Monday, July 25, 2011

Can Cold Water Clean Dishes?

This is for all the germ conscious folks that worry about using cold water to clean.

John went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of Saskatchewan. After spending a great evening chatting the night away, the next morning John's grandfather prepared breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast.

However, John noticed a film like substance on his plate, and questioned his grandfather asking, 'Are these plates clean?'

His grandfather replied, 'They're as clean as cold water can get em. Just you go ahead and finish your meal, Sonny!'

For lunch the old man made hamburgers. Again, John was concerned about the plates, as his appeared to have tiny specks around the edge that looked like dried egg and asked, 'Are you sure these plates are clean?'

Without looking up the old man said, 'I told you before, Sonny, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them. Now don't you fret, I don't want to hear another word about it!'

Later that afternoon, John was on his way to a nearby town and as he was leaving, his grandfather's dog started to growl, and wouldn't let him pass. 

John yelled and said, 'Grandfather, your dog won't let me get to my car'. 

Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on TV, the old man shouted! 

'Coldwater, go lay down now, yah hear me!'


BookTV: expand your knowledge base

I spend a good part of my weekends watching and listening to BookTV.  I learn a lot there and it is not all political (thank God!).

Some examples:

After Words: Eli Pariser, "The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You" hosted by Clay Shirky 

"Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-Founder of Microsoft" 
Paul Allen

How the States Got Their Shapes Too: The People Behind the Border-Lines 
Mark Stein

1861: The Civil War Awakening 
Adam Goodheart

I "met" Sarah Vowell there. If you like history topics you will also want to meet her.

Yesterday I met Ben Mezrich, who is a very hot property these days. He told about how he wrote nine novels before he sold his first. He said you need to learn to welcome the 
rejections as surely they will come in great numbers.

But he never gave up. Now he is successful: Newest book: Sex on the Moon

*The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

*Busting Vegas: A True Story of Monumental Excess, Sex, Love, Violence, and Beating the Odds

*Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai

to name a few.

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Charity comes in different flavors

What goes around comes around?

I would rather give money to people than to charities or churches.

For example, on a recent cruise ship vacation, I gave our waiters and additional cash tip as we left. I had already arranged that they receive a bigger tip through our credit card. Somehow that did not seem enough so I was compelled to give a few dollars more.

My point is that we (especally Americans) have so much. Let's be honest. We have tons more than we need. I lost over $100 at the ship's casino over the 3 days and nights. I mean, give me a break. If I can lose money gambling and spend money to rent snorkel equipment, then I ought to give a healthier tip.

Agree or disagree?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Travel Tip - disembark early

My very smart wife taught me this one.

If you are pricing airline tickets you might find that your destination is one which has a layover for another location.

Let me explain: my dear wife, Yvonne, is extremely resourceful. She was visiting the usual travel haunts (Priceline, etc) to find the lowest air fare to Chicago.

She stumbled upon a flight with an ultimate destination of Milwaukee that had a lower airfare than she could find to Chicago. So, she booked her flight to Milwaukee. When she arrived in Chicago she simply got off the airplane and did not get back on.

Think outside the box!


Don't Believe Them

I am stuck in Atlanta. My plane had a mechanical problem so the good people at Delta Airline paid for the stay at a local hotel. I love my life in America. Extremely sorry that greed ruined it.

Online marketers are people who are trying to make your wallet thinner.

They often claim to have the golden key to making money online. They tell you if you do this or that you will achieve lasting success.

Don't believe them.

Scoop: they have experienced some success but that does not mean that the techniques they want to sell you still work. Let me put it this way.

If you were earning a fabulous amount of money with your Internet techinques, would you want to share them with the world? Many of these marketers simply found a small wormhole where they could fool Google into getting some clicks to their website.

These people are modern day snake oil salesmen.

Don't believe them.