Jessica Bird - You Gotta Read Her!

I have found a new author which I love! I have read all the books she has written which I can get my hands on. I first read The Billionaire Next Door and what an amazing story it was. I even cried! For me, shedding tears over my books is the ultimate enjoyment. I like the suspense, and all the romantic hurdles are so believable. I like how Sean was such a strong powerful guy, yet vulnerable when it comes to love. It's believable, because aren't we all vulnerable to love one way or another?

Discount Inkjet Cartridges

I am always on the look-out for cheap laser printer toner cartridge. Having a job which requires lots of printing, I learned to shop and shop and shop until I find a low price for my Epson ink. I like to print picture using my own printer, but sometimes, the ink is prohibitive. Well, not anymore. I am very glad to find inkjetdeals because they have helpful hints about saving ink. I always appreciate information like that. They're very handy in today's world. Even my baby have printing needs. I used to not want to use my laser printer because of the price of the toner. But now, with inkjetdeals I can get my toner discounted for up to 80% of the original price, they point to where I can get free shipping as I always already over 100 dollars each order.

So Much Fun

My husband and I have so much fun making this video below. It just took ages trying to figure out video editing, which I never did figure out. I think I need to research which one to use. There's muvee maker, but it takes away the audio of the video, and they insist I make a cartoon out of my video. There's no 'normal, boring' settings. Just funky ones like oldies, and comedy and romance filled with flying hearts.

It's good to find out about this things because it's not like I have anything else to waste my time over. I've figure out CSS styling, some, so next up is video. Before I know it, I'll be digi-scrappping.

Call the World for Pennies From The USA

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You don’t need an expensive ‘data plan’, I never could get on top of what that’s going to cost, no ‘connection fees’, listen why do other companies charge you a ‘connection fee’, isn’t that another word for ‘making a phone call’? You don’t need a ‘hot spot’, another phrase for, who knows where? With Mobiltalk by Pocket 8 you get high quality digital calls or voip international and you save more than 90% over typical international mobil phone charges.

For instance, you can call Australia for 3 cents a minute!

Mexico , again, 3 cents a minute! Compare that with the high cost of having to drive down there and talk in person, which would be cheaper than typical mobil phone charges.

Germany , 3 cents a minute! That is much cheaper than buying a ticket on one of those new giant planes and flying over there, taking the Autobahn, who knows if that’s safe or not, and then trying to find whoever it is you were talking to, which, again, is cheaper than some international mobil phone charges.

Obsessed with Cleaning

Today, I let two orders expired. Not deliberately, but it happened. It happened because I was cleaning my refrigerator from top to bottom. It's really pretty and orderly in there, I just want to live in my ref. It took me most morning because I was cooking while cleaning and baking too. That's me, multitasker extraordinaire.

Finance Genius

With all the sub prime rate news, frankly I have no clue what’s going on with the lending market. I don’t think the new laws will have room for independent contractors like me to buy a house, so I guess I better take care of this one. At this point, if I have to do any more borrowing, I hope not, I’m going to check out FinanceGenius, they seem to know about getting a loan for car, education, or buying insurance or just helping figure out budget. Have you heard of Gap Insurance? This is an important insurance when your car gets totalled. GAP means Guaranteed Asset Protection. If you want to check it out, let me know what you think.

Hopefully, I’ll win the lottery, and they can help me figure out how to keep it all in savings.

Weight Watching

I bet you're thinking about that fantastic program which helps me lost weight. In my case, I haven't attended yet. I want to, but there's no time. Not if I want to read my books. Reading is one of my favorite thing to do. So, as of today, weight watching means just that. Watching my weight climb up.

The Importance of Portable Scanner

I folded my parachute quickly and stuffed it between a thick bush and the side of the house, I had no time to lose. Suddenly, I heard a rumble, the Secret Service Police were closing in, I lay flat on the ground. The Junkers K39 Troop Transport continued down the street, slowly, the danger had passed. Crawling, I found my gear: A German uniform rank of Colonel, a 355 semi-automatic Lugar, five spare clips, my laptop computer and a Scanshell 2000N Business portable scanner. I was ready, all I needed now was speed, cunning, and with any luck, find the extraction point and bring back what is needed to win the war.

It’s been three days, I’m finally inside. Three guards won’t be going home to their families, I must hurry. I’m going down the corridor, three doors to the right, that’s it.
‘Halt! What are you doing here?’

‘I’m on special orders from the High Command, we believe there is a spy trying to infiltrate the highest levels of Security. If you do not return to your post, I shall have you sent to the front by this time tomorrow.’

Well, that didn’t work, I had to put the poor fellow out of his misery. There was no time to lose, found the right box, inside were twenty business cards of the most trusted generals of the regime. After powering up my laptop, I began scanning the twenty cards. It was going to be close, the next shift of fresh guards was only moments away.

Running down the street, I abruptly stopped in my tracks, a sense of horror coming over me, directly in front of me was a platoon of Black Shirts, standing with their rifles at the ready.

‘What are you doing in this part of town, Colonel!?’

I knew I had only moments before it was all over. I clicked on the software for Microsoft Outlook and sent the data to the P51 Mustang flying directly overhead. As I lay on the ground, my last vision was of the Mustang dipping it’s wings, the signal that they had received the transmission, the end of the war assured.


It's all freezing again. I haven't seen snow, but I bet it's coming up next. Right around now, I'd love to be sitting in a warm beach resort all sweaty. The only time I can get to sweat now is if I leave this chair and start scrubbing my floor. Yep, from kitchen to garage. Can you think of any other way to sweat while it's freezing outside?

Hotel Reservations

New Year in Las Vegas would really be awesome. I am shopping for hotel rates because I'm more likely going to need two rooms. I find it really stressful when shopping for rates because I worry that there's a better deal somewhere else I'm missing. But now with Hotel Reservations, I am not going to worry anymore.

If we stay in Las Vegas between December 31 to January 2, I have different options of hotels, motels, resorts, or even vacation rental. I can sort them by price or by quality. It's super easy. In fact, I'm going to book a travel arrangement with them right now. For your travelling needs, especially for places to stay, go to Hotel Reservations. You'll be very glad you did.

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Heeled Mule

I like high-heeled mules. It's this slide in shoes which makes for a perfect accessory to jeans if you want to dress it up a little. I went out today and noticed that most everyone I saw was wearing heeled-mules. It became a style and I hardly noticed til today. I wore mine and I gain 4 inches more.

