Saturday, September 29, 2007

Daslu Sao Paulo

I've never been to Daslu Sao Paulo .

The next stop on the "coolest stores" tour is Brazil's most famous retail jewel. Daslu has moved to new accommodations, which house forty stores and provide a helipad on the roof. You will be greeted by porters at the door and each patron is assigned a "Dasluzete", a shopgirl or maid dressed in a starched white uniform. She will serve you bottomless flutes of Veuve Clicquot or espresso shots. Cross the marble floor by golf cart. One of its most unique features is the fact that much of the store is off limits to men. Because so much space has been allotted to women's clothing and since there are no dressing rooms, shoppers have taken to disrobing next to the clothing rack. In the high tech department, you will find audio systems and Jaguar convertibles. The one of a kind Perspex floor houses rows of vintage toy cars.

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Room Service Contemporary Bedroom Furniture

I've never been to Room Service.

If you are shopping for contemporary bedroom furniture, this is a great website to check out. They offer contemporary furniture from top Italian, Spanish and other European designers. They take pride in the fact that their exclusive collections will be sure to please, both for their unique, innovative design as well as the pleasing, aesthetic look.

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Moss L.A.

I've never been to Moss L.A.

This newest Moss is an eyeful for any shopper or would be shopper. As you enter you will be dazzled by the number of glittering floor to ceiling crystal columns. You will take in the clear Lucite boxes scattered throughout the store, each one encasing the Moss logo. Admire the antique Steinway baby grand piano brought in to celebrate the store's opening. Be blown away by the wooden screens inlaid with images of animal skeletons. Shop with Hollywood celebrities searching for unique ways to furnish their Hollywood homes. Moss L.A. is named one of concierge.com's "twelve coolest stores."

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New York Headache Center

I've never been to the New York Headache Center.

As someone who has experienced horrible headaches in the past, I can relate to those patients who are seeking relief from their chronic headaches. Headaches can be triggered by any number of things, including diet, lifestyle, genetic predisposition, even where you live. Because no one person is the same, the doctors at the Headache Center are experts in both traditional and alternative treatments. They treat headaches with medications, nutritional supplements and nerve blocks. They have even been known to use Botox for headaches.


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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Joe Scruggs Concert

I've not been to a Joe Scruggs concert for about ten years.

Joe is a wonderful children's singer/songwriter. He really captures the essence of childhood in his songs. He sings about the thrills and the downsides of being a kid. I have loved his work for some time now. Years ago, we took the kids to see Joe when he came to perform in our hometown. And I just learned today that he will be performing in a nearby town on November 8.

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Digital Frame

I've never been to buy a digital photo frame.

These new digital displays are a really great idea. This is an excellent way to display all the photos from your travels. The digital frame is easy to set up and use. You simply load the memory card and your digital photos are displayed as a slideshow on the LED screen, similar to a computer monitor or TV screen. Even better, you can plug in your speakers to play MP3 or WMA music files to enhance your slideshow.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Blissful Thinking

I had never been to Blissful Thinking blog before.

But tonight I made a nice discovery. This is a very pleasant blog to visit. I like the sharp, sleek presentation of the layout. Her writing is easy and pleasant to read. Each post is thought provoking and almost every entry has an original poem to add to its effectiveness. I also think she is a relation to another fabulous blog writer whom I have been fortunate to have contact with in the cyberworld. This is an overall pleasant blog to visit.

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Investing With Gold Coins

I've never been to buy gold coins before.

Choosing to buy gold coin is a unique investment opportunity. Many Americans are finding this to be an excellent choice when it comes to investing. It is easy to do on line or over the phone. You can check the latest up to the minute price in gold coin on line. Investing in gold coins is a way to help build solid backing for governments that are using paper currencies. It helps provide a stable method for wealth protection.

There are several options available when choosing to buy gold coins. Choose from the Gold Vienna Philharmonics, the Canadian Gold Maple Leafs, The U.S. Gold American Buffalos, The U.S. Gold American Eagles, and the South African Gold Krugerrands.

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Distributed Proofreaders

I had never been to Distributed Proofreaders before.

This site is in the process of transitioning many works from traditional texts to ebooks. This is a long process which they are trying to pare down by using volunteer proofreaders. Each book can be read a page at a time, allowing it to be finished in a shorter time frame than if one person had to read the whole text. Each page is proofed by a reader, submitted and proofed by another reader. Then it will be submitted through two formatting rounds. Finally the book can then be assembled as an ebook and submitted to the Project Gutenberg archive.

