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Stacy Conradt has been playing around with our previously ignored Facebook page. We have a Facebook trivia application that needs some good old fashioned beta testing before it's ready for its close-up. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for how else we might use that page, leave them on our wall. I suggest you all buy a t-shirt and upload a picture of you wearing it. But that's just me.
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The winner of the First Lady trivia contest will be announced tomorrow. Just need to verify the winner is in fact true.
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Still plenty of time to guess how much change is in my change jar (and win big prizes). We're approaching 500 guesses.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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