Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Big shout out to Tony Gonzales for the guest post
My buddy Hal is my hero! While he's not a hero in the way that a police officer or firefighter might be, he's a hero for saving my sanity. Let me explain.
The company that I was working for ended up downsizing because of the recession. Unfortunately, my job was one of several that ended up being lost due to the economy. While it was initially a shock to my system, it became obvious to me that I wasn't alone. All across the country, businesses were closing their pocketbooks and laying off significant portions of their workforce.
Call me vain or question my priorities all you want, but the thing I was most upset about when I lost my job was that seeing the Mets play at Citi Field wasn't going to happen that much. We finally had a new ballpark and I wasn't going to be able to enjoy it!
Like I mentioned before, my buddy Hal is a lifesaver! Little did I know that his family got satellite tv New York, so we could watch the Mets every day during the season! Not only that, but our "seats" would be much better than the ones we would barely be able to afford at Citi Field.
Thanks to Hal, my situation went from a negative to a positive in a hurry. Therefore, Hal is my hero!
Guest post from my buddy Leonard Koller.
One of the most popular networks on television is the food channel. Who would have thought many years ago that this could have grown to be such a big hit? I was looking at channel options for satellite vs cable tv in Nashville and satellite definitely had the most cooking channels. Satellite television has enable viewers such as me to enjoy many methods of food preparation, and culinary styles from around the world. Such shows as the Iron Chef delight fans with both simple and deluxe recipes using varied ingredients.
Although Americans delight in eating out, there is nothing like a great meal at home. Men love to grill outdoors, and find that the sizzle of a steak on the grills is the ultimate satisfaction. However, there are many tips, tricks, and recipes available on the food channel that makes this experience all the more gratifying. Some of the ways used to improve this activity include special marinades or seasonings to prepare the meat first. There are also additives to the coals that provide a unique flavor. Some of these include apple wood soaked in water, lending that smoky scent to a well done steak.
Television has passed on much of this information to the typical viewer who might not have known it otherwise. This makes watching the food channel so much more interesting. The chefs are great, but it is their knowledge that is being passed on that makes this a don't miss brand of TV.
Monday, June 28, 2010
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With brand new social networking sites and blog-type sites popping up across the hughesnetInternet every day, it's becoming easier to manage your photos and videos anytime. And with the speed and interactivity of hughes internet in NC, you can post more pictures than ever before.
The most obvious choice and most widely used for making photo albums to share with family and friends is by using some form of social networking. Right now the most popular choice is Facebook. You are allowed hundreds of photos and can organize them in any number of albums. You can crop them and add in colorful captions. Another great feature is the ability to 'tag' any number of family or friends in the photo, which instantly adds the same photo to anyone 'tagged'. One person can share the same photo with anyone in it.
Another great way to manage and post photos online is by creating a blog. More and more families and groups are creating their own blogs. Either with a host site such as blogspot or by buying a new domain, which sounds daunting and expensive, but doesn't cost more than $10 a year, and it's possible to find domain names for even cheaper. Photos can be posted daily and organized chronologically or by subject and anyone can access old posts years back. Along with the photos, you can post comments or tell stories, which helps the audience really understand what is going on. Thanks to hughes satelliteinternet, I can organize and create great photo projects.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Facts about Lionfish:
The lionfish (also known as the turkeyfish, tigerfish, dragonfish, scorpionfish, and butterfly cod) is a poisonous spiky fish found in the warmer waters of the western and central Pacific Ocean. The lionfish is a predatory fish hunting small fish, but it's venom is capable of being fatal to larger creatures.
The lionfish is a popular aquarium fish around the world, although the lionfish is better kept in tanks with lots of space and few other fish. The lionfish can live to around 16 years in the wild and lionfish often live longer if looked after well in captivity.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
So yesterday I started looking online to see if I can find great deals on funny shirts, and I found a great website that offers funny t-shirts, graphic tees, movie and TV inspired shirts, party and drinking t-shirts, and more! Whether you want to make a statement, like a Hot Tub Time Machine t-shirt or just want to make fun of others for no reason, bufftees.com got the cool t-shirts you've been looking for.
