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Notes, comments and observations from the Lifestyle and Entertainment desk by Lifestyle Editor Aixa Torregrosa-Vazquez.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wishing her the best

I am not following the Winter Olympics that much, but this story breaks my heart.

I think her mother would have liked her to compete .... so we can only wish her the best. May her mother's love guide her.

In this AP photo, ladies figure skater Joannie Rochette of Canada practices on the ice at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Feb. 22. According to AP, Rochette still plans to skate in the short program tonight (Feb. 23). Her mother, Therese Rochette, 55, had a massive heart attack after arriving in Vancouver on Saturday and was pronounced dead at a hospital in Vancouver, said David Baden, Rochette's agent. Rochette's father, Normand, broke the news to his daughter at the Olympic village early Sunday. The women's event begins today (Feb. 23) with the short program.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We're being invaded!!!!!

Not really, it's just some revelers disguised as aliens seen participating in a carnival procession late Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the southeastern Macedonia's town of Strumica. More than 3,000 people attended the closing night of the Strumica Carnival.
Associated Press Photo

Monday, February 15, 2010

It's carnival time

It's Carnival time in many places around the world and celebrations vary across the glove, check this one in Germany ... from Deutsche Welle
In the same site you will find a video of Women's Day at Carnival in Cologne

Friday, February 5, 2010

Making a buck, poetry


A sign outside a store along Route 1 in Alexandria, Va. is seen as snow began to fall in the region in this Associated Press Friday, Feb. 5 photo.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

SECOND CALL: Find a red dress (or outfit) to wear Friday

Don't forget .... GO RED!!!
This Firday.
Time to help fight heart disease and focus on heart-healthy living for women.
Join women across the country who are lending support and inspiration.
In this photo taken at Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art featured are 35 women from EHE International adorned in glamorous red silk and satin formal dresses fighting the battle against the #1 killer of American Women: Heart Disease.