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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cambodian Jungle Girl

Fifteen soldiers were walking along a single file through the Cambodian jungle. A young girl, seven years old, was watching from a straw hut three meters from the trail. There was a line of American troops wearing green fatigues. They also carried M-1 rifles and hand grenades. At any moment the girl might do something. She did not make a sound, however. The soldiers marched up the sandy single-file path. The heat was oppressive. They reached the tankless water heater.

Happy New Year

Welcome 2009 and Goodbye 2008. Well, I get excited when it's the end of the year because I can leave my bad memories from that year and bring the good ones for another year. But this year 2008 is not really a bad year for me. In fact, I accomplish a lot of things; not to mention, it's a secret... Shhhh. And I'm hoping that 2009 is my best year. It's the year of the Ox and some expert said that it's a lucky year for the people who were born in the year of the horse, and that's me. How I wish it will come true because I need it.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pretty Watch

Few days ago, I was browsing watches at the jewelry store. Because my two wristwatches had stopped working. But before that I tried to bid in ebay, and then I won the watch that I liked. But until now I didn't receive the item. It's been two months already that I keep waiting for it and that it was paid. I wrote an email to the seller and he replied that it's on the way. I don't believe him. So anyway, I am now thinking to get one online like Technomarine watches.

Monday, December 29, 2008

A Family Writer

Family blogs like this often suggest good books for family reading enjoyment. One that we heartily recommend is Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence.

Lawrence was born in 1885 and was a middle child. His father was a coal miner and his mother a housewife. His family figured prominently in his early writing. Sons and Lovers (1913), his third novel, focuses on the close relationship he had with his mother. The coal mines also figure prominently in the book as Paul Morel's father works in the mines. The character of Miriam (Paul's girlfriend) is based on Jesse Chambers, who was Lawrence's girlfriend for many years. The novel offers a living portrait of the young Lawrence. Mr. Noon (1920) offers a similar portrait of Lawrence's relationship with his future wife, Frieda Weekley. She left her husband and three young children to run off with Lawrence. Their elopement suggests some of the magnetic attraction he had for women. He certainly put all he knew about relationships into his books, and they are quite unlike anything else in modern literature.

Lady Chatterly's Lover (1928) was banned for many years in the United States. Lawrence believed sexuality should be discussed openly, and his vocabulary was, in that book, rather direct and shocking for its day. Lawrence and his wife moved to warm climates in an attempt to deal with his tuberculosis. They lived for some time in Taos, New Mexico.

New Years Resolution

My New Year's resolution is to spend my money wisely and save some for the future. I've noticed myself that I'm so extravagant this year. So, in order to reach my goal, I will minimize going to the mall. Oh boy, this is not going to be easy because our mall here is within walking distance only. I have to resist and limit myself from buying stuff that isn't really needed. I have to be smart between the wants and the basic needs or else my family will suffer. I know that I can do it when I put my mind and focus on it. Good luck to me!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Family Story about Croatian Lover

All the world loves a lover. This is more true today than when Shakespeare said it. The fact is, families and family blogs also love lovers. But they also know that all lovers need financial support. Such was the case with Alfonso. He came from Croatia and fell in love with a Manhattan girl. His father was a shipping magnate and the girl's father was a Paris fashion photographer. Both families relied on business insurance.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

William Faulkner's Working Methods

Faulkner worked for a time in a post office. He was not attentive to his responsibilities. Instead he "would sit in a rocking chair with a writing arm attached, in the back of the post office, and was continuously writing. . . . Faulkner would pay no attention to them. They would rap on the counter with a coin to attract his attention, and finally he would begrudgingly get up to serve them."(Note 1.) This anecdote illustrates a small lesson for any writer to take home. Concentration is the key to getting work done. Let other cares pass you by when you write. If you can forget time and focus on your story, the work will progress at a more rapid pace than if you fritter away your time with inconsequential details -- such as fulfilling the obligations of your job. Naturally there needs to be source of income; but the true writer always favors his writing and gives precedence to it, whenever and wherever he can.

Faulkner had another method of making progress with his work. He was not above imitating other writers to learn their methods. With his poetry, he imitated Housman, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Tennyson, and T.S. Eliot. The poetic styles he learned were also incorporated into his fiction. With his prose he also fell under the influence of Kipling, Conrad, Joyce, and Huxley, among others. (Note 2.)

He worked longhand, transcribing his work into a typescript, and then revising it as he reread the work. He would often cut and paste, moving huge chunks of material to different sections of the stories. (Note 3.) He was a dreamy boy, uninterested in athletics or school. His main interest was in self-expression.

  1. 110. Blotner, Joseph Leo. 2005. Faulkner: A Biography. One-volume edition. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.
  2. Blotner 2005: 49-50, 137-138, 144, 159.
  3. Blotner 2005:137.

Families as Memory Devices

The family is a memory device. This may seem paradoxical. But the family, if viewed as a memory device, is a very good one indeed. The grandparents recall things, such as the Great Depression, World War II and the Spanish-American War. The parents remember the Vietnam War, Nixon, and Kennedy. And the children remember Eminem, Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp. All these memories can be downloaded into a flash memory device, and then the memories of the family will become permanent digital records. Some day memories will be uploaded from digital devices to living beings.

Our New Singing Family Accountant

Now you can get accurate term life insurance rates from Wholesale Insurance. What does this mean to someone like an accountant? It means that your family and the entire network of friends that you have can enjoy a more wholesome business and family experience. Insurance can be obtained for an economical rate. Accountants like that. So do the families they serve. We are hiring an accountant who is a thirteen-year-old named Anna Southley. She is a young woman who has studied accounting for a number of years under the tutelage of her father, a well-known accountant who was related to Ben Franklin. Anna is also a fine alto tenor. We expect her to help us learn to sing. That is a family hobby. She will do our bookkeeping and then give us singing lessons. Then she will travel to Switzerland to live with her family. Her father has been hired by a Swiss bank. We plan to visit them in March 2009.

Wonderful Christmas and Hotel Stay

The family blog tradition required us to announce the following family news, which may help other families. This will help you organize your holidays. We spent our Christmas at the house of my sister-in-law. We had a great time of exchanging gifts after our lunch. We also played different games, like political satire. My daughter Kate received many gifts, more than us, to be honest. Then, we decided to stay overnight at the Holiday Inn hotel at Wappingers Falls, NY. I really loved it. It was cozy and beautiful. The message of this comment is simple. The American Dream is alive and well in New York. People who enjoy the holidays are partaking in the dream just as surely as people who enjoy the scenery in New England. This is a message of hope and peace. In a future post we will explain how to use self-hypnosis to improve your family. By the way, we plan to stay at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles soon. (Photo: Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles.)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of my visitors here. Hoping that you have also a wonderful time with your family. Anyway, I'm so happy today because Santa granted my wishes. I was very surprised this morning when he told me that all my wishes were granted. I can hardly believe it. But it came true. So, I think I am going to faint. (More in a future post.)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Shopping

Kate and I went Christmas shopping at the mall yesterday. I just got two items on my wish list. I walked around through the mall and developed some photos at the CVS store. I was trying to look foe a Chinese cookbook for my mother in-law but I got disappointed because I couldn't find it. I have still three more people on my list that I have to buy gifts. I got tired browsing in different stores, so I decided to go home. We headed back home. Unfortunately, when I got in the wind tunnel, the strong wind was pushing me hard down the street. I was so scared because Kate was with me and the stroller almost pulled out on my hand till one guy helped me to get through. I consider him as my angel on that day. I couldn't imagine what might have happened to us without the guy's help. Thank God! I will never ever forget my experience. I was shocked and nervous. Thank you, Lord, for protecting us from danger. I love you!

