Monday, December 31, 2007

Get Out of Debt

Sometimes bad things just happen. I know that better than anyone. It can often seem like just when your about to climb back on your feet everything falls apart again. it sucks, but it happens to the best of us.

Getting out of debt can be a never ending process causing lots of stress and anxiety. Being able to get a free debt consultation can be very helpful in correcting all your debt problems. No Debts Today.com does free debt consolidation. They also help to educate consumeres on there debts so they can hopefully avoid getting into the same negative situation. They have qualified debt professionals that will be able to assist you in learning what debt is and how to avoid getting yourself into a deep financial hole. Although sometimes its just not possible to avoid getting into situations like that. I don't want to say a cuss word but we all know it just happens.

With so many other problems and worries on your mind being able to get your debts consolidated for free could certainly help to get your mind off of things. After all when your in that kind of trouble the last thing in the world you need is more debt.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Condos on the Lake

There building some new condos here on the lake. They are the first type of structure to be built on the lake. There aren't even any hotels on the lake. Well, there I one but its in a shallow cove near I40. You could never dream of getting any kind of boat in there.

I'm really curious to see what they look like and if there for rent or for sale. Theres only one group of condos for sale in town or at least that go on sale. I think there 100k now and in a gated community at the bottom of skyline mountain. I can't tell if these are going to be for sale or not. I suspect they will be rentals. I have no interest in condo living. I've only lived in a condo once and I hated it. I like taking care of my own yard and I hated having neighbors that close. I still want to see what they look like

This nutty cat

Why is it m cat Snowy only wants to lay in m lap when I'm on the lap top? Since he can't lay in my lap he will hop up here and sit on my chest so that I can't see the keyboard. When he finally does lay down I have to look over the top of him to type. I don't have the heart to put him down.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Shopping for car insurance

Can you think of anymore more boring and tedious to shop for than car insurance. I did mystery shops once on local car insurance companies. I went around and got quotes for car insurance for a 16 year old boy who had just started driving. I think Coyote will be getting a job and paying for his own damn car insurance when it comes time for that. The cost is ridiculous.

They have such silly rules when it comes to car insurance though. Like having to pay higher insurance on a red car or a car thats considered sporty. I don't think that means the car is any less likely to get into an accident or not. But I am not an insurance person. I'm just a car insurance buyer.

I've been wanting to buy a 200 or 2002 (somewhere in that area) BMW z3 roadster for my next car. I had a cousin who had one when they were new. They have since stopped making them and I want one. I can get a used one with low mileage fairly cheap too. The thing is I'm not really sure if I could afford the insurance on a car like that. I'll just have to wait and see I guess.

Or I could go to GoCompare.com and get car insurance quotes right now. I'm sure using there site I'll be able to find a cheaper car insurance than I would just driving around town. the leading insurance comparison site, with a difference. Rather than simply comparing quotes based on price GoCompare.com considers what actually matters like no claims discounts. They also offer a unique 5 star rating system to help you choose the best policy to suit your needs. That way you can just start with 5 star policies and work your way down the list until you find what suites you.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Poker Odds Calculators

My husband loves to play those online poker games. At least he used to. he doesn't play them anymore because people are using those poker calculator things. he hasn't found one he can use and he feels they give the other players an unfair advantage over him so he stopped. Essentially they are poker odds calculators, specifically holdem calculators. I think that its cool that people are able to create programs that do that sort of thing.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Do the research

If you want to further your education and want to take an at home course to do it you have to be careful what course your going to spend your money on. Some people out there are selling courses that are nothing but a load of crap. Sometimes you could pay money for a course and find yourself unable to get the job you need afterward because all of the jobs require an education different than the one you just paid for. its important to do a lot of research before you pay for one of these courses.

But there are now websites out there like Medical Assistant Training Programs.org that do the research for you and help you to make an informed decision on what medical assistant programs or medical assistant schools you want to use. They offer a long list of medical assistant training programs and lots of information about them for you. This way you don't have worry about being duped into paying for something that is actually useless.

By the way the medical profession is an excellant line of work to do into since there are always going to be people that are sick.

A day of strange weather.

