Monday, April 30, 2012

The Bench

I Sit On The Bench
As Time Passes By
People Look Through
The Emptiness In My Eyes

This Is My Home
Away From Home
I Am Surrounded By People,
Yet I'm Still All Alone

I Cry
But No One Sees Me
I Scream Out In Pain
But No One Hears Me

I Am Like A Fly
Crawling On The Wall
Nobody Pays Attention
When I Fall

I Sit On The Bench
As Time Passes By
People Look Through
The Emptiness In My Eyes

Many People Need Debt Help In Our Neighborhood Today

The economy is bad and many people have found themselves upside down on the houses. It is a shame to see so many people who need debt help in my neighborhood. I have neighbors who bought their houses for over two hundred thousand dollars before the price of their house crashed. After they left their houses, the houses sold for seventy or eighty thousand dollars. This has happened so much in our neighborhood and it is depressing.

We are lucky we bought our house at the right time, but still the value and gone down considerably in the past few years. To make matters worse, my job pays less and everything costs more money. Gas prices have soared over the past few months and we find ourselves living from paycheck to paycheck. I don't have anything to complain about because we still have a place to live.

I remember when I was a kid my grandmother told me if we had a roof over our heads and food to eat, we will be just fine. Hopefully the economy will get better, unemployment will fall and the housing market will turn around soon. I hate to see friends and neighbors forced out of their houses because they do not have the money to pay their bills. They need debt help just to help them make it through another day.

Pet Names (Boo)


Boo is the pet name I have for my little girl. I wrote this poem when she was two. She is four now and I still call her Boo. The name stuck and the whole family calls her Boo. Pet Names are another way you can make your children feel special. This is a poem I wrote for my little girl.
Boo
Boo was two
two was Boo
I want to eat
myself a Boo
I start with her tummy
It's oh so yummy
little Boo
thinks it's really funny
I bite her nose
her little nose
little Boo giggles
No! No! No! No!
she growls back at me
my little Boo
I'm not quite sure
what I shall do
I grab her feet
and nibble her toes
little Boo nibbles back
on the end of my nose
Boo is two
two is Boo
my heart is now full
from eating my Boo
Pet Names are a fantastic way to show your children how special they are to you. We do not always get all the time we want to spend with our children. Making them feel special during those few moments in a day you have can fill your children's hearts with joy. In fact, your heart will be filled too. Enjoy your children while they are still little like my Boo. Boo was two, now she is four. Time goes by very fast, enjoy every moment.

Sad Little boy


I was a four year old
little boy
sitting in a corner
rocking back and forth
afraid for my life
my arms were crossed
my body shaking
teardrops ran down my face

I wondered what I did
to make my father 
hate me so much
what did I do
to make him hurt me
the way he did?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Who Will Win the American East Haiku- the New York Yankees

It's Spring time again, it is time to play ball. This is a Haiku about the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees are in the American League East division of major league baseball. The New York Yankees have won more World Series than any other Major League Baseball team. The New York Yankees have had some of the greatest players on their team including Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.
The New York Yankees
The New Yankee Stadium
In New York City
Who will win the American League East this year? Will it be the Tampa Bay Rays? Will the Boston Red Sox win it or will the New York Yankees get their pitching together? Who knows, maybe another team will come up from the basement of the American League East and shock the world. Hey New York Yankees, do you have what it takes to win this year? Or did you waste all the money you spent buying up all the best free agents in Major League Baseball. Who Will win the American League East this year?

How to Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs

I remember when I was a few years younger. I always seemed to have a problem with ingrown hairs when I shaved my face. Ingrown hairs really hurt, look bad and are hard to get rid of. The thing you need to learn is it easier to keep ingrown hairs away. Much easier than I thought was possible. I have learned a few things over the years about shaving.

I make sure I shave my face everyday. If I don't, I can get an ingrown hair. If I let my facial hair grow too long, I get those awful ingrown hairs. I also noticed that it is important to shave before you take a shower. It is also important to use a good quality shaver. I shave, take a shower and clean my face thoroughly. Now I don't get any ingrown hairs. Some people have more trouble than I do with ingrown hairs, but you have to know the art of shaving if you really want to keep them away.

In today's world there are companies who have products that can keep those nasty ingrown hairs away. I believe if you use my simple tips and use good quality shaving products, you will no longer have a problem with ingrown hairs. Trust me, if you have ever had ingrown hairs, you would be happy to find a simple way to get rid of them.


