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I think you know I’m sort of addicted to programs that do fun things to photos.  Today Giveawayoftheday.com has a good one  Sketch Drawer, by SoftOrbits.,  http://www.softorbits.com/photo-to-sketch-converter/.

Thought I’d share with you.  Some people had trouble with activating.  Mine went through one-two-three.  Some had it crash during photo process.  Mine didn’t.  I have a Win7 64 OS, and I had no trouble with the program other than it not fitting in my screen right, so I had to move it around.  Because of my poor vision, I have different settings.  Anyway, go grab it.  It’s as nice program.  I’m going to go play now.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/sketch-drawer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+giveawayoftheday%2Ffeed+%28Giveaway+of+the+Day%29

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My friend, Evil Betsy, sent me these for Halloween.  Those who know me, know my other screen name is Une Vampyr, and these just warmed my heart.  Enjoy!

The Wittiest Halloween Jokes, Riddles, and Puns

We fear vampires, and vampires fear . . . tooth decay (!).
What happened to the guy who couldn’t keep up payments to his exorcist? He got repossessed.

What is a vampire’s favorite holiday? Fangsgiving.

What is a vampire’s favorite sport? Casketball.
What kind of streets do zombies like the best? Dead ends.
Who did Frankenstein take to the prom? His ghoul friend.
Why did the skeleton cross the road? To go to the body shop.
When does a skeleton laugh? When something tickles his funny bone.
What did the skeleton say to the bartender? I’ll have two beers and a mop. [This is one of my very favorites—such a considerate skeleton!]
Where does Count Dracula usually eat his lunch? At the casketeria.
Who does Dracula get letters from? His fang club.
What has webbed feet, feathers, fangs and goes quack-quack? Count Duckula.What do you call two spiders that just got married? Newlywebbed.
What do Italians eat on Halloween? Fettucinni Afraid-o.
What’s it like to be kissed by a vampire? It’s a pain in the neck.
How does a ghost say goodbye to a vampire? So long, sucker!
What do you call a witch’s garage? A broom closet.
What do you give to a pumpkin trying to quit smoking? A pumpkin patch. [A toast to Linus here, please.]
How do monsters tell their future? They read their horrorscope.
How are vampires like false teeth? They both come out at night.
What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit? A necktarine
What is a vampire’s favorite ice cream flavor? Veinilla.
What did the three vampires order at the bar? Two bloods and a blood light. [!!]
Why did the vampire go to the orthodontist? To improve his bite.
Who are some of the werewolves cousins? The whatwolves, the whowolves, and the whenwolves. [This is a no-brainer, right?!]
Why are most monsters covered in wrinkles? Have you ever tried to iron a monster?
Why do mummies have so much trouble keeping friends? They’re too wrapped up in themselves.
Why don’t mummies take vacations? They’re afraid they’ll relax and unwind.
[On the other hand] Where do mummies go for a swim? The dead sea.
Why do mummies make excellent spies? They’re good at keeping things under wraps.
Why did the ghost go into the bar? For the Boos.
Why do ghosts like to ride elevators? It raises their spirits.
What’s the favorite game at ghosts’ birthday parties? Hide and Shriek.
Why did the game warden arrest the ghost? He didn’t have a haunting license. [I assume the game warden must have been a ghost himself!]
What kind of monster is safe to put in a washing machine? A wash and wear wolf.
What do you get when you cross a black cat with a lemon. A sour-puss.
What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin Pi.
What do skeletons say before they begin dining? Bone appetit!
What happens when a ghost gets lost in the fog? He is mist.
Why don’t angry witches ride their brooms? They’re afraid of flying off the handle.
Who won the skeleton beauty contest? No body.

Where do baby ghosts go during the day? Dayscare centers.

And lastly,
What do you do when 50 zombies surround your house? [really, think about this one verycarefully] . . . Hope that it’s Halloween (!!!).
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I kinow most people say “Feh” to screen savers, but I usually download seasonal ones and delete when I add a new seasonal one.  This Halloween one is 3-D and pretty neat.

