Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
10 Reasons You're not Losing Weight
- You're not exercising enough
- You're not getting enough sleep
- You're too stressed out
- You're eating too much
- You're not consistent with your exercise and healthy eating
- You blow it on the weekends
- You haven't given yourself enough time to see results
- You have a medical condition
- You've hit a plateau
- You don't need to lose weight
Don't you hate it when you momentarily lose all control and pig out like a death row inmate on his last meal? I need to exhibit more self control during those “all you can eat” moments. That is why traveling on cruise ships is very difficult for heavy people. They give you too many opportunities to eat.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
- Tap water is tested daily. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, local water suppliers are required to test tap water daily and to provide an annual report on the quality of the water. By comparison, the FDA examines bottled water only weekly, and consumers don’t have access to the results.
- Tap water is a bargain. Bottled water costs about 500 times more than tap. And if you’re into really fancy labels -- up to 1,000 times more.
- Tap water is a tooth saver. It has more fluoride than bottled water, and that helps prevent tooth decay. (That’s right, you never outgrow your need for fluoride.)
- Tap water can be tasty. Some places (New York City for one) have delicious water, but if you don’t love the flavor of your city’s H2O, the solution is simple: Run your tap water through a filter system to help remove unpleasant tastes and odors. The average home filter goes for $8.99 and produces the equivalent of 300 large (16.9 ounce) bottles of water before it needs to be replaced. That’s about $0.03 cents a bottle versus the $1.25 or so you’d pay in a market.
- One last thing: Don't just think about making this switch; actually do it. Today. It’ll do the world -- and you -- good.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
- Which elevator do I take to get to the front of the ship?
- Does the ship generate its own electricity?
- Why do the inside staterooms not have windows?
- What do they do with the ice carvings after they melt?
- Is this island completely surrounded by water?
- The photos in the photo gallery do not have stateroom numbers on them, so how do we know which ones are ours?
- Has this ship ever sunk?
- Is it fresh water or salt water in the toilet?
- Does the crew sleep onboard?
- What time is the Midnight Buffet?
- Do the movies on the TV come via satellite or cable?
- Do these stairs go up, or down?
- What is the elevation of the ship?
- On the last night of the cruise, should we put our suitcases out in the hall before or after we go to sleep?
- What religion are all those people who are wearing a patch behind their ear?
Top 10 Signs You're on a Cruise
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
- FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER. 8 years old.
- Hateful little bastard. Bites!
- FREE PUPPIES: 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2
- sneaky neighbor's dog.
- FREE PUPPIES: Mother, AKC German Shepherd.
- Father, Super Dog...able to leap tall fences in a
- single bound.
- FOUND DIRTY WHITE DOG. Looks like a rat.
- Been out a while. Better be a big reward.
- COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED. Also 1 gay
- bull for sale.
- NORDIC TRACK $300 Hardly used, call
- GEORGIA PEACHES California grown - 89
- JOINING NUDIST COLONY! Must sell washer
- and dryer $300.
- WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE. Worn once by
- mistake. Call Stephanie.
- FOR SALE BY OWNER: Complete set of Encyclopedia
- Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent condition. $1,000 or
- best offer. No longer needed. Got married last month.
- Wife knows everything.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
About 3,700 dogs will get a sniff of the big time at the 31st annual Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows, which begins Thursday."This show is recognized around the country as one of the best dog shows in the country. A sampling of the participants:
- 78 boxers
- 84 golden retrievers
- 60-plus Chihuahuas
- 36 standard poodles
- 33 Italian greyhounds
- 67 Dobermans
- 40 Cardigan Welsh corgis
- 50 bull terriers
- 38 Cavalier King Charles spaniels
- 62 bulldogs
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Q. What is blue and goes up and down? A. A blueberry in an elevator!
Q. What is the difference between an elephant and a blueberry? A. They're both blue, except for the elephant.
Q: What do you get when 354 blueberries try to go through the door at the same time? A: A Blueberry Jam!
Q. What do you get when you merge IBM and Apple A. Blueberry MacsMr. Spock: "What is the formula for PI?" Chekov: "Er...apple or blueberry, sir?"
Monday, July 14, 2008
Keys to Wise Spending
God expects us to have faith, but also to use common sense and wise planning in allocating the resources He has given us. The best way to manage your money and stay out of debt is to have a strategy in place before the expenses or temptations arise.
BEGIN WITH A BUDGET. A budget is a road map that guides you and tells you when you are on course. Budgeting won't ensure prosperity, but it will keep you from overspending your resources and will help you avoid the debt trap.
DECIDE TO FOLLOW THE BUDGET. Most people understand the need for a good budget, but few follow through. Only 25% of American families operate on a budget. Fifty percent say they want to budget but never get around to it. Make your plan and stick to it.
PRIORITIZE YOUR EXPENDITURES. Make a list of what is most important to you. Start with the necessities (housing, food, car, utilities, insurance and taxes). Then list what you "should have" (clothing, furniture, etc.). Finally, list the things you'd like to have.
PAY BILLS ON TIME. Establish a budget that allows you to pay all your bills in full and on time each month. If you can't pay them all, pay something on all of them and communicate your intentions of paying everything to those you owe. If you can't pay your regular bills, it's time to move to a smaller house, drive an older model car, or make drastic cuts until your outgo matches your income.
GET OUT OF DEBT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Debt carries with it heavy responsibilities. Don't allow yourself to become a slave to creditors. Don't take on debt unless you have a clear plan for repaying it. Certainly stay away from debt if it is a habit out of control.
PLAN FOR EMERGENCIES. Small emergencies can eat at your budget every month unless you begin to set aside funds as part of your budget. For example, the dog gets sick, your car radiator dies, time for back-to-school clothes, etc.
HAVE SOME FUN. Use your resources for personal enjoyment. After you have managed your money wisely and given generously, there comes a time for you to enjoy the fruits of your labors.