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Who Will Win the American League East Haiku: The Tampa Bay Rays

It's Spring  time again, it is time to play ball. This is a Haiku about the Tampa Bay Rays. TheTampa Bay Rays are in the American League East division of major league baseball. They finished second in the American League East last year. Evan Longoria hit into the Wild Card with the game winning hit in game 162. They lost Carl Crawford to the Boston Red Sox a year ago, but it did not hurt the team. The New York Yankees stole their closer, so they acquired another closer.
The Tampa Bay Rays
Play at Tropicana Field
Where is Carl Crawford
Who will win the American League East this year? Will it be the Tampa Bay Rays? Will the Boston Red Sox win it or will the New York Yankees get their pitching together? Who knows, maybe another team will come up from the basement of the American League East and shock the world. Hey Tampa Bay Rays, do you have what it takes to win this year?

Living With A Sweet Tooth

I admit it, I have a sweet tooth. I love chocolate, ice-cream and nearly every type of candy. I am a big lollipop lover. I think they taste good and they are fun. My children have followed in my footsteps. My son loves chocolate and my daughter is a big lollipop connoisseur. We are one of those families who buy too much candy and eat more than we buy. The funny thing is none of us are overweight.

Lollipops are fun and they taste good. I am amazed how far we have come with candy. Some companies have a huge variety of lollipops, enough to please everybody in the entire family. When I was a kid, we had a good variety of candy, but nothing like what we have today. Back then, you had to go to a fancy candy store to find what you wanted. Today, you go online, make a search for what you want and it arrives at your door.

Living with a sweet tooth has its problems. I spend more time at the dentist than most people. The dentist is always asking me what I bit into with my teeth. When I tell him I love lollipops, he just shakes his head. He believes I am going to ruin my teeth, but they have lasted for forty-seven years already and I still have every tooth. I think I will have a sweet tooth until the day I die, I believe it is a family trait.

Who Will Win the American League East Haiku-The Boston Red Sox

 Spring Training is over, it is time to play ball. This is a Haiku about the Boston Red Sox. The Boston Red Sox are in the American League East division of major league baseball. They finished a disappointing third place in the American League East last year. They picked up Carl Crawford in free-agency a year ago and looked to be the favorite in the American League East. The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays both finished ahead of the Boston Red Sox. What will happen this year? Who Will Win The American League East?
The Boston Red Sox
The Green Monster-Fenway Park
Broke Bambino curse
Who will win the American League East this year? Will it be the Tampa Bay Rays? Will the Boston Red Sox win it or will the New York Yankees get their pitching together? Who knows, maybe another team will come up from the basement of the American League East and shock the world. Hey Boston Red Sox, do you have what it takes to win this year? Or has the curse of the Bambino come back to tear your hearts out once again?

Why You Should Purchase A Used Semi Truck

I always wanted to travel around the United States and sight see everything around me. I am a history buff and I love to go to places and check out the history of our country. I love Philadelphia because it was cool seeing the Liberty Bell and running up the same stairs Sylvester Stallone ran up in Rocky. I loved travelling across country and seeing Niagara Falls from the US and Canada. I think our country is the best country in the world.

I always thought it would be cool to look for used semi trucks for sale, buy them and begin a new career. I would haul goods across the country and check out all of the sites. I would go from one place to the other, make money and see all of the places in this beautiful country I always wanted to see. I would make sure I hooked up with some trips towards Las Vegas, California and other parts of the West Coast I have never seen.

I know driving trucks is hard work, but I believe it would be a good time. I heard you can make a good living on the road, save some money and check out some sites. Truck drivers are some of the coolest people in our country because they haul all of the goods we buy at the grocery and department stores. I would be a wanted and needed employee if I were a truck driver.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Translation Services Are Important In All Aspects Of Our Lives

Some friends and I work as in the stands beer vendors in most of the sports stadiums in Florida. We love our jobs, but sometimes we have trouble understanding some of the people who come to the games. Once in awhile we get a bunch of Spanish people who barely speak English asking for beer. The problem is we have trouble understanding their broken up English and their accents. It often gets to the point where the people actually have to point to the beer they want and we have to point to our price buttons to  complete the transactions.


We thought about taking Spanish classes or getting a program that teaches us Spanish. Most of us want to learn Spanish so we can communicate better with some of our customers. When we go to Miami, we get complete sections of people who can hardly speak or understand English. If we took one of those Spanish classes or bought the Rosetta Stone, we would be able to make more money because we would not have to spend so much time per transaction.


