Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Idol Exclusive

American Idol is still a hot TV show that keeps viewers coming back for each episode each season. But you don't have to wait for the air time to stay caught up on the latest idol news. You can check out Idol Exclusive for everything you need to know about Idol. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. check Idol news anytime night or day

2. communicate with other Idol fans who are members

3. look through blogs, forums, pictures and videos

4. read the latest news from the site or on your cell phone

5. find out what others have to say about the latest Idol news

6. take polls, take part in discussions, listen to music

7. join groups for even more online fun

8. make sure everyone knows what you think about the latest Idol news

9. find widgets to place on your blog

10. it's all FREE!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Texas Renaissance Festival School Day

We were able to visit the Texas Renaissance Festival School Day. On this day, the festival is only open to school kids and their educators. It is less rowdy and no alcohol on this day. It makes for a very pleasant day stepping back into the Middle Ages. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. the jousting tournament

2. my youngest nephew wearing the same colors as the Spanish knight

3. both my nephews got to participate in sword school

4. the knight in shining armor who kept "scaring" people (folks wanted a picture next to the armor, but they did not always know there was someone inside!)

5. the lady selling toy catapults who kept shooting marshmallows at my nephews-they almost caught them in their mouths!

6. the little girl selling candied nuts-she was so cute and could speak as if in the middle ages (good day m'lady)

7. pictures on the executioner's block

8. the knight who announced the tournament-we saw him a number of times throughout the day and he recognized us and was always friendly to speak to us

9. discount tickets, free parking, allowed to bring our own lunches

10. learning can be fun!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Game Plan

I took my daughter to see The Game Plan. We both enjoyed the show. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. cute premise

2. Madison Pettis, cute girl, great onscreen personality

3. The Rock's rendition of "Are You Lonesome Tonight"

4. How a dad can come to love his kid

5. mild/no profanity

6. the little girl had to wear a blind fold while in the locker room

7. his buddy Sanders' attitude toward wife and family

8. learning to overcome arrogance

9. non violent

10. an enjoyable afternoon just my daughter and me

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Knight's costume

Being such a cheapie, I love to do things the cheapest way possible. Especially things that kids are not going to want forever. So when it comes to making costumes, I try to go the cheapest way possible. Here are a few of my favorite things about this knight's costume:

1. cheap

2. easy to make

3. looks great

4. fun for the kids to play dress up

5. good enough to wear to the Ren Fest

6. they can wear the hoodies

7. the hoodies are easily washable

8. you can personalize them with any symbol the kid wants

9. the duct tape helmet

10. my very own knight in "shining" armour

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Last night we went to see the Neil Simon play "Rumors". I've never seen this show before and I really enjoyed it. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. the fast pace

2. the modern setting

3. the physical humor

4. the outright hilarity

5. outlandish

6. over the top

7. sometimes it got so stupid you just have to laugh

8. seeing the young people perform so well and watching their energy rise

9. affordable ticket prices

10. the ending

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

easy to make costume ideas

As Halloween approaches kids start making a list of costume ideas and parents scramble to get the costume all together. There are many costumes from which to choose. There are some really great easy and fun to make costumes as well. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. dalmation

2. bat

3. Rubik's cube

4. Lego

5. cow

6. cat

7. pig

8. hobo

9. pharaoh

10. scarecrow

Friday, October 5, 2007


I don't like pets too much, but I know many kids do, as my daughter does. We have had a variety, some that are good and some not so good. Here are a few of my favorites or think I might like:

1. dog

2. fish

3. turtle

4. rabbit

5. guinea pig

6. hermit crab

7. frog

8. hamster

9. gecko/lizard

10. ferret