Saturday, June 30, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on July 1

1916 -- Olivia de Havilland, British-born actress
1934 -- Jamie Farr, American actor, played the role of cross-dressing Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger in the television sitcom M*A*S*H
1939 -- Karen Black, American actress
1941 -- Rod Gilbert, Canadian ice hockey player, Hall of Fame Right-Wing for the New York Rangers
1945 -- Debbie Harry, American singer (Blondie)
1950 -- David Duke, American politician and white supremacist
1951 -- Fred Schneider, American singer (The B-52's)
1952 -- Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor
1961 -- Carl Lewis is a former American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold and 10 World Championships medals, of which 8 were gold. His career spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. Lewis became an actor and has appeared in a number of films
1961 -- Michelle Wright, Canadian country music singer and guitarist
1967 -- Pamela Anderson, Canadian model, known for her roles on the television series Home ImprovementBaywatch, and V.I.P, She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboymagazine in February 1990. For a time, she was known as Pamela Anderson Lee (or Pamela Lee) after marrying Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. She holds both United States and Canadian citizenship
1971 -- Missy Elliott, American rapper and singer
1977 -- Pamela Rogers Turner, former elementary school physical education teacher/coach and convicted sex offender for having sexual relations with a 13 year-old student
1977 -- Liv Tyler, American actress
1979 -- Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial artist who fights in the UFC and winner of the first The Ultimate Fighter
1982 -- Hilarie Burton, American actress

Celebrity Birthdays on June 30

1942 -- Robert Ballard is a former United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology. He is most famous for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, the battleship Bismarck in 1989, and the wreck of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in 1998. Most recently he discovered the wreck of John F. Kennedy's PT-109 in 2002 and visited Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana, who saved its crew.
1944 -- Terry Funk, American professional wrestler
1944 -- Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist, his best-selling title is Life After Life
1944 -- Glenn Shorrock, Australian singer-songwriter (Little River Band)
1953 -- Hal Lindes, American-born British guitarist (Dire Straits)
1955 -- David Alan Grier, American actor and comedian
1957 -- Rich Vos, stand-up comedian
1960 -- Murray Cook, Australian singer (The Wiggles)
1962 -- Deirdre Lovejoy, American actress (The Wire)
1966 -- Mike Tyson, American boxer and former heavyweight champion
1983 -- Cheryl Cole, British singer (Girls Aloud) and talent show judge (The X Factor)
1984 -- Miles Austin, American football player, wide-receiver for the Dallas Cowboys
1986 -- Victoria Crawford, American wrestler and model, best known by her ring name Alicia Fox. She is signed to WWE where she performs on the SmackDown brand

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Looking For A Summer Home In Kansas City

I enjoy looking at houses for sale online. I live in Florida, but I love to look at houses for sale all over the country. It's kind of a strange hobby of mine. I like to see what houses are going for in all parts of the country. I am also looking for a summer house that I can call my own someday. I would love to own a house in another state, so we could go on a road trip every summer as a family.

One day I was checking out some more houses online. I came across Kansas City homes and I just had to check them out. I remember how my sister lived in Kansas City years ago and the stories she told me about the place. It sounds like a really cool place to own a summer home. I checked out the prices and they really weren't too bad. My sister would be interested in knowing about my search. I remember how she really liked Kansas City.

Call me odd if you want to, but this is a hobby of mine. I love cars and I love houses. We own a house in Florida and we also built one in the Philippines. The house in the Philippines is a retirement home and a place for my wife's family to stay right now. A house in Kansas City or another part of this beautiful country would be a great summer home for all of my family.

This is a sponsored post for Remax, however, all the points and views are
my own.

Celebrity Birthdays on June 29

1920 -- Ray Harryhausen is an American film producer and special effects creator. He created a brand of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation
1930 -- Robert Evans is an American film producer, best known for his work on Rosemary's Baby,Love StoryThe Godfather, and Chinatown
1944 -- Gary Busey, American actor
1948 -- Ian Paice, English drummer for Deep Purple
1951 -- Don Rosa is an American comic book writer and illustrator known for his stories about Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and other characters created by Carl Barks for Disney comics, such as The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
1953 -- Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer for Men at Work
1954 -- Rick Honeycutt, American baseball player
1957 -- Michael Nutter, American politician and mayor of Philly
1961 -- Sharon Lawrence is best known for the role of Sylvia Costas Sipowicz in the Television series NYPD Blue
1967 -- Jeff Burton, American racing driver for NASCAR
1968 -- Theoren Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 -- Nicole Scherzinger, American singer (Pussycat Dolls) and actress
1980 -- Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver for NASCAR

Playing Online Poker For Free Beats Going To Casinos

I am not a gambler, but I do love to play poker and other types of card games. Sometimes, it is fun to play poker online against other people. That is why I like free online poker. I am the type of person who loves to play the card games, but I do not like to bet my money. I have been to casino's a few times and I do not like losing money. I would rather use my money for better things like taking my family out to dinner.

