Saturday, July 18, 2009

Jason Michael Carroll at Cowboys!

Cat Country 95-1 and Cowboys-Downtown
PROUDLY Presents

Here all the hits like "Alyssa Lies", "Livin' Our Love Song", "Where I'm From", "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead" and his latest chart topping song "Hurry Home"
July 30th at Cowboys Downtown!

Tickets Available Now at the
Cowboys Downtown and Cowboys East Box Office
You can also get them online at or

Come join us downtown at Cowboys for this AMAZING show! Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ahhh.... The End of Spring Spree!

Spring Spree is officially over. It was a great time. We finally got Catman back in his cage, and Onesie returned to being Bryan! I got a chance to learn some new line dances thanks to the instructors from Cowboys. Overall, it was a a lot of fun!

Now, we move on to the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, El Paso County Fair, etc. It is gearing up to be a SUPER busy and exciting summer!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Need Coffee?

Burned Maine Topless Coffee Shop Seeks Donations

Maine Topless Coffee Shop Destroyed By Fire Plans To Give Out Doughnuts While Taking Donations

VASSALBORO, Maine, Jun. 7, 2009

(AP) The owner of a Maine topless coffee shop destroyed by fire says he plans to have clothed waitresses collect donations in the parking lot to raise money to rebuild.

Under town zoning rules, Donald Crabtree would need a new permit to start operating his business from a trailer or other structure on the property in Vassalboro, just north of Augusta.

Crabtree tells the Kennebec Journal newspaper he's going to set up a tent instead and have employees hand out free doughnuts and coffee next to a collection jar.

His home and business were destroyed Wednesday in a deliberately set fire just hours after he had talked with local officials about making the business more like a strip club.


Information from: Kennebec Journal,

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cat and Kenny!

So, I'm sure that many of you have heard that Mr. Kenny Chesney is NOT coming to Colorado this year. Well, we here at Cat Country find this to be on the sucky side of life. We have decided to send you to Cheyenne Frontier Days on the Corona Party Bus!!! Listen to win your seats on the bus... we'll get you to Cheyenne and back, get you in to see the Kenny show, and hook you up with a TON of Corona "Schwag." If that's not enough Kenny for you.... we'll fly you to Indianapolis to see Kenny in September! He may not be coming to Colorado, but we're going to send Colorado to him! More details on the way...

This is so exciting!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


This weekend launches a three day event in Old Colorado City. It's presented by Freedom Financial Services.... TERRITORY DAYS!!! It takes over the streets of Old Colorado City during the memorial day weekend, and it is a blast!

There will be music, games, food, and lots of other family fun. Trent Tomlinson and Eli Young Band will be playing FREE at Bancroft Park. Tomlinson takes the stage on Saturday, May 23rd at 2 pm, and Eli Young Band plays on Sunday, May 24th at 4 pm. Did I mention these are FREE?!?!?!

Our friends from Freedom Financial Services will be giving away $100.00 an hour all three days and stop by and register for the Grand prize giveaway- a $2000 bathroom/vanity transformation from Granite Transformations! Now that's CAT-TASTIC!!

Come down and party with us in our new broadcattin location right next to Bancroft Park! It's going to be bigger, better, and lots more fun than before. If you've been to T Days in the past, then you already know how much fun this is going to be. If you've never been there before, you CAN'T miss it this year! See you there!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The End of the Flag Football Season

My 5 year-old has reached the end of his very first flag football season. I have to say that he ended in HUGE success.

Zakery struggled all season to get a flag pull. He was so upset because he hadn't gotten one yet. On Saturday, they played two games. One was to see who was playing in the "championship" game, and then the "championship" game. It was during the big game, the last one for the year, the game for the championship, that he got his first flag pull! He was so excited, and I couldn't have been more proud! He also had two really big runs during the championship too!

Needless to say, his team went UNDEAFTED! The Sharks were the champions of the i9 flyweight flag football division! I think I might just be raising the next Troy Polomolu or Gerome Bettis here! LOL

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Mother's WEEK???

So, for the first time since becoming a mom, I am getting pampered!

My husband and 5-year old son decided that I needed to get some pampering done. I know it's not Mother's Day yet, but the decided to stretch it out over a week!

