Finding the right deal really matters...

Now that Christmas has passed us we can now focus on redoing our bathroom completely from top to bottom. We are looking into getting a nice looking vanity and we heard that MaxFurniture.com has the best deals on bathroom vanities. If you know me and my habits on how I spend my money wisely then you know that by me visiting their site I will most likely be purchasing on of their bathroom vanity sets. If you're waiting to upgrade your bathroom with something much better and still save you money then please visit them and browse through the many sets and deals that they offer. With next year upon us I can almost hear my wife asking if we can upgrade our bedroom furniture as well. We currently have a queen size platform bed and I have to admit that I do miss having a real bounce when I sit down or climb into bed. Yes a platform bed is cheaper then most beds but I can get myself a great bedroom set that would include the bed and an excellent dresser. They are currently running a Winter Sale that ends on January 2nd of 09 which can save you from 45% to 75% off retail prices. Please stop reading and click on the link above to get a first hand look at their inventory and the great prices.

Sammy looking to return...

sm_333_oo.gifIt's been a while since we've seen the great one smack one out of the park but it might be sooner then later that that image will be back. Sosa is currently fit to return to MLB and he wants to come back in full force and from what people have seen he looks to be in great shape especially when it comes to his hitting. I would be really excited to see him sport a red "B" but I don't know if Boston would even throw a bid for his skills. Check out the full story at this link and give it a complete read so that you can get a full view of what he is planning on doing. If any Red Sox decision makers are reading this (yeah right) please send Mr. Sosa a bid and who knows maybe he'll come on over.


It's coming right around the corner...

That's right - CHRISTMAS! I don't know how those of you reading this poast celebrate but here in the Roman home we like to gather just about the entire family and have what we have tried now for the third year in a row is a gift exchanges. Most families do the traditional presents for everyone while there might be a few others that practice the same idea we do except that we throw in a huge dinner right afterwards. Kind of like Thanksgiving except it's in December. Now for the past we years my wife and kids have decorated the tree and the table where the family will be sitting to enjoy the feast. This year I plan on getting a few Christmas gift baskets and placing one on each end of the table. Better yet I might want to go ahead and get a centerpiece that would bring the attention of the room straight to it. If you have a tradition that doesn't include some gorgeous flowers from 1800flowers.com. Please visit their site and place your order just in time for delivery before it's too late. The last thing you want is to be in charge of decorating and not falling through on a spectacular display. Visit today and Happy Holidays.

PlayStation Home...

Well it's finally going to happen - Sony has decided to go ahead and release the online 3-D social networking service known as PlayStation Home. I remember when SEGA had their deal with certain cable companies when presenting the SEGA channel and yes I know that the two aren't the same thing but if you remember way back when the channel was introduced it lasted roughly a few months before it strted to go downhill. Some saw it as an issue with the family some said that the price that was being paid was too much especially knowing that the games offered weren't all that great.
Sony officials say they don’t expect an immediate payoff from Home. Their plan is to offer Home as a free software download to all PS3 users, and to charge gaming companies and other brands to create shops, sell goods, host events and advertise.
Now I know that I don't own a PS3 and I can mention about ten others that don't either because of the price for one of those bad boys but do they have something for those who don't have one but are devoted PlayStation fan?
It’s unclear what impact the delays will have on Home. The original plan was to have Home ready by autumn 2007. Sony Computer Entertainment chief Kaz Hirai announced the first delay in October, 2007. The company had expected Home to be ready by April of this year, but instead announced another delay. In late August, the company started inviting a limited number of users for a trial.

I guess only time will tell if this brand new venture for Sony wil help or hurt them.


Bringing the new look back...

We are currently in the midst of Winter and from what I've seen throughout my neighborhood it looks like half of us need new vinyl shutters. I am telling the truth here, most of them have shutters but they look like they have seen way too many Winters or any other season for that matter. On my home I don't have shutters but I can tell you that if I did it would easily bring the look of my home up by a huge percentage. Don't wait until your home becomes a statistic where it's being evaluated by others based solely on your shutters. Visit the site and get that new look to accent your home today.

Getting another win...

