Monday, October 30, 2006
On another note, I almost blew it with the laptop and ipod...now the funny thing is that the cert says ipod which I will be pretty mad if all I get is an ipod after doing seven offers...yes, I had to do seven offers since one did not bother to credit....so I had to do the Boca Java offer and now I have more coffee than I know what to do with since I had to do the Gevalia offer as a replacement in the plasma TV conga since my Time Life CD never credited and those peeps even called me to see how I was enjoying the CD and my answer to them was "you never even credited me for the plasma TV" and he pretended he didn't know what I was talking about...bums...lol...well back to the cert, my browser closed and I lost the cert and I couldn't get it back so I wrote them and then them emailed me this morning and told me to send the W-9 all filled out...now isn't this getting to be a regular thing with me...lol....
Sunday, October 29, 2006
I had to watch this movie for this class I am taking and I finally watched it last night and loved it...very touching story about a Latino teacher teaching in an urban high school which is all Latinos as well. No, this is not a bilingual school neither since they all have to speak English. When I was once assigned to a Latino school here, I was speaking some Spanish and even wrote my greeting to the class in Spanish....I know some Spanish through my job experience....the children right away told me not to speak nor write anything on the board in Spanish since everyone there was required to speak English....mystery to me right there....?????.....lol....
Now back to the movie...this teacher goes into this school thinking he will teach computers and they tell him then that they couldn't get the computers so he is ready to walk out but they tell him that he has to teach remedial math...eeeekkkk...I hope I don't run into that too....but I just may and I changed my mind after watching this film....it showed unruly students with behavior issues who didn't want to be in school and they had too much responsibilities at home and some of the kids belonged to gangs but the teacher was able to reach them and make them learn and they really grew to like him....this makes me want to teach in a school like that once I get my certificate....this is also a true story....so it really happened and it is no work of fiction....
I think everyone should watch this movie and it is available at Blockbusters....
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Now the DVD player, I happen to get a pop-up and did one offer and it greened right away and now I just have to get it notarized and mailed....
The plasma TV, I joined a conga and did eight offers and they gave me a ref and all I had to do was submit my W-9......now the laptop, there was also a conga so I joined and did 6 offers and they gave me a ref and my offers still have to go green and so do my refs and then I can not only get my laptop but also the video ipod they throw in as a bonus.....ain't this all so sweet.......
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Now the buyers also have an advantage on this website where they can get contact information to directly contact the seller of the condo they are interest in. Developers and sellers can also list on this site.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Now if someone is on Lorazepam and has to go to the doctor for another reason and surgery is needed, there are many anesthetics that would not be feasible to administer to the patient since this particular drug is almost like a sedative....there are other alternatives available and that would be much easier....
With a service like this, the doctor and nurse can simply look up on one website instead of having to go to multiple websites and find out everything they need to know and what are the safe anesthetics to administer to the patient...this is also a big time saver which is a big and critical help in medical care.
They are a very valuable resource and a convenient tool that once the clinics try it, they won't know what they ever did without them.
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Borrower/Broker blogs also provider many information that is valuable for both parties.....the company provides best lending practices and full disclosure....these are the critical decisions of our lifetime so it is worth to check out the website....
Thursday, September 28, 2006
One can also get bachelor's degrees there in Business and information technology as well and there are also certification programs there...Capella University is a national leader in online education...
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Now let me tell you about a new software by Acorn Systems that helps companies track their profits and costs...it is also an IT chargeback software and it combines a unique and proven methodology with a highly scalable, sustainable software platform to provide a workable profit improvement solution. This also provides the foundation for sound decision making. Companies are trying to understand and improve profitability, supply chain efficiencies, cost allocation and cost reduction rely on Acorn for accurate, and dynamic cost/profit analytics.
The employees at Acorn are bent on helping their customers improve profits and reduce costs. That is all they do and they are focused so that they can deliver on helping their customers quickly improve their profitability. This is all for multi-national corporation, a government organization or a medium-sized business, Acorn Systems has solutions that will directly interface with the existing systems and make it possible for a business to quickly start improving the results of the organization.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
One can invest in gold, silver, and platinum. Now it is easy to ask why platinum and the answer is simple. Platinum plays an important role in the automotive, electrical, petrochemical and glass industries, as well as a growing role in jewelry. Just imagine what will happen to the platinum price when potentially increasing demand outweighs the extremely limited supply. That is the main reason to buy platinum coins. Also the U.S. mint has produced the American Eagle platinum coin as well because of investment demand.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Saturday, September 16, 2006
USWeb (whom I am very proud to work for) has worked with some of the world’s largest online media companies like Forbes.com and CNET Networks who are considered the leading sources of information within finance and business matters since that is what those companies are about. Both of them rank high in the search engines show up more often than smaller sites with similar information.
Now let us just take an example and say that Google wants to be there when Forbes breaks a story on a trading scandal or when CNET breaks a story on the first review of the latest, soon to be released tech gadget. We always need to think long and hard about the content our target audience is most interested in.
