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The 2013 US Open Is Underway!

While I didn’t make it to the Western & Southern Tournament, in Cincinnati, a couple of weeks ago, I’m still just as tuned in as I usually am come US Open time.

Even though, as of this posting, Venus Williams has bowed out, she electrified NYC with her first round upset of the #12 seeded player in the world. But that wasn’t the only story to come out of that match. Did you see her hair? Va-va-va-voom!

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And she wasn’t done! For her second round match, today, this is how she wore her hair. It wasn’t enough to push her into the third round, but I’m just glad she’s still even playing. (Please don’t retire anytime soon, V!)

The next huge storyline I’ve seen so far is the surprised win by 17 year old American Victoria Duval. She upset the 11th seeded player, and former US Open Champion, Sam Stosur. It was just her 2nd US Open match ever and she’s ranked 296 in the world!

Look at the sheer bliss after her big win! You can’t replicate that type of passion! I look forward to seeing more from her!

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And watch her post-match interview below…

How cute is this child? I will definitely be keeping an eye on her! The US needs girls like this, along with Sloane Stephens, to take the torch from Serena and Venus in a few years!

P.S. Can y’all believe there are only 3 days left in the #31WriteNow challenge? I have not missed a single day. Go me!

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First Footage From ‘Divergent’ Movie!

I posted about one of my YA book/movie faves, The Mortal Instruments, yesterday. So, I thought I’d follow it up, today, by talking about the screen adaptation of Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, and based on the trilogy by Veronica Roth (whom I met last year). They finished filming a month ago, or so, and now the first footage is getting its premiere during the MTV Video Music Awards.

But the Divergent Facebook page and MTV wanted to give us a short sneak peek before the awards show and all my fangirl feels reignited. Oh, YA Gods, why do you tease me in these ways?!

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Friday LOLZ: Brought to you by Michigan State

Whenever I talk about Michigan State, it’s usually because I’m watching either their football or basketball teams, and then they do something dumb. Then you’ll hear me say (or tweet) “Sparty, NO!” Otherwise, I don’t have much to say about Sparty… Well, until today!

Michigan State Football released a video, the other day, that just made me laugh, and laugh, and laugh! A MSU player posed as a mannequin, outside their locker room, and proceeded to scare the crap out of as many players and coaches as he could. And honestly, I don’t know why it was so funny to me, but it was!

So, take 4 minutes out of your day and enjoy a laugh. Hopefully you’ll tell me you think it’s funny too! If not, I’ll stand alone!

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Today, in “How The Mighty Have Fallen”…

Why, Nelly? WHY??

What happened to Nelly? Can someone put out an APB on him? The Nelly I knew, back when I was living in St. Louis, was the man! You couldn’t go anywhere in that city, without hearing someone playing his songs, talking about him, or even running into him! Those were the days…

Fast forward to 2013, and I don’t even know what Nelly’s life is about anymore. After Flo Rida stole his career, he’s seemed really, really lost.

Yesterday, I saw exactly how far the “mighty” have fallen: Nelly has filmed a series of 5 ads with the Honey Nut Cheerios bee. Yes, you read that correctly. He’s appearing in commercials with an animated bee.

Watch the first spot below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vLSY6v1yqg

Le sigh. I’m starting a prayer circle. Feel free to join me and help save Nelly!

Note: I’m just messing with Nelly. However he pays his bills is his business. But man. I wish he could bring it, in the booth, like in his Country Grammar days again…

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Have I Mentioned How Much I Love The Mannings?

Every day we read about the shenanigans that certain sports stars are up to. These days, there’s a new Johnny Manziel headline everyday, and a new Riley Cooper apology on the off days. Where’s the fun, I ask? WHERE IS THE FUN?!

You don’t have to look very far for relief. Eli and Peyton Manning have our backs. Obviously inspired by the success of Justin Timberlake’s digital shorts for SNL, the lovable brothers have teamed with DirecTV to give us a music video full of hilarity!

I’ve long been a fan of the Manning Brothers; especially Peyton. (Yea, I first blogged about him waaaaay back in 2008. That’s love!) Those guys are so humble and don’t take themselves too seriously, which is a trait I really appreciate in high profile entertainers.

So, without further ado, I give you “Football On Your Phone!” Watch below:

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VIDEO: Neighborhood Fourth of July Fireworks

So, we do it big in my neighborhood! It’s just a little subdivision, but one of my neighbors (former cop) always puts on a show for us every year!

I took to Instagram and its new video capabilities to share with you some highlights from the fireworks show! No need to go downtown, when all of this happens 3 houses down the street!

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