Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!

OMG wishes to everyone a wonderful 2014 filled with friends, family and love.   Now's the time to make this year full of possibilities and successes.   Focus on the positive and let the negative go so it has nowhere to root.  The best days are ahead if you choose them to be.

Here's to 2014.  To be a year that brings Jake and Austin closer, and closer on the journey to sharing their genuine selves.  May they see the support that others have received and know that it can only gets better.


ROMA said...

Happy new year Special! Happy new year to everyone on OMG.

ROMA said...

One last recipe for OMG, Homemade Irish Cream. Easy to make and tastes just like Bailey's.

Homemade Irish Cream

2 cups Irish whiskey (Bushmills, Jameson, and Tullamore Dew are all fine — don't use super high-end stuff)
2 cups heavy cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant espresso, dissolved in 2 tablespoons hot water
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Combine all ingredients in a large container and stir well. Refrigerate immediately and serve chilled over ice.

destiny said...

I've had Roma's Irish Cream, it's amazing.

I agree that the fact HW relies so much on foreign sales makes it harder for some stars to come out. I really don't think it'd matter that much in the end, but HW thinks it will scare audiences away, so it's just another excuse.

Twitter said...

William (@sourcewilliam)
1/1/14, 20:11

Aw, Austin Nichols plays a closet actor on Ray Donovan. That must be a stretch.

Special K said...

That homemade Irish Cream looks delish! Thanks Roma.

We are all hunkered down up here not even half way through the snow storm. It is super powdery and fluffy, so we should get some big totals.

prairiegirl said...

This has nothing to do with anything but I found it fascinating for some reason. My travels seem so severely limited when I look at something like this and I feel like I'll probably leave this earth without seeing so many incredible things. But anyway, Trip Advisor sends me emails all the time. This was called 12 Trips of a Lifetime. What are they?

1. The Northern Lights in North Iceland, Iceland
2. Sleep in an over-water bungalow in Bora Bora, South Pacific
3. Tour the canals in a gondola in Venice, Italy
4. Marvel at the wonder of the Taj Majal in Utter Pradesh, India
5. Explore the ancient pyramids in Giza, Egypt
6. Walk the Great Wall of China in Beijing, China
7. See an awe-inspiring sunset in Santorini, Greece
8. Dive into the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia
9. Visit gorillas in their natural habitat in Ruhengeri, Rwanda
10. Soar in a balloon above unique landscapes in Cappadocia, Turkey
11. Trek the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Cusco Region, Peru
12. Journey to the edge of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada

The pyramids look really cool but I can't see myself ever going there. And I wondered what was the big deal about walking all those steps in the Great Wall, but they say that it's the views which are incredible. And the Taj Mahal, I kind of was curious about that, why it was on the list. Reading about that, some people on Trip Advisor talked an awful lot about their feet and walking on hot coals. Nor am I certain about the big deal in staying in a bungalow in Bora, Bora but it must be something else, I reckon.

It's those Northern Lights that look incredible to me. Now that must be something to see. Somehow I don't think I'll ever be going to Iceland, tho. lol.

I admire those who travel a lot and make it a point to see all of these great wonders in the world. I can't say I've seen any of these 12, not even Niagara Falls. I better at least plan to see that one. The picture looks incredible!

prairiegirl said...

Seeing the Grand Canyon from my plane while flying to Vegas was something I'll never forget. I was moved to tears seeing that.

And seeing the Grand Tetons this past summer was most definitely the travel highlight of my entire life. What a wondrous, awe-inspiring creation of God those were.

Boston was also an incredible visit.

Special, you are in the midst of all that big winter storm. I haven't heard the name the Weather Channel has given it but it ought to be a doozy. Sounds like that storm is packing a huge wallop.

What a Hello! Welcome back! for Jake as he returns from that paradise he was just in at the Dominican Republic and lands in the wintry snow and temps of NYC. Man oh man! lol

destiny said...

I would love to see the Northern Lights and the pyramids. Some of the other things sound cool too, but not sure I'd put them on my top ten list of places to go.

prairiegirl said...

Yeah, Dest, the camels in the picture looked really something in their natural setting and not in a zoo.

I've been so lucky to see what I have. I get a kick out of visiting cities and now have seen the ultimate in New York City and also Chicago. Visiting the western coast with M&M was also one of the most relaxing kinds of travels I've ever had, too. I'll never forget seeing those huge fields of produce. One after another. Incredible!

NYC with its tall skyscrapers that go up forever and ever. Vegas with its sparkle and brilliant lights. Vegas is another fantastic city - a blast.

Special K said...

All of these trips look great, I would love to do all of them.

The Taj Mahal has always been on my list of places to visit. What an incredible testament of love!

My grandfather got to go twice and had the most wonderful pictures. I would love to go and take my own.

Special K said...

We are now going to the brunt of the storm until tomorrow they said 1-2 inches an hour.

Everything is all charged up, candles ready, fingers crossed we don't lose power.

Florida Tom said...

Stay safe SK. Nice to be in Florida but it is also has been rainy and cloudy for several days here. Only supposed to be in the 50's tomorrow.