Friday, November 30, 2007

How did this happen?





Read the article here: Secretary Accused Of Using School Money To Shop

I am completely confused as to how a school credit card would not be watched by the company issuing for purchases like this? I mean, maybe the furniture could get by, but not the Victoria's Secret stuff. Shouldn't there be some sort of special flags placed on cards that go out to entities like this? In my opinion the same thing should have happened with the Katrina stuff, but obviously nobody thought that one through either.




Thursday, November 29, 2007

I am getting the LapBand!

I finally got to meet with the Doctor. I am really excited about the opportunity to get this surgery done. For someone who has issues with weight and is really looking for a total life change, this process is an excellent beginning. The one thing that I have learned through the time I have been on this journey isnthat the people in Bariatrics really do want to help. Like my Dr. said, this surgery is not the "silver bullet." It is a process of healthy eating, portion control, exercise and positive support.

If you have been going through the same thing I have - fatigue, aching joints, depression and just right out not feeling healthy - why don't you give the lap-band a little research. Journey Lite is a great start, and I am sure that you will be pleasantly surprised at the testimonials and how close they are to your own situation. I want to be around for a while, for my wife, for my boys and even to see grandchildren! I believe that I am on the right path, and this journey will be a positive one!



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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Online library


Online library gives readers access to 1.5 million books from PhysOrg.com

The Million Book Project, an international venture led by Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, Zhejiang University in China, the Indian Institute of Science in India and the Library at Alexandria in Egypt, has completed the digitization of more than 1.5 million books, which are now available online.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

I want magic for Christmas!!!

I saw a new video on you tube from this Brad guy at ellusionist.com - I like his teaching style as far as being in depth and very mater-of-fact, but I am not sure I can sit and listen to him talk very long. He also looks like he is wearing some weird eye shadow or something - kinda hard to watch. I think I will stick to my buddy Jay Sankey!!!

For those of you who are planning on getting gifts for me - you can't go wrong with magic tricks!!! A couple of tricks I would really like to have are Mercuring (Large version, though), Paperclipped, Astral Projection and/or Snowstorm. I already have a few things from Penguin Magic (DO NOT BUY FROM THEM!!!) and haven't been able to buy anything new for a while.




Saturday, November 17, 2007

Camera Woes...

I am really unhappy with the way a seller handled an eBay issue today. I bid on a camera for my wife, and the seller did not meet their reserve price. A second chance offer was given for the camera to my highest bid. I purchased the item by paying for it with PayPal. I received a mssage today from the seller that they did the second chance offer incorrectly and it was supposed to be nearly 2 times what I paid for the item. You better believe I am giving extremely negative feedback for this person!!!




Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Christmas Wish

Ok, there is one thing and only one thing that my wife would like to have for Christmas this year. That is why I have been frantically shopping online for digital cameras like the one she wants. Unfortunately, I have been having a tough time finding one in our financial grasp. If anyone would like to contribute to the cause, I would be more than humble to accept your generous donation.

Since our other camera broke, I have been researching them online like a crazy man, and for the price, quality and reputation, we have decided to go with the Silver Canon EOS Rebel XTi kit. The kit includes the 18-55mm lens, the rechargeable battery with the charger as well as some cables, books and a cd with the software on it.

I think that the most impressive thing about this particular camera is the rapid speed that it can take photos. It can take 3 shots in 1 second. The good thing about this is that, with having two boys on the move all the time, it will guarantee that we won't miss that precious moment or the batted ball. Since this comes with the one lens, I think the future will definitely hold a telephoto lens of some sort to compliment the default one that comes with it.

The other thing that sold me on this particular model is the granularity of the settings of the focus, shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Having the ability to manipulate all of these individual settings in a digital mode, you are truly able to bracket those settings to get the best quality photo in any situation. And I have noticed that the photos online of others who have this model seem to do extremely well in low light situations.

With a couple of memory cards, a UV filter, a case and maybe a backup battery, we should be set for a good while with this one. I just hope we are able to get it - I don't want my bride to be disappointed!

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Sunday, November 04, 2007