I am an avid Yahoo fantasy football on Yahoo Sports, but I do not spend money on it. I like to play the game because it makes NFL football more fun for me. This it the same way I look at poker and other card games. They are fun to play, but it is not fun gambling all of my money away. Recently, I decided to play texas holdem poker free online. It is fun playing another variation of poker online for free.

My grandmother taught me to love playing cards. We used to play cards together all the time. It was fun and we we able to spend good valuable time together. We did not have computers back then, so we had to stick to playing with a real deck of cards. If my grandmother was still around, I am sure she would spend some time with me playing online poker for free.

What Does Obama Care Mean To You?

By now, you know the Supreme Court ruled that Obama Care is constitutional because the mandate is a tax. This means Obama Care is still in the picture for 2014. The question is what does it mean to you?

1) Your vote counts. If you vote for the wrong President, Congressman or Senator, they will turn around and stab you in the back. President Obama will now be allowed to charge you a 1 percent penalty if you refuse to accept his government healthcare.

2) This is the largest tax hike in American history. Grab your wallet and expect to pay more for taxes.

3) Insurance premiums will continue to go up. Obama Care was not made to fix the health care in our country, it was passed to give your government more control over you and your wallet.

4) The value of health care will go down. Obama Care or government healthcare will chase some of our best doctors away. You may have to develop a relationship with another doctor in the future.

5) If government healthcare is rationed, the weaker and the eldest people will wind up being last in line. Unless you have a ton of money to buy your own operation somewhere else.

6) The Supreme Court does not have your back. They are a part of our huge government. They ruled against us with abortion and now government healthcare. Who knows what they will do next?

7) The government is not your friend. You better vote the right people in or you will wind up with more government control.

8) Your vote counts more than you could have imagined.

9) Jobs, What Jobs? Obama Care will lose jobs in the long run, not gain jobs

10) Obama Care is not free and it will never be free! You Will Pay For It!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Looking For A Used Commercial Truck

I have been driving my entire life. I love to drive and I make my living from it. I got the fever when I was sixteen years old. I always wanted to drive everywhere we went because I enjoyed it so much. As I grew up, I wanted to drive a truck on the roads. I finally got a job as a delivery driver in Cincinnati. I was considered the rookie of the year at the place I worked. This gave me the confidence to pick up a more important job as a truck driver.

I always wanted to own my own truck and drive for myself. I am the type who does well because I work hard for what I get. I looked all over for used commercial trucks for sale, hoping to begin my own business. Trucks are expensive, but it is worth the cost if you want to work for yourself. I never found the truck I wanted at the price I hope to pay, but I am still looking.

You have to have the fever to be a delivery driver your entire life. You have to love driving and you have to love trucks. You have to be able to give your all to the job if you want to make a living as a delivery driver. The past few years have been really tough because of the bad economy. Gas prices are high and good delivery jobs are few and far between. This is hard for those of us who love this type of living, but we go on because we have the fever. I can't wait until I find that special used commercial truck that is waiting just for me.

This is a sponsored post for Navistar, however, all the points and views
are my own.

Celebrity Birthdays on June 28

1920 -- A. E. Hotchner is an American editor, novelist, playwright and biographer who partnered with Paul Newman for Newman's Own line of products
1926 -- Mel Brooks, American filmmaker, comedienne and actor
1931 -- Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver who was one of the early superstars of NASCAR
1937 -- Tom Magliozzi, American radio personality, co-host of Car Talk
1938 -- Leon Panetta, American Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1942 -- Frank Zane, American bodybuilder
1947 -- Mark Helprin is an American novelist, journalist, and conservative commentator
1948 -- Kathy Bates, American actress
1955 -- Steven M. Greer is an American physician, ufologist, author, lecturer and founder of the Orion Project and The Disclosure Project.
1960 -- John Elway, American football player, Hall of Fame QB for the Denver Broncos
1961 -- Jeff Malone, American basketball player for the Utah Jazz
1963 -- Charlie Clouser, American keyboard, synth and theremin player (Nine Inch Nails)
1964 -- Mark Grace, American baseball player was a great Chicago Cub first-baseman
1966 -- John Cusack, American actor
1966 -- Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress
1972 -- Jon Heidenreich, American professional wrestler
1976 -- Seth Wescott, American snowboarder who won Gold Medals in the Winter Olympics
1986 -- Kellie Pickler, American singer who placed 6th place on the fifth season on the American Idol

Taking A Ride On That Limo In The Sky

I heard that charter plane service was like driving in a limo in the sky. I love limos because they are comfortable and have all of the amenities. Limos are fun and they can be a good time. I love riding in comfort and I love all of the best things in life. I thought that if a charter plane service was anything like a limo, it was for me.

