Celebrations February 15-19, 2015

Ellie's Birthday February 17, 2015

I woke up this morning grateful for all that I have in this mad-cap world that is cycling down. My first compute stop every morning is the Astronomy Picture of the Day - today featuring a "Sun Rose" in one of my favorite colors as if a birthday present. My birthday plans have been rescheduled as snow takes center stage, the sounds of sanitation workers cleaning the streets, echoing below. It will take months for the pothole crews to repair the damage, but enough about the weather.

A Birthday Present From My Daughters Tracy, Zsia, and Nikki

What's in the box?

Could it be ... ?

Yes it is ... a new iPad

Now back to the Apple store in NJ to get a cover and activate it with Verizon.

Here with my daughter Zsia

White and gold iPad

With a navy cover. Wow ... Thank you! I think I'm going to like being 72.

I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to my friends
Linda in Miami, Brenda in San Diego, and Ellie in Nashville.

Linda sent this picture filled with amazing energies. She wrote:

Happy Birthday!!!! Ellie.
You are amazing and look gorgeous. Wish you the best, always.
Love, Linda

There were 2 special guests on The Talk - really funny guys
David Duchovny (Leo) and Jerry O'Connell who was celebrating his birthday.

Watch this cool video from the show.

David gave me a great present. X-Files to return with Mulder and Scully. Though the X-Files invasion date of December 12, 2012 has passed, there is so much more they can do with the show. David was also promoting his new book, Holy Cow - genre - fiction, satire. "Holy Cow" lightly touches on big ideas such as religion and tolerance. But, at its heart, this is a silly, charming story about growing up.

Speaking of UFO's, look what my UFO friend Harold sent me for my birthday ... a picture of us in my 9 foot pyramid. Note the date ... October 14, 1989 which was a transition year in the hologram. It was the year of the big MUFON conference in Vegas as the truth was beginning to take shape in the magical world of UFOlogy. Were you there?

My cousin Beth and her family in frozen Boston created this Image. Thank you. Love it.

This is indeed a week of holidays and celebration around the city. Fashion Week always sets the city on fire. Saturday Night Live icons celebrated the show's 40th anniversary in style. Jimmy Fallon, formerly of SNL celebrated hist first anniversary as host of The Tonight Show.

Speaking of sports - my grandson Matthew got to see the NBA All-Star Game warmups Saturday afternoon at MSG (Madison Square Garden). Sunday night's game featured old timers Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Willis Reed, and Magic Johnson. Another great also who shares a birthday with me today ...

February 17, 1963

Michael Jordan

  Michael Jordan Google Videos

Michael Jordan is American professional basketball player, active
entrepreneur, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.

People can fly. Some people fly higher than others, that's all.

Michael Jordan Quotes 1

Michael Jordan Quotes 2

Michael Jordan Quotes 3

February 17, 1965

Michael Bay

  Michael Bay Google Videos

Michael Bay is an award winning American
film director and producer. Filmography

I go out there to win. The only way is with success.

Michael Bay Quotes 1

Michael Bay Quotes 2

February 17, 1981

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  Joseph Gordon-Levitt Google Videos

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an award winning
American film and television actor. Filmography

"Looper" taught me that in the future we will able to time travel.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Quotes

February 17, 1970

Dominic Purcell

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Dominic Purcell is a British-born Australian actor. Filmography

You have to believe in hope, not only from an acting
point of view but also from an audience perspective.

Dominic Purcell Quotes 1

Dominic Purcell Quotes 2

February 17, 1925

Hal Holbrook

  Hal Holbrook Google Videos

Hal Holbrook is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

I don't have a director. The audience directs me.

Hal Holbrook Quotes 1

Hal Holbrook Quotes 2

February 17, 1980

Jason Ritter

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Jason Ritter is an American actor. Filmography

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.

Jason Ritter Quotes

February 17, 1962

Lou Diamond Phillips

  Lou Diamond Phillips Google Videos

Lou Diamond Phillips is an award winning American
film, television, and stage actor. Filmography

The greatest military battles have not stopped humanity's need for war.

Lou Diamond Phillips Quotes 1

Lou Diamond Phillips Quotes 2

February 17, 1992

Meaghan Jette Martin

  Meaghan Jette Martin Google Videos

Meaghan Jette Martin is an award winning
American actress and singer.
Discography -- Filmography

Fashions fade, style is eternal. Ask any of the great models.

Meaghan Jette Martin

February 17, 1971

Denise Richards

  Denise Richards Google Videos

Denise Richards is an American actress
and former fashion model. Filmography

The film is about Sex, Love, and Secrets.

There are always two or three or four sides to every story.

Denise Richards Quotes 1

Denise Richards Quotes 2

February 17, 1969

Tuesday Knight

  Tuesday Knight Google Videos

Tuesday Knight is an American actress,
singer, and jewelry designer. Filmography

I can do everything 007 can do, and in spiked heels.

Tuesday Knight

February 17, 1981

Paris Hilton

  Paris Hilton Google Videos

Paris Hilton is an American socialite, heiress, media personality,
model, singer, author, fashion designer and actress. Filmography

Live everyday like its your birthday.

No matter what a woman looks like, if she's confident, she's sexy.

Paris Hilton Quotes

February 17, 1991

Bonnie Wright

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Bonnie Wright is an award winning British
actress and fashion model. Filmography

Kissing Harry Potter was magical.

Bonnie Wright Quotes 1

Bonnie Wright Quotes 2

February 17, 1954

Rene Russo

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Rene Russo is an award winning American actress and former model. Filmography

There's nothing like a captivating mystery and a great romance.

Rene Russo Quotes

February 17, 1934

Barry Humphries

  Barry Humphries Google Videos

Barry Humphries is an award winning Australian comedian, satirist, artist, and author.
He is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and TV alter ego Dame Edna Everage.

There is no more terrible fate for a comedian than to be taken seriously.

Barry Humphries Quotes 1

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February 17, 2015

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Google News

Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday of Shrove Tuesday, is the day
before Ash Wednesday. Some of the cities most famous for their
Mardi Gras celebrations: New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, and Venice.

Ash Wednesday
First Day of Lent

February 19, 2015

New Moon 0° Pisces

This New Moon in Pisces occurs at the time of the Chinese New Year.

February 19, 2015

Chinese New Year - Year of the Goat

Gung Hay Fat Choy

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, marks the start of the Year of the Sheep according to the traditional Chinese calendar. It is also known as the Year of the Goat, because the root Chinese character for both animals, pronounced "yang," is the same. The sheep is the eighth animal in the Chinese zodiac, following the horse and preceding the monkey. Eight is an auspicious numeral in Chinese culture and the peaceful, domesticated sheep is seen as a bearer of such virtues as serenity and righteousness. Read more ...

February 19, 2015

Sun in Pisces

Happy Birthday to the Pisces Readers

Pisces is a mutable water sign ruled by Neptune.

February 16, 2015

Presidents Day Humor