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Sep 15th 2012 11:30AM Right now there are dozens of ADULT Barbie enthusiasts just waiting for booking for these cruises to open up. It's no more expensive then what we pay to go to the National Barbie Doll Conventions. I'll hopefully be on one!
Nov 2nd 2010 1:03PM Unless your work leaves you messy, you're naturally sweaty or you work out every day, showering or bathing every other day is viable. Hair can be washed once or twice a week and rinsed other days - again, unless you get dirty or sweaty. But PLEASE use an antiperspirant! If you are really concerned about saving water, wet yourself down, turn the shower off, soap up, then rinse off. You'll save more than half the water then if you kept the water on during the entire time.
Oct 24th 2010 12:12PM I haven't seen a chain lock in a hotel room in years! There's always a bar and a bolt on the door so a key won't work. They've got to stop staying in those Bates Motels!
Apr 18th 2010 8:22PM Last summer I decided to plant veggies instead of flowers in our tiny back yard. Using the gardening tools we already had and using grass clippings as mulch, I was able to grow a winter's worth of corn, broccoli, pounds and pounds of carrots, cucumbers 16 - 18 inches long, lettuce, strawberries and an assortment of herbs. I lost my entire tomato crop to the blight, so I'm hoping for better this year. And I am talking about little patches of ground scattered here and there. The satisfaction was worth the cost of seeds and plants, and nothing tastes better than fresh off the vine. I also started composting using a $50 compost box so this year I have natural fertilizer. It is soooo worth it! Considering the cost of fresh produce, having several months of fresh in my own yard means a lot.
Feb 10th 2010 10:54AM Goodbye, Captain Phil. We will miss you. Josh and Jake, know that millions of people you never met are praying for you. We loved your Dad for his strength, determination and sense of humor, and everyone could see how much he loved both of you. We were lucky to have shared a small portion of your lives.
Oct 7th 2009 12:32PM Some people need a sense of humor! This had to be the best wedding slideshow ever.
Jul 22nd 2009 5:08PM Most of Gordon Ramsey's TV personna is for show, but what is real is that being the executive chef for a major restaurant is a stressful, demanding job and whoever wins has to be able to handle a kitchen filled with the same kind of people who are on the show. He or she can't be timid, mousey or shy, can't be a hothead who over-reacts and has to have a lot of culinary talent. The absolutely first rule is - as always - if you can't take the heat, get the hell out of the kitchen!
Oct 16th 2008 6:34PM It was revealed on the news today that "Joe The Plumber" actually isn't a licensed plumber which he says is ok because he works for someone else. That means he does NOT have his own business and wouldn't be hurt by Sen. Obama's health care plan but would be helped by Sen. Obama's proposed tax relief for the middle class. "Joe The Plumber", however, would get no help whatsoever from Sen. McCain's proposals. Way to go, Joe!
Feb 28th 2008 6:37PM Don't forget that Ebay will also remove feedback more than 12 months old, which means if you are an occassional buyer or seller like me you can wind up with 0 feedback. I already lost half my feedback when I changed Email addresses. Now if I don't use Ebay regularly I can lose the rest. And they want to force me to use Paypal? Ebay is doing its best to get rid of small sellers. We may as well go back to having yard sales.
Feb 22nd 2008 9:28AM Few people know that diamonds are possibly the most common gemstone on the planet. The most beautiful, but just about the most common. DeBeers has control of nearly all diamonds mined in the world and limits the amount of diamonds released into the market to artificially raise the cost. This includes industrial grades. If DeBeers released its entire stock of diamonds into the market - and their stock amounts to millions of carats - the stones would have almost no monetary value. They would just be really pretty stones.
Don't take my word for it. The info is available elsewhere. Now, when buying any stones ask the jeweler if he or she has a tester and test the stones before you buy it. (Bring a piece of jewelry with a stone you know is real to test the tester.)