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28 September 2007

Apartment Finder

There is nothing permanent in this world except change! May it career or job, part of that change is the location of the living. We definitely find apartment that is accessible to our office or schools of our kids. And we knew that looking for best locations apartment is hard to do. Well, there’s an easy and fastest way for us to do. We just need to visit and click www.apartmentfinder.com and bling! You would be amaze browsing lots of apartment listed in great cities, entire United Sates. They’ve got thousands of apartments in all big towns. Every detail you’d like to have in apartment is in there! They also have the service for great companies to help you get your move complete and smoothly in the area that are offering promotions and discounts for your apartment move. So, visit ApartmentFinder.com now!

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27 September 2007

Supermarket Mother

Joke time! hehehe

A young man was walking through a supermarket to pick a few things when he noticed an old lady following him around. Thinking nothing of it, he ignored her and continued on. Finally, he went to the checkout line, but she got in front of him.

"Pardon me," she said, "I'm sorry if my staring at you has made you feel uncomfortable. It's just that you look just like my son who just died recently."

"I'm very sorry," replied the young man, "Is there anything I can do for you?"

"Yes," she said. "As I'm leaving, can you say 'Goodbye mother'? It would make me feel much better."

"Sure," answered the young man. As the old woman was leaving, he called out, "Goodbye mother!"

As he stepped up to the checkout counter, he saw that his total was $127.50. "How can that be?" he asked, "I only purchased a few things!"

"Your mother said that you would pay for her," said the clerk.

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To Improve Nutrition

1. Buy whole foods -- whether canned, frozen, or fresh from the farm -- and use them in place of processed foods whenever possible.

2. Reject foods and drinks made with corn syrup, a calorie-dense, nutritionally empty sweetener that many believe is worse for the body than sugar, says Katz.

3. Start each dinner with a mixed green salad. Not only will it help reduce your appetite for more caloric foods, but it also will automatically add veggies to your meal.

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10 great post-workout snacks

source: diet-iVillage

1. Skim milk (not only does it have protein and carbohydrates, it also has lots of
water, which will help replace fluids lost from sweating)
2. Yogurt
3. Bagel with turkey breast slices (add desired veggies and mustard)
4. Tuna salad (made with non-fat mayo) on whole-wheat bread
5. Banana shake made with banana, orange juice and vanilla yogurt
6. Jar of sports drink and a cup of non-fat cottage cheese
7. Juice and a handful of dry-roasted soy nuts
8. Low-fat or non-fat cheese and crackers
9. Vegetable bean soup and a roll
10. Dried fruit and low-fat cheese

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26 September 2007

Cardiorespiratory Endurance

At least three 20-minute bouts of continuous aerobic (activity requiring oxygen) rhythmic exercise each week. Popular aerobic conditioning activities include brisk walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, rope-jumping, rowing, cross-country skiing, and some continuous action games like racquetball and handball.

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Shopping Cart Software

Globally in a new technology, all people would easily shop in their house by just using the mouse to click and an item is in the doorstep already. Online business- shopping made easy and convenient to the customer. It's a huge advantage to the business owner achieving back the capital. So if you wanted to have a name of your business and wanted to have international customer, Ashop commerce is best suit to you. Its US provider hosted shopping cart software. The software is categorically a secured, user-friendly and customized design at affordable prices.
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24 September 2007

Make his Legs longer

Happy Monday, joke time!

...
There was a young man who was so well-endowed that it was bothering his knee. Three doctors and one nurse were in the operating room to remedy the situation.
The first doctor said, "We’ll just take a big hunk off the end." They discussed it and decided that would affect his sensitivity.

The second doctor said, "We’ll just take a big hunk out of the middle of it." They discussed it and decided it would change the texture and feel of it.

The third doctor said, "We’ll just take a big hunk off the base of it."
They discussed it and said that would give him erection problems.

The doctors looked at the nurse who had tears running down her cheeks.

The nurse cried, "Can’t we just make his legs longer?"

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Recruiting Services

With its refined but very stable network that has been applied with many easy accessible levels over many years by numbers of specialists, recruiters and it offers a great deal of valuable instant up to date information. It’s not been equaled so far. Understandable because the effort that’s been put in by Martin Worldwide, one of the largest mailing list providers, has resulted in a vast growing database. That offers its clients a fast and accurate and higher response. Not a very big surprise with a database of over 290 million consumers and 14 million U.S. businesses! A.E. Feldman Associates is the best out there, so what are you waiting for? Visit the website now!

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Photo Hunters

To Saturday's Photo Hunters, just want to say thank you for all your comments, I truly appreciate it. See you guys on Saturday for another Photo Hunt. God bless!


Health Tip of the Day
Cardiorespiratory Endurance

The ability to deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues, and to remove wastes, over sustained periods of time. Long runs and swims are among the methods employed in measuring this component.

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Calorie Counter

The Corinne T Netzer 2001 Calorie Counter The bottom line for weight management is calories in vs. calories out, as per all exercise books. A good calorie counter is an important practical and educational tool for anyone who wants to either gain or lose weight, and this is a good calorie counter instead of a full body exercise book. Handy and inexpensive, it has thousands of entries, including brand name products. You don’t need to count every calorie you consume, but you do want to avoid unpleasant surprises.

SOURCE:exercise life tips

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Innovative mailing Lists

Every year tens of millions of people are on the prowl for a job, from starters to well experience, young, old men and women of various backgrounds. Some of them will be luckier than others. Sometimes hard to understand what’s the decisive element? One of the most plausible explanations: it’s very likely a mixture of a continuous changing range of reasons. This only underlines the complex interaction of such a major market and hard to get through for most people. The assistance of a well skilled and experienced group of people that has a direct over all view on this matter is Martin Worldwide. They are the most largest and successful mailing Lists providers in the nation. And with its ResponseCom a remarkable responsive widely ranged data miracle! For more information on Martin Worldwide and its direct marketing products and services, please call (888) 267-3545.

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23 September 2007

Happy Autumn

Time flies, autumn is here already. Can you believe it?!

Today is my hubby's birthday sad that he has to go to work. He got no choice though the job he is working needed to be done for tomorrow's show. big boss is coming to see it.

Anyway to my hubby:


To All:


Take care everyone.

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22 September 2007

Photo Hunters: Paper



I'm covered with PAPER at work.


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Earn Extra Money

If you love to blog like me, did you know that you can get paid for blogging? Yes blog for money has been great for many bloggers nowadays and it is perfect to earn extra money through blogging. If you haven’t blog for money yet this is your great opportunity to sign up with Smorty.

Smorty is a service connecting advertisers with bloggers. What a bright idea for Advertisers, they have place to get buzz or review for their products and services while we the bloggers can get paid for blog advertising. Other thing with Google and SEO optimization bloggers will write a review or opinion on campaigns Smorty’s provided and with this it can drive more traffic for advertisers while we the bloggers get paid. What a brilliant idea indeed!

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21 September 2007

work work work

yes work work...so busy earlier not even funny but then again really bored. how and why? well- i'm not working on my graphics, i'm just checking people's work and enter them to data base. really boring but got no choice, it need to be done. oh well- job security i guess. wink*

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Enjoy how good

...your healthier weight feels.

Are you more energetic? Sleeping better? Has your doctor remarked on your improved blood pressure, blood sugar, or cholesterol level? Taking off even a few extra pounds can do wonders for your body and your health. When you're tempted to abandon your healthy eating plan, remember how good it feels being thinner.

Are you more energetic? Sleeping better?
>>>my answer is NO! eating a lot? YES! hehehe. I know how good it feels being thinner, that's why i'm going to get serious getting exercise.