Online Dating

Today, this family blog will look at an exciting new way to meet people online. The technology is finally here to allow people from all over the world to meet and get together. These online dating sites are growing in numbers and in members every day. What this means is that it's now possible to make a date without leaving the privacy and comfort of your living room or office! Before you know it there will be even more dating services. The question is, how can you decide which dating service is right for you? Now there is a review service. It answers that question. It allows you to find out facts and figures about the dating service you might wish to use. It provides a helpful overview of the service. Some of the dating services are free and some are pay sites. But the use of the review site is free. It is recommended by this family blog. is a good way to survey the field. It will let you find out more about dating services. Then you can try them out. If you like them, you're all set. But if not, you can return to research another one to try. Good luck, and happy dating!

Too Much Tea

I had too much tea last week. I started drinking black tea. The tea was more powerful than the green tea I had been drinking. I always put two teabags into each cup and I had five or six cups per day, meaning I was getting up to twelve teabags worth of caffeine. After a few days I crashed. I have now stopped drinking tea. For a few days I felt terrible. When you stop drinking tea or caffeine it feels like a hangover. It's a terrible feeling. Maybe there's a way for me to get the benefit of tea without the caffeine. I will have to research that. Meanwhile, if you have any similar experience, please tell me in the comments.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hi Santa!

Kate had a great time with Santa yesterday. That was her first time sitting on the lap of Santa. It took us an hour to see Santa because it was a long line. It was fun and worth it to wait. First, we didn't think that we could make it because it was late. We went to Macy's in Manhattan around 8:00 pm. Then we ate dinner at the food court. We didn't really know that there was a Santa on the 8th floor until a couple at the next table told us. Actually there were twelve Santas, which made the line move faster. Ours was very nice and refused to accept the $5 tip that my husband offered.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Review Site for Wii Games

As the world knows, the family that plays together stays together. But how many families can truly say they understand the playing preferences of the other members of the family? In fact, parents are often at a loss when it comes to understanding what their children like in games, especially games like Nintendo Wii games. The latest answer to this age-old dilemma is a site that lets parents (and children of all ages) find out what the best Wii video games are all about. Then you can read and writer reviews. The site is The site allows users and readers to contribute, just as you can contribute to Wikipedia. The concept is gearerd to let you find information and contribute information about a wide variety of Wi games and onling playing experiences.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Family

We just took this family photo today here in our living room with the Christmas tree in it. Our Christmas tree is a living tree because hubby was very concerned about buying a fake tree that might have lead in it. We tried to look in a few stores at the mall yesterday to get a Christmas tree without lead. But we were very disappointed. So we decided to buy the living tree that is short. It came with a stand affixed and instructions for keeping it lifelike. Hubby is taking about 65 vitamins a day to keep himself lifelike too.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Communication Technology for Business Today

This family blog is very aware of the needs of businesses because we work with businesses on a daily basis. In fact, today there is nothing more important for a business than communication. If you can communicate you can succeed. But if you run into communication hurdles you're working with a handicap and you may need to reevaluate your business plan. Which is why we turn to terrific Web sites and their surefire business communication solutions. Whether you communicate by phone or by Internet, by speech or by text, by voice or by personal meetings and conferences, they can help you grow your business and its potential to reach its target audience. This means they can help you say what you have to say with webinars and seminars and conferencing technology and webcam setup and multiple point communication so that your company can realize an advantage. Why wait for the future when the future is here? Indeed, the technology is available for a free try. You'll see how quickly and easily you and your sales force or personnel can leap into the 21st century and face the challenges of communication with style and professional competence. You'll look good when you try their products. Your message will get out. And you're sure to communicate with your people and your markets with greater ability and, most important, greater clarity, speed and profit if you use unified communications solutions.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Family Fun in New Hampshire

There is a lot of family fun to be had in New Hampshire. We know that the state is filled with lakes and mountains. What few people realize, however, is that it is also home to one of America's beloved writers, J.D. Salinger. Mr. Salinger moved to New Hampshire to get away from it all, specifically to get away from New York City, where he grew up. He moved to Cornish, New Hampshire in hopes of getting some much needed rest and relaxation. What even fewer people realize is that a terrific vacation might consist of making a trip up to Cornish . . . not to pay a visit to the reclusive writer (not recommended), but rather simply to see where he decided to spend his life.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Family Literature

All families come across literature when their children go to high school. When you have a writer in the family it gets even better. They come home raving about J.D. Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye. Of course that novel is set in New York City and it deals with a teenager who is psychotic. One of his friends is in severe need of acne treatments.

Hunter S. Thompson and Hotels

This family blog is dedicated to providing you with everything you need to know for a great family vacation. Anyone who has any literary interests has come across the writing of Hunter S. Thompson and his masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Probably that made you wonder about a vacation in Vegas. The book is set in various hotels in Las Vegas. A modern family wishing to visit the scene of the book might research on the Internet with the search phrase: hotels las vegas.

Memory Pillow

In order to review family products for this family blog, we bought a couple of memory foam pillows yesterday at Macy's. They were on sale 50% off; the regular price is $100. We took advantage of it. Then, we got another $25 discount because I had a coupon. The coupon is if you spend $100 or more, then you will get $25 off. Actually, the two pillows cost $99.98 so in order to reach the minimum purchase of $100 we included a bottle of water from Macy's. Hubby was very excited last night to sleep on it. In fact, he's still sleeping while I'm writing this post. It is almost 9:00 a.m. now. Oh, boy, maybe I have to wake him up so we can talk about the pillows and compare notes. That's pillow talk!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hubby is On Comcast Cable

A month ago hubby did his Art of Kissing show at the University of Delaware. The Comcast cable team filmed his entire show. They wanted to use it in the "On Demand" service where you can select different movies that you want to watch. Some are free but some you have to pay for it. Well, hubby is on demand right now till the end of this month. We enjoy watching together every night before going to sleep. I am proud of his accomplishment. It's not that big but it's better than nothing. In order to see it, simply go to Comcast's "On Demand" and scroll down to "more choices." You can then scroll down to "The Cutting Edge" and then choose"The Art of Kissing."

