H.R. 4076 - HHEATT Act of 2014

The President signed H.R. 4076 into law on March 21st, 2014

H.R. 2650 - Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013

The President signed H.R. 2650 into law on March 21st, 2014

H.R. 3370 - Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013

The President signed H.R. 3370 into law on March 21st, 2014

Enjoying French wine and food. On a train. Inside Bloomingdale’s. Whilst registering with @toryscillia #ILoveThisCity

Enjoying French wine and food. On a train. Inside Bloomingdale’s. Whilst registering with @toryscillia #ILoveThisCity

S. 23 - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act

The President signed S. 23 into law on March 13th, 2014

Your image in the dictionary, this life is more than ordinary… can’t stop the spirits when they need you, this life is more than just a read through.

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TIL - This song existed before Austin Powers. Still I can never hear it as anything other than the theme. #GroovyBabyYeah

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One of the best modern movie soundtracks, no matter what the academy thinks…

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Listening to the radio, I heard the story behind rocker David Lee Roth’s notorious insistence that Van Halen’s contracts with concert promoters contain a clause specifying that a bowl of M&M’s has to be provided backstage, but with every single brown candy removed, upon pain of forfeiture of the show, with full compensation to the band. And at least once, Van Halen followed through, peremptorily cancelling a show in Colorado when Roth found some brown M&M’s in his dressing room. This turned out to be, however, not another example of the insane demands of power-mad celebrities but an ingenious ruse.

As Roth explained in his memoir, Crazy from the Heat, “Van Halen was the first band to take huge productions into tertiary, thirdlevel markets.

We’d pull up with nine 18-wheeler trucks, full of gear, where the standard was three trucks, max. And there were many, many technical errors — whether it was the girders couldn’t support the weight, or the flooring would sink in, or the doors weren’t big enough to move thegear through. The contract rider read like a version of the Chinese Yellow Pages because there was so much equipment, and so many human beings to make it function.” So just as a little test, buried somewhere in the middle of the rider, would be article 126, the no-brown-M&M’s clause. “When I would walk backstage, if I saw a brown M&M in that bowl,” he wrote, “well, we’d line-check the entire production. Guaranteed you’re going to arrive at a technical error… Guaranteed you’d run into a problem.” These weren’t trifles, the radio story pointed out. The mistakes could be lifethreatening. In Colorado, the band found the local promoters had failed to read the weight requirements and the staging would have fallen through the arena