Sunday, June 30, 2013

Krispy Kreme Celebrates 76th Birthday with 76 cent Dozen!!


Krispy Kreme Celebrates 76th Birthday with 76cent Dozen
Get a dozen for 76 cents when you purchase a dozen at regular price on July 13, 2013
Winston-Salem, NC (June 27, 2013) Krispy Kreme® is having a birthday, isn't it great! We're planning a party, we just can't wait.  All of our friends will be there, and plenty of doughnuts too. Don’t miss the celebration. We're saving a spot just for you.  In celebration of 76 years of delicious melt-in-your mouth treats, on Saturday, July 13, Krispy Kreme is offering a dozen of its signature Original Glazed® doughnuts for 76 cents with the purchase of an Original Glazed dozen at regular price.  No coupon required.  Offer available at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locations. Excludes Connecticut and Puerto Rico.
Since 1937, Krispy Kreme’s most famous and best-selling product has been the hot, glazed, yeast-raised doughnut known as The Original Glazed.

"When you hear people talk about having a ‘Krispy Kreme’, they are most often referring to our signature treat- the Original Glazed doughnut," says Dwayne Chambers, chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation. "Made from a recipe dating back to the 1930’s, our uniquely delicious Original Glazed doughnuts help set Krispy Kreme apart from any other sweet treat retailer. We're excited to celebrate 76 years of sharing delicious tastes and creating fond memories by giving our fans an opportunity to try and share the doughnut that has become famous worldwide."
Krispy Kreme fun facts:
ü  Vernon Rudolph rented a building in what is now historic Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and began selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to local grocery stores on July 13, 1937.  The delicious scent of cooking doughnuts drifted into the streets, and passers-by stopped to ask if they could buy hot doughnuts.  So, he cut a hole in an outside wall and started selling hot Original Glazed doughnuts directly to customers on the sidewalk. The rest is history.
ü  A typical Krispy Kreme store produces more than 3,000 doughnuts per hour, but larger stores can produce up to 12,000 doughnuts per hour.
 
ü  Hot Doughnuts Now®: A beacon of golden delicious tastes, when lit, the Hot Doughnuts Now® sign announces to elated doughnut fans that Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnuts can be purchased hot off the line.  Get the app at HotLightApp.com.

*Offer good on July 13, 2013 only.  Purchase one dozen Original Glazed doughnuts at regular price and get one dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for 76cents at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian shops. While supplies last.  May not be combined with other offers.  Not redeemable at grocery or convenience stores.
About Krispy KremeKrispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(R) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found at over 740 locations in 22 countries around the world and approximately 10,000 grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores in the U.S. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Visit us at www.KrispyKreme.com.                                                                  

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Summer Deals at Your Local Olive Garden & Red Lobster Restaurant​s

 Are you looking for a great dinner out? There are some wonderful summer deals out there at the Olive Garden and Red lobster! 

Olive Garden
·         Olive Garden’s Lunch Flash Sale (Valid now through August 19): Olive Garden is offering special Lunch Flash Sales on select days for up to 25 percent off your meal.  Visit www.breaklunchblock.com to see when the next Lunch Flash Sale is scheduled and check back on that day to print your coupon!
·         Lunch Flash Sale coupon must be used on the same day the sale is announced
·         Olive Garden’s 2 for $25 Italian Dinner (Valid now through August 4): Start with unlimited breadsticks and your choice of soup or salad. Then choose two entrées from a menu of five delicious options. Dinner also includes your choice of an appetizer or a dessert to share.
·         Entrée choices include: New! Tuscan Garlic Chicken, Spicy Shrimp Vesuvio, Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno and Eggplant Parmigiana
Red Lobster
·         Red Lobster’s Buy One, Get One Half Off Coupon (Valid now through July 4): Visit  Red Lobster’s Facebook page or sign up for the Fresh Catch Club email newsletter to download a coupon for half off any Signature Combination with the purchase of a full-priced Signature Combination.
·         Entrée choices include: Wood-Grilled Lobster, Shrimp & Scallops, Broiled Seafood Trio, Seaside Shrimp Trio, Admiral’s Feast, Ultimate Feast, Seaport Lobster & Shrimp, Bar Harbor Lobster Bake
·         Coupon must be presented at time of purchase

·         Valid Monday—Thursday only  



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Marvel's IRON MAN 3 on Blu-ray 9/24!



From Marvel, the Studio That Brought You the Biggest Super Hero Movie of All Time, 
Marvel’s The Avengers, Comes the Next Chapter in the Powerful World of Tony Stark
  
MARVEL’S IRON MAN 3
Early Debut of the HD Digital and HD Digital 3D on September 3, 2013
 Followed by 3D Super Set, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Copy & On Demand September 24, 2013


Synopsis:  Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?


