Dead Pool 2018

Another year, another Dead Pool party. Sadly once again I was a non-winner. Congrats to Derek for winning this year!

The 2018 Janet St Martin Sweepstakes
1st – Derek K – Board 2
2nd – Kathryn
3rd – Carol A – Board 2

The 2018 Terry Aho Memorial Draft Pool
Winner – Derek
Runner-Up – Sloane

The Hibiscus

Last new thing of 2018 – eating an edible hibiscus ? flower. It had a raspberry flavor, but that was probably just what they added into the syrup.

Book Talk with Melissa Aho – Episode 3: John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit

Book Talk with Melissa Aho – Episode 3: John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit

Get ready to add this founding father to your list of favorites: John Quincy Adams – your next favorite president.

John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub is discussed in this episode and you can find it at your local library or purchase it here:

John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit (Hardcover)

John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit (Softcover)

John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit (ebook)

‘Off The Shelf’ Christmas podcast

I suggested part of the playlist for the Christmas episode of ‘Off The Shelf’ podcast. ‘Off The Shelf’ is run by family friend Derek and has some really great music, so you should give it a listen. You can listen to the Christmas episode with my requests here: https://www.mixcloud.com/derek-kosky/off-the-shelf-episode-128-christmas-2018/

Here is the full playlist

Episode 128 (12/25/18) – Playlist

Eartha Kitt (request by Melissa)- Santa Baby
Jimmy Buffett (request by Melissa) – Mele Kalikimaka
Johnny Rabb – Lucky For Christmas
Chuck Berry (request by Melissa) – Run Rudolph Run
JD McPherson – Santa’s Got A Mean Machine

The Chipmunks (request by Melissa)- The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)
The Muppets (Swedish Chef) – Christmas Smorgasbord
Gayla Peevey (request by Melissa) – The Christmas Hippo Song
Elmo & Patsy (request by Melissa)- Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
William Shatner – Little Drummer Boy

Rosie Flores – Little Saint Nick
The Hi-Risers – Christmas Lights
The Crystals – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Muppets (Electric Mayhem Band) – ‘Zat You, Santa Claus?
Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans – Here Comes Santa Claus

The Monkees – Unwrap You For Christmas
Missy Le Pink – Love At Second Sight
Sal Cristi – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Harley Fine – Xxxxxmas
The Fleshtones – Super Rock Santa

The Daytonas – Christmas Time For Fun
Joel Paterson (request by Sloane) – Mele Kalikimaka
Davie Allan & The Arrows – Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me
The Surfites – Santa Claus Goes Surfin’
Los Straitjackets (request by Sloane) – Linus & Lucy

Bob Dylan – T’Was The Night Before Christmas