I have always seen the Harris Teeter Meal Deal, but I've never bought it... until today. It's such a great buy! This week, you can get a pack of Ball Park Angus or NY Deli Style franks, a pack of Ball Park buns, a 2-liter of any Coke product and a bag of Cape Cod chips for $5.99. Wow!
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The best is that a pack of Ball park franks usually costs around $6.49. So, this is an awesome deal. I figured I saved about $8.77 - more than my final cost! Gotta love that.
Apparently, a popular truck from HBO's Eastbound and Down is for sale in Wilmington... our reporter Ben Powell is working on the story right now! Robb Ellis told us he saw it on Craigslist. Check out the ad!
How much do you think it will go for? The owner is asking for about $15,000.
On a completely separate note, I finally watched the scene that I auditioned for - and got. But, then, got dropped.
Let me tell you what happened.
A few months ago, I saw a callout for a Korean businesswoman to audition for the show. How could I not? I mean, how many Korean people actually live in Wilmington? I practically felt obligated to go to Fincannon and read for the part!
I was completely nervous. The casting gal told me I didn't have to know a lot of Korean. HOWEVER....when I actually auditioned, I felt like I had to know a lot of Korean! People who know me can appreciate this story. I was mortified PLUS I had to say things I can't even repeat for the sake of all things holy.
A few days went by, and I erased the audition from my head. My Korean must have been awful, I thought.
And then, the call came.
"We wanted to let you know that you got the part! Expect some more calls with more details."
Holy moly. I don't think my husband could have been any more proud. After all, the ad said it was going to be "a bada$$ scene with Will Ferrell and Danny McBride."
I asked off for work. I waited for the call.
It wasn't long after that when someone from wardrobe called and asked me if I had anything that resembled business attire. I was completely soaring. I don't think I could've been more excited. I mean, not to be a weirdo... but here I was, a serious journalist... thinking this is the best day of my life. I guess it didn't take long for the fame to go to my head!
About an hour later, I got another call. This time, it was from the person who initially told me I got the part.
"So sorry, Michelle. The writers changed their minds and went with all Korean men. But, you should be happy to know that you were the only woman they picked."
And... there it went.
The stress of auditioning, the humiliation of speaking a language I barely know, the exhilaration of getting the part, and finally, the letdown of losing it. Wow. That was quite the rollercoaster.
And, I thought journalism was tough.
In the end, the story of getting the part and then losing it was almost just as good. After all, I'm not sure anyone could take me seriously after watching this scene! I'll leave it to the guys.
Up until four days ago, the only Miami I knew was in Oklahoma, and it was pronounced "Mi-am-uh". The small city was not too far from Grand Lake, where my uncle headed up a division of the water patrol. He'd often take me out on his boat and occasionally show me videos of all the crazies he busted.
Ironically, Miami, Fla., has some similarities to its smaller, Midwest version. It has lots of water, lots of partiers, and lots of natural beauty. But, let's be real... Miami, Fla., blows most cities out of the water.
It's really unfair to even try to compare. First of all, we rented a home in Coconut Grove that seemed to be the hangout for some stray peacocks. Then, we spotted a manatee under a bridge during a leisurely stroll. And, there was an unlimited supply of fresh seafood. (My one complaint is that no one seems to recycle oyster shells, but maybe I'm being a little crunchy about the whole thing.)
Depending on who you ask, we had some authentic Cuban food at a highly-recommended restaurant in Little Havana called, La Carreta. I thought my friend Eric was going to lose his mind. The food was delicious, and we had enough leftovers to snack on throughout our trip.
We made stops in South Beach, Key Biscayne and Coconut Grove, to name a few. If you're going to visit, make sure you stop at The Rusty Pelican for one of the most awesome views of the area.
I'm so glad we got to go sightseeing, but in the end, I made the trip to Miami to celebrate the wedding of one of my great college friends. It's not my story to share here, but I just wanted to show you a picture of the beautiful bride, Lori, and a handful of my favorite friends from the University of Kansas. Lori married a wonderful man who you might be familiar with if you follow the NFL. Jeff Darlington is the lucky guy, and the pair had the most incredible wedding at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. It was absolutely breathtaking, and I felt so honored to be there to support them.
Even if you don't get the chance to attend an elaborate wedding there, make sure you put it on the list of places to see. It will really knock your socks off, maybe even your spanks. It's that good.
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Stockpile giveaway: Fox Wilmington and local couponers donate $450 worth of items to the domestic violence shelter
The feeling I have right now is better than finding even the best deal! This week, we cleaned out our stockpile at Fox Wilmington to donate about $450 worth of groceries and goods to the Domestic Violence Shelter in Wilmington.
I also asked a few of my couponing buddies to pitch in. Special thanks to Mare from I Got it Free with Coupons, Manda from The Frugal Beach Bum Blog and Tracy from Smtih's Savings for donating several items as well. Without these savvy gals, I wouldn't be able to find all the good deals!
Together we donated things like feminine hygiene products, deodorant, cake mix, baby formula, canned goods... even Girl Scout cookies!
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Do you think your favorite charity could use a boost? Let me know!
I love these new promos! Not because I'm in them... but because I really get the feeling that we're helping people save money. I can't go to the grocery store anymore without someone coming up to me and asking, "What's a good deal today?"
I love that, too!
If I see you at the grocery store, I may just give you some extra coupons... or occasionally, a gift card.
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I just really believe saving money at the grocery store can free up money for other important things. Plus, I really think it's kind of like sticking it to the man. Which, sounds really punk.