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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

"One is Evil - It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

"The other is Good - It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:

"Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

Thank you to my brother Patrick for sharing this with me

Sunday, December 27, 2009

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Monday, December 21, 2009

The Christmas Pagent

This was sent to me via an email.
I wish I knew who wrote this as they definitely deserve credit for this hilarious story that I am willing to bet is true!

My husband and I had been happily married (most of the time) for five years but hadn't been blessed with a baby. I decided to do some serious praying and promised God that if he would give us a child, I would be a perfect mother, love it with all my heart and raise it with His word as my guide.

God answered my prayers and blessed us with a son.The next year God blessed us with another son.The following year, He blessed us with yet another son.

The year after that we were blessed with a daughter. My husband thought we'd been blessed right into poverty. We now had four children, and the oldest was only four years old. I learned never to ask God for anything unless I meant it. As a minister once told me,"If you pray for rain, make sure you carry an umbrella."

I began reading a few verses of the Bible to the children each day as they lay in their cribs. I was off to a good start. God had entrusted me with four children and I didn't want to disappoint Him.

I tried to be patient the day the children smashed two dozen eggs on the kitchen floor searching for baby chicks.

I tried to be understanding...when they started a hotel for homeless frogs in the spare bedroom, although it took me nearly two hours to catch all twenty-three frogs .

When my daughter poured ketchup all over herself and rolled up in a blanket to see how it felt to be a hot dog, I tried to see the humor rather than the mess.

In spite of changing over twenty-five thousand diapers, never eating a hot meal and never sleeping for more than thirty minutes at a time, I still thank God daily for my children.

While I couldn't keep my promise to be a perfect mother - I didn't even come close... I did keep my promise to raise them in the Word of God. I knew I was missing the mark just a little when I told my daughter we were going to church to worship God, and she wanted to bring a bar of soap along to "wash up" Jesus, too.

Something was lost in the translation when I explained that God gave us everlasting life, and my son thought it was generous of God to give us his "last wife."

My proudest moment came during the children's Christmas pageant.

My daughter was playing Mary, two of my sons were shepherds and my youngest son was a wise man.This was their moment to shine.

My five-year-old shepherd had practiced his line, "We found the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes." But he was nervous and said, "The baby was wrapped in wrinkled clothes."
My four-year-old "Mary" said, "That's not 'wrinkled clothes,' silly. That's dirty, rotten clothes."

A wrestling match broke out between Mary and the shepherd and was stopped by an angel, who bent her halo and lost her left wing.

I slouched a little lower in my seat when Mary dropped the doll representing Baby Jesus, and it bounced down the aisle crying, "Mama-mama."

Mary grabbed the doll, wrapped it back up and held it tightly as the wise men arrived.

My other son stepped forward wearing a bath robe and a paper crown, knelt at the manger and announced, "We are the three wise men, and we are bringing gifts of gold, common sense and fur."

The congregation dissolved into laughter, and the pageant got a standing ovation.

"I've never enjoyed a Christmas program as much as this one," laughed the pastor, wiping tears from his eyes. "For the rest of my life, I'll never hear the Christmas story without thinking of gold, common sense and fur."

"My children are my pride and my joy and my greatest blessing," I said as I dug through my purse for an aspirin.

Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
Had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.

I Have Been Very Busy....

I don't believe in human cloning..... except for myself.
I have been so busy that I have let my blog slide. I apologize for that.
So, I just may share some things that have been passed on to me I hope you enjoy.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I Have Been Christened Into Motherhood Today

This morning my son decided it was time to baptize me into motherhood. He got sick all over his bedroom carpet and me. Actually he got sick three times. A more experienced mother probably would have reacted quicker, but they came so fast and I was just stunned. He had never become sick before and I felt lucky. Guess my luck finally ran out. He made it to almost 22 months. Is that a record? Do we win a prize?

I guess my prize was the hug he gave me afterwards. I believe he was surprised, too. When he saw me and my shocked face he just burst into tears. Poor little guy. I did my best to console him and tell him it was alright. He was hit with a lot of shrapnel and I was only winged a few places, but I couldn’t deny his hug as he definitely needed consoling. So I went from only being winged to being mortally wounded with it – it was now in my hair from his hug around my neck. Oh well.

I was then faced with a terrible dilemma. Who changes their clothes first? If I changed him first, how was I going to do that without transferring it back to him as I dressed him? If I changed first, I knew he would follow me from room to room depositing it everywhere. I quickly decided to strip us both down to our skivvies and then clean and dress him first, then me. Since I know I needed to do the clean up in Aisle 3 first before showering, I would sacrifice another outfit to do so. We were all out of Bio Suits, so I relinquished to the fact that my sweats would have to be the ones to sacrifice themselves to the task.

After carefully piling the turned inside out clothes on top of one another I began the long, tedious task of cleaning up the toxic spill. All the while I was being watched by the manager. He seemed quite interested in the task and was eager to “help”. Though I appreciate his supervision and attempts to improve my technique at cleaning, I felt I could handle the job better alone and encouraged him to watch the cartoons. Thank you “Super Why” & “Sid the Science Kid”!