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20 September 2007

U.S. Secretary of State

Claim: As a teenager, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell learned to speak Yiddish while working in a Jewish-owned baby equipment store in New York.

Status: True.

Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]

Unlike today's vista of decrepit buildings, dilapidated housing and rusting junked cars, the South Bronx in 1950 was the home of a large and thriving community, one that was predominantly Jewish. Today a mere remnant of this once-vibrant community survives, but in the 1950's the Bronx offered synagogues, mikvahs, kosher bakeries, and kosher butchers — all the comforts one would expect from a traditional Jewish community.

The baby boom of the post-war years happily resulted in many new young parents. As a matter of course, the South Bronx had its own baby equipment store. Sickser's was located on the corner of Westchester and Fox, and specialized in "everything for the baby," as its slogan ran. The inventory began with cribs, baby carriages, playpens, high chairs, changing tables, and toys.

Mr. Sickser, assisted by his son-in-law Lou Kirshner, ran a profitable business out of the needs of the rapidly-expanding child population. The language of the store was primarily Yiddish, but Sickser's was a place where not only Jewish families but also many non-Jewish ones could acquire the necessary paraphernalia for their newly-arrived bundles of joy.

Business was particularly busy one spring day, so much so that Mr. Sickser and his son-in-law could not handle the unexpected throng of customers. Desperate for help, Mr. Sickser ran out of the store and stopped the first youth he spotted on the street.

"Young man," he panted, "how would you like to make a little extra money? I need some help in the store. You want to work a little?"

The tall, lanky African-American boy flashed a toothy smile back. "Yes, sir, I'd like some work."

"Well then, let's get started." The boy followed his new employer into the store.

Mr. Sickser was immediately impressed with the boy's good manners and demeanor. As the days went by and he came again and again to lend his help, Mr. Sickser became increasingly impressed with the youth's diligence, punctuality and readiness to learn. Eventually Mr. Sickser made him a regular employee at the store. It was gratifying to find an employee with an almost soldier-like willingness to perform even the most menial of tasks, and to perform them well.

From the age of 13 until his sophomore year in college, the young man put in from 12-15 hours a week, at 50 to 75 cents an hour. Mostly, he performed general labor: assembling merchandise, unloading trucks and preparing items for shipments. He seemed, in his quiet way, to appreciate not only the steady employment but the friendly atmosphere Mr. Sickser's store offered. Mr. Sickser learned in time about their helper's Jamaican origins, and he in turn picked up a good deal of Yiddish. In time young Colin was able to converse fairly well with his employers, and more importantly, with a number of the Jewish customers whose English was not fluent.

At the age of 17, the young man, while still working part-time at Sickser's, began his first semester at City College of New York. He fit in just fine with his, for the most part Jewish, classmates — hardly surprising, considering that he already knew their ways and their language. But the heavy studying in the engineering and later geology courses he chose proved quite challenging. Colin would later recall that Sickser's offered the one stable point in his life those days.

After signing up for an ROTC program and serving two tours of duty in Vietnam, the young man quickly rose to the top ranks of the U.S. military. In 1989, under President George Bush, Colin Powell was sworn in as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In 1993, two years after he guided the American victory over Iraq in the Gulf War, Colin Powell visited the Holy Land. Upon meeting Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir in Jerusalem, he greeted the Israeli with the words Men kent reden Yiddish — "We can speak Yiddish."

As Shamir, stunned, tried to pull himself together, Colin Powell -- now U.S. Secretary of State — continued chatting in his second-favorite language. He had never forgotten his early days in the Bronx.1

Origins: The piece quoted above is an excerpt from the book The Monsey-Kiryat Sefer Express by Zev Roth and is generally accurate in its details: Colin L. Powell was born to Jamaican immigrants living in Harlem in 1937; the family later moved to a largely Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx, where Powell picked up some proficiency in Yiddish from his neighbors and through working at Sickser's baby equipment store in his teenage years. After graduating from City College of New York, Powell entered the military, eventually rising to the rank of 4-star general, serving as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during Operation Desert Storm, and being appointed to the cabinet position of U.S. Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.

If there is any nit to be picked here, it's that this piece leaves many readers with an exaggerated impression of Powell's fluency in Yiddish. Most other sources — including Powell himself — speak of him (nowadays, at least) as having a passing knowledge of the language at best. For example, the New York Daily News noted in a 2000 article about Gen. Powell that he had picked up a "smattering" of Yiddish in his teenage years:
Fourteen-year-old Colin Powell slipped off his jacket and went right to work. He kept working at Sickser's through his teens, earning 75 cents an hour and picking up a smattering of Yiddish with which he often surprised people after he became the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.2
A few months after Powell was named the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in October 1989, a New York Newsday article described him as capable of "sprinkling" his conversation with Yiddish when addressing Jewish officials:
As a boy whose friends and employers at the furniture store were Jewish, Powell picked up a smattering of Yiddish. Vice Adm. John A. Baldwin, an Annapolis graduate who worked closely with Powell a decade ago when they were Pentagon aides, recalls that he was kiddingly nicknamed "the black Jew." When it seemed to suit the moment in dealing with Jewish civilian officials at the Pentagon, Baldwin said, Powell sprinkled his language with Yiddish.3
In 1995, after an 88-year-old New Jersey man created a fake interview with Gen. Powell as if it were conducted entirely in Yiddish and posted it to a Yiddish-English mailing list, fooling many within the Yiddish-speaking community into believing that Powell was fluent in Yiddish, Powell's spokesperson confirmed that he knew a "little" of the language:
A spokesman for Mr. Powell said he hadn't heard about the spoof but confirmed that Gen. Powell does speak a little Yiddish.4
Powell himself was quoted as saying much the same thing during an American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in 2001:
When Colin Powell took to the stage at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington last month, he made it clear that he believed he was among friends. He had even been rumoured to be fluent in Yiddish. "Well, yes, I do understand a bissel" (i.e., "a little"), he said to laughter.5
Regardless, even if Powell knows but a few words of Yiddish, it's one more admirable facet of a man who has led a varied and distinguished life in the service of his country.

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High Definition Stock Footage

Producers on the movies, advertising, cinemas studio were delighted to have better footage results, because they have the High Definition footage from HD that I just learned recently. They've the clip that live for a lifetime and used it anywhere in the world! HD is fast growing, will be in the market of the High Definition footage to the productions companies such as: advertising, independent filmmaker, broadcasting studies, and cinema studio. HD's cinematographer will be gaining a huge income for the revenue they received from it. It is good to the producers when hd stock footage is available anytime on great discounts and delivered it instantly!

The High Definition Stock Footage is helping producers become a successful in their business!

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Lawyer - Priest

Joke time!

On their way to a justice of the peace to get married, a couple has a fatal car accident. The couple is sitting outside heavens gate waiting on St. Peter to do the paperwork so they can enter. While waiting, they wonder if they could possibly get married in Heaven. St. Peter finally shows up and they ask him. St. Peter says, "I don't know, this is the first time anyone has ever asked. Let me go find out," and he leaves.

The couple sit for a couple of months and begin to wonder if they really should get married in Heaven, what with the eternal aspect of it all. "What if it doesn't work out?" they wonder, "Are we stuck together forever?" St. Peter returns after yet another month, looking somewhat bedraggled. "Yes," he informs the couple, "you can get married in Heaven." "Great," says the couple, "but what if things don't work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?"

St. Peter, red-faced, slams his clipboard onto the ground. "What's wrong?" exclaims the frightened couple. "Geez!" St. Peter exclaims, "It took me three months to find a priest up here! Do you have any idea how long it's going to take for me to find a lawyer?"