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K12 Planet

I've never been to K12 Planet.

I just received notice of an internet portal connected to my son's new school. Here I can view his grades and progress reports. I can check his attendance and conduct referrals, as well as the school's response. He and I can view his homework and schedule along with any notes the teacher may add. We can easily email the teachers with questions. Family accounts can be created to access all children at one school into a single account.

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Stopzilla.com

I've never been to stopzilla.com

Here you can download the most advanced popup blocker available. It detects, blocks and quarantines spyware and adware in real time. You can use the automatic spyware scan as well as the on-demand scan feature. You will have automatic updates for the most secure protection. It even blocks phishing attempts. You will receive free unlimite customer support.


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Renaissance Festival School Days

I've never been to the Renaissance Festival School Days.

The Texas Renaissance Festival hosts two school days each year. One is for elementary aged kids and the other is for secondary aged kids. These days are a great value with admission being only $6 per child and chaperon. The school days hours are from 9am to 4 pm and the fair is held rain or shine. I know that depictions of the Middle Ages can sometimes be rather bawdy, but at the school days, this is not the case, so I am told. These days are catered to the kids and educating them (appropriately) about the times. Along with the discounted prices on admission, the rides and games are given special prices as well. These days are open to public, private and homeschooled kids. Parking is still free and you can bring your own lunch.


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Diet Awareness Institute

I had never been to Diet Awareness Institute website before.

These days you cannot turn on the TV, surf the 'Net, or drive down the road without seeing some sort of dieting advertisements. It can all get rather confusing. The Diet Awareness Institute has made it its goal to help sift through all the information, allowing consumers to compare dieting information and enabling them to make more informed decisions. So if you are contemplating making a diet change and perhaps utilizing some sort of diet aid, check out what the Diet Awareness Institute can offer you. You can compare the top ten diet pills, including hoodia and hydroxycut, read dieting tips, even take advantage of some free trial offers.


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Mr. Bean's Holiday

I had never been to see Mr. Bean before.

I had never even seen him on television. But I'd heard he was pretty funny and saw that it was rated "G", so we thought we'd give Mr. Bean's Holiday a try.

This was indeed a unique show, especially for ones who have never seen Mr. Bean before. It was rather goofy, though there were some places where I was laughing out loud. I especially enjoyed the scene where Bean is lip synching to make some money.

As we left the show, my daughter said "I've never seen a show like that before."

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Group Hotel Bookings

I've never been involved in a group hotel booking.

I do know many schools, teams and other groups take trips annually to exciting destinations like Washington D.C, Colonial Williamsburg or DisneyWorld. For those heading south to see the world of the Mouse, Orlando.com offers a great place to learn about discount hotel reservations for groups needing nine or more rooms. Here you can find out all you need to know about getting around Orlando, flights, dining and entertainment. Simply fill out the online form to begin your search for the best deals for your group travel.

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Circus! Science Under the Big Top

I've never been to Circus! Science Under the Big Top.

While I have been to a circus before, I have never thought about or realized the science aspect involved in it. Now through Jan. 6, Johnson Space Center is offering a hands on way to learn about the science of the circus. You can walk a tightrope, learn to juggle, perform like an acrobat all while learning about the science behind the circus.

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Air Terminal Museum

I've never been to The Air Terminal Museum.

This new museum, located at Hobby Airport, Houston, TX, is a beautiful and unusual example of art deco airport architecture. It is classic from the golden age of flight. The terminal had been used by passengers in the bygone years when travelers dressed in their best. They departed for destinations on propliners like the Douglas DC-3 and the Lockheed Constellation. Hobby Airport is proud to keep this terminal alive as a living monument to they rich history of aviation in the region.


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Cosmetology School

I've never been to cosmetology school.

Why, I didn't even know how to spell it properly! But I know there are many people who would love to make it to a great cosmetology school and then begin their career helping people to look their best. In one small town where we used to live, there was a cosmetology school located at the local community college. They were always busy providing discount salon services to the public at discount prices.

It seems that there are many good cosmetology schools available these days. One of the fastest growing in the country is the Regency Cosmetology school. It has a good reputation for turning out graduates with excellent skills, learned by using the most up to date equipment. They in turn contribute to the salon community as well as to their own community.

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Places Remembered and Imagined

I had never been to Places Remembered and Imagined before.

