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New Albums

October 30th, 2015 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Or CDs…. or Downloads.

Or is it Streaming…?

I don’t know but I do know I love music.  Today some great music was released.  A few months ago the music industry decided to start releasing music on Fridays instead of Tuesdays.

Sounds great to me.

So today be sure to listen to these new albums:

“If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra”

“We Love Disney” – Various Artists

“Get Up” – Bryan Adams

This album was one long rock tribute.  It is clever, fun and always good.

Also, listen to Adele’s “Hello” again.

Happy Halloween and November!

Halloween Preview

October 29th, 2015 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I will be at a fun event on Saturday morning.  If you live in the Minneapolis area, I will be at the Edina Pottery Barn Kids doing a storytime for Monster Needs a Costume by Paul Czajak at 11 AM.  We will have treats and a craft.  Bring you kids and dress up.  I’ll be in mouse in the storytime area.

Many people love Halloween.  One of the greatest things about this time of year are the movies, books and TV surrounding fall and Halloween.

Here is a list of some of some of my favorites:

TV: “Sleepy Hollow”  There is nothing like the 1940s animated version narrated by Bing Crosby. I was transfixed when I saw it last night after many years.

Movies: “Watcher in the Woods”  This is a creepy movie no matter your age.  It has Bette Davis, a English mansion and a mystery in the woods.  Enough said.

Music: Go to Spotify and listen to stories read by Boris Karloff.  Genius.

Books: I love anything by VC Andrews or Christopher Pike.  I grew up reading their horror and fantasy books.

Happy Halloween!

 

Happy Halloween!

October 30th, 2014 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

One of my favorite holidays is Halloween and it’s on a Friday this year!

Here are some of my favorite movies to enjoy tomorrow night.

1. April Fool’s Day:  a 80′s movie about teenagers at a mansion and they start dying one by one.

2. Anything Vincent Price: He has a great run of horror movies with a funny edge.

3. The Haunting: Get the 60′s version!

4. Amityville Horror:  Great haunted house movie!

5. Psycho:  No one is better than Anthony Perkins!

Enjoy!

“Josh Gad and Halloween Costumes”

November 7th, 2013 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

On November 6, USA Today published a wonderful article by contributor Josh Gad.   Gad’s article was a commentary on Halloween costumes and the current state of conformity.  Gad did not dress his 2-year old daughter as a princess, a Disney character, or heaven forbid, Miley Cyrus.   He and she went as …. Marty McFly and Doc Brown from Back to the Future!
The pictures are adorable.  However, Gad was stunned when no one recognized them!  Some thought she was Bruce Banner, others said she was a doctor!  He exclaimed, “I wanted to grab the mother by her Prada leg warmers and say:  ‘My daughter is not dressed as your damned pediatrician.  She’s Doc Brown.  The same Doctor Emmett Brown who sent McFly back to 1955 on October 26, 1985!’
Gad continues his commentary by summing up the current state of Halloween and how it relates to society.  “Uniformity has become the cool thing.  We all have the same phones.  We all dress the same way… . “  “I think the path is clear!” In order to reclaim our uniqueness, we must first reclaim Halloween
I loved it!
Conformity always made me angry.  In my opinion, social media represents the ultimate in conformity. People used to say me, “Why aren’t you on Facebook or Twitter?”  I have since conformed because of my business but rarely use is consistently.   I know the reason I do not use it… I prefer to swim away from the crowd and be myself.
People can always write me a letter or better yet, pick up the phone!

“Monster Needs a Costume”

October 15th, 2013 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays: candy, spooky stories and costumes.  When I was a little girl, we had the hardest time decided what to dress up as for Halloween.  One year is was a punk rocker and the next year it was flapper; but mostly we reverted back to the punk rocker every year.  I don’t think my mother looked forward to the holiday at all.
Although I rarely dress up for Halloween, there are wonderful options out there from the traditional ghost or vampire to more pop cultureish costumes like Miley Cyrus or Jennifer Lopez.   One of my recent discoveries that can help make this critical decision is a new children’s book called, Monster Needs a Costume.  This story is about a little boy and his monster.  Monster cannot figure out what he wants to be:  a ballerina, ninja, or cowboy.  Why not all of them?
Paul Czajak’s book teaches readers to be creative and strive to be different.
Check out the book at http://scarlettapress.com/store/monster-needs-a-costume/