Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ABC Legal Are The Experts In Process Serving

A few weeks ago, I had a process server standing at my front door. I had to sign a paper which told me I had to be a witness in court. I showed up to court on time, but nobody was there. The lawyers made a mistake, they sent me to court on Columbus Day. The court was closed on Columbus Day. I finally got in touch with lawyers office. The secretary apologized to me for the miscommunication. The process server was supposed to tell me to call the lawyer, but he did not go through with his instructions. The secretary gave me $45 for showing up and told me a lawyer would eventually get in touch with me.

I would not have had this problem is my lawyer went through ABC Legal. ABC Legal is a professional server. They process with smarter solutions for law firms and their clients. This is the company I would have gone through, but I am not a lawyer. I am a witness who still has no idea when I will have to go to court to be a witness. Some legal firms are disorganized and don't make the right decisions when it comes to process serving. I know if the process server was more professional, I would not have wasted my time going down town expecting to be a witness in a courtroom.

When you choose a process server for your law firm, make the right choice. ABC Legal gets the job done right and fast. I choose companies that can get the job done in my business. You should do the same thing because it will save you a lot of time and your clients will be happier. Life is filled with decisions. Those who make the right decisions usually finish way ahead of those who do not. Make sure you make all of the right decisions when it comes to process serving. Stick with that company that will get the job done right. Remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry. I am sorry my lawyer chose the wrong process server who didn't follow directions.

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Happy Halloween From Our Family To Yours


New Orleans Bankruptcy Attorneys Have Your Back

The past four years have been tough. I work in the service industry and tips have been down. I work twice as much for less than I made four years ago. Our government has to take some of the blame. Politicians fighting against each other to meet their agendas and leave you and I stuck in the messes they created. Most of these politicians are rich and they don't have to deal with bankruptcy. The problem is the normal people are the ones who suffer. You, I and our neighbors suffer because of the decisions politicians make for us.

If you find yourself in a bad financial situation, you are not alone. Many people have lost their house, their car and have had to go bankrupt. Too many people have lost everything and have had nobody to watch their backs. There are attorneys out there that can help you get the best deal possible when you have to go through bankruptcy court. If you live in places like New Orleans, your economy has been bad since the hurricane that left your home a destructive mess. Don't worry, new orleans bankruptcy attorneys have your back. They will work to get you the best deal possible in your particular bankruptcy case.

If you are like me, you hope a President will be elected that will produce jobs and grow our economy in the right direction. We need leaders that can and will help the people of this country succeed. We need leaders in our government that will make life easier for small business owners and the middle-class that who have been treading water for too many years. I am getting sick of politicians that have been sitting in chairs in the Senate and Congress for years and who have done nothing for the people of this country. It is a good thing that we have attorneys that watch our backs when the politicians continue to stab us in the back. Bankruptcy attorneys make it their business to make your life easier. They want to make sure you can recover when you have to go through bankruptcy court.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on October 31

1919 Magnus Wenninger is a mathematician who works on constructing polyhedron models, and wrote the first book on their construction.
1927 Lee Grant, American actress who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Felicia Carp in the film Shampoo
1930 Michael Collins, American astronaut
1931 Dan Rather, American television journalist
1936-1991 Michael Landon, American actor who starred in Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie and Highway to Heaven
1937 Tom Paxton, American singer-songwriter
1944 Sally Kirkland, American actress
1945 Russ Ballard, English rock singer/songwriter, guitarist
1946 Stephen Rea is an Irish film and stage actor. Rea has appeared in high profile films such as V for Vendetta, Michael Collins, Interview with the Vampire and Breakfast on Pluto
1949 Bob Siebenberg, American drummer for Supertramp
1950-1994 John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor
1950- Jane Pauley, American news anchor
1950 Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General who was born in the Philippines
1954 Ken Wahl, American actor who played Vinnie Terranova on Wiseguy
1961 Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director
1961 Larry Mullen, Irish drummer (U2)
1963 Rob Schneider, American actor
1966 Adam Horovitz (Adrock), American rapper (Beastie Boys)
1966 Mike O'Malley, American actor
1967 Vanilla Ice, American rapper
1990 Lil' JJ, American comedian and actor
2000 Willow Smith is an actor and singer and she is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Celebrity Birthdays on October 30

1935 Michael Winner is a British film director and producer, active in both Europe and the United States, also known as a food critic for the Sunday Times
1939 Grace Slick, American singer (Jefferson Airplane)
1940 Ed Lauter, American actor
1941 Otis Williams, American singer who co-founded the Motown vocal group The Temptations
1945 Henry Winkler, American actor who was "The Fonz" on Happy Days
1947 Timothy B. Schmit, American musician (Eagles)
1951 Harry Hamlin, American actor
1951 Poncho Sanchez, Mexican-American conga player
1956 Juliet Stevenson, English actress
1957 Kevin Pollak, American actor
1970 Tory Belleci, American television personality, MythBusters
1970 Nia Long, American actress
1977 Jason Adelman, American actor
1978 Matthew Morrison, American actor
1980 Sarah Carter, Canadian actress from Falling Skies
1981 Ivanka Trump, American model and daughter of Donald Trump
1984 Eva Marcille, American model and actress who won the third cycle of America's Next Top Model
1989 Vanessa White, British singer (The Saturdays)

