Sunday, November 28, 2010

Are Zappos.Com ECCO Shoe Prices a Crime in the Making?

Have you seen the ECCO shoe line up at - you know, through a one-way mirror? Because it certainly looks as though there's some serious intent going on here...

Sure, it's Black Friday Weekend at - but the slashed prices online can only be the byproduct of some retailing Mastermind...

Go ahead... be an eye-witness for the prosecution. And it's not just shoes... we're talking leather care products slashed to the bone as well.

And once Cyber Monday Blues hit, no worries... a Zappos Gift Certificate will lock in great prices all year long. With the added special consideration for good behavior... your intended victim will get what they REALLY want for Christmas!

It's a sentence we can all live with...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Co-ed Softball

Thanks for the post from Stan Atkins

During the fall I love playing co-ed softball. I have played co-ed softball over the past 6 years. For me, meeting up with friends, having a couple drinks, and then playing softball is about as good as life can get. Not only is playing softball fun for me but it is also healthy. I always feel like my mind and body feel better during fall because I tend to stay more active. 

Now do not get me wrong, I still love to watch our satellite tv from when I am not playing but for the most part I try to stay busy with softball. When I get out on the field it seems like the rest of the world just kind of disappears.I focus in on the game and concentrate on winning. 

My team I play for does not always win but that is fine with me because I believe it takes losing to become better at playing softball. I do not believe that I will ever quit playing softball. I have played some sort of ball, whether it was t-ball or women's league ball, since I was about four years old. While women's ball is one of my favorite things to do, those games are only played during the summer, not the fall. 

Plus, playing co-ed ball allows me and my boyfriend to spend time together because he loves playing ball too.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Real Estate Intervention TV To The Rescue

Authored by Oswaldo Blackburn

I have been contemplating putting my home on the market, but do not want it to sit in a sluggish economy. Seems there is no way out until I was flipping through channels on my satellite TV from HGTV network has a fantastic show called Real Estate Intervention.

The idea behind the show is to take real estate owners on a tour of other homes that are comparable to theirs and take notice of the little differences in the property that can add up to a hefty price increase. Particulars such as installing sumptuous bathrooms and granite kitchens can add value to an older house and significantly increase the asking price.

The Real Estate Intervention TV techniques also work the opposite direction to steer the potential home seller away from unnecessary upgrades that can not be recovered in the sale of the home. For instance, adding a swimming pool is not an automatic upgrade and can cancel out all your potential buyers that do not want a pool.

Live and learn the hard way or check out the Real Estate Intervention TV series for the questions and answers every home seller needs to know. Before you invest one thin dime into your house for sale, have a peek at how the experts evaluate and market an average sized home. If your home is not priced properly, you can kiss the sale goodbye.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Watching the Steelers in Action

Guest Blogger Post by J. Suarez

Since we live just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, my husband and I are huge Pittsburgh Steelers fans. Even though it can be hard to get tickets to Steelers games, my husband and I try to go to as many home games as possible. Not only do we the Steelers as a whole, but we also really like the individual players on the team. On game days, we pack up our tailgating equipment and head to Hines Field.

Once we get to Hines Field, we usually meet some friends in the parking lot for some fun tailgating before the game. Tailgating before the game is almost as much fun as watching the Pittsburgh Steelers in action. The guys in our group of friends usually barbeque chicken and hamburgers, while the girls in our group set up all the deserts, that we made ahead of time, on a card table.

If my husband and I can't get tickets to the game, we always watch the game on our satellite TV from Since we enjoy tailgating at the games, when we can't go to the games we always have a cookout before we watch the game. All of our friends hang out on our back deck as we grill food. When it's time to watch the game we just take all the food into our family room and finish eating while the game is on.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Good Acoustics

Guest post written by Grayson Staley

One of the advantages of living in a tiny studio apartment is that no matter what you're doing in it you can hear your music playing without having to turn it up really loud. I take advantage of that all the time because I live in a tiny New York City apartment.

When I first moved in I actually thought about that because in my old apartment my roommate would always complain about me turning up my music really loud in my room when I was in the kitchen. But that was just one of many problems that we had with each other. 

I got direct tv CLEAR mobile broadband bundle and started listening to my internet radio stations at a much lower volume than I normally did. But it was just as loud as I needed it to be, without me bothering my neighbors. At least I think so.

It was really nice not having to worry about where to set up my speakers becuase they're fine virtually anywhere in the apartment. But I set them up on my desk anyway so I can adjust them while I'm working at my computer.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Superhero or Superhuman?

Superhero or Superhuman?

Guest post written by Derick Burks

The day direct tv in miami offered Ironman on one of it's movie channels was the day I found my favorite superhero... but wait, is Ironman a super hero or just a superhuman? 

He certainly has the characteristics of a typical "hero", strength, special abilities, bravery...but he has a lot of the downsides of a human personality as well. He is a bit of a ladies man, bouncing from one gorgeous model type to another and oblivious to his mousy secretary's undying love for him. 

