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Sunday, April 27, 2008


This is an amazing view! You would think it's just a painting but it's real. It's the beauty of God's wonderful creation.

The east side of the Carrizo plain, in the Temblor
Range , about 50 miles due west of Bakersfield ,
California. Photo taken by Barbara Mathews
May 14. 2005
Nothing man can do could ever equal the glory of
God's creations.

What's My Name Means

Not a lot of people know my real name which is Elisa because I often used my nickname Lisa. Here's the meaning of my name according to Blogthings.

What Elisa Means

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Wallet


As I walked home one freezing day, I stumbled on a wallet someone had lost in the street. I picked it up and looked inside to find some identification so I could call the owner. But the wallet contained only three dollars and a crumpled letter that looked as if it had been in there for years.

The envelope was worn and the only thing that was legible on it was the return address. I started to open the letter, hoping to find some clue. Then I saw the dateline--1924. The letter had been written almost sixty years ago.

It was written in a beautiful feminine handwriting on powder blue stationery with a little flower in the left-hand corner. It was a "Dear John" letter that told the recipient, whose name appeared to be Michael, that the writer could not see him any more because her mother forbade it. Even so, she wrote that she would always love him. It was signed, Hannah.

It was a beautiful letter, but there was no way except for the name Michael, that the owner could be identified. Maybe if I called information, the operator could find a phone listing for the address on the envelope.

"Operator," I began, "this is an unusual request. I'm trying to find the owner of a wallet that I found. Is there anyway you can tell me if there is a phone number for an address that was on an envelope in the wallet?"

She suggested I speak with her supervisor, who hesitated for a moment then said, "Well, there is a phone listing at that address, but I can't give you the number." She said, as a courtesy, she would call that number, explain my story and would ask them if they wanted her to connect me. I waited a few minutes and then she was back on the line. "I have a party who will speak with you."

I asked the woman on the other end of the line if she knew anyone by the name of Hannah. She gasped, "Oh! We bought this house from a family who had a daughter named Hannah. But that was 30 years ago!"

"Would you know where that family could be located now?" I asked.

"I remember that Hannah had to place her mother in a nursing home some years ago," the woman said. "Maybe if you got in touch with them they might be able to track down the daughter."

She gave me the name of the nursing home and I called the number.

They told me the old lady had passed away some years ago but they did have a phone number for where they thought the daughter might be living.

I thanked them and phoned. The woman who answered explained that Hannah herself was now living in a nursing home.

This whole thing was stupid, I thought to myself. Why was I making such a big deal over finding the owner of a wallet that had only three dollars and a letter that was almost 60 years old?

Nevertheless, I called the nursing home in which Hannah was supposed to be living and the man who answered the phone told me, "Yes, Hannah is staying with us."

Even though it was already 10 p.m., I asked if I could come by to see her. "Well," he said hesitatingly, "if you want to take a chance, she might be in the day room watching television."

I thanked him and drove over to the nursing home. The night nurse and a guard greeted me at the door. We went up to the third floor of the large building. In the day room, the nurse introduced me to Hannah.

She was a sweet, silver-haired old timer with a warm smile and a twinkle in her eye.

I told her about finding the wallet and showed her the letter. The second she saw the powder blue envelope with that little flower on the left, she took a deep breath and said, "Young man, this letter was the last contact I ever had with Michael."

She looked away for a moment deep in thought and then said Softly, "I loved him very much. But I was only 16 at the time and my mother felt I was too young. Oh, he was so handsome. He looked like Sean Connery, the actor."

"Yes," she continued. "Michael Goldstein was a wonderful person.
If you should find him, tell him I think of him often. And," she hesitated for a moment, almost biting her lip, "tell him I still love him. You know," she said smiling as tears began to well up in her eyes, "I never did marry. I guess no one ever matched up to Michael..."

I thanked Hannah and said good-bye. I took the elevator to the first floor and as I stood by the door, the guard there asked, "Was the old lady able to help you?"

I told him she had given me a lead. "At least I have a last name.
But I think I'll let it go for a while. I spent almost the whole day trying to find the owner of this wallet."

I had taken out the wallet, which was a simple brown leather case with red lacing on the side. When the guard saw it, he said, "Hey, wait a minute! That's Mr. Goldstein's wallet. I'd know it anywhere with that bright red lacing. He's always losing that wallet. I must have found it in the halls at least three times."

"Who's Mr. Goldstein?" I asked as my hand began to shake.

"He's one of the old timers on the 8th floor. That's Mike Goldstein's wallet for sure. He must have lost it on one of his walks."

I thanked the guard and quickly ran back to the nurse's office. I told her what the guard had said. We went back to the elevator and got on. I prayed that Mr. Goldstein would be up.

On the eighth floor, the floor nurse said, "I think he's still in the day room. He likes to read at night. He's a darling old man."

