20091127

Today, think about stuff

Think about all the stuff you don't have enough money to buy.

If you have debt, and most people do, how does it make you feel to know that you owe so much money to credit card companies, the federal government, friends, family, schools, and banks?

Take a break, today, from the consumerist struggle and buy nothing.

Yes, that may seem like a shock to you but by buying nothing you are empowering yourself to say, "No."

Think about it.

Learn more about Buy Nothing Day

20091126

Put a stop to corporate theft

How does it make you feel when you do something and somebody else takes the credit?

I sure hate that.

That is how the creator of Schoolr.com must feel after discovering Schoolwax.

Read all about it at the schoolr blog and send an email to the Etraffic Solutions CEO Wayne Poncia: wayne@etrafficsolutions.com saying "Schoolr was first."

20091125

Last minute turkey day tips, again

Though I'd repost this. Enjoy.

http://tinyurl.com/64b2df

I'll delete this one next week. Be sure to bookmark or something

20091124

Homemade remedies your granny didn't warn you about

There are lots of folk remedies out there. Some work. Like honey. Some don't. Like taking a money shot to cure your acne [couldn't find a link for that one, but if it worked everyone with acne would be buying semen by the cupful]. Don't even get me started on the menstrual fluid and acne one.

Here are some others you may not have heard of:

  • toothpaste for bee stings

  • olive oil for earaches

  • vinegar for sunburns

  • baby powder for greasy hair

  • bacon sandwich for hangovers


More information on these and a few more at Lifehacker's Top 10 Homemade Remedies for What Ails You

20091123

Exercise of the Week: Pull Ups

Get that back into shape. This exercise will improve your posture and relieve some of the tension in your back.



More info at Workoutz.com

20091122

Amerikan Body Image

What could possibly explain the prevalence of poor body image for millions of women in the United States?

This may shed a clue.

20091120

My Review of an Iron Man Helmet

Originally submitted at The Marvel Shop

This Iron Man Adult Helmet completes your look as Tony Stark's alter ego. The helmet is one size fits most adults.

Please note: Costumes and Halloween accessories can only be returned for exchange of another costume of equal or lesser value, not for refund.

Good but not great


3out of 5

Pros: Comfortable, Fits Well

Cons: Cheap Looking

Best Uses: Just For Fun, Costume Party

Fit well. Got lots of good comments. Seemed cheap. Not worth the fifty I paid.

(legalese)




The Next Big Thing in Women's Football

Forget about all that powder puff crap you get so excited for each year. This is real, women's football. Although scantily clad, these women throw it down. Without any fear.

See for yourself:

20091119

Catholocism Rears its Ugly Head Yet Again

Catholic Bishops have a knack for getting under my skin. They've taken such backwards positions on several policy issues and are as stubborn as mules. Anyway, their latest debacle comes from their pushing of the Stupak Amendment.

Shame on those that look to god to shape public policy.

Learn more at Alternet's Why the Catholic Bishops Who Pushed Through the Stupak Amendment Are Hypocrites

20091118

Send Your Representative a Coat Hanger

The Stupak Amendment has gained some support.

That means a turn for the worse regarding Amerika's sexual health.

You can help by sending a coat hanger to your favorite Democrat, to remind them of exactly what they're doing. Learn more at Crooks and Liars.

Update: Support sexual health and forward thinking, sign the petition.

20091117

TMobile has bad business practices

I joined this class action lawsuit.
Its too late for you, but you can still follow along here.

20091116

Lou Dobbs has left the building

Lou Dobbs is leaving CNN. Where will he go? What will he say?

I don't know where he is going but I know what he will continue to say:

"Immigration is ruining the middle class." More on this at: Alternet

20091115

Schedule earlier, faster, and without delays

Use Schedule Once to schedule meetings earlier, faster, and avoid unnecessary email and phone tag.



Try it for yourself at ScheduleOnce.com

20091108

T Mobile: Poor poor customer service

I've had plenty to say against T Mobile (T Mobile Billing Sucks: The story)

Now I've got something else to say.

I've been trying to find out when exactly my contract expires, so I can cancel my service.
But I haven't been able to talk to a customer service representative. I've been trying for about a week now. I've called a few times, I've even tried their chat function.

But after waiting for thirty minutes I decided to try my luck on the phone again.
I've got to be careful when on the phone with them. I once attempted to make a payment using their automated system but ended up talking to a live person and so T Mobile charged my account $5 for making the payment that way.

More than likely they'll charge me some fee for having to mail me my bill since they'll deactivate my.tmobile web access.

Update: I waited, and waited, and 58 minutes later I saw got these messages. Damn.

20091105

Baby Animals, More Adorable Than Baby People

You be the judge.
Baby kitten.

Baby puppy.

Baby person.

20091102

Find What You've Lost, Today

How many times do you find yourself at your boiling point because that one thing you need to have so that you can continue your day, is nowhere to be found?

This seems to happen to me much too often and it really bothers me when it does. Keys, wallets, documents, tools, etc. You name it, I've lost it. And in many cases, I've found it again.

Today I'm going to tell you how to find that which you've lost.

It all starts with 12 Principles.
1. Don't look for it
2. It's Not Lost - You Are
3. Remember the Three C's
4. It's Where It's Supposed To Be
5. Domestic Drift
6. You're Looking Right At It
7. The Camouflage Effect
8. Think Back
9. Look Once, Look Well
10. The Eureka Zone
11. Tail Thyself
12. It Wasn't You

My favorite aspect of this fool proof methodical method to find your lost treasures is to prepare a cup of tea, and just sit down for a bit. Try it. It works.