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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Rob!




ROB!




  Its hard to believe that this little boy has grown into this!


He has done things his own way. He doesn't take kindly to people who threaten people he loves. Even if it is his so called fans. 




He has grown into a man that doesn't let people tell him what to do or how to think. 



He loves this woman so much that he ignored what people would think and stuck by her when no one thought he should. He's still there by her side. Always will be. His so called fans call him a pussy for this. 



There was a sighting on twitter that Kristen flew back to L.A. on Saturday. This sent the dipshidiots into panic mode. Just the thought of her spending Rob's  birthday with him drives them insane. 




We now have her in Dubai and Nola too. The Dubai crap came from Grazia Daily UK. This is the same rag that previously gave us the scoop that Rob's Dior campaign would be shot in London and was Moulin Rouge inspired. I kid you not. 


Now she may be back in Nola. It's a 4 hr flight. Doesn't negate that she may have been in L.A over the weekend. 

Did she go back to L.A for Mothers Day and Rob's birthday? Highly probable.


Yep he's somewhere laughing his ass off. Celebrating his birthday with a smile on his face. 


This time next year Rob will have little sweet pea to celebrate his birthday with. 




Maybe a little girl as cute as Marlowe Sturridge!




New Movie News!



Olivier Assayas Releases Director’s Statement for ‘Sils Maria’ and Casts Robert Pattinson In Next Feature

Before one reads the whole thing below, a look even further into the auteur’s future: while speaking to French newspaper Les Inrocks (via Robsessed and ThePlaylist), Assayas revealed that his following effort will be led by Robert Pattinson. This big catch results from, in the wake of his recent features, what the man himself calls “a relative notoriety, which sharpens the curiosity of some actors,” but that might not be all: it’s also less than two years after the actor attended a dinner party alongside the Sils Maria helmer and Abbas Kiarostami. (To say nothing of his friend, Johnny Flynn, becoming a regular Assayas collaborator.) If only that other auteur were to soon take interest…
It seems possible that Pattinson will headline Hubris, which we’d heard word of about a year back. Described as “an action-packed crime thriller set against the backdrop of organized crime in Chicago in the 1970s,” it, more specifically, is to document the trouble Chicago thief John Mendell found himself in after accidentally robbing the notorious Tony Accardo. The title was, as of that announcment, meant to begin shooting in mid-2014; if those plans have actually held up, we ought to hear plenty more in a short amount of time. Maybe once The Rover releases in a month, as this new poster will evidence.



Now that's an interesting turn of events wouldn't you say?




Kristen attending Cannes? Looks like it!



Lina · @SomeLostBliss
. CANNES 2014: ROB & KRISTEN SCHEDULE [UPDATE] (May 14th - May 25th)
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• May 15th
+ Julianne Moore to be honored at the Calvin Klein event by Independent Filmmaker Project (You never know who might show up)

• May 16th
+ ‘Camp X-Ray’ Market Screening - 1:45pm CET | 11:45pm GMT | 12:45pm BST | 4:45am PT | 7:45am ET | 9:45pm AEST

• May 17th
+ ‘The Rover’ Press Screening - 11am CET | 9am GMT | 10am BST | 2am PT | 5am ET | 9pm AEST

• May 18th
+ ‘Maps to the Stars’ Press Screening - 7pm CET | 5pm GMT | 6pm BST | 10am PT | 1pm ET | 3am AEST (On Monday)
+ ‘Maps to the Stars’ Press Screening - 10:30 CET | 8:30 GMT | 9:30 BST | 1:30am PT | 4:30 ET | 6:30pm AEST
+ ‘Maps to the Stars’ Cast on ‘Le Grand Journal’ - 7:10pm CET (SPECULATION)
LIVESTREAM: http://www.canalplus.fr/pid3580-c-live-tv-clair.html
+ ‘The Rover’ Midnight Screening - 10:30pm CET | 8:30pm GMT | 9:30pm BST | 1:30pm PT | 4:30pm ET | 6:30am AEST (On Monday)
RED CARPET before Screening (Starts an hour before - 9:30pm CET) | AFTER PARTY following the screening.
LIVESTREAM (for every event): ~http://www.canalplus.fr/pid3580-c-live-tv-clair.html
https://www.youtube.com/user/tvfestivaldecannes (English)
http://www.dailymotion.com/hub/x7sx_festival-cannes-2012#video=xr5gb8 (French)

• May 19th
+ ‘Maps to the Stars’ Photo-call - 12pm CET | 10pm GMT | 11pm BST | 3am PT | 6am ET | 8pm AEST
+ ‘Maps to the Stars’ Press Conference - 12:30pm CET | 10:30pm GMT | 11:30pm BST | 3:30am PT | 6:30am ET | 8:30pm AEST
+ ‘Maps to the Stars’ World Premiere: Screening - 10:30pm CET | 8:30pm GMT | 9:30pm BST | 1:30pm PT | 4:30pm ET | 6:30am AEST (On Monday)
RED CARPET before Screening (Starts an hour before - 9:30pm CET) | AFTER PARTY following the screening.
LIVESTREAM (for every event): http://www.canalplus.fr/pid3580-c-live-tv-clair.html
https://www.youtube.com/user/tvfestivaldecannes (English)
http://www.dailymotion.com/hub/x7sx_festival-cannes-2012#video=xr5gb8 (French)

• May 20th
+ ‘Sils Maria’ trailer released. (No time)
+ ‘Maps To The Stars’ Market Screening - 9:30am CET | 7:30am GMT | 8:30am BST | 12:30am PT | 3:30am ET | 5:30pm AEST

• May 21st
+ ‘Maps To The Stars’ out in France
+ Chanel (& Vanity Fair) Dinner - It’s usually “Chanel + Someone different” every year.

• May 22nd
+ ‘Sils Maria’ Cast on ‘Le Grand Journal’ - 7:10pm CET(SPECULATION)
LIVESTREAM: http://www.canalplus.fr/pid3580-c-live-tv-clair.html
+ 21st amfAR event - Hosted by Sharone Stone, Carla Bruni & John Travolta.

• May 23rd
+ ‘Sils Maria’ Press Screening - 8:30am CET | 6:30am GMT | 7:30am BST | 11:30pm (On thursday) PT | 2:30am ET | 4:30pm AEST
+ ‘Sils Maria’ Photo Call - 10am CET | 8am GMT | 9am BST | 1am PT | 4am ET | 6pm AEST
+ ‘Sils Maria’ Press Conference - 11am CET | 9am GMT | 10am BST | 2am PT | 5am ET | 7pm AEST
+ ‘Sils Maria’ World Premiere: Screening - 7pm CET | 5pm GMT | 6pm BST | 10am PT | 1pm ET | 3am AEST (on Saturday)
RED CARPET before Screening (Usually starts an hour before - 6pm CET) | AFTER PARTY following the screening.
LIVESTREAM (for every event): http://www.canalplus.fr/pid3580-c-live-tv-clair.html
https://www.youtube.com/user/tvfestivaldecannes (English)
http://www.dailymotion.com/hub/x7sx_festival-cannes-2012#video=xr5gb8 (French)

• May 24th
+ Cannes Film Festival Awards ceremony - 6:30pm CET | 4:30pm GMT | 5:30pm BST | 9:30am PT | 12:30pm ET | 2:30am AEST (On Sunday)
LIVESTREAM: http://www.canalplus.fr/pid3580-c-live-tv-clair.html

Giving this schedule its own page at top right of blog with clickable links.



I leave you with some pics of the birthday boy!


What a cutey!


Too adorable!


Knew how to bring it even back then!



Cedriclicious!
         



Thank You Claire! For your beautiful son!





I love RK Comics!








548 comments:

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MARTHA ORIZ said...

Thanks hkn great post Happy BDay Robert Pattinson ๐Ÿ’‹❤️๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

Jane said...

I love the birthday tribute.

Shamrocker said...

FYI hkn..
That scout tweet is fake from an impostor account.

Cryssielee said...

Great post, HKN! It's been a while since I've posted, but I've been lurking when I can. Hope everyone is well!

robstensiempre said...

That fashion twitter is a blog not a reliable source. PR team from Sils made a statement that K was not attending fans just RTd it because it had Ks name on it. That twitter was getting dates confused and saying rumor has it with no real info

Morning Coffee said...

Thanks HKN nice tribute to Rob's Birthday.

Hi Cryssielee: Nice to see you again, stop by more often.

ASFJ said...

Oh Boy.....HKN! You've done it again! Wonderful and thank you once again for your hard work......just love this blog and your positivity on two wonderful people. As always, I wish them and the Havenettes all the best.

Vernier said...

Great Post HKN!!! Lovely tribute to Rob and his mom on his birthday......

NOLA girl said...

HKN - you are fabulous! Thank you for the new post - it's a perfect birthday tribute! Get ready my dear, full moon tomorrow nite :0

Well my friends, things should get very interesting shortly. Strap yourselves in and hang on tight!!

Love you 'nettes!

Hatersknownothing said...

Ladies Arleen is coming back. Please play nice okay?

Arleen P said...

Hi everyone on Havenettes! First of all I would like to apologise. And hope you all in your hearts that you could forgive me. Yes, I am ready to come back. Lets just Tempest has a point. I would like to fresh start with all of you. I miss all of you too. And no I am not fake. I was just trying get away from trouble makers. And I hope its safe to come back. I thought Vernier was asking me about my Disability which is very personal. I completely lost it. And no I am not poor, fragile, broken. But I am sensitive and I do have feelings too. Also, me and HKN are already make up. So we are cool. If you want to ask about it. I preferred talk to me on my google and twitter DM. Because its really personal. Just treat me like everyone else. Its all I ask. Now lets move on from this. Also this is a picture of me. I also ready to should you all my pictures of me and my family. I know I look chubby. Sorry about that. But I am working on it. And hope you can come to my google for those who doesn't have twitter. But can you all forgive me. HKN- Love your blog. I have always love them.

Arleen P said...

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB! I am also looking forward to the Cannes.

Arleen P said...

But I am also inviting you to my google. So you could see pictures of me and my family.

Morning Coffee said...

