Saturday, August 29, 2009

Flush For a Cause

Are you looking for ways to save money and also do something GREEN? I know you probably don't have a lot of time and don't want to get involved with some organization to help the earth, but this exciting program doesn't require you go anywhere. You can save money and you go green.

Dual Flush Toilets is what I'm talking about. Select A Flush has a kit you can buy for just $39.95 and it will save you on the cost of money and preserve water. What's more exciting is they're giving you a chance to raise money for:
  • Schools
  • Scouts
  • After School Programs
  • Sports programs
  • Charities: like Churches, Medical drives and research
  • A Private drive for books or tuition: This is a perfect way to earn your book money. Enter your name in as the fund and you are ready to promote yourself for books and tuition.
Dual Flush Toilets will give you code to give to your friends and family. If your friend or family members use that code when purchasing a kit they will get a 5% discount AND Select A Flush will donate 5% to your cause like a Charity.

Now you have no excuse, get yourself a kit and impact the world!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Are You a Mediocre Piano Player?

It seems like everyone these days "know" how to play the piano to some degree. I myself took lessons as a child not because I wanted to, but because my mom made me. When I got old enough I stopped taking lessons and unfortunately I regret it. I picked up the guitar and eventually found myself wanting to pick up the piano again. I've tried to teach myself through books and websites, but none of them really seem to work for me. I recently came across a website that can takes the mediocre player to the next level.

Learning piano chords as well as being able to improvise can be tricky. Playing the piano is one thing, improvising and making a simple song sound amazing is a whole another level. If you're currently taking lessons or want to take lessons you really need to check this out. There are many testimonies on their site from people like me and you who have been blown away by their lessons on improvising. Just knowing piano chords and a few songs does not make you a great player. Go check out this site and watch some of the videos there and you'll be blown away. It won't be long before you're making those amazing sounds and impressing your friends.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Looking for some sandals?

If you're a normal person you probably own at least one or two pairs or sandals or flip flops. I personally own three pairs of sandals for different occasions. I know that's a lot for a guy, but two of those are old and worn out. I'm not big on going shopping for sandals or just shoes in general so I try to do my shopping online. There are several places that you can purchase sandals from, but today I just wanted to introduce one of the sites. Zappos!

Zappos offers men's, women's, boys, and girls sandals and shoes of all different sizes and styles. According to their site "Today at Zappos: 1,196 Brands - 167,688 Styles - 3,293,215 Total Products Available in our warehouse for immediate shipment!" They offer the latest styles to keep you looking COOL this summer.

Zappos accepts all major credit cards as well as Paypal. With their 365 day return policy you can rest assure your satisfaction will be met. Zappos is a member of the BBB online and they also were recognized as a 2009 Customer Service Champ by Business Week. So if you're in the market for a new pair of sandals stop by Zappos and check out their huge selection of sandals!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Easter Shopping for your kids

Are you looking for some Easter Apparel for your kids this year? Check out the Easter Store and get all your kids apparels there.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Get Help with your Research Paper

Are you a college student who struggles with research papers and find yourself spending way too much time on them? There are several websites that can help you, but the one that stands out among the rest is They offer top-notch custom research that is 100% professionally written, there are no limits to how many pages you must order, and you'll be getting the highest quality and lowest prices online, with NO HIDDEN CHARGES!.

PaperDue offers model term papers written by highly experienced writers who work 24 hours a day to make your life a little easier. PaprDue also offers prewritten research papers at a low cost of $8 per page which is a lot less than their competitors. This would be a great way to give yourself something work off of at a small price.

Writing a research paper is never easy and can be very time consuming. Time is something you may not have and stressing over a research paper isn't going to help you either. Next time stop by and let them give you a hand.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sometimes change is bad

I am person who usually will not go out of my way to change something in my life especially if there's nothing wrong with what I already have. Recently I decided to part ways with T-mobile and joined AT&T through First of all Wirefly has THE BEST deals when it comes to cell phones, given that you'll be signing a contract and they make it real easy for you to switch over to a new provider without having to make a phone call. So I filled out all the necessary information and got 3 brand new phones absolutely free which includes a Samsung Eternity, LG Shine, and a Samsung slide phone which isn't too fancy since it's for my dad who could care less about what the phone looks like. So after I send the necessary information they send you an email to track your order and when I receieved the email it showed that my phones will be arriving in 2 days! That's fast service!