Monday, December 8, 2008

Are You Good With Money?

You Are Great With Money

You know the value of a dollar - and you save and spend wisely.

By living below your means, you've set yourself up for a rich future.

And while it may hurt to sacrifice now, you'll probably have plenty of money later on.

You're on your way to riches - just keep it up.

I'm so happy with my result here. Well, I'm trying to save money when I have some extra because I don't want to suffer a financial problem in the future. My dream is to build my own house for my family and give a good education for my children. I don't want them to experience the kind of difficulties that I encountered in my childhood. I was raised in relatively a poor yet aristocratic family descended from nobility in the Philippines. And I got used to all the difficulties that happened in my life. I have a good fighting spirit to achieve my goal with the guidance of our almighty God. I'm not wishing to be a millionaire; I'm thankful for what I have right now. My priority is my family always in good health, then I will not be worried. One of my heroes is Yukio Mishima.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My Worries are Gone

Just recently I worried about my baby Kate's skin color. She was a little bit yellow. Then some of my friends told me that maybe she has jaundice. So, I got nervous. Well, she had jaundice after she was born. Anyway, we went to the pediatrician yesterday to make it sure that she was okay. The doctor told us that it's not jaundice but carotenemia. Carotenemia is a harmless condition. She said that the cause of this is eating those foods that include carrots, squash, sweet potato, corn, yams, pumpkin, egg yolks, spinach, and beans. Also other vegetables and fruits with a deep green or yellow color may contain high levels of carotene. There's nothing to worry about because it will likely go away over time, as baby gets older and eats more of a variety of foods. Thank God, that it's not a major thing. Now I can relax.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Could You Survive Another Great Depression?

You Are 58% Likely to Survive Another Great Depression

Even though you may not be expecting the worst, you're the type of person who prepares for the worst.

You live a relatively modest life. You don't overspend, and you aren't very materialistic.

You are also quite self sufficient and independent. You have many useful skills.

You can take care of yourself and those you love... which is crucial to surviving another Great Depression.

This is my test result. Hmmm . . . I hope that I can really survive any depression that maybe will come in the future. I'm very emotional sometimes, especially when it comes to my child and other family matters. But I try to face the reality and the world. And I always avoid all my worries that make me more stressful. Instead, I think of some wonderful things that happen to me from the past that I would like to bring to a good resolution in the future. I definitely try to escape from depression and do other things that make me busy and happy. I also take great delight in the fact that I am surrounded by positive thinkers: my husband and daughter are always positive and almost always in a cheerful mood.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lovely Holiday Frames for the Entire Family

Stainless steel frames are my favorites. Holiday frames are also my favorites. has a terrific selection of holiday frames. This means one thing: big fun in eyeglasses, and that suites me just fine. I love getting a new look, in time for the holidays. I can't stand the same old thing over and over again, and I don't know how anybody could go on for years and years with the same frames. For my money, new frames make me look and feel like a million dollars. How about you? This company has serious frames and funny frames and seductive frames, too! Did you know that eyeglasses can actually make you look sexy? Take a look at the frames they have on display at their Web site and you'll see a vast number of holiday frames that will make you look like a movie star. But suppose you simply want to look nondescript and like everyone else. They can help you achieve that goal, too. Or let's say you want to look like a secret service agent or a spy, or even like a movie star or celebrity. They have frames for every look and every style you can imagine. Try a new look this holiday season and enjoy yourself to the max!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mixed Vegetables

This family blog knows that a good meal is the hub of much family quality time. Well, hubby and I were enjoying eating some mixed vegetable soup that I made this afternoon. It took me an hour to prepare all the ingredients but it's worth it. Not only did we get full but we also got topnotch nutrition from the soup. I'm crazy about soup, especially vegetable soup. Next time, I will use coconut milk in my soup. And I know it will taste delicious, like my mother's soup. I am now getting excited to shop again in the Fil-Am store where I can find all the food that I want. We will be going there this coming Friday since the pediatrician of my baby, Big Honey, is right there. We already have an appointment, so I will take advantage of the trip to stop by at the store. How I wish to win their raffle draw because it's two plane ticket going back to the Philippines! Then I could brag about my soup to everyone.

Family Blog Advice on Home Insurance

There is nothing a family blog can do to prevent loss of family valuables . . . except give you advice. What you do with that advice is up to you. But we know that family heirlooms and priceless treasures cannot be replaced, which is why we recommend home insurance. True, insurance may not bring back those pictures of grandma or that set of silverware or her wonderful pearl necklace . . . but when you receive $500,000 or a similar substantial amount, you'll certainly be able to deal with the loss in a more relaxed frame of mind. You might even take a trip to Paris . . .

Family Blog Help With Credit

The purpose of this family blog is to help you find ways to resolve your family problems. One family problem involves credit repair. Some people need to repair their credit. This blog post cannot tell you all the details you need to know to fix bad credit. However, we can point you in the right direction. Ovation is a company that can help you, just as it has helped many others to quickly and reliably fix credit problems. The only catch is you have to contact them first. They cannot help you unless you give them a call. But once you make contact you will see how reliable and friendly they can be. In fact, they are the experts when it comes to credit errors. They know that most credit reports contain errors. These errors may be big or small, but in the long run it pays to get them fixed as soon as possible. There are many famous people who had credit problems, including some politicians and actors and celebrities that I'm sure you know. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Most Americans have credit issues and could benefit from the services offered by this company. Calling for help can lead to the improvement in your score that you will find helpful when you attempt to buy a new car, a home, or even a ring in a jewelry store. Trust this company with your credit problems; they can help.

Returned Successful

I went again to the mall today to return my ring as I said in my previous post. It was a very quick trip. The saleslady was very kind to me and accepted the returned ring. She spoke to the manager first before accepting the return. There was no problem with the manager. In fact, she agreed to it right away. She checked the ring and it was perfectly fine. Well, I asked the saleslady about why the other pinay saleslady was very strict with me about returning the item. She said it's because they get a commission from it when they sell the item. But they should not give a customer a hard time when returning something. Returning things is normal for any business or store, she said. So before I left she said that I can write a review about the saleslady that was mean to me on their website. Well, I know her very well since the year I came here. In, fact we became friends before and now we're strangers. It is funny that we ended this way. This entire post is a lesson, nothing more, in how to resolve family disputes. If you study this post you will see how important it is to remain calm when resolving disputes. I will write more about dispute resolution in the future, if people are interested. Please let me know in your comments.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Last Chance to get a Movado Watch for only $99

I'm so glad that I found website today. They are running the biggest sale of this holiday season. In fact, their Movado watches are only $99 and many more luxury watches up to 90% off. It's really a great deal and great savings. Besides, I have to admit Movado is my favorite watch maker! All of their watches are now on sale and they have a huge selection. I'm now thinking of buying one for my brother. I'm sure that he would love to receive it. And he would be thankful throughout the years. Well, I guess that giving a watch is one of the most wonderful Christmas gifts to give to our loved ones. So, guys try to check this out today and enjoy shopping online. Remember, Movado is a classic, slim, sleek, and stylish. Even James Bond would have loved to wear a Movado.