Monday, October 29, 2012

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Celebrity Birthdays on October 29

1940 Connie Mack, U.S. Senator from Florida
1944 Denny Laine, English musician (Moody Blues)
1946 Peter Green, English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
1947 Richard Dreyfuss, American actor
1948 Kate Jackson, American actress and one of Charlie's Angels
1949 David Paton, Scottish musician (Pilot, The Alan Parsons Project, Camel)
1951 Dirk Kempthorne, American politician, 49th United States Secretary of the Interior and 30th Governor of Idaho
1955 Roger O'Donnell, English musician (The Cure)
1961 Randy Jackson, American musician, member of the Jackson 5, brother to Michael Jacksonand Janet Jackson
1967 Joely Fisher, American actress
1971 Winona Ryder, American actress
1980 Ben Foster, American actor
1993 India Eisley is an American teen actress best known for playing Ashley Juergens in the ABC Family teen drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays On October 28

Born on This Day

1936 Charlie Daniels, American musician
1939 Jane Alexander, American actress
1944 Dennis Franz, American actor who played Andy Sipowicz on the television series NYPD Blue
1948 Telma Hopkins, American singer and actress (Tony Orlando and Dawn)
1949 Bruce Jenner, American athlete
1952 Annie Potts, American actress
1953 Desmond Child, American songwriter and member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame
1955 Bill Gates, American software executive
1963 Lauren Holly, American actress
1966 Andy Richter, American comedian and actor
1967 Julia Roberts, American actress
1967 John Romero, American video game designer
1972 Brad Paisley, American country music musician and singer
1974 Joaquin Phoenix, American actor
1978 Justin Guarini, American singer who placed second on American Idol
1984 Amanda Paige, American model and Playboy Playmate

Friday, October 26, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on October 27

Born On This Day

1931 Nawal el-Saadawi is an Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist. She has written many books on the subject of women in Islam, paying particular attention to the practice of female genital mutilation in her society
1942 Lee Greenwood, American singer
1949 Garry Tallent, American bass player (E Street Band)
1951 K.K. Downing, English guitarist (Judas Priest)
1953 Robert Picardo, American actor
1954 Jan Duursema is an American comic book artist known for her work on the Star Wars comic franchise.
1958 Simon Le Bon, English singer (Duran Duran)
1963 Marla Maples, American actress and model who was married to Donald Trump
1966 Matt Drudge, American blogger, creator and editor of the Drudge Report
1967 Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver)
1977 Sheeri Rappaport, American actress on CSI

Leave Web Design To The Experts

I am not smart when it comes to web design. I never took any classes and it all looks Greek to me. That is why I have to go to the experts when it comes to web design. When I am in New York, I hook up with new york web design to help me with my web design. They know what they are doing and this makes my job much easier. Sometimes, I think I should go to college to learn web design myself, but who has the time. Life is busy and business makes it busier. This doesn't include family and the time we want to spend with our wives and our children.

I have a friend who went to college for computers. He sets up computers for companies and helps them with their web design. I would rather have somebody else take care of my computers while I take care of my business. When I went through school, the computers were huge and we had no internet. We didn't learn the basics and I'm not sure if I have the capabilities to learn web design. I plan on leaving all of my web design to the experts. It has worked great so far and I don't plan on messing it up now.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Enyoying Golf In Sunny Florida

I love to play golf. I am not good at it, but I love it. I try to play whenever I can even though it is an expensive sport. You have to buy golf clubs, shoes, balls and other things before you even step on to the course. You could pick up a used set of clubs at a garage sale, but they never work as well as a good set of clubs. The golf courses are expensive in Florida because everybody wants to play golf in the sunny part of the world.

On November third, our church has a tournament at a local golf club. I am looking forward to the tournament because we eat, play golf and drink with our friends. It is a good time to meet some of the other men in the church and all proceeds go to charity. My friend and I will be playing together and both of us really look forward to a day of on the golf course. I believe I will buy both of us golf putters because we don't want to make fools of ourselves in front of the other men. We both have trouble putting because our putters have seen better days. I love to play golf and I look forward to each time I get the chance to step on to another course.

Celebrity Birthdays on October 26

Born On This Day

1945 Pat Conroy is a New York Times bestselling author who has written several acclaimed novels and memoirs. Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into Oscar-nominated films.
1946 Pat Sajak, American game show host
1946 Keith Hopwood, British musician (Herman's Hermits)
1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton, 67th United States Secretary of State
1947 Jaclyn Smith, American actress who was an original Charlie's Angel
1949 Kevin Sullivan, American professional wrestler
1951 Tommy Mars, American keyboard player Frank Zappa
1953 Keith Strickland, American musician (The B-52's)
1961 Dylan McDermott, American actor
1964 Thomas Cavanagh, Canadian actor who plays Ed on television
1965 Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer.
1966 Steve Valentine, British actor who plays the role as the eccentric Nigel Townsend on NBC's crime drama Crossing Jordan
1967 Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
1973 Seth MacFarlane, American animator who created Family Guy

A Visit To Brooklyn To Look At Used Cars

My brother and I love cars. He lives in upstate New York, specifically the Albany area. I took my eight year old son with me to visit my brother for about ten days. My brother is one of those guys who will stop at every car dealership if he has a chance. He loves to look at all of the cars. I love many cars, but I am not quite as crazy about cars as my brother. He has twenty thousand dollars worth of old cars in his front yard.

