Bedazzler Peter Carl Fabergé

Peter Carl Fabergé was born on May 30, 1846 and grew up to become the original bedazzler. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia to the German jeweler Gustav Fabergé and his Danish wife Charlotte Jungstedt, Peter is best known for his bejeweled eggs. His eggs were made in the style of Easter Eggs but instead of paint, he used enameling, crystals and precious gems. Moreover, they are quite beautiful…

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is this weekend. Many folks are excited about the three-day weekend, making plans to have BBQ’s, picnics, going on mini-vacations and just basically enjoying themselves. There are also those who are slightly derisive of those who make such plans, telling them to remember that Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor the memories of those who…

“Horse” gets hit in the nuts on Americas Got Talent

So tonight on America’s Got Talent, a young man comes out, introduces himself  as Horse. His special talent seems to be getting in the nuts without wincing. Not only did his friends kick him the nuts, but he got hit with poles, he broke pole, and for the final part? He had two cinder blocks place on his crotch and broken with a sledge hammer. Think he…

The Alameda County Fair pt 2

One of my favorite things to do at the Alameda Country Fair is to visit the Gem and Minerals/Hobby Building.  Despite the name of the building, there are very few gems. You can buy some gems/beads in one corner, you can see a few displays of precious, and semi precious stones, even some great bead work but most of the building houses…

Granny G

I am watching America’s Got Talent and just saw the best rap performance ever. Two words. Granny G! Here is this little old lady who speaks about raising kids and being a wife. She says she woke up one day and realized that life had gotten away from her. So, off to audition for America’s Got talent. She comes out…