How to Resolve a Family Dispute

This family blog reports on all things related to the family. Today I will explain how to resolve a family conflict.

I'm so upset at the Filipina saleslady today because she didn't accept my return item. She said that she couldn't accept it because I ripped off the ticket from the ring. Of course, I did rip off the ticket but I had the receipt and the ticket with me. Plus, she said that she saw me wearing the ring the day after I bought it. Yes, it's true. I went there again to return it at that time. But she didn't accept it. Imagine, I bought it yesterday then I returned it the next day. How come she doesn't want to take it? (At this point you should notice that my emotions are boiling, which always interferes with the resolution of any family conflict!) She is very strict, even though I just wore it once. Then, I came back again today hoping I would be able to return it. But I was very disappointed. She left me, so the other saleslady talked to me and said that I don't have to worry because the manager will be there tomorrow. She is sure that she will take the item. And that pinay saleslady is off tomorrow. She will receive karma soon. I never had a problem before returning any item and that includes jewelry, as long as you have the receipt it's fine. How come she is very strict? She didn't own the store. It's not underwear either. The reason that I'm going to return the ring is because it's a big size. My husband doesn't like the fact that it has to go on my middle finger. I want to exchange it but they have only a standard size 7. And I don't want to resize it because I read a bad review about resizing this kind of ring. I went to their website to read all the reviews of this ring. That's why I want to return it.

So, we see that to resolve a family dispute, you need to cut through the emotional baggage and try to calm both parties down. This is something that often takes time. You might have to talk with someone for half an hour or more to achieve this kind of calming effect. So far, on this jewelry issue, I am not calm! When you have a family spat, try to talk to the other person in a calm way for a while.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Family Bathrooms

The family bathroom is a place where all sorts of visitors will experience what your home looks like on a good day and a bad day, depending on how you keep it organized. The simplest way to keep your family bathroom looking presentable is to hire a maid to clean it regularly, at least once a month. The maid service that visits your home can also work on the kitchen and the living room, the bedrooms and other areas, but the hallmark of a good home is a family bathroom. It helps to have Kohler sinks.

Family Fun

Here we see a perfect way to have family fun. That is a cruise ship! That is a perfect vacation! That is family fun! But most families make the mistake of failing to enjoy their vacations properly. There are three stages to vacation enjoyment. Research has demonstrates that they are
  1. Anticipation and planning
  2. The vacation itself
  3. Reminiscing and sharing photos
The first phase involves the planning of the vacation. This can actually be part of the fun. The vacation itself is, of course, the central focus of the vacation experience. Then there is the recollecting and reminiscing, which often includes sharing photos and talking about the vacation with others. Remember to enjoy all three phases of your vacation.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Book Clubs

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I have to tell you a funny story. My daughter is starting to learn to walk, and the other day she propelled herself over to the bookshelf and was eating a book! My husband and I were aghast. But then we looked at each other and started laughing. "She has our love of books," my husband said. "I think she's going to be a big reader." The fact is that books are a big part of our life. My husband reads all the time, and he also writes books. We have more than three thousand books in our library, most of them in the living room. We also are firm believers in book clubs. My husband belongs to the Science Fiction Book Club and we love the deep discounts that are available using a book club. The best part of the book clubs, however, is that they keep you informed about good books. In other words, the book club selects only the best. In fact, the president of a book club, Bennett Cerf, went on to become a co-fonder of Random House, which indicates the close connection between book clubs and publishing. At any rate, we only hope that some day our daughter will stop eating books . . . and start reading them! Anyway, I'm inviting you to join the special club today. They have a best deals and savings. You can save up to 60% off retail prices and get free membership gifts. Hurry, visit them today by clicking the banner above.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are going to my in-laws house today to celebrate this Thanksgiving. But at this time we will not be taking a train to go there. We hired a taxi to pick up us right here in the front of our lobby's apartment. We usually ride a Metro North train and a PATH train to go out of NY city. But yesterday we decided to get a taxi for more convenience. It will take an hour to get there. The taxi is going to charge us $160 for the round trip, that's the price we both agreed. Anyway, happy Thanksgiving to all of you guys. Enjoy eating turkey!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Trendy, High Quality Maternity Clothes

Our friend Edith is from Boston and she is going to have a child in January. This is her fourth child. She expects that the child will be born on January 14th, but of course one can't be sure of that! Things have a way of changing at the last minute. And so do fashions, especially maternity fashions. Why, the style of today is the wrong look for yesterday, and the style of yesterday is the wrong look for today. More important than style, of course, is comfort. There is a certain functionality in maternity clothes, and yet they can and do offer some of the most provocative styles in maternity clothes today. Little do some realize, but maternity is a time for fashion. Edith was named after Edith Wharton, who was one of the most fashion-conscious writers of the nineteenth century. Today Edith (our friend, that is) would love to view the clothes and styles that are luxurious as well as functional and which are designed specifically with the Mrs. Mingotts in mind (Mrs. Mingott was the very aristocratic and very overweight grandmother of May Welland in The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton's novel that focused so much on clothes and on maternity!) What some women won't do for a stylish maternity gown. The pictured here would please any expectant mother. They have also winter tops, dresses, pants, sweaters, and more. The is offering free shipping until November 30th this year. So hurry, placed your order now.


Thanksgiving is around the corner here in the United States. The poor turkey will be served on the table. But I'm just wondering why is the turkey the center food of thanksgiving. Do you have any idea? I'm not really against turkey. It's just my curiosity though. It is my third Thanksgiving here in New Jersey and I enjoy it every time. Last year, I saw the Macy's parade with a big float in NY city. It was fun. Barry Manilow was there too. I guess Charice Pempengco will be there this year. I get excited. Maybe I can see her too.