USWeb's search engine marketing services are here to get your site noticed when potential buyers are looking for the products and services you have to offer. Their Search Engine Optimization, PPC Bid Management, and Trusted Feed services target the specific audience and prospects to your site.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
There are also good workouts where it can benefit in body fat loss and energy increase and there is also great access to personal trainers. Just by visiting the website, one can not only find out information on these clubs but also personal information on the trainers. These gyms are located in La Jolla, Kearny Mesa, La Jolla Village, and Pacific Beach
NORWICH Union now has short term car insurance for that type of situation and before one worries about cost, they do assure the customers that it is cheap auto insurance. It is now easy to buy car insurance online and it can be done in 15 minutes. They also allow the convenience of car insurance shopping as well.
Orlando also welcomes more tourists a year more so than the whole state of California and they now have seven theme parks.
Some of the procedures performed include rhinoplasty, facelifts, eyelid surgery, facial scar revision, lip reduction and many more. Non-surgical procedures such as BOTOX injections, microdermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing are also performed by the Art of Facial Surgery. Any questions that a prospective client may have can be answered in the FAQ section of that website.
The latest hair transplant technology as well as shorter recovery time and safer solutions for permanent healthy hair has helped Dr. Pistone’s patients. It is of importance for a prospective clients to get as much information as possible in order to make an informed decision.
Cosmetic surgery is more of a neccessity rather than a luxury. The results at this clinic are very professional and natural looking as well since the clinic focuses on the natural look.
Friday, September 01, 2006
They don't have the Hope Diamond since that diamond is now in the Smithsonian and it was donated to them by Harry Winston who was a jeweler.
There have been many clients who came to the clinic who had already six or seven nose jobs and finally it was corrected at the Lasky Clinic. Dr. Frankel is a stickler for results and has a meticulous eye and skills for detail. That is how he can guarantee the best results and they have many happy clients.
There are also gift baskets for the chocolate lovers and these gifts can also be used for birthdays and holidays as well or just as friendly thank you's....many people who have recieved these gift baskets are always happy and appreciated of just the thought itself...
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Their selections include Disney Princess, Thomas Kinkade and Beary Sweet. They also carry Bradford Exchange collector plates, Ashton Drake collectible dolls, and Ardleigh Elliot music boxes....
Here are just some examples of how they look
Music boxes are awesome and very beautiful and they have been around for many centuries...one great thing about music boxes is that they can be treasured and kept for many many years and handed down from one generation to the next. They are also delectable works of art.
I have five music boxes myself...one plays Moon River and then I have a Santa music box which by the way this online website also includes the Christmas theme music box as well and the Santa music box I have plays Deck The Halls. I also have a teddy bear music box that plays Take Me Out To The Ballgame...I think they are all so precious and that is one thing I always say about music boxes is not only how beautiful they are but how precious they are and I can sit all day and listen to them...they make very wonderful gifts not only just for collectors but for everyone.
This online music box shop has very easy navigation and several themes and brands are available.
Today, I went to the library and got her book Dragon Rider since I have always wanted to read that and I got another one by her called Inkheart which is a sequel to Inspell....so now I have to read that and these others...I will be busy and then my school work too not to mention trying still to get my free iPod.....
Everyone is invited to this events and many retailers, restaurant owners, and wholesalers are also there as well. At least 75,000 events have been posted there so the wine conneissures will be very busy and if you are one too, you will have a very wide choice. At the website there is a ticketing system that allows one to post events and sell tickets to their own events and you can also link back to your own site...one of the best features about this service is you don't have to pay a fee for it....
You can have a look at the Wine and Food events calendar, worldwide by city . This is mentioned in every major US newspaper.
I now have five credited referrals and it has only been a week so I am doing well....I have to have this done by November 23 so I just keep my fingers crossed that five more people can come forward....
If any of you want a free iPod, here is where you can get it.....
I can't wait to get my iPod.....
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I want to remind everyone with trucks and SUVs that you can now get your parts and accessories online at truck toolbox and that includs Single Lid Crossovers, Double Lid Crossovers and Gull Wing Crossovers....also there is free shipping on all orders over hundred dollars....simply look for your product and give them your make and year of you auto and they do a perfect match....
On another note, can you imagine a flower whose plant reaches maturity at five feet...well there is one called the amorphophallus titanum that was first discoved in Sumatra in 1878....there have only been a handful of bloomings during the decades in the United States...this is one of the world's largest flowers....there is one in full bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens...they will hand pollinate it and produce and distribute seeds...
