Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Holidays

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I appreciate the guest post, Lindsay Valdez

I googled Glen alley direct tv to check out tv options in my area. I'm busy getting my apartment ready for my family to visit for the holidays. We don't agree on much, but we all love the classic holiday tv that comes on every year. Oh man, when I was little, my sister and I would watch the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, the Snowman, Rudolph, and that one with the mice. What was the name of that one? I totally forget. There's also A Wonderful Life and Scrooge. It's funny, though, because my family didn't watch Jimmy Stewart or Ebenezer. We watched the musical Oliver! when I was growing up. Every Christmas Eve. If I catch that movie on tv now, my heart hurts a little. I'm transported to the house I grew up in, with the Christmas tree immediately behind the couch, and the fire on. Our favorite character was Fagan. So amazing! The holidays will certainly be different now, but I was hoping can start some new traditions!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Maine

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Contribution by Kennith Griffin

What comes to mind when you think of Maine? When I learned that we would relocate to Maine for my husband’s job, all I knew about Maine was that it was a state that was almost in Canada and the home of L.L. Bean. I imagined it to be rustic and woodsy. I thought the people from Maine spent most of their time canoeing for fun. We have been here for six years. When I first got here, I realized that my perception was wrong. They had electricity, direct tv biddeford me, and running water. The residents didn’t spend most of their time canning or canoeing. The state does have its woodsy and rustic areas, but the landscape is absolutely beautiful. There are beautiful rolling hills, the sea, and hardwood forests. Apart from the natural beauty of the state, many cities offer the modern amenities, I was worried I would be leaving when we moved. One thing that I particularly love about Maine is the people. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. I think the people of main may be more hospitable than the people of the Southeast!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mysteries at the Museum! An Adventure in Discovery

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The Author of this post is Solomon Dejesus

Dark, depressing closed spaces in the old Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, California. Reliving the dreams of immigrants coming to America over a hundred years ago in the Ellis Island Museum in New York, New York. These are the kinds of things you can see on Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum. I LOVE it. Why? I suppose it is a bit of the geek inside me -- I love museums because I always feel like I am on a bit of an adventure when I visit one. I feel as though Im discovering something very special and other worldly and this show fits my need for mystery in my otherwise nice but mundane life.

Mysteries at the Museum, which I watch on Satalite Tv, takes you to strange and wonderful exhibits around the U.S. and as a result you can get some awesome ideas of where to travel to and what discoveries you can find in museums around the nation.

My favorite episode so far focused on the tour of the now defunct federal prison Alcatraz on the island of the same name. When the park ranger who was giving the tour, stepped inside one of the tiny cells and outstretched his arms touching both walls on either side easily and truly demonstrating how small and eerie the prison cells were -- I felt chills. Bad boys or not, you had to feel for the prisoners who endured such conditions at Alcatraz back in the day!

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