Monthly Archives: December 2006

Chihuahua in the news!

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Britney Spears ditches ‘scary’ Chihuahua

Britney Spears has dumped her pet Chihuahua – because it scared her husband.

A source told America’s Star magazine: “Every time Kevin got too close, Lucky would snarl and snap at him.

Kevin got so mad about Lucky biting his ankles that he told Britney he’d had enough and that the mutt had to go.

“It was either her husband or the hound that had to go – She picked Kevin.”

But insiders say the sexy star, who has two other pet dogs, Bit Bit and Lacy Loo, still has secret meetings with the pocket-sized pooch.

Pregnant Britney, 23, who is expecting the couple’s first child later this year, reportedly calls in on the dog behind her husband’s back.


Christmas movies

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Here are a few Christmas movies you must see over the holidays.

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Part 1

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Part 2

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Part 3

Christmas Story – Department store scene with Santa

Christmas Story- “Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian!”

Christmas Story – Memorable Christmas dinner

It’s A Wonderful Life – Original Trailer

Stick Figure Theater – “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Simpsons Chris†mas Stories

The Junky’s Christmas (part 1 of 3)

The Junky’s Christmas (part 2 of 3)

The Junky’s Christmas (part 3 of 3)

Mickey Twice Upon A Christmas – Belles On Ice

National Lampoon’s Christmas Sled lampoons christmas vacation – just browsing

national lampoons christmas vacation – 250 strands of lights

national lampoons christmas vacation – attic stairs




It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

The essential film when it comes to Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life is a story about a man going through some hard times, and makes the wish that he had never been born. Feeling that the world would be better off without him, he wants to remove the pain of everyone around him, by removing himself. For a short time, and angel grants him his wish, and the chance to see what life would be like if he really had never been born. Frank Capra directs, and Jimmy Stewart stars as George Bailey, a family man, who has come across some tough times. The movie is really about hope, and the thought that everyone has something to offer, no matter how small we may feel we are in the scheme of things. The film attempts to show just how much one man can change the lives of everyone around him, and gives us the feeling that even the smallest of deeds can turn into the biggest of deals for someone else. It’s A Wonderful Life if a classic Christmas film that has made some lists as one of the best movies ever made.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Is there really a Santa Clause? You bet there is, and this is the film that proves it! Another one of the classic films about Christmas, A Miracle on 34th Street surrounds a man who claims to be none other than Kris Kringle himself. Of course nobody believes him, and it is up to a lawyer and a little girl who must set aside their logical thinking just long enough to have faith that this man could really be THE Santa Clause. Edmund Gwenn as Kringle exemplifies everything we have ever associated with what Santa Clause would look like. He fits the part, and from the start of the movie, you want to believe that it is really him, but you have no proof to go along with your assumptions. It is one mans word, and we are taken through legal proceedings where he must prove who he is, or be deemed insane by the state. It is really a great story about the opinions that people have, and whether or not we are willing to believe something we can’t see or prove for ourselves. Miracle on 34th Street is one that should not be missed if you haven’t seen it yet.

The Santa Clause (1994)

When something happens to Santa Clause, Tim Allen’s character must step in and take over the role in order to make sure that Christmas can continue. Not really accepting the role, and not looking anything like Santa Clause, leaves the man with a lot of doubt about his beliefs or anything he associates with the holiday. But slowly, he starts growing the beard and the belly, and soon enough he looks just like Santa Clause! Though the reason he takes over is a little dark for a movie like this, The Santa Clause does a great job of bringing a lot of humor to the topic of Christmas and everything it entails. The job of delivering presents to all of the children of the world over one night is not as easy as it seems, and for one man, that task has become his sole responsibility. This film is hilarious at times, and was done well enough to have a sequel 8 years later. The Santa Clause is another one of those Christmas movies that should not be missed. When it isn’t funny, it is heartfelt and sincere, and truly is one of the better family movies of recent years.

Home Alone (1990)

When it hit theaters in 1990, nobody thought that Home Alone would turn out to be one of the most successful movies of all time. Home Alone is about a huge family that is going on a Christmas vacation with a truck load of kids. Unfortunately, on the morning of the trip, everyone wakes up late and ends up rushing around to try and make it to the airport on time. One of the kids (Kevin) is left behind, and when he awakes, he finds that he has a mansion size house all to himself. He had been mad at his whole family, and found himself happy to be left alone. Now he must run an entire house, and defend it against thieves who are attempting to rob his family. Through it all, he comes to realize how important his family really is to him, and he learns some valuable lessons about life and the love for the people he holds most dear. Home Alone is another one of those great family movies that puts a lot of humor into everyday events. I found it to be a great film back then, and even though I have aged a little since its release, I still find myself watching it when it comes on now.