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I only heard a snipet of Dianne Rhem's show today. I thought she is an old, old lady. It turned out that she has spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological condition that causes strained, difficult speech.

Today's show was about soccer and discrimination. The men's team charges 7 USD for something, and the women's team only 4 USD. A lot of ladies called in complaining about discrimination because the fees suggest that the women are not good enough. As I said, I only heard a little of the show, so I didn't quite know how the 3$ difference makes it a discrimination. Sometimes, I think that the word "discrimination" is bastardized. It's used so much, it's lost is power, and it's meaning.

The Perfect Bed - Sleep By The Number

Sleep is very important. Do you know you can avoid some diseases by having quality sleep? Sleep is even more important as we age. It's our body's way of replenishing so it can go on more efficiently the next day. Sleep can affect major decisions in life. It is no wonder it's an eternal quest for some to get good sleep. For some people, sleep is very easy. They can lie down and sleep. However, others struggled to go to sleep. They will lie down, toss and turn, and changed countless of positions, and still they cannot sleep.

The major factor for sleep is comfort. Unless you're one of the special ones who can sleep anywhere, sleeping is all about comfort. My husband cannot sleep in a a too firm bed because he could not become comfortable. I have to have firm bed. I am used to it. So, we either go with soft mattress, in which case, I could not be comfortable, or a firm mattress which he could not become comfortable.

My husband and I make a compromise. However, with select comfort, we don't have to compromise on comfort anymore. We can share a bed and have our comforts too. My side can be firm, and his soft. This is the best thing that revolutionizes sleep. The best part is these beds come in all kinds of sizes. Do not worry if it's not quite in your budget, they offer financing too.

I ♥ Fall

I took this picture with my 2.0 MP phone camera. Isn't it great? For a 2 MP phone camera that is. I was driving along, all busy about life, when I noticed it's fall. I can't believe I almost missed it. All those yellow and orange and countless shades of browns just makes for such a beautiful scenery. Yes, fall means cleaning up the leaves off the grown and all that, but it's also beautiful. I can delay cleaning up the leaves in my yard. I should roll around in it a couple of times, and when I'm done, I can just leave it for mulch for the spring. Isn't nature great?

Prime Dating Sites

Every body needs some body in this world. If not now, then eventually you'll want to find someone. I know that it is more romantic to find that perfect-for-you someone on your own. Maybe meeting them in the subway, cafes, or school campus, however, people are just so busy these days working. Often it is near impossible to find that wonderful someone on our own to spend time with.

Isn't it wonderful that there's a website that does all the work for you? It's specially design to find enthralling dating personals sites to meet a single man or woman on the Internet. Whether you're looking to date for good times sake, or to find a match which can hopefully lead to your soul mate, this site has it all. The have reviews of famous sites like or, American Singles, and so much more! It's not just about one site, but a whole lot of different famous sites. They've tested it for you so you don't have to. You can just select one of the best and use that extra time you save on dating.

The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

image from fantastic've been reading this book for a while now. It is set in England and I think later on, some foreign shore. In movie terms, this book is a blockbuster. I read a little bit at a time. It's a story about a good bad guy named Sid Malone and a rich-girl-woman-doctor named India Jones. I'm only on chapter 5 of the story. Already, Sid and India have met twice. Once in a bar and then later on, at the hospital where Sid was fighting a raging fever due to a big cut on his side while submerged in the river Thames. I guess Thames is not the place to be when you have a cut. Jones had just graduated from medical school at a time when they barely acknowledge women doctors. She works for what appears to be a do-gooder doctor, which turned out to be a facade only...for the other doctor that is. I like this book and I'll see what happens after this.

Payday Loan Quotes

Times are not always perfect. Sometimes, money ran out before the next paycheck arrives. It's scary when it happens, but not catastrophic. There's Payday loans. It helps bridge the gap between paycheck. There's loan available from $100 to $500 dollars. Money can be write to you bank account in just a matter of seconds. While it's always preferable to live within our means, there's Payday loans for those times when we need a little bridging. It's just a little more security.

Holidays at the Mall

Have you noticed that each holiday season, the mall gets so crowded. You'd think with the Season of giving and joy, people will be a whole lot nicer...not! They tend ot shove and glared at each other. Being inside a mall during the holidays in a dreadful thing. The music is nice and jolly, and the people are stressed and sullen. People should remember that it's the holidays. Try not to glare so much. If you're naturally glary, you might consider staying at home until you're in a better mood.

Personalized Holiday Gifts!

I really like the idea of personalized anything. Not just because of ego, but because it's so helpful sometimes. For the holidays, I would dearly love to get Personalized Flash Drives. I want a few of them in different colors so I can carry my pictures and notes with me. They're helpful and convenient. I want a few so that I would never lost all of my pictures again just because I have misplaced "the" flash drives. I can give them to family members I like. It's just so cool. In these seasons of gift giving, nothing can top this. This is a perfect gift for every one because it's digital age. Every body could really use one. If they don't need it now, they're going to need it soon.

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Explain, Explain, Explain!

I have a family in the Philippines. I missed them. I wish I could see them more often. A few days ago, a brother-in-law of mine had an accident. He's fine, but his family was told he's close to having a heart attack because his triglycerides are quite high. Yesterday, I got an e-mail saying they require a thyroid panel. For what? What do they need to know about protein in blood for? These are expensive tests, and from the sound of it, unnecessary right now. I wish doctors and nursers and hospitals do not require tests which only cost money but has not direct relevance to making the patient well. This is like scalping, except worse because they're scaring the family unnecesarily.

I Dreamed of Key West

There are so many romantic stories set on Key West. I read a lot of romance books. It's really no wonder why I would want to visit Key West, Florida. I'm thinking that a spring trip would be better than summer of winter, but it has to be after the Spring Break. Who can enjoy a crowded beach?

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I Didn't Know

Timothy Olyphant is such a hottie. He's this angry guy in Live Free or Die Hard, another movie I enjoyed. All those explosions! Still, I just recently realized that I like bald guy. There's Jason Statham, then there's Agent 47. He's hot, and he keeps his pants zipped! Yes, even when there's a naked lady dripping all over him. What's not to like about this sexy hunk of a man?

Yes, some people are great with long hair like Daniel Day Lewis, but others rock when they're bald.