Monday, August 28, 2006
Payperpost wants to have a blog that gives a very objective post and guess who they chose to do it...you got it...Bill Clinton since he is one of the very few who have no preferences as to who gets evicted and who wins the grand prize...so he will be sent in the Big Brother house to live in there for two weeks and get to know the other houseguests and he will even compete in the competitions and if he has to eat slop, he will eat slop without complaining....just like the rest of the houseguests, he will be cut off from his family, and the whole world and no morning runs nor golf games for him during that time...only immunity he has is that he is free from eviction for two weeks and after two weeks he then goes to sequester and sees how the jurors are living and getting along over there....he will also be cut off from everything just like the houseguests....
The only priviledge Bill Clinton will have unlike the rest of them is that he gets to blog everyday about the Big Brother house and the sequester house but he will not have web surfing access and full Internet access...he will just have blog access...and in the meantime we can read his blog and Payperpost will then have accurate reports coming in and they can work with that.....
Bill Clinton also gets to go to the wrap party at the end of the season....
Let us hear it for Payperpost and their brilliant idea and the fact that they might be able to get Bill Clinton to do this project....
I am going to do part two to talk about the flower garden....
Sunday, August 27, 2006
On another note....sometimes I wish I had a bigger yard and more acerage and Barrington is one great place since crime is also low and the houses are beautiful...one of the best realties of Barrington Real Estate is NewCastle Realty since they put the client's needs first.
One thing at least everyone agrees on in this country is how good Medicare is when needed and something for the elders and the disabled....Epocrates now has a new Drug and Health Plan formulary product that helps the clinicians get better care for their patients...they can access it online and get all the information about all the medications....It also includes pricing coverage for all Medicare part D coverage...remember when Medicare did not have a prescription plan and that now shows that there is a big improvement since meds can now be covered....so now someone with a bipolar disorder who is on Abilify...if they have to go in ER for a bad cut, their clinician then get information for what treatments and drugs that won't interfere just to give effective theraphy and heal the bad cut.
Now do you want to know attorneys make huge obscene amounts of money...it is because they want to overcharge their clients and many get away with it...although there are many who are very honest like Simmons, Jannace & Stagg . They saved this one lady from being exploited and hear this now...she was one of poor widows from 9/11...her original lawyer filed a suit to get 2 million dollars, yes you read right and this lady lost a close loved one.....now let us thank Simmons, Jannace & Stagg for filing a motion to dismiss the other lawyer's suit to collect that 2 million.....kudos to that law firm....
Thursday, August 03, 2006
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Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Well too bad they are cut off from the world or they could find out about this blog that has just been launced on San Diego real estate and home sales that is really a mini-portal to communicate with the buyers market....I mean both the sellers and the buyers....the advice and expertise of the real estate agents will be provided to the potential buyers without any pressure but at the same time gives insight to the buyers..just as an example if they are looking for Rancho Santa Fe Homes for sale they can find out that information.....HomeSalesSanDiego.com will continue to grow.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
On a more friendly note, I found just the place for reconstructive surgery and treatment and it is the Williams Center that is headed by Dr. Edwin Williams...he has many excellent credentials and he provides excellent consultation using a computer imaging tool to explain all the details to his patients....
One of Dr. Williams' specialties include Otolaryngology meaning the ears, nose and throat with experience in rhinoplasty/nasal reconstruction and teaches advanced rhinoplasty on a national level.
Practically half of Albany Rhinoplasty practice consists of revision or extensive reconstructive nasal surgery.
One of the best features of the clinic is their 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week on-call option. That means one of their surgeons is always available for a client’s immediate need. The clinic also protects the patient’s confidentiality. Office visits and medical records remain confidential unless instructed otherwise by the patient.
Friday, July 28, 2006
What really interests me about search engines is the results that come up when typing in a topic of my personal choice...yes we keep hearing of the Alexa ranking that goes by popularity of a website meaning the tabulations of the number of visitors everyday....
Now I just typed in flowers in the google search page since I want to read more on flowers...yes I know I keep doind entries on flowers and I have even confirmed that I have a flower garden....so by typing in flowers, the number one result is 1800flowers.com and then the three top results are FTD, ProFlowers, and Dot Flowers.
Now Google has begun beta testing their accessible web search for the visually challenged. this type of search, is available on Google’s experimental software site at http://labs.google.com/ . So on Google Accessible Search, the number one site for "flowers" is tesco.com/flowers. This is a UK site that is very well coded and 1800flowers.com is not even on the first page of results.
Now type in "online marketing" and the number one result is usweb.com and it is the same result on on Google Accessible Search. The reason for this is the company created the USWeb site in Web Standards, and it is in compliance with Web Accessibility guidelines. Now when I do a search for another term “Internet marketing”, I see that strategy pays off even more with a #2 ranking on Google Accessible Search. Also I have noticed Wikipedia pop up very high on the fist page. Interesting, right!!!! You can even see these exact same results just by doing this search.
So I see it does make sense for Google to simply apply this to their current algorithm. Creating this barrier of clean code does weed out a lot of garbage. Also the blogs are often clean code because of the their design. So blogs will start to rank much higher. Another thing I learned is that sites like .gov and .edu sites are Web Accessible compliant by very strict policies.
