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Kara Franklyn was born in Southern California but grew up in Northern California. Walnut Creek will always be considered somewhat "my home!" I went to school there, fought and played with my brothers and sister there, had my first heart broken there and made lifelong friends that no matter where I live will always be there! I have lived in several cities in California, but could never see leaving the state. I love it way to much. Except for the highest gas prices in the nation, From Monterey to Tahoe, DisneyLand to the San Francisco Zoo, it just doesn't get much better! I have married to my husband Pete for almost 2 years now. He is an amazing person, who makes me laugh, think and become stronger as a person every day. No matter what the situation is, it's the little things that can make it the most special! I have a close family filled with the craziest, most fun and very loving brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and a very fiesty mom. I love to go whale watching. In fact, Pete fufilled one of my all time dreams. Since I was a kid, I have loved Beluga whales. I always told my Mom I wanted one and would keep it in our bathtub. She said it wouldn't fit, likely story, she just didn't want to have to take care of it! ha. I went back to Conneticut and New York to meet the rest of Petes family and there is an aquarium in Mystic Conneticut where you can swim, pet the Beluga's! It was so amazing! They are so sweet and remind me of Pillsbury dough boys of the sea! I have been so blessed in my life. No matter what the situation, good or bad, I have been surrounded by family, friends and Pete who have been there to share the laughter or the tears. They have helped me to become a better person who appreciates that no matter what, if you have family and friends, life, no matter what comes your way can be appreciated and even laughed at!
I love manatees and when I heard that twins were born in Singapore, I was so excited!!! Sadly, his twin brother did not make it, he was found to have a heart defect, but Valentine is getting stronger and bigger each day!! He was born on february 13th, but is just starting to come out and visit in the refuge he lives at with his family. So now, my question, who wants to go to Singapore with me???!!!!
Some of you may have heard of the documentary coming out called, "Bully." In this day and age when children, kids, kill themselves because of the meaness of others, it's a pretty important movie in my book. I did not realize how many kids are the target of the meaness of others. I had a few moments in my earlier years that I will never forget and a couple that I have put completely out of my memory, but my sister has not forgotten. We all go thru it, but now a days with everything so viral, bullies can make these kids lives miserable with just a click of a send button. I have heard so many discussions about bullies and what to do for the kids, some say it makes them stronger, apparently not, others say it will make them more compassionate, just like the two from Columbine? Hmmm, I think when a child is teased, gosh even an adult, words can do a lot more serious damage than sometimes fists, But that then leads me to the question, if kids see their adults flipping people off, cussing out drivers, complete road rage or yelling at team players on their team who maybe dropped the ball, where are they learning some of it? It's a tough call, but I will tell you I have never forgotten the days where a few of my friends and I would try to make this one girl, Noreen cry. We'd see how long it would take. Why? I haven't a clue. Did it make me feel better about myself? No way. 30 years later and I still remember her name, her face as she ran out of the room. So I gave some a harder time and had others give me a hard time, either way, it never felt good. So maybe we should all see this movie, maybe it will help us to understand what these kids are going thru and what we can do to make them feel better about themselves. This week, the film's producers announced it would release the documentary about peer-to-peer bullying in America's schools without a rating after the Motion Picture Association of America refused to downgrade its R rating. Theater chains tend to shy away from screening unrated films, treating them as they would a film that was slapped with the MPAA's more restrictive NC-17 rating. But AMC has decided to rise above the fray and screen the movie for the young demographic that "Bully" targets, as long as minors have permission from a parent or adult guardian. "Bully" opens in theaters this Friday.
AMC is even offering permission slips for completion on its website. I'm getting my permission slip signed, are you?!!!
Have you ever noticed, no matter what the day, there is always a survey! Whether it's for politics, food preference, who is sexier, someone, somewhere is always asking pertinet questions about silly things!! Some are funny, some are interesting and some are just downright scary!!! Like this recent survey! When asked what employees do to get thru a boring meeting, nearly half of employees surveyed said that at some point they have imagined their boss naked to help them get through the boredom!! The survey was trying to find out what workers were really thinking about when they are supposed to be paying attention. Um, no!! That is pretty much the last thing I'd have in my mind! But now that I read the survey, it's stuck in the back of my mind, like a bad dream or the flying monkeys!! Make it stop, make it go away!! Whatever happened to what's your favorite color, ice cream flavor.....happy thoughts, happy thoughts