Friday, June 30, 2006

Why all the Cartoon Pictures?

Why all the Cartoon Pictures?

OK, here's a post that should get quite a few comments, and perhaps some choice words! Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that most of the women's blogs now have cartoon characters instead of real pictures? What's up with that?

Are the ladies embarrassed of their own pictures and bodies, so they have to show a cartoon picture instead? I'll admit some of the cartoon pictures are very sexy...but come on now, I'd much rather see a real photo!

Can someone please explain this new trend in blog designs to me please. Your comments are welcome.

David Hasselhoff Undergoes Surgery from Shaving Accident

David Hasselhoff Has Surgery from Shaving Accident

We've all heard this before, "It's nothing, I just cut myself shaving." Well, for actor David Hasselhoff of "Baywatch" fame, his shaving accident required surgery!
The actor severed a tendon in his right arm while shaving in the bathroom of a gym in the Sanderson Hotel in London.

Hasselhoff's reps said that he bumped his head on a chandelier, which showered his arm with broken glass! The 53 year old actor spent one night at a London hospital. His reps went on to say that he is fine now and will be resuming filming of the ad campaign he is working on for a British Internet company.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Flag Burning Bill Fizzles Out

Flag Burning Bill Fizzles Out

OK...if you want to get me pissed off, go ahead and burn an American Flag in front of me! I was proud to serve my country way back in the day during the Vietnam War, and I still honor the American Flag and what it stands for. I can't believe that the Senate failed to pass a bill against Flag Burning! This, just before the Fourth of July which is a holiday celebrating our freedom...what were they thinking?

They say the issue is freedom of speech. Well, I believe in freedom of speech just as much as the next guy; but burning the flag is not freedom of is desecration of the very symbol of freedom that makes The United States of America the great country that it is.

Let me hear your comments on this subject.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Save The Ten Commandments

Save The Ten Commandments

Faith and Action, America’s only Christian outreach located across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court, has launched a national petition drive in support of its display of the Ten Commandments. The Government of the District of Columbia has ordered the display to be removed from the organization’s garden in front of its property.

Click Here for full story from The Christian NewsWire.

I believe this country was founded on Christian principles and I do not see how anyone has the right to tell us what we can or cannot display on our property. Please leave a comment with your thoughts on this matter.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Which Desperate Housewife?

Which Desperate Houswife?
Since hot women have been getting lots of comments on my blog, I will continue this topic for a little while longer. One of these days I will get back to serious blogging.

Here's the question: If you could have one of the stars from "Desperate Houswives", who would you want?

I have the sexy ladies pictured here, but if its the carpenter you desire then vote for him. Please leave a comment and tell me who and why.

It's a tough choice for me, I'm torn between Terri Hatcher and Marsha Cross. I really think Terri is sexy, but she has lost too much weight. I guess I would have to select Bree! Redheads Rule!

Can Somebody Please Explain This to Me?

Can somebody please explain this to me?

What does Heather Locklear see in David Spade? I think David is a funny guy...but that's it! I don't see anything sexy about him at all. (of course I'm a guy and really don't find any guys sexy!) So maybe some of you ladies can tell me what is so hot about Spade?

Now Heather, that's another story, I will give her a 10 even though I usually don't like blondes. She is very sexy...I loved her way back when on T.J. Hooker (probably many of you younger bloggers never even heard of that show).

Some stories I read say David Spade wants to get married to Heather. Other stories say Locklear denies that the two are dating even after all the photos of them together! So what's the deal...are they or aren't they? If they are -- what is the attraction, does Heather need glasses?

Somebody please leave me a comment and tell me what is hot about David Spade. I know Heather's hot, but feel free to comment about her also!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Catherine or Jessica?

Catherine or Jessica?

OK...since pretty girls seem to get lots of comments on my blog, I will try another post with some pretty girl pictures.

Who do you like better as Daisy Duke; Catherine Bach or Jessica Simpson? You can vote on acting ability if you want...but I know most of you will be looking at other criteria.

My vote goes to Catherine Bach. I happen to prefer brunettes over blonds! Oh yeah, just in case my wife reads this...redheads are the best!!! I'm just posting this to get comments honey, I'm not really looking at the pictures.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Strange Place for a Nest

Strange Place for a Nest

This is the second year in a row that birds have made a nest in our hanging basket on our patio. We spotted 3 eggs in the nest on May 21st. below are some photos that tell the story. One of the eggs didn't hatch, but now we have two baby birds.

