Archive for January, 2012

Want the full schedule of events going on in downtown Indianapolis this week? Check out this website here! Looks like a lot of fun activities!

http://www.indianapolissuperbowl.com/

WOW!  Talk about a strong woman.  Ladies do you think you could have done this??

Considered by many as one of the greatest love songs from a movie soundtrack ever, this was one of the biggest songs of the late 90’s.  Armageddon was a huge movie, and this was the big song from the soundtrack.  Enjoy!

Hope you had a great weekend!  I was able to squeeze in some much needed rest & relaxation, and aside from the atrocious weather was able to get some errands taken care of as well.

Hopefully you survived the freezing rain event Friday night without sliding off the road, or even worse slipping and falling on the ice outside.   And only in Indiana can you have severe thunderstorms less than 48 hours after snow & ice.  Crazy.

Here we go with the recap:

We now know the teams heading to Indy for the big game on February 5th.  The New England Patriots (gross) will take on the New York Giants.  As I am sure many of you know, 2001 Terre Haute North graduate Steve Weatherford is the punter for the New York Giants, so he gets to try to get a ring in his home state.  I graduated with Steve, he is truly a great guy and a very hard worker, he totally deserves this.

Here is a video of Steve getting some major props on FOX for handling a bad snap on the game winning field goal (around the :48 second mark) :

Here is a nice writeup on Steve from the New York Post:

Weatherford was so overjoyed that the TV cameras plainly caught him mouthing an obscenity as he celebrated Lawrence Tynes’ 31-yard game winner at soggy Candlestick Park.

“I hope my mom didn’t see that, but I couldn’t control it,” Weatherford said amid the Giants’ locker-room jubilation. “I was just so excited.”

The Giants might not be headed to Indianapolis without Weatherford. Not only did he average a hefty 46.4 yards on 12 punts (part of a 22-punt slugfest between the two teams), but Weatherford also was credited with making the best of a low snap by Zak DeOssie on the winning field goal that appeared to skim the grass.

And Weatherford started the two biggest plays of the night — fumbled punts by 49ers returner Kyle Williams in the fourth quarter and OT — with booming kicks.

Weatherford said he was so locked in on Tynes’ kick he didn’t even remember bailing out DeOssie.

“I blacked out, I was so excited,” Weatherford said. “The only thing I remember is that ball going right through the pipes. I got the snap, got the laces down and he put it right down the middle, and now we’re going to the Super Bowl.”

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Weekend Box Office Totals:

1. “Underworld Awakening,” $25.4 million (3.078 screens), new release
2. “Red Tails,” $19.1 million (2,512), new release
3. “Contraband,” $12.2 million (2,870), $46.1 million total
4. “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” $10.5 million (2,630), $11.2 million
5. “Haywire,” $9.0 million (2,439), new release
6. “Beauty and the Beast,” $8.6 million (2,625), $33.4 million
7. “Joyful Noise,” $6.1 million (2,735), $21.9 million
8. “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” $5.5 million (2,519), $197.3 million
9. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” $4.8 million (2,485), $178.6 million
10. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” $3.8 million (1,907), $94.8 million

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Divorce for Seal & Heidi Klum

While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate,” they announced in a statement to People magazine on Sunday.

The statement continues, “We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition.

“We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

Klum and Seal married in 2005 and have four children: Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.

 

 

That’s it for now!  Enjoy a great Monday!

How about this crazy Indiana weather?  Freezing rain crippled travel late Friday, and 48 hours later the Wabash Valley needs to prepare for the possibility of severe thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service has placed the southern half of the listening area (south of I-70) in a moderate risk for severe storms.  The north part of the listening area has a slight risk.  The largest threat is damaging winds, but large hail and isolated tornadoes are also possible.   Most of the storms won’t start until very late Sunday night into the overnight hours.   Here is the latest bulletin from the National Weather Service in Indianapolis:

 

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

OUTLOOK: SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT. SOME OF THE
STORMS MAY BE SEVERE. FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AS WELL.

HAZARDS: DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREAT. SECONDARY
THREATS ARE LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES. BRIEF HEAVY RAIN
MAY LEAD TO FLOODING. PATCHY FOG WILL ALSO OCCUR.

