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Sun, sweat, a proposal and a marriage – this year’s London Marathon had it all.

While Nick Pinder, 27, proposed to his girlfriend Lisa Hacker, 31 about 200m from the finish line without stopping in their tracks, another couple took a little detour for a quickie. A quick wedding that is!

Rachel Pitt and her fiancé Garry Keates took time out from running the 42km course to get married.

The couple took a 1km detour, had a quick wash, were joined by 50 guests at their Church where they said their vows and tied the knot before finishing the run as husband and wife.

Mr Keates carried his bride over the finish line. She said: ‘It’s been the best day of my life, but I’ll never do it again.’

I wonder where their honeymoon will be and if they are going to run there too! Do you know of any other original wedding stories?!

A Brazilian company is tackling that problem by inventing a bra equipped with a GPS system!!! Brazilian designer Lucia Lorio’s “Find Me If You Can” lingerie line suits it’s name perfectly! “Some men think they can keep tabs on their girlfriends with it, but they’re wrong”, she says. The truth is, the possessor of the GPS can only be found if she wants to by giving away the password to her device.

Seriously, why would one ever need a GPS bra?! Especially when it’s in the $800 to $1,100 dollar price range!!!

You know that your walk-in closet is too big when you need your bra to guide you out!

You know how everything in Hollywood seems to happen exactly when that person’s movie/album is coming out?! I thought only D-list celebrities actually used that method of marketing & really disliked the scheme, but I am now scared to think that one of my favorite, who I thought was authentic, artist has done just that!

Pink and hubby Carey Hart went their own ways just “moments” before her new album Funhouse was released. Her first single, So What, was all about loosing her boyfriend, being a rock star and not needing him… he appeared in her video for the song, which we all thought was “nice of him”… some bought her album cause they liked the whole “I can live without you” attitude…

Now, a couple of months & Pink singles later, her latest is called Please Don’t Leave Me. Guess what it’s about?! Her being soooo mean & insulting to him, but really, she doesn’t mean it… she needs him and begs him not to leave her… Check out real life: Big announcement… Pink and Carey are back together… working it out!!!

Really???? A couple of my friends said: “Well, she wrote the song to get him back”!!! Ya–you don’t know how music works guys–all those singles were recorded months ago! Pink chose what song to be released when…

I am soooo disappointed if this breakup was a marketing scheme to sell more music… I really did not think Pink would scoop so low… if it’s a coincidence–it’s a major one! I still love you Pink, just disappointed…

What do you think about this whole thing??

I first saw Ashley Hegi on a TLC show about defying the odds of a rare genetic disease that causes premature aging. I was glued to the TV. Ashley was one of 53 people in the world and 3 in Canada with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. I caught that same show 2 more times afterwards and, again, just could not switch channels.

Holy was she spunky!!

Sadly enough, at the age of 17 and a height of 4 feet, Ashley Hegi died last week (April 21). Some say she was lucky; there is no known cure to the disease, and most children with the condition usually die around age 13. I’m just sad for the fact that she died a month before her 18th birthday and three weeks before her high school graduation… Any of you who saw the TLC show knows that she must have had the dress ready, the dance moves down and a spunky speech to go with it all!

Ashley made it her mission to teach the world about progeria, appearing in documentaries, media reports, websites & youtube videos like this one:

She was the world’s oldest surviving progeria patient. I am sure she will be missed in her southern Alberta community, but one thing is for sure — she will be hard to forget — little person, little voice, but immense personality!

In 1996, Sarah McLachlan became frustrated with concert promoters that refused to feature two female musicians in a row, as an opening act and main concert. With the help of Nettwerk’s CEO Terry McBride & Dan Fraser, Sarah created an all-female tour to be named Lilith Fair!! Between 1997 & 1999, Lilith Fair raised over $10M for women’s charities throughout North America & helped pave the way for female musicians the world over. In 1999, Sarah McLauchlan chose to concentrate on her family & the tour went on hiatus…

Well, yesterday, Terry McBride tweeted “Lilith Fair 2010 here we come!!”

I’m sooooooooooo EXCITED!!!! I went to 2 out of the 3 and saw the likes of Paula Cole, Emm Gryner, Natalie Merchant, Emmylou Harris, Dixie Chicks, Deborah Cox, Chantal Kreviazuk, Sheryl Crow…. It was BY FAR my best concert experiences!!

Amy Winehouse saw her music career kinda take a hit after more & more drug/rehab/whatnot scandals surrounded her, so she is now thinking of another career… and you’ll never guess what it is (well, it’s the title of this blog, so guessing will be easy-lol)!

Amy Winehouse wants to write children’s books!!!! That makes so much sense.

Britain’s Daily Star reports that Amy has been writing poems about her life after being inspired by her friend, Babyshambles rocker Pete Doherty. She “hopes to inspire youngsters with her literary offerings.”

Inspire them to do what, exactly? Not shower, wear too much makeup, tattoo like mad, self-cut, beat up your husband in public, refuse rehab/go to rehab/leave rehab, jet ski topless, …. not my kind of inspiration! lol

Her reasoning: her book of poems is “practice” before attempting to write a children’s book. Writing deeply personal material will help people understand her better…

Best Amy Winehouse kid’s book titles:

  1. Baby Goes to Rehab
  2. How To Hide Pot In The Potty
  3. Beehives for Babies
  4. Smoke Away Your Baby Fat
  5. They’re trying to make me go to preschool, but I said no, no, no

Come on, help me out! Send in your ideas!

** Some of your ideas: “My Life As a Heroin“, “If You Seek Amy”

So I was watching TMZ when they showed this picture of Lady Gaga visiting the Grand Palais Museum in Paris yesterday, saying she looked like a teacup…

To be honest, I think she looks ok there (considering it is Lady Gaga we are talking about!) and no where as close to a teacup as when she took the stage at the Brit Awards in February!

Now, let’s hear it: “I’m a little tea cup, short and spout! Here is my handle, here is my spout! When I get all steamed up, hear me shout (sing in this case). Just tip me over and pour me out!”


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