Arleen:

There have been plenty of instances where one or more of us have hurt each other's feelings but underneath it all we respect each other. We love each other and encourage each other..we extend prayers for each other.

I can only speak for myself, but I can tell you this, every person here at HKN cared alot for you and always treated you as an equal. As far as I am concerned it's over and done with and I say welcome back.

if for any reason we miss your post due to the amount of posts..let us know and don't let your feelings get hurt over it. No harm is meant just point it out to us when it happens.

have a good night Arleen

Arleen P said...

Morning Coffee, Thank you!

Frenchie said...

Welcome back Arleen! It's nice to see you here again...

Have a nice wait for Cannes Havenettes!

For once I will be in the right time zone! Yeah!

Arleen P said...

Oh yeah forgive me about picture. I am alittle chubby. But I am working on it.

Arleen P said...

Well, goodnight to all the Havenettes! Keep me posted. Hugs to you all. Night!

a stargazzer said...

Welcome back Arleen.
Let's be as forgiving as Bella and start all over like nothing happened. We are all fans that is what matters.

Sanni K. said...


Good morning,
nice and sweet birthday post HKN.
Arleen welcome back.
I look forward Rob and kristen in Cannes to see if it should be true.
Have a nice sunny day all

Annie said...

Morning all.

Arleen: It's nice to have you back. :)
We have something in common, i wear glasses too. :)
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vana said...

Belated Happy Birthday Robert Pattinson. I just adore you. I'm surprised that he hasn't been given more birthday wishes.

vana said...

PS those pictures of young Rob are gorgeous. Thank you HKN

RK Faith said...

Arleen - great to see you back!

HKN - thanks for the new post - very interesting to read about Hubris!
I think I tweeted this a few days ago but I love how they're not only sharing clothes but also co-stars (Juliette Binoche, Julianne Moore) and directors now! #sharingiscaring

Their movies start screening in Cannes in 3-4 days - this is all really exciting.

I've written here about fanfiction before (and for those who haven't yet: go fall in love with the South with Gigi's stories!!) - I have a new one to reccomend:
"It's all on you" by Bellaclary.
It's Tyler from Remember Me meets Mallory from WTTR - and it's awesome!

Love to all of you!

Vernier said...

Good Morning Havenettes. I hope you will all have a great and blessed Day.
Welcome back Arleen. New beginning. If we miss your comment don't take it personal. There are so many rolling in that some tend to get missed. It is never a personal slight.
Looking oh so forward to Cannes!! I just wanna see our two continue to show their awesomeness.......
Love you ladies.......

Mama Nails said...

Good morning Havenettes!

Our boy had a great birthday I'm sure! Looks like Ks been on set for the last 2 nights with night shoots.

I'm curious about all the Cannes talk... Will shs be there or not... I'm back to wait and see. Found out that the twitter that 99% confirmed her is not the official Festival twitter... Gonna see if I can get them to share info today. Lol

Arleen welcome back... The haven is a great place to hang but unfortunately this fandom at tracks trouble makers. I think it's easy to tell who they are when they come for a visit!!! I suggest to all yo ignore... But as you all know I don't practice that on my own blog. Lol but at least I'm the only one feeding them. Lol

Don't know if you all saw but it looks like the video K directed that our own Verni got to witness will be out today. I'll post it on my blog if I can... Or put up a link!

Laters!

andreana said...

Love the new post HKN thanks!

Arleen.... anybody that shares my obsssion over R/K is friend of mine! Sooo welcome back to the crew!

RK Faith said...

MAma - I saw that too about the music video - SLSfilms that directed it with K said they have a big announcement at 10AM on IG and Sage also wrote about this onher IG - and Jimmy wrote her back..
Interesting its called belly of the beast :)
http://web.stagram.com/p/719649050788128679_145047840

Arleen P said...

Good morning to all the Havenettes! I hope you have all a great day! And thanks! Mama Nails, and the rest of you I hope can also follow me on google too. By the way this avi picture is me. I thought all want to know what I look like. That is when I colored my hair last week. Well, I better get ready for work. No one is perfect in my book. Only the big guy upstairs is perfect. And also I got to make breakfast. Keep me posted. Later.

RK Faith said...

It's also neat that on SLS films' facebook page, where they mentioned they're making a big announcement today they posted a picture with Suzie :) She was there too when K directed.
Verni - think we'll see in the crowd??

sue morris said...

WHAT A GREAT POST! Just woke up to a new post with lots of new information about Rob and Kristin. Very Cool! Hi Arlene, glad to see you back! This weather definitely is weird here in Oklahoma because it is very chilly here for May--it's in the 40's to 70's this week. It's nice but weird. Jump of 30 degrees. I imagine Kristen has been spending time with Rob whenever she can and Rob can fly anywhere, anytime he wants. I would imagine they have their travel arrangements provided ahead based on Kristen's shoot. Keeping my fingers crossed and my eyes crossed she is just fine. The night shoots are because of the heat I would imagine. Thanks HKN for the news!

Vernier said...

RK Faith I tried to stay back against a wall. LOL LOL I hope not. Who wants to see me in a young folks video. I tried hard to stay out of the camera shot.lol lol

Teresa Holmes said...

Love the post. Everyone on au
Set tweeting about k. Sounds to me like a cover. I dont think k is on set. Sounds like we are being made to think she was there.

Tina Wotherspoon said...

Brilliant post Hkn as always and a lovely birthday tribute to Rob you are amazing,@Welcome back Arleen nice to see you back,@Morning Coffee and Nola Girl and the Havenettes was at the doctors today my cholesteral is 8.9 so higher tablets for me and my eyes have got worse so need stronger glasses but still being investicated health wise just an up-date for you all,Mama Nails your blog is brilliant,Sorry only wrote a few names i dont want to miss anyone out because coming to HKN HAVENS you are all like a second family to me, Rob and Kristen love and miss you both, well hope you all have a great day hugs to you all.

felicity said...

bts video to the sage and the saints video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp7w46G_QS8

Arleen P said...

Good morning to all the Havenettes! I just got to work. And I am drinking Starbucks Double chocolaty chip frap. Its really yummy. Thanks for welcome back. Well, later. I just need to finish my drink. And get to work.

Teresa Holmes said...

Shamrocker what tweet u refering to?

RK Faith said...

just published! love this

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/exclusive-kristen-stewart-discusses-her-directorial-debut-20140514

felicity said...

StevenWeintraub@colliderfrosty Monday will b in New Orleans 4 an @AmericanUltra set visit. Will intvw Jesse Eisenberg & Kristen Stewart. Tweet me Q's.

so, K will not be able to go earlier to cannes. monday is the 19th.. when rob has his time at cannes

PALOMA MENDEZ GARCIA said...

QUร‰ BONITO POST. HABLAS DE ROB Y KRIS CON TANTO CARIร‘O QUE SE NOTA LO MUCHO QUE LOS APRECIAS Y SOLO POR ESO TE DAN GANAS DE QUERERLOS MรS. NO HE VISTO NUNCA UNA PAREJA QUE SE AME TANTO COMO ELLOS Y ESE AMOR ES TAN FUERTE DESDE EL PRIMER DรA QUE RESULTA MAREANTE. FELIZ DรA A TODAS LAS HAVENETTES. UN BESO. (^_-)

Tbell said...

Hkn
Really cute birthday post for Rob. Almost had a new grandbaby yesterday on Robs bday. That would have been awesome lol.

I think I'll get excited about K and Cannes when I see her there.

Mama nails
Thanks for the video update I'll be watching.

Verni
I wonder if you'll end up in the video in a crowd shot? Omg that would be awesome. Either way we get to see the result of Kristens hard work it will be awesome!

MC
Couldn't have said it better!

Pookie
Love you so hard...saw ur comment from last post and want to give you props but MC did it better.

Have a beautiful day havenettes *smooches*

Tbell said...

Well I guess I love the word awesome today lol.

Jane said...

Morning All

Arleen welcome back

Felicity
Did you notice CJ was the guy in the car when they loaded up in the video?

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Morning Coffee said...

Hey Ladies...Late start for me..one of my insomnia nights last night, so lay down again this a.m. and didn't get up till after 10:30. Throws my entire day out of sync.

Morning Arleen: Have a good day

Tina W: hey Tina could it be your eyes that were causing the headaches? yes the cholesterol is high but thankfully they can help you out with that. Keeping you in prayers.

Good day to all of you will be back later when my head kicks in.

felicity said...

@jane.. of course i have seen that it is cj.. wearing his sup haters t-shirt. lol.. need to wear mine more often. :)

..

pookie.. hugs..

mc, vernier, sue, tracy and the others.. happy hump day..

EllenRamey said...

Welcome back, Arleen:) Enjoyed the post, Haven!

Tbell said...

Felicity
Happy hump day to u to ;) I need to get that shirt lol

MC
Wishing you a good nights rest tonight

felicity said...

first glimpse into Sils Maria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQt3ZHas_-o

Morning Coffee said...

Tbell: would have slept well last night if could have got my husband to stop snoring long enough.

Felicity: happy hump day to u 2. thanks for the u tube connection.

Havenettes will be back tonight to chat if anyones here then.

felicity said...

the host of the livestream to the cannes opening RC confirmed that Kristen will be there.

Tbell said...

Felicity
Thanks hun

Arleen P said...

Hi everyone on Havenettes! I just got home from work and ate my lunch. One of those cheeseburger macaroni hamburger helpers. Except I love to add more of the macaronis in my hamburger helpers. Because I don't want to waist the sauce.
Morning Coffee, HKN, Tina, Frenchie, Sue Morris, a stargazzer, Sanni K, Annie, RK Faith, Vernier, Mama Nails, andreana, Jane, and the rest of Haven, Thank you for welcoming me back. And you are also welcome to look at my google. I have been posted my pictures of me and my family. I hope you all love it. And some recipes too. Also, I have instagram too. Hope you could follow me there too. I better go and get ready for my teen daughter's teacher. And by she got a her first job at Wendy's.

Morning Coffee said...

URGENT SHOUT OUT FOR PRAYER LADIES!!!

