Today's Prize: 2 tickets to Dave Chappelle at the PAC next Tuesday night, December 10th and the James Island Festival of Lights pass.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 2013
Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck is 57 today.
What instrument does Buck play on R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion"?
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He picks up what he thinks is Grape Nuts off the floor and EATS IT! He soon finds out that it was actually cat vomit from his shoe. What follows is TV magic.
source: Barbie Media
Barbie was my first obsession. I used to collect cans for recycling money so I could buy the latest fashion doll. Escaping into the make believe of the blonde haired blue eyed diva was how I dealt with not fitting in and Barbie always accepted me even if I didn't have a cool pink Corvette like her's because well, I pushed her around; and she forgave me for the things I made her do with Ken, but that's another story...
Thing is, from the age of eight to 12 I asked for a Barbie Dreamhouse, but each year no huge box with that dream inside appeared under the tree. Santa always made sure that I had a wonderful Christmas and I am so grateful for that. On the Christmas of my twelf year though, I saw a giant box under that tree with my name on it and my heart almost lept from my chest. I just knew that in that box was my dreamhouse, so I saved that gift to open last. My parents kept asking me if I wanted to open it yet and I did, but I knew it was going to be awesome so I waited until it was the only one left. I remember my heart pounding as I tore into the paper expecting to see that familiar Barbie logo, but that logo was not on the box. It took a moment to process what was in there, but as my eyes observed the photo and wording I forgot my original dream and another one was realized, Santa brought me a complete stereo system with speakers, cassette, AM/FM and a record player. Dreams of escaping with Barbie turned to dreams where I was now the star. My afternoons and evenings from then on out were spent mostly in my room listening and dreaming of what life was like from the point of view of the artists I was listening to. Instead of Barbie stuff, my aluminum can money now went towards compilation records "Available NOW on K-Tel Records and Tapes".
All my Barbies were given away a couple years ago when I just didn't have room to hang onto them any longer, but I still have every record I ever bought or won from a radio station. My love for music eventually lead to a desire to learn to play guitar to back up a voice I discoverd along the way and eventually to a career that has been more fulfilling than any dream Barbie ever dreamed for me. She still holds a very special place in my heart, but that Barbie Dreamhouse truly was the best gift, I never got.
There is no such thing as 'kitty proof" Christmas Ornaments. My tree isn't even safe from my cat. I purchased a plastic fiber optic tree one year and he kept eating it and throwing up the green plastic bits. For that reason, I have not had an actual full sized Christmas tree since I left my parents house. Sometimes I miss it, but then I consider the money I'm saving, the lack of hassle of carrying it up three flights of stairs and then back down at the end of the season and frankly, I'm good. I just throw a bunch of red and silver balls in a crystal punch bowl and put it on my my dining table now and...VOILA! That's Christmas in my house.
Consider you are one of 12 people aboard a boat that has sunk. For some odd reason, you have managed to be in the only place where an air bubble exists. For three days you are in total darkness with the only sound being that of sea animals feasting on what remains of those who kept you company before things went wrong. Three days, and then by some sort of miracle, you are found! It seems to be the stuff fiction is based on, but it happened just this past June.
This guy can use all the prayer you might be able to muster to recover from this, but I'm pretty sure he's glad to be alive.