My View On Things

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Welcome to my view on things of this world. This is where I get to write what I want, when I want, about things that interest me. Expect me to ramble from topic to topic, because that's what I'm going to do. If you like what you see, feel free to bookmark this site. I'll try my best to keep it fresh and updated frequently.

WazzUb? <--click for more

I'm not sure where this is going, but it looks kind of interesting, which is why I'm mentioning it here. It's another make money building a downline scheme, but it looks like it has promise to actually work. And it's in pre-launch right now, so it's early enough to join and make some money. For more information, visit WazzUb.

Everyday Etiquette <--click for more

Etiquette are rules of behavior and conduct that are simple to follow. All you need is a basic idea of good taste, consideration for those around you, and less cave-man like attitudes. And for the majority of situations, these are not hard and fast rules that must be maintained at all times.

Qualities of Entrepreneurs <--click for more

An entrepreneur can do a multitude of wonderful things. In fact, many people are amazed with how the entrepreneur's mind works. How does an entrepreneur make it big? And of the most importance, do you have the desire to be a successful entrepreneur, too? Remember that an effective entrepreneur should have great ideas. You need to do the research to see if your business idea is plausible. After collecting all the needed data, you can now decide if you will pursue the business idea or simply file it and do it in the future. For instance, let's say you decide to pursue the concept. The next thing that you would have to focus on is generating the capital needed.

Web Server Information <--click for more

There are many reasons why you should choose to use a dedicated server. The most important reason is that you have full control of the server and no longer need to share space and bandwidth with other websites. There are so many options to start an internet based enterprise. According to a study done by a prestigious university, nearly 90 percent of Americans have the internet. In addition to business websites, people are using free internet services to construct their own internet pages.

Ways To Handle Ovarian Cysts <--click for more

For more information, visit the Ovarian Cyst Treatment website.

Ovarian cysts can form either on the inside or the outside of the ovaries. These fluid-filled sacs can exist as part of a regular menstrual cycle and usually vanish without any intervention. However, if they enlarge or stay in or on the ovaries, they can create a pain situation and other symptoms. This article will discuss some natural methods of ovarian cyst treatment.

Risk: Lord of the Rings <--click for more

This version of Risk has you fighting for control of middle earth. There are four sets of armies to chose from gold and green are the Alliance of Elves and Men while red and black are the armies of Mordor. The this version of risk adds in generals, strongholds and the fellowship of the ring movie along to Mount Doom; all of these can be optional of course. Generals and strongholds add one to the players highest roll, so if you are defender being attacked and you territory has a stronghold in it then your 6 becomes a 7. If you are an attacker and have a general in the territory you are attacking from then your 6 becomes a 7. Now the playing with the fellowship of the ring then they begin in Shire and move you terroritory per turn till they reach Mount Doom. If the fellowship lands in a terroritory controled by the forces of Mordor then they can roll to capture the fellowship and thus win the game, but if the fellowship reaches Mount Doom then the forces of Mordor loose. Beyond these additions this game play like normal Risk. Overall this a fun version of Risk and if you love both Risk and LOTR then this is a must buy.

Are Ovarian Cysts Deadly? <--click for more

This is an interesting video on ovarian cysts. If you are looking for additional information, visit Ovarian Cyst Treatment.

Nigel Tufnel Day? <--click for more

If you've never watched Spinal Tap, you probably don't know who Nigel Tufnel is. So, run to your local video store and rent a copy of this hilarious movie and you'll understand the reason why today of all days is being called Nigel Tufnel Day.

Heard Any Good Jokes Lately? <--click for more

I'm always looking for a good joke. There are plenty of websites that offer humorous filler, but none that really do a good job of delivering the goods. However, I just found one that may in fact do quite well. It's got over 2 million famous quotations, but the real bonus is, it's got a great joke section. Looking for Chuck Norris Jokes? Whatever your taste, this is a real go-to site. I recommend it.

Kindle Textbook Rental <--click for more

How's this for a great idea? Put all of your college textbooks on a single device weighing less than your old copy of Introduction to Biology. I am jealous of college students these days. They can now have all of their textbooks on a Kindle and save tons of money in the process. No more trying to sell your old textbooks before you get your new ones. No more hoping that your textbooks don't go into a new edition before you try to sell them. No more lugging pounds and pounds of paper all around campus. Rent your textbooks for as long as you need, and you're done. Sometimes, there are some great ideas, and this is one of them.

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison <--click for more

Contrary to popular belief, and perhaps because the man himself wanted to cultivate an "outlaw" mood about it, Johnny Cash never spent time in Folsom Prison or any prison for that matter. He spent a few days in some jails, but never hard time. The time he was at Folsom Prison was for a concert he did. And there's a recording of it, in case you're interested.

Nice Weather <--click for more

I know there's a lot of people who don't like a cloudy or overcast day, but it's my favorite. Just like today. It's in the high 50's right now, which is amazing considering it's the end of May and we should be seeing some 80 degree days. I'm just thankful that we've got this nice weather reprieve for this long, because I know that the dog days of summer are closing in.

Zero Point Energy <--click for more

For more information, check out Zero Point Energy

A method that can create free electricity has been withheld from the public for many years. If you are looking for enough energy to power your whole house, keep reading. I think you will find this information enlightening. It may allow you to throw your energy bill in the trash. If you're like many people, you're probably thinking there's got to be a better method to deal with the rising cost of electricity. There must be a better method to heat your home; a better method to use electricity without spending a fortune; a better way to eliminate your energy company forever.

