Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Boo! It's October 31, 2010...woohoo! Happy Halloween everyone! Eat lots of candy, have lots of fun, be careful & don't forget to laugh!


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Halloween is here! Let's keep EVERYONE safe!

Ok, I know that officially it won't be here until tomorrow but, in most places in the United States, Halloween is being observed tonight!

I decided today that I would post some safety reminders for you. Let's keep EVERYONE safe tonight!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween laws

Trick or Treat (TV series)Image via Wikipedia
Did you know that in most places in the United States, on Halloween, children may only “trick-or-treat” from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and if Halloween falls on a Sunday, they must “trick-or-treat” on October 30 during this same time interval?

Yep, it's true. Read on to see some other Halloween & rest-of-the-year weird laws I found...

It's almost here!

I'm so excited that one of my favorite holidays is almost here! I can't wait to see all the costumes & kids on Halloween night :)

Just for fun today I decided to share a video with you which rocks in two ways...1. It has one of my favorite Halloween songs and 2. It has some of my favorite cartoon characters..Scooby Doo & the gang! Enjoy & Happy Halloween ^_^

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Keep your babies safe this Halloween

No, I'm not talking about your children. I'm talking about your dog. Dogs have a hard time at Halloween for many reasons. I got my daily Dog Crazy Newsletter from and I think they summed it up very nicely. Read on.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

You go bunny!

I'm pretty sure I've told you that my husband and I have a weird sense of humor (yes, we have the same sense of humor so it's basically ONE sense of humor). You could even say we're warped. So it should be no surprise that we TOTALLY love the Travelers Insurance bunny vs. rattlesnake commercial. What? You haven't seen it? Well here ya' go...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Eccentric, Weird or Just plain crazy?

Randy and Evi Quaid

What is the deal with Randy & Evi Quaid? Seriously. Are they trying to get attention or have they both lost their minds?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Yeah, I was bored

Image representing YouTube as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBase
I was wandering around YouTube this morning (yes, like my title says, I was bored) and I came across this video of some basketball playing friends. I thought they were awesome (and totally entertaining), so I decided to share them with you today. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Odds & ends

Several news stories caught my eye this afternoon so I decided to just tell you about all of them.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

R.I.P. Mr. C

PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 06:  Actor Tom Bosl...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
I was so sad to read about Tom Bosley, forever known to me as Mr. Cunningham, the lovable and wise dad on Happy Days, passing away at the age of 83.

Rest In Peace Mr. C...I'll always love you!

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Logo of the United States edition of The Amazi...Image via Wikipedia

The other day when I was catching up on my shows, I neglected to talk about The Amazing Race so I'm going to do that today. It's gonna be short but sweet though. 

We (my husband and I..yep, I've converted him to an A.R. fan!) totally like the Father & Son team Michael & Kevin and the Father & Daughter team Gary & Mallory. We hope they go far.

We don't so much like Nick & Vickie. Well, we like Vickie but Nick is so mean to her when they are messing up. He shouldn't be that way. He's doing a little better now but he was just plain cruel before. I hope he keeps being nice.

The last team to be eliminated was Connor & Jonathon. The acapella singing team missed their college graduation to participate in the race and then were eliminated on their graduation day. That sucks. I wonder if they regret going now?

I know I would.

Told ya' it'd be short but sweet :) Have a great Tuesday everyone!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

He's just cool

I got to playing with my new scanner today and decided to share one of my favorite pictures with you. It's of a polar bear. I took it at the Dallas Zoo probably 9 or 10 years ago. I think he's just too cool. By the way, you can click on the picture to make it bigger. Have a great evening everyone!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

R.I.P. Barbara Billingsley

Normally I don't post on Sunday's, but I couldn't let today pass without saying goodbye to a wonderful woman & actress. Barbara Billingsley passed away yesterday at the age of 94 just two months shy of her 95th birthday. She was probably best known for her role of June Cleaver in the 1950's family sitcom Leave It To Beaver. She will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.

June CleaverImage via Wikipedia

Barbara Billingsley
December 22, 1915  – October 16, 2010

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Told ya'

Yes, I did. 

I told you that changes were coming and now they're here! What do you think? I like it! The only thing I don't like is that I've lost all your wonderful comments since I changed back to the Blogger comment form from the Intense Debate comment form. But...C'est la vie...Such is life. It will be ok.

I also told you that I planned on catching up on my shows and then telling you what I think. Thank goodness for DVR's otherwise I would have missed out on some good stuff!

Survivor: Nicaragua  
The 21st Season of Survivor's logoImage via Wikipedia

I was really sad to see Jimmy Johnson voted off the show. I think they really messed up with that one. He's a great leader and could have taken them far. Now that the tribes have been mixed up and they are no longer the older tribe vs. the younger tribe, it's kind of a moot point but I still think he could have been a huge asset. 

I was happy to see Jimmy T. leave though. Not that I think he's a horrible person but I just couldn't stand any more of his whining to be the leader. It was really annoying. If you want to be a leader then lead. Nike™ said it best, Just Do It.

My favorite player (for now) is Marty. I think he's really playing. He's causing things to happen and change without being noticed as the person that's causing it.

