Having a Kodak disposable camera at the ready makes for cheap insurance when you want to leave behind your more expensive and more complex regular digital camera. Maybe you always want to have a camera with you, say in the glove box of your car so you can be ready to capture an unexpected scene. You certainly don’t want to keep your fancy pricey digital still camera in your car at all times. Even if you have a Kodak black and white disposable camera in your vehicle, it can be more than adequate to takes pictures of the scene in case you’re in an auto accident. On another note, perhaps you’re just super budget consciences. You sure can’t beat the price of $8-$12 for a disposable camera by Kodak and others. In the big world of photography, there’s room for you too! Read the rest of this entry »
Well, Christmas is upon us and you just might be looking for a cheap Christmas gift idea, especially since this year, things will be a little tighter for most folks financially, given the dire state of the economy, job losses, and all the rest. Not to mention the fact that time just seems to be cruising by… wasn’t it just Christmas of last year? Not only that, Christmas is two weeks away and before you know it, it will be here, while you’re still decorating, baking, and looking for the perfect gifts. All this costs money, of course, and you may find yourself running short on funds before the end of the season. Having little or no money for giving gifts this holiday season doesn’t mean you can’t give something thoughtful and nice. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re looking for a recipe for homemade lip gloss, you will do well to check out the quick funny video clip below.
My wife hates lipstick. Not that she wears much makeup on a regular basis anyway. But lipstick is a turn-off, so lip gloss is her thing for dressing her lips now. As for negativity toward lipstick, the way it looks and feels turns her off, and she had always struggled to find a shade and sheen that looked really good on her. Those days are long over. She gave up lipstick a long time ago. She’s fine with the color of her lips, but there are days when she looks pale and drawn and the gloss makes her face come alive. And she feels better as a result. The right lip gloss adds just a bit of color without making you look overly made up.
Compared to lipstick, lip gloss never fails to go on quickly and easily. Try putting on lipstick without a mirror for example. Lip gloss can go on using the tip of your finger and you never worry that it’s going in the wrong place, like above your lip or on your teeth. Try putting lipstick on in a moving car! And if you’re applying clear gloss, you have almost nothing to worry about as far as where it goes.
Another huge advantage lip gloss has over lipstick is that it’s more portable. Ever have lipstick melt in your purse on a hot day? Ask my wife. A nasty gooey mess in that little tube. Lip gloss stays nicely in its container or squeeze tube and melting isn’t a problem since it’s already a liquid. It can help moisturize and soften your lips too, like any good lip balm. And it gives your lips a healthy shine and enhances the natural beauty of almost any face.
Perhaps best of all from a cosmetic point of view, according to my wife, is that with lip gloss you don’t have to fuss about with the color too much. You can get several different colors and the shade will naturally blend in with your lip color. An unnatural color won’t work well of course, but you should be able to find a nice shade of red. To go pink, the result will depend both on how much lip gloss you put on and the natural color of your lips. The bottom line is that it’s an easy way to get some color without having to fuss with it constantly.
You can get lip gloss almost anywhere cosmetics are sold: Online, department stores, grocery stores, pharmacies. Or, you might want to try making your own. Homemade lip gloss might be the way to go if you can just find the right recipe. You can avoid all sorts of nasty chemicals that go into commercial products. You’ll know exactly what’s in your lip gloss since you make it yourself. Here’s a funny video courtesy of the Chasers. You might just pick up a thing or two from this when trying to make your own lip gloss at home.
There you have it: A homemade lip gloss recipe that’s quick and easy to make and easy to put on!
A weight control program customized just for you will do wonders to help you achieve your target weight, unless you want to stay fat and play funny tricks on kids and their bouncy castle!
The statistics on how overweight the U.S. population is paint a bleak picture: Most of us are overweight, even by a few pounds, and worse, the obesity rate among all age groups is running rampant. We’re in dire need of weight control for good health and long life. But if the fat doesn’t get us, the stress over that fat will! Are you one of these people in which a pound or two in excess of your ideal weight throw you into a tailspin? On the other hand, if you are significantly overweight, do you worry that you’ll never have a svelte figure?
