The Whole Me…


I am going to start posting some of my artwork, jewelry designs and photographs with you all. Let you in to my life so” Who I Really Am” is always here. Some of you already know these things, but for those of you that are new to my blog, there may be a suprise or two. Maybe I will surprise myself. This kind of activity spurs more creativity in me and BOY do I need that right now.My NANOWRIMO Novel deadline is MIDNIGHT. I need 2000 more words to meet my mark. I can do it!!
I practice a program called Artist’s Way and am an avid student of A Course in Miracles. Here is an 18 minute MP3 Gratitude meditation:
http://www.manifestlife.com/gifts/mattc.html

It is very nice, and free to share.
I have a new post on The Church of the Great Oval about NASCAR and my Daughter. I did a big booboo. Funny
And now…I must return to the Novel…2000 to go.

Tribute to My Daughter Alaina…I love you more than NASCAR, Earl, Lucky Charms and the Cat….and petroglyphs.


I am in Deep doodoo with one of my daughter’s , and I am making an attempt to rectify the situation.
First let me explain why…
On Thanksgiving I published a few my Gratitude photos. I am an avid photographer. I have several camera’s that I use, and 5 different photo programs. I love them all. ANYWAY…I was messing around with Picasa that day. I had downloaded it a long time ago to get the Hello program for my blog. It makes posting a lot easier when I am traveling and phone blogging etc….etc….
To make a long story short, I threw together the montage and it looked ok to me. I didn’t pay much attention to it when I published it. If you take a look at it there is a very black picture amongst them all. That is where the “My Mom is in deep Doodoo” story begins.
My 3rd daughter (has enough middle child syndrome going on already) and says:
” Mom…I caught up on your blog today.”
Me: Oh! Great! Thanks. What did you think?”
My daughter: Well…( this little gal can get the snootiest voice you ever heard) I think I am really p#$#ed. I guess your grateful for everyone and everything but ME. Lucky Charms and Earl and Tony Stewart rate higher than I do. THANKS! That’s real NICE!”
Me: What are you talking about? And you can change your attitude with me, right NOW.
My daughter: WHATEVER!! and she hangs up on me. Slams it actually.

I have always thought she was probably a Princess in a past life. She has been a little more high maintenance than the other girls since the moment I conceived her. At times she shows Queenoftheworldrevolvesaroundme” symptoms. She wasn’t born into royalty and she has been ticked off about it, on and off since the day she was born. She is an adult now, pretty down to earth and realizes that she is a mere mortal like the rest of us, most of the time. Having children introduced her to Reality. She has a daughter that is as demanding and Princess wanna be Queen as she was. **lol** (evil Grama laugh)** Once in a while the my old daughter, the Evil Child Queen rears her head. I figured it was one of those days. PMS or something.
I went online to look at the blog again. The black picture is where my daughter’s picture was supposed to be.
So… I am making amends for the accidental
” Glory be! Your not in the Grateful pic’s, Are ya? “.
I have explained the tech issue. She has forgiven me.
I Love YOU Alaina!! You have grown into a beautiful woman and mother.
You do deserve to be treated like a Princess. You are already a Queen in your own right, in the Eyes of the wonderful man who loves you, your son and your daughter.
Believe it or not…the #1 #88 fan says you got that Queen heritage temperament from your Mom….Kisses and Hugs.

Tribute to Tony continued…or I am easily distracted by Peanut Buster Parfaits.

Maybe the DQ Angel from long ago is Tony’s Guardian Angel…

Earlier this evening…
Tony Stewart on MRN Radio interview with Eli Gold: ” I’m not trying to change my image. A lot of my fans like the Bad Boy image.”

That’s right…and now that he has developed some inner sensitivity, he will attract even more loyalty.

Tony refers to chocolate milkshakes from his hometown Dairy Queen just about every interview I have heard or read for awhile now.
He either :
a. Has developed a chocolate addiction
b. Has developed an eating disorder and is obsessed with DQ food
c. REALLY likes the owner considering he gives him so much free advertising ( trading for milkshakes?)
d. All of the above.
**lol**jestajestin…

Tony has a zest for life again…you can hear it in his voice, see it in his face and in his eyes. Ok…well…maybe you can see it in his belly a little too.

Seriously, there is a long history between Tony and Bob Franke, the owner of the downtown Dairy Queen in Columbus. He was Tony’s first go-cart sponsor at age 9.

Tony’s roots run deep. He’s came to peace with his past and it shows.
He deserves to be a little fat and sassy. He’s earned it all the way around.

I have an issue or two with Peanut Buster Parfaits and Hot Fudge Banana Milkshakes from our local DQ myself.

I better run and go get both.

No. I won’t share.

Talk to Tony Stewart Live Today!!


Tuesday, November 29th: NASCAR Live
at 7:00 PM (ET). NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will join host Eli Gold on next week’s show, which will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.

You can participate on the show by dialing 1-800-2-NASCAR.

If you need to figure out the time difference in your area, go here.

If you are a Trackpass subscriber you can listen to the broadcast live.

Why Tony Stewart is " My Driver" continued…


“And then I’m pretty good with a can of Brake Clean and a propane torch, so you can let your imagination go from there.”

Tributes to Tony Stewart or… why Tony Stewart is "My Driver."


In honor of Champion’s Week, I will be posting some of my favorite articles, posts, exerpts, quotes and pictures of Our Boy Tony Stewart.

