Saturday, October 30, 2010

Author: Joyce Mccall
I can't wait for October each year, because that is when the baseball playoffs begin. First, there are the Championship Series, the Division Series and then the World Series.
My favorite team, the New York Yankees are in yet another race to the finish, this year. Last year they won the World Series, and they don't want to relinquish their title. Their opponents this year were the Minnesota Twins, which they beat in the first round. Now they are playing the Texas Ranger and the series is tied 1-1.
I am very luck this year because I am watching Major League Baseball on Satellite TV from http://www.directstartv.com/directv_equipment/directv_dvr/directv_dvr_features.html. It is a huge television and I can see my favorite players, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez in HD. With HD, you are able to see every flaw, but I don't have to worry because Derek and Alex have no flaws!
If the Yanks can make it to the final round, they will have to compete against either the Philadelphia Phillies or the San Francisco Giants. I am routing for the Giants because an East Coast, West Coast competition would be great. If the Yanks don't make it through to the end, it will be the Texas Rangers vs. either the Phillies or the Giants.
No matter what the outcome, I will still be watching the World Series of Baseball and looking forward to next March for spring training, and April for the beginning of the new baseball season.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Content by Mitch Osborne

The best part about baseball is the drama. People will say that baseball games take too long, that there is no action, but this is precisely what makes baseball inimitable. So many times with the game in doubt the pitcher will throw the ball to first, then circle the mound, then lick his fingers as the drama only builds. You see, the key to drama is to never give the audience what they want. How many good television shows have been ruined by relationships being realized, mysteries being explained, or secrets being revealed? Too many to count. Therefore pitching to the batter in a timely and efficient manner is not what the audience wants. They may think they want it, but they don't.

That is why baseball is the best sport. It is the best because it has the least action, even less than soccer. For some, this is frustrating, but for true fans of the game, this is merely the beginning act of a long running drama that is too impressive for words, even the words I am writing now. Watching Major League Baseball is more than watching sports, it is watching a high quality television show, and you can only watch every game if you have a package with satellite TV from http://www.directstartv.com/directv_equipment/directv_dvr/why_directv_dvr.html. The MLB Extra Innings package is a great way to see the drama unfold every night, and I renew it every season.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

This football game was the first game that Lulu and I watched live. Lulu won a ticket for this bowl which she won by just listing her name in the grocery store that is near where we used to live.

I remember that she got so cold while watching the game and we had to leave before the game ended. In fairness, she just been in the USA for less than a month and she was still not used to the weather.


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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Monday, October 25, 2010

I am blessed to be married to a wonderful wife, a great mom and yes the best cook!

Seriously, my wife loves to cook and she enjoys every minute of it. Even though there are times that I tell her not too cook especially when she is not feeling too good, she still insists that she will cook. After a hard day at work, I always come home with a hot meal waiting for me. During weekends, I try to cook for her because on weekdays she always cook for me.

Anyhow, as we try different styles of cooking, I thought that I will buy my wife a deep fryer. I shopped at CSN Stores and I bought her a Cuisinart Cool Touch Compact Deep Fryer in Brushed Stainless.



The new deep fryer has been put to good use. She likes the compact size of the deep fryer and she said that it is just the perfect size for us. I am so glad that I found this kitchen cookware at CSN Stores. It is very affordable, it was shipped fast and I didn't pay a dime for shipping as the shipping was free.

If you need anything for your home or anything at all, CSN stores has everything for you. Shop now at CSN Stores!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Feasting on grapes is my daughter Andrea and her bestfriend Alex. Alex used to stay at home for few hours while her mom and dad was at work but she is in school now. Andrea misses their play time and whenever she visits Alex she always have a great time.

Last night, Andrea had a great time playing with her and eating too.

