the leaky faucet

I haven’t been in a writing mood lately, but I figured that I’d post something since it’s the last day of June and I haven’t really been posting much about life in general lately.

If you were wondering about the title of this post, it’s a reference to the rerun of Wheel of Fortune that aired today. The contestant won a trip to Hawaii plus a million dollars along with all the cash she won during the game. The answer to the bonus round was ‘LEAKY FAUCET’. I thought the puzzle was too easy since the lady chose the most commonly chosen letters (C D M A) selected at the bonus round other than the default R S T L N E.

It almost seemed like they gave her the prize just to give to her. She was recently married and made up half of one of America’s status quo couples that you would see in magazines and brand-new picture frames. I wouldn’t be surprised if the bonus wheel had multiple million-dollar envelopes instead of just the one. Add that to your game show conspiracy database.

I will say that she probably won fair and square since she had to land on the wedge, get to the bonus round without landing on any bankrupt spaces, land on the million-dollar envelope(s) on the bonus wheel, and solve the bonus round puzzle.

Does Pat Sajak have a button at his feet where he stands during the game and can push it to make the wheel slow down and speed up? Think about that. He has had streaks of landing on the $5000 wedges to excite the crowd and contestants. Maybe he’s mastered the art of spinning the Wheel.

Anyway, it’s my bedtime. Even though I was born and raised in this state and have lived here my entire life, I think I truly despise hot Texas summers. The heat is unbearable. It makes me love my new tint on my car even more and hate the fact that everyone’s electricity bills can increase up to 70% (as I heard on the local news).

We’ve had a hundred-degree plus streak lately, but it finally rained a bit today. I haven’t been hitting the gym lately, because I can’t stand the heat right now. This post is a longer than I had anticipated, so it concludes here for now. Good night. Peace out.

the proven method of making women happy (works every time)

Let’s face it. Most men aren’t skilled in finding jewelry for women unless they really know their woman. Not knowing what she really likes can result in an expensive mistake.

Women love jewelry. If it’s that time again to put a smile on her face and make the world a better place, then all you need to do is turn to the interweb, your friend in providing the answers you need. Plenty of thought is required when choosing an accessory to accompany an outfit or an anniversary, but the selection process is a science that has been documented to make everything easy to follow.

The search for finding your special woman something that she will adore can be overwhelming when you don’t know where to begin unless you’ve read this valuable research. Jewelry is always the perfect gift, but the milestone, style, and color all have to be considered along with suiting her taste. Having the answers to these factors will simplify a guy’s quest for the right piece of jewelry to represent his love for his woman.

the nutrisystematicism

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to the mind and body. With everyday temptations like dollar menus at fast food restaurants and deliciously greasy dinner specials, desiring tasty meals can become a constant game of give and take.

The Nutrisystem diet program is designed to combat the fight that goes on when eating healthy and eating for satisfaction collide. Other diets require people to restrict themselves to eating certain foods, taking expensive supplements, and avoiding meals that satisfy the appetite for most of the day.

Upon reviewing a couple commercials and reading up on this diet program, Nutrisystem has the ability to make dieting very easy and affordable. The system has a variety of plans to choose from to suit individual needs. The food is prepackaged and processed, so if you already use the “microwave” way of preparing most of your meals, then all you need to do to easily lose weight without sacrificing taste or starving yourself is to change out the current frozen dinners with the Nutrisystem selection.

The food is filled with good carbs, high fiber, zero trans fat, and low sodium which is necessary to lose weight while still eating enough to be satisfied. The cost of the food ranges from seven to ten dollars a day which isn’t bad at all considering that many people who get their lunch at the drive-thru spend anywhere from three to seven dollars in that one meal alone. For the Nutrisystem price, you get three meals and two snacks.

On top of the cost of the food, you can only imagine that shipping would be an additional charge. Not at all. Shipping is free, so not only do you get meals that only require you to “heat and eat”, they are delivered directly to your door. No need to spend time driving to grocery store, filling the cart, checking out, unloading the groceries, or sweating in the kitchen preparing the meals.

You’re not under any obligation and can cancel any time. If you’re skeptical about this diet program, then you can actually try out three weeks worth of food for free. How can you pass that up? With over a hundred different meals, snacks, and desserts to choose from, eating healthier to lose weight has never been made any easier or affordable.

the asus eee pc netbook for under $200 returns

Back in March, I posted about an amazing sale at Buy.com about the ASUS Eee PC 900 for under $200 with free shipping. The post still gets constant hits, but the links lead to a model that’s out of stock. Fortunately, a similar deal has returned that’s much better than the last.

In as little as three months, another ASUS netbook drops in price to give you more bang for your buck. By comparison of the previous model sold for under $200, this version is equipped with twice as much memory, four times the disk space, and Windows XP.

These mobile systems sell like hotcakes. The predecessor is long out of stock, so you have to act quick. With people across the United States graduating from high school and going away to college, many of them are looking for a suitable device that is durable, inexpensive, and has the specifications to suit their web-surfing, paper-typing, and note-taking needs.