I am one of those guys who hates to fly on a plane. It is uncomfortable, the ride is often rough and planes make me nervous. There have been a time or two when I actually had anxiety attacks while flying. Part of the reason is the planes themselves. They stuff you into a plane like a sardine in a can, fill it up with other sardines and take off. Who wants to fly in a plane filled to the brim so somebody rich can make more money?

This is why Charter plane service is for me. You get to fly in a comfortable plane with a lot of leg room. You get to choose your amenities. You have a comfortable ride in a plane you know is taken care of because the company wants your business. If you have to fly, you might as well fly in comfort. I can't wait to take a flight on the limo in the sky.

This is a sponsored post for Clear Jet, however, all the points and views
are my own

Pure Aloe Vera Skin Treatment Review

Lady Soma sent us Pure Aloe Vera Skin Treatment to review. The skin treatment is organic, holistic and healthy. This products heals the skin from the effects of sun exposure. Living in Florida, this is a great product for my wife's skin. The Lady Soma Pure Aloe Vera Skin Treatment is easy to use and has great results.

Take a dab of the product, rub it in the affected area. You can use this product on your face and your skin. You massage the product into your skin and it deeply moisturizes the skin. My wife says her skin feels better and it looks better too. The products works great and a little dab goes a long way.

Lady Soma products are made in the USA, they also select every raw ingredient that goes into their products and their is no animal testing. They give part of their sales to breast cancer research. I love a company who gives back to the community and cares about the women who buy their products.

This Aloe Vera Skin Treatment should be used for healing the skin from the effects of daily sun exposure. It is the most potent and natural form of aloe vera you can buy in a jar. Deeply moisturizes skin, while the aloe releases enzymes and natural vitamins into your skin. Treatment is recommended for use two to three times per week

Now my wife has a product she can use when she goes out in the tough Florida sun. Most of us do not realize how dangerous the Florida sun is until we move here. This product is important when you live in a hot and sunny place like Florida. My wife loves Lady Soma Products and how they make her skin look younger and beautiful

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Going Back To School For That Business Degree

I have been wanting to go back to school for years. I have been a stay at home dad for eight years. My wife came from Cebu and did not know how to drive. She is an accountant and got a great job with Mosaic. We decided I would stay home and we would work on her career. We had two children together. I spent the days taking care of our children and changing diapers. I spent my nights delivering pizza and my weekends vending beer.

Now I am a middle-aged man and I want to go back to school and finish my degree. I would love to get my bachelor's degree in business and finish it off with a master in business degree. I love staying home with my children. I have enjoyed all of the special moments every dad should be able to share with his children. I love my job as a vendor, but I am not excited about my job as a pizza deliver man.

Hopefully, I will be back in college in the fall. I have my worries. I wonder if it will be tough studying with a six year old and an eight year old in the house. Who knows for sure, but I am sure I want to finish my degree. We all have goals and one of mine is to finish college.

This is a sponsored post for the University of Denver, however, all the
points and views are my own.

We Checked Out The Ab Belt Reviews

My wife has had two children and she has that little puff in the middle. She is not used to having to lose a few pounds because she has been in great shape her entire life. She decided she wanted to find an ab belt that would  would do the trick. She wanted her abs to look like they did before she was married and had children. I told her to look at some of the ab belt reviews to see what ab belt would be right for her.

She is now approaching forty years old and wants an ab belt that will do the trick for her. She found a site that interested her and decided she would check out the ab belt report. She was impressed with what she learned and also checked out some exercises she could do to tone the rest of her body. My wife is now on her way to the body she had fifteen years ago.

This is the first time I have seen my wife this serious about exercise. I decided to read the reviews myself and I like what I found out about the product she is using. This is great news for all of the people who want to get their abs into better shape and have had a hard time doing it themselves. I love how technology has advanced and makes things much easier for us than they used to be