I have wanted to take a trip down to New York City for awhile. I haven't been there for years and I wanted to go sight seeing. I told my brother there were some really cool car dealerships in New York City. He hates going to the city because of all of the tolls. New York has crappy roads and they charge you a mint to drive on them. My brother considers this government control at its best. I told him about used cars Brooklyn and was surprised when he agreed to go to New York City.

The trip was interesting and fun. My son was able to see parts of New York City I hadn't seen in years. We checked out a bunch of used car lots and my brother saw cars he would love to add to his collection. I actually enjoyed looking at the cars too. I love cars, but I don't have the kind of money my brother has to throw at my hobby. I enjoyed my time in New York City. It was a great time had by all. I look forward to the time when we get another chance to go back to the great city. I just wish they would lower the price of their tolls.

Our vacation was a blast. We got to spend a ton of time with our relatives. We met relatives we had not seen in many years. New York City is a great place to visit. I like upstate New York a little bit better, but I have family there. Family is the reason I go there. My nephew was married in West Point just after he graduated. New York is actually part of our family. It is a great place to visit, sight see and look at cars. You might want to try it out sometime.

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When You Need A Tow In San Jose

I had to pick my daughter up from the airport. I have physical custody, but she wanted to live with her mother when she became a teenager. She missed a lot of time as a little girl spending time with mom because mom was spending time with her friends and partying. My daughter was flying in for a two week vacation. I drove the car to the airport with no problems. I picked up my daughter and we began the twenty mile journey home. We reached the toll booth and and the car broke down. This was not the way I had planned out my first day with my daughter in town.

People behind us were angry and they began to beep at us. There was nothing we could do because our car would not start. Something died and this car was done for the day. Some of the people stuck behind us finally got the point. We were not moving until we had some help from our friends. Four guys got out of their cars, came up to us and helped push our car through the toll booth. The toll operator told us we could park by the office. The guys pushed us there, we thanked them and I called Tow Truck San Jose to get a tow. They were very nice and helpful on the telephone and told me they would be there to pick us up as soon as possible.

The tow arrived in about an hour. The driver was very friendly and helpful. He gave us some cold water and drove us to our house. We gave him our card and he took care of the rest. I asked him to drop my car off at the mechanic on the way home, which he did. Our car was fixed in a day and I was back on the road. The alternator had died without warning and cost me quite a few bucks to fix. My friend drove me to pick up my car and it drove perfectly.

It was nice to get hooked up with a good tow company with a friendly driver. When you are in a pinch it is great to meet people who do their job well. When your day is going bad, it is even better to meet people who treat you like you are the most important customer every time. I have dealt with good companies and bad. On that day, it was good to meet people who actually care about what happens to their fellow man.

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The Book Autographed Review and Giveaway 11/7/2012









The man stands like a silhouette in the dark. Thunder lights up his shadow. The rain hits him constantly. It is heavy and very cold. He is unaware. He walks past the graveyard toward his destination. To a culvert overgrown with vines and weeds. Untouched for many years. Or so it seems. In one hand he carries a spade, in the other, a pick. Suddenly, the man begins to dig. There is a fury to his digging. A need or an inner want. He digs like a man possessed. He constantly mumbles to himself. No real words, just a hunger. A deep desire. Finally, he reaches his destination.

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A must read for all of those in search of forgetting the past and looking forward to the future! -- Donna Middlestadt-

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MY LIFE IS A MIRACLE It is an old story which many people have heard over and over again. I did not get a good start in this life. My childhood was bad or I wanted to kill myself when I was a teenager. We hear so many heartbreaking stories about terrible childhoods. My story is just as horrible as the next story.
When I was six, I was beat up because I peed the bed the night before. I was the child who sat on the floor rocking back and forth and banging his head against the wall. I was the teenager who dreamed about pointing a gun at my head and ending it all. I was too afraid to do it or I would not be here today. I was the person who stole things from stores to get some kind of attention, any kind of attention. I was the young adult who could not touch people or be touched by people. I was the adult who had no confidence or direction in life. I was the person who put all of my energy into just surviving my past. At nineteen, I became a Christian because I was afraid of going to hell. I went to Bible College (Cincinnati Bible College) because I believed it was the right thing to do. For my whole life, I never did anything important or meaningful. I went through the motions and tried not to remember my past.
A few years ago, God completely changed my life. I decided on my own to write a book. I had writer’s block and didn’t know what to do. Something inside of me made me keep thinking about God. One night, I decided to confront the God who I had been hiding from all of these years. I prayed a simple prayer to God. "God, I have done a terrible job with my life. I have problems and just can’t seem to deal with them. Please do your will in my life because my will has not done me any good at all." (Not exactly, but something like that) Bam! My life started to change for the good. I was able to deal with my past with the help of God. I felt as if a heavy weight had been taken from me and I was finally able to live. I met my beautiful wife and was given custody of my little girl. I was able to sit down and write books which seemed to pop into my head out of nowhere. We moved to Florida because my wife was offered a good job. We were able to build a new house. My! beautiful baby boy was born just five months ago. I am able to work at night and stay at home with my boy during the day. Almost every day, I now pray to God and ask him to do his will in my life. He has taken away all of my pain and filled my life with happiness. Thanks to God, my life is a miracle.
I am writing to churches because I believe I can be a witness to many people who have had to deal with terrible pain in their lives. I have written three books which are based on my life. They are not true stories, but there is a whole lot of truth in my books. They are adventure stories about teenagers who grow up in bad families. The teens contemplate their lives and slowly go through a process which brings them towards God. My books are stories about my life, but filled with my imagination. A gift, I believe God gave me to help people.
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Buying That Summer Home In Kansas City