Ladies I need you all to start sending out prayers immediately for Tracybell and her family her DIL pregnant and due any day. Yesterday a spider bit her in her eye...it's a dire situation as it has worsened and she is being rushed to hospital by ambulance as I write this. She may lose her eye.

family is terrified for her well being and that of the baby please all pray for them....either I or Verni will keep you all posted.

Thanking you all on their behalf.

Vallie said...

Prayers said. Wishing the best for Traceybell's dil, baby, and family. So scary!

Vernier said...

MC thank you so much. I haven't heard back but when I do I will definitely let you know. Love you ladies!!!!!

JMF said...

@Mama: all my prayers and wishes for all good things right away for Tracy and her family.
My husband was bit on the foot last summer by a recluse spider. Not a good thing to deal with.
Please keep us updated when you can.

intothesun74 said...

Prayers and love to Tracey and her DIL, may God protect her and their family, love from Sunny

a stargazzer said...

OMG
Prayers for Tracybell DIL what a terrible accident. Hopefully they can save her eye and the baby will be okay too. *hugs*

felicity said...

prayering for TB's DIL and her baby. what a terrifying thing to happen.. hope everything will be okay.. thanks for letting us know, MC.

pookie lewis said...

Thanks to HKN for her great posts and wonderful info as always-- we love you dear!
--pookiefan

Jane said...

Tracy
Prayers coming your way for your DIL and your family.
Hope everything will be okay.



pookie lewis said...

TracyBell praying for you now!!! just read about this omg darling i love you so much am moving huge energy for you love you love you love you
-- pookiepraying

Jane said...

Annie
I'm watching ABC news and they are showing the inside of the museum dedicated to 911. I know you will visit it one day. I was fortunate to go up in the tower and view the city from atop the observation deck the year before it went down. On Labor Day to be exact.

Debbie Brechbiel said...

Tracybell my prayers are for you and your family. I hope everything will be okay! Love you! Debbie's

ermilinda allis said...

Lovely post. Robert had certainly grown up into an amazing man. Hope he had a fantastic birthday.

vana said...

Prayers, good wishes and lots of positive energy to Tracybel and family. Hope all is well.

Morning Coffee said...

ladies this is why I love you all so much...your big hearts and good will towards each other...

Thank you all for the prayers they do work miracles and that is what we are looking for.

I'll keep checking in till we know something.

Vernier said...

MC nothing yet......Me and MN are waiting for a word now. Thank all u ladies so much. T is a good and dear friend to us all. When she contacts us we will update. Love you all so much.

Barbara Fenwick said...

Robert Pattinson was such an adorable little boy. I hope he had a wonderful birthday, spent with the love of his life.

Thanks for all the info about Cannes. I am hoping Kristen will be there, if that is what is best for her.

Take care, until next time--

Annie said...

MC and Vernier: Praying as hard as i know how for Tbell's DIL, her family and the baby.

LizzieD said...

SAYING PRAYERS FOR Tracy's DIL ... how awful. I once got bit by a brown recluse on my thumb, a couple of days later, I had blood poisoning going all the way up my arm. I did not have to be hospitalized but had to take so much penicillin starting with shots that it really made me sick for several months.

LizzieD said...

SAYING PRAYERS FOR Tracy's DIL ... how awful. I once got bit by a brown recluse on my thumb, a couple of days later, I had blood poisoning going all the way up my arm. I did not have to be hospitalized but had to take so much penicillin starting with shots that it really made me sick for several months.

Morning Coffee said...

Just Got word Ladies all will be well for mom and baby..Much relief on their end and thank you for the prayers for them God is Good.

i don't have any details just that all is fine.

LizzieD said...

ARLEEN --- Welcome back!! You are an asset to this fandom, never forget that. As for being chubby ... that is nothing to apologize for as I'm sure at least 50% of this fandom is chubby or more than chubby.

HKN & EVERYONE --- Sorry been MIA, dealing with sick elderly parents after taking them on a vacay to the beach:( I'm still lurking and I'm like a "proud mama" tonight after K's interview with Rolling Stone, I can't wait to see the new video on May 28th. And we have Cannes before that, OMG, not sure if we can handle everything at once, LOL ... it's always feast or famine.

LIZ IN LALA LAND --- TWIRLING & TWIRLING!!!

Lazmeister said...

MC thanks for the updates on Tracybell, I'm so glad everything is ok for her DIL.
We end up reading these posts a bit late down here!

nikola6 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about what has happened to Tracy's daughter in law. What a horribly freakish thing to happen, especially during pregnancy. Tracy must be terrified. But they got her to the hospital and so hopefully, they'll be able to save that eye. As for the baby, with her almost due, if they have to, they can take the baby and being that far along, the baby should be hopefully be allright. My thoughts and good wishes are with them. Sincerely they are. No matter what goes on in a fandom, how and why people disagree on whatever, when something like this happens to one of us, we call a time out. Because ultimately, none of what we do here really matters when it comes to our own lives.

(my head is telling me not to post this because I'm not welcome here and I absolutely understand that. But my heart says that were still human beings and when trouble comes, you take off the gloves and show decency and compassion to one another. So for what it's worth, I'm going with my heart)

Sherry said...

Omg! Prayers for tracery bell and dil. Had a bizarre week so far. Has to get better. Arlene welcome back. We all have our moments. And don't worry about the chubby thing. Been fighting it all my life.
Hope Rob had a great bday. It was mine too. Coolest thing is I teach music. Play piano and teach band and sing. Also trying my hand at art. I've even got a butt chin as Rob calls it. That would be a dimple or cleft chin. I also have reddish brown hair. My eyes are green though like Kristen's. Of course I'm like a foot shorter then Rob. My only claim to fame I guess.
Hope you ladies have a nice day or evening. Love you all.

nikola6 said...

Just saw the update as I posted that Tracy's daughter in law and grandbaby are safe. Thank God.

intothesun74 said...

Thank god Baby and Mama are OK! Much love and prayers Tracy!

Arleen P said...

Hi to all the Havenettes! Sorry I was took so long. You all know how it is when it comes RL stuff. I was cooking and gone out just to look around for to planting. I already plant four so far. I already took pictures of it. If you all want to look at it.
Tracybell, I understand what you are going thru. I have a friend is pregnant and she is on bed rest til her baby delivers. She was carry twins. She already lost one. But the other is ok and alive. Me and my other friends are taking turns helper her out. She's two others ones. One is four and the other one is about 1 or 2. But she is ok.
Anyways, I better get going. I have my enchiladas in the oven. Keep me posted.

Annie said...

Evening all.
Jane: I hope to visit the 9/11 memorial museum soon. The dedication is tomorrow.

Glad you got to see and visit before the disaster. The view from the observation deck was stunning, wasn't it?

Arleen P said...

Good night to all the Havenettes! Keep me posted. Hugs to you all. I am exhausted. Night!

vana said...

Happy to have read the words that all is well with Tracybel's daughter in law. I can imagine what a huge relief it is.
Thank you MC for keeping us informed.

Sherry, happy belated birthday to you too love. Hope you had a great day. My nephew's birthday too is on 13th May.

Merle Yamasaki said...

HKN another great post!

Welcome back Arleen! You have been missed. I had the opportunity to check out the photos of your family and you are blessed with a wonderful and beautiful family.

TBell, sending you lots of love, healing energy, daily prayers for you, DIL, and your family.

All this excitement of Cannes with Rob and Kristen being in attendance, I will not be able access any live streaming. We are heading to San Diego to attend my grandson, Jordan's graduation ceremonies from San Diego State University.

Nola, this is old news but I was able to capture the New Orleans Jazzfest on TV. Christina A. was performing. So good.

Good night and sweet dreams to all at Havenettes.

Arleen P said...

Merle Yamasaki- Thank you!

NOLA girl said...

Greetings Havenettes!!
Arleen - welcome back friend. I can totally relate to chubby. In my case, thanks a lot menopause!

I'll be honest with you girls, after watching that pappers crush back in Cannes 2012 when they were going back to their hotel, it makes me nervous for her. If she is going to Cannes, I just hope and pray there's enough security to keep her protected.

TBell - thank God your DIL and the baby are okay. I will definitely keep you all in my prayers. When is the baby due? There's a full moon right now, so watch out everyone :)

Tina - glad you are still having tests done. You are very fortunate that the issues found so far can be corrected. Take care!

LizzieD - all the best with your parents. One of the most difficult things you will ever have to do is care for elderly parents. I went through it for 11 years straight and it was one of my proudest accomplishments. They both died at home just as my brother and I promised them. They lived 45 mins away from me and my brother, and there were many nights we were at their local ER @ 2am. Remember to take care of yoursel honey. Caregivers go down first. I sure did.

felicity - thank you for all the links!

MC - tell your hubby to turn over!!! :D. Hope you get plenty of rest tonite.

Everyone - big hugs and sweet dreams! The next several days should be interesting.

Arleen P said...

NOLA girl-Thanks! I am not thinking about that part. I rather menopause when I am 50. Not now. I even pray about it. So hopefully he respect my wishes on that. Well good night.

Sanni K. said...

good morning,
felicity - thank you for your info and links
I can hardly expect Cannes to see the new movies and whether in fact are both on the bord.
Is it fixed the kristen has an appointment on Monday? If that's the case, then they will not arrive both together
have a nice day all and look forward to new information

RK Faith said...

Tbell - I hope your daughter in law is recuperating and feeling better. Sounds like something very, very scary for everyone! Big hug
and thank you to MC and Verni for the updates

Nikola6 - glad you decided to post :) That was very sweet and sincere.

LizzieD - I hope your parents feel beter soon. It sounds wonderful that you took them to the beach!

Saani - I don't know, but I think we'll know only when they really are there.

NOLAgirl - I cringed remembering those paps running after them up the stairs, that was horrid! I hope too that they both have enough security with them.

I am still wondering about Jimmy's comment from yesterday that the announcement regarding Sage's music video is "Well timed"..lol

Annie said...

Morning all.

Nikola6: I have to agree with RK Faith....Glad to see your post wishing Tbell and her family well.
There should be no debate at all in that.

Take care.

