Saturday, August 19, 2017

New Scooby Series in the Works?

So it looks like there is a new Scooby-Doo series in the works!

On July 19, Matthew Lillard posted on Twitter that he was working on a new series with some of his favorite people. With his post, he included this video of Frank Welker doing the voice of Scooby-Doo.


Today, ScoobyDoom, who you should follow on Twitter by the way, retweeted a tweet from Gaby Falcone of Salami Studios. He noticed something in the image sitting on the table by Frank Welker.


ScoobyDoom noticed the name of the script sitting on the table - Scooby-Doo! Guess Who? (Wow, he has good eyes!)


Who's excited for a new Scooby-Doo Series? I am always happy to see a new series and see a new way to bring Scooby to life. I will always have a preference for the original series, but I also enjoy new series and movies and anything Scooby-Doo!

Now we wait for more info!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

My Adventure With Scooby at Hershey Park

I spent the day with my family at Hershey Park yesterday. It was hot and tiring, but we managed to have a good time. The kids spent the day on the water rides and on a few roller coasters and Scooby had a little adventure looking around the park.

Pulling Into the Parking Lot
Here is Scooby sitting on the dashboard of the van as we got through the gate and headed to the park. It's not totally clear, but the flowers behind Scooby spell out HERSHEY.


The Chocolate World Sign and Ride
Here is Scooby with the Chocolate World sign. We did the tour, of course. I remember it being a lot more fun in previous years. I feel like they made it too technological and with the video screen in the car and the stuff all around you to look at, it's tough to focus. I felt like I missed a lot of info because I wasn't sure where to look. They updated the cars now too. I added a picture of the new cars. They have doors now and look more like a shuttle. 


Here is Scooby waiting in line for the Chocolate World ride. It was nice being in the air conditioned building for a while. It was 90+ degrees outside and Hershey Park doesn't have a whole lot of shady areas to go to.

 Scooby and the cows during the Chocolate World ride.



Here is another one of Scooby on the Chocolate World ride.


Here is a picture of what the new Chocolate World cars look like. They don't look anything like the old ones. 


Scooby Found a Friend
We all know how much Scooby loves food! While chocolate isn't safe for normal dogs to eat, Scooby can handle it! He would never eat Reese's though. They bonded quite a bit yesterday!


Entering the Park
After going on the factory tour ride, we made our way to the park entrance. There was an insane amount of people at the park, which was a bit surprising since it was so hot. We had to stand in line for a bit to get in and Scooby wanted his picture with the sign while we waited. 


Around the Park
We spent quite a lot of time at the park, mostly in the water park until they closed at 8pm. Scooby didn't want to get wet, so he spent a lot of time in the shade. Here is a picture of one of the water areas that Scooby avoided. 


This is the picture I added on Social Media to see if anyone knew where Scooby was. The roller coaster in the background is called Wildcat. This was where we ate lunch.



Scooby didn't go on the Ferris Wheel, but he liked the look of it as it was starting to get dark and the lights came on. 


Scooby found a topiary cow. It was the only topiary we saw in the park.


This Corvette was in the park. Corvettes are my favorite car, so having Scooby take a picture with it was awesome!


Scooby found this fountain outside of The Kissing Tower. He made a wish and threw in a penny. 


Of course, Scooby had to have his picture taken with the Milton Hershey statue.


Our final ride for the night was The Kissing Tower. The view was awesome! You get a 360 degree view of Hershey. While 1 part of it is just parking lots and buildings, the view of the park is amazing, especially at night with all the lights. 


Here is Scooby checking out the view from The Kissing Tower. You can see the Hershey Triple Towers all lit up. They are brand new this year.


Here is a better picture of the Triple Towers that I took from the ground. 


Our time at Hershey ended with a trip to the store to buy some chocolate. Scooby wanted this 5lb. chocolate bar, but we had to say no. 


We enjoyed our day at Hershey. And enjoyed another Adventure with Scooby. 



Dinner at the Cocoa Diner
Before heading home, we stopped for dinner at the Cocoa Diner. It was good, and open late, since we didn't leave the park til 11pm. We all know how much Scooby loves food! 


Stay tuned for more #AdventuresWithScooby. You never know where he will be going next!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

My Adventure With Scooby in St. Thomas

On June 15th, I took a trip to St. Thomas and I decided to bring Scooby with me. I posted a few of the pics on social media, but not all of them. Here is the full adventure with Scooby in St. Thomas.