BuffTees.com shirts come in a variety of styles for men, women, and babies. There are dozens of colors to choose from, so you can pick the right style and color of t-shirt for you. You can also customize your own t-shirt where you can add funny designs. What are you waiting for?
Friday, June 25, 2010
Btw, I have some Las Vegas stuff and I am planning to give them away. I thought hosting a giveaway contest is a great idea! Would you care to join? lol....:) I will post it soon!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Akesha handed her present to hubby and it was too cute when she said "Happy Father's Day Papaaaaaaa!
My card for hubby.....
We went to Red Lobster for dinner. It's my turn to treat my husband and daughter. We had a fantastic dinner. Thanks again hon for being a wonderful dad.
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I think most people loves chocolate and for some chocolate is a comfort food. I like eating chocolate, but I have specifics. I prefer chocolate bars with stuff in it like caramel and nuts than a plain one. I have a friend who eats chocolate like every day and according to her she would be lost without her simple chocolate pleasures. I thought it was funny!
So what is your favorite chocolate brand? One of my favorite chocolate bars is Cadbury wispa. Have you ever heard of Cadbury wispa bars? They were a chocolate bar with air bubbles in it. The last time I had that chocolate was during my college days. I had it for a long time. My best friend’s mom works in the UK, and she sends her lots of Cadburys wispa bars. It was delicious! I was very excited when I found out that wispa bar is back! They were out a few years ago. And now they came up with a new wispa duo chocolate bar. It’s basically a bar of two halves. A distinct meeting of a left bar and a right bar. Did you get it? So if you would like to know about this new chocolate bar, you should watch the video below.
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Good thing about this place is they have an ongoing sale where you’ll only pay half of a price from their starter package for 6 months. And it’s FREE installation. You can browse hundreds of FOXTEL movies and TV shows online, then download them to watch on your PC! How cool is that!
So what are you waiting for? You should get FOXTEL and download tv now before the sale ends. You should also subscribe and choose your viewing from TV shows, movies and kid's programming.
What You Need:
* Jewelry head pins
* Rounded pliers
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B. Verbena 'Aztec Cherry Red' -- 1
C. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum 'Bells White') -- 2
Guest post from my buddy Christopher Martinson
If you are a photo buff and live in a rural area then you probably remember how hard it was to process and develop film and send pictures to family and friends. The digital revolution changed how pictures are taken and allowed anyone with a computer to have their own virtual darkroom to process prints.
Websites like Snapfish and Flickr make uploading photos a breeze. Not only can a person manage photos in individually labeled albums, but these online companies also offer enlargements and even gifts that are easily personalized with the photo of your choice. These companies can also send you a CD-ROM of your photos so you can manage them at home, too.
Managing photos on the Internet is a wonderful shift from the old days of film. The biggest problem I had with using these great online sites to manage my photos was the Internet connection. Dial up just didn't work fast enough. Once I finally switched to a wild blue broadband internet connection, my productivity and ability to upload and download my photos increased greatly.
I love the freedom of sharing and ordering photos with wildblue internet. The cheap prices, reliable service and ability to group photos in dozens of ways make cyberspace a great replacement for those dusty photo albums.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
For now, I gotta hit the hay. I am so dead tired from our flight. Will blog hop tomorrow for sure. Thanks for coming by guys!
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If you love skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross, and rally racing, you are definitely familiar with Ken Block. In 2005, Ken Block began his national rallying career with the Vermont SportsCar team. His skill and car control became quickly apparent and he competently nabbed Rookie of the Year in the Rally America Championship. In addition to his performance in the car, Block has been a driving force in shedding light on the sport within the United States. His keen branding and marketing acumen not only elevated DC to their current eminent status, but has allowed Ken to achieve global fame as a national rally driver through his wildly successful viral video campaigns.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
What I like about Eden Home is they offer a wonderful line of products including organic baby clothes, organic baby gifts, organic baby blankets, organic crib bedding, wooden toys, organic toys, organic baby gift registry, gift ideas for baby shower, Plan Toys, Serena and Lily, & Kate Quinn Organics.