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Retrain your brain

I am not a morning person at all, i'm more active in afternoon.

source: SELF

Even if you're not a morning person, setting your alarm may give your exercise habit a lift: In a study of 500 fitness-class goers at the Southwest Health Institute in Phoenix, 75 percent of those who exercised in the A.M. stuck with the program. Here's how to become the early bird who gets the firm: Rest your body's clock. Wake up 15 minutes earlier one week, a half hour earlier the next week, and so on, until there's time to do your routine. Then shock your system. Turn on the lights and radio and plant your feet on the floor—all tell your brain you're awake. Once steady, motivate with a light jog in place rather than stretches, because faster-paced moves kick-start muscles.

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Baby Gifts

Do you have invitation for a baby shower? Are you still pondering what would be the great gift to give to the baby? Well, there is a personalized baby gifts from babynest.com for sure the mom to be will feel extremely happy to have the unique gift. It’s a wonderful that the babynest.com is catering to personalized gifts for baby. Problems solve! All you have to do is your time to shop in babynest.com. There is different category and tempting discounts that you would be tempted too, buying a gift to the mom to be.

Prepare your personalized gifts now by clicking the babynest.com! You will also enjoy their discounted gifts so, what are you waiting for? Visit www.babynest.com now!

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Glad I can help

It’s mid-night I’m still up, I already promised myself not to stay up anymore. Well I have paid posts to post, hindi ako ang nag sulat sister ko kasi wala akong time. I give her all the money, she really badly need it, at least I can help wink*. I kind of like it this way I don’t have to use my own money.

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Horoscope for Scorpio

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Although insignificant things can cause you great annoyance today, you might do well to hold your feelings inside. Others may be rather obstinate and if you share your frustration, it might just make them even more rigid. The way to ease the circumstantial tensions now is be more flexible within yourself.

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19 September 2007

Wireless network

Wireless network is launching the better connection of the internet. Are you one using the wireless network connection? How does it work? Don’t you have trouble connecting? Well, a single rants word is unfulfilling. You better switch shopping in cellular sales who were authorized to retail the Verizon Wireless. Cellular Sales have chosen the Verizon wireless because of the quality service, given the customer a 30- day network test-drives. The cellular cell believes that customer continues patronizing the products because of the excellent service. They have a service beyond the customer’s expectation.

Get connected now Verizon wireless at Cellular Sales. You are very much welcome to visit them.

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Horoscope for Scorpio

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

You typically like a good challenge when you know that you are doing the right thing. But now the Sun squares your key planet, Pluto, making sure that you aren't being used as a pawn in someone else's game. If you think that you are being manipulated, it may be best to take a few steps back from the struggle.

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Kids watch too much TV?

My daughter is...

Seven ways to break the TV habit
by Peg Rosen

Have your kids watch TV programs, not just TV. This means planning ahead with your child what he wants to watch and turning off the tube when the program is over. "The idea is that you're making a conscious decision to watch something instead of simply flipping around the channels to find something on. Television should be an engaging activity, not simply mind-numbing time to 'chill out,'" says Nell Minow, author of The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies and the mother of two teenagers.

Make television physically inconvenient. Too much of the time, television becomes a backdrop to family life — it blares away in the den or great room while kids are playing, mom's cooking, or the family is eating. "We purposely didn't put a TV on the first floor of our house so that watching television would require a deliberate decision on everyone's part to either head to the basement or to the master bedroom," says Susan Korones Gifford, a New Jersey mother of two kids. Keeping the TV in a closed armoire also helps tame habitual watching. Hiding the clicker isn't a bad idea either because it tends to discourage channel surfing. Educators agree that no child should have a television in his bedroom.

Be firm but open-minded. Shows with sexual content or graphic violence should obviously be off-limits for children. But what about the grayer areas — programs you think are simply inane or off-putting? "Let your child come to you and explain why he wants to watch it, then work out a reasonable compromise," says Minow. "It may simply be a matter of satisfying his curiosity about a show or exposing him to just enough so he can 'talk the talk' at school." If your child does end up liking the program and you find no inherent harm in its content, it's okay to give some slack. "Certainly, you don't want your child to be on a steady diet of mindless TV, but banning silly programs altogether may only give the shows a 'forbidden fruit' sort of appeal," says Aidman.

Avoid setting a firm TV time "allowance" for your child. This seems counter-intuitive, but it's surprisingly effective. "Some days my kids watch TV, some days they don't watch any. But I know if I told them they could watch an hour a day, they'd do anything they could to squeeze in that time," says Gifford. Most educators believe that anything more than two hours a day is too much for children age 2 and older. (The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under 2 watch no television at all.) Like Gifford, you may want to let your child come to you when he wants to watch and keep to yourself what the absolute maximum is. This will avoid tacitly sending the message to him that there's a certain amount he "should" be watching.

Prohibit TV and videos during playdates. Kids need time to play and interact with their peers — television only acts as an impediment. "Make a firm rule in your house, and let other parents know that you expect them to respect your 'no TV on playdates' rule when your child is visiting their home, too," says Minow.

Watch with your kids whenever possible. Knowing what your child is watching is key, so you don't end up being surprised by a show that may seem kid-friendly but isn't. Watching with your kids also provides the opportunity to talk about what's on. "It gives you common ground and a jumping off point for conversation. And since it can become more of a challenge for some parents to talk with their children as they get older, this can be quite important," says Aidman.

Make yourself a role model. Certainly, peer pressure has an influence on our kids' TV watching habits. But ultimately, as with everything else — violence, eating habits, racial attitudes — children are most affected by the example we parents set. "If they see you mindlessly flipping channels, if you 'Shh' them while you watch your favorite sitcom," that's the attitude they'll eventually adopt, says Minow. On the other hand, if your kids see you eagerly sitting down every so often to watch something and concentrating on what you're seeing, they'll recognize the potential for enjoyment TV actually promises.

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UPVC windows

We have been doing Home improvements for quiet sometimes now from kitchen and to our living area. Pretty soon we will be replacing our windows upstairs and kitchen window. I am so glad I found this great website the Anglian Home improvements they have a wide variety of UPVC windows. We are interested of the elegant traditional sash design it’s a traditional styled window with modern benefits. The window has advanced uPVC, it specifically designed never stick, rattle or need painting which we love the most.

For more than thirty six years of knowledge and craftsmanship Anglian has been renowned amongst UK homeowners as the place to go for high quality home improvements. Anglian Home improvements always trying to improve to its designs and technology and that makes them become a leader in the window sale market. The Double glazing technology designs it helps to reduce the energy costs and also helps environment at the same time. Their windows are all custom-built and it comes with their standard 10 year warrantee. So, whether installing a new window or as replacement you can get it all from Anglian Home improvements. For complete details visit their website now!

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Mother & Daughter



Julie at 11 y.o (We are wearing a poncho's crocheted by my friend Nadean)

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Latest Innovative Surgical

I have so many friends who are desperately wanted an abrupt loss of their weight. They had applied variety weight loss and enrolling themselves in the gym. Some of them applied surgery. However their agony to get rid of the fats is still hanging up. It might be they are in the wrong or inappropriate surgery procedure. That is exactly their mistake because Journey Lite has the latest innovative surgical facilities with a well versed excellent and expert surgeon. You can have your shape without exercise, dieting, pills and injections because Journey Lite have specialize surgical facilities with non-invasive surgery. They have specialized I Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding that’s known as LAGB or the LAP-BAND system procedure. Because of their high quality equipment operation can even done in outpatient.

In Journey Lite, weight loss surgery has the most effective and relaxing slimming treatments. You will have the shape of your body you dream of.

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Promoting an office

A psychotherapist was having a roaring business since he started from scratch. So much so that he could now afford to have a proper shop banner advertising his wares. So he told a kid to paint the sign board for him & put it above his shop entrance.