Signs of Bed Bugs <--click for more

Do you have a suspicion, or maybe you are worried, that bed bugs may have invaded your home?..or even your bed? There are some very noticeable bed bug signs to look out for to know for sure. However, once you know you have a problem there are some very effective ways of getting rid of these little creatures quickly.

There are several different signs of bed bugs you should be aware of. The most apparent one will be when you wake up in the morning to discover itchy swollen lumps on your skin. Although in some cases, this might not become apparent for maybe days later. These itchy lumps are caused by bed bugs feeding on your blood during the night, and secreting their saliva into your skin where they have bitten you. Despite the fact that these sores can be extremely itchy they may even become infected if scratched.

Diane Lane at Cinema Verite Premiere <--click for more

For more information, check out Diane Lane

Taking care of some promotional duties, Diane Lane and James Gandolfini were spotted at the Hollywood premiere of Cinema Verite on April 11. The Unfaithful actress and the Sopranos star showed up at the Paramount Theater for the HBO-hosted shindig, posing together for the paparazzi.

Foods That Increase Metabolism <--click for more

For more information on how to take total advantage of this great dieting system, check out Foods That Increase Metabolism.

If you really want to lose weight, set fire to your body's metabolism. It's as simple as that. By increasing your metabolism, anything you do to reduce your weight becomes much more effective. What you need to do is choose foods that increase metabolism. And with the proper diet, you can do just that. You get to eat healthy carbs, plenty of vegetables and fruits, and as much meat as you want, and you lose weight in the process. If you have ever considered why there are some people who seem to be able to eat as much as they want without weight gain, you know their secret now. It's their metabolism. If you are looking to do something similar, you absolutely need to increase your own metabolism.

Paleolithic Nutrition <--click for more

For more information, check out Paleolithic Nutrition

What causes most diets to fail? Two answers that come to mind immediately are lack of results and simple hunger. Face it. If you don't get immediate results, your tendency is to stop the diet and try something else. And if you are hungry all the time, what are you going to do? You're going to eat. It's as plain and simple as that. So, what can you do to remedy this problem? You can give a new diet a try, often called the paleo diet or caveman diet.

How To String An Acoustic Guitar <--click for more

For more information, check out How To String An Acoustic Guitar

Let's face it. It's fairly easy to learn the acoustic guitar. That's one of the reasons there's so many of them sold each and every year. However, it's takes something else to actually become good at it. And it's not just about learning to play. You also need some knowledge regarding the instrument itself and how to take care of it.

Home Workout Routines <--click for more

For more information, visit Home Workout Routines

It is often times difficult to make the time to exercise. It might involve a visit to your local fitness center, which might mean having to pack a gym bag with all the things you will need. And then when you arrive, you need to find a free machine and workout for 30 minutes or so. And what does that 30 minutes cost you? Perhaps 2 hours of total time if you count the time it takes to get there and get back home!

April Fools Day Pranks <--click for more

For even more pranks, visit April Fools Day Pranks.

Find an old bottle of nail polish that you don't want anymore. Unscrew the cap and set it sideways on a piece of waxed paper, letting the contents flow out into a puddle. When it dries completely, peel it off of the paper. Now you can put it anywhere and trick someone into thinking there is spilled nail polish. Works best on something your victim cherishes or on one of their important documents!

Yeast Infection Treatment <--click for more

For more information, visit Yeast Infection Treatment.

Problems can happen when our body.s balance is out of sorts. These disruptions can be caused in a few different ways, but suffice it to say that they do happen and this is a normal thing. Your body can soon return to a balance again, as long as there exist no outside forces working against it. One of the primary causes of problems is something we have all taken to eliminate bacteria, and that is antibiotics. Unfortunately, because of its repeated use, antibiotics can sometimes do more harm than good, eliminating good bacteria that could have been helping keep bad bacteria in check.

The Game TV Show <--click for more

The Game TV Show originally debuted in 2006 on the CW network. It lasted until May 2009, when it was cancelled. It came back to life in April 2010 when BET made a deal with CBS to develop new episodes, and relocated the production from Los Angeles to Atlanta. It's fourth season started January 11, 2011, and had a record breaking 7.7 million people watching the show.

Healthy Carbs <--click for more

For more information, check out Healthy Carbs.

If you really want to lose weight, increase your body's metabolism. It's as easy as that. By increasing your metabolism, anything you do to reduce your weight becomes much more effective. You can consume healthy carbs, lots of fruits and vegetables, and as much meat as you possibly can, and you lose weight in the process. If you have ever considered why there are many people who seem to be able to eat as much as they want without gaining weight, you know the secret now. It's their metabolism. If you want to do something similar, you need to increase your own metabolism.

Katharine McPhee <--click for more

For more information on Katharine McPhee, visit the Katharine McPhee website, where you will find photographs and much more information.

Katharine McPhee is an amazingly popular singer and thespian who started it all on American Idol. Her career has only spanned a few years, but much more is expected from this multi-faceted woman.

Xtreme Profit Robot <--click for more

For more information, check out Xtreme Profit Robot.

If you are looking for an automated way of creating cashflow on the Internet, there are tons of products that have attempted this goal and have failed. Xtreme Profit Robot is a new entry in this niche that promises to deliver the paychecks for little work. However, the question is, does it?