We went to the only room that had any lights on and there was a man reading a book. The nurse went over to him and asked if he had lost his wallet. Mr. Goldstein looked up with surprise, put his hand in his back pocket and said, "Oh, it is missing!"

"This kind gentleman found a wallet and we wondered if it could be yours?"

I handed Mr. Goldstein the wallet and the second he saw it, he smiled with relief and said, "Yes, that's it! It must have dropped out of my pocket this afternoon. I want to give you a reward."

"No, thank you," I said. "But I have to tell you something. I read the letter in the hope of finding out who owned the wallet."

The smile on his face suddenly disappeared. "You read that letter?"

"Not only did I read it, I think I know where Hannah is."

He suddenly grew pale. "Hannah? You know where she is? How is she? Is she still as pretty as she was? Please, please tell me," he begged.

"She's fine...just as pretty as when you knew her." I said softly.

The old man smiled with anticipation and asked, "Could you tell me where she is? I want to call her tomorrow." He grabbed my hand and said, "You know something, mister, I was so in love with that girl that when that letter came, my life literally ended. I never married. I guess I've always loved her. "

"Mr. Goldstein," I said, "come with me."

We took the elevator down to the third floor. The hallways were darkened and only one or two little night-lights lit our way to the day room where Hannah was sitting alone watching the television.
The nurse walked over to her.

"Hannah," she said softly, pointing to Michael, who was waiting with me in the doorway. "Do you know this man?" She adjusted her glasses, looked for a moment, but didn't say a word. Michael said softly, almost in a whisper, "Hannah, it's Michael. Do you remember me?"

She gasped, "Michael! I don't believe it! Michael! It's you! My Michael!"

He walked slowly towards her and they embraced. The nurse and I left with tears streaming down our faces.

"See," I said. "See how the Good Lord works! If it's meant to be, it will be."

About three weeks later I got a call at my office from the nursing home. "Can you break away on Sunday to attend a wedding?
Michael and Hannah are going to tie the knot!"

It was a beautiful wedding with all the people at the nursing home dressed up to join in the celebration. Hannah wore a light beige dress and looked beautiful. Michael wore a dark blue suit and stood tall. They made me their best man.

The hospital gave them their own room and if you ever wanted to see a 76-year-old bride and a 79-year-old groom acting like two teenagers, you had to see this couple.

A perfect ending for a love affair that had lasted nearly 60 years. Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only love will leave footprints in your heart. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and Angels watch over you.

Auto Loan

For a long time, my hubby and I had been wanting to buy a more dependable car. Our truck consumed a lot of gas and with the price of gas going up nowadays, getting a car with a good gas mileage is more practical. So we've been in the look out of a good company where we can get a car loan so we can buy a car. But before we were able to get a loan, one of our friends in the church who owns a used car lot gave us a good deal for us to get a van and we just traded our old truck. But anybody of you out there who needs to get a car and wants to apply for a car loan, I can recommend this site to you where you can get the best auto loan in town. Get The Best Auto Loan is dedicated to finding you the best rates no matter where you're purchasing your vehicle. They offer loans for new or used cars. You can also refinance your current auto loan through them. They offer the lowest interest rates available with affordable monthly payments to match. To get a free auto loan quote, just go to their site and simply fill out their form. There's no obligation to buy today, and you can keep your quote active for up to 15 business days. You can also visit their blog and read articles about different cars. I had a good time reading it.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Where Did The Human Race Come From?

A little girl asked her mother, 'How did the human race appear?' The mother answered, 'God made Adam and Eve and they had children and so was all mankind made.'
Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, 'Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.'
The confused girl returned to her mother and said, 'Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?'
The mother answered, 'Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.'

Come Out Of Your Shell

Most of us has a story to tell about an embarrassing moment in our lives. I myself had an embarrassing moment that happened a few years ago. But I have to come out of my shell and forget about it. Like the oyster, you have to remove the shell before you can eat it right? I am really very fond of eating oysters. I love eating sea foods and oyster is one of my favorites. I can eat it raw or cooked and I can eat lots of it. But it's not really advisable to eat raw Gulf oysters because you can develop illness by doing so. Serious illness and death can result when at-risk individuals consume raw oysters. There's a website dedicated to educate the oyster consumers like me. Check out this site and be informed. Eat your savory oyster treats raw, steamed, fried, charbroiled, grilled...whatever your appetite desires. Just be oyster aware!

Manipulating The System

A Redneck from Texas walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Bakersfield on business for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he was not a depositor of the bank. The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan, so the Redneck handed over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank. The Redneck produced the title and everything checked out. The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12% interest.
Later, the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the Redneck from the south for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's underground garage and parked it.
Two weeks later, the Redneck returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest of $23.07. The loan officer said, 'Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?'
The Texas Redneck replied, `where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there when I return?'
Ah, the Old Stupid Texas Rednecks and his name was BUBBA!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Party Rentals

If you're planning to throw a party and you want to have some fun for everybody, you better contact this site which offers services like Inflatable Party Rentals. They provide rides, slides and games that will make your party lively and memorable. Whether you will have a church, company or school events, Party Rentals will make your party a success. If you want water works in your party, they have the Water Slide Party Rentals too. Just go to their site and check it out.