Producer: \Kevin Feige (Marvel’s The Avengers, Marvel’s Iron Man, Marvel’s Thor)

Release Date: HD Digital and HD Digital 3D: September 3, 2013
   3D BD, BD, DVD, Digital Copy, On Demand: September 24, 2013
   (Direct Pre-book: 7/30/13; Distributor Pre-book: 8/13/13)

Bonus Features: Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One: Jump into action with the stunt-team
(3D, BD, DVD &                       skydivers in this close-up look at creating one of the movie’s most memorable scenes.
Select Digital Retailers)
                                               Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look – Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World—Experience the spectacular new worlds, unforgettable characters, and pulse-pounding thrills of the upcoming blockbuster movie.
 
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Unmasked—Join cast and crew for a crash course in epic movie-making, Marvel style.

Gag Reel
Deleted & Extended Scenes
Audio Commentary—With Drew Pearce & Shane Black

And more





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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday Giveaway Linky list! Do you have a giveaway you would like to list? #41





 Enter your giveaways below, I would love to see what you have and enter, and I am sure my readers would love to enter too!


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Friday, June 28, 2013

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - In Theatres Now




Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer.  The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.

I was in LA recently and got to see Monsters University at the El Capitan, what a great place to see a movie. It is more than just a movie it is an event! My family and I loved this movie, if you ever wondered how Mile and Sulley met, well you will find out in this fun movie! 



MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is now playing in theatres everywhere!

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Travel with a CityPASS it a great way to see a city! Review and #Giveaway


 As you all know we love to travel.  We love to try new things, and visiting new city’s is a great way to do just this. But traveling can get expensive, there are so many costs when you travel. From, airfare to the hotels, to food to entertainment. It can really add up! But there is a way to save on the entertainment for your next trip, make sure to pick up a CityPASS you will save so much $! Here is a little more information about CityPASS from the website:

FROZEN - New Teaser Trailer & Images



Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. 



FROZEN opens in theatres everywhere on November 27th!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New DOLE Fruit Squish’ems – squeezable fruit pouches your family will love! @DoleFoods #DoleSquishems



This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Dole Packaged Foods, LLC. However, all opinions expressed are my own



You all know that I am a working mom who has a busy schedule. I am up and off to work before the sun comes up. And after a busy day at work I am off to pick my daughter up from school, and when she is home she is famished! She comes home and is ready to eat, and since I am just getting in myself dinner is nowhere near ready.  So I want to give her something that she likes, but something that will not ruin her appetite for the dinner I will be preparing.
 I was very excited to be able to give her a great afternoon treat in the form of DOLE Fruit Squish’ems these are great new treats from dole.  These are great treats filled with real fruit.  My daughter could not wait to try one but what flavor should she choose? DOLE Fruit Squish’ems are available in three yummy flavors, including:



  • Apple
  • Apple Mixed Berry
  • Apple Strawberry

 My daughter could not wait  to try the DOLE Fruit Squish’ems, she is a big fan of strawberry and loved the apple strawberry. She just adored the DOLE Fruit Squish’ems. And I was a fan as well, the apple was sweet and refreshing. The Squish’ems were lightly sweet  and really helped my sweet tooth.  New DOLE Fruit Squish’ems are BPA, GMO (not made with genetically modified or engineered ingredients), and Gluten free. I love that I this is a better for my daughter treat that she loves.

 I am always looking for healthy snacks and treats for my family. Sure some eating some chips or a candy bar may be a quick snack idea, but I do not want to fill my family with excess salt and fat, and sugar. You get a full serving of all-natural fruit, in each pouch! And each pouch is only and is only 60 calories. DOLE Fruit Squish’ems  You can chill them in the refrigerator, or not either way it is delicious.  DOLE Fruit Squish’ems  are just what I was looking for.  The snacks come right from the orchard to pouch, the new DOLE Fruit Squish’ems are only made with fresh apples from the USA! Know you are getting fresh quality product from the company you love, Dole.

These handy squishable treats are easy to pack into a lunch box for a great treat at lunch time. My daughter usually complains that she does not get fun treats in her lunch like her school mates do. So she tries to trade her snacks for “cooler” snacks that her friends have.  My daughter finally approved her lunch treat when I packed her a DOLE Fruit Squish’ems! There was no trading of her treat this day, in face her little friends tried to trade with her they wanted this creamy treat, but my daughter would not budge she wanted to enjoy this herself.   
School may be almost over, but this treat will be a great snack for camp, and for other summer activities as well this is such a convenient snack.  I would highly recommend DOLE Fruit Squish’ems, your family will love it, and I will surely be purchasing these nutritious snack treats again.  I want to have the time to enjoy “mami and me” time with my daughter, time to just slow down and have fun with her.  With the summer right around the corner this is a great treat that will give us some extra time to spend together, making crafts going to the park and just having a great time



DOLE Fruit Squish’ems can be found available at retailers nationwide. With a suggested retail price of $2.99 per package they are affordable as well.