Arleen P said...

Good morning to all the Havenettes! I am going to sleep. Its 7am. And my monthly mother nature is going to kick my butt. Because I can feel it. The cramps are appearing. Ouch! Keep me posted. Later.

sue morris said...

DEAR HKN LADIES, I was gone all of yesterday and came home late too tired to even watch TV and went to bed very early so this morning I just found out about Tracy's daughter in law and her trip to the hospital. I hope she if fine and her baby safe. I will say big prayers she does not lose vision. if treated early, she should be just fine. I have had two brown recluse bites on my leg and arm, sleeping at night. This is their season right now in OK and this area. Looking forward to more shots of Kristen's video with Ms. VERNIER in the video! Really hoping Kristen is doing well, had a waking dream at 3 a.m. this morning that she was on a plane having babies! And, Rob was there with the doctor helping her through the labor and holding her. Definitely in Technicolor! I think the comment about well-timed was to change the subject from Kristen's private life to her public professional life with Sage's video. Let's all pray for a safe and joyful delivery of Rob and Kristen's child, whenever the baby comes. Have a good day and hi again to Arleen!

JMF said...

That is wonderful news about T and her DIL!! thank goodness! thanks for the update.

Morning Coffee said...

Good Morning All...

TBell: I hope all continues to go well for your dear DIL and grandbaby. I know you must have all been worried to death. Loads of prayers went out for all of you..that's what we do for each other. Love you lady.

Annie: Hope you have a good day and nice weather..If you feel inclined you can post a joke or two..Make us smile.

Nolagirl: Hubby is a traveler in bed. I honestly do not know how he doesn't wake up exhausted. He doesn't stay in one spot for more than two mins.

to each and everyone of you have a great day..BBL hugs

Tbell said...

To all the Haven ladies...

Thank you so much for the prayers and well wishes for my dil and son. She had surgery to remove some tissue but her eye and vision will be ok.

I just caught up and I'm overwhelmed to tears by everyone's words. This place really is a haven. I consider each of you a friend and want you to know how much I appreciate your prayers.

I pray a blessing on each of you and your family for health and healing because after yesterday I know they work. She didnt have complete healing but what they have to deal with now is 1000 times better than what was diagnosed.

Their baby is safe and sound inside mama and will come into this world when he's damn well ready lol.

Ok enough of that...

So happy for Kristen and what went on yesterday morning with the video and interview. I am still busy helping my son get some stuff together for a stay at the hospital and wont have much time to peek in but I'll catch up and read when I can.

Big hugs and kisses to V...I love you

Annie said...

Tbell.....Wonderful news about your DIl. Hugs.

MC:
It is an overcast and rainy morning here.

Per your request....Hahaha! :) Morning!
--------

THE BACK PEW

A pastor's wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a raise.

After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor's family expanded; so would his paycheck.

After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the pastor's expanding salary.


A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued, as to how much the pastor's additional children were costing the church,
and how much more it could potentially cost.
After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and spoke, "Children are a gift from God,
and we will take as many gifts as He gives us." Silence fell over the congregation.

In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and finally said in her frail voice, "Rain is also a gift from God,
but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers."
The entire congregation said, "Amen."

Gigi Cullen said...

Hey everyone I've been MIA due to my rl. Tuesday, I had to go to the dr's office (originally I thought I'd need to go to the hospital). Everything is fine - bloodwork is great and I'm in relatively good health. My main goal is to work on weight loss. My family is unsettled lately, too many emotions and not enough calm.
Tracy. I'm relieved to know that your family is fine. That would have scared me to death.
My husband has sever insomnia, MC. He loves to work third shift since he's more awake at night. He rarely sleeps more than three to four hours a day.
Thank you more than words could say, RK Faith!! The past few days have made me doubt any talent I have. Your sweet words help me so much. Writing about the South is second nature for me. I've lived here all of my life and doubt I'll ever leave. But my next fanfiction will take place in New York city. Later on in the summer or fall, though, I have plans for another Southern story.
This is an exciting time for Rob and Kris. Love the pictures from the making of the video. You can see her tiny bump so well in the pictures. Can not wait for this weekend!! Love to you all!! XXOO

Gigi Cullen said...

Verni, I need to ask you a question. Is there any way I can email you? Thanks!!

Morning Coffee said...

TBell, Wonderful news..take care of your babies we will be here when you get back. Love you.

Annie, Thank you sweet girl, you never disappoint..That old lady said a mouthful. I watched the dedication on TV of the 911 museum..It was very emotional and brought everthing back as if it were yesterday. To think so many paid the price all because of Hatred.

Gigi..Look for a note from me in your pm's. Love you honey keep our chin up.

Back again later. hugs to all.

Jane said...

I'm hoping that haters will see Kristen in a new light now that she had director added to all her other accomplishments. I am also hoping that once SweetP gets here they will come to realize that she is indeed with Robert and they are a family. It doesn't make sense to hate on someone you don't know.

a stargazzer said...

@Tbell
Praise the lord that everything is going to be fine with your DIL and your grand-baby. Miracles happen everyday and prayers are powerful.

I don't know if I mentioned that I'm pregnant with my second (yay!) and I'm having every waking moment sickness (which is weird since the first one I didn't had any symptoms whatsoever) I'm sick of ginger tea and crackers any suggestions beyond suck it up until the first trimester ends?

sue morris said...

THANK YOU ANNIE FOR YOUR AMEN! I am so happy for TBELL AND DIL AND for GIGI , that is great news! Morning Coffee, I missed the dedication of 9-11 Museum, and I think so many of us had family that died on that day. I was so proud of Rob, who helped with the production of REMEMBER ME. I thought at the time, he is a very special man, so young and yet so very humane, to make such a gift to cinema. We all have that tug to our hearts and it makes us stronger to know we are all remembering 9-11 and we are all one family here in the world. At times so many voices calling for war and hate, to me this is just the powerful lobby of armament companies, ready to go off and bomb another country for profit. I know so many angry voices are turned towards Obama, who kept his word and ended the wars abroad, and is trying to avoid fruitless loss of life. I wonder if these voices will be heard when another war is waged by those who profit from them? To be sure, there are always those who are elected through these powerful lobbies. I can only pray for wiser leaders and more honest men to lead our country. If we do not lead, who will? Getting off my soapbox now.

Gigi Cullen said...

MC, there is a not in your inbox, too. I'm going out for a short time this afternoon. Thank you more than words could say. XXOO

Vernier said...

Gigi it is vernistene@hotmail.com

Arleen P said...

Hi to all the Havenettes! Right now I am so annoyed by this employee. He has the nerve to ask me if my hubby ok with me working or volunteering. I dont need permission by my hubby. Dont they know its the century and not the 50s.

Tina Wotherspoon said...

@Gigi sorry to hear you not been well thinking of you and your family hugs coming your way,@Tbell sorry i never replied any earlier but wonderful news about your DIL and baby sending you (((huge hugs))) to you all your are in my thoughts,@Annie love your post and thankyou,@Nola Girl thankyou, Havenettes,Hkn,Mama Nails thankyou all hope you all have a good evening.

Morning Coffee said...

Arleen, I don't blame you for being annoyed...what business is it of his what your husband thinks? I'm sure your husband encourages you to do things the way you would like to as most husbands do, he wants you to be happy.

Vee: What's up today sister?

Sue someone will probably have coverage of it again today. Rob was excellent in Remember me..I was very impressed with just how good he was.

Gigi: there are notes in your inbox also..

pookie lewis said...

hey havenettes!
sue morris, you have given me the courage to repost my godzilla-post from HKN's last entry, "Illusions"-- as i posted my three overlong items there at the tail-end, not realizing she had already made a new entry honoring Rob's birthday, and most likely everyone had already gone to that one and abandoned the 'Illusions" one. i at least wanted to be sure that NOLAgirl see it, as it included the song i wrote during the Katrina crisis-- in my real world i used it to raise money for the red cross in their efforts to alleviate the suffering of Katrina (people paid a buck a listen)-- and also to raise awareness of the then-administration (it was played a few times on the Stephanie Miller show), members of whom are now agitating for presidential power once again, and people-- we must never forget what happened in New Orleans (thank you sue morris for reminding us of that)!!! so i will face down my embarrassment and reluctance of reposting and put it here now, even though i might be a day late and a dollar short, for also my birthday thoughts about Rob are definitely more appropriate here than in the "Illusions" post.
so... please forgive me, those of the Haven whom this might annoy-- and as i said before-- New Orleans, this one's for you...
embarrassedpookie (who thanks Morning Coffee, Gigi and Tracybell for their kindness concerning it-- and T-bell i'm over the moon with joy that your family is okay!!! thank you dear loving, CosmicSuperConsciousness!!!)

pookie lewis said...

‪pookie lewis‬ said...
everyone--this is the first of a two-parter)

Rob Pattinson, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Colbert, all born today!!! Thanks for letting us know, beloved t-bell!!!!
WOW just WOW

How I love Stevie Wonder is all his brilliance!!

Who can forget his almost numberless iconic songs, immortal songs: 'Love's In Need of Love Today' 'Superstition' 'All Is Fair in Love'-- I could go on and on, for a LONG long time listing songs of his that i performed and enjoyed immensely performing in the beautiful clubs of New Orleans...
And you know i truly love and idolize him. He's one to make us all insanely proud to be a human being.