How To Use Your IRS Rebate Check

As you may have heard, each of us (may be) will be getting a tax rebate check to stimulate the economy.

If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China. If we spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs. If we purchase a computer it will go to India. If we purchase fruits and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala. If we purchase a good car it will go to Japan. If we purchase useless stuff it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America. The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it at yard sales, since those are the only businesses still in the United States

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Coach Bag

I've been wanting to have a coach bag but the price is too much for me. I can't aford it right now. I have to save money in order to buy one. I like this style and also the color. The price of this bag is $153.

Coach Purses & Handbags are among the most sought after brands in fashion handbags, and for good reason: Coach is one of the few brands that stand up to all the hype. When you hold a Coach Purse, you can see and feel the quality. If it weren't for the fact that fashions change so often, Coach purses and handbags could be used for a lifetime. The lesson there is that since trends come and go, hold on to those old Coach leather handbags - they might be all the rage next year!

Coach was started more than fifty years ago as a family business. From a Manhattan loft, six leather artisans developed a collection of superior quality leather bags and accessories using time-honored skills passed down through generations.

When Cheerleaders Attack!

I'm always fascinated watching cheerleaders during a competition. They make the event livelier and more enjoyable. What with their stylish and sexy attires. Here's a cool website that provides wardrobe to cheerleaders. Cool clothes retailer, Company 81, have given a sneak preview into their sexy Cheerleaders locker room! Browse this site and take a Look in side Squad 81 cheerleaders locker room!. I bet you would be fascinated looking at them. You can ask them to send a personal message to your friends and you can enter the sweepstake competition for the chance of winning all the girls to come back to your room, laden with a whole new wardrobe of the freshest clothes for your summer look! Have fun!

Senior Citizens: Primary Carrier of Aids










Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And pass it on to other folk.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Online Backgammon

I haven't tried playing backgammon online but I'm sure it would be a lot of fun. I discovered a site where people can play online backgammon. The site is easy to browse and the design is cool. Join the major backgammon hit. You can play backgammon games online with players from all over the world. Great prizes and real money in backgammon tournaments awaits the winners. I'm sure a lot of people will be joining this internet backgammon especially they can win cool prizes at Mistergammon.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Miss Texas Is Miss USA!

I just watched the Miss USA 2008 tonight and it was a tough competition. Miss Texas was on the top 5. My hubby said Miss Texas is always chosen in the finals but never got the title Miss USA for the past few years. But tonight is her lucky night. Miss Texas won the most coveted title of Miss USA. She's a pretty black woman and a professional model. At 26, she's a business owner. The first runner-up is Miss Mississippi. At first I thought she will win because she's beautiful but it's not her destiny to become Miss USA.

Full Name: Crystle Stewart
Hometown: Missouri City, TX
Birthday: 9/20/81
College: University of Houston
Charities: Houston Humane Society, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Snowdrop Foundation
Dream Job: Donate my Inside/Out program to worthy international organizations and to work with high-profile celebrities with my organization
Hobbies: Fundraising, mentoring, online research, working with autistic children
Biggest Influence/Role Model: My Sister, Breana Stewart
Favorite Movie: Tombstone
Favorite Song: "One Night Only" from Dreamgirls
Favorite Sport: Ultimate Fighting
Favorite Food: Anything that I don't have to cook myself.

PR Is Gone

I woke up this morning and found out that my PR 3 here is gone. What a sad thing, all of the PR of my three blogs were dropped to zero. Can't do anything, the high and mighty G strikes again. I want my PR back...

Coastal Carolina Properties

I haven't been to North Carolina but I heard a lot about it. One of my friends have been there and she told me that it's beautiful over there. Beaches are beautiful and she said she likes it over there. They're even planning to retire and buy house there in the near future. I have to tell her that she can ask the help of Wilmington real estate to help her find the house that she want to buy when the time comes. The real estate agent's focus is entirely on the buyer clients and helping them save money and time when purchasing homes for sale in Wilmington NC. I'm sure my friend would be glad to know about this site.


It's not so complicated!

The nice men are ugly.

The handsome men are not nice.

The handsome and nice men are gay.

The handsome, nice and heterosexual men are married.

The men who are not so handsome, but are nice men, have no money.

The men who are not so handsome, but are nice men with money think we are only after their money.

The handsome men without money are after our money.

The handsome men, who are not so nice and somewhat heterosexual, don't think we are beautiful enough.

The men who think we are beautiful, that are heterosexual, somewhat nice and have money are pigs.

The men who are somewhat handsome, somewhat nice and have some money and thank GOD are heterosexual, are shy and NEVER MAKE THE FIRST MOVE!

The men who never make the first move, automatically lose interest in us when we take the initiative.