Frosty The Snowman (1969)

Another of the great holiday animations, Frosty The Snowman tells the tale of a magical top-hat, that when applied to the head of a snowman, brings him to life. Named Frosty, this man made of snow shows the children of a small town everything great that the Christmas season has to offer. Though it comes it at less than half an hour, this Christmas Special really does a good job of presenting many different emotions in that short amount of time. You find yourself laughing out loud as he marches through town, and even sad at the thought that someone could keep Frosty from having his snowy fun. It is a far-fetched story if we are going to look at it honestly, but it is fun to watch, and it is endearing in everything that it presents. The best part though, is the theme song of Frosty, which is something I always end up singing during the Christmas season. Frosty The Snowman is one of the great animations that came out of the 60’s around Christmas time, and still has a place in my home movie collection.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947, directed by George Seaton)

Christmas in Connecticut (1945, directed by Peter Godfrey). Stanwyck plays a sort of Martha Stewart of the pre-television WWII era who can write convincing advice about domestic matters, but can’t cook and is not at all the rural persona of her columns. Her editor (a sly Sidney Greenstreet) thinks that it would be good publicity for her to make Christmas dinner for a war hero (Dennis Morgan) on leave. Complications are many (centering on a borrowed baby and borrowed chef) and the ending predictable, but it’s a genial screwball comedy.

Christmas movie clips

Here is my compilation of some fun and wonderful Christmas
movie clips and more!

Thank you for visiting.

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Greg Cryns Marketing Newsletter

Hi everyone!

I don’t know about you but so far this season the web is excruciatingly SLOW for me. Has anyone experienced the same? They now have a name for the Monday after “Black Friday”, the day after Thanksgiving. It’s called “Cyber Monday”. I heard on the radio that online sales topped $300 million that day. That’s all well and good as we cyber people like to see a lot of people shopping online, but unless someone buys from us, well, it’s a lot of hot air, right?

Found on the web: Sales reached $608 million, excluding travel spending, on the first day that consumers are back at work after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. That was the heaviest online sales day the company had ever researched. Last year’s top shopping day, December 12, reaped sales of $556 million. ‘But it won’t be the biggest (spending) day of the season,’ said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. ‘We still think that will occur the week of December 12.’

Interestingly, there was a huge number of people shopping on the web on Thanksgiving Day according to the article.

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Become the Expert
Position yourself and your company as the thought leader of your business.

Customer Relationships
In a forum where your main objective not is to sell, you’ll have a more personal relationship between you and your customers. Blogs are a fast way to join the customers’ discussions, provide tips and insights or receive feedback.

Media Relations
It’s every PR-consultants dream to create a channel where media regularly check what you have to say, instead of media just being passive – sometimes indifferent – recipients of press releases.

Internal Collaboration
Use blogs as a workspace where project members keep each other updated without wasting time writing reports or searching the Outlook inbox.

Knowledge Management
Blogs works in two ways. First of all, they’re an easy way for the readers to find information and resources they want or need. That’s obvious and could be used internally in many organizations. Second, blogs are a kind of “university light” for the blogger. Blogging is on-the-job learning.

If you establish your company as a thought leader, people in your business will pay attention. They’ll read and discuss what you have to say. Chances are good they will see you as an attractive employer.

Test ideas or products
A blog is informal. It’s part of a conversation where people (often) can comment, and the blog can provide you with a measure of value. Publish an idea and see if it generates interest. Does anyone link to you? What do they say?

Rank high in search engines
Well, this has nothing to do with relations. But Google and other search engines rewards sites that are updated often, that link to other sites and most importantly, that has many inbound links. Start a blog at your regular site and your ranking will boost.
Here are some free sites to post your ads:

Today’s Marketing Tips

From Marie Updike
Independent Charter Consultant for Taste of Home Entertaining

A few tips on how to Succeed in the Direct Sales Business:

1). Read your business manual

2). Make sure you have the recommended amount of parties for your first month in business

3). Practice in front of a mirror or with some friends before your first show(it’s okay to have note cards with you at your show, some companies even have their own scripts).

4). Make out a schedule for your day: for example:

7:00 – 7:30 get kids ready for school

7:30 – 8:00 pick up house

8:30 – 10:30 work on my home business


having a planned out schedule will help keep you on track and also show you your progress and success. But, make sure you leave room for flexibility as things do come up and schedules may need to be changed.

5). Try to have one place in your home dedicated to your business.

6). Keep your business and personal checking accounts separate.

7). When scheduling parties, there are some months you may want to schedule an extra show or two as some may cancel.

8). Coach you host/hostess well.

9). Always, always be honest with your customers and potential recruits about your company and your business.

10). Finally, although there are many tips for success, remember this is your business and your income. You need to stay in of the days you want to work as well as with whom and where. It’s okay to say no sometimes. If you become unhappy, it will show. The reason we are working at a home based business is so we can have control over our own schedules and life’s and stay happy.

Today’s JokeFor all of you who are married, were married, wish you were married, or wish you weren’t married; this is something to smile about the next time you open a box of chocolates.

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car. Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a white bag on the seat next to Sally.

“What in bag?” asked the old woman.

Sally looked down at the white bag and said, “It’s a box of chocolates. I got it for my husband”.

The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then, speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said, “Good trade.”

Have a good week!

Greg Cryns

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