TV: Cake Boss

October 28, 2013

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Thank you Netflix for being there during the summer. I’ve discovered this new show called Cake Boss.

It has everything that I would ever want in a show — drama, pranks, love, and best of all, food. This Valastro family may have loud voices, argue all the time, and make dreadful mistakes, but in the end, they all stick together and grow as a bakery. Not to mention, they churn out amazing cake after cake that go past your wildest dreams. A cake that spits fire? Check. A cake that launches like a real rocket? Check. A cake that acts exactly like Bumblebee from Transformers? Check. Any challenge, any demand, Carlo’s Bakery is willing to take it and make it better than you ever believed.

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(I’m pretty sure I’ve gone through three seasons in a week, though. Don’t judge me, please.)

Though sometimes you want to smack his sisters in the face, sometimes you want to put the smaller Buddy in his place, and sometimes you want to yell at the delivery boys to do their job properly, in the end, they grow on you, and you feel like you have this extraordinary, extended, loud Italian family by your side.

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Definitely a 5/5 stars. Do watch. You won’t regret it, unless you start being late to appointments or missing that summer slumber because you’re so addicted.

-hils

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Summer Bucket List

October 28, 2013

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Since it’s almost summer, I will be cheesy and put together a summer bucket list.

  1. Lay under the stars with someone special and fall asleep.
  2. Eat $20 of frozen yogurt in one sitting.
  3. Watch a meteor shower.
  4. Have a pillow fight.
  5. Go skydiving.
  6. Go hang gliding.
  7. Ride a hot air balloon.
  8. Walk in ocean water that’s so clear I can see my toes.
  9. Wake up to the car honks and high heel clicks of New York City.
  10. Meet a best friend.
  11. Climb down the window at night and sneak out to Bojangles.
  12. Become an important person in someone’s life.
  13. Make a kid smile.
  14. Have a chick-flick marathon.
  15. Stay in the movie theater for a whole day just watching movies.
  16. Buy a coffee for the next person in line.
  17. Get lost on purpose while driving.

And that’s my bucket list for now. What’s yours? Do you have anything you would add?


Pi Day at Southeast Regional Library

March 5, 2013

What is Pi Day you ask? Why,March 14 of course!

3/14.

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Get it? It’s alright, it takes a minute sometimes.

This year, we’ll celebrate Pi Day at the Southeast Regional Library on March 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. We’ll indulge in lots of round food like pizza and pie of course. We’ll also have a contest to see who can remember the most digits of pi. Read the rest of this entry »


Teen Advisory Meetings at Southeast Regional Library

January 11, 2013

Join us at Southeast Regional Library on Tuesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. for our first 2013 Teen Advisory Meeting. You’ll earn community service hours while helping the teen librarian plan and present events for teens, and it is a great way to meet other teens in the area. I’ll provide the munchies, you provide the ideas. In the past, Teen Advisory groups have planned events such as Hunger Games parties and Zombie Zone. What we do this year is up to you!

 


Eva Perry Teens Video Contest

January 7, 2013

This coming Thursday, January 10th at 7 pm, the teens at Eva Perry Library will be attempting to create a video entry, less than 90 seconds, for the Summer Reading Collaborative Teen Video Contest.  Any teens can join us for the event.  The theme is Beneath the Surface.  We will need writers, actors, and camera people.  There is prize money involved, $275 for the teen group, and $125 in prizes for the sponsoring library.  For more information, visit the website.

Want to see the winners from last year?  Go here.


Want to Give Blood?: Wake County Blood Drives

December 4, 2012

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All six regional libraries will be hosting blood drives in the month of December.  Giving blood is a great way to give back to your community. Wake County citizens ages 16 and up can give blood, although if you are age 16, you do have to have a signed parent permission form.

Last year was my first time giving blood, and it was easy to do.  I have never been able to give blood before because of low blood count, but thanks so a great multi-vitamin, my hemoglobin is up, up, up.  Read the rest of this entry »


Eva Perry Hunger Games Festival

November 16, 2012

Twelve teens gathered at Eva Perry Library to clean shelves and organize books in the young adult section.  They did a great job!  Our next teen event will be our Hunger Games Festival on Thursday, November 29, from 7-8:15 p.m. We will be playing games based on the popular Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.  Everyone in grades 6-12 is invited to race to the cornucopia, escape from the tracker jackers, design an appropriate dress for the television interview, escape the fire, and to try and use archery to be the champion.  In honor of the occasion, I am going to post our Hunger Games book trailer that was made long before the series was popular.  Enjoy, and May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!

 


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