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Tales from the Grocery Store

I can’t even begin to list all the weird crap I see at the supermarket, but I’m going to start trying. Read the rest of this entry

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Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (movie review)

July 1, 1979. A day that shall live on forever in infamy. It was on this day that a terrible pox was released upon the suspecting world. They hoped it would never rear it’s ugly head again, but greed is a powerful foe; the allure of advertising dollars for cable networks is too great, and so, the unsuspecting masses were again subjected to Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July.

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Saturday Beer Blog


Since it’s the weekend, I bet you thought this was going to be animal related, huh? Well, I guess there’s always room for booze, too.
From the “we’ve actually had this beer before” category, we’ve got Kona Brewery’s Big Wave Golden Ale. We were lucky enough to visit them when we were in Hawaii and I’m happy to report that this ale is just as good out of the bottle as it was out of the keg. Interestingly enough, it’s not bottled in Hawaii; Kona only skips kegs and it’s bottled in Washington and/or Oregon. I forget, and of course there’s no way to check…  (I’m sure the internet knows.)

I’ve been on a quest to fill the Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale hole in my heart since it disappeared from the market. I grabbed two vanilla beers during my last visit to Total Wine, but they were porters, so they weren’t what I was looking for.   Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter and Leinenhugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter are serviceable, but I need a vanilla ale in my life. Read the rest of this entry

Holiday Engagement (movie review)

The Hallmark Channel is back at it again with Holiday Engagement. This movie has a plot that’s been recycled through the rom com genre a million times and isn’t even unique to the Christmas rom com sub genre. (Holiday in Handcuffs, anyone? The title’s even similar – and this movie isn’t nearly as insane as it’s predecessor.) Read the rest of this entry

The Santa Incident (movie review)

On paper, The Santa Incident has a beyond ridiculous premise, yet somehow, the flick works.

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The Christmas Consultant (movie review)

TV veterans David Hasselhoff and Caroline Rhea are teaming up in The Christmas Consultant (or, as it’s known in Germany, Christmas Planner) and hilarious antics ensue… well, not really, but it’s not bad for a Lifetime Christmas movie.

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Let it Snow (movie review)

Candace Cameron Bure  (DJ on Full House) stars in 2013’s Let it Snow, Hallmark’s answer to a question no one asked regarding what happens when you take the name of a popular Christmas song and shoehorn it in as the title of your movie. Read the rest of this entry


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