Sunday, August 30, 2009


I finally got to play this and it was a blast. It's been a year since I've played XBox. I used to play all the time but got busy with school and work. I guess those are my excuses. Anyway, Castle Wolfenstein was always my favorite game so this is awesome. I did figure out that R helps me play the same way he says I teach him computer stuff. I heard a lot of, "go left, what are you doing?, shoot him!, stoppppp!" while I was playing. I guess that's fair since he hears a lot of, "no, not that button, what are you doing?, don't click that, just cut and paste that!" from me.

Who Killed Summer? Episode 9

Everyone knows that I love reality shows and Who Killed Summer is an awesome reality TV show that features six contestants who are together for a summer of enjoyment. A film crew captures every moment that they have and it’s on film for you to enjoy. However, by the end of the summer one person will die and someone there will turn out to be the killer. Right now we’re on episode 9 but you can catch up on every episode to date on the site by visiting and watching.

Episode 9 is where they are at the Relentless Boardmasters Festival. The Video is embedded for your viewing pleasure but don’t forget to go visit this show by Vodafone and catch up on all that you missed. See how these three girls and three guys got to where they are now. Don’t be surprised if you’re suddenly addicted and want to tune in for the rest of the episodes. Reality shows are like that; before you know it you’re invested in each person and want to know what is going to happen next. So go check out Who Killed Summer and see if it’s not an excellent way to get your reality fix!



I am thinking of girlying up my tattoo. I love it but it's too plain right now so we went to the tattoo shop last night and I picked out some vines and flowers I want underneath it and might color in the letters. I don't want big flowers or hot pink but I do want some tiny flowers with the colors I saw there like deep purple, deep red or deep royal blue. Those colors were gorgeous. It won't be huge but just enough to girly up mine. Will take pictures once it's done. Talked to Shelly who did mine originally and will go back to her once we're ready. R is looking at a big tribal cross for his back.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Always be prepared

I love storms and I love taking pictures of storms. Yesterday we went out for coffee and the sky was the most beautiful I have ever seen. The sun was going down and the clouds were black so it was this apocalyptic orange/black sky. We went on to the store when I decided we should get our camera. I had my cell phone but it turned out blurry. The store is only 5 minutes from our house but by the time we got the camera the sky had changed. I got a picture but not the one I wanted. I need to put a camera back in the truck. We had one in there but the heat makes the batteries go dead pretty fast. It figures though. A once in a lifetime shot and I missed it. This is the best I could get but now the clouds are dark blue and you can barely see the sunset.

Fantasy Stimulus Package

If you have someone in your life like I do that loves fantasy football then WaiverWire is the place to go. I know that my guy would love to be able to view projections, stats and software to help him win in his own fantasy league. That’s not all, you can check out Fantasy football draft software, Fantasy football news, Fantasy football analysis, a Fantasy football forum, Fantasy football research, have access to over 100 Local NFL team news feeds and fantasy football rankings, Fantasy player comparisons and a lot more; anything you need for that perfect Fantasy football league.

Why not let your special guy know about WaiverWire? There are three packages he may be interested in: the stimulus package, the in-season pass or the full-season pass. Each package has different benefits and he can even sign up for free with the stimulus package or get a risk free trial on the full-season pass that allows him the intelligent draft software. The savings are great as well. The usual prices range from $19.99 to $99.99 but now the highest cost is only $29.99 and the lowest is free! You can’t beat that kind of special and your special guy will really appreciate it.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Criss Angel

Some of you know that I know how to do hypnosis. Well, tonight we were watching Criss Angel and supposedly he was going to make you at home, levitate. This only works if you are alone or the people you are with are doing it too. He's using hypnosis to make you feel as if you are levitating and he's a darn good stage hypnotist if I say so myself. I did it but R didn't. Since he could see that I was not actually levitating I will say that to me, it felt as if I was almost until I brought myself out of the hypnosis. Pretty cool. Now how he makes the illusion of others floating I'm not sure but there's a trick to everything. Pretty neat stuff he does though.

