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Good morning and happy Sunday to you all! Fall is officially here and Mother Nature has decided to make sure we know it. Last night’s low temperatures were in the 30s, and yesterday’s game had us bringing out the hats, mittens, and heavy coats. It is supposed to stay chilly for the rest of the week too. I guess it means that I can bring out the Halloween/fall decorations now that the weather seems to have turned for good. I know what I’ll be doing this afternoon…

Why is it whenever you walk into a store like Sam’s Club or Costco, you end up buying things you would almost never purchase in a regular grocery store? We joined such a club yesterday and filled an entire cart. It won’t go to waste, but I just have to laugh at what we actually contemplated purchasing but were able to leave in the store. You’d think we had never seen food before with the way both Jim and I were going gaga over items. Insane. I hope that it is a one-time thing and that we are a little more selective on future trips.

Speaking of yesterday’s football game, did you see that Madison was named the best college football town in the nation by a USA Today reader poll?  Hellz yeah! It seriously never gets old seeing the Badgers play, but the stadium action is even more fun. And the Jump Around thing? Oh yeah. It is an absolute blast, and the stadium really does shake because really, 82,000 people jumping to Jump Around will do that to even the most structurally sound building ever built. If you ever get a chance to head to Madison, WI to catch a college football game, it is worth checking out for yourself. You won’t regret it.

Did you see my new pretty? It is my first iPhone, and I am seriously in love. I cannot believe how FAST it is at everything. It is also so light. Even though it is smaller than an Android-based phone, I like it more because it isn’t so awkward to hold, and I don’t notice the somewhat smaller screen. Actually, I am relieved it fits better in my hand than my old phone because I dropped my old phone so many times that the back panel barely fit anymore. I never did crack the screen though…but I digress. I’ve used the new Maps function and didn’t notice any differences from Google Maps. In general, I feel there is almost seamless integration with social media sites that just did not exist on my DROID. I am more than impressed and extremely glad I made the switch!

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That’s about all the news that’s fit to print from here this week. I finished American Psycho and may just be scarred for life after it. The truly funny thing is that as more time passes, I find myself completely impressed with what Easton Ellis did in the novel and totally understand why it remains his most popular novel. Between Stephen King and Bret Easton Ellis though, I’m ready for something a little less traumatic. It’s time to snuggle with a cozy mystery or two. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. Happy reading!
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