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Red is the Season's Color

I love red. They remind me of the holidays. They remind me of the chocolate holiday. Don't know what that is? It's Valentine. Sure we're not done with December, but it's not too early to think of Valentines. I can't wait for PS I Love You to come out in theaters. I'm watching it for Gerard Butler of course. He's so sexy!

See what I mean?

Oh la la!

The Best Season's Gift Giving Source

Are you in despair of ever finding the perfect gift? Too busy to go shopping in crowded malls? Too tired to combat traffic after work hours? Well, despair no more. You can blog and buy gift at the same time. There's a site where there's endless choices in optics and so much more brand names gift choices to be had. In need of of a gift guide, why not try this night vision goggles, this is your one-stop shopping.

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Season of Giving

I don't know about other people but I have no idea what I wanted if someone were to ask me what I want for a gift. Unless it's cash and lots of it. It's not that I am uninterested in life, because I am. It's not that I have everything, because I don't. It's just that I am happy with what I have, and cannot think of something I'd want.

I don't have an iPod or iPhone. Someone wants to give me some, but I'm not ready for it. I have no idea where to use it for. I'll get one when I'm ready. I'm just not ready now. If I really have to think hard what I'd want, then I'd say "time." I want time to catch up on reading and time to just sit and do nothing. I don't think they sell those at the stores.

Human Touch HT-7450 Zero Gravity Massage Chair

My mother just visited me. She's in pain from her arthritis. She's also diabetic, but is not getting much exercise. This chair would be perfect for her. I would like for her to have Human Touch HT 7450 Zero Gravity Massage Chair. If I can't be around to make sure she gets massages, this chair is perfect. It has all the features he's looking for. Softness, recliner, and much, much more.

Human Touch HT 7450 Zero Gravity Massage Chair is a perfect chair after a long day of work. I know my husband would love one. He's always sore on his arms from long hours of driving.

These are just a few things it does, and does it well:

Human Touch massagers are ideal for those who suffer from back pain, neck pain, spinal pain, poor circulation, arthritis, and diabetes-related foot problems such as neuropathy, skin problems, and foot ulcers.

Bunnies and Plates

I have noticed that plates are just like bunnies. They multiply more than I can keep up with. I don't like a disorderly house, but sometimes, I gotta live with it. I like my things in order. Sure I have lots of kids, but that's no excuse for disorderliness. I've been a Mommy long enough to know that if I want my house clean for longer periods of time, I clean up at midnight. That way, it will stay clean between the hours of 1 and 8AM. Aren't I smart or what?!

Depp At His Best

I like Johnny Depp. He's quite famous with his blockbuster shows in which he played Captain Jack Sparrow. I've been hooked since I saw Edward Scissorhands. Who can resist those scissor-hands? His gentle heart which is so hard to get into because he looks rather scary. He doesn't say much in this movie, but his facial expression brings out Edwards vulnerability, sensitivity and confusion to life. He touches everyone even when he can't.

Kim: Hold me.
Edward: I can't.

or this scene:
Kim: It must have been awful when they told you whose house it was.
Edward: I knew it was Jim's house.
Kim: You... you did?
Edward: Yes.
Kim: ...Well, then why'd you do it?
Edward: Because you asked me to.

It wasn't until he played George Jung in Blow that I appreciate him more. He played this drug deal who was at one time became very successful until he was betrayed. I forgot he was Johnny Depp and got into the movie. I got angry and frustrated at his misfortunes. I remember his conversation with his wife when he said:

George: What do you want me to say? I'm in prison. You should know you're the one who put me in here.

I can't wait to see Tim Burton's latest film, Sweeney Todd with Johnny Depp. For trailers and more stuff about this movie visit the official Sweeney Todd movie site. Want more because it's still days away from the movie opening? To see Johnny Depp singing visit Sweeney Todd on MySpace

An Ode to the Titan

I am not poet, but Six Flags Over Texas have the most wonderful ride. The Titans. You climb up on this loud metallic clink in your coaster, then you reach the top. The very top. You look around you, and it's a wonderful world that you see with its twinkling light. You peer over your legs to admire the tracks...wait a minute! Where's the tracks, then you realized it's curving under you.

As you realized this, your head blanks out as you plunged downward into a dark abyss, but only for a few seconds before it lifts you up again. Way up into the sky as if to fling you out your seat so you can fly and land in the Superman Tower of Strength.

It's a ride not to be missed...yeah though you walk in the shadow of death...the ride is worth it.

First Friday Weekend Art Walk

Do you live in near or in St. Augustine, Florida? You're in luck. On December 7th and 8th, and every first weekend of each month afterwards, St. Augustine is offering their famous First Friday Weekend Art Walk. If you love walking like me, then you're going to love this event.

There's arts and all kinds of spectacular things on this events. What with holidays coming up, this is one of those things you can't go wrong. First you get your walking done, and you get to shop for presents. What could be more ideal than this? It's even worth flying into town for the ocassion.

There's even a free trolley to several points of the events every 15 minutes compiments of St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolley Tours. For those who do not want to walk long distances between galleries. They have interesting collection of participating galleries starting with Rembrandtz Fine Gifts for Fun People.

I'm most interested in Butterfield Garage Art Gallery. I saw a painting there which is similar to Picassos by an artist named Sam Dee Thomas. In fact, all other art collections in this galleries are worth a deeper look. In fact, St. Augustine Artwalk, is the place to be on the first weekend of every month.

ArtWalk Starts at:
ArtWalk is from 5 to 9 p.m.
Free shuttles start at 6 p.m. from San Sebastian Winery
157 King Street. For more information call 904.829.0065

Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

I started reading this first book of The Black Dagger Brotherhood because it's a story about vampires. It's a story with an edge, and lots of sex. Well, the sex I could do without, but the story is awesome. It's a story about friendship, and tough strong males who couldn't quite survive without the help of a female. Talk about Achilles heels. This weakness is probably what draws people to the story. Everyone knows that even super heroes have weakness. There's Kyptonite and Superman for example. So, I am reading this book now, and it's fun. I just don't get much free time to read, but it's definitely worth spending time with.

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Help Ease the Pain

I have experienced several degrees of pain. There's temporary ones, but huge pain of giving birth, then there's a chronic ones of small back aches. The earliest memories I have of small-back ache was when I was seven and I was sweeping the floor. I remember intense pain in my lower back as I straightened up from a bent position. In the Philippines, we have those short brooms. I was too young to be suffering from back ache. I am very happy to find that Freeze It Gel could dull the pain.

