September 29, 2011

Compact Chillout Fan Giveaway

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September 23, 2011

The Big Bang Theory 5 nights a Week in Syndication!

#TheBigBangTheory is coming at you 5 nights a week! Get your local time & channel here:

Can't get enough of The Big Bang Theory? Wish you could watch it more than once a week? Well, fret not more! Watch the show 5 nights a week, check here for your local time and channel!

September 16, 2011

The Big Bang Theory: Season 4 on DVD

Until season 4, 'The Big Bang Theory' primarily focused on the core friendship of the guys with Penny as the lone girl. In Season 4, Penny gets some girlfriends with the introduction of Bernadette and Amy. I was asked "Do you think that guys and girls can have standalone deep friendship or do girls need girl time and guys need time with the boys?"
I think guys and girls can have deep friendships, but there is always the risk that one or both of the people may get romantic feelings about the other person. For single people, that is fine. But it is dangerous for married people. It is a good idea for girls to have female friends and boys to have male friends.

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Supernatural: Season 6 on DVD/Blu-Ray

Season 5 ended with a banger between the gates of Hell opening up and fights with angels it was quite a departure from the earlier seasons but demonstrates how the show has evolved. I was asked "What was your favorite part of the earlier seasons and were you prepared for season 6?"
I am a new viewer, so I can't really answer that. The series is really exciting.

The pits of Hell have opened up and it's up to the Winchesters to fight for humanity and themselves! Find out here with Season 6 on DVD and Blu-Ray #spwb

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September 15, 2011

Kitten Massage

This is so cute!

TrueCare Online Monitoring

I had the opportunity to try TrueCare online monitoring. It is a way to monitor your child's online activity. I received some alerts that my son had become a friend of some adults. On further investigation I found that they were kids that had lied about their ages when they signed up. I felt much better knowing there was an additional layer of safety around my child's online activity.

Sign up for a free 60-day trial at

But remember these points:
Nothing takes the place of being a good parent
TrueCare is a tool to help parents protect their children by staying involved in their social networking activity. It’s not a replacement for all around good parenting.

Parents and children should use TrueCare together
TrueCare provides resources to help parents and kids communicate about the dangers of social networking and encourages parents to involve their children in setting up their TrueCare account. For tips on how to talk to your children about these topics, read over TrueCare’s Family Social Media Agreement.

TrueCare is about educating and protecting, not about spying Parents are only alerted when potentially dangerous posts are found; they don’t see every post their child makes. They’re also encouraged to discuss the alerts with their child and explain why the information they posted may be harmful or concerning.

I would recommend this monitoring service. Sign up for a free 60-day trial at

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September 14, 2011

Heely's are Fun!

Have you ever tried Heely's? They are fun shoes with wheels in the heels. You can remove the wheels, and they look like a cool pair of athletic shoes.

My kids love them! They have had a lot of fun skating and learning new tricks.

Heely's has a lot of information online.
Skate 101 Section:
Shows how to install and remove the wheels.
How to install the heel plugs.
The basics of Heeling and safety.

There is a section about different tricks you can do while wearing your Heely's.
Tricks listed such as:
Fish Tail
Propulsion Switch
and many, many more!

Check out the Heely's Safety Playbook.

You can get your own Heely's and check out the deal of the week.

We really loved our Heely's.
Heely's would make a great Christmas or birthday present.

I received a set of Heely's to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received.

September 12, 2011

The Big Bang Theory: Season 4 on DVD

Sheldon and Leonard are best friends and roommates who pester each other to no end! This couldn't be more apparent than in Sheldon and Leonard's blinding Roommate Agreement. 'The Big Bang Theory' shows us that living with a roommate can often be a great but difficult experience.

I was asked "What is your most memorable roommate experience? What do you think of Sheldon and Leonard's relationship?"

I had 2 roommates for a year in med school. Honestly, we were all so busy that we didn't have time to socialize much. Sheldon and Leonard's relationship is interesting!

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Supernatural: The Complete Sixth Season on DVD

Season six of Supernatural focuses on the brother's relationship as they battle Heaven and Hell. The two brothers spend endless amounts of time traveling together, encountering demons and a trench coat wearing angel.

I was asked "If given the choice, would you choose your own sibling to help you in this battle, or would you chosse someone else."
I would chose one of my sisters because they are my best friends.

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September 10, 2011

Family Talk Review

Since I have 2 teenagers, I am always looking for ways to get them to talk to me. I received a game called Family Talk. It is a set of 100 portable conversation questions about diverse topics. It is fun!

Family Talk takes the dinner table conversation with you wherever you go. You can play in the car, at dinner, or on vacation.

