Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Forecast/Halloween Trivia/Deal at Walmart

HURRICANES AND WEATHER
Still have an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic, but it really looks like it won't develop.

Cooler places in nation are warming up over the next 2 days. Cool spots Thursday will be northern New England and the Pacific Northwest. Highs will be in the 30s in Maine and 50s in the northwest. There will be showers and even some snow showers in Maine. Rest of the country will be mild to warm and dry.

On Halloween the Pacific Northwest highs will be in the 50s. There will be showers and thunderstorms from the west through the intermountain region (including places like Salt Lake City). Halloween night looks dry everywhere except extreme northern portions of the Pacific Northwest.

Houston will be cool in the mornings and mild to warm in the afternoons for the next 2 days. Humidity will rise slightly. No rain is expected.

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY
The word for the day is the verb vote or votar, pronounced bo-TAR. Don't forget to votar over the next 2 days if you plan to votar early.

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Well, Gordy and I voted early today and it was a piece of birthday cake. We walked right in. Maybe one or two other people were there. I can not recommend this enough. You will save so much time and stress. Polls for early voting close at 7 pm on Friday, October 31st.

Here is a great tip for saving money...if you take the print ads for great deals at other stores to Walmart and show it at the checkout, they will honor it. For example, if Store X is offering strawberries for 99 cents a pint, and Walmart is selling them for $2.99 a pint, they will charge you only 99 cents. Try it! It works!

Yesterday I promised a bit of Halloween trivia. Here is the tale of the origin of Jack-o-lanterns. Legend has it that there once was a man named Jack. He never hurt anyone, but he never helped anyone either. He just lived his life, a lazy one, doing just as he pleased. He made no positive impact on the world. When he died and went to the gates of Heaven, St. Peter told him that he could not come in and that he would be banished for eternity to roam the world with a light in a turnip as warning to others who were not leading a selfless life. They called this Jack o' the Lantern. Over time, people began carving pictures of the face of Jack in turnips.This legend moved to the New World with the pilgrims. They had access to pumpkins and eventually they would carve the pumpkins and continued calling them Jack-o-the lanterns. Today, we call these Jack-o-lanterns.

Have a terrific Thursday!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

2 comments:

Natalia Picado said...

That's a wonderful post and nice photographs...Happy Halloween day...
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WonderWeatherWoman said...

Hi Natalia -
Thank you so much for your thoughts and suggestions. I can't encourage enough that people look into learning other languages, especially for the sake of their children. Keep those comments coming!
Cecilia