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There is an inverse relationship between the people I buy presents for and the people who read my blog. So it’s safe to post a good mnay of my purchases here. They will be hiding in plain sight, safe from my relatives’ prying eyes, because their eyes don’t pry here.
Cyber Monday is, apparently, a big online retail day. We laggards who ate, slept and lazed our way through Thanksgiving weekend simply logged on this morning instead of lining up at midnight for flat-screen TVs from big box stores. My haul:
How about some wonderful ceramic art from Sally Mara Sturman?
A pair of gray jeans from www.badjoan.com
I am told that gray is the vogue color this season.
And kitchen stuff–onion goggles, anyone?:
A few T-shirts with stupid slogans:
Cashmere blankets, one size fits all…
A couple of Bugzookas from www.northerntool.com because you always run into someone who needs a Bugzooka.
…and I treated myself to a really great skirt for holiday parties:
I like Shutterfly for making photo gifts. I ordered TONS of wedding prints and calendars and such, because my daughter’s wedding was a once-in-a-lifetime event. Here is a shot of my sister, my brother and me at the reception. Are we having fun yet?
Well! I am so on top of the shopping this year! Where are you shopping and what are you buying?
So on Amazon’s Home Page, the Kindle is displayed with a very familiar book. Thanks, Amazon!
A video Elizabeth made for her Marketing class. The assignment was to create an iPhone app and make a commercial for it:
So on the New York Times web site they’re talking about the biopic “The Blind Side” about a disadvantaged youngster adopted as a teenager by a wealthy family. The debate seems to be about the racial stereotypes…but there really is no debate. It happened the way it happened.
The article referenced above sparked a debate in the comments section. They want to know what the best sports movies of all time are.
My favorites were not mentioned (surprise) so here they are:
Does “Last of the Mohicans” with Daniel Day-Lewis count?
If not, then it’s “Victory” with Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine and a bunch of other eye candy, about a soccer team of WWII POWs who take on the Nazi pros. A close second… Maybe “Hoosiers”?
Field of Dreams and Bull Durham are high on my list. How can they not be? Both are as close to perfection as a baseball movie can get. Ditton “The Natural” with Robert Redford.
No! “The Cutting Edge” about pairs figure skating. Be still my heart.
There. Aren’t you glad you asked?
How about you? What are your favorite sports movies?
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Local Authors, Susan Wiggs and Sheila Roberts, Celebrate the Holiday Season
Cookie Exchange, Reading, and Book Signing at Eagle Harbor Book Company
Bainbridge Island, Washington – Bainbridge Island residents, good friends, and authors Susan Wiggs and Sheila Roberts each have a new book out, and they’re ready to celebrate with friends and fans! Join these gregarious gals on Thursday, November 19 at Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island, as they read from their new books, share cookies, laughs, and the magic of the holiday season. If you bring a plate of your best cookies to share, you’ll be entered to win a certificate for a fabulous spa treatment on Bainbridge Island. Or just bring yourself, sample the cookies and enjoy the evening. The festivities begin at 7:30pm. This event is open to the public, and no RSVP is required. For more information, call (206) 842-5332.
Wiggs will read from LAKESHORE CHRISTMAS, a modern-day fairy tale about the unexpected blessings of the season, and the latest installment from her bestselling Lakeshore Chronicle series. As an added bonus for readers, LAKESHORE CHRISTMAS features a collection of cookie recipes!
Roberts will read from ANGEL LANE, her open-hearted holiday story about the friendships we make, the chances we take, and the lives we touch every day. Susan Wiggs is an award-winning bestselling author of more than 30 novels. The recipient of four starred Publishers Weekly reviews and three RITA awards from the Romance Writers of America, Wiggs has hit numerous national bestseller lists across the country. Most recently, FIRESIDE from her popular Lakeshore Chronicle paperback series, debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list. To learn more, visit www.susanwiggs.com. Sheila Roberts lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she’s not speaking to women’s groups or at conferences, she can be found writing about the things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate. Visit her on the web at www.sheilasplace.com. Eagle Harbor Book Company is a full-service, locally owned, and proudly independent bookstore located at 157 Winslow Way East on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. A short ferry ride from Seattle, Eagle Harbor Books offers a broad selection of fine new & used books. For more information, call (206) 842-5332 or visit www.eagleharborbooks.com.
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