Next morning I went to work and when I picked up my phone to make a call it was no longer in service!!! I called Wirefly and told them my situation and they said unfortunately T-mobile has cut off my service before my AT&T phone arrived and there's nothing Wirefly could do about that. I asked them if Wirefly informs its customers of this possibility on their website and she said no. I told her I would like to speak with her supervisor and for the record I was completely polite and never raised my voice. Once the supervisor picked up I told her my frustration over the fact that Wirefly hid this possibility from its customers and I felt like I should be compensated for the 2 days I would have to go without a phone. She said she'll see what she could do and came back on rather quickly and said they'll send me a free bluetooth headset. I said if that's all you can do for that's fine, but I told her they need to tell their customers about this and she said she'll forward it to their feedback department.

Well the phones came after 2 days and on the 3rd day my free bluetooth headset came in as well, but I told myself this is exactly why I don't like to change things especially when I've been with T-mobile for over 5 years and have never experienced any difficulty with them.

Wirefly - Free LG Incite 3G Touch Screen Phone + Bluetooth Headset with a new AT&T account

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Irresponsible Drivers

Have you ever seen an irresponsible driver or maybe you yourself are one of them. Just the other day as I was crossing an intersection on a green light a car pulls up into the left lane hardly slowing down and turns left on a RED ARROW signal. This is a very busy intersection and although it was only 6:30 in morning there were plenty of cars on the road.

So why does this bother me? For one running a red light is not only illegal, but you're putting others in danger. I just read an article about 3 grad students that were killed at an intersection when a man ran a red light and instantly killed them. All 3 of those students were only-child's in their family and to make matters worse they came here from China in hopes of better education. You can read the whole story here.

Just a couple of days later I get a call from my girlfriend saying she had been in a car accident. She was pretty shook up so I tried to calm her down and hopefully she was not hurt and it was nothing major. What made me upset was the fact that the other driver decided to run for it after they hit her. I know hit and runs happen all the time, but it makes me wonder what goes on in the heads of these people? Please, if you're one of these irresponsible drivers please think about what the person has to go through because of the poor choices you decide to make when driving.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Are you looking for a home in New Jersey?

Are you currently living in New Jersey or planning on moving there? One of the biggest decisions we face in life I believe is purchasing a home. Not only are you just buying a place to live, but it's a place that will determine a number of other things: How far is it from your employer? How are the schools around the area for your kid(s)? Is the neighborhood safe? Should you buy a condo/town home or a house? These are only a few of the questions you would want to ask yourself, but also to a Realtor that you can trust. I believe having a Realtor that you can trust is very important.

I want to introduce Bruce Germinsky to you who is a real estate associate in New Jersey. Whether you're looking for a residential home or a commercial space, Bruce Germinsky can help you in this important part of your life. Bruce specializes in:
  • Commercial, retail and high-end residential real estate in Monmouth County.
  • Oceanfront luxury condos, waterfront homes, etc
Bruce offers some great tips and advices selecting the right real estate agent on his website. He also has new listings so you'll always know what is being put on the market.

So if you're looking for a property in New Jersey make sure you deal with a Realtor that knows what they're doing. Let Bruce Germinsky do the work for you and make your life a little easier.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Credit Crisis

Have you been affected by the economy? Initially I thought I would not be affected, but boy was I in for a surprise. I've been a small business owner now for about six years and during those six years we received several loans from National City Bank where we have our personal and business accounts. Our biggest loan up to date was about $33,000 for a couple of new machines and we paid that off just last year and it was paid automatically from our business checking account.

We had an opportunity to buy a new piece of equipment at an amazing price so we went ahead and made the purchase from the dealer and told him I would get a loan from my bank. After a couple of days I called the branch manager and told him I needed a loan for a new equipment and he said OK and sent the application right over. I've filled out several of these applications so it was a breeze and faxed it over to the manager the next day.

After a few days he contacted me and said that they can not approve my loan and he really could not give me a reason except for the fact that they've tighten up on their lending. His advice was that I could probably get approved if I applied for a "personal loan" not a "small business loan." So how much was I applying for? A mere $6,000! For some of you that may sound like a lot, but when you're a small business owner that is a relatively small amount.

Although I probably won't need any new equipment anytime soon, I do wonder about the "what if's." What if an older equipment breaks down? What if business slows down and I need some extra cash? My first step is to "shop" around for local community banks who are still lending to responsible business owners with good credit and if you're in the same boat as I am, I recommend you do the same.

Josh Lee
Daily Interactions With The World

Friday, February 13, 2009

The TV battle within

If you're like me, going to places like Best Buy, Target, or HHGregg makes you want to purchase the latest TV's and digital TV or LCD TV and the bigger the better. I love going into these stores on Sunday's when the NFL games are on and you can see the games on dozens of these latest TV's. Standing there just makes you want to buy one right there on the spot and I have talked myself out of buying one many times, mainly because I don't know what size to purchase.