June 15th - The Airport & Flight


Getting ready to board the plane at JFK
Flying to St. Thomas

My New Friends


I made some new friends! Iguanas were everywhere!

This one didn't like me so much, he bit my tail!

The View of Magen's Bay
This beach is considered the best beach in all of St. Thomas. We went to a couple of lookout points to see this amazing view.

The view from MountainTop

The view from Drake's Seat


My Run-in With a Pirate
I got captured by a pirate, but I got myself free and stole his treasure.






The Beach
We stayed at Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. It was a nice place! Clear blue water, lots of food, tons of iguanas, and peace and quiet! I even built a sandcastle.

The view from the resort

Hanging out on the beach

Soaking up some sun

My sandcastle


The Food
The food here was amazing! I could eat all day! The banana pancakes were the best pancakes I ever had and the rigatoni with meatballs was excellent!

Banana Pancakes

Rigatoni with Meatballs


I Found Shaggy! 
Shaggy was our waiter for breakfast. He was a good sport and let me take a picture with him.



The Pool
There were 3 pools at the resort, but I liked this one the best. It had the warmest water and seemed a bit more secluded. The iguanas seemed to like this pool too, one went swimming in it!



Cartoon Network
I tried to watch Cartoon Network, but this was the only thing on the screen the whole time. You could hear the audio for the show, but couldn't see the picture.




Around the Resort
I wanted to go kayaking, but my partner was of no use. He just sat there. Then I found some crocodiles that were thankfully friendly.




Leaving St. Thomas
On June 18th, I left St. Thomas to come back home. I thought sharing a Coke with Kennedy was appropriate since I was flying into JFK.



Dinner on the Way Home
We found this great restaurant on the way home. Gusta Rosso Trattoria & Bar in Union, NJ. Amazing food, amazing service! Notice my hubby wore a Scooby shirt :)



That was my Adventure with Scooby! Looking forward to my next adventure with Scooby in Cape Cod, MA. Stay tuned!


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Is the Creeper saying "Creeper" or "Paper"?

So this came up on Twitter a couple days ago! Keesh Keesh brought it to our attention that perhaps everything we've thought about the Creeper from Jeepers It's the Creeper is wrong! Could it be possible?

Ok, so maybe not everything is wrong. The question is does the Creeper say "Paper" or "Creeper" as everyone thinks he is saying. Every time someone imitates the Creeper, they say "Creeper".

Check out this video and decide for yourself. What do you think the Creeper is saying?



Friday, April 28, 2017

My Favorite Podcasts

I am addicted to listening to podcasts! I listen to them when I am driving, cooking, doing things around the house and sometimes when I'm working. Most of the podcasts I listen to have to do with true crime. I have always had an interest in that, and I have to thank Scooby-Doo for that! Scooby and the gang have always solved the mystery and they have taught us a few life lessons in the process.

Here is a list of my favorite podcasts

Serial
https://serialpodcast.org/
Serial was the first podcast I ever listened to, and I quickly became addicted to the case. Season 1 was all about Adnan Syed and how he was convicted of killing his high school girlfriend when he was 17 years old. Sarah Koenig narrated the podcast and she took us through the events that led up to Adnan's conviction. While I was extremely disappointed with the ending, her podcast was the driving force behind several other podcasts that I love!

Undisclosed
http://undisclosed-podcast.com/
I absolutely love Undisclosed! In season 1, they went into a lot more detail on Adnan Syed's case. Rabia Chaudry is a lawyer and a long time friend of Adnan's. This case was personal for her and she poured her heart and soul into it. Colin Miller and Susan Simpson were the perfect co-podcasters to work with Rabia to help free Adnan. Thanks to their hard work in uncovering new evidence and along with his lawyer, Justin Brown, Adnan will get a new trial!

In season 2 of Undisclosed, they talked about the case of Joey Watkins, who was sentenced to life in prison for murder. The evidence against him was weak and the fact that he was convicted really makes you think about the legal system in our country. The Georgia Innocence Project requested a new trial for Joey.

Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff
http://www.serialdynasty.com/
I have only listened to season 1 of this podcast, which also dealt with Adnan's case. (I said I was addicted to Adnan's case...I was't kidding. I'm currently reading Rabia Chaudry's book, Adnan's Story: The Search for Justice for Adnan Syed.) He went into a lot of detail like Undisclosed and they even collaborated on a few occasions.

