Thanks to everyone who came out to the 22nd annual K9 Classic, benefitting the Humane Society of El Paso! We had a blast hosting the event!
Bill & Melissa join Col. DeAntona at the podium for the 11th ADA Imperial Brigade Volunteer Appreciation Award Ceremony; a salute to the hard-working volunteers who offer their time, hearts and effort to Fort Bliss families and the El Paso community!
Below: We enjoyed a tasty lunch with the 11th ADA's LTC Whitmire and his wife Marisol.
Bill & Melissa visit Xavier and Elvia at LULAC's Project Amistad, working on the Papaleros project to help El Paso Seniors:
Bill & Melissa with the very hard working Dora and Diego.
Of course we work with a bunch of clowns! Bill & Melissa had a visit with Dave & Sherry of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus to get ready for the Greatest Show on Earth coming to El Paso!
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Last year was the first time in history that women outpaced men in this. What is it?
ANSWER: Earning doctoral degrees. American women brought home about 28,900 of them last year, while men earned just over 28,400.
A Canadian football team has been heating things up a little too much for their town's fire department – which was dispatched to put out a fire that turned out to be a Yule Log video shown on the stadium scoreboard.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders used the video to warm the hearts of fans, but some folks outside the venue apparently got hot under the collar and called 911 to report that the building was burning. After negotiating with team ownership, fire officials have managed to get them to snuff out the Yule log and agree to replace it with something else – "snowflakes or Santa or something like that."
But no elves ... just in case someone thinks they see illegal child labor going on. (CBC)
A California man was hauled off to jail for the simple act of calling to check on the delivery of his FedEx package – which happened to contain three kilos of meth and a whole mess of cocaine.
Gabriel Bautista dropped the two packages at a FedEx store, intending for the usual overnight delivery, but when more than two weeks went by with no sign of the boxes, he decided to call and have them traced – which they were ... straight to the customs department, which had seized them.
Bautista gave his contact info, which had not been placed on the packages themselves, and FedEx contacted authorities, who swung by to inform him of their status, as well as his own – which was busted. (San Jose Mercury News)
A Florida woman was barefoot and claimed to be pregnant – but that didn't stop cops from arresting her on disorderly conduct charges for drunkenly setting off fire alarms and pounding on strangers' doors at a Holiday Inn.
51-year-old Marilyn Porcaro told deputies she was running around the motel in her bra and panties causing a ruckus because her hormones were all jacked up by pregnancy. Since she wasn't showing any signs of a baby on board, the officers decided to delve a little deeper, at which point Porcaro admitted she'd also downed a six-pack of Budweiser.
Well, she was conceivably drinking for two. (TC Palm)
Cops are on the lookout for two suspects who robbed a convenience store clerk with the deadliest of weapons – a ukulele!
The man and woman, described as white and in their early 20s, entered a store attached to a gas station and tried to sneak off with some bottles of Olde English malt liquor, but were spotted by the clerk, who went over to confront them. When the worker said he planned to call 911 if the pair didn't hit the road immediately, the male pulled out a ukulele and cold-cocked him.
The victim suffered a severe scalp laceration. The suspects fled before officers arrived. And the ukulele? It was destroyed. (MyNorthwest.com)
SECRET SANTA GIFT IDEAS
The time is here for the office Secret Santa. If you're lucky, you will get a co-worker that you know, but chances are you might get the new person that you haven’t said more than "good morning" to. If you are stumped for a gift, check out these cool ideas that any co-worker would love:
TIPPING ETIQUETTE – THE HOLIDAY EDITION
'Tis the season ... to tip.
But who should you tip and how much should you give them?
Here are a few guidelines to navigate tipping season:
Apartment Building Staff
Suggested Tip: $20 to $100
Suggested Tip: One Week's Pay
Suggested Tip: Cost of One Visit
Suggested Tip: One Week’s Pay
Mail Person/Package delivery
Suggested Tip: Gift (U.S. Post Office and FedEx workers are not allowed to accept cash.)
Suggested Tip: Cost of One Session
Suggested Tip: One Week’s Pay
Suggested Tip: One Visit’s Pay
Suggested Tip: Cost of One Session
Suggested Tip: Cost of One Session
Suggested Tip: $10 to $20 each (CNBC)
SPELL MY NAME ...
Some celebrity names are easy to spell, like Will Smith or Brad Pitt, but some are a bit trickier. Here's a list of nine of the most misspelled names in the celebrity world.
