Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I would never declare bankruptcy. I just have too much pride for that, and it is not right either. It dogs you forever. I did see a site for debt settlement though that I may investigate.
Debt problems can be so embarrassing, and it can even interfere with your employment and love life. The love life is what I have been worried about. Who wants to marry someone with a poor credit score? Just think of that commercial that has been running about the guy married to the girl with the poor credit score. Anyway, I need to clean my debt up. I am headed in the right direction--I just need to give it some more gas!
I will reveal more of this story later. But the kicker is I have to see this ass again tonight. We are going to the same party, separately of course. I could stay home, but I can't resist the opportunity to let him know how displeased I am. Can I pull it off? I hope so.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The police came and said it was my fault. Of course it was. But I couldn't even drive my car home, and that upset me so much. I was afraid it would be totalled and that would have been a financial nightmare for me. Luckily it could be fixed. But it took so long to get the volkswagen parts. I kept calling the body shop and asking when it would be ready. They said they had to get the parts from Germany. I said, what?? Why??? There are VWs all over the place, and surely you don't have to get parts from Germany?? But apparently they did. One month dragged into two months, and my rental car allowance from the insurance company wouldn't pay for the second month. Luckily, I could borrow a family car for the second month or I would have been up the creek in terms of getting to work. So not being able to get car parts in a timely fashion can have serious consequences. The body shop should have checked out some online parts places. I have looked online, and there are places that had the parts I needed!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Not only is it wonderful music, with wonderful voices, but it tells a story. A story that every young person can relate to. The genius of the song is that it compares a sexual encounter with a baseball game, switching back and forth. The people in the song come to their senses....and well the rest is history.
As I mentioned in my comment on this site acobay, I loved the original song, but not the sequel. The sequel implies that the couple in the original song got married......and that it was not good. I wish they had stopped at the first song and let us use our imaginations as to what happened. And to hope that it worked out better than the last line of the original song implied: to the end of time. If you don't know what this means, you just have to listen to the first song. I promise you won't be disappointed.
The acobay site is pretty cool--you can connect with others who like or own certain things. Visit it and maybe you would want to leave your own comment about "Paradise By The Dashboard Light."
Drinking red wine is more fun than a restricted calorie diet. However, there may be a pill for this soon. Check in out in the article below.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I am a member of a civic club, and we are having our holiday party tonight at a country club. Fancy schmancy. I am looking forward to it. It will be good food in a pretty environment. It is really raining outside, so it will be a nice comfort place to be.
The second party is a hopping party--the "go to" party of the season. I am happy I was invited. More than 800 people are invited, and only about half will come, but that is a ton of people! The problem is by the time I get there, a lot of people I know will have already left. Oh well, the price of a social life.
More later when I tell you about a sitch with an IRL guy.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I agree wholeheartedly with that and try very hard to make good decisions in my life, because I don't like regrets. But the above quote fits in with my theory that many people do not make good marriage decisions. They end up marrying someone because they are just there at the right time, etc. No effort to find the right person. And then so many years of heartache. But of course you could apply the above quote to any aspect of your life. Good article about living the life you want.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
But now, it seems like Rourke would be anything but sexy. I never understood why he left his acting career to become a boxer. Wierd! But I have heard that he was too difficult to work with as an actor. Then, I guess his face was beaten up with boxing, in addition to aging. Apparently he had some bad plastic surgery, which he denies. But whatever, he just looks bad. But it is hard to turn away--like it is hard not to look at a car wreck. But there is still something very compelling about Mickey Rourke. I just can't name what it is.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Don't you want this product, she asked? Yes, I did, I said, but you have to answer some questions first. Like, are you going to charge me anything during the free trial? Do I get to keep the product even if I cancel?
We went a couple of rounds, and she didn't answer the questions. Finally, she typed abruptly: People really like this product. I succumbed and signed up for the free trial. I got my package about a week later and started using it. It actually is a really great product. I could see the difference in my skin. Even some people at law school told me my skin was really looking good, and they didn't know I was using the product.