Black Gold

truTV BLACK GOLD is a show about oil fields in West Texas where roughnecks have to do something that has never been done before – drill four holes in just 50 days. This show is from the creator of Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers so you know it’s full of dangerous and exciting work where anything can happen. The truTV BLACK GOLD characters are true roughnecks that personify roughneck culture. The live for drilling, have conflicting personalities and must learn to get along with each other to get the job done and to be safe while doing so. These are guys that can’t afford to make any mistakes that might cost them not only their jobs but their lives as well.

Black Gold is show on Wednesday s at 10p/9c. It shows real life television, not your typical reality type of television. This is a real job with real personalities from real people. If you’re looking for television that shows an actual worker doing a dangerous job then this is for you. There’s a roughneck that overcame a drug addiction, the veteran, the joker and a cast of characters that show you what it’s really like in an oil field. You can watch a video and see for yourself how serious this is, yet entertaining as well.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

An odd ID check

We found something really odd the other night. We had gotten the new Wolfenstein game (love shooting those Nazis) and went to get the strategy guide while at Wal-Mart. When the cashier was ringing it up, it had the message to check to see if the purchaser was over 17. I find that hilarious. I know the game is mature rated but the book? You can go in any bookstore at 13 and buy most any book as long as it’s not a porn magazine but you can’t buy a strategy guide that has no nudity in it? It’s a violent game but seriously, it’s a strategy guide. I bet I could find a book in Wal-Mart that’s fiction which has more violence and sex in it that our strategy guide. Sometimes the rules are just too strange.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Finally, the weekend

I'm annoyed today with trying to do 50 things at once but now things are starting to flow. R decided to vacuum the pool and while we tried to keep the twins inside they drove me batty barking and wanting to go out. We finally had to let them go just so I could work. He didn't want them in the pool while trying to clean it.

But now it's the weekend. We've got some awesome Outback deals so we're going there and picking up coffee. I have two movies at home, plus the one we bought and some shows so there's no shortage on some relaxing movie time. I also have a lunch date maybe with a friend tomorrow at the new Indian restaurant.

I started on the new website but won't post anything till they approve how it is looking.

A new job research board


InpulseShopper - The Market Research Experience is an exciting site where you can become part of a plethora of resources for jobs. Become part of the workforce of mystery shoppers, retail auditors, merchandisers, online survey panelists and brand ambassadors. It’s a national job board where you can find up to date leads and information entry level job openings in those markets. This is a specialized niche that you can help fill the demand for. The membership is free if you’re trying to find a job or even if you need to post an opening. So whether you’re an employer that has an opening that needs filled or someone looking for a job, this is the place for you.

Each type of job opening has a description so you can see exactly what is required of you and if you have the skills needed to apply. All of the registered recruiters are pre-screened businesses, vendors and corporations that have legitimate job openings so you don’t have to worry about applying for a job that leads you nowhere. In today’s economy most of us can use a part time job and these are perfect for someone looking to earn an income that may lead to a full time position.



I know I'm going to annoy someone with this but there's something I don't get. I have a fan page on Facebook for Karsun Designs, which you can visit here. I don't understand why some people don't click the button to be a fan after I send it to them and they're family or close friends. Yet others I don't even know are fans and that really makes my day. How hard is it to just click the button? If I had a close friend or family member who asked me to be a fan of their business I would do it in a second. It's petty I know but it's not so petty to me. Oh well, please do if you want.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

One Second After

I'm reading the best book that I've read in a long time, other than my Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse books. It's called One Second After and it's about an EMP that happens. I've learned a lot about EMP's and the author made it easy to understand for a layman. It's definitely something to think about when you imagine what it'd be like with no electronic equipment whatsoever in an entire country. That means no cars in recent years will work. No electricity, powered water, no cash registers, no telephones, nothing. No communication and no way to have food and essentials shipped or manufactured and processed. It's a lot to imagine. I'm not even that far in the book and I'm already spellbound. I have yet to find a boring or slow spot.

Family friendly widget has a cool widget you can install on your blog. It helps moms and dads everywhere find fun activities and events in their area. Now how cool is that? What is awesome is that the blog that has the most views for the widget wins $1000. So, not only can you install this awesome tool, you can also win some cold, hard cash, which we all can use right now.

