Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The activities leading up to "The Big Game" begin long before kickoff or tip-off. Every sporting event should be tailgated properly. The main ingredients needed for a successful tailgate are quality food and beverage, and the activities surrounding the tailgate.
Any great tailgate will always feature great food and plenty of beverages. Brats, burgers, and dogs are great staples for the meat lovers, but some good vegetable trays, chips and salsa, or other snacks can help to satisfy all attendees. A keg of beer, mixed drinks, and various shots also aid in getting riled up to cheer on your favorite team. Cooking up secret recipes for chili, hot wings, or shish kabobs can also add some personal flavor to a tailgate.
A great tailgate will feature many activities in addition to the televisions for the pregame coverage and analysis. Having a football to throw around or a mini-basketball goal to shoot at allows some simple entertainment before a football or basketball game. If tailgating a volleyball event, it is good to set up a net and get some games going. Tailgates are a great way to keep in touch with all your family and friends if you face a busy schedule during the week. I just set my ADT alarm system near la as I walk out the door and prepare for a day full of entertainment.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of TiVo. All opinions are 100% mine.It has really been a long summer waiting for the new fall shows. I did catch a couple of reruns that I missed along the way but now it seems I have seen everything there is to see. It is time for new Fall TV at last. Last year I missed out on some of my most favorite shows but with the new Tivo Premiere and Slide, I will be able to quickly test into Netflix and other places to pick up the full season of my favorite shows that I didn't get to see at all. I really like that it glows so I can see it in the dark so it is easy to locate. One of the many great features is the Qwerty keyboard. I can quickly text and Search for what I want on YouTube and more. I took just a few minutes to become a fan of Tivo on their Facebook Fan Page and I know you will want to do that too because they are running a contest that will expire September 22 so you want to hurry and Enter to Win. You will have the chance to win the new Tivo Slide. It would be exciting to have the Tivo Slide because I will be able to find all my favorite programs no matter where they are and with built-in Bluetooth, it has the extra power I need out here where I live.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.This is a great deal for everyone. I got to choose the phone I wanted first, and then it was up to me to choose the plan I wanted. When you choose Boost Mobile I got easy activation and was ready to go. I feel the handiest advantage of my phone is being able to Re-Boost my account. But better yet, I can give a gift to my friends by adding to their accounts without showing my credit card and giving away the surprise. I follow Facebook regularly and it is so easy to keep up with my family and friends from home or at work, on breaks or shopping and I only pay one price per month to do this. I love checking in a lot because there is so much happening every day and I want to be a part of it on Facebook. I love the monthly unlimited plan for only $60 and I can call anywhere and send all the texts and check my emails besides looking up stuff on the Internet anytime I choose. I loved having so many phones to choose from and could get mine to fit my budget and every phone had plenty of features so it was a little hard to decide. I was hard to decide between the Blackberry and the various great Motorola phones but I chose the Blackberry. I like to keep up with the latest news also and have found it easy to add extras to my phone. My Blackberry gives me everything I could desire and more. I love paying online and also setting up automatic payments right from my phone. No more running home to do everything on the computer. My friends and I are talking all the time, setting up dates and parties and get togethers for the NFL games. I would be lost without my phone as it is like having a big circle of friends and family surrounding me at any time.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
It is over 80 in the house and we have all the windows open. The problem is that there is not a whisper of a breeze outside. I decided I had it and shut all the windows and turned on the air conditioner. That's what we have it for and I want to use it. It won't take long and it will be livable in here again. Holly is panting something awful and she doesn't seem to take the heat like she did when she was younger. She is going to be 12 years old on the 25th. I hate to see her growing that old. But we are growing old with her :0)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I've been taking a couple of art history classes at the local college just for fun in my spare time during retirement. So when we decided that we were going to New York City for vacation this summer my husband looked up a bunch of art museums for us to go to.
