...and the rest of her ain't bad either! But in all seriousness, Miss Utah had a "brain freeze" during the Miss USA competition on Sunday evening. When asked a question about fair pay for women, 21-year old Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, did what happens to so many of us in less glamorous situations. She totally blanked. She had "brain freeze". A professor at the University of Chicago,Sian Beilock, wrote a book about the "brain freeze" phenomenon called "Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting it Right When You Have To". Basically, she uses a metaphor to explain what happened to Miss Utah when she froze up and fell all over herself. When there are too many programs running on your computer, it becomes sluggish and confused. Our brains work the same way, too. Miss Utah may have been thinking about how she performed on other categories or what may have been still to come later in the night. When all eyes (or ears) are on us, it makes us stumble on our words. Please remember that the next time one of us sounds like Miss Utah......;-)
Sarah Murnaghan is the 10-year old girl in Pennsylvania who was finally added to the adult organ donor program in order to receive lungs before it was too late. The fabulous news is that after a grueling six-hour surgery young Sarah has her new lungs! Doctors are saying the surgery was a great success and she is doing "extremely well", all things considered. Keep thinking positive thoughts and keep her in your prayers! It has worked pretty well so far.........
It's hot outside. The humidity is so thick you can practically cut it with a chain saw! The traffic has really started to get heavy both day and night throughout the Grand Strand. Waiting for a table at most restaurants now is the norm. People who seem to have left all sense of normal protocol on the opposite side of the waterway are everywhere! AWWWWWW YEAH ! It is FINALLY summer in Myrtle Beach! I Love This Place!!!!
That is EXACTLY what some areas of Arizona are dealing with. Many areas fire departments there are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by local governments and are rrsponding to calls on a , quote, "case by case basis". Imagine if you called the fire depafrtment and said, "Get here quick! Windsor Green Apartments are on fire!!!". And imagine the dispatcher responding by saying,"Sorry, but your area is one of those we no longer respond tto because of delinquent funding of our operation directly related to your area". That could easily be reality here if we are not pro-active and allow a proposed tax increase here to support our fire fighting capabilities. Think hard about it.
That is indeed the question. With the unfortunate death of two storm chasers on Friday, along with the Weather Channel storm chasing crew nearly meeting their demise, many people are questioning the value of "storm chasing". Many will say it is essential for us to continue studying and learning about these natural phenomenons so we can better understand how they work and allow us to better prepare for them. Others see this whole crazy tornado hunting craze nothing more than a ratings ploy. No matter how you see it, the bottom line is that it is a VERY dangerous undertaking that will make those who are endorsing this activity to reconsider signing off on it, if for no other reason, than not wanting to assume liability for a very treacherous undertaking.
Hurricane Season, that is ! Randy Webster with the Horry County Emergency Management Dept. was our guest earlier today. The bottom line is that Hurricane season officially starts this Saturday, and Randy says get your "kit" together! Your disaster survival kit. What goes in it? What should you pack it in? Where should you keep it? How do you know if you need to evacuate? Which way do you go when you do evacuate? These answers and more are available now by going to their official website (www.emd.horrycounty.org) right now!