Uh oh...guess who's not feeling very good? That's right! As we get closer to the SOLD OUT 10th Anniversary Amy's Slumber Party, Amy has developed a little cough. Amy seems to ccome down with something every year as we near the Slumber Party. I don't know if it's stress related or not, but I do know Amy's husband had a nasty cought last week, so it MAY be something she caught from him. This led us top a discussion about germaphobes this morning. Are you fearful of catching some sort of ccrud from touching door knobs or toilet handles? You're not alone! Some of the more interesting calls...A woman will replace cans that have had their tops touched by the cashier at the grocery store check out. A man called to say he uses his knuckles to operate the ATM, although it seems like you could get just as sick from germs on your knuckles as you can from germs on your fingers. My FAVORITE though, was the woman who makes people sit on "pee pads" when they come to her house for a visit! Pee pads? Who is this woman hanging around with??? Oh well, let's hope Amy reccovers in time for the big party!
SPEAKING OF THE SLUMBER PARTY...
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NICE INAUGURAL BALLS...
President Barack Obama formally embarked on his second term Sunday, taking the Constitutionally-mandated oath of office in the Blue Room of the White House. Obama raised his right hand, with his left on a family Bible and recited the oath administrated by Chief Justice John Roberts as first lady Michelle Obama and daughters, Malia and Sasha looked on. Because January 20, the official date for a new presidential term fells on a Sunday this year, organizers delayed by one day the traditional public inauguration ceremony and parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. After the serious business of inauguration is over today, President Obama and thousands of special guests will be able to let loose and party at not one but two Inaugural Balls, one of which is so big that it'll be spread over five different exhibit halls of the Washington Convention Center. Both of the balls will feature some of music's biggest names, and some stars, like Alicia Keys, will perform at both. Others who'll be rocking the crowd include Katy Perry, fun. and Usher.
Here's a look at who's playing where tonight in Washington, D.C.:
Inaugural Ball (Halls A, B & C)
Inaugural Ball (Halls D & E)
Far East Movement
APPRECIATE THOSE SQUIRRELS!
Not only is today Martin Luther King Jr. Day AND Inauguration Day...it's ALSO Squirrel Appreciation Day! Since 2001 our country has celebrated National Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21st. It is a day to help our nut loving little friends during the time of year that they find it difficult to find food for themselves. Even though these little critters can sometimes be quite the pests, they are really fun to watch. So, forgive them this one day for the tulip bulbs they ate from your flower beds, the pumpkin they demolished on your front porch, and the bird seed they spilled out of the bird feeder this year. The little guys do offer entertainment with their antics in the trees and running across the lawns.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE NUMBERS
The Jessica Chastain horror film Mama topped the weekend box office by earning an estimated 28.1 million dollars.
Another Chastain film, Zero Dark Thirty, occupied the second spot, with 17.6 million dollars. She earned an Oscar nomination for her role as a CIA agent on the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
In its first weekend in wide release, the Oscar best-picture contender Silver Linings Playbook collected 11.4 million dollars to finish in third place.
The Mark Wahlberg-Russell Crowe drama Broken City debuted in the fifth spot, with nine million.
And Arnold Schwarzenegger's first lead role since the former California governor resumed his acting career was a bust. His action flick The Last Stand opened in 10th place, with just 6.3 million bucks.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:
1. Mama, $28.1 million.
2. Zero Dark Thirty, $17.6 million.
3. Silver Linings Playbook, $11.4 million.
4. Gangster Squad, $9.1 million.
5. Broken City, $9 million.
6. A Haunted House, $8.3 million.
7. Django Unchained, $8.2 million.
8. Les Miserables, $7.8 million.
9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $6.4 million.
10. The Last Stand, $6.3 million.
MALARKEY FOR TODAY:
Today is President Obama’s second public inauguration day. This US President’s two inaugural speeches were the only two speeches he gave as president because he hated public speaking:
1) George Washington
2) *** Thomas Jefferson
3) Theodore Roosevelt