Best Places to Advertise Your Website <--click for more

For more information, visit Advertise Your Website or Business

Doing business on the internet is in some ways very much like doing business in the old fashioned way. Some of the same rules apply. One rule that applies to both is the need to advertise. Sometimes new business owners think that they can simply open a store and the traffic will come automatically. They are dead wrong. Likewise, sometimes new website owners think that they can just launch a new website and the traffic will come. They too are mistaken. Even the most popular websites on the internet had to advertise their existence if they wanted to see any real results within a reasonable amount of time. Without that advertising, they would have been waiting years for results. So, where are the best places to advertise your website?

Eating Out Sacramento <--click for more

If you live in Sacramento and would like to find some new places to eat, you can't go wrong visiting the Eating Out Sacramento website. You'll find information and reviews for a bunch of places to eat in the Sacramento area. The site gets updated frequently, so considering bookmarking it and visiting often.

Red Ring of Death <--click for more

For more information on solving the red ring of death problem, visit Red Ring Of Death

What pray tell is the infamous Red Ring of Death? If you own the Microsoft Xbox 360, you might have actually experienced it yourself. On the front of the console, there is a power button. Centered on the power switch is a series of red indicators. If you switch on your machine, and the red indicators start to blink, you're a victim of the red ring of death.

Menopause Treatment <--click for more

For more information, check out Menopause Treatment

If you are a woman in her 40s or 50s, and you have not menstruated for one year, you are in menopause. You might have had irregular menstrual cycles and hot flashes before this, but now you have reached a stage of the aging process where menopause starts. You need to assure yourself that menopause is not a disease. It is something that happens naturally and will cause changes in your body. These changes could include unpleasant physical conditions and emotional issues.

Google in 60 Seconds <--click for more

For more information, visit Google in 60 Seconds

If you've ever wanted to excel on Google, there is a method finally within your reach that demonstrates how to do it. With it, you can do google in 60 seconds, meaning, you can get your new site ranked and mentioned in the Google search engine in less than 60 seconds and be well on your way to making some serious coin.

How is it possible to do Google in 60 seconds? Each and every one of us needs money to survive. And having extra money is the icing on the cake that we all want. It allows us to provide for our children, our extended family, and more. If we want to look forward to a higher education or we have medical situations that need tending, any kind of additional cash is like manna from heaven. So, how can you make extra cash, and how does Google play into this whole thing? It's true that many people create a nice revenue stream online, but far more people are having a difficult go of it, mostly because of the load of bad information out there. The Internet can really do wonders for your bottom line, but you need to know how to make it work, or you'll end up taking away from that bottom line quicker than you can build it up.

Review of Commission Takers <--click for more

For more information on this particular opportunity, visit Commission Takers.

If you are searching for ways to earn an income online, the Internet has a great number of opportunities for you. Commission Takers is a new product that will be released by Steven Johnson early next month. It's going to include an 11 part video course that goes over the details of traffic generation and demonstrate to you how to get all the traffic you'll ever want. And once you get that traffic, it will show you the exact steps of how to monetize it, even if you don't have a website or blog. Sound familiar? I suppose Commission Takers is yet another slight deviation from all the other network marketing products that have been put out in the last year, but my hope is that it has a twist, something to make it worthwhile. As soon as I get my copy, I'll review it here in much more details, so stay tuned.

Wart Removal <--click for more

If you suffer from warts, you are far from alone. They might be painless, but they can be unsightly, and many people go through a lot to have them removed. If you'd like to take care of your own, you need a plan of action. There are many wart removal options available, and many of them can be done in the comfort and privacy of your own home. What you need to do is find the method that best fits your needs. You can find over-the-counter remedies at your local grocery store or big box store such as Wal Mart. There are also home-based remedies you can use. No matter what wart remover options you use, you just need to make sure that the ingredients you end up using won't make the problem worse or cause serious skin problems.

For more information, visit this wart remover website.

How To Play The Violin <--click for more

For more information, check out How To Play The Violin

At this very moment, a person somewhere in the world is handling a musical instrument. They could be taking violin lessons, if not on a regular basis, perhaps for the very first time. Perhaps you have considered learning the violin at some point in your life, maybe when you were a student. And now you're ready to do something with that desire.

Surveys Anyone? <--click for more

I'm experimenting with some new content. If you'd like to test it out for me, click on the title of this story to see the full details. Thanks!

The Deal About Scalar Waves <--click for more

If you'd like more information on Scalar Waves and Nikola Tesla, visit the Scalar Waveswebsite.

A system that can create free electricity has been withheld from the public for many years. If you are searching for enough energy to power your entire abode, keep reading. I think you will find this information enlightening. It could allow you to throw your energy bill out the window. If you're like most people, you're probably thinking there's got to be a more efficient method to cope with the ever rising cost of electricity. There should be a better way to heat your house; a better way to use electricity without costing you a fortune; a better way to get rid of your energy company forever.

Puppy Training For Beginners <--click for more

For more information on training your new puppy, make sure to visit the How To Train Your Puppy website.

A well-socialized dog will interact well with all types of people and situations, even those it has never been in before. With the appropriate social skills, your dog will show little or no fear of most objects, people or other animals, and even if startled, will recover quickly and won't panic.

Downloading Movies <--click for more

For more information on how to download movies from the Internet, visit the Movie Downloading Sites page.

Years ago, if you wanted to watch a movie, your only option was to visit your local cineplex. Then came the video cassette and the DVD. And as channels like Showtime became available, many movies were available on your television. However, most of these movies were at least a year old, if not even more ancient. Then came pay-per-view, where you could see more recent films. However, the selection was rather limited.

