Aug 31, 2010
So if you’ve visited my furbabies page, then you know that I own 3 dogs. 3 dogs in which health and wellness are a top concern, especially since one of our dogs, Trouble, has extreme allergic reactions to specific foods, substances, etc.
One of our biggest concerns are also teeth. I know that a lot of you may think it’s silly, but given that unlike humans, dogs aren’t really capable of brushing their teeth, it is essentially our responsibility to make sure they are properly cleaned.
Have you ever tried brushing a dog’s teeth? Yeah, me neither and believe me, I have no interest in trying so instead I’ve decided to try Nylabones, Edible Dental Dog Chews after some research. Some of the best features are that it’s natural and it helps clean teeth while also freshening the dog’s breath and reducing plaque and tartar build up.
On top of all of that, it’s available in the Costco coupon book, which is a plus given how often we shop there. It really makes the bones affordable especially since it’s $3.50 until September 12, 2010!
And the best part? I don’t have to deal with trying to brush their teeth myself. It’s simple, effective, and painless. That’s an A plus in my book!
Aug 30, 2010
It’s been a very interesting weekend to say the least. One of the best parts of the weekend was finding an awesome antique store with decent prices that had some great pieces I can’t wait to get my hands on for my own DIY project. The only reason nothing was purchased is because I really want to get the garage cleaned up and organized and sectioned for places to actually work on projects. As it stands there really isn’t anywhere for us to do anything so it’s not even an option.
Now, you’re probably wondering what the fuck DIY projects has to do with no longer taking shots. Well, wait a minute, I’m getting to it! Sheesh! Last night we picked up a game called What the F*ck? For those who are not familiar it’s a drinking game, which if done properly- I say this because we made our own rules- will get you hammered pretty quickly. Well let’s put it like this, I suck at this game. Suck bad. So much was the case, I was probably about 3-4 shots ahead of Robby and Kristen.
The game itself is pretty basic. A group of people are given tokens with the letter A on one side and the letter B on another side. The player who’s turn it is, rolls the dice, and the number which comes up is correlated to the question they would be asked by the player to their left, in a book filled with questions. The questions only have two options and the group’s job is to determine which answer the player who’s turn it is, is going to pick. The answer is revealed and anyone who guessed incorrectly must then take a shot based on what the book says that question is worth. We ended up changing it up a bit to taking one shot per incorrect guess, which come to think of it probably bit me in the ass, because some questions do not have drinks attached to them. Whoops!
In any event, you can imagine the results based on the game. I got quite drunk, quite fast and had to work the following morning, which sucked. Thankfully it was just training because if I had to actually interact with customers, I can tell you I would not have survived. Despite the fact that my body hated me for the entire day I had fun and it was good to see Robby join in and get drunk himself because he doesn’t do it often enough or really ever.
Next time though, I’m going with taking a sip of your drink– because shots are not my friend. I learned this a long time ago. I’m not sure why I expected the results to be different this time around.
Aug 29, 2010
Deb Carson speaks of her adventures in redesiging her kitchen…
Remodeling the kitchen was something that I tried to talk my husband into for years, so once we got a divorce and I kept our house that’s one of the first changes that I made to suit me.
I had wanted an granite island with a sink in it for a long time after I saw it in a kitchen decorating magazine. So that was one of the first things that I brought up during my consultation with the Sears local Home Pros. They told me it was possible and gave me a quote that was friendly with my new single status.
Some other adjustments that I made to the kitchen was updating my cabinets and installing a double oven. It’s so nice now to cook two things at once with different temperatures instead of inconveniently planning around cooking different dishes in different orders or way ahead of the meal time!
I think this kitchen redesign is a good sign of my new and improved life. I’ve already had lots of my friends over to help me christen it!
Aug 27, 2010
Whenever I’m trying to find a particular file, single, or ebook—I often utilize several sources. My first is websites in which I can find it for purchase, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, etc, but if it’s an obscure item, those options are very limited.
This is when I utilize other search engines in the hopes that maybe someone has uploaded the item I’m looking for. One of the search engines which I utilize is Rapidshare Search and while I may not always find what I’m looking for, I often find the items 80% of the time, which is still pretty good!
While I admit that it’s true I don’t often utilize this particular option, it is still something that I find great value in because it’s available to use. It’s like just knowing that it’s there makes me extremely grateful to have another means outside of the standard when it comes to searching.
So how about everyone else? What are some of the tools you use to find specific items, etc. when the standard search methos (i.e. google, yahoo, swag) just don’t cut it. Have they been very effective or does it just depend on what it is your looking for?
Aug 26, 2010
Heriberto Fuentes’s thoughts on children and birthday parties:
As the mother of a 2 week old baby, it was nearly impossible to plan my 3 year old’s birthday party anyway other than online. We weren’t planning a huge celebration, but I wanted one that she would enjoy and remember.
I began searching various sites using the Bing search engine with my brand new wireless satellite internet. I found several sites with great birthday party supplies, and since I wanted to shop at just one retailer, choosing the best one was very hard to do!
I decided to use birthdayexpress.com because they had everything I needed in Toy Story 3, which she is crazy about! I found a value pack on the site that included plates, balloons, cups, napkins, and silverware for a terrific price. And, it was all in 3D which made it so much better!
I liked the party packages they bundled together for one low price. Plus, it makes for much easier shopping, which I appreciate with 2 small children in the home. I received my order on time and in good shape. I will purchase from birthdayexpress.com in the future.
Aug 25, 2010
Anyone on the internet who has a website knows the importance of branding. Even more importantly is the importance of marketing. It’s not easy thing to do. And it’s definitely not very fun nor inexpensive, depending on how far you want to take your “vision”. Despite all that brand and marketing entails, it is still something that’s important. I mean come on, ask yourself, how do I stand out in a crowd?
Most people don’t know how to answer that. Hell, most people don’t want to answer that, but most people aren’t too concerned about who visits their website, which isn’t as important if you’re just writing to write, but for someone like me—it is important.
Currently I own several different websites, two of which are my most important. The first if obviously TQB and the second is Ecstasy, which I honestly don’t mention often enough. TQB I feel is doing alright with readers and followers and Ecstasy has a great group of people, but since Ecstasy is a message board marketing is important. It’s very important.
It’s so important that I am considering looking into custom shirts and coffee mugs as a means at least promote the boards. I don’t expect that it’s going to turn into something huge, but it is something you know. I mean after all Starbucks had to start somewhere.