Friday, December 30, 2011
Sea Lion: "Come!"
The dog inched closer again to the sea lion, but to his surprise, the sea lion barked again.
Sea Lion: " Man, I am just simply greeting you, A VERY JOYFUL NEW YEAR!!!!"
Dog: "Oh, sorry, sea lion! I mistook your loudness for meanness!!! I forgot not everyone knows how to talk softly. HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO!!"
Dog and Sea Lion Together Out Loud:" Aww...aww...happy new year everyone!!"
Photos by: Khai
Happy Thoughts by: Betchai
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Submitted by Chay for TSS
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Slim-Fast. All opinions are 100% mine.
Waiting for my turn to be called for my annual physical checkup in the doctor's clinic seemed like forever. No wonder they have a lot of magazines on the rack to keep clients entertained while waiting. I grabbed a magazine and started flipping pages to read gossip about Hollywood stars. For a few minutes I was entertained reading gossip articles about various actors/actresses divorces, new Hollywood babies, Hollywood events, etc ... but something caught my attention while flipping thru this magazine. A famous singer who was overweight lost a large amount of pounds and now looked like a different person--a good looking person. Every time I see these transitions I am amazed how they change lives.
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Submitted by Chay for TSS
Monday, December 26, 2011
Submitted by Jeff
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Our little family in Coal City, West Virginia, would like to wish you all the pleasures of the season - peace, joy and an abundance of delicious food and Christmas cheer in the company of family and friends. We pray each of you receives everything you need – and some of what you want - on Christmas morn, and may the new year bring us all peace, happiness and prosperity!
MJ, Rog and Teyla
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I have been a tax preparer for 10 years this year. My wife has helped me during the heavy tax season for most of my career. However, my business has grown to a point now where I keep busy all year long. I wanted to add a new service to my tax practice I was going to study to become an enrolled agent. This would allow me to accept business I was now referring to my rich CPA friend. I looked for a good study program to pass all 3 exams. I found the Fast Forward Academy at fastforwardacademy.com/index-page-about.htm. They offered an enrolled agent continuing education where they advertised an 81% rate on all 3 exams. They offered everything I needed to prepare in one bundled package. I signed up immediately and now I am part of the 81% who passed. enrolled agent
Once I passed the final exam I needed someone to take over a large portion of my tax preparation business so I could spend the necessary time to grow this new section of my business. My wife agreed to become a Registered Tax Return Preparer so she could assist me this year. We used the same services I found effective fastforwardacademy.com/index-page-about.htm. The Fast Forward Academy had the complete program in a bundle for her plus a Pass Guarantee. I would recommend you check the enrolled agent continuing education requirements. We purchased the complete program and she found the study to be very comprehensive. Once she completed the course she used their Free Online Test Bank and Online Practice Exams to prepare for the exam. Free Online Test Bank and Online Practice Exams to prepare for the exams. She passed and now our new and improved business is complete. Everyone needs to complete their taxes every year so why not be the person who assist them. Look at this company Fast Forward Academy first and save yourself time from going anywhere else.
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Monday, December 19, 2011
This summer my kids (both are adults) received a Paintball coupon in the mail. They thought it would be a cheap way to spend a day playing outside and with friends. On the day of the event they packed a cooler with sandwiches for lunch, plenty of bottled water, and some chips—all to save on lunch and dinner expenses. They left early in the morning and returned late at night exhausted, dirty, hot, sore, and smiling from ear to ear.
My son was able to go back the next day but my daughter had plans and could not return until the following week. I was able to make it a family outing on the weekend.
Saturday morning came early and with the cooler packed, coupons in hand, and some equipment my son had purchased loaded in the car we were off to “be paintball warriors.” After signing in, watching a safety tape, getting equipment etc. it was finally time to enter the battlefield. While hanging back during the first games three very important things caught my attention: I was with my kids playing together which is very important to me, I observed many dads and moms with their kids-both girls and boys of all ages playing together, and the club where we played stressed good language, even temper, good sportsmanship, family values, and safety before every game. By the end of the day I was sold on the excitement of the sport, the exercise it provided, and the three things I observed.
During the summer I went with the kids several times and now I have joined the club as a member playing every Thursday night with some other business men on a team. I use it as a relaxation tool, exercise outlet, and a chance to talk to new people about family values, sportsmanship, even temper, and good language. I am finding this hobby to be very beneficial to me for more reasons than I ever thought possible in a sport. Besides, I am getting good at it and I can keep up too. Sometimes a hobby can change the lives of those around you—and it has made my relaxation time better too.
By: Jeff Johnson
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Blue Global Media has a payday affiliate network which is the. It is worth a moment to look at to see the best affiliate network and how it is making money. The Payday Loan Affiliate Program is where I chose to invest my money. I followed their link where the program was described to me very clearly. The efficiency of keeping records and offering attractive payment options it was an easy decision to start watching my bonus money grow. Making an investment decision is very hard and careful considerations were part of my search process. This appeared clear to me, supported by research, and supported by careful record keeping with attractive payment options. Take a few minutes to check it out and I am sure your conclusions will parallel mine.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
My wife and I started a small business. It was our first small business together and we wanted to use a web site as our center piece for marketing. But when we started looking into how to develop a web site, learning all of the technical names, and how the processes worked, it appeared as if we made a complicated decision. A friend of ours told us to look at the web hosting web site.