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- Unheralded Shaun Hill upstaged Brett Favre with two touchdown passes Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers upended the visiting New York Jets 24-14.

Hill, now 4-0 as a starter, was 28-of-29 passing for 285 yards and tossed TD passes to Bryant Johnson and Frank Thomas, who left the game with an ankle injury in the third quarter.

Favre was 20-of-31 for 137 and was intercepted once as the Jets (8-5) remained in a three-way tie with Miami and New England for first place in the AFC East. The loss was Favre's first ever against the Niners and snapped a four-game road winning streak for the Jets.

Thomas Jones ran for 56 yards and a touchdown that gave him 14 for the season and tied the Jets' record for TDs in a season.

A 32-yard field goal by San Francisco's Joe Nedney broke a 14-14 tie early in the fourth quarter. The 49ers (5-8) put the game away with a lengthy scoring drive capped by Hill's 3-yard TD pass to Johnson with 6:05 to play.
It's always a good feeling to know and see your team win a game - especially when facing the Jets with the newly acquired Brett Favre at the helm.

The look of the game could of been worse then what happened but it's a good thing that the Niners calmed down a bit because they could of mad the final a much larger lead. Even though I'm happy for the win but by them winning they helped out New England clinch their side. I'm not a Patriots fan but I have to admit whether or not they make it, I don't think they'll get passed Tennessee. I'll leave that for another day though.
GREAT JOB 49ers!!!


Taking the next step...

Are you currently looking to invest in a company that is on the up and up?
Are you currently seeking for a piece of a pie that you have seen growing around you such as a dry cleaning franchise?

If you answered yes to either question above then please allow me to inform you of what's out there to take advantage of. Allow me point you in the right direction that will have a solution at the end that would be just right for you.

MyFranchisePath.com is the place to go to get started on what future you have planned. Visit the site and you can look through many types of franchises in hopes of findng the best franchise for you. The offer franchises from Automotives to Staffing - Did I forget to mention that you can take the other road to success and invest in a franchise at instead? Well you can, align yourself with a franchise broker and you'll be on your way to making things easier on yourself. Visit today and see what's ahead for you.


Bending is not enough...

DETROIT (UPI) -- United Automobile Workers said they would rather bend than break, offering concessions to U.S. automakers on the eve of bailout hearings in Washington.

Executives from General Motors Corp, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC were scheduled to appear at Thursday hearings to ask for about $38 billion to get them through tough times.

Meeting in Detroit Wednesday, union leaders said they would suspend the controversial "jobs bank" that pays laid off workers 85 percent of their salaries, The New York Times reported.

Union president Ron Gettelfinger also said the union would allow automakers to postpone payments to a multibillion-dollar healthcare plan for retirees.

But Washington Democrats said critical votes for a bailout were still lacking.

"It's going to take (President George) Bush and (President-elect Barack) Obama calling people," a Democratic aide told the Times.

With new business plans in hand, auto executives have said they would make further production cuts, eliminate some brands and focus on more fuel-efficient cars.

Federal assistance should be based on "a realistic plan for how we're going to make these companies viable over the long term," Obama said.

What the Unions need to do is cut back on workers as well as cutting back on the huge wage that isn't helping the company any. It's bad enough that the top three have to find ways to make their vehicles more tempting by offering delayed payments and more incentives.

Other car companies have a good car where in some cases at half the price then those offered by anyone else. How is a company going to compete if that's where the starting point is and the top three others are in dead last place. I beleive they need to fail and file for bankruptcy so that they have to be forced to sit down and trim down what they have so that they can at least have a decent run in this future vehicle race.

The Fast and the Curious...

The title should have your attention automatically get it "automatically" - okay maybe it's a bad joke but the title does have that catch to it. You think your ride is fast now but you're still curious if it can go just a bit faster, right? Well now you can answer that very question by checking out TurboChargerPros.com today and looking through their huge inventory for that special part or parts that will elevate you to the next speed bracket. I myself own a 1990 Cavalier - I have seen this type of car charged before so I plan on spending some time at TurboChargerPros.com and see if they can set me up with some new toys. Now I know I won't be able to handle anaudi turbocharger but I would love something just as fast though. Quit reading and visit today.

