Thursday, February 25, 2010

I need to remind myself to check our auto insurance and see if our insurance has a no fault auto insurance coverage. I plan to enroll my wife to a driving school so pretty soon she will drive our car and I have to check and make sure that our auto insurance will list her as a designated driver.
Are you familiar with the phosphacore diet pill? I have heard that it is targeting housewives who are having problems with their bulging tummy. Girls always dream of having flat abs but after they gave birth, their tummy are most likely to change that is why it is believed that phosphacore will give tummy magic. Many believed that phosphacore has a rare african wonder herb ingredient. I don't know if it is true. I would love to hear from you ladies if this diet pill works so that I will recommend this to my wife.
When you hear somebody sleeping in the dog house, it will sound so cruel. Well, wait... sleeping in the doghouse is a good thing at Dog Bark Park Inn.

Dog Bark Park Inn is a bed & breakfast guesthouse inside the World's Biggest Beagle. Guests enter the body of the beagle from a private 2nd story deck. Inside and up another level to the head of the dog is a loft room with additional sleeping space plus a cozy alcove in the muzzle.

Dog Bark Park is located in north central Idaho on US Hwy 95 at Cottonwood, Idaho. They are located in the heart of the Camas Prairie where wheat, barley, canola, blue grass & hay are the dominant crops.


I am not very tech savvy. I actually don't use those mini gadgets that most people are crazy about. Would you believe that I don't own apple ipods? I think I just belong to the old generation who wants simple things.

Anyway, I have seen many people who owns iPod. I am starting to think that perhaps I need to be in and have to buy one for myself. I love listening to music so an iPod would really come handy for me. I have learned that there are iPods where you can play video games... hmmm I think I really should give a thought about buying an iPod because I am sure I will love the features in it.
Before when everything was done manually, things are harder especially when you are shopping. If a certain item is misplaced you will not know how much it will cost unless you ask a store associate to check the price for you.

With the computerized system, knowing the price of a certain item gets easier. Most store installs a barcode scanner in every department so that customers can check the price right away. The "find price" area where a bar code scanner is located in a store comes very handy to all shoppers.

So next time you are not sure how much a certain thing cost, go to the Find Price area and swipe the code of an item and you will instantly know the price of it.
One of the most famous attraction in SeaWorld Florida is the Whale show. Yesterday, a whale in SeaWorld killed a trainer. A veteran SeaWorld trainer was leisurely rubbing a killer whale from a poolside platform when the 12,000-pound creature reached up, grabbed her with its mouth and dragged her underwater. Horrified visitors who had stuck around after a noontime show watched the animal charge through the pool with the trainer in its jaws. Workers rushed to help her with nets as an alarm sounded, but it was too late. Dawn Brancheau had drowned. It marked the third time the animal had been involved in a human death.

This is a very terrifying incident. I hope that the officials will address this issue before another life will be lost.

Read more here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

One of the best bonding that me and my wife enjoyed is fishing. We had a couple of fishing trips that we enjoyed so much. The last time that we went fishing we had chigger bites that were so awful that we stopped fishing for a while. We promised to dress properly the next time we will go fishing to avoid chigger bites.

We usually go fishing to the lake. I think it will be better to fish in a pond. We have a friend that has a pond at the back of their home. We asked if we could fish and they gladly said yes. Their pond is well-maintained. They have pond kits that works so well in maintaining their pond. I think that if we fish in the private pond which is well-maintained, I am sure there will be no chigger bites for us.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

While we were window shopping last weekend, we went to check out different stores. It is amazing how stores differ from each other. We never saw a store that has the same counter displays. Well, I think they should differ in order for customers to think of them as a personalized store. Most stores have a very nice interior decoration and I think that this will make sure that customers won't be bored while shopping.

Whenever the wife saw a beautiful display on the store's window, we have to get in and check out the rest of their products. It was tiring but the wife had fun and that what's matter most.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Last weekend, we had our post-valentine date. Actually, we were ready to cancel it because my Mom was not feeling good. We don't want to leave the "hyper" little girl and wore her out. But both Mom and Dan told us that they won't mind keeping Andrea.

We decided to dine out at the little Italian Bistro close to where my parents live. We often pass this bistro but we never tried it so we finally did.

It was a good choice. The food was great. The ambiance was quiet and we received a 5 star service.

After we dined we went to a video store to look for good dvd that we can buy. After that we went window shopping and finally we went to buy some groceries.