All went well--I was shelling out my $69.99 every two months, and then suddenly the product stopped coming. At least they weren't charging me for it. I kept calling the 800 number and had to wait each time more than 30 minutes to talk with a representative. They said their system was down. This went on for weeks! I finally called last week and told them to cancel my subscription. Even though I loved the product, I wanted out of their database, so I could try to find it elsewhere. They said OK.
Well, low and behold, I got home yesterday, and there was the package outside my door. So my skin will still be beautiful. I am happy now.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
My zipper on my bag has needed to be fixed for some time, but I just haven't had a chance to take it by a shoe repair shop.
Well over the weekend, I set my bag down on my kitchen table like I always do, and then came back later to pick it up. To my dismay, there was ink on my bag. And to top it off, not just ink, but a definite impression of a face from the cover of the latest Nfocus magazine! I just about died! Now, I love Nfocus, but not enough to have a photo of some chick from the cover whom I don't even know! At least it should be my photo transferred to my pricey bag!
I know nothing about cleaning materials, but am making up for lost time. I perused the cleaning aisle at the grocery store last night and found only one stain remover that said it worked on ink. I held my breath and used a little to wipe my purse. Be gone! And it was. No more debut face on my purse. And I am happy. Thank goodness for stain removers.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
A friend and I are going to start an informational website, and I mentioned to her that I would like it to include a forum. I want to find a company that offers Free Forum Hosting. Finding out this information would be helpful, as my friend and I will get together again in about another week to start talking about some of the details for the website.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
But it wasn't till I started doing more strenuous hikes--the Mount LeConte hike in particular--that I discovered the necessity of wearing hiking boots. It was at that point I realized you need almost work boots to protect your feet from stones and rocks on the trail. Otherwise, the bottoms of your feet can get bruised. I bought some good boots before the first of my two hikes up that mountain, and I was so glad. My feet were fine after the journeys. One funny moment was on one of the trips up, we met a woman wearing sandals, and she asked if we thought she could hike up in those. We said, gosh no! You wouldn't make it very far. You don't want to have to walk in your barefeet when your sandals break!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I wish I were still in science writing, because stem cell research would provide many writing opportunities. Stem cell research is so exciting and holds such promise for the future. It really holds a key to a cure for some of the major diseases. Who knows where they will discover the next cure? Well, a start is in the menstrual blood. Yes, that is right, the menstrual blood. Who would have thought?
But think about it--menstrual blood contains cell renewing stem cells, and it certainly can be collected easily. It can also be processed and stored for potential therapies that emerge in the future. It is thought that it may well help future therapies for diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, as well as anti-aging, burns, and wounds. You can start collecting menstrual blood now and have it preserved for the future for these purposes. The stem cells are a perfect match for the donor and may also match first degree relatives. What a comforting idea. None of us knows what the future holds, but an easy way to combat serious illness like this sounds good in my book.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
I liked him better than the second one, and thought I had more in common with him. But, I guess it is not in the cards.
The second one works in the same industry I do, so I thought that was good. But then, we barely talked about it, and he kept wanting to put down the industry that I was in before. That really ticked me off. I felt like I had to defend what I did previously, and I don't like that position.
But that is really OK. I don't think he has the same energy level I do. I am high energy. He doesn't seem to do a lot. And that is really OK too, but coupled with his conservativism, or at least what seems like his conservatism, it is not a good fit.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Although, I am not sure much has changed there. I'll talk about the first one in this post and the other one in a later post.
I had high hopes for the first one. He works at the same large place that I used to (we did not know each other there) and we have much in common. We had a mix up in day--we discussed meeting both sat and sun, and when the conversation was over, I thought we were meeting on sun and he thought sat. So, he called me on sat, after he arrived at the restaurant, and we quickly realized our mistake. So we went the next day.
He was nice and I could see myself liking him. I would like to have him as a friend even if it didn't work out romantically. He picked up the check, walked me to my car, but then said something about wanting to talk on down the road after the bar exam. I thought that sounded like he wasn't interested. I decided to wait a week and then email him to see if he might want to meet for a glass of wine in the next couple of weeks, in my effort to be friends instead.
