Holidays

I recently ordered a new wireless mouse and keyboard for work off Amazon. I spent hours going through the hundreds of offers available and picked out just the one I wanted. I’ll be honest I was swayed by the one that came with Super Saver Shipping because who really wants to pay for shipping? So I order with Amazon “One-click”, which is always dangerous, and bam it was on its way.

Only problem was my “One-click” settings do not add the Super Saver Shipping automatically so I stuck paying about ten bucks to ship the package out to me. I tried to cancel the next morning (literally 9 hours late) and the order had already been processed and moved to shipping and Amazon informed me via e-mail that cancelation was not possible. Usually I am very pleased with this kind of speed but now I was put in a tough spot. So I said screw it and eat the ten dollar fee…

However when I got the package it was not really what I was looking for (despite all the research you just never know) and I decided I wanted to return it. I followed all the easy steps out of my order window and printed out the UPS return label in a matter of minutes, which again was speedy and convenient, but it also informed me that ten bucks might be taken out of my return to ship it back.

Now I didn’t think this was fair, although I  was the one who didn’t go through the motions correctly and didn’t want the product anyways, I still felt I deserved my full refund.

So I called up the Amazon costumer service line and got on the phone with some chick most likely on the other side of the country and explained the story just as I did above stating I thought I deserved a full refund. To which she replied:

“We’ll yeah, that is our policy, sir.”

Amazon is great.

I think skateboarding should but a Summer Olympics event but they just don’t want to give Shaun White anymore medals… I mean, he does already have his own Target line brand, that should be enough.

But really, it amazes me after all these years that skateboard is still not an Olympic event. Snowboarding has been one for years and it’s basically the same thing. Even skateboardings two wheeled twin, BMX, made the cut.

Heres my list of five sports I think don’t deserve the event spot over skateboard and why:

(ATTENTION this views are completely my own and by no means are I saying that these sports do not have merit, I am no judge of that seeing that I could never be in any Olympic event… ever.)

1. Archery / Shooting – Same thing basically and I mean come on, where’s the physical strain in this? These are not sports their skills. Next!

2. Water Polo – I don’t even know what that is…

3. Gymnastics Rhythmic – It’s called dancing, check out a London night club, I’m sure it’s cooler.

4. Trampoline – Jumping up and down on a trampoline and doing cool flips should be left for back yard fun. No one needs a medal for this.

5. Table Tennis – Last but not least… don’t get me wrong I love ping pong, and Forest Gump but lets face it, we’re never going to beat Japan.

There you have it my ‘5 Sports That Shouldn’t Be Olympic Events Over Skating Boarding’

Thanks for playing…

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Managing a house hold can be super hard and stressful. With five family members constantly in and out and four pets our house gets a lot of traffic and a lot of mess. This can really pile up and the leave the house looking like a dump. While assigned chores and routine clean up can make a major dent in the task of keeping a house hold tidy, something it’s the little unnoticeable things that make a big difference.

I got my mother a Lampe Berger Fragrance Lamp this year to help add a fresh scent to our family room. My mother just loves how it blends into our decor and more like a room accent than an air freshener. Their fragrance lamps come in a variety of shapes an sizes for any home or budget and also make great gifts! Make sure to check out thelampstand.com these and more great home ideas.

 

The shamrock, a symbol of Ireland, is a three leaf clover that comes from a version of the Irish word for clover. The word  “shamrock” comes from a popular iconography that is considered to be a young clover. In traditional Victorian times, the shamrock was used as herbal medicine due to its medical properties.

Being the symbol of Ireland, the shamrock was believed to be used by Saint Patrick in the 5th century “to illustrate the Christian doctrine of the Trinity when christianising Ireland“. Throughout Ireland, the shamrock is worn as a tradition on St. Patrick’s Day, which has been carried on to many parts of the world. Along with the shamrock, the color green is seen as the dominant color to celebrate the holiday tradition of St. Patrick’s Day.

Trifolium repens shamrock

Trifolium repens shamrock

 

Tomorrow brings upon us a day of feasting with family and friends. The lingering smells of dinner rolls, mash potatoes and gravy, stuffing, and of coarse turkey will fill the house as watering mouths get ready to feast upon this delicious tradition. Then comes the ever so famous pumpkin pie to finish off this wonderful day of thanks.

As we begin our traditions of Thanksgiving, let us remember the roots of where this all started. Thanksgiving Day all started in 1621 when the Wampanoag Indians gratefully shared an autumn feast with the Plymouth colonists. This day of thanks became a tradition that was carried on throughout the colonies until it was officially acknowledged as a national Thanksgiving celebration in 1863.

Happy April Fool’s Day. If you’re a prankster, I hope you make the most of this one. I can’t play pranks, I give it away when I start laughing too much. But I do love watching someone pull off a good prank. So, in honor of that time honored tradition, I offer this prank from a zoo. It’s not as extreme as some other pranks I saw, but it is more family friendly. Enjoy.

I was reading an article not too long ago that talked about how to foster family unity. One of their suggestions was to focus family trips around the kids’ interests. I have a little girl on the way, and part of me is hoping she will be into inventions. I know of some museums that celebrate inventions, the creators and the process. I would love for her to have that same spirit.

Well, Monday was President’s Day, a day for school children, teachers and other government employees to sleep in. Some stores took advantage of the day and had massive sales. When did this become a major shopping day? I saw commercials and newspaper ads like this was the 4th of July. Is this what the founding fathers had in mind when they devised this nation and its government?