A Gift for Special Little One in Your Life

Christmas is in the air and I can feel it. And I know that most of us are going crazy now buying gifts for our loved ones. Some people prefer to shop in the mall but others do not. It all depends on where they feel more comfortable buying gifts. Just in time for the holiday season, I came across the fascinating Web site Mega Brands. Using it, you never have to go to a mall because it's a mall online. And guess what I found? A Smart Builders Piano for my daughter Kate. I really would like to get this for her because I noticed recently that she is very interested in music and some musical instruments too. I am now thinking of buying it. I think this is the ideal Christmas gift for her since she is under three years old. Besides, I want her to learn more about music. You never know, she might be the next Beethoven. Well, MEGA Brands has an awesome selection of toys for this Holiday season. Actually, they have a wide selection of toys for children of different ages. So, if you have special little ones or a big child, this is a perfect online store to shop for toys. I'm sure you will find a wonderful gift right here. Check dragons figurine today! It's highly recommended. You can find many more toys and even activities for family fun on the site.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Upset Stomach

I have had an upset stomach since last night, which started before I went to sleep. I tried to recall the last food that I ate and it was a cantaloupe melon. I didn't think that melon would cause the pain. I am a little bit confused about what might be the reason behind my upset stomach. I ate dinner around 7:00 pm. I had baked chicken, rice, and rice cake or biko. Then after that I watched a movie and updated my blogs. But before I went to sleep I ate the melon around midnight. Well, I don't really know. But maybe I need an alka seltzer fizz. They say that helps, and I never tried it. It looks like fun.

Planning My Vacations

When I am planning a vacation, I always use the most sophisticated tools available. One of them is a GPS system, the other is a map, the third is the Internet, of course, and the fourth is a paid researcher who does odd jobs for me and my family. This guy is a whiz. He knows just about everything, and the other day he was telling me that what I need to get is a balance transfer calculator.

Edgar Rice Burroughs

This was one of my favorite books when I was growing up. The story begins with a white man being led into the jungle by some tribal safari guides. But at one point the guides tell the man, "We stop here."

"Why?" asks the man.

"We go no further. The curse of the forest is upon us."

Laughing at their fears, the white explorer travels alone into the jungle. And that's when the adventure begins. He comes across a beautiful girl, too, and naturally he saves her from tigers, and then they are both captured by a secret tribe. The plot thickens and the romantic and exciting conclusion is all you could ask for in an adventure story.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Rabbit Foot

I don't really know much about the idea of a lucky rabbit foot but some people said that it might bring good luck to the person who has it. Good luck comes to the holder in many ways. I got excited because I just received a rabbit foot from somebody. I hope it will work for me. I really need luck for my blogs to get a new design, heheheheheh. Let's see in the next few weeks what I can do here. I feel that my blogs are dying without a nice design. I added the holiday logo, but what do you think of it? Do you like it or is it annoying?

Reading the Ingredients

Before taking any pill (or any food, for that matter) I always read the label. If you had been thinking about taking the Hydroxycut hardcore diet pill we've done the work for you. Here is the list of ingredients for this pill. Notice that it contains about as much caffeine as that contained in two strong cups of coffee, in addition to numerous other substances.

Hydroxycut Hardcore Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 40

Amount Per Serving
  • Proxyclene Fat Loss Blend 742mg
  • Green tea extract, (as Camellia sinensis) (leaf) Standardized for 90% polyphenols, [75% catechins (45% epigallocatechin gallate, 10% epicatechin gallate, 8% epigallocatechin, 4% epicatechin, 3% gallocatechin gallate)]
  • Caffeine anhydrous, supplying 280mg caffeine
  • White willow extract (as Salix alba) (bark), standardized for 25% salacin
  • Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco extract (bark), standardized for 0.3% alkaloids
  • Norepidrol Intensity Focus Blend 171mg
  • Deanol acetamidobenzoate hydrogentartrate
  • Xanthinol nicotinate
  • Evodia rutaecarpa extract (as Tetradium ruticarpum) (fruit), standardized for 10% evodiamine
  • Inula racemosa extract (root), standardized for 2% alantolactone
  • Codonopsis pilosula extract (root)
  • Lasidrate Delivery Blend 55mg
  • Troxerutin (as Sophpra japonica), standardized for 97% trihydroxyethylrutoside
  • Inositol hexaphosphate
  • Cnidium monnieri extract (seed),standardized for 20% osthole
  • Black pepper extract (as Piper nigruml.) (fruit),standardized for 95% piperine
  • Yohimacore Blend 4.5mg Methyl 17 alpha-hydroxy-yohiman-16alpha-carboxylate hydrochloride
Other Ingredients
Sesame oil, FD&C Red # 3, FD&C Red # 40, caramel color, silica, gelatin, ink (shellac, isopropyl alcohol, butyl alcohol, dehydrated alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, povidone, titanium dioxide, FD&C Yellow # 5).

Friday, November 21, 2008

My New Wallet

As I said in my previous post I had lost my wallet and also all my cards. So my mother-in-law sent me a new wallet yesterday. And it is perfect for me to carry anywhere because it is designed to be portable: It has a long strap to put around on my neck with a card holder, change area, lipstick and cellphone holder. I really love the design. It is impossible that I will lose it again since it will be around on my neck all the time. If I lose it I will lose myself! It also now has a rabbit foot attached to it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Botox Treatment in Chicago

Botox Treatment in Chicago is now here to serve you. The lakeview dermatology is a leading dermatology clinic in the Chicago area specializing in laser acne treatment, hair removal treatment, Restylane treatment and other skin care treatments. They provide treatments to many skin conditions as well as cosmetic, medical and surgical treatments with the help of Dr. Eugene Mandrea and Dr. Steven Mandrea . So try to check this out today. For more info just visit their website by clicking the link above.


The summer may be gone but there is always the potential for a summer in one's mind. In fact, through the use of hypnotism you can believe that it's summer even in winter. This doesn't mean you'll go out in the snow in your swimming suit. But it does mean that you'll feel warm even on a cold snowy day. The mind can allow you to view the world in a different way and the use of hypnotism can work miraculous changes in your life. I recommend that everyone pick up a book on self-hypnosis and study it to learn what it can do for you and how it can help you reach your goals.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Dog

I once had a dog, but I did not like my dog food and neither did my dog. In fact, my dog got sick because he wouldn't eat the food from the can. I had to get him some pet supplements. The vitamins and nutrients in the supplements cured him overnight. Which is why I highly recommend going out of your way to research the kinds of foods and vitamins you give your pet. It could mean the difference between health and sickness for your pet.

Books for Book Lovers

My hobby is collecting books. Well, that's not really true . . . that's my hubby's hobby. He can't get enough books to satisfy him! He orders books online, buys them in stores, and seeks them out at book fairs and book shows. He's got about 3,000 books in the living room and in his office and in the bedroom. His dream is to own a library some day. He always likes to read a book while eating. He usually likes that more than watching TV. He just loves books.

Big Sale in Macys

I went to Macys today to check their one day sale. I tried to browse their jewelry department too. Well, there was a 30% - 50% discount on their jewelry and their clothes were being sold at a 30%-65% discount. I didn't go to the home department because I ran out of time. I only bought some clothes for my hubby and went home. It was freezing when I went outside. I hope the sun warms things up tomorrow, or we may have to move to a warmer climate, somewhere like South Carolina or Alabama. I hear Alabama is a very nice state.

