Friday, December 5, 2008

Weekend Weather/Paypal Limitation/Poll Results/New Poll

Highs on Saturday will only be in the single digits around International Falls. Highs around the Great Lakes will be in the teens and 20s. There will be snow showers around the Great states. winter weather advisories are in effect around the edges of the Great Lakes and in upstate New York and the northern Rockies. There will be rain showers in Seattle.

The sun will be back out in Houston on Saturday. On Friday many locations did not get out of the 40s. Saturday, highs will reach the low 60s and morning lows in the 30s (light freeze for outlying areas). Temperatures will be slightly warmer on Sunday. Look for some thunderstorms Tuesday as the next cold front approaches.

Yesterday we did hot chocolate or chocolate caliente. Well, Sarah said we forgot the marshmallows. So, our word today is marshmallow or dulce de consistencia blanda, pronounced DOOL-say day cohn-sees-tehn-SEE-ah BLAHN-dah. I love dulces de consistencia blanda in my hot chocolate.

We are definitely seeing an increase in the sales of our award winning language DVD for children, Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco. People know that language learning tools are wonderful gifts for youngsters. Don't worry...we're keeping up!!! So, order your copies today from our web site,, and you will get shipping within 24 hours. You can also order Let's Learn Spanish with Frank and Paco from,,,,,, and

By the way, we are seeing a lot of interest in our English teaching DVD for Spanish speakers. But here is something frustrating. I am trying to get Paypal to give us a tool so that they can see their ordering instructions in Spanish. Our web site for the Spanish customers is completely in Spanish, but when they go to check out, they see all of the instructions in English. Well, believe it or not, the only way to get this is if I am from a Spanish speaking country (setting up an account with a foreign address). So, the customer service person said they would add that to the list of wanted changes.

Well, I just can't believe they don't support that. So, I did some research and guess what...there don't appear to be any gateway providers that support Spanish checkout. There are plenty for other countries (like Europe, Russia, China). I did see a lot of posts from frustrated computer programmers who were trying to resolve this same problem.

Anyway, we are probably going to do a work around using yahoo business. I'll let you know how that goes.

Our poll about the aggressiveness of shoppers is now closed. (the poll was inspired by reports about tramplings etc.) The results are 40% thought they were just desperate to get a good deal, 40% thought they were caught up in the moment, 20% thought they had forgotten the true meaning of the holidays and 60% thought they were just plain mean and selfish. Please note that respondents were allowed multiple answers (thus the percentages DID NOT add up to 100%).

Our new poll asked what gives you the most happiness during the holidays. Don't forget to share your answer.

Gordy and I saw the most hilarious thing this morning as we were taking our walk. We saw a man with dreadlocks on a motorcycle. He had an incredibly loud stereo and he was bouncing on his seat and dancing. Then as we got closer, we realized he had on a cap that had the dreadlocks. And he was laughing and laughing. Everyone was cracking up. I wonder if that was a one time thing or he does it all the time. And just where do you buy such a cap.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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