We had a great time. Thanks to Mom and Dan for keeping Andrea.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Matt Bruderman is the Chairman of Bruderman Brothers who provides investment banking services. They have been into the business of advising wealthy and influential families for nearly 100 years. This company is a multi-generational family business who prides themselves in treating your business as their own thus you will get the service you truly deserve.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I always wanted the best that money can buy for my wife. If I can afford, I will always get for my wife. She deserves whatever I can give her and she is so easy to pamper. She always appreciates what I do for her. Believe it or not, we are very happy together. We enjoyed the simple things and being with each other and doing things for each other.

A luxurious vacation for me and my wife will be a trip on board a luxury yacht! Luxury Yachts provide not just comfort but elegance, class and beauty. Experiencing a yacht cruise will make you think that you are among the famous like the Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and more! These famous persons are legendary passengers of Cristina O - a 325 ft yacht and one of the world’s most legendary and luxurious yachts. It is owned by The late Greek shipping tycoon Arisotle Onassis.

The Christina O’s owners are now offering a special Maria Callas Experience charter this spring and summer. This is the perfect time to experience a luxurious yacht cruise. The passengers will experience a voyage along the Cote d’Azur from Monte Carlo to Cannes. This yacht cruise will provide you with superb service and entertainment. The crews are very attentive to your needs and you will surely enjoy exquisite personal service thus your voyage will be memorable.
Accidents can happen. When you happen to meet an accident, this may hamper your daily life and may prevent you from working. You become helpless thus, you need help to file an injury claim. This injury claim may entitle you to receive compensation from the injury you suffered.

Personal Injury Claim is not as easy as you think it is. You need help from a qualified specialist like personal injury lawyers to make sure that you will get what you deserve. If you live in UK, you can ask help from Accident Consult Ltd. They will give you a free assessment of your case. They also won't charge you if you won't win your case.

Accident Consult Ltd has an excellent success rate. They handle accident compensation claim in an honest and efficient manner. So check them out!
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Have you heard about the fast finger keyboard? The first time I read about this I was amazed. Imagine, this new keyboard will really work well with web chatters who often used the common internet language like brb, ttyl, lol, fyi and a lot more. With just a click of a button you will get the common internet language right away. Pretty amazing, huh?

These are the key features of the product according to their website:
  • Switch to alphabetical (A-Z) or standard (QWERTY) key layouts with the press of a button
  • Instant messaging shortcuts adds common acronyms (eg. LOL, BRB, etc.) with one button
  • Internet shortcut buttons provides instant access to web browsing and e-mail
  • Media shortcut buttons allows easy music or video playback and volume control
  • Sleek and attractive with a low profile designQuick and easy installation
This fast finger keyboard is perfect typing tool for novices or beginners. You can find the keys in alphabetical order for easy typing.

Well, I think I am too old to switch to this new keyboard. I think I will be confuse of the layout where there is an alphabetical order of the letters. I will just stick to the old one.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sometimes I get tired of being employed. I always dream of having our own business to run so that if I ever worked my butt off it is for my own sake. I do work so much for the job I am working right now that somehow I feel that I am not properly compensated. But hey, I shouldn't complain as there are many people out there who doesn't have a job.

Anyway, back to dreaming of having my own business. I think that starting a business from scratch is really risky. What I need if I ever have the amount of money to invest is a franchise business because it is believed that a franchise business has an excellent chance of success at a minimum of risk. I like the idea that when you franchise a business you will get help in starting the business, help in business transition and its marketing.

I think what makes franchise business a big success is the fact that if you franchise a business their products or services are successfully developed and tested. There are many businesses out there that are available for franchising but if you are interested in franchising a business, you should choose a business that fits to your area of interest and of course fits your budget.
We have friends that like camping as much as we do. For the past year, we didn't go to camping mainly because our daughter was still too young to go camping. Hopefully this coming summer we can go camping.

We do love camping a lot. We enjoy the bonding and being with nature. It is always fun to set up tents and set up those portable outdoor chairs. Of course, you can't resist grilling foods on the camp fire especially grilling marshmallows? One of the things that we enjoy so much during camping nights are watching the stars while listening to the sound of the insects chirping somewhere in the woods and the comfort of each others warmth.

I am really looking forward to some of our camping plans. It will be a great family bonding for us. Luckily there are few camping grounds nearby our place so we don't need to travel very far for our camping trips.