Another human being to be enormously proud of born on this day is Stephen Colbert. you better know he won my heart when this rapier-witted Daniel went into the lion's (liars!) den and bearded the lion himself....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7FTF4Oz4dI

do yourself a favor and watch the entire weep-worthy assault (tears inspired by both hysterical laughter and heartbroken truth) as he wit-pummeled members of the heartless, soulless pinnacles of power that still thwart the very heartbeat of our beloved country... Stay to the bitter end of this mind-blowing monologue and absorb everything he presents and hear the subtly threatening applause generated by these top-echelon supporters of the Bush Administration at the end of this unbelievably courageous piece..
Stephan Colbert--He's my hero. are you like me being so wildly happy that Stephen Colbert is taking over for Dave Letterman? well i'm just so happy. yes, IMHO there is no better, more erudite host than the uber-courageous and super sharp-witty, Stephen Colbert. thank god there's somebody like him with the courage to tell it like it is! risking it all, always. i just want to shout it for the roof-tops!

i think in honor of Stephen Colbert 's birthday i am making good on my threat to post a song i wrote during the insanity that was the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. i wrote this song after witnessing the unbelievable non-response of the Bush Administration to the catastrophe that occurred over 5 days as i and the nation watched in utter horror and disbelief. The lyrics i wrote have a lot of actual quotes interspersed within them that the Bush people (he himself, his mom, Dick Cheney, possibly a few other higher-ups in the administration) all were recorded saying during the deadly crisis. Barbara Bush the family matriarch toured the Astrodome where many of the Katrina refugees were bused-- so many torn from their children, their families, young people, elderly people, in various states of trauma, children, sleeping on a thousand public cots every night on the floor of this ginormous cavernous rapidly-becoming-filthy-and-dangerous-place totally without privacy, protection and often food and medicine-- in the aftermath of the historic catastrophe. She is heard to say she thought the situation was "working very well for them".
Enough said.

Leaving that now...
(part two, next)
May 13, 2014 at 8:06 PM

pookie lewis said...

‪pookie lewis‬ said...
Part Two...

...And then there's the incredible, i mean really, truly extraordinary..... Robert Pattinson! Robert Pattinson! Happy Birthday, Robert Pattinson!! Still a young man, and joyfully a young man for many many more years to come-- Happy Birthday to dear Rob-- he's gonna have his hands full very, very soon. but luckily he's got lovely loving immediate family, and a lovely, loving global-extended family, to help him and Kristen with the upcoming blessed event, and then there's always the supplemental professional help of the finest caliber available. And let's not EVER forget his incredibly lovely, superyoung, uber-talented, fabulous, wealthy, loving, brilliant wife. Yep, she can handle it, 'it' being everything that Life has in store for her! Which is the very, very best!

But my darlings, after seeing her beloved husband's Premiere photo shoot, and knowing that he was responsible for the design of most if not all of the ideas behind his shot set-ups, (there was corroboration within the Premiere article itself) and, in corroboration with that information provided in the Premier article, consider this: what photographer in her or his right mind would ever pose Rob in some of those photos? The one with the red liquid being rappelled out of the exquisite mouth of Rob Pattinson? Painting black tar-like-looking goop on the beautiful Pattinson head and Arch-Angel Michael angelic and masculine Pattinson face??? i mean, are you kidding-- i mean yeah, i know they're French and all but holy crap!!! it had to be Rob staging it just like the article said-- it's almost as if the writer of the article was declaring: "HEY!! PEOPLE!!! WE DIDN'T DO THAT!!! WE FOREVER HONOR HIS EXQUISITE AND SINGULAR BEAUTY AND WOULD NEVER ABUSE IT LIKE THAT!!!" i'm sure
THEY wanted to shoot his session on a beautiful fake, bear skin rug with him reclining nude in all his glory before some gorgeous fireplace within which a beautiful and elemental Fire illuminated his mesmerizing self and eyes... hey, could we have one like that?? Prease!!!
Okay anyway, as i said-- the Premiere shoot disturbed me. This man is a soulful, accomplished and unique musician. He writes amazing magical lyrics and performs them shockingly as though directly channeled from his heart. He has natively developed his own approach to performance that has attracted the attention of the world's greatest directors. He is undergoing more stress and pressure than any young man should ever have to go through. i mean, here is his very own beloved-- vulnerable, yes, as we women are in these miraculous and privileged biological stages of our lives--and his beloved is carrying well his long awaited child, but often out of his reach and sometimes beyond his sight, at the mercy of this world, at the mercy of these maniacal haters. Luckily, she is young and incredibly strong. Invincibly strong, i am convinced. She is an old soul, i believe, to his relatively young one. Sometimes i see a story in all this in which he truly seems to be an angel reincarnated to answer Kristen's well deserved dreams-- as i see her having labored well through many lives before this and accrued karmically the love of an angel, who then incarnated, sacrificing so much, to come to earth and experience life with her on the highest levels, then take her up to the next level after an extraordinary life of art, service and humanitarianism. But angels can get lost on earth in all this chaos.

May 13, 2014 at 8:08 PM

pookie lewis said...

‪pookie lewis‬ said...
Part Three!!...

...And these pictures from this last shoot at Premiere, i think illustrate a crisis that Rob may be going through. it's as though he feels he must pay a penance-- i'm certain my Roman Catholic friends will understand that comment!
i want him to be free of any angst! i know everything will be allright! he must release this angst!! send some love directly through your higher consciousness to his and let him know, baby, we've got your back!! we love you both and support any decision you feel you have to make during this journey you are both on. yes, many of us see a classic love story that fulfills our most extreme visions of romantic love-- BUT-- we have also all, many times, told you both that we support you together, or apart. we beg that you be free of all external pressures that might in any way, hamper your well-deserved enjoyment of the living of your lives. Living these lives on earth involve such heart-ache, sorrow and joy for all incarnated beings. But also such an opportunity to experience all that it means to be Human. and as you both have made clear again and again, no ones cares more than you.

i wish Rob the very happiest birthday ever, and for his gift, i will that he feels no negativity in any area of his life, that he can enjoy his blessed life to the very fullest! Ladies, join with me and lift your champagne-charged glasses with me-- to Rob!! Happy Birthday!!!

always your servant,
--the inimitable stonepookieRKfan and only one of two hundred thousand god-mothers ready to help or aid in any way the the darling sweet-pea-to-be!!

and the song to New Orleans "5 Days and 5 Nights" can be found at my tumblr--

pookielewis.tumblr.com

--once again, my apologies--
--embarrassedpookster

andreana said...

Nicola6 ... it could be that way all the time for you...you could just let us believe what we want to without you being torn out of your frame over our opinions...its nice of you to finally act like a decent person and have some empathy.


T bell I have not been around much lately...I had to go back and find out what was happening with your family...I am glad tohear that things are looking better for you guys... I will keep your family in my prayers...

To all the Havenettes...I am nervous about Cannes... my fingers are crossed...I hope we all get a smidge of good news ... keeping good thoughts and hoping....and waiting.....

Arleen P said...

Thanks MC! I needed that.

Morning Coffee said...

Well miss Pookie take your little mousy ears and twitching nose back over to the other post and bring my coment forward also...I want everyone to be aware of how awesome you are..You have five minutes or I will go retrieve it myself.

Morning Coffee said...

Arleen, no problem I just think he had a lot of nerve asking that question.

Morning Coffee said...

My Gladiatrix Pookie:

God lady do you have have any idea how much I love and admire you? You leave me standing in awe of your generosity of soul...your amazing insight of all the nuances of humanity..Your unparalelled capacity to love.

You are touched by angels yourself you know..You have taken the gifts of talent that God bestowed upon you so liberally and you have shared not only for the enjoyment of others but to help better mankind in many different capacities.

You make me feel blessed an honored to call you my friend.

Love you baby girl.
MC smiling proudly at you here and sending virtual hugs and kisses your way.

May 13, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Morning Coffee said...

Miss pookie you took too long wentand got it myself. love you girl.

Vernier said...

Hey MC I was in a meeting when I sent Gigi my e-mail. lol I was suppose to be listening and responding but instead I was reading HKN. lol lol
How are you my sister? I am so over the moon about Tracy's DIL, grandbaby and son. God is awesome all the time.
Back hurts today. was so tensed up yesterday caused it to hurt today.
How are you My Pookie?
Hey Andreana. Missed you friend.
What up HKN?
MN I hope your day has been very prosperous....
For all not mentioned I hope your day or night has been nothing but blessed. Love you ladies of the Haven!!!!

Arleen P said...

Hi to all the Havenettes! I just got home from work. Anything new?
MC, Got that right for a fifty or sixty year old man to ask me that question. Well, for one thing I don't need permission. I am a woman. Yes, Its not his business. And my hubby is ok with me doing volunteering or working. Like I said I am woman. I have rights. Plus, this is the century.

andreana said...

Hey vernier I have not been around much lately... lol I have only recently began reading fan fiction...girl I am rivited!!. I have read a couple that I liked better than twilight...lol...glad to hear from you... I'll be checking in...I am lurking but mostly reading... can't wait for cannes... I want just a little peek of some togetherness there.... !





Gigi Cullen said...

Verni, you have mail! Thank you.

pookie lewis said...

Oh my most beloved Morning Coffee!! you do help me through my nights and days with your loving loving wonderful ways-- i love you like my face loves a dose of magical May-morning dew!! i love you like a slice of apple pie loves ice cream! i love you like a little rain-cloud loves a rainbow! like a fortune loves a cookie!

And darling Miss Vernie-vee:
i love you like Elvis loves blue suede shoes! i love you like a cardsharp loves a sucker-bet! like a fruit fly loves its banana! like sunshine loves a sidewalk!
i love you like a madman loves his freak-out!
i just love you! both of you!!

and i hope your back feels better soon
and morning coffee, i am wishing you a good night's sleep-- the only thing that ever helped me and kept me from homicide were those little comfy compressible orange earplugs-- so good luck with that, petite choue!
--love to ALL the Haven,
--your friendthepookmeister

p.s. addendum shout out to felicity-- hey felicity honey, i dreamed you were an adorable little blonde... i bet you are, too!!
...i loves me that sweetie felicity ya'll!!

Annie said...

Evening all.

Ladies, if I may....YOUR PRAYERS ARE NEEDED AGAIN

LizzieD's mom has pneumonia.
She is as of now stable in hospital and will probably be there for a few days.

LizzieD is caregiver to her elderly parents. Please pray for her mom and for LizzieD as well.

JMF said...

Sweet LizzieD.....sending all my thoughts of all good things and prayers for your Mom, you and the rest of your family.
Hugs

Arleen P said...

LizzieD, my prayers goes out to you and your family.

Morning Coffee said...

LizzieD: Oh sweet girl my heart hurt's for you..I am praying for your mom's quick recovery and comfort, for peace and strength for you over this tough time. Take care of yourself as you care for those you love.