We've had some very strange weather today. I mentioned in an earlier post that I woke up to dark gray skies that looked like they were going to rain at any minute. I checked the weather channel radar and according to them it was already raining even though it wasn't actually raining. It did eventually start raining. Then is started to snow. The radar shows no snow. It kept snowing and started to accumulate even though it was 36 degrees outside. It was melting underneath and mushy to walk on. Its been falling off and on all day and still laying on the ground outside now that temperatures are falling below freezing. The roads are going to be a mess tonight and tomorrow morning.

Gac Fruit

Gac fruit is a spiny orangish red gourd like fruit found in Asia. The plant itself is an ornamental plant and found in most gardens is Asia. The fruit is produces is produced during a very short season so its not as commonly eaten as most fruits in Asia but when it does produce it produces in abundance.

I guess there kind of like cucumbers do here in the USA. They only grow for a few months of the summer but there are so many of them when they are producing that you can't eat them all before they go bad.

Gac fruit is being used here in the USA for is essential oil which is loaded in Beta Carotene and antioxidants. If you want to try it yourself you need to look for R.G. Skin Revitalizer because you won't find it listed as just Gas Fruit oil and your not going to find it for sale for culinary uses in grocery stores either. One of its common names is also bitter gourd so that may be why. It may not have the most appealing taste for those of us that weren't raised eating it. Its used to help keep a persons skin healthy so if you have been having trouble with your skin you may want to try it.
Its another gray day here in Arkansas. I haven't gone outside to see how cold it is but the sky is dark and looks like it could rain at any minute. According to the weather channel website it looks like there is some rain headed this way. Rain would be nice. Much nicer than just dark gray skies all day long.

OK I just took a closer look at there radar and according to them its already raining here. Um, its not, lol. Maybe that means its about to rain.

Asian Gac Fruit

Gac fruit is a fruit that grows is Asia. Its red and is about the size of a grapefruit. Its produced on vines in abundance and can often be seen climbing on fences and trellises and in gardens all through Asia. It is often seen in Asia being grown as an ornamental but the fruit has a lot of health benifits as well. Its packed with antioxidants and we all know how antioxidants help to keep you healthy. It also has loads of beta carotene in it which is good for your skin and helps to boost your immune system as well. Essential oils taken from this fruit can be taken as a supplement to keep a persons skin health and keep there immune system strong. You can find this in your natural food store called R.G. Skin Revitalizer. It won't be called Gac fruit in the natural food store that you buy it from.

I have never tried this stuff but maybe I should think about trying it because I have been having some problems with my skin lately. It just doesn't seem to want to stay healthy. Maybe it has something to do with the dieting. But maybe it could help.
I don't know if i mentioned before that i got a new dryer. Its so awesome. We gave our old one to a couple at the church who's dryer quit and they couldn't afford to get a new one. The one I have is one of those that would cost 1800 dollars new but we got it for 250 dollars because it came back to rent a center used and bear snagged it. I really really enjoy using it.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

I need to get back in the gym

Bear and I are going to join the gym again in January. we quit about 6 months ago. I am proud to say that while going to the gym I lost 3 inches on my waist and after I quit I only gained back 1. I guess I owe that to watching my calories and using that calorie counter thing. I was looking at myself in the mirror today and I actually don't think I look all that bad. I have curves, thats for sure, but I'm not fat. I'm sure if I get my but back in the gym for a few months and spend some time on the ellipticals can burn some more inches off of my waist.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

All that Glitters

I love jewelry. All kinds of jewelry. it doesn't have to be made of real precious gemstones to make me happy either. I like costume jewelry just as well. Most women are interested in the more expensive kinds of jewelry though. You know things like diamonds, engagement rings and wedding rings and things like that. At least if there single they are. With Valentines day approaching you may want to consider getting your girlfriend a diamond ring. James Allen.com has a feature where you can design your own set. They have a lot of other already made set s to as well as pearls and other kinds of jewelry. The site is nice and simple and easy to navigate.
I went to the the Christmas Service at the journey the other night. It was a good one. The fog from the fog machines did irritate my cough a little bit but other than that it was fine and it was entertaining too. I also wore my religious jewelry. The little pewter pentagram hanging around my neck. I didn't get to many stares or surprised looks. I did see a few "forced" smiles but I always expect to see some of those until people get used to seeing it. Ever since they approved the Pentagram as a religious symbol to be put on the graves of soldiers and had that thing on the news about it it hasn't seemed so odd to people.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Finally Getting Better

My cold is finally getting better. My cough is especially better. I still have that icky crap running down the back of my throat but I'm sure that will go away soon too. Good old herbal remedies did it again. I didn't even have to hook up any humidifiers or anything like that at all. My ear is still messed up but thats going to take a while to get better.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Add a little Flash to your truck or car.

