Melody Judge

What's on the mind of Melody Judge? She's the farm girl that loves stilettos and is always ready to add more boots to her collection.
Posts from June 2014
by Melody Judge posted Jun 26 2014 8:32AM
Earlier this month Netflix released season two of their original series, Orange Is The New Black. The show has become so incredibly popular that they have a food truck making stops across the country serving up crazy pyes and soft serve.
With the majority of fans binge watching all thirteen episodes in a 72 hour period, it’s no wonder why the hit show is creating an official cookbook to bring a little Litchfield into kitchens everywhere.
The cookbook will feature references from the show such as Red’s Chicken Kiev, Miss Claudette’s Coconut Cake, and Prison Punch. Besides prison recipes, the book will also feature a prison glossary, homeopathic remedies (like Piper’s Pepper Lotion for Red’s back), and some dishes from the inmates’ pre-Litchfield days, maybe we’ll actually get to see Red’s famous piroshkis.Just like the pain of having to wait until season 3, the cookbook won’t hit shelves until October 2014.
( -Foodbeast)
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 26 2014 6:58AM
Say it isn't so! Limeade Oreos are hitting the store shelves! 
Not for this chic! Will you try them? 
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 26 2014 6:46AM
Please don't be that person that has the clammy, dead fish handshake.  Have a great day!
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 25 2014 6:39AM
 A draft of Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" sold today for $2 million, which Sotheby's auction house called a world record for a pop-music manuscript. A working draft of the song in Dylan's own hand went to an unidentified bidder for $2.045 million. The manuscript is "the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for this transformative rock anthem," Sotheby's said. The draft is written in pencil on four sheets of hotel letterhead stationery with revisions, additions, notes, and doodles: a hat, a bird, an animal with antlers. The stationery comes from the Roger Smith Hotel in Washington, D.C.Dylan was 24 when he recorded the song in 1965 about a debutante who becomes a loner when she's cast from upper-class social circles. "How does it feel To be on your own," it says in his handwriting. "No direction home Like a complete unknown Like a rolling stone." Scrawls seem to reflect the artist's experimentation with rhymes. The name "Al Capone" is scrawled in the margin, with a line leading to the lyrics "Like a complete unknown." Another note says: "...dry vermouth, you'll tell the truth..." Sotheby's described the seller as a longtime fan from California "who met his hero in a non-rock context and bought directly from Dylan."
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 23 2014 11:21AM

Pearl Jam Live | Just Breathe + Daughter | Milano - San Siro | 20.06.2014


During the course of their career, Seattle grunge survivors Pearl Jam have covered a wide array of artists including Neil Young, the Who, the Ramones and Tom Petty both on record as well as in their live shows.

But proving few people are impervious to the song ‘Let It Go’ from the blockbuster Disney movie ‘Frozen,’ Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder treated Italian fans to a snippet of the song this past Friday night, during an extended version of their 1993 hit ‘Daughter.’

Earlier this year, ‘Frozen’ was deemed the highest-grossing animated film ever. But aside from including a portion of ‘Let It Go’ into their live show, perhaps the most surprising aspect is how well the melody of the song fits alongside of ‘Daughter.’

Could a cover of ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ be next for Pearl Jam?
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 23 2014 11:16AM
Roughly 12,000 Glasgow concertgoers went from screaming “Clapton is God” to booing “Clapton is gone” on June 21, when the guitar legend abruptly ended his show after suffering a series of technical difficulties.

Classic Rock Magazine reports that the show ended partway through the night’s rendition of ‘Cocaine,’ with Clapton leaving the stage without explanation and the audience erupting in catcalls as the crew came out to dismantle the set. Reaction proved so negative later in the evening that admins at Clapton’s Facebook page reportedly started scrubbing posts to do damage control.

According to a statement later posted on the page, Clapton’s early departure was the only recourse after a tough evening of trying to slog through problems with the venue’s sound system. “Unfortunately last night in Glasgow we experienced a steadily worsening technical problem with the PA system that the band battled with throughout the show but by the last song of the set it became unbearable on stage and Eric was unable to complete that number,” reads the post. “During the encore break we were able to reset and the band finished as planned with the last number. The usual touring set length runs at 1hr 35 mins so in fact the full set was performed apart from the entirety of ‘Cocaine’ which had to be curtailed. Eric is nevertheless sorry for the break in the concert and the disappointment of his fans.”

