Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Various stuff

First off, I had my VERSACE moment today. Remember in Showgirls where she tells the people that she got her dress at Versace except she pronounces it ver-sase? Finally someone tells her it’s ver-sachi. I was the consignment store picking up some photos for their website and asked if they had any Givenchy perfume in since it’s my favorite brand. He asked me to spell it and I did. I pronounce it Gi-vinchee and guess what? It’s pronounced Jee-von-shay. I actually looked it up when I got home and he was right, I was saying it wrong. Imagine how stupid I felt. LOL

We actually watched SNL the other night when the F word was slipped. We kept rewinding the DVR just to make sure we’d actually heard it and yes, there it was on the news section of Comcast today. We weren’t imagining things at all.

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Supposedly it’s supposed to get chilly the next few nights but I’ll believe it when I see it since it was supposed to be in the 60’s tonight. Right now it’s 2:30 am and it’s still 77 outside so that sure didn’t happen.

I’m so proud of myself. I got a B on my test in Juvenile Justice. This is an awesome teacher but I never do well on his tests and this is my third class with him. I always make a C or lower on the tests even though I always pass his classes. I wonder if it’s the Acai I’m taking. LOL Seriously, everything on the test just came to me while taking it, which never happens in there. I’m sure not complaining. Now let’s see if I do that well on the Probation and Parole test I have on Thursday.

I had some burgers delivered from Schwan’s today. They were free to try out the service and they delivered them to the door, no charge. They left a catalog and some of the food is quite inexpensive. He told us he’d be around till about 8:30 pm if we wanted anything else and lo and behold they have the stuffed potatoes with cheese. He came back and we got a couple of pizzas and those. It was neat because he wanted to meet our dogs and spent a lot of time playing with the twins. I thought that was cool.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol

I finally picked up my pre-order of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. So far it's pretty good. I thought it was neat that they had a phone number in there that really took you to a voice mail instead of the usual 555 numbers. Anyway, I'm reading that and The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro. Both are great and it's a nice change to be reading books lately that are good instead of the patch I went through where I kept getting books that weren't so great at all. Check them out!

Get tips for workplace grooming etiquette

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Shows so far

So far the fall season is pretty decent. I had to move two shows to other days just so they wouldn't coincide with others and then on Wednesday night America's Next Top Model taped but had no sound. That one is retaping tonight. I also had to miss Flash Forward but it's taping tonight and Law and Order SVU is taping Saturday night so I wouldn't miss Glee and So You Think You Can Dance. This wouldn't have happened if they hadn't decided to put Leno on every single night. How ridiculous. So what is everyone's shows they can't miss? I have a few:

Criminal Minds
So You Think You Can Dance
Desperate Housewives
Law & Order SVU

Plus there are a few starting up like Dexter, Nip/Tuck, etc (Big Love but I think that's in the winter)

Win the new Camaro with Charter

Charter has been giving away some sweet prizes lately. Most recently it was a laptop a day! But now they’ve outdone themselves with the Camaro Sweepstakes where you can win one of the highly sought after Camaros. The Camaro 2SS is gorgeous and I’d love one for myself. The contest is from September 15th through November 26th at noon. Not only are they having this awesome contest but you can get a $100 gift card if you get three charter services, $50 for 2 Charter services and even a $25 gift card for just getting one Charter service. These gift cards are from major retailers where you can get clothing, home furnishings and restaurants. You can’t go wrong with a gift card!

Charter believes in fast service and the new 426 hp Camaro is the epitome of what they represent. This car is one of the hardest to find in North America and they are giving it away for nothing! Imagine getting this car for free; think of how exciting that would be.
Just visit Charter and check out the rules and don’t forget that you can follow Charter on Facebook and follow Charter on Twitter as well. Don’t let this contest pass you by, you might just drive away with the new Camaro!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I was recently able to try SlimShots to see what this product was all about. SlimShots comes in individual little containers so they're easy to take anywhere. I tried one at breakfast and lunch and it did seem to help curb my appetite so I'll keep using it.