I used to be really into fancy cars. The more flash they had the better. That was when i was a teenager. I guess everyone is like that though. I've never had a fancy car. I hope to get one next year.

Some people like to put fancy accessories onto there cars to make them flashy, I guess there calling in bling or blim blam or something like that. I don't know exactly what words there using. stainless steel fender trim is a terrific way to make your vehicle look flashier and add protection to it. Fender Trim can be also purchased in chrome or black rubber. I can see why black rubber would be practical but stainless steal would be flashier. I guess they all look great and add a customized appearance to your car or truck.

Chat Lines

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Things are looking up.

My cold seems to be getting a little better now. My cough is looser and I'm not quiet as miserable as I have been. My ear is still ringing though. I guess I'm just going to have to learn to deal with that for a while.

Bear got to work at the new store today. I stopped by to see him and met this woman everyone has been complaining about. They all say she's really lazy and the only reason she has a job is because she was having sex with the general manager of the other store she was working in. Travis, this stores general manager isn't interested in sex with her. I guess she thought she could still get away with the crap she has been pulling because she left for lunch yesterday and didn't come back for 4 1/2 hours. She was written up for it today. I don't expect her to last to long. She seems very resentful of all of the new people and the fact that her old boss is gone.

Business seems to be picking up for me. Its been a slow couple of weeks lately but this week has been pretty decent. I managed to pick up 2 videos yesterday that I got 58 dollars each for. Coyote did the editing for me and put music in the background. If you scroll down you will find one of them. I had to take him out to eat seafood today as payment.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Voip International

Have you ever tried to have international calling put on your phone. Its a pain in the butt and its expensive. Voip International offers low cost international calling from your phone. You can save us much as 90% the cost of your calls. You won't need a calling card or pin code ever and no data plan is ever needed. There are never any hot spots or connection fees required and your calls will all be of the highest digital quality. You will never run out of minutes and never have to worry abut the quality of the calls you are making. Then you have there wonderful packet 8 which is a virtual office and complete contact center. Its feature includes such features as, ACD, IVR, Chat, Email, Voice Mail, and Fax features all on an international level.

So if your doing business overseas or if your an Internet gigolo you can make calls to your business partners or other kinds of partners without having to worry about the quality of the calls your going to make. We know how important it is o be able to make quality phone calls to those multiple Internet boyfriend and girlfriends.

Ouch

I have been so sick and miserable these past few days. I have a nasty cold. It seems to be getting better. I've been taking my herbal cold medicine and its working pretty well. I actually didn't start taking it until yesterday because I was sure I would get better on my own, but I didn't. Its made with mullein leaf, echinacea leaf, onion, and black cherry bark. I made a tincture with it during the summer. I am getting better. My cough is getting looser.

Unfortunately a few days ago my sore throat turned into an ear infection and that put enough pressure on my eardrum while I as asleep to rupture it. At least I think thats what happened. I can't look into my own ear but I did look up the symptoms online. Pain and pressure and then sudden relief of these is one. The other is a bleeding and my ear was bloody the morning after. Then there is the constant ringing sound. Thats annoying. I already read that this has to get better on its own and it can take two months so I won't be going to the doctor until after the insurance goes into effect at the first of the year. I think it would be wise to have it checked and make sure at that point. It doesn't hurt. It hasn't hurt since the night I got the initial ear infection. The day after it happened it felt a little sore and raw inside. Kind of the way your palm might feel if you fell down and skinned it but theres nothing at all now. The only thing that really bothers me is the constant ringing.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Student Loans

Its really very sad that so many people have to go into so much debt to go to collage. There are only so many scholarships to go around and grants are only going to pay for so much. People go to school to get better jobs and make more money but you spend so long paying off your student loans . With TuitionWise student loans you can get up to $40,000¹ a year sent directly to you in about 5 days.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Backgammon

I have never played backgammon. I don't really understand how the game works. My husband loves in though. he plays online backgammon all of the time. There is a site backgammon online site out there called Mister Backgammon that you might be interested in if you play online backgammon online. I will have to show it to him later. There are even tournaments.