I live in a small condo that is about 900 sq/ft so getting a huge LCD TV is not a good idea because it would look out of place, although my friends who come over to watch the games may not think so. Given the size of my living room and the distance between my couch and the wall where the digital tv would be hanging, I assume that a 42" should do the trick. This is where my ego comes in, "BIGGER THE BETTER."

2 TV's, LCD TV's and plasma tv's have become very affordable these days, but it's still good to do some research before you make a purchase. One of the first things that anybody would look at including myself is the price tag. Comparing prices is a difficult task especially when you really don't know what to look for. My advice to you is go online and type in "what to look for in an LCD tv" and see what the experts say.

I feel that I'm very close to purchasing my first LCD tv, but until then good luck in your search for the "right" digital tv for your house.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


No I didn't misspell it, it is S.H.O.P.W.I.K.I. This is an amazing website that helps you find the best deals on the internet. If you're like me you'll go to several different websites before making a purchase to make sure you find the best deal possible. Well now all you have to do is go to Shopwiki and type in what you're looking for and they'll do all the work for you and find the best deals on the net.

I want to focus on babies and toddlers products for this entry. Not only does Shopwiki find you the best deals, but they also provide you with a guide to purchasing things like a stroller or a car seat and many others. First time parents would find this very useful.

To give you an example I typed "car seats" in the search box and the first car seat that came up was a 2009 Priori Convertible Car Seat in Phantom. Shopwiki shows you the prices of every store they could find that offers this car seat with a picture and description of the car seat. This is an amazing place to get all the info you need on just about anything.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Creatine before your workout

I was at the gym the other day and a couple guys asked me if I took whey. I told them I take creatine right before a workout and whey protein right after the workout. They asked me what creatine did and in my whole honesty I told them I wasn't really sure exactly what it did. I was introduced to creatine by my high school football coach's son and since my football coach was a former bodybuilder I figured he knew what to take. So since then I would take creatine on and off, but never really looked into what it is and how it helps or hurts my body. I did some research online and found some interesting articles about creatine.

According to Although creatine’s role in the energy production process is its most notable trait, there is evidence that creatine can stimulate muscle growth. It does this in a couple of different ways. By allowing you to perform more work as a result of additional energy, increased protein synthesis is stimulated. Secondly, when an abundance of creatine phosphate is stored in the muscle, the muscle will hold more water in its cells and become what is known as “volumized” or “super-hydrated.” The more volumized a muscle is, it will promote the synthesis of protein as well as deter the breakdown of protein. Volumizing the muscle will also create an environment where an increased level of Glycogen synthesis will take place. Increased protein synthesis along with training will lead to muscle growth. There is also scientific evidence that shows supplementation with creatine causes muscle tears to repair themselves quicker.

Unlike most supplements that athletes use, creatine is neither a vitamin, mineral, herb nor hormone. It is a naturally occurring amino acid that is found in our body that has the chemical name methyl guanidine-acetic acid. As most of you are already aware, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. The majority of creatine (about 95%) is located in the skeletal muscle system, and the remaining 5% is in the brain, heart and testes. We acquire most of the creatine in our system by consuming meats and fish as well as dairy products, egg whites, nuts and seeds. Although the human body has a way of storing very high amounts of creatine to enhance recovery and muscle power, it is quite challenging to consume enough food to provide the same amount of creatine that using supplements will. In the event that you do not consume enough creatine to suit your body’s requirements, your body can synthesize it from the amino acids arginine, glycine and methionine. This manufacturing process takes place in the kidneys, liver and pancreas.

Creatine on

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dirty Money + Licking your fingers = Unhappy person receiving your money

Do you lick your fingers while you eat? Personally I do and watching other people do so doesn't bother me whatsoever. What does bother me is when people are about to give me some money and they lick their fingers to separate the bills. Do they not realize that I have to touch that money? I know money is dirty anyways, but to add somebody else's saliva is a whole new story. Maybe you've never thought about this before, but after reading this little post you may be surprised at how many people actually do this. If you're one of these people that lick your fingers to separate money or turn pages in a magazine or book please do the world a favor and STOP!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Insurance Company Pays After Threat To Sue

I run a dry cleaning business here in Louisville, KY and after Hurricane Ike's wind storm ripped up most of our signs I had contacted NIE, our insurance provider and reported the damages to them. A few months later I had the signs replaced and sent in the statement to NIE so they could send my money. Several weeks went by and I didn't hear anything from them so I decided to give them a call to check on the status of my claim. They told me that my claim is still being processed and to check back next week so I said OK.