The first and most important one that we wanted to go to was the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When we were there I was trying to explain to my husband the historical significance of one of the paintings that I learned about in class and he couldn't hear me. It was a little embarrassing that he kept asking me to repeat myself loudly in a hushed museum so when we went back to the hotel I looked up Free Hearing Tests and Miracle Ear locations. I told him that he just needed to go and get checked out about that when he got home after we finished playing tourists in NYC by going to the Statue of Liberty and Times Square.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Little children are so cute to watch. This is a picture of two of our great grandchildren. We call it "Let's Dance". They are almost the same age except for a few days. They get along so well together. It is fun to watch them at play. It is so nice they can grow up together. I am sure they will be close all their lives and that is great to see.
Friday, September 3, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of USC. All opinions are 100% mine.I know most of my friends that, I work with, have taken night classes after work in order to get their Masters of Art Teaching Degree at the local college. I have seen them drive off after a hard day's work to sit in a class and try to absorb what is being taught when they are so tired out already from a full day on the job. I found out that you can get that degree right online from USC without all that hastle and easily get the program information. It is so much better to study at home online on your own schedule. You can rest up a little with the time that you would have spent on the road to the college and then start work online with your studies. USC has been ranked #22 in the USA and #9 by US News and World Report from among all private universities. Now I think that is really saying something about this school. You can also have the opportunity of learning from field based opportunities right there in your own area along with the interactive online studies. Their teaching staff is well recognized for their contributions to education. Additionally, you have the opportunity of learning from an institution that has been doing this for over 100 years. They will also help you with their special tuition program, a real asset also. You will also have all the benefits of a USC student, taking part in commencement, free Alumini memberships and also and the chance to become a part of the elite USC Trojan family. You want to be sure to check out their technology video and also look into scholarships at this renowned online university.
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of goviral. All opinions are 100% mine.A person generally doesn't pay all that much attention to their feet. However, when the skin gets unusually dry and you begin to have itching and soreness between your toes, you then pay attention. You know something is going on that shouldn't be happening. We have seen many cases where the kids all take showers together and pick it up in the shower room from others who have it. It can be very uncomfortable and it sometimes it takes a trip to the doctor to find out what is going on. However, now there is Lamisil that you can buy over the counter to treat your athlete's foot fungus. If you apply it as directed, you will get great results and relief from your athlete's foot fungus.
My husband got a bad case of athlete's foot fungus and his toenails got a funny color. Then they began to thicken up and we knew something was not right. He said they even felt kind of numb. Every time he tried to trim his toenails, it seemed they got harder and harder to cut. You could even trim off some of the tough part but it didn't seem to change anything. Because they began to hurt him, we went to the doctor first and she said he had fungus under his toenails. We had never heard of such a thing. She gave him a prescription medicine to use but that did not work so we went to the pharmacist because he was quite knowledgeable. He recommended Lamisil for my husband's athlete's foot fungus and it worked for him. If anyone asks us about it, we always recommend it as a great product to take care of the fungus. It is so nice to be rid of it and have normal nails again and no uncomfortable hurting and itching.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.One of the hardest things when you have become disabled, I think, is to give up your driver's license. Now that may not be necessary. I found out that you can get help assisting your disabled relative, family member or someone you take care of. This company has a fine line of vans that have been built in order to serve a disabled person to get behind the wheel again and drive. It gives them so much self-confidence and a new lease on life. Mobile chairs are able to be lifted into vans also so they may ride as passengers, as well. You can go to their website and fill in your zip code and find the NMEDA dealer nearest you. Please note that they do not sell anything and are non-profit. Their dealers sell modifications for handicapped people in the form of vehicles and vans that enable disabled people to get back on the road again. NMEDA, themselves teach road safety and make sure you get exactly what you need as they visit with you in person. All modified chairs and vans are not equal. You can get the wrong thing by buying directly from a catalog or Internet site without seeing them in person. No disabled person is the same. Each must be treated as an individual and fitted accordingly. If you are a caregiver, I would like to suggest that you go to this site and insert your zip code and find the nearest dealer near you. I know how very hard it is to take care of someone who is very upset because they are no longer mobile and cannot drive. This can open up a whole new world for them.