Las Vegas Online Community

Vegas online community where members get paid to refer new members! Yes, you heard right. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor of this exciting new venture. It's an online community like MySpace with one critical difference. Whereas MySpace does not pay you to invite new members, this site does. You heard right! You will indeed receive money for attracting new members to the site. allows you and your friends who love the Vegas life to have fun, network, socialize, and also make some extra cash in the process. You can add your profile, photos, and chat in various forums, just like in any other social online community. But if you're a Vegas fan like I am, you'll go for this site in a big way.


The fact that bees sting makes many people afraid of them. But hark! There are bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz bzzzzzzzzzz bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz people who love bees and who cultivate bees and who raise bees for the honey they make. There are also scientists who love bees because bees are their (the scientists') livelihood. Yes, these Ph.D.s study the little bees and find out what makes them tick.In fact, a new book, Traffic, compares traffic to insect movement patterns, including bee traffic. That's enough to give one pause, isn't it! What if we're nothing more than a part of a alrger human instinctual pattern, our movements controlled for some larger purpose, like the movements of bees in and out of a hive . . . Utterly frightening!

Monday, November 17, 2008

High Quality Maternity Clothes

Most women worry what they will look like when they become pregnant. Of course, you know you will gain weight, that's for sure. But did you know that the state of pregnancy can be a time of enhanced fashion and beauty? True, many women fail to realize this. But there are plenty of people, including many men, who view the pregnant form as even more beautiful than the woman who is not pregnant. The best part of this is that today there are plenty of maternity styles that will make you look even better than you expect. Due maternity has the clothes you want for this time in your life, maternity clothes which say volumes about your fashion sense. They also are a good bargain. And that's not all. Yes, now you can get free holiday shipping simply by entering the secret shipping code "BLOG1" in the shipping code box when checking out. These styles are made in the good old USA and come with a sense of fashion built in to make them last for a long time and brighten any expecting mother's wardrobe. So, don't let a slight gain in weight slow you down. Look your best and feel your best. And do it all in a way that won't hurt your pocketbook. This site has all the fashion an expecting mother could wish for, and at bargain prices, too.

From Russia with Love

I watched this classic movie of James Bond last night. I enjoyed it very much. I like it because it's kind of romantic too. Then I remembered that I already watched this two years ago. Oh, well it didn't bother me much. I don't know but I am big fan of James Bond movies. I can't help it. I fell in love with Sean Connery. Waaaaaah, joke, joke, joke... I am married. I am faithful to my husband. But I can still dream, can't I? The good thing is that my husband, Mike, looks quite a bit like Sean Connery. He moves like him too, lol. This is because he (my husband) was a boxer in his youth and has an athletic physique, like Sean Connery. Did you know that Sean Connery was an athlete before he became an actor? I'm an expert on this guy!

25,000 Quality Gifts Under $25

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Kmart has more than 25,000 items which are potential gifts costing under $25 this year. We all know the economy is not what it used to be, and this sale is sure to please even those whose annual income exceeds $100,000. They also have a layaway program, meaning you can pay now and make monthly installment payments and then pick up your item when you have fully paid for it. It's like a mini mortgage. There are three items that I would consider buying this year and they are the Craftsman® 23-inch hand tool box with comfort handle, which costs $19.99, This I would send to my friend Bertrand who lives in Alaska. He is a big fan of any kind of woodworking, and I know he would enjoy it. Then there's the Martha Stewart everyday tall nickel pillar candleholders, which cost $14.99 each. I would send these to my cousin Betty who lives in France. She's such a romantic! Finally I would get the Route 66 girls fashion hoodies which cost only $16.99. I would give this to my sister-in-law, Janice, who is a big fan of wearing hoods. She has felt this way ever since she was four years old and fell in love with the story of Little Red Riding Hood, which her cousin Anne used to read to her when she was sick in the hospital with scarlet fever for three months.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Russell Stover Chocolates

It's my first time eating Russell Stover chocolates. And I'm not really crazy about them. I prefer Lindt chocolates because they taste better and have sweeter cores. Well, I bought two boxes of Russell Stover because they were on sale in CVS. If only I knew the taste before I bought them, I'm sure I would not have made the purchase! But it's too late and I regret it. The box is so pretty, it's an irresistible look. There's a saying that goes, "Don't judge the book by it's cover." I guess it applied to chocolates too.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Austin Jobs

It's almost two years now since I quit my job because I had the baby to take care of. I miss working though, especially when it comes to pay day. Well anyway, Austin jobs is here for you folks. It's quick and easy. You can go online and search jobs and opportunities that are available in your area. Don't forget to post your resume so that the employers can reach you!

Weekend Getaway

We are going to visit to Aunt Mary tomorrow. It's been a long while since we saw her. We called her a couple of days ago just to say hello to her. But unfortunately, she was sick. She said that her back was killing her. She is in pain. Her brother will be going to take her to the doctor soon. We're so worried about her because she lives alone in the house. Just only her one brother lives closer to her. We love to help her but we're too far. We can just only stop and visit her sometimes. Hoping that she will better soon.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Drug Abuse Treatment

Good things happen to people who seek alcohol rehabilitation. And Promises Treatment Center can help with the recovery from alcohol, cocaine, codeine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, oxycodone, and other substances. The one thing to keep in mind is that a person must want to change or the treatment will be worthless. But for those who have the will and the intention, this treatment center will show you the way.

A Phone Call

I received a phone call last night from the wife of Wilson Bryan Key. Well, Wilson Bryan Key was a close friend of my husband. He was the author of several books about subliminal advertising and subliminal messages. Anyway, his wife called us because Bill passed away just a few days after his knee operation. We were very sad to hear about it. His last wishes included the fact that he wanted my husband to get his latest book into print if anything happened to him. We received the manuscript some months ago. He called my husband before he went in for the operation. We didn't think that anything would happen to him because it was minor knee surgery. His wife said that there were, unfortunately, unintended complications after the surgery. We're so sad to think about it. Hubby sounded very lonely when I talked with him last night over the phone. He is in Chicago doing his lecture and his coming back tonight. He wanted to go to the funeral, but I think it's too late. They live in Reno, Nevada and it's quite far from where we live. There's nothing I can say except my heartfelt condolences go to Bill Key's family.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Black Friday Shopping Deals

Great news for cell phone lovers because now you can get new cell phones like the Samsung Instinct for free on Black Friday. Yes, that's true. Anyway, speaking of cellphones what I like is the Sprint Instinct. Why? Because I love the look and very friendly to use. Well, I don't want to go shopping in the mall this coming black Friday. My experienced last year was enough for me. Waiting a couple of hours on the line was not fun. Plus, I couldn't pick the stuff that I want for all these people surrounded me. But anyway, this year I can get away from them. Shopping online via the Web site is the best approach. So guys, if you are looking best cellphone deal you can check at&t Black Friday deals they have wide selection. Verizon Wireless Black Friday sale is another option too. But, if you couldn't still find what you like, Sprint Black Friday deals is here for you. They have latest features about cellphones. And the last but not the least is T-Mobile Black Friday sale. I'm sure you have an idea now where to shop. Don't miss this great offer. Save your money and time on this black Friday sale.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Miss Earth 2008

I enjoyed watching the replay this morning of the candidates of Miss Earth 2008. Miss Karla Paula Henry won the the title of Miss Earth 2008. She really has the beauty and the brain. She answered the question without hesitation. I like the way she walks too. She truly deserved the crown. Congratulations to you Karla. You did it! We're so proud of you. Great job and keep up the good work.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Talk to Your Screen

Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Basic with Discount Coupon Code
Dragon Naturally Speaking with coupon code is geared to make your computer talk. Nuance is offering you 25% off Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred, which will save you money. Yes, 25% off Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Standard will save you even more. And 10% off MacSpeech Dictate, too. To get the discount click on image above and use code: DNSMSBG. This code will not work from other sources. By the way, enjoy this video. It will amaze you.