I think that Google Accessible Search will soon be a major addition to Google’s primary search engine. One way to take advantage of that is to make the website very accessible.
Now I will go back to talking about a popular search engine marketing firm and that would be USWeb that is now an industry leader with a proven track record in search engine optimization. USWeb will optimize websites to ensure that that website achieves and maintains high rankings for certain keywords and is in the Internet's leading search engines and directories that includes Google, Inktomi, Yahoo, AOL, MSN.
One thing about buying stocks is that one does not have to rely on dividend paying stocks to make dividend like income in the portfolio. The investor can easily make an extra 5%, 10% or more over a one year time period. There are some large companies out there that seem to never pay dividends. Loyal shareholders tend to stay with these stocks while the companies sit on billions of dollars in cash. The truth is that some companies may never pay dividends. They tend to use profits to fund acquisitions, aggressive research programs, or as rainy day reserves. There are investors who don't want to sell their stock but would like to raise some cash. There are hundreds of shares of stock, maybe thousands, that sit in investors' portfolios and those shares could be putting stacks of cash in their owners' pockets.
It is now easier than ever to squeeze dividend-like income from non-dividend paying stocks. What happens is that most stocks offer publicly traded options. One can make these transactions with the broker that is similar to buying and selling stocks. A call option gives another investor the right to buy shares at a price that can be set anytime before a certain date. That way a premium can be collected by selling the call and the investor then gets the premium, in cash, on the day the option is sold.
Options trading is another stategy.
The very heavily-traded stocks include Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG), and Ebay (EBAY). Option premiums fluctuate but the examples below illustrate returns whatever one might expect over the period shown for every thousand shares of the stock. It is easy to sell options each month, up to 12 times a year, after they expire. It's not unusual to see return rates of 12% over sixty days, which works out to an astounding 72% annual return just on stocks that one has in the portfolio. Of course brokerage commissions and taxes will affect actual returns. Along with a complete suite of educational materials and premium toll-free customer support, PowerOptions provides the essential data needed to invest with stock options. Their patented SmartSearchXL® technology is not available anywhere else. It's the best way to Find, Compare, Analyze, and Make Money On Stock Option Trading.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
I found a new site where they sell excellent software site where they sell downloads for the System Cleaner that is used for defragging, cleaning, optimizing, removing invalid and error producing entries, and a privacy protector. This is the site to visit and try their products; http://www.pointstone.com .
Yes, you can now buy the registry cleaner and defragger as well as the Internet accelerator where you can have more speed on your web browsing experience. The privacy protector gets rid of unwanted clutter and keeps information secure. Then there is the startup manager that controls which programs are executed at Windows startup. The Internet extension manager manages browser extensions and diagnoses and resolves conflicts by temporarily disabling them. The disk space explorer displays hard disk usage and analyzes which area take most space on the disk.
Other side benefits of this site is the support section as well as a blog where they give updates on what to look for as far as using their products as well as behind the scenes news. The bargains on this site are also excellent.
Now half my flower seeds never came up but the ones that did really look beautiful and I have some pictures posted in my garden blog.
Now I find out from the gardening forum that there are unwanted trees in my garden...they just sprouted last month and already they are a waist high and when I posted pics yesterday...several people came forward and stated that those were pecan saplings...so I am wondering how did those get in the garden since I have no pecan trees nor know anyone with those....they told me that a squirrel could have buried the seeds or a neighbor may have dropped one and the squirrel found it and buried it there....
Now I have to trim those down and wait until the season is over so I can pour the poison....another huge headache......
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Believe it or not, the slyders are also nutritious as I found out from this following website http://www.whitecastle.com . They are low in carbs and calories which is good for those who want to lose weight. I also have a White Castle conveniently located near me. They have won me as a lifetime customer. I highly recommend this place for sandwiches and to have their slyders.
Now the catch to downloading is that one has to have the artist or the song title and as I found out last night, even that was not enough.
Now there was a scene in the movie City By The Sea that had a restaurant scene and the jukebox was playing something from the 1950s and I never knew the name of it, so I just did a soundtrack search for City By The Sea and then found it and when I typed it in my search for the music downloading nothing valid came up. So I had to do some more sleuthing until I could come up with more information and then my search finally proved fruitful.
Now I have to get my iPod.
Now if I went along with this, I would love to have a few designs like "Save Our Trees", "Stop Global Warming", "Deflate Gas Prices", "Buy American Made Items" and "Say No To Drugs". These are a just a few of the examples I have mentioned. The list can go one. By going to this website, there is a demo of how to use the machine: Button Maker . One gets to see how the buttons are made and there is an online catalog listed there along with the shopping cart feature. Then another useful website just to get ideas would be http://www.prickie.com/ . That website has many designs to choose from and it is easy to get creative with that.
There are no limits as to what type of buttons to make and the possibilities are endless. If one just wants to put graphics on there, that is a big possibility and buttons are also used to convey messages as well. They can be used to sell or just to give away to family and friends.