Each pod has 20 calories and can be refrigerated to enhance the flavor, which comes in vanilla and chocolate. A one month supply will run about $55 plus shipping but they do have a special where you buy one month and get one month free. I thought it was very handy and did seem to help. It's also mostly all natural. The main ingredients are natural and only artificial vanilla and sweetener is added to add flavor. They also don't have any stimulants so there's no worry in making you jittery. SlimShots can be taken as a shot or added to coffee, yogurt, cereal or shakes.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mad Men

I can't figure out why I like this show. It's not the type of show I'd like and I should think it's pretentious and hate it. With that said, I can't stop watching it and I really like it. Nothing too exciting happens usually (cause tonight it sure did) and it's not like it's heavy drama but there's just something about it I love. Now tonight something did happen. I won't spoil it but it involves an office party, a riding lawnmower and a mowed down foot. It was totally unexpected and awesome. So, if anyone can figure out why I like this show let me know.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pimping out a product

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ShopWiki and Xbox 360

The other day I thought I really needed ShopWiki for a new Xbox 360. First of all, ShopWiki is really cool because where most search engines put ads up of places that have paid them to do so, ShopWiki doesn't work that way. They find every store online by crawling the pages like Google. This way you get better savings, not just a site that paid to have you see their ad.

So we've been having these huge storms the last few days. On Monday we were watching Season 4 of Criminal Minds. I should say "re-watching" because I never miss a show. So the disc is in the Xbox 360 when the power goes out and we get (gasp) the Xbox red ring of death. This is a red light that shows up and usually means your Xbox is toast. Fortunately we were able to restart the Xbox and lo and behold, the red ring of death went away and all was good in the world. Now we can just find new Xbox 360 games and Xbox 360 accessories instead of having to purchase a whole new system.

Crowd control

Looking forward to the new season of America's Next Top Model, even if Tyra is crazy as heck. I heard they're going to show the stampede that happened during casting. I think that casting location seriously needed some major crowd control. If they'd had barricades, stanchions or heck, even a velvet rope (okay so it's a casting not some kind of high end club) they might have avoided that fiasco. Either way, it's a fun way to spend a mindless hour and it's a blast picking out the bitchy girls. Plus, who doesn't love Miss Jay?

At least this year it fits into my schedule. Last year was a huge disappointment in having to watch it on Friday nights instead of Wednesday and losing a show to boot. Now my only problem is Thurs nights and I believe Wed has another issue but not during that time slot.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New site

Been working on a new site that's almost done but not quite. I haven't done the marketing yet and there's a few more things I have to do but it's been started and you can see it here. I have another I'm starting soon and one that I'm not sure of but at least I'm staying somewhat busy.

Party like a rock star

In this current economy you might not be able to party like a rock star or celebrity but there is one thing you can do. You can live vicariously through Rehab, the most happening party anywhere and in the infamous Sin City, Las Vegas. There are celebrity performances and parties for you to enjoy but there’s also the real drama behind the scenes. New staff must learn how to do their job the right way, there’s more pressure for sales to be higher due to the economy and competition for surrounding pool parties and hotels.

What makes it fun is that you can watch it all on truTV's Rehab. You get to not only watch the beautiful, tanned bodies have fun but you get the real life drama of the people that work at the party as well. Now I’m sure you all have been to some pretty wild parties but this tops them all and best of all, you get a front row seat.

Right now they even have a sweepstakes you can enter for a chance to party like a rock star at Rehab at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Pool. Now wouldn’t that be a blast? Just visit www.getrehabready.com/index.html#link to sign up.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Great shopping deals

Got two great deals today at the same place. We went to World Market looking for some spices and I got a bottle of Marilyn Merlot I didn't have. It's the 2007 bottle. So far I have 5 bottles but they run from 1985 up to 2008. The older ones are super expensive, one was $5000 per bottle. I guess they definitely go up in price. Since I just collect, it's a great bottle for my collection. Right now I have three Marilyn Merlots and two Norma Jean Young Merlots. I also got Witches Brew because I like to collect any with animals or Halloween type stuff. (like Vampire Wine, which I have).
(picture below)

I also got the Black Dog Licorice framed print by Ken Baily. It was normally $99 and got it for $25 because the glass in the frame was broke. We got another glass and now it can go in the dining room which has a lot of red in it.
(picture below)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

onDemand anyone?