I am a real estate nerd. I love to check out real estate for sale on the internet. My sister and brother live in New York and I live in Florida. I used to live in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. My brother lived in Oklahoma and my sister lived in Kansas City. My sister tells me she would love to move away from New York. She believes the place she live is boring and she is tired of it. I would love to buy a summer home where the family could come together and spend two weeks together each year. I decided to check out kansas city real estate because my sister is familiar with that part of the country.

My sister has many good memories of Kansas City. She loved the place, the weather and the people. I would actually love to visit the place with my sister. We have a plan to take a vacation and check out the place and see what we think. Will Kansas City be the place where we buy a family summer home? You can buy a nice home in Kansas City for a good price. It would be worth the trip to check out some places and spend some time with my sister.

Buying real estate now is a good deal for the buyer. The interest rates are at a historical low and the options are numerous. I do hope by the time I retire, the interest rates are higher because at today's rate, it hurts our retirement portfolio. When the economy is weak, you can pick up properties at incredible prices and that is an excellent deal for the buyer.

If you want to buy a new home or summer home, now is the best time to buy. You can get the best deal of your life and the interest rates will save you a ton of money in the long run. Here's to the rest of you real estate nerds, happy searching and happy buying. I hope you find your dream home. We will continue to look until we find that perfect home that fits our entire family. I can't wait until we find our new summer home and have the entire family over for a family reunion.

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15 Famous People From Iowa

Iowa is a state located in the Midwestern United States of the American Heartland. Native Americans have occupied Iowa for 13,000 years, well before American settlers arrived in 1833 due to the Black Hawk Purchase. This was after the United States defeated Native Americans in the Black Hawk War. Iowa was part of the Louisiana Purchase, but was only controlled by the United States after the war of 1812. Iowa is a state surrounded by interesting history and is a place where many famous people were born.
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Fran Allison (1907 - 1989) Fran Allison was born in La Porte City Iowa in 1907 and died in 1989. She was an American television and radio comedian, personality and singer. She is best known for her starring role on the weekday NBC-TV puppet show Kukla, Fran and Ollie, which ran from 1947 to 1957. The trio also hosted The CBS Children's Film Festival, introducing international children's films, from 1967-77. 

 Cap Anson(1852 - 1922) Cap Anson was born in Marashalltown, Iowa in 1852 and he died in 1922. Cap Anson was known as the greatest baseball player of the 19th century. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939 by the Veteran's Committee.
 
Tom Arnold- Tom Arnold was born in Ottumwa Iowa in 1959. He is an American actor and comedian. He has starred in many films, most notably True Lies (1994). He was the host of The Best Damn Sports Show Period for four years. For some odd reason, he married Roseanne Barr, the marriage ended in divorce.

Johnny Carson(1925 - 2005) Johnny Carson was born in Corning, Iowa in 1925 and he died in 2005. Johnny Carson was a comedian who hosted The Tonight Show for 30 years.
 
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846 - 1917) William "Buffalo Bill" Cody was born in Le Clare, Iowa. He was a Pony Express rider, cavalry scout, buffalo hunter, and showman in the late 1800s. 

Bob Feller(1918 - 2010) Bob Feller was born in Van Meter, Iowa. He was a Major League Baseball player. A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Many consider him to be the premier right-handed pitcher in baseball history. He won the Triple Crown as a pitcher in 1940.

Herbert Hoover(1874 - 1964) Herbert Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa. He was the 31st President of the United States. 

Glenn Miller (1904 - 1944) Glenn Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa. He was a Bandleader and Composer of many famous songs including "In the Mood," and "Moonlight Serenade". 

Theodore "Ted" Waitt (1963 - ) Theodore "Ted" Waitt was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He is an American billionaire who was a co-founder of Gateway, Inc. 
 
John Wayne (1907 - 1979) John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa. He was a famous actor who became famous for his hero image in western and war movies. One of the most famous actors who has been imitated by many.

Laurel Blair Salton Clark (March 10, 1961 – February 1, 2003) Laurel Blair Salton Clark was born in Ames, Iowa. She was a medical doctor, United States Navy Captain, NASA astronaut and Apace Shuttle mission specialist who was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. 

 Ashton Kutcher (February 7, 1978),  Ashton Kutcher was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He is an American actor, producer, former fashion model, and comedian, known for his portrayal of Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That 70's Show. He also created, produced and hosted Punk'd Ashton Kutcher currently co-stars in the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men as the character Walden Schmidt. In 2012, Ashton Kutcher was named the highest paid male actor.


Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer (née Friedman) (July 4, 1918 – June 22, 2002) Ann Landers was born as Esther Pauline Lederer in 1918 in Sioux City, Iowa  Ann Landers, was an American advice columist and eventually a nationwide media celebrity who began her career writing the 'Ask Ann Landers' column in 1955, soon after the death of its creator, Ruth Crowley. Lederer not only wrote the column for 47 years, but publicly assumed the 'Ann Landers' name. As 'Landers', Lederer became a profile-raiser for several medical charities, via both her columns and media appearances. In 1977, President Carter appointed her to a six-year term on a cancer advisory board.

Donna Reed (January 27, 1921 – January 14, 1986) Donna Reed was born in Denison, Iowa and  was an American film and television actress. Donna Reed appeared in over 40 films and received the 1953 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lorene in the war drama From Here to Eternity. She also starred in It's a Wonderful Life and had her own sitcom called The Donna Reed Show. She also replaced Barbara Bel Geddes in the 1984 season of the popular television drama called Dallas.

Roger Timothy Craig (born July 10, 1960) Roger Craig was born in Davenport, Iowa. He is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1984, 1988, 1989) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers with Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.

Iowa is a great state known for its history and its involvement is important wars the United States were involved. The people of Iowa spilled their blood for our country. Many famous people were born in Iowa and are proud to call Iowa their home. Iowa City was made the first capital of Iowa in 1846. The larger city of Des Moines became the capital of Iowa in 1857 and remains the capital to this day. If you visit Iowa, make sure you check out all of the cool historical sites that make Iowa the place many people love to call home.






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

We Love Our Culligan Water Softener

My six year old daughter has skin problems. She has to wear socks on her hands because she is prone to scratching her skin. She is a beautiful girl, but she has an uncontrollable urge to scratch her dry skin. I have a little bit of dry skin, but my daughter received her skin problems from her mother's side of the family. We have to put medicine on her skin, but there is more to it than that. The skin problems are more a nuisance than anything else. I decided to do a search about things that can help my daughter and her skin condition. The search came to a place called youngstown water softeners.


We decided to get a water softener. The Culligan man came to our house and showed us the system. We decided it was right for our family and we bought it. The water softener saves us money and makes our hard water much softer. It actually helps my skin and my daughter's skin. She still has skin problems, but now her skin does not itch as much. I think this was the best purchase of my life. I believe the system is saving us money and makes our skin feel much better. I was on the fence about buying the system, but my wife convinced. I am sure glad I listened to her on this great purchase.

The people who put in the system were cool. We got a water purifier and a water softener. The water purifier was put under the kitchen sink and has its own spout. When you need fresh water, you use that spout for clean and delicious water. The water softener was hooked up in our garage. Part of the system sits outside, but the main system sits in the garage. The techs set up the system and gave us a book to help us keep the system working properly. All we have to do is put salt in the water softener because it softens the water. This was a great buy. Our water was hard and at times really made my skin itch. Now I no longer have to worry about hard water. My skin feels great and my daughter does not scratch her skin nearly as much as she used to. Thank you Culligan Man, you are worth it.

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Communicating Within War Games

I love war games. I play them on my PlayStation 3 nearly every day. It is fun to compete online against the other players. I don't like the players who cheat. They learn how to boost and make it hard for you to shoot them. It is annoying when they laugh at you at the end of the game. Most of the players have microphones so they can talk to each other. The cheaters often laugh at the other players when they beat them. This is the one part about war games that I do not like.

I don't mind talking to other players during the game. However, it takes more concentration for me than other players. I believe this is because I am a middle-aged man and I don't know video game consoles like younger players. I did not grow up with computers and the video game systems we had were prehistoric. My wife does not understand why I like to play war games. She believes they are violent. I play them because they help me relax after a long day. When I shoot somebody in a war game, it is not violent. It is a competitive game like any other game. The only difference is our virtual players carry guns and the object is to kill the other players on the opposing team.

We All need A Little Help Sometimes

Our church has a chairlift, so handicapped people can make it upstairs without walking. The chairlift is not used often, but it comes in handy when somebody wants go make it upstairs and cannot do this on their own. We have a lot of elderly people in our church who sometimes use the upstairs for classes and important meetings. The stairlift comes in handy and makes their lives much easier. I see the chairlift every time I take my son to Cub Scouts because we have our meetings in the upper rooms of the church. I often wonder who uses the chairlift and I know it is there for a reason.

My friend was a terminal cancer patient for seven years. He was a tough guy, but the cancer was hard on his body. He had to use a cane and take many breaks to make it through every day. Chairlifts come in handy for people like my friend who find it hard to climb up stairs. My friend spent most of his time on the bottom floor because he did not have the money for a chairlift and had trouble climbing stairs. The upstairs of his house was not used very often for this reason. My friend finally gave in to his illness, but I will never forget his strength. He was the strongest man I have met in my life. In his sickness, he was strong and he never gave in to the cancer.

I always hope I am healthy when I finally retire. I want to play golf and enjoy my retirement. I used to work at a country club and I met many older people. Most of them were in their seventies and eighties. They were in good shape and many of them played golf every day of their lives. I believe staying active helps us when we get older and makes our lives easier. I know it is possible I may have to use a chairlift, but I sure hope not. If I do, I know there are companies who build chairlifts and they really care about the people they sell them to.