Later after talking with my husband, we discovered that we both gave him a double dose of milk this morning with breakfast and to top it off, the milk might have been a little too old. Oops. Big mistake. Mix that with him getting upset with me over clipping his nails, which he hates, and you have a perfect recipe for an incident that is definitely appetite reducing.

Though it wasn’t the start of the day that I had planned, it is just another episode of motherhood that I’m sure I’ll look back and laugh at. How long do you have to wait till you can laugh at episodes like these?

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Adventures In Child Portraits

Have you ever taken a small child to get their picture taken? Well, I did for the first time and I must say it was an adventure. I have never been to a portrait studio before. Well, not as an adult anyway. I know I have been in one because there are a few pictures of me as a child that look professional, but I have no recollection of it nor do I remember any stories from my mom about the difficulty in getting just the right shot. Let alone how hard it is just getting to the studio.

It started off like any other typical morning, but as we were getting ready to put our coats on to leave for the studio, I heard that dreaded sound of a child running, then falling, the crash sound the fall made, and then the high pitched scream of the little guy who hit his head hard on the corner of the door. When I ran in to get him I could see the “goose egg” already starting to form on his forehead. “Oh, no! I can’t believe this is happening”, I thought to myself. I was concerned mostly with his injury, but as I picked him up to console him I couldn’t help but think about the pictures we were scheduled to have taken. As I applied ice and watched the clock, I contemplated re-scheduling, but if I did that, then the pictures we wanted to give as gifts may not be ready in time.

After applying ice for 10 minutes and checking pupils a dozen times I convinced myself he was OK to go. Though I knew his head hurt I thought that the worst was over. Gee, that was naive of me. When I went to put his coat on the zipper got stuck and jammed. This seemed to be of great concern to my son and the more he squirmed and fought me, the hotter he got. The hotter he got, the more aggravated he got. The more aggravated he got, the more he cried. Ever try and get a zipper unstuck on a crying, squirming toddler? It can be ugly. I only pray my son doesn’t repeat at Grandma’s my under the breath comments that were made to the zipper.

Finally, the zipper gave in to my threats and decided to release my son and myself from its tortures grip. Then of course after making it to the door, my son decided he was thirsty. Since we live in a split level, we had to tromp back up the stairs to get a drink. This was good in a way as I had forgotten to pick up my keys, the gift certificate I had for the portraits, a comb for his hair and I had also remembered I needed to reload. Now when I say “reload” I don’t mean the reloading of a revolver, I mean reloading my purse with a baggie of Cheerios for those emergency melt downs. I had used all my previous reserves on last night’s chiropractic appointments. My husband and I both had decided to go see the chiropractor at the same time. What were we thinking?!

So after a few more minutes of chaos, I was ready to walk out the door. However, my son had decided that he now wanted to play with his cars. So my choice of timing to leave did not agree with him. There is nothing heavier than a screaming toddler that throws his head back and arches his back while you try and hold him with one arm, your purse in the other and get out the door and into the car. No wonder I have to see the chiropractor so often.

Now for the getting into the car. Pretty easy, right? Wrong. With my little car, there is barely enough room for the car seat and only enough headroom for an elf. So what do I do? I accidentally hit his head on the door frame when trying to get his still screaming, rigid body into the car seat. This of course causes the screaming to reach new levels. Of course the neighbors conveniently also seem to be leaving their homes at the same time and manage to see the abuse going on. I hear them mumbling their silent prayers for my son.

Did I mention it was very cold, raining and the wind was blowing? Of course it was, fate wouldn’t have it any other way. Once he was in the car seat, I somehow managed to get the straps around him and his thick winter coat. No easy feat even when he wants to ride in his seat. I guess the neighbors’ prayers did work after all.

I got in and took a deep breath. I asked myself, “Do I really want a picture of this child?” My answer was, “Yes, even with all this I still love him and want a nice photo to hang on my wall and to share with family.” So off we went. I said a prayer to help us at least get there without any more mishaps. God must have taken pity on me, because believe it or not the ride was smooth. We even found a parking spot on the ground floor of the mall’s garage near the door! Wow! Got to love those prayers!

Once inside the mall, my son forgot all about his troubles. He pointed and smiled at all the Christmas decorations. We went right up to the portrait studio and we were taken in to their room right away. The people who do that for a living have to be medicated. How else can they take a child who does not want their picture taken, who refuses to sit where and how they want and put up with parents expecting their child to look like the ones on the demo pictures out front? Whatever it is they are paying them, it isn’t enough. You’d never know that in every shot, I’m only about six inches away.

Actually my son did quite well on his first time and the pictures came out pretty good. I managed to hide the bump on his head with is hair, though the close up showed puffy eyes from the crying. The picture lady, in an effort to either be nice or sell pictures tried to tell me it wasn’t that noticeable, but you couldn’t help but notice, one eye was puffier than the other. I asked to see the other poses. In fact I asked to see the other poses a thousand times over. I couldn’t decide. I found myself apologizing for taking so long. This allowed her the opportunity to jump in and try to sell me their premium package.