Following week I call them and ask the same question and this time they tell me that what I had replaced is not a sign, but an awning so they will have to review it with their supervisor and get back to me. I waited a couple of weeks and then received a letter from NIE saying, "...awning is not covered under your Commercial Package Policy. Therefore, no claim payment will be made. Please contact your Customer Service agent to review your current Insurance coverage." I pick up the phone right away and call the claims department and asked why my claim was denied. She said it's because it's an awning and not a sign. I said, "you're telling me that this awning that has the name of my business on it and represents my business is not a sign?" She said that's correct. I told her I will contact a lawyer and see what they have to say and she says I'll be wasting my money if I got a lawyer and that they would just take more money from me. I told her we'll see about that and hung up the phone without waiting for her to respond.

I get on the internet and look up lawyers that specialize in Insurance Claims. I find one and save it to my phone so I could call them after I get some work done. After about half an hour to an hour I pick up my phone to call the lawyer and my business phone rings. I answered and it was "Cindy"(not real name) and her tone of voice had completely changed. She was very polite and said that they wanted to try to help me out and called to get some more information.

After about 5 days I called "Cindy" and asked her about the claim and she said she still hasn't had a chance to talk to her "supervisor" and that she hasn't forgotten about me. She said she will get back with me and said "thank you sir."

About an hour later she called back and told me that they were going to pay for my "awning" and that a customer service agent would be calling me to adjust our policy so we wouldn't be running into this problem in the future.

So all this to get $1500 from NIE Insurance. I kept asking myself, "what is the definition of a sign?"

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I Won 7 Million Dollars!!

Another great email saying I won $7 million by doing nothing!! I really liked this one because he says he's Rev Father, I didn't know you could use both of those in the same sentence. Enjoy!

Dear Friend,

I am Rev Father Johnny Hayes, I am a US citizen, 52 years Old. Happy New Year beloved in the lord,I reside here in 1345 Dyess Bridge Road Waynesboro Mississippi 39367 U.S.A

I am one of those that executed a contract in Nigeria years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $20,000 trying to get my payment all to no avail.

So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my contract documents, And I was directed to meet Barrister Michael Chilo Esq who is based in Bangkok Thailand the journey was so stressful because i have to embark on another journey to far away Asia Thailand,Barrister Michael is the member of FOREIGN CONTRACT

AWARD COMMITTEE, and I contacted him and he explained everything to me.

He said that those contacting us through emails are fake. Then he took me to the paying bank in Bangkok Thailand, which is Siam Commercial Bank, and I am the happiest Man on this earth because I have received my contract funds of $7 Million USD. Moreover, Barrister Michael Chilo Esq, showed me the full information of those that have not received their payment,and I saw your name as the beneficiary, and your email address/Telephone number and your contract amount,This is what you have to do now.You have to contact him direct on this information below.

His Name: Barrister Michael Chilo Esq

Phone: +66870411288

Office Address: 112 Silom Road Soi Pranakan,

Bangkok Thailand.

You really have to stop your dealing with those contacting you okay, because they will dry you up until you have nothing to eat especially Nigerians that's why they moved the paying bank and contract award office down to Asia to avoid hitch from Nigerians. The only money I paid was just $520 for IRS permit, which you know and before you contact him make sure you have the $520 if not don't contact him because you will be wasting your precious time , So you have to take note of that.But if you really want to claim your fund you must pay for the IRS PERMIT unless you have it already.

Thank You and Be Blessed.

Rev Father Johnny Hayes

Ipod Touch Review

I'm a sucker for gadgets. I love the latest gadgets and I always try to talk myself out of buying the latest and coolest "thing," but I usually fail. My most recent purchase is a 16GB 1st generation Ipod Touch. I got a great deal through Amazon's Gold Box One Day Deal and purchased this bad boy for $199 and free shipping. After a couple of months, here's my review.

This bad boy is slick! Right out of the box I turned it on and was enjoying its touch screen navigation. I touched on the Safari button to browse the net and as soon as I opened it, it recognized my wireless router and all I had to do was put in the password and I was browsing the net. Its "App Store" button will take you into their application store where you can a ton of free applications for your iTouch. There are many applications that you can purchase and I would have to say some of them are worth buying. One of my favorite free App that was already installed on my iTouch was the "Mail" app because you can put all your email accounts in here and it'll automatically check all your emails for you which is awesome.

There are many great apps that really come in handy like the "Flixster" app that allows you to see the latest movies and even watch the preview from your iTouch. There's the "YellowPages" app that makes finding restaurants and business a piece of cake without having to look for the big yellow book or carry around your laptop.

Last but not least, my favorite part iTouch is the games! There are a lot of free games you can get from the App Store and these really come in handy when you're bored at home or at work (if you don't get caught).

After a couple of months do I think it was worth it to buy this thing? Absolutely!