Created by a Mom/Occupational Therapist Beth Daniels, it began as a business of bringing families together through conversation.

It was the Conversation Game of the Year in 2009 Creative Child Magazine and has been seen on the Today Show.

You can get it on the website at It is perfect as a stocking stuffer or for traveling.

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September 9, 2011

#1 Yu-Be Skin Cream

Yu-Be (pronounced "YOO-BEE") is the #1 selling medicated, vitamin-enriched skin care cream in Japan. It is a glycerin-based moisturizer that has been manufactured in Japan since 1957.

It contains:
Glycerin - Natural "Humectant" attracts and retains moisture in the skin, making it softer.
Vitamin E - Natural anti-oxidant and skin protector. Vitamin B2 - Helps to smooth rough or damaged skin - also gives Yu-Be its natural yellow color.
Camphor - Helps soothe minor skin irritations and improves blood circulation and is a natural product from the camphor laurel tree-it is cooling, a local anesthetic and anti microbial

It has a a rich, creamy texture that absorbs into your skin instantly. It helped to protect and moisturize my skin.

You can get Yu-Be skin cream is now available at your local Sephora and

Check out their website at

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Barkonomics: Tips for Frugal Fidos

Are you looking for ways to save money on your dog supplies? Barkonomics: Tips for Frugal Fidos is the 28th book by Paris Permenter & John Bigley. They are the publishers of

The guide features over 300 tips organized such as dog food, fun, veterinary care and prescriptions, training, travel, and more. They interviewed dog experts in all areas of dog care, from vets to groomers. They set about finding ways dog lovers could reduce their costs while providing their dogs with a healthy, happy lifestyle.

It is a good book with many saving tips. I am always looking for ways to save money, and it was helpful.

You can get the book on their website or on Amazon.

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Purely American

I wanted to tell you about a great company called Purely American. I found the site through groupon. They have over 80 Storytelling Mixes that include handcrafted bean soup, chili, pasta, and dessert mixes. They are made in Athens, Ohio.

They have great customer service! As you know I traveled to help my sister who is ill. My second groupon had expired. I contacted Purely American and asked if they could extend my groupon. They did it with no questions asked! Now that is good customer service.

My favorite so far is the Minnesota Lake Country Chicken & Wild Rice Soup. It is one of the group of the Slow Cooker Gourmet mixes. It was easy to prepare and tasted delicious.

I was not asked to post this, and I did not receive any compensation for it. I just wanted to tell you about a good company with great customer service. I think we should support the companies that do a good job and are nice. I will certainly be a repeat customer.

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September 8, 2011

Big Bang Theory: Season 4

"Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of "beautiful minds" that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny moves in next door. Sheldon, Leonard's roommate, is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends, fellow Caltech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. However, Leonard sees in Penny a whole new universe of possibilities ... including love."

Do you think that brilliant people are rather clueless about the dating scene? The people I have met who are geniuses usually don't care about social things. Their minds are on much more important stuff. The guys on the show should read something like "Dating for Dummies" if there is such a book!

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Keeping Kids Safe Around Electricity

Just one conversation might make all the difference. Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electricity providers, asks that at least once a year, parents teach their children about how electricity works, what it does, and how to stay safe around it. Every season has opportunities to discuss these issues, and September is especially appropriate because it’s National Preparedness Month.

Why is electrical safety important? Consider this:
• The most recent statistical data from the National Fire Protection Association indicates an annual average of almost 51,000 home fires involving electrical failure or malfunction.
• Those fires claim nearly 500 lives, injuring more than 1,400 people, resulting in more than $1.3 billion in property damage.
• Statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission show that nearly 400 people are electrocuted in the United States each year.
• The National Institutes of Health reports that though childhood deaths due to electrocution are rare, they are more likely to occur when children are playing around electrical wires or equipment, and often result from either faulty apparatus, or a lack of understanding of the potential dangers involved. The majority of deaths, 69 percent, occur in or around the home.

How electricity travels
Electricity is always trying to get to the ground and will take the easiest path. Like all good travelers, electricity takes shortcuts whenever it can. If something that conducts electricity gives electricity an easy path to the ground, electricity will take it.

Water and metal are some of the best conductors for electricity. Because our bodies are mostly water, we are a great conductor, too. So if you touch an electric circuit and the ground at the same time, you will become electricity’s easiest path. Electricity will flow through you, and you could be seriously hurt or killed. This is why it’s so important to keep all electrical appliances away from water, and to make sure your hands are dry and you are not standing in water when you touch anything electrical. It’s also the reason no one should ever use water on an electrical fire, but should use a multipurpose fire extinguisher instead.