Have you ever seen the prices on these packages? I could buy a decent running car for that! Why would I want to spend that kind of money on a puffy eyed picture? I told her to keep going. Package after package kept going by. It started out with me, out of politeness, to let her explain the package and all you get with it, to asking what the price was first and saying, “Nope”, “Too expensive”, “Not in my budget”, to “You’ve got to be kidding”. This was of course after my son had tore through my Cheerios stash, dropped his toy car out of the stroller a thousand times, begged to get up out of the stroller, begged for a drink, begged for me to hold him then begged to get down a hundred times and then ran his stroller into every shelf, wall, and chair they had. After him nearly running over a little girl, I finally asked if they had anything for the budget minded parent.

Once I settled on a package I ordered my prints. Of course now that I’m home, I wished I had ordered more of the wallet sizes to give out. So to my family, I apologize if you don’t get a photo. I’ll email you ones taken from home. They are probably better anyway though they won’t have that puffy eye look. The next picture you see of me though, will be one with the tall drink in my hand because after we left the studio I decided to go get his picture taken with Santa……..

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Extortion Ware

I just wanted to let you know about the nasty virus out there that we unfortunately caught on our computer.

Thanks to my nephew, he was able to help me via phone remove the virus, uninstall my antivirus software that didn’t protect me and download Microsoft’s security measures. It was a long process, but I feel very grateful to him for helping me at such a late hour.

This virus called, Extortion Ware. It is a fake anti-virus software. Apparently how it works is when you click on a website that is infected, it gets into your computer. Keep in mind that the site you visited that was affected was not the website’s fault. They were a victim as well. Even well know websites like CNN was infected. We were just visiting a site that is a legitimate site and I’m sure they are unaware of the virus hitching a ride on their site.

The virus then causes a pop up with a warning that looks like it is from Microsoft. Even the emblem looks very similar to Microsoft. It tells you that the page or file you are looking at is a threat and you must click here to activate your antivirus to protect yourself. If you click on it, thinking you are activating the antivirus program you already have or that it is Microsoft telling you to let them get rid of it for you, it gets into your computer and holds it hostage. It then tells you that you have to buy this extra protection to have it removed. If you click no, then porn sites start popping up everytime you try and access the Internet or it just won’t let you on at all. I guess they do this to scare you into buying their program. Of course, warnings keep popping up for you to let them protect your computer against this attack.

Nice isn’t it? They infect your computer with a virus, then tell you that you must purchase the “fix” for it. Hence the extortion name.

The name came up on my computer was called, Antivirus Pro, so look out for that, but there may be other names.

The fix was easy once found. Apparently the virus resets your Lan settings so that the proxy server boxes get checked. This allows them to dictate what you can and cannot access on the Internet.

We corrected that buy going to our Internet page (no need to be online) hit Tools, Internet options, Connections, LAN settings, unchecking all the boxes and saving. This was done in safe mode.

We then ran a scan to seek out and remove the infected files. I then removed the anti virus software that didn't protect me and downloaded Microsoft's security essentials. This process may or may not work on your computer depending on how it is infected. It was a long process, but worth it. My nephew is a lifesaver for sure!

These people who write these viruses and execute them puzzle me. They are so talented, it's just such a waste of a good life. They think that their greed and money they get from hurting other people will make them happy, but in reality if they use their powers for good instead of evil they would actually be even more happier and more successful!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Life As A Car Girl – The Early Years

This is the second story of this series. To read the first story see,
Life As A Car Girl – I Was Born Loving Cars

Upon entering school I was already playing with the same toys boys did. This became most evident during show and tell. For show and tell I would rather bring a live animal, but since bringing live animals to school was discouraged, I often brought one of my toy cars. If a teacher asked if there were any dolls at home I could bring, she was always met with a bewildered look. The girls seemed to be confused at my choice and would make fun of me, but the boys always approved and often would ask to play cars with me.

Horses were a large part of my life and just the sight of a horse would make me stop dead in my tracks. That is a whole other story. But always in the background were cars and the roar of a loud motor passing by made me look with wide eyed wonder.

My HotWheels and Matchbox’s were well worn. Though I played with them virtually everyday, I never abused them. I did play with them outside, but never in the mud. If they got too dirty, they got a bath. I guess that was the girl in me.

I loved to take things apart to see how they worked and begged for someone to teach me how to put things together and answer all my inquisitive questions. Most of the time however, no one would. Being a girl at that time meant no one took my love of cars and mechanical things seriously.

Many men recall how as boys they took everything apart – radios, drills, electronic toys, etc. I too, started to do that until caught one day and was harshly punished for it. The threat of not fixing or replacing whatever I took apart on top of the harsh punishment I was to receive was enough to squash the learning on my own activities. They couldn’t squash my love of speed though. Bikes, skates, big wheels, wagons, you name it, I had to be the fastest. If only we had those Power Wheels back then.

