Sunday, August 28, 2011

Giveaway - My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by My Memories to see if I was interested in trying out their digital scrapbooking software and hosting a giveaway. I, of course, said yes. You see, I've been a paper scrapbooker for years. I know it's not very manly. But, I enjoy it :)

I'd never tried digital scrapbooking before. So this was the perfect time to give it a shot. The download was very easy and after about 20 minutes I finished this page using some photos from this years Monster Bash --

(click on picture to make it bigger)
There are many templates, papers and embellishments to choose from. You can make scrapbook layouts, photo books, cards, videos, you name it! Or you can save them as a jpeg and print them out. I can't wait to play around with it some more and see what else I can do.

And now for the giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a copy of My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software. To enter do the following --

(Mandatory entry) Go to and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then leave a comment telling me which ones you chose.

For extra (optional) entries do the following (make sure you leave a seperate comment for each entry) --

-- Follow Wonderful Wonderblog on Google Friend Connect.
-- Like Wonderful Wonderblog on Facebook
-- Follow the My Memories Blog.
-- Like My Memories on Facebook.
-- Follow My Memories on Twitter.

I will randomly choose a winner in two weeks on Sept. 11 (make sure I have a way to contact you). Good luck!

And even if you don't win, My Memories has provided a coupon code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - $20 value! Here is the code (you may want to copy and paste the code to avoid typos when using it.) --


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Walkin' The Walk

The Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes is fast approaching. October 2nd will be here before you know it. I know times are kind of tough, but if all of the followers of Wonderful Wonderblog would each donate just $1 I would surpass my goal of collecting $200. Donations can be made by credit card and they now accept PayPal. Click the link below to go to my personal page and make a donation --

Thanks for your help. Together we can STOP diabetes!

Here's some photos of me and my son from the 2005 walk --

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bubble Funnies: The Amazing Spider-Man

Bubble Funnies No. 1 The Amazing Spider-Man from 1981 by Amurol Products.

See more Bubble Funnies here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Alice Cooper: The No More Mr Nice Guy Tour

I saw Alice Cooper on August 9 at the Akron Civic Theatre. I have to say, that man puts on a hell of a show. For a guy in his 60s, he can still jump around and his voice sounds great. He sang a lot of his classics plus threw in some 80s and 90s songs. He also did a song form his soon to be released album Welcome 2 My Nightmare. The only real surprise was that he didn't sing Welcome To My Nightmare.

Here's the setlist --

Vincent Price intro
1. The Black Widow
2. Brutal Planet
3. I'm Eighteen
4. Under My Wheels
5. Billion Dollar Babies
6. No More Mr. Nice Guy
7. Hey Stoopid
8. Halo of Flies
9. I'll Bite Your Face Off
10. Muscle of Love
11. Only Women Bleed
12. Cold Ethyl
13. Feed My Frankenstein
14. Clones (We're All)
15. Poison Play
16. Wicked Young Man
17. Killer (excerpt)
18. I Love the Dead (excerpt)
19. School's Out (including Another Brick In The Wall excerpts)


20. Elected
21. Fire (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)

Click here to read a review of the show from The 330.

Below are some photos courtesy of  The Pusher on Facebook.

And a couple of videos by tornadvort211.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Jani Lane, R.I.P.

From The Hollywood Reporter --

The singer, who had a history of alcohol-related arrests, was 47.

Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the rock group Warrant, was found dead in a Los Angeles-area hotel Thursday night, TMZ reported.

His body was found at the Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, but no cause of death has been released.

The singer had a history of alcohol-related arrests. He was taken into custody in June 2009 for reporting crashing into a parked car. He pleaded no contest to misdemeanor DUI and was put on probation for three years.

A year later, he was arrested for a similar incident that landed him in jail for 120 days.

Lane (born John Kennedy Oswald) also served as the lyricist and main songwriter for Warrant. He joined the band in 1986, two years after its formation by guitarist Erik Turner.

The band is probably best known for their single “Cherry Pie,” which Lane wrote. The song, a top 10 hit in 1990, featured a guitar solo by C.C. Deville of Poison, Jani’s longtime friend and bandmate of Bret Michaels, who tweeted his condolences to Lane's family after the news broke.

Lane also wrote several other hits for the group, including “Heaven,” “Down Boys” and “Sometimes She Cries” from their debut album, Dirty Rotten Filty Stinking Rich, and “I Saw Red” and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” from the group’s second album, Cherry Pie.

He left Warrant three times over the years, including the most recent, in 2008.