Our first lesson was "Web hosting refers to the process of publishing a web site so that it is available to the world on the Web." This was exactly what we wanted to do with our marketing plan. They provided us with a large searchable database of web hosting plans with all their features, over 4000 user reviews, uptime monitoring of hundreds of web hosts, and educational web hosting guides. Plus they had a section of frequently asked questions. We read each question as if they were our questions. The answers were clear and precise so it made our pathway more clear. This was a great step in the right direction for us. We were starting to feel better about this process.
The next section we visited on this site was the web hosting guide. My wife and I followed the steps suggested, checked out the ratings and we are moving forward. Yes, we did make a complicated decision, but Web Hosting Ratings has turned this into a nice exercise which now appears very step-by-step simple. Check out the web site for yourself and follow the links that lead you to the answers so you can experience the efficiency of this site like us.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Guest Post By Jeff
My wife and I spent an afternoon looking at our budget trying to figure out a way to make ends meet. It was a grueling afternoon full of discussions about cut backs, sacrifices again, and making decisions about priorities for every family member. Our biggest issue is we have three family members in college who depend on internet, e-mail, Instant Messaging, and they depend on fast reliable service. As a family my wife and I also depend on the internet to stay in touch with friends, all of the social networks, and business transactions like bill paying.
When we put it all on paper we needed to keep our internet but we could not afford it anymore. Our internet service demands were: speed, reliability, security, great customer service and a new one--affordability. We went online and found www.copper.net. It actually saved our financial lives. Copper.net offers dial up internet services of: Broadband internet with high speed internet connectivity, Copper net dsl service throughout the country, a free E-Mail account, privacy, free virus and spam protection, AOL, Google, and Yahoo compatible, great customer service all with a fast dial up. We appreciated the telemarketer zapper and back up services, but the most important part for our family today was the price. Copper net starts at $9.95 - $19.95 per month. Our family trimmed the cost enough to not only balance our budget but it trimmed over $100 a month from our internet service bill without compromising our family needs. Check out the web site www.coper.net like we did and change your life too.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
We really do not know what is out in cyber space when we login to our computers. Malware, viruses, spam, cookies, and Trojans can steal your identity or wipe out your information. As a small business owner I recently had a scare where a virus stole my identity and wiped out several important files. After this incident I learned I could have avoided not only the lost information but the repair cost if I had invested a small amount of money in a Norton product. I am a Norton customer now with both my family and business computers for life.
Norton introduced two new products in September of this year, the Norton 360
Version 5.0 and the Norton Internet Security 2012. I went to their web site to shop for the protection that I needed at Norton Small Business by Symantec. Both the Norton 360
Version 5.0 and the Norton Internet Security 2012 provide basic protection by letting me email, chat, and surf the web worry free because it warns me if a website or a download is unsafe before I get into trouble. The Norton 360 automatically blocks unsafe websites in my search results and analyzes newly downloaded files and applications for threats before I install or run them on my computer.. This type of protection now keeps my confidential business information safe especially while browsing or doing online banking transactions. The Norton 360 version 5.0 has a few more features than the Norton Internet Security 2012. The Norton 360 frees up disk space by searching out problems that will slow my computer like cookies, temporary internet files, and other things that slows it down. The software finds and removes these things and once they are removed the computer runs faster and starts up quicker. Norton 360 automatically backs up files to disc, USB device or secured online storage available by Norton. Once stored I can retrieve and restore my backed up files online anytime, anywhere, from virtually any computer with Internet access.
Both the Norton 360 Version 5.0 and the Norton Internet Security 2010 will not slow the computer down or use a lot of system resources. A feature I really like about Norton is not only have they provided a product to keep my small business safe but their family protection keeps our home computer and information safe too. My wife and I love the family program feature whereby we can monitor our children's internet activities. As a small business owner I was able to take advantage of a 30% discount get 30% off Norton Small Business Products now. Peace of mind and savings at the same time. Visit their customer friendly web site Norton Small Business by Symantec It will be worth your time to find the best protection you need.
Guest Post by Jeff
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Thanks to Wm Rowe
I’ve got three dogs and they’re the love of our life. I say our because I’m married but at the end of the day they’re really my babies, not my husband’s. He’s not nearly as interested in taking care of them as I am but you know, when you train your dogs for shows you’ve got to go the extra mile. I got HughesNet at home so I could order their dog food online since it’s special and I also hired a trainer to help them get better at being obedient. They’re great animals but Lord are they strong headed and you know, there’s nothing I can do about it but be patient with them as they adjust to the new house. I can’t remember a time when everything I owned wasn’t covered in dog hair and when I didn’t have to get up 3 times a night to let a dog out but you know, I guess it’s part of the bargain. They’re little love bugs as well and that’s enough for me!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
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