Punjabi translation service is located in London. They help companies with translation services. They are the company who can translate everything for your company. They have talented people who are experts in the translation field and the company is only one of a few that is ISO certified. In our vending work, we hope to be able to learn enough Spanish to understand a few customers who have trouble ordering beer from us. This company already has the tool needed to give your company the best translation services in the business. Check them out and see what they have to offer you and your company.

Monday, April 23, 2012

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Time To Prepare For My Daughter's Birthday In June

My daughter will be six in June. She wants to have a birthday party and invite her friends from school. She has never had a birthday party with friends and this is really important to her. She talks about her birthday nearly every day and she looks forward to turning six years old. We need to get birthday invitations soon because June will be here before we know it. My daughter is so excited about her birthday and looks forward to the moment when she opens the door and invites her friends into our house.

The gift list for my daughter is impossible. She wants more stuff than we could ever afford. She wants the usual toys, a DSL and even an iPad of her own. We will get her some nice gifts, but she still doesn't understand how much things costs. If we got her all of the things she wanted for her birthday, we would have to take out a loan. Little girls like mine are fun, but they expect a lot and when they don't get it, they often get emotional.

The good thing is my daughter will be satisfied with the gifts she gets on her birthday. She has huge dreams, but she knows her family is not rich and they love her. She will be happy with her gifts as long as her friends are here to celebrate her birthday with her. We will be getting the birthday invitations soon because my daughter wants to fill them out herself for her friends.

I look forward to June and my daughter's birthday. She is growing up so fast, so we want to enjoy every minute we can with her. This birthday is important to her, but what she doesn't realize yet is it is just as important to her parents. We look forward to the memories of this birthday and every birthday to come.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Since She Died (Poetry)

I Haven't Seen You 
Since She Died 
I Held Her Hand 
And Cried Inside 

She Was The One 
Who Molded Me 
Into The Man 
I Was Meant To Be 

Every Night 
She Said Her Prayers 
On Bended Knee 
To The One Upstairs 

Where Have You Been? 
What Have You Done? 
Why Are You Hiding 
From Your Son? 

I Haven't Seen You 
Since She Died 
When I Held Her Hand 
And Cried Inside

Friday, April 20, 2012

My Teenage Girl Hates To Deal With Acne

Teenagers and acne do not mix. My sixteen year old daughter hates dealing with Acne, but it happens. It is a part of life, but my daughter hates it anyway. I remember when I was a teenager, we didn't have too much to get rid of acne. We had a couple of products we could use, but most of us were too poor to buy them. We used rubbing alcohol and hoped the acne would dry up quickly. By the time it dried up, the next round of acne was on the way. Today, there are a bunch of cool products teenagers can use to fight acne problems.

Now I am older and my wife is older. We are a middle-aged couple. Women in their forties deal with different types of skin problems. Their skin can get dry and wrinkles come out and replace those teenage pimples. Good thing there are products that can revitalize my wife's skin and make her face look more youthful. There is a product called Resurgence that is made to revitalize your wife's skin. It is such a good product that is is guaranteed to work or you get your money back.

Murad is the company that makes Resurgence and other cool products for your skin. Their products are proven to make you look your best. You can get some Murad Coupon Codes where you can save money on their excellent products. Their reviews are great, so check them out for yourself and see how well their products work for you.

How To Play Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Like The Pros

It's that time of year again; baseball season is just around the corner. MLB teams and their players have reported to spring training and they are ready to play ball. You want to play Yahoo fantasy baseball for free online and you want to know the ropes. Yahoo fantasy baseball is a fun, free and easy game to play online. Get your computer and sign up for Yahoo fantasy baseball now.
Things you will need

• Computer

• Internet Access

1. Go to Yahoo.com and write Yahoo fantasy baseball in the search bar. Click on the link that brings you to Yahoo Fantasy Baseball. If you are signed into Yahoo, you will automatically be signed into Yahoo Fantasy Baseball.

2. You will have two choices for free Yahoo fantasy baseball; create a private league or join an existing league and play against other players. If you have enough friends, create the private league, if not click on the button on the right to join an existing league and see how you do against the competition

3. Click on the league type you want to join, for this one we will choose join an existing league, there are three choices under join an existing league in Yahoo Fantasy Baseball; join custom, browse custom or assign to public. If you are new player choose the assign to public.

