Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Annette Funicello . . .


Tucson Weather Today


We had some extremely high winds in the Tucson region yesterday, around 40 mph I'm told, with gusts as high as 60 mph. During my daily walk I could only see the outlines of the mountains because of the amount of dust blowing in the air. Then, for the rest of the day I could hear the roaring wind blowing and howling through my open windows. A bit of excitement in my somewhat humdrum old-man's life.

I was disappointed in yesterday's TV news. There was so much coverage of England's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death and only scant mentions of the passing of 70 year old Annette Funicello



But then today the networks did air a goodly number of clips from the early days of the Mickey Mouse Club, concentrating on Annette.


On April 9, 1865 at Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War.




Lacking excitement or variety; dull; monotonous.
Dullness; monotony.
adjectives monotonous - dull - tedious - prosy - drab - flat - tame
nouns monotony - monotone - sameness - boredom



Hugh Hefner
(born April 9, 1926)
Hugh Marston Hefner is an American magazine publisher, as well as the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises.

Keshia Knight Pulliam
(born April 9, 1979)
American actress. She is best known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and as reformed con artist Miranda Lucas-Payne on the TBS comedy-drama Tyler Perry's House of Payne.

Dennis William Quaid
(born April 9, 1954)
American actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles. Some of his notable credits include Breaking Away, The Long Riders, The Right Stuff, Enemy Mine, Great Balls of Fire!, The Big Easy, Far from Heaven, The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, Traffic, Vantage Point, Footloose, Frequency, Wyatt Earp, The Parent Trap, Soul Surfer and Innerspace.

Cynthia Nixon
(born April 9, 1966)
American actress, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998–2004), the movies Sex and the City and its sequel Sex and the City 2. Some of her other work has included starring in the films: The Manhattan Project, Baby's Day Out, Let It Ride, Warm Springs, Little Manhattan, The Babysitters, Rampart and a recurring role in the television show The Big C.

I am adding the following paragraph regarding Cynthia Nixon's personal life (copied from Wikipedia) simply because I found it interesting and thought-provoking.

From 1988 to 2003, Nixon was in a relationship with teacher and photographer Danny Mozes. They have two children together, a daughter born in 1996 and a son born in 2002. In 2004, Nixon began dating education activist Christine Marinoni. Nixon and Marinoni became engaged in April 2009. Marinoni gave birth to a son in 2011. Nixon and Marinoni were married on May 27, 2012. Regarding her sexual orientation, Nixon remarked in 2007: "I don't really feel I've changed. I'd been with men all my life, and I'd never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn't seem so strange. I'm just a woman in love with another woman."


"Writing about the real world feels so humdrum,"

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