Archive | April, 2012

A Baby’s Bucket List

30 Apr

What’s a bucket list you ask? A bucket list is a list of things to do before you die. Some people make bucket lists of a number of things ranging from sky diving to meeting a celebrity that they wish to accomplish before they die. A couple from Texas decided to make a bucket list for their 5 month old daughter and raise awareness about Spinal Muscular Atrophy, an incurable genetic disease. Avery (the name of the baby) is only expected to live for 18 months, so her parents want her to make the best of those 18 months. Read about Avery and all that she is doing during her last months in her blog written by here parents: http://averycan.blogspot.com/.

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Do you like roller coasters?

27 Apr

If you love thrill rides, here is a list of America’s Top 5 Roller Coasters! Take a trip on the weekend one of these beautiful spring and summer days to visit some of these Theme Parks for a thrill of your life-time!

1. Kingda Ka @ Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ

2. El Toro @ Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ

3. Intinidator 305 @ Kings Dominon in Doswell, VA

4. Big Shot @ the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vagas, NV

5. Superman Krypton Coaster @ Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, TX

You’re gonna want to see this…

26 Apr

:O         It’s a Polar Bear! Doing a HANDSTAND! Whaaaaat????

2012 Presidential Race

25 Apr

With 14 Primaries remaining, Mitt Romney has taken an unbeatable lead in the Republican race for the representation in the 2012 Presidential Elections. If there are no real big surprises in the coming Primaries, then it looks like Romney will be the major player running against Obama in the 2012 Election. Romney has already “vowed to take the White House from President Barack Obama and end four years of ‘disappointments’.” He has a plan to win and we’ll have to see if he succeeds. Read more about the race here.

If you are a registered voter, be sure to keep informed about the 2012 Election so you can make an educated decision on who should be our President starting in 2013. Will Obama lead us through another 4 years, or will we have a new face of America?

Upcoming Movie Premieres

24 Apr

The summer is fast approaching…and that means summer blockbusters! Here are some upcoming movies to look for:

1) April 27th: The Raven – When a madman begins to commit murders based off of the gruesome tales of Edgar Alan Poe, a young detective must team up with Poe in order to solve the mysteries.

2) May 4th: The Avengers – One of the summer’s most anticipated movies, the Avengers brings together a cast of Marvel Comic Superheroes.

3) May 25th: Men in Black III – The MIB agent duo of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back this summer for the third installment of the franchise. Will Smith must travel to the past to save the world in this movie.

4) June 22nd: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – When Abraham Lincoln discovers that vampires are planning to take over the US…he takes matters into his own hands. (I’m definitely most excited to see this movie)

 

What movies are you guys most excited to see? Comment down below!

4/20

20 Apr

4/20 refers to the consumption of cannabis (marijuana), and by extension, a way to identify oneself with the culture of consumption of marijuana. The numbered reference (pronounced four-twenty) goes back to the 70s in California where a group of teenagers invented the saying. They agreed to meet at 4:20pm everyday to smoke, and eventually became their code word. The teens decided to make the date 4/20 their holiday for smoking marijuana because of the double 420 reference (4:20pm on 4/20). Today April 20 has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. Some events have a political nature to them, advocating for the decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States. Read more about 4/20 here.

Remembering Dick Clark

19 Apr

 

Dick Clark died yesterday, April 18th, at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack. Clark was born in 1929 and started his broadcast career by working at a radio station that his father owned. He began hosting “American Bandstand” as a local program in Philadelphia in 1956. It was picked up by ABC nationally a year later and by 1958 it had 40 million viewers. Clark regularly introduced African-American acts into his show and his audiences were one of the first to be integrated. Dick Clark will always be one of America’s greatest icons.