Monday, May 25, 2009

Today is the birthday of Star Wars

The Star Wars saga began on this date at a theater near you in 1977. On the same date in 1983, the "Return of the Jedi," the third installment of Star Wars, premiered. The second installment,
"Empire Strikes Back," premiered on May 21, 1980.I remember taking my two little brothers to see Star Wars - I had to hold down the seat for Chad since he was only 3 and light as a feather. I must've been a good babysitter for mom to trust me with her babies for a movie over 3 hours long.

Yes, I'm at work today :-( Although most of the world is off today, I had to get up and be here to open the office since we're throwing our annual conference. Lucky me.

CRAFTIES: Quilted Coasters, Garden Markers, a new way to sell your wares.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Today is Music Manuscript Day

At a 1987 Sotheby's auction in London, an autographed manuscript of nine symphonies by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sold for $3.854 million, the most ever paid for a music manuscript. Way to go, Mozart! ;-)

"You have to start by changing the story you tell yourself about getting older... The minute you say to yourself, 'Time is everything, and I'm going to make sure that time is used the way I dream it should be used,' then you've got a whole different story."

-- Diane Sawyer
BARGAINS: AE Shorts and Swim - Buy 1, get one 50% off, 600-count queen sheets for $38, save on travel

SCIENCE FUN: Think and Roll, Skin and tobacco

FUN STUFF: Love this dress, and this bag

TRAVEL ONLINE: Rio de Janeiro

FREEBIES: Tee, ForceFlex Trash Bags

RECIPES: Rhubarb soda - maybe that is really a link to a taste of heaven

For the Do-It-Yourself type - be sure and read the reviews. Hardy har har.

All the hubaloo about the credit cards being reined in....did you know that they can no longer:
Late fees cannot be assess late fee if the issuer delayed crediting the payment? Excuse me?

This has a ring of truth to it.

I love witch hazel - it helped me overcome bikini razor burn. Little did I know it does all this.

FOR THE CRAFTIES: Hulahoop, Paper lanterns, how to save your patterns, Knit purse pattern, car trash bag, tags, I would so make this and this if there were a little girl in my life, I would love one or more of these to decorate my kankle ankle.

All I got for today....if you have Monday off, enjoy. If not you can work along side me.

Hook 'em!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Today is Coast Guard Women's Day

Jean Marie Butler of Treichers, Pennsylvania, graduated from the Coast Guard Academy of New London, Connecticut, in 1980. She was the first woman to graduate from a national service academy. Let's hear it for Jean Marie!

"The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse."

-- Helen Keller

The other day I had a big post written, my computer rebooted and I l
ost the post. Yeah, saddened me enough to not post for days. My bad.

I love these but know they'd be too tempting as a toy and last about 3 seconds in my home:

What a dream! Water, how I love thee!

FREEBIES: Yogi Tea; Quizno's Sammie, Buy one/get one Frosty coupon

COOL STUFF: Photography @ 10K', play an instrument

GIVEAWAY CONTESTS: KK's Kreations ~ I love her stuff!

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Today is Star Wars Day

Celebrate the birthday of George Lucas, the man who brought us the Star Wars trilogy, by
working to establish a true human presence in space. Lucas was born on May 14, 1944, at Modesto, California, a town he immortalized in "American Graffiti." Happy birthday, George!

"A lot of people like to do certain things, but they're not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything."

-- George Lucas
FUN: I would love to win the Dreyer's Neighborhood Salute and I entered this morning! They're giving away 1500 salutes which feeds 100 block party people. What fun! Got my fingers crossed.

FREEBIES: Bodycology sampler, sample pack of 10 Moo Business Cards

This working really hurts my blogging....hook 'em!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Today is...

...the birthday of Peter Gabriel (1950), Ritchie Valens (1941) and Stevie Wonder (1950). Celebrate
their special day by listening to your favorite music.

"You can't base your life on other people's expectations."

-- Stevie Wonder

FREEBIES: Tote, Sweetener, BodiHeat, Skeeter Patch


I think we all know someone like this....Many moons ago I returned a Christmas card letting the people know they "no longer live here." I received a hateful phone call from the woman who had moved out of our house threatening me with a federal offense for tampering with mail. I still wonder what she was trying to hide. Guess that was MYOB.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Today is National Nurses Day

Celebrate the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of the nursing professional.
Florence was born in Florence, Italy, on May 12, 1820. Florence came to be known as "The Lady with the Lamp," and besides being a pioneering nurse, was a writer and noted statistician.

"I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse."

-- Florence Nightingale

FREEBIES: Healthifeet cream - code: HFDIC09

FUN: Great 4-minute video

INTERESTING: A break from our ape ancestors.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Today is the birthday of Salvador Dali

Dali was best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His best known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Salvador Dali's artistic repertoire also
included film, sculpture, and photography.

"The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant."