He was featured on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club 2 in 2005 and last year toured with Great White, filling in for singer Jack Russell, who was recovering from surgery.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Baron Karza's In Da House!!!

Remember my birthday post a couple of weeks ago? I made a list of classic toys I would like to have. Well, somebody actually sent me something from that list.


There is a return name and address on the box, but I don't want to post their full name here just in case they prefer to be anonymous. If that person wants to though, please let me know who you are. I can't say it enough - thank you, thank you, thank you Edward!

I would post a picture of him, but my computer still sucks :(

Update: It was my brother Scott! He bought it on eBay and had the seller ship it to me. That's why I didn't recognize the name. Thanks bro for the belated birthday present! Here's the photo from the auction --

Monday, August 08, 2011

Alice Cooper "Live"

I'm going to see Alice Cooper's "No More Mr Nice Guy" Tour tomorrow night at the Akron Civic Theatre. The last time I saw Alice live was 21 years ago!!! I'm all giddy :)

Here's some stats from the two previous Alice shows that I went to --

Live In The Flesh (Raise Your Fist And Yell) Tour
Sat. Nov. 14 1987
Pubic Hall in Cleveland
Opening act: Faster Pussycat

1. Intro
2. Teenage Frankenstein
3. Court Voice
4. No More Mr. Nice Guy
5. Billion Dollar Babies
6. Is It My Body?
7. I'm Eighteen
8. Go To Hell
9. Prince Of Darkness
10. Instrumental Intermission
11. Chop, Chop, Chop
12. Gail
13. Roses On White Lace
14. Only Women Bleed
15. Devil's Food
16. The Black Widow
17. Dead Babies
18. Killer
19. Intrumental Intermission
20. School's Out
21. Freedom
22. Under My Wheels

Trash Tour
Sat. March 17, 1990
Music Hall in Cleveland
Opening act: Danger Danger

1. Hello Hooray (Intro Tape)
2. Trash
3. Billion Dollar Babies
4. I'm Eighteen
5. I'm Your Gun
6. Desperado
7. House Of Fire
8. No More Mr. Nice Guy
9. This Maniac's In Love With You
10. Steven
11. Welcome To My Nightmare
12. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
13. Guttercats Vs. The Jets
14. Only Women Bleed
15. I Love The Dead
16. Guitar Solo
17. Poison
18. Muscle Of Love
19. Spark In The Dark
20. Bed Of Nails
21. School's Out
22. Under My Wheels

Alice Cooper’s widely anticipated new album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, will be released September 13, 2011, by Universal Music Enterprises. Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original multi-platinum Welcome To My Nightmare album in 1975, the album picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind.

Read the full story here.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes 2011

It's that time of year again where I participate in the Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes fundraiser. I've been doing this walk almost every year for over 15 years.

Diabetes runs in my family. I currently control my diabetes with medication. But my brother still has it and our parents were both diabetic. I know firsthand what a diabetic has to go through and I don't like it.

My goal is to reach $200 in donations by October 2. Hopefully I can reach my goal with your help. No donation is too small or too large. Every little bit helps.

Click here to go to my personal page and make a donation. Thank you.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Bubba Smith, R.I.P.

From E! Online --

Bubba Smith, the former NFL star who made a successful jump to acting with a series of memorable Miller Lite ads and a key role in the hilarious Police Academy movies, has died. He was 66.

Authorities believe Smith succumbed to natural causes Wednesday at his Los Angeles-area home.

Ed Winter, assistant chief investigator for the L.A. County Coroner's Office, tells E! News that an investigator is en route to the former footballer's Baldwin Hills residence so the exact cause of death won't be know for a while.

Born Charles Aaron Smith, the 6-foot-7 football star plied his trade at Michigan State (where he was cheered on to the chants of "Kill, Bubba, Kill") before become a Pro Bowler in the NFL. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Baltimore Colts in 1970, followed by stints with the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers. After retiring in 1976, he decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry and began appearing in small roles in such shows as Good Times, Charlie's Angels and Taxi.

His popularity took off after popping up in a series of Miller Lite commercials with fellow former NFL greats Dick Butkus and John Madden in the early '80s. (He and Butkus would later reteam for the 1984 TV spinoff of the film Blue Thunder, which also costarred Dana Carvey.)

Smith's greatest mark on the big screen came playing Moses Hightower, the gentle giant of a cadet, who along with Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall and the rest of the bumbling recruits busted baddies in 1984's classic comedy, Police Academy. The film was such a hit, he reprised the part in five more sequels and a short-lived TV series.

More recent credits include Married...With Children, Family Matters, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and last year's indie horror flick Blood River.