Thursday, October 29, 2009

Portobella Burgers

Okay, I got this idea off watching The Biggest Loser last night. R makes the best burgers that are stuffed with bleu cheese. Last night I'm watching Loser and they used portobella mushrooms instead of buns. We got some tonight and tried it and it was out of this world. The juices from the mushroom really add to the flavor of the beef. Now keep in mind on Loser they used turkey for the meat but I haven't quite gotten to that level of commitment yet. LOL

Gold Coins

If you're interested in adding to and preserving your investment portfolio, then you should check out what you can do with gold coins. Gold has had value and performed throughout history and with every civilization. No other investment has outperformed gold in the last decade and that includes everything from real estate to stocks and bonds.

Gold buillion is a precious metal that is considered "liquid" so you can convert your bullion as easy as a phone call and do it in minutes. So you can rest assured that you can make a decision and have it implemented as fast as possible. So if you are looking for an investment that you can count on gold coin is the investment to consider.

I know if I were looking to invest in a product, I'd feel more secure knowing that the product was something that always had value to it; especially in a changing market and economy.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chinese Proverb question

A friend on Facebook used this proverb and it's beautiful but what does the last part mean? The part with the dragon. Does anyone know? And yes, I've googled to no avail.

To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing their name on the wings of a dragon.

R's site on Facebook

I made a Facebook page for R's site so feel free to become a fan or just visit his site. :)
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Did some things and missed a few others

I added a couple of new things to my blog. I finally found a cloud tag I liked. I like the java ones best but not sure if Blogger supports that so I decided to just do the HTML one. I think I have to keep updating that one though. I also added a live feed widget instead of the other one I had. This one is neat because it tells me where they came from such as another blog, etc.

Funny I should be doing this since I have a zillion things to work on. I finally finished the KOSA newsletter but I also have a site to work on, to study for an exam, a cart I'm doing for a site, etc. This didn't take long and I really like it so that's a good thing.

Right now it's pouring outside which means I didn't get to pick up the dog toys outside before the bad weather. I have it on my list and was going to do it tonight in a few minutes but I missed out. :( Luckily I think their new Hide-A-Bee toy is inside sans a few of the bees but they had some other new toys that may or may not be out in the rain. Maybe I can run out there and toss them under the gazebo before they get really soaked. At least then they can dry some.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Day the Earth Stood Still

All I can say is, "NOOOOOOOO!" to the ending. Okay, so I had heard this sucked but I'm a sucker for special effects and doomsday movies. I watched it and it was okay I suppose. The kid was annoying, Jennifer Connelly played the cliched "gorgeous" scientist and of course there's Keanu Reeves' acting. I conquered all of that till it started getting preachy. Supposedly we are destroying earth so the aliens will wipe us out to save the planet. Here's a spoiler but since most of you have seen it, don't care or whatever, I'm going to ruin the ending. Okay, the aliens decide that we can all live because we can change so they don't kill us all but wait for it, they leave us with what equals a giant, worldwide EMP. Now we all know what happens during an EMP: no electricity, no cars, no technology at all. Yay aliens! Guess what? The world is now screwed and they might have just killed us mercifully instead. No technology means all the planes in the sky fall, all the medical equipment fails, no heating, no cooling, no transport for medicine and you guesses it, no food transport. Multiple worldwide accidents with no way of fixing things. So they screwed us after all. That had to be one of the worst endings I've ever seen in a movie that was semi-watchable. I give it a huge thumbs down just for that crap ending and thinking we're too stupid to realize what an EMP would actually do to civilization. Here's some really cute WTF moments from the movie.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Awesome mascara


I found the most awesome mascara. It's that vibrating kind. LOL I've been wanting to try it so tonight we were at Walmart (yeah yeah, we're always there but I needed some medicine) and they had it on an end cap. It's pricey for store mascara but when I got home I tried it, like I always do with new makeup and OMG it looks like I have fake eyelashes on now. Anyway, it's by Maybelline and this stuff rocks. It's better than any department store mascara I've had, better than anything. Try it if you want some awesome lashes. I hope they keep it or I'll have to buy a ton of it and stock up.

