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.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Now today, if I were training for a marathon (and I do hope to do at least one more) I would look into buying a new phone such as the M800 cell phone (Buy the M800 at www.cellphoneslord.com )that is really a cell phone and watch in one. (You need a good watch, because as the hours roll by, you really need to know the exact time!)
It just boggles my mind what the M800 will do. It has an MP3/MP4 player, with bluetooth stereo headset, and it is also a speaker phone. It has a touchscreen, the Internet, an alarm, and anything you want, basically! Plus it tells time.
I just can't tell you how much this would enhance marathon training and a marathon itself. Music is very important to me, and with this watch, I could listen to the tunes that would make the time fly by. And it would certainly cut down on the paraphernalia I would need.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Most of the time I don't see people wearing costumes to St. Patrick's Day parties, but my invite suggests that we do. I am not good at coming up with costumes on my own, so I was looking on the Web for ideas. I found a great place where I can order a costume. Since I am looking for love, maybe I should go for the Luscious Leprechaun outfit from incostume.com. Or there is also a great looking Beer Garden girl outfit. (It looks more Bavarian than Irish, but it will work for St. Patrick's Day. Who's quibbling when there is lots of beer involved?) I could get a green wig that would go with either outfit, and it would be a smash.
The site also has some wonderful Adult Halloween Costumes and outfits perfect for other occasions. I love the adult Greek Goddess outfit they sell, and I would feel so good wearing it. The Michael Myers one is soooo scary.
But as to this coming weekend: Irish Eyes are smiling!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I know that the term Cougar Girl is also used for a older woman dating a younger man. I think it came from that reality show where the man in his 30s had to choose between women in their 40s and women in their 20s.
I have always liked men my age or a little older to be honest. But I have met one man about 10 years younger and we hit it off well. We have only talked twice at parties, but it was great! I don't know if we would hit it off, but at least the friend chemistry is there.
I was at a dinner party the other night where this man's name came up. Our mutual friend said she would like to find someone for him to date, but that he was too young for us. I said 10 years is really not that much of big deal now. She looked at me quizzically, and some of the other people seemed to think that such a match (they weren't talking about me in particular) would not work. That really bothered me to tell the truth. My feeling is--let the people themselves decide. Meow!
Monday, March 10, 2008
So why am I writing in my blog rather than getting some Zs? I have discovered blogging and love it. I just can't stay away from my laptop and now my blog! It has become almost like a friend.
And now it is going to help me earn money! I am so excited. I work full time and make a fairly good salary, but school and all of its trappings is expensive. I will be taking the bar exam (hopefully) in July and while I am doing the bar review beforehand, I will have reduced work hours (and will not be working at all during the couple of weeks before the exam) so I could use some extra money to tide me over during that time. That is pretty much as far ahead as I am looking. But after the bar exam, I would like to use the extra money to shore up my emergency fund and then to start a fund for a downpayment on a house.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I am guilty. Sometimes I just have to check my email or one of my favorite Websites. But I refuse to go to an online dating site during class. The main reason being that people behind me would see me doing it. And I couldn't bear the snickers. I know, because people in front of me have done this, and I have been guilty about gossiping about it. Just the other night, a woman was emailing people on an online dating site and several people were aware of this and razzed her about it later on. But she is one of the top people in our class, and I guess she can do what she wants! She probably already knows all of the material!
Monday, March 3, 2008
I would get mad and we would have words. He would always know what to say. He moved away. I was glad. Out of sight, out of mind. Put it all behind me.
I have been doing The Secret, aka, the Laws of Attraction. One of the things I have been willing my way is my love, my soulmate, my future husband.
Who contacts me? FaveGuy. Says he might be moving back to town and if he did, would I see him?
I should have said no. I should have ignored his email. But I said yes. Maybe I am really stupid. But there has been enough distance, time and geographic wise, that I think I can see him more as a friend. At least I won't get caught up in it again. At least maybe thinking he will be moving back to town will inspire me to finally lose the weight I need to lose.