Nikki's Thinkin'

  • Things you should know

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Today I'm thinking about a few things you should know.

    Former "Apprentice" contestant, Omarosa, is getting her own reality TV show about dating called, "Omarosa's Ultimate Merger."

    Steven Tyler says he isn't leavign Aerosmith afterall! Tyler made a surprise appearance with guitarist Joe Perry and his band Tuesday night at a New York City venue.

    Miley Cyrus, 16, was named 2009's worst celebrity influence by readers of AOL's teen pop-culture blog, according to JSYK.com. Cyrus earned 42% of the vote, edging out competitors such as Britney Spears and Kanye West. Editors at the site attributed the win to her scandalous pole dance routine at the Teen Choice Awards.

    Taylor Swift will be in 3D! Taylor Swift is the first ever 3D cover girl for InStyle magazine coming to news stands on November 20th. Readers can hold the issue in front of their webcams for enhanced content.

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  • New Nephew is here!

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Today I'm thinking about how excited I am about meeting my new nephew! Cole Anthony was born this morning, weighing in at a chunky 8lbs 2oz 20in. He and Momma are both doing great.

    He has his mom's nose, but he takes after his daddy no question about it. My brother was a big baby too. My brother weighed just under 10lbs when he was born and Cole would've been around there has the doctors not induced Katie 2 weeks early!

    Katie went in for her weekly appointment and her blood pressure was high so the doc decided they would induce her it took almost 13 hours for Cole to get here after they gave her the juice.

    Of course Katie didn't get any sleep last night. My brother caught a few hours, but is running on adrenaline for the most part. Baby Cole just sleeps.

    I couldn't be there for his birth, but my bro and Katie kept me posted every step of the way. I'm heading down there to meet him later today! YAY! I love being an auntie!

    Congratulations Tony and Katie and welcome to the world Cole Anthony Montgomery!

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  • Happy Veterans Day

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Today I'm thinking about Veterans Day. First I'd like to thank all Veterans for their service. Now I'd like to share some interesting facts:

     

    There were 23.6 million military veterans in the U.S. in 2007. Of those:

     

    1.8 million were female

    2.4 million were black

    1 million were Hispanic

    9.3 million were 65 and older

    1.9 million were younger than 35

    Veterans by the War: A third of all living veterans served during the Vietnam War. In 2007, there were:

     

    7.9 million Vietnam-era veterans (1964-1975)

    5 million Gulf War veterans. Of these, 16% were women

    2.9 million World War II veterans. (1941-1945)

    3 million veterans of the Korean War (1950-1953)

    358,000 veterans of both the Vietnam and Gulf War eras.

    Veterans in the Work Force:

     

    10.7 million veterans were in the civilian labor force in 2007

    Women veterans earned $32,217 in 2005, more than the $27,272 earned by female civilians with no military experience

    Male veterans earned $42,128 in 2005, more than the $39,880 earned by male civilians with no military service.

    Female veterans were more likely to work 35 hours or more each week more than 3 times as likely to work in public administration, compared with non-veterans.

    Veterans owned 3 million of the 20.5 million businesses the Census Bureau surveyed in 2002

    Veterans' Income, Education and Disability:

     

    Veterans earned a median income of $36,053 in 2007. But 5.7% of veterans lived in poverty

    A quarter of veterans 25 and older held at least a bachelor's degree

    6 million veterans had a disability when surveyed in 2007

    Veterans more likely to vote:

     

    17.4 million veterans voted in the 2004 presidential election. That's 74% of all veterans, compared with 63% of non-vets

    14 million veterans voted in 2006 congressional election. That's 61% of all veterans compared with only 46% of civilians with no military service.

    Your keyword is "Service" 250 points.