Tuesday is an incredibly special day for the famous author Beverly Cleary as she turns 100!
The witty writer was first published in 1955 and is probably best known for creating characters like Ramona Quimby and Ralph S. Mouse, as well as award-winning works like Dear Mr. Henshaw and Socks.
Cleary may be a century old now, but she's still celebrating at her retirement home with some carrot cake with friends while they watch Discovering Beverly Cleary: An Oregon Art Beat, a new doc that explores her Oregon roots.
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While the birthday girl doesn't write anymore, she did admit "it's important for writers to know when to quit," as she reflected on her writing and how she hated typing saying:
"I even got rid of my typewriter. It was a nice one but I hate to type. When I started writing I found that I was thinking more about my typing than what I was going to say, so I wrote it long hand."
As for aging, she says she has "a few aches and pains" and jokes she didn't turn 100 "on purpose." LOLz!
With so many AH-Mazing books though, it's hard to pick which one we like best. Vote and let us know which Cleary book is your favorite (below)!
Let's get dotted!
Lauren Conrad is giving Minnie Mouse and polka-dots major love with her fourth Disney-inspired clothing line for Kohl's!
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The designer recently announced the project on her blog, saying:
"I'm so excited to announce my fourth Disney-inspired collection for Kohl's: Disney's Rocks The Dots, a Collection by LC Lauren Conrad. Minnie Mouse has been having a major fashion moment, so who better to look to than the Mouse herself for outfit inspiration? You guys loved my last Minnie collection so much that I couldn't resist doing another! So in celebration of National Polka Dot Day on January 22nd, I'll be launching my Disney's Rocks The Dots collection, inspired once again by Minnie. From feminine tops to dresses to graphic tees, you can rock the dots, too!"
Polka-dots are classic, and pretty much everything Disney is always popular. Win-win!
LC's also having a giveaway contest with simple instructions on her website, so make sure you enter if you're interested in having a Minnie-approved wardrobe.
And why wouldn't you be interested?! Minnie's the best!
See a few more photos of Lauren in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Lauren Conrad]
Well, we no longer have the urge to drink any coffee this morning…
A man in Canada claims that after drinking his entire cup of McDonald's coffee on Monday morning, he found a dead mouse laying at the bottom.
Ron Morais of New Brunswick bought his cup of joe and brought it into his office where he downed the entire thing.
It wasn't until he took the lid off to sip the last drops that he noticed the long-dead rodent resting in a small pool of brown, caffeinated water and mouse poop.
We don’t know who should be more embarrassed:
Kraft, the parent company that makes Lunchables, for evidently allowing a mouse to POOP in their food product!
Or… the grown man who admitted to the internet that he eats Lunchables!