Depression Awareness

Depression can sneak up on us especially at this time of year.  We are getting close to holiday season time and the seasons are quickly changing.  Day light savings time is this week and with the falling back of the clock can tend to alter our sleep patterns.  Now is the time to take care of yourself!  If you fall under the category of someone who develops seasonal depression like I do, here are some tips to avoid that slump.

  • Vitamins, Vitamins, Vitamins!  I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D3. This will help you with those days when out of the blue you begin to feel tired and sluggish.  Generally at this time of the year we don’t get enough sunlight so our natural source of Vitamin D is diminished.
  • Get enough Sleep.  To get a good nights rest your body needs 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.  If you are not getting enough rest your body doesn’t recover as well and you are more likely to become depressed.
  • Exercise is key.  Try to get yourself in some kind of regular exercise routine.  This will increase your energy levels and keep you in a positive mood.

Whether you suffer from depression or not it is always good to work on the items in the list above.  Your life can only become better and less stressful if you maintain a healthy life style!




McCown proves to be no slouch!

Cleveland finally pulls off a win in Baltimore on Sunday!  Josh McCown drove his team down the field with under 3 minutes left to go on the clock.  McCown got the team in field goal range and set up Travis Coons for a 32 yard field goal which put the Browns in the lead 33-30.  McCown put up some record-setting numbers in the big win against the Ravens.  Josh had a team record-breaking total of 457 yards and two touchdowns.  The Browns have lost 13 of the last 14 matches against Baltimore and hopefully with their win yesterday the times are changing.

Coach of the Browns Mike Pettine said “Sometimes you get wins that define things for you, that become a turning point, and we’re hoping that was this for us”.  This win for the Browns definitely keeps them in a good spot as we go forward with the season.  They stay ahead of Baltimore which will help them down the road.

One of the most incredible plays yesterday was made by tight end Gary Barnidge.  He managed to catch the football between his legs and set the browns up for a 22-21 lead which was the first lead by the Browns during the game.

Time will tell but Josh McCown certainly won some of the hearts of the Cleveland fans on Sunday.  Lets just hope he can keep this momentum up throughout the rest of the season!


Randy Quaid Jailed

Last Friday after trying to cross the border from Canada to the US, Randy Quaid and his wife were arrested.  Quaid and his wife were charged and transferred to two different courts in Vermont.  It appears that Quaid and wife Evi had numerous arrest warrants out for each other and had fled to Canada.  The warrants were from 2010 where the two were charged with felony vandalism when they caused more than $5000 in damages while squatting in a home in Santa Barbara, California.  Randy and his wife failed to appear to several court dates due to this matter and Randy was denied permanent residency in 2012. Evi was however granted citizenship.

The two are currently being held in a Vermont jail and both of their bails have been set at $500,000.  Evi entered a plea of not guilty earlier today however, Quaid has not yet entered his plea.  He will do so in three days when he has to return to court.

This information got me thinking of the movie National Lampoon’s Vacation in which Randy played a character by the name of Cousin Eddie.  Eddie was someone who meant well but was ignorant to put it mild when it came to many issues. Perhaps Quaid was channeling his Lampoons character while he was fleeing the country.  Hopefully this whole mess will get taken care of and Randy can continue to making us laugh.  I can’t imagine never seeing Randy again bringing us more joy with his outstanding character portrayals.  Perhaps a Kingpin 2 could be in the future?


All About Judy

Hey everyone my name is Judy and I want to tell you a little bit about myself.  First thing you need to know is that I love Sci-Fi and Horror movies.  My favorite directors are Joss Whedon and Wes Craven.  The movie Scream started me off on my love for the horror genre.  Ghost Face is an iconic character and Craven brought it to life like no other.  When I first saw that movie cell phones were not something everyone possessed at the time.  Nowadays everyone and there mother has a cell phone!

