Writer Wednesday

Here’s today’s writing prompt:

What was your favorite Christmas present you received as a child?

Christmas 1990 (at least, I think it was 1990) was a GREAT Christmas. I was still on the side of the fence that somewhat believed Santa was real. I mean, there was a big part of me that thought my parents were the ones that filled up our stockings {we’re the ‘cheaters’ that open presents on Christmas Eve; I knew Santa didn’t bring those} but I also figured that my parents left stockings to the Fat Man in Red because they had had enough of shopping and wrapping gifts.

Anyway, Christmas morning 199something, my sisters and I woke up at our normal 3:00 a.m. “Let’s-go-see-what’s-in-our-stockings” to find the most glorious gift waiting for us. I’m talking the Holy Grail for all ’90’s kids: a Nintendo. A freaking NES was waiting in all of its monochromatic beauty.

nintendo

I’m pretty sure our squeals were so high-pitched that windows broke. We FLIPPED out! We could not believe that we were looking at our very own Nintendo! I can’t remember all of the games we had, but I know we played the crap out of Super Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt, Super Mario Brothers 3, The Little Mermaid, Yoshi, and Dr. Mario. We loved that game system. It probably paid for itself within the first month of us receiving it. When we got older, we didn’t play games on it that often. But I will never forget how excited we were with our “latest and greatest technology”.

 

(Fun fact: When we went back to school after the break, my sister Bridget was being teased because she said that Santa had outdone himself this year. “Santa’s not real, Bridget!” a kid yelled at her.

“Oh yes he is!” she snapped back.

“How do you know?”

“Because my parents can’t afford a Nintendo and there was one under our tree on Christmas!” she explained.

You just got PWNED, kid.)

 

Fan Girl Thursday

Hello nerdy guys and gals! Friday came early this week! Well, at least my Friday came early this week since me and Huff the Hubs are hittin’ the road! But, I couldn’t go on a trip without first giving you some geeky goodies to quench your nerd thirst!

 

Get excited Whovians (more specifically, Ten fanatics!) because the complete David Tennant box set is available for pre-order!

So. Much. Tennant.

So. Much. Tennant.

This 26-disc set, on sale for £99.99 ($156) comes with every episode that Ten and his fabulous hair star in, as well as Christmas specials, outtakes, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage and more! AND, if you’re one of the first thousand peeps to pre-order, you get a mini sonic screwdriver!

 

Here lately, Huff the Babe has really been getting into Disney. Specifically Minnie and Mickey. She has a Minnie Mouse doll that her Nana got her that she LURVES. So when I saw this, I immediately squealed:

"Oh boy!"

“Oh boy!”

This super cute nightlight is on sale at Home Depot’s website! The light connects to a small charging station and can be operated with a small switch or it can be taken off the stand so your little one can snuggle it all night long! There are four different characters to choose from: Mickey, Minnie or Mike Wazowski and Sulley from Monster’s Inc. Adorbs, right?!

 

 

Last week I told you about how that awesome authoress, JK Rowling wrote a new story all about that pink-wearing-evil-cat-lady Dolores Umbridge. Well, turns out Rowling actually wrote FIVE more stories and posted them to her site Pottermore!

"It says right here that I'm a genius!"

“It says right here that I’m a genius!”

The stories cover backstories from people like Professor Trelawney, to magical creatures such as the thestrals, and wizarding places like Azkaban Prison! Register and check it out!

 

 

There’s a chill in the air, folks. Its time to bundle up and take care of those precious lips of yours the Shakespearean way! Check out these bard-worthy lip balms from Perpetual Kid!

"To be chapped, or not to be chapped. That is the question."

“To be chapped, or not to be chapped. That is the question.”

The chapsticks come in a set of three, each one with a distinct scent and picture. There’s Shakespeare, Macbeth, and Hamlet!

 

Have a great weekend, peeps! I’ll tell you all about my travels on Monday!