Saturday, December 31, 2011

hubby asked

I appreciate the guest post, Jewel Rodgers

When my husband asked me to look into electric rates in my area ambit energy was the first company I checked with. I had used them in the past and was really happy but low and behold he had a better idea – what he really meant for me to do was sign on with his buddy ted’s company. Now I usually wouldn’t have a problem with that but Ted is known all over town for having unscrupulous business practices and I just didn’t want any part of that. When I told my husband no it literally turned into the biggest fight we’ve ever had – I couldn’t believe it! At the end of the fight I was accusing him of choosing his friends over me and he was telling me I was all about money…things that weren’t at all what we started arguing about. It began small but some issues came up that apparently we need to address which is why I’ve signed us up for marital counseling. We start Monday and I’m only a little nervous…

Monday, December 26, 2011

Pimp My Cube

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Finally vacation is here. Well, not really too crazy though because it means I need to do a lot of stuff like chores, reorganization of the – what else… the bedroom and my workshop. And being said that here I am surfing the net, catching up with updates on facebook and sending emails left and right. Then I stumble upon this “Pimp My Cube Contest” and got quite stuck on it. I read and think if my messy workshop will qualify for this. I do need a very organize workshop for my craft where I do all my polymer clay sculpting. Well, that doesn’t count. So what am I talking about?

This Pimp My Cure Contest is a search for “ the worst, most pathetic and messy cubicle or office that may have bad furniture, old technology, messy, unorganized, noisy, dirty, dark and/or any other attributes that make it a bad space to work in . . .”

Isn’t it cool? They wanted people to use the power of internet to upload a video of their messy cubicle, office space or work area while explaining the why it’s horrible and why you need a make-over of sort. It’s like a reality TV/make-over TV shows that we watch on – of course TV. You need to explain why you really desperate to for the Contest Factory to come in and “Pimp”  your cube. Then, enter your video for the contest. Once the video is entered, you need to invite friends and family and coworkers to VOTE for your video. That’s it.

So what’s the prize for all the trouble you will get yourself into? You get sweepstakes entry points for registering, voting, commenting and inviting others to register for the contest. Judges of the Contest Factory will choose the most voted, best or shall I say “worst” video and the most compelling story. Approximately $1200 is at stake for this contest which will cost the updating of your cube/office/workplace.

There are three prize packages:
o New high end computer system
o New Desk, Chair and Decorations
o New Entertainment Package with high end stereo, espresso machine etc.

Well, based on what I read no has uploaded a video so it means that our chances of winning are very good if we can do the video. You can use either your smart phone or webcam and upload video to the site to enter.
Here is a more detail information of the contest”
· Video should be fun and witty – anything goes!! The better the story, the funnier the video – better chances of winning.
· A second sweepstakes prize of a $200 gift card will be awarded to the registered user chosen by random drawing at the end of the contest period.
· The contest period is from 12/5/11 at 12:00PM to 1/31/12 at 12:00PM.

Hmmmm. I think I can qualify for this.  It will surely be fun. The only problem with me right now is I’m to shy to video tape myself. Well, I will think of something.

So you my friends, if you want a workplace make-over visit the PMC site, register and upload your videos and enter in the contest. Once your video is approved, sweet talk, bribe, force [whatever works for you to ensure you win the contest] your friends and family to vote on your video to enhance your chances of winning.

Now, where is my camera? Wink*

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Friday, December 16, 2011

To Rent or Not to Rent

Last night, my Sweetie was busy browsing on Calgary Apartments online. I wondered why and suspected that she might be cooking up something again this time. Well, apparently, she has a friend who is now based in Calgary, Alberta and she is planning to spend her entire summer vacation there. Well, I am not really worried for now since it's way too far ahead. I was thinking it might really be a nice idea to go for a vacation for a change. I just need to google if Alberta has some gold for panning. wink***

But then, renting an apartment for our vacation is a great idea since it will be more convenient for us aside from the fact that the rate is practical and affordable too. We really don't know how long we would be there since she was only browsing for now but knowing my Sweetie, I don't think she only wanted to go for a visit for a week so renting an apartment is the best thing to do. Well, most visitors to are people looking to rent a home in Calgary, Alberta. And my Sweetie would surely love to spend her vacation on a homey environment.

Oh well, time flies quickly and as soon as the New Year starts months will be passing by quickly too. So, I better be prepared for anything because my Sweetie can change her mind anytime soon too.
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