This guest post from Josue Nichols

Fresh Meat is a reality spin off from the Real World and Road Rules challenges featuring former Real World and Road Rules cast members paired off with people who are making their first appearance on reality television all competing for cash and prizes. There have been 2 seasons so far and I've caught both on satellite TV from www.TVByDirect.com. I especially enjoy getting introduced to the new people because a lot of the veterans on these challenge shows are tired and old. There's only so much depth that most of these people have and suffice it to say that two or three seasons is more than enough time to pigeonhole a character. That's why it is so great to get new people or "fresh meat" with their own bizarre idiosyncracies to add to the show. Anyway, the format pairs one veteran of the show with one fresh meat player. Each team battles in an event for that day and the winner is granted immunity from having to face the Exile event. The winning team also gets to pick one other team to enter the Exile. The team that battles that team is voted upon by the remaining teams. Everything is based on alliances and backstabbing, which is the foundation of MTV's Challenge shows. I also really enjoyed the 2nd season because a good guy team was able to win the game for once.
This guest post from Mickey Garza

My entire family sits down a minimum of once a month to watch Disney's animated Lion King on direct tv and it never gets old. This movie has something for everyone and the underlying themes are ones that need to be discussed with children so they understand how each can affect their life. From Mufasa's death at the hands of Scar to Simba's running away from this issue, kids need to understand that things happen in life. No matter who is responsible, these need to be confronted head on. You have to admit when you have done wrong or it can never be corrected. Lying or running away will not solve anything.

The supporting cast of this movie is excellent. From Rafiki who hits Simba and tells him it doesn't matter as it is in the past to Nala who makes Simba realize he needs to stand up and admit his mistakes, kids can learn a great deal. The lessons learned from a cute lion are ones that must be learned and this movie addresses them in a way that even the young kids can start to take them in. If you want a good family movie that teaches important lessons, this is a great place to start. I know it has helped me bring up issues with my children in a friendly, non-threatening way.
I didn't expect LSU to win against Auburn but being a fan, I dreamed for them to pull a win. If only LSU has an offense....

Too many if only, but I am proud of how LSU played the game and I am happy for Auburn to win. Now, I am pulling for them all the way.

Auburn's Newton is awesome and my hat's off to him!

Time for LSU to regroup and focus on winning their next games....

Friday, October 22, 2010

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Right now, I don't own a watch. I am thinking of buying one. I was being practical of not buying a watch because I have my cellphone where I can see what time it is. Sometimes though, I think it is essential for me to own a watch.

I was looking at some Blancpain watches and they really have a wonderful collection. I believe that they also have a good reputation. Just recently, Blancpain unveiled the first watch with a running equation of time, perpetual calendar, and a moonphase with retrograde. How cool it is to own a watch like this?

Tomorrow is LSU's big test. They will be playing against Auburn. Both teams are undefeated. One of them has to lose... will it be LSU or will it be Auburn?

I am a big fan of LSU. I admit that LSU has not shown their full potential with regards to their offense. On the other hand, Auburn's offense is doing really good having a great quarterback with Cam Newton.

Will LSU's defense can stop Auburn's offense? Will Auburn's lack of defense can give LSU offense a chance?

These are questions that can only be answered tomorrow. Expect that Lulu and I will be watching the game tomorrow.
Auction are fun. When you know when to bid and when to stop, most often than not, you can get the item that you want for a good price. Even at an online auction you can find good deals. If you enjoy doing auctions, then you need to check out the WebStore. There are ongoing auctions everyday and it is free. There is no buying or selling fees in this website. You can sign up today and enjoy a no sign up fee.

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Some people already arranged and have their funeral arrangements ready while they are still healthy and they can still decide how do they want their funeral to be. I admire those people who have prepared for the inevitable.

Death is something that all of us will go to. Unexpected as it may be, it is important that we wont live our loved ones to worry with it. Funeral costs can be very costly that is why it is important to plan ahead.

There is a lot to do when a loved one dies and there are guides that you can check online. These guides are very helpful to make the process less painful.
I remember Lulu's first winter. Coming from a tropical country, she can't believe how cold winter is. I remember that she wore two socks and 3 pants. She wore too many layers because she can't get warm until I bought her with a heated blanket. The heated blanket was her constant companion all through her first winter.

