Archive for August, 2008

August 29th, 2008

Friday, August 29th, 2008

What’s up peeps?! Everyone getting ready for Labor Day fun? Well, I now have no pants that fit me…but my new motto is “Leggings Can Be Pants” and the beauty of leggings is that they always fit. Well I am in Duluth, MN tonight because tomorrow is my Uncle Bill’s retirement party; he is retiring from the Duluth Police Force. Uncle Bill is one of my favorite people in the world, he is so funny and always makes people laugh even though I know being a cop is one of the toughest jobs in the world and he has seen a lot of things that I know I couldn’t handle. While in Duluth today, I also got to drop in at First Witness. If you saw Wanna Bet (game show on ABC) , you know that First Witness is the charity that I played for and won them $43,000.00. I was thrilled that I won because this is such an important place. First Witness is a child abuse resource center that is doing great things to deal with the aftermath of sexual and physical abuse of children in a safe place. My Uncle Bill and Aunt Susie have been very involved with First Witness and my Uncle Bill worked there for 11 years when he was assigned to the sex-crimes unit in Duluth. It was so great to meet the people who worked there and get to see first hand how hard their job is, they are dealing with children who have been through horrific things, I know I couldn’t do it. I urge my fans to check out their website and do what they can for such a great place. 

Signing off and in honor of my Uncle Bill, thank a police officer today for the job they do. And as my Uncle Bill would say, “I’m here, you may now enjoy the pleasure of my company” Happy Retirement Uncle Bill!!!

Melissa P.

August 22, 2008

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Hey peeps, Melissa P here and I am in Minnesota with my family visiting even more family. I am having a ball and the weather is fantastic. Not very humid and the mosquitoes have left me alone. I have spent most of my time here visiting with family and eating. And eating. And eating. I am in the land of butter and cheese, which may be my new nickname if I don’t stop eating. It’s hard though, we Minnesotans put butter in everything…I am pretty sure I saw my sister-in –law put butter in my coffee. But what’s a few pounds when you’re with family? And part of vacation is letting yourself go!!! AM I Right?!! And speaking of eating I got to be here at the best time ever!! Today I went to the Minnesota State Fair. The best state fair in the world. A place where you can get deep-fried bacon on a stick, see a woman’s head sculpted in butter, ride a roller-coaster and see a cow give birth. You heard me…SEE A COW GIVE BIRTH!!!!!. They have a “The Miracle Of Birth” pavilion at the MN state fair and it’s not just a cute barn with baby sheep and cows and maybe some neat posters and charts showing birth…No Sir! YOU SEE COWS AND SHEEP AND PIGS GIVING BIRTH! And if you can’t get a seat close enough, no worries they have a guy shooting video in the pen and showing it live on the Jumbo Tron. WHAT?! ARE YOU KIDDING!? As someone who has experienced the Miracle Of Birth first hand, the idea of doing it with people sitting on bleachers eating corn-dogs watching me is very disturbing. I mean, I think it’s great to let people see a very natural process, it’s educational and I will admit the newborn lambs made me want to adopt a lamb or at least stop ordering them in restaurants. But as a woman and a mother I felt so bad for the mothers-to-be…I wanted to give them some privacy and maybe a hoof rub. And then I kept thinking about the ones waiting to give birth who have to watch their friend going through it on the jumbo tron. That’s like making your wife watch a birthing video right before she’s about to push!! Anywho it was very interesting to say the least. And it certainly didn’t curb my appetite, we had corn-dogs, french-fries, cookies, roasted corn, and mini-donuts and that was before noon. I also got inducted to The Burnsville High School Hall Of Fame, which was very exciting. I wish it had happened when I was in High School; I would have been more popular. It was a really nice night and my parents, aunt and grandma got to come to the dinner so all the grief I caused them in high school was finally worth it. What else have I got for you? Not much, gonna go to Duluth this weekend for my Uncle Bills retirement party and start my diet, after I eat this leftover corn-dog.

Have a great day and buy a friend a corn-dog!

Melissa P.