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Loose Change

September 2, 2012 // Posted in Finance, Ideas, Life, Shopping (Tags: , , ) |  No Comments

At the end of the day when you are emptying pockets and setting up your personal stuff for the next morning, what do you do with your loose change? Do you put it back in your pocket the next morning to prime the pot? Or do you toss it into a mason jar to collect it up? Do you leave it in the car so you have money for a vending machine?

I sort through my money – even the loose change. I look for old or rare coins and set them aside, then I put the rest in a big pink piggy bank. Every time I take the filled up piggy bank to my bank and cash it in I get about $400 – and that aint chicken scratch!

My piggy bank is about half full right now. I have not been paying cash for my purchases lately, so I have not been receiving change every day. That could be different when I start my Christmas shopping, but right now I am good with the debit card and the credit card to pay my way. The piggy bank is on a bit of a forced diet for a while.

Raised to Haze

April 23, 2012 // Posted in Ideas, Life, Movies & TV (Tags: , , ) |  No Comments

There was an episode on the TV series called, “Harry’s Law,” based on a true life story of a kid who was punched in a college hazing ritual and ended up dying. So the local prosecuting attorneys decided to charge the entire team with murder. The TV show is loosely based on what had happened to a young man in Georgia last year. I don’t recall if they all got charged in real life or what happened to them. But you have to admit it is a good premise for a story.

Once of the defending lawyers on the TV show called out that hazing is part of American culture. He said that we are “raised to haze.” with all the club initiations and secret societies with their rituals that are all a big part of American life. I think he has a good point. Not that it is right, but it surely does have a solid basis in our culture.

Corn Flakes

July 22, 2011 // Posted in Good Food, Ideas, Life (Tags: , , , , ) |  No Comments

Seems like corn flakes have been around my entire life. Do you use corn flakes for anything besides a breakfast cereal? I do.

You can melt butter and marshmallows and stir in corn flakes instead of rice krispies for a sweet snack.

Cornflakes make a great crunchy topping for casseroles and baked macaroni and cheese.

Cornflakes dumped on an enemy’s lawn will kill the grass and be extremely difficult to clean up once they get wet.

Or so I hear.

Credit Repair Gone Green

September 30, 2010 // Posted in Finance, Going Green, Ideas (Tags: , , , , ) |  No Comments

As I spoken and written about before, going “Green” is so very  important to us all these days,and  I try the best that I can to go with companies that are putting forth the effort to go “Green” as well. I’ve always been an avid recycler and try and encourage people to do the same, it really isn’t all that much work for goodness sakes. So when I read that Ovation Credit had made a commitment to be as “Green” as possible I found myself checking them out to see what all that they have to offer with their credit repair services.

Bad credit is something that a lot of people are finding themselves dealing with these day and I’m am included in this boat along with plenty of other good folks. The economy has done a number on us so a lot of us are looking at ways to improve our credit scores. Ovation Credit has the means to fix your credit and avoid the filing of bankruptcy, which can really put a damper on your life style for years to come. It can be easy to be green, I don’t care what Hermit The Frog says and sings about.

Jiffy Lube

September 23, 2010 // Posted in Friends, Ideas, Life (Tags: , , , , ) |  No Comments

I have always had my oil changed at the local Jiffy Lube. They have never been an overly busy place of business, I usually go in and get out pretty quickly and have never had a problem. But there seems to be an oil changing war going on right now between all of the service centers and Jiffy Lube seems to be slowing down bit by bit. I know several of the guys that work there and I’d hate to see any of them lose their job due to lack of business and all of the new competition in town, so I still go there and always encourage any one that I know to go there for their oil changes. I’m doing what I can in trying to keep a good business in business.