This widget is neat. You just type in your zip code and it shows you the local family fun events in your area. In today’s hectic society, we can all use more time with our family doing fun and healthy things. With this widget, you can find out where to go to do just that. There are things listed like music events, children’s activities and other types of family friendly activities. It’s a useful tool that any family can enjoy utilizing. There are even listings such as family campfires and art exhibitions that your children can enjoy. Each listing has a category such as nature and outdoors, film, music and exhibits. That way you can choose what sort of activity your family will be interested in.

Don’t forget that you can win $1000 as well, just for installing the widget on your blog.


More bartering

I have no fewer than 4 places that want to work out a trade for websites. Like I said, I don't mind since I'm getting an equal amount of services or merchandise. I keep talking to different businesses that are on hard times right now. Not all of them but a few. I think the economy hasn't left too many unscathed. I hope that the websites help out and perhaps things will change for the better soon. I know everyone wishes that would happen.

What kind of truTV watcher are you?

We definitely have the truTV effect in our home. I find myself yelling at the TV all the time. Not only that but I like to stare open mouthed at some of the things I see. Maybe I get that from my mom who loves to talk to the television set just in case the people on there can hear her.

My favorite show on truTV is Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege and Justice. Dominick Dunne is a best-selling author and columnist who keeps us entertained with notorious cases involving the high society members that you might think would not commit these crimes. Yet there they are, accused of murder in sometimes the most horrifying ways. I find murder cases fascinating as it is but sometimes I get angry enough to yell at the TV and person accused, as if they might hear me. That’s what truTV does, it’s the truTV effect.

Not only can you see that show but there are all types of shows for anyone to enjoy. World’s Wildest Vacations, Black Gold, Disorder in the Court and more and available for your viewing pleasure. Now where I give the most reaction to the show I mentioned, perhaps you might be the kind of person to slap the person next to you when you see a guy get bit by a shark or a high speed police chase. Whichever it is, find it on truTV.

Watch truTV with caution because when the stories are real, the effect is actual.


Monday, August 17, 2009

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TS Claudette

I wanted to share some favorite photos we took today at the beach before Tropical Storm Claudette. I hope you enjoy and Our other photos can be found here.

Tropical Storm Claudette

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Various stuff

Went to the fish fry and pool party and it was a blast. Our peppers were a hit with all of them eaten that I could tell. Awesome food and great company.

Watched the MMA fight tonight between Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg tonight and boy was it a good one. I was rooting for Gina but she got her butt kicked big time in the first round. Right at the bell too. That Cris Cyborg sure can fight but Gina was undefeated up until tonight.

R's hours were cut. This economy sucks. Just as things start picking up at my job, now his has been shortened and not sure if I can make up the difference but it is what it is, you know? Things always work out in the end and it should be just until spring break, if not shorter. We'll see how it goes.

That's it on my end. It's a nice 73 outside but very humid or else I could open up the windows.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Party food

We made these during the Super Bowl and now we made them again to take to the Krewe Fish Fry tomorrow. I got them (and the picture) from Pioneer Woman just so you know. I'm disclosing this cause she's like a very famous blogger. Anyway, these are the bomb. We watched TV and put 50 of these together. Okay, I ate two raw, sans bacon. They're easy to make and totally delicious. Just three ingredients too...jalapeno peppers, bacon and cream cheese.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Vitamin B12 shots

Anyone still get these? I used to get them years ago and lately I've been considering having one. I've been run down feeling the last two weeks. Years ago, I was severely anemic. Go figure, I always thought anemic people were skinny but no such luck in that department. Anyway, I called our doctor and he does it. I just have to get the energy to go down there. I had to reschedule my gym update appointment because I just feel bad. I was wondering if anyone still gets these and if they work. I know they do on some people really well. Back when I saw the allergist they swore by them and always gave me one when I'd come in for my allergy injections. I think it's time to try one again.