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This is a sponsored post for Handi lift Residential, however, all the 
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Celebrity Birthdays on October 25

Born on This Day

1928 Marion Ross, American actress who played Marion Cunningham on the television series Happy Days
1941 Helen Reddy, Australian singer
1944 Jon Anderson, English singer (Yes)
1947 Glenn Tipton, English guitarist (Judas Priest)
1961 Chad Smith, American drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers
1963 Tracy Nelson, American actress and daughter of Ricky Nelson
1970 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
1970 Chely Wright, American country music artist
1980 Mehcad Brooks, American actor and former model on Desperate Housewives
1984 Katy Perry, American singer
2001 Princess Elisabeth of Belgium
2006 Krista and Tatiana Hogan are craniopagus conjoined twins. They are joined at the top, backs, and sides of their heads. They were born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and are the only unseparated craniopagus twins currently alive in Canada.

Auto Repair Riverside Will Keep Your BMW Riding Smoothly

In today's world, it is hard to find a dependable auto repair shop you can trust. I have been to many shops that strip the oil plug when I bring my car in for an oil change. You go into the shop for an oil change and come out with a bill for hundreds of dollars. It is incredible how many auto repair shops are in business to cheat the consumer. That is why it is important to find an auto repair shop that you can trust. If you live in Riverside, auto repair riverside is the place you want to check out. I love my car and I will only take it to a place I can trust.

If you are like me, you love BMW's. BMW's are not just cars, they are driving machines. The German engineering is incredible and the cars last for a long time. A BMW is expensive, but it is worth the money when you have the quality and dependability. If you have a BMW, you don't want your local car repair shop to mess with your ride. They were not trained to get under the hood of your car and they are sure to mess up your ride. That is why you have to take your car to a car repair shop that knows your car. How can you spend time on the road, doing what you like best, when your car is not taken care of correctly?

I don't like repair shops because so many of them like to rip you off. I love to drive my car and I love to have everything working correctly. That is why I make sure I go to a repair shop that I can trust. Don't give your keys to somebody that doesn't know how to keep your car driving correctly. I have a friend who took his older BMW to the wrong shop and now the engine is blown. He made one mistake and he is without his ride. Don't let this happen to you. There are dependable and trustworthy shops out there and they will keep your ride on the road where it belongs. I will always take my car to the place that will keep my ride on the road.

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This is a sponsored post for German Performance, however, all the 
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Bringing Fun Home From Legoland Florida

We went to Legoland, Florida last Saturday. My children and I have season passes, this time my wife wanted to go with us. Five days before our visit, Legoland sent us four free tickets. We were happy because my wife didn't have to pay a hundred bucks to get in. I was able to buy my son a Lego Star Wars kit and he wanted to be part of this article. Below is his model finished by him.

Lego sets are pretty expensive, but they are a ton of fun for your children. My son will play with them over and over again for many hours.

GoalZero Is A Power Solution For The Active Hiker

I love to go hiking up in the mountains. I love the exercise and I enjoy my time with nature. It is peaceful and a ton of fun. I believe it is good to get outdoors and get some good exercise. We live in a different time than we used to. Hikers used to send signals to people when they were in trouble. On some occasions, one man had to hike back to camp to let emergency people know his friend is hurt. It was hard to save your friend when it took you days to reach help.

I like to take a cell phone with me in case something bad happens and I need help. I usually hike with another person, but sometimes I find myself alone near the top of a mountain. This is why I make sure I have a GoalZero solar powered battery charger with me. You never know when your cell is going to be out of juice and you need to know you have the ability to call somebody if you need to.

The other problem you can have is your flashlight going out (at night time) when you need it. I can remember many times trying to find my way out of the woods with not light. The solar powered battery charger does wonders for people like me who like to keep going. The only problem I find now is trying to find a cell signal on my hikes. Sometimes, I have to walk up to a mile to find one, but usually I am able to make a call. Life is easier than it used to be, but nothing can be perfect when you like to hike up to the top of mountains.

I am teaching my children to enjoy the outdoors. We take a walk around the lake in our community every day, Who knows, someday they may throw on some gear and take a walk up to the top of a mountain with their father. My son walked up a small mountain with me. We walked to the top in June and actually found some snow in the middle of a crevice. Nature is cool and provides me with a ton of fun.

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

Check Out That Cool Green Man Suit

you have seen the dude before at the NFL football game. He is the guy everybody is looking at because he is wearing a Green man suit. I always see this guy, he is the center of attention. Everybody wants to get a picture of him. Sometimes, they want their picture taken with him. It is amazing what a Green man suit can do for you. After seeing the guy show up at the games a few times, I wondered where he got that suit. It's a cool suit and I had to get a better look at it.

I checked out the Green man suit online. There are all kinds of Green man suits. It seems to be the most popular suit around. I even saw a place that sold Green man suits, Red man suits and Blue man suits. I was surprised at the price too. It didn't cost this guy at the NFL games a ton of money to be the center of attention. He is a smart guy with good taste. What a great idea the Green man suit has become.

