Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2 - DVD Giveaway

Smurf village gets more exciting in the all-new DVD The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2, featuring new girl Smurfs; Willow, Blossom, Storm, and Lily! Join the Smurfs as they keep their village safe from the wizard Gargamel, accidentally turn themselves into babies, and more!

The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2 is available as of October 4, 2022 on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2 episodes:

The Pluffs!

The Majestic 5/Kitchen Klutz

Chef Soup/Adventures in Smurfsitting

The Round Up/Waffle Wednesday

Funny Mommy/Smurfy Day Care

Smurfy Secrets

Crashing Gargamel’s Party/The Curse of the Smurfs’ Treasure

Storm Loses her Mojo/Pop Out

Knight Smurfalot/Forget Me What?

The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2 synopsis:

The Smurfs have a new home on Nickelodeon! Join these beloved blue characters as they go on ALL-NEW adventures that push the charm, absurdity, and humor of the original series to even greater heights. Smurf we go! This volume contains the second 9 episodes of season one in a 1-disc set.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

FAVs Fruit And Vitamin Snack - Review

Almost every Wednesday I babysit my nephew, Brandon, for a few hours.  Which means I need to have snacks on hand.  I was recently introduced to FAVs Fruit And Vitamin Snack and knew it'd be perfect to feed Brandon when he's around.  

It can be difficult to find yummy snacks that are not loaded with unnecessary sugar but Tree Top has the solution for you.  The vitamins in every pouch of Tree Top FAVs help support kids’ immune systems.  Also, the design of these pouches allow you take your fruits and vitamins anywhere, anytime.  No spoon, no mess, just squeezy fun.

 FAVs Fruit And Vitamin Snacks are available in four flavors:  Orange You Happy?, Strawberry Strong!, Feelin' Peachy, and Go Bananas!.  Brandon was keen on all four but seemed to particularly favor Strawberry Strong!

 With a little one feeding himself, it's nice to have something that is easy to open and eat.  There's a twist cap on each pouch.  Once it's open, all your kiddo has to do is suck the snack from the opening.  The cute graphics on the pouch make it even more appealing.

Of course, I couldn't just take Brandon's word on how good they are.  I had to try one for myself.  I liked the flavor and texture.  FAVs Fruit And Vitamin Snack is a treat I'd recommend for your child.  They're easy to use, taste delicious, and have some of the vitamins and minerals needed for a daily diet.

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Woodland Cemetery Ghost Tour

the "ghost" of William A. Richardson

Jason and I won tickets to a Woodland Cemetery Ghost Tour for October 1st.   Woodland Cemetery is a historic cemetery located in Quincy, Illinois, and these tours take place every year.  Open every Saturday in October, the tours rotate in theme.  This year there's three themed tours are:

Roaring 20s

Mausoleums, Vaults, and Crypts

Lincoln Lawyers

burial site for William A. Richardson

Jason and I attended the tour for Lincoln Lawyers.  During different stops along the cemetery we visited with the "ghosts" of the locals who had connections with Abraham Lincoln.  They told us what their connections were and about their own personal lives.

The tour and its speakers was very informative and entertaining.  We "met" with those who had both positive and negative interactions with Lincoln.  

The only downside to this is that some people thought it'd be an actual "ghost" tour where they'd be going on a ghost hunt through a cemetery.  Unless you are already aware of what these tours are about, there's not a lot of clarity on the website.  The fact that the tours take place before dark should be a dead give away, but.....

Monday, October 3, 2022

Got Roped Into A Reptile Demonstration

Jason and I attended Quincy's Folk Life Festival on Saturday.  It was a free gathering at the museum featuring wood carvers, blacksmiths, games and face paintings for kids, food from local vendors, emergency services demonstrations, and more.  

Jason and I walked around the area, then went into the museum for a tour.  When done, we decided to walk the grounds again.  It was then that he and I, along with another guy, got roped into a reptile demonstrations.  Gary (locally known as Snake Man) was there with several of his reptiles, bearded dragons, and tarantulas.  I was among the crowd, just wanting to check out the specimens when I was quickly volunteered to help hold a giant Albino Burmese Python.  I sure wasn't getting anywhere near the head but agreed to take the tail end.

Snake Man's facial expression on the right is kind of worrisome!

This particular snake is six years old and will double in size and length once she reaches adulthood.  She weighs almost 200 pounds, with silky soft scales.  She eats one medium-sized rabbit every two weeks and could go two years without food if needed.

Having her hang on my neck wasn't so bad, minus the bearing weight.  Then the sun came out....and she got restless!   Muscles started moving and weight started shifting.  I didn't get a picture on my phone (but plenty of strangers did!) of her tail completely wrapped around my right leg and the tip resting right on my lady bits.  That snake got to second base with me!

To top it off,  her muscles contracted so much that I was smooshed against Jason's back with my face planted into it.  I was pretty much stuck. 

After holding this giant snake for half an hour, I had to tap out.  A lady offered me her hand so I could use it for balance and two other gals had to dig into my crotch to tear the snake away from me.  Would I do it again?  Sure, why not!