on everybody’s faces up there and all those people that are singing your songs back to you,” Chesney said. “And to be able to do it with your buddy and see it happen to him and us together, it’s going to be special. It may not happen again.” This tour is going to be the greatest tour anyone has seen in the past twenty years.

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