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I saw sun yesterday afternoon for about a half hour.  Hate all this gloominess.  Makes me want to just curl up and sleep.  Does the weather effect you like that, or is it just me?

I keep having nightmares about bad things happening to Ray-Ray, though in last night’s, he was a German Shepherd.  They say that if you dream someone dies it means they’re going to have a long life.  I sure hope so.  BTW my Rags was a German Shepherd who died mysteriously when she was 14.  All very strange and depressing.

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A real good one from Giveawayoftheday.com today.  Zoner Photo Studio 14 Pro.  If you’re not sure, read the reviews from people who actually know, (unlike myself), a lot about software.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=34666

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I’m not sure how I got on Jif’s mailing list, but I got this recipe from them,.  I roast my own peppers once a week (so yummy on sandwiches).  I think I’ll try this.

Creamy Peanut Butter and Roasted Red Pepper Macaroni
PEANUT BUTTER CHEESE SAUCE
  • No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 (12 oz.) cans Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 cups shredded aged white cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, divided
  • 1/3 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni (2 cups dry)

TOPPINGS

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
    1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat 1-1/2 quart oval casserole dish with no-stick cooking spray. Bring evaporated milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add peanut butter, cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon paprika. Whisk until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Stir in red pepper and chives.
    2. COMBINE cheese sauce and cooked macaroni, stirring to coat. Place in prepared dish. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, oil and remaining 1/4 teaspoon paprika in small bowl with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over top of macaroni mixture.
    3. BAKE 20 to 22 minutes or until bubbly and light golden brown. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

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Personally, I love my My Cafe from Bunn, and use Melitta pods with it, as they are strong enough for a full mug, but, if you’re a K-Cup person, this is a great deal from MyPoints.com on a limited edition Keurig.

http://www.mypoints.com/emp/u/centers/dealsCenter.vm?arg1=p.110360&arg2=Kohls&src=mmt389546

 Keurig B60 From $55 After Rebate & GC

Posted on Thu Sep 27 11:38:00 PDT 2012

For a limited time, grab this Keurig B60 Special Edition Coffee Brewer, regularly $189.99 for as low as $55 ($77 for non-cardholders) after rebates and Kohl’s cash at Kohls.com.  Here’s how it works:  Add the B60 to your cart.  Code FALLFUN  drops it from $149.99 to $127.49.  If you are a Kohl’s cardholder, use code FALL20 instead to save 20% or check your mailer for a possible 30% code (making it $104.99).  In addition, use this rebate for $30 cash back.  Better yet, you’ll receive an email with $20 Kohl’s cash to spend on a future purchase (watch for redemption dates).  This is the best price we’ve ever posted on this popular model, which also comes with a variety coffee and tea 12-pack to get you started.  This machine is highly-rated across the internet and has earned a 4+-star rating from 419 reviewers on the Kohl’s site.  It ships free, but sales tax is charged in most states.

Enter code: FALLFUN (15% Off Sitewide) AND Enter code: FALL20 (20% off with Kohl’s Card)

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L’Shanah Tovah to my friends and family observing Rosh Hashanah.

Do you belong to MyPoints.com?  I fairly regularly earn enough points to get free giftr cards.  Generally I get restaurant ones.  Makes me feel like I’ve earned a treat.  Anyway, I want to applaud their customer service.  HSN apparently doesn’t send them the info to credit my account when I make purchases from them.  I recently had three purchases that weren’t credited.  One of them, a biggie, I worked out with HSN.  MyPoints took care of the other two within 24 hours, (which started on a Sunday).  I really appreciate good customer servicer.  There’s another one I have to wait another week on.  We shall see if HSN steps up.

