Jim’s WebLetter for 12/3/11

Hi-ya WebLetter friends and long-time readers! Today is December 3rd which means the gift-buying countdown is now at 3 weeks. If you are undecided about what to purchase for someone on your list, head over to CNET’s Review page and help yourself to their listing of products that have been tested and given the thumbs up or down. After all, you don’t want to give a tech gift that turns out to be a dud, right? CNET gives unbiased reports on everything from cellphones to laptops and all sorts of tech products in between. http://reviews.cnet.com/?tag=hdr;brandnav

One of the must-see movies in theatres right now is The Muppet Movie. I was pleasantly surprised that there was real plot, lots of interesting connections with movies past, and a large number of Hollywood stars appearing. Humor for kids and adults alike. If you want to take some time to just enjoy a movie, have fun with Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the cast and characters. Their website is a lot of fun too … http://disney.go.com/muppets/#/characters

Speaking of the movies, you know that part of the presentation where a disclaimer is shown about silencing your phone before the movie? Now, it seems a growing number of theaters and performing groups across the country are setting aside “tweet seats,” in-house seats for patrons to live-tweet during performances. Often using the back rows of seating in order to It’s becoming more commonplace as they realize the usefulness of promotion during a movie or performance. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-12-01/theater-tweet-seats/51552010/1

On December 7th, we will be commemorating 70 years since the attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor. It launched us into World War II. The National Archives are “full of little nuggets of treasures.” That treasure trove, which includes 60 million World War II records of individual members of the U.S. armed forces, will be available for free from now through Dec. 7, says Josh Hanna, executive vice president of Ancestry.com. Of particular interest for those searching veterans’ records are the World War II Navy Muster Rolls, which include 33 million quarterly reports filed from 1939-49, detailing the location, rank and other information about nearly all enlisted personnel who served aboard ships during those years. To access the page, click here … http://www.ancestry.com/pearlharbor

Returning from a trip to visit my grandmother in California, I was stopped by a state trooper in Kansas for exceeding the speed limit. Grateful to have received a warning instead of a ticket, I gave him a small bag of my grandmother’s delicious chocolate-chip cookies and proceeded on my way.
Later, I was stopped by another trooper. “What have I done?” I asked.
“Nothing,” the trooper said, smiling. “I heard you were passing out great chocolate-chip cookies.”
(thanks, Maxine)
The nursery school teacher had spent half an hour dressing her charges for outdoor playtime, pulling on boots, zipping and unbuttoning coats, matching mittens and gloves. As she finished struggling with Jennifer’s boots, she let out a sigh of relief. Then Jennifer tugged on her arm. “These boots aren’t mine, teacher.”
With a groan the teacher knelt down and pulled off the boots. “Do you know whose boots these are, Jennifer?”
“Sure. They’re my sister’s. Mom makes me wear them anyway.”
(thanks, Kathy)
After years of using the same perfumes, I decided to try something different and settled on a light, citrusy fragrance. The next day I was surprised when it was my little boy, not my husband, who first noticed the change. As he put his arms around me, he declared, “Wow, Mom, you smell just like Froot Loops!”
(thanks, Jennie)
And that’s this week’s WebLetter, folks. Thank you for your time. I hope the sites I shared and the jokes I passed along help to make your day. There will not be a WebLetter next week as I am appearing in the play “A Time For Christmas” for four nights through the weekend. Hope you can come. Get details at www.FBFirst.com. As always, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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