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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Rave Reviews!

#1 ~ Some time ago Shalee did a product review of these
And I commented about it and lo’ and behold I received an email from a firm in NY offering a trial of this product. Of course I coyly…said “ABSOLUTLEY! Send those puppies out!”

The very nice women did and I received them Fed-Ex in 1 day. I have used them ever since and in all likelihood will never use anything else. They are THAT good. I really am one of those people who wash dishes before I wash dishes….sort of like the person who cleans their house BEFORE the maid gets there…? I never understood that one, but then I don’t have a maid…too embarrassed to let anyone see that much dust accumulation in a house.

Anyway, I tried these, and tried them, and tried them…waiting for their failure. They never failed. The only food debris it didn’t clean completely was melted cheese on a plate. I had to wash that a bit, but we let our dishes sit in the dishwasher until it’s full and with two people it can take a week sometimes to fill it up. I put these bad boys to the test and they came out with flying colors! What they say is true. You don’t even have to rinse the dishes off, just put them directly into the dishwasher and watch them come out sparkling clean.

Give them a try! They are wonderful!

#2 ~ My mom asked me a random question this past weekend. She asked: “Isn’t one of your favorite books of the Bible Esther?”

“Yes, actually it is.” I replied.

“Well…there is a new movie out we should go see based on the book of Esther.” She said.

So, last night we headed over to one of the two theaters where it is showing and saw “One Night With a King”. It was incredible.

I must say I don’t typically like ‘period pieces’. I will also say (to all the legalists out there, LOL) that there IS some story adjustments added for what I imagine is Hollywood-ization of the story. In my opinion it didn’t affect the experience. The actress that played Esther did an incredible job of playing an educated, beautiful, spirited young woman, who also loves God with all her heart.

“Uncle Mordecai” (one of those changes…he was actually a cousin), also gave quite a performance. Hegai, the Kings eunuch almost stole the show. He has some one-liners in there that had me laughing out loud! The relationship between Esther and Hegai was something I hadn’t thought this much about. The EVIL Haman sent chills down my spine. King Xerxes was, in a word, a HOTTIE…and of course a wonderful actor. The whole show was wonderful.

The filming was unique and creative. The costumes were elaborate and beautiful. Even the make-up and landscape were perfect. It’s a definite must see and I won’t spoil the ending for you…because of course you’ve all read the story of Esther…she DOES live happily ever after!

#3 ~ Today is Wednesday, October 25, 2006! Pablo Picasso was born today in 1881 as was Minnie Pearl, in 1912.

And for a bit of Mid-Week humor

Real newspaper headlines
These are actual newspaper headlines gathered from papers across the United States and world.
March Planned For Next August
Blind Bishop Appointed To See
Lingerie Shipment Hijacked--Thief Gives Police The Slip
L.A. Voters Approve Urban Renewal By Landslide
Patient At Death's Door--Doctors Pull Him Through

True stupid stories 01
Really Stupid People Police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a 22-year-old man at an airport hotel after he tried to pass two (counterfeit) $16 bills.

Steven Wright one-liner
Last week I bought a new phone. I took it out of the box, hooked it up to the wall... Pressed redial. The phone had a nervous breakdown.

I pray you see the humor in your day today! Happy Wednesday!


Spookie the Warrior said...

Oh, Esther is SO my favourite book too!! I love it, I love it, I love it. I have learned so much from her. Did you know Esther means "Star Like", I thought that was pretty cool. I have to see this movie!! I know I will enjoy it - I wonder when it will be showing here in Sunny South Africa?? I will have to keep my eyes open for it.

Dawn said...

Esther is also a big favorite of mine. I especially love the song "For Such a Time as This" which was written off the story. Sounds like they did a good job with the movie.

Love the dishwasher pillows. Love them!

I guess since quizzing is so big in our church, I thought all teens and kids did it! Great experience.

Morning Glory said...

Those newspaper headlines are wonderful! A $16 bill??? Oh my goodness. I needed this laugh this morning - I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and you've lifted my spirits. Well, you and the sunrise I see out my home office window. Many thanks!

I think I'm going to have to give that Cascade product a try. So many rave reviews from everyone. I left a comment on Shalee's sight about her review one day, and I got an email too. It annoyed me that someone would weed out my email address for advertising purposes and I deleted him. Silly, I know.

Shalee said...

So good to hear about the movie. I want to see that one, but it will have to wait for rental. So much less expensive!

Glad you liked the Action Pacs They are just wonderful!

Kristen said...

I got an email to do a product review for those, too. I haven't responded yet. I guess I should. At leat I get free dishwashing stuff out of the deal, huh? :-)

Heather Smith said...

I will definitely be checking out that movie sounds great! Thanks for the laughs today.

R.G. said...

Thanks for all the great tips and laughs today!

P.S. If you love the book of Esther, another novelized version is "Chosen" by Ginger Garrett. It's AWESOME. (And yes, I'm biased. But I've read "One Night With the King" and I liked "Chosen" better.)