Another good part about this is it seems like a fun money maker and it looks like a big profit maker as well.
They just showed the veto contest and George won the veto so he took himself off the block and now Jase was put on the block. He is not at all happy that he may be going home. He was pretty sneaky his own season and Nakomis got him out that year and so the BB6 people are leary as far as keeping him in the game.
They need to know that Dani and Marcellas are both playing both sides.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Nancy Burpee who is a world class swimmer made an attempt to participate in the 2004 Paralympic Games that was held in Athens, Greece since the United States team was selected at the US Olmpic trials. Ms. Burpee already had world records in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle at the trials held in Minnesota.
Now here is the catch, Ms. Burpee was disqualified by an Australian referee on a procedural techicality. After her disqualification, Ms. Burpee called Mr. Kevin Simmons, who is a partner at Simmons, Jannace, & Stagg and asked the law firm to intercede on her behalf to veto the disqualification. She also asked that the firm take action against the United States Olympic Committee to require that the committee name her to the Olmpic team. The law firm represented Ms. Burpee on a pro bono basis.
The law firm then began arbitration under the United States Olympic Committee Rules and live testimony was taken from swim referees in Canada and Australia. Simmons, Jannace & Stagg stated that the Australian referee showed bias against Ms. Burpee by making various comments meaning that this Australian referee did not want Ms. Burpee competing against an Australian paralympic swimmer. The law firm also stated that the United States Paralympic swim trials were not held in accordance with the paralympic rules.
Unfortunately even with all these efforts, an independent arbitrator ruled against Ms. Burpee and declined to force the United States Olympic Committee to name her to the Paralympic Team. Ms. Burpee has moved on and is continuing with her swimming career and will compete in the World Championships in the upcoming year.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Now I love Disney World and I plan to one day see the whole place that can no longer be covered in a whole day like it use to be....
Let me just get my frequent flyer miles and then spend them on flying to Orlando and I can do that the next time they have the poetry convention in Orlando since I am always submitting my poetry to them and they keep sending me these plans....
Now to hit two birds with one stone, I can see Disney World and to save money on lodging, I can instead do without a hotel and stay in one of their rental condos that save quite a bit of money...yes that is me always looking for ways to save and yet have a great time.....these condos have one to three bedroom and you would be paying that same amount for a hotel room...these also have benefits for the whole family....now at http://www.condoexpress.com you will notice they have the Sheraton Vistana Resort that offers special pricing...then at the Liki Tiki Village, they have an onsite water park for the guests...now that is very tempting since I am a water park fan....
I mean like play the game or leave....now Kaysar made a deal with chilltown that he won't nominate them if just in case one of them got HOH, they put up the floaters but are they going to do it? No, since Mike and Will know not to win HOH....Will plans to skate this season thinking that is how he will win.....
I say we get rid of chilltown....but since James won the HOH, he may not put them up.....
Now if I really want to dress like Angelina Jolie, I can draw circles around her and for a lot less money....since I even design my own clothese more than buy them, I can dress better than her LOL!!!
Guess what!!!! Forget that you cannot afford her clothes, you can still dress a lot better than her whether you design your clothes or not...
Just go over to http://www.chicshopatlanta.com and they play very nice music and it is a very easy tour there and you will find that you can get a complete wardrobe revamp for all under $500.00 and that is right...that is the figure they give and you can be guaranteed that you will look better than a lot of your favorite celebs...
You can also get a makeover and there are several testimonials on their website as well as a photo gallery on the before and after.....
Now I know what to do when I have my first $500.00 saved up and then yes I will make a reservation and you can have that done just by providing your email address and what you would like done...
Now whoever thought that someone who is not in the BB7 house and never was in the show BB would impact this season's game...that is right and this is coming from joker's update....Toni Ferrari who has been on other reality shows once roomed with Diane Henry and it has been confirmed by both parties that they are no longer friends...so how does Toni Ferrari handle this but call up all the S6ers and tell them that Jase and Diane have the Mr. and Mrs. Smith alliance....
Now let us all remember that Jase showed back in his own season that he had an obsession with Brad Pitt and wanted to be just like him...now the other HGs in this season suspect the secret alliance since they are never seen in the house speaking to one another so they are all suspicious and feel just like what Danielle from BB5 stated "Yes, it is the Mr. and Mrs. Smith Alliance."....Janelle also confirmed she got a phone call from Ms. Ferrari.....
Interesting how all these twist come in this show.....
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Just the other day, I went to visit DeKalb since I like to go there for nostalgia and I once did live there a while back. I hadn't visited there in a while so I drove there the other day and spent a few hours there. I still think it is a very pretty and quaint little town. Northern Illinois University is located there and it is the barbed wire capitol of the world. There are a lot of old homes there and do I ever wish that I could own them.