Monday was a facial at my house with Kortnee Bryant from Mary Kay. It was AWESOME! I can honestly say that I felt fantastic when it was over! Wednesday, I am getting a manicure at the International Salon and Spa Academy. I am definately excited for this. I haven't had a manicure in a good 8+ years! Thursday is a massage at Massage Envy! I love a good professional massage. They are amazing and I recommend them to ALL! They are even sending me to see my mom on Friday and Saturday in Monte Vista (plus it's my Grandpa's 80th birthday, so that is also exciting!). The only thing they won't tell me is what they are doing on Sunday!

I know, I know... I'm bragging! I am just so excited!

I hope you all have a fantastic week!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Weekend to you all! I hope you all have a great one.

We had the Cat Country Wii-ster Egg Hunt today. It was awesome! We gave away all kinds of prizes, including 5 Wii Gaming Systems. You can see all of the pictures on the website,!

Here's a great Easter strange news story for your weekend!

NYer Knows How To Count Her Jelly Beans, Wins $25K

Jumping Jelly Beans! NYC Woman Correctly Guesses 7,954 Jelly Beans In A Jar, Wins $25,000

NEW YORK, Apr. 10, 2009

(AP) There are plenty of bean counters in New York City, but one Manhattan resident is an exceptional bean-guesser.

Twenty-six-year-old Jessica Silverman won $25,000 after guessing the exact number of jelly beans in a jar _ 7,954.

Silverman, who works for a fashion designer, says she was on her way to meet friends for coffee Tuesday when she saw a booth set up by an insurance firm at the Hilton New York Hotel. The person manning the booth for insurer DeWitt Stern persuaded her to take a guess.

Silverman says she'll use her winnings to put a down payment on a new home.


Information from: Daily News,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Some of the World's Strangest Laws

World's Strangest Laws

Driving shirtless, strolling in your swimsuit, or just forgetting to flush the loo: Here are some odd laws that can get you in trouble around the world

By Katrina Brown Hunt

No Feeding Pigeons
Laws here are city-specific, and Venice takes issues with pigeons speckling their beloved buildings with pigeon poop. Likewise, officials don’t appreciate tourists adding to the crowd and mess in St. Marks Square by feeding said pigeons. They also don’t want visitors sitting around shirtless, climbing into fountains, or even sitting on the sidewalk eating a sandwich. In Rome, climbing into fountains to cool off causes similar stress.

Penalty: At first, just a warning; fines can reach up to $600, though probably no more than $50 or $60 if you pay quickly. “The local police are quite tolerant about tourists feeding pigeons just to take a picture,” says a Venice spokesman.

Stopping On the Autobahn
As though driving the autobahn in Germany weren’t daunting enough, the laws add other risks. Running out of gas on the legendary highway is illegal — and your troubles snowball from there. Say you do find the needle on “E” and have to pull over to hoof it, in pursuit of gas. Walking along the autobahn is illegal, too... not to mention terrifying.

Penalty: A little under $100 for endangering other drivers — once for running out of gas, and again for walking.

Driving Shirtless
Don’t let the tropical weather tempt you to joy ride with your shirt off in Thailand. Police can (and do) hand out tickets if they spot you topless while driving a car or motorcycle.

Penalty: A mere slap on the wrist (or sun-burned shoulders). Tickets go for a few hundred baht (about $10).

Paying in Pennies
Canada’s Currency Act of 1985 sets out the guidelines for how coins should be used, including reasonable limits for the shelling out of endless coins. What’s reasonable? Don’t try using all coins to buy something that costs $10, or even using all one-dollar coins (sometimes called “loonies”) to pay for an item that costs more than $25. But then, what kind of loonie wants to carry so many coins anyway?

Penalty: If the seller actually wants to take all your pennies, he can, but by law he can also tell you to scram.

No Kissing at Train Stations
France and England
By some accounts, April 5, 1910 was the day romance died on French railways: Kissing was reportedly banned to help deter lover-induced rail delays. But the law seems to be unheard of today. “Are you sure this isn’t a law in Great Britain?” a French spokeswoman at the consulate asked us. What a coincidence: It turns out that Virgin Trains has recently posted “No Kissing” signs at its station in Warrington Bank Quay, in northwest England.

Penalty: While there’s no penalty now for train-related kissing in France, the folks at Warrington Bank Quay will politely ask you to move your smooching to the designated “kissing zone” near the car park.