4. You will have choices in the assign to public; Make your choices, I usually choose rotisserie, competitive and live online draft. If you are not available for an online draft, choose the live Standard draft. They also have a live auction draft which is new; don't choose this unless you are an expert Yahoo fantasy baseball participant.


5. If you chose a live draft, you get the option to choose when you will draft your players. Click a day on the calendar and on the bottom; choose a time for your draft. Yahoo fantasy sports will email you when it is close to the time for your draft. You can also write the time down to help you remember.

6. A live draft on Yahoo Fantasy Baseball is fast and furious. If you don't know the players, they will be listed in order for you to choose the best players. If you are smart, you will go to sportsline.com or Yahoo sports and check out the best players at each position. You will have to choose a certain many players in each position and reserves. Choosing your favorite players does not guarantee you will win Yahoo Fantasy Baseball

7. When draft day comes around, you will either be in a live draft or the computer will choose a team for you. If you are new, let the computer choose your team. Sometimes
the computer chooses a better team for you than you can choose for yourself.

8. When you have your team, check out the free agents through your team page. Before the season starts, you can pick up and drop whatever players you want to. When the season starts, Yahoo will automatically match you up against the other teams. The teams with the highest scores make it to the playoffs and the losers stay home. You will be ranked by the computer and you will always know where you stand.
9. Your job is to be the team manager of your team. You start the players you believe are the best players on your team. You sit other players that are not doing so good. You drop injured players and make trades with other team managers.

10. Use Sportsline.com and Yahoo Sports to keep up on injuries of players and to see who is doing the best or is hot. Fantasy Baseball gets you more involved in baseball and can actually make the sport more interesting to you.

11. If you have players who are not doing well, pick up free agents to replace them. Treat your Yahoo Fantasy Baseball team like it is a real Major League Baseball team and you are the manager.

12. Playing Yahoo Fantasy Baseball for fun is just as enjoyable as playing for money, but you don't have to worry about losing your money. Gambling over what players might or might not do is not the smartest thing to do in the world. Don't get mad at the Major League Baseball players; they are just doing their jobs.

13. The writer of this article has been the champion in Yahoo Fantasy Sports in private and public leagues. He has also played in the past and won money, both are fun, but don't gamble away any money you do not have.

14. When the season is over, use what you learned to play other Yahoo fantasy sports. If you like NFL football, try out Yahoo Fantasy Football and you may get hooked.

15. This is a guide about how to play Yahoo Fantasy Baseball. This guide will not make you a winner in your particular league this is up to you to figure out how to become the winner in your league. This takes time, experience and sometimes a bit of luck.

You now know how to play Yahoo Fantasy Baseball. Go to Yahoo, sign-up and enjoy the competition. You will get what you put into fantasy sports. Enjoy Major League Baseball with a whole new perspective and watch your favorite players as they score points for you. Play ball.

Tips

• You are playing Yahoo Fantasy Baseball; you are not a Major League Baseball player. Enjoy the game and don't take it too seriously

• Playing Fantasy Baseball can make baseball more interesting and can help you learn more about the game and the players playing the game

• Do not gamble your life away, this is just Yahoo Fantasy Baseball

• The more you learn about players and stats, the better Yahoo Fantasy Baseball player you can become

• If you are logged into your Yahoo email account, you are logged into Yahoo Fantasy sports

• Do not get mad at Major League Baseball players, they are just doing their jobs

Sources

Yahoo Fantasy Baseball

knowledge of Fantasy Sports

The Importance of Accurate Language Services To Our Company

Florida is a melting pot of people. There are every type of nationality in the state and the languages you hear are numerous. This is why our company had to invest in translation services. Our company is a worldwide leader in our particular area and we sell our products to nearly every country in the world. Although we are multi-cultured within our own company, we still needed to find a good localization and translation company to help us deal with every language in the world.


If you saw our company, you could see we hire every type of person. Many of them speak English, but many also speak another language or two. We need intelligent people working with us who can relate to other people who come from the same part of the world they are from. This helps us as we deal in other countries, but we do not speak every language in the world. This is why we sought out a company who could help us with translation.

For us, accurate language services is an important part of our company. Knowing how to deal with every person in every country means millions of dollars to us. It is why we are the most successful company in the world in our particular area. Come to Florida, check us out and enjoy this great melting pot we call home.