Make sure to “Like” Dole on Facebook and follow Dole on Twitter for more information.

For more information  visit the DOLE website.



What flavor DOLE Fruit Squish’ems  would you love to try? And what would you do with more “mami and me” time?










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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

THE LONE RANGER - 2 New Behind-the-Scenes Videos

Are you excited to see the new Lone Ranger movie? I sure am, I was fortunate to be in Disneyland for the premiere of the Lone Ranger, I got some great pictures off all of the red carpet pageantry.  I will be sharing some more pictures with you all soon. But here are a few...



The Lone Ranger - Featurette "The Craft"


The Lone Ranger - Featurette "Hi Yo SIlver"





From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes.  Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

THE LONE RANGER rides into theaters on July 3rd!







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Sweet and Salted Caramel and Chocolate Doughnuts At Krispy Kreme




Ooey-Gooey, Sweet and Salty Caramel and Chocolate Shop DoughnutsNew Caramel Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Caramel Pretzel and Dark Chocolate Caramel Kreme Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

Winston-Salem, NC (June 24, 2013) Chocolate and Caramel is a classic reward-yourself combination, and this summer Krispy Kreme® is putting a sweet and savory twist on these irresistible favorites. Krispy Kreme’s Caramel and Chocolate Shop treats feature hand-dipped and handcrafted doughnuts topped with smooth caramel, sweet chocolate and salted pretzels. New Caramel Chocolate Chip Cake, Caramel Chocolate Pretzel and Dark Chocolate Caramel Kreme™ doughnuts are available at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locations. Make it a #sweetmoment when you pair them with a hot or iced Caramel Mocha.

“Chocolate and caramel have never tasted more decadent than in these three delectable new doughnuts,” explains Ron Rupocinski, corporate chef for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation. “Our caramel and chocolate shop varieties are sweet, savory, indulgent, playful and simply irresistible.”

Krispy Kreme Caramel and Chocolate Shop treats include these delicious doughnut varieties:

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cake- Moist chocolate cake doughnut made with premium cocoa, topped with caramel icing and topped with Ghirardelli® chocolate chips.

Caramel Chocolate Pretzel- Filled with chocolate Kreme blended with premium chocolate sauce, topped with caramel icing, salted pretzels and a caramel drizzle.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Kreme- Filled with smooth Kreme and premium caramel sauce, topped with a dark chocolate icing and a caramel icing twirl.


Become a Krispy Kreme Caramel and Chocolate Shop artisan. Handcraft your version of a chocolate and caramel treat using your favorite doodle app. Tag your sketch and share it #caramelandchocolateshop @KrispyKreme.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Kreme doughnuts are also available at participating grocery, mass merchants and convenience stores.  Visit KrispyKreme.com/grocery for more information.

About Ghirardelli Chocolate CompanyBased in Northern California, The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Founded in 1852 and in continuous operation since then, Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any American chocolate company. Ghirardelli is one of the few companies in America that controls the entire chocolate manufacturing process, from cocoa bean to finished product. This control over the manufacturing process, combined with Ghirardelli’s proprietary bean blend and unique methods of roasting and processing, ensures that you are rewarded with the highest quality and richest products.

About Krispy KremeKrispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(R) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found at over 740 locations in 22 countries around the world and approximately 10,000 grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores in the U.S. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Visit us at www.KrispyKreme.com.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .


Top 5 Tips for Summer Driving



During the summer, I love nothing better than packing the family into the car and heading somewhere beautiful to enjoy the sunshine.
Road trips can be great fun, especially in nice weather. But when you’re traveling with kids, you need to be prepared for every eventuality. These are my top five tips for preparing for family summer driving, including what you definitely should take along on a road trip.

Snacks
I always pack a big cooler box to be kept in the back seat, so that anyone feeling hungry or thirsty can grab something quickly.
When you’re choosing snacks, it’s best to avoid the junk food. It’s likely to cause a big spike in energy, followed by a comedown that’s going to leave little travellers irritable and moody, especially if they have trouble falling asleep in the car. Pack lots of fruit and of course, lots to drink.
I also keep a damp flannel in the cooler box. If anyone is starting to feel too warm or a bit sick, applying a flannel to the insides of the wrists or the back of the neck will cool them down quickly. 

Sunglasses
When I’m planning my summer driving, my obvious priority is my kids. But it’s also important to remember that whoever is driving the car needs to ensure that they’re going to keep everyone safe. It may seem like common sense, but remembering to take sunglasses for driving is a must when you’re taking a long trip in sunny weather. The last thing you want to be doing is using your hands to shield your eyes in bright conditions!

Rayban aviator sunglasses are a great choice for driving, as they’re lightweight, comfortable and provide total UV protection. Take a look at Red Hot Sunglasses which offers free worldwide delivery on all orders, including aviators which start from $109. 