But, instead of his business building up, it began to slacken. He had especially noticed the ladies shying away from his shop after reading the sign board. So he decided to check it out himself. Then he understood why!

The boy found a small wooden board so he had split the word into the 3 words :

Psycho-
the-
rapist

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Detergent Stains on Clothing

Laundry tip for you...This really works!

To remove undiluted detergent or fabric softener stains, try rubbing them with a bar of soap, and washing again, or soaking them in undiluted white vinegar until the spots disappear, at least 15 minutes but no more than 30. (Vinegar is excellent at dissolving soap residue). Launder as usual, and don’t worry, any vinegar smell will wash right out. If this doesn’t work, you could try wetting the stains, and rubbing them with a liquid dish detergent designed to remove grease. To prevent this from happening in the future, try adding the detergent as the machine is filling, and do not add the clothes until after the machine is filled and starts to agitate.

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Mission Restaurant

Refrigerator is the major equipment in the restaurant business. It would not definitely function without this equipment. Business owners should consider the life of a refrigerator. If they have the refrigerator it would bring them a lifetime operation. Some of them are not keen on it. But we should know that True Refrigeration is our partner in business, with its excellent quality and an unconditional warrant service. The true manufacture is in the business over decade. And True Refrigeration can be found in the Mission Restaurant Supply, it is not only refrigerator they supply but everything equipment needed in your restaurant. They are at your service to all you needs in your restaurant business.

Don’t hook up on the net surfing the best restaurant supply. Mission Restaurant is born to support you!

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Diet Coke - Diet Pepsi

Claim: Diet Coke and/or Diet Pepsi contain more calories than claimed, but their manufacturers get away with the deception by paying a yearly fine.

Status:
False.

Examples:

[Collected on the Internet, 2003]

There was an old rumour that stated that a particular diet soda company (Coke I believe) paid a fine to print their cans as stating that the soda had 'just one calorie'. According to the rumour, companies who knowingly printed misinformation on the nutritional facts of their product would have to pay a fine. The company in question figured it could make more money by convincing people the product only had 1 calorie than it would cost to pay the fine, meaning a higher profit margin for them.

[Collected on the Internet, 2002]

I heard a rumor today that Diet Coke actually contains 40 calories, and the Coca-Cola company pays a huge fine to the FDA every year to keep "0 calories" on the can. Have you heard anything of this?

[Collected on the Internet, 2004]

Comment: Is it true that Pepsi One is really not one calorie and that Pepsi Co. pays a fine every year for false advertising (because the calorie count is a lot higher than that)?

Origins: How long this particular belief has been around is anyone's guess, but we have recorded sightings of it dating back to 1990. We've encountered claims of Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, or Pepsi One (which are listed as containing zero, zero, and one calories per 12-oz. can, respectively) actually containing 25, 50, 70, or 90 calories, in each case with the parent company's paying an annual fine to continue falsely listing the beverage's caloric content. (A can of non-diet cola typically contains about 100 calories.) The rumor associates most strongly with Diet Coke (which is known as Coca-Cola Light outside the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Great Britain).

In the U.S., laws governing the disclosure of nutritional and caloric content of ingestibles prevent the rumor from being true. The Federal Trade Commission serves as the watchdog in this area — under the Federal Trade Commission Act, it is empowered to "prevent persons, partnerships, or corporations" from using "unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce." At various times in its history it has fined corporations for their having made false or misleading nutritional claims about their products. Such fines are a reaction to what has already taken place; they are not grants of immunity against continued breaking of the rules. Consumers have legal remedy available to them against corporations that have deceived them through certain provisions of the Lanham Act. Many other countries have similar safeguards in place.

Common sense should also serve to rule out what the whispers say about an annual payoff. For health reasons, many potential consumers of diet drinks have to carefully monitor what they ingest. Were the rumor true, diabetics with a love of Diet Coke, for instance, would experience glucose levels spiralling out of control — imagine the lawsuits resulting from that!

This false belief enjoys a measure of popularity because of what it says about common perception of large companies and of the government agencies tasked with shielding consumers from harm: that one will bamboozle its customers for the sake of financial profit, the other will sell out those it is mandated to protect, and neither is to be trusted. Such misgivings also find voice in other rumors, such as the one about bananas imported from Costa Rica being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria.

If there is the tiniest bit of truth to this rumor, it's that even though sodas such as Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi are advertised as having zero calories, they do have some caloric content from ingredients such as artificial sweeteners, citric acid, and caramel coloring. However, the number of calories per can is still less than one, and FDA regulations allow any food product that contains fewer than five calories per serving to be advertised as calorie-free.

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the-good-the-bad -the ugly

Joke time!

The good, the bad and the ugly
Good: You’re pregnant. Bad: It’s triplets. Ugly: Your husband had a vasectomy five years ago.

Good: Your husband is not talking to you. Bad: He wants a divorce. Ugly: He’s a lawyer.

Good: Your son is finally maturing. Bad: He’s involved with the woman next door. Ugly: So are you.

Good: Your son studies a lot in his room. Bad: You find several pornographic movies hidden there. Ugly: You’re in them.

Good: Your husband understands fashion. Bad: He’s a cross-dresser. Ugly: He looks better than you.

Good: You give "the birds and the bees" talk to your 14-year-old daughter. Bad: She keeps interrupting. Ugly: With corrections.

Good: Your daughter got a new job. Bad: As a hooker. Ugly: Your co-workers are her best clients. Way Ugly: She makes more money than you do!

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Riviera Maya Resort

Mexico is the one of the list travel I wanted to visit. Its history and famous site excite me to visit right away. They are very pretty and I wanted to see them personally.

Well aside from the facts I learned in Mexico, I have learned also comfortable and luxury accommodation. I preferred to reserve in Riviera Maya Resort . Its exclusive luxury resorts that surely make my vacation a relaxing one, with its great facilities and amenities. The serenity, white beach and entertaining restaurants are a great deal in Divine – KARISMA hotel. I feel the romantic of the place and think of having my honeymoon there soon.

I’ll just need a few minutes deep breathed, then all my bags are ready to Mexico I am very sure of my best vacation could have in Riviera Maya Resort.

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From the Tennis player

Inspirational thoughts from Oprah

"Everybody around us really believed in us and motivated us and all the people that didn't, we dropped them. You've got to know you're a beautiful person inside and out and you shouldn't let anyone tear that away." – Tennis player Venus Williams on the struggles she and her sister Serena faced in their careers

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A Workout Schedule

How often, how long and how hard you exercise, and what kinds of exercises you do should be determined by what you are trying to accomplish. Your goals, your present fitness level, age, health, skills, interest and convenience are among the factors you should consider. For example, an athlete training for high-level competition would follow a different program than a person whose goals are good health and the ability to meet work and recreational needs.

Your exercise program should include something from each of the four basic fitness components described previously. Each workout should begin with a warmup and end with a cooldown. As a general rule, space your workouts throughout the week and avoid consecutive days of hard exercise.

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HDTV @ Krillion.Com

The pace products appliance productions is growing faster. One of the most captivating appliances nowadays is the Flat Screen T.V. I myself am aiming to have one soon. But how would I get best Flat Screen T.V. when rampant manufacturing allure their quality. Many are deceiving unfortunate those are not knowledgeable. I thoroughly search the best quality, then I crossed the hitachi HDTV that fits my qualification of a Flat Screen T.V. but buyers instinct, shopping the Flat screen must be screened personally the products and we are also considering price and the convenient of the store. And Krillion.Com is there to support our needs to any appliance products. Visit the website now; they are just a click away!

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Fitness Tip of the Day

Keep physical activity interesting by trying something different on alternate days. What's important is to be active most days of the week and make it part of your daily routine.