Las Vegas

There are so many hotels in Las Vegas that are so awesome its impossible to name just one Las Vegas hotel that I like. There all pretty incredible. I have never seen any of them in person. Maybe someday I will. I would love to attend Postie Con next year in Las Vegas. Everyone seemed to have had so much fun last year. Plus it would give me a chance to see Las Vegas too.

Important Election Information

Its important to stay current on the issues. You can read crap on the internet all day long but we all know there is a difference between just regular crap and bullshit. Like this video for example.


Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters

Adknowledge

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Business has been steady. I'm behind on the telecommunications work again. I can never seem to stay caught up on it. There is always to much that has to be done in other areas. Fortunately it only accounts for about 150 dollars worth of my monthly income. I would let it go but its a comfort to have it there because there is always work to be done.

I've had a cold the past few days. I've been so miserable that the last two nights I didn't bother to go outside and turn off the Christmas light. I'm getting back to that tonight though. It runs up our electric bill to much when there on. It's been lower lately. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the fact that most of the lights in the house have been replaced with those new LED lights or not. We have managed to keep the heat a lot lower this year. I keep at it 70 degrees during the day and 68 at night when we all go to sleep.

Were expecting snow flurries today, tonight, or tomorrow. So they say anyway. It's not going to be anything worth worrying about much to Bears disappointment.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Communication

I used to work in a call center and they had this system going on. I guess it's typical of call centers but it seems like it could have been better. I guess they were only concerned with how much money they could make. I've never had to put together anything like that on my own. I do remember the owner of a beauty shop V used to work at tried to set up a phone system so we could all wear headsets but that did not work out to well. Talkswitch is a compact telephone system that puts the features of PBX systems into the reach of small businesses. Its voicemail, multi-level auto attendants, innovative remote extensions and sophisticated call handling features help your small businesses look bigger and reduce communications costs by helping you stay connected everywhere. With standard connections for fast and easy installation and free PC configuration software, TalkSwitch 240vs system set-up and changes are a snap. TalkSwitch 240vs is the perfect phone system for a new businesses or a small business wanting to look larger. It's also recommended for home based businesses but I do not see a home based business needing something quiet so complicated. Maybe you're running a call center in your garage you would need something like that for a home based business.I used to work in a call center and they had this system going on. I guess it's typical of call centers but it seems like it could have been better. I guess they were only concerned with how much money they could make.

I've never had to put together anything like that on my own. I do remember the owner of a beauty shop V used to work at tried to set up a phone system so we could all wear headsets but that did not work out to well.

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It's also recommended for home based businesses but I do not see a home based business needing something quiet so complicated. Maybe you're running a call center in your garage you would need something like that for a home based business.

HGTV Dream House

I just got through looking at this years HGTV dream house. I didn't like last years at all and knowing this one would be in the Florid keys I was hoping I would like it better. I don't. I haven't liked them the past several years. I don't like the location, the style of the house the colors inside, nothing. Maybe I'm just not an ocean person. That and I can just see some vicious hurricane coming through there and wiping it out. I'll probably still enter the sweepstakes because you can always sell it if you win it. And they are giving away a hybrid with the house.

St Augustine

St. Augustine has to be one of the most beautifully towns along the east cost of Florida. The downtown roads are all beautiful, colorful, romantic, old fashioned cobblestone. The buildings look like something out of Gone with the wind. I almost expected to see a hoop skirt wearing Southern belle come sashaying down the front steps. There are hundreds of shops and restaurants to keep you usy once you get bored with sight seeing and you can still ride on the old horse drawn. they have routes which run all over the downtown. If your not into horse drawn carriages then you may want to try out the old trolley cars. You can take of a tour of an old blacksmiths shop and an old fort on the water. You can still see all the old canons. If the water is for you then maybe you would like to go on the Sunline gambling Cruise or maybe take a ride on the old steam wheel river boat. I cannot think of anything anymore romantic than that. Well it would be more romantic if your into gambling. Some people would find themselves overwhelmed having so much to do. If your one of those people then you may want to think about getting the Trusted Travel eNewsletter and trying one of there site seeing tours. Trusted Tours and Attractions offers discounted tickets to the best sightseeing tours in 21 cities across America. St. Augustine has to be one of the most beautifully towns along the east cost of Florida. The downtown roads are all beautiful, colorful, romantic, old fashioned cobblestone. The buildings look like something out of Gone with the wind. I almost expected to see a hoop skirt wearing Southern belle come sashaying down the front steps. There are hundreds of shops and restaurants to keep you busy once you get bored with sight seeing and you can still ride on the old horse drawn. they have routes which run all over the downtown. If your not into horse drawn carriages then you may want to try out the old trolley cars. You can take of a tour of an old blacksmiths shop and an old fort on the water. You can still see all the old canons. If the water is for you then maybe you would like to go on the Sunline gambling Cruise or maybe take a ride on the old steam wheel river boat. I cannot think of anything anymore romantic than that. Well it would be more romantic if your into gambling.

