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Let’s Have a Little Fun! (Contest Alert!)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

As many long-time Addicts readers know, we LOVE to spoil our readers with free stuff!  We love holding contests where we get to give back to you guys for being a part of the amazing Addicts Community!

Well, guess what?  It’s time once again to give away some free stuff!!  It’s nearly Halloween, and that time of the year means it’s time for a little FUN!  Yes, we’re once again we’re partnering up with our friends at Fun.com, the company that delivers memories through a billion smiles, a million laughs and a few disapproving head shakes.   We ran a T-Shirt off Our Backs contest back during the Spring of 2016 and a Put on a Mask Contest during Halloween 2016 and last Halloween we ran a Mr. Plow contest all from our friends at Fun.com.  Thankfully we all had so much fun we’re doing it again!

So what’s at stake this time?  How do you win?  Wanna tell me to stop dragging it out and just give you the details so you can enter already?!  Alright, alright…stop shaking your heads at me and here’s a hint (although if you follow my Instagram you already saw a sneak peek)…

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It’s A Boy!

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Some exciting news to announce…the newest baby Addict has arrived!

Samuel Richard “baby Sam” (as Riley calls him) arrived, very quickly, on Tuesday morning August 28th at 8:20am.  Weighing in at 7lbs, 7oz and 19″ long.  We’re all over the moon excited about him…especially the Tiny Addict herself Miss Riley!

We’re all home now and adjusting to life as a family of four…and getting readjusted to sleepless nights.  Which, if you’ve followed this site back when Riley was born, is a welcomed relief considering how Riley’s life started out.  Very different this time around.    So I won’t be back in the site until after Moe’s Ark is complete.  But, fear not!  I’ve got a bunch of posts pre-written for this event (which is actually what you’ve been reading from me for the last week+) and the boys are more than capable of handling what we weren’t able to prewrite.

So please do me a favor and don’t give Patric to hard of a time the next couple of weeks.  He’s working overtime to cover the site for me while I recover and adjust to having a newborn in the house once again.  I’ll be back before you know it!

And now, what I’m sure you all want to see…photos of Baby Sam!

For those who want to see more photos of Baby Sam (and Riley), you can follow my Instagram.  Where, just like I did (and still do) with Riley, I’ll frequently post new photos of Baby Sam to keep those who want to be updated on him, updated. You can find my Instgram Account @AddictsAlissa or by clicking this link.

Thanks guys and see you soon!

Addicts 5-Year Blogiversary Look Back

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Well, it appears that we have some downtime in TSTO right now.  A little teaser hit our games yesterday…with very limited content…giving us all LOADS of time to twiddle our thumbs waiting for the next event to hit.  So with about a week’s worth of total downtime, something we rarely get in TSTO these days, we thought we’d have a little fun.

In case you didn’t know, our official Blogiversary is August 14th.  At that point, we will have been blogging for FIVE years!  Insanity right? If you told me 5 years ago I’d still be doing this today, I’d tell you that you were a nutcase. Turns out…I’m the nutcase. Anyway, with five years of blogging and nearly 5,400 posts (over 3,000 of which I wrote…yikes!) we thought we’d take this downtime to have a little look back at some of best of TSTO Addicts.

So over the next week, we’re going to go through the archives and pull out some of the “Best Of” posts from each of us.  It’s kind of neat that the downtime, kinda sorta, corresponds with our Blogiversary and we’re able to take this trip down memory lane.  Usually, we’re knee-deep in event coverage when our anniversary rolls around…with no time to break for a look back like this.

We’ll kick things off with a post from WAYYYY back in 2013 from the Wookster a little later this morning.  You’ll get to see how our writing styles have evolved and you’ll see how the more things change, the more they stay the same.  So enjoy the trip down memory lane….I know I had fun going through the archives!

Oh and don’t forget, if you haven’t already, take a minute to fill out our annual Blogiversary Poll here and be sure to ask us a question for our annual Blogiversary Q&A here.

P.S. For those worried…Bracket Battle will still be new on Monday.  So be sure to look out for that.

A Memorial Day Moment

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In the USA it is Memorial Day. A day when Americans remember those who fought for our country and freedom that are no longer with us. A time to mourn the loss of those no longer with us, but to also appreciate all that have done for us to protect our freedoms.

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A few years ago Wook took the time to lay out his thoughts on Memorial Day as a Veteren of the US Air Force, definitely worth the read and can be found here.

Take the time and enjoy the day my friends, but please remember why you get to enjoy the extra time in the first place.

Here at Addicts, we’re taking the day.  Spending some time with our families and friends.  We’ll still be popping around the comments, but this will be our only post of the day.  We’ll be back at it tomorrow bright and early for y’all.

To all our readers who have served or continue to serve in our US Armed Forces (and Armed Forces around the world), thank you.

If there is someone special you’d like to honor in the comments, please share.

Episode Reminder: Left Behind (Season 29, Episode 19)

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Were you excited to see The Simpsons have another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? What do you think of The Simpsons becoming the long running scripted sitcom? Can’t wait for another new Simpsons episode? Well you won’t have to wait too long for the next such episode as The Simpsons is back this Sunday, with an all new episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s nineteenth episode, this Sunday, May 6th, on FOX (also half an hour earlier on Global in Canada)….“Left Behind”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

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Episode Reminder: Forgive and Regret (Season 29, Episode 18)

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Were you excited to see The Simpsons have another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? Did it blow your mind to see Homer eat so much Southern food? Can’t wait for another new Simpsons episode? Well you won’t have to wait too long for the next such episode as The Simpsons is back this Sunday, with an all new (and RECORD BREAKING) episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s eighteenth episode, this Sunday, April 29th, on FOX (also half an hour earlier on Global in Canada)….“Forgive and Regret”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

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Episode Reminder: Lisa Gets the Blues (Season 29, Episode 17)

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Were you excited to see The Simpsons have another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? Did it blow your mind to see Moe’s entire family? Can’t wait for another new Simpsons episode? Well you won’t have to wait too long for the next such episode as The Simpsons is back this Sunday, with an all new episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s seventeenth episode, this Sunday, April 22nd, on FOX (also half an hour earlier on Global in Canada)….“Lisa Gets the Blues”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

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Episode Reminder: King Leer (Season 29, Episode 16)

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Were you excited to see The Simpsons have another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? Did it blow your mind how Lisa was NOT interested in leaving the house to go read books? Can’t wait for another new Simpsons episode? Well you won’t have to wait too long for the next such episode as The Simpsons is back this Sunday, with an all new episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s sixteenth episode, this Sunday, April 15th, on FOX (also half an hour earlier on Global in Canada)….“King Leer”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

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Episode Reminder: No Good Read Goes Unpunished (Season 29, Episode 15)

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Were you excited to see The Simpsons have another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? Did it blow your mind how similar Krusty and Homer are in appearance? Can’t wait for another new Simpsons episode? Well you won’t have to wait too long for the next such episode as The Simpsons is back this Sunday, with an all new episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s fifteenth episode, this Sunday, April 8th, on FOX (also half an hour earlier on Global in Canada)….“No Good Read Goes Unpunished”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

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Episode Reminder: Fears of a Clown (Season 29, Episode 14)

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Were you excited to see The Simpsons have another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? Did it make you long for flashback character skins? Can’t wait for another new Simpsons episode? Well you won’t have to wait too long for the next such episode as The Simpsons is back this Sunday, with an all new episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s fourteenth episode, this Sunday, April 1st, on FOX (also half an hour earlier on Global in Canada)….“Fears of a Clown”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

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