He also likes to indulge in the shadier side of human existence, smoking, alcohol, gambling, partying, selling warfare to foreign countries, all of which are certainly not the typical extracurricular activities of superheroes from the past. The means he came into his powers also is pretty unconventional, as really, he gave the powers to himself by accident while simply fighting for his life after an injury. 

He wasn't born into these powers, he didn't have them passed down from his parents, he didn't even get them while performing any type of good deed to help others. However, after all this he finds himself in the position of deciding to use his powers for his own selfish reasons or share them with the world and make it a better place.

And there lies the answer. 

He chooses to better the world we live him and solidifies himself as a superhero in my book!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - A Legitimate Freelance Writing Resource - A Legitimate Freelance Writing Resource

As a Social Writer on Gather one has a rewarding experience which includes monetary compensation. That's very nice, of course, but it doesn't encompass the entire world of freelance writing on the web.
While Gather is a very open environment, writers may feel a bit constrained if they'd like to have ALL kinds of writing not only read but also appreciated - and even paid for. Who wouldn't? That's why it's a good idea to explore other venues of expression that lead to bylines, readership - and money too! is such a site. On there you will find authors selling their content and customers looking for your unique voice and vision on virtually any topic on the web.

And the compensation varies. Ranging anywhere from $10 for a 200 word article to as much as a $100 for longer pieces. Even more, if the article is in demand or unusually detailed. AND also offers long term writing gigs from clients with niche market sites needing ongoing content. You may even land a telecommuting writing job! Stranger things have happened...

So give a try if you've got the writing itch that can't always be scratched in that one sweet spot.

You won't be disappointed.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Date night at the movies

Contribution by Saul Martin
For a while, my girlfriend and I went to the movies pretty often, but we took a rest for a while because there were a lot of break-ins going on in my neighborhood, and I didn't want to leave the house empty at night. I recently bought a home security alarm from, though, so now I just set that before we go, and I feel a lot more safe about it.

Since I'm usually going with my girlfriend, we end up seeing a lot of romantic movies. That's not exactly my cup of tea, but as we all know, guys end up doing a lot of things to keep our girls happy! She is pretty nice about letting me have my way when there's a movie out that I really want to see. I prefer comedies, and she's a good sport about it. She'll even laugh at stuff I know she doesn't really think is funny just so I'll have a better time.

We usually just go to the movie theatre in the mall. It's closest to us, and there we can grab a bite to eat and maybe even do a little shopping before the movie starts. Actually, if she has her way, we might do a LOT of shopping! We usually end up going a couple of times a month, and it's always fun.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Even Police Dogs Love Nylabone Nubz Edible Dental Dog Chews!

Nobody loves their dogs like the cops do. K-9 police dogs are some of the most well cared for canines in the world. And what do police professionals treat their hounds to? Nylabone Nubz, Edible Dental Dog Chews of course!.

Why? Because they are an all natural treat, made in the good old USA and have no sugar additives and no preservatives. Made from fresh chicken, dogs find them irresistibly delicious! Plus, they're gluten free. All just right for healthy teeth too.

These days it's better known than ever before that dogs must have a well balanced natural diet. The days of feeding junk food is over for most people. They'd no sooner feed bad food to their pets than to their children. And for the same reason.

Let's face it. Our dogs are like family. And we all want to nourish our families with the best foods. That's why everybody wins when you give your dog Nylabone Nubz, Edible Dental Dog Chews.

And they're easy to find too. Just head out to your local Costco and use your coupon book for a great price of $3.50 for a package of 18 Large size bones which break into 36 smaller treats. That makes them the ideal snack size.

But hurry! That price is good through September 12th while supplies last.

K-9 or not, isn't your dog worth the extra effort?

You bet!

So get on the case, head on out to Costco and pick up your Nylabone Nubz, Edible Dental Dog Chews. 

20/20 remains my favorite crime tv show

Post contributed by Toni Jensen

If you've never heard of 20/20, you must be living on another planet! It has to be the best true crime tv show of all time. 20/20 comes on every Friday night on ABC. They always have the most up to date topics to report on and I like that they break it up into several different stories instead of focusing on just one story.

I watch 20/20 every friday on cable tv in my home ever since I found these cable tv offers around California. I usually pop some popcorn before it comes on. They switch out the hosts every year or so and that is the only thing I don't like. I love everything else about them, though. I really like that they report on the latest crimes being seen on tv. They have done really good jobs on reporting on the Natalee Holloway case. That has to be my favorite episode.

They also report on missing kids and the result of the kidnapping, what was going through the kidnapper's mind, and they talk to the victim's families too. They also report on assaults, robberies, and other stories that grab the viewer's attention. The fact that all of these stories are real makes 20/20 even better.

If you are into true crime tv shows like me, check it out and judge it for yourself. This show will grab your attention!