A Happer Nappers Happy Review

I was sent a Happy Napper for my daughter. We were sent Bungalow to Ladybug. I made the mistake of telling my child before it was sent and she bugged me every day when the mailman came. Luckily for me, the Happy Napper arrived quickly. My five year old daughter Khloe's face lit up when we opened the package.
We were also sent the cute little Happy Napper bear that sings the Happy Napper song. The bear is very cute, but the song does get annoying after you hear it a thousand or more times.
As you can see by the pics, both my children love the Happy Napper and the Happy Napper bear.
As you can see, the Happy Napper is a pillow and you can change it into a cute little stuffed animal. My children love it because it is cute and they make it a part of their favorite stuffed animals + they sleep with the Happy Napper.
You can buy Happy Nappers at their official website, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, eBay, etc. They are reasonable at $14.19 and your kids will love them too.
It is always great to have a sleeping toy, that is two toys in one. Your children sleep on the pillow, play with the stuffed animal and sing along with the singing Happy Napper bear. I wonder how many of thousands of times that bear can really sing.
Thank You Happy Nappers people for sending us this great toy...... We Love It!



Thursday, April 19, 2012

If The Bug Eats You (Haiku)

My five year old daughter is afraid of bugs, so I came up with this little poem/song/haiku for her.

If The Bug Eats You
I Won't Have To Feed You Girl
If The Bug Eats You.....

The Benefits of a New Gas Water Heater

I had an electric water heater in my house and one morning the hot water disappeared. I needed Water Heater Repair, but I did not want to pay for it. I called my brother and asked him what to do. He told me to look at the elements in my hot water heater. He talked me through it and by the afternoon I had hot water. I hated to do the work myself, but it was a quick fix. I was able to take a hot shower, do my dishes and wash my clothes. After awhile, I forgot I had a problem with my water heater.

A few months later, the problem reared its ugly head again. The hot water was gone and I was frustrated. I decided it was time for Water Heater Replacement. I called the plumber and he was there within an hour. He checked out the situation and told me I should change to a new gas water heater. He said we already had the hook-ups, our house was already hooked up to natural gas.

He hooked it up and we have not had another problem with hot water since. I am really happy we called the local plumber and we changed to a new gas water heater. The cost of the product was worth it, we have had our gas water heater for eight years and have not had one problem with it. I am so glad I never have to worry about changing the elements in an electric water heater ever again.


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Is There Really Life After Death?


I am a Christian and I am afraid of dying. I am told my fears come from a horrible childhood. Jesus would tell me, I have a lack of faith. I also believe He would understand my heart. I read a passage in the Bible the other day and I cannot stop reading it. It excites me and comforts me at the same time. The passage is in the eleventh chapter of John.
The story is about Lazarus. Lazarus was dying and his two sisters wanted Jesus to save him. Mary and Martha had complete faith in the power of Jesus. They believed in Him with all their hearts. Jesus arrived after Lazarus died. However, Jesus told everybody Lazarus was not dead, he was just sleeping. The people thought Jesus was a little mad. Lazarus had been in his tomb for four days. Jesus knew Lazarus had died, but his death was not for forever. Lazarus was asleep for a time.
Jesus told Martha that her brother would rise again. Martha said she knew Lazarus would rise again in the resurrection or the last day. This is where the good part comes in. “Jesus said to her. ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live. Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die-ever. Do you believe this?’ ‘Yes , Lord,’ she told Him, ‘I believe You are the Messiah, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.’ “ (John 11:25-27 The Apologetics Study Bible).
Everybody knows the story about how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. This was one of the greatest miracles Jesus performed here on earth. Lazarus had been dead for four days and Jesus had the power to raise him from the dead. This story teaches us a lesson. Jesus is teaching us an important lesson. Jesus is our savior. He died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. He rose from the dead and defeated Satan. Jesus is seated at the right hand of God. He is God. Jesus is part of the three in one. The three in one is The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Jesus has the full power of God at his disposal.
In this scripture Jesus was telling us that if we believe in Him, even if we die, we will live. He will raise all of us up on the last day. He is telling us we will never really die. Our death is a sort of sleep. We will sleep until Jesus returns and raises all of us up into eternal life. We will live with him in Heaven for eternity. This is a promise all Christians can believe in.
This scripture taught me a lesson about faith. Yes, I am a Christian. Yes, I have a fear of death. Yes, Jesus has the power to defeat even death. As a Christian, there really is nothing for us to be afraid of. Jesus is on our team. He is God. He promised he would raise each one of us up on the last day. The most important thing is for us to believe in Him. Without Him we can do nothing. With Him all things are possible.