What did I end up doing was checking out their real estate listings and and house prices and I saw it costs more to buy a home there than what it costs where I live to own a home and I don't live in a shack. LOL!!!! Now I was not really serious about moving to DeKalb, I just wanted to see how much their houses costs there and what all is available.
Now there is another town close by to DeKalb but it is in other counties (Kane, DuPage, Will, and Kendall all combined) instead of DeKalb county. It is The City Of Aurora that was founded in 1834 and then in 1837 it was incorporated into a city when their Post Office was established. Aurora is also called "The City Of Lights" because it is the first city in the United States to use electric street lights so within 15 miles of each other we see a lot history. Aurora is 45 miles southwest of Chicago and I just mentioned the street lights and then DeKalb is 60 miles west of Chicago and invented the barbed wire. DeKalb was also founded in the mid 1800s and has retained some of their old buildings.
Aurora now has a population of over 157,000 and houses six school districts and has two community colleges; college of DuPage being one of them.
The real estate market for Aurora includes condos, townhouses, single family houses and more. Single family properties have been sold for last year in the price range of $56,100 to $975,000. The condos and townhouses have ranged from $52,000 to $578,000. This is similar to prices with a Chicago Realtor .
Aurora is closest to the Fox Valley Park District. The Park Disrict covers 47 square miles of land and three different towns including Aurora. The Fox Valley Park District has golf courses, an aquatic center and a few fitness centers, plus much more.
Aurora also has a zoo that is open daily with free admission.
There finally is a site where there are no strings attached. Just go to Gulfstream Internet Group and enter your name and address and you are registered to win a free iPod. I just registered there myself. They give away a free iPod everyday and there is nothing to buy and no credit card needed and you don't have to refer friends. There is still an option to earn a free option by completing offers, taking surveys, or just printing coupons which are very useful.
Gulfstream Internet Group is the parent company of iPodsweepstakes.com and they have been in business for seven years. They have given away over a thousand iPods so far.
Some search terms include iPod, mp3, and music download. Once again here is the site to visit, http://www.iPodSweepstakes.com/default.aspx?offer=blogspot2
Now the ones who made it in the house all are recieving $2,000 a week and once they go to the sequester house they will recieve $5,000 a week. so let us get our calculators out and figure the first one in the sequester house will get this $7,000 + ($2,000 x 6) + ($5,000 x 6) = $7,000 + $12,000 + $30,000 = $49,000 TOTAL
Ladies and gentlemen, that is a lot more than what a half the population in this country make a year. Now let us figure out for those who are only in sequester for a week. $7,000 + ($2,000 x 11) + ($5,000 x 1) = $7,000 + $22,000 + $5,000 = $34,000
That is still a lot of money for what, sitting around all day for three months and just talking and lying and playing.
Talk about being born with a silver spoon in one's mouth.....at least I appreciate everything I get since I work for everything I have and will always touch in my life.
It is also the highest traffic career site used by not only job hunting students and recent graduates but also employers who want to hire them. Once I make my career change, I will also post my resume there since I have that much faith in that site. I browsed there and I was very impressed by the fact that it is easy to find answers there and they are eager to help. So, if you're a college student or recent graduate, then CollegeRecruiter.com is a great place to find entry level jobs and internships. Once again here is the website, http://www.CollegeRecruiter.com
To me, this is just an Hollywood version of the Gong show. I never did believe in the Gong show since I feel everyone should have a fair chance to perform their acts.
Many people had a hard time going back for college courses before of many factors like being tired after working a nine to five shift and then having to go to class, spending late nights and weekends doing homework and studying for tests, studying for finals when Holiday season preparations are a must and also trying to raise a family. Now there is a solution to all this.
One trend that is growing rapidly more than ever is online education and training. I can easily vouch for online courses since I once took many courses through my local online university. There are so many benefits and advantages to this. One is you don't have to worry about attending class two to three times a week or even every night like it use to be. You can now just log in and get the assignments and do your homework and work on your own schedule. When I took online courses, I made all As with flying colors. I was also in constant communcations with my instructor and my classmates since there were many group assignments we did just by communicating on the Internet and submitting them on the site.
Now University Of Phoenix has been offering online courses for quite a few years now and they offer a variety of programs whether you want a Bachelor's degree, Masters, or even a PhD. Certificate programs are also available. The programs available cover Business, Education, Health Care, Criminal Justice just to name a few.
Other online universities also include Colorado Tech, Devry, and Keller. Their tuition rates are lower and one can get a federal grant, loans, or scholarships. One can just get started simply by doing a search on schools and do a search by name, zip code, and degree or program and a counselor will contact you and start the application right away.
Once accepted, the program will be close to beginning or just about to begin and you can study at your own pace and yet finish in a good timing. Classes start every 4 to 8 weeks.
Here is a good website to check and browse, http://www.achieveyourcareer.com/?refcode=2151134397
Let the deer roam the woods.
Let the rabbits roam the woods.
Let the squirrels roam the woods.