-- Salvador Dali

FREEBIES: Nescafe, Sennheiser Cap, Oxyfresh Toothpaste, Dog or cat food sample

INTERESTING: Adam the robot scientist

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Today is We'll Show You Beauty Day

In response to People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People issue, New Moon magazine for girls promotes a special day to show the world that all girls are beautiful just for being who they are.

"Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith."

-- Margaret ShepardLily of the of my favs.

NICE: YouTube Movies

FREEBIES: Peanut Butter code: 3569

CONTESTS: I would LOVE to win!

Busy day....hook 'em!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Today is the birthday of Johannes Brahms (1833)

Relax and listen to some classical music today... or any music that inspires you!

"Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them."

-- Johannes Brahms

FUN: Life should always be this fun! Machine-made Bohemian Rhapsody

WHERE TO DONATE: Shoes - here and here, and used Crocs are perfect for playground padding. Mail them to 1510 Nelson Road, Longmont CO, 80501, and make sure the outside of your box is clearly marked “recycle”.

INTERESTING: Dutch economy?, Fun way to pick paint colors, Lowes how-to videos, Check out my zombified pic!, Bravery.

HILARIOUS: Breathalyzer fail, A mother's confession, Signs.

  • White Sale items - Linens and Towels
  • Spring Cleaning Supplies
  • Gardening supplies
  • Luggage,
  • Mattresses,
  • Outdoor furniture

  • YUM: Vegetable Salad

    FREE: Online resources for business owners, music archive.

    CRAFTIES: How to design children's clothing, How to make a stamp, free-motion embroidery trivet, toddler pants from men's sleeves, custom fabric store, sewing blogs, huge collection of patterns, apron collection, embroidery patterns, crochet museum, shirt to blouse how-to, origami trash bag ---- I'm going to try with newspaper for a larger bag.

    Hook 'em!

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    Today is The Martians Are Coming Day

    Celebrate otherworldly creatures on the birthday of Orson Welles (1915), the man who brought us the War of the Worlds broadcast... and so much more.

    "If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where
    you stop your story."

    -- Orson Welles

    FREE: KFC Meal

    BARGAINS: 3 Bill Murray DVDs for $5, zero to ship

    LOVE: Too adorable!, Amy Grant

    GOOD INFO: Credit, I want some

    HILARIOUS: My first dictionary

    FUN: Book Art

    INTERESTING: Human sonar

    Hook 'em!

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009

    Today is Slow Down Day

    For your health, take time to slow down today. Smell some flowers, watch the birds, take a
    walk... be good to yourself.

    "When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it, but all that had gone before."

    -- Jacob A. Riis

    LOVE: This bird, these fabrics

    HILARIOUS: Regrets, Glossary.

    FREEBIES: $30 Benihana gift cert when you sign up for their e-mail, Free Hallmark card that they mail and everything - code: APRILCARD, Amy Butler Free Patterns; Lands' End Free Shipping - today only.

    Short/sweet - headed to Habitat for the afternoon....hook 'em!

    BARGAINS: Aprons - save $10 with code: mother1

    Monday, May 4, 2009

    Today is Long Necks Are Beautiful Day

    On the birthday of Audrey Hepburn, celebrate all those who have beautiful necks (whether long or short). Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929, near Brussels, Belgium. Happy birthday, Audrey!

    "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

    -- Audrey Hepburn

    All I got for you today...busy, busy, bizzy.

    Hook 'em!

    Friday, May 1, 2009

    That today is the beginning of National Senior Travel Month

    This celebratory month combines the spirit of Older Americans Month with National Tourism Week (first full week in May). Get out and travel no matter how old or young you might

    "When you grow up and you're different, all you want to do is find a way to be the same. And then as a more mature adult you realize the beauty of thinking on your own."

    -- Sarah Jessica Parker

    What is more apropos than this pic when you're from the Great State that is swimming in pig infections? Cute? Not so much. I love this 1976 Swine Flu flashback.

    Is it really May already? My life is going by so fast...

    FREEBIES/COUPONS: $1.50 Kashi Waffle Coupon, Books, Best Time to Buy, Free Seattle's Best Coffee at Borders coupon, Free Business Cards and Resumes at Staples, Drink sample, Dove Samples and Coups,

    INTERESTING: White House shots, Plastic bag lights, black houses, Restless Chairacter, Space experiments

    FUNNY: Food'lebrities, Design Failures, Food songs

    YUM: Pies

    CRAFTIES: Mollie Flowers, Hammered Flower, How-To Alter Patterns, Tutorials for Boys, Smocking/Shirring, A New Artists Shop

    LOVE: Them Babies, Organic Food and where YOU can buy, Beary/Chairy

    MEMORIES: My GMa passed away when I was 9 so no telling how old I was when this memory was created....this reminded of it ~ birds would commit suicide every time my GMa washed her large living room window by trying to fly into it.

    Enjoy the weekend and hook 'em!