me, sitting bolt upright in bed at 1.30am: neil’s mother was british and his father was american but he’s lived in multiple countries in europe so what does his default accent sound like?  does he even have a default accent?  does nicky have a southern accent?  what about the twins?  does riko speak english with a japanese accent or an american one? how strong is jean’s french accent after years in west viriginia?  did kevin get an irish accent from his mother?  has it faded since her death? [climbing out of bed, shaking my dog] wake up this is important-


It’s awful enough for a family to go through the horror of their child going missing, but in this case, five children of George and Jennie Sodder went missing on Christmas Eve in 1945. Their home in Fayetteville, West Viriginia, burned to the ground but mysteriously during this fire, five of their children - Betty, Jennie, Louis, Martha, and Maurice, disappeared. The immediate thought was that the children perished in the fire, but no remains of the children were found within the house. In a bizarre twist, remains were found but they showed no signs of fire damage, as if the remains were stolen from a cemetery and planted inside the house. One theory is that the children were abducted and the fire was set on purpose as a cover up and there is evidence to back this theory up - in 1968, a photograph was mailed to the Sodder family; on the back was a message “Louis Sodder, I love brother, Frankie. Ilil boys A90132 (or 90135)”. Regardless of this, the case was not investigated and the children were declared legally dead. Sadly, both George  and Jennie passed away without knowing the truth of what happened to their children.

Sports Recap - Thursday, January 5th

Lots of NBA Action last night, but first we’ll touch on College Football.

Absolute domination by West Virginia against Clemson last night. They had a bowl record 49 points at HALF TIME and finished with 70 points. Classic ACC move on Clemson’s part. First Virginia Tech loses a game they should have won against Michigan, and now Clemson gets demolished by WVU. It’s amazing how the ACC can produce solid NFL talent, but every year their teams are pathetic. Looking at you, Miami. 

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The Miami Heat are in just their own world right now. Without Dwayne Wade, the Heat cruised against a young Indiana Pacers team. The Pacers have a young dynamic team with Danny Granger, Darren Collison, and Roy Hibbert (appeared on Parks and Recreation, amazing show), but the Miami Heat are in another world this year. The playoffs and finals should be great with Miami, Chicago, Portland, Oklahoma City and maybe a few sleepers along the way.

The Knicks brought in Mike Woodson and Tyson Chandler to improve their defense. Well my friends, they still have a long way to go…Boris Diaw and the Bobcats torched the Knicks at the Garden. You can admit that they were making some ridiculous shots, but the Knicks could not stop their penetration and left wide open jumpers for the Cats. Iman Schumpert and Kemba Walker both played extremely well. 

Wasn’t the 2010 Draft supposed to be the talented one and 2011 was supposed to be weak. Well with players like Kyrie Irving, Iman Schumpert, Kemba Walker, MarShon Brooks, Ricky Rubio, and Brandon Knight. There are some really solid NBA players in this group. 

In the NFL apparently everyone hates Santonio Holmes. Not too surprised there.

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I’m waiting for Tebow-mania to hit the NFL Playoffs and I can’t wait. Although Pittsburgh will probably win by 35 points, it sure would be amazing if Tebow pulled out a ridiculous win.


“A Girl in her Element”

Taken on our recent road trip from Florida to Pennsylvannia and back.

Loving life lately and trying to get back into moving my body more.  That means more hiking, walking, running, dancing round the house, some HIIT, and of course…yoga.

I have become a little bit too stagnant and my energy levels, mood, and outward body appearances have been suffering as a result.  

Here’s to 2015 being a healthy year!  BUT, you don’t have to wait for a new year to start taking charge of your health. Get out there and get moving! ;)