Nothing But Purple: November 2012   

Friday, November 30, 2012

Novemeber 2012

Boys had fun at the Burgoo Festival.  It's a celebration in our town that symbolizes the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall in September.  Vendors come from all over selling their craft or food.  A lof of folks make what they call a Burgoo Stew.  Each recipe is different but the one I tried this year was very spicy.

Halloween Costumes!!

Yoda, James Be!

Stormtrooper - Connor


Old Yoda

Fighting for the greater good.
Halloween was a great success.  I even dressed up as Padme.  The boys had heaps of sweet goodness loot.  I honestly surprised that it is almost gone with some help from myself and other family and friends. HAHA!

In other news:
 I'm doing really well in school.  All A's!  I'm in a marketing class this month.  I'm not particulary fond of reading but I do my best to comprehend the information.  I have four classes left for my first year at Full Sail.  

It is honestly amazing how much I see the name of my school in so many publications such as GameStop Magazine or Rolling Stones Magazine.  Full Sail sure is on the up and up in Entertainment.

Josh and I are still together, it was five months on the 16th, will be six on December 16th.  I'm happy with the way things are moving.  He trusts me, I trust him.  He works, I work.  He has his friends, I have mine.  We talk about everything.  

Sometimes my head does a little too much thinking but I can't help that part.  It thinks because it wants to guard my most sensitive piece, my heart, my feelings.  Most of the time I've notice it starts thinking too much around the time Aunt Flow wants to interrupt things. I don't know why, could be the birth control effects or it could just be the mini person inside that looks at the negatives.

I try my best to stay positive and it helps that I have people that want to hear what I have to say when things I feel are not right with me.  I'm glad those people are in my life.

Football season is over.  The Falcons did a great job playing and learning all that they could.  We should be having a banquet soon.  I'll find out next year if the boys want to play again.

School for the boys is going well.  Grades are good even though they aren't labelled as A's, B's or C's which I find simply annoying.  I guess it changes when they get older. I don't know.

Thanksgiving was wonderful!! I hope everyone had a fun time with their families.

Christmas will be here soon.  My shopping is complete, all gifts have been wrapped.  Though I do want to get something for my lovely, compassionate boyfriend, just not sure what.  So I'll be searching high and low for that special something for him until I just can't look anymore!

One month left in 2012! It sure has been a curvy year.  Next year will be even better, I feel it in me bones, matey!!

Scotch Magic One Handed Dispenser

First off this dispenser is a snail by shape in default.  It’s kind of cute for a tape dispenser but it is called Scotch Magic One-Handed Dispenser.  I like to call it my little snail.

It has all nice qualities one would want for wrapping gifts at the holiday season or even for birthdays.  It’s small so it can fit into the palm of your hand.  I have used this little snail numerous in the past weeks while wrapping gifts for Christmas.

It is preloaded with a single roll of ¾ inch by 500 inches of tape.  It can be reloaded with ¾ inch Scotch® Magic™ Tape up to 1,000 inches long. It has a green button that you pull back to make the cutter jut out to cut the tape at the desired length one wants.

The only draw I have issues with is that the roller along with the flap the tape lays on is a surface that the tape sticks to.  Which can make it difficult to roll on a straight surface such as a gift box.

Here you can see it rolled up on the roller part of the dispenser.  It can be taken care of quickly but when you’re in a time crunch it can be very frustrating.  I was able to pull back on the green button to cut it so it gave me a little tape flap to pull it off the roller then I had this nice straight piece of sticky tape that I could still use.  Which, that aspect is pretty nice but when it feels like it’s going to happen every time one begins to roll it, it is very disheartening.

This is what it looks like when the tape is rolled on the roller.  That grey flap there is what the tape lays on when ready for action.  The tape does tend to stick to it.  Almost like you have to go slow with this little snail to make sure the start of the tape sticks to the surface you want it on.

This is what it looks like when one begins the adventure with the Snail, in other words Scotch Magic One Handed Dispenser.

If there were a way to make the roller and the tab the tape lays on a non-stick surface, this little doohickey would be GOLD!  I like it along with the many other products they offer such as The Pop Up Tape, The Shoe Dispensers in different colors for the shoe savvy person, or the Classic desktop dispenser in four different colors.

Scotch brand tape has been in my family for years.  I’ve tried others and they just don’t seem to do the job like Scotch does.