Men are like a fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner with.

Burton Snowboards

I haven't seen people doing skiing and snowboarding here in Texas because we don't get snow here like other states. We only have snow once in a while and it lasted only for a day or two. In northern states where there are snow, skiing and snowboarding are popular sports. There's a site that sells Burton snowboards for all people who are into this sport. Burton Snowboards, the world's first snowboard factory, is a rider-driven company solely dedicated to creating the best snowboarding equipment on the planet. They sell different styles and designs of snowboards for men and women. The good thing is that they marked down the prices of their products so better avail of their offer. It won't last long.


I've been doing my rounds to request my co-bloggers to update my blog's URL and I found out that some bloggers didn't link my site to their sites. I have linked their sites when they requested me to link them but it seems like they didn't do the same. I feel really disgusted so I requested them to link me up too. Their sites have been link here long time ago. It's really unfair. It should be a reciprocal linking since they requested to be linked here but they didn't do their part. So what I did, I deleted some of the blogs that linked here that didn't link me back. Please be fair, if you requested to be link here, link me back too.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Remain Active

As years pass by, people are getting older and before you know it, you will be in your golden years. Then a few years after, you will be a senior citizen in this country. Old folks tend to become weaker and they need some support to do the things they used to do independently. It would be a good idea to install walkin baths for them to be able to bathe themselves safely without being worried of being slipped in the floor. Remain Active's walk in tubs coordinate with all dcors, and will accommodate any bathroom that has an existing regular sized bathtub. It comes with a low 6 step threshold, ergonomically positioned bathtub safety bar, ADA approved fixtures, and deck mounted hand held shower head. With this in your bathroom, you will have the bathing experience you have been longing for!

Painted Fence

This is the front of our concrete fence in our house in the Philippines. My hubby wanted it to be painted with a scenic view and so he asked the friend of my brother who is his painting tutor to paint it. I printed the picture of the view from the internet. My brother helped his tutor to paint our fence, both sides from our gate. After it was painted, all of the people passing by the street can't help themselves but to turn their neck and look. Even the people inside the cars and buses that passed by were looking. It was really an attraction because it's only our fence which was painted with a scenic view. By the way, the painter was a lady. She was really good. it's been almost 5 years now and it's already fading but my brother had been retouching it. By the way, my sister e-mailed me this photo today.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Shop at Cyber Monday

A lot of people here in the US love to shop. Whenever I go to the mall, I see a lot of people there shopping from teens, young and old alike. My hubby doesn't want to go on a crowded store to shop that's why he doesn't want to go with me in the mall to shop especially during the day after Thanksgiving. As you all know, that's the day wherein most people go shopping for the coming Christmas season and the prizes are really marked down during that day. So I can't do anything if my hubby doesn't wanna go because I don't drive. I can't go alone by myself. So instead of sulking I just go online and shop there. It's hassle free and I don't have to fall in a long line to wait in the checkout. There's this website that I've came across which features discounts and sales that various merchants are offering. Cyber Monday is a website which helped show people that they can save money when shopping for Christmas by buying items during Cyber Monday, which is the Monday after Thanksgiving. You can find different merchant stores in this site that offers discounted prices and bfads in their stores. I found out that they carry Wal Mart here which is my hubby's favorite store. I can shop here online and buy the things I want to give for Christmas to my family and loved ones. With the discounts that this site offers, I can surely save money.

The site also offers email alerts that let you know when new cyber monday sales have been posted. They tried to make it a consumer friendly site that was useful for planning your holiday shopping last year. Just go to their site and submit your e-mail address to receive the e-mail alerts.

Incredibly Important

I never thought of this.......I wouldn't do it anyhow, but maybe
somebody would.

This lady has changed her habit of how she lists her names on her
mobile phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which
contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet... etc... was stolen.

20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone
telling him what had happened, hubby says 'I received your text asking
about our Pin number and I replied a little while ago.

When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the
money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen
cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin


The media has done a good job of convincing many that Bush has done such a terrible job. Check your tax bill before you criticize!!!

Based on using the actual tax tables (see link below), here are some examples on what the taxes were/are on various amounts of income for both singles and married couples. so let's see if the Bush tax cuts only helped the rich.

Taxes under Clinton 1999 Taxes under Bush 2008
Single making 30K - tax $8,400 Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $14,000 Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $23,250 Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K - tax $16,800 Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $21,000 Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $38,750 Married making 125K - tax $31,250

If you want to know just how effective the mainstream media is, it is amazing how many people that fall into the categories above think Bush is screwing them and Bill Clinton was the greatest President ever. If any democrat is elected, ALL of them say they will repeal the Bush tax cuts and a good portion of the people that fall into the categories above .

I can't wait for it to happen.

This is like the movie The Sting with Paul Newman; you scam somebody out of some money and they don't even know what happened.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Explode Your Technorati Authority

A long overdue tag from Lira.

