Diane Douglas's blog
** This morning we talked more about Halloween Candy, specifically which candy is less bad for you.
A lot of people scrap their diets on Halloween and just pig out. But if you've still got some will power left, "Real Simple" magazine has a list of Halloween candy choices . . . with info on which one is worse for you.
--So let's see how much you know. Here are six different options . . .
** Dennis had talked about the two family potato soup recipes.....the "Thievin' Maid" Potato Soup and the "Severed Finger" Potato Soup, but he forgot to bring the recipes in! But, don't worry, they are posted on the website. Here's the link to Dennis' blog about "Family Soup." http://wiky.com/content/family-soup
** The Cardinals lost a heartbreaker last night to the Texas Rangers, 2 to 1 and the World Series is now tied at a game apiece. They now travel to Arlin
We made our picks from all of the booths we visited and here they are!
Best New Item
Booth #105 (Evansville Soccer Club)
Vanilla Ice Cream w/Mango-Habanero Sauce
3rd Place Best of the Fest
Today, me and my panel of WIKY Judges, Kelley Ashby (this was her first time as a judge) and April Rutledge met in our usual spot at 11th and Franklin and set out to sample another 21 booths. Anyone have some extra Rolaids they're not using? Here's what we tested and our reviews:
Booth 108--St. Peter's UCC in Wadesville. Chicken 'n Dumplings. Kelley had never had chicken 'n dumplings before, and she thought they were great! We all liked the spice combos and the colorful parlsey in the broth. Nice, soft dumplings and very tasty.
It's once-a-year eat-a-thon known as the Fall Festival! As we have for the past eight Fall Festivals, DJB and I hit the street with our panel of judges in search of classic, new, and bizarre food items. Our goal is to sample something from every food booth at the festival, this year numbering 135. My team includes April Rutledge, Helen Schnarr and newcomer Kelley Ashby.
** This story was in the news yesterday, and people are understandably a bit upset about it. Looks like it's time to start storing all your cash in your mattress again. Remember those banks we bailed out? They still want to hold your money for you . . . but now when you take some OUT, they want to keep a piece for themselves.
--The latest? Bank of America . . . the largest bank in the country . . . just announced that starting next year, they'll charge a $5 monthly fee for you to use your debit card.
**The average American woman spends 54 minutes getting ready for work. 18 minutes drying and styling hair; 15 minutes applying makeup; eight minutes getting dressed; 8 minutes taking a shower; and five minutes eating breakfast. The total amount of time the average woman spends getting ready to leave the house in a lifetime? Two years. - How long does it take you?
**DJB checked out a couple of new shows on the Fall TV Schedule. He watched "Pan Am" on ABC and "The Playboy Club" on NBC. He thought "The Playboy Club" was a bit better, but he did enjoy both shows. Diane checked out the new "Charlie's Angels" on ABC, and thought it was pretty good.
** Diane had a weird dream last night that was so vivid, she kept waking up and as soon as she fell back to sleep, she would be right back into the same dream! Here's what went down.....she dreamed that all of her teeth were falling out and she had to put them all into a hankerchief to take them to her dentist. This was so disturbing, when she got up this morning, she had to check in the mirror to make sure she did indeed have all of her teeth! Turns out, this isn't all that uncommon a dream. WIKY Morning Show listeners chimed in, stating that they have the same drea
Ran across this story over the weekend, and it sounds like the plot of a bad action movie! Seriously, we couldn't make this stuff up!
--Maria Somoes is a housewife in eastern Brazil. She suspected her husband was having an affair with a woman named Iranildes Araujo.
--Maria was furious that her husband was spending time with another woman . . .