My pain has nothing on my mothers. Years later, when my mother came to live with me, she has this pain on my arm. It comes, and it would stay for long periods. It's intense enough that she would take pain medication to relieve the pain long enough to sleep. It wasn't long before she was diagnosed with arthritis, an autoimmune disease. Sometimes, she would feel it on her legs. My mother is a hardworking person. She never hesitates to help anyone, even those who do not deserve help. She's a wonderful person that way.

My mother still suffers from chronic pain today. I feel that she's most deserving of winning a year supply of Freeze It Gel. She watches her grandkids; she works full time, and still find time to keep a neat house. She'll work through her pain, if that's what it takes to get the job done.

I believe that Freeze It would be a lot safer alternative to taking pain relief tablets and caplets. This product can help to relieve her painful ankle, knee and joints from standing all day at her job. Ease the pain of her sore muscles from slicing and baking all day.

I believe that Freeze It Gel can help with pain due to arthritis, muscle strains from exercise, muscular strains, and many more. This is why this product will be so helpful for my mother. She has all kinds of pain, and this will make her life better.

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Harry Potter Bares All

Click on the picture to enlarge. this real or made up?

Bummer. He's a child for goodness sake. He's Harry Potter. What is he doing running around naked? Woudn't Valdimort get mad and cut off his ding-a-long?

More LOST Than Ever

I finally finished watching Season 1 of LOST. I feel that they should have made more and more shows. I just cannot wait for Netflix to send me Season 2, so I drove to a library that is farther away than where I live to get the second season of LOST.

That is what I call dedication when I am more than willing to drive the extra miles on a Saturday, with all those luscious books waiting for me to devour. I went, I grabbed them...and well, I didn't quite make it to the information desk before getting waylaid by a Library Sale.

I cannot resist them. I went, browse, and found some wonderful copies of children's books. I have Babar's book, which we do not have yet, some mini-books that I like. I even found an unopened VHS of Pride and Prejudice starring my favorite Mr. Darcy, Colin Firth.

I came home with the yummy LOST with Mr. Darcy as a bonus! Truly, you haven't live until you've seen Pride and Prejudice.

Ultimate Paintball Store!!

When I first started playing paint ball before it became mega popular, there were some companies which provided equipment that wasn’t the best. A friend of mine, Jim, once got cut with a substandard clip that had a sharp edge. Once he bought it, he didn’t want to take it back because the shipping alone was more than he wanted to spend, instead he just put on some tape to cover up the edge.

There is a great online site, Ultimate Paintball, which has been in business since 2002. The store in Missouri located not far south of St. Louis. In 2006 they moved into a large warehouse and they order in bulk for very low prices.
I use their web site because they offer a great paintball gun package, ship same day (lightning fast), and there’s a good chance you would get free shipping if you buy enough, and their customer service is great. They also play paintball themselves, and are knowledgeable about the sport, and can help you make decisions if needed.

I know they have several paint ball guns o their site like Tippmann, Spyder, Smart Parts, Dye, Empire, Draxxus paintball gear plus many other brands on their site.

Their top selling guns are Tippmann A-5, (boy would I like another one of those babies), Tippmann 98 Custom, Smart Parts Ion, Spyder Pilot ACS O (I haven’t tried one of these).

Warm Boots

I have a boots which looks like this but in baby blue. It is so nice and warm, I absolutely love it. Today was chilly here and these boots came in handy. I love the feeling. I can't fit my pants in one, so I changed into a denim skirt and sweats and I am all nice and comfy.

I am planning to go back to the store and get the one which looks like this. There's this store near us which sells fabulous footwear. I am so shopping there later in the day. I better find more ops to finance my shoe fetish.

Gotta Have Them Digital Cameras

Ever since the beginning of time, people have attempted to make memories last forever. They'd etched their images into rocks, paint events, to taking pictures when camera was invented. I like cameras. I specially love digital cameras. The first one I bought was 6 years ago. It was a Sony Cybershot 3.1 MP. How I love that camera.

I have spent tons of money on films and developing them. I am always so antsy waiting to see the pictures, and sometimes, I don't get to see the pictures because the film wasn't loading properly. I was simply overjoyed with the advent of digital camera I can afford. I still have that 3.1 MP cameras with me. It still takes pictures, good pictures.

Then a year ago, I upgraded to 10 MP Sony Cybershot. I like Sony and have been happy with them, so I stick to what works. I love this particular model because the video is big enough to play on my TV screen. I noticed that with 10 MP, I get less blurry pictures even with the subject is moving. Believe me, my favorite camera subjects are always on the move. I noticed that if I steady my hand, take a deep breath and inhale and I click the shutter, the picture comes out much better.

I am not sure how professional people do it, I am only an amatuer, but it works for me. I like to use my camera for taking artworks. There are so many, and I always misplaced them. HOwever, with digital cameras, I can take a picture of it and always have it with me. See this picture below. It's one of my favorites. This would have gone missing a long time ago, but I still have it here.

I would love to own this camera: Canon
EOS 40D Digital SLR w/ EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens

Oh, the things I could do with this lovely camera.

I'm Looking Forward to Holiday Movies

I just love it when Hollywood gets the Fairy Tale attack. The movie listed below are from I'm looking forward to seeing the following movie below. Some of them because I like McDreamy...though the longer I look at him, I see that he's aging. Every body does it. Still, he's sexy, don't you think?

Enchanted with Patrick Dempsey & Amy Adams on Nov. 21.
This classic Disney fairy tale, combining live action with animation, finds an idealistic princess (Adams, 33) falling for a jaded Manhattan divorce attorney (Dempsey, 41). Producer Barry Josephson tells Us: "He influences her with logic and guile while she influences him by opening up his heart."

I'm not sure about this one below, but mainly because the preview doesn't do anything for me.

Walk Hard: Jenna Fischer & John C. Reilly (Dec. 21)
Despite a pickup-truck load of failings - from drug addiction to serial philandering - rock star Dewey Cox (Reilly, 42) is ultimately saved by the love of his longtime backup singer (Fischer, 33). Fischer tells Us: "It's a satire of musical biopics like Walk the Line."

I am so watching this movie. I have read the book and wanted to see how this would turn out.

