Then it’s onto the Grammys and the Miss America Pageant. This morning I thought about when I first began writing as a reporter for the Eager Beaver 4-H (4 H) Club and then progressed upward, when elected as Marsing, Idaho Chapter Reporter for FFA (Future Farmers of America). I owe much of my success and passion to both of these great organizations and the advisors who gave their free time to help young men and women become better human beings both socially and personally. Gracias FFA and 4-H Clubs everywhere. If you were in 4H or FFA leave a comment telling briefly of your experiences; I’m sure most will be very positive.
Jerome David Salinger RIP born January 1, 1919 and passed on through this life January 27, 2010. J. D. Salinger was an American Author best known for his 1951 novel “The Catcher in the Rye”, of which I still have my hard book copy. J.D. Salinger was also known for his reclusiveness. His last interview was given in 1980 and his last published work was in 1965. Salinger began writing short stories while still in secondary school in Manhattan where he grew up. He published several stories in the early 1940s before serving in World War II. I remember the first time I read “Catcher in the Rye,” it was like reading something schizophrenic, my heart raced faster & faster as I read, & my eyes tried to read faster & faster to keep up with my heart - really weird! I had not read a book that affected that way before or since.
Joseph R. Tatz: a Facebook Amigo, wrote the following comment on Facebook; MY BAD TEQUILA thought it very appropriate, so I have quoted him. “Catcher in the rye was once my favorite book. (for a long time). In it Holden Caulfield talks about reading a book (I think by Ring Lardner) of which he would like to be able to talk to the author, he liked it so much. I felt that way about 'catcher', 'a new earth', and Bob Dylan's music, but I have no idea what I would actually ask them if given the chance...I actually know what I'd ask every or any one else in the world, but not them.”
Howard Zinn another American Author, historian, activist, playwright and intellectual passed away on the same day as did J.D. Salinger. Zinn was born August 24, 1922 and passed away on January 27, 2010. Howard Zinn wrote more than 20 books, which included his best-selling and influential “A People’s History of the United States.” Zinn was born to a Jewish immigrant family in Brooklyn. . His father, Eddie Zinn, born in Austria-Hungary emigrated to the U.S. before the outbreak of World War I. Zinn like Salinger also served our great country in World War II.
Okay, what is going to happen to all the children that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have adopted and birthed? I’m seeing all the newsstand magazines with an X between Jolie and Pitt and others that say Jennifer Anniston welcomes Brad back with open arms. This is not the Globe or Enquirer; these are the legit publications of People Magazine along with others. Brad could have saved himself a few years of traveling if he would have just stayed it with “Friends” Jennifer Anniston, but he would have missed all the adoption opportunities and the screaming of Angelina. “It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.”
Grammy Awards are being handed out as I write this Blog. Looks as if Beyonce and young country princess Taylor Swift are the big winners along with Lady GAGA. It would be cool if Kanye West won and Taylor went upon stage. I’m sure that won’t happen as Miss Swift seems to have a grip on polite manners. Great entrance by Pink as she twirled around upside down while water sprayed out from her as if it were torrents of sweat leaving her glands.
A photo opportunity for Nicole Kidman shows her towering above her latest and greatest husband, country singer and fellow Aussie Keith Urban. Kidman also stood a foot or so above her ex – Mr. Tom Cruise. She must have a thing for those shorter men, but as they say “Love is blind.” If Nicole is Happy, then MY BAD TEQUILA is Happy.
Congratulations to Miss Virginia, Caressa Cameron who was selected as Miss America 2010. The ratings on the beauty pageants have continued to suffer in ratings as beautiful women can be seen daily by the click of a mouse. Also, I don’t think having Mario Lopez as host helps much either. I still have him pictured hanging with Screech on “Saved by the Bell” and remember is dishonesty when applying to appear on “Dancing with the Stars.” “No, I have never danced professionally nor have had any prior professional dancing instructions or lessons.” Mario – that is one of the Ten (10) Commandments, “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” I’ve always thought that the Host should be under the same scrutiny as the participants. You lie, cheat, steal or pose for nudie magazines, you are disqualified.
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