God is good and he will guide you through this.

Gigi Cullen said...

Lizzie D, I'm lifting you and your mom up in prayer. God has both of you in the palm of His hand.
Pookie, I wasn't not a fan of the pictures from Premiere; I'd rather see Rob in jeans and a tee or a suit.
MC, you have another note. You share an abundance of wisdom with us.
Arleen, I'm glad you're here with us!
I have to edit a chapter before I send it to my beta. In the next few days I'll have a new fanfiction posted.
Thank you all for letting me a member of the Haven!! XXOO

pookie lewis said...

prayers going up for LizzieD and mom--
bless your hearts
stargazzer-- CONGRATULATIONS honey!! i just saw that you are expecting a baby! bless both your hearts too!
Gigi i'm sending out a little prayer for you too darling, that you have the great joy of life that should be yours! i too know the stress and terror of the blank page-- i been staring at it all day today lol!--- but some of my usual writer's block seems to have shifted a crack or two.... so that's good. it's fun though, sometimes, isn't it?? and you always get such fantastic reviews here! your stuff must be just great! next thing you know, you'll be the next 50 shades of grey phenom or something!
and we can say-- she's a havenette!!!
love always to RK Faith, Martha Oriz, Jane, Shamrocker, Cryssielee, robstensiempre, ASFJ, Frenchie, Sanni K, Annie, Vanna, Vallie, MamaNails, sue morris, Teresa Holmes, felicity, RKlove, Tina Worthington, and all the rest of the Haven--
--love always to everyone,
--pookie

sue morris said...

Dear Sweet Ladies of HKN, I have said a prayer for Tracy and VERNIER's mother and for Gigi. This has been a difficult month for many of us. Just to say God Bless each and every one of you, for in spirit, we are one! Dear Lizzie D, Hello, I have been thinking of you so often, be well. I believe Rob is a very expressive person and the PAINTS are his way of saying, "this is how I feel about myself, do not see me as the movie star, see me as I see me. Rob has never wanted to be the pretty man, he wants to be seen as he really is, a very expressive talented actor who is actually brilliant and a natural actor. Happy Belated Birthday Dude!

Merle Yamasaki said...

LizzieD, my thoughts and prayers are with you and mom. Sending lots of love, hugs, healing prayers to your mom for a smooth and quick recovery.

Pookie Lewis you have a beautiful way of words.

Be well to all.

Gigi Cullen said...

Sweet Pookie, thank you from the bottom of my R&K loving heart!! I doubt that I'll ever publish anything, but knowing that you all are cheering me on means more than words could say, Writing fanfic was a way for me to control my anxiety disorder, but I've found that I enjoy it for the most part. You have such a gift too! Reading your poems is a gift.
Hope everyone is having a lovely evening. See you all tomorrow.

LizzieD said...

THANK YOU ... ANNIE ... for posting about my Mom needing prayers. She's 86 years old with a very weak heart so pneumonia is very scary. My parents just celebrated their 63rd anniversary in April. THANKS TO EVERYONE for the prayers. The power of prayer is amazing.

I'M STILL TWIRLING ... JUST A BIT SLOWER RIGHT NOW ...

Morning Coffee said...

Hey everybody Just stopping in to say goodnight. Then will go read for a little while in the hopes of getting sleepy...at the moment I am entirely wide awake which happens more often than not. If I can sleep four hours a night I am happy, if I get five or near six, I am ecstatic.

Love you all and wish you sweet dreams.

pookie lewis said...

Merle (love your name, Merle-- so beautiful!) thank you dear, i appreciate your kind comment

and Gigi– love you honey!

oh and thank you Annie for the very very funny 'preacher with the kids asking for a raise' story-- hilarious!!

and lord knows i needed a laugh, you little big-city darlin'

and here's a some love going out tonight to the lovely miss t-bell, wherever she may be, undoubtably busy taking care of something, or somebody

--always so grateful for the never-ending flow of wit, wisdom, and love here on the Haven,
--yourpookie

pookie lewis said...

sweet dreams, MC!
put in those ear plugs and take one excedrin pm that always works for me
love you, dear friend--
pook

Melanie Chisolm said...

Hi ladies! Happy Birthday Rob!
Any news? I'm still just waiting anxiously for Cannes! I hope we see them both, maybe not together (for the greater good I suppose) but I want them both to be able to celebrate their mutual successes!
Any news on our sweet little bundle of imminent joy?
What a good week!

felicity said...

so many people in need for prayers.. i am praying for all of you and your loved ones.

rob is on his way to cannes

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnuxJ6ZIgAARUbN.jpg

and we know that kristen won't be able to go there, because of the interviews and filming .. who knows, when she will go to cannes

take care everyone

NOLA girl said...

Hey my girls - you can definitely tell we had a full moon!!

Arlene - was that guy's name Donald Sterling? What an idiot!

TBell - so glad it wasn't worse for your DIL. Your son's nerves must be shot? Isn't this the first baby for them? BTW - I am watching the Clippers and Thunder game! Hope things calm down for you and your family. Still keeping you in my prayers.

รœber talented pookie - I don't want to discuss politics here because this is HKN's blog. I come here to get away from as much real life BS as possible. I wii say this: in my humble opinion, Katrina was a massive CF and all levels of govt were responsible - particularly state and local. Thank you for being the caring person you are. I haven't had a lot of spare time lately, but I will listen to your song, I promise you!

Vern - what's happening with your mom?

LizzieD - I am so familiar with the situation you find yourself in with your mom. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Annie - thanks for the heads-up on LizzieD's mom!

Gigi - things will settle down and get better. If my house is a mess or in an uproar, I'm am an unsettled person. I certainly understand how you feel.

A stargazzer - congrats on your baby!

MC - no wonder you have insomnia - you have a "Rover" in your bed!

Tina - take care honey.

RKFaith - I'd be relieved if Kristen didn't go to Cannes, but that's me.

Everyone else, a big hug for you and a shout-out! All Havenettes, sweet dreams and hang in there.


Lazmeister said...

LizzieD just adding my prayers for your Mum, i don't know what I'd do without mine, so I hope she pulls through.

And Annie I'm loving your Jokes!
Pookie love your writing and singing!
Arleen great to have you back.
Vern, MC, MN, TBell, NOLAGirl just love.

Lazmeister said...

Oops and everyone of the Havenettes - Love!

Arleen P said...

Good night to all the Havenettes! My prayers with you all. Hugs to you all! Night!
Gigi, thank you!
MC and Sue morris, thanks!

Arleen P said...

NOLA girl- No it was not that idiot. It was a different idiot.
Lazmeister- Thanks!

a stargazzer said...

Pookie and NOLA
Thank you. I'm very happy just being a big baby about morning sickness/ Nothing like seeing people in real problems to get perspective.

LizzieD
God showers you , your mom and your loved ones with his love and warmth. Blessings my friend with all my heart.

MARTHA ORIZ said...

HOLA HKN IS GOING ON TO DO AN INTERVIEW ON MONDAY AU KRISTEN BECAUSE HE HAD NEVER SEEN THAT DONE BEFORE AN INTERVIEW OR AM I WRONG OR IS JUST THE HATERS WHO INVENTED THIS O WHERE DID THAT COME FROME DO YOU KNOW ? THANKS

vana said...

Pookie Lewis I love you to pieces, you write so beautifully and what you wrote about Rob went straight to the heart. Actually I love everyone here.
Prayers and good wishes to LizzieD wishing the very best for everyone.

Gigi Cullen said...

Morning everyone. Hope you all are doing fine.
Stargazer - I had severe morning sickness when I was pregnant with my daughter. I frequently passed out and was on bed rest for two months. My ob prescribed phenegren (don't think that is spelled correctly), but that made me sleep for hours. I eventually took Zofran, which is normally given to people taking chemo. It's very expensive, but it was the only drug that alleviated some of the sickness. I could not eat many foods. Peppermints were very helpful, so I kept Lifesavers on hand all the time. There are motion sickness bands that you can wear on your wrists. They are supposed to sit on your pulse point. One other remedy I took was very simple, but you have to take it before bed. Find some Vitamin B12 and Sominex (or any over the counter sleep aid). This was very effective for me. I'll keep you in my prayers, sweetie. Morning sickness is horrible. Mine wasn't as bad in the second trimester, but it didn't stop until the day after she was born.
MC, did you get some sleep? My husband was wide awake at three this morning; that's "normal" for him, though.
Rob is on his way to Cannes, or has arrived. This is going to be one crazy time you all.
It's Friday!!! Yay!!
Love to you all.

Gigi Cullen said...

And thank you all for your prayers and words of encouragement. They helped me more than words could say. Much love!! XXOO

Tbell said...

Good morning ladies

LizzieD
Been out of loop and just caught up and when I read about your mom and stopped and said a prayer of recovery for her. What a blessing you are to your parents. Sending prayers of healing and peace your way.

I love this place to pieces. You ladies are the best of the best I swear.

Ok on to rob and kristen stuff.

Kristen left on an airplane somewhere yesterday...huh...that's interesting. And Rob flew out to. Huh....thats interesting...wonder where kristens been?

Oh well I could speculate till my head explodes but that still doesnt explain why Rob is wearing those horrible high water jeans again. Me and V have decided he does it to piss us off lol.

Exciting days ahead ladies. Will she wont she...the anticipation would be killing me but the imminent arrival of my first grandbaby and my son and dil wellbeing is really at the top right now. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Really cant explain how well she's doing other than prayer.

Nola
How bout that Thunder? Did not watch but kept up. That was an awesome series and the clippers are a great team.

Lots of love to everyone have a beautiful day

Morning Coffee said...

Good morning all:

stargazzer: How did I miss the post where you said you were expecting? I feel like such an ass. Well for what it's worth Cogratulations for you and your little blessing and morning sickness ugh! I know eventually it goes away but until then it's no fun. God Bless and watch over you and the little peanut.

Gigi: I finally went to bed at 3:45 this a.m. however I did actually sleep till almost 8:30. So I'm golden at the moment. Hope you have a really good day today.