P.S. I Love You: Hilary Swank & Harry Connick Jr. (Dec. 21)
Though Holly (Swank, 33) has lost the love-of-her-life hubby, he returns to her in a series of letter he penned before passing away - which inspire her to find love again with a bartender (Connick, 40) who works for her mom. Producer Wendy Finerman tells Us: "It was the first time Hilary got to look pretty in a while - and not have to be so tough."

I'm watching this one because I like Heath in movies. Have you seen Knight's Tale? If you haven't, well, get off your butt and see it. It's so worth your time.

I'm Not There: Heath Ledger & Charlotte Gainsbough (Nov. 21)
It is me, babe! In this Bob Dylan biopic, Ledger, 28, plays the folk legend during his early Greenwich Village days, falling for a politically active French beauty (Gainsbough, 36). "They're beautiful together physically," director Todd Haynes tells Us. "But they also evoke something literate and optimistic."

Love Your Teeth? Get Dentemp OS!

Unless you have ‘teeth issues’ you really can’t appreciate how key a smile or eating can be when push comes to shove. This is how I come to appreciate this product Dentemp OS.

You’re in a meeting, you’re trying to focus on competing with the other ten people in the room, you notice that most of the competition belongs in a toothpaste commercial, their teeth must have batteries they are so bright and white, then, no, you didn’t win the lottery, instead, your grand prize is your filling or cap pops off. Now, instead of using high tactics to improve your presentation, all you can think about is that you don’t want to look like you spent the night under a bridge and wandered into this conference room, having appropriated the false identity of someone who was supposed to be here with your name and number.

So, if you have perfect teeth, if you have no flaws, if you fly with the angels every morning and have mint breath every morning, go read something else. But if you need a 60 minute cap or filling solution that will help you avoid pain and embarrassment, provides fast, temporary relief of pain and discomfort, with no mess, no mixing, something which replaces lost fillings and may be used to temporarily cement loose crowns, something that allows you to eat within 30 minutes of setting, something that has been tested and fully complies with FDA Regulations for Oral Care, the best thing you can get is what you need. For convinient and fast Dentemp OS!

The Great Cate Blanchett

I first noticed her in that 1998 movie, ELIZABETH. She conquered me! I couldn't stand THE GOOD GERMAN, a movie she was in with George Clooney. It's an adaptation from a book. After trying to watch it three times with the same drooling on my pillow, I quit.

She was in another movie, CHARLOTTE GRAY, which was a book first with Sebastian Faulks. Now, that one is interesting. I had read the book first and got into the movie. Still, I like her best in her Elizabeth role.

She is great at playing Hepburn. They said she was in THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, but I don't remember her. I guess I should watch that movie again and see where she is.

The Best of Credit Card

I heard from someone a while ago about how credit card is not really money spent. Huh? I mean, I thought the purpose of a credit card is convenience, and you're supposed to use it in place of cash. That usually means, if you don't have the cash, then slow down with the credit cards.

No matter how careful one is, the truth is, we're never living in our means. We go just a little bit over [if we're lucky] between paychecks. This is when you "borrow" money from the credit card. Before you know it, the balance is huge, you need balance transfer.

It's better to balance transfer if you must into a 0% credit cards. It's a great deal if you can get it. Zero percent interest means every penny you send the credit goes towards paying off what you owe.

Credit cards are necessary evil, the point is control.

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Hair, Hair, Wonderful Hair

I am just thinking about hair again. I think I'd like a thicker hair. I have really thin hair.

I have tried different shampoos, but I have not found one to work so well. I think I might just have to buy a live aloe plant and squash juice of aloe into my scalp. I wonder if they do hair implant where it makes a girls long hair thicker.

I'm pretty okay with my hair, but having a thicker hair, not strand, because my hair strand is already thick, would be lovely!

Look at this Pantene commercial. It's the one shampoo I avoid as it flattens my hair into my scalp, but they do make nice ads.

"The Mist"erious Stephen King

My favorite Stephen King novel was Fire Starter. In the movie version of the book, Drew Barrymore plays the unforgettable little girl who had the suspension of dis believable role of the child who could cast fire. Barrymore went on to continue acting and has always been a favorite of mine to watch, no matter what role she has played.

The great story, The Mist, is deservedly coming to the big screen. No less an actor than Andre Braugher, in the top five of my favorite actors, graces the film. He has never had the really break out role that would propel him to the ranks of De Niro, Hanks, or De Caprio, but this may be it.

I could watch Braugher read from the phone book and be captivated. Add to that the only author who can hold my attention longer than the time it takes to flush, the only author who can actually make me give up needed sleep, you have the ingredients for one of the better Stephen King movies.

I didn’t personally think that The Mist by Stephen King could be translated to the big screen, much depends on suspense, isolation, cold, alone feelings, which I would not have dreamed would translate to the silver screen. Enter Shakespearean Braugher, and you have the makings of escape velocity. There’s something about the movie trailer which proves the point, you just want to keep watching more of it, there’s a presence, an impending thrill or something. Take a look and decide for yourself. I think this is going to be a good one, a really good one, one that will enter your dreams, keep you up at night, and perhaps just stay home from work the next time there is a fog.

I am so LOST!

I just started watching LOST this year. Actually, I saw the first episode last Sunday and promptly fell in love with it. I am lost in LOST.

I like that it doesn't feel like a TV series when I am watching it. I like lost for Jack's character. Then there's Kate and Sawyer. I have to admit, I like my shows to be peopled with a bunch of good-looking people. And why not, it's my entertainment.

Yep, it's why I watch TV show.

Shop the Alzheimer's Foundation eStore

I had no idea that holiday gift at the Alzheimer's Foundation of America eStore where all proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Supporting this eStore will help with the quality of care for those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

And be well.

Beautiful Pictures

Every body gets overwhelm by something some days. Some people go to bar and drink vodka. Others go to the club dancing. I unwind a little different than the others. I like to browse through pleasing art images on the net. Or, I research actors and see which movies they appear. It's a fun occupation and I don't have to leave my house. I am such a homebody that I am actually happy rarely getting out of my house.

Homemade Meringue Pie

I think every family has a recipe they treasure and passed down through generations or children. We're no exception. We have our mango flavored meringue pie. Cooking and baking during holidays is a perfect time for the women and some men to get together and catch up on gossip. I have such wonderful memories of those times.

