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Sunday, November 13, 2011

She Would Say Whaaat? "Say Anything" by North Star Games, A Fab Party Game

Back in my day, games like Pictionary, Balderdash and Boggle ruled when it came for party time and social gatherings. Those are still classics but there's a new generation of board games out there that don't require batteries or electricity (yeah, I said it, BOARD games, not electronic). North Star Games is creating smart, clever and entertaining games appropriate for families and friends.

Honestly, I was a little skeptical if a game not produced by toy making machines such as Hasbro or Milton Bradley would be any good but after putting North Star Games' "Say Anything," I can in good faith say this game is FUN!

How to Play Say Anything
Basically, a question is read by one player (the judge) and the other players write down what they think the judge would say. Then, the judge secretly selects their favorite response while everyone votes with the two chips they have on the answer they believe the judge will choose. Points are awarded for the person who has the response the judge selected and to those who also selected it.

It's really not that complicated and as you can imagine, as the night progresses and players get a little punchy, the sillier the responses.

Why Say Anything?
Say Anything will get people talking pretty quickly after the game begins and that's what makes a party, right? It's also an opportunity to learn about your friends, family members and potential love interests *wink*wink*.

It's also a quality game and has won several awards. It's available from Barnes & Noble, Toys "R" Us and Target.

Find North Star Games on Facebook and between now and Monday, Nov. 21, 2011,check out Say Anything and enter to win an iPad.

Also, be sure to check out this video on how to play "Say Anything."


Disclosure: North Star Games sent me games to review but opinions are my own.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Levi's Curve ID Campus Tour Could Earn FSU a $10,000 Grant

You don't need to be a fashionista to appreciate this upcoming Tallahassee event. The Levi's Curve ID Mirror, Mirror Campus Tour will be making two stops in Florida on Tuesday, Oct. 25:
Florida State: Tuesday, Oct 25 from 10 am-6 pm on the Union Green (

University of Florida: Tues, Oct 25 from 10 am-6 pm at Reitz Union North Hall (

What to expect from the Levi’s Curve ID Mirror, Mirror Campus Tour?

  • Jean fittings with Levi’s® Fit Experts
  • Hair and make-up touch-ups
  • A photoshoot in the Levi’s® Curve ID jeans
  • Jean discounts, gifts and more!
Aware of the friendly rivalry between FSU and Florida, the school with the most people at the event will receive a $10,000 grant for their school to support one of the women’s athletics, academics or arts programs on campus.

Bring your student ID and come down to the Studio!

Space is limited. First come, first serve. Begins Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. and ends on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Restrictions may apply; see official rules at event for details. Sponsor: Levi Strauss & Co.

Having seen the movie Footloose, I noticed Levi’s denim throughout the film which means it is “the” denim brand to be seen in. So what do ya say, FSU? Will ya get your denim on Tuesday?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Urban Outfitters Store on Tour Visiting Tallahassee Oct. 17 - Oct. 20, 2011

Here's some fab news, Urban Outfitters will be setting up a nomadic shop in Tallahassee. Appropriately called "Urban Outfitters Store on Tour," the mobile boutique will be open Monday, Oct. 17 through Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, between noon and 8 p.m. at the corner of East College Avenue and South Duval Street.

Shoppers will find typical Urban Outfitters apparel from the Fall 2011 collection for men and women along with accessories, bags, electronics and home items. I'm told there will be a something special for those Seminoles fans.

What I think is very cool about the Store on Tour is it's made from two, 20’ x 8’ used shipping containers. And, Tallahassee is the third city of a four-city tour this October. Of course, the fact Tallahassee is getting a taste of Urban Outfitters is pretty dang awesome. It has a Bohemian, trendy, edgy and chic vibe. If you've never shopped one, chances are once you do, you're a customer for life.

But wait, there's more than groovy Urban Outfitters apparel and accessories coming along!

DRY Soda, an all-natural, less sweet, four ingredient soda, and Tortoise & Blonde, a family owned eyewear company are joining the Urban Outfitters Store on Tour caravan. DRY Soda will be sampling and selling bottles of their all-natural soda. I'm not sure which flavors they'll be bringing but flavors they produce include cucumber, juniper berry and lavender (Yum!). Tortoise & Blonde is bringing along their collection of glasses for shoppers to try and purchase.

Dockers® has also joined the Store on Tour with a mobile art gallery featuring art made using Dockers® new 'Alpha' Khaki material.

Urban Outfitters Store on Tour
Corner of East College Avenue & South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301.
Monday, Oct. 17 - Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
Operating hours: Noon to 8:00 p.m.

Visit the Urban Outfitters Blog for additional information and follow them on Twitter (@UOtour) for real time updates.

Image Source: Urban Outfitters Store on Tour

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rev Up and Chill Out at New Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Store in Tallahassee

A little bird told me Tallahasseans have a new place to either get their morning cup of joe to rev up or escape the summer heat and chill out. It’s Dunkin Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Store which held its grand opening last month at the I-10 and Thomasville exchange. (3434 Thomasville Rd.)

This new Tallahassee location is open between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. seven days a week and is complemented by a tasty menu created by Dunkin’ Brand’s culinary team, including Dunkin’ Donuts’ high-quality, great-tasting menu items that can be enjoyed all day, including old favorites such as a wide variety of hot and iced coffee, lattes and cappuccino to new menu products such as new Stuffed Breadsticks, Warm Apple Pie and Mountain Dew Coolatta.

