Wednesday, January 27, 2010

HedKandi and Hotel Arts fundraise for Red Cross

Saturday Feb 20th 7pm-11pm the Hedkandi team will be doing $40 haircuts at our Hotel Arts location. All money raised will go the Red Cross in support of Haiti. Come down for an amazing haircut, cocktail and good karma! Space is limited so please call asap 403.215.8458 Thank you in advance for your support!!!!! Hedkandi luvs you!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


LIMA, Peru — Doctors in Peru mistakenly amputated the wrong foot of an 86-year-old man, then had no choice but to cut off the other one as well to keep an infection from spreading, relatives and officials said Monday.
“It was a terrible shock when I lifted up the sheets and saw they had amputated his left foot,” the patient’s daughter, Carmen Villanueva, told RPP radio.

read it all! ugh!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Torchbearer experience

The pic is me in the foreground. It was right when I lit the torch from James Grieg on Main Street in Airdrie.

Carrying the torch was amazing. The Torch host Pierre-Luc jokes before the relay that carrying the Torch comes in a close second behind having kids for "best moments in life". The obvious question is, "Well, what about getting married?" Response: "You can't have your babies again, you won't carry the torch again and you can get married any day". I'm not sure if I personally agree with that, but they certainly are correct with qualifying for the best moments of your life.

A rock star for 2 moments... that's what it is. It's 2 moments because when you arrive at your starting place in the relay, everyone wants a picture with you; You're a rock star! And then you light your torch, and the world fades away. Rule #1, don't forget to smile. Rule #2, still don't forget to smile. That is the advice you're given. Rule #3 should be try to not cry TOO much. The world faded away... and became quiet. It all got so quiet. In fact, I didn't even hear myself breathing. For a couple of minutes, it seemed the world went away.

Before you run you're told "If you don't complete your task that you were hand selected for today, the torch relay will end 300 meters before the Cauldron in Vancouver, and the games cannot begin. So enjoy it." And I did... and will cherish it forever. Then, you see the end coming and the next Torch Bearer nervous as heck, waiting. It's still quiet... but you light her torch (in my case, Nora from Air Canada) and off she goes. It's still so quiet. Then, you snap out of it with an RCMP officer right in your face with "Congratulations! You did Canada proud" and he turns the key to shut off your torch. People in the crowd run out and hug you and take pictures. It's loud now, where did these people come from? Rule #1, don't forget to smile. Rule #2, still don't forget to smile. It's the picture for your mantel! You have 15 seconds to get on the bus. And it's done. Thank you Coca Cola, thank you James and Nora, thank you Pierre-Luc and thank you to my bride for being at the finish line for that picture for the mantel.

The last question Torch Bearer's get asked is, what did you do with your torch? I gave it to my Dad.

"ZACK!" Hewitt
Torch Bearer 151
Main Street Airdire AB
JAN 19 2010
5:42 PM

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some words to really consider...

My friend Kjarlune Rae hosts a Clairvoyant show here on Energy... that's how we met, but not how we're friends.

Today she posted a rather raw account on facebook. And I wanted to share it with you, as sometimes a good gut check is a nice reset for us.

KJ is a friend to some, confidant to most and counsellor to others. But she's real, and has her own life to live. I'm grateful that she shares parts of it with me, and really proud that she's confident enough to allow me to share it with you.

Thanks for reading this.

For some time now I have been sharing little tid bits of insight into the law of attraction on my status's. It is time for me to change this up a bit. For the rest of the week at least I am going to share times of my life that I had to gain the courage to make the changes required to have a great life. I have delved your lives for many years and now it is your turn....hugs KJ

I hold onto many memories that I have through the trials because they give me the chance to always remember where I have come from...

I remember the day I realized I was in my life way over my head. My husband at the time had come home from work a few days before and informed me that there was no money to pay the bills. He was mad and high at the time and made it clear with such sweet words I was good for nothing and didn't even motivate him to try harder. I begged for 200 to pay the gas bill so our new born baby could have heat, being Late October the sun wasn't going to be enough. We had just gotten a disconnection notice from Direct Energy..I was babysitting a friends 3 children from my house during the day to make sure my baby has diapers and formula, but 200 extra was going to be impossible. Needless to say I was thankful for small blessings and I had a electric heater that would sit in baby's room to keep her warm, with me sleeping on the floor by her crib for fear of a fire... Boiling water on the stove to bathe her was doable, anything is doable when you don't have a choice.

I didn't let on to my friend that I had to boil water to clean, for the kids etc out of fear she would pull her kids out. If that happened there would be no way to feed my baby. ... See More

Pay day oh how sweet those days were... I remember asking my friend to keep an eye on the kids for 5 minutes while I ran to the store accross the street for formula, stating specifically I would do the rest of my dishes the second I got back. I ran like a mad woman in hopes that nothing would go amiss while I was gone. Huffing and puffin running back into the house with formula in hand, my at the time worst fear had come true.

There she was, boiling water on the stove to clean my dishes. She walked up to me wrapped her arms around me and said..."When are you going to think you are worth enough to get out of this?" no judgement just question.....

As you can imagine I broke. The first day of the rest of my life was that day. I left my husband that afternoon... Straight for the Calgary Emergency Womens shelter I went. Some of you may look at this with sadness. This day has been one of my best days of my life. This day I made the decision, went past my fear, stepped out of my comfort zone and ... See Morebecome ME! It was scary, it was overwelming and it was at times almost too much. But I did it, and you can too. Not matter what you face, no matter what you look at in your life, you can do it.. You can make life happen. You can face fears and step up. I know you can because I have, and you and I are no different. Light and love tomorrow another true story of the beginning of what has become Kjarlune Rae!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Olympic Torch Relay - Zack's Segment

OK, when Coca Cola called me, I was ecstatic. Kristy asked me if I would accept the honor of being a torch bearer... I almost didn't know what to say! YES!

So, I've found out now that there was a panel of people from many different organizations that selected all the entrants from and other contests. Reading essays, and suggesting who the Torch Relay participants should be. Over a million entries... 4500 winners. How did the radio guy get on board? It seems I was nominated (along with a couple other local media folks) for being a representative of our city, etc. THANK YOU! I don't know who did it... but thank you.

Here is the information I have for today's Torch Leg in Airdrie

Community: Airdrie
You will be carrying the Olympic Flame for a distance of approximately 300 metres. Your segment details are:

Starting along: Main Street Airdrie
From: Towerland II sign
To: Ridgegate Way
On: Main Street
Approximate time of your segment: 5:42 PM MST
Your torchbearer number is: OTR082-151

From what I can tell from checking out the route, it's sorta in front of Towerlane Mall down by Shoppers Drug Mart (if you know Airdrie) I hope you can come cheer me on! I'd love to see a small Energy Army of people invading downtown Airdrie!!

Thank you Coca Cola for the opportunity! I'll make you proud.

Team Coca Cola came into the studio with the torch Tuesday AM (morning of my run) to visit Chris and Meg

Monday, January 11, 2010

Racist KFC Ad flying around the 'net

How bad taste is THIS ad? Or is it? You can share your opinions...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Jake's Acting Career

This lil diddy is JAKE from the BACHELOR whilst acting on Walker Texas Ranger... top notch... top shelf, even...