Wednesday, June 24, 2009

WARNING!!!! Don't Ever Stay at The Castle at Silver Lake Bed and Breakfast


This is a warning. Don't EVER STAY AT THE CASTLE AT SILVER LAKE BED & BREAKFAST. Lies, Lies and more lies. Talk about FALSE ADVERTISING. We stayed at one of the Villas. It is advertised as having: Dishwasher (not), Washer (not), Dryer (not), Ice machine??? (whatever..there is ice in the frig) and spectacular sunset views over the lake. Well that is is pretty. Also, they have Dish Network satellite TV...but only shopping channels and exercise shows are available. Not even news or weather channel. Seriously. There's not much to do on the island period, but after dark....there is NOTHING. What else is there to do but put on the tube and maybe read a book...Thank GOD I brought a couple of my own books. I'm surprised they didn't advertise a library too! Stay away...find a no tell'll be better off. Remember the name, Castle at Silver Lake, Ocracoke, NC (Outer Banks)

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

While I stand by my assertion that the season has been by and large rather boring, tuesday night's explosive ending and last nights un-aired scenes are both a modern-day classic. If you haven't seen it yet, STOP READING NOW, because I can't say enough about Jacqueline Laurita -- and her hubby, the brother of the pointless bitches Dina "the liar" and Caroline "the control freak" Manzo -- for doing the right thing and calling her lying, conniving and controlling sisters-in-law out on their bullshit. (Hey, Dina: Jacqueline kept your secret for months -- but YOU tried to make her LIE in front of everyone.) Danielle Staub may have the shady past (of course her 27-year-old boyfriend is now trying to exploit her too), but she's a class act compared with the Manzo sisters, who were exposed for the phonies they really are. (And poor Teresa. Clueless and oh so funny.) Best. Finale. Ever. (NYP)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Triangle Gay Men's Chorus Performance

Since the war started six years ago, more than 4,300 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq and another 632 have been killed in Afghanistan. Considering the sustained violence abroad and, most recently, the hate-crime murders in Kansas and Washington, D.C. it's time to reflect on how we can make our world a more peaceful one

The cantata BraveSouls and Dreamers is based on the teachings of peacemakers Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Confucius, Buddha and Jesus. The Triangle Gay Men's Chorus performs the work of composers Robert Seeley and Robert Espindola, which explores the impacts of war against the calls for peace by major historical religious figures. The chorus performs Sunday, June 21 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Durham, 305 E. Main Street. Tickets are available at the door and online at the Triangle Gay Men's Chorus website.