Friday, September 28

Fixing The Car

I'm finally getting the front wheel bearing replaced on my truck today. Everywhere I went they wanted to charge me an awful lot of money just to put a part in. I already bought the part online and it has been lying around for almost a month. I just need it installed. Nichole's cousin's husband has a shop at home, but he has been really busy with another project. But, as of yesterday he has cleared the lift and is ready to do my truck. I'm pretty excited about this because I just get a weird feeling every time I drive knowing that one of the parts is bad. So, yay for fixed truck.

Thursday, September 27


I came home from work today and decided to stop and check the mail. We have those standard apartment mailboxes where they are all together and you have key to get in it. When I opened it up I was blinded by a bright light and the sound of angels chanting. Once my eyes adjusted to this light I saw what it was that had blinded me. Packages and packages of FREEBIES! It's like we hit the jackpot. Today we receive 4 total freebies but one of them was a three pack. We got: Clean and Clear face wash, a Simply Nutrilite nutrition bar, Ziploc's new Zip N Steam bags and a 3 pack of Pledge surface wipes! How cool is that? It made me think of all the other things we have gotten for free. We have: 4 tubes of toothpaste, more Ziploc bags, Nichole hasn't had to buy deorderant in a year because we have gotten so many Dove samples, stacks of shampoo packets, we have done at least 10 loads of laundry with free laundry detergent and fabric softener and Fresh Wipes just to name the stuff that comes to mind. The other day we got a really good one too. We received a 25 count, yes 25 count, of Pledge Multi Surface Wipes! I love the free stuff. Thanks Cheryl!

I Want To Win

Do you want to win an 8GB Video iPod? I know I do. I love people that give stuff away for free. A fellow blogger showed me this new blog It's Write Now. The creator, Emma, posts quite a few useful tips about writing. That's what her blog is about. She has started up a new contest to win a video iPod and it's red! Pretty cool. The contest ends on Halloween... also pretty cool. It'll be like Christmas on Halloween. All you have to do to enter is do exactly what I am doing. But head over to her contest post to get all the details. So, what are you waiting for? Get over there and enter or else I'll have a better chance of winning. Wait...

Tuesday, September 25

Wasting Time

As you can see I am not working. Hence the blogging. But, believe it or not I am at work. Working the mall gig today. On days like this, I wonder if it is even really worth it. I have made a whopping $32 for myself today. I'm strictly commision and I haven't really sold a damn thing all day. But, Saturdays is what makes up for it. When I am here all by myself, allday (11 hours). That's where the bread is at. I can't even people watch on a day like this because all there is are people in wheelchairs, with walkers or zipping by at 50mph in a motorized cart. Sometimes I think it would be cool to see a motorized cart accident. Two of them collide leaving one with a flat tire and a bent rim. The other with a torn off fender. Maybe the geezers will even start to beat each other with their canes. Then, Tuesdays would be interesting. But, that never happens. At least I have some blogging to catch up on.


October is right around the corner and before you know it Christmas will be on our doorstep. A lot of stores have dragged out the Halloween gear and are now pushing it towards the back to make room for the Christmas caboodle. Nichole and I are pretty excited because we recently raided my parent's attic and took what we wanted. Since moving out, the house doesn't get decorated anymore so all the stuff will just sit in the attic and rot. So, we took what we liked for our place. Now we have all this cool Halloween stuff to put up, plus our old stuff. Day 1 of October it's going up. I'll be sure to post some pics. We'll have to go back to my parent's house to raid once again for Thanksgiving and possibly Christmas. But, there is so much Christmas stuff that it would be near impossible to go through it all. Let the decorating fun begin!

Monday, September 24

1 Year

Okay, so it's a whole year from now, but I'm still excited. Nichole and I are going to Colorado this time next year for her cousin's wedding. Should be a fantastic wedding. Lots of time and money are being spent. Plus it is in Breckenridge which is right in the mountains! Last night we got a glimpse of the lodge and it is awesome. Very scenic and outright beautiful. The rooms are fantastic. We'll be geting a two bedroom premium suite that we will share with Nichole's brother and wife. It will have a full kitchen, fireplace, living room, big bathrooms and everything. Of course we plan on making the trip of it and plan on staying for 4-6 days. Too bad we have to wait a whole year.


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Science Diet Dog Food

I also saw this coupon for $3 off New Oust Candles. I thought that was a pretty good deal.

Wednesday, September 19

Say Cheese!

