Yesterday morning I attended an event where my Father was honored by the American Red Cross for his service to the military. We ate breakfast to
the sound of Dubuque Senior High students playing violins. It was a very nice, formal affair. I was the person who nominated my Father so I had to stand next to him while he received his award. Pictures were taken and he gave a nice little speech. It was a great morning. I’m so proud of him.
Yesterday would have been Mr. Roger’s 85th birthday had he not passed away in 2003. There were news stores and documentaries online about how he changed people’s lives. He was the father some kids never had and gave others hope and taught them to love themselves. The articles were all very nice but I
have different feelings about Mr. Roger’s. He was always kind of creepy to me and I never understood why he changed his shoes so much and always had a sweater on. And when he talked in the kitty voice to be the Henrietta Pussycat character, it really freaked me out. He didn’t seem real. He was too happy and
too gentle and too patient. Many articles claimed that Fred Rogers was an untouchable and that no one disliked him. Ahem, cyber world, I did not like Mr.
Rogers. There I said it.
My first blog tour date occurred last Saturday. You can see the interview here:
And here is another link I found today:
http://www.monticello.lib.ia.us/archive/2102/april/tammy-maas-appearance this one is for my guest
appearance at the Monticello Library.
A big thank you to everyone that has posted reviews on Amazon for me. A book review is the best gift you can give a writer.
I heard a newsflash on the radio this morning that really had me shaking my head. It said that scientific
research has proven that push-up bras increase a woman’s confidence by 75%. That’s a bunch of crap. Confidence in what? In establishing that you can create an optical illusion with your boobs?! I’m not saying that the “girls” shouldn’t be presented well, they should, but confidence shouldn’t have anything to do with it. And if it does increase a woman’s confidence then what does that say about our society? What they didn’t say in the news story I found through my exceptional research abilities. The research team was commissioned by Gossard,
one of the leading manufacturers of lingerie. They have a campaign going that suggests women shouldn’t get boob jobs; they should simply purchase a Gossard push-up bra. Come on people, let’s get real here.
Have an uplifting day passengers!