TIMING: MAINLY BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 500 AM.

DISCUSSION: A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH
CENTRAL INDIANA LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON MONDAY IN THE WAKE OF
A COLD FRONT. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR LIGHT MIXED PRECIPITATION
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT. AT THIS TIME...SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

.SPOTTER ACTIVATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS POSSIBLE LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.


Looks like we get to gear up for more wintry precipitation.  The bad news is this time instead of all snow this time, we might have to deal with sleet and freezing rain as well.  I’d rather have 8 inches of snow over freezing rain any day of the week.  Be careful if you have to drive this evening!

 

Here is the Advisory from the National Weather Service in Indianapolis:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1103 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2012

...WINTER WEATHER TO RETURN TO CENTRAL INDIANA LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.A QUICK MOVING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO PUSH INTO THE
OHIO VALLEY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. VERY COLD AIR WILL
BE IN PLACE AHEAD OF THE LOW TODAY AND THIS WILL BE KEY AS WARMER
AIR WILL BE PUSHED INTO CENTRAL INDIANA AHEAD OF THE LOW...
RESULTING IN MIXED PRECIPITATION. FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING MAINLY
ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 70...AFFECTING INDIANAPOLIS...TERRE
HAUTE...NEW CASTLE...BLOOMINGTON...COLUMBUS...SEYMOUR AND
VINCENNES.

COLD AIR IN PLACE ACROSS NORTHERN PARTS OF CENTRAL INDIANA WILL
RESULT IN AREAS LIKE KOKOMO...LAFAYETTE...ANDERSON AND MUNCIE
RECEIVING ONLY SNOW. HOWEVER AROUND 3 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION WILL
BE POSSIBLE.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 AM EST SATURDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT: ROADS MAY BECOME SLIPPERY TO SNOW...FREEZING RAIN
  OR SLEET. TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT.

* ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AROUND 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
  IN THE LAFAYETTE...KOKOMO...MUNICE AND ANDERSON AREA. LESSER
  SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...MIXING WITH ICE ACCUMULATIONS
  AROUND ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
  THE INDIANAPOLIS...TERRE HAUTE...BLOOMINGTON...NEW CASTLE...
  SEYMOUR AND COLUMBUS AREAS.

* TIMING: PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON...IN TIME FOR THE AFTERNOON RUSH HOURS. THE HEAVIEST
  PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR DURING THE EVENING HOURS. MIXED
  PRECIPITATION SHOULD CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW BY MIDNIGHT AND
  ACCUMULATING SNOWS SHOW END BY 500 AM SATURDAY.

* OTHER IMPACTS: ROADS AND SURFACES WILL BE SLIPPERY. DRIVING
  MAY BECOME DIFFICULT OR HAZARDOUS. USE EXTRA CAUTION IF YOU
  DECIDE TO DRIVE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THE EVENING...AND
  ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.



So one of my favorite awards shows is now less than a month away.  While many wait to see if Adele will perform, other performers are being announced for the show.  Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, and Bruno Mars all have all ready been confirmed.

Now, Rihanna & Coldplay will join in on the fun and MTV has the details:

Rihanna and Coldplay will perform live together for the first time on February 12 when they take the stage at the 54th annual Grammy Awards for the televised debut of their Mylo Xyloto collaboration, “Princess of China.”

Rihanna, nominated for four Grammys this year, broke the news on Twitter, writing, “My friends @ColdPlay and I will be sharing the stage for a performance at this years Annual Grammy Awards!” A short time later she added, “WE reached 2BILLION views on @youtube !!! THANK U!!! I’m in a great mood, and I got some GREAT NEWS!!! PRINCESS OF CHINA #GRAMMYS2012.”

The show, which will be hosted by rapper LL Cool J, will also feature a performance by rock icon Paul McCartney, who will join a lineup that already includes Grammy nominees Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Marks, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean.

At the time Xyloto was released, Coldplay singer Chris Martin explained that the decision to invite another voice into the studio was made because of the unusual story arc of the band’s Grammy-nominated album.

More Grammy performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.