Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Every year we carve a pumpkin for Halloween, and this year we chose this design. Halloween is our favorite holiday! Hope everyone has a great and safe trick or treat.

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Your Hialeah Moment

This Hialeah moment is more so for the city of Opa Locka, but can apply to neighboring cities (like Hialeah) and state wide, as well.The sign is located on Lejeune and E 68 st, before The Opa Locka Flea Market. We spotted the sign just this week, however the law was passed back in 2007. The sign warns those that are caught wearing "saggy pants" on city grounds will be issued a ticket for revealing briefs, boxers, or skin. Although we agree that what some call this a "fashion" look is nothing but trashy and distatsteful, we also believe it violates the rights of citizens and is no reason to throw anyone in jail.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dear John

In the previous blog we mentioned that the Nicholas Sparks book titled, Dear John was being turned into a film and in theatres in 2010. Well, a movie trailer has just been released, featuring Channing Tatum ('G.I. Joe', 'Stepup') and Amanda Seyfried ('Mean Girls', 'Mamma Mia!'). We are happy with the trailer results and look forward to the film. Boys and girls, get the tissue out when you go see this one. The movie is set to be released on Feb. 5, 2010.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The 2009 National Book Festival

Two weekends ago we headed for DC to attend the 9th annual National Book Festival to meet our favorite author, Nicholas Sparks, and for his book signing.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Nicholas Sparks before, he is the writer and New York Times best seller of the books, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, and Nights in Rodanthe. He’s written over a dozen books with most of them featured on the New York Times best seller, and four of his books (those mentioned) are already movie motion pictures, while two more are set for release in 2010, and another is in production. His books are on fictional love stories that revolve around the drama or tragedy of two individuals with characters ranging from ages that of 17-50. The stories and movies are both beautiful and sad, enough to bring up tears in even the toughest soul.

The book festival which is sponsored by the Library of Congress is held on the National Mall located between the National Monument and The Capital. Every year, a list of authors from different categories are put and brought together for book signing and a 30 minute speech or reading. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s list included over 70 author’s with big names like, Judy Blume, Lois Lowry, James Patterson, Paula Deen, Nicholas Sparks, and John Irving. This year's festival drew a crowd of over 130,000 people.

Nicholas Sparks drew a big crowd with long lines, and luckily we arrived early enough to be in the first line. We have to admit, we were disappointed in Sparks for only signing his latest book, The Last Song, meaning if you didn’t have it before arriving to the festival you had to buy it at the book sale pavilion. In this case it was us and other upset fans. No word on whether that was Sparks decision or not, but to whoever it was, it was a greedy move. Some authors signed their past works and up to 2 books per person.

One side facing The Capital.

The other side facing The National Monument.

Plenty of activities and give aways for children, like this board to color on.

The lines for book signing.

Some folks were in line 3 hours before Sparks scheduled book signing. A few read in line to make the time go by faster.

Nicholas Sparks signing books.

Paula Deen - "Hey Ya'llll!"

Paula Deen's hubby.

Chipotle Freebie and Quiznos Coupon

A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Hialeah. The former location of Roberto's Tacos has now been transformed into Chipotle Mexican Grill. Although we've never been to a Chiptole, we are eager for the new edition to 49 street.

With its grand opening being tomorrow, you can be sure that freebies will be handed out. Thanks to Miami on the Cheap for the heads up. Freebies will be handed out from 5-8 p.m. and include tacos, salad, burrito, etc. Let us know how tasty your experience goes.

Also from Miami FL on the Cheap, coupons for Quiznos that are good until Oct. 26.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Picture of the Week

Taken at the Abraham Lincoln Monument in Washington, D.C.