*Start Copy*

Well, they say this is viral linking and may take your time and effort but will give you returns too.
As the original postee on this saying: It’s for your own page rank booster.

“The benefits of Viral Linking:
~One of the fastest ways to see your Technorati Authority explode!
~Increase your Google PageRank fast
~Attract large volume of new traffic to your site
~Build your community Make new friends!”


Moreover, the following have already made their part on joining these tags. Don’t forget to add their links as well..Simply view the source of this post and copy so you take and make it easily.

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Private Plates

I've seen some cars with personalized private number plates that are so unique and I just wondered how did they acquire it. It is really an attention-getter and I wish my hubby can get one like that. I didn't know that there's a website where you can get Private Plates for your cars. This is probably the best value private number plates and personalized car registrations on the internet. You can search millions of cherished car number plates, ageless car registrations, prefix type personalized number plates and current style number plates in this site. The good thing is that they do the transfer paperwork for you. They don't just send you a certificate and leave you to do the work yourself. This is a cool site. I would have to suggest to my hubby to browse this site and get a personalized private plate for our van.

Facts About TEXAS!!! (Part 2)

Here are some little known, very interesting facts about Texas .

1. Beaumont to El Paso : 742 miles

2. Beaumont to Chicago : 770 miles

3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas

4. World's first rodeo was in Pecos, July 4, 1883.

5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water.

6. The Heisman Trophy ws named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston .

7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North America.

8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America 's only remaining flock of whooping cranes.

9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.

10. Worst natural disaster (a hurricane) in US history was in 1900, in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island .

11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was " Houston ."

12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island .

13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a U.S. rainfall record of 43" in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979.

14. Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union ) instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as the U.S. Flag, and may divide into 5 states.

15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old.

16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.

17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper.

18. Texas has had six capital cities: Washington -on- the Brazos, Harrisburg , Galveston , Velasco, West Columbia and Austin .

19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the U.S. which is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington DC (by 7 feet).

20. The name " Texas " comes from the Hasini Indian word "tejas" meaning friends. Tejas is not Spanish for Texas .

21. The State Mascot is the Armadillo (an interesting bit of trivia about the armadillo is they always have four babies. They have one egg, which splits into four, and they either have four males or four females.).

22. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston .

Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Fairlie , Texas:

(1) Just one God.

(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.

(3) No telling tales or gossipin'.

(4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.

(5) Put nothin' before God.

(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.

(7) No killin'.

(8) Watch yer mouth.

(9) Don't take what ain't yers.

(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff

Now that's kinda plain an' simple don'tcha think?

Just two things that were not included, so far:

1) Astro turf was invented for the Astrodome in Houston

2) Palestine , TX was left off the cities list

Police Gear

I always thought that military and police uniforms look so elegant. It makes the officers wearing it look dignified. I just stumbled upon a website that sells BDU Pants for those men in service. LA Police Gear is an online store where you can buy BDU Pants at prices you just can not beat. LA Police Gear is the number one source for military pants.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Facts about TEXAS!! (Part I)

I've been living here in Texas for 4 1/2 years now and I've learned to love this place and the people here. There are lots of things written about Texas and here are some of it.

Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about folks from Texas...

If someone in a Lowe's store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in Texas ;

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Texas ;

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Texas ;

If "Vacation" means going anywhere south of Dallas for the weekend, you may live in Texas ;

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Texas ;

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Texas ;

If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Texas ;

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Texas ;

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80 and everybody's passing you, you may live in Texas ;

If you find 60 degrees "a little chilly," you may live in Texas ;

If you actually understand these jokes, and share them with all your Texas friends, you definitely live in Texas .

Need to be cheered up?

Happy, Texas 79042

Pep, Texas 79353

Smiley, Texas 78159

Paradise, Texas 76073

Rainbow, Texas 76077

Sweet Home, Texas 77987

Comfort, Texas 78013

Friendship, Texas 76530

Love the Sun?

Sun City, Texas 78628

Sunrise, Texas 76661

Sunset, Texas 76270

Sundown, Texas 79372

Sunray, Texas 79086

Sunny Side , Texas 77423

Want something to eat?

Bacon, Texas 76301

Noodle, Texas 79536

Oatmeal, Texas 78605

Turkey, Texas 79261

Trout, Texas 75789

Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Salty, Texas 76567

Rice, Texas 75155

And top it off with:

Sweetwater, Texas 79556

Why travel to other cities? Texas has them all!

Detroit, Texas 75436

Colorado City, Texas 79512

Denver City, Texas 79323

Klondike, Texas 75448

Nevada, Texas 75173

Memphis, Texas 79245

Miami, Texas 79059

Boston, Texas 75570

Santa Fe, Texas 77517

Tennessee Colony , Texas 75861

Reno, Texas 75462

Feel like traveling to far off lands? Don't bother buying a plane ticket!