Let the birds fly through the woods.
Instead of bullets, use paintball.
Paintballs don't injure.
Out comes the paint.
It hits the trees.
The paint shines in the light.
Maybe glows in the dark.
Never hit the animals.
Just aim for the coats.
The best sport.
A most fun game.
Good outdoor exercise.
A fun nature hobby.
Sleep at night.
Paint in the light.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Now DH's mother told me just the other day that digital cameras intimade her and I showed her how to use it and how easy it is. High tech is pretty much taking over so I feel we should all learn and it is not hard and there are many tutorials on the Internet available. Here is one site that speaks of high tech items, high tech gadgets . Then here is the main site for the tutorials, http://electronics.newbie.org . It is a great site for all newbies.
I do much of my research on the computer and I learn many things just reading online and then learning about all the new gadgets available.
Now Kaysar who is this week's HOH nominated Diane and Nakomis to go on the block and I don't get it since Chilltown is out to get him but he makes a deal with them telling them that if he does not put them up, they (Chilltown gets the floaters if they end up winning HOH).
The two girls are very upset. They were both crying. I kind of feel that this is all the friendship again and that Kaysar thinks those girls are the friendship which in no way they are not. Now I have always respected Kaysar, but I wish he didn't put those two up for nominations.
They showed the POV (Power Of Veto) game and ceremony and Erika won POV and guess what she decided not to use it meaning that Nakomis and Diane are still up of nominations and one of them leaves this week. My heart just aches for those two ladies even though I have always respected Kaysar and still do but he seemed so ruthless this past week.
Just my thoughts...no hard feelings.....
This is the main reason why several companies that launch first put their program in Beta testing. Now you may wonder what Beta testing is. That is when a company first launces, they have to get a feel on what the feedback will be meaning not only how many visitors get to their site and how much bandwidth that site can handle but also if the visitors and clients can log in and utilize the website to the best of the capacity. In the event that there is not enough bandwidth nor capacity in the software to handle all the visitors, changes can be made in the program and bugs can be corrected to fix the problem thus one of the reasons for calling it Beta testing.
I took some computer courses in college and that was back when Fortran, Basic, and Cobol were the main languages and I did very well in those courses. I was able to use the knowledge I learned in those courses to work in a business environment and that was off course before the majority of the population had PCs at home much less the Internet.
My job was to not only help write the program but to help run a test thus running quality assurance and then get it approved before it was used in the company.
Now there is an online company that can run a test on a software to save a business plenty of time versus spending hours running tests on the software and it is located here, http://testrun.majordojo.com they will provide the quality assurance needed as well as the test run Beta. I am glad to know that if I need a software to use for an online business, that would definitely be the way for me to go.
It is one of Yahoo's favorites and you can either download it or play it at the web but I play mine at the website. What you do it click to feed two fishes that are given to you initially. Meantime you have to click on coins before they drop to the bottom to earn money. Then after you earn money, you can then buy better quality food and it is very important to keep your fish fed since they will die fast and once all your fish are dead, you are back to square one.
Now as you can buy a carnivore that gives you more points since they drop crystals and give you more money and you have to feed them by buying guppies and meantime when the aliens or monsters come, you have to kill them before they eat all your fish.
As you advance to each level you are given more opportunities and pets and you can make even more money.
This game is very addicting.
They have been an established business since 1999 and have helped thousands of businesses find mostly small, short-term, ready-to-use office space. A large percent of their clients are Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies but they still help at least 13 million home-based businessmen and businesswomen succeed from the home office to the "real" office.
Many people may disagree with this but several people who tried working from home have found out that working from home is not always the solution that they were led to believe it was. The company, www.offices2share.com, found out the extent of how many thousands of people were disappointed when they entered their recently ended Home Office From H*** contest. Since the contest was very successful and very popular as well, they will now be running it on an annual basis instead. The second annual Home Office From H*** contest will begin in the Fall. There is off course a grand prize of 12 months of rent (up to $12,000) at any location posted on our site. This year they will be adding additional prizes, including a paid trip to New York City to have lunch with a well-known business personality, who will answer the winner's most pressing business questions. That makes it very worthwhile to me to participate and I highly recommend others to compete since everyone would love to meet with somebody very important and get business tips.
They currently write a monthly column for Inc.com in their One-Person Resource Center and they will soon be writing for several other business publications/websites. I will keep all of you posted on this and keep checking their website for more details on this.
Then they found someone they thought looked like Christopher Reeve and have him do the Superman movie titling it Superman Returns and yes it is a very fitting title. Since that can be interpreted many different ways and I took it at first that yes Superman did die since we lost Christopher Reeve and then Superman comes back in someone else.
There is off course a Lex Luther in this just like what is Batman without the Joker...then there is Lois Lane and if you have not seen this movie, I have to tell you that you are in for some surprises. There are some sad scenes in this and when they played the theme song, I must say it was like hearing the ghost of Superman.
