Monday, October 31, 2011

My little pumpkin

Isn't he cute?

Happy Halloween!

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The Great Pumpkin - 7 things you didn't know

I love this story in today's AZ Republic.

"Creator Charles "Sparky" Schulz, director-animator Bill Melendez and producer Lee Mendelson decided to choose another holiday for their third special. And the result, "Great Pumpkin," pleased Schulz greatly."

7 things you didn't know:

"1. The director took Snoopy's virgin flight as a personal challenge -- turning the beagle into a silent star.

2. Schulz filled Charlie Brown's Halloween bag with rocks to "spite" his colleagues

3. For years, sympathetic viewers kept sending candy to Schulz's studio.

4. "Charlie Brown" says he knows which child actor deserves the most praise: Christopher Shea -- the voice of Linus Van Pelt.

5. "Sally Brown" nearly had to be replaced at the last minute.

6. Some of the kid actors' lines had to be recorded one syllable at a time, then spliced together.
"My favorite moment," Mendelson says, "is when Sally is yelling at Linus in the pumpkin patch: 'I demand restitution!'"

7. The spark to create the special came from ... the network.

On Oct. 27, 1966, the 25-minute animated special found its way to roughly half the nation's TV screens. The next year, the show would garner three Emmy nods.

And the phrase "I got a rock," entered the national parlance."

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

It has been a few years since I have carved a pumpkin, I don't remember it being as hard as it was today. I think it was partially because I choose a small canvas to work with. Originally I started out with a spider, then it kinda turned into a sun, not sure what the finished product eyeball? Here is a look at everyones masterpiece.

Saturday highlights

Jordan's first pets; Alex and Goldo his goldfish.

Jacob does not like loud noises, he is anticipating everyone singing happy birthday.

Adrian, Kyle and Britt getting ready for their first homecoming dance.(ironing Kyle's tie)

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Friday, October 28, 2011

White Coke cans

Starting in November Coke will turn its Coke cans white to draw attention to polar bears.

"The company — which has used polar bears in its holiday ads for decades — is donating $2 million to WWF, and will match consumer donations through March 15 up to $1 million. Individuals will be able to text donations at a dollar apiece to 357357, or donate online at "Coke has made a kind of foundational commitment that has never before been seen in our history," says Roberts. "They're taking their biggest promotional season and dedicating it to this cause."

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Are the treats worth it?

Try out the Halloween calorie counter:

This is what my choices came out to:

20 pieces of candy corn, 1 Fun Size candy bar (Snickers, Milky Way, Butterfingers, etc.)1 mini bite-size candy bar (Snickers, Milky Way, Butterfingers, etc.), 1 Fun Size M&M packet - Plain or Peanut, 1 mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, ...that comes to 358 calories. You will need to walk 3.58 miles, 5.77 kilometers, or 7160 steps, assuming you cover one mile in 2,000 steps.

What if I do not eat everything at once? :) Candy corn and the mellow pumpkins are my favorite.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Jacob!

My boy is three!

His party is on saturday. Here he is waiting to see his brother graduate from 8th grade.

Help for homeowners

Details of the new program to help homeowners refinance should be available by November 15 and by December 1 banks should be able to start issuing the loans. So far the only requirement is to be current on your mortgage payments for the last six months and have not missed a payment in the last 12 months, other details to be provided soon. I hope more people will be able to take advantage of this new program Obama just announced.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Downtown Chandler

I went to the Kokopelli wine tasting this afternoon. It was fun and something different to do. There was a grape squashing competition and a palm reader. I did not do either.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Forever Lazy

You have got to watch the clip for this product. Zippers in front and a special back flap for those emergencies? I found everyones Christmas present:) Great for tailgating too.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Good day

I got my flu shot today and a free Snoopy!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

No heaters allowed

The office is freezing.
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jacket weather?

I like this leopard coat at jcpennys. Did not buy it, shocking I know. Found a cute sweater dress instead. It was 100 degrees in phoenix yesterday.
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Habla Espanol?

Wendy does.
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The guys decided they wanted to go as members of the band LMFAO. They provided great entertaiment trying on girls skinny jeans at Pac Sun and Forever 21 not only to us but the staff at both stores. So far one Adrian has black skinnys and Kyle bought the orange/red leopard print skinny jeans. They are going to get wigs, glasses and a few other accessories in the next couple of weeks to complete the outfits.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I had to laugh when I saw this. How does it work?
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Full moon 10-11-11

The moon was so pretty last night. Wish I could have got a close-up.
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How to get free stuff

I came across this and wanted to share. Some things I would use, others not at all.

Free chocolates, free ebooks, free yoga and free credit scores.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Race for the Cure

What an amazing day! Great company and a great cause. My sister and niece came to town for the weekend to walk the 5K with me. I did a quick search but was not able to find how many people turned out for the walk this year.

Love the lost kids sign. Hollie grew since July but I am still about an inch or two taller:)

Heating up the oven

We wanted to go to Grimaldi's for the yummy white garlic pizza. We arrived at 4:30pm and were told they were heating up the brick oven and pizza would not be ready for about 45 minutes. This is what Hollie did to entertain us and pass the time. A pizza dough sculpture of Snoopys head and one of a snowman.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Dunkin for me

They wanted Einstein bagels.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cool license plate

Dellgrl - it is a little hard to see, yes that was rain we had today.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Snoopy turns 60

October 4, 1951, Snoopy first appeared in the Peanuts comic strip. 60 years later people(especially me) still love him.

This is a nice tribute in Time magazine:

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown is one of the most performed musicals in American history.

Charles Schultz passed away from complications of colon cancer Feb 12, 2000, one day before his final Peanuts strip ran in the Sunday paper.

Monday, October 3, 2011

For Starbucks lovers

$2 breakfast sandwich with the purchase of a beverage October 4-10.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Group text

New promotion at t-mobile. No thanks, reply all is aggravating unless of course info is useful:) great people watching at the mall.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Today is my dad's birthday. He would have been 83. This is a picture of us in Ruidoso, NM. Great outfits:)
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New Song?

I just heard this song by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera on one of the music channels this morning. "Move like Jagger" I like it. Looked it up only to find out it came out in June...why is this the first time I have heard it?