Set your DVRs! Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa 2008, started the MISS YOU CAN DO IT pageant in 2004 to offer girls with special needs the opportunity to have a moment in the spotlight, similar to Curran’s own struggle to become the the first woman with disabilities to compete in the Miss USA Pageant in 2008. MISS YOU CAN DO IT tells Curran’s story and follows eight young girls with physical and mental disabilities as they participate in the pageant when it debuts MONDAY, JUNE 24 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Click the video or go here to watch the trailer.
It’s summer time and the livin’ is easy! Okay, not really. But one of the great things about moving to a coastal climate that draws a lot of tourists is that lots of folks we know come here to vacation and call us when they’re in town. They usually want to go out to eat – seafood, of course! – so it’s always a good reminder for me how fortunate we are to live somewhere with beaches and seafood.
Have you ever eaten red snapper? It’s snapper season here on the gulf coast and folks are fishing like mad. I’ve heard transplanted Yankees say that they missed the changing of the seasons when they moved south, but that’s because they haven’t embraced what our seasons are down here. Instead of spring and summer, we have crawfish season and snapper season.
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Day Four of potty training is now behind us, and it went…pretty well. It was preschool day and he had a sub in his class, so not too sure he got the reinforcement he needed. But he’s still standing up when he’s done and he’s starting to try to pull his undies (okay…pull-ups) up and down, so I’m calling that progress. Have you guys started a pool yet on when I’ll try to put real undies on him?
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I need some suggestions for summer television series. Please no Bachelorette or The Voice or anything in those genres. For a few months I was behind on my DVR. Now that I’m finally caught up my playlist is looking pretty sad. I have Mad Men, whose season finale is this Sunday, Burn Notice, and…that’s it. After a spring full of Call the Midwife, Orphan Black, Blue Bloods, Mr. Selfridge, Dallas, and I don’t remember what else, I’m getting a little desperate.
Matej Peljhan photographed a 12-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy to create a series of photos showing the boy doing things he is unable to do because of his condition – and none of them are digitally manipulated. Click to see them. Amazingly creative.
I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging in this space for two years now. It was in May of 2011 that I decided it was time to ditch Blogger for WordPress and commit to a regular posting schedule. At the time, that schedule was Tuesdays and Thursdays with a link post (“Sun-Beams“) on the weekend. I’ve been thinking that maybe it’s time to shake things up a little…and that shakeup may include dropping Sun-Beams altogether, changing it to a longer once-monthly post, and/or incorporating it into Snippets in some way. If I do drop the weekly Sun-Beams, then I’ll add a third non-themed post on a weekday instead.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Let me know what you’d like to see.
Have a great weekend!
This post was inspired by and is linked to Conversion Diary‘s 7 Quick Takes.