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What if they weren't celebs?
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2012 YEAR IN REVIEW: Celebs Tell Alternate Job If Never Famous

(HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) For every famous actor you watch on TV or see on the big screen, there are probably another 10,000 starving artists with dreams of striking it rich. With that in mind, your favorite entertainers were asked what career would they have chosen had they failed to break out. Most of them are delusional about their talents:

  • Taylor Swift has said she’d become a rodeo rider
  • Britney Spears, who never graduated high school, told Pop Justice she’d be a teacher
  • Tom Cruise studied for a year at St. Francis Seminary to become a priest
  • Jennifer Aniston wanted to be a Party Planner
  • Matthew McConaughey thinks he could have made it through law school
  • Justin Bieber admitted, having started so young, that he probably doesn’t have a fallback career other than to ask “Do you want fries with that?”
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Nomophobia
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2012 YEAR IN REVIEW: Nomophobia is Fear of ‘No Mobile Phone’

 New word of the year: “Nomophobia”.

It’s the fear of losing your phone. More than two-thirds of us get an anxiety attack the moment we’ve misplaced our phone. Without it, we feel naked. Even dropping a connection or suffering with a low battery gives us fright. It is called “nomophobia” - or “No Mobile Phone Phobia”. The warning signs are:

  • Unable to go off to the bathroom without taking your phone
  • Obsessively checking for missed calls, emails and texts
  • Constantly topping up your battery life
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It's Norad Time
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SANTA TRACKER: NORAD Launches Countdown to Santa's Arrival

Santa Tracker

Visit the NORAD Santa Tracker site. Available in several languages.

"The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the NORAD hotline. The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location." The tradition has continued for 3 generations.

Today, with the help of GPS, Twitter, and Facebook, NORAD tracks Santa and alerts children of all ages.

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Locations: Colorado Springs
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20 Best Christmas Pickup Lines

20 Hilarious Christmas Pick Up Lines from Buzzfeed

1. I've checked it twice, and I'm sure you're on my “naughty” list.

2. You are what I want for Christmas.

3. Are you interested in seeing the “North Pole?”

4. How about I slip down YOUR chimney, at half past midnight?

5. That's not a candy cane in my pocket. I'm just glad to see you!

6. Come sit on my lap. I've got a special gift just for you.

7. Wanna meet Santas little helper?

8. Wanna check out my mistletoe belt buckle?

9. Shouldn't you be sitting on top of the tree, Angel?

10. Even Santa doesnt make candy as sweet as you.

11. Can I have your picture so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas?

12. If your left leg is Thanksgiving, and your right leg is Christmas, can I visit you between the holidays?

13. I can't wait to unwrap your present!

14. Would you like to learn a few “reindeer games?”

15. Those aren't sugarplums dancing through my head, it's all you.

16. I've got your stocking stuffer right here!

17. Would you like to go to my place and light my Yule log?

18. What do you say we make this a not-so-silent night?

19. Believe me, if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows.

20. I've got something you can hang a wreath on.

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What not to get her....

5 Gifts She Doesn't Want This Christmas from foxmagazine

Don't Give Her: Perfume Fragrances are generally a personal preference, so unless you know which one she wants or already enjoys wearing, steer clear.

Don't give her: Appliances Things that come with warranties tend not to be high on wish lists. This includes small vacuums, blenders, coffee makers, clothing steamers, and the like. All things we can pick up while running an errand any time of the year.

Don't Give Her: An Outfit Don't gamble with a gift that depends on someone's personal style.

Don't Give Her: Knick Knacks Unless she has a trunk full of collectibles, tchotchkes, or trinkets, take a pass on this gift idea.

Don't Give Her: A Gift Set Gift sets that offer a variety of scented body washes, gels, lotions, and sprays sound lovely …but they aren't exactly the spice of life. Also, she's probably still working her way through the one she received last year.
 

HOLIDAYS: 29% Say They've Completed Christmas Shopping

(ASBURY PARK, NEW JERSEY) With just one-week remaining for Christmas shopping, a new survey reveals that the vast majority of Americans are procrastinating. The Rasmussen Reports found that less than one-third (29%) of us have completed our Christmas shopping.

The busiest day for holiday shopping is not “black Friday”. Instead, it traditionally falls on the final Saturday before Christmas. This year, December 22nd is expected to ring up the largest sales as last-minute shoppers complete their lists.

 

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Have You Started Shopping Yet?
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HOLIDAYS: About 40% of Americans Have Yet to Start Shopping

(NORTH POLE) Less than 3 weeks away from Christmas and still 40% of us have not yet started shopping for gifts. You can bet that the vast majority of them are dudes.

A new survey shows that 59% of Americans have gotten into the Christmas spirit and started to shop for gifts. Astonishingly enough, 15% claim they are completely finished shopping and wrapping their gifts.
 

Top Ten Worst Christmas and Santa Claus Jokes of All Time from Irish Central

Q: What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?
A: A Christmas Quacker!

Q: What's the most popular Christmas wine?
A: 'I don't like Brussels sprouts!'

Q: What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations?
A: Tinsilitis!

Q: Why would you invite a mushroom to a Christmas party?
A: He's a fungi to be with.

Q: What is Santa's favorite pizza?
A: One that's deep pan, crisp and even.

Q: What do you call a man who claps at Christmas?
A: Santapplause!

Q: Why does Santa like to work in the garden?
A: Because he likes to hoe, hoe, hoe!

Patient: Doctor, Doctor I'm scared of Santa
Doctor: You're suffering from Claus-trophobia.

Q: Why was Santa Claus’ help so down?
A: Because he had low elf-esteem.

 

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Movie This Weekend
TV Movies

NEW MOVIES for December 7

ALL REVIEWS FROM ‘DAILY VARIETY’ AND ‘THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

  • PLAYING FOR KEEPS-- (2700 Theaters) “GERARD BUTLER CAST AS A FORMER PRO PLAYER COACHING HIS SON’S TEAM AND FENDING OFF AMOROUS ASSAULTS FROM SOCCER MOMS. THIS IS A GOOD PREMISE FOR A COMEDY, BUT SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY, IT GOT DILUTED AND TURNED INTO A FEEL-GOOD STORY OF FAMILY TOGETHERNESS. BUTLER’S FANS MAY SHOW UP ON ITS OPENING WEEKEND, BUT THIS WILL BE GONE BY 2013.” Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid and Judy Greer. 1 Hour and 45 Minutes. Rated PG-13.


  • DEADFALL-- Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Kate Mara, Treat Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Sissy Spacek. 1 Hour and 34 Minutes. Rated R.



  • DELHI SAFARI-- “THANKS TO GLOBALIZATION, AUDIENCES IN INDIA NOW HAVE HOLLYWOOD ANIMATED FILMS AT THEIR DISPOSAL. DESPITE SOLID VOICE WORK, THE MOVIE FEATURES MEDIOCRE ANIMATION AND LIKELY MEDIOCRE TICKET SALES.” Animated featuring the voices of Jane Lynch, Tom Kenny, Christopher Lloyd and Jason Alexander. 1 Hour and 30 Minutes. Rated PG.



  • HYDE PARK ON HUDSON-- (Released to 4 Screens) “BILL MURRAY SHINES AS F.D.R. THE 32nd PRESIDENT. THIS HOLIDAY RELEASE SEEMS PROMOTABLE AS A COSTUME DRAMA THAT’S TAILORED TO A WIDE AUDIENCE.” Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Marvel, Elizabeth Wilson and Olivia Williams. 1 Hour and 34 Minutes. Rated R.
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