Some people would find themselves overwhelmed having so much to do. If your one of those people then you may want to think about getting the Trusted Travel eNewsletter and trying one of there site seeing tours. Trusted Tours and Attractions offers discounted tickets to the best sightseeing tours in 21 cities across America.

The 500 calorie iet

I ran across this article recently as a woman attempts to reach a size zero. This is something she was challenged to do and then right about it. she was put on a strct 500 calorie a day diet and during her first week lost 6 pounds.

Today I set my calorie calculator up in such a way that it showed me how much I would loose in 5 weeks if I only ate 500 calories a day and exercised like she did. It was 20 pounds in 5weeks. I was planning on loosing weight modestly but it got me wondering about what it would be like to try it. I would really love to loose the weight fast and I'm curious about it. I'm notorious for doing something just because I want to know what its like.

Today I have only had 502 calories. I'm hungry and I have a headache. I've been trying to stop my stomach from growling by drinking lots and lots of water. I've had what I refer to as empty stomach burps. You will only know what those are if you have gone long periods without food. I've done that in the past as well, when I was much thinner. What happens is your stomach growls and growls and then you start to burp. You haven't eaten anything but your burping. There aren't big belches like you would have after drinking beer. These sound almost like your stomach is growing in your throat.

If i do try this I won't go any longer than 8 weeks. if you want to read the article here's the link

Amelia Island

This cold foggy weather makes me think of wanting to get away. There is this placed called Amelia Island that it would be very nice to visit. Its called Florida's legendary Island. I bet Bear knows all about it. Its described as having southern charm with exotic flare. I was looking over the website and they have stories on the the page about things that have happened on the island. When I have time later tonight I'll have to sit down and read them. I just love places like that that have a history. Right now I would love anything that would get me out of all of this mist and fog. Day after day of this is starting to get kind of depressing and those sandy southern beaches are starting to sound really really nice.

There having a Lodging Special right now. If you book 2 nights there in a row you get the 3rd night FREE at any of the 12 participating Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts. That would be awesome for a three day weekend. I can't think of any that might be coming up, but you could always take a vacation day and make one.

This weather :(

Man this weather is really something else. fog and rain for days now. Bear says it reminds him of Seattle. It makes me think of the UK. Its always foggy and damp and cold there like this. Today is no different. Foggy and rainy and cold. You can only tell its about to rain when it starts getting dark before its supposed too. We don't usually have fog for periods that are this long.

Monday, December 10, 2007

I'm not as fat as I thought.


I have continued to diet. I even started a dieting blog. I looked into that lap band surgery because it's done the Orthoscopic way. That is where they put little cameras inside you and do the whole surgery like that without ever having to make an incision. I do not qualify for this surgery. My Body Mass Index is 26 and thats just barely overweight so even though I feel like I am very fat I am really not that fat at all. I could loose less than 10 pounds and be considered a healthy body weight.

Knowing that does make me feel better but not that much better. My husband would qualify for it but I am not sure he should have it. He doesn't have a lot of self control and there are things you're not allowed to eat after having the surgery and I know he would end up eating to much food and end up nearly killing himself in the process.

The lap band is a band thats fastened around the stomach making it smaller. Its like stomach stapling only a lot less invasive with a much much shorter recovery time. If your interested in lap band los angeles you should check out the website Journey Lite.com.

This game I'm addicted too.