Surprisingly, she got accustomed to the cold weather and by the second winter, she was loving and enjoying it already. Now, she is more of a winter person than a summer person which is very surprising because she came from a tropical country. Well, it is good for me as we can both enjoy winter now. Winter is my favorite season.

Do you own a 2005-2007 model year Acura RL sedans pr Honda Odyssey minivans from the 2005 to early 2007 model year? Beware! Honda issues recall to an undetermined number of vehicles because of brake fluid leaks that could lead to weaker braking power for this models. Toyota Motor Corp. has the same problem that resulted to recalling 1.5 million vehicles. There is no injuries or accidents tied to this problem yet.

The Japanese automaker says it plans to officially notify the U.S. government of the recall soon.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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In USA, commonly, most people decorate their houses with Christmas decorations only after Thanksgiving. Imagine my surprise when I saw Christmas ornaments and other Christmas decorations which includes mini led christmas lights on display in some stores already? It is not even Halloween yet!

Shall I expect an early Christmas this year? The rate that it is going, I am almost sure that Christmas decorations will be up in few weeks. Wow, I can't believe it. The good thing about this early selling of Christmas stuff, my wife can decorate our place with Christmas decors earlier which she will really prefer as they always put up Christmas decors in the Philippines way too early.
I always read news in the computer. I do it while drinking my coffee in the morning. When there are typhoons or any other calamities for that matter in the Philippines, I always update my wife. The recent tragedy in the Philippines was the typhoon. There were a lot of places that were submerged into water. It makes me think how much women's rain boots they need. I am sure that they badly need a pair.

I am just glad that my wife's family is not affected with the strong typhoon. In fact, their hometown is seldom hit by any calamities which is always a good thing.

We are planning to have our Philippine vacation on June 2011. It got me excited and made me think of visiting Bohol Beach Club again. BBC has a special place in my heart because that was mine and Lulu's favorite resort. We had a great time enjoying the food, the sand, the beaches, the hammocks and everything in that resort is just awesome.

Will we ever be able to visit and bring Andrea to that resort? Maybe... I hope so!

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I love watching movies. Sometimes, I even dream of watching movies at the comfort of my own home. Yes, I dreamed of having my own theater in my home, that is when I get rich! Can you imagine how cool it is having to watch all the movies like you are in a real theater? Of course, if I want a theater in my own home, I want to have a very comfortable home theater seating. Oh I can just picture myself enjoying any movies anytime I want!

Having a theater of your own is a big investment that is why it is important to buy a comfortable and durable home theater seating.
My wife and I were discussing on how we want to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. During our first we spent it in Athens, Georgia. On our 2nd and 3rd we didn't went out of town. This year we wanted something special. She told me that she wants to spend it in a place she hasn't been to. Of course, I know she has planned to spend it at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She told me that she already found an Outer Banks vacation rentals that is in range with her budget. I just told her that whatever she decides is fine with me. I know she is better than me when planning about things like this.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Guest post written by my buddy Judy Guerrero

Halloween is one of the best times of year to me. I love the sites and sounds. This year I thought I'd try being a Na'vi from Avatar. It interested me since it seemed like a cool concept. Sure, I'm only about six feet tall but that doesn't matter. The costume is the thing.

I had a problem finding a proper shop to get a costume from so I ended up having to look around at various places online. Eventually I did find a costume shop in the area that had all the components I needed, but they didn't deliver. This isn't normally a bad thing but I had a ton of other stuff to do that day.

However, I couldn't just give up on my costume idea. I grabbed my wallet, set my home security alarm from securitychoice.com/, and headed out. I knew my costume was going to be difficult to create because the local shops did not have an of the licensed costumes. There was also the fact that I didn't really like some of the licensed stuff. I have extensive experience at effects makeup so I figure I can do a good job on my own.

Well, I got to the store and the guy acted like he didn't know what I was talking about when I asked for my order. The jerk had already sold it!

We wanted to have a new tradition.... pumpkin carving. We wanted to do it as a family every year and we started it this year. I am glad that we decided to do it because this Lulu's first year to do it.