Emmanuelle Chriqui <--click for more

If you've never heard of Emmanuelle Chriqui, you're not alone. It's not a name that rolls off the tongue easily. However, if you've ever seen the HBO show Entourage, you've most likely experienced her presence. She's a Canadian actress who started her career in a McDonald's commercial when she was 10. She's come a long way since then, and you'll start seeing her in quite a few motion pictures in the near future. Check out this Emmanuelle Chriqui Photos website for more information about the actress and a great set of photographs.

Beekeeping For Fun <--click for more

For more information on the merits of beekeeping, visit Beekeeping Secrets

Do you adore honey? Did you know that it's relatively easy to keep bees and generate your very own honey? In this guide, I'll examine many of the steps needed to begin your own beekeeping hobby or endeavor for either fun or profit, maybe even both.

Commission Takers <--click for more

For more information on this particular opportunity, visit Commission Takers.

One of the simplest methods for creating income online is by selling products. If you know how to talk to people and you have experience in selling, this approach might be a good way for you to go. You can either sell your own products or you can sell other people's products. If you sell your own products, the profit is completely yours, which really makes for a great bottom line. But, you can also generate good income by selling the products of others, and there are plenty of products out there. Be it an e-book or physical product, you can start small and work your way up to high-ticket merchandise.

Fixing Bad Breath <--click for more

For more information, visit How To Get Rid Of Bad Breath

Bad breath can be awful, both for your overall health and for your social life. It cannot be fixed by inhaling breath mints, nor can it be remedied by the vigorous use of mouth wash. The base cause for bad breathe goes much deeper. In this article, I will explain some of the causes of bad breath and some easy remedies you can use to help eliminate the problem.

Actress Doris Day <--click for more

For more information on Doris Day, visit Que Sera Sera.

From those early roles playing the tomboyish but inevitably adorable young woman in various musicals through to more grown up roles playing opposite the likes of James Garner and Rock Hudson, Doris Day had a very squeaky clean public image, almost perfect. But that was very much a public image, as behind the scenes Doris Day lead a rollercoaster of a life suffering troubled marriages, depression, heart break, and financial issues.

Movie Downloading Sites <--click for more

If you are looking for information on movie downloading sites, check out the Movie Downloading Sites RSS feed, a part of the Movie Downloading Sites website.

Years ago, if you had the urge to see a movie, your single choice was to go to a movie theater. Then came the video cassette and the DVD. And as home movie channels became widely accessible, many films were available on your television. However, most of these movies were at least a year old, if not even more ancient. Then came pay-per-view, where you could view more recent movies. However, the selection was rather limited.

Tinnitus Treatment <--click for more

If you are looking for information on Tinnitus, check out the Tinnitus Treatment website.

Tinnitus is that irritating hissing high pitched noise that overwhelms you. It is like a bad song repeating over and over in your head, but it is way more irritating. As many as one out of every 22 people suffers from tinnitus on a regular basis. If this is you then are in need of tinnitus relief.

Indianapolis Bakery <--click for more

If you live in or around Indianapolis, Indiana, and you're looking for a great bakery, there's a little directory called Indianapolis Bakery that lists all the spots that you might want to try. Whether you're looking for a place to pick up a custom cake or just somewhere where you can get a cup of coffee and a donut, this directory has you covered.

Techno Music Maker <--click for more

If you are looking for information on techno music making, check out the Techno Music Maker RSS feed, a part of the Techno Music Maker website. Learn about the origins of techno music and how you might make your own.

Techno music began life in the Detroit area during the 80.s, and featured the sounds of the popular electronic music of the 1970's. It brought this music to the clubs. The basis of this type of music was the regular, pounding beats coupled with distorted synthesized sequences. Some of the most widely known early techno pioneers are Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson, sometimes known as the Belleville Three. They made music for clubs that was an urban take of the music of German musicians like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. While Techno made it to the clubs in Chicago and New York, it was a largely underground style throughout the eighties.

Acoustic Guitar Tips <--click for more

For more information, check out Easy Songs To Play On Acoustic Guitar

You've got to admit it. It's fairly easy to learn how to play acoustic guitar. That's one of the reasons there's so many guitars sold each and every year. But remember, it's another thing to actually become proficient in it. And it's not just about learning to play. You also need some knowledge about the instrument itself and what you need to do to take care of it.

Denver Barber <--click for more

If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and need a good barber, there's a directory that you can use for just that purpose. It's called Denver Barber and will give you the information for a myriad of barbers in the Denver area. Check it out today.

Do you like tuna? <--click for more

OK, I confess. I love tuna. And I just found out about this great deal on tuna from Amazon. 48 cans (5.5 ounce) of Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light tuna for only $21.32. At only 44 cents per can, it's hard to beat. Check it out if you love tuna like me. I don't know how long this deal is going to last, so you better take advantage of it as soon as you can.

Click on Tuna Deal for more information.

Home Income Cash System <--click for more

For more information, visit Home Income Cash System

If you are searching for ways to make money on the Internet, the Internet has a multitude of possibilities for you. And in the past few years, these opportunities have improved and increased to give you a multitude of ways to create an extra income or even a new career exclusively from the online world.