It all sounds reasonable enough, although some fans remained annoyed by the lack of explanation from the stage. “Eric was sounding good, then about an hour and 15 minutes he seemed to go off in a huff. Show over,” complained DJ Tom Russell. “Poor way to treat 12,000 customers who paid good money.”

A spokesperson for the venue, the recently opened SSE Hydro, pleaded ignorance to CRM, insisting, “The production team suffered a technical issue which resulted in the concert ending earlier than anticipated. By the time the venue had been made aware of the circumstances patrons were already leaving. Our staff did their best to convey information to customers as it became known.
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 23 2014 10:55AM, a website devoted to debunking false e-mail rumors has come up with a list of things we should all stop worrying about:

1)  Drinking eight glasses of water a day - Since 1945, we've been told to consume eight glasses of fluid daily.  Before long, most of us believed we needed to drink eight glasses of water each day.  The truth:  Water's great, but you can also drink juice, tea, milk and vegetable juice and yes, even coffee.
2)  Stress will turn your hair gray - So far, no real scientific evidence exists that a bad day turns your hair gray.
3)  Reading in poor light ruins your eyes - The truth:  Reading in dim light can strain your eyes (according to Dr. Nancy L. Snyderman).  But you won't do any permanent damage (except maybe crow's feet).
4)  Coffee's really bad for you - The truth:  Too much may give you the jitters, but coffee does have a lot of positives.  It gives your brain a boost and has no effect on heart disease.
5)  Fresh is always better than frozen - The truth:  Newer studies have found that saturated and trans fats in a person's diet, not dietary cholesterol, are more likely to raise the risk of heart disease.
6)  Get cold, and you'll catch a cold - The truth:  Mom was wrong. Getting cold does not hurt your immunity, unless you're so cold your body's defenses are destroyed (that only occurs during hypothermia). The reason people get more colds in the winter has nothing to do with temperature, but may be the result of being cooped up in closed spaces and exposed to the spray of cold viruses.

Now, don't you feel better?
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 23 2014 6:53AM
The annual World's Ugliest Dog contest went down on Friday.  It was at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. This year the World's Ugliest Dog is a two-year-old mutt named Peanut.  Peanut was injured in a fire, so he doesn't have lips or eyelids.  That means his eyes are always bugging out and watering . . . and it always looks like he's smiling.  His hair is all over the place too.  His owner is a woman named Holly Chandler from Greenville, North Carolina.  She won $1,500 from the contest and she's going to use it to pay other pets' vet bills.  Quote, "He's my baby.  I guess I don't see him every day as being that ugly, but I guess the judges thought so."   (Time) 
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 20 2014 8:00AM

Why We Should Bring Our Dogs To Work


I should have brought Miss Pippi Jackpot, Mr. Pretzel Potpie and Oscar de la Renta. Darn it! 
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 19 2014 10:30AM
In the 1960s, there was rock. The 1970s had us dancing to disco. The 1980s gave birth to rap. The popular genres of music evolve with each decade, but that is not the only aspect of culture that does. With “swag” and “YOLO” ushering in a new era of slang, are we really saying anything new? Or is it that younger generations are saying the same things but in different ways to separate themselves from their square parents? Here’s a little #TBT (Throwback Thursday) to slang from yesterday and today.

1)  In the 80s you were totally “stoked” to go to Heather’s party this weekend. We’re still totally excited for it but now we say how “pumped” we are.

2)  Maybe you “bounced” from Heather’s bogus party in the 80s, but now when we go to a lame party we just “dip.”

3) Or maybe that party was so wild it was “banging.” If you went to that party today it would be “epic.”

4)  “Bodacious” babes left men with their jaws agape in the 80s. “Rockets/Babe” are the hot ladies leaving men speechless these days.

5)  Unlike the ’90s, where “frosted” could refer to a man’s unfortunate highlights, in the ’80s it meant you were quite the angry dude. Today we say we’re “tight” when we’re really peeved.