Mango Meringue pie calls for a good mixer to make those egg white really stiff. I remember taking my turn beating eggs with whisker. It can take a good half-hour to an hour to make them really stiff and ready. I don't remember having an electric mixer then. To buy one in the Philippines would have been really expensive. What sore arms I have afterwards. It's really worth it though because the pie is practically to die for. Shopping for a mixer is not so easy. I had spent some good money on a few mixer only to end up disappointed that my mixer did not perform to my expectations.

I'm sharing this recipe to my new generation, but with Eclectrics® Mixer. At Hamilton Beach®, they have extensive collection of Stand mixer. It comes in many colors, so it's sure to compliment your kitchen.

1 1/2 cups plain flour
4 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup sugar

4 tablespoons mango nectar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
7 tablespoons custard powder
3 mango slices

3 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar

Preheat over to 350F.
Mix flour and margarine and put in mixer at low medium speed. Roll into lightly floured surface and layer into a grease pie plate. Bake 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.
Beat egg whites at high speed until soft peaks form, add sugar making sure to keep the stiff peaks.

Mix all filling except the mango slices and boil stirring constantly until thick. Layer mango on bottom of pie plate, top with filling. Spoon meringue over it all. Bake 10-15 minutes until it's golden brown.

Hamilton Beach® mixers are work of art. They have Professional 2-way rotating head for thorough hands-free mixing, 2 piece pouring and splatter shield and many more wonderful features. Holidays are coming up and I know what I want for Christmas.

This is Why I Love Matt Damon!

It great that he could take himself lightly sometimes.

Advice Column From A Man

From the advice column, "Dear Walter"

Dear Walter:

I hope you can help me. The other day I set off for work
leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I
hadn't gone more than a mile down the road when my engine
conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back
home to get my husband's help. When I got home I couldn't
believe my eyes. He was in the bedroom with a neighbor lady
making mad passionate love to her.

When I confronted him, he tried to make out that he went
into the back yard and heard a lady scream, had come to her
rescue but found her unconscious. He'd carried the woman
back to our house, laid her in bed, and began CPR. When she
awoke she immediately began thanking him and kissing him and
he was attempting to break free when I came back.

But when I asked him why neither of them had any clothes on,
he broke down and admitted that he'd been having an affair
for the past six months.

I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from
his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling
increasingly depressed and worthless. I am 32, my husband is
34 and we have been married for twelve years. I love him
very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has
become increasingly distant. I don't feel I can get through
to him anymore. Can you please help?

Sincerely, Sheila

Dear Sheila:

A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be
caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by
checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is
clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the intake
manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of
these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the
fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to
the carburetor float chamber.

I hope this helps.


Just Desserts

I think this is a well-written thing about cheating. Statistics show that when a couple divorce, they don't usually marry the person they cheated with. I guess you could say it has doom written all over it. Isn't that an equivalent to rebound relationship?

There's a man in Britain. He just bought a new Jaguar. He then cheated on his wife, but forgot the car is in his wife's name. She spray-painted it red, and advertised the car for sale at half the price. It's almost funny if it's not so sad that there's too many people who should stay put instead of stay.

So what's the moral of this story of an English guy and his jaguar? Don't cheat and buy a new jaguar at the same time! Or something similar.

And look at this...a great song by Rihanna's Unfaithful. The guy should have kicked her ass.

Lap Band in Woodlands/Houston/Conroe/Kingwood

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How Much Does Hair Matter?

In another forum I visit, one girl got a haircut. It's short, and she's not very happy with it at all. Personally, I think she looks as sweet as ever. But she has this perception that only long hair is pretty. She was upset about the hairstyle.

There's really nothing to be done about it. It's all water under the bridge. In another 4 months, it will be long. Even Britney's bald head is now all grown.

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Square Plates

At my local grocery store one day, I found a square plate. It was on the clearance bin. IT was sold for 3 dollars. I thought, what a great deal! I bought the last three. The problem is, having only 3 is not nearly enough! It's really beautiful! I only wanted dinner plates. There's already too many plates in my kitchen. Yesterday, I found the rest, and I was so tempted to by the soup bowl and the serving platters too...but hey, I am on budget, so I gotta save more before getting the rest of it.

Holiday Cheer Throughout the Year!

Coupons is not just for Christmas shopping. It's for every instance of shopping. If you go on an online shopping, this is one of the place to check first. Would you like a discount or free shipping? I know I do.

I'm always on the lookout for kid's product I can buy for presents. Coupon Chief have lots of options and stores selling kid's product. They're available 24/7 for online shopping.

In need of office supplies? Click on the link. They have awesome deals. In fact, I'm going shopping for envelops and papers right now. What with holidays coming up, there's never enough envelops to be had.

If you're looking for jewelries, no problem. They've got a big selection of retailers available with great deals to match. I've been looking for just the right style of diamond ring which I can afford for my mother's birthday. This site looks promising. Even better, I don't have to leave my house to shop. Isn't coupon chief great?!


I really want to see Elizabeth the Golden Years. The preview looks wonderful. I like the first one called Elizabeth. I just realized they cannot call the movie, Elizabeth The Second because that would make it a whole new different queen.

I am looking forward to it. I'd rather see it in big screen, but I don't mind renting the DVD if I missed the big screen. However, I would prefer the big screen because there's just nothing like it.

iFLOOR Unveils $1,000,000 Flooring Warranty

Worried that if you buy your floors online you won't get taken care of if something goes wrong which should be covered by warranty? Well, worry no more. iFLOOR just unvieled a million dollar Flooring Warranty which will cover the floors of their client. What's even better is this warranty is complimentary with every purchase. Isn't that awesome? Next time I'm re-flooring, iFLOOR is the place I'm going to get my floors.

I floor issued a press release, and you can read it below.
iFLOOR, America's largest online flooring retailer, today announced a $1,000,000 limited warranty designed to protect its customers from predatory manufacturer policies that exclude warranty coverage from online purchases.

The policy, which goes into effect immediately, offers up to one million dollars of coverage in the event that a customer's warranty claim is denied specifically because they made their purchase online. It is complimentary for every iFLOOR customer, and protects the buyer under the same terms as the original product warranty.

iFLOOR, Inc. CEO, Steve Simonson, came up with the program to combat "scare tactics" used by manufacturers of hardwood floors and laminate flooring. "Their idea is to discourage you from buying at a discount!" wrote Simonson in his blog "It's About Flooring". "This is not right! You deserve to save money! So we're going to take care of this problem once and for all."

