Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I needed this laugh!

Watch this one ...


And then feel free to waste some time watching the other Walk on the Wild Side videos, especially if you're home sick and can't seem to move off the couch.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011


I don't know how much longer Tangled is in the theaters, but I strongly suggest that you go! See it in 3D if you can, too! Emilie called me on New Years Day and asked if I wanted to join the Wagner family for some movie time. When she called, I was still in my pajamas, had a kitchen and house full of dirty dishes from a dinner party the night before and was fully committed to lounging on the couch all day. I'm glad I decided to go!

I don't think I've been to a 3D movie in the theaters before. If I have, I don't remember what it was. You get these really funny glasses, and the movie really is better when part of the action is right in front of your face.
I've always been a fan of Disney and Pixar movies. I'm impressed by the amount of animation work it takes to make things look so realistic. This movie is no exception. The story was really cute, but I oooh'd and aaah'd throughout the movie at the beautiful images.
Don't these all look so realistic? This last one was my favorite. Imagine all these lanterns floating right by your head. Then, pretend that you are a small child and reach out to touch them! :)
Quick! Go look up your movie listings. For those of you in town, I've already done the hard work for you. Just click HERE. Let me know what you think after you go.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'm telling you, you'll be sorry!

Minnie had a very hard time leaving her chew inside tonight when we went out for a walk. She sat here like this for about 5 minutes, waiting for me to put the leash on. I knew it was a bad idea, because the snow we got this week buries her legs and part of her belly. I knew if she dropped this chew, we wouldn't find it again for weeks!

I finally wrestled it out of her mouth, and once we came back in, she was very fast to pick it up again. She didn't even wait for me to dry her off.

I hope to get some of my snow pictures posted here soon. This one couldn't wait :)

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

What an improvement!

I've been a shopper at Kohl's for quite a few years. They always seem to be having "The BIGGEST Sale Ever", and I can find great deals. As a teacher, I need to find nice-looking clothes, that don't cost a fortune, and can be both trendy and classic.

I have a Kohl's credit card, although I probably got it later than I should have. I think I must have waited until a back-to-school shopping spree to get the giant percent discount off my total.

They have a big clothes section in addition to great home goods, kitchen supplies, cute baby clothes (perfect for gifts!), jewelry, perfume and more! I don't typically shop in the purse or shoes section. I know, I know ... that's probably shocking, but I am picky.

In the past, I've been frustrated by sifting through racks & racks of clothes and I don't think the sale racks are as organized as they are at Target. The dressing rooms were always a giant mess! The doors hung off hinges or didn't close. The floors were cluttered with hangers, trash, and a pile of clothes. YUCK!

I went to Kohl's this past week on a snow day to look for a way to spend a gift card I got for Christmas (thanks, Ann!). I knew my local Kohl's was going through some construction on the outside of the building over the last few months, but I don't know that it had changed on the inside, too. Most of the time, I shop at the 119th & Metcalf store. I was SO impressed! They rearranged the layout of the store and things seemed to be easier to locate. THEN, when I was ready to try on clothes, I found myself in a brand-new dressing room. The outside had nice husband/boyfriend/son lounging benches, and artwork on the walls. The dressing rooms were BIG and nicely designed and CLEAN! The new wood floors, leather benches and 3-way mirrors are a nice addition.

One of my pet-peeves about dressing rooms is when there aren't enough racks, hooks or places to hang the clothes you want to try on. I bet department stores hate when their slatted doors are all scratched up, but that is what happens when you don't have enough hooks inside the room, and your customers will instead hook hangers through the door slats.

Kohl's has now fixed this problem with a large hanging bar (see the above picture) and then 3 hooks on the wall that are labeled. "Love it", "Like it", and "Back on the rack". What a GREAT idea! Don't most women make these piles on their own when trying on clothes? Now half the work is done for you? All you have to do is try on endless amounts of jeans and swim suits! :)

For those that are wondering, I spent my gift card on that brown sweater on the left, the gray one in the middle, 2 cards, 2 baby/kid gifts, some new pj's, and a bottle of perfume for myself. Not too bad! Go visit, trying on clothes will actually be enjoyable!

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Looking for a show?

You need to watch Auction Hunters. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Meet Allen and Ton. I'll let you guess who is who in this picture. You'll find them on Spike TV, except you won't find them right now. They're on a break right now. I believe they were one of the first shows in a string of auction house / storage facility / pawning reality TV shows. Now you can also find Auction Kings, Storage Wars, Pawn Stars, and American Pickers.

Not only is Allen nice to look at, but the show follows this twosome as they obtain abandoned storage units in an auction. The rules for the auction state that when the door is opened, you can look, but can't go in. Based on a quick view inside with a flashlight, the team decides whether or not to bid on the unit. Allen has 20+ years of auction and antique experiences. He was raised by collectors and antique dealers. He uses those skills to know exactly how much items are worth during the short viewing period. Of course, the episodes show them winning most of the units they big on ... but it also shows both the smart purchases AND the worthless units.

The shows comes back on Tuesday, January 25th. You might be able to catch some reruns between now and then. I highly suggest recording it (who watches TV live anymore?) when it comes back. Let me know what you think!

Oh, and you're welcome :)

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