How about you? Do you like camping?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Few days ago, I rented Ice Castles because when we saw the previews of it, Lulu wanted to see it. It is a chick flick movie (a type of movie which I don't care very much) but since Lulu wanted to see it, I rented it at redbox and we watched it together.

I like the original version of it. But Lulu seems to enjoy the movie and I am glad!

Summary from imdb.com
Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in love with a handsome young man named Nick who (with help from her family) helps her to realize that she can still fulfill her dreams.
Do you have trouble with your credit card debts? Have you tried all the possible options yet you are still behind your payments or you are having a hard time paying the required minimum payment? Why not explore the idea of credit card consolidation? If you think credit card consolidation is the answer to your problems, you better check out debtconsolidationconnection.com. They not only offer credit card consolidation but they also offer free consultation on money management, consumer credit counseling, financial education and a lot more.

Credit Card is both a good thing and a bad thing. During emergencies, credit card becomes very handy and can bail you out from unexpected situation like medical emergencies, car problems, and some situations that you are not financially ready. The bad thing about credit card is if you are unable to control yourself with your frenzy spending. Some people get carried away of spending more than they are earning. Having a credit card make it easy to spend because you don't need to pay what you are buying right away. This scenario is a very irresponsible. This will make you down deep in credit card debts. When you are down deep with credit card debts, you can fnd help with budgeting, credit card management and more at debtconsolidation.com!

Monday, February 15, 2010

In the South (where we are), tornadoes are very common. During tornadoes, weather gets so bad. Sometimes there a strong winds and rains. For some who is not used to tornado season, it is a bit scary. Most houses in the south have exterior shutters to help protect from the gushing winds. Exterior shutters also provide beauty to the outer part of the house. There are different designs of exterior shutters that can make your house stand out among the rest.

Check out how exterior shutters can add glamour to your homes and how it can help protect it from strong winds and rains.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


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Today is special for all of us lovers. I wouldn't miss this day to greet you all a Happy Valentines Day. May you have a special day with the love of your lives.

Today I want to thank the love of my life... thank you for all the love we shared! Happy Valentines day. I love you!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

An eyeglasses is a necessity for me. I can't do anything without my eyeglasses. With my insurance at work, it covers up to a certain amount for my eyeglasses. I admit though, I have to pay a couple of hundreds on top of the insurance. I don't have any idea where I can get a pair of eyeglasses for less than what I am paying. With today's economy, I will surely try to minimize our expenses if I can.

I keep on asking myself, is it possible to get quality eyeglasses for a low price? I then decided to ask some friends and browse online. I found a website called examiner.com and it has a wonderful review of Zenni Optical. I read Erik's review of Zenni Optical and it enlightens me on the possibility of getting a quality eyeglasses for a low cost.

I explored the website of Zenni Optical and I liked what I have found out. Zenni sells full prescription eyeglasses starting at just $8 per pair. I can't believe how cheap their eyeglasses. Then I found out that the reason they can sell their eyeglasses for a low price is because of the fact that their products are direct from their factories no middle men and no retail overhead. It is really amazing how cheap their eyeglasses are and they are of high quality and very stylish. Now, I know where to buy my next eyeglasses for a fraction of the cost of what I am paying right now.
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Many people who are in knee-deep credit has a wishful thinking that perhaps there is someone who has the the power to mush their debt into one neat little package, which by some incredible financial alchemy would also then shrink the debt itself -- in the hopes that they will only owe a hundred bucks or so.

Actually, this wishful thinking is almost possible through debt consolidation. A debt consolidation program will help you get out of your financial bind. It allows you to get a low interest rate because the debt consolidation company will negotiate with your lenders so that the current interest rate on your bills and debts can decrease.With the help of a consolidation company, your future payments will be restructured thus you will be able to afford your payments with ease.

When your debt will be consolidated, you will have only a single payment to think about. So, do you think you need a debt consolidation? Remember that if you have many monthly payments and you are juggling between them and if you are struggling to meet the monthly minimum payments of all your credit cards and other personal loans, a debt consolidation program will help you get out of this financial misery.
Dining out to our favorite Chinese Restaurant is very usual to us. The food is very affordable and Andrea loves the people there. Actually if we eat there Andrea can one order of egg drop soup and rice.

I usually order something hot and one of my favorite is this beef with garlic sauce.


This order is made of sliced beef with bamboo shoots, young corn, mushroom, broccoli, bell pepper, carrots and snow peas in special spicy garlic sauce. Wanna have some?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Pillows are part of our nightly comfort. We use a lot of pillows in our bed. We keep our beds as clean as possible by changing sheets and pillow cases as often as we can. Never did I know that the germs can accumulate in the pillow itself.