Tbell: Loved reading your catch up post and so thankful that all continues to go well for your DIL. I know full well what a terrifying experience that was for you all, especially your son.

Arleen: Good morning and hope you have a good day

Nolagirl: Pun intended? LOL yes my very own Rover.

LIzzieD: prayers still going up for you and your mom and family.

Verni sister of my heart love you!!

Annie: Hope you have better weather today, it poured buckets here yesterday and this morning the air is a little chilly. Crazy weather.

Pookie love you little lady that knocks my socks off.

I don't mean to slight anyone by not naming all the names...suffice to say I love you all and hope everyones day is heartache free and truly blessed.

Back later...

ASFJ said...

Hi All.....Been gone for awhile and just caught up with all the comments. Well I see it's been a full moon for a lot of us these days. RL has come crashing down on my head these last days, and I feel like I'm swimming in very heavy, murky water and can't come up for air easily at all. Hanging on with my fingernails right now, but I always have faith that God will help me.

I'm so glad to see Tbell's DIL is better and hang in there Gigi...things will improve.

This place never fails to cheer me up, and Pookie, I am always touched that you include my name in the Havenettes since I am just a newcomer. Thank you so much.

Bye, ladies for now...will lurk when I can..if things improve, I know you all have been praying. prayer has the power to change ANYTHING.

sue morris said...

Dear TBELLE, Holy Cow, Both Kristen and Rob on a airplane? I agree about Rob's jeans, maybe they are his lucky jeans? I wondered about those tennis shoes too. So happy your grandbaby and DIL are safe and sound. POOKIE, Thank you for sharing your feelings about the real horror of the Hurricane that sent my brother away from Metairie and cost him his home, and so many their lives as well. We are all so blessed to have our families and our friends, because without them, our lives would indeed be so empty. I am so excited about Rob's movies and Kristen's. I really feel that they are amazing. I do feel Rob has been facing lack of confidence most of his life, and that Kristen is his strongest cheerleader right along with his family. Being a trusted friend to the one you love is lovely.

Annie said...

Afternoon all.

MC: Hi! Nope!
Buckets and buckets of rain are coming our way. Luckily i'm off this afternoon. :)
----------

Don't break the elastic!

Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday.. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.
And, there on television, she said it was 'exciting...'

Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day.....like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.

The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:
'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'

'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.'

'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.'

'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life.'

'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.'

'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back...'

'I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.'

'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.'

'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back...'

'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn..'

'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them.'
---------

Annie said...

Oops......Last line should read.....
'People will never forget how you made them feel'

Annie said...

Two little old ladies, Doris & Jackie were sitting on a
park bench outside the local town hall where a flower
show was in progress.

The short one, Jackie leaned over and said,

'Life is so boring. We never have any fun any more.
For $10.00 I'd take my clothes off and streak through
that stupid, boring flower show!'

'You're on!' said Doris holding up a $10.00 note.

So Jackie slowly fumbled her way out of her clothes and,
completely naked, streaked (as fast as an old lady can)
through the front door of the flower show.

Waiting outside, her friend soon heard a huge
commotion inside the hall, followed by loud
applause and shrill whistling.

Finally, the smiling Jackie came through the exit door
surrounded by a cheering, clapping crowd.

'What happened?' asked her waiting friend.

'I won $1,000 as 1st prize for
'Best Dried Arrangement... !'


Morning Coffee said...

Annie: What in the world would we do without you around here to make us all stop and smile or in the instance of Doris and Jackie have a good belly laugh. Ms. Anjelous' words of wisdom and she is absolutely spot on with these words.

ASFJ: prayer can move mountains..today at this very moment I pray for a resolution to your troubles and for God to wrap you in peace.

Sue: How are you doing friend?

Back later one more time.

sue morris said...

Just a thank you to Mama Nails, I absolutely love your pin-up collection of Kitties and Pin-up girls! Talk about so too cool for school! That is so funny you just have to check that out if it is still out there, but may show up on past pictures in file. Somebody had fun doing that!

Arleen P said...

Hello to all the Havenettes! When I came into work. I just found out the hospital where I live and not too far from my house was on or still are on a locked down because of a shooting. What a great morning to start on that huh?

sue morris said...

Morning Coffee, I am getting much better, taking antibiotics for 10 days to shake off infection. Getting some sleep but not much. So hoping Kristen will show up also, mostly because she deserves to be there too, to show her work with her fellow actors and friends. All the HOO-RAH is not important. I just hope everyone will just be respectful of her and Rob. Fingers and Eyes crossed! Have a lovely day! Sue

sue morris said...

Dear Arleen, Wow, not fun at all to face a lock-down at hospital, be real careful, sounds like a serious happening. How are you?

a stargazzer said...

@Gigi
Thanks I will get some peppermint ASAP. I'm not vomiting or passing out so my doctor doesn't want to prescribe anything and gave me a list of natural non invasive ways to control it. I'm just sick of it. peppermint was not in it so hopefully it will help while also add a different flavor to my situation. Thank you again

@Arleen
Let us know everything is under control and the shooter has being found. Stay safe

Gigi Cullen said...

ASFJ, I'm lifting you up in prayer sweetie. I know about being in the pit, but there is a way out. You can get through this. We are here for you.
Arleen, is everything okay?
My husband and I are going on a date tonight, the first in may years. We've been married sixteen years today, so he wanted to take me to dinner. I'll be back later on tonight.

Morning Coffee said...

Happy Anniversary Gigi and to your husband also...Enjoy your date night and congratulations.

Jane said...

How can Kristen fly to Cannes when she is 8 mos. pregnant? An airline will not let you fly past 7 mos. for it is too risky.

Arleen P said...

Hi everyone on Havenettes! About that hospital. It was around the corner of my work. Not my house. There two hospitals where I live. One around the corner from my work. And the other hospital is about mile from my work. I even posted the news on google in case you all want to see. Yes, its over. From what I have heard. I am ok. I am glad I don't work at the hospital. I just found out this morning when my boss told me. He was driving on that street saw a bunch of polices and everything outside of the hospital.
But enough of that. How is everyone? Any news?

felicity said...

rob is in cannes

http://www.imagebam.com/gallery/4idnaacia7z1t2c56zegmfv2pfcfhzvm/


and lionsgate tweeted, that mark landis will also be there for the interviews.. seems there will be a lot of that over the weekend incl. monday

take care everyone..

Tbell said...

Hey haven ladies

Super congrats gigi have fun!

Mama...I gots me some catching up to do on sluts but it'll be fun lol.

I might be able to pop on and see what's going on later but if I dont Yall have a wonderful evening!

Tbell said...

Thanks felicity

Well I have to take back my comment about high water black jeans lol. He's wearing high water black slacks and I think its on purpose lol. I'll have to see if that's a new trend on the runway hahaha! Oh rob. And dean? Omg dean the 70's called and they want their shirt back, and then the 90's emailed and left a message on your land line cassette recorder and wants their choker back lol. And for god sakes man buy some new fucking boots!

Ok rant over but I like his glasses and James dean white T ;)

Vivian Turkson said...

Hi am new and I just want to say hi

Teresa Holmes said...

Hi vivian. Welcome.

Vernier said...

Hi Vivien. Welcome!!!!! Everyone please go read trashdazes and let us know what you think. e helped out a friend.
Hey Havenettes. I should have spoke first. Be back to chat in a bit.

LizzieD said...

HKN'ERS --- NEVER UNDER-ESTIMATE THE POWER OF PRAYER!!! Mom is much better tonight after they removed about a liter of fluid from her lungs. She's breathing much better. Hoping she'll be home on Sunday :)

I cannot thank all of you enough, I am humbled ...

pookie lewis said...

i just don't understand how anybody could write all that-- i really don't;

not that completely-devoid-of-worth anonymous that attacked edwardsouthernbella (whom i love) with such reams and i do means reams of a prodigious quantity of poisonous venom

i mean, really– may we ask, did that person ever create anything? or does he only try to destroy. i say "try" to destroy, because of course his tirade isn't any more substantial or affecting than a puff of unpleasant-smelling smoke.

nor can i understand the depths of heart Vee has-- that her beautiful spirit contains-- to rush to the aide of an insulted innocent sweet friend; fiercely, and devotedly, as a true-hearted person like Vee would.

it's unfathomable to me that some unknown (and the word 'craven' comes floating to mind)-- and *cowardly* and i guess i have to say rather reprehensible character that has a dollar, a pencil, and a keyboard can have the run of the internet to be so-- depressing-- to me... that a fellow human being would choose to be so ugly... intentionally

--sadly that some hatery people are the way they are

but glad Vee is magnificently the way *she* is

well i guess that's it
--pookie

p.s. 'edwardsouthernbella' honey thank you for adding positively to the sum total of the universe by expressing yourself positively, creatively. if there's one thing i know it's that no matter how well i write, no matter what i do, there will be an incredibly large number of people that will not like it-- no matter what i do.
and by the same token, there will also be-- guess what?? an equally large number of people that relate to and like what i do and that's just how it is. it's just numbers; and it can be applied to anything

sorry to go on like this-- rant over

p.p.s.s. thanks Vee for being such a wonderful person
--lapook

Annie said...
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Annie said...

Vernier: Hi.
I don't think that person was critiquing anyone's writing, it came off as a personal attack.
If that person were really critiquing the writing, insulting the writer wouldn't be the main point.

There is a way to offer constructive criticism
......That was not it!
---------
LizzieD: Fantastic news about your mom. :):)

pookie lewis said...

LizzieD-- so happy!! now *i'm* twirling!!

-iwasaprayingwithyoulizziemylove,

--twirlingpookie

Annie said...

Hey Pookie. :)

Gigi Cullen said...

Verni, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the post on Trashdaze!!! It was the best reply ever to a review. You made my week sweet lady!! Love you bunches!!!
Hello Vivian! We're super glad to have you here with us.
My husband gave me a sweet love letter and a new Kindle Fire for our anniversary! My old one has a crack in the screen. He really surprised me.
Rob looks happy in the pictures of his arrival in Cannes. We all know why he's smiling so broadly, and the film festival isn't the only reason.
Have a great evening you all!! XXOO

Gigi Cullen said...