Athens, Texas 75751

Canadian, Texas 79014

China, Texas 77613

Egypt, Texas 77436

Ireland, Texas 76538

Turkey, Texas 79261

London, Texas 76854

New London, Texas 75682

Paris, Texas 75460

No need to travel to Washington D.C .

Whitehouse, Texas 75791

We even have a city named after our planet!

Earth, Texas 79031

And a city named after our State!

Texas City, Texas 77590


Energy, Texas 76452


Blanket, Texas 76432

Winters, Texas

Like to read about History?

Santa Anna, Texas

Goliad, Texas

Alamo, Texas

Gun Barrel City, Texas

Robert lee, Texas

Need Office Supplies?

Staples, Texas 78670

Men are from Mars, women are from:

Venus, Texas 76084

You guessed's on the state line..

Texline, Texas 79087

For the kids...

Kermit, Texas 79745

Elmo, Texas 75118

Nemo, Texas 76070

Tarzan, Texas 79783

Winnie, Texas 77665

Sylvester, Texas 79560

Other city names in Texas , to make you smile.....

Frognot, Texas 75424

Bigfoot, Texas 78005

Hogeye, Texas 75423

Cactus, Texas 79013

Notrees, Texas 79759

Best, Texas 76932

Veribest, Texas 76886

Kickapoo, Texas 75763

Dime Box , Texas 77853

Old Dime Box , Texas 77853

Telephone, Texas 75488

Telegraph, Texas 76883

Whiteface, Texas 79379

Twitty, Texas 79079

And last but not least, the Anti-Al Gore City

Kilgore, Texas 75662

And our favorites...

Cut n Shoot, Texas

Gun Barrell City, Texas

Hoop And Holler, Texas

Ding Dong, Texas

and, of course,

Muleshoe , Texas

Bad Credit Loans & Credit Cards

A lot of people use their credit cards unwisely. They buy unimportant things until they max out their credit card. When their bills arrive they can't afford to pay it and it results to bad credit history. Well, this is the result of living beyond their means, bad credit. People with poor credit often find it difficult to be approved for a regular credit card. It's good there's one website that offers bad credit credit cards to people with bad credit history. They have the right cards for people with low credit score, limited credit history and those people looking to get their credit back on track. Consumers can apply for the offer that's right for them. No matter what your credit history is, you still can apply online in their website. They also offer bad credit loans for those people in need . They give you a chance to stand on your feet again.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Seniors Giving Birth

With all the new technology regarding
fertility recently, a 65-year-old woman was able to
give birth.

When she was discharged from the hospital
and went home, her relatives came to visit.

"May we see the new baby?" one asked.

"Not yet," said the mother. "I'll make
coffee and we can visit for a while first."

Thirty minutes had passed, and another
relative asked, "May we see the new baby now?"

"No, not yet," said the mother.

After another f ew minutes had elapsed, they
asked again, "May we see the baby now?"

"No, not yet," replied the mother.

Growing very impatient, they asked, "Well,
when can we see the baby?"

"WHEN HE CRIES!" she told them.

"WHEN HE CRIES?" they demanded

"Why do we have to wait until he CRIES?


Mary's Lamb Got Suspended

Think carefully about what you will be reading.
This is a new one for me...

Mary had a little Lamb,
His fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
The Lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school each day,
T'wasn't even in the rule.
It made the children laugh and play,
To have a Lamb at school.

And then the rules all changed one day,
Illegal it became;
To bring the Lamb of God to school,
Or even speak His Name!

Every day got worse and worse,
And days turned into years.
Instead of hearing children laugh,
We heard gun shots and tears.

What must we do to stop the crime,
That's in our schools today?
Let's let the Lamb come back to school,
And teach our kids to pray!

Info on DSL, Cable, Satellite & Dialup ISP Service

I've been using a dial up connection for a while and I tell you, it's so slow. It takes ages to download and browse other sites. So I switched to DSL a few months ago. It's really faster to browse the internet and to download some programs. Now I want to subscribe for wireless internet so I can use my laptop anywhere around the house. I've been searching for the best internet services provider when I came across this site where I can get information and deals for broadband access services like DSL, cable, wireless and satellite. I browsed their wireless internet providers because this is what I've been wanting to have. I can compare services with those sites that offer it. Also I browsed their DSL service providers to see who offer the best deal and services. If you're not satisfied with your internet providers, just go to this site and look for the best internet providers that will suit your need.

Potentially and Realistically...

A young boy went up to his father and asked him, "Dad, what's the difference between potentially and realistically?" The father thought for a moment, then answered, "Go ask your mother if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars? Then ask your sister if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars, and then, ask your brother if he'd sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars. Come back and tell me what you learn from that. So the boy went to his mother and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?" The mother replied, "Of course I would!? We could really use that money to fix up the house and send you kids to a great University!" The boy then went to his sister and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?" The girl replied, "Oh my God! I LOVE Brad Pitt! I would sleep with him in a heartbeat, are you nuts?" The boy then went to his brother and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?" "Of course," the brother replied. "Do you know how much a million bucks would buy?