Last year the baby birds disappeared when they were very small. I don't know what happened? This year they have grown much larger...I hope they survive. We have several generations of birds in our yard, it is so beautiful to wake up every morning and hear all the birds singing!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Please Comment

Please Leave a Comment

OK...what's it gonna take to get some comments on my blog. Lately, it seems that nobody is commenting on my articles. Perhaps a little bit of Catherine Zeta Jones will do the trick?

I thought I had interesting articles about current events that would attract some comments...but maybe I just need a sexy woman on my blog? If I don't get any comments on this post, I will just have to give up blogging!

Please tell me what you think about Catherine Zeta Jones.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Nestle and Jenny Craig in Bed Together!

Nestle and Jenny Craig in Bed Together! is an interesting merger. Nestle (famous for it's chocolate) is going to buy Jenny Craig (famous for it's weight loss program).

Nestles is putting up $600 million for Jenny Craig and just last month the chocolate-maker purchased Uncle Tobys (an Australian maker of nutritional cereals and snacks). Nestle is the world's largest food and drinks company and also makes baby formulas, nutrition foods and drinks to aid weight loss as well as the Lean Cuisine food line.

Now you can buy chocolate, eat all you want, get fat, and then join a weight loss program all from the same company!

So what do you think of this deal -- what's next -- cigarette makers selling cancer preventing drugs?

Please leave a comment.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

When I'm Sixty-Four

When I'm Sixty-Four

It was a long time ago when Sir Paul McCartney wrote the words, "Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four?" Paul wrote the song, When I'm Sixty-Four when he was a teenager as a tribute to his father, Jim McCartney. but it wasn't released until 1967 on the album Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Today, McCartney turns sixty-four and plans to celebrate with his family. He is not losing his hair, nor does he have to scrimp and save as the lyrics state; Paul does have grandchildren, though none of them are named Vera, Chuck or Dave. Due to his recent break up with his second wife, I don't know who will be feeding Paul when he turns sixty-four but I'm sure he will land on his feet!

Paul McCartney is one of the greatest musicians of all time and The Beatles are by far the best band ever! You go Paul!


Friday, June 16, 2006

Bill Gates Stepping Down

Bill Gates Stepping Down

I've always said that retirement has nothing to do with's all about having enough money to retire! In Bill Gates' case, money is no problem for the 50-year old. Gates has been named the richest man in the world for several years now. He has an estimated net worth of about $50 billion. Not too bad for a college dropout!

Microsoft Corp. says Bill Gates is not leaving the company, he is just stepping down from his day-to-day responsibilities there. In July 2008 Gates will officially step down and Ray Ozzie, the developer of Lotus Notes, will be one of the people to step up to the plate.

Bill Gates will then have more time to spend with his philanthropic foundation, the world’s largest.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started in 2000 has helped some of the world’s greatest problems, such as global health and education. The foundation is now the world’s largest philanthropy, with assets totaling $29.1 billion.The fondation has helped in the fight against HIV, malaria and tuberculosis around the world. In the United States Gates has used the fondation to help with education reform.

What will all this mean to Microsoft? I think the company will continue to prosper and lead the way in technology. Gates has surrounded himself with great people over the years and they will carry on and keep Microsoft going strong.

Please leave your comments.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


Here's a GREAT GIFT IDEA for Dad on Father's Day! Forget about the usual necktie or dinner; this year give him a real treat. It's not too late to check out the Bed & Breakfasts in your area and book a weekend for Dad. Many B&Bs offer special Father's Day packages.

Click Here to locate a Bed & Breakfast in your area.

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If you have a favorite Bed & Breakfast, leave a comment and send the link here so I can feature it on my Bed & Breadfast Experiences Blog.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Daryl Hannah Spends 23 Days Up A Tree

Daryl Hannah Spends 23 Days Up A Tree

After three-weeks of protesting to save a community garden in Los Angeles, Daryl Hannah was arrested.

The police had to use chain saws to cut away branches and firemen brought in a cherry-picker crane to help remove the protestors. Other activists such as Joan Baez, Willie Nelson,Leonardo DiCaprio, Ed Harris, Danny Glover and Martin Sheen have also helped in the effort to save the garden.

The owner wants to reclaim the land to build a warehouse. Hannah was charged with trespassing after refusing to come down from the walnut tree in the 14-acre urban garden.

The garden is said to be the largest urban farm in the country and there are about many farmers who work the land to feed the 350 families that it feeds. Owner and developer Ralph Horowitz said he would sell the land to the farmers for $16 million, but so far they have not been able to raise the money. The farm has been an oasis in the middle of Los Angeles for over ten years.