There are harmful particles that lives in our pillow because we breathe in moisture to the pillow. A pillow can be a breeding ground for germs, molds, bacterias and some allergens which can easily be transferred to our bodies.

If you are health conscious, you might consider buying and using those allergy pillows. These pillows are different from the other ordinary pillows because its cotton shell is treated with a germ and mold fighting agent. It has Micrenza bio-filter to ensure that nothing harmful enters into it.

Curious about this amazing pillow? Watch the video below

Unknown to many, getting blackheads is a medical problem and needs to be treated on time. In medical term, blackheads are termed as open comedones. Blackheads are recurring pesky black spots on your nose, ears, chin or back. They occur in clusters and are very unsightly.

Blackheads are form of acne. They are non-inflammatory ones. They same with any types of acne they brings problem because it gives a person an unsightly look. A person with blackheads can suffer from inferiority complex. A proper treatment and on time treatment of black heads can help eradicate them. To know more about blackheads and its treatment, please visit http://www.blackheadstreatment.org for more information.

Tonight is the opening of Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. I constantly reminded Lulu about this event because she loves watching Olympics.

Actually, we just talked in the phone and she told me that she is watching the opening ceremony. I hope she will enjoy it. I am sure she will tell me later about the ceremony.

Go USA! Go for the GOLD!
Most teenagers are very concerned with their physical looks. Well, you can't blame them for teenage life is the time where insecurities arises. When a teenager feel like they are not beautiful enough they seem to think that they don't belong. All teenagers want to be accepted with their peers.

During teenage years, hormones change. This is the time when teenage boys and girls experience physical changes. Some of them gets acne and black heads. It is a teenage ultimate goal to get rid of blackheads or acne and have a flawless skin. Well, who wouldn't want a flawless skin anyway?
I never have a problem of my weight. I have always been skinny despite the fact that I can eat big portions of everything. During my younger years, I can eat a bunch but I never gained weight. I am lucky to have a very fast metabolism plus I am very active during my youth so I burned the calories I take very easily.

I know that weight problem is a common problem to most people. Some resort to quick weight loss programs and some undergo a rigid diet and exercise. A lot of people are not successful with their weight loss programs. Some programs worked for certain individuals but some don't. I just hope that whether they get their desired weight or not that they will be happy with their lives.




This was what we did earlier. We let Andrea play in the snow. This is the first time that she really experienced playing in the snow no wonder she don't want to stop. She is so funny she was walking all over the ground and she loves the feel of the snow falling on her face.

She had so much fun and you can hear her giggles. She love picking the snow up and throwing it away.
I would like to say that I take good care of my health but I am not really sure if I do. I admit, I have some nasty habits that are detrimental to my health that is why as much as possible I try my best to eat healthy and not to forget to take my multiple vitamins daily.

I love my family and I want to live longer. I have a very young daughter that really needs me that is why I ought to take care of my health. I don't do a lot of exercise but I do a lot of heavy stuff at work and I walked a lot at work too. I think that compensates my lack of exercise.

We planned on making daily walks as part of our health regimen. It will be good for me and my wife and I am sure that my daughter will also enjoy this activity.
Sometimes I feel some pain on my joints especially in the knee area. Perhaps this is the payback time of all the hard sports that I played when I was young. Looking back those younger years of mine, I know I played a lot of sports. I played even if I was hurt that was how I love playing sports.

Now that I am not getting any younger anymore, I feel some pain on my joints especially during the cold weather. My wife talked me into taking joint health supplements. I just started taking it recently and it seems to be working. Joint pains are no joke. It makes you feel cripple because you can barely move.

My advise? While you are young take care of your joint's health.
I was monitoring the weather channel for the snow forecast in our area. According to the forecast the snow will start early morning today. I woke up so many times to check if its snowing. At 9am, I gave up checking. It didn't snow but I was still hopeful.

Lulu woke me up at 11am and it was snowing... yeah! I love snow. When I worked in Kosovo few years ago, I enjoyed the snow so much. A knee-deep snow is a daily occurrence there and I missed it very much.

Every year, we look forward to a good snow but it seldom happens. Now, the snow is sticking on the ground and I am hoping it will last longer.
I never heard of Energy Auditor Courses until I found the website of Everblue. Everblue is a training institute that provides certification for residential energy efficiency professionals. Their courses includes energy auditor training.