I can’t keep up, I rather sit and make blogs all day. What a lazy on huh? wink*

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Measure Your Progress

An extremely important part of your fitness program is being able to measure your progress. Body fat testing is not painful, nor is it expensive. You can get it done at most any gym or fitness center. Simply ask if they have an expert who can measure body composition. It's also a good idea to take before and after photos and post them somewhere you'll see them every day.

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The Best Online University

The online schools is launched few years ago, its purpose is catering those people wanted to learn in a short period of time. Those people who couldn’t spare the time in the school because the demand of their works occupied a lot of their time. To choose online needs intensive study also. We are not definitely enrolled the online that doesn’t give us more information and the study we would want in the field. Columbia Southern University offers the degree of your dream.

Enroll now in Columbia Southern University online. It is the only online university you are looking for your future career.

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too short or too tall

If you think that you are too short or too tall, think about it it like this: Short people are envious of tall people; and tall people are envious of short people. You are beautiful - height doesn't matter.

Yes it so true whether you’re short or tall can’t win vice versa. hehehe

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17 September 2007

Jurassic Park & Microsoft?

it's Monday joke time! Happy Monday and have a great one.

What is the difference between Jurassic Park and Microsoft?

One is an over-rated high tech theme park based on prehistoric information and populated mostly by dinosaurs, the other is a Steven Spielberg movie.

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16 September 2007

Software Security (NOD32)

The least we can do is to protect our computer from harmful viruses out there. If you are looking a Security Software product to protect your computer NOD32 is all what you need, it is the best antivirus software out there for homes and home offices and it runs on most major operating systems. NOD32 is one of the Software Security Solutions’ products and is a single resource for best-in-class computer security software and exponent on a layered security solution using different products for internet along with computer security software. In the course of research and testing they have found the best security software in each threat category including Anti Virus, Anti Spyware, Exploits, and Firewalls and putting them all in one place. Protect your computer now by visiting NOD32.SoftwareSecuritySolutions.com it is very reasonable price with 30 Day money back guarantee.

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Do a Little, Get a Lot

Sharing you guys the Health Tip of the Day.

The notion that good health can come in small tidbits is not really new. Research showing that making small changes can add up to a big difference has been quietly accumulating for a while.

For example, a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2004 found that adding just 30 minutes of walking per day was enough to prevent weight gain and encourage moderate weight loss.

And if 30 minutes is still too big a bite? Another study, published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, found that three brisk 10-minute walks per day were as effective as a daily 30-minute walk in decreasing risk factors for heart disease.

"Just the act of going from sedentary to moderately active gives you the greatest reduction in your risks," says Helene Glassberg, MD, director of the Preventive Cardiology and Lipid Center at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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Know your diet pitfalls

I used to do this and finally got tired of it. hehehe

To improve your eating habits, you first have to know what's wrong with them. Write down everything you eat for three days. Then check your list according to the rest of these tips. Do you add a lot of butter, creamy sauces or salad dressings? Rather than eliminating these foods, just cut back your portions. Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables? If not, you may be missing out on vital nutrients.

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Wedding Planning and Ideas

Almost every woman wants the perfect wedding, but planning a wedding is a major stress trigger. Weddingchannel.com is a website to help plan out your wedding and reduce your stress level. With your Wedding Planning at weddingchannel.com guarantee your wedding preparation will much easier and saves you lots of time and best of all money. One of good tools from weddingchannel.com is to make a wedding website (absolutely FREE!) for your friends and family so they can see the up to date for your wedding. Another good one tool is the local vendors guide; you’ll be surprised what you can find. Plan your perfect wedding now at weddingchannel.com.

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Clay Stain Removal

My husband is a clay modeler in automotive industry and always comes home with clay stain on his pants. I'm so glad I found this tips how to remove a clay stain.

Red Clay Stain Removal from Clothing
You can remove red clay by first letting it dry thoroughly and brushing off as much as possible. Then you can rub the stain with Murphy’s Oil Soap, leave for 15 minutes, and rinse with cold water. Or, instead of the Murphy’s Oil Soap, you could use a solution of 1 tablespoon borax in a cup of water. If the spot persists, use an enzyme presoak, or soak the item in a gallon of water to which you’ve added a cup of ammonia (or use bleach if the items are white).

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Horoscope for Scorpio

My horoscope for Sunday, September 16, 2007. I better watch out.

You could get so worried about the outcome of a current situation that you are distracted from what's happening in the present moment. The Moon in your sign increases your connection to your subconscious mind, so you need to keep a handle on what is real. Don't get so involved with your own imagination that you lose touch with what matters most.

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Law Firm at Tri-State Area

If you are looking of a law firm within the tri-state area, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Simmons, Steven Jannace & Stagg is what you need; they can handle any case you may have. With their high peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell you will be at ease because of their excellent legal ability and ethical standards. They listen really well with their clients and looking for ways to resolve the conflict that is why they have established long standing relationships with clients. With Mr. Steven Jannace practice includes commercial litigation, banking law, labor and employment law, municipal law and general liability defense you don’t have to search any further. So, what are you waiting for? Visit http://stevenjannace.com for more details, they can surely help you.

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Chief Financial Officer

It's Sunday and thought we need a little laugh.

A CEO throwing a party takes his executives on a tour of his opulent mansion. In the back of the property, the CEO has the largest swimming pool any of them has ever seen. The huge pool, however, is filled with hungry alligators. The CEO says to his executives "I think an executive should be measured by courage. Courage is what made me CEO. So this is my challenge to each of you: if anyone has enough courage to dive into the pool, swim through those alligators, and make it to the other side, I will give that person anything they desire. My job, my money, my house, anything!"

Everyone laughs at the outrageous offer and proceeds to follow the CEO on the tour of the estate. Suddenly, they hear a loud splash.

Everyone turns around and sees the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) in the pool, swimming for his life. He dodges the alligators left and right and makes it to the edge of the pool with seconds to spare. He pulls himself out just as a huge alligator snaps at his shoes.

The flabbergasted CEO approaches the CFO and says, "You are amazing. I've never seen anything like it in my life. You are brave beyond measure and anything I own is yours. Tell me what I can do for you." The CFO, panting for breath, looks up and says, "You can tell me who the hell pushed me in the pool!!"

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15 September 2007

Photo Hunters: Plastic



Here's couple of my fall creations arrangements: Fall flowers Plastic




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Parenting & Baby Shops

Looking for parenting guide or baby shops? Here is an innovative website LilaGuide.com this website is not just for baby shopping it is also a parenting resources website. LilaGuide.com is the best website there is, they have over 100 thousandths of real reviews from real moms on the best baby shops, activities, products and many more. You can even get inside scoops on what other parents have to say and learned from it. You will be amazed how much you can learn from this website they surely give you a great advice. So, check the inside scoop on everything at LilaGuide.com.

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13 September 2007

Rise and Work Out!

Individuals with exercise-induced asthma may be less likely to experience an attack in the morning than in the evening, according to the results of a new study.

Researchers conducted exercise tests with 22 people with asthma and 12 healthy patients at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and measured the resulting lung spasms.

For individuals with asthma, lung spasm scores were 30 percent higher in the evening as compared to the morning.

While factors such as exercise type, environmental conditions and asthma severity can all affect the occurrence of exercise-induced asthma, researchers believe the time of day may also be an important factor to consider when trying to reduce the likelihood of an attack.

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11 September 2007

How Clean is you Hands?

I'm sure we all know that hand is almost certain one of the source to pass on some kind of virus and diseases it’s because we frequently touching things. Shake hands, I hardly do it to be honest but it depends the person of course.

Anyway, I found this Grim Grades on Clean Hands Report Card article thought of grabbing and post here. With fall and winter comes, kids at school, and the infection from cold viruses that we can’t avoid it but with clean hands at all times it will surely minimize it. Don’t you think?