Driving a Dirty Car
Some say this is just an excuse for Moscow police to over-ticket drivers, but you should still watch the filth factor on your rental car. How dirty is dirty? That’s unclear. A recent newspaper survey explored the idea of how to even define “dirty” — almost half said a car was too filthy if you couldn’t read the license plate, while 9percent said the determining factor was if you couldn’t see the driver.

Penalty: You can get a ticket. Fines might be, shall we say, open to interpretation. Here is a case where you might politely offer to pay the officer up front — $100 should cover it — and be on your way.

Strolling in a Bathing Suit
Visiting cruise-ship passengers have gotten under the skin of the local police in Grenada, who cringe at tourists walking off the beach during their shore excursions and into town wearing nothing but their swimsuits. The police chief instituted a fine, and supposedly has also expressed interest in fining folks who wear their jeans too low.

Penalty: In theory, a $270 ticket, though the tourist board assures us that they don’t think it has really been enforced.

Driving With Headlights Off
Renting a car? You must always drive with headlights on, says the law in Denmark, to distinguish you from a parked car. Do the Danes really drive so slow that there’d be any confusion? Actually, studies have found that other drivers are more aware of surrounding vehicles when other cars’ lights are on, thus reducing accidents. The law may get adopted across the European Union.

Penalty: Driving without headlights will get you a fine of a little under $100.

Chewing Gum
Feeding birds, spitting, and not flushing public toilets will also get you in trouble. Singapore’s most quirky-seeming laws stem from the government’s well-meaning desire to keep things tidy — and let’s face it, gum wads, pigeon droppings, and unflushed toilets aren’t pretty. The infamous gum law actually loosened up in 2004, and Nicorette is now legal (though you have to get it through a doctor and they take down names). Selling regular gum is more of a problem than just casually chewing it, a spokesman says. And more changes are on the way: Gambling will become legal later in 2009, and you can now legally dance on top of bars.

Penalty: About $100 a ticket, especially for leaving a toilet un-flushed; many public loos auto-flush, we learned, but it’s wise to double-check on your way out.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

'Dumbest Criminal' Nabbed In Cop Convention Holdup

'Dumbest Criminal In Pennsylvania' Arrested After Allegedly Trying Robbery At Police Convention

HARRISBURG, Pa., Mar. 27, 2009

(AP) A retired police chief said he was robbed by "probably the dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania," at a police officers' convention on Friday morning. John Comparetto said as he came out of a stall in the men's room, a man pointed a gun in his face and demanded money. There were 300 narcotics officers from Pennsylvania and Ohio at the gathering.

Comparetto gave up his money and cell phone. But when the man fled, Comparetto and some colleagues chased him. They arrested a 19-year-old man as he was trying to leave in a taxi.

The suspect is also awaiting trial on four previous robbery charges.

The suspect was arraigned and taken to Dauphin County Prison. When a reporter asked the suspect for comment as he was led out of court, he said, "I'm smooth."


You know, I've heard of some random places to have a robbery, but this one is by far the funniest! Wow... That's all I have to say!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yeah for Cage!

So, anyone who knows anything about me knows that I am a huge Nicolas Cage fan! He has this new movie coming out, Knowing... I am very excited to see this movie! I'll let you know what I think after I get a chance to see it!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Flag Football

I never realized haw much fun it is to watch a bunch of five year olds play flag football. My son, Zak, just started Saturday. It is so funny to watch these kids run around. They don't care if they are going the right way, if they are running out of bounds... As long as NO ONE gets those flags, they are doing good! This is one proud momma! (My son is the one with the football in the top picture.)

He'll always be MY #1!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bye, Deer! Colo. Interstate Shuts To Shoo Animals

Colo. Wildlife Officials Hold Deer Dear, Close Part Of Interstate To Herd Animals Off Median

EAGLE, Colo., Mar. 6, 2009

(AP) A seven-mile stretch of a busy mountain interstate in Colorado was closed for more than an hour so wayward elk and deer could be herded off the highway median.

State wildlife officials say eight elk and two deer spent nearly a week on a 100-yard-wide median of Interstate 70 about 120 miles west of Denver.

The road was closed Friday as more than 40 people and two dozen trucks from state and local police, highway and fire departments helped herd the animals through a hole that wildlife officers cut in a fence.

