Category Archives: Musings
Go ahead and just try and prove me wrong. I know, I know…this has more to to with cold cream than cold cases. But I have an out….note above (and musings). I remember Avon from years, no decades ago. “Ding dong! Avon calling!” My mother was an Avon sales person. Before the internet. She would tart me up in all sorts of Avony things to try them out. Sad. A therapist’s wet dream actually. I digress. Several years ago while writing about a tragic case in Mississippi I came to talking with a young lady named Breezy Bice. She just happened to be a good friend of a person who had gone missing. Anyway, this Breezy gal was a fire ball. She wouldn’t let her missing friend’s story go away. I’m glad she didn’t. Anyway, from time to time we “talk” and frankly quite frequently poke each other. Yeah now if you don’t have Facebook I will let you zip away with your imagination. And it seems Breezy is a bonafide Avon rep. They still exist. “I decided to try selling Avon to earn some extra money. I had just graduated college in May 2011 with a degree in Business Management. Every job I applied to, I never heard back from. I’m assuming because of my HUGE gap in employment because I had not worked since 2004. When I found out was pregnant with my youngest child, I decided to just be a stay at home mom,” Breeezy said.
Wait! Hold on. Is this a sales pitch? Is this somehow one of those paid stories made to look like real stories? Nope it’s not. Well, not really. Breezy would like to sell more Avon stuff. She knows I write a blog with like a cajillion readers…when I do actually write. And I know I’m near saint-like and would do anything to help a working mom (hardest job in the world-I’m told) some extra spending money to take the kids someplace nice or whatever. So here you go. A Breezy Bice sales pitch: “The products are outstanding! Most importantly, if the customer isn’t happy, there is a 100% money back guarantee or you can exchange the item for the correct color/size. Avon is much more than just makeup. There is something for everyone (him, her, kids, home, and fashion.) My website is http://www.youravon.com/breezy”
BO: Norm —
BO: I’ll be going to a special event at George Clooney’s house in a few weeks…
ME: OK…aren’t there other things you might spend your time on? Besides, I’ve been there. Really nothing special. Your house is nicer actually.
BO: …and two grassroots supporters and their guests will join us.
ME: Sounds like a great time. Ask him why he left ER. I really thought it was too soon. His acting career could have really taken off!
BO: The only thing we’ve still got to figure out is whether two spots belong to you and your guest…
ME: Who should I take? Wow, this really came as a surprise! Thanks B. I’ll ask around.
BO: — or somebody else and theirs.
ME: Dude! Uncool! I said I’d look! You’re kinda impatient.
ME: Really? You want me to pay? You just about invited me. I’ll bring the wine instead. How’s that? And what’s this about winning?
BO: Once you decide who you’re inviting to join you, we’ll be all set.
ME: Alright…I think. Does that mean the offer is still on? I think I found someone to go. What else do you need?
BO: The campaign will take care of your airfare and hotel for you.
ME: That’s awfully nice of you. Let me at least pitch in for the hotel.
BO: Please pitch in $3 or whatever you can today…
ME: $3? Seriously, you keep the money. I’ll find a place that isn’t rented by the hour.
BO: … and keep your May 10th clear.
ME: It’s clear! See you May 10th!
BO: Hope to see you soon.
ME: Yeah, like I said, May 10th. Don’t get all suffocating now.
ME: Ciao B.
For the next couple of weeks, I’ll be away. When I get back more on the Joe Helt story and the story of Gail Palmgren. The police in Tennessee say she died in a “tragic accident.” Friends of hers, think it was much more horrific than that. In the meantime, here’s a picture of where I’ll be. See if you can guess. The only hint…it is not anywhere in North America. Oh yeah and another thing. It’s all work! I don’t ski, skate or snowboard. The cold is not my friend.
I wrote this back in 2008 after receiving the “hoax email” several times. So working with the help of the internet (what did we do before it?) I tracked down the actual author of the poem, a Dr. David L. Weatherford. Today I decided to check up on David as I knew back then he wasn’t in the best of health. Again, through the internet I found he died 2 years ago. No fanfare and barely a blip on the obituaries. So, with that in mind, I reprint the below in his honor. Read the rest of this entry
Ever sit back and go, “huh, I wonder if I was ever abducted by aliens?” Yeah me too. Well, now you can find out. If you relate to any of these, hurry over to Starborn Support-The Alien Abduction Support Group. If you suffer from #34, head here.
1. Have had unexplainable missing or lost time of one hour or more.
2. Have been paralyzed in bed with a being in your room.
3. Have unusual scars or marks with no possible explanation on how you received them (small scoop indentation, straight line scar, triangular marks, scars in roof of mouth, in nose, behind or in ears, etc.)
4. Have seen balls of light or flashes of light in your home or other locations.
5. Have a memory of flying through the air which could not be a dream, or many dreams involving flying.
1. Nikki LaDue January
2. Darlie Routier
3. Imagine you woke up and saw a dinosaur in your backyard .Write a story telling what you see and do. Read the rest of this entry
While murders and rapists may be roaming free in Mississippi, the same can’t be said for this guy. Meet Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop. That is his legal name and he’s in a bit of hot water. Wisconsin police arrested Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop the other day after he was found with a concealed knife, drug paraphernalia, a little pot and, oh yeah, he was on probation.
I hate politics and Haley Barbour just gave me 200 more reasons why. The former governor of Mississippi, who frankly reminds me of Boss Hogg in “The Dukes of Hazzard” tried to sneak out of the governor’s mansion after freeing 200 criminals including murderers, rapists, wife beaters and child molesters. My friends in Mississippi, I don’t have to tell you that your state already has a kind of bad reputation…undeservedly I have to add as I know quite a few people there…but a reputation of being uneducated, cross-burning hicks. And Haley Barbour just put an exclamation point on that reputation. This clown of a politician is now working for the Butler Snow Laws Firm. “Governor Barbour and his former chief of staff Paul Hurst are tremendous assets for our firm, and we are excited to have them as part of our team,” Butler Snow Chairman Donald Clark Jr. said in a news release. “Their leadership during some of the most difficult times in our state’s history is unprecedented. We are fortunate that this legacy of leadership and innovation will continue at our firm, and both our team and our clients will benefit greatly.” And there you have it. More lawyers shoveling out the bullshit. You can see the entire list including pardons he’s done since 2004 on the Mississippi Secretary of State website. But in a nutshell, here is the hell he has let loose on victims and likely soon to be victims alike. Just a sampling of names, crimes and release dates. It reads like a Mexican jail break. Read the rest of this entry