These two perspectives on weight control are counter-productive. If you want or need to get rid of a few pounds, then some solid weight control strategies are in order. The big keys to the weight loss game are consistency and perseverance with new healthy habits including the right foods to eat and the right exercise to do. And take baby steps if need be - don’t bite off more than you can chew. Do just little each day toward your goal of achieving your ideal or desired weight and before long, you’ll be there.
If you only need to lose a few pounds, take stock of the reality. Don’t fret. Cut out that extra pat of butter. Load up on vegetables and fruits. Those pounds will melt off in a week or two.
If you’re at the other end of the spectrum and you’re looking to shed 20 or 30 or 40 - or more - pounds, then you need a more aggressive and perhaps more long term weight control program. But don’t fret, don’t worry, don’t stress out (again, that’s counter productive to your ability to effectively and efficiently reach your target weight). Be more patient and expect your time frame to be several months at least (not days or weeks). This is a sensible weight control approach, one which could very well have you keeping that weight off for good.
For example, you weigh 165 pounds and have a target weight of 135. So, your weight loss goal is 30 pounds. Don’t be brutal on your body or your health - take it slow. Give yourself six months. Broken down by month, you need to lose just under seven pounds a month. Doesn’t sound too bad when you look at it that way, right? This sounds like a weight control program you can tackle and manage with ease.
Evaluate your current eating habits critically. What are your “offending foods”, the ones most likely to be packing on the pounds? Is it the fast food burgers and fried-in-oil fries? Or is it that bag of Chips Ahoy cookies that you tackle in one sitting every other day when you’re feeling stressed? The key is to attack the worst offenders right out of the starting gate as you implement your weight control program. If you cut out those sticky fast food calories alone, you could very well see a couple of pounds per month melt away. And the cookies? That’s a no-brainer honey! Instead, aim for meats, fruits, fresh vegetables and low-calorie alternatives to fatty foods. And drop the carbonated soft drinks and sodas; substitute juice or water and you’ll be well on your way to a weight control program firing nicely on all cylinders!
An effective weight control regime requires a positive attitude, moderation on all fronts (diet and exercise), and consistency (keep doing what you find is working). And track your progress so you know if you’re on track. Weigh yourself every week and write it down on a calendar and keep track of your daily menus, writing down everything you put in your mouth. In the case of our example above, did you lose your seven pounds? If so, well done! You’re on track to your target weight! If not, no big deal (no pun intended)! How much did you come up short? Review your menus and try reducing your portion sizes. See, your weight control map tells you not only what you should be doing each day and week, but it also gives you a scheduled time to check how you’re doing, to see how you’re controlling your weight.
Daily exercise is essential to reaching your goal. Exercise burns calories, so choose your activities accordingly.
The bottom line is that it’s your weight, and you get to control it, for better or worse! It’s 100% in your hands. Follow a sensible approach to weight control that works for you and you’ll soon be looking good!
Now this is all well and good unless you really want to be a fat woman (or guy) and crash a kids’ outdoor birthday party. And yes, I do mean CRASH, because as you’ll see in this funny video, that’s exactly what this fat woman does. I wonder if she’s started on her own weight control program yet? Either way, she’s still heavy enough to land hard on the bouncy castle and send kids skyward! Very funny!
But being overweight is not funny - don’t be like the woman in this video. Get yourself down to a sensible, healthy weight for a better quality of life and hopefully, a longer more fulfilling life.
Discover how to strip that fat for good!
Disclaimer: The above should not be considered professional, medical, nutritional, or health advice. Always consult with your doctor before embarking on any weight control, diet, and exercise program.
I’m giving up ant spray to kill the ants in house in exchange for the human aardvark shown in this video clip.