Celebrity Birthdays on June 27

1930 -- Ross Perot, American businessman and politician who made an unsuccessful run at President of the United States
1938 -- Kathryn Beaumont is an English actress, singer school teacher, and Disney Legend who was born in London. She is best known for playing the voice of both Alice, in Disney's Alice in Wonderland and Wendy in Disney's Peter Pan. Walt Disney
1941 -- Avi Lerner, Israeli-born American film producer, the bulk of Lerner's films featured action stars that were at their peak in the late 1980s-1990s: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, and Chuck Norris, usually released as direct-to-video. Lerner has producedRambo starring Sylvester Stallone, and Righteous Kill starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino for Millennium Films and Emmett Furla Films. He produced The Expendables, directed by Stallone.
1942 -- Bruce Johnston, American musician (The Beach Boys), not an original member, but a member of the Beach Boys, known for "I Write the Songs", his first vocals with the Beach Boys was "California Girls"
1949 -- Vera Wang is a Chinese-American fashion designer based in New York. She is known for her wedding gown collection.
1956 -- Brad Childress, American football coach, former head-coach of the Minnesota Vikings
1959 -- Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer
1959 -- Lorrie Morgan, American country music singer
1966 -- J. J. Abrams, American television writer and producer
1970 -- Jim Edmonds, American baseball player
1971 -- Jo Frost is a British nanny and television personality. She was the central figure of the reality television program Supernanny. She has written three books on childcare and began her work experience in 1989
1975 -- Tobey Maguire, American actor known for Spider-Man movies
1976 -- Leigh Nash, American musician (Sixpence None the Richer)
1979 -- John Warne, American musician for Christian group Relient K, he is the bassist
1984 -- Khloe Kardashian, American reality television star from the Kardashian Family who has no real talent-She is best known for her appearances on Keeping Up with the KardashiansKourtney and Khloé Take Miami, and Khloé & Lamar, as well as being married to Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Lamar Odom
1986 -- LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter and Olympic Gold Medalist

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on June 26

1922 -- Eleanor Parker, American actress is an American screen actress. Her versatility led to her being dubbed Woman of a Thousand Faces, the title of her biography by Doug McClelland.
1929 -- Milton Glaser is a graphic designer, best known for the I Love New York logo
1940 -- Billy Davis, Jr., American singer (The 5th Dimension)
1953 -- Robert Davis isan American actor and singer. He has played such roles as Vietnam veteran and Special Agent Johnson in Die Hard the villainous Jake Fratelli in The Goonies, and Al Torres in the cult classic Showgirls. However, Davi may be best known for playing drug lord Franz Sanchez in the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill as well as Agent Baily Malone in the NBC television seriesProfiler. Classically trained as a singer, Davi launched his singing career in 2011 performing Frank Sinatra classics
1955 -- Mick Jones, British guitarist The Clash
1956 -- Chris Isaak, American singer
1961 -- Greg LeMond, American cyclist, a three-time winner of the Tour de France
1963 -- Richard Garfield is a mathematics professor and game designer who created the card gamesMagic: The Gathering
1968 -- Shannon Sharpe, American football player, Hall of Fame TE for the Denver Broncos
1970 -- Sean Hayes is an American actor and comedian. He is widely known for his role as Jack McFarland in the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, for which he won an Emmy Award, four SAG Awards, one American Comedy Award, and six Golden Globes nominations. He also portrayed comedian Jerry Lewis in the made-for-TV movie Martin and Lewis
1970 -- Chris O'Donnell, American actor
1973 -- Gretchen Wilson, American singer
1974 -- Derek Jeter, American baseball player who plays with the New York Yankees as their shortstop, Derek Jeter is one of the few MLB players who has spent his entire career with one team in modern history, he is an important part of the New York Yankees organization
1974 -- Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys)
1984 -- Aubrey Plaza is an American actress and comedienne who has gained popularity through her deadpan-style comedy, and currently co-stars in Parks and Recreation as April Ludgate
1992 -- Jennette McCurdy is an American film and television actress and country pop singer-songwriter. She is best known for her current roles as Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon show iCarlyand Pinky Turzo on Nickelodeon's True Jackson VP

Monday, June 25, 2012

How To Feel Good Naturally

Our teenagers are always trying to find a way to party. The problem is they are too often getting into drugs like ecstacy, pot and other substance that are dangerous to their health. Our kids take alcohol, sniff glue and paint to get high. Often, they use illegal substances just to fit in with the rest of their friends. Now the big thing is bath salts. Teenagers are using bath salts to get high and it is killing them. It is a strange world we live in.

Teenagers like to fit in and have a good time. Sadly, they don't even know what most of these drugs are doing to them until it is too late. You can teach your children everything about drugs and alcohol, but it doesn't always work. Kids will be kids and will do what is not healthy for them. This has been an epidemic for many years and has not gotten better.

There are alternatives at places like Herbal City LLC. Teenagers can party with products that make them feel good and do not hurt them. It would be great if our teenagers could have a good time and take care of their bodies. It is amazing how much harm our children do to themselves when they use illegal drugs and substances that destroy their brain cells. We are losing the war on drugs because there is too much money involved and everybody is greedy. It is time to stop losing our children because they want to fit in.