Joe's New Balance Outlet <--click for more

I know I've mentioned it before, but I'll say it again. Did you know that New Balance is the only shoe maker that sells an athletic shoe that is actually made in the United States? And if you want to get a great deal on them, check out Joe's New Balance Outlet. You'll find a great selection of New Balance shoes at great prices.

How Does The Electric Supercharger Work? <--click for more

For information on the electric supercharger and if it might be right for your application, visit the Electric Supercharger website.

There are many different ways to increase the performance of your automobile. If you want major performance enhancement and better speed and power, the way to go is to get yourself a supercharger kit. A supercharger kit contains all the necessary parts that you have to have in order to perform your own conversion. In almost all cases, you can do all the work in 48 hours with the proper manual.

SEO Barcelona <--click for more

Always on the lookout for great SEO services, I came across SEO Barcelona. Not only do they do SEO, they also do mobile phone marketing and web design, and being based in Barcelona Spain, they've got the pulse of the European market. Want to pursue this market? Check them out. I'm learning more and more about SEO myself, and the more I learn, the more I realize that there's a lot to it. There's so much to it that unless you have all the time in the world to study it, you should really employ a company to do it for you, at least until you know enough to not shoot yourself in the foot.

Working With The Master Cleanse Diet <--click for more

For more information, visit The Master Cleanse Diet.

Kym Johnson is a dancing star who uses the new lemonade cleanse diet pill to keep fit and healthy. You have most likely seen Kim on Dancing With the Stars and other such programs. She often partners with stars such as Warren Sapp, Joey Fatone, and Donny Osmond. Those fabulous legs and just-right dancer's body need to look great for the stage and television, so she finds the lemonade diet helps her achieve the look she wants.

Fundraising for Nonprofits <--click for more

Do you own or work for a nonprofit? I used to work for one back in the day. We had a whopping $50K yearly budget. That included my boss's salary and mine, plus all other expenses. I was a part-timer, so I didn't consume too much of the budget, but there still wasn't much left to pay for brochures and such. What we needed was a little fundraising, but since there were only two of us, it was kind of difficult. Now that there is Internet, easy fundraising is within anyone's reach. No matter what you are trying to promote, there are a zillion ways of doing it, and if you are serious about fundraising for non profits check out Easy Fundraising. It's a great place to start on your journey to finding methods for raising money for your deserving nonprofit venture.

Easter eCards <--click for more

I can't believe how quickly time flies. It's already the day before Valentine's Day and Easter is just around the corner. If you're not like me, you probably like to send eCards out to people. I do it sometimes, but most of time I like to do an original painting on an 8 x 10 canvas and send it to the people on my list. I figure, when I'm dead and gone, the paintings will be worth a fortune. Yeah, right. I've got absolutely no drawing talent, so that's not going to happen. Instead, this Easter, I'm going to rely on sites that have Easter eCards. The ones at are beautiful. If you are looking for a good source of eCards, give them a try. I'm sure you'll agree they are much better than your run of the mill eCard sites.

TextbookFind <--click for more

If you are a college student, no matter what school you go to, you need to buy textbooks. And just because there's a bookstore on campus doesn't mean you need to buy your books there. You've always got a choice. When I was a student at UC Berkeley, we didn't have Internet (it was a very long time ago), but we did have several off campus bookstores to choose from. Nowadays, you have lots of choices right on the Internet. If you'd like to find the best deals on textbooks, check out TextbookFind. The site offers price comparisons for textbooks based upon your actual courses. And so far, hundreds of colleges and universities are supported. You can save 50% or more on textbooks using the site, so it's definitely worth your while.

Lingo Click <--click for more

OK, this one is pretty cool. Ever try to learn a foreign language or maybe read something in a different language and want to know what a particular word means? Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply click on the word and get the definition? That's exactly what Lingo Click gives you. No copy and paste. Just click the word and you get to see what it means. It's a Windows app, so you'll need to install it, but once you do, it's available to just about all your applications. So, if you're writing a paper and need to have the French word for something, type the English in and click the word. You'll get the French translation, just like that. The application is shareware, so you are free to use it for up to 30 days, no strings attached, and it's completely functional. If you like it, you pay the modest shareware fee. I like it. Thumbs up!

Adrenaline Media <--click for more

I'm always looking for good website design companies to recommend to my clients. I don't do design myself, mostly because of the bad experience I had when I worked as a graphic designer for non profit companies many years ago. The experiences I had would make a great blog entry one day, if I can face the past and actually write about it. In the meantime, check out Adrenaline Media, a design outfit out of Canada. Their list of clients is quite impressive, and their design work is truly contemporary. If you are looking for something that is bleeding edge, then you should definitely look at their list of past projects. It's very nice. Plus, they also do some great video work, too.