I'm not much of a photo guy. I understand that capturing the moment in a photo means a lot to some people, but for me, not so much. If I had kids it would be the other way around, but I don't. I have seen some fanatics such as the ones at Disney that have the whole family pose at every ride, sign and building to get that picture. I've even seen them do it at the mall in front of the Disney store! Like they are at Disney or something. I find that kind of behavior ridiculous. But, I still would like to have a decent digital camera for those few moments you do want to capture. The really good ones. 

My digital is nothing special. It's a FugiFilm. It takes decent pictures, has all kinds of settings for light and speed and it also takes video. Nichole and I use it most often when we are at a special event at Disney or for those random funny moments. We have even made goofy faces and taken photos of them! I also use it to capture our events that we put on with Full Wave Sound Live. But, I do have some family and friends that are really into the digital photgraphy thing.

My good friend Diego works for a promotions company and uses a very nice camera every night to take photos at clubs. I often have to upoad the photos for him. Easily hundreds of photos from one night. I also have an aunt that works with photography and has always had a really nice camera. I remember when she used to use film, but she has gone digital as well. If I wanted a high end camera, like what they use, I would probably check out Canon cameras. I know they have been around forever and make a really nice product, yet is reasonably priced. But, for now I think I will stick with my Fugi that takes great pictures and didn't cost me a dime.

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Tuesday, September 18


The other day Nichole and I went grocery shopping. We always do our shopping at Walmart (like everyone else on this planet). So, we can also shop the home wares and all that fun stuff as well. We decided to start changing out all our incandescent bulbs to CFLs. Walmart's are decently priced so we bought a couple of packs. They are different...

We changed out or bedroom and living rooms first. I wanted the "natural light" ones which are supposed to have a truer light and will not give things that yellow look you get quite often from incandescents. Like I said, they are different. They have a bluer tint to them. Which is fine. I really like them in the bedroom, but the living room I have to get used to. 

One thing I really like about them, besides the money saving and environmental effects, is they do not bother my eyes as much as incandescents did. They are a lot softer and don't cause as much of a glare either. We liked them enough that I ended up going back to Walmart and bought another pack so we could change out our den and closet. The closet is really cool because now we can actually see the color of our clothes and they do not look all dingy and yellowed like the incandescent did to them. 

The only thing left to change our some top hats we have in the hall and dining room. They make CFLs for these as well. They look like a standard flood light, but are CFLs. So, I think we might give those a try as well. 


TV and wall unit = SOLD!

We sold our old TV and wall unit last night for a not too shabby amount of $160. We just wanted to get rid of it. I was sick of having a 36" TV sitting in my dining room. So, when this guy said he would pay $160 and take it that night, I said, "SOLD!". I hope they enjoy it because I know I enjoy not having it lying around anymore.

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Arm & Hammer Toothpaste (Go to the toothbrush)

Friday, September 14


Sundays are probably my favorite day of the week. Those are my church days. Granted I have to be there at dawn's butt crack. But, I really enjoy doing what I love. The setup and production of the service is always interesting. Like, this week we do not have a main screen, so by throwing us this curve ball, we have to use our side screens and back up HD. The last couple of weeks Cole was able to come and participate. She really enjoys it and loves working with everyone. I do too. The worship team we have is a great group of talented people and fun to work with. I really like having her there. Unfortunetly she will not be able to make it this week. But, hopefully again soon. 

Thursday, September 13

Pay Per Post

I've only been with Pay Per Post for about a month now and I love this program. For those of you that are not in the know, Pay Per Post is this company that has all kinds of sponsored content available for their bloggers to... well, blog about. In turn, Pay Per Post pays their bloggers a commission for their posts!

Now, like I said, I've only been with them for about a month, but I have already made some decent residual income. It's great for gas, lunches or those small trips to the grocery store. I'll also use it to have a nice night out with Nichole. To me, it's like having free money. Blogging, for me, doesn't really take much energy or mind power. It's cake work.

Of course the money is fantastic, but as for the program itself, my favorite part would have to be the selection of posts I can blog about. There is always a decent amount of topics I can blog about and there are always new ones being added. But, you have to snatch them up fast or someone else will. 

Monday, September 10


Okay, before you get too excited, this isn't a freebie that you can partake in. Nichole and I have some wonderful family and friends that have helped us get to where we are. Yesterday we had the wonderful opportunity to receive a free 36" flat screen TV! Well, of course we took it. Corey's parents had just gotten a new TV and didn't have any use for their old one. It's a big 36" Sanyo with a great picture and tons of options. There is absolutly nothing wrong with it. So, after we fought with it getting it into the car and got it home, we decided to make sure it would fit in our unit. Nope, that's a big negative on that. The TV we had before was a 32" and the wall unit would not fit the new one. We ended up travelling all over the countryside looking for some kind of TV stand and we ended up finding one at none other than Target in Trinity. So, now we have a nice, black TV stand and a black audio cabinet for all the equipment. We do have to find another matching cabinet for the other side to fill up the space and make it look even. My dad was a great help getting this ball buster of a TV up our stairs last night. Thanks Dad. I do not think I have ever moved something heavier or more awkward than this TV. But, it's worth it. A bigger, better TV and it was completly free (minus the TV stand)!