Why do the networks have to put the shows I love on at the same time? Does anyone have an onDemand lineup? On Wednesday nights at the same time I have Criminal Minds, Glee and Law & Order: SVU. I know Criminal Minds isn't onDemand but I'm not sure about the other two that I really want to see. We had this issue last year with Lost and now this. I'll have to figure it out somehow.

From my PC

I’m Kim’s computer and every day my memory gets worse and worse. Not only that, I feel sluggish and slow at times. I’m not that old, just a few months but I’ve still aged as if I were years old. I have to admit that I look nice but there’s an HP I really covet. It’s the HP Touch Smart IQ800t series. Why she could just touch my screen to get where she needs to go. Look at all it does:

Interact naturally with the PC using your finger or a stylus; your touch registers just before your finger touches the screen

Use touch instead of a mouse to click and drag, and to navigate through music, photos, and movies

Open objects and programs by simply tapping

Use more than one finger at a time: pinch, push, rotate, and scroll

Resize and move icons

Wow, imagine if I did all that and the neat thing is that there’s no separate tower. Maybe she might consider replacing me since HP has an awesome coupon right now where you get $30 off orders $150 or greater at HP Home Store using coupon code SV2132. Valid through 10/31 or while supplies last. Restrictions and exclusions apply. I might just have to drop her a hint.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Deep Dish Pizza (Chicago Style)

The other night I was watching Chef and the City and they had some Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and guess what? No one makes it here where I live. So, we decided to make it ourselves and here's a picture. It was delicious! All you need to do is:

Pizza crust by Pillsbury (1 can)
8 oz mozzarella (slices are great but shredded works too)
1 can of stewed tomatoes (drained and squished)
Marinara sauce (or you can just use the tomatoes, which I like best)

We added sausage, canadian bacon, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, basil, oregano. Whatever you want to add.

Just spread your dough in the pan (we had to buy pans) and make sure it covers the sides. Add the cheese to the bottom of the pan and use half. Add your fixings, put the tomatoes on, add the rest of the cheese and bake about 15 minutes or so, until your crust is golden brown.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I think we found our cruise

We weren't agreeing on cruises earlier but I think we found one. It's 5 days going to Cozumel and Calica out of Mobile, AL. What's neat is that it's a shorter drive (just 181 miles) and way cheaper than the other one we looked at. What is also neat is that we can book a shore excursion to Cancun! So that means we can go to three places. We could also go to Playa Del Carmen if we wanted to which makes it like going to four places, instead of 2. Here is the itinerary:

Monday Dec 14 Mobile, AL 4:00pm
Tuesday Dec 15 Fun Day At Sea
Wednesday Dec 16 Cozumel, Mexico 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday Dec 17 Calica, Mexico 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday Dec 18 Fun Day At Sea
Saturday Dec 19 Mobile, AL 8:00am
See more Western Caribbean cruises

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Today I had a facial appointment but they had double booked so I got my pedicure instead. I have bright pink toenails and smooth and silky feet now. I love it. Not much beats a foot massage, foot bath and hot towels. I am also starting on their site. I'm going to enjoy it since she gave me free reign pretty much. So far, at least.

R is off tomorrow so we may check out the new Indian restaurant. They have a pretty awesome lunch buffet I hear and I can't wait. I love Indian food.

I have now seen two Tyler Perry movies and have loved them both. Tonight we watched The Family that Preys and it was awesome. I plan on renting most of his stuff.

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I really liked checking out the teams and how you can browse them by divisions so it’s easy to find your favorite. Once you choose a team you can view statistics by rushing, passing, first downs, etc…everything you need to know to build your fantasy team. As you can see, I pulled up the New Orleans Saints and was able to compare them to other teams. Check it out, you’ll love the site.



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