Now Is The Time To Invest In Short Sales

I have noticed a ton of short sales in Florida over the past two years. An incredible amount of people need to get rid of their homes fast for one reason or another. Often the person is upside down in their house and they just want to get rid of it before they lose too much money. I thought it was just Florida homeowners who were losing their houses until we decided to take a trip to Las Vegas.

We took a drive in the Las Vegas area because I had never been there and I wanted to see more than just casinos. I was amazed when I saw short sale Las Vegas all over the place. The people in Las Vegas were obviously having the same problems with housing as we have in Florida. I checked the newspaper for las vegas short sale and they were numerous. I was a bit depressed seeing how many people were having to sell their houses, but situations like this are good for people who want to invest. If you are an investor, this is the time to invest in short sales.

The housing area of our economy has fallen apart for many reasons, but it is a good investment opportunity. It would be cool to buy a house that was worth a quarter of a million dollars for fifty or sixty thousand dollars. I have seen these types of opportunities all over the place. I actually have friends looking into short sales in Florida and Nevada,  they have already picked up a few houses. If you have the cash, this is the time to invest in the housing market.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Future steel buildings

I have heard all kinds of good things about steel buildings lately. Steel buildings are stronger than your average building, they are cheaper and they last a long time. Steel buildings can hold up to rough weather situations and they last a long time. I have seen steel buildings popping up all over the place the past few years and they really look good. I am impressed with the construction and the looks of steel buildings. I can't wait to see future steel buildings go up in our neighborhood.

A couple of years ago, this new automobile work shop opened up. It was different than the rest because it was made out of steel. When I looked at the building, it looked impressive. I could tell it would last for a very long time. I went into the office and talked to the owner. He told me he chose to build his business out of steel because of the cost and because we lived in an area where there was always a bunch of dangerous storms. He told me he believed his business would stand up to anything that came his way.

I was impressed with the man's confidence and his intelligence. He was preparing his business for the future. I believe future steel buildings will be bigger and better than those of today. Once people realize the value and security of steel, they will choose to build out of steel. I am one of those people who always pays attention to every new building and business they build in our neighborhood. I can't wait to see more steel buildings built near to where we live.

15 Famous People From Indiana

Indiana became our 19TH state on December 11, 1816. The capital of Indiana is in Indianapolis, IN which is the second largest state capital. Indiana means land of the Indians or Indian Land because Indians lived in Indiana for many thousands of years before Indiana became a state. Indiana's bird is the Cardinal, the flower is a peony and the tree is Tulip Tree. Indiana is one of our fifty states, is a beautiful place to visit and a great place to live. Here are 15 famous people from Indiana.


David Letterman (1947 - ) David Letterman was born in Indianapolis, IN in 1947, he is famous for being a comedian and a late night talk show host on the the Late Show With David Letterman. David Letterman is also a television and film producer. His birthday is April 12, 1947.


Shelley Long (1949 - ) Shelley Long was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1949. Shelley Long is an American actress best known for her role as Diane Chambers in the popular sitcom Cheers, for which she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress. Her birthday is August 23, 1949.


Larry Bird (1956 - ) Larry Bird was born in West Baden Springs, Indiana in 1956. He is an NBA Basketball Hall of Famer who led the Boston Celtics to three NBA championships (1981, 1984, 1986). He also spent time as the coach of the Indiana Pacers. I met Larry Bird about fifteen years ago and he signed a basketball for me without charge. Larry Bird's birthday is December 7, 1956.


Steve McQueen (1930 - 1980) Steve McQueen was born in Beech Grove Indiana in 1930 and he died in 1930. Steve McQueen was an American movie actor nicknamed "The King of Cool." His "anti-hero" persona, made him one of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, Papillon, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974 he became the highest paid movie star in the world. Steve McQueen's birthday is March 24, 1930. He died young from cancer which he believed was caused by asbestos in movie sound stage insulation


Avery Franklin Brooks (1948 - ) Avery Franklin Brooks was born in Evansville, Indiana in 1948. He is an American actor, jazz musician, opera singer and college professor. Brooks is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and its spinoff A Man Called Hawk, and his film role in American History X. His birthday is October 2, 1948.


John Cougar Mellencamp (1951 - ) John Cougar Mellencamp was born in Seymour, Indiana in 1951. John Cougar Mellencamp is a singer, songwriter and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was most famous in the 1970's and 1980's. His birthday is October 7, 1941.


