Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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Ahead in the polls

Presidential Candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), is ahead in the polls. However, for some, that is not good enough.
Why isn't he more ahead in the polls? some ask.
I say what does it matter? He is ahead in the polls.
These arguments, to me, go back to the very idea I personally reject: Blacks have to be twice or four times better than any white person. This goes for running for president, competing for a job, competing for a man etc.
Why can't Black people be like everyone else. Why are Blacks held to a higher standard just to be included?
Only cream of the crop (or very top cream of the crop in Obama's case) need apply.
Really, now. Any other man would be congratulated for running a good race. Why can't this man, Obama? Contest Video

I have reviewed the site and I am impressed by how well it is laid out. It is easy to use and a great idea--especially for high profile jobs. I had no problems uploading my video.
Everyone wants a dream jobbecause it signals a desire to do more with you life than just work a job. A dream job is any career that you enjoy. Using this site will, in my opinion, expediate any work toward landing that dream job.
My dream job for a day would be a spokeswoman for a casino. I would get to be around happy people on vacation enjoying themselves. I would get to play hostess to these folks and represent the casino. This would be a drastic change from my current job as Mommy--giving me a much needed break from myself.


There is no phone service--cell and land line in Southern California because it is out in certain places. People are being asked to use e-mail if possible.
That would mean people are using broadband.
The quake was 5.8 on the Richter Scale and felt as far away as Los Vegas.
Damage estimates are in the billions in some parts. Buildings were swaying, some people reported on the news.
I'm sure there will be hand-held images of the damage.

Trusted Tours & Attractions

The last time I visited Chicago on vacation, I went out and explored the Loop.
Those of you who are not familiar with what the Loop is, it is a section of downtown Chicago that is filled with the most wonderful shopping experience ever, in the day and the best fun-filled bar hopping experiences at night--if you are young-at-heart.

Now, even if you don’t inbibe, there are plenty of other things to do in Chicago.
Chicago nightlife is filled with live bands--the city is known for it’s Blues bands--and delicious regional food outlets.

However, had I looked at the Trusted Tours & Attractions web site and newsletter before staying in Chicago, I would have learned that Chicago offers a lot more.

I could have visited Lego Land Discovery Center for less than $20 bucks! The 30,000-square-foot attraction combines two floors of hands-on LEGO fun! (who doesn’t still like playing with Legos?)
I at least should have checked Trusted Tours & Attraction’s online travel guides.
I could have visited the Metropolitan museum of art where people who are in the know go to see is the world’s best and most up-to-date collections of art.

I could have taken a scenic tour of Chicago's lake front & downtown area aboard Trolley and New Upper Decker Buses. The Hop On-Hop Off Tour gives you unlimited access to the Trolleys and any of the designated stops over it's 13 mile route in order to visit famous city attractions.

I could have bought a CityPass. The nine-day pass allows you to enjoy five unforgettable attractions in Chicago: The Hancock Observatory, The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Museum of Science and Industry plus OMNIMAX--the best of the Windy City!

Well, at least I’ll be prepared when I visit Florida.
The next time I go on vacation, I’m going to plan it by looking for things to do in Orlando with Trusted Tours & Attractions.

Thus far, I already know I’m going to spend the first day visiting Universal Studios. It is so much fun and there are lots of things to do for the whole family.

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Bennigan's is closing

Can you believe it? Bennigans is closing!
That's where everyone would go for quick cheap eats and good drinks.
The news casters said it had been in business for 32 years and was operating in 32 states.
It was a great place to meet with good seating, decent food and great drinks.
People showing up for work had no idea and were turned away. 972-588-9000 is the corporate number if anyone wants to know.
A lot of people say they will miss Bennigans.
On the news it was speculated that the high price of food, combined with the high price of gas--for transporting said food--brought the good-time restaurant to a close.

Whether you have a business web site or a personal site, no one wants unecessary downtime. So many people go with the cheapest web hosting site but is it really the best?

Well, one way to avoid the hunt and peck when choosing a cheap web hosting service is to go to a review site. takes some of the guess work out of choosing a reasonalbly priced web hosting service. Feel free to go to the site and look at customer reviews way down at the bottom of the page.

There you will find real life discussions on which service is the best or the worst. Then, you will be in the position to make an informed decision instead of choosing in the dark.

The Chronicle, U.S.A.

Well, it has been a week or so since the launch of my newest web site, The Chronicle, U.S.A.
It is just a mock-up site of the eventual online newspaper I would like to publish.
The Associated Press feeds will be expensive but are truly necessary. The advertising fees are supposed to cover those expenses. However, right now, I don't have any advertisers.
Boo hoo.
Really, though if anyone out there has any suggestions on how I should go about marketing this site, please e-mail me.