Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blast From the Past

Guest post written by Franklin Smith

I was on the internet randomly the other day, just browsing around checking out new hearing aids at when I heard the mailmanÕs car door close outside. He had so much to give me this particular day, he ended up walking it up to my doorstep. Weird, huh? On top of the pile was one piece of mail I love getting every month Ð the latest copy of the alumni magazine from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, aka my alma mater. ItÕs been about 40 years since I went to school there, but it still holds a very dear place in my heart. They call it a little slice of heavenÑand let me tell you, they ainÕt lying.

As I was flipping through the magazine, I saw an ad for tickets for an upcoming UNC football game, which I jumped on immediately. ItÕs about time I got back!

My trip is this weekend and IÕm so excited. Every bit of that campus holds a special place in my heart, and itÕs been far too long since IÕve gone to see it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I have so many friends and relatives that have pets. My sister said she recently found a great website called This is where she gets all of her PetCareRx products quick and easy. Also, she said their prices are the best she has found anywhere. I told some of my friends about this website and they all told me they wish they would have known about it sooner.

Get Your Track Shoes On

A priest is walking down the street one day when he notices a very small boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street.

However, the boy is very small and the doorbell is too high for him to reach.

After watching the boys efforts for some time, the priest moves closer to the boy's position.

He steps smartly across the street, walks up behind the little fellow and, placing his hand kindly on the child's shoulder leans over and gives the doorbell a sold ring.

Crouching down to the child's level, the priest smiles benevolently and asks, "And now what, my little man?"

To which the boy replies, "Now we run!"

Web visible

Many businesses have the false impression they are advertising in the most effective way. One way to find a better solution to grow their business is by visiting a website called This is a popular option to be Web Visible and to take advantage of the power of attracting customers by properly utilizing the internet.

Sausage Factory

There once was a man who owned a sausage factory, and he was showing his arrogant preppy son around his factory. Try as he might to impress his snobbish son, his son would just sneer. They approached the heart of the factory, where the father thought, "This should impress him!" He showed his son a machine and said "Son, this is the heart of the factory. With this machine here we can put in a pig, and out come sausages.

The prudish son, unimpressed, said "Yes, but do you have a machine where you can put in a sausage and out comes a pig?"

The father, furious, thought and said, "Yes son, we call it your mother."

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Rapidshare Search

My hubby said that he is really tired of searching all over the internet when he is looking for specific computer files. I feel the same way when I am looking for files for music or movies. It can take a long time to search many different sites and sometimes I still don’t find what I’m looking for. My brother who knows a lot more about computers than we do told us to visit a website called to get the Rapidshare Search we need quick and easy. This is the best source by far we have found to find exactly where to go to get the files we need.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Favorite Children's Halloween Program

My Favorite Children's Halloween Program

Thanks for the article from Maxine Taylor

I love halloween and all of the special programming for children really gets the whole family in the mood to dress up and have a great halloween. My favorite program around this time of year is "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." I watch it on satellite tv from

The program is so nostalgic for me as I watched it growing up. I am glad that I am able to bring this tradition to my kids and hopefully they can pass it down to their children as well.

My favorite part is when Lucy wakes up in the middle of the night to look for her brother Linus. She finds him shivering with his blanket in the pumpkin patch. She takes him back and puts him in bed. But he and Charlie go right back out to look for the Great Pumpkin.

I like how Linus is so sure that the Great Pumpkin will come. At one point he even convinces Sally to stay and wait with him. Children have such great imaginations and they never cease to amaze me with their strong will.

Halloween is going to be a great time for me and the family, I can't wait. We will be all curled up by the fireplace with our blankets, hot chocolate and pumpkin pie watching "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

Bus For Alaska

Fay Chester was a busy housewife with a demanding husband, six children and a large house. The only relief she got from her chores was the twice-a-week bridge game she shared with a dozen other women. The only flaw in the bridge club relationship was that Fay loved to tell off-color stories and the girls didn't want to hear them.

To teach Fay a lesson, the other women decided that the next time she told an off-color story, they'd just get up, walk out, meet at another home but without Fay.