Here is an example of my love of speed. A story from when I was young:

We lived on a street that had a very long, steep hill. At the bottom of the hill, both the street and the sidewalk made a 90° turn to the left. Since we weren’t allowed to play in the street, we had to learn to navigate this hill and that sharp turn at a high rate of speed. To top it off, at the bottom of the hill, right at the turn, lived a mean old lady. (Doesn’t every neighborhood have a mean old person living in it?) All of us kids were terrified of her. We were not allowed to step foot in her yard. She was so mean that just the sight of her coming out onto her porch to yell at us made us all scatter like a herd of gazelles. Her yard, being at the bottom of this hill made us experts at handling high speed turns though. You see, being able to handle that sharp turn at high speed was not only cool, to us kids it was a matter of pure survival!. We knew if that mean old lady ever caught us we would never be seen or heard from again! The thrill of it all made it worth it though.

Picture this, if you will. With our big wheels in hand, we made the push up the long, steep hill. (How I long for that cardiovascular strength today!) Upon reaching the top, we would wait for a car to come driving into the neighborhood. You had to have a car to race against down the hill!
Upon seeing a car heading our way we would begin our running push. When the car reached a certain point in the road, like a crack in the pavement to start the “race”, we’d hop on and begin madly pedaling till our feet couldn’t keep up with the spinning pedals. We would then kick our feet out and begin the mad dash down the hill and the harrowing left hand turn at the bottom. The big wheels that had the hand brake were required if you ever hoped to make the turn without spinning out in the mean lady’s yard.

Though I didn’t understand the concept of aerodynamics back then, I did figure out that I went a little faster if I tucked my head down and kept my legs closer to the center rather than have them sticking straight out to the sides. This technique along with my fast sprint at the top allowed me to be one of the very few (and only girl) to be able to beat most of the cars to the bottom of the hill! Keep in mind, this was quite an accomplishment, to ride a big wheel averaging 15-20 mph. My older brothers still remark to this day what an amazing feat that was. Seeing their 5-6 year old little sister flying down the hill on my big wheel with my long hair flying behind me, my feet sticking out, the pedals spinning so fast they were just a blur, then being able to make that amazing turn was a sight to see they say. It was a skill that would amaze everyone who saw it and made our mothers gasp in horror. As a kid, I didn’t understand why my mom would get so upset. As a mom, I now understand, but it was still cool!

My son is showing the early signs of a love of speed, being a daredevil and having a curious nature of how things work. I guess he comes by it honestly since both his father and I were like this as kids and still are. I hope I can learn to be the kind of mother that encourages this adventurous and curious behavior while at the same time keeping him safe. I just don’t know yet how to do this without trips to the emergency room and everything from the toaster to the computer ending up being taken apart! I may get mad if one day I find the appliances in pieces and a little screwdriver in his hand, but I won’t punish him like I was. Though I may love my toaster oven, I love him more and I will want to encourage his curious nature. Even if it means having to buy a new toaster!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Deals

WOW! This is a very long list of finding some of the best deals for this Black Friday!

Check out this blog, Couponing To Disney for this very long list of where to find the best deal on the specific item you are looking for or see the different lists below.

Hit CTRL+F to find the item you seek or just scroll through the list.

Black Friday Deals on Toys

Black Friday Deals on Electronics

Black Friday deals on DVDs and DVD Players

Black Friday Deals on Video Games and Systems

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

1,213,000 Cribs Recalled – Stork Craft & Fisher Price Brands

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled cribs with sides that slide down sold from 1993 through October 2009. Check out the CPSC’s website for all the details. This is the largest crib recall ever. They are cribs from Stork Craft brand that also can carry the Fisher Price brand name. The cribs’ drop side plastic hardware can break causing a gap that the baby can fall into causing injury and suffocation. Tragically four infants already have died. If you have one of these cribs stop using it immediately and you will have to wait for a free repair kit. Not very convenient I know, but it is necessary.

Many groups have tried unsuccessfully to have these types of cribs, with the sliding down sides banned due to the possibility of this happening. It is recommended that you not buy these types of cribs at all. As always, when shopping for a crib, do a lot of research. Look up recalls, read consumer safety reviews, talk to your pediatrician and talk to other parents on what they like and what they don’t like.

Regardless of what type of crib you use, take the time to inspect it to make sure there isn’t a possible problem that could emerge causing a dangerous scenario while your little angel sleeps.

Our hearts go out to those parents who have lost their little ones.

You can find more information on this recall at the CPSC’s website:

What Does Black Friday Mean To You?

Do you shop on Black Friday?
Does Black Friday fill you with giddy excitement or the feeling of dread worse than having dental work done without anesthesia?
When did we all start calling the Friday after Thanksgiving "Black Friday" anyway?
Whether you love it or hate it, tell me what you think.
Here are some questions to think about.

Are you one of the brave ones that go out on the craziest day of the year to find the best bargains? Are you a newbie at this or an old veteran? Do you go alone or do you bring reinforcements, i.e. mother, sister, friend, spouse? In other words, do you hunt alone or in packs? You don’t bring your kids with you, do you? Or do you?