Here is the article and what do you think "Clean Hands Report Card"

Grim Grades on Clean Hands Report Card
Students Nearly Flunk Clean Hands Quiz; Parents, Teachers Have Room for Improvement.

By: Miranda Hitti
WebMD Medical News
Reviewed by: Louise Chang, MD

Sept. 7, 2007 -- America's school kids, their parents, and their teachers might need to brush up on their hand hygiene, according to the 2007 "Clean Hands Report Card."

The report card, issued by the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), comes before this year's cold and flu season starts -- so it's not too late to upgrade your hand-washing habits to help prevent the spread of cold and flu germs.

Overall, the SDA gives students, parents, teachers, and school nurses/health professionals a "C" grade for hand hygiene. Here are the specific grades for each group:

* Students: D
* Dads: D+
* Moms: B-
* Teachers: B-
* School nurses/health professionals: B+

The grades are based on surveys completed over the summer by 508 teachers, 356 health professionals (mostly school nurses), 326 students, 311 dads, and 353 moms.

The surveys included questions about how long people spend washing their hands and how often they wash their hands.

Clean Hands Survey
In the survey, most participants indicated that they always wash their hands after going to the bathroom.

However, less than a quarter of the students and half of the teachers said they always wash their hands before eating lunch.

Only 27% of teachers, about 18% of students, almost 33% of school nurses/health professionals, and about 30% of parents said they always wash their hands after coughing or sneezing.

Many people may not spend long enough lathering up. The CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.

But according to the survey, nearly 46% of teachers, 44% of school nurses/health professionals, 51% of students, and 42% of parents said they typically wash their hands for 15 seconds or less.

The parents' survey, completed by telephone, has a 3.8% margin of error. The SDA doesn't list a margin of error for the students, teachers, and school nurses/health professionals' surveys, which were completed at conferences.

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10 September 2007

Ekstra juveler

It's Monday and time to smile a little. wink* Here's a joke for you today before i go to work.

An elderly woman decided to have her portrait painted. She told the artist......."Paint me with diamond earrings, a diamond necklace, emerald bracelets, a ruby broach, and gold Rolex."

"But you are not wearing any of those things."

"I know," she said. "It’s in case I should die before my husband. I’m sure he will remarry right away, and I want his new wife to go crazy looking for the jewelry.

Wanna see Britney Spears how she blows the VMA's? Click HERE for her performance at VMA's ... What do you think?

Happy Monday and have a wonderful week. Hugs!

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Payday Loan Online

We all know to get a loan from banks and lending companies required a quiet of time even days to process a loan. So, if you are needed a quickest loan, payday loan online at CheckCity.com is the best way to go. CheckCity.com it is the leader in online payday and lending and is one of the fastest growing online payday lenders in the nation. They are pleased to announce that now is available to residents of Montana. CheckCity.com is licensed individually by each state where it does business. It has been a life savings for all the people who needed a quick loan. CheckCity.com is a secure website so to apply is easy as 1 2 3 with hassle FREE sign up process. And with competitive prices you can’t go wrong with your loan from CheckCity.com. For more details please visit CheckCity.com or call toll free at (866)294-4672 or email info@checkcity.com.

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Ankle Weights

Glad I found this tips because I was planning to bring an ankle weights at work so when we take a walk for our break time I can use it.

Never use ankle weights when walking for exercise. Your ankles have enough work to do in fitness walking. Wrist or hand weights are not as likely to cause injury as ankle weights, but can still stress your joints. If you want to burn more calories during walking exercise, walk farther or faster. If you want to get stronger, lift weights.

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Thank You

to Photo Hunters commenter’s Wilson, grace, Zsolt, KISSEDALOTATOADS, Sabine, Dragonheart, shoppingmum, Ladynred, Vader's Mom, Raquel, meeyauw, tegdirb92, and Paulie your comments are very much appreciated. I’m sorry if I didn’t get a chance to visit your guys just got busy. I promised when I get home from work later I will surely visit your blogs. Thanks again. Hugs to all.

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08 September 2007

Photo Hunt ~ Music




My daugther ... in this pics she was 2 when she tried to play the drums and the trumpet picture taken on her 1st school band concert, 2006.

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07 September 2007

English language

... end with '-gry.

Claim:
Three common words in the English language end with '-gry.'

Status: False.

Example:

A RIDDLE THAT'LL KILL YOUR BRAIN!

This is going to make you so MAD!

There are three words in the English language that end in 'gry'. One is 'angry' and the other is 'hungry.' Everyone knows what the third one means, and what it stands for. Everyone uses them every day and, if you listened very carefully, I've given you the third word.

What is it?

Origins: This puzzler may indeed "KILL YOUR BRAIN!" and "make you so MAD!" — it certainly has left plenty of victims racking their brains and scratching their heads in decades past. If you don't already know the answer to this one, let us help you preserve your sanity and whatever gray matter you may have left by telling you . . . there is no answer. Other than 'hungry' and 'angry,' there is no English word ending with the letters 'gry' which the average native speaker of English would recognize, much less "use every day" (and certainly none which a teller of this riddle could claim to have "already given you").

All other words ending in 'gry' which one might find in even the most comprehensive English dictionary are either archaic terms or obsolete variant spellings, such as:

* aggry: variegated glass beads of ancient manufacture, mentioned by various 19th-century writers as having been found buried in parts of Africa.

* begry: an obsolete 15th-century spelling of the word 'beggary' (i.e., extreme poverty).

* conyngry: an obsolete 17th-century spelling of the even more obsolete word 'conynger' (like 'cunningaire' and 'conygarth,' a term meaning 'rabbit warren').

* gry: a unit of measurement proposed by English philosopher John Locke in his 1690 "Essay Concerning Human Understanding."

* higry-pigry: a corruption (along with 'hickery-pickery' and 'hicra picra') of the Greek 'hiera picra' (approximately 'sacred bitters'), a term for many medicines in the Greek pharmacopoeia, particularly a purgative drug composed of aloes and canella bark.

* iggry: an early 20th century British army slang borrowing from the Arabic 'ijri, meaning 'Hurry up!"

* meagry: a rare and obsolete early 17th-century variant meaning 'meager-looking.'

* menagry: obsolete 18th-century alternate spelling of 'menagerie.'

* nangry: a rare and obsolete 17th-century variant of 'angry.'

* podagry: a 17th-century variant spelling of 'podagra,' a medical lexicon term for 'gout.'

* puggry: a 19th-century alternate spelling of 'puggaree' or 'puggree,' derived from the Hindi 'pagri,' a word for a light turban or head covering worn in India.

* skugry: a 16th-century variant spelling of 'scuggery,' meaning 'concealment' or 'secrecy.'

So, what's the point to this puzzler if it has no answer? Some people maintain that is the point: the question was deliberately conceived as an irritating brain-teaser with no correct answer. The roundabout phrasing of the question suggests otherwise, however — more likely it was designed as a trick question rather than a trivia question, perhaps one whose wording has been corrupted over time or whose gimmick was only apparent when the question was delivered orally.