Sure enough, at the next meeting, Fay started, "You know, girls, there's a rumor going around that a busload of prostitutes will be leaving in the morning for that big gold find up in Alaska, and they say...." Just then, the women all stood up and started for the door. Fay was disconcerted but only for a moment, then she understood what was going on and said, "Hey! Girls! Hold on, hold on! There's plenty of time 'cause the bus doesn't leave till morning!"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Why I love going to a professional baseball game with my kids

Why I love going to a professional baseball game with my kids

Thanks for the article from Antone Medina

My kids love going to a professional baseball game. They get to to see their favorite players close up and get to cheer for their favorite teams. They can also sing American folk favorites, such as the folk song, Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Depending on how far away you live from the stadium, taking your kids could just be a short trip or hours of mundane car games that are not mildly entertaining.

To be honest, getting a chance to see the game brings out the child in me. I get a sense of wonder from viewing any baseball game. Perhaps it comes from when I played Little League and would spend a long time on the bench or in right-field. Perhaps going to a professional baseball game allows me to imagine a future that I knew was not possible for me.

However, if I just want to see how my favorite team is doing or do not have the money to go to the local stadium, I must find another option. For me, the best option is watching a baseball game on satellite TV from If my favorite team does not get covered, I can buy the service from my provider that allows me to see several games at once. I can watch my team and whatever games are being shown in my area.

Cabbie and the Nun

A cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into the cab, and notices the very handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her.

She asks him why he is staring. He replies: "I have a question to ask you, but I don't want to offend you".

She answers, "My son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive."

"Well, I've always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me."

She responds, "Well, let's see what we can do about that, number 1, you have to be single and number 2, you must be Catholic."

The ! cab driver is very excited and says, "Yes, I'm single and Catholic!

"OK" the nun says. "Pull into the next alley."

The nun fulfills his fantasy with a passionate kiss. But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying.

"My dear child," said the nun, why are you crying?"

"Forgive me for I have sinned. I lied and I must confess, I'm married and I'm Jewish."

The nun says, "That's OK.

My name is Kevin and I'm going to a Halloween party."

Friday, October 8, 2010

Moving advise

A friend of mine is planning to move to another state. She called and we talked about a lot of different things. She asked me about moving advise because she never move before and she’s worried about scratching her things. While I was browsing on the internet tonight, I found this great website called When you visit this website you’ll find valuable information about moving. I told my friend about this place and she thanked me because she found a lot of valuable information about moving. So if you or someone you know is planning to move, check out this website and you’ll be happy you did.

Man Overboard

An elderly couple were on a cruise and it was really stormy. They were standing on the back of the ship watching the moon, when a wave came up and washed the old man overboard. They searched for days and couldn't find him. So the captain sent the old woman back to shore with the promise that he would notify her as soon as they found something.

Three weeks went by and finally the old woman got a fax from the ship. It read: "Ma'am, sorry to inform you, we found your husband dead at the bottom of the ocean. We hauled him up to the deck and attached to his back end was an oyster and inside the oyster was a pearl worth $50,000....please advise."

The old woman faxed back: "Send me the pearl and re-bait the trap."

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tips For Relieving Stress on International Business Trips

Tips For Relieving Stress on International Business Trips

The article written by Alonso Kramer

The life of a travel writer can seem romantic, with paid press trips to exotic locations, free meals and paid transportation. While these opportunities happen occasionally they are few and far between. Most business trips for travel writers are quick trips to cover specific events requiring personal interviews with locals, sometimes while recovering from jetlag. The interviews, notes and photography all must be submitted in the form of an article either during the trip itself or shortly after return. There is usually no time for leisure and they can create a great deal of stress.

My trips usually involve Asia, specifically Thailand and Hong Kong. There are several things you can do on international business trips to minimize stress. Schedule your interviews ahead of time. Take energy bars with you for meal replacements if time limited. This has been especially helpful to me in Thailand where the spicy cuisine comes with an adjustment period.

You can also do tasks at home to relieve worry while you're gone. Water your plants the day before you leave and unplug unnecessary appliances. Tell a trusted friend you'll be gone and have your mail held. I always set my home security, alarm that I had installed by Arizona Adt Security, before I leave on a business trip and I have timers for several lights in the house. Enjoy your business trip with some piece of mind.


A Catholic priest, a Protestant minister, and a Jewish rabbi were discussing when life begins.

"Life begins," said the priest, "at the moment of fertilization. That is when God instills the spark of life into the fetus."

"We believe," said the minister, "that life begins at birth, because that is when the baby becomes an individual and is capable of making its own decisions and must learn about sin."

"You're both wrong," said the rabbi. "Life begins when the children have graduated from college and moved out of the house."