Bluelight Specials are Back

Remember the Kmart Bluelight specials years ago? Well, on August 15th, they’re launching another one for one day only. You can get special offers all throughout the store where you can save on all kinds of things. Whether it’s a grill you need for that family barbeque you have planned or a new piece of jewelry that you’ve been looking at, you can find it all at great savings. There’s going to be over 40 Bluelight specials throughout the day in the store and you can also find awesome offers at this Saturday as well.

Some of the specials are:
* Kids Backpacks such as Athletech, Route 66 and Licensed that are regular sold at $19.99 – Bluelight $8!
* American Fare Vita-Water 2 for $1
* All Patio Furniture 70% off and get an extra 20% off during Bluelight!)
* 70 count Notebooks – Buy 2 Get 1 Free
* Diamond Jewelry extra 10% (Diamonds are already 70% off this week!)

This would be a great back to school shopping opportunity or if you’re the kind of person who likes to shop early for the holidays you can take advantage of these savings as well.

Don’t forget that you can Kmart on Twitter and keep up with all of their specials.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I went to get my books again yesterday at the FSU bookstore and guess what, they aren't taking grants or loans yet so I still couldn't pick them up. I have to try again next Monday. I swear, I've never waited this long to get books that I recall. Oh well, at least it's close by. LOL

One handy remote

Imagine having just one remote. Yamaha neoHD lets you do just that. We have tons of remotes; from our PS3, Xbox 360, DVD changer, TV, cable, surround sound and more, it can be a pain at times. Just using the cable box requires the Bose remote, the TV remote and the cable remote. That can be annoying but with the Yamaha neoHD there’s no need for all those remotes, you can do everything with one easy to use remote. Why worry with finding each individual one when you can use just one remote? Wouldn’t that make life simpler? I’ve included a picture of my many remotes so you can see for yourself how bad we need the Yamaha neoHD. See how many I have in a big stack? The Yamaha neoHD can eliminate that stack and give you more control over your life. Check them out and see if you don’t realize how handy this innovative remote is.

With the Yamaha neoHD Sweepstakes you can win your own by Tweeting: “I just entered to win a #neoHD b/c I have too many remotes, visit the Izea blog for rules or enter via their blog. You can leave comment on why you desperately need to use just one remote. You can also find them on Facebook as well.


Sponge Monkeys

How could I forget the sponge monkeys? I used to sing this with Carol when I worked at Knologyhell. Well, it was only hell after Carla came but I digress. This rocks. PS they got a pepper bar was our favorite part.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Finally a team member

I love Criminal Minds so when I found their picture where you can add your own picture, well...let's just say that I will cherish this picture always! ROFL
(Sorry AJ, that's where they had the "hole")

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Chronic Pain

I really have a deep sympathy for those in chronic pain. I hurt my back like 2 months ago. I'd have to look to see exactly when it was but it's been at least that. It's just now healing to where it hasn't hurt that bad in 3 days. I feel a slight pain here and there but nothing like before. It was awful at times. Some days it hurt to do anything other than lie down and rest. Walking hurt, sitting hurt, etc. I actually went to Sam's Club the other day and it didn't hurt and Sam's and Home Depot are the worst on my back when it's hurting. I can't imagine going through life with pain that just won't go away. I was honestly considering a chiropractor if it didn't get better. I first thought of all kinds of horrors since I didn't feel it when I actually hurt it like you sometimes do. I was thinking of the guy on Rescue Me who had a backache and it was cancer. I do that though, think the worst and self-diagnose. LOL Finally it's getting better. I just hope it continues to heal at this rate.

How do you use digital tools from Charter?


Technology has really changed our lives for the better. Not only can we watch movies and television shows and specials whenever we want with OnDemand but we can catch up with friends, share photos and videos with anyone we want, play video games and more. With the digital tools we now have, the sky’s the limit.

If you are a Charter customer, they want to know how you do it. What tools have changed your life? They have a contest where they’ll be giving away a 52” HFTV, a 15” laptop and a free year of bundled services from Charter. And that includes high speed internet, telephone service and digital cable with a DVR and HD. • All you have to do is visit and give them your story with photos or a video that shows Charter how you use your digital tools.
You can also see examples at of how other people are changing their lives with technology. There have been some great stories about keeping up with family overseas, marriage stories and how they keep it together, weddings and more.