The State 11/18/2005 The answer man at Gibbs speaks:

Questions for Mr. Gibb’s…the younger.

Question: You hear how much fun Stewart is away from the track. Can you give examples of that?
Answer: Tony is funny. He’s quick-witted. He’s all the time pulling practical jokes. A lot of times, he’ll take these little butane torches and go up behind somebody and singe the back of their pants leg. He loves that. He hasn’t done that to me, but I know to keep an eye on him.
He’s serious about his racing, but he’s learned to enjoy other stuff, too.”

Tony Stewart’s Champion’s Week Schedule

The following is an overview of Tony Stewart’s schedule during Champion’s Week:

Monday, Nov. 28 … Tony begins his week with two memorable photo shoots, beginning at 11:30 a.m. He’ll visit two famous New York City locations, the Top of the Rock observation deck on the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center and the distinctive Flatiron Building on Fifth Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets…
Fox News Channel “Dayside” interview at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 29 … Satellite media tour from 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. … Visit to Staten Island Hospital Pediatric Burn Unit at 1 p.m. … Visit to FDNY Fire Academy at 3 p.m. … Appearance on MRN Radio’s “NASCAR Live” talk show at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 30 … NBC Today Show appearance at 8:30 a.m. to kick off NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Victory Lap presented by Sprint … Victory Lap departs from NBC Today Show Plaza at 9 a.m. The procession will wind across town and arrive at 375 Park Avenue, the site of NASCAR’s New York office.

Thursday, Dec. 1 … New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opening at 8:45 a.m., attended by the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Top-10 drivers, Sprint Nextel Chairman Tim Donahue and NASCAR Chief Operating Officer George Pyne … NASCAR Press Conference and luncheon at Cipriani, beginning at 11 a.m. … NASCAR Champions’ photo, featuring Stewart and all of the other 2005 NASCAR series champions, 1:30 p.m. at Cipriani … Times Square photo shoot at 3 p.m. … Visit to Ronald McDonald House at 4:30 p.m. … Tony will also pay a visit to the NASCAR champion’s dinner to honor the regional touring series and NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series champions, at The Waldorf=Astoria hotel at 7:15 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2 … National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) / Myers Brothers Breakfast presented by Sunoco, in The Waldorf=Astoria hotel at 8:45 a.m. … Photo shoot on Park Avenue at 3:45 p.m. …
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Awards Ceremony doors open and “Yellow Carpet” festivities begin at 6 p.m. … Champion’s “Red Carpet” arrival at 6:40 p.m. …
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Awards Ceremony in The Waldorf=Astoria Grand Ballroom at 7 p.m.


Tune in … NASCAR Radio on XM Satellite Radio will broadcast live from The Waldorf=Astoria, next Monday-Friday at 4 p.m. (ET). Host Claire B. Lang will report on each day’s events and feature exclusive interviews with the Top-10 drivers and other personalities. …
MRN Radio will also broadcast live from New York, including an interview with Stewart on Tuesday and live coverage of the awards ceremony on Friday. …
**(see my previous post for live call in times.)**
SPEED Channel will air a special “NASCAR Takes Manhattan” show live, beginning at 7 p.m. (ET) on Friday.Marketing blitz … The awards ceremony is the culmination of the season for NASCAR’s top drivers, as well as an annual gathering for the sport’s marketers and media personalities.
Sprint Nextel plans a massive marketing campaign throughout the city, including its interactive NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Pit Stop Tour, show car displays and other fan events. There will be a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series display each day at the NBC Experience Store at Rockefeller Plaza, along with a driver autograph session there Wednesday afternoon. The annual Street & Smith’s Motorsports Marketing Forum will be held Wednesday at the New York Marriott East Side, featuring several NASCAR executives and top drivers in a panel discussion on marketing trends and other industry issues.France to be honored at March of Dimes luncheon … NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France will attend the 22nd annual Greater New York March of Dimes luncheon at The Waldorf=Astoria hotel on Wednesday, where he’ll be recognized with the organization’s Sports Leadership Award. Other honorees include Barry Frank Sr., Corporate Vice President, IMG and Vice Chairman, TWI, who will receive the Corporate Leadership Award; U.S. Women’s Soccer stars Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, Kristine Lilly and Joy Fawcett, who will be recognized as Sportswomen of the Year; and Willie Randolph, manager of the New York Mets, as Sportsman of the Year.

Fast Facts
What: NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Awards Ceremony
Where: Grand Ballroom, The Waldorf=Astoria hotel New York City.
When: 7-10:30 p.m. (ET). Friday, Dec. 2.
TV: TNT, 9 p.m. (ET & PT).
Radio: MRN/XM Satellite.

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Top 10: 1. Tony Stewart 6,533. 2. Greg Biffle 6,498. 3. Carl Edwards 6,498. 4. Mark Martin 6,428. 5. Jimmie Johnson 6,406. 6. Ryan Newman 6,359. 7. Matt Kenseth 6,352. 8. Rusty Wallace 6,140. 9. Jeremy Mayfield 6,073. 10. Kurt Busch 5,974.
11th-place driver: Jeff Gordon.
Raybestos Rookie of the Year: Kyle Busch.
Special Guest: Comedian Jay Mohr.
Musical Entertainment: Singers Toni Braxton and Gavin DeGraw; Jazz pianist Eric Lewis.

There you go… all who have asked…My work is done for the day.