Posted on October 31, 2012 by E.W. Spider
The 1960s and the 1970s.
Instantly recognizable costume opportunities right there, yes?
Now take a peek at what you’re wearing right this very instant.
What you’re wearing right now is up for grabs as a Halloween costume in a few decades.
Will you just look at that terrific costume! It’s so 2012! Spot on! Fabulous!
Go ahead, furrow your eyebrows while you think about that for a second or two.
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Posted on October 30, 2012 by E.W. Spider
I still chortle when I tell the tale of my family’s first winter on the east coast of the US.
A few snowflakes fell, and whoosh, the whole city shut down.
We’d moved from the Rocky Mountains area, and this new-to-us approach to snow (or the lack thereof) was undeniably entertaining.
Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy have times – and the weather – changed over the years.
Hey, Friendly East Coast People, here’s wishing you lots of strength, and I’m hoping for a super speedy recovery!
[Chindogu: The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions]
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Posted on October 29, 2012 by E.W. Spider
I’m permanently borrowing this idea:
Basic Challenge: 30 Days of Gratitude Jar.
1) You’ll keep track of good things you experience, every day for 30 days.
2) On small pieces of paper have the family write gratitudes and good things. Funny stories, something amusing someone said, ways someone helped you, etc. Stick these in the jar.
3) On the 30th day, gather everyone ’round and read those good things.
Bigger Basic Challenge: 365 Days of Gratitude Jar
1) Same idea as the Basic Challenge, but for a whole year. 365 days. Big Jars.
2) Can you do it? Yes!
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Posted on October 28, 2012 by E.W. Spider
Draw 4 or 5 pumpkin-y shapes on a clean shower curtain or plastic table cloth.
Your younger chef might need help with facial expressions, so draw those, too.
Carefully consult with your chef which mouths to draw. Happy? Sad? Scared? Angry? Baffled?
Dips for the eyes and nose, cucumber slices for the mouth, broccoli for the stem, and baby carrots everywhere else.
And if you think your guests might be mildly grossed out, get the older chef to quickly make a big one just before the party starts.
Off you go!
[Taste of Home]
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Posted on October 27, 2012 by E.W. Spider
Ah, she’s Alice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland!
(Stripey socks! Yay!)
Now name the others, both character and book title.
Huge stack o’ bonus points if you can also name the authors!
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Posted on October 26, 2012 by E.W. Spider
Lookit that! The word pineapple in a whole bunch of languages!
Isn’t that just nift….
Word Nerds, ‘shplain this one to me.
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