Wildlife officers were worried that the animals would be struck and killed by traffic.

Traffic was diverted onto a parallel highway.
See! Even the wildlife experience traffic jams!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Who Says What Happens In Vegas Stays is Vegas?

This is something I think EVERYONE might be smelling on the way home. LOL

Vegas Casino Sells 2-foot, 6-pound Burrito At Cafe
Vegas Casino Sells 6-pound Burrito At Cafe, But Patrons Who Can't Finish Get 'Weenie' Shirt

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2009

(AP) A Las Vegas casino cafe is rewarding patrons who can put away a 2-foot, 6-pound burrito with a most logical prize _ free unlimited rides on a roller coaster that runs in both forward and reverse.

The offer comes with a caveat, though: Those who accept the challenge but can't finish "The Bomb" burrito have to take a picture with an extra small, pink T-shirt that says "Weenie."

The NASCAR Cafe at the Sahara Hotel & Casino began selling the cheese-and-guacamole slathered burrito on Thursday for $19.95.

Those who can finish the monstrous entree get it for free, along with two unlimited coaster passes and a T-shirt proclaiming they "Conquered the Bomb."

Sunday, February 22, 2009

About Moms

Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:
Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of ?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I thin k.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your mom?
1. My Mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be prett y bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did Mom need to know about dad before she marri ed him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the b est spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed
3. I guess Mom is, but only because s he has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms & dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic, th ey make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day! Muah!

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are all doing something fantastic today! Here's a little story to make you love those kisses a little more!

Kisses unleash chemicals that ease stress levels

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer Randolph E. Schmid, Ap Science Writer – Fri Feb 13, 6:22 pm ET

CHICAGO – "Chemistry look what you've done to me," Donna Summer crooned in Science of Love, and so, it seems, she was right. Just in time for Valentine's Day, a panel of scientists examined the mystery of what happens when hearts throb and lips lock. Kissing, it turns out, unleashes chemicals that ease stress hormones in both sexes and encourage bonding in men, though not so much in women.

Chemicals in the saliva may be a way to assess a mate, Wendy Hill, dean of the faculty and a professor of neuroscience at Lafayette College, told a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Friday.

In an experiment, Hill explained, pairs of heterosexual college students who kissed for 15 minutes while listening to music experienced significant changes in their levels of the chemicals oxytocin, which affects pair bonding, and cortisol, which is associated with stress. Their blood and saliva levels of the chemicals were compared before and after the kiss.

Both men and women had a decline in cortisol after smooching, an indication their stress levels declined.

For men, oxytocin levels increased, indicating more interest in bonding, while oxytocin levels went down in women. "This was a surprise," Hill said.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dung it! Who threw away my 7-year collection?

Reported by the AP Fri Feb 6, 8:42 pm ET

LONDON – A British university has apologized to a Ph.D. student for throwing away his treasured, seven-year collection of lizard dung. Daniel Bennett has told Times Higher Education magazine that he had collected the dung in the Philippines while studying the rare butaan lizard, a relative of the Komodo dragon. The material was to be studied as part of his doctoral research.

Bennett said the 77-pound bag was thrown away by cleaners at his lab at Leeds University in northern England. He says the dung represented seven years' worth of field work, and its loss "left me reeling."

The university said Friday it had apologized.

Bennett says he rejected the university's compensation offer of 500 pounds ($750) and will "see them in court."

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

McDonald's At It Again

LOL... They just can't seem to stay away from those crazy lawsuits.

Woman Claims McDonald's Drink Contained Chemical

Woman Sues, Claims She Was Given A Drink At A McDonald's That Contained A Cleaning Chemical

BALTIMORE, Feb. 4, 2009

(AP) A Baltimore woman said when she ordered an iced tea at a local McDonald's restaurant last year, employees gave her a cup containing a cleaning chemical. Caryl Jones has filed a $100,000 lawsuit in Baltimore City Circuit Court.

The lawsuit alleges negligence and breach of warranty. Jones' attorney, Patricia Steiger, said the cup contained a sanitizer used on kitchen equipment.

Steiger said Jones immediately spat out the liquid when it burned her mouth but was found by doctors to have suffered "a mild or moderate chemical reaction."