The most common guess is that this riddle is indeed a trick question, but the point of the trick has been lost through the rearrangement of the riddle's wording as it has been passed along through the years. Consider an alternate version of this puzzler:
Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.
This version supports the theory that the first two sentences are red herrings; the catch is that the teller is literally asking you to identify the third word of the phrase "the English language" — there are only three words in the phrase "the English language," the third word ("language") describes something that one uses every day, and "language" is indeed a word which the teller has "already told you." This explanation also supports the contention that this riddle was meant to be presented orally, because a properly punctuated written version would make the gimmick too obvious:
Think of words ending in -GRY. "Angry" and "hungry" are two of them. There are only three words in "the English language." What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.
Another hypothesis is that the current form of the riddle is a corruption of a yet another version, one which must also be delivered orally for its gimmick to make sense:
There are at least three words in the English language that end in g or y. One of them is "hungry" and another is "angry." There is a third word, a short one, which you probably say every day. If you listened carefully to everything I say, you just heard me say it. What is it?
The catch here is that by offering the examples of "hungry" and "angry," the teller misleads the listener into thinking he's asking for a word ending in "GRY" when he's really asking for a word ending in "G or Y." The correct answer in this case is "say," a short word ending in "y" which the teller had pronounced three times in the course of presenting the riddle.

Some people think this puzzler's ability to continue stumping so many people over the years makes it one of the greatest riddles ever. We disagry.

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Think Florida

When it comes to choose for holiday vacations first place comes in mind is Orlando Florida because it is the nicest there is. I found this great website Thinkflorida.com provides a rental car service, ticket service and an online booking service for Private Pool Homes, Condos and Town Houses in the Disney area. Yes Disney area, I know you will love it especially with kids. If you are choosing Orland, Florida for your next vacation you will have a great accommodation with the Villa in Orlando, each unit is separately featured with 15-20 pictures of each unit, floor plans, all amenities and the 360 tour of all main areas, inside and outside, of the property. Want to find out more information visit the site now!

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Keep moving

All the nutrition and fitness experts recommend getting up and moving to shed pounds. This is because exercise has other weight loss benefits than just keeping fit. Exercise before eating. Even a ten minute walk can decrease your appetite and prevent you from over eating.

I have been trying but weight just steady…

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Supermarket

Forward joke...hehehe...

> The new fancy supermarket near our house has an
> automatic water mister
> that keeps the produce fresh. Just before it comes on,
> you hear the sound of
> distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain.
>
> When you approach the milk cases, you hear cows mooing
> and experience
> the scent of fresh hay.
>
> When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck
> and cackle and the
> air is filled with the pleasing aroma of bacon and
> eggs frying.
>
> The veggie department features the smell of fresh
> buttered corn or frying onions.
>
> . . . . . I don't buy toilet paper there any more

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Vendstar Vending Machine

Are you looking for a business that has great returns? Consider a Vending Machine Business from vendstar. They offer you the freedom of being your own boss, with the financial security you have always wanted. You can start small and expand as you earn. Your potential profits are almost unlimited with the industry leader in the vending business! Vendstar was established in 1990 and has become one of the leading bulk candy vending machine manufacturers in the United States. Vendstar have recently, added new product offerings to enhance the Vendstar 3000 machine and it provides a unique opportunity for individuals and entrepreneurs to obtain the American dream of financial freedom. Interesting, go to Vendstar website for further information.

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Choose Your Parents Well

The link between genetics and health is a powerful one. But just because one or both of your parents died young in ill health doesn't mean you cannot counteract the genetic pool handed you. Thought for the day: Follow these basic tips for healthy living and you can better control your own destiny.

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Do a Little, Get a Lot - Part II

It's not only in fitness where small changes can make a difference. The same principles apply at the kitchen table (and the office snack bar).

"Reducing fat intake, cutting down on sugar, eating a piece of fruit instead of a candy bar -- over time, these things can make a difference," says Grossman.

As long as the changes are moving you toward your goal -- be it weight loss, a reduction in cholesterol or blood pressure, or better blood sugar control -- you can get there by taking baby steps, she says.

Moreover, Grossman tells WebMD, making small changes can help give us the motivation to make bigger ones.
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"A lot of bad eating habits are about not taking charge of your life, and that attitude is often reflected in other areas," says Grossman. On the other hand, she says, when you make small changes at the kitchen table, the rewards may show up in other areas of your life.

"It's the act of taking control that makes the difference in motivating you," says Grossman. "An inner confidence and power begins to develop that can be seen in other areas of life."

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Vacation homes in Orlando

I know school just started but I’m sure you are thinking or planning for holiday vacation right now. Are you thinking of going to Orlando, Florida? If you are, you got the right choice; it is a great place to spend on vacation with friends and family. With 52 theme parks and beaches within a short drive and of course the top rated golf courses within a short drive too. What about the accommodation? Vacation homes in Orlando are the perfect choice because you can feel right at home. So visit the site now to reserve your vacation homes in Orlando. Guarantee the entire family or friends will have a vacation of a life time.

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Tighten your tummy

Here is a great tummy tightening exercise that is making the rounds in Hollywood. Lie on your back with your left hand behind your neck and your right arm straight out at your side. Keeping your right leg extended straight out in front of you bend the left knee so that the sole of your foot is flat on the floor. Use only your tummy muscles to lift your torso up about eight to ten inches off the floor as you raise your right leg and twist to bring the left elbow towards the right knee. Do this slowly and strongly. Then slowly lower leg and torso at the same time. Do not arch your back. It should stay pressed to the floor! Do ten in total and then switch sides for ten more. Rest a minute and repeat.

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Being an only child

Claim: Being an only child (or an only son) automatically exempts you from military service.

Status: False.

Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]

As an only son, I have heard a few times before that there is an "only son clause" law with the military. Meaning that since I am an only son, I cannot be drafted for war. Is this true?

Origins: The belief that being the only child (or the only male child) in a family exempts one from compulsory military service is a widespread but erroneous belief, a misunderstanding of Select Service rules enacted after World War II.

Popular fact-based World War II films such as The Fighting Sullivans and Saving Private Ryan have dramatized cases where several brothers from the same family were all killed in action. The Fighting Sullivans recounts the true story of the Sullivan brothers, all five of whom died when the ship to which they were assigned, the USS Juneau, was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during the Battle of Guadalcanal on 13 November 1942. Saving Private Ryan tells a fictionalized story based on the real experience of Sgt. Fritz Niland of the 101st Airborne, who was removed from a combat zone in France and sent home by the Army after all three of his brothers were killed in action during the same week in June 1944.

In 1948, in order to safeguard the only remaining sons of families that had lost other children during World War II, the United States passed a law that exempted sole surviving sons from the draft. This exemption applied only when one or more children (sons or daughters) from the family had already died or been killed during military service. In 1964 this law was modified to extend the exemption to sons who were the only surviving male offspring of fathers who had died as a result of military service, and at the same time the exemption was altered to apply only to peacetime drafts. This law was modified again in 1971 to extend the exemption to any son (not necessarily the only surviving son) whose father or brother (or sister) had died in military service.

So, to clear up the misunderstandings, note that:

* You are not exempt from military service simply because you are an only child or an only son. You are exempt only if one of your siblings or parents (mothers are now included as well) has died as a result of military service.

* You do not have to be a sole remaining son to meet this requirement - the exemption applies to all remaining sons from qualified families.

* This exemption is not in effect during wartime.

(Although all American men are required to register with the Selective Service upon turning 18, the U.S. does not currently have a peacetime draft, having converted to an all-volunteer military in 1973. Whether a draft held while U.S. forces were engaged in military action but war had not officially been declared - as in the current situation - would be considered a "peacetime" draft or a "wartime" draft is debatable; our query to the Selective Service received only the circular answer that since no draft is in effect at this time, we are considered to be at peace.)

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Halloween Ninja Uniform

Are you looking for a Halloween Ninja costume? We know Halloween is quiet approaching and you want to make sure you have a Halloween costume for a night of spooky fun. Whether you are buying for yourself or for your little ones you will find the Halloween Ninja costume at KarateDepot.com. They are a martial arts supplier and have an authentic ninja uniform made of cloth and complement it with split toe ninja boots and socks and a black wooden ninja sword to make this a set and sizes are available from a small child up to 6’5” 250 lbs. Visit KarateDepot.com now to buy a quality costume from a name you can trust.