Photo courtesy CBS

My least favorite player is NaOnka. I just can. not. stand. her. She's rude. She's hateful. She's no help at all. I wish she would get voted out. Now.

Hell's Kitchen

I'm really disappointed in this season's contestants. I'm not even sure if I could pick someone that I think could run a kitchen. I was happy to see all of the contestants leave that have left up until now except for Boris. I liked him. I don't think he could have run the Araxi Restaurant but he tried to do his best. 

If I was forced to pick a favorite, it would be Jillian. I can easily pick a least favorite: Sabrina. She can't cook the simplest dishes without having to ask how to do it but continuously praises herself on being a great chef. I just don't see it.

The last episode gave us former winners Rock, Christina, Danny & Holly at the chef's tables which was fun. I liked seeing them again. (I can't believe Danny cut all of his hair off!!) It also left us with a cliffhanger which sucked. We won't get to see what happened until November  10th. Grr.

Well guys, I hope you have a wonderful Saturday! I'll be seeing you soon.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Crazy? Adventure? Life? Yep, sounds about right.

Life really has been a crazy adventure lately. Mostly I've enjoyed it. A lot. All the doctor visits? Not so much. If you're interested in my personal life, you can click here to catch up with that stuff. 

For now let me just tell you that my DVR is full. When I get caught up on Survivor and Hell's Kitchen, I'm sure I'll be talking about it here. 

And if you follow my other blogs, then you know that I've been changing things up on them. Change will be happening here too...and probably soon. We'll just have to wait and see how crazy life gets between now and then. Just know that change is coming. And I think you'll like it.

I hope all of you are doing well. Hopefully I'll be able to visit your blogs soon. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Believe in someone

Read on for some inspiration...

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.

Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant.. It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X's and then putting a big 'F' at the top of his papers.

At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child's past records and she put Teddy's off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise.

Teddy's first grade teacher wrote, 'Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good manners... he is a joy to be around..'

His second grade teacher wrote, 'Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle.'

His third grade teacher wrote, 'His mother's death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best, but his father doesn't show much interest, and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren't taken.'

Teddy's fourth grade teacher wrote, 'Teddy is withdrawn and doesn't show much interest in school. He doesn't have many friends and he sometimes sleeps in class.'

By now, Mrs... Thompson realized the problem and she was ashamed of herself. She felt even worse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful ribbons and bright paper, except for Teddy's. His present was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brown paper that he got from a grocery bag. Mrs. Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of perfume. But she stifled the children's laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume on her wrist. Teddy Stoddard stayed after school that day just long enough to say, 'Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my Mom used to.'

After the children left, she cried for at least an hour. On that very day, she quit teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, she began to teach children. Mrs. Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class and, despite her lie that she would love all the children the same, Teddy became one of her 'teacher's pets..'

A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that she was the best teacher he ever had in his whole life.

Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy. He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in life.

Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he'd stayed in school, had stuck with it, and would soon graduate from college with the highest of honors. He assured Mrs. Thompson that she was still the best and favorite teacher he had ever had in his whole life.

Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor's degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had. But now his name was a little longer...... The letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, MD.

The story does not end there. You see, there was yet another letter that spring. Teddy said he had met this girl and was going to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering if Mrs. Thompson might agree to sit at the wedding in the place that was usually reserved for the mother of the groom. Of course, Mrs. Thompson did. And guess what? She wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. Moreover, she made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together.

They hugged each other, and Dr. Stoddard whispered in Mrs. Thompson's ear, 'Thank you Mrs. Thompson for believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference.'

Mrs. Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back. She said, 'Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn't know how to teach until I met you.'

(For you that don't know, Teddy Stoddard is the Dr. at Iowa Methodist in Des Moines that has the Stoddard Cancer Wing.)

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Bottoms up

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So a commercial was on for Oreo Double Stuf Heads or Tails Cookies® and the following conversation ensued:

Tim: But which is the heads and which is the tails? The chocolate or vanilla?

Me, after thinking a few minutes: It'd have to be the vanilla on the bottom for me...

Tim: Why?

Me: Because the chocolate is brown...

Tim: Um, ok, why does that matter?

Me: Because chocolate is brown and dirt is brown and that would mean that the bottom is brown so um, the bottom is dirty you know? 

Tim, smiling because he does know: Well what does that matter? The bottom of a lot of stuff is dirty...

Me: NOOOO, dirty....dirty bottom...a dirty bottom...bottom like butt...

Tim, laughing: So they didn't wipe good?

Me: No. And they're doubled stuffed so there's a lot of....dirty....

Tim: Ok, then chocolate is heads.

Me: Yep.

What can I say? We're easily entertained. 

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

R.I.P. Tony Curtis

Legendary Hollywood actor Tony Curtis passed away on September 29th. He was one of the most sought after actors in the 50's and 60's. In his personal life he was married 6 times and had 4 daughters (including actress Jamie Lee Curtis with his first wife, actress Janet Leigh) and 2 sons. He died of cardiac arrest at the age of 85. May he Rest In Peace.

"My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages. He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world. He will be greatly missed." ~~Jamie Lee Curtis

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