Up and Vanished
http://www.upandvanished.com/
This podcast is a favorite! Payne Lindsay talked about the case of Tara Grinstead. Tara went missing in 2005. There was no trace of her. The case was cold! Thanks to Payne, he brought the case back to life and after 11 years of nothing, 2 arrests were made. Not only did he help to solve the case, but he also gave Tara's family closure. Even if they don't find out exactly what happened, which I hope they do, at least they have an idea of what happened and they were able to put her to rest. Payne is still reporting on the case and giving us updates. He'll be working on season 2 soon.

Casefile True Crime
http://casefilepodcast.com/
I have a love/hate relationship with this podcast. Each episode describes a different crime, some of which have never been solved. The narrator, who has remained anonymous, goes into great detail about each case and you get a great understanding of what happened. With some of them, I feel like he is describing a Rob Zombie movie. The details are horrific! I usually listen to a few episodes and then listen to something else to cleanse my brain a little before going back to it. The cases are interesting, but the fact that there are monstrous people in this world is scary!

Suspect Convictions
http://www.suspectconvictions.com/
I had a hard time listening to this podcast, even though it was interesting. In 1990, a 9 year old girl, Jennifer Lewis, was found burning behind a school. The girl had parents that were negligent and they allowed people to be around her that were not the best influences. The suspect, Stanley Liggins, was convicted twice, and both convictions were overturned. He had a crime ridden past and some of the crimes he was never convicted of. He will go back to court in May of this year, assuming it doesn't get postponed for him to find new council.

Someone Knows Something
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/sks
Again, I only listened to season 1, which was about the disappearance of Adrien McNaughton, a 5 year old boy who went missing on a fishing trip with his family. Was he taken? Did he drown? No one knew where he was. A little after the first season ended, divers went into the lake to look for clues. There were some things that were found that they need to test and the investigation continues.

Missing and Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams
http://www.cbc.ca/missingandmurdered/podcast
Alberta Williams was found dead along a highway in 1989.No one was ever charged with her murder, but one of the officers that investigated her case believes he knows who her killer is. This case remains unsolved.

Actual Innocence
http://www.actualinpod.com/
Actual Innocence is all about people who have been convicted of crimes they didn't commit. The exonerated person gets to talk about the details of their case and what they went through. It's scary to think there are so many people convicted of crimes that they didn't actually commit. They spend years in prison for something they didn't do, while the real culprit is still on the loose.

A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo
http://scoobydoocast.libsyn.com/
I have only listened to the first 2 episodes so far. The podcast is good. If you want to learn about Scooby from the people that have worked on it, this is the podcast to listen to. He puts a lot of hard work into this podcast for us Scooby fans!

That is my list of podcasts that I really like. I have a couple that I listen to that aren't about true crime, but they aren't favorites.

Scooby was my gateway series to crime shows and podcasts. In addition to podcasts, I also like shows like Law & Order, NCIS, NCIS: LA, etc.

If there is one thing I will always keep in mind about Scooby-Doo...





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Calling All Scooby-Doo Fan Artists!!

I wouldn't call myself an artist, and I haven't done any fan art. I've drawn a few Scooby pictures, but I can't draw him without looking at a picture of Scooby and recreating it. I don't really have any talent in drawing Scooby! Here is one of the pictures I drew.


I've looked at a lot of fan art online and there is so much talent out there! Some people have an amazing ability to add their own spin on the characters, give them a new personality through their drawings, and bring them to life. 

I want to showcase these amazing artists! So every Friday, I am going to post someone's fan art with the hashtag #FanArtFriday. All you have to do to be a part of it is send me your fan art or a link to it! You can send it to me on Facebook, Twitter or email me

I look forward to seeing your artwork and displaying it on my social media accounts so everyone can see your amazing work! 

Moms and dad, if you have a youngster that likes drawing Scooby and the gang, send their drawings over. I want to include artwork from all ages and all abilities.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Update: Scooby Costume


The Scooby-Doo costume I ordered from eBay was never delivered. Sadly, I have no full mascot Scooby costume. I'll have to find another one at some point.

I got lucky in a way. The seller on eBay was very nice and, without any issues, gave me my money back. I didn't have to fight them on it. I wish I had the costume though.