6)  If you’re wondering how to use “ratchet” today, maybe try calling that gross person over there “grody.” Extra points if they’re “grody to the max.”

7)  Going to the gym back then meant you were getting “buff” and beefy. Now we get “swol” when we work on that hot bod.

8)  If things weren’t going your way and you were totally stressed you might be “wiggin’ out” in the 80s. If you’re freaking out these days you might be “trippin’.”
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 19 2014 6:32AM
Psychologists have discovered that the manner in which people eat Oreo cookies provides great insight into their personalities. Choose which method best describes your favorite method of eating Oreos:
1. The whole thing all at once. 
2. One bite at a time.
3. Slow and methodical nibbles examining the results of each bite afterwards.
4. In little nibbles. 
5. Dunked in some liquid (milk, coffee…).
6. Twisted apart, the inside, then the cookie.
7. Twisted apart, the inside, and toss the cookie.
8. Just the cookie, not the inside.
9. I just like to lick them, not eat them.
10. I don’t have a favorite way because I don’t like Oreos. 
Your Personality: 
1. This means you consume life with abandon, you are fun to be with, exciting, carefree with some hint of recklessness. You are totally irresponsible. No one should trust you with his or her children.
2. You are lucky to be one of the 5.4 billion other people who eat their Oreos this very same way. Just like them, you lack imagination, but that’s okay, not to worry, you’re normal. 
3. You follow the rules. You’re very tidy and orderly. You’re very meticulous in every detail with every thing you do to the point of being anal retentive and irritating to others. Stay out of the fast lane if you’re only going to go the speed limit.
4. Your boss likes you because you get your work done quickly. You always have a million things to do and never enough time to do them. Mental breakdowns and suicides run in your family. Valium and Ritalin would do you good.
5. Every one likes you because you are always up beat. You like to sugar coat unpleasant experiences and rationalize bad situations into good ones. You are in total denial about the shambles you call a life. You have a propensity towards narcotic addiction. 
6. You have a highly curious nature. You take pleasure in breaking things apart to find out how they work, though not always able to put them back together, so you destroy all the evidence of your activities. You deny your involvement when things go wrong. You are a compulsive liar and exhibit deviant, if not criminal, behavior. 
7. You are good at business and take risk that pay off. You take what you want and throw the rest away. You are greedy, selfish, mean, and lack feelings for others. You should be ashamed of yourself. But that’s ok, you don’t care, you got yours. 
8. You enjoy pain. 
9. Stay away from small furry animals and seek professional medical help - immediately. 
10.You probably come from a rich family, and like to wear nice things, and go to upscale restaurants. You are particular and fussy about the things you buy, own, and wear. Things have to be just right. You like to be pampered. You are prissy.
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 19 2014 6:24AM
A little Martini trivia:
>A classic martini is gin or vodka, a splash of dry vermouth (French-white) and an olive or a lemon twist garnish.
>Italian immigrant bartender Martini di Arma di Taggia in New York City is said to have invent the drink around World War I
>If a Martini is shaken it is said to be 'bruised' or watered down. Many say stirring the ice will help chill without adding water to the mixture.
>Many think the martini is derived from a British-made rifle called a >Martini & Henry used by the English army 1870's because of its 'kick'.
>It is said that John D. Rockefeller 'brought the Martini to Wall Street' thus establishing the '3 martini lunch'
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 17 2014 6:42AM
You might think your grandparents are clueless because they can't program the DVR or video chat.  But they know how to do a lot of stuff that YOU don't.  Here's a list of seven skills most people don't have anymore.  
1.  Cooking from scratch.  Not following a recipe, but actually improvising with food.  Before microwaves and TV dinners, people just had to know how to work with what they had, and make it taste good.  
2.  Sewing.  Also crocheting, quilting, darning, needlepoint, and all that related stuff.  If we have holes in our socks, we throw them away.  Your grandparents actually sat down and fixed them.  Men too . . . they had to do it by themselves in the Army. 
 3.  Canning.  A couple people do it now if they're really into home gardening.  But fifty years ago, just about everybody did it.  
4.  Ironing.  It used to be that you would iron everything off the clothesline.  Now we just iron dress clothes, and most of the time we don't even do it right.  
5.  Meeting people in person . . . by TALKING.  A lot of us meet new people online nowadays.  When we're out in public, face to face with real people, we IGNORE them . . . so we can stay online instead. 
6.  Haggling.  Before everything was sold in chain superstores, people used to haggle a lot.  Now you never even get to try, except on Craigslist and at the car dealership.  
7.  Writing letters.  Your grandparents used to write beautiful letters all the time, with pen and paper, and mail them in envelopes.  The writing you do on Facebook and Twitter . . . your grandparents would have called that being ILLITERATE.  (And they'd be right.  A recent study found that 67.3% of Facebook posts are written at a fifth grade reading level or lower.)  
(Huffington Post)    
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 13 2014 7:55AM
From showing up to give a toast at your bachelor party to taking a fry of your table at Wendy's, Bill Murray has a way of appearing out of thin air and making your day better.Well, it happened again.Engaged couple Erik Rogers and Ashley Donald were in the middle of taking their engagement photos in Charleston, South Carolina, when the actor randomly showed up and started doing goofy things to make them laugh.When the couple realized who it was, they quickly asked him if he'd like to be in a picture with them."Sure I would," Bill replied.The photographer snapped the shot and as quickly as he first appeared, Bill was gone. (Gawker)
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 13 2014 7:27AM

