Posted by: keatabeata | September 21, 2007

Trivia September 21, 2007

Movie Facts:

The voice of Scat Cat in Disney’s 1970 animated feature “The Aristocats” was supposed to be provided by legendary jazz trumpet master Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. The character’s look was modeled after Armstrong — the way he played his trumpet, his roly-poly physique, right down to the prominent gap between his teeth. In 1968, Louis even recorded an album that was called “Disney Songs the Satchmo Way.” Then — in 1969 — the deal suddenly fell apart. Before Disney had gotten Armstrong into the studio to record a single line of dialogue, Louis abruptly bailed out of the project. In desperation, Disney hired Scatman Crothers to provide vocals for Scat Cat. Their direction to Crothers: pretend you’re Satchmo.

Posted by: keatabeata | September 20, 2007

Trivia and other information

I have always enjoyed useless trivia and other odd information that doesn’t really make a difference in my life, but I like to log it away in my mind anyway.  Sometimes I will stumble across a situation where my seemingly useless knowledge comes in handy. Maybe you will find a use for in one day too!!

September 20, 2007

(Today is my brother’s birthday. He is 20. That is not the useless information I am going to tell you, just wanted to share that.)

Food and Drink–   In 1765, the sandwich was invented by John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who gave the food its name. The Earl used to order roast beef between pieces of toast for a snack while he was at the gaming tables, it allowed him to keep one hand free to play while he ate.

Posted by: keatabeata | September 20, 2007

Reading

How important is it to read to your children?  I think it is very important.  Reading helps kids develop their vocabulary, but it also helps them develop thier creativity and imagination.  My three year old picks up new words from practically every book we read.  He also likes to pretend he is one of the characters out of the book.  Some of the books that we read that only have a few words per page, he memorizes the words and recites them for fun.  The books he likes the best are by Sandra Boynton.  His favorite book to recite is Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs. 

Also, for me, the best part of reading is when he reads books to me.  He doesn’t always get the words right, in fact, sometimes he just completely makes up a story.  It is great fun because he has the most vivid imagination.  I love our reading time.  My one year old hasn’t quite started to enjoy reading yet, he is more interested in turning the pages than what is actually on them.  Children are such a joy.

Posted by: keatabeata | September 19, 2007

Grocery Shopping

I live in a small town that doesn’t even have a Walmart.  There is a bigger (not big, just bigger) town about 20 miles away that does have a Super Walmart, and Kmart etc.  Rent is much cheaper in my town, gas is also cheaper (the town nearby is a major tourist town so gas is expensive).  The only problem with my town is that the groceries are very expensive.  Any item I can get at Super-Walmart. I can get in my town for about $1.00 more.  That really adds up.  Most of  the time I end up driving the 2o miles to shop at Walmart. 

My husband complains that anything I save in groceries I will burn up in gas, but in all reality I can go to the town and back on one gallon (thank God my car gets GREAT gas mileage).   So it only costs me about $3 to drive there and back and I can save (literally) near a hundred dollars shopping for a month at Walmart.  Also, I rarely buy extra just because I’m saving money.  That is one of my money saving strategies.   I make a list and try very very hard to stick to it.  I know that the “extras” really add up.  Also a good tip I’m sure everyone knows is not to shop when you’re hungry because then you want to buy everything!!!

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