It’s that time of year again where the ants come marching into the house again. It seems that our ant problem is getting worse every year no matter what I use to kill the suckers: Ant spray, ant traps, my bare feet, whatever! They are not only in the kitchen near the back deck door and the refrigerator and the counter tops, but they are also finding their way into the living room now. The kids like to eat in there so we have to be more vigilant about putting a vinyl table cloth on the floor for them to sit on while they have lunch or dinner. Still, we vacuum all the tiny crumbs from the carpet as well, just to be sure there’s little if anything for the ants to find. Anyway, I can’t stand having ants in the house, especially up on the counters! Yuck! I go crazy with these things to the point where I almost lose my mind watching them zip across the floor or the counter top in the kitchen. What I needed some industrial strength any spray.
This doesn’t sit too well with my wife. Oh sure, she’s a cleanliness nut like I am and will use whatever is necessary to keep the kitchen and bathroom clean: Disinfectant, grease cleaner, bleach, or whatever. But she has a problem with any spray for some reason. That’s not so say she will put up with the ants; she hates them as much as I do. But she would rather use a more “natural” non-toxic method like dowsing them with vinegar or scolding hot water. She also likes those little plastic ant traps where the ants go in and supposedly pick up a bit of the poison housed in them to bring back to the nest, spreading it to all the other ants to kill them off at the source - their home! But those traps do not really seem to work for us. Therefore, I want to use ant spray.
But ant spray is not my ideal solution because I have found something better. Check out this video clip and you will see the best solution I’ve ever discovered for getting rid of ants. It’s the human aardvark. Watch as this guy sucks ants up his nose! Yup, you read that correctly. Put some ants in front of this guy and he’ll use a straw or medicine dropper tube to literally vacuum those nasty ants right up. But what happens to the ants after he sucks them up? Hmmmm…
I have no idea where to find such a human aardvark for my own use, or if the guy in the video is for hire. So, it’s back to the ant spray solution. Since I knew my wife would not agree with me to use the spray, I waited until she was gone and then sprayed for ants. I literally covered every surface with ant killer spray. It was beautiful watching it work. As soon as the ant spray hit the ground, the little bugs started to meander in circles. Seconds later, they dropped dead. Best of all, they have not been back since. When my wife came back and saw that there were no more ants, she just thought it was her vinegar treatment and the stupid ant traps. I just smiled, nodded, and agreed. I did not want her to know that I had used the ant spray while she was out. I don’t like “sneaking around” like that, but I hate those damned ants! I still think the best solution to getting rid of ants in your house is the human aardvark like the video clip showed; short of that, get yourself some ant spray.
Bra straps are inconvenient on so many levels, causing all kinds of problems with bras.
Struggling with bra straps, are you? You’re not alone! No matter what size bra you wear, the straps are uncomfortable at times, and they do not work as they should. They can be unsightly with some outfits, even though it was a trend for a while to have them showing, but that’s not too classy. It depends on the look you are going for. When it comes to dealing with these straps for whatever reason, you may be frustrated that a small piece of elastic fabric can be so difficult with which to deal.
Heck, just check this funny video clip. The girl is having all kinds of problems getting her bra on. She cannot get the straps connected and needs help. So she solicits the help of any passerby, mostly male, each of whom are more than willing to help her get her bra strapped on (ummm, no kidding, right?). Watch and laugh as they let go of the straps and the bra goes flying like a kite, flinging with a life of its own off the woman’s chest! Very funny!
As you just saw in that video clip, when it comes to bras that just don’t seem to fit right, even when they are supposed to be the right size, you may have to consider that your bra straps are not adjusted correctly. You can adjust them so hold you up a bit more, but you don’t want to push them up around your neck. You may have to take some time to adjust your bra straps at different heights to see what feels and looks the best for you. Make sure that you have each one at the very same place when adjusting, or you could look rather uneven when you wear that particular bra.