Jim Davis (1945 - ) Jim Davis was born in Marion, Indiana in 1945 and he is the creator of Garfield. He was born on July 28, 1945.


James Dean (1934 - 1955) James Dean was born in Marion, Indiana in 1934 and he died in 1955 in a car crash. James Dean was famous for movies like Rebel Without a Cause and East of Eden. James Dean's birthday is February 8, 1931


John Dillinger (1903 - 1934) John Dillinger was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1903. He was an American bank robber in the Midwest during the early 1930s. He was considered to be a dangerous criminal who was involved in the deaths of several police officers, robbed at least two dozen banks and four police stations, escaped from jail twice and was idolized by some as a modern-day Robin Hood. John Dillinger was killed in 1934 while attempting to flee, he was shot three times and died. John Dillinger's birthday is June 22, 1903.


Jane Pauley (1950 - ) Jane Pauley was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1950. She is a television journalist who hosts Dateline and was the host of NBC's Today program. Jane Pauley is married to Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, they have three children together. Jane Pauley's birthday in October 31, 1950.


Colonel Harland Sanders (1890 - 1980) Colonel Harland Sanders was born in Henryville, Indiana in 1890 and he died from old age in 1980. Colonel Sanders was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, better known as KFC. He lived in Corbin, Kentucky and died in Louisville. Colonel Sanders birthday is September 9, 1890.


Red Skelton (1913 - 1997) Red Skelton was born in Vincennes, Indiana in 1913 and he died in 1997. Red Skelton was an American comedian who was best known as a top radio and television star from 1937 to 1971. Skelton's show business career began in his teens as a circus clown and went on to vaudeville, Broadway, films, radio, TV, night clubs and casinos, all while pursuing another career as a painter. Red Skelton's birthday is July 18, 1913.


Brendan Fraser (1968 - ) Brendan Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1968. He is a Canadian-American actor of stage and screen. He has starred in many major Hollywood films, including The Mummy film series (which are the coolest movies he starred in), Crash, Dudley Do-Right, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, George of the Jungle and Journey to the Center of the Earth. His birthday is December 3, 1968


Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009) Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana. He is one of the greatest singers, songwriters, dancers ever. Michael Jackson became famous as a singer of the Jackson 5 and earned millions during his solo career and became the King of Pop. He died in 2009 through a forced overdose by his doctor. Michael Jackson's birthday is August 29, 1958.


Wilbur Wright (1867 - 1912) Wilbur Wright was born in Millville, Indiana in 1867 Invented the first airplane with his brother Orville Wright; He, along with his brother, also made the first controlled human air flight. His birthday is April 16,1867.


Indiana is one of our great fifty states. Indiana is a place where many great people were born. These are the fifteen most famous people who were born in the state of Indiana. I lived in Indiana and I have been to Indianapolis. It is a great place to visit and a great place to live. Indiana is a place filled with history and the future will be filled with more great American adventures.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

We Found A Cool New And Used Car Website On Our Trip To Utah

My brother and I love to look at new and used cars, it's a hobby we share. We took a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah a couple of months ago. When we travel, we look for the best new and used car websites, so we can indulge in our hobby. We found a cool new and used car website called Shop 4 Used Cars dot com that had all of the information to feed our hobby. We looked up some places and were ready to check out some cool new and used cars.

We went to Ken Garff Honda Downtown in Salt Lake City because my brother saw a Honda Ridgeline he wanted to check out. I went along for the ride even though I am not a huge fan of the Ridgeline. We took a taxi from the hotel and were dropped off right in front of the dealership. The salesman was cool and he showed us the Honda Ridgeline we saw on the website. He also showed us some other cool vehicles we did not see on the site. He said they just got them in the other day and did not have time to put them online. I was tempted to buy a Mini-Cooper, but home was far away and I didn't want to have to ship the car all the way to Florida. We are often tempted by cool cars we see on the road.

The salesman said he was going to another Ken Garff dealership and asked if we wanted to check out some of the new cars they got in. The place was called Ken Garff Volvo and they just got some cool Jags in from the Salt Lake City area. We checked them over and my brother was the one who was tempted this time. He found an Jag that he wanted more than anything. We held off buying because of the distance, but made plans to drive back in the future to try to make a deal with the excellent salesman we met at the place. If you are in Utah and you love cars, you will have to check out this excellent website. It has links to some of the best cars you can buy in the Salt Lake City are.