You don’t have to be touching the ground directly to conduct electricity. You could also be touching something that is in contact with the ground, like a tree or a ladder.

Electricity, You, and Appliances
Appliances and electronic devices have protective insulated cords and coverings to keep you from contacting the electricity inside – if a cord is frayed, get it repaired or replace it. It’s important to use appliances and cords the way they were designed to be used so you don’t damage the insulation or contact live electrical parts. If a live wire inside an appliance, toy, or power tool touches the inside of the device and you touch the device, it would be like touching a bare live wire. You cannot tell from the outside if there is a problem inside, so you should always act as if there were danger of shock.

Why Can Birds and Utility Workers Touch Power Lines But We Can’t?
Have you ever wondered why the birds that sit on power lines don’t get electric shocks? It’s because the electricity is always looking for a way to get to the ground, but the birds are not touching the ground or anything in contact with the ground.

If you touched a power line while you were in contact with the ground (or standing on a ladder or roof) electricity would travel through you. And if your kite or balloon got tangled in a power line and you touched the string, electricity could travel down the string and into you on its way to the ground. Both situations would mean a serious shock!

Have you ever wondered why people who work up on power lines don’t get shocked? Utility workers are trained to work with electricity. They wear special insulated boots, hardhats, and gloves, and use special insulated tools that help prevent shock. It would be a bad idea to climb a power pole and imitate them — and possibly fatal!

Tree & Power Line Safety
Lots of kids like to climb and play in trees. Follow these tips to stay safe:
• Never allow kids to climb in or play in trees, forts or tree houses that next to power lines.
• Never touch a power line with your hand or with any other object, whether you are in a tree or on the ground.
• Call your electric utility if you see trees growing close to high-voltage power lines or contacting these lines. (High-voltage lines are the ones at the very top of power poles.)
• If you see a power line that has fallen into a tree or onto the ground, stay away and call 911 immediately. Even if they are not sparking or humming, fallen lines can kill you if you touch them or the ground nearby.
• Before planting a tree, call your local utility locator service to make sure you won’t dig into underground power lines. Don’t let kids play near electrical equipment such as power lines, substations or transformers. They carry dangerous amounts of electricity.
• If you get caught in a lightning storm, go indoors immediately. If you can’t get indoors: Get in a hardtop car; stay away from trees, tall objects or anything metal; stay away from water (pools, rivers, ponds or lakes); and avoid wide open areas such as sports fields or golf courses.

Electric Shock
If someone has been shocked, there’s a chance they may still be in contact with the source of the electricity. Do NOT touch the person or anything he or she is touching. You could become part of electricity’s path and be shocked or even killed. Take these three steps:
1. Turn off the main power to the house.
2. Call for help (usually 911). Tell them it is an electrical accident.
3. When the victim is not in contact with the source of electricity and you’re sure there is no danger, tell an adult to give first aid for electrical injury. This may include CPR.
4. Don’t touch burns, break blisters, or remove burned clothing. Electrical shock may cause burns inside the body, so be sure the person is taken to a doctor.

Downed Power Lines
Downed power lines can hurt or kill you, even if they do not spark or hum. If you see a downed power line, stay very far away. Do not even get close to anything that is touching the line, like a tree, fence, vehicle, etc. Tell an adult to call 911 and the local electric utility to report the line.

If a Power Line Touches Your Car
If you are in a car when a power line falls on it, stay in the car. When you are in the car you are not a part of electricity’s path to the ground. Wait in the car until qualified electrical workers turn the power off and tell you it is safe to leave the vehicle. If people come near the car to help you, warn them to stay far away. Ask them to telephone 911 and the local electric utility for help.

If you MUST leave the car because of fire or other danger, JUMP away from the vehicle so no part of you touches the vehicle and ground at the same time. Land with both feet together, then shuffle away. Take very small steps and keep your feet in contact with each other and the ground constantly.

Do not try to help someone else from the car while you are standing on the ground. If you do, you will become a path for electricity and could be hurt or killed!

Once you jump from a car with a power line on it, the danger may not be over. Electricity can spread out through the ground in a circle from any downed line. The voltage drops as you move away from the point of contact. If one part of your body touches a high-voltage zone while another part of your body touches a low-voltage zone, you will become a conductor for electricity. This is why you should shuffle away from the line, keeping your feet close together.

During A Power Outage
Your family should always have a safety kit on hand. Put the items below in your kit to keep your family comfortable during a power outage. Replace all items in the kit at least once a year. Make sure everyone in your family knows where the kit is stored.
• Flashlights
• A battery-powered radio
• Extra batteries for flashlight and radio
• A three-day supply of bottled water
• Canned and dried foods
• Manual can opener
• Blankets
• First aid supplies

If you know someone who is dependent on electrically operated medical equipment, make back-up power arrangements in case a power outage affects that equipment.

