Archive | June, 2009

Brain Control Toy

June 30, 2009

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Whoooooaaaaa!! THIS IS WEIRD!! Have you heard about this? It’s the “Brain Control Toy,” also known as the “Force Trainer.” It’s hitting toy stores this summer, expected to sell for $120. You wear a headset that monitors your brain activity. If you concentrate, the ball will levitate in the container. Toooo weird, people! From the […]

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Frugal is Cool

June 29, 2009

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I saw this news story in the Washington Post, about frugal being the new “in.” As happy as I am about the new popularity for conserving stuff and living more efficiently and frugally, I have to giggle at the examples the journalist uses, proving beyond a shadow if a doubt that THIS is REALLY dirt-down, […]

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Find the Kitty, Outdoor Version

June 28, 2009

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It was a beautiful day, everyone else was outside but poor, deprived Livvy. She was plaintively calling to us from the open window, scratching the screen. So I rigged her up to her harness and took her outside. The sun was quite hot, and after a few minutes of chasing bugs and sniffing grass, she […]

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Haven’t Done One of These in a While…

June 27, 2009

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I saw this quiz somewhere while blog-hopping recently. Cute one! The questions were nice. You Are Hot Chocolate Your holiday personality is generous. The holidays are your favorite time to practice the art of giving. You enjoy picking out presents, sharing treats, and making everyone’s day a little brighter. And you don’t even notice if […]

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More About the Anti-Blogger FTC Bill

June 26, 2009

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Earlier, I ranted about the FTC Bill (coming up for passage this summer). I posted this on my other blog, but I wanted to write a little about it again here, too. Firstly, the 86-page bill is here (it’s a pdf file). The bill makes a big deal about the reliability and needed oversight of […]

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A Cryo-Cell Promotion This Week

June 26, 2009

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From Cryo-Cell : Did you know that over 12,000 umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants occurred worldwide to treat over 75 different diseases? Did you know that cord blood stem cells are 100% match for the infant donor and 1 in 4 match for a sibling? I didn’t know those statistics. That’s amazing! I’ve written […]

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There’s Only One Skidboot

June 26, 2009

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Have you heard about Skidboot?! I can’t believe I missed this!! Even my kids had heard of him! I saw this video and it made me cry. WHAT an amazing dog! And what a terrific owner. This story will have you laughing, then reaching for the Kleenex box. I did a little digging about this […]

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A Review of Learn.com

June 25, 2009

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I jumped at the chance to get a free trial from Learn.com to try out one of their online educational courses. I’ve spoken in support of online education many times. I have only a high school diploma (I know! It must come as a real shocker to you who have been wowed by my brilliance […]

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Bathing Beauty

June 25, 2009

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Well, what were you expecting?! There is just something so peaceful and relaxing about watching a kitty bathe. Livvy keeps her ears very clean, and she looks ADORABLE when she cleans them– she delicately licks her big furry paw (I think she’s right-handed, lol) and rubs it over her ear. Her ear flattens a little […]

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Found a New Coupon Site!

June 24, 2009

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A fellow blogger friend (thanks, Tammy!) directed me to a new coupon website, Coupon Trunk. Very cool! There are a lot of coupons for stuff like free shipping (always a stickler with me, I just HATE paying for shipping!) and various promotional deals. This is a pretty cool site! They have listings for everybody: Amazon.com, […]

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