Franchise owner Cynthia Brown declined comment on the lawsuit. In a statement e-mailed through a McDonald's spokeswoman, Brown said the matter was being taken seriously.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


What a way to end a fantastic Sunday! My boys rallied together for an amazing finish and become the winningest franchise in the NFl. It's going to be a good year!

Steelers win Super Bowl on Holmes' late TD
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Their Steel Curtain shredded, Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh offense ended a Super Bowl of incredible swings with a final-minute touchdown for a historic victory.

Santonio Holmes made a brilliant 6-yard catch deep in the right corner of the end zone with 35 seconds remaining Sunday night, lifting the Steelers to a record-setting sixth Super Bowl win, 27-23 over the Arizona Cardinals.

"Scramble right, scramble left, find someone open," Roethlisberger said.

It was one of the most thrilling finishes to the NFL title game, certainly equaling last year's upset by the New York Giants that ended with Plaxico Burress' TD catch - with 35 seconds left, too.

But this one was even wilder.

The Steelers (15-4), winning their second Super Bowl in four seasons, led 20-7 in the fourth quarter, only to see Kurt Warner and the Cardinals stage a remarkable rally to go in front 23-20 with 2:37 remaining.

Warner hit All-Pro receiver Larry Fitzgerald in stride for a 64-yard touchdown with 2:37 left. Already owning a slew of postseason receiving marks this year, Fitzgerald sped down the middle of the field, watching himself outrun the Steelers on the huge video screen.

Fitzgerald could only watch from the sideline as Roethlisberger engineered a 78-yard drive to win it in what resembled Heinz Field South. With waves of twirling Terrible Towels turning Raymond James Stadium into a black-and-gold tableau - Steelers fans supporting their beloved team, the economy be damned - Pittsburgh's offense rescued the title.

Holmes was selected the game's MVP.

"Great players step up in big-time games to make plays," Holmes said. "I kind of lost a little composure, you know, but I knew our defense would give us a chance to make it back."

The stunning swings overshadowed Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison's record 100-yard interception return for a touchdown to end the first half. That looked like the signature play until the final quarter, when both teams shook off apparent knockout punches to throw haymakers of their own.

Big Ben and Holmes struck the last blow, and when Warner fumbled in the final seconds, the Cardinals' dream of winning their first NFL crown since 1947 were gone.

"I said it's now or never, I told the guys all the film study you put in doesn't matter unless you do it now," Roethlisberger said. "I'm really proud of the way they responded."

The Cardinals (12-8), playing in their first Super Bowl and first championship game of any kind since 1948, lost their composure after Harrison's heroics. They had three penalties to keep Pittsburgh's 79-yard drive going, a 16-play march that ended with Jeff Reed's 21-yard field goal for a 20-7 lead.

And they couldn't get Fitzgerald free until very late. But boy did he get free.

The All-Pro who already had set a postseason record for yards receiving and had five touchdowns in the playoffs was a nonentity until an 87-yard fourth-quarter drive he capped with a leaping 1-yard catch over Ike Taylor. He made four receptions on that series on which Warner hit all eight passes for all the yards.

And then he struck swiftly for the 64-yarder that put Arizona within minutes of a remarkable victory.

A victory that didn't happen because the Steelers are as resilient as they come.

"I'm disappointed for our team," said Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, the offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh when the Steelers won the 2005 title. "This is a group of men that I'm very proud of. They played very hard in circumstances where nobody believed in them.

"We learned a lot about our team, it's just unfortunate it had to come out that way."

Pittsburgh looked like the offensive juggernaut to open the game, smoothly driving 71 yards in eight plays. But the 72nd yard that would have given the Steelers a touchdown never came.

It seemingly had when Roethlisberger's short run was ruled a TD. Whisenhunt challenged, and the score was overturned, leaving Tomlin his first difficult decision.

He took the points, Reed's 18-yard field goal, the shortest in a Super Bowl since 1976.

After forcing a punt, the Steelers kept the ball the remainder of the first quarter - 11:28 in all, outgaining Arizona 140-13, getting seven first downs to one for the Cardinals. As Warner and the usually potent Cardinals' offense watched, frustrated, from the sideline, Pittsburgh plowed it in on Gary Russell's 1-yard run to make it 10-0.

When Arizona finally got the ball back, it suddenly put the Steelers off-balance with short passes - and one huge play.

