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Virtual GNO - Thank You John Hughes

This week has flown by. I was actually able to be away for 2 nights but trying to coordinate child-care and dog care kind of took the fun out of it. Too much stress! You know what I'm in the mood for? A Virtual Girls Night Out!

New to the Virtual GNO? Welcome! This party has some of the best bloggers around! The original Virtual Girls Night Out is a blog-hopping party that I started last summer. I turned to my blog friends when I couldn't find a sitter that would allow me to actually get out of the house. Instead I'm "virtually out" with all of you!

Get Your BLOG Over Here!

To join the blog-hopping fun, check out this VGNO post then sign the MckLinky guest book with your name/blog link. Visit fellow bloggers that have signed in. It's a party so at a party you mingle, right? Go blog-hopping! I want everyone to connect. That's what it's all about.

Well, I have to say I am so sad, so bummed, that John Hughes passed away yesterday. Only 59! Damn! His stories, his words, they are a part of my history, my life story. I use phrases from his movies a lot. (I've gotten better at just saying them in my head. I don't want to annoy ;-> ) This Virtual GNO is for you John. R.I.P.

Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me"

How can you not sing-a-long to this song? When it plays in the car my dashboard is my keyboard. (I know I'm not alone on this, right?)

Time For A Cocktail!

Pretty In Pink
1/2 oz Vodka
1 oz Captain Morgan® Parrot Bay pineapple rum
1 oz DeKuyper® Island Blue Pucker schnapps
1 oz DeKuyper® Peachtree schnapps
1/2 oz Rose's® grenadine syrup
1/2 oz Rose's® sweet and sour mix
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice then strain into glass.

Yowzaa! Just one of these beverages, if you please. Oh, maybe two. If I have three I'll be Pretty In Green, if you know what I mean.

Time For A Winner!

Our lovely friend Sue from Stay At Home Mom is the lucky winner of the GoPicnic giveaway! Let's go congratulate our dear blog friend.

Time For A Giveaway!

Some where in the house a radio is on, or a CD is playing. I have to have music playing. (It's been the "Pretty In Pink" Soundtrack today.) Sure I love to hear birds singing and leaves rustling in the wind, but they sound even better with some tunes to go with them ;->.

There's an internet radio service called Slacker Radio. They have a free service which I completely enjoy. is offering their Radio Plus service FREE for 3 months for 3 lucky winners at the VGNO 8/7. Check 'em out.

To Enter The Giveaway:
* Leave a comment saying you want to be entered. = 1 Entry
* Announce the VGNO giveaway on Twitter. = 1 Entry

Winner will be announced on 8/14. US Residents Only. Good Luck!

Time For A Question

If you are the age group who grew up with John Hughes movies, did you have a favorite? If so, why? Do you still quote John Hughes movies? Give me a quote!

Alright now my dearest VGNO friends, go have fun! Click the MckLinky button to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that have signed-in. It's a party so go mingle. Go blog-hopping! That's what it's all about. Share this party with your blog friends, post A LINK to the Virtual GNO on your blog and have them join us. Send our party into the Twitter world. (#VGNO) Leave your Twitter ID in the comments section. The more the merrier! I want everyone to connect. That's what it's all about.


*Be Kind To Your Fellow Blogger * No Cutting & Pasting*

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