Friday, May 22, 2015

Top 10 Reasons I Was Never Like David Letterman

I remember when I started doing my Top 10 list, there were so many complaints about my lists, not being like this or like that or meeting people's expectations. Frankly, I didn't know where I was going with these lists. They have turned into a learning experience for me. So in my mind, I never even tried to match him because..........

Top 10 Reasons I Was Never Like David Letterman

1. He is brilliant.

2. He has a team.

3. He gets paid the big bucks.

4. He has great delivery.

5. He has a huge following.

6. He has been in the business over 30 years.

7. He has national recognition maybe even international.

8. He knows Oprah and Oprah knows him.

9. He earned his notoriety.

10. He is a tough act to follow, all the best to Stephen Colbert.

I think he was brash at times and I was not a fan of that nor did I want to duplicate that. I do have to admire him for sticking to his style regardless of criticism. Although very clever, I think there could have been a better delivery at times without insult but I will certainly give credit where credit is due 10 is tough especially on a daily or nightly basis, I am looking forward to seeing how Colbert handles it. The list of 10 is used the world over now but David Letterman will always be synonymous with the Top 10. Some of the best musical guest videos on YouTube are from the Letterman Show.

All the best to the future of David Letterman and all those that blaze a new trail.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Take Action Now

In Case You Missed It: Watch The Road to Real Surveillance Reform at

A portion of the Patriot Act is set to expire June 1.

The section in question (Section 215) has to do with the bulk collection of phone records and data.

Congress will  be going to recess soon for the Memorial Day holiday

May 21 -22 could be the deadline to push through and approve the status quo. Do you want this?

Choices are to renew, do nothing and let it expire or reform.

Call you representatives and tell them "no" short term 1357 re-authorization of Section 215.

You can individually look up your representatives or contract them through the website and click on TAKE ACTION.EFF stands for Electronic Frontier Foundation and they have been around for30 years.

You can also gather more information at

You can also take action on the ACLU website and read all the details before making your decision.

I think we all want to feel secure in our country and want our government to work for us not secretly against us.  I don't want to be afraid to speak freely about my beliefs, that is what free speech is suppose to be about. I don't have the answers to make this a safer country to live in. I just don't think we need to keep tabs on everybody's private business.

The funniest thing happened to me when I submitted a message to one of my representatives not support 1357. He called my phone in less than 5 minutes. I was initially shocked but soon learned it was a recording and he was asking me to vote for someone he supports. So you shouldn't be afraid to ask your representatives to vote for things that are important to you.  They ask for your help and it goes both ways. We are all on some kind of list. Use your power to make a difference if that is what you want.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Top 10 May 20 Pick Your Strawberry Day

Today is pick strawberries day, here a a few suggestions on what you can do with your pickings.

1. Strawberry Preserves

2. Strawberry Short Cake

3. Strawberry Pie

4. Strawberry Ice Cream

5. Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate

6. Strawberries and cream (milk in my case with sugar) raised on them.

7. Strawberry Topped Cheesecake (one of life's delicacies)

8. Strawberry Topped Butter Cookies at Christmas (Aunt Kitty's are the best) and Strawberry Filling in Donuts, Tarts and Pastries (either or all).

9. Strawberry Smoothies (I make mine with yogurt) or how about a Strawberry daiquiri

10. Strawberry Fields Forever

Watch for upcoming Strawberry Festivals

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top 10 Plus Upcoming Events May 20 -23 2015

Opened Friday, May 15, 2015 and runs through Monday, May 25, 2015, "Jane Seymour: Up Close and Personal"  with all artwork on display available for acquisition at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, N.J. with special evenings that you can meet the artist.

May 20 Colon Cancer Alliance Webinar Dehydration: Causes, Impact On Your Treatment and What 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT Show in My Time Zone.

May 20 Wednesday night at 11:30 p.m. on CBS. The Last of David Letterman and the Infamous Top 10 list! He began hosting on NBC in 1982. He has been at it for 33 years. My still very favorite recollection of his show was his covering of the Olympics.  His mother would report back and you always chanted along with Dave and the audience, USA, USA!  I still do it when I watch the Olympics. He started the list of 10 that will live on in infinity.