Watch for traffic signals that may be out. Approach those intersections as four-way stops.

Make sure you have a battery-operated radio and flashlights. Check the batteries to make sure they are fresh. Use flashlights for lighting during a power outage; do not use candles because they pose a significant fire hazard.

Do not use equipment designed for outdoor cooking indoors. Such equipment can emit carbon monoxide and other toxic gases.

If you use a generator, place it outdoors and plug individual appliances directly into the generator, using a heavy-duty extension cord. Connecting generators directly to household circuits creates “backfeed,” which is dangerous to repair crews.

Thanks to Southern California Edison for providing this information.

September 7, 2011

Big Bang Theory Season 4 on DVD

The guys on 'The Big Bang Theory' have a very fun and playful work dynamic, often joking around with each other and playing games. Because they work at CalTech, most of their jokes revolve around astrophysics and Wolowitz's lack of a PhD!

I have had some good friends that were co-workers. How about you? Unfortunately the friendship usually fell apart after one of us left the job. Since I work as a professional, I can't joke and laugh as much as I would like at work. It would be fun to work with the people on Big Bang Theory.

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September 5, 2011

Supernatural Season 6 on DVD

Dean surprises Sam early in the season with a sudden paternal side that emerges when the two brothers investigate a case of missing babies. I was asked "What's the most surprising skill your sibling, friend, or loved one has surprised you with? Did it end up making sense given their personality?"

My sister is a registered nurse (RN). She is very smart and has a master's degree. I have been very impressed by her knowledge. It certainly made sense given her personality.

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Care For Your Indoor Plants

It is a difficult task to keep your indoor plants
healthy. Therefore it will make a big difference if
you chose those plants that could easily adapt to the
indoor environment such as lesser light, heat and

It is not uncommon for plants to grow much slower
indoors than they would outdoors. Many plants are
known to stop growing or showing sign of development
or change from fall to winter.

Indoor plants have different needs compared to outdoor
plants and this means that they should not be "killed
with kindness" either.

It is necessary to control the temperature indoors for
the plants to thrive. It is recommended to keep the
temperature between 60 degrees to 70 degrees F during
the daytime and 55 to 65 degrees during the night.

It is advisable to keep the plants away from a drafty
location as this could lead to the plants drying.
Instead of keeping your plants in direct sunlight, it
will do them good to keep them in a place that gets
adequate light but not directly from the sun.

The varying changes in the day and night temperature
will only damage the plants.

In the winter, the indoor environment gets a lot drier
than the summer. This adversely affects the plants.
Therefore it is advised to ‘spray bathe’ the plants
twice a week to keep them healthy.

Hopefully, these tips will help you keep your indoor plants healthy.

Get Nikita Season 1 on DVD

Nikita and Alex grow and become a team as the show progresses, but aiding Nikita could mean death for Alex if she’s ever found out. I was asked "What is the strangest request that you’ve ever done for a friend and given the choice now would you do it again?"

I honestly couldn't think of anything. I mean, I have been asked not to tell someone something, but I haven't been asked to do something strange. Hmm....

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September 4, 2011

A Few Tips For The Indoor Gardener

While all plants are quite apt to prosper indoors,
they do need more or less the same conditions to grow
as outdoor plants do. These conditions are a good
supply of fresh air, proper sunlight, water and
nutrients such as plant food commonly known as

We will include here a few tips that are sure to make
your indoor plants grow healthier and add beauty to
your surroundings.

Ever notice how plants will face the source of
sunlight? This is because the sun is the main source
of their nutrition. Plant leaves change water and
nutrition from the soil to food through a process
called ‘photosynthesis’.

A couple of hours of sunlight is a must for your
indoor plants. If you do not have a place where you
can have adequate sunlight, and cannot move the plants
you should consider purchasing a couple of indoor
gardening lights.

Ordinary lights will not do. Indoor gardening lights
provide enough of ultraviolet light to nourish the

Provide adequate water to your plants. Your indoor
plants need ‘room temperature’ water to survive. Do
not over water the plants, most plants die due to a
lack of water or a surplus of it than they do of any
other reason.

Follow a rule of thumb, like you test a cake you
should pierce a knitting needle into a plant
container. If the needle goes in with ease the soil is
just the right dampness, if not increase the quantity
of water a bit.

Fertilizers are also important, once a fortnight add a
scoop of indoor plant fertilizer to your plant pot.
Used tea leaves are also a very good supply of
nutrition to your plant.

Follow these simple tricks and you will see your
indoor garden prospering very soon.