Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fun on the Web July 28, 2010 Thrift Stores

OOOooooo a National Thrift Store Directory

Of course you can always look up Goodwill. You can find a local store here:

But did you know they have an online auction type store? Although its not as feature rich as eBay it sometimes has more interesting things and better prices, particularly if you can pick it up at a location near you. They don't have many of those locations.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fun on the Web July 27, 2010 Budget Depression Remedies

There is a page called Bitches on a Budget that offers great advice (and wrote a best selling book). They often have great advice; here is some on home remedies for depression.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun on the Web July 26, 2010 Eat Local

Do you know how I feel about eating local? Do it, it's good for you and the planet plus it tastes so much better! Real Food, real farmers, real community:

My links to Farmers Markets (they should be loaded with goodies by now)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fun on the Web July 23, 2010 Betty Boop Festival

Betty Boop Festival in Wisconsin Rapids sounds like fun. I never knew that the illustrator was from Wisconsin. He went on to work for Disney on Snow White as the primary illustrator and helped animate Mickey Mouse in Fantasia (among other things). He also worked on Popeye and Gulliver's Travels.

Wisconsin Rapids WI, which is hosting the festival August 5-8 in part to honor the original animator of Betty Boop – native son Grim Natwick, born and buried in Wisconsin Rapids – and to celebrate Betty Boop. According to the ASIFA-Hollywood-International Animated Film Society, “Grim Natwick is undoubtedly one of the most influential animators who ever lived. . .

In addition to Betty Boop events, organizers are planning many other artistic and entertainment activities, such as an expanded Grim Natwick animation exhibit; scenic motorcycle tours; an animated film festival; visual art gallery; animation art collectors show; a dance, and other activities.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fun on the Web July 21, 2010 Abecedarian Sentances

We all know "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" but have you seen these fun alternatives? I like the first one "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs."

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fun on the Web July 17, 2010 Rehorst at Festa

There are now cocktails at Festa Italiana!

Rehorst is serving their spirits at the Harley Stage area. Try Palermo's. I can't get into my email right now so the details are fuzzy.

Also they will be serving at State Fair - Starting August 5th they'll be available at Hooch's Backwoods Bar located on the east end of the expo center. New for 2010 they will also be at a second location at the north entrance of the Expo Center.

and the
3rd Annual Big Taste at Pier One with unlimited samples from 20 of Milwaukees finest restaurants, live music, and Festa Italiana's Fireworks topping off the night.

Fun on the Web July 16, 2010 Jezebel

A bit lighter than my usual reading but fun anyway

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fun on the Web July 13, 2010 TSA Jobs

Job offers on a pizza box???

Franklin Roosevelt once said,"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough to those who have too little."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fun on the Web July 7, 2010 Tenutas Deli

I have probably mentioned the lack of Deli here in town. Here is an old fashioned Italian Deli and Grocery Store complete with wines, exotic beers, spices, breads, and a huge square deli case in the middle of the store offering prepared goodies, cheeses, meats, and bakery. The smell of spices intermingles with the popcorn they make throughout the day. A small bag is just a quarter!

There is an Outdoor cafe with Usingers brats, Italian sausages, ice cold soda including Point (which is a brewery in Stevens Point that makes a premium soda.) This used to be a regular stop for us whenever Sheila ran out of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Although the prices are reasonable I would always come home with so many goodies that I would spend a pile of money. Then I would eat more Italian foods for a few weeks since I would incorporate the ingredients into my menus.

This time I got some good cheese, spices, and 2 kinds of Greek olives plus a Muffolatta sandwich. We ate the popcorn and cannolis in the car before we even got out of the parking lot. Yum!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fun on the Web July 6, 2010 Time Flies on Vacation

Was off on vacation, visiting with family. Stopped for some tourist things on the way home, Kopps was at the top of everyone's list. (We had burgers and onion rings.)

As was Le Duc's (This was for custard.)

I have passed this place thousands of times but never went to Mars Cheese Castle before yesterday. It was mobbed but fun.