I've gotten addicted to this online game on Big Fish games called beads. Its under the online section. I don't recommend that you play it because you won't want to stop. I've gotten up to level 18 and I can't seem to get any further. I keep telling myself its time to stop playing it. I'm clearly not going to get any further than I already have, but I can't stop. I have to force myself to quit just to get some work done.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

That back bedroom is a mess again

Were going to have to clean out that back bedroom before we put up all of the Christmas decorations. It was clean before we started but pulling out all of the decorations and stuff like that has turned it into a big mess again. It gets really bad when Coyote decides he needs cables for h is computer or something and he goes hunting for the box with all of the cables in it. Its usually hidden under a stack of other boxes so he pulls them all out and doesn't put anything back.
I've been spending some time lately playing 60 minute trials of the down loadable games on Big fish games. I like the 60 minute trials because I know exactly how long Ive been playing. bear can come in and say "You've been playing that for 2 hours, aren't you going to stop now?" And I can say there is no way I've been playing two hours because this is a 60 minute trial. He tried to do that earlier. I don't go for anything to complicated. Just the simple match 3 and find the hidden object games. I love the hidden object games. If things pick up like I hope they will in January maybe I can buy a key for one of them.

Law Blogs

Sometimes I like to read legal blogs. They can be entertaining. Kind of like watching Judge Judy. Sometimes I make Coyote watch Judge Judy too. Its a good example of what not to do. This blog, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Blog | California Criminal Attorneys Law Blog, is a good law blog to read. It discusses California criminal law, strategies in the defense of state and federal crimes, and analysis of celebrity prosecution including Phil Spector, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton.


Bear is transfered, sort of.

Bear learned last week that the two rental stores here in town are merging into one. He will be going to the new one. Some of the people are being transfered out to fort smith and Clarksville. I'm relieved. I've relieved bear is not one of. I can't tell you how many times he gets a job that pays good that he likes and then the company either closes or they decide to transfer him somewhere else. I will never forget when he worked for Sonic and they transfered him to Morrilton. They said "Oh yeah will pay for your gas. We always pay for managers gas." Then they canceled the gas allowance a month later for all managers because it was getting to expensive. He was spending 500 dollars a month to drive an SUV back and forth 6 days a week. The good news about this new store is not only is it bigger but its closer as well and when I need him to pick up milk or something from the store on the way home he doesn't even have to drive anywhere. He can just walk next door.

Friday, December 07, 2007

I wonder where she is

I wonder if Joan ever got the addiction treatment that she soo desperately needed. we haven't heard from her in a while. i guess she finally got the hint. You know ever one of us got hurt and got some sort of prescription pain pill it was like she had some sort of sixth sense or something. she would be here within 48 hours. She had us wondering for awhile if our house was bugged or something.

Dubai

A fairytale city, thats what Dubai is, at least it will be when construction is completed. A gleaming jewel of ultra modern buildings shining like blue topaz in the burning sands of the desert. If you do a Google search you will find computer animated pictures of buildings so incredible they look like they came out of some fantasy romance novel. Thats what they make me think of anyway. Many of the buildings are under construction at the moment and probably will be for some time.

Dubai City is located in the Emirate of Dubai, within The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a wealthy oil producing nation bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman with excellent relations with the west. Right now its the planet's biggest construction site and is currently yielding the world's largest per capita concentration of cranes and is Caterpillar's biggest customer. Its landmarks include the Burj Al Arab, the worlds first seven star hotel. Dubai hosts over 50 major projects, all with sub projects that each dwarf almost anything we can conceive: a Manhattan-sized palm tree shaped peninsula visible from space, 300 man made islands in the shape of the Earth, the world's tallest tower, tallest residential tower, largest airport and a dozen cities within a city, each with tax free treatment, infrastructure and special benefits for international corporations. The city has attracted Microsoft, Cisco, Sun, Reuters, Virgin Airways, Donald Trump and Martha Stewart.

Even though there is still a lot under construction this would definitly be a place worth visiting. I've heard there is a mall there that has a ski slope with a ski lift in it and an endless amount of luxury hotels for you to stay in including one that was designed to look like a billowing sail. If you go to Dubai apartments.biz you will find and endless amount of vacation rentals in the form of Dubai apartments, Dubai Hotels, and Dubai hotel apartments. Dubai Apartments.biz is the biggest short term rental portal in Dubai with over 120 self catering properties.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Hoteles

It can be so hard to find the right hotel room at the best price. If you made your reservations online its a lot easier to find them. Well sometimes. Searching for the place to stay is not always been an easy task for those who prefer to book in Spanish because a lot of Hoteles don't have Spanish speaking employees. Hotels.com has made it easier for Spanish-speaking travelers to book rooms with there comprehensive Spanish site Hotels.com en espanol (http://espanol.hotels.com) and there dedicated customer service center with the ability to take Spanish Speaking Callers (800-316-4145). The whole process and site was designed to make things easier for those who speak only Spanish.