All by myself

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If you haven't seen the Celine Dion music video from that guy who was stuck in the airport all night long, you should watch it now because it's hilarious.  His name is Richard Dunn, and he's gotten a LOT of attention this week . . . including from Celine herself.  She sent him a message on YouTube inviting him to her show in Vegas the next time he gets stranded there.  (She says she'll even let him use her bathroom.)
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 12 2014 4:58PM
In the article I posted on my blog Jun 2 2014, it states the wedding dress is part of the Vera Wang's diffusion line, White by Vera Wang. 

This is incorrect. It is confirmed the bridal gown pictured is not part of the White by Vera Wang collection. 
I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

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by Melody Judge posted Jun 11 2014 7:15AM

Dumb and Dumber To - Official Trailer Premiere


Are you excited the sequel has been made? 
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 11 2014 6:17AM
A few fun facts:
>The average ear of corn has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows.
>There is one piece of silk for each kernel.
>A bushel of corn contains about 27,000 kernels.
>Each tassel on a corn plant releases as many as 5 million grains of pollen. 
>Corn is an ingredient in more than 3,000 grocery products.
>One bushel of corn can make 33 pounds of sweetener, 32 pounds of starch, or 2 1/2 gallons of ethanol fuel.
>And lastly, There are 5,638 people in the U.S. listed on with the last name 'Corn'
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 10 2014 6:43AM
Move over, Willy Wonka. Doritos is stealing your idea ... but with much less magic and wonder.The company is placing 3,000 "golden chips" in 3,000 bags of Doritos Jacked Bold Mystery flavor chips. And if you're one of the lucky little boys and girls to find one, you can cash it in for a whopping $31! It also enters you in a chance to win a $3,000 2 .5-oz. 24-karat solid gold Doritos chip replica.
 (Huff Post)

I'm sticking with chocolate! :) 
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 5 2014 6:41AM
According to a new study, people who use a bicycle as their method of transportation are happier than those who drive or use mass transit."We found that people are in the best mood while they are bicycling compared to any other mode of transportation," said study leader Eric Morris of Clemson University in South Carolina. "Bicyclists are generally younger and physically healthy, which are traits that happier people usually possess."The study found that after bike riders, car passengers are the second happiest travelers. Car drivers came in third.Bus and train riders are the unhappiest travelers − but that may be explained by the fact that people usually take trains and buses to commute to work. (Health Day News) 
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 5 2014 6:33AM
The NFL is going against five decades of tradition with the next Super Bowl.The league announced that it's breaking the tradition of using Roman numerals to identify Super Bowls for Super Bowl 50 next year. That means all the people that were looking forward to making jokes about an "L " after the big game will be out of luck. The game is set to take place Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.The league will return to numerals for Super Bowl 51 – or LI – in 2016.  
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by Melody Judge posted Jun 4 2014 7:36AM
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