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Giveawayoftheday.com has a nice photo editing program today.  Visually it’s not for me with my poor vision, and it has a large footprint.  One of the commenters suggested this free program, which I downloaded through CNet, so I felt safe about it.  http://www.funny-photo-maker.com/.  A couple of examples:

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You know I’m a BzzAgent and review products they give me for free.  I have two today

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1 – I am totally in love with Covergirl in general, but I will definitely keep purchasing these products, COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder.  My husband (see $2 bill) hates makeup.  He couldn’t tell (perhaps someone more observant could) I was wearing these, and told me how good I looked the first time I wore them.  He doesn’t usually comment on how I look.  Major thumbs up.  My daughter (beer glass), who usually notices everything, came out to visit and almost immediately told me how good my skin looked, not my makeup, my skin.  Another thumbs up.  This makeup doesn’t settle in your nooks and crannies (or if you’re not an English Muffin, wrinkles), and really smooths out your skin tone.  I’m a believer.

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2 –  I was sent coupons for free Glade Expressions room fresheners.

I had a hard time finding them.  I went to two different Walmarts and neither had them.  A local supermarket didn’t either.  I went to Pathmark in Port Jefferson and found them both there, but a prices higher than my free coupons allowed.  Being a good little bargain hunter, I was prepared.  I’d downloaded a coupon online for $2 off two glade purchases.  I did get them for free (if you disregard the price of gas).

I love the look and the scent of the oil diffuser starter kit in pineapple mangosteen.  I wish the scent spread out more, but that’s true of all diffusers I’ve used.  My livingroom is large, and I might want to have two going at once.  Very pretty and pleasant.

The Glade Experssions starter kit comes with an elegantly shaped white squeeze sprayer.  I got it in cotton & Italian mandarin.  I’m using that in the bathroom, where a squeeze will be more often desirable.  It’s also a pleasant scent which I’d prefer with more mandarin, but that’s just a matter of personal taste.  It does the job.

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The cortisone shot may have helped a bit.  I can lift my arm a bit higher, but not without pain.  Sudden moves are not a good thing.  I’m guessing it will get a bit better.  I sure hope so.  I never want to have surgery again.

Still haven’t heard from lawyer.  Wrote and called the managing office of my old apartment about my deposit which has not yet been returned.  No response.    Life as usual.

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This is my very favorite utilities program, from GiveAwayOfTheDay.com.  I’ve been using versions for quite a few years, and haven’t found anything better.  Remember, you have to download it today.

Giveaway of the Day – free licensed software daily. Glary Utilities Pro 2.41 – Glary Utilities Pro is a powerful and top all-…

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Do you need a Valentine’s Day gift for the person who has everything?  Groupon has the answer.

Adopt a Penguin  http://www.groupon.com//uu992590

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Burt’s Bees is having a big sale.  The Grab Bag seems like a winner for $15.
Limited Time Offer

Grab Bag

Limited Time Offer

We’ve mixed and matched our most popular natural products and other special gifts into our Premium Grab Bag.You’ll get 5 full-sized products; an assortment of mini-size products; and some special gifts! This bountiful assortment includes lip balm, lip shimmer, lotion, soap and more.

Contents will vary. All items are sold as is and some may have slight packaging/label related scratches.

ALL SALES FINAL. NO RETURNS OR REPLACEMENTS.

$50.00 $15.00
 

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Want to get rid of those frown lines , 11’s or crows feet?  Can’t make a difference in reality, but this program, free for today from GiveAwayOfTheDay.com, will remove them from your pictures.  I’ve been using it for years.  This is my third version.

Giveaway of the Day – free licensed software daily. InPaint 3.1 (for Windows and Mac) – Inpaint reconstructs the selected ima…

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Download Day

By the time Hubby got home from his 6 hour class (driving thing for discount on insurance), he was really tired.  Worked till midnight the night before, and hadn’t gotten much sleep.  Never got to condo.  Hope it, sans woman with chicken leg, is still there.  Going early today.  Since I’ve been up since 3:30 am, it should be a fun day.

Giveawayoftheday.com has two good ones today.

 The game has a bit of a footprint, but looks different and fun.  I haven’t tried it.  Game Giveaway of the Day – Tunes Jungle Adventure

The children’s photo/paint type program looks to be good, but people have had trouble activating it.  Read comments 10 and 11 for advice.  Giveaway of the Day – free licensed software daily. ArcSoft PhotoStudio Paint – ArcSoft PhotoStudio Paint is creative softwar…

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