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Archive for August 2010


1- Today is Kiss-and-Makeup day.
2-Today is National Secondhand Wardrobe day.
3- In 1939, The Wizard of Oz was first released.
4- Don’t tell my heart, my achy break heart but Billy Ray Cyrus turns 49 today.
5- Speaking of Billy Ray, if you type August 25th in google images, this one is the first to come up.  Oh Miley.


New section alert.  Paul is a young, strapping man who works at our office.  He knows how to do everything.  He is the person I go to whenever I have a problem; whether it be about my computer, car, boyfriend, great uncle, the rain, pandas, slow cooker recipes or taxes.. Paul always has the solution.

Paul has also introduced me to many random foods like 99% cocoa chocolate bar (mildly disgusting) and banana chips (I would recommend these).  He also sends us random videos and articles sometimes that are totally blog worthy.  Hence us starting up a ‘Paul Says’ section.

Here is a video that Paul would like you to watch.  I think it’s pretty great.


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1- Kramer (Michael Richards) turns 60 today.
2-In 2006, Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet.
3- In 1981, Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life for John Lennon’s murder.
4-  Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the USA non stop (from Las Angeles to Newark, New Jersey)  In case anyone was wondering, I was the second.
5- This is our 217th post.  I was born on Feb. 17 that’s (2.17) Kinda eerie right. Not really, but it’s basically my birthday and I will accept presents.


Okay. First I would like to start by saying  that it was not my decision to see this movie. Being the best daughter in the world is a tough job, and my position was tested last night when I agreed to see Charlie St. Cloud with my lovely mother. Secondly, Robin I don’t expect you to see this movie and review it, I dont wish that upon anyone. This review is merely a warning to anyone who may be tempted by the appeal of shirtless Zack Effron. STAY BACK! its a TRICK!

Within the first ten minutes of the movie, Effron loses his younger brother  in a terrible car accident, attends his funeral and begins to see his ghost. The moment he said to his ghost brother “I will come here, every day at sunset and play catch with you…I promise” is when I popped a handful of advil rapid releases in hopes of slipping into a mild comatose state wherein I could endure the remaining hour and fifty minutes of the movie.

Here’s what I managed to get out of it as I drifted in and out of consciousness: Effrons brother dies, he plays catch with him. he loses his zeal for life. he meets girl. girls gets into sailing accident, lost at sea. zack has a vision that she is still alive. zack steals boat to find her. zack takes his shirt off (pause for visual) to keep her warm. zack saves her life. zacks brother becomes a tiny orb, which I can only assume represents his ascent into heaven. the end.

This movie gets ZERO ritas out of five. But on a different scale, I give this movie 5 shirtless zack effrons. because frankly, the movie needed more of it.


New section alert!  Rita has hand picked her favourite throwback videos.  We will be featuring a new one every day…or atleast when we remember.

Here is one sent to us by an avid reader.  It is a kids TV show from the 70’s and early 80’s filled with sexual innuendos.

If you have a throwback video you want featured on our blog let us know!


1- Today is “Be an Angel” day.  Basically do nice things today.  I hope it’s not too late and you weren’t really mean today, I should have wrote this post earlier.
2- 25 years ago today a true angel was actually born.  That angel is Laura Stradiotto.  Some say Laura is not an angel and that her natural glow is just due to the fact that she was conceived in nuclear sewage.  Some say that is also why she has a brother that was born on the exact same day as her.  I say, Horseradish!  I have seen Laura dance to”Single Ladies” and  I know that only an angel could move like she can.

Happy Birthday Laura! Happy birthday to your brother too (pictured below)


In case you didn’t know it is Laura’s Birthday this Sunday.  Laura will be turning 25 which is kind of a big deal.

I would like to dedicate the next month of blog posts to Laura.  Laura is a friend and a scholar.

This is the ending of Laura’s all-time favourite movie.  Happy birthday laura!


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