May 21 - 3 Devon Horse Show review the entire schedule at the website.

May 21 Dr. Franklin is Back on Tour! Tippler's Tour: Ben's Kites & Flights. Following an "electrifying" inaugural season, Dr. Benjamin Franklin returns for a second sip of history on the Tippler's Tour: Ben's Kites & Flights! Hit the streets of Old City and enjoy rounds of toasts and tales at four local watering holes with Poor Richard himself. Ben's Kites & Flights tours begin Thursday, May 21 and are available for a limited time only. Purchase your tickets today! Tickets: $45 adults, $40 seniors/military/students (must be 21+ with a valid ID) BUY TICKETS. Tours depart from the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets, Thursdays, 
5:30 pm. Click HERE for a full schedule of all three seasonal Tippler's Tours.

May 21 The Hidden History of the Schuylkill Center 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

May 22 - 23 PyroFest "Fireworks" Cooper's Lake in Butler, PA. 

May 22 - 23 Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink Opening Weekend.

May 22 Begins for the season Eavesdrop on the Founding Fathers Independence After Hours. Are you ready for the most captivating and engaging experience in Historic Philadelphia? If so, then reserve your tickets today for Independence After Hours. The only tour of its kind, Independence After Hours transports visitors to Philadelphia circa July 3, 1776 with an authentic colonial inspired meal at City Tavern and an exclusive after hours tour of Independence Hall, complete with a visit from Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and John Adams. Tickets: $85 adults, $80 seniors/military/students, $55 children under 12 BUY TICKETS.Tours depart from the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets, 5:30 pm. Click HERE for a full tour schedule.

May 22-25 Wildwood International Kite Festival Championships on the beach and indoor competition at the Wildwood Convention Center.

May 22-25 Chestertown Tea Party Festival in Chestertown, Maryland a reenactment of the dumping of the tea in Boston Harbor along the Chester River in Maryland.

May 23 and 24 Colonial Plantation 17th Century Time Line and Skirmish.   The Plantation is located in Ridley Creek State Park, Edgmont Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

May 23 - 25  Memorial Day Celebration –at Franklin Square Kick off the summer season with fun featuring the Lightning Bolt Express Train ($5 adults, $4 children).  noon - 3 p.m.

Please Join Women of Strength for National ‪#‎getonthebuswithus‬ hash tag day on May 25th, we are asking that you honor our son's , daughters, sister's , brothers, aunts, grandparents , uncles and friends by typing # getonthebuswithus, Chester, Pa and there names. Please keep #getonthebuswithus together!!#

Monday, May 18, 2015

Top 10 National Prevention Week May 18- 23

May 18-24: National Prevention Week

1. Here is the week's lineup at Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration a valuable website for information and a good place to start if you are seeking help for yourself or someone you love.

2. Prevention of Tobacco Use – Monday, May 18 

3. Prevention of Underage Drinking and Alcohol Abuse – Tuesday, May 19 

4. Prevention of Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse – Wednesday, May 20

5. Prevention of Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use – Thursday, May 21 

6. Prevention of Suicide – Friday, May 22 

7. Promotion of Mental Health and Wellness – Saturday, May 23
8.  "I Choose" Project sharing the photo before or during National Prevention Week via Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #ChoosePrevention or by email to

9. May is also National Mental Health Awareness Month it is my belief that no one is immune to mental health issues. Just like any other disease it can be lurking in your DNA or come at you like a freight train out of the blue. We should be far past the days of the stigma of mental illness. By  ignoring it's existence and sweeping it under the carpet or keeping it hushed behind closed doors it has become an epidemic.

10. Delaware County, PA  Expired Medicine Drop boxes locations. are located throughout the county. The idea here is to dispose of expired, unused and unwanted medications hanging around the house before they get into the wrong hands. It is a preventative tool.

National Prevention Week 2015: 

The Voice of One, the Power of All 

Video: National Prevention Week 2015