Press Release:

Hello my name is Brett Bumeter and I write about Dragon NaturallySpeaking quite a bit. I've been writing reviews at for a couple years now, and I wanted to share with you some insights into this great video that Drew from the blog has put together on YouTube.

Drew just recently started using Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and this is one of the first videos that he's done with the product. Today, you can train Dragon NaturallySpeaking in about seven minutes. So almost immediately out of the box, you can start transcribing your words into text, and that's just amazing!

The software is extremely fast and can enable you to type at 150 words per minute. That can save you a significant amount of time and energy, and I wanted to point out this aspect of it because you can kind of see it in the video. Not only is Drew speaking in a natural voice and at a natural rate of speed, but you can actually see Drew composing the words that he's going to say as he speaks them.

When you watch this video you can see that Drew is looking to the right just a little bit as he thinks of each sentence that he's going to say. Dragon NaturallySpeaking makes you use a part of the brain that you're not necessarily used to using because you typically write with your fingers on a keyboard or with a pen and pencil. When we type we use a different section of our brains than we do when we speak. We even use a different segment of our brains when we write with a pen or a pencil.

So when you first start using Dragon NaturallySpeaking, you will learn how to compose with your brain. We learn to think of the words that we're going to say and then say them. With Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 those words can be transcribed at such a fast rate of speed(about as fast as you can talk).

The benefits of the program are immense, as they enable us to type so much faster than we can with our fingers. The average person can type 2 to 3 times faster with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. This saves us a great deal of time as we complete e-mails and messages and articles and documents two to three times faster. This gives us more time to proof read our documents and ensure that they are absolutely fantastic, and it can enable us more time to do other work, or even spend time with our family or the people that are important to us.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is relatively inexpensive, and right now, through this article that you are reading, you can receive an exclusive discount of 25% off with an exclusive Coupon code and link with prices that starts at $75 after discount! Then you can join Drew and I and start typing at 150 words per minute too!

If you type 20 e-mails a day, and you type at a speed of approximately 50 words per minute in your e-mails that are say, 200 words long each, that means that your e-mails will take you four minutes to write. At 20 e-mails a day, that's 80 minutes spent writing e-mail. With Dragon NaturallySpeaking, you could write those same e-mails at 150 words per minute, or approximately a minute and 20 seconds per e-mail and finish all of your e-mails in about 26 minutes. That means you could save over 53 minutes per day just from writing e-mails alone. At a cost of $75, if your time is worth, at minimum $10 an hour, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will pay for itself in about a week($75/{$10*53/60} = 8.5 days). If your time is worth more than that, it will pay for itself, much faster. If you write more. It will also pay for itself, much faster also. The bottom line is that it can save you time and money, and these days we all need that type of help.

So, please enjoy this video that Drew is put together and consider how Dragon NaturallySpeaking could work for you to save you time and help you improve your quality of life and just about pay for itself with the discount codes that Nuance is offering exclusively to blog readers.

Best regards,
Brett Bumeter.

PS I wrote this article using Dragon NaturallySpeaking myself. It's about 700 words long it took me six minutes to write, and another minute or two to edit. That averages out to approximately 87 words per minute including editing time, which is fantastic!


Yeaaaah, finally my bracelet got fixed. I went to a couple of jewelry stores yesterday looking for a reasonable price to repair my bracelet but most of them I didn't like. One of them was asking me for $40 for the repair and a wait of 10 days to get it. It didn't sound good to me so I continued to look around till I found the best deal. They only charged me $15 and a wait for only 10 minutes. It was amazing! The jewelry store's name is Giorgeo's Fine Jewelry. They repair watches too. Check this out guys.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Military Gear Website

Guess what? There's totally free shipping on Galco holsters if you order over $75 worth of Galco products and you'll get free ground shipping on your order. And you can also receive a free Galco hat when you purchase any Galco holster. You know that they carry the highest quality products, from their Premium saddle leather, ballistic nylon, horsehide, and more. Check this out. If you like great clothing at a great price, this is the place for you.

Winter Boots

These are the boots that I bought the other day. They're very comfy compared to my brown boots which I got last year. The leather is so soft and it's also very light to walk in them. Well, I prefer these flat heels for my own good. I walk so slow if I wear high heels. In short, I'm not used to it. Anyway, I'm ready for the winter and more snow to come. But these boots don't have a spike so I need to get the snow protector and put on the bottom of them. Then I will be safe.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm Driving One

We have a lot of car drivers and car racing fans in my family. Many of us drive red cars and like to go fast. My friend Bobby drives a red car and drives very fast. He would love this contest. In fact, I'm writing this for him, so that he can join. You'll love it, too. The "I'm Driving One" sweepstakes can make you a winner. You may wish to register for the sweepstakes which has great prizes. In fact, more people are signing up for this sweepstakes every day because they want their chance to win too. You can easily enter for a chance to win. You might be lucky. The grand prize winners will be drawn on November 7th, and that is very soon. For innovative digital marketing I encourage you to embed the widget in your own blog using the supplied code. Notice how innovative Ford is, and see how they have everything from the "I'm Driving One" widget to the brand new Ford Flex. Now, it's your turn to enter the contest. And while you're at it, don't forget to complete the "refer-a-friend" section so that you are in the running for the grand prize. The grand prizes include a vacation to Florida for the NASCAR race, a California trip, or a Utah trip involving Mustangs. You can also win a helmet on which a racing driver has signed his name. You can enjoy that gift for a lifetime. So hurry, sign up today by clicking the link below.
Drive One!


Tomatoes and Salads

This family blog likes to inform you about everything that you need to keep your family healthy. Tomatoes and salads are two things that can do the trick. Tomatoes are very helthful and they include many vitamins that we know are beneficial, including vitamin C and lycopene. Salads are equally healthful and have plenty of vitamins. But did you know that there are probably other vitamins that we don't even know about yet! That's why I'm eager to have my salad later today, and I hope to be consuming lots of good vitamins, some of which have not even been discovered yet!