The picture below is our first carved pumpkin...
Picture below shows Lulu diligently poking the pumpkin and Andrea messing around. In fairness she really didn't mess up the carving kit that we bought. She was not interested in helping us do the yucky stuff with the pumpkin.
This is me, doing my share of designing the pumpkin.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Most women are concern about their figures. I understand that women's bodies change a lot especially after they get pregnant. There are some that I personally know that have a hard time losing the weight that they gained during pregnancy. I admit I admire beautiful and sexy bodies but I think that women should not be depressed if they can't get their old sexy body after giving birth. Perhaps they should check about different women diet pills and find one that is safe for them to use. I know there are plenty of diet pills both online and offline, I am sure that there is one or two that will work for them and most importantly safe for them to use.
Tea tree oil has been proven to be a powerful yet natural antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal medicine. It has a proven history of over sixty years of safe usage. Tea tree oils record is unmatched by any other natural product. To take advantage of this, pharmaceutical companies offers tea tree oil products that can help treat some skin problems. Did you know that tea tree oil is effective against acne and blackheads? Yes, there are tea tree oil products that are formulated to treat the most annoying acne and blackheads.

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Before we had a daughter, my wife and I enjoyed walking in the walking trail. There were times when we walked almost everyday. Since both of us like to explore nature, we explored the walking trail and its nearby park when we saw quite a number of no trespassing signs posted on the trees. I am sure it was no longer part of the park and it must be a private property already.

We do miss our walks and our exercise. We had such a great time bonding and exploring nature. I can't wait for our daughter to be old enough to walk with us on the walking trail. I just hope she wont request to be carried all the time or it will be a strenuous walk....
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Guest written by our friend Donovan Stokes

Is there anything better than watching a Movie on Demand in the comfort of your own living room? Most recently I hate to admit that I watched "Hot Tub Time Machine" with my girlfriend. While the movie might have been one of the worst I've seen in quite some time, I still had the satisfaction of knowing that which it was one of the most over hyped and unfunny movies I've seen in quite some time, I didn't waste my time getting in the car and going to rent it from a video store. There is some real convenience included in not having to fight the lines or the lack of good stocking that goes on at my local Blockbuster these days.

Nope these days I watch movies on demand on my satellite tv from www.CableTelevision.net and I never have to worry about the movie I want being out of stock. Gone are the days of having to drive to three different stores because my significant hoer desperately wants that one particular film and without it I know my night is going to be less than fun. Of course, it's possible that had we had to drive to get this movie, I wouldn't have had to watch it in the first place. But I won't hold that against the Movies on Demand people just yet. Now excuse me, my lady friend just selected "Kangaroo Jack", I need to get the remote away from her.
Buying a home is a big decision. In today's unstable house market, most homes are sold in lower price. If a person can afford it, this time is the perfect time to buy a new home.

One of the hindrances in owning and buying a home is your credit rating. Mortgage companies will base their decision depending on your credit. It is true that mortgage rates for those with bad credit are higher, but there is hope for those with bad credit. They too can also find mortgages suitable to their needs. With some research, one can find decent mortgages that can help rebuild your credit.

There is a tax benefit of having a mortgage. If you are a first time buyer, there is a certain amount for your first time buyer tax credit. Every year thereafter you can also claim all the interest that you paid in your mortgage as deduction to your yearly tax return.

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It was Andrea's first time to be at the fair. At first she was so excited to see all the rides and its light. Then she got overwhelmed with the people and the new place.

We thought she would like to ride the merry go round. We were wrong! She really didn't enjoy that one. Then there was this kick the ball and win a prize. She is really good at kicking the soccer ball as she calls it but she decided not to do it. Then we found the slide. It perked her up and she had a blast with it. We alternately slide with her for the Nth time. Every time we reached at the bottom she will tell us AGAIN... after few slides she got tired of climbing the stairs so she want to be picked up while climbing the stairs and when we reached at the top she is ready to slide once again.


