Archive | October, 2008

Why Does Our Culture Think Kids Are Stupid?

October 31, 2008

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This afternoon I took my two sons to the barber shop to get their haircut. The gentleman cutting my 14-year old’s hair kept up some friendly chatter. I heard him ask my son what kind of music he liked. “Hmm,” he said. “I like Spanish classical guitar.” The barber stopped his snipping mometarily. “Spanish classical […]

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A Giveaway and Some Good Software

October 31, 2008

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I’ve found another great promotion (and have some buzz on some good free software): www.DecryptandDrive.com is the name of a giveaway by PKWARE (the inventor of the .zip standard). Prizes include a Honda Scooter worth $2500, bicycles, a Nintendo Wii and Mario Kart Wii, $50 Gas Cards, and a $10 iTunes Gift Card! It’s very […]

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How Sweet

October 31, 2008

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I have a secret to tell you. I have NEVER tried Ferrero chocolate. Nope. I know! It’s crazy! I must be the only one! Ohhh I’ve seen them on the shelves at the stores. They look back at me, tempting me with their big, bright shiny wrappers. I have another secret. I’m not a great […]

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How Is Your Story-Telling Ability?

October 31, 2008

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Like contests? I have a really great one for you. If you are into telling great stories, by writing or by video, this is something for you. It’s the Shopping Confessions Contest. You write about something crazy you’ve done while or for shopping. This is the official video explaining the nitty-gritty. I’m not sure if […]

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Having Fun With the Kitten

October 30, 2008

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Kittens are SO gullible, lol. I sometimes have a difficult time restraining myself from having too much fun with my kitty, Olivia. I don’t want to frustrate her and spoil her sweet temperament. But, boy, she is so funny and such a little tease! She likes to look out the window but can’t seem to […]

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Marilyn and Me

October 30, 2008

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I took this fun quiz! It was only two questions long! I am amazed that this one was so accurate, really. But I came up as a Marilyn Monroe?! I’m speechless. lol. Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz… You Are a Marilyn! You […]

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What Do You Think About This?

October 30, 2008

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What do you think about baby umbilical cord-blood banking? I first heard of it when expecting my first child, in the early 90s. (I’d also heard that hospitals take the placenta and sell them and that they were used in things like shampoo and hand lotions, is this true?). Cryo-Cell is a company that distributes […]

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A Review of the Samsung SC-MX10 Camcorder

October 28, 2008

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This is my first digital camcorder. I really tried to do my homework before buying one. I had a list of “needs” and a list of “wants,” and then I had my budget, which was like a wrench thrown into the list! Needs: Good clarity, sufficient for web videos Good stop-and-start capability EIS- Electronic Image […]

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NetFlix For Book Lovers?

October 28, 2008

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Welll this is a “novel” idea (ha!): an online library, ala Netflix. It’s called BookSwim. It’s kind of like a library/rental program rolled into one. I checked it out. The selection is still a little slim, but it’s growing and there are some really good books there. This could be a real blessing for homeschoolers, […]

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Phun Photo Cards Phor the Whole Phamily!

October 28, 2008

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I can’t believe it’s the end of October! Where does all this time go?! Our biggest holiday of the year is Thanksgiving– just one month away! We exchange gifts during that time, too, so I really need to be on the ball. I am sadly behind this year, it’s just gone too fast. One great […]

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