This looks to be a new blog, and one nicely done. I like the layout, but more than that, I like the "feel" of the blog. I think the title really drew me in. I like the way he is reminiscing about places he's been as well as dreaming of places he would like to go (something I do here regularly.) It was nice to note that some of his family is from the same place that some of my family was from. An interesting connection. He has a nice easy style to read and a very enjoyable blog. I particularly like Trenton Makes the World Takes as I had not heard that before. Maybe one day we will eventually make it to all the places we dream of going.

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Fron Tools

I had never been to Fron Tools before.

At this great blog, you can find a vast assortment of Free Online Tools (hence the name of the blog! clever!) You can find so many things to help you in the cyber world, as well as in the real world too. Have you been needing to test the speed of your connection? Maybe you need a theme generator for Word Press? How about a screen shot generator? Or maybe you need help with hair loss? Fron Tools can help you find the things you are looking for...for FREE!

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Azul Blue

I've never been to Azul Blue, one of the newest All Inclusive Mexico Vacations resort.

This new resort has been open less than one year. It prides itself on being a "stress free" hotel. Here you will be pampered to your utmost content. Upon arrival, your attendant will unpack your suitcase and draw your aromatic bath while you walk on the beach or nap in the four poster cabana bed. You can receive your pampering spa treatments in the room, on the beach or on site. You can choose relaxing or invigorating activities such as cenote diving, deep sea fishing or meditation classes. Next comes your mult-course, candlelight dinner for two. Last you will delight in the amenities of the room-iPod, wid screen plasma TV, Italian linens and the finest pillows.


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SmarterTravel.com

I had never been to SmarterTravel.com before.

Here you can sign up for Smarter Travel's newsletter to find great deals and tips for your next trip. The expert editors select the best travel deals to include in the newsletter. Signing up is FREE and easy. Then you can view the exceptional travel deals. There is also a special PDF copy of Smarter Travel's "10 Things to Know Before You Go".

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Verona Arena

I've never been to the Verona Arena.

This open are arena is home to the Opera Festival every year. It was built in 30 AD. It is the third largest arena in Rome. It can seat up to 20,000 opera lovers each night. you can get "cheap seat" tickets for the stone seats, while tickets for the padded seats below cost more.

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Scubish.com

I had never been to Scubish.com before.

This new website would have been perfect to help us plan our very first scuba diving trip this last summer. I hope to be able to put this site to use in the near future. My husband and I loved our "discover scuba diving" class so much that we hope to get certified, along with our kids. Then we can begin planning family Scuba Diving trips!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Luxor

I've never been to Luxor, Egypt.

Modern Day Luxor is a great place to get a flavor of Ancient Egypt. It is known as the "world's greatest open air museum" because of its many ancient sites within close proximity. From Luxor, you can easily visit the Valley of the Kings, temple ruins and the Nile. It makes an excellent base for touring Upper Egypt.

Our word "luxury" comes to us from the magnificent city of Luxor. The palaces and temples were so extravagant that "luxury" has come to mean anything beautiful or grand.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bhutan

I've never been to Bhutan.

Nestled high above the world in the mighty Himalayas, you will find the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. This sanctuary has been nearly untouched through the years. It is bordered by Tibet to the North and the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal and Sikkim. Its area covers over 38,000 km. The Drukpa Kagyupa school of Mahayana Buddhism provides a fascinating history.

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Superbowl Tickets

I've never been to the Superbowl.

Coming this February 3, 2008, the most watched football game of the year will be played. This is the big ticket event of the year. People can't wait to get their hands on Superbowl tickets. They are prized possessions, whether for yourself, a gift for a friend or a client. These babies range in price from $2500-$7500, if you are lucky enough to get your hands on some. So as we begin football season this year, you may want to set your sights on Superbowl XLII, University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.



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Ibera Marshlands

I've never been to the Ibera Marshlands.

This practically unknown area of Argentina covers nearly three times larger than the American Everglades. The diversity of the marshlands is greatly varied. Here you will find not only marshlands, but savannahs, lakes, palm groves and forests as well. There are more than 340 species of birds along with a wide variety of land animals. You can find two species of caimans, capybara, marsh deer, maned wolf, howler monkey, the yellow anaconda and otters. Lodging includes the working cattle ranch Estancia San Juan PoriahĂș (but no hotels) where you can watch the local gauchos in action.

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Wilmington, NC

I've never been to Wilmington, NC.