What most don’t realize when it comes to bra straps is that they do not work well when you have owned a bra for a while, especially if you wear a larger bra size. When the weight of your breasts is pulling down on your straps, they eventually become unable to hold in place as they should. When this happens, you’ll find that the adjustments just slide right back down, it’s time to trash that bra and get replace it with a new one and you’ll eliminate that hassle. Bras don’t last forever, so better to get a new one. You’ll discover the new one will always fit better in all aspects anyway.
Certain outfits and bras just don’t go together because of the bothersome bra straps. You have a couple of options here to deal with this issue. The best choice it go the strapless bra route that fits well, but this is often very hard to find. Many find them uncomfortable because they have to be so tight around the chest to stay in place. Your next best option to go with clear bra straps. At the very least, clear straps are 100 times better than having colored ones popping out of your outfit! They are still slightly noticeable, but they are the better option. Some bras even come with both colored and clear so that you can change them accordingly.
Ulitmately, if you’re daring enough, you could completely eliminate all the problems you have with a bra by just going braless! No more problematic bra, and no more problems with bra straps!
Can’t decide what to make for dinner tonight? Why not cook a lobster?
Are you tired and worn out from that agonizing decision you have to make each and every day: What to make for dinner tonight? Here’s a fresh idea: What about cooking a lobster? No? Not into that? Then it’s back to decision time! It’s bad enough that the actual making of dinner can be a drag of a chore, but even deciding what to make is a chore in itself! Chances are you do not want to have the same meal two or three times in a given week, right? Equally, you’re not into having to go out to dinner (or even get take-out) more than once a week since that’s an expense that can really add up. Especially in these troubling financial times, that’s money you don’t want to have to spend on a regular basis. Not only that, some of that food is not all that healthy so it’s a complete turnoff if you are striving to for a healthy lifestyle. Dang, it’s hard to come up with new dinner ideas all the time. So, I ask you again: If you find yourself struggling to think of an idea for dinner, cook a lobster for a change! What do you think?
Okay, okay… I know: Even the mere idea of trying to cook a lobster is enough to scare off many people, let alone actually attempting it, especially if you have never done it before. But it is no different than other foods that can be prepared in different ways. To cook a lobster, you can grill it, steam it, boil it, and even barbecue it. Try different spices each time and you will probably come up with a tasty treat you keep making all the time. Find a good method that you like and you will be cooking lobster more than you ever thought! Indeed, when you cook a lobster for the first time, you are definitely moving out of your comfort zone. But make it an adventure and a lot of fun, especially if you team up with someone else to help you.
So your dinner idea is set for tonight, right? Lobster! Head to the grocery store and pick up a lobster or two to cook later today. You want live lobster because fresh is best (and they don’t get much fresher than when they are live!). Ask the seafood clerk or other grocery staff for help if you need some quick tips on how to cook a lobster. They realize that not everyone has prepared lobster before so don’t feel silly for asking. There’s a first time for everything and cooking a lobster is no different. Do it once, twice, three times and you will have mastered the art of how to prepare lobster at home!
Experiment each time you cook a lobster. Try one cooking technique, then another. Before long, you will have several ways to cook a lobster and you and your family will absolutely love the new culinary paths you are exploring, and coming up with dinner ideas will now be a little easier as well!
Cooking one lobster or several can be quite the adventure though and actually pretty funny as you can see in this funny video clip:
Clearly, the woman in that video has never boiled lobster before! It’s not always easy to try something new, and cooking lobster can be a bit intimidating. That’s why so many people only have lobster when they go out to eat. But it’s really pretty easy - you can make lobster tonight without much trouble. Just think how amazing it will taste, butter dipped, and how proud you will feel having cooked it yourself!
So give it a go… tonight, dinner is done because you will conquer your fear and cook a lobster for all to enjoy!
This year’s annual Moon Over Amtrak featured 8,000 bare butts displayed to passing Amtrak trains in Southern California.