Shop Smart, Save Big


Most of you know I collect wine. With the Wine of the Month Club on Shop.com I can find all different types of wine collections at great prices. Since the Christmas season is coming up, you can find anything you want there from a Bean bag to a Robotic vacuum, you can find it there. So I have included a picture of some of my wines. I belong to a wine of the month club now and love the ease it gives me in ordering without having to remember to do so. Check out Shop.com and you can even Join SHOP.COM on Facebook.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fridays

I like Fridays. Most people like them because they are the end of the work week but since I work at home, I have other reasons. Fridays mean that I have no school and can take a "me" day. Now this day might mean I clean up or do things that need to be done but there are no schedules, no places I have to be, etc. You get the idea. So while you're all enjoying your Fridays I'm enjoying mine as well. Now I just have to get to that mopping that is on my to-do list. Maybe Saturday is a better day!

Get your entertainment whenever you want it

Ondemand

Did you know that if you have Charter service you have access to hundreds of movies that you can watch any time at all? Not only that, you can also access your favorite television shows as well. Best of all, it’s all free. So now when you’ve missed your favorite show due to other responsibilities with your children, you can just pick up where you left off. A lot of them you can watch as early as the next day! As far as movies, who has time to run to the video store and then have to worry about getting a movie back on time? Waiting for movies in the mail is almost as bad. You never can get the movie you want as soon as you want. That’s not true with onDemand service with Charter. Get the movie you want to see, when you want to see it. No worries of lost or damaged movies either. If you have kids, they want their television shows immediately and want to watch them at their convenience. Now you can allow them to.

Make your life schedule the way you want it and still get to watch your favorite shows. You can learn more at charter.net/ondemand.

Don’t forget that you can get updates and fun extras on Charter’s Facebook page as well.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

The perfect blog post

Last night I had this perfect blog post I wanted to write. It was semi-controversial, it was insightful and serious. I did not write it down. That reminds me of Sunday's Mad Men episode where it was said, "The lightest ink is better than the brightest memory." Had I written it down I'd have this post up by now. I was in bed though, and just knew I'd remember. I'm fighting off a cold and I'll use that as my excuse. I think all of the vitamins I take and using the neti pot really helps because I know I'm sick, yet I don't feel as bad as I should. On the plus side, this is day 2 of no back pain. Not sure why but I am thrilled!

Advance your career

Did you know that a current survey of more than 500 human resource professionals that 84% of them agree that well-groomed workers climb the corporate ladder faster than employees that are not well-groomed? In fact, they even prefer well-groomed employees to a firm handshake.
It’s never a bad thing to have the most information you can about furthering your career or help with landing that perfect job.

Gillette newly launched Gillette Career Advantage where you can go and get expert advice from Mark Jeffries, who is a career expert, and Brett Fahlgren, who is a GQ style correspondent. Not only that, but you can go there whether you’re searching for a job or already have employment and need advice on job improvement. You can visit the site to take the Gillette Career Quiz and/or read through the hire guide to see what employers really think about certain things. If you’re looking for information on Gillette products or just want review survey results and get advice from grooming and career experts just visit the Gillette Resource Center.

The Gillette Career Advantage network is an excellent resource and best of all, it’s free for you to use. Why not check it out and help yourself get ahead in the workplace?

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Neti Pot

I finally got a Neti pot. I'd heard how great these are but was always scared to use one. I don't like water up my nose or anything like that so I figured, "No way!" However, I just kept hearing more and more how easy they were to use so I said I'd try it. I got one last night and after carefully reading how to use it I took a chance and tried it. Heck, who knew it'd be that easy to use? I didn't even realize it was working at first and had to check. I thought I was doing it wrong and the water was coming from where I was pouring it. Nope, it was pouring out of my other nostril. LOL Now if it helps with allergies and stuff I'm a true believer because if I can use it, anyone can.

