Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Quote of the Week

No cause is lost
if there is but one fool
left to fight for it. 

- William Turner,
Pirates of the Caribbean:
At World's End

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bring Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Home Today

Courtesy of Marvel

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today. It's funny, and action packed, and occasionally sad, and all about family; definitely one of my favorite Marvel movies. One of the most quoted scenes in my house involves Rocket, Baby Groot, and a certain button that can cause instant death. Too funny.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Day 2017

Courtesy of NASA

I'm sure you've already made your plans for viewing the eclipse today, but if you need to know more about when to see it in your area, or want to learn about the science behind the eclipse, be sure to check out NASA's website. It's full of fascinating information and fun ideas, such as the printable pinhole projectors in the shape of the US or individual states.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Beaker Bottle Planter

Courtesy of Disney

This Beaker Bottle Planter from Disney Family is kind of adorable. I've always loved Beaker, so I may just have to make one.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Halloween Treats at the Magic Kingdom and MNSSHP

Courtesy of Disney

Disney World is getting into the Halloween spirit extra early this year. The first night of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is next Friday, August 25. And this year, there's new treats galore, both during the day and at the parties. Which one will tempt you most?

First up, the treats that you can find anytime between August 25 and November 1:

πŸŽƒ At the Main Street Bakery, you'll find two delightful treats:

  • Mickey Halloween Cupcake with purple marshmallow fluff, orange vanilla buttercream, sprinkles, and a white chocolate scarecrow Mickey
  • Mickey Cinnamon Roll with orange icing and a chocolate spiderweb
πŸŽƒ The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor will be dishing up pumpkin flavored ice cream.

The treats that are only available on party nights sound even more spooktacular:

πŸŽƒ Pumpkin Cheesecake Dome - graham cracker strudel, cheesecake, orange white chocolate glaze, and a chocolate Mickey, at Main Street Bakery and Gaston's Tavern

πŸŽƒ Jack Skellington Dessert - vanilla pans cotta, chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, white and dark chocolate crisp pearls, dark chocolate curls, and a white chocolate Jack, at Sleepy Hollow

πŸŽƒ Four different Haunted Mansion Desserts, each a chocolate tart with a unique white chocolate portrait inspired by the ride:
  • At Aloha Isle - the tart is filled with chocolate ganache and Oreo panna cotta
  • At Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies - the tart is filled with raspberry compote and white chocolate mousse
  • At Liberty Square Market - the tart is filled with chocolate ganache and peanut butter icing
  • At Storybook Treats - the tart is filled with lemon curd, strawberry compote and strawberry mousse

πŸŽƒ A Pumpkin Mickey Waffle with vanilla cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, and caramel sauce at Sleepy Hollow

πŸŽƒ Worms and Dirt - a chocolate gravestone, chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, and chocolate glaze topped with Oreo crumbs and gummy worms at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.

πŸŽƒCandy Corn Ice Cream at Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies

πŸŽƒ Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats and Vampire Mickey Brownies at kiosks throughout the park

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party runs on select nights from August 25 to November 1.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Guardians' Inferno Music Video

Courtesy of Marvel

The music video for "Guardians' Inferno", from Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, is so bad it's hysterical. The look is totally retro, and the majority of the main cast is a part of it, which is hilarious. And then there's David Hasselhoff, and of course, a cameo by Stan Lee. Too, too funny!

The "Guardian's Inferno" music video will be included in the extras on the Blu-ray, which arrives in stores next Tuesday, August 22.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Star Wars Blips

Have you seen the Star Wars Blips on YouTube? The animated shorts are kind of adorable.

In the first Blip, "Lightsaber", BB-8 is preparing for Star Wars Day with a little lightsaber practice.

In "One Up", R2-D2 and BB-8 get into a dance off.

"Out of Reach" finds R2 and BB-8 struggling to open a door, which comes easily to C-3PO.

And finally, in "The Chase", the Stormtroopers get a little more than they bargained for when the chase BB-8.