We bought her a cotton candy but she decided she don't want it. Can you imagine that? She don't even want to try to taste it!

Anyhow, we did have a fun time. Then we went and ate at Ruby Tuesday's before we came home.

Friday, October 15, 2010

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Men though they prefer to look like macho guys are also concern with the inevitable thing.. aging. I know quite a number of men who are using products to help them look younger and prolong the signs of aging. Yes, men are vain too although most of them are more discreet about it. Some men use the best anti aging product that they can find. For myself, I think I am lucky enough not to look like my age. Although I haven't use any of those products I still look younger (well that's what most people say). When the time comes, I think I will consider using anti aging products too.
The following contracts are like wow... you can see that MLB teams spend hundreds of million for these heavy hitters.

Name Pos. Years Total 2011 2012 2013 2014-beyond
Alex Rodriguez(notes), Yankees 3B 10 $275 $31 $29 $28 4/$86
Johan Santana, Mets SP 7 $137.5 $22.5 $24 $25.5
Alfonso Soriano(notes), Cubs LF 8 $136 $18 $18 $18 $18
Barry Zito, Giants SP 7 $127 $18.5 $19 $20
Vernon Wells(notes), Blue Jays CF 7 $126 $23 $21 $21 $21
Carlos Beltran(notes), Mets CF 7 $119 $18.5


Carlos Lee(notes), Astros LF 6 $100 $18.5 $18.5
Few days ago, we received some more bills in our mail. That was still a part of Andrea's hospital bill during her last surgery. Bills and more bills... hopefully this will be the last.

Opening your mail with bills on it is not very pleasing but what choice do we have? Anyhow, we know that we have bills coming, what we didn't expect is the amount written on it. But hey, you got to do what you ought to do.

I am just glad that part of the bill was covered by our health insurance. If not for the health insurance it will be much more than what we got. That is why it is very important for all of us to have health insurance to help cover the cost of our medical needs. The health insurance in nc will cater all your health insurance needs. Go check them out!
Every morning when we wake up we make sure to open our curtains in the living room, open the blinds and let the sunshine in. Sometimes when there is a cool breeze outside we even open our windows so as fresh air can get in. Oh how I wish to sleep with open windows at this kind of weather but I know I can't because of safety reasons.

We have been doing opening our windows for a couple of hours during weekends since we are home on weekends. It just feels great to have fresh air inside your house and see the bright light of sunshine.

With the temperature dropping down now, I doubt that we can do this long enough but at least we have enjoyed it while it lasted.
I am sure everybody knows who Lady Gaga is. Forbes magazine (in their October 2010 release) placed Gaga at number seven on their annual list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Time magazine also included her in their list of the most influential people in the world.

Lady Gaga has an outrageous sense of fashion if I may say so and I guess that is part of the reason why she is such an icon. Her followers are world wide and I am sure everybody is so eager to watch her perform live.

If you plan to see Lady Gaga perform live, you better hurry and find lady gaga tickets before anything else as these tickets are easily get sold.
I am so grateful that my daughter loves to read. She has numerous books and we never stop buying her new ones because books will be good for her. It has been our nightly routine to read books together. We both enjoy the activity.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I am a romantic at heart. I enjoy cuddling up especially in front of the fire. It always feels good to be with your special half enjoying the comforts of each others arms. Since winter is approaching, I got an idea that we invest in one of those environment friendly Wood Stoves that are very popular. I am sure that this type of stove can provide cozy fire and at the same time can give the warmth that we need during long winter nights.

If you like to spend romantic nights with your love one in front of a cozy fire, you might want to check those wood stoves.
I am glad that we live close to a children's park. In fact, there are two parks that is both less than a mile from where we are. Having a park nearby is very convenient for us because it is easier for us to bring our daughter and play in the park. Both the park has its own wood swing set but we prefer the smaller park because it is less crowded.

