Saturday, May 31

Free Food Is Good

Mmm free Papa John's pizza! I'm getting mine. Find out how to get yours here. But, hurry it will not last long at all.

Tuesday, May 27

New Brain Buckets

Nichole and I bought new helmets for the bike the other day. Well, Nichole never had one so she needed one and I had a hand-me-down. Now we both have new ones and they are pretty cool looking. It would have been nice to have a Shoei but they cost a fortune. The cheapest one I saw was $460 and it was ugly. Instead we went with a different brand, but just as good and they both still look awesome. Saved a lot of money in the process too. I'm very happy with mine. Matches the bike the best. Go over to Nichole's and check hers out. It's pretty cool. I didn't care if hers didn't match the bike. I just wanted her to like it.

Car Update

Well, washing my truck did not take the paint off. I knew it wouldn't. So, after talking to the office, the next step is to go get some quotes on buffing the vehicle. Hopefully that will take it off. The part that sucks about it is I'll have to pay for the buffing, bring them the receipt and they will credit us on our rent. I guess there is no other way for them to do it.

My Memorial Day

How was everyone's Memorial Day? Ours was great. On Sunday, I did the church thing in the morning which was awesome. We had a big production with choir, orchestra and the band. We also had videos, lots of lighting and a drama. It was a great production and really touched a lot of people. That afternoon, Nichole and I road the bike over to her fam's house and had a big BBQ there. Good food... too much food.

Yesterday Nichole and I decided to go outlet mall shopping and we drove down to Ellenton Prime Outlets. Good shopping down there. We got some good deals and bargains and had a good time doing it. Although, when we went to the food court to eat, it sucked. There was only one vendor in there that we had even ever heard of and it was Villa pizza, which isn't the best. Needless to say, that's what we had. But, dinner made up for it.

We had some good home cooking from Cracker Barrel! I love Cracker Barrel and it's even better now that there is one closer to home. They started venturing farther from the inter-states a few years ago and now there is one 10 minutes up the road. I had the Fancy Fixin's Sampler which is an awesome sampling of some of their favorites. Of course I had to have the hash-brown casserole as well. After dinner, a little shopping in the store and it finished off a great day.

Friday, May 23

Freebie Corner

Today's freebies are:

2 Load Sample of Snuggle Fabric Softener

Coupon for buy 1 get 1 on Sobe Life Water

Coupon for buy 1 get 1 on Sierra Mist 2 liters

3.3 oz Tube of Lubriderm Lotion with Sunscreen (I said lube... *chuckle*)

*Must register or login to print coupons*

Yellow With Black Speckles

How would you like to go to sleep one night and wake up the next morning to find out your car had a new paint job? Well, that's what happened to me! My yellow Blazer is officially yellow with black speckles! A few days ago they were painting the fence in our complex with a black, water-based paint. I was already gone and at work on the bike and Nichole was just leaving for work when the maintenance guys asked if my truck would be staying where it is (about 3 spots from the fence). Of course she told them yes and they said they would cover it. They did cover it but they only used scotch tape to hold the cover down and apparently it was a blustery day. Needless to say the whole driver's side of my truck is now covered in black speckles. It's even all over the windshield and so now the wipers scrap across it with a nasty, scratchy sound. After talking with the complex about it they said it was water-based and should come off. I'm thinking not though since it rained last night and I was driving and that did nothing. So, we will see. If it doesn't wash off they said to let them know and we would go from there. I'm not too pissed off about it because they did TRY to cover it and they said that if it doesn't wash off they will take care of it. Just upset about it and another thing to add to the platter.

Wednesday, May 21

Fine Print

I'm sorry if I offended anyone with the prior posts (now deleted). They were not intentionally offensive. Let it be known that I do not intentionally disrespect friends and what I was stating was, what was asked of us I found funny and some what ridiculous. My personal cell phone is for my personal use and I choose to use it for business. I pay for my minutes and therefore if I choose not to use it, it is my choice.

What I talk about / write about on my blog is pure opinion. Some of it may be true and some may be fiction, but all of it is opinion. So please, do not take everything as literal and just enjoy it. I guess I'll have to screen my topics better.

Tuesday, May 20

It's Getting Harder

I saw this article and read it today from CNN. It's about people actually "flipping" Geo Metros and making a profit. With the high gas prices going on, many can barely afford to fill their tanks. I for one, have not filled the tank in my truck in a couple of months. I can't afford to do it all at one time. You are talking $60 just to fill it. Instead I'll drop $10 or $20 in when it is needed. Just can't do it all at once. 

The article states that a brand new Geo Metro back in the day ran about $9,000. Now, they are being sold on Ebay for $7,000 - $8,000! Imagine that. The Metro, being a 3 cylinder, gets just as good of gas mileage as a hybrid. It really made me think of the extremes people are having to go to to get by. It's all about practicality now. 

Speaking of extremes and having no money, I also read an article about a middle class woman that got laid off and could no longer afford her condo. Now she is living out of her car with her two golden retrievers and sleeping in a parking lot "haven" that was created for people that have recently become homeless. It boggles my mind on how middle class people with decent jobs and nice homes and cars are now all of a sudden screwed and scrapping to get by. I just can't wrap my mind around it. How about you?

Sunday, May 18

Super Walmart Sunday

It's a super day for Wal-Mart freebies!

Get a sample of Viva Paper Towels courtesy of Wal-Mart!

Today, Sunday May 18th, Wal-Mart Supercenters are giving away free ice cream sundays to all who come through their doors between the hours of 12pm and 5pm! It's not just any old crappy soft-serve either. We are talking Edy's, Blue Bunny and Breyers people. So, go get yourself some free ice cream from from Wal-Mart. You've spent tons of money there in the past, it's the least they can do. 

Incase you get a headache while being at Wal-Mart (like I do) hit them up for a sample of Excedrin as well.

Tuesday, May 13

Freebie Bonanza

Well, as you can see I am back from our awesome vacation. More on that later. I don't have much time available at the moment but I came across some freebies and I couldn't pass them up. So, here you go:

Free Pet Aloe Crumbles...??? What the hell are Pet Aloe Crumbles?

Now for the two coolest freebies:

Free Nine Inch Nails album! That's right, a full length album, free download and completely legit from the NIN website!

Free Auntie Anne's pretzel! From May 10th through June 12th Auntie Anne's will be giving away free pretzels! All you have to do is text the word "pretzel" to 70734 and you will receive a coupon for one free pretzel. The best part is you can do this everyday! Only one time a day, but everyday until June 12th. Not all stores are participating, but the ones that are will have signs up. I have not tried this yet, so I do not know if it works, but I'll be trying it out here in a bit.

Thursday, May 1

Mmmm Free Ice Cream and Yogurt

Okay... I don't know what's with all the free ice cream lately, but I like it! We had free Ben & Jerry's just a few days ago and now all the other ice cream shakes are doing it too!

On May 13th, Haagen Dazs will be serving up free scoops of their new flavor, Vanilla Honey Bee (Mmmmm) from 4-8pm only. 

On May 11th, in honor of Mother's Day, TCBY (if you can find one) will be giving away a free cup or cone to all Moms.

On May 20th, for their birthday, Dippin Dots will give you a free cup of Birthday Cake flavored dots from 4pm till location close.