Friday, October 27, 2017

FRANKENSTEIN FRIDAY & FUN STUFF

Frankenstein was created in 1818 by Mary Shelley when she was just 21 years old, and his day has been celebrated as a holiday since 1997 on the last Friday of October.  This is a great time to re-read the book or watch one of the many versions of the classic movie.


Nope, we're not talking about the green ghosts from the movie Ghostbusters.  This is actually a cool cocktail. You'll be surprised how good this drink is, and it's super simple to make.

GREEN GHOSTS
In an ice-filled shaker, shake 2 oz. gin, 1/2 oz. Green Chartreuse liqueur, and a generous squeeze of lime. If you like, the glass can be decorated with a lime or kiwi wedge. Strain it into a scary glass or even a lab beaker to make it more fun.



The 1st Apple iPod was released in 2001 for about $399.  Then in 2009, they came out with one that was 22k gold  and set with over 200 diamonds.  The cost?  $233,000!


By the way today, you can preorder the Apple iPhone which is almost $1000, in space gray or silver! 

If you watch Price is Right a lot, all the models all do the same thing when presenting a prize.  The next time it comes on, notice that they never show their backs to the audience.  This is really noticeable when they walk around a vehicle.


SCARY READ
Jennifer McMahon is known for writing fantasy and horror stories, so if you want to read a ghost story this weekend, check out The Winter People.  Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that her mother, who's a recluse, has mysteriously vanished.


FREE STUFF
Still stumped with what to do for Halloween?
If you like to dress up, be sure to visit www.Hip2Save.com to see which places offer up free treats for you or the kiddies.  But if you just want to relax at home with popcorn and cheeseburgers, visit www.popcornflix.com for free scary movies.  


But if you're like me, it's Hallmark Christmas movie time!  Yes, I'll be watching the same old repeats, along with 12 new movies leading up to Christmas Day.  Yay!


COUPON DEALS
If you live in an area with a Harris Teeter grocery store, October 29 - October 31 they will offer Super Doubles, where you can double coupons up to $2.00.

PLANNER
I tend to forget a ton of stuff, so I entertain myself and remember things by keeping a Planner.

Most people have these really awesome planners because they're artists and creative, but because I suck at drawing(lol), I'm always looking for deals on stickers.


These say they were on sale for $.50, but they were actually just ten cents at Walmart, and I was doing the happy dance.  The manager in that department said she just hadn't had the time to change the sticker price.


42 comments:

  1. Wow I did not know that about the Frankenstein holiday RO, that is actually on the calendar for my in person book club in 2018 and I'm going to change it to Oct so we can be in on the holiday too. The Green Ghost totty looks good thanks for sharing.

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    1. That's pretty cool Debbie about your plans for Book Club next year! Right now, that drink sounds perfect! Hugs...and Happy Halloween! RO

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  2. I so want to have a pretty planner,but I am so lazy

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    1. LOL! Once I kept looking at what others were doing, and getting stickers, it helped me to get much better organized. Happy Halloween! Hugs...RO

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  3. I love those old black and white Frankenstein movies.

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    1. I really enjoy the black and white dance movies. They don't make them like that anymore. Hugs...and Happy Halloween!

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  4. I LOVE your planner!! Stickers are a great idea! I have a few journals that I use and sometimes I really just don't have time for drawing all the fun little things I want to. I may steal your idea! We have the green Chartreuse here, Alex likes it but I find it too herbally...I'll show him that recipe though! Oh last night we watched Abott and Costello meet Frankenstein, does that count lol? Actually my very favourite Frankie movie is the Mel Brooks comedy Young Frankenstein, we watch it every Halloween! :)

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    1. Hey Rain! I sure wish I had your artistic skills to make it better, but thanks so much! Steal away! (lol) I had no idea they even made that movie, and I bet it was so much fun to watch. I loved Young Frankenstein, and probably watched it 3-4 times. Happy November! Hugs...RO

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  5. One of my favorite stories! have a great weekend!

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    1. Frankenstein is definitely a really good classic tale. Happy Halloween! Hugs...RO

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  6. LOVE the black cat on the pumpkin. Two of my favourite things.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Something about black cats are truly elegant to me, EC. Happy November! Hugs...RO

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  7. It's amazing how little Lori Loughlin has aged in all these years

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    1. So true, Adam. Some people are blessed with the best genes ever! I look forward to seeing her in more Hallmark Movies in the future. (lol) Hugs...

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  8. I think I read the Winter People. Ooo I could use a green ghost to warm my toes :)

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    1. That Green Ghost sounds good right now for me too, Kim! Hugs...

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  9. So much information, and a fun recipe. Thanks and have a great weekend!