Do you brave the cold temperatures and bad weather that often times accompanies this shopping frenzy day, leaving your coat behind because it will just slow you down? Do you charge ahead fearing not the lunacy of what can occur – the fender benders in parking lots, endlessly circling for a parking spot, wrestling your way through the crowds hoping there is still one left of the item you seek, waiting in long lines at the checkout and daring that bigger, stronger woman to just try and cut in line in front of you?

So tell me, does this day bring out the best in people do you think or does it just show their worst side? What side does it bring out in you? How do you prepare yourself for this day? Do you arm yourself with the latest weapons? No, I'm not talking about strapping on an actual firearm. Besides, ammo is hard to come by these days. I'm talking about arming yourself with survival gear - food, water, sales ads.

I can assure you, retail workers dread this day like no other. Yes, the stores’ CEO’s and accountants love it, but I bet they never had to work that day in one of their stores or any day for that matter.

I remember the years I worked retail. I remember spending two weeks ahead of time trying to get everything ready for the big day. I remember having to get to the store at 4:00 AM so we could open at 5:00 and seeing customers already starting to line up. I remember all us workers saying, “They must be freakin’ nuts!”

One time, when I was young, stupid and had more energy, I let my best friend drag me out on a Black Friday to go shopping. That was after I had worked 10 hours already in the store. I kept saying, “No, never, forget it!” I kept repeating those words all the way to the car as she was dragging me by the coat sleeve. With the promise of a free meal and she would do all the driving, I found myself riding along in her car, circling a Wal-Mart parking lot like the rest of the vultures slowing gliding around, waiting to swoop in on the slightest glimpse of backup lights. I have to admit we had a good time, but again we were young and stupid. The alcohol afterwards at the restaurant definitely helped I’d say.

Yes, the deals are great, but after having worked enough of the Fridays after Thanksgiving, no deal, not even free would make me ever want to go out and shop that day again. And you know how I love free and great deals. I just love my life and my sanity more! Some of those shoppers are scary. Not to mention my own bad temper.

With the economy as bad as it is, retailers are sure counting on this day to boost up lagging sales. And the bargains they are offering sound mighty tempting, but saving $10 here or $20 or even more there on the few items I need just isn’t worth it to me. I know my inner deal loving person is gasping in horror at missing these deals, but the rational side of me just can’t bring myself to go out into the feeding frenzy. I guess I would rather be dropped into the ocean with raw, bloody meat to feed the nice sharks then brave the scary women (and some men) vying for that last item on a shelf for 50% off.

So please, share with me your best or worst Black Friday stories. Let’s all laugh (or cry) together.

If you do venture out this year, stay safe and try to be courteous to one another. Remember, it’s just money. Nothing is so valuable it’s worth losing your cool over. That is except those who cut in line. I hate line jumpers! Just remember though, many states now have the concealed carry law!

Happy shopping and let the games begin!

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Dr. Sears On H1N1 Myths

Dr Seuss
Dr. Sears, one of the nation's leading and most popular pediatrician, has released his article on H1N1 fears called, "Dr. Jim's H1N1 Myth's Explained".

Here are some of the questions he answers:

I, like him was skeptical of the new vaccine. He now promotes it. I still have my reservations.

Like a lot of parents, I'm just not sure what is the best thing to do.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Top Fuel Trivia


Here are some interesting tidbits about Top Fuel. Impressive to say the least. The info is a few years old, but is still relevant as they make even more power today! I would love to drive one, just once. Once is all my body probably could stand! I doubt my body could handle the negative G's when the parachutes at the far end deploy! Still, it would be a thrill of a lifetime.

One top fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows of stock cars at the Daytona 500.

It takes just 15/100ths of a second for all 6,000+ horsepower of an NHRA Top Fuel dragster engine to reach the rear wheels.

Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1-1/2 gallons of nitro methane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced.

A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to drive the dragster's supercharger.

With 3,000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before ignition.

Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle.

At the stoichiometric (stoichiometry: methodology and technology by which quantities of reactants and products in chemical reactions are determined) 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture of nitro methane, the flame front temperature measures 7,050 deg F.

Nitro methane burns yellow... The spectacular white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust gases.

Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is the output of an arc welder in each cylinder.

Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After halfway, the engine is dieseling from compression, plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1,400 deg F. The engine can only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow.

If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with sufficient force to blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half.

In order to exceed 300 mph in 4.5 seconds, dragsters must accelerate an average of over 4G's. In order to reach 200 mph (well before half-track), the launch acceleration approaches 8G's.

Dragsters reach over 300 miles per hour before you have completed reading this sentence.

Top fuel engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light! Including the burnout, the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under load.

The redline is actually quite high at 9,500 rpm.

Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked for free, and for once NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an estimate $1,000.00 per second.

(My note: It is said the average cost to operate a top fuel car, paying for crew, equipment, fuel, etc. is approximately $10,000 a pass. That is why it takes about $2 million dollars a year to have a competitve car!)