Music
Making a CD of your kids’ favourite music will keep everyone entertained. What’s more, making the CD is a nice activity to do together on a rainy afternoon and will get your kids excited for your upcoming trip. 
Looking for even more ideas to your kids entertained on a road trip? Just take a look here for a list of games that are perfect for playing in the car.

Crayons
When I know that I've got a long car trip coming up, I keep a lookout for discounted crayon and coloring sets in stores.
A car journey isn't the best environment for coloring (brace yourself for the odd complaint from the backseat that your driving is causing little artists to ruin their drawings) so it’s not worth spending a lot on a high quality coloring set. They’ll probably get thrown away at some point on the trip but it’s guaranteed to keep kids entertained for at least a few hours.

Sick bags
You've planned to keep everyone fed, watered and entertained on your road trip. But no matter how efficiently you plan, sometimes there’s just no avoiding car sickness.

When the cool flannel hasn't done the trick, having a sickness survival pack on hand is a big help when someone becomes ill. Companies such as Chuckie Bags sell these packs for around $7 and offer worldwide delivery. These are great for long car journeys with kids and will minimize the impact of a bout of car sickness.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .



FREE BIRDS Trailer Debut #FreeBirds


FREE BIRDS - IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 1
Relativity Media and Reel FX Animation Studios

About the Film
They're out to change the main course of history!

This is a zany new movie coming out later this year, make sure to check out the trailer, it looks like it will be good!

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks (voiced by Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson) must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good.

Starring Amy Poehler and George Takei as S.T.E.V.E.; the film is directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!) and releases in 2D and 3D formats on November 1st – just in time for Thanksgiving!

Cast
Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson Amy Poehler, Dan Fogler, Lesley Nicol, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, Dwight Howard

FREE BIRDS ONLINE




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Disney's PLANES - New Character Posters




“Disney’s Planes” is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013.


Visit the website: www.disney.com/Planes


Disney’s PLANES flies into theaters everywhere on August 9th!

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Family orientated devices and apps



Sometimes it can be a little difficult to keep everyone in the family entertained, especially on those rainy days. However, these days there are so many mobile phones or mobile devices to keep away the boredom and get you and the family together. Tablets are brilliant mobile devices for all the family. These are not as personal as a mobile phone, but they do offer just as much as your everyday smartphone. The best tablets or mobile devices are the iPad or iPad Mini because they offer so much; things like parental control options, a large surface screen (especially the iPad) and Internet access in the home or on the go are what make it appealing.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

#4 Star Wars Weekends Disney World Solo trip #Starwarsweekend #Disney #Travel


After lunch I was off from Epcot to hit the Magic Kingdom. A quick trip on the monorail and I was there and I was quickly gone! The Magic Kingdom was PACKED and I wasn't about to wait in major lines and since I was getting up uber early on Friday I figured it would be best if I headed back to Pop to take it easy. I got back to Pop and called Mears to schedule my cab for Friday morning at 3 am so I could get to the Studios to get in line to buy my merchandise. I had to tell the woman from Mears 3 am a couple of times because I don't think she believed me when I said what time and where I was going to! I tried to sleep but the anticipation of the start to Star Wars Weekend was getting the best of me and I pretty much just laid in bed looking at the ceiling. 
I “woke up” at 2:15 am and got myself ready for the day and by 2:30 am I was waiting for my cab, at 2:57 am I received a text letting me know my cab was dispatched and another text at 2:58 am let me know my cab had arrived...that was quick! My cabbie wasn't exactly obeying the rules of the road and drove like a maniac and I say that as a guy who isn't scared to drive slightly (a lot) over the speed limit! He dropped me off at 3 am, it took 2 minutes to get from Pop to the Studios, when you're doing 65 in a 25 and bypassing stop signs you can see why it took 2 minutes! I was headed to the first part of Star Wars weekend the great line event. I was prepared, I had a chair! I had bought a small folding chair that I was able to hook onto my backpack so I didn't have to carry it with me and I can honestly say that the chair was one of the best purchases I have ever made. I was able to sit and relax and not get stiff and sore because I was standing up for 4 and a half hours waiting to get into the Maul. 
I made friends with the people around me in line and the next 4+ hours went by quickly and I was lucky the people around me this year were really nice and Star Wars geeks and not resellers who are there to make a buck and not into it as much as I am so it made for great conversations and I was asked why I didn't belong to the 501st since I was a prime candidate. The 501st is the Star Wars costuming community, the Tampa Garrison actually marches in the parade at the Studio's for all 4 weekends. I had to say no citing if I want to stay married I'll stick to dressing like me and not Boba Fett. My wife puts up with enough of my shenanigans and I'm not going to push my luck.

More to come! Stay tuned!





Susan S. Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .



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