More than a decade after 16-year-old Amy Fisher had a sexual relationship with a much-older car mechanic and shot his wife in the head, the onetime “Long Island Lolita” and Joey and Mary Jo Buttafuoco have agreed to appear together in a TV reunion.
All three have signed on for the appearance, which has yet to be sold to a network, television producer David Krieff told the New York Post for Monday editions.
“It’s time to just put it behind us,” Fisher, now 31, told the newspaper. “We played this all out in a public eye. It’d be interesting to let the public see the healing process at the end. They saw everything else _ why not let them see the final product?” Continue reading →
No I’m not writing this in my juicy state of 2006. It’s before I’ve devided to go out and have a good time with friends. What a shitty year 2005 has been from the Tree Incident of Christmas Eve 2004, unemployment, the sewer headaches and court battles, to marriage troubles.
I’m hoping 2006 brings good fortune and happiness to my family. Jake will be getting bigger and smarter and hopefully Erin and I can be happy together. I love you both.
The recent deaths of two online net gamers have once again raised the issue of the impact of addiction on the online gaming community, and the health risks involved.
A young girl nicknamed “Snowly” died last month after playing the online game “World of Warcraft” for several continuous days during the national day holiday. Snowly’s friends, who share the same game community, say that Snowly was a very diligent member and a key official of their community, who was always connected to the Internet.
Several days before Snowly’s death, the girl was said to be preparing for a relatively difficult part of the game and had very little rest. She told her friends that she felt very tired.
A big online funeral was held for Snowly one week after her death. But the event was sadly overshadowed by the death of another game enthusiast nicknamed “Nan Ren Gu Shi“.
Thereafter, several online game communities have posted announcements to urge their members to pay attention to their heath.
Meanwhile 7 major domestic game makers have agreed to install an anti-obsession system on eleven online game products. The system entered a trial period on October 20.
A Mansfield elementary school teacher resigned after school officials found she used her class computer to access a personal Web log chronicling sexual exploits and containing disparaging remarks about her students.
Becky Pelfrey, 38, had worked for the Mansfield district for three years and had spent seven years working for Arlington schools.
Her log featured links to sexually-oriented Web sites and comments about her students, including a reference to them as “stinky kids.”
School district spokesman Terry Morawski said the district has not sought to file criminal charges and he is not certain that Pelfrey committed a crime.
Officials were alerted to the situation by an anonymous letter dated Sept. 22.
Pelfrey’s husband, Bill Pelfrey, claimed the letter was written by his ex-wife and Becky Pelfrey’s former best friend, Tanya Hanna. The families are involved in a custody dispute.
1. Live an active life, both mentally and physically. You don’t have to be an exercise nut, but keep moving. Walking, golfing, swimming– anything at all is good. Implement a stretching program to maintain your flexibility and lift weights to build muscle and prevent osteoporosis.
2. Stay married. Numerous studies indicate that married people live longer than single people. There’s the old joke that it just seems longer for married people, but in reality it seems to help.
3. Maintain your ideal weight. Being overweight will definitely limit your chances of becoming a centenarian and is likely to make the journey a slow and painful one.
4. Drink moderately and don’t smoke at all.
5. Have good genes. Extreme long life seems to run in families and may be based on common genetic and environmental factors. If you have a centenarian sibling, your chances of living past the century mark increase greatly. (Of course, you’re probably pretty old already yourself.) Continue reading →
Taking a plane trip with an energetic preschooler or young school-aged child can be a challenge, but there are many things you can do ahead of time to make the trip comfortable, pleasant and fun for everyone.
1. Ask for input. Even a preschooler is old enough to help choose his own outfits for a trip (within reason), and to suggest toys he might like to bring.
2. Prepare your child for the trip by explaining a few simple facts about flying, and by reading stories and picture books that cover the subject of air travel.
3. Lead up to the trip by discussing rules and appropriate behavior in advance. Make it clear that your child will need to remain in his seat unless he needs a trip to the bathroom, and ask him to suggest some activities (such as coloring) that he likes to do sitting down.
4. Try to prepare your child for the length of time he will be on the plane, in terms that he can understand. For example, you could tell him that a 6-hour flight takes about as long as the time between lunch and dinner.
5. Bring along simple, fun toys and games that will hold his interest. Simple card games for young children, coloring books and crayons, and “I spy” types of games work well.
6. Pack healthy, nonperishable snacks and drinks. Half-frozen juice boxes, trail mix or granola bars can keep a hungry child happy while he waits for the food cart.