Free isn't always best

Sometimes you can be offered free business cards but will be charged for every single upgrade you do. Keep in mind that upgrades and high shipping costs means that your “free” cards aren’t that free at all. With 123print you get to choose from 1000’s of designs instead of just a few “free” ones. You also won’t see their logo on your cards, which tells businesses that you got free cards from somewhere. That doesn’t leave a very good impression now does it? Not only that, they also carry postcards, banners, address labels and anything pertaining to showing off your business. Check them out and see why “free” isn’t always the best way to save money.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The power of positive thought

Lately I've really been a believer of the power of words and thought. Okay, so I also ordered The Secret but I haven't gotten it yet. I just know that words can come true and I believe in positive thinking and its ability to change things. This week I started saying that work would pick up and I'd do well. Let's say that things went from a certain amount to quadruple that and my work week that I use isn't over. I'm talking a huge change. Sure, it could be coincidence but I have not had a week this good in months and I believe the power of thinking it will happen and believing it will happen really works. Now obviously you might not can think that you will win the lottery or everyone would do this but I do believe changes in your own life with yourself as the primary source...that works. What do you think?

Search engine for pets that need homes

There are so many pets that need a good home so if you’re looking to adopt a pet then try Petango. With Petango.com - Adopt a cat! or a dog! It’s easy to use too. You just enter your zip code to find pets that need homes near you. They have a real-time searchable database so you always know which pet is available and the pets are housed at reputable shelters, which is very important. You know with them that you are adopting a healthy animal that needs to go to a forever home.

I did a search for pets in my area and saw the lovable dogs they have available. There are far too many pets that need loving homes and someone to care for them. I’d take them all if I could. This is an excellent service that is free to use. You can even follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Let’s get the word out there about this service so that more pets can find good homes with people like you. It doesn’t matter where you live; you’re most likely sure to find a pet in need. Why not check it out today and forward it to a friend as well. The pets need you.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Glee - No Air

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Criminal Minds

I hear some people talk about how dark this show is. You all know it's my favorite but last night it did have a show that I consider quite depressing as well. It was about this group of guys who kill just for fun. I find that scarier than a serial killer because usually they have a motive but guys who do the other do not. It wouldn't matter who you were and there'd be no reasoning with them either. I found that show most unpleasant to watch even though I loved it. So what do you find the most scary? I mean killers, not anything supernatural cause we all know clowns are my archilles heel. I mean, they're not supernatural but they're evil.

Insurance quotes

Everyone needs insurance and yakima insurance is the place to check out. You can get competitive quotes from your local insurance agencies if you live in Washington, Oregon or Idaho. You can get quotes from all of the most popular insurance agencies such as Travelers and Progressive. Not only can you find house insurance quotes but you can also find insurance for renters and automobile insurance. It’s like your one stop shopping area. You can even get commercial insurance for your business. What better way to find the best rate than getting multiple quotes from one easy place? Check them out if you live in those states and get the best rate possible.

Allergies?

Not feeling well today but I think I found the culprit. I put this throw on my bed that is filled with feathers. I guess it's a down throw. Anyway, R started coughing this morning too after moving it. Darn those feathers. That sucks because I love down. I have down comforters and speaking of which, two birds. Oh well, I'll learn to live with it but will definitely move that throw out.

Payday loans

If you’re looking for fast cash in minutes then you can try cash advance loan services. I have to admit that I have used them in the past and they’re great for when you are short on cash but know that you can pay it back when it’s due.

Sometimes life throws things at us that we did not expect. From car emergencies to unexpected medical bills, sometimes a few hundred dollars can mean all the difference in the world. When you get a cash advance, you can rest assured that the emergency is taken care of. What’s great is that you can apply online from the comfort of your home.

There’s no faxing required and no credit check and best of all, no one in person that you have to deal with. You can get up to $1500 overnight and instant approval. You can’t do better than that. Plus, it’s much easier than going somewhere in person and waiting in line to apply for a loan. You can get a loan that you don’t have to pay back from between 14 to 31 days so you have plenty of time to pay it back. Get your confidential payday loan today and have peace of mind.

Just having a little stick figure fun

I can't draw so to showcase my lack of artistry, I drew this for fun. PS Blitz is fine now, something upset their tummies earlier.




Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Styx pictures



Styx 2009

BeWeather Blackberry app

We were able to open up the windows again. It's 70 outside right now, which is a nice change from the 80-90's it's been lately. I got this cool Blackberry app that has weather called BeWeather and you can add other locations as well as your home location. So I added places we've been like Cozumel, the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, New Orleans, etc. It was hotter here than in those places! Anyway, this BeWeather app rocks. I love finally having a dependable weather app and R helped figure out how to get the icons on our front screen so now I have that, FaceBook, my mail, etc all on the front like an iPhone (just one row though instead of the whole thing). Check it out if you have a Blackberry, it's really neat and worth the $10 although you can periodically check and they usually put it on sale for half the price.

