Why Disney Shouldn’t Close The Great Movie Ride 

The Pixie Dusted Disney Freak

Unlike most people, The Great Movie Ride located in Hollywood Studios has always been a favorite of mine. I cannot visit Hollywood Studios without taking a ride on this attraction. There has been some rumors that The Great Movie Ride might close and be replaced with a new attraction, but I do not like the sound of that. I do not think The Great Movie Ride needs to close, and here’s why.

With a lot of Hollywod Studios’ original attractions closed, I feel Hollywood Studios is losing its Hollywood theme. The Great Movie ride is one of the few attractions that has that Hollywood-feel, and the attraction really fits with the theme of the Park.

Unlike most rides at Disney, The Great Movie Ride has a tour guide, and I always feel apart of the attraction. It feels like you have stepped into the movies, and the tour guide actually…

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By the Mighty Mumford

Pleasures of youth so fleeting,

Can have the older ones bleating…

Just one more hook

To more than just look,

Most times it’s self-defeating.

The next generations pass on,

You old guys need to stay calm…

Certain girls will

If you pay the bill,

If it were me–I’d have qualms!

Too old and too young,

For which men have been hung…

If your daughter

Would you want the slaughter

Of her innocence by such a one?

They sure are sweet,

But find more appropriate treats…

More your own age

Less likely to gauge

Their response to how well you treat!

–Jonathan Caswell

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Thankfulness and Gift Giving

It’s that joyous time of the year, right after what might have been a lively table flipping Thanksgiving debacle, depending on differing family politics. Thank goodness, not mine, as we are all on the same side of what is turning out to be the Great American Horror Story. Now we can get down to some serious consumer shopping. First off, College Boy, whom my significant other affectionately calls, Austinian The Child Emperor, (ok…he is maybe a tad bit spoiled), put in his Xmas request for a Keurig Fancy Smancy Coffee Maker. He asked for the K575, I countered with, “How about the K200?  Look, isn’t it nice?” Then I immediately felt bad when he answered that the 200 would be fine. I mean, he is a Child Emperor and all, and how is he possibly going to impress all his preppy, fraternity friends not to mention making lattes for sorority…

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How to Get in the Crockpot Spirit in 7 Ways

How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways

Let me start at the beginning. I asked for a crockpot for Christmas last year, and I got one! But I was so terrified that if I left it alone to cook all day while I was at work, that it would just spontaneously burst into flames and burn down my apartment. I could just never get over that idea. Yes, a little irrational of me, but that’s how I roll. Well, just recently I finally decided to nut up and pull it down from the top of the fridge and start cooking with it!

I decided that using it on the weekend while I was home would work best because then I would know right away if the house was going to burn down or not. And it didn’t! And the meal was a success! But it was quite the adventure to get to this point.

I thought it…

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Flawed Background Check

Blog of Things:

KSHBposted a video clip about some flaws in the background check for guns. Improving background checks is imperative to help keep guns out of the hands of people that should not have them. The other problem is the black market or loop holes. This is a tricky topic because at this moment there is not a good solution to keep people from illegally obtaining weapons. It would be like trying to stop all car thefts and we see how well that is going. But the biggest difference is you can not change the serial number on a gun. Maybe make all gun transfers and straw purchase go through a background check from an authorized dealer. As well as make it a requirement to buy a gun safe to store your guns at all times unless being used for hunting, shooting or self defense.

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5 Random Thoughts I’ve Had Today #60

How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways

My weekly post for some entertainment; for myself and all of you!
1. Fall seriously moved in over night. No joke. Although somehow the rain hit every town around me within a 50 mile radius but skipped me. I mean the ground wasn’t even wet in the morning. Well, shit, maybe I was still sleeping when I walked to my car.

2. Guess what I’m not getting at Starbucks!? A PSL! Or anything for that matter. Trying to save money here. Anyway, I’m bad at being a basic bitch. I don’t like anything pumpkin. I know. *gasp*

3. But I do love fall! Flannel shirts, vests, beanies, scarves, blankets, tea, rainy days. I love it.

4. I learned something about myself recently. When I gain weight, it goes to my gut, but it also goes to my butt! And I like it there! So maybe I’ll just start walking backwards…

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USA Today: Wildfires lead to evacuation of Gatlinburg

The Tony Burgess Blog

From USA Today

Wildfires lead to evacuation of Gatlinburg


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Gatlinburg Fire Department has ordered the mandatory evacuation of downtown Gatlinburg as wind conditions worsened and several fires grew increasingly unpredictable and dangerous.There were reports that Dollywood, the theme park started by country star Dolly Parton, was in the path of the flames.Some areas of Pigeon Forge also were being evacuated, according to fire spokeswoman Trish McGee.”Three county school buses are available for emergency transport and are being dispatched as needed to transport those who need to evacuate,” according to a statement from McGee.”We were just told by the Gatlinburg Fire Department that they had told everybody in Gatlinburg to get out,” said Judy Tucker, director of Sevier County’s E-911 call center, around 9 p.m. “… No one’s getting through to anyone. Phones are ringing and not being answered anywhere. It’s chaos.”

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a…

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Love in it’s apex grade

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This is not folly,

This is not lunacy,

This is love in it’s apex grade,

Despite your decision, and humbleness,

We will still disobey you,

Despite your commands,

We will still give a deaf hear to them,

Why die?

No one was there to be our hero,

No one could bear such pain,

No one.

Your father, our father chose you,

You accepted,

You knew the pain,

You knew the stripes that will be embodied on your flesh,

Yet, you agreed.

You’re a king,

Yet, you lie in wait to be carried like a sheep,

Truth is what you are, yet, we called you a liar,

You did not fight back,

You did not send your army.

Will you forgive us if we beg for forgiveness?


Will you treat us according to our sins?


Will you accept us back if we choose to secede from your ways?

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (November 29)

Cleopatra Loves Books

First Chapter
Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening. Feel free to grab the banner and play along.

My opening paragraph this week comes from The Silent Hours by Cesca Major

The Silent HoursBlurb

An epic, sweeping tale set in wartime France, The Silent Hours follows three people whose lives are bound together, before war tears them apart:
Adeline, a mute who takes refuge in a convent, haunted by memories of her past;
Sebastian, a young Jewish banker whose love for the beautiful Isabelle will change the course of his life dramatically;
Tristin, a nine-year-old boy, whose family moves from Paris to settle in a village that is seemingly untouched by war.
Beautifully wrought, utterly compelling and with a shocking…

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No Sleepwalking! ‘3 min read’

Kind & Bold

Today, I almost gave up on writing my post for this week. It’s been hectic, tough and tiring week and I thought ‘it’s okay I can skip just one week and it’s no harm. Well that’s true, it is no harm if I miss this week. I have loads of reasons to support that it’s okay. Then I remembered my posts on saying those words, ‘it’s okay’ and the post about Hugh Herr. I thought about it again and told myself that being in death bed or in hospital ill can be the reasons that allow me to skip writing my post. ( That’s a tough one to keep up :-P)

Now that I opened up the fresh page and started writing, I feel better, much better! This is all I need to remember next time when I am trying to skip my work for junk reasons.  In life…

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