Saturday, December 13, 2008

After Wholefoods Shopping - Grilling Salmon in the Winter Outfit

So, this was taken this evening (12/13/08) after shopping at Whole Foods and is my grilling salmon on the back porch on an electric grill in the winter outfit = The salmon w/ fresh rosemary and the ratatouille as a side turned out to be a good dish = Thank you ... I'm not sure about my outfit but my thermal (waffle) from 1987 and my Jerry Garcia style pocket tee and my Levis and wool socks and Boston Birkenstocks sure felt fabulous.
Best of the Winter Roses,
John Alan French

What Do You Look Like First Thing In the Morning When You Awake? ...

What do you look like first thing in the morning when you awake and before a shower and your coffee(s) - This bad, this hideous?
Very Early in the A.M. Before a Shower: John French 11/14/2008

Best of Winter Roses,

John French

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bill Schulz ...

--- On Thu, 12/11/08, John French wrote:

From: John French
Subject: Bill Schulz ...
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008, 5:25 AM
Bill Schulz: "Whatever the abuse - Still more use" while watching Red Eye a few hours ago this commercial came on for the "slim clip" and they put it in a blender to demonstrate how the stainless steel technology is irrestructable and as soon as they said, "whatever the abuse - still more use" I immediately thought of Bill Schulz and what a great tag line for him.

Best of the Winter Roses,

John Alan French

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What Now?...

Best of the Roses,
John French

Is there life on planet HD 189733b?

Discovery of water and carbon dioxide on planet 63 light years away raises tantalising prospect

Never mind whether there is life on Mars, is there life on planet HD 189733b? That is the question raised by the discovery of some of the building blocks of life on one of the closest known planets orbiting a star other than our own sun.
Astronomers said yesterday they have detected water and carbon dioxide – key signs of life – in the atmosphere of HD 189733b, which orbits a star 63 light years away from Earth in the constellation Vulpecula.
The planet is one of about 300 "exoplanets" that have now been detected beyond our own solar system since the first was identified in 1995. Scientists believe it could only be a matter of time before they find one similar in size and composition to Earth.
Although they are excited about their ability to detect biologically-important molecules so far away in space, they are more sanguine about the prospects of life on a planet that is only known by its code name.
HD 189733b is believed to be a "gas giant" planet similar in size to Jupiter and, as such, is thought to be a hostile environment for life. Its close orbit around its sun is not conducive to living organisms, which are highly unlikely to survive the daytime temperatures of more than 1,000C.
But astronomers believe the techniques that revealed the presence of water and carbon dioxide on such a distant planet will soon lead them to discovering the signs of extraterrestrial life on a more Earth-like planet where living organisms are able to thrive.
Best of the Roses,
John French


When Jessica Savitch, dubbed NBC's Golden Girl for her cool, blond professionalism, appeared before the cameras on the evening of Oct. 3, 1983, she seemed as unflappable as ever. But as soon as she began reading her 45-second news capsule to 15 million viewers, Savitch fell apart. Glassy-eyed, slurring her words, the anchorwoman tumbled into a frantic free fall, her voice finally sticking on the syllables in the word constitutional. Three weeks after her collapse -- one of the most infamous broadcasts in TV history -- Jessica Savitch was dead at 36.
She had been the darling of TV news. Projecting an informed, winning intelligence, she became NBC's capital-based weekend network anchor in 1977 at age 30. Yet almost everything Savitch appeared to be, she was not. Off the air she was ruled by tantrums, suicide attempts, and drug use. Her colleagues despised her insistence on a limo and a hairdresser and felt her reporting lacked substance. And she was no stranger to tragedy. Her father died when Jessica was 12. A longtime boyfriend beat her. She divorced her first husband after 10 months, and found her second hanging 5 months after they wed.

Ironically, the troubled anchorwoman's own death was an accident. On Oct. 23, 1983, Savitch, New York Post executive Martin Fischbein, and her dog, Chewy, left an inn by the Delaware Canal in New Hope, Pa., after dinner. Fischbein, apparently disoriented by heavy rain and fog, drove his car off an incline at the back of the parking lot: The car fell 15 feet and landed upside down in the muddy canal. Savitch, Fischbein, and the dog drowned. A cynical coworker told another: ''I have the worst news -- Chewy's dead.''

Yet Savitch left resonances. Her brief, cautionary tale has inspired two biographies (Golden Girl and Almost Golden), and last month, the Lifetime movie Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story drew the second-largest audience in basic-cable history. A feature film based on her life, starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer, is due in March. ''She was a victim,'' says Linda Ellerbee, her colleague at NBC. ''The men who run the business wanted someone who looked and acted the part. And she didn't have the self-confidence to roll with the punches.''
Published in issue #297 Oct 20, 1995

Best of the Roses,
John French

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Eight (8) Days a Week .... ....

From 1966 (though it SAYS 1965). The Beatles visit a movie studio, where they discover that famous lover in the movies, Lipps Lovely, has "lost his lip" — worn out from endless kissing! But Paul doesn't believe it could be that bad, and takes Lipps' place in his current movie, only to learn that it's more hazardous than he thought!

The song ending from "Anthology 1" is over the ending credits.

Best of the Roses, John French


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Between ThanksGiving and Christmas

Between ThanksGiving and Christmas
Is like the Goodyear Blimp headed
From Akron, OH to the Three Rivers
For Sunday Pittsburgh Steeler games
It's certainly a tradition in our culture
And we await them just the same as
If a pilot or Santa navigating the way
Or a spectating fan way down below
Whether one season you're way up -
Or with your feet firmly on the ground
Isn't it great to be alive and participate
Having people care enough to see you
Seeing you up in sky blue sky above
Or watching you way way down below
Standing next to you by the three rivers
Or sitting at home with family in a room
Between ThanksGiving and Christmas
All I can feel is some magic in the air
Between ThanksGiving and Christmas
I hope we all take time to see and care
Written December 6 - 8, 2008
Best of the Winter Roses,
John Alan French

Monday, December 8, 2008

Women of the New Everyday Media SO TOTALLY SMOKING RED HOT = In fact, If SO TOTALLY SMOKING RED HOT Were a ...

These Women of the New Everyday Media Are So TOTALLY SMOKING RED HOT = In Fact, If TOTALLY SMOKING RED HOT Were a Christmas Tree holder, My Wood Trunk Would Be inside Them Right Now...
Kiran Chetry = A+++ +++ +++ +++

Robin Meade = A+++++++++(+)

Alison Camerota = A+++++++++(+)

S.E. Cupp

Courtney Friel

Amy Robach

Betty Nguyen

Jill Dobson

Hannah Storm

Julia Boorstin

Liz Claman

Alexis Glick

Marissa Miller

Virginia Cha

Tracy Byrnes and Rebecca Diamond

Shibani Joshi

Shannon Bream

Gretchen Carlson

Gerri Willis

--- On Sun, 12/7/08, John French <> wrote:
From: John French
Subject: Jamie Colby is Totally SMOKING RED HOT this Sunday (12/7) ... (top 5 hottest she's looked)
Date: Sunday, December 7, 2008, 10:51 AM
Jamie Colby is SO TOTALLY SMOKING RED HOT this wintry Sunday morning = One of the best I've ever seen her look & deliver (the whole nine yards) = A++++++++++

In fact, if looking & delivering the whole nine yards on air broadcasted via satellites world wide were a Christmas Tree holder, my wood trunk would be inside her right now ... (sigh)...

best of winter roses,
giovanni french