Sproutwells Finale sneak peak

My family will never hold a techi-holic intervention on me. What makes me techi-holic is the nature of change and the speed with which scientific inventions are leapfrogging ahead. For example, there is never a moment after you buy software that you can be sure it's valid or current because there's always a beta product coming down the line. We can't keep up with the pace and evolution of change, and this family blog exists to warn people not to even try. With the Web site freshfunds you don't have to worry about that anymore. You don't have to lose sleep wondering whether you ought to go back to school and take a computer course or try to crack a new book on electronics. None of that is necessary! The Sproutwells are here to encourage you to visit and join We are already saving points for a new batch of fresh corn. But if we can't get that we will take the elliptical machine. Once you join you can accumulate points for prizes or charitable donations. Yes, you can even get points by buying Chiquita Fruit and Veggie Bites, or Fresh Express Gourmet Café Salads, or Fresh Express Packaged Salads, all of which are healthy choices. Yes, is like ebay and lets you bid on prizes and at the same time have a healthy life and diet!

Beach Boys and their Family

The Beach Boys had a father that was very strict. His name was Murray and he was a tyrant. He used to swat the Beach Boys around like they were bowling pins. Brian Wilson, the oldest Beach Boy, was so traumatized by his father that he became schizophrenic later in life. His mind was completely shot from the family environment and from the massive amount of LSD and other drugs he shot up and consumed. Yet those experiences must have had some kind of beneficial effect on the tall teenager, for he quickly became a musical prodigy, writing harmonies that would go on to earn the Beach Boys millions. Perhaps it was his difficult and strict father that caused him to turn to art and creativity.

Save Your Money and Time at Black Friday Site

Half price books specials is part of a brand new experience for you online. The fact is that Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is one of the busiest days of the year, and shoppers from all over the country wait for that day to run out into malls and supermarkets and shopping centers from Ohio to California to stock up on gifts and take advantage of sales. In fact, this day is even more popular for shopping than the day after Christmas, Labor Day, the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Washington's Birthday, Lincoln's Birthday, Malcolm X Day, Martin Luthur King Day, or any other holiday you care to mention. It is a popular shopping day, but you must remember it is a day that is going to be frustrating, too, because of the crowds and the long lines everywhere. Shopping online via the Web site cyber monday discounts makes a lot of sense. The bookstore I mentioned earlier has a link on that site, and so do other merchants. The site will notify you via email about upcoming sales so you don't miss any of the deals. By shopping on this site you can not only get great book deals but also find other merchants that will make your shopping experience more fun and more profitable.

New Black President

Obama got elected as the first U.S. black president. Well, I am happy for him and also for the country. I guess he is capable to run the United States. I hope he'll do a good job and fulfill what he promised to the people. We need a nice change. Slowly but surely. Congratulations to you! I will look forward to the days to come and other interesting speeches he will make. He certainly does have good speechwriters! Last night's was a terrific speech about a 106-year-old woman.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 coupon code

No matter where you turn or what you do these days, you hear about the sorry state of the economy. Despite the fact that the election may usher in a climate of change, people are still worried about spending and overspending. In families all across the country people are wondering whether they will have the means of satisfying their demands and needs as 2009 rolls around and the country tries to avert another recession, depression, or inflationary period. coupon code can help. They offer new shoes and the coupon codes allow you to obtain them at a reduced rate. In fact, new shoes are one of the best investments you can make in a time of economic crisis because a pair of new men's or women's shoes can last through winter after winter and season after season, giving you lasting value for your investment. If you look at it that way, figuring that a pair of new shoes will probably last at least five years, and if the shoes cost $200, then you're actually only paying $40 a year or 10.9 cents per day. In this way, you can clearly see that using coupons can save you money in the long run, allowing you to buy a good pair of shoes at a reduced rate, something that will last for years.

Exra Hour

I guess everybody here in U.S. is enjoying this extra hour since Sunday. I love it. I can sleep longer than I used too. But it just for one day, then back to normal again. Well, as winter is approaching the day is become shorter each day. By about 4:00 p.m. it's already dark. The night is longer compared to summer time. And I'm now looking forward to another holiday season, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. The year is moving fast, it feels just like yesterday that I had my baby. It's a little scary when I think about the future. Nobody knows what will happen in the next generation, and now we are suffering with our economic crisis and global warming. Let us hope for the best. Certainly an election can produce change that ripples throughout the nation and throughout the world, no matter who wins.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Carnival is in Town

Running late, rolling along the shore, along Beach Road, in the convertible, the white convertible that runs like a dream, looking for fun! Yes, we're out for the night and looking for fun. The sea is blue, the sky is blue, and the people are smiling and happy. The popcorn machines are crackling and the carnival train is pulling into town. The circus is here, and fun is around the corner!

A Great Book

I got a great book out of the library today, it is entitled THE GANG THAT WOULDN'T WRITE STRAIGHT. It is about the New Journalism school of writing that was very popular in the 70s and 80s and that may have died away recently. The election upcoming is a thing that the New Journalists would have loved to cover. They enjoyed writing about current events. The type of writing they did was brazen and bold and it strayed into fiction techniques also. I can't wait to read this book! I am going to share it with all my friends, too, and tell them about it.

A Night to Remember

Ayn Rand, the great American novelist who came to this country from Russia, had parties in her living room on many occasions. One night she met Nathaniel Branden at one of these parties. They hit it off immediately. Nathaniel was sitting there on her beautiful, lush home theater seating and looking into her eyes, and she was actually mesmerized by him. Before long the two decided to become good friends and he was invited back for many more late-night discussions.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Dinner with a Friends

We had dinner with our friends at a Cuban restaurant last night. We didn't expect that there would be a live band at the restaurant. Actually, we didn't plan for it. When we left home we agreed to meet one of my friends at the mall because I had to return some things that I borrowed from her. She and her boyfriend were watching a movie at the mall. But we tried to invite them to have a dinner near where we live. And they both agreed; they left the theater even though the show was not finished yet. They said that they didn't really like the movie. So we went to the restaurant and ate there. The people were starting to dance already when we came in. It was fun. Unfortunately, we didn't dance because my baby Kate was with us sleeping on the stroller. Maybe next time we will go there again and leave Kate with her grandparents. That's an idea. Plus upstairs is a great cigar room when you can sit and talk and plan expeditions of just reminisce about a vacation.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Find the Love of Your Life

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Happy Halloween

It's quite freezing today here in Jersey City but it doesn't bother us. We still have plan to go out to join the Halloween children's party here in the playground Gazebo at 2:00 pm. We want Kate to enjoy this Halloween day. Well, I forgot to buy candies, maybe I'm going to get them later in Duane Reade. I have to charge our camera battery too so that we can take a lot of pictures this afternoon. Then Kate can reminisce when she grow up.