An example of a top fuel dragster elapsed time is 4.428 seconds for the quarter mile (11/12/06, Tony Schumacher, at Pomona , CA ). An example of top speed record is 336.15 mph as measured over the last 66' of the run (05/25/05 Tony Schumacher, at Hebron , OH ).

Putting all of this into perspective:

You are driving the average $140,000 Lingenfelter 'twin-turbo' powered Corvette Z06. Over a mile up the road, a top fuel dragster is staged and ready to launch down a quarter mile strip as you pass. You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the 'Vette hard up through the gears and blast across the starting line and pass the dragster at an honest 200 mph. The 'tree' goes green for both of you at that moment.

The dragster launches and starts after you. You keep your foot down hard, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums and within 3 seconds, the dragster catches and passes you. He beats you to the finish line, a quarter mile away from where you just passed him.

Think about it, from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you 200 mph and not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road when he passed you within a mere 1,320 foot long race course.

Makes you want to drive one, doesn't it? I know I would love to!


Friday, November 20, 2009

More Great Deals!

JCPenney $10 off $10 Purchase!
Just use code GR8VALUE to get $10 off a $10 purchase at JCPenney.com. This code is valid until November 23. You can also select in-store shipping and pay $4.50.

(2) FREE Hasbro Card Games @ Kroger & Target This Week!
Inside the USA Weekend magazine insert in your Sunday paper on page (3) is a Buy1Get1FREE coupon for Hasbro Card Games. Pair this coupon with the current Buy1Get1FREE sale at Kroger this week or with the
printable Buy1Get1FREE Target store coupon, and you've got (2) great stocking stuffers for FREE!
New Frugal Mom!

WET Ones $1.50 Coupon!

Click here and take the pledge to stop the spread of germs during cold & flu season and you will be able to print out a $1.50 coupon.
Moms Need To Know!

Campbell's Coupons!

Check out the Campbell's Kitchen Coupons and see if there are any you can print to help save money on your grocery shopping. You'll find a wide variety of Campbell's products including their soup, V-8, Pepperidge Farm. These are "bricks" coupons so you can print two of each coupon.
Freebies 4 Mom!

Free Breakfast at IKEA 11/27-11/29
IKEA will be offering a free small breakfast plus coffee on November 27th through November 29th until 10:30 AM. Limit one per person. Offer is not valid at IKEA Hicksville, IKEA Houston or IKEA Direct.
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Friday Freebies

FREE Eye Exam for infants See my story on this program here: Infant See article

FREE Always Infinity Sample

FREE Pampers Extra Protection Sample

FREE Huggies Little Movers Diaper Sample

Grocery Coupons

FREE Dr. Seuss Books

FREE 25 Songs

FREE Name Brand Samples

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FREE 2 Issues of Family Circle Magazine

FREE Oil Change from Tires Plus coupon

FREE Birthday Freebies from Red Plum – click to find what you can get for FREE on your birthday!

FREE Tylenol calendar with coupons!

FREE Thanksgiving Recipes

Quality Health - Diabetic Testing Supply Samples - Qualify to receive a FREE FreeStyle blood glucose meter.

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Free Recipes - Hearty Crock Pot Recipes - Free eCookbook: 33 Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes featuring 50 pages of quick and easy recipes.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Guest Post - Making Homework Easier

"Here is a wonderful guest post for those of you who have school age children.
I hope I remember these tips when it's time for my son to start school!"

Making Homework Easier

by Jill Savage

"Mom, can you help me with my math?" "Mom, I need a binder for a project at school." "Mom, do we have any index cards? I need some to study for my test." These questions are just some of the requests that come from my kids, who are in all ages and stages of school. Whether it's elementary school, junior high, high school, or college, students need a wide array of supplies at their fingertips and an environment that encourages good study habits.

After dozens of trips to the store for a different item each week, I finally decided to change my strategy by creating a "homework center" at home. A trip to the office supply store produced a four-drawer plastic cabinet that now sits in the corner of the kitchen. Its drawers are filled with binders, folders, page protectors, index cards, loose-leaf paper, spiral notebooks, report covers, pens, pencils, and any other school supply the kids might need. A shoe box size plastic container sits on top of the cabinet. It's filled with pens, pencils, a ruler, compass, protractor, glue stick, erasers and a variety of colored pencils, markers and crayons.

The "homework station" is our own "school supply store" at home. Well stocked with school supplies they will need to replace throughout the year, it also has common supplies they will need from time to time for special projects. The small "homework box" is brought to the kitchen table each afternoon to provide easy access to the basic items they need to complete their homework.
I honestly don't know why I didn't think of this many years ago when our oldest children were in grade school. It has made our after-school routine so much easier!

Much of parenting is setting routines in place, and homework is no exception. Our kids need guidance in establishing academic routines that work and accountability to stay true to the routine. Good study habits are developed when homework routines are followed. Our kids also need an environment that encourages good study habits. They need a place to spread out their work, good lighting in the room, and the supplies they'll need to complete whatever homework assignment or project they're working on.