A licensed energy auditor is a job that is very in demand because there is a big need for energy experts to work for federal and local energy efficiency and weatherization programs. If you are interested on this line of work, you need to check out the trainings provided by Everblue.
When I started blogging, I never know anything about search engine optimization. I actually didn't mind about it until friends in the blogland told me that it will help increase my page rank. Of course at first, I didn't know what a page rank is and how it will affect my blog.

As days and months passed by, I learn the terms in blogging and I gained loyal visitors of my blog. I gained enough traffic that I earned a Page Rank 1 for my blog. For me, that was amazing and it was a feat.

I am now exploring some possibilities that can help the traffic of my blog. I am looking for the best seo software that can help me achieve this goal. I am thrilled that there is a software that can help my blog to be on top of the search engines. Who knows, I will gain a higher PR using this.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

We were looking forward to this day. We even planned what to eat! It's Superbowl XLIV! We don't want to eat the usual food during superbowl.... pizza, wings, and others. We want to have steak! We planned this day to cook steak and watch the game.

We watched the pregame show, the game and the post game show. We are so happy that the Saints made it! Imagine, it is their first Superbowl title in the entire franchise history!

As much as I don't like Peyton Manning, I admit he played well until the interception. There were plays he made that were so amazing....

It was a great game! One of the best if I may say so.... The game was great... our dinner was awesome... and we had fun! What a wonderful Superbowl for us!

I am just happy that the NO Saints won the game! Geaux Saints...
I was at my Mom's garage today because I put our groceries in their freezer. We went to buy some meat and frozen groceries in the store near their place. I had to put our groceries in the freezer because we stayed for a couple of hours for our weekly visit.

I always admire their garage because it is very sophisticated. The garage floor is very nice and the whole garage is very comfortable for their dogs. Yes, the garage is not only the place for their cars but it is also a place for their dogs. The garage is equipped with heater and airconditioner to make sure that the "pups" are always comfortable.

Since their garage is big enough, I like the idea that it is multi purpose garage. It is used for the car, the dogs and that is were their freezer and extra refrigerator and other household things are stored.
This was emailed to me and I wanted to share it here just for laughs...


The Human Body!


It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach..


One human hair can support 3kg (6.6 lb).


The average man's private area is three times the length of his thumb.

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

A woman's heart beats faster than a man's...

There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.

Women blink twice as often as men.

The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.

Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.

If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.


Women
reading this will be finished now.

Men
are still busy checking their thumbs.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

To thrive on this very hard economy, businesses need fresh sales leads every day. But the big questions is.. where can a business find a reliable sales leads? Business owners don't need to look any further as EquiLeads provides its customers with fresh internet leads everyday. When a customer buys its leads, EquiLeads backed it up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the leads they provide they will replace it immediately.

EquiLeads also give website owners a chance to earn through their affiliate program. Did you know that you can monetize your blogs or other website through EquiLeads Affiliate Program? All you need to do is to add a form in your website where interested visitors can input their information to receive a quote on useful products and services. By referring prospective insurance, mortgage, loan, and credit card processing clients, you can earn money. It is very easy to earn with this affiliate program.

For me, I think I will be interested in the selling auto loan leads. Well if all I need to do is to add a form in my blog, then it is "no sweat" at all. This can be a good chance for me to earn some money since there are many people who are looking for cars and auto loan companies.

Monday, February 1, 2010

While I was gassing up the car on our way to visit my Mom, I noticed that there was a newly opened fitness center near the gasoline station. I was tempted to check it out as Lulu keep on talking about losing weight. I noticed that all the commercial fitness equipment in the fitness center are all new. There were only a few people in the fitness center, perhaps because it was just newly opened.

The place where the fitness center is located is really accessible. It is not very far from where we live. If Lulu is interested about it, I am sure she can find time to go there and enjoy their exercise equipments.
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During our vacation in the Philippines last year, I saw a giant squid in the grill while we were in the beach.... it was not really giant but I thought it was big.... Then, the first time we went to Whole Foods Market to shop for fish... I saw a giant squid... now that was really big as in big. I even wonder who would buy that humongous squid and how would they ever manage to eat it. That was my encounter with giant squid.

Today, I read about the giant squid invasion in California. The squid were 20-40 lbs but some fishermen caught as big as 60 lbs. Giant squids can grow up to 100lbs.

Read more of the article here.