Last week, we were not able to bring Andrea to the park because she was not feeling too good. Hopefully this weekend we can let her play some more.
Having a refrigerator with built-in ice maker and water dispenser is very convenient. No more ice cube trays that sometimes spill water in your freezer. I am just glad that there is always new and improved inventions when it comes to electronics and other stuff.

Does your refrigerator have built in ice maker and water dispenser? If you do, don't forget to change the refrigerator filter when needed to make sure that you are safe. How often should you change your filter? Most filters come with a warning light to indicate if it needs changing. If this is not present check your filter and if you see there is a build up on it, time to change them.

Few years ago, I got this souvenir from a good friend who is originally from Thailand. I have kept this in our dresser for a long time now.

The last time we had a mini vacation in Atlanta we met again after like 4 years of not seeing each other. It was great to connect with friends again.

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One of the most exciting part about winter time is the winter fashion. Yes, I enjoy looking at my wife and daughter dressed up for winter. I like when my two girls wear their boots and their cashmere sweaters. It is amazing to see how my little girl turned out to be a winter fan. She like the cool weather.

Oh by the way, my little girl will be three this winter. I am sure I will see her in some cute winter outfit for her birthday. I know that my wife is eying for some trendy cashmere cardigans that she found online. I am pretty sure that she will get more than one for our daughter too.
Out of the blue my wife and I decided that it is time to take advantage of the cool weather. Since we have a tent which we haven't used yet, it is perfect for us to go camping.

We thought that going to Joe Wheeler Park will be perfect but it means we have to change our sleep patterns that way if we decide to go there for a camping adventure we can leave early.

We really don't sleep early because of my working hour schedule but I guess we both need to use some help of a sleep aid so that we can sleep early and wake up early too. If we can leave early then we will have enough time to set up our tent and enjoy a camping adventure.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Post contributed by Patricia Singleton

Halloween is a time to let your personality out a little bit, particularly the more child-like parts. You can let yourself lay back and enjoy the entertainment that you enjoyed as a kid. Personally I like to watch a child targeted Halloween on this day. The one that I watched this year was my personal favorite "Mickey's House of Villains".

Although this movie is a more recent release (2002) it features the classic cartoon character of Mickey. It is just something that I can finally relate my childhood back to. I strongly prefer it over the random horror movies that are shown on television during this time. They are far too graphic and violent for my taste. Although Halloween is often a day of "horror", I prefer memories.

I watched this movie on my satellite tv from www.directstartv.com this year because I did not feel like getting out with all of the crowds of people who mill about on this day. I don't like the idea of getting out and driving on a day when there are going to be so many kids walking around at night. If you would rather spend the night at home as well, then I highly recommend this movie. It will bring you back to the days when you probably enjoyed the traditional trick or treating as well.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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There is one thing that any great party needs no matter anyone's age and that would be punch. You just can't have a party without punch. It might as well be an official unwritten rule. However, if it's an adult party, I think the second unwritten rule would be that there has to be alcohol there.

But the Halloween party that I'm having for my kids will not have alcohol, obviously. So I'm putting all my efforts into making some great pumpkin punch for it. But the thing is that I've never known anyone that's had pumpkin punch at their party that wasn't made be a caterer or store bought. So I took to the internet to try and find a good recipe for it.

During my long search I came across http://www.clearwirelessinternet.com and read about it and decided to go ahead and switch my internet service over to it. In that time it took me to do that I took a break from my pumpkin punch search and found a recipe for it that was simple enough but yummy sounding enough that it's going to be perfect for the party!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

It has been 3 weeks now since we have been searching for a store that sells catfish nuggets. We have been craving for a fried catfish nuggets.

Used to be, catfish nuggets are sold in every grocery store. I don't know what happen, it seems like I can't find them anymore. We have tried different grocery stores in our area but to no avail as they don't sell it.

Finally, we found catfish nuggets in one of the grocery stores in Birmingham area. We were excited! So we bought some and had it for dinner.

Yummy, is all we can say! We paired it with french fries!