7. Bring a surprise bag containing some new toys, a small amount of hard candy or gum (to relieve ear pressure during takeoffs and landings), and a new book or two; pull something new out of the bag every time your child gets restless.
According to the complaints of one “ugly” woman, Extreme Makeover made an extreme mess of her life.
Deleese Williams, 30, of Conroe, Texas, has filed suit against the producers of the reality show, ABC and its parent company, The Walt Disney Co., alleging among other complaints that the abrupt cancellation of her appearance on the show directly contributed to her sister’s suicide.
Williams had been slated to appear on the surgical series to undergo numerous procedures doctors suggested, including an “eye lift, ears pulled back, chin implant and breast implants,” according to her lawsuit.
She was also allegedly told that she would need her jaw broken and reset to make her Cinderella story complete.
In preparation for the show, Williams was interviewed on the ridicule she experienced as a child, as well as the abuse she suffered in a prior marriage.
The producers also interviewed various members of Williams’ family, allegedly goading them into saying negative things about her appearance for the show, the suit alleges.
Among the choice remarks offered up was a cutting zinger made by Williams’ mother-in-law, who said she “never believed my son would marry such an ugly woman.”
Williams’ husband and her sister, Kellie McGee, also allegedly tore into Williams’ features–all in the name of good television, of course. Continue reading →
Here’s some Relationship Advice. Imagine for a moment you and your partner living in heavenly bliss. How can you get you relationship to that point?
Your home is in peaceful order with the dishes done, the bathroom fresh and cleaned, your bed made, and the living room picked up. You feel serene as the two of you relax on the patio enjoying a quiet conversation as your favorite music wafts gently around you. Life is good, your relationship is good. Continue reading →
The goal of this article is to help you find the ideal sleep conditions for you personal preferences. You may have to experiment and try a variety of techniques to find what works best for you.
It is important to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere in your bedroom. Your objective is to be highly relaxed and a calming, cool environment with plenty of oxygen will help you feel this way.
Ideally your room should be on the cooler side; but its up to you to experiment with a range of conditions. You don’t want to wake during the night either too hot or too cold and then find yourself wide awake once again. Sleep experts say that the ideal room temperature is 65 to 70 degrees F.
You should try and sleep with the window open. It is important that you have a constant fresh supply of circulating air which will help you breathe deeply and sleep soundly. Continue reading →
Eleven-year-old Peter McGuire sold papers on the street in New York City. He shined shoes and cleaned stores and later ran errands. It was 1863 and his father, a poor Irish immigrant, had just enlisted to fight in the Civil War. Peter had to help support his mother and six brothers and sisters.
Many immigrants settled in New York City in the nineteenth century. They found that living conditions were not as wonderful as they had dreamed. Often there were six families crowded into a house made for one family. Thousands of children had to go to work. Working conditions were even worse. Immigrant men, women and children worked in factories for ten to twelve hours a day, stopping only for a short time to eat. They came to work even if they were tired or sick because if they didn’t, they might be fired. Thousands of people were waiting to take their places.
When Peter was 17, he began an apprenticeship in a piano shop. This job was better than his others, for he was learning a trade, but he still worked long hours with low pay. At night he went to meetings and classes in economics and social issues of the day. One of the main issues of concern pertained to labor conditions. Workers were tired of long hours, low pay and uncertain jobs. They spoke of organizing themselves into a union of laborers to improve their working conditions. In the spring of 1872, Peter McGuire and 100,000 workers went on strike and marched through the streets, demanding a decrease in the long working day. Continue reading →
If you haven’t heard or saw it on all the Boston news TV stations, our house was destroyed from a winds and rain last night. Yea destroyed. Like not able to live in it.
About 7pm Thursday night there was an extremely loud whoosh through the house from high winds. Well it was also the largest tree in our neighbors yard coming down on top of our house. Luckily Dave’s truck was there to cushion the fall of the base of the tree because it fell atop of the room Erin and Jake were in. The news might have been a little more hyped that what the 5 news stations reported. What really happened was just as scarey. 2 large branches pierced through the ceiling and into the floor that Jake and Erin were in nearly missing them.
Jake learned a new word. Tree.
More pictures and video of news broadcast as I get my computer up and running. We’re living in a hotel for a while, I guess.
Everyone’s ok and the house will live. The truck is completly destoyed but atleast if stopped the tree from killing my family. Thanks Dave.
Yup still unemployed and I guess as far as a job working for someone else. I decided about a month ago that I’m fucking tired of working for people and getting laid off or fired because he their plans change or I’m too expensive for them (yea that was a good excuse) or just plainly I hated a place. Continue reading →