Kids need one more thing to be successful learners: parents who care. They need to know that we are engaged in their lives, we're connected to their learning environment, and we are committed to help make learning a priority.

As I've become much more intentional about creating a positive learning environment at home, here are some of the strategies I've come to value:

- Attend school orientation meetings at the beginning of the school year. This connects you to the teachers and your child's learning environment.

- Take advantage of online homework and textbooks the school might offer. If grades are posted online, check frequently to stay in tune with your child's progress and/or struggles.

- Communicate with teachers early in the year via e-mail. Introduce yourself and make a connection to establish a relationship. Check in occasionally to see how your child is doing.

- Communicate with the teacher(s) if your child is struggling. Work together to set strategies and establish accountability.

- Communicate with the teacher(s) if something is happening emotionally at home. If a family member is managing a long-term or critical illness or if separation or divorce are realities in the home environment, alert teachers so they can better understand why a child might be distracted from school work.

- Determine a homework routine that works for your child and your family.

- Talk with your child about where he can or cannot do homework. A desk or the kitchen table is an ideal place. Sitting in front of the television is not.

- Put limits on computer access. If your children are working on homework on the computer, can they be Instant Messaging at the same time? Establish technology boundaries that prioritize school work.

- Never do your child's homework. Learn to ask questions to help your kids get to the right answer rather than giving them the right answer.

- Become familiar with tutoring assistance that is available through the school or in the community.

Don't hesitate to get your child outside help if she consistently struggles with a subject.
Good homework habits create self-discipline and responsibility in a child.

These childhood routines will pay off someday when our children become adults who work a job, pay taxes and manage their money and resources.

About the Author:
Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging moms. She is the author of six books including Professionalizing Motherhood, My Hearts At Home, and her most recent release Real Moms...Real Jesus. Featured on Focus on the Family, Today's Christian Woman magazine, and Family Life Today, Jill is the founder and director of Hearts at Home, an organization that encourages and educates moms. Jill and her husband, Mark, have five children, three who are married. They make their home in Normal, Illinois.
To read more from Jill, visit her


Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Freebies

FREE Eye Exam for infants See my story on this program here: Infant See article

Grocery Coupons

FREE Dr. Seuss Books

FREE 25 Songs

FREE Name Brand Samples
Coupons.com - Free Grocery Coupons! - Why Wait for the Sunday Paper? Print Free Coupons Anytime

FREE 2 Issues of Family Circle Magazine

FREE Oil Change from Tires Plus coupon

FREE Birthday Freebies from Red Plum – click to find what you can get for FREE on your birthday!

FREE Tylenol calendar with coupons!

FREE Thanksgiving Recipes

Quality Health - Diabetic Testing Supply Samples - Qualify to receive a FREE FreeStyle blood glucose meter.

Quality Health - Free Diabetes Books - How Much Do You Know About Diabetes? Learn more with Free Books to Manage your Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes. A $60 Value!

Free Recipes - Hearty Crock Pot Recipes - Free eCookbook: 33 Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes featuring 50 pages of quick and easy recipes.

Free Crafts - Angel Crafts - Free eBook: Angel Crafts eBook featuring 45-pages of cheap and easy angel crafts.

Free Crafts - Newsletter Subscription - Subscribe to FaveCrafts Free Quick & Crafty e-mail newsletter and enjoy new craft projects, tips and videos. Bonus: Free 95-page "Creative Crafting All Year Round Holiday" eBook.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Great Offers for Diabetics

If you or someone you love suffers from Diabetes, you could qualify to receive Supplies, Recipe eBooks for Diabetics, and so much more.

Fill out a short survey to see if you qualify. Great Offers for Diabetics

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank You Veterans

We just wanted to say thank you to all who serve and have served.

Those who are currently are serving, we pray you stay safe wherever you are.

More Free Veterans Day Meals


Here are a couple more free meals for veterans today to add to the list I had yesterday - Veterans Day Freebies.

Remember to ask about a military special or discount wherever you go to today.

Thompson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is holding a Veterans Day breakfast Wednesday morning starting at 7 a.m. The breakfast will be held at the company's headquarters at 6 North Commerce Park Drive in Cincinnati.

Paxton's Grill in Loveland is offering a free meal to veterans on Wednesday. Veterans can get their free meal from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the restaurant, which is at 126 West Loveland Ave. Call 513-583-1717 for more details.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Veteran’s Day Freebies

If you are a veteran, bring your military ID with you to cash in on these freebies just for you!
If there is a restaurant you would like to eat at that’s not listed below – just ask the restaurant manager if they are offering a military discount for the day!

Home Depot is offering a 10% discount until November 11.

Uno’s is offering a FREE Entree or Pizza with an Entree purchase.

FREE Bloomin’ Onion and Beverage at Outback.

Receive a FREE Entree at Applebees!

Thanks to

Cincinnati Museum Center is offering free admission to veterans

Free Car Wash for Veterans on Veteran's Day

Lowe's is offering a 10% discount as well.

