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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Newtown, Connecticut

As I left for school yesterday morning, I heard only a short report of a possible shooting at a school in Connecticut before I left. I didn't really hear anything more until I returned home to find Claudette sobbing and watching the news reports of the murder of twenty kids and six adults in the small town of Newton, Conn.

On her laptop was a list of names and ages of the victims. It was then she explained that all the kids were the same age as three of our grandkids and she couldn't help bear the thought of the pain and loss those parents and grandparents must be going through when they were informed.

"That could have been Paige, Elle and Nathan...."

 (It's too close to think about even as I write this)

It was then she realized and said, "...and YOU were at school today TOO!"

...I hadn't even thought about that.

Friday, December 07, 2012

We did ALL this stuff as a kid....

I grew up in the 50's and 60's and we DID ALL this stuff...and we SURVIVED!!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

30 Days (...and one week) of Friends ...

And the Blu-Ray box set drawing winner IS....(drum roll)...Steve Weber!!!
(IMPORTANT: Steve!! You need to email me your mailing address where to send it!)

And the Prize Pack Winner IS: Mike from San Jose, CA
Congratulations Mike!!!

Important Announcement: ONE WEEK SECOND CHANCE DRAWING!!
MORE Friends!!!
Warner Bros. was so excited about the response to the Friends prize pack giveaway, that they are allowing me the opportunity to give away ONE Complete Series Blu-Ray Box Set to a lucky JAST reader in a random drawing to be held on DECEMBER 6, 2012

Simply take the "Which Friend Are You Most Like" quiz and post your results in the comments section and send a contact email address to

(Sorry Mike, previous winners are ineligible...)

How well do you know "Friends"? 

Warner Bros. Pictures has announce the release of Friends: The Complete Series Blu-Ray Box Set November 13th 2012; along with the 30 Days of Friends: Trivia Challenge Blog App and Video Player

In conjunction with the release, WB is providing a Friends prize pack with two over-sized cappuccino mugs and a picture frame just like the one on Monica’s door to be awarded in a random giveaway hosted here on JAST!

Enter each week by posting, in the comments section, your favorite moments from the Mashup Clip Countdown as the new videos get unlocked!

The drawing will be held on Nov 29th and I'll need the winner's name/shipping address before December 1.

The prize pack will be sent directly via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Fixing the Coffee Maker

My son made this video about how to fix a Keurig Coffee machine...
...Now I know what not to get him for Christmas