Lizzie D - I'm so happy that your mom is better. There is tremendous power in prayer!!

sue morris said...

Dear LIZZIED, I am so happy your Mom is breathing better! Watching the last special on Barbara Walter's. She was and is a hard act to follow. She said her favorite was with John Wayne right before he died, talking about his cancer and his faith in God. Oprah was very kind and made Barbara feel proud about her bringing a woman to the top in the news network world. So, where in the beanbags is Kristen?

pookie lewis said...

hi Annie :-D

stop me if you've heard this:

My doctor told me to drink a bottle of wine after a hot bath, but I couldn't even finish drinking the hot bath!

--pookie

pookie lewis said...

that last one was from the great Tommy Cooper

Gigi Cullen said...

Pookie, thank you, thank you, thank you. Writing fanfiction is a challenge, but I have "grown into the habit." Numbers and reviews aren't important to me.
Authentic creative expression is my goal.

Annie said...

Pookie.......Hahaha......Hadn't heard that one. :):)

Arleen P said...

Hi everyone on Havenettes! I am eating my ice cream with bananas on top. What is new?

NOLA girl said...

Lovely Havenettes, how's your Friday night going? Seems as if a lot of us were affected by the full moon mid-week.

TBell - how's your DIL and son? When is the baby due? Watched the game to the end last nite. Congrats to you guys! The next series is going to be tough for me. I love the Spurs and the Thunder! Will keep your family in my prayers. I'm with you and Verni on the high water pants, but I have a theory - it was the only clean pair left in his closet :)

LizzieD - great news about your mom, and will keep her in my prayers. Maya Angelou was spot-on about missing your parents when they're gone.

Pookieofgreattalent - I did get to listen to your song. You are so gifted, it's crazy. I wanted to mention 4 things about Katrina. 1) in November of 2004, people living along the 17th street Canal breach called the Levee Board to complain about water in their backyards. The levee was already leaking. The residents were blown off by the Levee Board, who should have contacted the Army Corps of Engineers. 2) The former mayor of NOLA was convicted in 20 of 21 counts of corruption in office post-Katrina. 3) Governor Blanco didn't know you had to sign orders giving the Feds permission to come in and take over the area from the local and state officials. The Feds can't just come in and take over. She should have had those papers on the President's desk before Katrina hit, not after. 4) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are responsible for the greatest man-made disaster in US history. More material for a new song. I'd give anything to have one of your talents!

Lazmeister - love right back at you!

ASFJ - sounds as if you are going through a tough patch, this too shall pass. Thank God.

MC - it was a total pun. From now own, your hubby will be "The Rover" to me. :)

A stargazzer - you're not being a big baby. One of my friends had it so bad, her hubby had to change the toothpaste he used. When is your due date?

Gigi - congrats on the anniversary, and many, many more!

Hi Vivian - welcome to HKN's Haven!

Verni - thanks for taking up for Gigi! Nobody defends better than you!!!

Annie - thanks for your posts today.

sue mo and Arlene and vana - take care!

Ya'll have a GREAT Saturday! Things should start getting interesting! Love to every Havenette!!!

pookie lewis said...

NOLAgirl-- thank you so much for the kind words-- you are aways so gracious and i truly appreciate you. i also appreciated what you said about not wanting to be political here

and i certainly respected your opinion about that-- but since you did *just* bring it up that you felt it was the state and local government that failed the people of the Gulf Coast and New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina

i felt i had to rebut your statement gently darling--

Paul Kruger said it very well:
"For me the difference is summed up in two images. One is the nightmare at the New Orleans convention center, where thousands were stranded for days amid inconceivable squalor, an outrage that all of i along with the rest of America watched live on TV, but to which top officials seemed oblivious. The other is the scene in flooded Hoboken, with the National Guard moving in the day after Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey to deliver food and water and rescue stranded residents.

The point is that after Katrina Bush's government seemed to have no idea what it was doing; this time, Obama's did. And that’s no accident: the federal government’s ability to respond effectively to disaster always collapses when antigovernment Republicans hold the White House, and always recovers when Democrats take it back.

Consider, in particular, the history of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA.

Under the elder Bush, FEMA became a dumping ground for unqualified political hacks. Faced with a major test in the form of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the agency failed completely.

Then Bill Clinton came in, put FEMA under professional management, and saw the agency’s reputation restored.

Given this experience, you might have expected George W. Bush to preserve Mr. Clinton’s gains. But no: he appointed his campaign manager, Joe Allbaugh, to head the agency, and Mr. Allbaugh immediately signaled his intention both to devolve disaster relief to the state and local level and to downgrade the whole effort, declaring, “Expectations of when the federal government should be involved and the degree of involvement may have ballooned beyond what is an appropriate level.” After Mr. Allbaugh left for the private sector, he was replaced with Michael “heckuva job” Brown, and the rest is history.

Like Mr. Clinton, President Obama restored FEMA’s professionalism, effectiveness, and reputation. And unbelievably, that last Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, made plain out loud and on the record his intentions to destroy the agency again. During the primary Mr. Romney used language almost identical to Mr. Allbaugh’s, declaring that disaster relief should be turned back to the states and to the private sector.

Stephen Colbert with his usual wit opines what to me was the most succinct of the summations of the situation: “Who better to respond to what’s going on inside its own borders than the state whose infrastructure has just been swept out to sea?”

I apologize NOLAgirl, if i have offended you in any way by my response. i just couldn't let the blame of all that unbelievable misery be assigned only to the local and state government of Louisiana and New Orleans...
--pookie

pookie lewis said...

and one last thing-- leaders in the Army Core of Engineers were aware that they had not built the levees properly-- here's a great PBS report from Aug. 26, 2010, if anybody wants to know about it-- it's a nation-wide problem, not just a problem of New Orleans...
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/five-years-after-katrina-some-question-whether-new-levees-will-protect-the-city-next-time/

-- yourdevotedservant,
--pookie

Arleen P said...

Good night to all the Havenettes! Hugs to you all. By the way the idiot with the hospital has been shot the police. Because he has two guns. He was going to confront the ER. They believe he was going to shoot him. So the police did. Now he is shot and is in the Salt Lake hospital. After that he is going to the slammer. I am just glad that it wasn't at my work. No matter what you just got to do is get out. Or something. When something like this. It could happen anywhere. But I am ok. Just glad it wasn't me. Well, I am going to bed now. Keep me posted. Night everyone!

Arleen P said...

Gigi- I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful anniversary. Night!

a stargazzer said...

LizzieD
Wonderful news.

Nola
Thanks I felt much better, not totally myself but better due date is on December still a long way to go with a toddler in tow. Fun times ahead!

Verni, Pookie and Gigi
I'm a author myself this is pure envy from someone that doesn't have the guts or the creativity to write her/his own stories. Is a shame that instead of trying to fulfill their dreams some people prefer try to crush others.
Pity is the only thing you should feel about them. Keep doing your thing they will never be more than haters but you always are going to be a storyteller. Creating is its own reward.

Havennetes let's hope we catch a glimpse of our girl soon.

Sanni K. said...

Beautiful Saturday all,
great pictures of Rob, he looks happy and cheerful. On some he smiles and on some pictures he looks browned, or is that just the exposure? !
Let's see when kristen follows him!
@ Jane at 2:00 PM - they will take a private plane, or have taken.
Was the sighting yesterday correctly by kristen on a flight?
know someone?
A nice weekend all!

andreana said...

Wow just woke up to new Rob pics. Messy hair, tanned, nice white tee and his pants way to short with gray socks!!! That's why I love that man.. He is truly Dorkalicious! Kristen wasn' t there to tell him to wear different pants!! Keepin my fingers crossed that we get Kristen pictures soon! Have a good Saturday Everybody..

andreana said...

Vernier: TBell

Loved trashdaze ! nikola666 as queen trolls can I say F' n P E R F E C T I O N... only ....where did you guys find a picture of her? Great! She looks just like I imagined she would.

Gigi : don't listen to that trolls crappy opinion... its JEALOUSY speaking ... you did something she can't do and its eating her alive...keep doing what you do!

Ok havenettes ...here goes....deep breath...MC vernier Tbell annie jane arleen pookie lew sanni NOLA girl Teresa Sue HKN. Gigi and countless havenettes all over the globe...whew!.....have a great weekend.......(hkn..I really like putting in numbers instead of letters to prove I am not a robot...lol)!

Annie said...

Morning ladies.
Really positive reviews coming out of Cannes for The Rover......Looking forward to seeing it.

Andreana: You've been MIA.......:)

Have a great weekend everyone. I'm off for a bit.

andreana said...

Hurrah! Rob is getting all great reviews forhis performance in the Rover...proud mama moment..!!!!

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Morning Coffee said...

What a lovely way to start a Saturday morning...Rave reviews for the Rover and both the performances of Guy Pearce and Rob Pattinson..The least complimentary reviews came from some of the hollywood rags critics...figures. But as a whole it is a number 1 success!!!! WTG gentlemen.

LizzieD: I give thanks to God with you for your moms improvement. Very happy news.

Nolagirl: I like it my very own Rover...A very well worn aged Rover, but mine none the less after nearly 55 years I'll keep him.

Gigi: Hope your anniversary date was wonderful. Keep your head high and know that you do have talent and don't ever let some asswipe discourage you from doing what you do so well and enjoy so much.

T-bell and Verni: adore trash daze you two keep giving the idiots what for and I'll keep laughing my ass off. I love the both of you and Thanks for standing tough for your friends as always. You are both beautiful.

Annie: I am with you I can't wait to see the Rover, from the reviews it's sounds pretty damned good.

Hi andreana, haven't seen you in a few days, nice to see *-* you here this a.m.

To all my lovely Haven sisters and you all are included in that. Have a great Saturday. It's a wonderful day to be alive.

Love you all sending hugs

Arleen P said...

Good morning to all the Havenettes! I am going on a walk to the farmers market. Me and my friend do it every year around this time of the year. You know what that coolest part. I can take my new phone since I got it in November. That way I can take pictures of the freshness. Well, Keep me posted.

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