Saturday, November 22, 2014

New Virus--NO PRANK!

Wisdom often manifests itself in the form of sage advice:

With the holidays coming up and all the shipping of gifts, this may be very important to be aware of.....

New Virus--NO PRANK! This is worth passing along. With the holidays coming up, I can see where this could be a real problem. The newest virus circulating is the UPS/Fed Ex/USPS Delivery Failure.You will receive an e-mail from UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS along with a packet number.It will say that they were unable to deliver a package sent to you on such-and-such a date. It then asks you to print out the invoice copy attached. DON'T TRY TO PRINT THIS. IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS! Pass this warning on to all your PC operators at work and home. This virus has caused Millions of dollars in damage in the past few days. Snopes confirms that it is real.

Sweeps links for 11/22

Here's my latest set of winning links to share. If you know of any other good sweeps, please comment and let me know -- I'll enter thru your link!

Tasting Table - Win a $2,000+ holiday entertaining shopping spree - Ends 11/24

Nissan - Win a 2015 Nissan Leaf - Ends 11/25

1000Museums - Win a trip to Chicago - Ends 11/29

Timbuk2 - Win a trip to Ecuador - Ends 11/30

Halston Heritage - Win a $1,500 holiday wardrobe - Ends 12/2

MakeUseOf - Win a Chromebook - Ends 12/4

Jeff Cable Photography - Win free photography equipment - Ends 12/12

Etsy - Win a $250 gift card - Ends 12/21 - Win a $100 gas card - Ends 12/31

Bloomingdale's - Win a $5,000 shopping spree - Ends 1/1/2015

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Kids see a typewriter for the first time

In this recent email blast, my dad somewhat dates himself:


Typewriters, slide rules are tools I learned to use and grew up with so it's not foreign to me. It's amusing to see the reaction to young kids seeing a typewriter for the first time and trying to figure out how it's used. Reminds me of some of those science fiction movies where an alien from an advanced civilization comes to earth and finds things that exist only in their museums.

Sweeps Links for 11/2

Epoch Times - Win a $500 Amazon gift card - Ends 11/5

She Speaks - Win a KitchenAid mixer - Ends 11/7 - Win a $500 Visa gift card - Ends 11/9

Rockin Wellness - Win two $500 gift cards - Ends 11/12

Catherine Malandrino - Win a $1,000 fall wardrobe - Ends 11/16

Circulon - Win an 11-piece cookware set - Ends 11/23

Astronomy - Win a trip to the Kennedy Space Center - Ends 11/30

Whole Heart and Home - Win a $400 Pottery Barn gift card - Ends 11/30

Stearns & Foster - Win a Hammitt handbag - Ends 12/14

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams - Win a silver-inspired prize - Ends 12/20

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Heaven and Hell

Here's how my dad encourages us all to vote:


While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you." "No problem, just let me in," says the Senator. "Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity." "Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator. "I'm sorry, but we have our rules." And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises. The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven...". So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity." The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell." So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders. "I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

The devil smiles at him and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning, Today, you voted."

Vote wisely in November 2014!