Does this ring a bell for anyone? I would like to read this book again.
Last night I went to bed at about 10:30 PM. This morning, for some reason, the dawgs didn’t wake me up, and aside from getting up at 4:30 for a while, I slept till 8:15, which is unprecedented. Now I feel like I need coffee and a shower, except I already had coffee and a shower. Burnout. I think the only cure is a snorkel in the cold cold Caribbean Sea,
Seventeen-year-old Domonique Ramirez claimed pageant officials in Texas had told her to “get off the tacos”.
Organisers of the Miss San Antonio contest said she was dismissed because she had breached her contract.
After nearly 12 hours of deliberation, jurors in Bexar County, Texas, ruled in favour of Ms Ramirez.
Judge Barbara Nellermoe said she didn’t “have any choice but to reinstate Domonique Ramirez as Miss San Antonio 2011”.
“This is about principle, this is about what’s right,” the 5ft 8in (173cm), 129lb (58.5kg) Ms Ramirez said after the verdict on Thursday.
Organisers took away the teenager’s crown in January, saying she had arrived late to events and failed to conduct herself in a way befitting a beauty queen.
During the week-long trial, pageant director Linda Woods said the teenager had turned up to a bikini shoot overweight, making the pictures “unusable”.
Ms Ramirez told the court that pageant bosses had said she “needed to lay off the tacos and the junk food”.
Ms Woods described the verdict as an “injustice for the city of San Antonio”.
Jury foreman Jesse Sanchez told the local newspaper, the Express-News, that the verdict was a “a hard decision”. She declined to divulge what damages and fees were awarded to Ms Ramirez.
Now that she has her title back, Ms Ramirez is eligible to compete for the titles of Miss Texas and Miss America.
But, one complication remains. During her dismissal period, another Miss San Antonio, Ashley Dixon, was crowned.
“I don’t plan on taking the crown away from Ashley. I’m hoping that we’ll be able to share and she can go to Miss Texas as well as Miss Bexar County, and we can both share the crown,” Ms Ramirez said.
I think it’s very noble of Domonique to offer to share her crown, Ashley Dixon now needs to be compensated for her ordeal, and mean old Linda Woods needs a reprimand. She forgets she is dealing with children, (if only legally and not technically).
We’ve been watching the TV show “Bones”. I don’t know any of the characters names, except Bones, whose real name is Temperance, and Sweets, the Psychologist. When I hear the name on the show, the name instantly transfers to the picture of their face, and the name is rejected.
Back when I was a kid, I did a lot of drugs, I mean a lot. I wonder if this is related to those days.
Books are different, I read a name of a character, and automatically form a picture in my mind. Then I read the name again, and refer to the picture. Sometimes I get confused if there are too many characters in the book, but friends always say I describe books I read to them like a movie, and they seem impressed and I think it is a good thing.
There are several friends whose names I don’t know. I meet them, hear their name, forget it, and never hear it again. The longer I know someone whose name I don’t know, the harder it is to ask. Imagine a friend of yours, you’ve been friends for years, and all of a sudden one day, your friend asks your name, and says he never knew it all these years, wouldn’t that be weird?