Halloween is coming up next week. I always take my children trick or treating. It has become a family tradition. We spend two hours or so walking to homes that give children candy for a look at the in their costumes. Halloween is a fun time, but this year I want to wear my own costume. After seeing this Green man suit, I have to decide what I am going to wear. Am I going to be a zombie from The Walking Dead or am I going to put on the popular Green man suit?

I have a week to decide. I am leaning towards the ever popular Green man suit, but I am a big Walking Dead fan. I still have a few days to decide. I think I will ask my wife and children what they think. They have to walk around with me for a couple of hours on Halloween night. They know what kind of creature they want to be seen with and they never have a problem giving me their opinions. If you are still looking for a costume, check out the Green man suit.

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This is a sponsored post for Be Green Man, however, all the points and 
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Snowflake Needs A Home


Snowflake needed a house, so my six year old daughter Khloe built him a home of his own

Snowflake is now happy because he has a new house to live in. My daughter is happy because she has snowflake. Her aunt's dog ate her other stuffed animal and it broke her little heart.,,

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Make Razor Burn A Thing Of The Past

Shaving is one of those things men have to do. I have been shaving for over thirty years. I remember getting razor burn from electric razors, so I stuck to regular razors. Thirty years ago, I would cut up my face and get razor burn nearly every day. The quality of the razors were horrible and they tore up my face. If I didn't shave, I would get ingrown hairs in my face and this was even worse than razor burn. Shaving was frustrating thirty years ago. I am thankful the quality of shaving products have improved leaps and bounds over the past couple of decades.

Today, I can shave every day without worrying about ingrown hairs or razor burn. I still have trouble with an electric razor, but today's version works much better than yesterday's version. I have a pretty tough beard, but I do not have any trouble shaving. With the right razor, I can shave my face in two or three minutes. My face is smooth and I do not even have any kind of razor burn. Shaving has become more of a pleasure than an every day chore. To make matters better, there all kinds of shavings that allow for a better shave.

For me, razor burn is a thing of the past. I know men still deal with it, but there are products that can help ease your pain. Make sure you use a good razor, good shaving cream and be a consistent shaver. This means, shave every day and use the products that make you feel the most comfortable. Life is too short to worry about the small things. If an electric razor bothers your face, don't use it. Choose the razor that fits your face and helps you get that perfect and comfortable shave. I have thirty years experience when it comes to shaving. I have lived through the ups and downs and have dealt with many sessions that ended in razor burn. Use the correct products to make sure you don't have to deal with an itchy and scratchy face.

disclaimer:
This is a sponsored post for The Art of Shaving, however, all the 
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Try an Inversion Table For A Healthy Back

I hurt my back when my children were little. I would lift them out of their car seats and they would jump around in my arms. Before I knew it, I had thrown my back out and found myself at the doctor's office. He saw my children and asked me if I carried them around. I told him how they jumped in my arms when I pulled them out of their car seat. He told me my children jumping around threw out my back. He referred me to a chiropractor and gave me some ideas on how to keep my back in good shape. He told me it would be a good idea for me to get an inversion table. I thought my doctor was nuts until I took a visit to the chiropractor.

I went to the chiropractor on the same day. He took x-rays and told me he could fix my back. He told me it would take quite a few visits, but he could fix it. He showed me how my lower back was not in the right place. The burly man then took me, pushed on me and I felt my back pop. My back felt better, but he told me it would take awhile to get my back into shape. I went home and called my brother. My brother taught me some exercises to help pop my back to where it belonged. I tried the exercises and they actually worked.

I actually didn't want to go back to the chiropractor. He was expensive and the exercises seemed to do the same trick. They were easy to do and did not cost me a dime. I decided I would rather do the back exercises and use the money I saved to get an inversion table. I looked the inversion table up on the internet and learned it can improve your back. This was much more interesting to me than a big burly man hugging me and popping my back into place. I felt very strange being hugged by another man, regardless of whether he was a chiropractor and/or a stranger. The back exercises work good and I did get a chance to try out an inversion table before I bought one. I think I can get used to it and I know my back is worth it. We only have one back and we need it for our entire life.

disclaimer:
This is a sponsored post for Healthy Back, however, all the points and 
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Celebrity Birthdays on October 24

 Born on This Day

1936 Bill Wyman, English musician (The Rolling Stones)
1947 Kevin Kline, American actor
1949 Robert Pickton, Canadian serial killer
1950 Steven Greenberg, American composer (Lipps Inc.) "Funkytown"
1954 Mike Rounds, American politician, current governor of South Dakota
1957 John Kassir, American actor and comedian
1960 B.D. Wong, American actor
1971 Caprice Bourret is an American model, actress, television personality and businesswoman. She currently resides in the United Kingdom where she runs her company By Caprice Lingerie Ltd
1972 Scott Peterson, American murderer who murdered his wife Lacey Peterson and their unborn child
1973 Madlib, American musician and rapper
1980 Monica, American singer and actress
1980 Zac Posen, American fashion designer
1981 Tila Tequila, American model
1984 Kaela Kimura is a Japanese pop rock singer, songwriter, model, and TV presenter
1986 Drake (entertainer), Canadian actor and rapper

Jamba Juice All Natural Greek Superfruit Smoothies

I was sent three packages of all natural Jamba Juice Greek Yogurt Superfruit Smoothies. I received pomegranate pick-me-up, Acai Super-Antioxidant and raspberries. The Jamba Juice smoothies are in single-sized serving packages. There is 80 calories per serving as packaged. Jamba Juice yogurt has 50% more protein and are made with the rich taste and creaminess of Greek yogurt.
 