And it would appear that federal law is on his side. Section 108 of the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Act, states that, "In general, tie-in sales provisions are not allowed. Such a provision would require a purchaser of the warranted product to buy an item or service from a particular company to use with the warranted product in order to be eligible to receive a remedy under the warranty."

Under iFLOOR's new warranty, a key provision allows for iFLOOR to "seek justice" on behalf of the customer in the event of legal action. According to Simonson, "I'm putting iFLOOR's money where my mouth is."

About iFLOOR, Inc.
Since 1998, has been the leading online and retail flooring company, with 36 local retail stores nationwide offering more than 70,000 products, including hardwood floors, laminate flooring, bamboo flooring and cork floors. is the largest online flooring retailer according to Internet Retailer Magazine, and was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States for the past three years. Committed to quality customer service, superior selection and friendly expert advice, enables customers to buy flooring both online and in its retail stores at a substantial savings over traditional retailers. For more information about iFLOOR, please visit

Britney Spear's BlackOut

I am amazed. I thought Britney Spears in done for. Blackout sold an impressive 124,000 copies its first day. Not bad, there are still other days after that. I just really wonder what gone so wrong in her life. She's got talent, and money, and for a while there, so in-love. I guess life is like that, so unpredictable.

There's also a series of pictures for Britney look-alike...but for heaven's sake, it must be slow news on the magazine. None of these girls look remotely like Ms. Spears.

Here's some pictures if you want to look at them.

Jennifer Garner and baby. This is another one of her good pictures too.

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Why Eat Garlic?

Back in my psychology class, we were talking about Prozac. My professor mentioned that Garlic is the prozac of the kitchen. Why?

Here's why.

♦ Garlic is said to reduce cancer like esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer.

♦ It may lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, inhibit platelet stickiness (aggregation), and increase fibrinolysis-which results in a slowing of blood coagulation.

♦ Garlic is mildly antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal. It has about 1% the strenth of penicillin.

♦ Garlic is known to lower blood pressure. My aunts have been taking whole garlic to alleviate high blood pressure, righ alongside copper bracelets.

♦ It has an antiseptic effect and is an excellent remedy for infectious diseases and inflammations of the stomach and intestine. The oil of garlic is absorbed into the alimentary tract and is eliminated partly through the urine.

and there are so much more about garlic here and here.

Effective Reading Tutors

Reading is just about the more important skills anyone can acquire. Reading can be for fun, information, entertainment, and so much more. Before we can graduate to reading for fun, first we must learn to read.

Children needs a good tutor to help them get started on their way to being a learned reading adult. Reading Tutors is important in making this a pleasant and effective experience for any child.

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Benifits of Hobbies

USA Today wrote an article about how hobbies might help with Alzheimer's. Althought TV watching as a hobby is not recommended as it does nothing to slow down onset of Alzheimer's. It could even be a risk factor.

I like TV, I also like to read...both of these are classified as a couch activity. I am going to need a stationary bike to do my hobbies and get benifits of a sexy leg.

onset of Alzheimer's is delayed by education and by intellectually demanding professions.
Dr. Zaven Khachaturian, senior medical adviser to the Alzheimer's Association

The survey was centered on this three activities:
Passive, such as watching television, talking on the phone or listening to music.

Intellectual, such as reading, jigsaw or crossword puzzles, playing musical instruments, chess or other board games, knitting or woodwork.

Physical, such as baseball, football or other sports, bike riding, swimming, walking or skating.

The study does not show that having these activities will stop Alzheimer's, but it delays it. I think delaying this devastating disease is a good idea.

Eric Segal wrote about a Nobel Prize contender in his fiction Nobel PRIZES. This guy was a geneticist. Nothing could be more "intellectual" than doing genetic research, yet this guy got the disease anyway. It's a great story, and worth spending time reading it. Eric Segal is the same guy who can make you cry in Love Story and in Man, Woman and Child. One of the best writer there is I think.

Home Equity Loans in UK

Home Equity Loans is a loan or credit line that is secured by the equity the borrower has in a home.

Do you own your own home in UK? Do you need money any amount between £5,000 and £250,000? Now, there is a place to get just the money you need. All you have to do is go to Home Equity Loans, and start filling up application.

They keep it simple and as hassle-free as one can get with getting a home equity loans. They have choices, they have the resources, and they can get you just what you want.

Even better, if you just want to find out how much money you can get out of your home today without worrying about obligations or worrying about moving, then go to Home Equity Loans. It's the one site that can help you and get you your answers.

Five Ways to Sink Your Credit Score

1. Late payments

A credit score can plumet 100 points by being late on a bill. Any bill. Getting is back up is not as easy as losing it.

2. High card balances, low FICO score

FICO or credit score ranges from a really bad score of 300 to a great score of 850. Why is this important? It's how mortage company rates you.

Also, it's recommended to only have 35% balance on your credit card. So, if you have 1000 credit limit, make sure the balance is 350 or lower.

3. Closing credit cards

Don't close the older credit card you have. It will hurt your history. You're better off closing your newest account because it doesn't have as much history as the oldies you've got.

4. Too many in-store cards

Opening mulitiple credit lines in a short amount of time can send the wrong message. Lending agencies might look at it as unstable credit risk when in fact you're only looking for a great savings of 10-20% if you open in-store credit. So slow down on those discount offered by opening a credit card.

5. Fines that add up

I think cities are catching up. Fines like parking ticket and late book fees could ruin your credit score. If they pass it to collection agency, they can really go to town on your credit score. I guess it's better to pay up or don't get fines.

On the other hand, there's seven ways you can improve your credit score.

Funny Quotes

Men are like parking spots, the good ones are taken and the free ones are handicapped.
Girls are like phones. We love to be held, talked too but if you press the wrong button you'll be disconnected!

The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.
Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.

Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers. - Homer Simpson
Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is 'never try'. -Homer Simpson
After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, "No hablo ingles."

I told my wife that a husband is like a fine wine; he gets better with age. The next day, she locked me in the cellar.
Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?

Uptown Saturday Night in St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine shopping is the place to be the last Saturday of the month. This event has it all. They have history: Native Americans, Spanish explorers, British rulers and freed slaves – all have played major roles in the colorful history of St. Augustine, the first permanent European settlement in America. This is the place to be on the last Saturday of the month.