Saturday, September 8

Busy Sunday

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. This is how it's going to go down:

1. Go do the church thing
2. Go get lunch with the Worship Team
3. Go to the Schob's and check out this FREE TV!!!
4. Possibly have the car worked on at Nichole's cousin's place
5. Take a fish back to the pet store
6. Run up to the mall to do a little Monavie presentation
7. Wash the cars
8. Try to fit some football in there somewhere

Free Time

"Do you know what time it is? It's everyone's favorite host... MICMAN!!!"

"Thanks Ray. Let's see what wonderful freebies we got for you today. Ray, let's show our guest what we got behind door number one."

"For the ladies that know Shania Twain we have her wonderful new fragrance Starlight."
"Behind door number two we got a sample of Dunkin Donuts Coffee!"

"Those are some fabulous gifts Ray. Let's see what is next."

"Coming up next, for those smokers that want to quit, we have Nicorette Cinnamon Surge Gum. The candy that will make you quit."
"If you loved our last gift, you will die for this one. If you quit smoking using our last prize and your teeth are dingy yellow. Why not give Listerine Whitening a try."
"Want some cereal? Why not try new Curves Cereal."

"That's fantastic. Why not show our guest our last prize."

"Last, but certainly not least, we have Aveeno Positivly Ageless."

"And the winner of these fabulous freebies is..... YOU!"

"Be sure to join us next time for some fantastic giveaways."

Thursday, September 6


Luciano Pavarotti, the world famous tenor, past away this morning in his home in Modena, Italy. He had been battling with Pancreatic Cancer since being diagnosed with it in 2006. He only had one year since being diagnosed until he lost his battle. Unfortuanetly, my Grandmother was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer earlier this year. We do not know how long this will last. But, she is in good spirits, fighting hard and we are all praying for the best. You can keep up with what's going on at my Aunt's blog.


I read the news on a daily basis and multiple times a day. You never know when something new, exciting, tragic or important is going to happen. Most of the time I am reading on the web. There is this one great news blog that I enjoy. It's called Gimmie The Scoop. It's a marketing blog. I like a news blog over a news site because there are comments that are left by people and you can get a nice little debate going on. Everyone's opinion counts. What I really like about Gimmie The Scoop is the navigation of it is simple and smart. The news is broken up into categories. My favorite category would have to be the Internet & Technology category. They have some great product reviews and even posts about products that are not completly available yet. The top post at the moment even talks about search engine optimization which all of us bloggers know a lot about. This has been a great source of news for me so far. I think I'm going to go read the news right now.

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Wednesday, September 5

Labor Day Weekend

Nichole and I had a really nice weekend. After church on Sunday we went over to the other coast to visit my Grandma. She is doing great and was so excited to have us there. So was her husband and their dog! We didn't do anything too exciting. Just watched a little classic TV with them (Andy Griffith, Mash and Gunsmoke). For dinner, my Grandma made wonderful cornish hens with asparagus, rice and corn.

On Monday, Nichole and I left and headed over to Disney. Why not. We went to Animal Kingdom earlier in the day and just mulled around. We saw the Nemo show, which was okay. In the evening we went over to Epcot (my favorite). A lot of stuff was being refurbished. Plus, the Food and Wine Festival is coming up. They redid the Canada show! It now has Martin Short in it (of course, he is everywhere in Disney). I think they did a really good job with it and kept it close to the original. They also kept the original "O Canada" song. They couldn't get rid of that. Later, Nichole and I had a nice dinner at the Biergarten and enjoyed the Illuminations fireworks show. It was a very enjoyable weekend to say the least.

Saturday, September 1

Labor Day Weekend

Nichole and I are going to go over to the other coast to visit my Grandmother for Labor Day. She has been through a lot recently and I haven't seen her in a few months, so we thought it would be nice to go over and see her for a bit. I have the church thing tomorrow morning, but we are then leaving right after and going straight over. We'll be coming back on Monday and since we are over there, you know what that means... Disney! We'll stop over there for a bit on the way home and enjoy a nice relaxing Monday. A little Animal Kingdom and then Epcot fireworks!