Each package of Jamba Juice Greek yogurt superfruit smoothies make two, eight-ounce smoothies, each containing one full serving of fruit and 100% daily value of Vitamin C. Jamba Greek Yogurt Superfruit Smoothies have a suggested retail price between $3.29 and $3.99 and can be found in the frozen food aisle of stores across the nation. The smoothies feature superfruits like pomegranate and acai and original functional foods like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.
 

Those are the facts about Jamba Juice all natural Greek superfruit Smoothies. As important to you and your children, is the taste. Without good taste, the nutritional value of these smoothies is a waste. These are the best tasting smoothies we ever made at home. We have a smoothie machine, so we added almonds and granola to the smoothies. There was enough flavor to go around. The smoothies tasted as delicious as the expensive smoothies you buy from your local mall. Try these delicious smoothies from Jamba Juice, you will love them.

Customize Your Golf Wedges At Cleveland Golf

I love to play golf. I'm not too good at it, but I love it. I used to pick up golf clubs at yards sales and try to use them at the golf course. The problems I had was the golf clubs were usually not the right size. I would try to hit the golf ball and miss most of the time. I realized if I wanted to do better in golf, I would have to have the right equipment. I found a place online that makes the perfect custom cleveland wedges. I knew I had to check this place out and see how it works.

The place is absolutely cool. You go to their site and customize your own golf wedges. You get to choose everything that fits you and your golf game. You can choose the loft that fits your game and you can even personalize your own logo. This is cool. The site even gives you free shipping on every order. This is perfect for me, the person that has to have a particular golf club to even come close to playing the game of golf the way it was meant to be played. You have to check out Cleveland Golf, they have a cool site made for the golf enthusiast. If you love golf (like I do), you will love this site.

Celebrity Birthdays on October 23

 Born on This Day
1931 Jim Bunning, American Hall of Fame baseball player and politician
1931 William P. Clark, American jurist, and 44th United States Secretary of the Interior
1940 Baby Jane Holzer, American art collector, film producer and Andy Warhol "superstar"
1954 Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born director
1956 Dwight Yoakam, American country music singer
1957 Martin Luther King III, American human rights advocate
1959 Nancy Grace, American former prosecutor
1959 Sam Raimi, American film director
1959 "Weird Al" Yankovic, American musical parodist
1964 Robert Trujillo, American bassist (Metallica)
1970 Zoe Wiseman, American Model and Photographer
1976 Cat Deeley, English model and television personality
1976 Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor
1984 Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model and former Victoria's Secret Angels

Monday, October 22, 2012

Use Email Marketing To Advertise Your Business

When I was a kid, there was no internet. You found all the news on television and in newspapers. When you advertised your business, you advertised in newspapers, television, radio and through the pages of magazines. Times have changed. In today's world, you can actually advertise through emails and reach thousands of people all at once. If you tried mad mimi html email, you would get hooked to this incredible way to advertise your business. This company can help your grow your business through their incredible email marketing system.

Mad Mimi is a cool way to create, send, share and track email newsletters online. Mad Mimi was developed for people who want email marketing to be simple. Mad Mimi is a way for people like you and I to be able to advertise our business online. There are so many more ways to advertise your small business than there was twenty years ago. I think this is great and I believe you will to. You really have to check out this company to see what they can do for you and your business.

I remember my friend telling me about email marketing a couple months ago. He told me it was going to be the next big thing. I did not believe him and now it's here to stay.  We have come so far over the years and it makes me wonder what the future has in store for us. This is where companies like Mad Mimi come in. They can help you grow your business through their email marketing system.

It seems like only yesterday, I walked to my front door to get the newspaper every morning. Now, I don't have to. You can check out your newspaper online and you can actually read magazines online. Along with these changes, advertising your business has changed. There are so many more ways to advertise your business than there were just a few years ago. You can reach so many people through email marketing and Mad Mimi is the company that sends over 40 million email a day. What's even more incredible is they track each and every email. Times really have changed.



Celebrity Birthdays on October 22

 Born On This Day

1907-1967 Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player, Hall of Fame first baseman on the Boston Red Sox
1917 Joan Fontaine is a British American actress. She and her elder sister Olivia de Havilland are two of the last surviving leading ladies from Hollywood of the 1930s.
1938 Christopher Lloyd, American actor
1939 Tony Roberts, American actor
1946 Eddie Brigati, American singer (The Rascals)
1947 Haley Barbour, American politician, 63rd Governor of Mississippi
1948 Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford
1952 Jeff Goldblum, American actor
1964 Toby Mac, American singer and songwriter
1968 Shaggy, Jamaican musician
1968 Shelby Lynne, American singer and songwriter who won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist
1976 Jon Foreman, American musician (Switchfoot)
1985 Zac Hanson, American musician from the pop band Hanson
1988 Matt Evans, Filipino/American actor who was a former housemate of the Philippine reality television show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition
1992 Sofia Vassilieva, American actress who played Ariel Dubois in the Emmy-winning TV series Medium