Trolling for a rare book? Hoping to find that treasure of an antique? Why not go to this event where St. Augustine shopping offers it all? There's going to be wine and refreshments with each shop. Come for the refreshments, stay for the treasure, live music, and all kinds of treasures. You could find that perfect christmas present here.

There's going to be live music! It's free admission and free parking. What more can you ask for a party? There's also book signing. Galleries and stores along this avenue will be open during this time. I for one am looking forward to checking out the books they have to offer. If you're into antiques, then this even is not to be missed.

So, if you're looking for something special to do on the last Saturday night of November, look no further than St. Augustine shopping. This is the place to be.

Location: Downtown St. Augustine
Directions: Along San Marco Avenue
Hours: 5 to 9 p.m.
Dates: October 27th and November 24th
Admission: Free
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Times Changes

I was surfing the net earlier today and found out that Philippines have their own version of Big Brother. Unfortunately for me, the first video I found is of a topless Filipina taking a milk bath. This was on live TV.

The Philippines I left 16 years ago would rate adults only shows with partial nudity. These days, they have half-naked woman taking milk-bath in prime time TV. Whew!

It's not what I would associate Philippines with, but I guess, they've finally caught on with the times. I haven't seen the US version of Big Brother, but maybe I should make time huh?

I just went to google and found out that this show was suspended. Now, that's more like it! But wait, this was in 2005!

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Sales Training Promotion

Someone stopped by today to present a new business oppurtunity. They mentioned words like associate, building teams, winning points and earning 250K in 5 years time. I was thinking commulative or yearly from year five?

He's a very good salesperson. I was half-sold on the product if I hadn't sworn off selling after my previous venture into selling world. I find it hard to convince anyone to buy anything because I get very conscious and uncomfortable.

On the other hand, if I had Sales Training, it would have helped. I believe that in order to ear a lot of money these days, you have to be in sales. Sales Training is a must for anyone wanting to go into their own business. I believe that whethere you planned to go into sales, the talent gained from training in this area can only be benificial.

Desperate Housewives

Have you seen that episode where Susan Meyer met the new neighbor? Oh, that was so uncomfortable. I always wonder why they give Susan all this uncomfortable lines, and my husband said that it's because she's really good at it.

Remember the naked scene when she got locked out of her house? That was nothing compared to that Sunday episode where she pretends to help the neighbor find their lost dog. All the time, the dog was in her garage, Mike, her husband came home and let the dog out by accident. Tracking paint, the dog run to his owner and ruined a Dolce suit with paint. Whew.

On the other hand, if someone I met were that snotty as that neighbor, then they can just crawl back to their cave because I won't bother. People who are choosy and picky like that are never good to have around anyway. They will always find a way to make you miserable no matter if you're trying to be nice to them. They just don't have it in them to be nice. They'll say what they want to say and call it honesty and whatever they choose to call it. The bottom line is, they trample all over you and don't even care to notice that.

Storage Space

Every one can use extra storage space. In fact, I have not meet anybody who does not have extra stuff which needs storing. I used to worry about how to arrange my stuff so it looks neat and efficint. Now I have found storage solutions at Car Guy Garage. I especially like this one. I like the counter space and the beautiful colors of the cabinets. Why choose this site? They offer coupons and they have extensive selections.

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Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse is a form of abusive behavior involving the use of language. Verbal abuse is different from profanity in that it can occur without profanity. In some countries, charges can be laid for verbal abuse under certain circumstances. Verbal abuse leaves no outer mark and no proof.

I think sometimes, it does leave a mark. It makes the abuse person look like they're recovering from intense illness all the time. Some are not as good an actor and they show that they don't have self-esteem anymore. They look like all the light and life are gone out of them. I've seen this twice, and they both manifest the same that way.

The problem with tailoring likes and dislikes in the quest to make the abuser happy is that it can backfire. The abuser will then accused the victim of having no original thought, and therefore make the abuser feel very righteous with their abuses.

Characteristics of Verbal Abuse

1. Verbal abuse is hurtful and usually attacks the nature and abilities of the partner. Over time, the partner may begin to believe that there is something wrong with her or her abilities.

2. Verbal abuse may be overt (through angry outbursts and name- calling) or covert (involving very subtle comments, even something that approaches brainwashing). Overt verbal abuse is usually blaming and accusatory, and consequently confusing to the partner. Covert verbal abuse, which is hidden aggression, is even more confusing to the partner.

3. Verbal abuse is manipulative and controlling. Even disparaging comments may be voiced in an extremely sincere and concerned way. But the goal is to control and manipulate.

4. Verbal abuse is insidious. The partner's self-esteem gradually diminishes, usually without her realizing it.

5. Verbal abuse is unpredictable. In fact, unpredictability is one of the most significant characteristics of verbal abuse. The partner is stunned, shocked, and thrown off balance by her mate's sarcasm, angry jab, put-down, or hurtful comment.

6. Verbal abuse is not a side issue. It is the issue in the relationship. When a couple is having an argument about a real issue, the issue can be resolved. In a verbally abusive relationship, there is no specific conflict. The issue is the abuse, and this issue is not resolved. There is no closure.

7. Verbal abuse expresses a double message. There is incongruence between the way the abuser speaks and his real feelings. May sound very sincere and honest while telling his partner what is wrong with her.

8. Verbal abuse usually escalates, increasing in intensity, frequency, and variety. The verbal abuse may begin with put-downs disguised as jokes. Later other forms might surface.

I Didn't Know About This One

I stumble into this one and just have to put it here so I can remember it.

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Knocked UP

I get to see this movie Saturday night with the Hubby. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better the movie was than my expectation of it. After the quickie which got her Knocked Up, the main couple pretty much take it slow and cautiously. Almost realistic, except it's movie.

We also saw Rush Hour 3 at the theater. It was a fun movie for a date. I think Christ Tucker is a much better partner for Jackie Chan than Owen Wilson. I think I am going to start my journey to James Bond. I have 19 VHS which says I should start soon.

Chris Farley's Relapse Guy from SNL

I love this skit. I think it's one of the funniest ones he's done.

Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and George Clooney

Go oggle them!

Naturally Porny

My sister sent this to me on a forwarded e-mail. I have no idea where these pictures originally came from. However, it's too much fun not to look at it.

Naturally porny.