The ASUS Eee PC is a well-known netbook with about two millions units sold in 2008. Although the specs of this specific model may not seem like much, the system can easily be optimized so the machine can easily manage everyday computing like word processing, email, and browsing the web. This isn’t the kind of computer for playing games like Crysis or using high-end applications like 3ds Max and Photoshop, but cloud computing caters to machines like the Eee PC to take care of all the file storage and image-editing needs on the internet than on local storage.

If you or your child going off to college is looking for something much smaller and lighter than a textbook that is easy to store in something as small as an average handbag, then this netbook under $200 is an ideal candidate to consider among the family of netbooks on the market today. These are the popular computers that all of the kids are using these days.

the txdot click it or ticket radio jingles

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)’s Click It or Ticket campaign raises awareness to drivers and passengers about the importance of wearing safety belts. Catchy jingles about “clicking it” can be heard on the radio as part of this advertising campaign.

Here are a couple versions that are currently playing on 101.5 KROX FM Austin.

<[ Push the French onion green play button! ]>

Texas Department of Transportation
Click It Song (Explosion)

Recorded 2009-06-16 from 101X with a Sony ICF-S10MK2 Pocket AM/FM Radio.

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Click It Song (Explosion)

Click it. Click click it.
Click click it. Click it.

Click it if you’re tall.
Click click it if you’re short.
Click it in your automobile before you start.
Click it for your babies, toddlers, and kids.
Don’t just pretend to and say you did.

Click it if you’re a rebellious teen.
Click it even if your two-year-old screams.

Click it.

Click it if you’re driving one short block.
Click it if you’re driving around the clock.
Click it if you’re on time or running late.
Click it automatically. Don’t hesitate.

Is there ever going to be a time when I don’t have to click it?
The answer is “No! No! No! No! No!” You’ll get a ticket.

(Drivers and passengers, whether you’re going two blocks or two-hundred miles, be sure to buckle up. If you don’t, you could be fined up to two-hundred dollars. Click it or ticket. Brought to you by the Texas Department of Transportation.)

Click it. Click it.

_____________~* MP3 DOWNLOAD *~_____________

For those of you who lack Flash support on your browser (or just want your own copy) can click the MP3 icon to download it to your computer.

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<[ Push the French onion green play button! ]>

Texas Department of Transportation
Click It Song (Cecilio)

Recorded 2009-06-12 from 101X with a Sony ICF-S10MK2 Pocket AM/FM Radio.

_____________~* SONG LYRICS *~_____________

Click It Song (Cecilio)

Buckle up. Buckle up. Now click it.

Click it if you’re tall.
Click it if you’re short.
Click it in your car before you start.
Click it for your babies, toddlers, and kids.
Don’t just pretend to and say you did.

Click it if you’re a rebellious teen.
Click it even if your two-year-old screams.
Click it if you’re driving one short block.
Click it if you’re driving around the clock.

Buckle up. Buckle up. Now click it.

Click it if you’re on time or running late.
Click it automatically. Don’t hesitate.

(Is there ever a time not to click it?)
The answer is “No” ’cause you’ll get a ticket. (Oh.)

Buckle up. Buckle up. Now click it.

(Drivers and passengers, whether you’re going two blocks or two-hundred miles, be sure to buckle up. If you don’t, you could be fined up to two-hundred dollars. Click it or ticket. Brought to you by the Texas Department of Transportation.)

Buckle up. Buckle up. Now click it.

_____________~* MP3 DOWNLOAD *~_____________

For those of you who lack Flash support on your browser (or just want your own copy) can click the MP3 icon to download it to your computer.

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The Texas Click It or Ticket campaign’s home page is located at this link. More jingles and other campaign materials can be found at the Click It or Ticket page on TxDOT’s website.

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the half moon betta named shimmer the swimmer

Please welcome the newest addition to the Betta Babies™: Shimmer the Swimmer. We found him waiting for us in a Mason jar at Aquatek Tropical Fish this past Thursday. He is a half moon betta with a shiny white and light blue body. He’s currently the smallest of the pack, but he is also the youngest. We’ll see how his colors change as he grows with the others.

the bed bug encasement

Bed bugs are nasty little pests that feed on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. They can live in your bed, sofa, or in your closet. Most hotels are infested at some level with bed bugs. Bed bugs are small and mainly active at night, so they could be present without  being noticeable. Bed bugs are a major nuisance and have high time and energy costs to remove them. At this point, no pesticides are known to have long term bed bug prevention capabilities either.

While you are away, keep your luggage safe with a bed bug encasement. Simply place your luggage inside the encasement for the duration of you stay and throw the encasement away when you leave. Bed bug encasements would also useful in the home during treatment of an infestation. Keep your home safe and don’t let these little pests get the best of you. Save yourself time and money by keeping your luggage safe on your trips.