Warner had enough time to shine the NFL Man of the Year trophy he received just before kickoff, then hit Anquan Boldin streaking from left to right. He was upended at the Pittsburgh 1, and Warner's lob to Ben Patrick got Arizona on the board. It was the tight end's first touchdown this season.

Arizona's defense then emulated the Steel Curtain with a big play. Bryan Robinson tipped Roethlisberger's pass high into the air and Karlos Dansby corralled it at the Pittsburgh 34. The Cardinals got to the 1, then, perhaps jealous, the Steelers' D asserted itself — magnificently.

Harrison, the Defensive Player of the Year, stepped in front of Boldin at the goal line, picked off Warner's throw and began a journey down the right sideline to the longest play in Super Bowl history.

Harrison ran past or through most of the Cardinals, nearly stepped out of bounds at one point, and was dragged down by Fitzgerald as he fell to the goal line. The play was reviewed as several Cardinals knelt on one knee, exhausted from the chase and disheartened by the result.

"I didn't see him around my offensive line," Warner said. "He made a great play and a great run to get them a touchdown."

The previous longest play was Desmond Howard's 99-yard kickoff return for Green Bay in 1997.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Too many kids???

Reported by the Associated Press
WHITTIER, Calif. – The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week has six other children and never expected to have eight more when she took fertility treatment, her mother said.

Angela Suleman said her daughter expects a big challenge raising 14 children. The good news, she said, is all the babies appear healthy.

"I looked at those babies. They are so tiny and so beautiful," Suleman told The Los Angeles Times on Thursday.

Suleman's daughter gave birth to the octuplets Monday at a hospital in Bellflower but has requested that doctors keep her name confidential. Media knew little about the woman until a family acquaintance told CBS' "The Early Show" on Thursday that the mother is "fairly young" and lives with her parents and her six children.

Within hours, media had camped out at the family's home in Whittier, where the babies' grandfather pulled up in a minivan in the evening and briefly spoke to The Associated Press. Beside him were two children — a 7-year-old and 6-year-old — who said they were excited to have eight new siblings.

But the grandfather warned that media may have a tougher time finding the family after the babies are released from the hospital.

"We have a huge house, not here," said the man, who would only identify himself as Ed. "You are never going to know where it is."

The mother also has two children, ages 5 and 3, and 2-year-old twins, neighbors told the Times.

Suleman said her daughter had embryos implanted last year, and after finding out she was pregnant with multiple babies was given the option by doctors of selectively reducing the number of embryos. The woman declined.

"What do you suggest she should have done? She refused to have them killed," Suleman told the Times. "That is a very painful thing."

Dr. Harold Henry said the woman was already pregnant when she came to Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, and she was counseled about the risks of her pregnancy and on the option of aborting some of the fetuses. Doctors had been expecting only seven babies, but an eighth was born in the cesarean delivery.

The six boys and two girls, the second octuplets born alive in the United States, have garnered worldwide attention as media have attempted to find out more about the mother and her family. Hours after media gathered outside the Whittier home, Kaiser issued a statement on behalf of the mother requesting privacy.

"Please know, in our own time, we will share additional details about this miraculous experience," the statement read. "The babies continue to grow strong everyday and make good progress. My family and I are ecstatic about all of their arrivals. Needless to say the eighth was a surprise to us all, but a blessing as well."

Dr. Mandhir Gupta said seven of the babies were breathing without assistance. One was still receiving oxygen through a tube in his nose.

Seven of the infants were being tube-fed donated breast milk. One of the boys was expected to begin feedings Friday.

All babies continued to receive an intravenous nutritional combination. They were expected to remain in the hospital for several more weeks.

Some fertility specialists have said the children face increased health risks because they are octuplets and born nine weeks premature. At birth, they ranged between 1 pound, 8 ounces and 3 pounds, 4 ounces.

Doctors say they advise against higher-order births, but acknowledge the decision is not theirs to make.

"Who am I to say that six is the limit?" said Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg, medical director of Fertility Institutes, which has clinics in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City. "There are people who like to have big families."

Dr. James Grifo, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the NYU School of Medicine, added: "I don't think it's our job to tell them how many babies they're allowed to have. I am not a policeman for reproduction in the United States. My role is to educate patients."


My only question.... Did she really need the fertility stuff? This seems a bit extreme!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Entertainment for the day



You're from Colorado if----

You'll eat ice cream in the winter.