(17 pieces). My daughter was delighted when she saw the tea set. She loves it. The BPA Free Plastic Toy Tea Set is made from eco-friendly materials.
Organic Kids Underwear by Under the Nile - Girls Shirts . This is perfect for summer. My daughter thought it's comfortable. This is made from 100% certified organic Egyptian cotton using dyes that are free of heavy metal and harmful chemicals.
So if you like organic materials, you should check out Eden Home. You can never go wrong with organic. It's good for you and for the Earth. There is even a Baby Gift Registry Contest going on through June 30, 2010 with a grand prize of over $2,000 in prizes. If you would like to keep up with news, information and deals from Eden Home, why not subscribe to their newsletter, like them on Facebook and follow then on Twitter.
Do you know that there are an amazing number of slot machines in Las Vegas? There are 197,144 to be exact! Vegas slot machine jackpots can be anything up to several millions of dollars. Some slots offer cars as prize money and in one casino real diamonds are paid out! A total of $9 billion is spent each year on gaming in the city.
The first time (2007) I went to Vegas I lose $50 dollars on slot machines...I know..I know..what a waste! I learned my lesson though. From then on I stopped gambling....lol! I would rather go shopping....nyahahha!
Monday, June 21, 2010
My kids have loved the show "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" for some time now. For the longest time, I was unable to figure out what the attracting features of this show actually were. After I actually sat down and watched a few episodes of this show on our satellite tv Florida with my kids, I started to get it. This show inspires children to have a humorous approach to tough situations in life and handle them with ease and fluidity. I am now a parent that is a huge fan of this show and highly recommend it to other families wanting a program with wholesome fun.
This program is truly wholesome, there is no other way to put it. In an era when many kids' shows can thrive on violence, "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" rarely features such violence. There are no exclusive clicks in the show, where kids are left out and shunned. Instead, the program promotes healthy familial relationships and embracing one's talents. My kids are now much closer with their siblings, much more than ever before.
Zack and Cody are twin brothers on the show, and they have inspired my own kids to pursue better relationships with one another. I am very grateful for this show and without hesitation recommend it.
Big thanks to Sam Bourdeux for the guest blog
The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a public aquarium located at and owned by the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The price was pretty decent. Once you get in you are provided a headset if you want detailed info about each exhibit or simply walk around and take it in for yourself.
They have a few open tanks with large lizards, crocs, piranhas etc. Those were fun and interesting to see especially if you have kids. There are large tanks, ending with a huge area that is decorated as a dark interior of a ship.
You will come face-to-face with some of the earth’s most fascinating creatures in North America’s only predator-based aquarium and exhibit. See sharks of all kinds, along with sawfish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, moon jellies and the rare golden crocodiles. In all, there are over 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of seawater.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you are wondering what to get your Father on Father's Day, you should think about getting him an iPod Touch. Charter is having a special where they are giving away gift cards to Home Debot and other retailers and a 8GB iPod Touch. You don't have to purchase anything to enter this contest either. The gift cards are worth $300. Charter is giving away iPods to promote their new mobile app which can be used on iPods, iPhones and Blackberries. This app will allow you to have the world of Charter directly at your finger tips. You should Enter now to win an iPod Touch. You also can get updates, fun extras, and facebook only deals on Charter’s Facebook page. You also might want to get help with troubleshooting or get any customer service questions answered by befriending Charter on Facebook with the message, “Umatter To Charter”. You can get all kinds of great deals from Charter, and you can surf faster for less. Charter has all kinds of great bundles you should checkout. So if you are looking for great internet, you should checkout Charter. You also want to see if you can win the free iPod Touch or gift cards.
Friday, June 18, 2010
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Take 3...my zoom lens can't take it anymore...lol!