Katie Holmes returned to Broadway, last night, in a comedy called “Dead Accounts”. The general consensus is that the former Mrs. Tom Cruise is stunning in the lead role. On opening night, she blew-away the star-studded audience.
Her parents fly into New York City specifically to watch their daughter perform on stage. Witnesses at the after-party say she was “grinning ear-to-ear.” She apparently proved her critics wrong. Four years ago, she debuted on Broadway to less-than-stellar reviews.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 edged out Skyfall to remain the number-one movie in the country for a third straight week. The final Twilight movie earned $17.4 million between Friday and Sunday, raising its total to $254.6 million.
Skyfall stayed in second with $17 million. The James Bond flick has now made $246 million.
Lincoln was third with just a tad over $13.5 million.
Rise of the Guardians was fourth with $13.5 million.
Lif of Pi was fifth with $12 million
The Brad Pitt gangster flick Killing Them Softly opened in seventh with $7 million.
Kim Kardashian caused quite a stir when she visited a Bahrain mall Saturday to launch a milkshake franchise.
According to Reuters, about 100 hardline Sunni Muslims demonstrated with banners, some of which called her a porn star, at the Millions of Milkshakes opening. Conservative politicians had tried to block the visit over what they called her "extremely bad reputation." Witnesses said police had to disperse the demonstrators with stun grenades.
According to reports, thousands of fans, who had paid up to $1,360 for a ticket, broke into "hysterical screams" upon her arrival at the mall.
Hugh Hefner is giving Runaway Bride Crystal Harris another shot at marrying him.
The 86-year-old Playboy founder and the 26-year-old model -- who infamously called off their engagement in 2011 just five days before their scheduled wedding -- have gotten engaged again. They're set to tie the knot at the Playboy Mansion on New Years Eve.
The two got back together this past June.
SOURCE: NY Daily News
Mario Lopez was hearing wedding bells Saturday when he married his girlfriend, actress Courtney Mazza, in an outdoor ceremony in Punta Mita, Mexico.
The couple, who met in 2008 when the former Saved by the Bell star appeared in Broadway's A Chorus Line, exchanged vows just before sunset at the seaside estate of Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis -- according to People magazine.
The wedding will be chronicled in Saturdays' two-hour TLC special Mario & Courtney's Wedding Fiesta.
This was Mario's second trip down the aisle. His 2004 marriage to model and actress Ali Landry was annulled. It's Courtney's first marriage.
Dennis Quaid has one-upped his estranged wife and filed for divorce -- six weeks after she filed for separation.
The actor is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the couple's four-year-old twins, Thomas and Zoe, and has offered to pay spousal support.
Initially his wife Kimberly filed for divorce in March, but she pulled the papers a month later.
David Letterman and Dustin Hoffman were among those receiving Kennedy Center Honors Saturday in Washington, DC.
In toasting the late-night talk show host, Stephen Colbert said, "I knew Johnny [Carson], and I loved Johnny. Johnny was beyond reproach. Dave was stupid. Dave was ours. Dave was like us. We wanted to throw things off of buildings. ... We would love to stick our heads out the window of 30 Rock and yell at passers-by, 'I'm not wearing any pants!"'
Meryl Streep and Glenn Close both toasted Dustin Hoffman. Other artists honored Saturday included Led Zeppelin and Buddy Guy.
Unlike most other Bachelorettes, Ashley Hebert actually married the man who won her season of the ABC show.
Ashley and J.P. Rosenbaum said "I do" in a ceremony held in Pasadena, California and officiated by Bachelor / Bachelorette host Chris Harrison.
Among the guests were reality franchise alums Emily Maynard, Ali Fedotowsky, Jillian Harrison, Jason and Molly Mesnick, and Trista and Ryan Sutter.
SOURCE: Access Hollywood
Celebs with birthdays today: Amanda Seyfried, Holly Marie Combs, Brendan Fraser, Katarina Witt, Julianne Moore, Daryl Hannah, Ozzy Osbourne
Football, TV comedy and Mario Lopez's wedding top celebrity tweets.
Lindsay Lohan has a supporter in singer Demi Lovato, who took to Twitter Thursday to attack the haters.
Tweeting that artists need to start being judged for their work and not their personal lives, Demi's tweets brought a challenge from Perez Hilton. Lovato shot back, "The media (not just you) don't realize when you need to stop. This isn't a headline for your readers. This is someone's life...why does it need to become everyone's business? If you believe someone needs help - help them."
11 percent of American women bend over and do this every day. What is it?
ANSWER: Shave their legs. The average gal does it every three days.