Thursday, July 05, 2012
I know I haven't been on Sparks for a while but I posted this to my FB page and it just seemed so wrong that I thought I would post it here too. Hope some will pass this on. Motel KIds is a great program, many homeless kids in the Orange County, CA area (they did a film about them, shown on either PBS or cable). Many are homeless because of jobs lost, but just as many or more from drug and alcohol use by their parents.
Ok, I want to know does anyone else think this is a bit off or wrong? Article in the our Town section of OC Register 7/5/12 Anaheim
Wine-raiser: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim will host the annual Corks for Kids beer & wine tasing event for the Motel Kids Outreach Program from 6p-9p on 7/19. ect...... bla bla
1. Many of these kids are living in motels because their parents have trouble with either drugs or alcohol.
2. Many of these kids go to the Boys & Girls Clubs to get away from the problems at home among them alcoholism.
3. Who among the people running this show really thought this was a good idea?
Oh I know. Lets have a party for these poor kids, let people buy tickets so they can drink beer & wine and then give these motel kids the money.
4. What kind of message does that send?
I guess it's ok to drink kids, as long as the money is going to a good cause!
What the F***!
I also did not state because one can look this up online, but event is being held in the Diamond Room at Angel Stadium, Go Angels! Nope not good idea. I normally do not use profanity but I was at a lost for words about this event.
Hope you all had a great 4th of July!
Friday, March 30, 2012
I have decided to close my Sparks account at the end of next week. I am still not getting any Sparks emails that I signed up for. I contacted Sparks over a week ago without any response. I have tried everything and nothing is working. I still get notices about goodies, messages left on my Sparks page and email messages.
I think the only cure is to start all over again.
With that in mine, I am going to take time off until the end of summer. I will contact some close friends and give those that do not have my email or facebook information a way to keep in touch.
I don't know if I will lose my status as a "Sparks Motivator" but that is OK because I can always start over again. Will miss all of my Sparks friends. xo
Sunday, March 25, 2012
We went to the horse races at Santa Anita yesterday and the weather turned out to be beautiful after a cloudy morning. We arrived in time to bet on the first race, I place 2 $5 bets to win. My horse's came in 1st and 2nd. Won $35 on $10 bet. Did a Exacta/boxed on the 2nd race and 2 of my horse's came in 1st and 2nd. Won $24.50 on $12 bet. 3rd race one of my horse's was scratched just b/4 getting loaded into the starting gate. Appeared to have a slight limp, got 3/4 of my bet back. 4th race bet $6 Exacta/boxed won $64.20. 5th race same bet and won $22.50, missed on the 6th but my horse's came in 1st & 3rd. Won again on the 7th with a $12 Exacta/boxed and won $89.50. The 9th race my horse's came in 1st, 3rd & 4th, and the 10th I had 2nd and 4 place finishes. Even when I didn't win I still picked good horse's who placed well.
We took Frank and his girlfriend Renee with us. I made two types of brownies to bring along. It s a pot luck, so there is all sorts of food. The last two years I was so careful because of watching everything I ate. Because I have been injured since Nov. and gained weight some back, not good but oh well. I am not following the plan at the moment so I did have some of the goodies that I would normally walk away from. In a small way it was nice not have to worry about what went into my mouth.
Took Phred out for a walk earlier but it started to rain, again. Now NASCAR is on hold until the weather improves. My cousin Paul is over in Fontana and sent me a FB picture he took that said "Wish you were here". I really wanted to go but glad now I didn't go. It is most likely pretty cool out that way. It suppose to rain pretty hard and not let up until tomorrow. I have another friend who lives north of the Los Angeles in Simi Valley and he said it is pouring right now. I think they are going to call the race cause it just starting to pour here too.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Our weather changed over the last 48 hours, in fact last week at this time it was very warm. Today's high was 55. I got up to get to my chiropractor's appointment at 10am, then went to Costco. It was lightly sprinkling but had stopped by the time I got home. I took Phred out for a walk because it was suppose to rain. The weathermen now say rain tonight and through the rest of the weekend. Our Vette run was cancel because the area we were heading to in San Diego county Julian is at the 3,500 ft. level and they said it might lightly snow. Vettes don't do well in the snow or heavy rains, at least the old ones don't. lol That's all folks.
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