I love entering what you all are putting in my linky. My goal is to enter everything (minus things I can’t use, already own, or are reviewing and giving away.) But, I’m up for entering everything else! So bring ’em on! I LOVE entering giveaways. Come on, everybody, let’s win some prizes!
Aloha Fridays: where you ask a simple question, give a simple answer, link it up at An Island Life, and do a little visiting and a lot of relaxing. Join in!
My question of the day is: Do you wear shoes in your house or do you take them off when you come inside?
I always take them off when I come home, but I do wear them at different times throughout the day while I’m at home.
When we lived in New Jersey, one of our favorite things to do was to drive down to Atlantic City. My favorite casino at the time was Bally’s. I wonder if it still exists? Well, anyhow…
At the time, slot machines were not yet computerized, so the telltale sound of coins clinking into the catch tray with a ching ching ching sound was constant and all around us, adding to the feverish excitement in the air.
My husband and I each took $20 in quarters and a plastic bucket, and we headed to the slot machines. After hopping around a few machines, I hit the magic motherload machine, and it was rapid-fire spilling out quarters left and right. I kept waiting for my streak to end, but it never did. Out would tumble more quarters, and more and more. It was intoxicating! Every so often I would scoop out the massive amounts of quarters from the bottom tray and add them to my bucket, and it was filling up really quickly.
Meanwhile, my husband was on a losing streak but since I was doing so well, I just dumped a load of quarters from my bucket into his and off he went, and back he came and off he went. In spite of him, my bucket was nearly full. There had to be at least $800 in there.
All of the sudden my machine jammed. I couldn’t get it to respond. I tried a second quarter…nothing. The gambling lady next door took one of her own quarters and tried it. Again, nothing. There was a red light over my machine blinking on and off so I just waited, figuring the attendants would see it and know they needed to come over and fix it. I wasn’t about to leave my magic machine.
Well, I waited for what seemed to be forever, and still nobody came. How long did they expect me to wait? I just couldn’t take it anymore. So, I walked away from a…
(and I didn’t even know…)
I was able to take a sneek peek at three of CBS’ new fall tv shows, thanks to Role Mommy, and it’s a mixed bag of results for me, with one clear winner.
This intense, well written drama stars Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a wife and mother rocked and humiliated by the political corruption and sex scandal which lands her husband (Chris Noth) in jail. She starts over in her original career as a defense attorney and begins to shed her identity as “the good wife”.
I was hooked immediately on this show. Margulies is brilliant in this role. She struggles to maintain her composure in public while silently seething with rage at her husband’s betrayal and the fact that her world is now upside down. This one is your can’t miss fall tv show! I LOVED it!
I also watched Medium which has made a network switch to CBS this year. Starring Patricia Arquette as Allison Dubois, a real life research medium, we begin where last season left off. Allison, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, delayed the surgery in order to finish solving a crime, putting herself at great medical risk. She did solve the crime but because of the delay she suffered a stroke and fell into a coma.
I had only seen bits and pieces of the show prior to this preview, and I do find the premise intriguing. Allison’s character is an incredibly stubborn person, which I find completely frustrating yet believable, but there’s something about her relationship with her husband that drives me bonkers. Long time fans of this show will no doubt follow it here to CBS and enjoy it just as much.
In this new comedy, Billie (Jenna Elfman), finds herself “accidentally” pregnant after a one night stand with a much younger Zach (John Foster). Fresh on the heels of a breakup with her boss who still wants her, she’s thrown for a loop with the pregnancy, but she and Zach decide to live together platonically in order to raise the child.
This is a comedy, which is my least favorite type of show. I have never cared for Jenna’s comedic style, so it all just fell flat to me and wasn’t very funny, but that’s just me. If you’re a fan of Jenna Elfman, you’ll probably enjoy it very much.
I hope you watch these shows this fall, if for no other reason than because I want to know what YOU think. Do you agree with me or disagree?
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Carol EL said…
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August 17, 2009 7:21 AM
Congratulations to both of you!
**How come I can eat something one day and think it’s the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten, and then I eat the exact same thing another day and think it’s just meh.
**Sometimes out of the blue, I’ll scratch my leg and notice that I have a bug bite, on that leg, which has been inside my pants for hours. Then I freak out that a bug has been crawling around inside my pants leg with me all that time, and how is that possible?
**Why can’t I stretch silently? Every time I stretch, I make some type of accompanying sigh or exhalation.
**I have ditties that play in my head when I do certain things. They only play at those times. They’re nonsense rhymes that go along with tunes, but that’s all I can remember because they only come to me if I’m doing that activity. I couldn’t be a bigger freak show if I tried.
The Unmom…click it.
I have four brothers and the oldest one is known to stretch the truth a wee bit.
He flew out to a playoff game in Boston a few months back with his girlfriend and when he returned, it was obvious that he had been in some kind of physical altercation. His face had very deep scratch marks in it which still haven’t healed completely. This prompted a sibling investigation.
According to him, it became a little spirited in the fan section between himself and some Boston fans. Now he’s a loud and obnoxious fan, albeit friendly, and I could see where this part might be true at most any game he would attend.
However, he claims that this group of Boston fans jumped him, took off his shirt and scratched him all over the face and back. No punches were thrown. HUH? Not one punch, just scratches…
I ask you… What group of guys fights by removing someone’s shirt and scratching like a bunch of pansies?
When pressed for details on the story…he can’t give any.
I don’t believe a word of it. None of that happened. It’s a lame attempt at a cover-up.
2. I like to piggy back my comments in rapid fire succession and I hate the WordPress “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.” It’s nearly as bad if not worse than word verification.
3. The latest post is on top where it should be. Missionary position, ya dig?
4. It’s fast. I have no tolerance for scroll stuttering.
5. Blogger is not a click tease. The whole post is ready and waiting. No click through, no teasing, just straight up ho.
6. It’s ADD friendly. There are not 75 categories to search through for the one post I wanted to read.
7. Multiple personalities call for multiple authors, and Blogger understands mental illness.
8. I can still have my own domain name but Blogger does the work, kinda like a husband 😉
9. I don’t have to worry about css and plug-ins and things I don’t understand.
10. It’s free, and we all know there ain’t no cash money in blogging.
Did you know Yoplait Whips could be enjoyed as a frozen treat? Why didn’t someone tell me earlier? I just found out! You simply freeze it overnight and let it sit out for 5-10 minutes before digging in!
My son tried the strawberry mist flavor and I tried the orange crème and I was surprised at how tasty it was. It tasted like an indulgence but it wasn’t, because it’s low in fat and calories, unlike its evil cousin, ice cream.
While I actually prefer the light airiness of Yoplait Whips right out of the fridge, my son does not, but yet he really liked them frozen. I wish he didn’t, because the kid eats at least 3 Yoplait yogurts every day. You think I’m kidding? I wish I were. I’m dead serious.
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