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    1. You already know I'm into useless trivia Awesome Angela! lol Happy November! Hugs...RO

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  10. Lots of interesting and great stuff RO!!!
    You make me want to have a planner...now if I just knew where I could write that down so I don't forget 👻🎃

    Big Hugs!!!

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    1. LOL! I'm with you, adding the stickers and tape really makes it fun for me to remember. Hope you're doing well! Hugs...

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  11. I can't see investing 1000 bucks in an I Phone, but this is coming from a guy who doesn't carry one anyways, but if I did I hope the price would be a little more reasonable.

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    1. I'm with you on this Jimmy! A phone that expensive needs to cook for me, and read my mind to get $1000! (lol) Hugs...

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  12. I'd like to know who was crazy enough to buy the gold iPod.

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    1. LOL! I totally agree with you on that Deanna. I can get my music for FREE from Pandora or somewhere else. Looks cool though, huh? LOL

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  13. I actually have Frankenstein in my collection but I've never read it. I ran across it a few days ago. I should probably get to it soon.

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    1. The book is a really interesting read, Adria, and hope you enjoy it with some hot cider and a cheeseburger. Hugs...RO

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  14. Wish MY Walmart had those stickers for a dime. I can't believe it. Even fifty cents is a bargain.

    Boy, do I feel like I live under a rock. I've never seen a Frankenstein movie, never watched the Price is Right, and don't own a cell phone, much less an I Phone. And every year when Hallmark comes out with their Christmas stuff, I turn off Movies and Mysteries, the one Hallmark Channel I usually like. I can't take all those Christmas movies year after year, although I might watch the 12 new ones on HM&M.

    I actually LIKE your planner. It really puts mine to shame. Mine is not a planner, though, but a record of my daily activities. How many times can this boring person write "did laundry," etc. Have a great weekend, dear Ro.

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    1. Elizabeth, you are just so fun, and I'd totally love hanging out with you because your sense of humor is fab! (LOL) My friends think I'm nuts because I actually watch these movies year after year on both of their channels AND I have the audacity to even tape a few. Like you, I'm looking forward to the new ones. No way would I pay $1000 for a phone, but I know some people are into gadgets and things. LOL, I'm one of those same people that write laundry and library every Sunday! Like minds, unite! Hugs and Happy November RO

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  15. Woo Hoo. Way to go on your sticker deal, Rockin Ro.
    My I phone is a 5 and I need a new one, but no way am I paying 1k for a phone.
    We went to Asheville Friday. I thought of you as I ate my chocolate cupcake with peanut butter icing.
    Hugs

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    1. I love a deal Super Sandra! Say what? Chocolate cupcakes and peanut butter icing, and I wasn't there? lol Ditto on the phone. Even if I had the money, I can't see paying that kind of money unless it did the laundry and cooked a meal for me. *heh* Hugs...RO

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  16. I want that green cocktail... seriously trying not to binge drink now that I can drink again! lol! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. I'm with you on that drink Gingi. It just looks so fun! Congrats again on the beautiful baby! Hugs...RO

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  17. Didn't know Frankenstein had its own holiday now. I still need to read the book. Wow, I can't imagine paying that sort of money for a phone. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. You never know what in the world will show up on the crazy calendar, but I love it, for sure! Ditto about that $1000 phone Nick! Hugs...RO

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  18. I had no idea Frankenstein had his own holiday! I definitely need to add that in to my watching/reading schedule next year. I'm so excited about the Hallmark Christmas movies. I have a bunch from last year on my Tivo that I never got around to watching.

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    1. I absolutely don't understand why I keep watching these same movies year after year, but it's like a nutty ritual. (lol) Glad you like them too! Hugs...

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  19. Poor Frankenstein. Almost 200 years later, and still no one ever seems to notice that Frankenstein is the doctor's name, and the monster is just simply called Frankenstein's monster (nameless).

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    1. LOL! You're right, and a very great point! I suspect, it will be that way 200 more years from now, as well. Hugs...and hope your day has been the best!

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  20. I have been trying to get my organized myself... I usually do it on my phone planner but I think I need something I can write on and decorate that will be right in front of me (I too am not creative with my drawings, many of my family got that talent... mine more with writing my heart.

    I wish Canada had double coupon day, I would totally clean up and save a bundle... but coupons are no where near as big as they are in the US xox

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    1. Sometimes it seems like there is so much going on, and it gets overwhelming, particularly when you throw in not feeling well. What I like about the Planner is that they come in so many different sizes. I have a friend who keeps hers in a purse, but I need to carry mine around. That's interesting. I thought coupons were the rage everywhere. I learned something new! Hope you're doing well Lovely Launna! Hugs...RO

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