Celebrity Birthdays on June 25

1925 -- June Lockhart, American actress, She is remembered as the mother in two TV series,Lassie and Lost in Space. She also portrayed Dr. Janet Craig on the hit CBS television sitcomPetticoat Junction
1928-1992 -- Peyo, Belgian illustrator was a Belgian comic artist, perhaps best known for the creation of The Smurfs comic strip
1934 -- Jack W. Hayford, fourth president of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
1935 -- Eddie Floyd, American soul singer, "Knock on Wood"
1939-1997 -- Harold Melvin, American singer Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the group was known for the singer Teddy Pendergrass who died in 2010, Harold Melvin was the founding member and original singer
1942 -- Willis Reed, American basketball player, Hall of Fame Center/Forward for the New York Knicks when the New York Knicks were actually a great team
1945 -- Carly Simon, American singer and songwriter, Carly Simon used to be married to James Taylor
1947 -- Jimmie Walker, American actor who was JJ on Good Times
1954 -- Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, nominated by President Bill Clinton
1971 -- Angela Kinsey, American actress who is the uptight accountant Angela Martin on the hit NBC television series The Office
1978 -- Layla El, British dancer, model and professional wrestler of Moroccan and Spanish descent. She is employed by WWE as a WWE Diva and appears on the SmackDown brand as Layla She was the final WWE Women's Champion. She is currently inactive due to injury
1979 -- La La, American actress and television personality
1984 -- Lauren Bush, American model and fashion designer who is The niece of former President George W. Bush, she is also a granddaughter of former President George H. W. Bush
1984 -- Indigo, American actress who is best known for her role as Vaneeta on the Showtime seriesWeeds

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on June 24

1931 -- Billy Casper is an American professional golfer who was one of the most prolific tournament winners on the PGA Tour from the mid 1950s to the mid 1970s.
1933 -- Sam Jones, American basketball player, Hall of Fame shooting guard of the Boston Celtics who won 10 NBA Championships with the Boston Celtics, he was a teammate of Bill Russell
1942 -- Michele Lee, American actress who played Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie on the 1980s prime-time soap opera, Knots Landing
1944 -- Jeff Beck, English guitarist for The Yardbirds
1944 -- Arthur Brown is an English rock and roll musician best known for his flamboyant, theatrical style and significant influence on Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel, Marilyn Manson, George Clinton, Kiss and Bruce Dickinson, among others, and for his number one hit in the UK Singles Chart and Canada, "Fire" in 1968
1947 -- Peter Weller, American actor
1947 -- Mick Fleetwood, English drummer for Fleetwood Mac
1948 -- Patrick Moraz, Swiss keyboard player for Yes
1949 -- John Illsley, English bassist for Dire Straits
1950 -- Nancy Allen, American actress
1958 -- Kathy Troccoli, American singer
1961 -- Ralph Reed is a conservative American political activist, best known as the first executive director of the Christian Coalition during the early 1990s. He sought the Republican nomination for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Georgia but lost the primary election on July 18, 2006, to State Senator Casey Cagle. Reed started The Faith and Freedom Coalition in June 2009. Reed and his wife, the former JoAnne Young, were married in 1987 and have four children.
1961 -- Curt Smith, English bassist, keyboardist, singer and songwriter for Tears For Fears
1980 -- Minka Kelly starred in the NBC series Friday Night Lights as Lyla Garrity
1986 -- Solange Knowles, American singer, sister of Beyonce Knowles

Celebrity Birthdays on June 23

1941 -- Robert Hunter, American lyricist and poet for The Grateful Dead
1948 -- Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
1955 -- Jordan is a model and actress noted for her work with Vivienne Westwood and the SEX boutique in the Kings Road area of London in the mid-1970s, and for being a fixture at many of the early Sex Pistols performances. Her style and fashion sense--a bleached platinum-blonde bouffant hairdo with dark raccoon-like eye make-up--made her a highly visible icon of the London punk subculture. Along with Johnny Rotten, Soo Catwoman and Siouxsie Sioux, she is credited with creating the W10 London punk look
1956 -- Randy Jackson, American music producer and judge on American Idol
1957 -- Frances McDormand, American actress
1962 -- Chuck Billy, American singer (Testament)
1962 -- Steve Shelley, American drummer for Sonic Youth
1963 -- Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
1964 -- Joss Whedon, American producer, director, and screenwriter
1966-- Chico DeBarge, American R&B singer (DeBarge)
1979 -- LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player, recently retired from the NFL
1984 -- James Thomas, Jr., American reality show contestant and winner of the American television show Survivor: Tocantins

Friday, June 22, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on June 22

1933 -- Dianne Feinstein, American politician

1936 -- Kris Kristofferson, American singer and actor

1943 -- Brit Hume, American news anchor for Fox News

1947 -- David Lander is an American actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout. David is also the Goodwill Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, He is best known for his portrayal of Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman on the situation comedy Laverne & Shirley

1949 -- Meryl Streep, American actress, she had won two Academy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards and two Emmy Awards, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Sophie's Choice (1982).