Daytrading <--click for more

You all probably know that I'm into Forex trading. I'm not a big-time trader. I only trade the EUR/USD, and I have a very specific trading regime that I have developed through time, and I'm finally beginning to see consistent success with it. One thing that I've learned from trading is becoming detached enough to know that it does not own you. You really own the trading, and you really have to keep looking at it that way. Check out this daytrading blog. It has some really useful information for people who are interested in daytrading Forex. If you think you are interested in it, visit the site. You'll find a lot of information related to trading, and some information not related to trading. One of my favorite tidbits is his 3 Steps to Becoming a Cool Trader. The first time you read that title, you might think in terms of a guy in sunglasses and a Hawaiian shirt with his legs resting on his desk and his computer display showing all sorts of crazy charts. Well, maybe. But I like to think of cool in the other way - as in cool, calm, and collected. It's perfectly fine to be passionate about something. As a matter of fact, you really should be passionate about Forex trading if you're going to go into it. However, it's very easy to let your emotions take charge when you really need the cool part of you to be in control. Once you get the hang of it, you'll realize that Forex trading isn't all that difficult. The owner of the blog brings up Bruce Lee as a case in point. He once said, "Before I learned martial arts, a punch was just a punch, and a kick was just a kick. When I studied martial arts, a punch was no longer just a punch, and a kick was no longer just a kick. Now I understand martial arts, and a punch is just a punch, and a kick is just a kick." Get it? It's simple, but true. I think most truths in life are simple. Sign up for the free 5-day video course if you think you have what it takes to venture into the realm of Forex trading. The link is in the top right corner of the website. There's no obligation, and if you are open to it, I think you might actually learn something new.

Enjoy Your Wine <--click for more

For more information on how to better enjoy your wine experience, visit the Wine Vintage Chart website.

The vast and unfamiliar world of wine can certainly be a scary thing. It's no fun to go to a place to eat and have no idea what kind of wine to have with your meal. This is especially true if you are with another person. You may actually be judged on what kind of decision you make. It's cruel, but true.

End of Life Celebration <--click for more

Death is never a great subject to discuss with people. But just like taxes, it does happen. And it need not be all misery and woe. I believe that most people would probably like you to celebrate their lives rather than have a day full of gloom and doom. I've been to too many funerals in my life, and they have all been somber events. In some way, it might have been better had the events been more a celebration of lives lived rather than deaths that just happened. There's a company called End of Life Celebration that helps to make death a more joyous occasion. I know that sounds like a contradiction in terms, but if you think about it, wouldn't you rather remember how good or nice or great a person was rather than the fact that they just died? A quote from their website puts it nicely: "To truly embrace our loved one's life we should emphasize their journey, their love, their passions. Would our loved ones rather see us suffer through this difficult time or celebrate in the beautiful life we shared?"

Promotional Products <--click for more

Having a hard time figuring out how to promote your business? Whether you own a small mom and pop store or a nationally recognized franchise, you've got to keep your name in front of people. It takes someone several times a day of seeing something before it ever really registers. Because of this, promotional marketing products are a great way of getting your message out. Everyone loves free stuff, and if you're going to give it away, make sure it's cool and fun and has your logo all over it. Not only will people use the stuff (think of how many pens you end up with on your desk with someone else's logo on it), other people will see them using it. Got a baseball cap with your company name on it? Give it away and wear one yourself! And if you needs ideas of what to use for promotional products, I've found a great site with over 800,000 products you can use for that purpose. They offer great quality products that are perfect for tradeshow giveways, customer appreciation gifts, and even employee rewards. Have a new launch in mind? probably have the perfect product to get it going in short order. Try the search feature in the middle of the page to find exactly what you want. I typed in mouse pads and found some great products that would be perfect to promote a new website I'm working on.

Pictures to Art <--click for more

When I was younger, so much younger than today, I had a computer class in which we all learned BASIC programming on ASR-33 teletype terminals hooked up to an HP-2000F timeshare computer that was supposed to be the size of a refrigerator, although none of us ever saw it because it was hidden away in a special building in a school district office next door to my grandmother's house. One of the things I remember was that someone had uploaded a set of pictures to the system, and you could print them if you liked. These were not your usual pictures, though. One of those pictures was very risque at the time, as it showed an almost nude woman in a pin-up type pose. You really couldn't make much out since all of the bits were made up of letters and numbers, but it didn't stop the kids in my programming class from wasting rolls of paper making prints to take home or stick in their lockers. This was the day of the ASCII printer, graphics need not apply. So, if you wanted to print a picture that had graphic elements in it, your only choice was to represent each "pixel" of the picture with an ASCII character, such as a number or letter of the alphabet. At best, you wouldn't be able to recognize the picture unless you stood far enough away for it to start looking like something, sort of like a billboard, where if you got close enough, all you saw were blotches of color but nothing that looked like a photograph. Anyway, I just discovered a cool site where you can convert your graphics to pictures made from text. It's called Pictures to Art, and I like it a lot. If you are looking for a great Valentine's gift or birthday present, and your very special person is into the retro, you've got it made in the shade. Check it out. You'll be glad you did.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water... <--click for more

If you are a college student, your drawers are probably stuffed with t-shirts. I certainly had my share when I was a student. I still do. And I'm always looking for cool ones to add to my collection. Which is why I can't say enough good things about Mr Tees. Who else offers free shipping within the US? Who else gives you over 500 designs to choose from? And who else gives you things like hoodies, long sleeved shirts, baby dolls, and onesies? If you are looking for the cool offensive t-shirts, they've got them. If you want really offensive t-shirts, the ones that you might actually be afraid to wear, they've got them as well. And if you are in the mind for humor, they've also got funny offensive t-shirts. Of course, we all know you want to make a statement, so try on one of their rude offensive t-shirts. If you don't get people rolling their eyes at you or being rude back, then you're obviously not wearing a t-shirt from Mr Tees.

Download Free Mp3 Ringtones <--click for more

I've had a default ringtone on my cell phone for a very long time. The other day, I was at the mall and could have sworn I heard my phone ring, so I checked it out, and there were no calls. Hmm. Then, I heard the ring again, and then saw it was the person at the table in the food court next to me. He had the same ringtone. No wonder, as it was that blasted default t-mobile ringtone. I thought to myself, I really have to get a custom ringtone. Then I found a place where you can download free mp3 ringtones. Sign up for a free account, and you can download as many new ringtones as you want. How cool is that?

