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October 30, 2015

National Candy Corn Day
The History of Candy Corn: A Halloween Candy Favorite
9 Things You Didn't Know About Candy Corn
Where Our Love/Hate Relationship With Candy Corn Comes From

Checklist Day
A checklist is a type of informational job aid used to reduce failure by compensating for potential limits of human memory and attention. It helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a task. A basic example is the "to do list." A more advanced checklist would be a schedule, which lays out tasks to be done according to time of day or other factors. (source)
Any kind of checklist you would ever want
The Checklist Manifesto

Create a Great Funeral Day
A few years ago a friend advised me to create my memorial service (funeral) playlist, songs, and scriptures or readings.  I thought it made sense so I've been mentally thinking it through for years but haven't committed it to "ink." Today I'm going to commit some of it to "paper" so at least there will be something should I fly away unexpectedly.
(Version linked to song title) Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art, I am found in You, Doxology, I AM
There's more, clearly music says for me what I cannot seem to find the words to say myself.  I'm going to continue working on it!

Mischief Night
What is mischief?
You could watch this movie instead of engaging in mischief that could cause trouble.
In high school the kind of mischief we caused was toilet papering someone's house. I can't remember that I did anything else!

Frankenstein Friday
The Creator of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
A summary of Frankenstein
A List of Movies Based on Frankenstein, 1910-1994


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August 1983 - I LOVED this dress, I wore it a lot and I thought I was quite the cutie in it! 
I'm not just outing my fashion sense today but my brother's as well - look at his shorts and socks! Hahaha! And then there's me. I remember this outfit very well - I put a lot of thought into it. I was definately going through a pink phase - you can't see it here obviously but my entire bedroom was pink walls - as in bubblegum pink - along with white wallpaper that had pink hearts on it. This was in July 1986. 
Huh. I just noticed that with the posting of this picture and the two above there's a lot of pink. I must have liked it much more than I thought. To be fair this sweater I'm wearing in September of 1987…


Today I want to celebrate transformation - the work we have each put in day after day, month after month, year after year to become not who we were. Let me say this - there is no shame in who we were because that was the hurt us - the baggage laden us - the angry us. And we've done the work so let's celebrate who we aren't and who we now are!  The song above is all about being transformed - from the choices to let go of pain and find healing. It inspired something called cardboard testimonies which I personally love. A way to share your story in one or two sentences/phrases. I don't know about you but I love not being who I was. I still have work to do but I love looking back and seeing the transformation I've gone through thus far. 

Here's some inspiration - yes, a lot of it is faith based (okay maybe all of it) but if you don't subscribe to a faith that's okay! You still have a cardboard testimony. 


So in case *you* didn't know...I have a wee obsession with the TV show Friends. Nothing that requires an intervention...well at least I don't think so. *wink*

Today's #FRIENDSFriday is all about how well do you, or I, know the show? It's time for a little Friends Trivia!

And in keeping with the trivia focus today here's a clip of one of my most favorite episodes of Friends that features one of the best games of trivia ever!

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