Don’t forget that you can Charter on Facebook and show you’re a fan. Charter has had great prize offerings in the past like a Honda Hybrid and they want to continue the contest success. Maybe you can win!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A quiet season so far

It's been a quiet hurricane season so far. I'm totally grateful too. I do have to say that I do like the small storms, just the ones that you have to prepare for but all you get is a little wind and rain. Those are fun to me and as long as no one gets hurt or loses property then I don't mind them at all. I did see that there were a couple near California though. That's odd since it's usually the Atlantic and Gulf that's busy, not the Pacific. Anyway, we still have till Nov but so far so good. I sure don't want another year like the one where there were 4-5 major storms and FL was devastated, not to mention Katrina, etc.

Win prizes with Stouffers

Stouffers-panini has a great new contest to introduce their launch of four new varieties of Panini products. There’s Bistro Meatballs & Peppers, Bistro Chicken Souvlaki, Lean Cuisine Grilled Vegetables & Goat Cheese, and Lean Cuisine Mango Chicken Tikka. They all sound delicious but what is even better is that there are prizes! You can win: 3 Grand Prizes: Choice of India, Greece, Italy and France destinations ($10,000 Gift Card), 1 of 12 Secondary Prizes which is a Sony Digital camcorder valued at $500 or free Stouffer’s product coupons with the daily instant prizes.

If you live in Canada, all you have to do is register here and be entered into the contest. The registration lets you have one free entry and you can also enter with UPC codes at once per day.
Just think, you could take a dream vacation just by entering! Imagine going to Greece, Italy, France or India on the trip of a lifetime. Or maybe you can win that camcorder to take on your next trip. And how can you go wrong with instant product coupons?

Stouffers invented a whole new grilling platform so that you can have a hot and crunchy Panini sandwich right from your microwave! Try the new sandwiches and enter to win the contest if you live in Canada.


Become a Fan

Please don't forget to become a fan of Karsun Designs on Facebook. It's easy and I don't bombard you with posts all the time. :)
Karsun Designs on Facebook

Timex Watches

Zappos is more than just shoes. They also have Timex watches at rock bottom prices. They have most any style and price point and you can look at their Timex watches by price point, style, color and by men’s or ladies. They even offer most popular and newest so you can be on top of the latest styles.

You might even consider a Timex watch as a gift. You can find most any style so if you want to buy for a guy who likes all the bells and whistles then perhaps you might look at the Ironman style. On the other hand, if you know a special woman in your life that would love a classy look in her watch then Elevated Classics Sport would be perfect.

No matter if it’s for yourself or for someone special, you can find the perfect Timex watch.

Acai Berry Diet

There are tons of diets out there but the acai berry detox is a unique superfood supplement that is one of the healthiest and most effective weight loss products there is.


I've recently discovered the lost art of bartering. In today's economy it has come in handy. Not everyone has the money to spend on luxuries and while I consider a website a must, some can't afford one right now. However, I love trading things. I recently traded an ad and some other stuff for a site. What I'm really looking for is yard work traded for a site. I had one guy call me but he hasn't called back and I really want someone professional, not someone who'll call then never hear from them again. In the past I traded dog training for a site so it really does work out good sometimes. I think more people should use bartering, especially with a lot of people struggling for money lately.

Custom wedding invitations

If you are planning a wedding and are looking for custom wedding invitations I have just the place for you. Just click on the link and view the gorgeous wedding invitations available. There’s a variety of the most beautiful designs and colors so any bride to be can find a unique invitation that shows off her individuality. My personal favorites are Special Soiree and Clear Skies Ahead. I especially liked the beach scene in Clear Skies Ahead because I love beach scenes and they’d be perfect for a beach wedding. Why not make your wedding invitations as special as your wedding will be? You can find it all and get it at affordable prices as well so why not browse what they have to offer?

Two movies tonight

I got two movies today from Netflix. I have Confessions of a Shopaholic and Obsessed. I hope they're good. I doubt either will be Oscar winners but I think they might be fun at least. Besides, not much comes on Tuesday nights so we should have time to at least watch one of them. I want to go to the gym if I can tonight and maybe try to get the books at FSU. We'll see.

