Pac-Man Connect and Play

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Clearly nostalgia has hit. At least it has hit me.

Pac-Man Connect and Play is the newest way to play the oldest classic video games. This device allows you connect to your TV. So simple.

It has a total of 12 games you can play: Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Pac & Pal, Pac-Man Plus, Pac-Man 256, Mappy, Rally-X, Bosconian, Xevious, DigDug, Galaga, Galaxian.

It’s also only about $20.

Perfect for that last minute holiday gift.

Now, where is Ms. Pac-Man?

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Spud Crunchies

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There’s a new snack in town at Trader Joe’s and it’s called Spud Crunchies. Basically amazing, crunchy, and tastes like In N Out Fries, only cool and crunchy, of course.

There is not a resealable bag, perhaps because they are aware most people will eat the whole bag in one sitting. Think of them as the next generation of Potatoe Sticks.

If you are looking for me, I will be at Trader Joe’s purchasing these.
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Dia De Los Muertos

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Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout the country, also know as Day of the Dead. It’s a beautiful and colorful event that goes from October 31- November 2.

From wikipedia: Day of the Dead (SpanishDía de Muertos) is a Mexicanholiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

There are many aspects of the holiday that have become recognized parts of the 3 day experience:

Cemetery visit
Alfeñiques (sugar candies)
Literary calaveras
Day of the Dead bread
Altars
Sawdust and grain carpets
Mexican marigold
Papel picado (paper craft)

At the core of the celebration is honoring the dead. Remembering them every year at this time. The holiday is growing in popularity around the world due to this message of rememberance.

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Stitch Fix

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From Wikipedia: Stitch Fix is an online subscription and personal shopping service in the USA. It was founded by Katrina Lake in 2011.

From my Mother’s suggestion I just recently gave Stitch Fix a try. I’d always dreamed of having a personal stylist, but that was always going to be too much money. Stuff of dreams…

As it turns out, Stitch Fix cleverly makes this dream a possibility. While you’ve got to consider you are still going to pay for nice clothes, it takes some of the drudgery out of in store shopping.

You sign up and complete a profile with all your color, size, and style choices. You also pick the frequency of shipments based on your need.

Then, their stylist puts together looks for you based on all the factorsl, and any other information you share about your clothing needs.

The items arrive at your house, you try them on, keep what you want, return the rest in a pre-addressed shipping bag.

My first experience was fun. While I am only keeping 2 items out of 5, it was interesting to have someone else bring their perspective to my wardrobe.

https://www.stitchfix.com

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Blackjack App by TapTapBoom

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Ok. So Vegas can be tough. Watching all that money go away time and time again. Thinking your next bet will be the big win you for which you have been dreaming.

This Blackjack app allows you to play and bet big without the cash loss, or the dream dying.

Be careful, it’s addictive…perhaps intentionally.

However, for the novice or seasoned players it offers a lot of fun. It also gives the players a chance to learn and try doubling, splitting, and the ever-so-risky bet of “all in”.

It’s also free.

There are ways you can plus up your experience by paying money for add ons, or other location Blackjack tables (this initial casino is based in London). Other casino options include: Macau, Monacco, Paris, and Las Vegas.

Really fun.

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Hello Fresh

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Hello Fresh is a home delivery service which provides you will all the ingredients and instructions on how to cook the meals.

A coworker shared an order he couldn’t use due to traveling. He gave us the Hello Fresh box, and our excitement began.

Admittedly, we were reluctant to try something like this assuming it was too expensive and complicated.

As it turns out, it’s kind of amazing.

The basics of the meals come sent in one box with instructions. You just need to provide the cookware, basci spices, and the actual cooking.

But we have loved each of the meals. It’s brought variety into our food for the wekk,  and we are looking into the plans which start around $9.99 per meal.

We found the dinners for 2 are actually spreading to 3, and everything has been surprisingly good.

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https://www.hellofresh.com/tasty/