Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It's Here!!

One day when I was in Walt Disney World in December I saw this gorgeous painting that I really liked. I thought about it for a few days and went back to purchase it only to find it was gone. The artist that painted it was only there for the weekend. Maybe it was a sign that I didn't need it.

While leaving Epcot one day during my trip in January I happened to look over at the Art of Disney store only to find a sign outside that said Larry Dotson was there. Mr. Dotson was the artist that created the painting I wanted in December. I went into the store and found Mr. Dotson there signing some of the smaller prints he had made of the larger paintings. And then I looked to the right and saw it, the painting I wanted in December. I stood there staring at it debating again what I wanted to do. Well, before I knew it I was telling Mr. Dotson that I would like to purchase it. He was very pleasant to talk to and since there are only 95 copies of the painting, I could pick which number I wanted mine to be. Mine is #6.

I won't tell you what I paid for the painting but I was very thankful that I had some birthday gift cards, Visa Rewards cards and my Birthday Fun card to use towards it. And yes, I was to cheap to pay to have them frame it. But that doesn't matter because it's here and I get to enjoy it whether it's in a frame or not.

Mr. Larry Dotson and myself

I would like to add what the COA states: It's a limited edition print on 100% cotton canvas. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. First the canvas is printed, then it is sealed with a protective coating and then a gel coat is applied giving it texture. Finally, the artist highlights areas with acrylic paint then another coat of clear acrylic is applied. It's digitally printed using 8 color Ultra-Chrome inks. Light fastness of color Ultra-Chrome prints is rated up to 100 years. It measures 15 x 22.

Monday, February 16, 2009

I got a call today from Passamaquoddy

As you know my cousin, Lorien, is participating in Survivor:Passamaquoddy. I got a call today from her and she informed me about what has been going on lately. While her team survived the first challenge together without any fights she was nervous about the voting process. Long story short both teams tied for the trivia contest but the other team won the tiebreaker question. Which means that Team Sashimi gets to vote off 2 people from Team Pirahna while Team Pirahna gets to vote off one from Team Sashimi. I can tell you that Lorien was voted off and she is not happy about it. In fact, she found out some interesting information she was going to keep to herself but since she's no longer a participate she asked me to spill the beans for her.

It seems that one night while the teams were still in their attractions, Lorien snuck out to spy on the other team. No one knew she had done this until now, not even her own teammates. Now what she overheard when she got to It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Of Singing Children did not please her. She had overheard George on the phone talking about her and her fish mart. He was telling them things that only she had told him. She couldn't believe her ears. George was a spy for WaleyeMart!!

You see, about 8 months ago George owned a stand next door to the fish mart. He sold 'Fin'nel Cakes there. Lorien and George became friends right away and once in awhile if the finnel cake stand was slow George would go over and help her gut and debone the fish. Sometimes they would even go to Ella's to hang out. One day, not too long ago, he started asked some odd questions about the fish mart. Like, who did she buy the fish mart from, how much did pay,..... Lorien answered his questions because she thought she could trust him. She had already told him that with the economy being down the fish mart wasn't doing too well.

Two weeks before Survivor started Lorien went in to work to find George's stand all boarded up. She didn't know where he went or what had happened. He didn't leave her a note explaining where he went nor did she receive a phone call. About a week before the show started she saw him across the lake just staring at the water. But she didn't go over to him, she just watched from a distance. While she watched him, a strange man appeared. George handed him a folder but she wasn't sure what was in it. Suddenly, he saw her standing there and they both quickly walked away.

Now that Lorien knows that George is a spy for WaleyeMart everything makes sense. The questions, the stranger and the folder. While she was telling me this story I could hear in her voice that she was trying not to cry (I could also hear her chopping up fish.) but sometimes the tears came through. But then those tears turned to anger. I could tell because the sound of the cleaver hitting the clopping block was getting louder. And then suddenly it seemed that she was speaking in some foreign tongue that I didn't recognize. The last thing I heard before the phone went dead was that she was going to take the deboning knife he used to stab her in the back and stab it in his.

I did see that George was voted off too, so hopefully he got out of Passamaquoddy before she got him.

Visit for all the Survivor updates and details. Tell Glenn that Lori sent ya.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Survivor Passamaquoddy

I'm not sure if you guys have heard or not but over at Passamaquoddy they are taping Survivor:Passamaquody. Many people signed up to be picked but only a few were chosen. Here are a few that signed up but weren't chosen: Jonas “Scopa” Grumby, Jim Backus and his wife Natalie, Ginger Spice, Rachel Ray and Mel Strumm. Now I'm not sure why they weren't chosen but I do know one thing, my cousin, Lorien was chosen. While I'm not really close with my cousin, Lorien, since she is like a 3rd cousin twice removed, I did promise her that I would blog about the show. See, she is a fishmonger and she fears that WaleyeMart is going to come in and close her business down. She's hoping that the publicity of the show may help save her Fragrant Fish Mart. So please check out Survivor: Passamaquoddy at .

Also, if you want to see all the contestants check out Jeff has made a little video of them all.

Go Team Piranha!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

We're Going To Disney World

Check out this video!! I love the black and gold Mickey balloons!!

Congrats Steelers!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Here We Go Steelers! Here We Go!!

Here we go- Steelers - Here we go! Pittsburgh's going to the Superbowl!!

I wouldn't call myself a crazed football fan. I like to watch games once in awhile and I'm always checking the scores of the Steeler games. But when the hometown team goes to the Superbowl then watch out, because I turn into that crazed football fan. So much so that I dislocated my left shoulder cheering on Troy Polamalu when he caught an interception during the championship game. My pastor is a big Steelers fan too. We even had black and gold day today in church. And I'm starting to think Obama's not half bad since he's cheering for the Steelers too.

Enjoy the video I found.