Wildwood vacation

If you’re looking to visit New Jersey Water Parks this summer, then I have the place for you! This summer from the end of June until the end of August, in Wildwood, New Jersey at Morey’s Piers there’ll be the Radio Disney Summer Concert Series and along with there being some of the top Radio Disney artists there, it’s also free. If you’re looking for a New Jersey vacation, Morey’s Piers is the place to find all of your accommodations and with Morey’s Pier’s new redesign, you can find things easily with its interactive and easy to navigate site. Morey’s Piers is a great place for a “New Jersey Vacation” and their website is the place to find hotels & motels in Wildwood.

Things I wish I had

I wish I had the following:

-a maid
-a personal assistant
-unlimited funds (LOL don't we all?)
-a genius IQ
-a home trainer
-a personal chef
-a landscaper

I guess a lot of people wishes they had those things. Those are the things I think would make life so much easier but who knows, perhaps it wouldn't. Yet, I'm very thankful for what I do have. :)

Get campus ready

This post was sponsored by Sears. All the opinions are mine. Does your child or someone you know need to be CampusReady? Sears has a great way of finding what you need. With “shop by dorm room” you can see your dorm in 3D before you even arrive on campus! I think that is so neat! They even have an area of coordinating dorm room products so you can match things up and it includes ideas for decorating. And with the handy checklist, you’ll be sure to remember everything you’ll need. There’s financial tips and financial planning tips so you can also keep up with the money that you’re spending and that is a must when planning for college. I especially like this idea. And to top things off you can find apparel ideas and there’s even links to the types of clothes you or your child will need when going to college. Sears has everything ready for the college experience to ease the transition and with CampusReady on Facebook there’s a Facebook application that is easy to use and a great tool to have!

Don’t forget to enter to win money towards your child’s tuition from Sears and Upromise where you can win up to $25k. Upromise members are automatically entered with a purchase through, or enter free at See for full rules and complete details.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Summer Hours Indeed

I waited till today to go to the FSU Bookstore because R likes to go with me and check out the FSU products while I pick up my books. Both their site and the sign on the wall reads that they are open until 7:00 PM but when we went today they were closed. Turns out they have summer hours. Granted, I have until the end of the month almost but geez, an updated schedule would have been nice because I could have left the house earlier and not messed around thinking I had plenty of time. Oh well, it gave me a Starbucks run excuse (not that I need those often).

Win a $1000 VISA card!

Right now you could have a chance at winning a free VISA gift card just by doing a few simple steps. The CreditLoan Twitter contest is a chance for you to win a $1000 gift card and all you have to do is follow CreditLoan on Twitter and tweet the message "Just entered the CreditLoan Visa Giftcard Giveaway. You can win by following @creditloan and retweeting." and you’re on your way. It’s that simple. They plan on announcing a winner just as soon as CreditLoan gets 10,000 Twitter followers and besides, it takes just a few seconds to do it so why not?

The contest rules are simple. Just follow the instructions above and you’re set. Right now we can all use a great prize package like that, I know I can. And if you use Twitter then you know how simple it is to use and if you have a lot of followers then the message can get out there to a great number of people in just a few seconds. I know I plan to Twitter this message and get my chance to win. I can think of a ton of things I’d do with $1000 right now and I bet you can too! Let’s try to win some cash and follow CreditLoan.

E`s Most Shocking Hollywood Murders

Watched this over the weekend while flipping channels. I had missed number 19 and 20 so hopefully I can catch it on a repeat again. If only I hadn't stopped on Stepbrothers to see what the fuss was about and the fact that the neighbor had a Belgian Malinois. Anyway, it was very riveting (this show, not Stepbrothers). It had the murder of Dominique Dunn, John Lennon, Rebecca Shaefer, the OJ trial, the Wonderland murders, the Menendez Brothers, the Manson murders and bunches more. Black Dahlia too. I can't seem to find it on any schedule so I'll have to catch it another time it looks like. If you get a chance and that kind of thing interests you, it's a great show.


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