11 Forgotten Laws <--click for more

I first encountered The Secret a few years back when one of my friends emailed me a link to a youtube movie. It was interesting, and it seemed to say that you are able to use the laws of attraction to your full benefit. I've looked around a bit more since then, and there seems to be many different offshoots from the original movie that was presented, and the people who were involved in that production are still going strong, either with things associated with The Secret, or their own things. Bob Proctor is one of those people who was involved at the very beginning, and he has a very interesting program that helps you to make the laws of attraction work. It's called the 11 Forgotten Laws, and according to reviews, it really does help to fast track the process. Check it out.

Sunday 23 January 2011 - Rolex Watches <--click for more

rolex watches

I still want a Rolex watch. I haven't gotten one yet, but if you'd like to get me one, I know the perfect place. There is a great selection of Rolex watches at Stein Diamonds. My favorite is the Submariner. I once called a jewelry store and asked them if they had one in stock. I really wanted it. Unfortunately, they did have it in stock, so I had to tell them that I was really just "window" shopping and wasn't ready to commit to a purchase. But, if about $8K all of a sudden hit my lap, wouldn't it be fun to get one!

Happy Tails <--click for more

Like pets? Like cool videos about pets? You'll love Happy Tails. It's basically an episodic show featuring cute pets, and some of them are actually available for adoption from the Vancouver, BC SPCA. In our house, we have a bunny, a cat, and two birds, so we know something about having pets. The link here is for episode 7 and shows some really cute pets, including a bunny that looks a lot like the one we have. Remember that pets are a big responsibility, so know what you are taking on if you decide to get a pet.

And The Verdict Is... <--click for more

OK, I know this is going to sound anti-climactic, but there was no agreement on what shirt to get, so I had to take matters into my own hands and make the decision myself, regardless of who wanted what. I felt it was the only fair thing to do. I could have chosen offensive t shirts or maybe funny offensive t shirts, but I didn't know if I wanted to do that. I could have also gone with rude offensive t shirts as there were a few votes in that area. For a moment I was quite lost. Then I realized that the whole point of getting t-shirts was to commemorate our trip across country, and I thought to myself, there's a perfect t-shirt that can do that... I decided on Proud To Be Another Misinformed American. It was our perfect chance to wear rude and offensive t shirts. And the vote on my decision was unanimous. Everyone hated it! But since I had final say, it really didn't matter. Of course, I might now be taking the trip across country by myself...

Panic Attacks At An End <--click for more

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Panic attacks are not out of the ordinary. Some people experience panic attacks frequently, living their lives avoiding situations that frighten them, in many cases irrationally. With the simple techniques listed below, you can develop a plan to alleviate a panic attack in only a few minutes.

T-shirts, T-shirts, T-shirts <--click for more

I've really had it. I think I'm done with trying to come up with my own design. I think I'm just going to tell everyone to vote on pre-made cool t shirts from MrTees. No one can come up with a suitable idea, and I'm in a brain fog, so I'm not even going to try anymore. Mr Tees has funny cool t shirts and there should be enough of a selection for everyone to agree on something. Us men in the group can vote for mens cool t shirts and the rest can choose from the cheap cool t shirts. Whatever everyone decides, it's going to cost me less than $20 per person and we'll be done. The voting starts tonight, and I should have a decision by morning...

Facial Hair Removal for Women <--click for more

Are you a woman that suffers from facial hair? You're not alone. In the United States, over 30 million women remove their facial hair at least once a week, and more than 40 percent of these women say that facial hair affects their ability to form a relationship. There is a stigma surrounding facial hair on women in this country, much more so than in Europe. And because of this, many products and remedies have sprouted up to cater to the problem. If you want to know more about treatments and solutions, check out the Facial Hair Removal for Women website. You'll find ways to deal with the problem that don't involve tweezers, plucking, or waxing. Facial Hair does not have to be a cause for depression. Get as much information as you can about the condition and what you can do about it.

The T-shirt saga <--click for more

Little did I know that this t-shirt thing was going to be a soap opera. I now have opinions from family members and non family members on what the t-shirts should say. What I'm trying to do is figure out a theme for our road trip, and the t-shirt is supposed to reflect this, but the ideas are confusing me to no end. To recap, I'm looking to get screen printed t-shirts for a planned road trip this summer. Some family members are requesting baseball caps instead, but I am insisting on doing the screen printed tee shirts because you can fit a lot more on a t-shirt than on a baseball cap. And some of the slogans that have been bounced around are way too long to make it on a baseball cap. I'm still looking to get the work done by this online company that specializes in screen printing tee shirts, but I hope that I can get everything clear and manage to get an order to them soon. I want these screen print t-shirts done before summer arrives, so I think I may take the design into my own hands.

Screen Printed T-Shirt Designs <--click for more

I'm in the mood for a road trip. Actually, it's no surprise, as I'm always in the mood for a road trip. But this time, I really want to plan one for this summer. And for a road trip, you need a theme. And if you have a theme, you need a t-shirt. So, I've been looking at places that do t-shirt printing to see what it would take to get a set of t-shirts. If you are looking for cheap t-shirt printing, then you'll have a hard time finding a better deal than Screen Printed T-Shirt Designs. There are a lot of t-shirt printing companies out there, either available on the Internet or locally. I know I've got several companies that do t-shirt printing near me, but they aren't all that cheap. This online company offers the lowest prices around and go out of their way to compare prices frequently to make sure they give you the best deal. And, they offer free shipping within the U.S. All I have to do now is come up with a great design. We'll be going across country, from California to the eastern seaboard, so my design should probably have something to do with that. Still thinking...

