Saturday, December 8, 2012

Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer 2013

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Childcare Expenses

Thanks to Olga Quinn

Woohoo! We are finally done paying for childcare! This May marks the end of basically 14 years of paying for childcare for someone. Starting in August, our youngest will be in Kindergarten and our days of paying for preschool and daycare will be over! Hooray! It is going to feel like a huge raise to not have to pay out that much every month. Childcare is so expensive! It was basically the same as our mortgage, and I’m not even kidding. It is going to be great having that money and being able to use it for other expenses. Mostly we are going to work to build up our savings account, which is basically nonexistent, but we are also going to leave a little for splurging on things that we want. I’m researching DIRECTV Deals right now, and I’m thinking that would be a super fun way to spend a little money that we are going to have now that we don’t have to pay for childcare. This is going to be so very nice!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

First Time Buyer

Guest post by Gerard McDaniel

My daughter recently bought her first home. When she came to me and said she was ready, that she had saved for a long time for her down payment, and wanted me to go house hunting with her, I was flattered. She has always liked my style and grew up feeling comfortable and loved in our home. It really makes a mom proud to see her children get through college, spread their wings, and fly off to make their own way in the world. My daughter had a great realtor and we saw dozens of homes and condos over a couple of months. She was in no hurry since this was a major life decision and she wanted to take her time. Finally we found the perfect home for her. The first thing I insisted she do, for my peace of mind as well as her security, was install a secure system. We pulled out the laptop and logged in to, read the information, and made a call. She has been very happy with that decision because she feels safe knowing her home is being monitored.

Monday, February 13, 2012

What is a Good Cartoon Nowadays!

There was once a time where it was actually enjoyable to watch a cartoon on television. Nowadays it's like watching a CGI movie with too much actual detail and not enough imagination. I remember watching Yogi Bear, Space Ghost, Tennessee tuxedo and Chumley, Quick Draw McGraw, Secret Squirrel, and especially Johnnie Quest, to name but a few. The new stuff they have today removes the imagination quotient from a child's mind and supplies the answers as it moves along, almost like reading a text book. These characters were walruses, penguins, bears, squirrels, moles, boys, dogs, and scifi space heroes. What's not for the imagination of a child to dial into. When a young mind is allowed to spread open their imagination they set a positive trend for their future lives by allowing their minds to analyze, interpret, and anticipate new and different situations. A straight lined mind where answers are easily obtained cannot move in non-linear directions as it's not imprinted in their brains to adapt to changing variables that move from left to right and back again but rather back to front only. It's kind of like Captain Kirk's reasoning and decision making compared to Mr. Spock with only logic to fall back on. That was an imaginative simile. Hmmm.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Looking into it

Thanks to Erasmo Cortez

I've been looking at wireless internet provider reviews online to see if I can find a better solution than what I have now. A lot of my coursework is dependent upon me being able to get online when I need to, and I also take to online classes that I have to be able to connect for every week. I just can't put up with my dial-up going in and out at home and it's really not any cheaper than the other options as it is. My parents who I still live with don't really seem to know why we need to upgrade our technology at home but as a full-time student I have some requirements I don't think they can relate to. I can just tell my teachers that I don't have an Internet connection… It is 2012 after all, so I'm going to have to figure out some kind of solution that I can pay for with my own money from my part-time job. At least I have extra money to spend!

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Holidays Are Over, No More Excuses

It's that time of year again where the ads are flying for everyone to lose weight so they can show off that svelt bathing suit bod! Alright, the b-suit bod! NOT! I guess there are many folks out there who actually listen to the special food selling campaigns that will lose you those nasty 50 lbs or so and let you look like a 'hot chica or chico', and they have actual pictures to show it. WOW! Then there are the more scientific places that want you to read their amazing supplement reviews and the results you could attain by using them, and not last but surely least the fat burners and mega vitamin sites. The bottom line is common sense. A good doctor approved, supplement and a good rounded diet, combined with proper weight resistant exercise will do the trick nicely if followed up when the weight is finally gone.