He wrote back and said not right now because he thinks he is making a connection with someone else he met online. My first reaction is that this is a rejection---after talking with someone about it, I see that it is wrong to see it as a rejection. He may in fact want to be friends. When it comes to dating, I tend to see things through a defeated filter when I don't need to. I am better than I used to be, but I still need to do some work in this area.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Luckily, there are health care executives out there who are interested in helping to fix the problem. They want to increase patient safety, decrease mistakes and costs, and provide better training and engagement for their staff--all going to the betterment of patient care and decreasing the attendant costs.
Development Dimensions International is offering a survey for health care executives to see what their concerns and priorites are for the coming months. DDI will randomly pick one of the survey participants to win an Ipod nano. Sounds like a great deal to me!
To take the survey, click here.
So, I was interested in reading the article in the New York Times Magazine last Sunday about Emily Gould and her blogging life. Apparently she is a professional gossip and worked at Gawker and some other places. She also blogged about her own life, as many of us do, but I guess she identified herself and her friends a little too clearly, and it backfired on her. The article referred to it as blogging about too many intimate details. She started getting too many rude comments and some such thing like that. I have to admit that I didn't think the excerpts from her blog that the Times published were all that bad. I am not sure what that says about me, but I really thought they were quite tame. Not sure what all the fuss was about. Of course I haven't read her actual blogs or other articles, and maybe that is were the problem lies. I do think you have to be careful with what you write on the Internet. Maybe it just got out of control for her.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I would definitely want to go back to London--see some plays, eat great food, soak it all up--but I would want to see the rest of the country too. London is the only place I have been in the U.K, so I would want to broaden my horizons. I probably would fly into London, however, and either rent a car, or more likely, take a train to other cities. To me, that is always fun.
On my list to see would be Birmingham and Manchester, Cambridge and Oxford, and definitely the some small towns and villages in the countryside. I wouldn't mind seeing Stonehenge.
And I wouldn't limit myself to England. I know Wales is lovely--some college friends of mine spent a semester there. That was the first time I had ever heard of someone doing that. I was so amazed at their ingenuity, and I was also so jealous! What a great experience they had there. And Scotland, of course. I am a Scot, so I would have to discover the old "homeland." I would like nothing better. I would go search for the town where our family is from and go see Edinburgh University, where an ancestor went to medical school. That would be so meaningful. And to cap off the trip, I would go to northern Ireland. I am also part Irish, so that would be fitting. I have heard the Irish make you feel very welcome. I thought I was going to be able to go to Scotland last summer, but the trip fell through. I know I will go soon though.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I did some research on paintball, and found out a few facts: that paintballs were created in the 1970s as a way to mark trees or cattle, and the first games were not played until two decades later. You must wear protective goggles.The game has been criticized by some as trivializing and promoting warfare, but it is actually a safe sport, and supporters say it promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, professionalism, and camaraderie.
In a game of paintball, you eliminate players by hitting them with a paintball that leaves them visibly marked with paint. What would happen if the players wore tie-dye outfits, and no one knew when someone was hit by a paintball?
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Here is what I am attracting at this moment:
I and my family have great health.
My love is making his way towards me.
The love of my life is coming towards me and we will marry.
I have more money than I need.
My life is full of abundance.
I am going to pass the bar exam with flying colors.
The law profession will find me a valuable asset to its ranks.
I have more friends than I need and I am never lonely.
I continually attract interesting people into my life.
I have an interesting life.
People want to know me.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
We met for a nice dinner, and he has good manners (except that he interrupts all of the time). But at least he apologized (repeatedly) for doing that. I don't think it is a match--not professionally or otherwise. He might be OK for a friend, but not sure. He asked if he could call me again, and I said yes. I will see what happens.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
--more than eight servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
--one serving of nuts and legumes
--at least two servings of whole grains
--two servings of low-fat dairy products
--a half serving of red or processed meats.
The article says the dash diet actually recommends two servings daily of lean meat, fish, or poultry, but that another study over a period of 24 years showed that women who ate a half a serving of the high-fat meats also had fewer heart attacks and strokes. I guess the point is just eat less of it!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
As Seen on TV Products Website features a lot of the products you see on TV. I had a good time looking through the products on the site. My sister uses The Principal Secret skin care system, and it was on there. And it wasn't too expensive either! I was also interested in the Urine Gone stain remover. The other day for the first time Loopot wet my bed of all things. Not Cool! I know he was hungry and mad. He was very overweight and had to cut down on his food, and he is not happy. But he had never wet outside his litter box before, so it concerned me. I hope he doesn't do it again. I may have to order that product.
