Wednesday, January 12, 2011 “Bald and a Beauty Queen”
Kayla Martell does. She’s 22 years old, and competing this week for the Miss America title. She’s Miss Delaware. She’s been bald since she was 11 years old. She has alopecia areata, a rare condition that results in unexplained hair loss. But that’s not stopping her from competing for her lifelong dream.
She wears a wig in competition, but not at home. “When I’m home with my family, I’m always without my wig — that’s who I am,” She told Today.com.
Maybe it’s that confidence that gives her True Beauty. Her story reminds me that no matter what problems you have, what mistakes you have made, they only limit your future if you let it.
Tell me about something in your life that you thought was a setback, but instead you turned it into a success…
Fast Food Deals
If your New Year’s Resolution is to save money, check out these fast food deals. The New Year brings a lot of good deals!
•Two-for-ones. Burger King is touting two-for-one chicken sandwiches (normally $3.79) through Jan. 16. It appeals to customers who don’t want to reach “deeper into their wallets,” says Jonathan Muhtar, vice president of marketing.
•Freebies. Wendy’s has a “Free Fries For All” promo with a social-media twist. To get the free Natural Cut Sea Salt fries, folks go to Wendy’s Facebook app, then click on the fry icon. If they share it with friends who also click on it, the friends get the free fries, too, says Wendy’s spokesman Denny Lynch. The promo goes through January.
Cheap pizza. Papa John’s and Pizza Hut have $10 large pizzas. Domino’s has two mediums for $5.99 each.
•Daily deals. On Mondays, Pizza Hut sells two mediums for $5.99 each. On Tuesdays, it sells two orders of pasta and five breadsticks for $10. On Wednesdays, 50-cent wings.
•Dollar deals. McDonald’s is pushing its Dollar Menu. Wendy’s is hyping its 99-cent Value Menu — seven items at 99 cents each.
Brenformation (aka Brennan’s news)
For the 3rd straight year MD schools rank the best in the country. New York and Massachusetts are next followed by VA. DC is last…
We didn’t get a lot of snow – just enough to cause some side streets and neighborhood roads to get icy. Most of the major roads are clear. Fairfax, Montgomery, and Prince George’s are some of the school systems opening 2 hours late today. You can check for your child’s school here.
It’s been 1 year since the earth shook in Haiti and the country still has a long way to go to recover…1 million people are still homeless or are in homeless camps…they say just 5 percent of the debris has been cleared from Port-au-Prince..
Verizon says they’ll start selling the iPhone 4 next month…Feb 10th…2-3 hundred bucks with a 2 yr contract…
It’s better to be in a storm with Jesus than anywhere else without Him.
Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Seek peace, and pursue it.
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down
A faithful friend is the medicine of life