A little of this, a little of that…

So here I am, back again in the blogosphere spouting off nonsense to the meager crowd of my friends & family who are willing to read something I’ve created.  As you can see from the previous post, it has been a long time since I’ve graced these pages with my words and no, I still have yet to figure out WordPress.  Fortunately for me I have a group of highly intelligent friends and family who ARE familiar with WordPress that can decipher it for me.

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What a Run!

Due to Mini Me having a cold (ack! and two days before she starts Kindergarten, no less), I sent Rich and his son Ryan to represent us at the Cure for the Run so I could stay home and pamper her.

Both guys had a great time, and needless to say it was a success! SomaCow pulled in over THREE thousand dollars for the homeless. There was even a performance by Wes Heath !

You can watch a video Orlando Event TV made of the event here. Congratulations to SomaCow for putting together this awesome event, and I hope next year I will be able to attend!


Cure for the Run

SomaCow Media Presents: Cure for the Run!

This awesome event is a 0.05km ‘challenge’ benefiting the Rock for Hunger campaign out of Orlando, Florida. Rock for Hunger is a community brought together to battle homelessness and poverty in Orlando through music and peace. The Cure for the Run is happening August 22nd, 2009 at the Wall Street Plaza in Downtown Orlando at 5pm. Even if you can’t make it out, I urge you to please promote or donate to the cause. Click on the banner below for more information.

If Orlando, Florida is a little too far for you to travel, but you would like to sponsor a runner to help out, please donate. Even something as low as $1 could make a difference.



Welcome to My World

Thanks to my wonderful husband and Mickey from SomaCow – you can find them both on twitter: RSilva5 and SomaCow respectively – I am happy to announce that http://www.MontineSilva.com is now up and running!

Okay, linked to my blog, but it’s still live. I have a presence on the web. It’s daunting, but inspiring. I suppose. We’ll find out!

Things to come here:

More of my ramblings. Duh.

Remote blog from Disney, Florida. In three weeks, we will be embarking on the Silva Family Adventure: The Silvas invade Orlando! For one full week, all seven members of the Silva Clan/Lakeland branch will be staying in Orlando, and I am fully prepared to blog the journey. It’s going to be a great time, and a writing exercise for me. I’m excited, and so ready to take a break from work. This will be the first time that I’ve taken a full week vacation from work that was not related to our daughter’s health.

Expect that to be followed up with at least one blog post about how behind I am at work and wishing I were back on vacation.

That is all you get for right now. If I don’t get any actual work completed, then I’ll stress the entire time we are gone, and I don’t want that. I want to enjoy our time.



Death of an Icon


King of Pop, Michael Jackson, Dead at age 50

It was quite a shock to hear, after the death of the beautiful Farrah Fawcett (an icon in her own right), that Michael Jackson was rushed to the hospital and later pronounced dead yesterday. Despite all of his issues in his personal life – the numerous plastic surgeries, dangling his child from a balcony, child-molestation charges (in which he was acquitted) – he gave so much to the music industry, pioneering the way for boy bands and pop stars…though I try not to hold that against him…and uniting races with his music. How many musicians in your lifetime can you say that about? Continue reading

What goes up…

We had a wonderful time this past weekend: It was our wedding anniversary (six years), and the in-laws were kind enough to take the kids for a few hours so we could celebrate on Sunday. We headed to the Hard Rock Casino near Tampa and then went out to for an awesome, carb-filled Italian dinner and drinks. Just the two of us, and I really enjoyed myself. It was all-in-all a perfect weekend, despite the fact we didn’t win big at the casino. Continue reading