Cryo-Cell breast cancer donations and research

Cryo-Cell is a company that specializes in harvesting stem cells from menstrual blood. It’s a process that can be done at home and is easy to do but is a decision that can save your life. Recently, they have launched a campaign aimed to help with breast cancer awareness since October is the month for that. Most people know someone affected by breast cancer and this is an issue close to my own heart since my mother is a survivor.

Cyro-Cell Breast Cancer Donation is a partnership with the National Institute of Health to research the possibility of using menstrual stem cells to help with breast cancer treatment. Menstrual blood is an excellent source of stem cells and it’s easily obtained, with no discomfort to the self-donor. Right now they are even offering contributions to the Susan B. Komen Foundation by giving $50 for each purchase of the “Protect Baby, Protect Mom” service and $25 for each service with the “C’elle Menstrual Stem Cell.”

I’d like to encourage everyone to check this service out and learn more about C'Elle Breast Cancer Donation and research. Not only can it save a life, it’s a process that a lot of people may not be aware of.
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Hot tub

Well, R cleaned out the hot tub and got it ready to use again but it seems we have a GFI problem with how it was installed so hopefully we can fix that and use it. It sucks since I'd been looking forward to using it soon because my back still hurts but now I'll have to wait. It's funny because we kept telling the place that installed it that the breaker was popping, etc and they kept saying it was our house wiring but we had that checked and it's not. They installed the GFI but it's out of warranty now. R says it just has to be reinstalled so that should fix it.

Find anyone

When I think back to a mentor or teacher that really helped me out when I was a child, I think of Miss Pope, my elementary school teacher. With MyLife you can find anyone you have been searching for with just a few simple clicks.

They’re America’s number one people search and you can even find out people who have searched for you. You can reconnect with people you haven’t seen for years, stay in touch with current friends and family and get together with old relationships or new ones. Unfortunately, my teacher has passed away but I was able to find a professor that means a lot to me: Professor P (full name hidden in case he doesn’t want it posted). I was able to find his profile and then connect with him on another social site as well as MyLife. If not for MyLife, I might not have found him at all.
The point is it’s wonderful to locate old friends, family members and classmates you’ve lost touch with along the years. With MyLife you have access to over 750 million profiles and that’s a lot!

Why not try them out and find that special someone you’ve been wondering about? They will even notify you if there is an update on a search you had no luck with. You can’t beat that kind of service.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Styx Concert

R's brother got us tickets to the Seafood, Wine & Music Festival so we got to see Styx in concert. That was one great concert. R took some awesome pictures but I'll have to post those once I edit them. Great zoom lens though. The weather was hot at first but it did cool off some and we had a nice breeze. They played from 9 pm till almost 11. What sucks is that we had just enough time to run to Starbucks at Pier Park and they were closed. Why does every other SB stay open till 11 pm and that one, which is a busy area, closed at 10? We ended up getting coffee at McDonalds and came home. We had some yummy seafood at the festival. I had scallops and crab claws and R had alligator and scallops. More to come once we post the pictures.

Win a kitchen makeover

Right now you could get a kitchen makeover with Maple Leaf Market if you are a Canadian resident. You can enter every day for an opportunity to win a $32000 kitchen makeover or one of 12 Frigidaire refrigerators.

With the new Maple Leaf Market experience, you can find everything from easy meals, recipes, coupons, contests and tips to help you out around the kitchen. It’s even in English and in French to make it user friendly. I loved how it is an interactive site. I first visited the butcher and got to see some trade secrets with a virtual butcher. There’s also the baker and pasta maker where you can do the same thing; view totally cool tips and tricks. The meals made easy area also has a virtual cook so you can view the easy to make meals. This site rocks!

This awesome contest is a celebration of launching their new site. Think about it; what would you do with a $32000 kitchen makeover? You could have the top of the line appliances, custom cabinets and more. The sky is the limit pretty much. If you are a Canadian resident you really should check this out. Besides, what do you have to lose?

