I admit it! I am totally biased when it comes to this book. I am a huge, huge Back To The Future fan. When this book came into our office I practically became giddy.
The book is about 40 pages long and goes through essentially the entire Back To The Future Story line. It starts out by introducing us to Marty McFly who is appropriately gliding around Hill Valley on his skateboard. We meet Doc Brown and Marty’s family. Of course we also meet Biff.
Today, March 24th, is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day! All hail the those little raisins covered in a shell of milk, dark, or white chocolate. We bow down to your delicious sweet glory. Are you a healthy fruit snack or a candy? I still do not know. All I do know is that without you, a visit to the movie theatre would not be the same. So on today, the holiest of the snack holidays, we thank you. Thank you chocolate covered raisin for your sultry chocolatey goodness and luscious raisin center.
Does your favorite seat suffer from naked chair syndrome? Are her little legs constantly chatteringand scrapping against those hard, cold, and unforgiving floors? You are in luck! Now you can provide stylish relief to those glorious wooden or metal feet with Chair Socks!
These knitted socks feature a red and white pattern and are adorned with sweet little felt flowers. They are a perfect way to brighten your chair's day. Be gone naked chair legs. Hello cute and cozy tube sock legs.
This crazy adorable product is brought to you by Daiso, my very favorite Japanese discount shop. These little gems retail for a very reasonable buck fifty. Whoever said money can't buy you happiness is wrong. Obviously they weren't shopping at the right dollar stores.
Are you looking for a roaring good gift? Take a bite out of your holiday shopping list with the Santa Rex Socks from the NeatoShop. This terrifyingly fun sock features your favorite terrible lizard and friends. The dinosaurs are adorned with festive red mittens, booties, and Santa hats.
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Are visions of sharp and piercing winter swimming through your head? Take bite out of the cold with the Shark Attack Men's Socks from the NeatoShop. This ferocious pair of socks makes a fierce fashion statement.
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It's time to gear up for winter. Make sure you put your best bionic foot forward with the Toe-tal Recall Sock from the NeatoShop. This comfy knee sock is perfect for terminating winter chills and battling the cold. Fashion victory will be yours.
The Toe-tal Recall Sock is a fun knee-high sock for women. It is perfect for those who love science fiction, steampunk, and robots.
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Don't be afraid to expose who you really are with the Chip & Dale Salt and Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This adorable ceramic set is shaped like your favorite handsome chipmunk duo and held together by magnets. They perfect for Disney fans who aren't afraid to bare it all. Let the Chip & Dale Salt and Pepper Shakers dance their way into your heart.
The Summer Travel season is here. We all know that getting from point A to point B, and back again, can be pure hell. That's why you need the Hell Passport Pocket Notebook from the NeatoShop to pass the time. This handy dandy notebook is designed to look and feel like a real passport. Now you can spend all those excruciatingly long airport delays doodling and jotting down your inner most feelings.
The Hell Passport is sold individually. It features 64 pages for your writing ranting pleasure. Buy several, it could be a long trip.
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Zombies make wonderful summer house guests because:
They love being around people with brains
They love taking a real bite out of life
They won't bore you with their endless banter
And they can be ever so useful in the kitchen
Invite a Zombie into your home today. You won't live to regret it!
The Zombie Bottle Opener from the NeatoShop is shaped like a friendly zombie. Each Zombie Bottle Opener is sold individually. This item is handcrafted in the USA by local artisans. No two are exactly alike.
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Your jewelry deserves an amazing destination. Showcase your precious baubles with a Landmark Ring Holder from the NeatoShop. These small ceramic jewelry dishes are shaped like your favorite architectural wonders: Empire State Building, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower.
The Landmark Ring Holders are sold individually. Buy them all and make it an amazing sight to be seen.
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Zero in on your love of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas with the ceramic Zero Teapot from the NeatoShop. This frightfully fun collectible looks like Zero the ghost dog, with the handle and the lid designed to showcase his floppy white ears. A jack-o-lantern adorns his long snout.
Jack's best friend is sure to become your new best friend.
I kiss my son goodbye and I stand at the fence watching him as he enters into the kindergarten school yard. I hope for another wave, but he pays no more attention to me. He drops his backpack near the place he is supposed to line up. Almost instantly he is greeted by a bevy of girls who chat with him for just a moment. Then he is off running wildly through the grass with another little boy. He is a citizen of his class and school. I am but a privileged outsider. I remain his confidant at home, but at school he is one of them. He must navigate his way through the Kindergarten Tribes on his own.
From eight in the morning, until two in the afternoon, five days a week, he is part of Room 3. They march together, break bread together, and learn together. Their life is regimented. Each moment inside the classroom is accounted for. Structure is imperative. Without structure the class would break out into chaos. Even with structure there is sometimes chaos.
Twice a day, during recess and lunch, however, the children of Room 3 are permitted free play time. Of course they have some play time in the classroom, but for safety and sanity that must be limited and more structured. I don’t think you can really call it true free play time. The true free play time comes when the children are released from the confines of their tiny classroom and marched to the wide open space of the kindergarten playground and set free.
I think it is only fair to note that my understanding of the playground tribes comes purely from my son’s accounts and perceptions. In the quiet of our kitchen he sits and tells me about his other life. He animatedly describes his adventures as a citizen of Room 3. He especially likes to talk about the playground tribes, but he swears me to secrecy. The information he relays to me is classified. The tribes pride themselves on protecting their secrets.
The story he weaves is about two tiny neighboring kingdoms known as Room 2 and Room 3. Each kingdom houses about 25 citizens. Twice a day these kingdoms merge on the playground. From this melding 5 main tribes with 5 distinct leaders have arisen: The Diggers, The Minecrafters, The Ballers, and The Superheroes and The Girls.
The Diggers are comprised of students who like to dig. They spend all or most of their free time in the sand area digging and building sand structures. There about 7 members of The Digger tribe.
Here's a quick quiz. Can you name at least one of the adorable arboreal herbivorous marsupials reaching instagram fame for their adorable selfies? If you said Bruce, Jay, or Aaron the Koala you are right!
Please don't feel sad that even the Koalas at the Wildlife Sydney Zoo are taking better selfies than you. In your defense you don't have a cool, motion activated, camera attached to a tree that is ready to capture your every move. You probably also lack super cute fluffy ears and a spoon shaped nose. Well, maybe you do have fluffy ears and a spoon shaped nose. If that's the case pull out that camera right now and start taking those koality, er ... quality selfies we are all going crazy for.
Nothing feels so right, and yet so wrong, as being the center of someone's universe. Tell someone you love that they are your orbital center with the Ptolemeic Watch from the NeatoShop. This stylish watch features the Sun as the minute hand and the Moon as the hour hand. Both hands revolve around the Earth. Being outdated and old fashioned has never looked so good.
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Do you wear your childish, sometimes unruly, behavior as a badge of honor? Show your brat pride with a pair of Brat Socks from the NeatoShop. This playful pair of socks features hot pink and green stripes and the word "BRAT."
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