A different look on the future...

I received the pics above from a friend and from what I saw it does look cool but is this really the direction we want to go. Check out the pics and let me know what you think. I would love to test drive the vehicle below...

No steering wheel; you drive it with a joystick. No pedals either.
Can you drive with a joystick? Our children and grandchildren probably can.
The influence of video games in our lives has really arrived, wouldn't you say?


Thinking of the hunters in your family...

Or better yet think of the friends that you know that have been hunting for years now and you;ve seen their equipment - and from what you have probably seen thay might need some new gear. With it being December you can easily try a Nikon Hunting Christmas Promotion to find that family member or friend exactly what they need whether it's a new scope or maybe a DVD that can improve the skills they have right now so that a day out hunting won't be an empty one. Please visit the site and be overwhelmed at all the deals/packages they have to offer you right before Christmas.

Back in the day...

The phrase "Back in the day" comes up a bit when either families are having a festive gathering or when an individual is having a conversation with someone. I have had moments when I feel that no matter what I do I can't seem to do anything right - and the first thing that comes to mind is maybe an old friend from back in the day that would be there to tell you that it's going to be fine so don't worry about it. I read an article the other day that would be nice to see done more and more herr in the US. Give the following a read and leave me a comment regarding what you read...

SOUTHAMPTON, England (UPI) -- Nostalgia amplifies perceptions of social support, and in this way, counteracts feelings of loneliness, British and Chinese researchers said.

Constantine Sedikides and Tim Wildschut from the University of Southampton, England, and Xinyue Zhou and Ding-Guo Gao from Sun Yat-Sen University, in China, ran a series of experiments that had participants answer questions related to feelings of loneliness, social support and nostalgia.

The study participants included children, college students and factory workers. In addition, the factory workers were also assessed on their resilience -- their ability to recover from traumatic events and adverse life situations.

The study, published in Psychological Science, found individuals who felt the loneliest reported receiving the least amount of social support.

However, when nostalgia was induced in a number of the study participants, they in turn perceived to have the greatest amount of social support.

These findings suggest nostalgia boosts perceptions of social support, and in this way, mitigates feelings of loneliness. In addition, the findings revealed that the most resilient individuals are more likely to use nostalgia to overcome feelings of loneliness.


A meeting worth remembering...

There are a few company owners out there that don't know the existance of PPS (Peak Performance Services) and to this date they try to put together an escape for their employees and staff that pretty much ends in disappointment. What they need to do is look up PPS under Corporate Incentive Travel and finally present to their employees/staff how appreciative they are of them. They can easily start with one of the simple Cruise incentives which I can safely assume will be wonderful for those hard working individuals who need that broad escape. Most Corporate incentive travel companies try to compete with PPS but from what I read on their site as far as their services and the testimonials I have to admit that they are going to be a company that will be hard to beat now or in the future. If you are currently looking to spruce up you're meetings whether their for business or appreciation please take a few minutes and visit Peak Performance's website and get a clear picture of their services and please read what others have written about them as well.

History/Moments on my birthday...

Here is what happened on 05/02 throughout history:

Notable Birthdays for May 2

Those born on this date include:
- Catherine the Great, empress of Russia, in 1729
- Gen. Henry Robert, author of "Robert's Rules of Order," in 1837
- Pioneer Zionist Theodor Herzl in 1860
- Broadway composer Lorenz Hart in 1895
- Child care specialist Dr. Benjamin Spock in 1903
- Singer/actor Bing Crosby in 1904 and Theodore Bikel in 1924 (age 82)
- Activist Bianca Jagger, ex-wife of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, in 1945 (age 61)
- Pop singer Leslie Gore in 1946 (age 60)
- Country singer Larry Gatlin in 1949 (age 57)
- And actresses Christine Baranski in 1952 (age 54) and Jenna Von Oy ("Blossom") in 1977 (age 29).

Other Notable Events, May 2
In 1519, Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist, scientist and inventor, died at age 67.

Out of all that is above the only thing that caught my attention is the fact that da Vinci died on my birthday - bummer. Now everytime I think about watching the movie I will remind myself that the creator of the "Last Supper" died on my birthday.