The site has reviews, which is particularly good for some of the health related items, so you can know what is in the product and how it works. Very user friendly site! It also helps to know where to find a product. Sometimes you just can't write down that 800 number from the TV fast enough. So you get a second chance on the website.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
I need some new bathroom cabinets, and I love this look. I love the wood and the European look.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
What I have to watch out for is being tricked into buying something or signing up for something on the Internet that I don't really want. Or not really understanding the terms for a free trial period and then being stuck with the product or going through gyrations to get a refund. And that is not fun and a time waster.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
I am glad to hear this, because I am afraid with school I have slacked off in my recycling efforts. We also don't have our curbside program anymore. I know there are some neighborhood collection sites, so I will have to resume my recycling by taking my plastic items there.
Apparently part of the growth in plastics recycling is coming through corporations and their purchasing preference policies, and the number of end uses for recycled plastics is also increasing, which adds to the demand. HDPE Granules are used in many packaging applications (snack food wrappers, cereal box liners, and margarine tubs) and are an easy and a popular item to recycle.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Next year, I am going to go all out. I might send out a holiday photo card. I have never done that--I guess cause I am single, but why not? I found one I really like: Not only does it show a single woman, but it also has a musical theme, and I like that idea.
These Photo Cards can be personalized either by sending the company a photo you want printed directly on one of their holiday cards, or they can craft a custom card for you featuring your company logo or special artwork. It is a perfect way to send an individual message to your loved ones or clients at the holidays.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Find a Title Company Near Your Home by clicking on the link. You can search for companies based on such things as if they do online closings and extended hours. I looked on the site and found 46 companies near my zipcode!
I know when I buy a new date-licious home (hopefully sooner than later)I will certainly use a title company!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I found some wonderful Hawaiian sarongs that are not as expensive as some others I have seen, and they have same day shipping. The styles are very nice, with painted images or pretty embroidery. I particularly like this one. I think I would look darn good wearing it!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Both types of conferences were great--even though they were very different. But what was the same in both situations was that we would be sitting for long periods of time. All day, sometimes several days in a row. So you want comfortable chairs.
Burgess Furniture offers some great looking furniture for conferences and banquets. I particularly like their Salon, Vario, and Fiora chairs. Very classy, and they have great colors. The neat thing about those kind of chairs is that they are engineered to be more comfortable, which is appreciated during those meetings! Their Website is very nice and colorful and gives information on all of their products. Burgess Furniture is a
contract furniture manufacturer and supplier that also offers furniture for hire.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Now I have discovered another neat game site--Breakthevault.com--where you get clues and compete to find the answer. Some of their categories are "Who Am I?" "Where in the World?" and "Living Thing." Players get clues and make guesses until someone guesses correctly. In one of their recent contents, someone only made 24 guesses to get the correct answer which was African Grey Parrot or psittacus erithacus and won $200!
These online contests may be the trick to getting my budget in order!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Personally, I am more of the chalet type, and will be joining some friends in the next few weeks for a weekend in a lovely chalet in the Smoky Mountains, a national park. The chalets are privately owned, and you can rent them out. Some are very luxurious and quite expensive, so I know they must be well covered by insurance.
Some other friends of mine travel all over the world and spend a lot of time in Scotland, often camping in a tent. I hope to join them someday, and will let them know of the benefits of this coverage. Like anything else, you can enjoy yourself more if you know you are covered in case of loss.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
So I was not surprised when they hired an au pair AuPairCare when their daughter was born about 12 years ago. The au pair was from Germany and lived with them, traveled with them on trips, and became part of the family. Carey raved about how great she was and how she made life easy by helping out with those first few erratic baby years. Carey knew her daughter was in good hands, since the au pairs are trained in baby care, first aid, and infant CPR. They didn't have to fool with hiring babysitters. And since they appreciate the international scene, Carey and her husband were excited to have their daughter exposed to other cultures in her very young formative years.