Meretricious Monday to you all, my little gingersnaps! I'm mostly recovered from my strep throat. Spending ALL DAY on my feet (while wearing wedges) at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim Saturday, while very productive for Jamie's and my blog Mommy Hates Chemicals, set me back health-wise a tad, so I'm trying to take it easy now... which obviously includes blogging. I hope you guys appreciate my sacrifices for your entertainment. That was an attempt at a guilt trip. Did it work? *shrugs* Can't blame a girl for trying.
By the way, be on the lookout for our review of the Expo on Tuesday. Did those crunchy granola natural products vendors accept me and my chemical-using ways? Or did they go on the attack and get in my face about poisoning myself and my kids? Did they like our Hannity/Colmes approach on Natural Product Reviews? You will just have to wait and see!
Anywho... let's get to the news, shall we?
Parents learned that their 3 year old daughter was missing after they watched the 11pm news that ran a picture of her. The parents, who share custody of the girl, assumed she was in the company of other family members after attending a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. At 8pm she told a worker she was thirsty. The manager called police, who waited with her in the restaurant until 9:30pm
so they could play skee ball to see if anyone would come for her, before removing her to a precinct house. Both parents called police immediately after watching the news, and the daughter was released into the custody of the mother.
What a sweet story. Reminds me of the time my parents accidentally left my older sister at church and didn't realize their mistake until after they were home. Me being the youngest, and most noisy, (and incidentally the only child they needed a leash for) would've never been left anywhere accidentally. They would've noticed the lack of noise immediately if I wasn't in their presence.
Parents Learn Daughter Was Left In Chuck E. Cheese By Watching News
Parents learned their 3-year-old daughter was missing when they saw a news broadcast reporting she'd been found in a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant.
Employees of the Bel Air, Md. pizzeria discovered the girl, Harmony, was by herself when she told a worker that she was thirsty at 8 p.m on Sunday. The manager called police after searching the premises for a parent or guardian. Harford County Sheriff's deputies waited with Harmony in the restaurant until 9:30 p.m., but no one showed up to get her, according to a press release from the department.
Harmony arrived at the restaurant with a large group of four adults and 10 children. The pizza party broke up around 8 p.m., but apparently none of the relatives noticed that Harmony slipped back inside after she found a token.
After keeping vigil in the restaurant for 90 minutes, the deputies took Harmony to a precinct house. They shared pictures of the girl with local television stations in the hopes of tracking down her parents.
The girl's mother and father split custody of her and assumed that she was with other family members until they saw an 11 p.m. newscast reporting that she'd been left behind hours before at the restaurant.
Immediately after the segment aired, sheriff's department officials said both parents called police and Child Protective Services released Harmony to her mother.
Because Harmony was inadvertently abandoned, police officials said they won't file charges.
Brad Pitt is in New Orleans doing charity work supporting Hurricane Katrina victims and all that good crap, but what I really want to say is... is Brad Pitt wearing coveralls? O_o Are those like, designer coveralls? Those don't look at all like my father-in-law's coveralls. (who has approximately 85 pairs in various colors) He wears them when he's visiting and we're going out in public, like to a nice sit-down restaurant. Me: "Oh are you
wearing those coveralls out in public ready to go? Yes? No reason, just curious."
Brad Pitt steps out on a sunny Sunday (March 11) in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The evening before, the 48-year-old actor held a charity event for his organization Make it Right.
The charity supports the rebuilding of homes in the 9th Ward that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Ellen DeGeneres co-hosted the benefit with Brad!
Jerry Bruckheimer just released the first photo of the film adaptation of the "Lone Ranger", and Johnny Depp is Tonto. (which makes no sense to me, but means I'll probably watch it anyway) Does Johnny Depp have it written in his contract that he must wear face paint in every movie? And why does he have a bird on his head?
Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer: 'Lone Ranger' First Look!
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted the photo on Thursday, captioning the pic, “Tonto and The Lone Ranger Ride Again!”
Work on the film began in February, although because of budget concerns, it wasn’t clear if the movie would ever be made!
Gore Verbinski is directing, and The Lone Ranger is scheduled to be released on May 31, 2013.
Forty-three countries will be taking place in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. These lovely ladies have been chosen to represent Russia. Without further ado... I give you... Buranovskiye Babushki! They've got my vote!
And now, for today's (parenting) FAIL, and at the same time, an answer WIN:
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And today's WIN! Bookworms everywhere (who haven't switched to ebooks) will be flocking to get these. #genius
Hey, WTF?!! Well he IS Canadian. What? I have no problems with Canadians. Some of my best friends know people who are Canadian. *wink*
And that's all I have time for today. If you HAD to wear coveralls out in public, what color would they be? Oh and one more thing...
The Outer Space Treaty, signed in 1967, prohibits it. It was first signed by the U.S., the U.K, and the Soviet Union. The treaty forms the basis of international space law. As of 2011, 100 countries have signed and ratified the treaty and another 26 have signed, but have not ratified it.
The treaty also prohibits any nation from placing a nuclear weapon or other weapon of mass destruction into orbit around Earth. Neither can any nation put one on the Moon or any other celestial body. The Moon is exclusively for peaceful purposes, too.