Another bit of information about myself is that I enjoy shooting video and editing projects together.  I was 17 years old when my mom bought me my first video camera and since then I was hooked.  I loved filming everything from my friends to my dog and even just scenery.  Huntington beach at sunrise or sunset is a beautiful place to shoot video.  I have filmed events that consist of first communions, weddings and a lot of parties.  Filming day to day events and telling a story by doing so is my passion.

My day job consists of providing people with all their sweet comfort foods.  I teach the staff how to make recipes and provide the public with great tasting coffee products and delicious ice cream treats.  I love training a new employee on the value of a customer and how to keep those customers happy and satisfied with your service.

Lastly, I have always had a love of all sports.  My father at a young age was always watching sports and teaching my on the fundamentals of the games.  I played basketball, softball and volleyball in school but I always enjoyed watching a good sporting event.  Growing up with two brothers in my household we were always shooting hoops and playing catch in our spare time.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and getting a little bit more insight on me!


Genius Celebs

There are many celebs out there that you would think as having not too much upstairs if you know what I mean.  However, there is a long list of celebrities who actually have a very high IQ.  There are many examples to list.  The first being Shakira who some of you may think because of her personality would not have a very IQ.  However, she actually has an IQ of 140.  Another celeb who may surprise you is Goldie Hawn.  Goldie has played many ditzy characters in her career but her IQ is surprisingly high.  James Franco is very educated and has many degrees even though he plays characters that tend to spoke a lot of funny cigarettes!  One may also think all supermodels are considered a bit air headed but look at Cindy Crawford.  She has an IQ of 156!  Funny man Steve Martin can’t be called a ‘Jerk’ considering he is labeled a genius for his 142 IQ.

No matter how you slice it up there are many celebrities out there who are extremely intelligent.  So next time you see one of those celebs on TV or film in a role you think portrays them as dumb, look them up.  You just might find it surprising what you find!

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Spooky places ‘AHS’ should consider

American Horror Stories is beginning its fifth season tonight on FX.  We will be introduced to the haunted hotel and its numerous cast of creeps.  In previous seasons, we have seen a haunted house, an insane asylum, a demented coven and a freak show.  AHS Hotel however has the potential to be the scariest season yet.  While anticipating tonight’s big premiere a thought came to me of a few other scary places that Ryan Murphy may want to consider for future seasons.  For those of you who don’t know, Ryan Murphy is the creator of AHS as well as Glee.  I felt it was my duty as a true fan to let Mr. Murphy in on my thoughts.

Hey Mr. Murphy what about a haunted college campus such as Ohio University in Athens Ohio?  There is a story about room 248 in Wilson Hall that could be interesting!  How about an old west ghost town?  Everyone loves the old west charm and think of all the twisted stories from that era.  My favorite choice by far would be a haunted Irish castle.  I know your Irish so this may compel you.  Think of how many disturbing story lines you could come up with from the mid evil times.  Insane leprechauns would be very scary and I’m sure Jennifer Aniston would do a cameo for you!  Whatever you choose I’m sure it will be just as brilliant as your other seasons.

So everyone don’t forget to tune in tonight at 10pm est to FX and be sure to lock those doors before tucking yourself in!

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Student Arrested Over Mac n Cheese


A 19 year old UConn student was arrested after a cafeteria refused to serve him macaroni and cheese with bacon and jalapeno peppers. The student was yelling obscenities while ranting about not being able to get his macaroni and cheese. The manager stated that the student was refused service because he was carrying an opened container of alcohol. Luke Gatti, who is the student in question, was clearly intoxicated and berated the employee with gay slurs. He at one point pushed the man and was attacked from behind by another employee who was heard saying “You don’t threaten my boss”. Gatti was later arrested and charged with second-degree breach of peace and first-degree criminal trespass.

The University is unable to comment on the situation due to federal privacy laws. However, the university stated in a release to Newsday that “Generally speaking, any UConn student found to have violated the provisions of the student code may face penalties imposed by the Division of Student Affairs that range from probation to expulsion.”

While Gatti was attending the University of Massachusetts last year he was he was arrested for disorderly conduct charges twice. In one incident he broke the hand of a police officer while being booked which led to an assault and battery charge.

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