A refreshing treat for a hot and steamy Florida summer day is Dunkin’ Donuts’ Frozen Hot Chocolate, available for a limited time at participating shops. Yeah, I know it sounds weird but it has the rich chocolate flavor of hot cocoa but is refreshingly frozen and cold. It’s simply delish and great escape from the heat!

In addition to new Frozen Hot Chocolate, also available for a limited time at select Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Southeast, are Frozen Iced Tea and Frozen Lemonade.
Of course, the bite-size goodness of MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats are STILL available.

Need to get your ice cream fix? The Baskin-Robbins side will satisfy cravings with the best-in-class ice cream flavors including a “Flavor of the Month.” Celebrating Captain America, this July’s flavor is “Super-Soldier Swirl,” blue chips and cherry-flavored ribbon swirled into creamy vanilla ice cream.

In addition to a new "Flavor of the Month," Baskin-Robbins offers premium Soft Serve products, frozen beverages, including 31° Below™: Baskin-Robbins Soft Serve blended together with delicious candies and toppings. Flavors include Butterfinger®, Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup, M&M’s®, Snickers®, Oreo® and Heath®.

The new Tallahassee Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Store is good for the local economy because it’s employing about 30 to 40 crew members. The restaurant also features a drive-thru window for those of you on the go.

Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins
I-10 and Thomasville Exchange
3434 Thomasville Rd.
Tallahassee, Fla.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Guest Post: RV to Tallahassee-Three Reasons to Go

Hey, y'all. Tallahassee is still on my mind. Enjoy this guest post...

Have you been tempted to make a trek to Tallahassee? Pack the RV and get moving! There are hundreds of reasons to go RV camping to Tallahassee. We've picked our top three to share.

Five Hundred Years of History!

Florida's capitol draws history-loving RVers year-round, thanks to historical sites that harken back five hundred years. Mission San Luis, for example, a national historic landmark just two miles from Florida's historic State Capitol Building, is a living history adventure offering a taste of 1600's Spanish and Apalachee Indian culture.

To understand the enormous contribution of African Americans to the Florida Panhandle, be sure to visit the John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum of African American History & Culture. Civil War buffs also won't want to miss the Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Park, where one of the last battles of the Civil War saw Tallahassee saved from Union capture.

Tallahassee's Outdoor Attractions

The lush beauty of Tallahassee is showcased in several outdoor attractions worth any RVers interest. Maclay Gardens State Park offers two lakes, miles of hiking and biking trails and hundreds of acres of beautifully-landscaped green space. Another enormously popular outdoor attraction just outside Tallahassee is Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. Take a ride on a glass-bottomed boat to explore one of the world's largest freshwater springs. You can also swim, hike the nature trails and photograph the Springs' abundant wildlife.

And the biggest reason of all that active RV camping fans come to Tallahassee is Apalachicola National Forest on the outskirts of town. Five developed areas with campgrounds make coming to this half-million acre pine forest easy. Three small lakes within the park's boundaries present plenty of boating, fishing and swimming possibilities. Serious hikers will want to explore at least a short section of the Florida National Scenic Trail that runs through the park.

Just north of Apalachicola National Forest, Lake Talquin State Park is a favorite with anglers. Hit the bright blue waters of this lake nestled in the pine-covered hills for some of the best largemouth bass fishing in the Panhandle.

From QKG's Tallahassee Blog

Tallahassee's Stellar RV Campgrounds

The Florida capitol knows how to welcome RV campers! From National Forest campgrounds in amazingly scenic settings to urban campgrounds close to the action, Tallahassee RV parks fit every kind of camper.

Big Oak RV Park
, for example, has every modern amenity including wireless internet, a post office and free cable television. Tallahassee RV Park offers quiet camping in a lush, green setting. is a great place to start when planning your RV campground reservations.

It's definitely time to make tracks to Tallahassee! Comfortable RV parks, plenty of historic sites to explore and a wealth of outdoor wonderlands make this Florida Panhandle city one of our top picks for RV camping.

About the Author
Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals. For other great RV camping vacation ideas see the Monty's Musings RV Camping Blog or the new

Monty's RV Vacation Photo / Picture Gallery.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I Wish I Could See the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile – But You Can, Jan. 14 & 15, 2011, in Tallahassee

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is an American icon and you Tallahasseans are pretty lucky because the franktastic vehicle is rolling into Florida's Capital City this weekend, Jan. 14 and 15, to be exact. Since 1936 the Wienermobile has been criss-crossing the U.S. spreading smiles to hotdog fans along the way. Somewhere I have a Wiener whistle, where is it? I digress…

During the two Tallahassee visits, hotdog fans can tour the Wienermobile, sit shot"bun" (think of the Facebook photos you'll take?) and learn what it takes to be a Hotdogger – driver of the Wienermobile. Groovy stickers and Wiener Whistles (can someone grab a new one for me?) will be given out along with "I Saw It" Wienermobile postcards so you can brag to friends and family what you got to do.

Check out the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in these Tallahassee locations:
Friday, January 14
4021 Lagniappe Way
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Saturday, January 15
5500 Thomasville Rd
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Can't get enough of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? Check out for hot diggity adventures of the Hotdoggers. A new class will be joining the Oscar Mayer franks, err, ranks, soon. Stay tuned to!