Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Moth Detroit GrandSlam

So to update my earlier post on Sept 23 I was one of 11 people who faced off in The Moth GrandSlam. We all had 5min to tell our True Story's with know notes.

Below is a article my cousin Chuck who went with me wrote about the event and my participation with the Moth. He is crazy good with the written word, I can't wait for him to tell a story at a Moth event.

When I saw Courtney a month before the GrandSLAM, she was trying to
figure out what to put in her bio. The producers had asked for a
paragraph or so to print in the playbill and she seemed frustrated to
have only come up with “wife and mother of three”. It sounded like
something carved on a marble headstone, but I’ll admit I couldn’t
think of anything either. The titles of wife and mother describe her
well, even if they gloss over things a bit.

I wasn’t surprised to hear she’d won. She’s damned funny, after all,
and we’re a storytelling family. We spend so much time retelling our
favorites that knowing what sparks amusement and what douses it with
cold water is second nature to her.

I was, however, surprised she’d gotten on stage at all. Of the people
in our family, she’s probably the least interested in drawing
attention to herself. When I found out she came up with her 1st story an
hour before going onstage, I was even more impressed. I’m just glad
she did it.

I finally saw her in Detroit and her nervousness about it seems funny
now. The audience was with her, right from the start. It was the kind
of story you can’t help but react to with your entire body. You could
practically hear the jaws dropping and hands covering mouths. Still,
she flew through the story, barely pausing between sentences to soak
up the laughter. She might have to work on enjoying the prestige a
little more next time.

But for now I’m happy, at least, that we’ve solved the problem of her
bio. The next time she decides to be uproariously candid in front of a
few hundred strangers, she can say she’s a wife, mother of three and
GrandSLAM champion.

Writen My Charles Manley

Friday, September 24, 2010

CVS Starting 9/26

Oral B Vitality Rechargeable Toothbrush $23 get $13 ECB's (limit 2)
Use $10/1 coupon in 9/26 P&G
Final price is FREE

This so far looks like the best deal of the week and the only Free one so I am glad it is limit 2


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Local Author doing a book signing in Hartland

I love romance books and one of my favorite Author's lives right in Hartland MI . She is doing a book signing Tuesday Sept 28th at 7pm at the Cromaine Library in Hartland.

I have never been to a book signing before and I am so exited to pick up her newest books.
You can check out her web site to find out more about her and the books she writes at

Go to Cromaine Library for directions.

CVS Starting 9/12

Brach’s Candy $.99 Get $.99 ECB's (limit 1)
(3 Day Sale – Sunday-Tuesday Only)
Final price is free

Nivea for Men Active 3 $4.99 Get $4.99 ECB's (limit 1)
Use $1/1 from 8/29 RP
Final Price $1 moneymaker

Tylenol Precise $5.99 Get $2 ECB's (Limit 1)
Use $2/1 CVS coupon HERE
Stack with $2/1coupon from 9/12 SS
Final price is free

Skintimate Shaving Cream 6oz priced around $4 Get $3 ECB's (limit 1)
Use $.75/1 from 8/1 SS
Final Price close to free or free

Nature’s Way Alive Energy Multivitamin $9.99 Get $9.99 ECB's (limit 1)
Use $1/1coupon HERE
Final Price $1 moneymaker

Lysol or Air Wick
$2.50 Spend $10 get $5 ECB's (limit 2)
Buy 4 Aqua Mist
Use Two B1G1 Free coupons from 8/8 SS
Final Price Free
(there are other items on sale this is the only deal I see close to free)

High Octane Energy Chews 3ct $1.99 get $1.99 ECB's(limit 1)
(Monthly deal can due once any time this month)
Final Price is FREE


Friday, September 10, 2010

Detroit GradSLAM Sept 23ed

Hi Everyone,
This is a odd post for me put I wanted to let anyone interested know I am one of the finalist in the Detroit GrandSlam this year. If you would like to attend or learn more about it read on. It should be a fun night out if you can get away on a Thursday.

The Detroit GrandSLAM Championship:

Thursday, September 23

When Worlds Collide
The Moth and WDET are proud to present our first-ever Detroit storytelling GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words. Fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between.

Join us as ten of the past year's Moth StorySLAM winners tell brand new stories of the clash WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE!
The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using only words as weapons, they battle it out to determine The GrandSLAM Champion. The GrandSLAM is a competition and only one person will walk off with the coveted "crown," but more importantly, it is a showcase of Detroit denizens who've had the courage and chops to win over a room full of strangers... in five minutes or less.

The winning storyteller will be flown to New York to represent The Detroit Moth StorySLAM series at The Moth's yearly Gala, The Moth Ball, on November 16th

Alex Trajano

6:30pm Doors Open
7:30pm Stories Start on Stage

at The Gem Theater
333 Madison Street,
Detroit, MI

$12 general admission tickets available at

(search Moth)


Friday, September 3, 2010

CVS Deals Starting 9/5

High Octane Energy Chews 3ct $1.99 get $1.99 ECB's(limit 1)
(Monthly deal can due once any time this month)
Final Price is FREE

Stride Gum $.99 get $.9
9 ECB's (limit 1)
Use B1G1 Free coupon from 5/16 SS
Final price is two free with coupon or one free with out

Schick Hydro razor $8.97 get $4 ECB's (limit 1)
Use $5/1 coupon from 8/8 SS
Final price is free

Revlon Eye or Lip Colors starting at $3.90 get $5 ECB's when you buy 2 (limit 1)
Use two $1/1 coupon from 8/15 SS
Final price if you find two items at $3.90 is $.80 for both
(think stocking stuffer)

Select Huggies/Desition spend $25 get $10 ECB's (limit 1)
Buy Huggies Snug & Dry Box for $20
Buy Desition products at $2.50 each
Use 1 $3/1 Huggies Coupon HERE
Use 2 $1/1 Desitions coupons HERE (can back space print 2x)
Final price after coupons and ECB's is $10 for all thee items
There are other items as part of sale this is just the best way I see to work it.
(don't have a baby think Baby shower..)

Wisk detergent is B1G1 Free
Use Two $3/1 coupon from 8/29 RP
Or Use Two $1/1 Coupon HERE
Final price will very but could be as low is $3 for both