Currently (here in the Southeast) gasoline is more rare; and certainly more valuable than this 478 carat diamond.

There is no gasoline here... anywhere... and hasn't been in over a week now. And local politicians promised last week that the gas shortage would be over in a few days (by last Friday). Now they are saying it will be another 2-3 weeks before things are back to normal.

When/if you can find a rare jewel of a gas station that actually has fuel here; they ration how much you can buy (at $4 a gallon). Plus there are at least 40 cars lined up, and police directing traffic at the gas station. It's crazy.

I'm thinking about packing up the car and moving to Arkansas. I hear they have real live diamond mines there...and maybe even some gas?


I am currently watching America's Most Smartest Model. There is nothing I could write that would be funnier than this show...

And btw, it's not that the models are stupid...(well a couple of them are)'s that the Show is stupid...the challenges are stupid, the questions are dumb...just everything about it ridiculous and comical, but I don't think it is supposed to be...
I've been busy helping my mother
design the invitations for my brother's wedding...
I think it is turning out quite nicely.


This is a real news story. I have highlighted the best parts. And no, that is not a pic of me groping a giant zucchini.

Woman in 'shock' over giant zucchini

By Christina Boyle Daily News Staff Writer
Thursday, September 4th 2008, 1:18 AM

Apollonia Castitlione holds tight to giant zucchini at Queens home. It would make one hell of a salad.

A Queens woman has taken homegrown fruits and vegetables to a whole new level by cultivating a 6-foot-long zucchini in her backyard.

Green-fingered Apollonia Castitlione grew the giant Long Italian zucchini during the warm summer months using nothing more than fertilizer, water and a little TLC.

"I've had my vegetable garden for 26 years, but I never saw anything so spectacular," said Castitlione, who's 5 feet tall. "I didn't put Miracle Grow on it, nothing, just a little bit of 5-10-5 fertilizer, water and my time."

Castitlione, 48, said she noticed the giant fruit was growing longer than usual last month when it suddenly shot up a couple of inches in as many days. She then went on vacation to Boston for the weekend and returned to find it had shot up another 1.5 inches.

At last count, the zucchini was just over 6 feet - nearly 2 feet shy of the world-record 7-foot, 10-inch zucchini grown in India three years ago.

"There's no secret, I guess it was just luck," said Castitlione, who lives in Glendale, Queens.
"I went to look at it one day and was like, 'It's a little long,' then a few days later, I said, 'Oh, my God, what's this?'

"I was so in shock, I grow them every year, but never more than about 4feet.
"I decided I wasn't going to touch it and just let it grow."
She said several friends gave her zucchini seeds, but she doesn't know who gave her the special one.
The home-care worker also grows tomatoes and string beans but says this fruit will not be making its way to her dinner plate anytime soon.
"I'm going to save it and use the seeds for next year," she said.
"It's getting hard, so wouldn't be good to eat anymore and it's starting to grow very slowly.
"It's still hanging off the vine and I'm watering it.
"It's so straight, it's so perfect. Usually, some are really crooked."