Please leave a comment

Monday, June 12, 2006

Are You Too Busy to Take a Lunch Break?

Are you too busy to take a lunch break?

In a lunchtime survey of 1,013 adults 20 and older, conducted in May, KFC came up with the following results.

62.7% of workers consider the 60-minute lunch hour the biggest myth in office life.

57.9% eat lunch at their desk while continuing to work.
55.6% multitask during lunch (28.9% eat and run errands, 26.7% eat and e-mail or shop online).
51.8% take 30 minutes or less for lunch.
21.9% eat at a restaurant or other eatery.
20.2% eat in the company cafeteria.

I usually run to Wendy's and pick up a Spinach Chicken Salad; that takes about 10 minutes, and then I return to my desk to eat lunch while I work. How about you, do you take a full hour for lunch or do you work at your desk or run errands during lunch?

Please leave a comment.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

How to Make Money on the Internet

How to Make Money on the Internet

Like many before me, one of the very first things I tried on the Internet was an online store selling products I bought at wholesale and sold for a profit. This worked well for me at flea markets and via mail order in the past so I figured it would do great on the Internet. WRONG!

There are so many competitors out there on the web my store didn't stand a chance. Unless you have a really unique product that is a tough way to make money.

Next I tried E-Bay but didn't do very well there either. Some people are succesful at E-Bay, but it just wasn't for me. So I put on my thinking cap and decided that I had to find a niche market. I already had designed websites for a couple of churches (for free) and thought that maybe I could turn that into a business.

I set up a website for myself with a catchy domain name,
Webdesign4Him and I was in business. It cost me about $9.95 a year for a domain name and $3.95 a month for webhosting. I use Go Daddy for domain names and webhosting, they have GREAT prices. I printed up my own business cards and I was good to go.

Now to find some customers. No problem, there are churches everywhere. The easiest and most cost effective way to contact them was with a phone call. However, I hate the telephone so I had to come up with another plan.
I did research on the Internet and found many places where there lists of churches in my area, a good place to start. Many of them already had websites, so I eliminated them.

Next I contacted the ones with an email address listed but no website. This didn't cost me anything. I picked up a couple of customers and they recommended me to other churches. I was on a roll.

The moral of this story is -- you can make money on the Internet, just find a niche market and you are off to a good start.
I will continue in future posts. Please check back soon and feel free to leave a comment.

Coming soon: How to make money with Google AdSense and Affiliate programs that really work.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

What Do You Think About Taylor Hicks?

What Do You Think About Taylor Hicks?

The newest American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks pulled in 36.4 million votes in the show's season finale! I guess there are a few people out there who like him! I am one of those people; however, I was not able to get through on the phone lines to vote in the finale. I tried unsuccessfully for several hours.

Taylor recently signed a multi-million dollar record deal! He is hoping to get his album on store shelves by the end of this year. He will have two songs available in stores on June 13th. "Do I make you proud", which he sang in the show's finale; and his own version of The Doobie Brother's classic, "Takin' it to the streets" will be his first release.

There were many talented singers in this year's competition, but I was pulling for Taylor right from the start of the season. I like Taylor because first of all he has grey hair like me, and it's nice to see an older guy win a competition that usually favors the younger generation! Hicks is 29 years old, practically a dinosaur compared to the other contestants!

He is from Birmingham, Alabama; another great talent from the south! I live in North Carolina so I always pull for the contestents from the south. I can't say much for his dancing skills, but he does have a lot of fun when he is performing which adds to his charm! When I look at him he reminds me of a cross between Elvis and George Clooney! Taylor also impressed me with his harmonica playing.

Please leave your comments and let me know if you are a Taylor Hicks fan or if you thought someone else should have won.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Big Brother is Watching You

Big Brother is Watching You!

According to a new study, about a third of big companies in the United States and Britain hire employees to read and analyze outbound e-mail as they seek to guard against legal, financial or regulatory risk. Click Here to read full story.

Be careful what you are doing with your e-mail because chances are it is being read by more people than you realize. The company I used to work for was always firing people for e-mail violations or for using the computer to surf the Internet when they were supposed to be working. I hope no one from my current job is reading this...because I do spend a lot of time during working hours blogging or surfing the Internet!

Please leave a comment and tell me how much time you spend during working hours surfing the Internet, blogging, playing computer games, chatting online, or sending personal e-mails.

(I promise I won't tell your boss.)