The boy pondered the answers for a few days and then went back to his dad. His father asked him, "Did you find out the difference between potentially and realistically?" The boy replied "Yes . . . Potentially, you and I are sitting on three million dollars, but realistically, we're living with two hookers and a homo."

How Old Is Grandpa?

Stay with this -- the answer is at the end.
It will blow you away.

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events. The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandpa replied, 'Well, let me think a
minute, I was born before:

' television

' penicillin

' polio shots

' frozen foods

' Xerox

' contact lenses

' Frisbees and

' the pill

There was no:

' radar

' credit cards

' laser beams or

' ball-point pens

Man had not invented:

' pantyhose

' air conditioners

' dishwashers

' clothes dryers

' and the clothes were hung out to
dry in the fresh air and

' man hadn't yet walked on the moon

Your Grandmother and I got married first, and then lived together.

Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, 'Sir'. And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, 'Sir.'

We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, day-care centres, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and
common sense..

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up
and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and
weekends-not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.
And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk.

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, ride on a bus, and a Coke were all a nickel.

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . . . but who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

In my day:

' 'grass' was mowed,

' 'coke' was a cold drink,

' 'pot' was something your mother
cooked in and

' 'rock music' was your grandmother's

' 'Aids' were helpers in the Principal's

' ' chip' meant a piece of wood,

' 'hardware' was found in a hardware
store and

' 'software' wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us 'old and confused' and say there is a generation gap.. and how old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old man in are in for a shock!

Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it
and pretty sad at the same time.

This man would be only
58 years old!

Texas Humor

Two businessmen in New York City are sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be opened new store. As yet, the store wasn't ready. Only a few shelves are set up and nothing was yet on display.
One says to the other, 'I bet any minute now some stupid tourist is going to walk by, look in the window, stick his face in the door, and ask what we're selling.'
No sooner were the words out of his mouth when, sure enough, a curious gentleman walks to the window, has a
peek, sticks his head in the door and in a Texan drawl asks, 'What're y'all sellin' here?'
One of the men replies, 'Oh! We're selling assholes here'
Without skipping a beat, the Texan says, 'Well, I see y'all're doing real good; you only got two left!'


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Technical School

We all know that we're now living in the world of high technology. With all the latest in electronics and computers, there's no doubt about it. I just wish I could go to a technical school and gain more knowledge about computer programming and the internet. I was just browsing the net when I came across this site where I can find tech schools to get the right training. I guess this is needed to gain more knowledge in the field of computer courses. They offer it training in all their schools in the country.

Women Are Like Apples

Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the
tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they
are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the
apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at
the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're
amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the
one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.

Now Men.... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's
up to women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into
something acceptable to have dinner with.

Medical Careers

Medical jobs has a high demand here in the US. Many medical professionals from overseas are coming here to seek greener pasture. Maybe it's about time that people here in this country should go in to medical careers like becoming an ultrasound technologist or sonographer. There's a site where you can find an ultrasound tech school in different states in the country. Be a sonographer and you can do the job of viewing a fetus in the womb. Just browse the site and then enroll in their ultrasound technician school and get the medical training that you need for your chosen career.

When Grandma Goes To Court

Lawyers should never ask a Mississippi grandma a question if they aren't prepared for the answer.

In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, 'Mrs. Jones, do you know me?' She responded, 'Why, yes, I do know you, Mr . Williams. I've known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, yo u cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you'll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.'

The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, 'Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?'

She again replied, 'Why yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a
youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.'

The defense attorney nearly died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said,

'If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I'll send you both to the electric chair.'

* First Graders Take The Prize!*

A 1st grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!**

1.*Don't change horses until they stop running.*
2.*Strike while the bug is close.*
3.*It's always darkest before Daylight Saving Time.*
4.*Never underestimate the power of termites.*
5.*You can lead a horse to water but how?*
6.*Don't bite the hand that looks dirty.*
7.*No news is impossible*
8.*A miss is as good as a Mr.*
9.*You can't teach an old dog new Math*
10.*If you lie down with dogs, you'll stink in the morning.*
11.*Love all, trust me.*
12.*The pen is mightier than the pigs.*
13.*An idle mind is the best way to relax.*
14.*Where there's smoke there's pollution.*
15.*Happy the bride who gets all the presents.*
16.*A penny saved is not much.*
17.*Two's company, three's The Musketeers.*
18.*Don't put off till tomorrow what you put on to go to bed.*
19.*Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you have to blow your nose.*
20.*There are none so blind as Stevie Wonder.*
21.*Children should be seen and not spanked or grounded.*
22.*If at first you don't succeed, get new batteries.*
23.*You get out of something only what you see in the picture on the box*
24.*When the blind lead the blind get out of the way.*
25.*A bird in the hand is going to poop on you.*