Nursing Homes

There was an old woman at my husbands church that died recently. She was thought of as "everyones" grandma. I don't know why they were allowing a 92 year old woman to live alone. Her kids noticed during the summer that she was clumsier than usual and had fallen a few times. Last week she walked onto her back porch to enjoy the cool morning air and fell down the steps. She hit her head and fell face down. She drowned in her own blood. I don't know why she was living alone at that age and with people knowing she had had a problem with falling. I guess no one ever thinks that something like that could happen. I'm sure that they didn't want to think about nursing homes but if she wasn't going to move in with anyone and no one was going to stay with her they probably should have considered it. She might be alive now if they did. Better Caring.com is a site that can inform people who may be putting there parents into a nursing home of what choices they have and about the different nursing homes. This way you wouldn't have to be concerned about neglect or abuse.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I Am A Witch!!!

There was an old woman at bear' church who died recently. She was a sweet old lady. They gave her an award this year because she sends out over 1000 Christmas cards every single year. She paid for them out of her own pocket and just went down the church membership list and sent them out to everyone who had a birthday.

Well, last week was walked out onto her back porch and missed the step and fell. She hit her head and died in the hospital a few days later. Now the woman was 92 years old and lived a very full life. Bear asked me to go to the funeral with him.

I have gone to events held at the church before but I don't attend church there for obvious reasons. I'm a witch and there Christians and it is a place of Christian worship. Well I went to the funeral, silver pentagram hanging around my neck and all.

I only got a few uncomfortable looks. One of the people is actually someone I have spent some time with. I guess he didn't know. Well, he does now. Some of them went out of there way to be friendly to me. I guess they know Bear and pastor Steve have been trying to get me to come to there services. But while sitting through the funeral and listening to one of the preachers do his thing I was reminded why I don't go to service. I'm a Witch! I don't believe in sin. And I certianly don't believe I am going to go to hell because I don't believe Jesus Christ was the son of God. I love Pastor Steve to death, but I did not like sitting there listening to that or listening to them sing worship songs. Sorry, I'm not going to clap and sing along. I am a Witch! Sing about the moon, about nature, about trees and plants and flowers and dancing in the moonlight and then I might sing along.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Overstock.com

Overstock.com is having an All I want for Christmas Giveaway give away. It starts today day. Well I guess its nearly the 4th now so I guess I should say it started yesterday. Every day on overstock.com you have a chance to win your favorite gifts! You can enter to win a A-Grand-A-Day $50,000 Giveaway also. overstock.com has all sorts of things to look at at overstock clearance prices.

For example I desperately need a new Duvet cover. I got so fed up with my worn out over bleached hole riddles duvet cover I just threw it away and started using. They have a white on white Satin one king size for 39.99 dollars. Unfortunately Satin and cats aren't a good combination. I found one identical to the one I have now for 75 dollars and some other cotton ones for over 100 dollars.

I also love there worldstock handcrafted section since I like the look of exotic jewelry, furniture, and clothing.

Big Love

I just discovered a series I might be interested in watching from now on. Its called big love and it about a man with three wives. I think he is a Mormon but I'm not positive.

Modern polygamist Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) tackling problems outside his three-house suburban home. As a failed expansion and a suspicious employee entangle his work at Henrickson Home Plus, Bill races to find the person responsible for outing his wife Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn) as a polygamist at Utah's Mother of the Year ceremony. Meanwhile, back at the fundamentalist Juniper Hill compound, prophet Roman Grant (Harry Dean Stanton) sets his sights on Bill's brother Joey (Shawn Doyle) as leverage to regain a share of the family business. Throw a pregnant Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin) and an overcompensating Nicki (Chloe Sevigny) into the mix, and Bill won't be getting much sleep at any of his houses. Bold, funny and wholly original, Big Love continues to explore the evolving institution of marriage through this typically atypical family.

I think I'm going to set this up on the DVR to record. According to the website its had 2 seasons and I want to watch the old ones too.
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