Monday, March 31, 2008

What Kind of Wine Am I?

My wife Joy sent me this tag. I am not really a drinker person. I only drink occasionally aside from this I have a heart issue problem. Right now I have Adams Sandlier beer I have be almost a month now. I did not drink them all because I just started taking my pills for cholesterol. It said that it is not advisable to drink this pills with a beer. So better safe than sorry right?

You Are Pinot Noir

Sophisticated and worldly, you probably know more about wine than most drinkers.

You have great taste, and you approach all aspects of life with a gourmet attitude.

You believe that the little things in life should be cherished and enjoyed... and of the best quality possible.

And while you may take more time to eat a meal or tour a city, it's always time well spent.

Deep down you are: A seductive charmer

Your partying style: Refined. And you would never call it "partying"

Your company is enjoyed best with: Stinky expensive cheese

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Off to the Library

Source: Wikipedia

My daughter Leona loves to read and it makes my heart glad. It is amazing to me that after only ½ a year in kindergarten she can already read. I think when I was a kid it we just colored pictures at that age. But she can read and write sentences and even do some basic math. I'm very impressed with the local school system.

One of the motivations I used this week to keep the kids in line was to promise to take them to the library if they behave all week. Their reward is to get to take out two books each. Amazing I get to reward my kids by encouraging them to read.

Preserving your Family History Part Four

Source: Wikipedia

    Find out about family past before the old die out. Do wait till your parents or grandparents are dead before you look at they past. Nothing will be more of a blessing to the senior citizens in your family then to take a brief interest in their lives. Sit down with them and help them label their photo albums. Help them make up a family bible type journal filled with info on their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins just like you did for yourself.

Helping them take that trip down memory lane and giving them the knowledge that you are helping to preserve those memories will make a lot higher in their opinion. Besides you may find out very interesting info about your family.

Preserving your Family History Part Three

    Keep a Family Bible type record. I know now one keeps a family bible anymore, but in the day if was how people kept track of births, deaths and marriages. It is a great idea to write down when you were born and where, when you where married and where. Write down similar info on your spouse, your siblings and your spouses’ siblings. Then when any new births, marriages or deaths take place record them as well.

Preserving your Family History Part Two

    Label the pictures in the Photo Album. I inherited a photo album filled with pictures of my grandparents when they were young. There are lots of pictures of what might be their aunts, uncles, siblings, parents and even grandparents. I even have a photo so old it is on tin. I have a photo of a man in a Civil War uniform of the Union Army only I don’t know how he is. I am scanning all these photos to preserve but will not be able to identify over half of those in the pictures. Don’t let future generations lose out on this valuable info.

    Having some simple index of who is who in each photo album will insure maintaining that person’s identity. When you pass away someday your children or grandchildren will not know that they are looking at you at 6 years old sitting on Uncle John’s lap. If you are not willing to do so you should take the photos with you in the coffin because the memory of those who have goon before you is lost forever.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Linking Tag

Joy sent me this tag.

Rules: Cut and paste the following starting here. I have randomly selected 5 of you below to be tagged and I hope that you will similarly publish this post in your blog. You will have to tag 5 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list. (Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list!) It’s real easy! Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially! 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!

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Randomly passing this tag to:.


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Preserving your Family History - Part One

This is a simple family tree that illustrates the definitions of various types of cousins (e.g. Image from WikipediaOne of my favorite hobbies is genealogy or the history of my family. There is so much to learn from digging into your families past. Joy thinks I’m crazy but to me it is fascinating. Unfortunately I waited till both my parents as well as grandparents had passed away. This of course made things more difficult. Shortly after my Mom died by aunt her sister developed Alzheimer’s and could even remember her grandmother’s maiden name. On my father’s side my father’s sister was way off in left field on what she thought the family history was.

Even if you are not into family history per say please realize that most likely someone in your family will start searching their family roots. It could be one of you children or grandchildren, it could be a niece or nephew or even yourself ten years from now. They may even have to do this for a school project someday. Don’t be the disappointing relative who is ignorant of your family background.

We all take pictures, video and keep keepsakes to preserve our memories. But we do a poor job of keeping those memories alive for the next generation. Often our memories die with us simply because we never thought of organizing things in away that will allow our children or great grandchildren to know what these symbols of our memories mean. In the next couple of posts I will discuss a few simple things that we can all do properly preserve the family history.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter

This is a video from one of my favorite Christian bands called Petra. This is perfect for the holiday.
Found this a a new friend. A saxy girl

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Court’s Internet Marketing School

Just wanted to tell everyone blogging about a great blog I just happened upon. This blog has tons of useful information about what to do to boost your page rank, boost your traffic and how to make your sight profitable. They sight is called Court’s Internet Marketing School. I have spent hours on this blog pen and paper in hand taking notes and creating to do lists. This blog is a must read. So hop on over to her site today and tell her Roger at Married with Children sent you.

The "I" Tag

Rojoy sent me this tag.

I AM… a Father and a Husband
I WANT…. To make my family and God happy.
I HAVE.. 2 adorable kids and a loving wife.
I WISH…. to have a lot of money.
I HATE… annoying and loud people.
I FEAR… to die young and leave my family alone.
I SEARCH… family history for my family tree.
I WONDER… why I am poor, when I have met so many dumb people with money.
I REGRET… that I wasted my inheritance on a failed real estate career.
I LOVE…. my wife, my kids, my family and friends and most of all my God..
I ALWAYS… Feel Tired.
I AM NOT… rich when it comes to wealth but I am rich at heart.
I DANCE… ballroom and anything as long as the music sounds great.
I SING… but not very good my mother was a runner up for the voice of Snow White and I am an American Idol horrid audition.
I CRY… while watching sad movies.
I WRITE… anything and post it to my blog.
I WON….. The best wife in the whole world, but I would love to add the lottery to that please..
I AM CONFUSED… How my wife got such a high page rank so fast.
I NEED… to do more with my blog
I SHOULD… buy a lottery ticket so I can win the lottery LOL.
THE LAST THOUGHT BEFORE GO TO SLEEP…. say my prayers and thank God for the day.

I am passing this tag to Rose, Jonah, Femikey, Maya, Roger, Rojoy, Married with Children, Ultimate Destinations, Casino Reviews, Catholic Guy, Health is Everything, I Love Computer Games, My Book Reviews, Finding Love, Affiliate Program Reviews, Blog for the Lord, Exiffer’s Courner, Homesick for Abroad, A Long Distance Love Affair, and A Fil-Am Journey.

Computer Issues

An IBM HDD head resting on a disk platter. Since the drive is not in operation, the head is simply pressed against the disk by the suspension.Image from WikipediaSorry for no updates recently but I have been having a month of Mondays if you know what I mean. Because my wife Joy had the new of the two computers we switched off so I could play some of my new games I got at Christmas. After we switched off computers so I wouldn’t have to spend money upgrading mine.

Then I got the virus from hell that I fought with for days and lost the battle. I ended up formatting my hard drive and reinstalling all the software. A day or two latter Joy started having issues with my old computer. So since she is making money blogging and to this point I am not we switched computers again.

She was happy to have her computer back and I was back to square one. The stupid computer was not registering that it even had a hard drive. After so computer surgery and a few dozen choice words from me it finally registered the existence of the hard drive that once again was reformatted. Once again I have had to go and reinstall all the software all over again.

So if I haven’t responded to your shouts or posted anything new or visited your blog recently please forgive me and blame the “xxx xxxx” computer not me.