*And the WINNER and last one!*
26.*Better late than pregnant*

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Birthday Cards

I like sending greeting cards to my family and friends in the Philippines during special occasions like Christmas or birthdays. It's a good way to keep in touch with them and also showing them that I always remember them. When I was working at the base, I used to buy greetings cards at the BX. I'm not working no more and I don't drive so I can't go to the store to buy some cards to send to my loved ones. But I will just order birthday cards online at Cards Direct. This site is known for serving businesses who want to print out their own business greeting cards and customize them with their company logo or standard blurb. I believe that stay-at-home moms will consider purchasing from CardsDirect because it's less hassle to do it. They just go online and purchase it by box so when they will need to send cards to their friends and loved ones, they will just address and sign it. It's not easy to go out shopping for cards if moms have kids to take care of. One good thing about the cards in this site is that they can be personalized. I received some personalized cards last Christmas and I've been wanting to order cards like those. So I guess I've found the store where I can order personalized cards.

I really like their cards in this site and the card that caught my eye is the Gerbera Daisies Happy Birthday Card. I think this is so beautiful!

Answered Prayers

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea
and only two of the me n on it were able
to swim to a small, desert like island.
The two survivors, not knowing what else to do,
agree that they had no other recourse
but to pray to God.
However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful,
they agreed to divide the territory between them
and stay on opposite sides of the island.

The first thing the first man prayed for was food.
The next morning, the first man saw
a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land,
and he was able to eat its fruit.

The other man's parcel of land remained barren.

After a week, the first man was lonely
and he decided to pray for a wife.
The next day, another ship was wrecked,
and the only survivor was a woman
who swam to his side of the land.

On the other side of the island,
there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house,
clothes, more food.
The next day, like magic,
all of these were given to him.

the second man still had nothing.

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship,
so that his wife and he could leave the island.
In the morning, he found a ship docked
at his side of the island.

The first man boarded the ship with his wife
and decided to leave the second man on the island.
He considered the other man unworthy
to receive God's blessings,
since none of his prayers had been answered.

As the ship was about to leave,
the first man heard a voice from Heaven booming,

'Why are you leaving your companion on the island?'

'My blessings are mine alone,
since I was the one who prayed for them,'
the first man answered.
'His prayers were all unanswered,
and so he does not deserve anything.'

'You are mistaken!'
the voice rebuked him.
'He had only one prayer,
which I answered.
If not for that, you would not have
received any of my blessings.'

'Tell me ,' the first man asked the voice,
'what did he pray for that I
should owe him anything?'

'He prayed that all your prayers be answered.'

For all we know, our blessings are not
the fruits of our prayers alone,
but those of another praying for us.

When Jesus died on the cross
he was thinking of you and me!

Xray Technician School

It really fascinates me how they do x-rays, MRIs, and other imaging technologies. We're living in a high technology world. If you are interested to become an x-ray technician you need to check out this site where you can find the schools that offer the said course. Becoming an X-ray Technician requires extensive knowledge of both anatomy and imaging technology. You need a good school to get your education to prepare you for the job. Visit Medical Career Training and find the school where you would get the proper training.

Pictures That Will Make You Smile

I got this e-mail from my hubby. These pictures really made me smile. They are so funny. I think it's worth sharing it here. Take a look.

If you don't pass this along to at least 5 friends,
a dog will come out and pee on your computer

send it fast enough

Live Well :) Laugh Often :) Love Much :)

Fashion Schools Finder

If you love fashion and is considering to enroll in one of the fashion schools here in the US, then you need to check out this site. Fashion School Finder can help you get that career you've been dreaming of. By enrolling in one of their schools which offers fashion careers, you will be getting the right education and knowledge to fulfill your dreams of becoming a successful fashion designer. A lot of fashion jobs will be after you once you finished your fashion education.

He Is Risen

He was crucified and buried,
But today the whole world knows
The Resurrection story
Of how Jesus Christ arose.

Some may question it and doubt it,
But they can't explain or say
Why, after countless centuries,
Men still follow Christ today.

And they miss the peace and comfort
That the Easter story brings,
The promise of eternal life
And the hope for better things.

For just to know the Savior died
To redeem and save all men,
And that because He gave His life,
We, too, shall live again,
Makes all this world's uncertainties,
Its burdens, care, and strife
Seem meaningless when they're compared
To God's eternal life.

And Easter, as it comes each year
To awake the sleeping earth,
Assures mankind that Jesus Christ
Has promised us rebirth.

Engagement Rings

I love diamonds and I wish I can buy one for me. The only diamond ring I had which my hubby gave me was stolen a year ago. I really felt bad because that's supposed to be our engagement ring. I've been requesting my hubby to replace it. I've found a site that sells diamond rings and they have a wide range of engagement, wedding and anniversary diamond jewelries. The site's design is really cool and they offer technical support and the site is secure if you purchase their product. This is a good site to buy engagement rings so I have to ask my hubby to buy me one from them and replace my stolen engagement ring that he gave me.