When the weather report says it's going to be 55 degrees, you shave your legs and wear a skirt or shorts.

It snows 5 inches and you don't expect school to be cancelled.

You'll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature.

You have no accent at all, but can hear other people's. And then you make fun of them.

'Humid' is over 25%.

Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and Away from the mountains.

You say 'the interstate' and everybody knows which one.

You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard.

You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat.

You know what the Continental Divide is.

You don't think Coors beer is that big a deal.

You went to Casa Bonita as a kid.

You've gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities.

You always know the elevation of where you are.

You wake up to a beautiful, 80 degree day and you wonder if it's going to snow tomorrow.

You don't care that some company renamed it, the Broncos still play at Mile High.

Every movie theater has military and student discounts.

Everybody wears jeans to church.

You actually know that South Park is a real place not just a show on TV.

You know what a 'trust fund hippy' is, and you know its natural habitat is Boulder.

You know you're talking to a fellow Coloradoan when they call it Elitches, not Six Flags.

A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you.

Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap out of the Raiders.

When people out East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you just laugh.

You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels ' sticky' and you notice the sky is no longer blue.

Friday, January 23, 2009

In the World of Strange News

Happy Friday! I'm glad it's almost the weekend.

In the world of strange news, I found this story to be rather entertaining. I just thought I would share it with you!

Eleven-month-old boy accidentally dials 9-1-1 and gets dad arrested
2 days ago

WHITE ROCK, B.C. — A B.C. man probably wishes he had given his 11-month-old son a set of keys to play with instead of a phone, after the infant accidentally dialled 9-1-1 and brought police to dad's marijuana grow operation.

Mounties say a 9-1-1 call came in from a White Rock, B.C. residence Friday morning but whoever was on the other end of the line hung up. Officers arrived at the residence and after numerous knocks on the door went unanswered, they entered the home.

"The gentleman was quite surprised," said White Rock RCMP Const. Janelle Canning.

She said the 29-year-old male, startled by the sudden sight of police, insisted he hadn't made the call.

When it was suggested a child might have dialled, the father objected and said his son was far too young.

That's when police spotted the baby boy, phone in hand.

"We saw him playing with the cordless phone and just pressing all the buttons, so evidently he had called 9-1-1," Canning said.

With that mystery solved, officers began inspecting the residence and soon discovered a 500-plant marijuana grow operation.

The father was arrested and will appear in court in early April on charges of production of a controlled substance and mischief.

The boy was removed from the home by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, though he was later released into his mother's custody.

The mother does not live in the residence and Canning says she had no idea what was going on at the home.

It's good to know that even the smallest of children can catch a criminal. LOL!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Steelers to Superbowl 43!

The Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Superbowl! I couldn't be more excited! I'm not going to go into details. Just know that if you missed last night's game, you missed an amazing one. The sad part, there were a lot of injuries. Heinz Ward was out halfway though the first quarter for the Steelers. Ravens' McGahee went down HARD and had to be carted off the field. But, all in all, it was an amazing game. I guess I can say that since I am a Steelers fan!

Here is the story from

Friday, January 16, 2009

Grand Torino

I am REALLY looking forward to seeing this movie! I have never been a big fan of Clint Eastwood, but this movie looks awesome! I let you know how it is!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pittsburgh Steelers Playoffs!

I am so excited today! My boys play San Diego in the playoffs. There is so much going on with the boys right now too, both beneficial and possibly hurtful. Roethlisburger coming off a concussion, James Harrison was selected as the AP Defensive Player of the Year. If Roethlisburger can play a good solid game, and the offense can play a huge running game, I think we might take this game. Harrison is going to be playing his heart out after receiving such an award.

We have a chance. It makes my stomach turn up in knots! The thing that sucks..... I am going to miss the game! You can catch me on air though at three... Keep me updated?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


It is that time. I didn't do much this year. I watched the ball drop in Times Square along with millions of other people across the country. Do you have any idea how much this thing costs to make? MILLIONS of dollars! I personally have watched the ball since I was a kid, but had NO idea that was the cost for our one evening a year. Personally, I find it a little outlandish that we spend so much money on a one day decoration when there is so much other stuff going on in the world. I guess that is why this year they decided to leave it up until next year! Our millions have finally been put to good use! LOL!