Wednesday, December 10, 2008
One of the best nights of my life!
Benjamin Jackson Burnley & I!
He looked like Clark Kent for awhile last year haha. :)
What a dream come true this night was!
Ben & I with the Star Wars shirt I gave him. :)
He loved it! He said, he couldn't wait to try it on.
These photos were taken by Rhiannon.
Aaron Fink & I-
What can I say?? The man is gorgeous! :)
Rhiannon went to go get him since he was on the other side of the bar.
I about died when he came over by me. He was sooo sweet.
He hugged me & told me happy birthday. I was with him for like 15 mins.
I got two hugs from him. :)
He is one of the sweetest guys I have ever met.
Rhiannon took this photo :)
Rhiannon & I at The Illinois Brewing company. Rhiannon took this photo.
I saw Rhiannon & Dawn on the side of the stage while BB was playing & they said they saw me & told each other I looked familiar. They realized I was from Myspace. :P
The Dawn & I-
Photo taken by Mark James of Breaking Benjamin.
I have more pictures. You can see them on my Myspace.
I met all of Breaking Benjamin that night. :-)
I saw Shaun Morgan from Seether in there also, he had a pool cube & when I turned around to go by him he was gone. He must have went on to the other side of the bar which I wasn't going to run around looking for him in a big bar. LOL.
But that was okay, I got to meet him almost a year later.
It was such a great night!
This is just what went on in Illinois Brewing Company.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Updated at 9:08 a.m.: Blagojevich and Harris were arrested simultaneously at their homes at about 6:15 a.m., according to the FBI. Both were awakened in their residences and transported to FBI headquarters in Chicago, where they remained at 9 a.m.
Updated at 9 a.m.: Blagojevich is slated to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan today at a time that has not yet been scheduled, according to Randall Samborn of the U.S. attorney's office.
Updated at 8:57 a.m.: On the issue of the U.S. Senate selection, federal prosecutors alleged Blagojevich sought appointment as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the new Obama administration, or a lucrative job with a union in exchange for appointing a union-preferred candidate.
Blagojevich and Harris conspired to demand the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members responsible for editorials critical of Blagojevich in exchange for state help with the sale of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs baseball stadium owned by Tribune Co.
Blagojevich and Harris, along with others, obtained and sought to gain financial benefits for the governor, members of his family and his campaign fund in exchange for appointments to state boards and commissions, state jobs and state contracts.
"The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering," U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said in a statement.
"They allege that Blagojevich put a 'for sale' sign on the naming of a United States senator; involved himself personally in pay-to-play schemes with the urgency of a salesman meeting his annual sales target; and corruptly used his office in an effort to trample editorial voices of criticism."
Updated at 8:48 a.m.: Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges.
Blagojevich and Harris were accused of a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy that included Blagojevich conspiring to sell or trade the Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama in exchange for financial benefits for the governor and his wife. The governor was also accused of obtaining campaign contributions in exchange for other official actions.
Blagojevich was taken into federal custody at his North Side home this morning.
A Blagojevich spokesman said he was unaware of the development. "Haven't heard anything -- you are first to call," Lucio Guerrero said in an e-mail.
The stunning, early morning visit by authorities to the governor's North Side home came amid revelations that federal investigators had recorded the governor with the cooperation of a longtime confidant and had begun to focus on the possibility that the process of choosing a Senate successor to President-elect Barack Obama could be tainted by pay-to-play politics.
Blagojevich was taken into custody hours after the Tribune reported that the investigation into allegations of pay-to-play politics within his administration had been expanded to include his pending choice of a Senate replacement for Obama. The Democratic governor has said he expects to make a decision on the state's next senator in weeks.
Sources told the Tribune that investigators intensified their investigation into Blagojevich amid concerns that the process of choosing a new senator could be tainted. The actions by federal authorities came a day before Blagojevich's 52nd birthday.
The Tribune previously disclosed that federal investigators had recordings of Blagojevich. Those recordings were aided by the cooperation of longtime Blagojevich confidant and former congressional chief of staff John Wyma.
On Monday, Blagojevich said he has done nothing wrong in his stewardship of the state and challenged critics to record him because his discussions were "always lawful."The story here: chicagobreakingnews.com
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I had a slice of the strawberry cake.
It was very very good! And it was real whipped cream! My Favorite!
I did not have a slice of this lemon cake. It did look good though.
They also had carrot cake which I did not get a picture of since most of the cake was gone.
I had a slice of carrot cake it was very good. I haven't had cake in almost two years, so it was nice to have a few slices. I don't like to eat much cake. Every once in awhile is okay though.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Yesterday the snow was good for making a snowman, today it's not.
Didn't get any good shots of the trees so far today. The snow is blowing all over the place.
Well, here are some of the pictures I took yesterday.
I will share some of them with you later today. :)
My header image is one of the pictures I took yesterday. :)
I'm going to get bundled up & off I go.
I might make a snowman too! :)