1949 -- Lindsay Wagner, American actress who was the Bionic Woman

1953 -- Cyndi Lauper, American singer

1954-1977 -- Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian who was the star of Chico and The Man and the father of actor Freddie Prinze Jr., he shot himself in the head at the age of 22

1959 -- Wayne Federman, American comedian

1960 -- Erin Brockovich, American environmentalist who is an American legal clerk and environmental activist who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, or any legal education, was instrumental in constructing a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of California in 1993, a movie was made about her called Erin Brockovich starring Julia Roberts

1962 -- Clyde Drexler, American basketball player, he won an Olympic Gold Medal with team USA and is a Hall of Fame shooting guard/small forward for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets

1963 -- Randy Couture, American mixed martial artist known as Captain America in the UFC

1964 -- Amy Brenneman, American actress from Judging Amy

1964 -- Dan Brown, American writer, controversial best-selling author

1970 -- Steven Page, Canadian singer (Barenaked Ladies)

1971 -- Kurt Warner, American NFL football player who was an excellent QB for the Arizona Cardinals and future Hall of Famer, he won a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams

1973 -- Carson Daly, American television personality

1984 -- Dustin Johnson, American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Publix "Best Meals Happen at Home" Event $25 Publix Gift Card Giveaway 7/4/2012

I'm a big fan of Publix and I had an opportunity to check out one of their recipes at their cost. Publix has their "Best Meals Happen at Home" event going on right now. The event includes coupons and recipes that can help you save money and cook some good food at home with your family.
Better Meals Happen at Home

  • Take advantage of great savings on some of your favorite participating brands during the “Best Meals Happen at Home” event at Publix from June 2st through June 27th  
  • As of June 21st, look for in-store for coupons that will be valid through July 11th, 2012
  • Visit to sign up and receive emails with weekly recipes and coupon offers that will help you save up to $200 this year
  • It would be great if you could share this info with your readers no earlier than June 21st
This is the recipe we had the priviledge to check out:

    Buffalo Chicken Crescents:
    Prep time: 10 Min
    Start to Finish: 30 Min
    Makes: 4 sandwiches
    • 2 cans (4 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent rolls
    • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
    • 2  tablespoons chopped celery
    • 1/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce
    • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
    • Separate or cut dough into 4 long rectangles, press perforations to seal. Place rectangles on ungreased cookie sheet.
    • In bowl, mix chicken, celery and sauce. Spoon mixture on half of each rectangle; sprinkle with blue cheese. Fold dough over filling; press edges with fork to seal.
    • Bake at 375°F 13 to 16 minutes.
We had some friends over for my daughter's birthday, everybody loved the Buffalo Chicken Crescents. They were just a little spicy for me, but I stilled enjoyed them. The best thing was they were easy to make and did not take a lot of our time. This was good because we had to make a ton of food for the birthday party. 

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Enrolled Agents Continuing Education

My brother-in-law decided to become an enrolled agent. He took the classes and got a job preparing taxes. What he didn't realize before he took the classes was he would have to continue taking classes every year. This year, he had to go to enrolled agent continuing education classes to meet IRS standards. My brother-in law loves to prepare taxes and he also loves to go to school and learn.

Next month, he has to take an enrolled agent ethics course. This class is important for his work. Ethics are extremely important when it comes to preparing taxes for people and dealing with the IRS. You never want to cheat on taxes or give the customer ideas on how they can cheat on their taxes. If you do, you get the customer and yourself in trouble with the IRS.

He told me the ea ethics course was pretty cool. It was an easy course that was also important. It is nice to know all the training enrolled agents have to go through to prepare for their job. They have to continue their education each year to meet all of the IRS requirements. I couldn't do it, so I am glad their are people like my brother-in-law who love to prepare taxes.

Celebrity Birthdays on June 21

1930 -- Mike McCormack, Hall of Fame OT for the Cleveland Browns
1933 -- Bernie Kopell is an American television character actor who is probably best known for his role as Dr. Adam Bricker ("Doc") in The Love Boat
1944 -- Ray Davies, English singer and songwriter (The Kinks)
1947 -- Meredith Baxter, American actress
1947 -- Michael Gross, American actor best known for Family Ties
1948 -- Ian McEwan, English writer
1950 -- Joey Kramer, American drummer and percussionist (Aerosmith)
1951 -- Nils Lofgren, American guitarist, singer, songwriter E Street Band
1957 -- Berkeley Breathed is an American cartoonist, children's book author/illustrator, director and screenwriter, best known for Bloom County, a 1980s cartoon-comic strip
1959 -- Kathy Mattea, American country singer
1960 -- Kevin Harlan, American sportscaster of NFL games on CBS; he is also the son of former Green Bay Packers executive Bob Harlan
1964 -- Doug Savant is an American actor who is best known for his roles as Matt Fielding onMelrose Place and Tom Scavo on the ABC comedy series Desperate Housewives
1965 -- Larry Wachowski is one of The Wachowskis who are American film directors, writers and producers, most famous for creating The Matrix series. Their most recent project was producingNinja Assassin.
1973 -- Juliette Lewis, American actress who was pretty crazy in Natural Born Killers beside Woody Harrelson
1976 -- Mike Einziger, American guitarist (Incubus)
1978 -- Erica Durance is best known for her role as Lois Lane on the Superman-inspired television series Smallville
1981 -- Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist (The Killers)
1982 -- Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in the line of succession to the British throne
1985 -- Kris Allen is an American musician and singer-songwriter from Conway, Arkansas, and the winner of the eighth season of American Idol
1997 -- Rebecca Black is an American pop singer who gained worldwide attention with her 2011 single "Friday" on You Tube, the song received over 160 million views, as of June 2011 the video has been removed from YouTube pending a "copyright claim by [Rebecca] Black

