As if tweeting live from a concert wasn't cool enough, now you can check out where your friends are sitting at a concert before you even purchase your tickets! All they have to do is tag themselves on the seating chart when they purchase and anyone else too. What a great use of being social.
What a great idea this photograph is! Think about it... for a holiday greeting card, of all the places you went that year. this would work for a specific vacation, or college life, or summer camp, or just for scrapbooking. With the incredible resolutions on camera phones today, why wouldn't you do this?
My head is spinning with the possibilities. Great option for the camera shy folks too.
Recently I hooked up with the Kansas City Horror Club (685 strong!) and they too like horror movies and tend to get a good laugh from them. The photo above is of Justin Gardner and Curtis Smith, two longtime members.
I've tried for years to get people to join me at the theatre for some good screaming fun on opening nights or weekends of horror, without much luck. So imagine my joy in finding this group on Facebook! We've been communicating through posts on the club page via Facebook, about various horror movies and reviews, and many signed up to see this movie, The Devil Inside, together at this event.
They are my peeps.
I got cool swag for showing up too.
I got this cool poster for The Devil Inside, an awesome hat and a horror book!
The book came from a librarian who is an fanatic in the horror genre. She brought 6 books as giveaways. Cool. One guy is totally into 70's and 80's slasher films. Another just got done editing a movie before he came to the theatre. Another works for movie giant, AMC Theaters and helps pull these viewings together. There was a husband and wife team who had already seen The Devil Inside, but wanted to hang out with the group on this day too. That's a nice testimony to the club.
I met in person and had a nice conversation with about a dozen people, before the show even started. The nice thing was, I knew many of them before we met, because of Facebook and the interactions and familiarity on there.
For the last couple of years, I've had a glitter house party over the holidays with some of my friends. They have to make their house. I do this not only to get out of sending cards (yes, yes, I know) but to purty up their own home, but to have a few laughs, drink a few drinks and get caught up with each other too. This year the masterpieces were more beautiful than last year! As if something completely glitterfied isn't awesome enough, the end products just keep getting better and better.
Last year we churned out these kinds of beauties: This is Susann Ogg's.
We hit the dime stores for the trees, fake lights for the roof, parchment paper for the windows, battery lights for inside the houses, wreaths and tchotckes throughout. We were happy. This year, some new items. I got fencing, more crapola to put on the house and around it, more plants, different ornamental pieces for the where ever one wanted... and here are a few of the results: Kim Howie: Kim is an professional artist and it was fun to watch her process every move. She was very observant to see what others were using and thank God this activity wasn't beneath her. LOL! It was her first attempt and I love love love the red roof!
This is Susann Ogg's house this year: We all definitely piled it on more than last year. She brought items she had searched for, far and wide. The bottle brush pink and white tree from TJ Maxx, along with the icicle trims around the roofline, the borders around the windows... it all worked.
Here's Susann's village of houses from years past.
My 9 yr old daughter, In typical tween fashion, reaffirmed that you can never have enough glitter or crap on your house. She even put a tree INSIDE the home, a deer at the door (she even glittered it!) and originally had the silver pipe cleaner curled like smoke coming from the chimney. Kim Howie added the pillow stuffing inside of the curl for a more real smokey effect. Brilliant.
This is my house. It's hard to tell, but I put red glitter on the reindeer's nose and put that sucka on top of the house. Was he waiting for Santa? Got left behind? I'll let you decide. I took the smoke idea, the fencing idea and the scrolly swirls for the sides of the house, from others.
There were 4 others who decorated, but they took theirs home before I could clean the glitter off my hands and the hot glue from my fingertips enough to snap a shot. We can't wait to do this again. Everyone's already on Pinterest and Ebay to find the best enhancements for next year. We'll collaborate. We'll glitter.
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