The Wilde Ride for 03/12/18

We knew Toys R Us was going to close down some stores… but the latest word is that they could close them all. (In the US at least.)

And they’re not the only childhood hotspot going away. It looks like Claire’s is also going bankrupt and will be closing down.

You can do a lot in an Instant Pot. But it isn’t quite powerful enough for canning. So… they company is introducing the new Instant Pot Max, that is!

Instant Pot
Instant Pot

It’s a marketing partnership that just makes sense… Solo and Solo.

Here’s a cool way to honor a woman in your life who is an everyday hero. CBS and the Academy of Country Music are asking people to post a pic of their “female everyday hero” to be featured during a live performance of Woman, Amen by Dierks Bentley during the award show.

Contrary to what people assume, women don’t care that much about mushy love movies. What we really want to see are action, science fiction, drama and comedy films.  

I love the idea of donating chairs to shelters to give homeless animals a little taste of home until they find theirs. If you have an old chair you’re getting rid of, call your local shelter first and see if they could use it.

Hope your week is off to a great start this Monday!  Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 03/09/18

There’s probably a reason why it feels natural to baby-talk to your dog. They respond to it better than a normal voice.

adorable, blur, breed

Even with a big storm coming and nothing else on the shelves… nobody wants pineapple and ham pizza.

Florida is the latest state to try and get rid of the time change. A new bill is making it way toward becoming a law. And after we “Spring Forward” this weekend, they’d never have to touch their clocks again.

Grease is returning to theaters in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary. Find a participating theater here.


Russell Crowe and his wife are holding an auction to get rid of millions of dollars worth of stuff they’ve collected during their marriage, which is now ending. Check out “The Art of Divorce” auction here. 

Don’t forget, this Sunday is the premiere of the newly revamped American Idol on ABC.

American Idol

Happy Friday!  Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 03/08/18

In honor of International Women’s Day, Mattel is releasing a new line of Barbies inspired by real life role models.

This guy says he ate at Pizza Hut with his 4-year-old and the next thing he knew, his face wound up on a pizza box. Pizza Hut says it’s not him but they refuse to show him the original photo of the person they say it is. What do you think? Is it him or not?

Seeing a shirtless Michael B Jordan in Black Panther caused a girl to clench her teeth so hard she snapped her retainer. But the story got better once her orthodontist posted about it… Michael himself chimed into the conversation.

NBC announced they were cutting back on ads and now Fox says it wants to do the same, only in a much bigger way. Their goal is to only have two minutes of ads per hour by the year 2020.

The world’s oldest message in a bottle was found on a beach in Australia.

Shaquille O’Neal just celebrated his 46th birthday by giving someone else $500 in cash. We just don’t know who it is yet…

Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role as Miranda on Sex and the City, might be running for governor of New York.

You can now take a virtual Disney trip with google maps and street view.

Check out these sheer, indestructible panty hose.

Happy Throwback Thursday!  Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 03/07/18

What was this guy thinking? He stole Frances McDormand’s Oscar and then streamed a facebook live video of himself partying with it and showing it off.

After 20 years of marriage, Jim Belushi and his wife are calling it quits.

Composer John Williams says after Episode IX, he’s done scoring Star Wars films.

I’m not usually a fan of reboots, but the new Lost In Space looks awesome!

A protective order has been issued to protect The Playboy Mansion. But the new owner says he has no plans to tear it down. The mansion is about to undergo a major renovation.

Pizza Hut has upgraded and created more pairs of their “Pie Tops” sneakers. You can buy a pair later this month.

I hope you have an amazing Wednesday!  Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 03/06/18

Next time you need a place to stay, Airbnb has some options for you. They’ve just launched two new tiers... Plus and Beyond.

What we look like in a selfie is not what we look like in real life, and our noses are particularly distorted.

Levi’s wanted to find a better way to finish jeans without using the harmful chemicals they’ve been using. And what they came up with is lasers.

jeans, levis, pants

The best reason for grocery shopping in person is loading up on free samples as you walk around. Now, Amazon is offering free samples too when you shop online.

Have an instant pot and a desire to make your own wine? Food blogger/recipe developer David Murphy figured out how to do it and posted his recipe online.

action, alcohol, art

Elton John has been doing a fun bit with fans where he brings people on stage to dance and sing with him. But one guy ruined it for everyone…

Lego is going green with their new Lego greenery. The new pieces are being created with a plant based plastic made from sugarcane.

Lego plants made of sugarcane plastic

Have a happy Tuesday. 🙂 ♥ Jennifer