This town is home to the University of North Carolina. I just learned this week that my son may have an interest in trying to get into college there one day. I did not know this. This town is not only home to UNC, but has some interesting sights to see as well. Here you can take a look at the many activities the Cape Fear coast has to offer. You can take in Bewitched: A tribute to Rodgers and Hart with Banu Gibson. Get tickets to Grand Hotel, take horse drawn carriage tour through Oakdale Cemetary, hear the Philidor Percussion Ensemble, and don't miss the Castles, Scoop and Loop Family Fun Day at Wrightsville Beach Park. And this is all in September! If my son gets a load of this, he just may end up wanting to buy some Wilmington NC real estate.


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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mauritius

I've never been to Mauritius.

This once uninhabited island in the Indian Ocean is best known for being the home of the now extinct Dodo Bird. Now in a wooded corner of this island, the Echo Parakeet has been spared the demise of the Dodo. For two decades, a conservation program has been going on to save the parakeets. In the 1980's there were only about ten Echo Parakeets in existence. Today, the number stands at 320.

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E Mortgage Loans

I've never been taken out an E Home Mortgage loan.

But we have taken out Texas home loans each time we've bought a home. We love living in the Lone Star State. Just this year we refinanced our house with a Texas mortgage loan. This enabled us to make some much needed repairs to our home. Now we can find out all we need to know about Texas mortgage rates on line.



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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Great Pyramid

I've never been to The Great Pyramid.

Built over 5,000 years ago as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu, it is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. This pyramid is phenomenal when measurements are taken. It is amazing to find how they match many of the Earth's measurements. Some of these things were by Isaac Newton when doing research for the Law of Gravity. The concave structure of the sides of they pyramids was discovered in 1940 when a pilot took aerial photos of the pyramid. The pyramid would have to have great support to hold up its weight. It has been found that the pyramid "just happens" to be built over solid granite mountain. The pyramid is even visible from the moon.

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Scholastic.com

I've not been to Scholastic.com this school year.

Each school year, I love to order books from Scholastic for my kids. It has been great for all of us. We can order a few books for ourselves, or we can get several other homeschool families together to order with. Scholastic has been great about allowing homeschools to order from their products.

There are so many products from which to choose. There are books for every age, from pre-readers up through high schoolers. There are computer games, even games for Nintendo Gameboys. We can order online, or call in with our order. The folks at customer service are always friendly and helpful. They have helped me to solve any problems quickly. A couple of times, the product ordered did not meet our needs. We had no problem returning them.

The books available at Scholastic are some of the best loved and most recommended readers. Scholastic offers most of these as paperback, special editions made for purchase through them. This allows them to offer them at very affordable prices.


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Jigsaw Puzzles

I've never been to purchase a jigsaw puzzle online before.

My family enjoys putting puzzles together-especially my daughter and my husband. Sometimes we will leave them out for weeks until we get them finished. There is just something about finishing a challenging puzzle. One in particular took us about three months, but we got it done! One of our favorite puzzles that we have put together and it is still together is the spherical globe puzzle. Really cool! These would make some great holiday gifts.

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Free Trial Issue of Vacations Magazine

I've never had a free issue of Vacations magazine.

Today I was sent a link to order a free trial issue of this travel magazine. It is filled with vacation ideas for travelers of all ages. Hopefully I will find some more great places to dream about visiting. One day, I may even get to see some of them!

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Quoizel

I've never been to Quoizel.

This lighting and home accessory manufacturer is offering a special fall sale on selected items. Right now you can save 50% on selected quoizel lighting items, included light fixtures, sconces, chandeliers and lamps. Quoizel prides itself on avoiding trends and fads in the industry, providing only timeless pieces to enhance your home decor for years to come.

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Adventure by Disney

I've never been on an Adventure by Disney.

Coming in 2008 Disney is providing on land adventures for families of all types to enjoy together. There are ten returning itineraries and eight new ones offered. You can pack up and head to places like Australia, Shanghai, Beijing, Munich, Heidelberg, Barcelona, Madrid, Machu Picchu, San Francisco, Hollywood. Any of these destinations would be a great family get away, and done by Disney, you know you would be in for a magical vacation.


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Backyard Fire Table

I've never been to purchase a backyard fire table.

I have seen the backyard fire places that everyone had to have last year. But now, seeing the new backyard fire table, these things are really cool. They have some really great designs to choose from. These fire table put out 35,000 BTU's of heat. They are mesmerizing, providing a nice way to unwind from the stresses of the day.

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Civil War Re-Enactment Liendo Plantation

I've never been to Civil War Re-Enactment Liendo Plantation .

Situated near Hempstead, Texas, I have been wishing to see this historical battle re-enactment for about three or four years. Each year, one weekend in November is set aside to recreate the historic battle fought in the south during the Civil War. This year, you can see this done on November 16-18. The site is opened to the public with demonstrations of life in the 1800's. At 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, there will be a battle re-enactment.