I saw this in a 3D IMAX for the maximum effects and just loved it and the previews to other movies were also in 3D. The whole movie is not in 3D, it is just certain scenes and you see a signal on the screen when it is time to put your glasses on.
Yes, I say this movie was not only worth my time but worth driving all the way several towns over to see it in 3D IMAX.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
I have been doing entries on vacations on some of my other blogs and I thought I would cover Orlando again since I have been there many times and they do get more visitors each year than the population of California. It is considered the number one tourist destination in the world.
There are over 7 major theme parks in Orlando and many hotels as well. It continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in the world. A major part of the Orlando economy is the tourist industry which is worth billions of dollars to that area's economy. Orlando has many opportunities in the tourist industry.
Orlando is also a great place to raise a family. All of their seven counties offer a wide range of life styles for all different ages. It varies from upscale yuppie neighborhoods to gold course communities to the old fashioned towns as well as the rural communities. For those who want the urban lifestle, downtown Orlando is the way to go and it is a mixture of historic homes and luxury condos that have a great view of the city.
There are many places for a great vacation home Orlando since it is place for leisure after a hard year of work. For tourists, there are exciting theme parks and nice sandy beaches. Orlando has something for everyone. Not too far from Orlando is a nice countryside looking and feeling like the UK countryside with their rolling hills and Oak trees. There are also many good stores for the shoppers.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Just by checking their website out, you will find over 14,000 specialty trips covering many types of activities and trips you never knew existed. They also keep adding hundreds of out of the ordinary trips every month. Their goal is to make themselves "The Ultimate Source of Inspiring Travel Ideas" for everyone's next dream trip and "The Largest specialty travel portal on the Internet".
They connect you directly to the supplier so that you can get teh best price and service. There is also an active online forum to ask questions and get advice. You will also recieve discounts as an InfoHub member from many suppliers.
There is also a travel quiz just for fun. You can take trips as well for canoeing, kayaking, sailing or scouba diving. I would love to go to Italy to paint in Italy and learn the language as well as history of Italy. I am a history buff myself so I love taking trips for learning history and my dream trip one day like I stated is painting in Italy and learning the language. I had two years of French in high school so I would like to go there as well for the purpose of history and for their fine cousine and therefor learning certain recipes.
I got the call over a month ago asking me if I was still interested and I said sure I really want to do it.
Well, I just got the scanner the other day and I finally scanned my groceries today and transmitted and I still have to hear from them since according to the website it does not state my last transmission so maybe it takes time.
Once I accumalate enough points, I can redeem them for prizes from anything from a digital camera to a camping tent or a toolbox, blender, or just cookware. There are just so many things in there and I will have fun with this.
I would like to get the woodworking set so that I can make window boxes for a garden next year since I would love to plant along the windows.
I blog about my hobbies and what I am making...if you want to know my hobbies, just read my profile and I have a list there...I blog about books I read and movies I saw.....I also blog about television shows whether it is Ghost Whisperer or Big Brother.....
I also blog about my friends who mean a lot to me whether those are friends I meet online or locally...I also blog about my daily life at times...It is interesting to note how this one blog started out when I first opened it two years ago and it was meant to be just about my crafts and books since it is titled "'Ramblings Of A Crafter" and then it changed to another format when I started blogging for this one company many moons ago and I just started blogging for another company as well and it is just great for me since I love to blog....here is the company I just start blogging for....http://www.payperpost.com. They have so many endless opportunities there and it is great working for them.
Now I will state the three of my most favorite topics I love to blog about. One is food and restaurants since I love to go out to eat with my friends and family and I love to talk about my dining experience and it is great to share that with others and if they have a restaurant like that in their area, I can recommend they try it. I also love sharing recipes and menu ideas. It is great to gain information that way as well and share what I know with others.
Another favorite topic is games and hobbies since I have many hobbies like writing, crafts, and photography. I love to share that with others and exchange patterns as well. I also play computer games when I get the time. I love talking about these computer games. I love those DOS games like Arctic Adventure and Pharoahs Tomb with that cute little man.
Then I love to blog about special events since I want to keep track of what is going on locally and give others theater recommendations and get that information for others as well. I love to blog about it and give advice to others.
I also have a travel agent diploma and a paralegal diploma but I never worked as a travel agent nor as a paralegal...I only took the paralegal course since I once thought of becoming a lawyer.
Now I am making some income just working out of my home. I use to autosurf and play with hypes until the problem with 12 daily pro and stormpay happened way back when and a whole bunch of us lost our monies and we even had to close our bank accounts since stormpay was going into a lot of people's accounts and taking money out of there. I wonder what happened to those who were making a living off 12 dp since Charis scammed everyone and tried to cover her behind.
Now I just do free PTRs meaning reading emails and filling out offers and then get a check...I haven't reached payout yet....
I blog for money too with google adsense and two other companies as well.
Meantime I am working on a novel that will be published late next year.....