Golden Corral. The 485-unit chain is offering free buffet meals - including beverage and dessert - to current military and vets on Nov. 16, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Remember to ask at any restaurant if they offer a military discount and remember to bring your military ID!

Is Your Pride For Your Kids Putting Them In Danger?

Dr Seuss

You’ve seen them. The mini vans that have stickers with the kids’ names, their school name and the picture of what sport they play on the back window. The parents are just showing their pride, right? Well, they are also advertising to child predators and would be kidnappers not only where their kids attend school and what sport they play, but they are telling them their names!

I cringe whenever I see these stickers on the back of cars as I know the danger. I don’t understand why parents don’t get this. I don’t know how or why this trend to advertise your kid got started or why someone didn’t raise this concern before it became popular. It is so easy to track your kids and their schedules with this information. When you advertise the fact that your kid plays soccer or any other sport at a particular school along with his name you are allowing a smart predator enough information to start tracking your family. These bad guys then can pull up to you at a light and see what the kids look like. They then will start going to games, hang out at the school, follow you home and keeping track of your schedule. They can easily blend in with other parents at events and get more information just by mentioning your child’s name and asking innocent questions. Yes, they can do all these things without the advertisement on the back of your car, but why give them more information to work with?

What can you do to protect your child? You can start by taking down your window stickers and start talking to other parents at games and school events about the risks. Ask to meet with school officials and coaches about stopping the distribution of these advertisements. Work with them about educating the parents on the dangers of these types of advertisements. Ask your local law enforcement if they would be willing to come to a school event and do a short talk on ways to keep your kids safe from predators and address the dangers of advertising your kids. Ban together with other parents and agree not to talk about each other’s kids to people they don’t know well. This will help prevent the predators from getting more information in an effort to find out more about a child. And of course, teach your children about the possible dangers and how to protect themselves.

We all love our kids and want to protect them. Show your pride to your child directly, not to the rest of the world. You protect your own identity from ID theft, you need to protect your child’s identity even more. Their very lives could depend on it.

Dr Seuss

Saturday, November 7, 2009

FREE Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving approaching fast, I thought you might enjoy looking into some free recipes.
Tell all your newlywed friends who are preparing to make their first holiday dinner. It will help take the stress off.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Freebies

Fall Samples

FREE Eye Exam for infants See my story on this program here: Infant See article

FREE Samples

Grocery Coupons

FREE Dr. Seuss Books

FREE 25 Songs

FREE Name Brand Samples

Coupons.com - Free Grocery Coupons! - Why Wait for the Sunday Paper? Print Free Coupons Anytime

FREE 2 Issues of Family Circle Magazine

FREE Oil Change from Tires Plus coupon

FREE Birthday Freebies from Red Plum – click to find what you can get for FREE on your birthday!

FREE Tylenol calendar with coupons!

FREE Thanksgiving Recipes

Quality Health - Fall Samples - Sign up now to make the most out of the Fall Season with Samples & Savings on Name Brand Products

Quality Health - Diabetic Testing Supply Samples - Qualify to receive a FREE FreeStyle blood glucose meter.

Quality Health - Free Diabetes Books - How Much Do You Know About Diabetes? Learn more with Free Books to Manage your Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes. A $60 Value!

Free Recipes - Hearty Crock Pot Recipes - Free eCookbook: 33 Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes featuring 50 pages of quick and easy recipes.

Free Crafts - Angel Crafts - Free eBook: Angel Crafts eBook featuring 45-pages of cheap and easy angel crafts.

Cheerios Sample - Choose the Better Cereal & get 2 Boxes of Your Favorite!

Free Travel Guides - Free Travel Guides and Brochures - Browse destinations, pick travel guides that you'd like, receive guides Free by mail or download.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Racing Junk To Give Away Snap-On Tool Cabinet

Racing Junk is giving away a new Snap-On rolling tool cabinet!
This would make a great Christmas gift!
Click on picture below to enter.
Good luck!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

NHRA & ESPN to show a 10 event Pro Mod Drag Racing

It’s about time that Pro Mod, a fan favorite, starts to get some air time.

You can see the article here:

According to
Pro Mod Challenge, there will be 10 half-hour segments airing on ESPN2 in 2010 on a tape delayed basis.

Since they will only be 30 minutes, half of those will probably be pre-empted by other sports running into overtime. Nothing against other sports, but I really hate it when I set to record or sit down to watch racing, only to have it not on yet and then shortened to make up the time because the previous sports event ran into overtime. That is the problem when ESPN chooses to show your sport of choice as tape delayed (which I can understand) but choosing to show live other sports that can go longer than expected. To prevent this they should show all sports as tape delayed and take out the fluff of people talking giving their personal take on the game or whatever. When you are waiting for your sports event to come on, you find yourself shouting at those commentators, “Who cares what you think!!!!! Just show my racing! #@$#%”

I also wish ESPN would show other drag racing venues other than just NHRA big races. Sportsman racing, class racing, special events and even bigger bracket races can be just as much fun to watch.

As you can probably tell, I am not very fond of ESPN’s coverage of drag racing.

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