Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving Is Almost Here!

Well, it's almost that time! Just a mere 5 days away from the big day, Thanksgiving! I sure as heck can't wait. As much as I love Halloween with all my heart and enjoy the festivities, there's just something so much fun about sitting around with the family, eating some great food and watching some football(Although, if my Bears aren't playing, I could care less.). Now, Thanksgiving isn't the biggest holiday, but spending time with the family is the best way to spend any holiday in my mind. And plus, I love to eat. So filling up my plate with a big old turkey leg, mashed potatoes and gravy, garlic bread, veggies and some cranberry sauce is also a great way to spend ANY holiday! :) And rumor has it, I'll even be making some Oreo creme pie for dessert!



This will be our(Laurie and I) first Thanksgiving in our new apartment. And it's definitely something we've been looking forward to for quite some time. Especially since we worked so hard to get our first apartment in the last two years. This is also my first Thanksgiving since moving to Rochester from Maryland. And while it's no doubt going to be hectic and fun, it will be absolutely worth it. It should be one for the record books! And who knows, we may even do Black Friday. We could use a TV for the bedroom.

Also, let's not forget! A favorite tradition of mine will continue: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will be aired on ABC both Wednesday night and Thanksgiving Thursday.  The cherished 1 hour special will air 8 pm each night, giving plenty of time to let your dinner settle and enough time to calm down after the craziness. And what better way to relax then with a Peanuts special? You know I'll be looking forward to it, despite proudly owning the Peanuts Holiday Collection. There's just something very special about watching it on broadcast TV.



With that said, I hope each and every one of you has the best, happiest and safest Thanksgiving with you and your loved ones! Enjoy! And save me a drumstick...and some mashed potatoes...oh and some cranberry sauce! :)














Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Return of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!




Just a quickie: I want to write this entry and say how great it is to see Nickelodeon bringing back the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yes, a whole new generation gets to experience the enjoyment that we all felt as we grabbed our Ninja Turtles figures and sat in front of the TV and watched those 4 radical Turtles take on Shredder and the Foot Clan!

I've been able to sit down and check out the new cartoon. If you haven't checked it out, do yourself a favor and do so. It's pretty fun to watch and well done as far as the animation itself. And don't forget about the new figures as well! No, they're not the originals, but Playmates definitely improved on the designs and even added great articulation. And it looks like they're also expanding on characters in the TMNT universe, new and old. In fact, expect a review and tribute to one of my all time favorite TMNT characters, MetalHead soon.

The new series of Ninja Turtles! Grab them while you can!

So, if you want to have a little fun that reminds you of the glory days of your childhood, check out Ninja Turtles every Saturday at 11 am on Nickelodeon! Even better, it's the return of a fun Saturday morning cartoon!

-Chad