Amtrak, the U.S. government’s passenger rail service, has been the butt of many jokes over the years. Stand up comics and late night TV talk show hosts have had a field day with poking fun at Amtrak and especially at the slum-poor way the government runs and manages the train operation. Amtrak’s financial condition has long been a joke, for example. So, it’s more than appropriate that Amtrak bares the brunt of a bunch of bare butts. Every year near San Diego, California, masses of people from all walks of life, all ages, men and women, stand along the tracks with their back sides facing the rails. As Amtrak trains pass by, eveyone bends over in almost perfect unison and pulls down their shorts or pants and their underwear or panties and moons the trains! At this year’s Moon Over Amtrak event the other day, the crowd was estimated at about 8,000 people! Imagine that! A huge line of 8,000 bare butts all lined up in a row glaring at Amtrak trains. Pretty funny. And to put it another way, that’s 16,000 butt cheeks on display! Wow!
The tradition started in 1979 at the Mugs Away Saloon. Some dude named K. T. Smith said to all his buddies he would buy a drink for anyone who goes out to the nearby train tracks and moons the next train that goes by. It was a pretty good dare, but a lot of his friends thought nothing of it! No big deal to drop their drawers at a train in exchange for free alcohol! Since then, it’s happened every year becoming a tradition along the way, though these days no one bribes the mooners with booze… they all just do it to do it. And some even get crazier; the other day, in addition to baring their rear ends, many women removed their tops and some folks stripped completely naked. Over 50 police were brought in due to complaints of public nudity.
Hey, go Amtrak! Here’s a funny video clip of the even from the other day.
That clip showed just a small portion of the 8,000 people who exposed their butts in the annual Moon Over Amtrak 2008 party!
The Miss Universe 2008 competition saw Miss USA fall down for the 2nd year in a row!
Word “on the street” is that the USA is the greatest country in the world. Hell, I firmly believe that! But anyone around the world would be hard pressed to believe it if all they had to go on was the representative of our great country in a beauty pageant. And not just any beauty competition, mind you. No siree bub… we’re talking Miss Universe 2008, the pinnacle of all beauty competitions. Crystle Stewart was Miss USA this year. Beauty? Yes, undeniably. Poise? Ummmm, a resounding NO! She did all but prove that we may be the greatest country in the world, but we can’t even stand on our own two feet! You see, during the evening gown portion of the competition, Crystle Stewart tripped on her gown and fell. Yup, down she went. What’s even more ironic is that this happened last year in Miss Universe 2007! Miss USA a year ago was Rachel Smith — she too went tumbling, falling down after tripping over HER evening gown! What is it with these Miss USA contestants? Two years in a row and we go falling down. It’s embarrassing yet oh so funny. Still, in Miss Universe 2008 today, Miss USA made it as a finalist in the top 10, but ultimately lost; the crown went to Miss Venezuela.
Here’s the funny video showing how graceful Miss USA was in the pageant:
Ugh! Two years in a row and the US is floored in the competition, literally! Miss USA Crystle Stewart falls down on the job during the Miss Universe 2008 pageant and loses despite getting to the top 10.
Fifteen sets of identical twins ride a New York subway car and form a human mirror in a carefully and professionally staged prank from Improv Everywhere and it’s all on video.
Do identical twins drive you nuts? Is it unnerving to you not being able to tell one twin from the other? Imagine being on a New York subway car and discovering not just one set of twins but fifteen sets of identical twins, with each sibling sitting directly opposite the other and each one mirroring what the other does. That’s the point of this human mirror prank in a New York subway car as you will see in this hilarious video. Do you think if you were in that subway car and witnessed this human mirror trick that you would go crazy, or at least think you were going crazy?
Improv Everywhere, the organziation that puts on these elaborate public pranks is at it again with this one. The whole human mirror idea is quite fascinating. It’s almost as if the one twin knows exactly what the other twin is thinking or is going to do next in terms of moving their body.
Watch this video and note the funny reactions from the other subway riders!
How about that? A bunch of twins on a subway car fooling the masses with their human mirror prank captured on video from Improv Everywhere!