Call on Click <--click for more

If you have a business and want your customers to be able to call you for free and have it not cost you a bundle, you should check out this click to call service. They offer software as a service (SaaS) that allows people from over 200 countries (even Antarctica) to call you. It's a great service to offer if you do a lot of selling on the Internet, especially with a place like eBay. If anyone has any questions and they want to talk to a live person, you can give them an easy way for them to do it without costing you an arm and a leg. Sometimes your website will not be able to answer every possible question potential customers might have, so giving them a way to contact you could increase your sales dramatically. Don't give people a reason to abandon their shopping carts, and add to your arsenal of customer service tools with this cool service.

Subliminal Messages? <--click for more

Want to learn something or condition yourself in a certain way? Maybe you want to manage your anger, or maybe you just want to lose weight. Have you ever considered using subliminals? The subliminal website sells special videos with subliminal messages embedded within. Simply by watching the videos, you program your subconscious for success. There are over 30 titles available and all contain scientifically proven subliminal messages. If you are interested in losing weight, the latest addition to their collection is a weight loss subliminal video. It's based on an actual scientific study where people who watched these subliminal messages began to automatically behave in a way to lose weight (eat less and eat healthier foods, have less urges and loved to do more exercise). How cool is that? All you have to do is watch these 3 minute videos a few times a day for a few weeks. The effects are immediate but it takes some time to make them a routine and a way of life.

Asheville Cabins <--click for more

I seriously want to do the Appalachian Trail. I know it takes months and most people don't end up finishing it, but before I die, I want to be able to say that I've done it. You start down south in Georgia or North Carolina and you make your way up to Maine. Beginning the journey in the spring is best, since it does take about a half year to do the whole thing. Cabin Rentals in Asheville NC? If you start in North Carolina, consider the Ashville Cabins, a great and relaxing place to spend time. There are some great user reviews on their web site, and the cabins really do sound wonderful. Staying at Cabins in Asheville NC would be a great way to start your adventure on the A.T. I know that when I'm ready to make that move, I'll probably find comfort that way.

Get Rid Of Body Fat <--click for more

For more information on ways to eliminate body fat safely and effectively, check out How To Lose Body Fat

It is one thing to begin a diet for weight loss. It is another to permanently lose unwanted body fat. Do a search on Google for how to lose body fat. You'll be amazed at the number of results. There is so much information out there, you can easily be overwhelmed. This can lead to frustration, as you try to filter out the junk and get the information that you really need. I hope this article will help in making the search for worthwhile information successful. In it, I will present five simple tips that you can use to achieve your fat loss goals.

Your Business Card Is Crap <--click for more

In the mood to watch a funny video? Check out Your Business Card Is Crap. This guy basically tells you why all business cards are crap, and you know what? He's actually got a point. Then, he pulls out his business card, and he explains why his is much superior to all the crap out there. It's funny and to the point. Is it serious? Watch it and find out.

Listia <--click for more

I just discovered a great new site where you can gives your unwanted items away and acquire other people's unwanted items for free. It's really cool. The site is called Listia and it works like this: Say you have something of value that you no longer want. You list it and others bid on it using a credit system. You get credits when you sign up with Listia and when you refer others to Listia. When the auction ends, the highest bidder wins. The buyer gets the item, and the seller gets more credits to use on something else on Listia. It's a cool idea, and I really think it will catch on.

WordPress Webshop <--click for more

I'm beginning to get rather fond of WordPress. I've used it to start numerous blogs on different subjects. I won't bore you with the details, but it's kind of fun. One thing that has really made my day is the WordPress Webshop where you can find WordPress plugins, premium WordPress themes, WordPress books, and lots of SEO tools and article marketing software. If you want to create blogs and gain exposure on the Internet, WordPress is one of the most SEO-friendly platforms to use, and this website has just about any tool you would need to get the job done.

Angry Birds <--click for more

Thousands are birds are dropping out of the sky. There's a popular video game called Angry Birds. Coincidence? I think not... Of course, I could be insane, so don't listen to me. But seriously, what would make all of these birds all of a sudden drop out of the sky? Some say they were scared. Others say it was a weather event such as lightning? Plus, there's all the dead fish. What do you think?

Home Theater Insider <--click for more

It's that time again. Time for the annual CES show in Las Vegas. It's where all those cool consumer gadgets are introduced to the world. I've always wanted to go, but I've never planned it just right, and so I'm always unprepared. At least this year, there's a cool website called Home Theater Insider that is featuring all the latest news and information from the show. The blog is updated frequently, so if you want to know what's happening, check it out.

Free Math Worksheets <--click for more

Looking to help your kids with math? Frustrated by the new math they are bringing home? I know I am. The Free Math Worksheets website offers over 2000 free printable math worksheets just like the ones you remember from your own school days, back when math was math and not some strange concoction of irregular thought patterns. The sheets range from grades K-12 and are great for students, teachers, parents, and even tutors. If you want even more than this, you can opt for platinum membership, but 2000 sheets should last you quite a while.

Earlier Musings <--click for more

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