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Article from a friend

A friend of mine posted an article about land vacations vs cruises and I thought it was great. I'm posting it here so everyone can read it. Well, the link is what I am posting but please do go read it. It's fun, not too long and very informative! Great job, Donna.
Go here to read.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

No more offers

I am no longer going to purchase things online or on TV that have a free trial, etc because every single one of them screws it up. Out of the last 5 items I have purchased, each one has either not sent the product but took my money or sent the product but took the full amount out all at once instead of the payments they promised to take out in increments. I've spent the last hour on the phone with a company that not only didn't send it but keeps disconnecting me when I call. I am beyond annoyed and will be going to the bank Friday or Monday to have my debit card changed and this charge removed. Can you tell that I'm very angry? Add to that not getting any sleep last night and you have the perfect storm.

Prepaid debit cards

If you have bad credit or even no credit at all then a prepaid visa card could be the right option for you. With NetSpend, you can make purchases anywhere you please; online, at the mall or even use it to fill your tank with gasoline. NetSpend is one of the leaders in reloadable prepaid debit cards. Best of all, there’s no credit check, no overdraft fees, no interest charges and can have your paycheck deposited directly into your account. It’s as easy as that. Why worry over overdraft charges with a regular debit card when there are no worries with NetSpend?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Zombieland

If you’re like your zombie movies with a little humor, then you’ll love Zombieland. The movie centers around four main characters; Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) who end up working as an unlikely team of zombie killers. Each has their own agenda. While the two sisters Wichita and Little Rock don’t trust the two guys, neither do the two guys trust them. What starts out as an unlikely motley crew, ends up as an even more unlikely friendship. Zombieland is full of laughs and I found myself awaiting each “kill” with anticipation.
The definitive face-off takes place at an amusement park and it’s a showdown that is one enormous thrill ride, no pun intended. The movie is rated R for a reason. There’s plenty of adult language and more blood and gore than you can imagine. However, if you like horror movies and want to see something unique, Zombieland is a must-see. I rate this one 4 stars out of 5.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sea creatures

Today we had a sunset memorial to attend at the country pier. I didn't know the deceased but R works with her husband. It was a beautiful ceremony. What is odd is that we saw (not all at the same time) a sea turtle, sting rays, sharks and a dolphin. I've seen all but the sea turtle in the past. I've never seen a big sea turtle at the beach so this was particularly amazing. The one time we don't bring a camera there was a double type rainbow effect, the sea creatures, an awesome moon over the beach image and the sunset. I was expecting magical fairies at any minute just because we had no camera with us. They poured out her ashes in the Gulf and then each person threw in a yellow rose. It was a beautiful service.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I'm tired

I really am. I had a test today at school, then we had to pick up a few things at the store. While I didn't have class till late afternoon, I woke up after about 6 hours of sleep and I'm one of those "9 hours of sleep" people. I never did take a nap either. So I might not get everything done tonight that I had hoped since I feel really tired right now. At least it's the weekend and I can take it easy some.

Get rid of ugly, get some cool prizes

LG has an awesome contest that’s totally fun. Even better is that it’s very simple to enter. Just go to the LG Bliss Facebook Fan Page and become a fan of them. Once you do that then you just have to upload a video or picture of something you consider ugly and want to part with.

Once you submit your image or video you are entered to win the grand prize: a brand new LG Bliss phone. Second place winners will win a $50 gift card. There will be five grand prize winners and fifty second place winners so you might just get lucky!

The rules are simple and this is one of the easiest ways to enter a prize giveaway. Two steps and you could be the proud owner of this awesome LG Bliss phone or one of the gift cards.

Check out the Gallery of the Utterly Ugly and see some really ugly things such as:
• Trashy Trends (fabulously ugly fashion)
• Mutant machines (these mutant machines and outdated electronics belong in the junkyard)
• Ugly wonders of nature (naturally occurring wonders that make even the ugly tree look good)
• Ugly-mobiles (rides that are heading non-stop to Ugly Town)

I tried to find something ugly for my own post but if it’s ugly, I’ve already gotten rid of it or hid it away.
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Getting behind again

I'm getting behind on my to do list again. I think it's mostly articles I need to write and submit. I'll eventually get to it but I'm having a lazy streak this week. However, I did have an appt yesterday then the 2nd interview with the travel agency so that put me behind. That's my excuse anyway. Now today I have a test at school so hopefully after that I can get caught up.

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