Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 30

Top 25 Christmas Movies


Top 25 Christmas Movies Over the last couple of years Karen and I have gotten a little bit of help of getting into the Christmas spirit by watching some of our holiday favorites.  If you are lacking a little bit of the Christmas cheer then here is a list of 25 movies to help you get …

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Nov 29

Number 192 Sneakers (1992)


Sneakers is number 192 of our top 200 movie list.  It is directed by Phil Alden Robinson and stars Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, David Strathaim, and River Phoenix. It is rated PG 13. Karen’s Review Sneakers is a 1992 tech thriller that stars a well known cast of characters, the main character Martin Bishop …

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Nov 28

Monday Musing – E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum

Everyday, well let me clarify, almost every day I give my students a bell work assignment when they come in the door, and a couple days ago I put up the Seal of the United States and asked them what E Pluribus Unum means.  Quick… what does it mean? They were stumped so I tried …

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Nov 27

Iao Valley State Park – Maui

Iao Valley

Iao Valley is a six acre state park just west of the town of Wailuku.  It is home to one of the most famous landmarks in the Hawaiian islands, the Iao Needle.  The reason that the Iao Valley is so famous is because it is the site where King Kamahameha defeated his rivals on the …

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Nov 26

Wildlife Photography Number 17- School of Yellow Tang

Yellow Tang

I am sure that I have mentioned this before, and I will probably mention it again, one of my favorite things to do in this world is go snorkeling in the ocean.  I just cannot get enough of it.  I love that feeling of looking around in the water and seeing all these majestic creatures …

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Nov 25

Dickerson Park Zoo – Springfield Missouri

Rattle Snake

Dickerson Park Zoo is a 55 acre zoo that is home to 450 animals that belong to 160 different species.  It is a very nice small town zoo that is involved in several species survival plans most notably in helping cheetahs, Asian Elephants, and maned wolves produce future generations.  Karen and I, along with her …

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Nov 24

Happy Thanksgiving


 “Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory.” ~Author Unknown Karen and I hope that everyone takes some time and counts their blessings.  Happy Thanksgiving!   Photo via

Nov 23

Andy’s Frozen Custard- Springfield Missouri


One of our favorite things to do when we are in Springfield Missouri is to go to Andy’s Frozen Custard.  In the category of ice cream, custard, and yogurt Andy’s is probably the best that we have ever had.  In fact it is so good that when we were heading out of town the last …

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Nov 22

Onuoli Beach (Black Sand Beach) – Maui

Onuoli Beach

This beach probably has the easiest access to the nicest coral that I saw on Maui.  There are a lot of nice areas to snorkel on Maui in fact I would almost venture to say that the snorkeling on Maui is just as good if not better then the Big Island.  I had to admit …

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Nov 21

Frugal Date Number 4- Couple’s Board Game Night

What the board looks like

Karen and I were visiting our friends (as well as sister and brother-in-law) not too long ago, and got together to play a board game, which ended up working out great for everybody involved.  We do not get to spend as much time as we would want with our sister and brother-in-law.  The couple’s board …

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