Misc blog postings
|Earliest: July 28, 2003||Latest: September 23, 2017||Total: 102|
|January 18, 2008|
Cleaning Advice from Don Aslett
Well its time to start thinking of cleaning up again. Time to get a jump on spring cleaning.
This weekend I might have some time to clean up some of the clutter the basement. Taking the time to organize my stuff and deciding what I need to keep.
Some advice from Don Aslett, the author of “Lose 200 Lbs this Weekend”
- Don’t just go through stored things, go through them often, since assessments of their value change.
- To avoid backsliding, dump things the day you determine you don’t need them.
- Make room to work and clear a place to put things.
- Don’t dump things on the floor or pile them to “pick them up later.”
- Take a few minutes to draw up a plan of attack.
- Buy the best furniture the first time, and most of your furniture clutter problems will be over.
|November 13, 2007|
Hot Chocolate Tip
Do you think that the plain Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate taste boring? Not rich enough for you?
If you want to try something different, put 3 Hershey Kisses in your next cup of Hot Chocolate. The Hershey kisses will melt under the hot water and you'll enjoy an extra rich hot chocolate. It does take a few minutes for the chocolate to melt, but by the time its all melted, it will taste just right.
You can experiment with other chocolate candies, but I find that the Hershy Kisses work the best. This time of the year Hershy puts out a Candy Cane Hershy Kisses which adds a great seasonal flavor to any Hot Chocolate.
Note: The three Hershey Kisses will only add 60 calories to your Hot Chocolate.
Adding Hershey Kisses to your hot chocolate will make your Swiss Miss taste like it came from a gourmet coffee shop!
|November 12, 2007|
Veterans Day 2007
Thanks to all the Miltary Veterans on this Veteran's Day. The United States and the World is where it is today because of all our heros.
There's a few pages you should read on Wikipedia today, its worth remembering special moments in history on this special day:
Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge was the bloodiest of the battles that U.S. forces experienced in World War II. Over 19,000 American dead.
The Battle of the Somme
Over 500,000 Germans were lost in one battlefield in World War One.
Battle of Gettysburg
Fought July 1 through July 3, 1863, considered by most military historians the turning point in the American Civil War.
|September 21, 2007|
My new "nickname" is Pideyman. Jenn sent me this song, it was done by Bianca. There's even a movie called Pideyman.Pideyman Song
Does whatever a pider can.
spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies.
Look out! Here comes the pideyman.
Is he strong? Listen bud
He's got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread?
Take a look overhead.
Hey there! There goes the pideyman.
In the chill of the night,
At the scene of the crime,
Like a streak of light,
He arrives just in time!
Friendly neighborhood pideyman.
Wealth and fame, he's ignored
Action is his reward.
Life is a great big bang-up
Wherever there's a hang-up,
You'll find the pideyman!!!!!
|September 11, 2007|
September 11, 2001
As we remember the events from September 11, 2001, there was another "terrorist" event that happened earlier in 2001 that some people might have forgotten about. Here's part of the story from Reuters on January 17, 2001:
Truck Slams Into California State Capitol
By Joshua Chaffin
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A big-rig truck rammed into California's state capitol building on Tuesday, setting off a fiery explosion just as state lawmakers were finishing an emergency bill designed to ease the state's critical power crisis.
Officials said the driver of the truck, which was loaded with evaporated milk, was killed in the incident, which witnesses said appeared to besome kind of bizarre attack.
"There's no question in my mind that this was a deliberate act," Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg said after he and other lawmakers were evacuated from the building.
Police said they were treating the incident as a possible crime, but had no immediate information on possible reason for the crash, or whether itwas an intentional act or an accident.
"That has not been determined," Capt. Dennis Williams, the California Highway Patrol's chief of Capitol security, told a news conference.
|July 5, 2007|
Happy Birthday America!
Two hundred and thirty one years later and your still doing very well! A special thanks to all those who make this country great!
New reads to this site should read the 'I am the Nation' that I have on this site.
I can't wait to see what the next 231 years will bring!
|May 2, 2007|
Mini Mall on Jay LenoIf you watched Jay Walking on the Tonight Show last night you might have spotted a familiar character. The guy that does the Montgomery Mini Mall Rap was the first person that Jay Leno spoke to.
I thought the guy looked familiar and when he said he was from Montgomery, AL. I knew instantly. pretty funny.
I wonder if the Tonight Show knew that they were talking to a You Tube Celebrity?
come on lets do this dance...
To the left
To the Right
Its just like...its just like, a Mini-Mall...
If you are clueless about the Mini-Mall rap, you should goto You Tube and search for it. Its a pretty funny commercial. There's even some fan base out on the internet on similar commericals. Just another great use of the internet.
|February 15, 2007|
2005 NHL LockoutOn February 16, 2005:
Game Off! NHL Cancels Remainder of SeasonBy IRA PODELL, AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK - The NHL canceled what little was left of the season Wednesday after a series of last-minute offers were rejected on the final day of negotiations.
A lockout over a salary cap shut down the game before it ever got a chance to start in October. Now the NHL, already low on the popularity scale in the United States, becomes the first major pro sports league in North America to lose an entire season to a labor dispute.
|January 2, 2007|
Happy New Year!Happy New Year to all my weekly readers!
I am looking forward to an exciting and adventure year. I hope everyone has a prosperous and fun 2007!
If weight loss is on your New Years Resolution, I would highly recomended going to Weight Watchers. Don't be discourage when you go this week when there are long lines. This is normal, and by the second and third week most people will drop out. However, you should stay with the program for at least a couple of months.
Making a weight lost change takes time, don't expect to see dramatic weight loss in a week. You will loose weight, its a matter of time and commitment. Goto Weight Watchers and think positive and think success. You can do it!
Have a great year, and I'll see you at the Top!
|December 22, 2006|
Yesterday I weighed in at Weight Watchers and have now lost a total of 35 pounds!
If you Google 35 Pounds, you'll see that other people have lost the same amount of weight, or at least have it as a goal.
What am I doing to loose that weight? What's the big secret? Well I attribute my success to:
Drinking lots of Water
I don't drink much soda any more, anytime that I am thirsty I get some water.
Watch what I eat
Using Weight Watcher's point system its easy to track what you eat. You can still eat at McDonalds and Burger King, but you can't go every day. Don't ever order the supersize meal, no matter how hungry you are! Its not worth it!
I don't have a gym membership, yet. Instead, I usually park far away from the shopping center, walk up the stairs at work, and just do a lot more movement than before. Key word is MOVEMENT!
Don't go alone!
Going to Weight Watcher's with someone is a good idea. Its even better if you see them every day. Having someone else along for the ride makes the journey fun and enjoyable.