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Mailboxes

I've not been to the mailbox today.

Maybe not even this week. As a matter of fact, my daughter just asked me when the last time was that I went to the mailbox.

Funny, these subdivisions have the Mailboxes all grouped at the end of the street, and I can't get myself down there. When the kids were little, walking to the mailbox was a good way to get out of the house. As they got a little older, they thought it was cool for me to let them go to the mailbox by themselves. Now, I can't seem to even make to the end of the street to check the mail.

Perhaps if I had a great looking mailbox all my own, it would be a different story.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Texas Sculpture Garden

I've never been to the Texas Sculpture Garden .

This art display, located in Frsco, TX, is open daily to the public from dawn to dusk. It features works from 41 Texas artists. There is an indoor viewing area as well as the outdoor viewing area. Here you can stroll around the lake viewing the 38 works of art. There is no cost to view the sculptures.

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BlogAsian

I've never been to blogasian before today.

Having a sister who lives in Asia, I am always interested in finding out what goes on in her part of the world. Anything I can learn about Asia and the Asian culture is of interest.

We have been to visit her four times, and the things we learn in between our travels are of great help, as well as helping us to feel as if we have "tightened the bond" of our ties with Asia. That is why I enjoy blogasian . It is filled with tips and highlights of all things Asian. Here we can find Asia hotel news , tidbits from history and culture, learn about the foods regularly eaten, even places to shop.

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Garner State Park

I've never been to Garner State Park.

This recreation area is a generous 1,420 acres park situated on the Frio River. You will get an exceptional view of the Texas Hill Country. This park has long been a favorite for families. Here you can rent stone and timber cabins which accommodate up to six people. There are also tent and trailer areas and screened shelters. You will find swimming, boating, mini golf, fishing, hiking and nature study.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

New Zealand

I've never been to New Zealand.

I’ve only seen New Zealand in pictures and movies. It looks like a beautiful, lush country, maybe one of the last pristine places on earth.

New Zealand is known as the "youngest country on earth" because it was the last landmass discovered. There is much to see and do in New Zealand. Beaches, bays and forests in subtropical Northland, harbors, marine activities and urban life in Auckland, Coromandel provides beach life, gold rush history and creative artistry. Eastland is the first place the sun touches and the Maori culture thrives. Hawke’s Bay is the place for premium wines, Art Deco architecture and fabulous beaches. Wellington is about the stage, bringing you art, theater and music.

The West Coast is less populous and allows you to trace the steps of the hunters, gold prospectors and explorers. Christchurch provides magnificent views of mountains, rivers and plains. Queenstown is famed for its alpine scenery. In Southland you will encounter rare animals.

I might just decide to buy some property new zealand and move on over!


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The Jail Hotel

I've never been to The Jail Hotel.

Located in Boston, this hotel is in the structure formerly used as the Suffolk County Jail. The rooms will be located in a modern building adjacent to the jail house structure. The hotel shares underground parking with Massachusetts Memorial Hospital's Yawkey Outpatient Center. Bars will remain on some of the windows due to Historic Preservation rules, but I think that adds to the "ambiance" of the establishment. One cell block will remain identifiable.

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Make Money by Loaning Money

I have never been to make money by loaning out money.

I had never even heard of it before today! But there is a fairly new company which makes just such a claim. This Earn by Loaning company states that you can Gain Cash from your loan. They earn money for you by borrowing money from you! Earn by Loaning does this by "using the advantages of a private contractually obligated loan using a set repayment rate." They do it this way so that you will in turn have legal recourse. The return on the loan is based on a 120 loan period. The percentage of return is broken down as follows:

Plan 1- $100.00 - $500.00 ...... 40% return
Plan 2 - $501.00 - $1000.00 ...... 45% return
Plan 3 - $1001.00 - $10000.00 ...... 50% return


(as quoted on the site)


Be sure and read carefully through the rules to find out how you can make money by loaning money.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Trophy Depot

I'd never been to Trophy Depot before.

Last week I ordered the award medals for the summer bible reading program at our church. I wanted something a little different than what we gave last year, but still needed to stay within a reasonable budget. I looked at many places online. There was much for me to consider: design, style, price, shipping costs, engraving costs. I found TrophyDepot.com to fit these criteria. I placed an order on Aug. 27. By Aug. 31, I had received my order of 45 medals, with engraved plates and ribbons attached. I think they turned out rather nice.

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