No More Duplicates Means Less Frustration

My friend Doug told me about this marketing system that could give me leads for my business. He told me the system was much more advanced than the other systems on the market. I would spend all of my time selling and less time searching. This system he told me about removed all of the duplicates and took the frustration out of selling my products. I figured I really had to check out this system.

Doug was correct, this system was perfect for my business. I was able to find my leads and not spend all of my time sorting through tons of duplicates. The system was easy to use and took much of the frustration out of selling my product.. I showed the system to a former boss who now uses it for all of his pizza stores. He has over a hundred stores and this system worked perfectly for him.

I have to admit, Doug gets himself into some interesting business ideas. I was really wary about this system he showed me. This time however, Doug finally found a diamond in the rough. I look forward to the future where my frustrations are now limited to my everyday life. This system works perfectly for my business and has been so easy for me to use. Goodbye duplicates, hello more sales.

This is a sponsored post for Ring Lead, however, all the points and views
are my own.

My Daughter Khloe's Art

A Move To Kansas City

My sister used to live in Kansas City years ago. She moved to upstate NY into a small town and she is getting bored. She looks for houses online nearly everyday. She told me she looks in Florida, Kansas City and other parts of the country. She is amazed how the prices of houses have been going down. If she moved out of New York, she could buy a huge house for the price she paid for a tiny two bedroom. She is tempted, but her husband does not want to leave.

Yesterday, my sister told me how she found a site loaded with Kansas City homes. She believes her husband will be more likely to move to Kansas City than he would to Florida. Kansas City has a winter and Florida is too hot. She believes her husband would not be able to deal with the heat in Florida. Sometimes, she wonders if she will ever get out of New York.

My sister's dream is to buy a house and turn it into a bed and breakfast. My sister loves to cook and entertain. She knows now is the time for her to look because eventually the housing market will begin to pick up again. She would rather get in at the bottom and watch the value of her place slowly rise, than to pay too much for the place. I hope my sister will be able to find a place soon so she can live her dream. Even if it is in Kansas City and not Florida.

This is a sponsored post for Remax, however, all the points and views are
my own.

Time For New Mailboxes

Some of the people in our neighborhood need to buy new residential mailboxes. We had a storm come through last week that destroyed a half dozen mailboxes and did damage to some of the houses. This is a normal thing in Florida and I am thankful nobody was hurt during the storm. It wasn't a tornado or hurricane, just a strong thunderstorm with strong winds. My neighbor was one of the unlucky people who lost his mailbox. A tree fell and crushed it into a bunch of wooden pieces.

My neighbor decided to buy a cool new mailbox. He paid for it himself because this was the only damage done to his property. The tree was planted by the community, they cut it down and took the wood away. He bought a nice mailbox that fit the community regulations and looked really nice. I was a bit jealous because my mailbox is eight years old and has faded with age. I am thinking about buying a new mailbox in the future, but I am not ready yet.

My neighbor walked over to my house when he saw me look at his mailbox. He noticed that my address plaque was destroyed in the storm. I was lucky, the wind took hold of the address plaque and tore it from my house. There was no other damage. My neighbor told me the company that sold him his mailbox had a fantastic variety of address plaques. I took a look at them and have one coming in the mail soon. I peak out my window every day and watch for that box that will hold my new address plaque.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on June 20

1928 '" Martin Landau, American actor

1931 '" Olympia Dukakis, American actress

1933 '" Danny Aiello, American actor

1935 '" Len Dawson, American football player, Hall of Fame QB for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs

1937 '" Jerry Keller, American pop singer and songwriter

1942 '" Brian Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys)

1945 '" Anne Murray, Canadian singer

1946 '" Bob Vila, American television host

1947 '" Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)

1947 '" Candy Clark well known for her role as Debbie Dunham in the 1973 film American Graffiti

1949 '" Lionel Richie, American musician (The Commodores)

1952 '" John Goodman, American actor

1954 '" Michael Anthony, American musician (Van Halen)

