Friday, April 5, 2013

NASCAR Season Heating Up!



After a break for Easter, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series returns to action this weekend at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA.  As a fan, I always enjoy watching the beating and banging on the short tracks.  But, this weekend's race has been highly anticipated following the hard racing at Fontana between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin.  And, the fireworks on pit road between Joey Logano and Tony Stewart!  Will there be payback this weekend?  I have a feeling Tony Stewart will be looking to dish out some should he and Logano cross paths on the track.  I'm a Tony Stewart fan, but I have to say my respect increased for Joey Logano after the Fontana race.  I thought it was very hypocritical of Tony Stewart to blast Logano for blocking during the final laps of the race.  Logano did exactly what I would expect Stewart to do if he was in the same position racing for the win.  And, I guess Stewart forgot about all the times he's blocked other drivers.  Notably, his block on Michael Waltrip at Talladega that lead to a massive 25 car crash and Dale Jr. getting sidelined with a concussion.  Also, Stewart's comments about Logano being a spoiled rich kid seemed very petty.  It's not the fault of Logano that his parents were able to provide financial support for his racing in a way Stewart's family was not.  In the future should Tony Stewart himself become a father, I have to believe he would use his name, status and wealth to provide opportunities for his children as well.  Anyway, it should be a great race!

Mary Ellen

4 comments:

  1. Kia here! - Blogger from Beyond Black White!

    I know you've said you like vintage women's clothing.
    I came across the artist Gil Elvgren a few years ago.
    I like the way he painted women in a feminine style of dress.
    Though he didn't paint black women -
    I simply imagined how black women like Dorothy Dandridge
    would have dressed during that era, and of today too.
    Besides Angelique Noire - I know there are no other black
    pin up models.
    Tell me what you think by responding below my comment!

    Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Gil-
    Elvgren-Glamorous-American-Anniversary/dp/3836503050/ref=
    sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365611974&sr
    =1-1&keywords=gil+elvgren

    Gil Elvgren - Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Elvgren

    Kings Galleries His Real Pin Ups
    http://www.kingsgalleries.com/gil-elvgrens-his-real-pinups/

    Elvgren Real Pin Up Models
    http://elvgrenpinup.com/Elvgren_models.html

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  2. Forgot to add - how black women today can
    modernize pin up style clothing to make it work for them today.

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  3. Hi Kia! Thanks for the links - I love those pics! I have some Angelique Noire photos pinned on my Beauty & Style board. She's absolutely gorgeous! Black and Femme has a few other Black pinups listed here:

    http://www.blackandfemme.com/black-pin-up-girls/

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

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  4. Glad you liked the links!

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