Thursday, October 7, 2010


Nothing beats going to a professional football game. You get to watch the players, interact with other fans, and enjoy a small part of the great outdoors. If you are into tailgating, you can bring along your favorite snacks and your favorite grill items and have a picnic outside of the game before you go in. It is generally a good idea to do so, because although the concessions inside offer good food, they are expensive.


If you live in a small town, like I do, you may not be able to go get to see your favorite team as often as you would like. The nearest cities where you may get to see one are a 3 or 4 hour drive away depending on traffic and there are not many small town professional football teams nearby.


People who find themselves in this situation do not get to go enjoy the crisp fall air as often as they might like. In this case, they need to find another way to watch their team. If I can't go to a professional football game directly, I watch the game on my www.directstartv.com/directv_equipment/directv_dvr/why_directv_dvr.html. To make sure I can watch my team wherever they play, I make sure I have NFL Sunday ticket. The service also lets me watch other teams that might be of interest to me without worrying about where I live.


Thanks for the guest post by Bradly Watkins
This picture was taken at my dad's home. This was during one of our visits to Killen, Alabama where my dad lives. I admit, I don't visit them very often and I know I should. We hope to visit them soon.


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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Most of my business travel is to other small towns where we have credit union service centers. It all pretty much goes the same way. Wake-up, throw some work clothes in a bag, hit my home security alarm (more information) and head out the door. Usually we take a company car and carpool to one of our centers.

The exception lately has been traveling to L.A. for meetings with a few marketing agencies. It's amazing how different these meetings are than they were a few years ago, much more toned down. About two and a half years ago we were being wined and dined and today we are lucky to get lunch. The last time they spent big bucks they took us to Nobu (very ritzy) where they dropped at least a grand on dinner for nine people. Then we all headed over Sky Bar where again they spent at least seven or eight hundred. They really went all out to het our business (which they did). As for my company? They put us in suites, nice suites. Our last trip we ate lunch at a mid-priced chain restaurant and stayed in an even less mid-priced hotel. And guess what? They still got our business. So they did their job but this down turn in economy is certainly not as much fun!

Thanks for the article from Jermaine Haynes

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

December is a special month for me. This is a month which is full of celebration. It is the month of our wedding anniversary. This year we will be celebrating our fourth! This is also the birth month of my daughter, and she will be turning 3! Oh how time flies!

Of course, December is time for Christmas - and we celebrate it as festive as we can, because my wife is used to celebrating holiday season with a "bang!".

Talking about Christmas, it is a family tradition to send personalized cards to our family and friends. As early as this time, I have already checked the unique styles of Christmas cards at Pear Tree Greetings. They have a wide collection of Christmas Cards. You can even personalized it so that it will fit your own style. They also have a collection of Christmas Thank You Cards that you can send to your friends and family. Sending these thank you card is a great way of showing your appreciation.

Send out your warm wishes to your family and friends this holiday season with Pear Tree Greetings. You will see below the picture of their Christmas card samples. They are all creatively done at a low price. All of the cards are $1.25 or less, and most are $.84! Check them out and order yours now!

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When it comes to the budget, I rely on my wife to do them. She is for sure better than me. We have discussed a couple of times about moving to a bigger place. We are considering getting a 3-bedroom apartment. We are living in a 2-bedroom apartment right now and it seems like we are so coupe up with the limited space. Our daughter has enough toys and books to occupy almost always our living room and her bedroom. In addition to all her things, we also have a couple of things that makes our place crowded. I believe that a 3-bedroom apartment will give us enough space.

If we can decided to move, then we need another bedroom set and it will mean that we can buy a good bedroom set with a bookcase headboard. We both think that a bookcase headboard will give us extra space for storing our books. We do have plenty of books. Besides movies, my wife and I love to read.

I want to buy a bookcase headboard like the one in the picture below. I found this item at CSN Stores and surprisingly this is very affordable!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It has been a long time since I have eaten pancake. So, when wife asked me what I want for dinner I readily said pancake!

Well, Lulu made me some pancake and it was delicious... Thanks babe...
4 pancakes and I ate them all....
Pancakes in a lot of syrup... yummy!