Monday, April 16, 2012

President Obama vs. Mitt Romney Meet In The Center of The Ring (Humor)



Announcer-In this corner we have President Barrack Obama, his hobbies are taking time for vacation, spending money and playing golf, he is a good family man with confusing Christian beliefs. The President tells us he is a Christian, but votes for Gay marriage, abortion and bows to Muslim dignitaries.


In the other corner is Mitt Romney, he is one of the one percent. He has more money than God and has his own way to worship God. Mitt Romney is a Mormon and he is proud of it. Mitt Romney created Obamacare before it was Obamacare. On the other hand, he has created jobs for many people and he is a good family man. His wife has not had to work a day in her entire life, but has spent time bring up the Romney children which is quite a job in itself.


The two men meet in the middle of the ring and refuse to shake each other's hands. President Obama dances around the ring like Muhammad Ali, while Mitt Romney looks like he is afraid to mess up his hair. Who will win this battle of attrition?


President Obama-Your wife is unemployed


Mitt Romney-That is because of your economic programs. You are making sure there are no jobs for women in our economy. Your wife is fat and your mom wears combat boots. Your father is not a citizen and your are not qualified to be the President of The United States. He sticks his tongue out at the President and dances around the ring.


President Obama-At least my wife works


Mitt Romney-When she's not on vacation


President Obama-You are rich and I am going to tax you so much that your wife will have to go out and get her first job. You don't pay your fair share of taxes and I will make sure you do.


Mitt Romney-Making money in our country is important. I have created more jobs in my personal businesses than you have created in four years in the White House. You are the welfare and food stamp President. You take from the rich and give to the poor. Who would ever have though that Robin Hood would become President of The United States?


President Obama-68 million people believe I am the change they can believe in. All you are is a rich man who is a member of a cult. I am an ordinary American who believes in God.


Mitt Romney-If you want to bring religion into this, don't make believe you are a Christian and then live like a Muslim. You act like you hate Christians, so how are you really a Christian?


President Obama- I am a Christian because I say I am a Christian. I separate church and state, this means I can be a Christian and vote for anything I want within our government. I keep my personal beliefs at home where they belong.


Mitt Romney-Have I told you your wife is fat yet?


President Obama-I am going to punch you so hard your unemployed wife is going to feel it. (President Obama dances around Mitt Romney) I am the king of the world and don't your forget it!


Mitt Romney-Your government is almost as big as your wife's behind


President Obama-I bet my wife could take your unemployed wife. You think my government is big now, wait until I take all of your money and all of your friend's money away from all of you. Wait until my Health Care program goes through. You and your wife will have to stand in line and I will make sure you don't even get a taste of health care. Don't get on my bad side Mitt, you won't like me when I am angry.


Announcer-Mitt Romney jumps out of the ring and steals President Obama's teleprompter. He slams it on the ground and breaks the teleprompter into pieces.


Mitt Romney-What do you think about that Barrack?


President Obama- Uh Oh Uh Oh Uh Oh ummmmmm. I'm getting angry.....


Mitt Romney-Obama Care sucks and the Supreme Court is going to tell you what to do with your Obamacare


President Obama-Romney care sucks too


Mitt Romney-At least I gave people a choice. I did not shove it down their throats


President Obama-Yeah, but I am President of The United States. What do you think about those cookies? Wait until I make you eat them..... The entire world will eat those cookies because I want them too.....


Announcer-The teleprompter is back


President Obama-I apologize about those comments. I meant to say Obamacare will make sure all people have the chance to have good healthcare


Mitt Romney-Except handicapped people, old people and the people you don't think need government healthcare. Obamacare will be a death sentence for many people and millions will die


President Obama-Only you and your unemployed wife, (President Obama giggles to himself)


Announcer-The crowd is getting restless. Many are chanting Obama. One of the people in the crowd bit me. I realized too late it was an Obama Zombie. I have to sign off before it is too late. The chanting gets louder.
Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama.....


President Obama is laughing happily while Obama Zombies are attacking Mitt Romney. They push him to the ground. His hair falls out of place. Mitt Romney tries to fix his hair. An Obama Zombie bites his hand off. Obama Zombies are all over Mitt Romney. They attack him, they eat him, they take care of him for President Obama.
 President Barrack Obama stands in the middle of the ring, Obama Zombies are  bowing to him. He is smiling, he is laughing, he is victorious Another four years of this, hide in your houses, hide your guns, hide your Bibles. Obama has won. It is over, hide your food. Michelle Obama is hungry...........