1957 '" Koko B. Ware, American professional wrestler

1960 '" John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran)

1963 '" Don West, American professional wrestling announcer

1967 '" Nicole Kidman, American-born Australian actress

1971 '" Jeordie White, American musician (Marilyn Manson)

1976 '" Jerome Fontamillas, American musician (Switchfoot)

1978 '" Quinton Jackson, American mixed martial artist in the UFC

1983 '" Darren Sproles, American football player

1989 '" Terrelle Pryor is a former American football college quarterback. He was the starting quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 2008-2010. Considered the most recruited high school football-basketball athlete in southwestern Pennsylvania since Tom Clements, On May 31, 2011, head coach Jim Tressel resigned following the reports of players receiving improper benefits. The Columbus Dispatch reported that the NCAA and Ohio State are investigating more than 50 vehicle purchases by Buckeyes players, family members and friends over the past Sports Illustratedreported that Pryor drove up to eight cars in his three years at Ohio State. Multiple media outlets also reported that Pryor had been driving on a license that was suspended by the State of Ohio. He drove a Nissan 350Z to a team meeting and workout. ESPN reported that his suspension was to expire on August 18, 2011,In a subsequent report, ESPN also alleged that Pryor made thousands of dollars autographing memorabilia for a local booster, a charge denied by Pryor's attorney, he withdrew from Ohio State University and is trying to get picked up in the NFL

Contemplating A CDL Job

The economy is still horrible here in Florida. The BP spill got us, the housing implosion got us and we are still treading water. With the increased gas and food prices, it is hard to make a living in Florida. I work in the service industry and my wages have been cut in half. It is really beginning to bother me having to live paycheck to paycheck. I used to be able to save a few bucks, but not anymore.

The other day I looked in the paper and I saw a bunch of CDL Jobs. The one company would even send you to school for free if you agreed to work for them. I have been contemplating a change for the past few years and this is really tempting. I know truck drivers still make a lot of money because I have friends who are in the business.

The perfect scenario for me would be a daily route from one city to another. I used to have a route like this when I lived in Indiana. I would load up my truck in Cincinnati and drive to Louisville. I would spend the rest of the day dropping off deliveries in Louisville and I would make it home for dinner every night. I think I might answer one of these ads and see what they have to offer me.

This is a sponsored post for MTS Driver Recruiters, however, all the
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Khloe's 6TH Birthday Party Part Two

Using An Unmetered Dedicated Server For Our Business

Our business needed a dedicated server for security reasons. We also wanted to have control over what our employees did on their computers. We didn't want them to waste any more time during work hours on personal matters. We talked with a reliable internet company that had the best deal in the business. They told us they had Unmetered Dedicated Servers that would save us money on our business expenses.

An Unmetered dedicated server is a server that is not limited to a finite amount of bandwidth like a typical server solution. An unmetered dedicated server is  limited only by the size of the network port. More importantly to our business, this means we will save money and get what we want in a dedicated server.

The company set up the dedicated server and we were up and going in no time. Now our company runs the way we want it, our security is up to date and our employees do not use their work time for their personal business. This is the best decision we have made for our business in a long time and we are happy everything runs smoothly. Here's to more success with our new dedicated server.

This is a sponsored post for Hivelocity, however, all the points and views
are my own.

Celebrity Birthdays on June 19

1940 '" Shirley Muldowney, American drag racer

1950 '" Ann Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer, flute player, songwriter, and occasional guitar player of the rock band Heart

1953 '" Larry Dunn is a keyboardist, musical director and one of the founding members of the music group Earth, Wind, & Fire. Dunn, along with other members of Earth, Wind & Fire were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000

1956 '" Doug Stone, American country music artist

1959 '" Mark DeBarge, American singer, songwriter and trumpeter for the group DeBarge

1962 '" Paula Abdul, American singer and choreographer and television personality on American Idol

1964 '" Laura Ingraham, American radio host and political commentator on the The Laura Ingraham Show, airs throughout the United States on Talk Radio Network. The Laura Ingraham Show is ranked eighth among most-listened-to talk radio programs, with an average 5.5 million weekly listeners

1969 '" Lara Spencer is the lifestyle anchor for Good Morning America. Previously, she was the host of the syndicated television newsmagazine The Insider, and was a regular contributor to CBS'sThe Early Show

1970 '" Brian Welch, American guitarist for the group Korn

1972 '" Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress who played Samantha Spade in the American television series Without a Trace

1972 '" Robin Tunney is best known for her lead roles in the movie The Craft and the television series Prison Break and The Mentalist

1978 '" Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player who recently won the NBA Championship with the Dallas Mavericks and was the MVP of the Finals

1982 '" May Andersen is a Danish model, she is most known for her work with Victoria's Secret and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue