Archive for May, 2008

Sex Sells

With “Sex and the City” the movie coming out, I am reminded of the never-ending game of chase between men and women.  Well, I’m on the woman’s side and there are a couple of good books out there that might help women get the upper hand.

Please don’t take offense at the titles:  they are really innocuous once you read the books.

The two books are “Why Men Love Bitches” and “Why Men Marry Bitches”.  A few good tips on how to be the winner in the relationship.  They’re both written by Sherry Argov and are available at most bookstores.

Happy reading.

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Naked News

Here’s a story we didn’t run on our news tonight.

Ft. Worth police say a 73 year old woman was arguing with her son because she was walking around the house naked.  Police say she got into an argument with her 53 year old son, and went into the bedroom to load a gun when she shot her finger.

The woman’s daughter says the shooting was an accident, her mother was not in the nude, and there was no argument at all.

I’ll leave it to you to decide what you think really happened.  Have a nice holiday.l

Twilight Tragedy

I can’t imagine the agony of a Garland family tonight.

Many a summer night, I used to take my son outside, lay on the driveway that was still warm from the daytime sun, and gaze at the stars.  We would think of imaginary animals that the stars looked like, and try to find the big dipper.

That’s all a Garland father and his son were doing when the mother pulled into the driveway and ran over her own child.  Tonight the little boy is dead and lives are forever changed.

My prayers are with them.

Denise’s Death

A friend of mine was buried today.  She was a young woman.  We read a story about her on our news.

Denise was a secretary in a doctor’s office.  She scheduled appointments, did all the billing, always greeted everyone with a smile.  No one would have ever known about her living hell.

Denise had tried to escape her ex-husband.  She told friends he slashed her tires and wrote nasty text messages.  But no one ever dreamed about the excruciating death she would suffer.  Then again, maybe she did dream about it — maybe she feared it more than anyone ever knew.

Eight days ago, Denise arrived at work to open up the office.  Police say her ex-husband was lurking, waiting with a baseball bat.  Police say he used it to beat her to death in the hallway right outside the doctor’s office door.  I can’t even stand to think about what those final minutes must have been like. 

But if there’s anything worse than those last minutes of Denise’s life, it’s the tragedy she left behind.  Denise had three little girls, ages 2, 5, and 9.  Now Denise’s mother is left to care for them and try to put their lives back together.  The grandmother is going to need all the help she can get, in so many ways.

The Denise Stephens Memorial Fund has been set up at North Dallas Bank, 12900 Preston Rd., Dallas, 75230.  Or if you can’t or would prefer not to send a donation, just say a little prayer for the family she left behind.  As I said, they’re going to need all the help they can get.

 

Secrets of the Make-Up Room

PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME WHO DOES MY MAKE-UP.  THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION WOULD BE “ME” ( WHICH I THINK WOULD BE OBVIOUS SOME NIGHTS!).  BUT ALONG THE WAY, ALL ANCHORS HAVE WORKED WITH CONSULTANTS AND I’LL SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE BEST MAKE-UP  SECRETS THEY’VE GIVEN ME.

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD IT SAID THAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOLLYWOOD STARS AND ALL THE REST OF US IS FALSE EYELASHES?  WELL, IT MAY BE THE TRUTH.  TRUST ME, WHEN A CONSULTANT FIRST SUGGESTED FALSE EYELASHES I SAID “NO WAY”.  BUT AFTER I TRIED THEM, I’M HOOKED.  THEY’RE NOT SOMETHING I WOULD WEAR EVERYDAY, BUT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS, THEY REALLY MAKE YOUR EYES POP.  YOU CAN SPEND A LOT OF MONEY BUT I JUST PICK MINE UP AT SALLY’S BEAUTY SUPPLY.

NOW HERE’S AN EYELASH SECRET FOR EVERYDAY.  IT’S A LITTLE PRODUCT CALLED “REVITALASH” AND I GUARANTEE IT’LL MAKE YOUR EYELASHES LONG AND LUSH.  IN FACT, IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE, BUT BE CAREFUL OR YOUR EYELASHES WILL END UP LONGER THAN  YOU WANT.

A PLUMP LIP SECRET?  USE A NEUTRAL LIP PENCIL FIRST, FILL IN ALL THE AREA WITH THE PENCIL, AND THEN USE A PRETTY COLOR GLOSS OVER THE ENTIRE LIP.  THE GLOSS MAKES YOUR LIPS VERY KISSABLE LOOKING!

HAVE FUN!

Politics in The Make-Up Room

 Norma Garcia, the Telemundo anchor, and I were in the make-up room watching MSNBC when Hillary Clinton came on.  Norma was saying that Hillary would definitely do better among Hispanics than Barak Obama, but we agreed that the pure numbers are tough for Hillary.

That led me to call former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, a good friend and strong supporter of Obama for his take on the race at this point.   Here’s what he thinks:

1) How long have you known Senator Obama and what quality do you think most qualifies him to be President?

I have known Sen. Obama about 6 years. We first met when he attended a fundraiser for me in Chicago when I ran for the US Senate.

From the inception, I have been extraordinarily impressed with the Senators intellect, character, judgment and his calm/reasoned approach to politics. He is also very comfortable with himself. These are the traits that I think make a good leader, and will make Barack

Obama a great President.

 2) How often do you talk to the Senator and, if asked, would you take a position in an Obama Administration?

2) I speak with the Senator infrequently,  typically when I campaign for him.

 When I signed on to help Sen.Obama I did so with no expectations of anything in return. I will not seek a position in Obama’s administration, but, I am wholly committed to his success as President, and if I were asked to serve, I would give it very strong consideration. 

3) Obama Vs. McCain: give me a percentage.

 Obama 52%. McCain 45% Other candidates 3%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Make-Up Room

Well, the response to my “Strictly Confidential” blog was not quite what I expected.  It set a record for number of hits on an NBC5 blog, but I never knew so many guys were interested in bikini waxes.

I’ll try to come up with some more topics from “The Make-Up Room”, including men, dating, food and such, with some politics and pocketbook issues thrown in.    Whatever it is, I guarantee it’ll be what we really talk about and hopefully, as interesting as bikinis.