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Beauty Tip of the Day

"Beauty isn't just looks; it's personality that people want. Looks are just bonuses that can be an advantage. Never feel pressured to be like someone else; be yourself."

Yep just be yourself, be proud and be happy. Some people will say whatever they want anyway, make fun to those who are unfortunate looking but we know they make themselves a fool.

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Excuse Letters

This is reminds me when i was in elementary. Funny!

The routine is familiar: when a student is late or absent from school, a letter from the parents must be supplied for the absence to be excused. Sometimes such letters suggest that the parents were excused from school too many times in their own youth.

"My son is under a doctor’s care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him."

"Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick, and I had her shot."

"Dear School: Please ekscuse John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and also 33."

"Please excuse Roland from P.E. for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip."

"Please excuse Tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea, and his boots leak."

"Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was his father’s fault."

"Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday."

"Sally won’t be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral."

"My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent a weekend with the Marines."

"Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well."

"Please excuse Burma, she has been sick and under the doctor."

"Maryann was absent December 11-16, because she had a fever, sore throat, headache, and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever, and sore throat, her brother had a low grade fever and ached all over. I wasn’t the best either, sore throat and fever. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night."

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06 September 2007

Disney World in Orlando

Planning to go on vacation this coming holiday? How about going to Disney World in Orlando, Florida it’s a perfect vacation for entire family and lots of fun! Disney World has four theme parks, two water parks and much more and guarantee kids and adults will enjoy. Don’t worry to look for Disney World Tickets because OrlandoFunTickets.com has great offer for tickets to Disney quest, Downtown Disney Pleasure Island, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach Water Parks or any fun adventure you may have. For fun night you may want to go to dinner shows in Orlando and OrlandoFunTickets.com has the lowest discounted prices for all the dinner shows like Arabian Nights, Medieval Times, Pirates Dinner and many more.

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No Cockpit

For a break joke time! wink*

As the airliner pushed back from the gate, the flight attendant gave the passengers the usual information regarding seat belts etc. Finally, she said, "Now sit back and enjoy your trip while your captain, Judith Campbell and crew take you safely to your destination."

Joe sitting in the 8th row thought to himself, "Did I hear her right - is the captain a woman? I think I better have scotch and soda."
"That’s another thing," said the attendant, "We no longer call it the cockpit."

When the attendants came by with drink cart, he said, "Did I understand you right? Is the captain a woman?"

"Yes," said the attendant, "In fact, this entire crew is female."

"My God," said Joe, "I’d better have two scotch and sodas. I don’t know what to think of all those women up there in the cockpit."

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Bleach Spills on Clothing

I never thought about this. Once I spill bleach on clothing i just throw them out.

Bleach is not a stain, it removes color; therefore there is no stain to remove. However, if you spill bleach on a single-colored article of clothing, you can try using Rit dye to restore the color. It is very effective, and quite easy to use - you can even do the entire process in your washing machine. It comes in a wide range of colors, so you should be able to find a color to match, or you can even mix two or more of the colors. The color is as permanent as any clothing dye, so it will fade, but not any more quickly than other dyes normally do. After you have completed the dying process, you can help to set the color by soaking the items for an hour in a solution of 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon of salt and 1/2 gallon of water. If the rinse water shows color after an hour, repeat the procedure.

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NFL Season kicks off

NFL Season kicks off and you don’t want to miss the games. If you are a Dallas Cowboys fans you know that tickets sell out instantly and if you are lucky enough to get tickets, it never the seats you really wanted. If you want to purchase a Dallas Cowboys tickets you should buy it from Premium Seats USA. Premium Seats USA has the largest inventory of Dallas Cowboys tickets on the web. Better think fast buying the Dallas Cowboys tickets now so you don’t miss any games. As Terrell Orwens says at conference Wednesday at Cowboys headquarters his prediction for himself, he will be expecting an explosive year and for prediction for the Dallas Cowboys he feel very confident that Dallas Cowboys is going to make the playoffs. So what are you waiting for get your tickets now at Premium Seats USA.

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Inspirational thoughts

...from Oprah

"When you haven't forgiven those who've hurt you, you turn your back against your future. When you do forgive, you start walking forward."– Actor and playwright Tyler Perry

In my situation before Yes I had to, otherwise it will pull me back. Right now I really am happy and looking forward for the bright side.

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Reduce Stress

Easier said than done, stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by experts are to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. (i.e.,Soak in a hot tub; walk on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play with your dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible. Thought for the day: When seeing red, think pink clouds….then float on them.

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Cash Back Cards

Do you really want rewards from your credit cards? Of course you do! After
all, the best reward deal is Cash Back Cards. CreditCardSearchEngine offers the best credit cards available and is one of the Internet’s top sites for online credit card comparison. Smart consumers go for the best credit card that offers from zero-low interest with No Annual Fee. CreditCardSearchEngine features offers from leading U.S Credit Card issuers such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America,Citibank and leading brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. For more information visit CreditCardSearchEngine.com and start getting rewards of every single dollar you spent.

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Posture

This is great to know.
Stick out your chest when walking for exercise. It looks better and you breathe easier. Racewalking posture is head up, chest up, and a slight forward lean from the ankles. While walking fast, do not lean forward at the waist or thrust your head forward.

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Keep portions in check

Studies have shown that the more you are served, the more you will eat. Serve yourself small portions of rich, high-calorie foods and large portions of healthy foods like vegetables, salads, and broth-based soups.

Before I managed to fill up my dinner plate when I’m done, I’m done. No more seconds and it did help me lose some weight.

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05 September 2007

Fact or Fiction

Now this you wont see everyday...read on...

Claim: A policeman promised a waitress half the winnings from his lottery ticket. All the numbers came up, and he kept his word by sharing the jackpot with her.

Status: True.

Origins: Not just the fanciful plot of the Nicolas Cage movie It Could Happen To You, this did happen to one lucky Yonkers plate-slinger back in 1984.

Phyllis Penzo was a waitress at Sal's Pizzeria in Yonkers, New York, for twenty-four years. During that long tenure, she saw nice customers, difficult customers, generous tippers, and skinflints. But Robert Cunningham, a police detective from nearby Dobbs Ferry, was in a class by himself. Cunningham gave Penzo a tip of $142,857.50 a year for twenty years.

Cunningham, a thirty-year police veteran, was a regular diner at Sal's, where he liked to order linguine with clam sauce and maintain a steady flow of banter with Penzo, other employees, and regular customers. True to his lighthearted style, Cunningham was making a sort of joke on Friday evening, March 30, 1984, when he offered his favorite waitress an unusual tip: a half-interest in a lottery ticket. Each picked three of the six numbers; Cunningham walked across the street and bought their ticket.

Penzo laughed, then forgot the incident until the next night, when the detective walked into Sal's Pizzeria after work with the winning ticket triumphantly clutched in his hand. It was worth six million dollars: three million for each of them. Cunningham, who ordinarily might have left a couple of dollars on the restaurant table, had no regrets about splitting the prize. After all, he says, Penzo helped pick the winning numbers.

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Baby chicks & my daughter 2005

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04 September 2007

The Schmoozed Award



The 'Power of Schmooze Award' is The Award for bloggers who “effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship".

Thank you very much Krystyna for giving me this award, I truly appreciate it. Hugs & Kisses to you.

I'm suppose to award 5 others but this is so hard. I'll post it later need time to decide. Have a great week everyone. God bless!

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01 September 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt ~ Dirty



Kids were playing dirt during the low tide. (Pictures taken at my place again Puro, Camotes Island, Philippines 2005)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. God bless!

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