Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Ants Are Coming, I Mean Counting?


 Note:The full screen does not work.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Curly, Red Tasty Treat

At Hershey Park, you are admitted to rides based on your height.
I was a TWIZZLER!  That made me the second to last height.   Basically, I could get on any ride I wanted. There were a couple I couldn't go on but I wasn't interested in those anyway!
Those big, fancy death machines, I mean, roller coasters were not my style.

According to Wikipedia,

"Twizzlers are a popular brand of fruit-flavored candy in the United States and Canada (often called licorice candy).  They are the product of Y&S Candies, Inc., of Lancaster, PA, now a subsidiary of The Hershey Company.
Since 1999, Twizzlers have been manufactured in Memphis, Tennessee,  in a Y&S plant that also makes chewing gum and other candies. From 1970 through 1999, it was previously manufactured at a plant in Farmington, New Mexico,  but relocated the operation to Memphis because of rising transportation costs."

 In 1845 the original flavor was licorice.  But since the 90s they added flavors:
  • strawberry
  • cherry
  • chocolate
  • watermelon
  • orange
  • lemonade
  • blue raspberry
  • grape
  • limited edition cherry cola
The company started to make different shapes and sizes, too.
  • twists
  • bites
  • nibs
  • pull 'n peel
  • straws (2004)
The company makes two foot long Twizzlers,  also!

They even set a Guinness World Record on July 19, 1998 for the longest Twizzler ever!!
It was 1,200 feet long and it weighed100 pounds.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009


One of our favorite movies. . . Invincible!

Vincent Francis Papale (born February 9, 1946 in Glenolden, PA ) is a former professional American football player. He played three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Papale was the inspiration for the 2006 movie Invincible.
In 1974, while bartending at Max's in Prospect Park and substitute teaching at Interboro High School, he successfully tried out for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League as wide receiver. Papale caught 9 passes for 121 yards, 13.4 average.
His performance with that team earned him a meeting with Coach Dick Vermeil of the Philadelphia Eagles after general manager, Jim Murray got him an invitation to a private work-out held by Coach Vermeil.
This is a picture of Papale & Wahlberg during the filming of Invincible, a film based on Papale's football career. ~~~~>

Papale, at 6-foot 2-inches and 195 pounds, eventually made the team, thereby becoming, at age 30, the oldest rookie in the history of the NFL to play without the benefit of college football experience (other than kickers). He went on to play wide receiver and special teams for the Eagles from 1976 through 1978. During that time, he played in 41 of 44 regular season games (regular seasons being 14 games in 1976-1977 and 16 games in 1978) recording two fumble recoveries, (including one that led to Vermeil's first NFL victory), and one 15-yard reception. He was voted Special Teams Captain by his teammates and "Man of the Year" by the Eagles in 1978 for his many charitable activities. A shoulder injury ended his career in 1979. After retiring from the NFL, he worked as a TV and radio broadcaster for eight years, then became a commercial mortgage banker.
To the left is the real picture of Papale (as opposed to the reel picture!)
Papale, who earned the nickname "Rocky" (after the 1976 Sylvester Stallone movie and character) while playing with the Eagles, is the subject of the movie Invincible, starring Mark Wahlberg. He was also reportedly the inspiration for the 1998 Tony Danza movie, The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon. [1] In addition, Papale's legend was cited as a factor in the Eagles' signing of construction-foreman/tight-end Jeff Thomason for 2005's Super Bowl XXXIX.[2]
Diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2001,[3] Papale has recovered from the disease, to become a spokesman encouraging people to get regular check-ups. He encourages others to be tested.
Currently, Papale is the regional director of marketing and senior account executive for higher-education marketing at Sallie Mae. He resides in Cherry Hill, NJ, with his wife Janet and two children, Gabriella and Vincent.
Thank you Wikipedia and Reel Faces for this great info!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

My Hobbit Name

Pleased to meet you! I am Hob Proudneck of Tuckborough

my Mom's hobbit name is: Zelda Proudneck of Tuckborough
my Dad's hobbit name is: Grigory Proudneck of Tuckborough

More of my family and friend's names:
Sissy's is: Estella Proudneck of Tuckborough

GoGo is: Olo Bramble of Willowbottom

Twister Tess's is: Lobelia Bramble of Willowbottom

Rank is: Fastolph Brandybuck of Buckland

AnnaBannana's is: Rosie-Posie Brandybuck of Buckland

Curb's is: Lila Burrows

AJS's is: Popo Danderfluff

MS's is: Berilac Danderfluff

My dog, Lucky's is: Pimpernel Proudneck of Tuckborough

My other dog, Bootsie's is: Polly Proudneck of Tuckborough

My cat, Ginger's is: Griffo Proudneck of Tuckborough

My fish, Blue's is: Lotho Proudneck of Tuckborough

Here is the link to find your hobbit name!

H/T for the Hobbit name finder goes to: The Disciple of the Dumb Ox

Here sis a cool link to an idea for a real hobbit house!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Cobra v. Mongoose

This might surprise you because this snake eater (mongoose) is against a cobra. Who will win? See the movie and you will find out.