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Interviews with Stand Up Comedians

Last week I had an opportunity to do interviews with stand up comedians, Regina Stoops and Margaret Zhao. Both are veteran comedians who have been doing stand up comedy to the delight of audiences in California for over 20 years. I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to join them on stage at The Bothwell Arts Center for "One Night, Three Women, Too Funny" comedy night. And it's a fundraiser for the Bothwell Center too. One Night, Three Women, Too Funny! Bothwell Arts Center 2466 8th St. Livermore, CA Saturday, August 26, 2017 7:30pm  9:00pm http://www.bothwell.lvpac.org/events/2017/8/26/one-night-three-women-too-funny-comedy-at-the-bothwell Regina Stoops was born and raised in a … [Read more...]

Reverse Bucket List of 5 Things I Will Not Do Before I Die

What's a reverse bucket list? Well, everyone has a bucket list these days. It's a list of all the things you want to accomplish before you die. We’ve all made long lists with stuff like zipline in Hawaii, swim with dolphins, or whitewater rafting in Colorado. But what about the stuff you don’t ever want to do, the Reverse Bucket List? This list is the one you make after you’ve read all those other bucket lists and realized that you don’t need to jump off the highest mountain nor swim with man-eating beasts before you “kick the bucket.” This is my list of the 5 things I will not do before I die.     Reverse Bucket List - Perform on the Sway Pole … [Read more...]

Bachelorette Rachel – Contestants Raise Red Flags

The newest 2017 Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay debuts on ABC this Monday, May 22, and has 31 contestants to choose from. But her gentleman suitors raise more red flags than a Chinese military parade. Hey ABC, what happened to properly vetting these guys? According to ABC official website, here’s the bio for Bachelorette Rachel. http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/rachel-lindsay Bio for Bachelorette Rachel Rachel, 32, obtained her under graduate degree at University of Texas at Austin, then went on to receive her law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Driven and passionate about her career, Rachel quickly joined a prestigious law firm in Dallas after graduation. … [Read more...]

Funny Parenting Sayings Spotted on Magnets and Mugs

Need a boost of laughter? Check out these funny parenting sayings spotted on magnets and mugs. Even when kids crack your face, break your stuff and question your sanity, it's nice to know you're not alone. Don't forget to check out my favorite family sitcoms, The Middle and The Goldbergs. Parenting is mostly just being screamed at by a tiny idiot. The first rule of parenting: Never negotiate with terrorists. I child proofed by house but they still get in. If drinking on the front porch counts, then yes, call me outdoorsy. Who are these kids and why are they calling me mom? Nothing makes me more productive than the last minute. My swimsuit told me to go to the gym today … [Read more...]

How to Be An Emcee When You’re Stupid Like Me

Ever wonder how to be an emcee? If you’re considering being an MC or the Master of Ceremonies at an event that means that you’re the host for the performance or party. Your responsibilities include speaker introductions, announcements, audience engagement, and general storyteller. You’re kind of the jack-of-all-trades plus the court jester. It’s fun but to do your best, you need to learn the key essential elements. My second chance to be an emcee for the PTA went better after learning the basic steps. I prepared and rehearsed my seven-minute bit in front of the mirror and to my husband. You benefit by practicing in front of a live audience. Then the big day arrived. After the host … [Read more...]

Reasons Why We Love Dogs

Did you know why we really do love dogs as much as we love our children? It’s a scientific fact. According to sciencemag.org, “New research shows that when our canine pals stare into our eyes, they activate the same hormonal response that bonds us to human infants.” http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/04/how-dogs-stole-our-hearts Why We Love Dogs Move over Grumpy Cat, dog videos are starting to dominate the Internet. Who hasn’t noticed Bo the Pomeranian with over 17 million Facebook likes? Or Marnie, the Shih Tzu sporting a dangling tongue out of the corner of her mouth? This is why we love dogs! https://youtu.be/Hw1vTnUs8RQ Who doesn’t remember loving Lassie, Snoopy from Peanut’s … [Read more...]

Must Know Facts About Alamo Women’s Club

Alamo Women’s Club I’ve met a group of women that will restore you faith in human kindness, the Alamo Women's Club. They inspire with their boundless enthusiasm and benevolence through their charitable acts. I’m proud to call them my friends and be a part of their movement to help those in need through philanthropy. The Alamo Women’s Club is the oldest women’s club in Alamo, serving the community by bringing women together for fun, learning, sharing and philanthropy. Hop over to their website to discover how you can be a part of their efforts to make our community a better place for everyone to live, learn and thrive. http://www.alamowomensclub.org Alamo Women's Club … [Read more...]

Love Dogs? Try A Dog’s Purpose

Love dogs? Try A Dog’s Purpose, a family film for all, released in theaters January 27. A Dog’s Purpose is based on the book of the same name. It features the hilarious Josh Gad as the voice of the movie’s lovable dog or, err, multiple dogs. Starring hottie Dennis Quaid as Ethan, Britt Robertson, Peggy Lipton and K.J. Apa, A Dog’s Purpose is sure to become a family favorite. https://youtu.be/1jLOOCADTGs According to Entertainment Weekly… In the new trailer . . . we get a peek at Gad voicing a reincarnated canine that changes the lives of his many owners and finds the meaning in his own life. Gad starts out playing a dog named Bailey, who is the steadfast companion of a boy named … [Read more...]