Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What's Up Doc? Stay Healthy Tip

You have approximately one month before you will have to start over with health care deductibles. If you have been putting off doctor or dental appointments NOW is the time to schedule that appointment! As we get closer to the end of the year, fewer appointments will be available for visits and test. Have A Healthy Day!

Video of The Day - The Tony Rich Project...Nobody Knows

Picture of The Day - You Said I Could Have 1 Cookie (Funny...)

Real Talk Quote of The Day

"It's the little things you do that make the big things happen."
- Mike Dooley

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Scotch With Two Drops Of Water ...

A lady goes to the bar on a cruise ship and orders a Scotch with two
drops of water.. As the bartender gives her the drink she says,
'I'm on this cruise to celebrate my 80th birthday and it's today..'
The bartender says, 'Well, since it's your birthday, I'll buy you a drink. In fact, this
one is on me.'
As the woman finishes her drink, the woman to her right says, 'I would like to buy
you a drink, too.'
The old woman says, 'Thank you. Bartender, I want a Scotch with two
drops of water.'
'Coming up,' says the bartender
As she finishes that drink, the man to her left says, 'I would like to
buy you one, too.'
The old woman says, 'Thank you. Bartender, I want another Scotch with two drops
of water.'
'Coming right up,' the bartender says.
As he gives her the drink, he says, 'Ma'am, I'm dying of curiosity. Why the Scotch
with only two drops of water?'
The old woman replies, 'Sonny, when you're my age, you've learned how to hold
your liquor. Holding your water, however, is a whole other issue.'

- Author Unknown

Video of The Day - George Michael/Whitney Houston Duet...

Picture of The Day - Be Grateful

Real Talk Quote of The Day

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tis The Season of ...

I am not sure about you but Christmas is becoming more and more my least favorite time of the year. It has lost its real meaning. You know the whole it is better to give than to receive is barely even talked about anymore. This has become the season in which retailers play mind games with shoppers in efforts to make a profit. We all know that in most retail environments they count on the fourth quarter of the year to get out of the red. This time of the year has become so competitive that now you see stores putting out Christmas decor before Halloween, REALLY! This year when I saw this for myself all I could do is shake my head in disbelief. Is it that serious that we skip right over Halloween and Thanksgiving just so we can move right into Christmas? My answer is a big fat "NO!" In my opinion, Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays, if not the most important. Giving thanks and having gratitude for what you have in life or life itself is way more important. However, how often do you see any of those same retailers giving messages about that? I will wait as you think....(insert Jeopardy theme music here).

Overthinking is one of my flaws but this topic is one I cannot shake. This is because I believe the retailers know that if you actually are thankful and happy with what you have in life then you will not spend money in their store. Their job is to get you spend more of you money, regardless if you can afford it or not. They do this by convincing you, the shopper, that you have to buy this product because it is the latest and greatest ever. This year they moved up Black Friday specials to Thanksgiving night! Are you kidding me? Now it is not enough that we are to skip over the one day that is set aside to just be thankful, now we are supposed to only think about shopping then too. It is a little difficult to do both at the same time. I am easily distracted so maybe this is just me but I doubt it. As I was eating my Thanksgiving dinner we had sales papers going around with people mapping out their strategic Black Friday shopping plan for the next day. Yes, my family has fallen victim to the retailers too.

I will conclude this post by stating that I love to shop just as much as the next person. My main issue here is that I think that people need to be more thankful for what they have already and not go into a frenzy over a sale. Face it, the major retailers do not care about you or your financial situation. They care about if you spend money in their establishment or not, period. If you are not spending money in their store then they are trying to figure out a way to get you to do so. Therefore, please do not let them get in your head by making you spend more than you can afford during this holiday season. It is not that serious people. What is serious is that you surround yourself with people that you love and that love you. That is something that no retailer can put a price tag on because that is priceless.

"Felling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward

Video of The Day - Upgrade U....Enjoy!

Picture of The Day - Shopping Differences: Men vs. Women

Real Talk Quote of The Day

Monday, November 21, 2011


One day a 6  year old girl was sitting in a classroom. The teacher was  going to explain evolution to the children.

The teacher asked a little boy: Tommy do you see the tree outside?
TOMMY:  Yes.
TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass outside?
TOMMY: Yes..
TEACHER: Go outside and look up and  see if you can see the sky.
TOMMY: Okay. (He returned a few minutes later) Yes, I saw the sky.
TEACHER: Did you see God up there?
TOMMY: No...
TEACHER: That's my point. We can't see God because he isn't there. Possibly he just doesn't exist.

A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the boy some questions.
The teacher agreed and the little girl asked the boy:
Tommy, do you see the tree outside?
TOMMY:  Yes.
LITTLE GIRL: Tommy do you see the grass outside?
TOMMY: Yessssss!
LITTLE GIRL:  Did you see the sky?
TOMMY: Yessssss!
LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the teacher?
LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?
LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we were taught today in school, she possibly may not even have one!
(You Go Girl!)

Video of The Day - Pitbull: Rain Over Me ft. Marc Anthony

Picture of The Day - Be You. Find You.

Real Talk Quote of The Day

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's Up Doc? Healthy Tip of The Day

Today I made a batch of chicken soup! So today's health tip will be on the medicinal purposes of soup. Generally, a good soup should be loaded with vegetables thus giving antioxidants to fight disease. A protein (chicken, beef, lentils) that will aide in the healing process of injuries and provides a long-term energy source. A small amount of a carbohydrate for rapid energy. Have A Healthy Day!!

Video of The Day - Rumor Has It --->Glee Style!

Picture of The Day - If A Man Speaks In The Forest...

Real Talk Quote of The Day

"Live life and take chances. Believe that everything happens for a reason and don't regret. Love to the fullest and you will find true happiness in life. Realize that things go wrong and people change, but things do go on. Sometimes things weren't meant to be. What is supposed to happen will work its way out."  - Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wet Pants...

Come with me to a third grade classroom..... There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It's never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the girls find out, they'll never speak to him again as long as he lives. The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I'm dead meat.'

He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been
discovered. As the teacher is walking toward him, a class mate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy's lap.. The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!'

Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else - Susie. She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. You've done enough, you klutz!' Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, 'You did that on purpose, didn't you?' Susie whispers back, 'I wet my pants once too.'

May God help us see the opportunities that are always around us to do good.. Each and everyone one of us goes through tough times, but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith!

- Author Unknown

Video of The Day - Gym Class Heros w/Adam Levine "Stereo Hearts"

Picture of The Day - Where Was This Road Sign???

Real Talk Quote of The Day

"You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine."
- John C. Maxwell