Thursday, September 27, 2007

Co-operative Bank Credit Cards

Whether you think you do or not, most everybody needs a credit card. The Co-operative Bank may just be the solution to ALL your credit card needs. They offer a wide range of services / benefits on their card option.

For those of you getting out of debt or that currently have an emergency, the Advantage credit card may be for you. It offers 0% on purchases and balance transfers fixed for six months. This offer is great to ensure all your payments are applied directly to your outstanding balance and not messing with a finance charge.

If you're the generous type, check out the Affinity cards. This option gives you the ability to make a donation to an organization of your choice when you open the account and whenever you use the card.

For you travelers, check out the travel credit card. This option earns you travel rewards for every purchase you make with it.

So. . . if you're in the market for a new/additional credit card, be sure to add The Co-operative Bank to your short list of possibilities.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I'm an idiot

That's right, I'll admit it; I'm an idiot. Today was the perfect motorcycle riding weather, but I left my bike in the garage all day long. A mistake I don't plan to duplicate tomorrow. Which means that it will rain tomorrow, so consider yourselves warned (if you life in central Illinois). I got the new tires on the bike earlier this year and I have hardly gotten a chance to break them in. One round trip to and from work will do that though. That's all for now, talk to ya later.


Monday, September 17, 2007

Red Gac

If you read my last post, you know that the status of my skin is a touchy subject for me right now. I'm currently trying to wait out a case of sunburn. That and the fact that my wife is a skin cancer survivor got me interested in learning about this R.G. Skin Revitalizer. I'm not saying it will cure or help with either, but its overall nourishment of the skin can help anyone. The R.G. stands for Red Gac. Gac is a tropical fruit found in Vietnam and other regions of Southeast Asia. This isn't your run of the mill fruit either, this one is long believed to hold some health secrets within itself. The gac is rich in beta-carotene, lycopene and other antioxidants, which help promote cellular rejuvenation throughout the body. Which brings me back to my initial interest, skin health. The medicinal values of the gac don't stop with the skin either. Lycopene has been a buzz word lately for those that take a multi-vitamin, especially in the mens formulas because of its benefits on the prostate gland. The gac can produce up to 76 times the lycopene found in a commercial tomato.

Back to the product at hand, the R.G. Skin Revitalizer. This product provides daily skin nourishment that just can't be found anywhere. It takes full advantage of the gac and all the benefits that it provides and applies the directly to your skin.


Wear Sunscreen

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

Those lyrics were stuck in my head all day Sunday because I spent all day Saturday outside facing the sun. My nose is now a lovely shade of red that would probably glow (If I needed to fly through a large patch of fog).

Trust me on the sunscreen.


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Garage Accessories

With summer coming to a close, now is the perfect time make some changes to you garages overall functionality. A quick way to occomplish this is to purchase some garage accessories. A very popular item to stock you garage with is an extra fridge; I however already have that taken care of thanks to an ex-coworker. What I could use is a few small items such as a wall clock or a comfy stool. What does your garage need?


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Day to Remember

Many people view today, the anniversary of the attacks on US soil, as a day to grieve and pay respects to those that lost their lives on that fateful day. I prefer to look forward to what will be. I bet you took that wrong. . . I'm not currently looking forward to what will be in an optimistic way. I fully expect more attacks against the US and am already dreading how W will respond. I don't want to get all preachy on you here, so I'll let you commemorate this date how ever you feel is best. Lets just all agree that we want every nations soldiers to return home safely as soon as possible.


Friday, August 17, 2007

Happy Birthday to me

Today is my birthday. Wow, at 34 years old, I feel old. I get to cook my birthday dinner tonight, but that's ok cuz it is a seafood boil; which means I get to eat a bunch of crab legs, sausage, potatoes, and corn-on-the-cob. Those always turn out to taste super good. Other than that, it will be a day of relaxing and playing xbox. That's all for now, I'll hopefully post again soon.


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Halloween the Movie

What is your favorite scary movie? Mine is Friday the 13th; but not for its horror value, but rather its comedic value. You see, I went to a theater to watch it in college during a free showing on a Friday the 13th. This particular showing had the theater full of 19 - 21 year old women. And they were really freaked out by the movie. You know during the movie something scary is going to happen when you hear the whispering echo "kill kill kill kill jason jason jason jason". Now the fun comes when there is a point that has no scary value at all and you start whispering "kill kill kill kill jason jason jason jason" and the entire row of women sitting in front of you scream, making the entire theater scream. Let me tell you, that was the funniest horror movie I've ever seen. These Friday the 13th movies and the entire Halloween series are of the same cloth.

The new Halloween movie is soon to be released and I'm sure it will revive the series. This new Halloween the movie is brought to you by Rob Zombie (from the rock/heavy metal band White Zombie). His musical endeavors have always been innovative and appealing. I'm sure his version of Halloween the movie will have that same edge to them. What this series needs is a fresh mind to give it a fresh feel, while still holding the heart of the old-time horror movie. This is exactly what it looks like Rob Zombie is bringing, based on the trailer.

Try to have some fun with this movie. See how many times you can get the entire theater to scream in between the scary parts.


Interview process

Since when does the interview process for a company include a 30 minute phone conversation and nothing else. I get that that would be then end of the process if you blew the interview and the prospective employer wasn't interested. However, that 30 minute phone conversation was the only step in my last interview process which resulted in a job offer. After reviewing my resume and speaking to me for 30 minutes they are willing to offer me decent money to come work for them. The strangest part of the whole process is that during that phone call, I was asked 1 technical question and I couldn't answer it. :-( That, however, didn't seem to bother them. It makes me wonder what I'd be getting into if I accept the offer. I'll keep you updated on what I decide.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Aches and Pains

OK, here's the situation. My body wanted to go on a weeks vacation and, my hands were sore, they needed some relief; should I wine? Um, well, of course not. Seriously though, I had this pain in my hand that I just couldn't explain. I've narrowed it down to about 4 things though: Old age, arthritis, a change in weather, or too much xbox playing. I took Ibuprofen and acetaminophen, but neither helped with the pain. Then, out of nowhere, I got this letter asking me to try the product "Freeze It" and blog about my experience. Included in the envelope were 4 sample packages of the product (pictured here with said hand). The timing on this was too good to be true, so I ripped one open and applied it to my hand immediately. One of these packages goes a long way and is good for many uses. The $9.99 price tag on the retail size could take care of all your aches and pains for years. Did I mention, it got rid of the pain? Yep, good as new.

That first application made me think that Freeze IT would be perfect for the person with a sore jaw and a stuffy nose. The sore jaw bit because FREEZE IT provides great pain releif; the stuffy nose because its initial menthol scent could clear the stuffiest of noses. Don't worry, that scent doesn't last long.

They've even got a commercial on YouTube, but you can watch it here.