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.

Wedding bands are kind of a serious deal. How do you tell someone you will love them forever with a little ring?

Picking out the perfect wedding band can be a stressful for deal for most engaged couples leading up to the big date. I know I have experienced the conversations and even gone out to a couple jewelry store with some of my friends that have recently tied the knot. Their are so many choices out there and so many different stores it can sometimes get overwelming.

The key with wedding band shopping, just as with anything else, is research. You got to get to out there to see what is out there. You have to know what you like before you make the big decision. There could be nothing worst than buying a ring you have to wear for the rest of your life on an impulse and then not liking it later on.

In my experiences (and I am by no means and expert) I have found Titanium-Jewelry.com to be a wealth of excellent information on all things jewelry. Personally I like their selection of tungsten rings, but that’s just me… feel free to take a look for yourself.

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…



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.


My friend Stacy is heading out to the golden state for a little rest and relaxation. I don’t think I have ever planned a trip in hopes of just chilling. Theres usually some kind of destination or concert I am trying to check out that sparks the need to travel. I guess doing the nine to five for the man can stir a need for a little me time in the spa but I don’t think I need to leave the state to take care of that.

Either way we found quite a lot of spa like services out west while goofing off and google searching. It’s great that you can check out things half way across the country in our day and age. I remember when my main source of business information was the yellow pages (when I was four ha). When looking up massages in Orange County, I found the most interesting to be CloudMover in sunny Huntington Beach. They offer  Organic Airbrush Tanning in Huntington Beach, Waxing in Huntington Beach, Natural Nail Care, Skin Care, Microdermabrasion, Body Treatments, Expert Body Waxing & Xtremetm Eye Lash Extensions and a few other treatments I’ve never even heard of. I really hope Stacy checks it out.

Keep the parental lock off this web search…

Ball Screws, shafting, positioning stages, couplers and support rails sounds pretty dirty and so do most of their Linear Components SMI4motion offers. But these are not products of the adult market (although after watching a few of the videos one could beg to differ) they are the nuts and bolts of production machinery used for mass production in good old Henry Ford fashion.

What used to be done by assembly line workers in factories is now done by machines. I’ve always wondered who put these machines together and if their supervisors give them a fifteen minute break every few hours. SMI4motion can build

to your needs, offing motion systems for many industries as well as system integration and individual linear components. Whatever your industry needs I can bet SMI4motion has a robot solution for you.

Just make sure your significant other is aware before she stalks your web history.


Last night I found out Circa Survive will be making their way back to the Cabooze in Minneapolis for their fall headlining tour. Actually I was told they were coming this Friday by my friend Laina, who turned my on to Circa Survive in the first place, thus my trust in her word. However, I was quite disappointed to find out the show isn’t until after my birthday in October. Oh well, something to look forward to.

Another thing I found out, Circa is releasing a new record next month!

I just finished pre-ordering it off their website. The record is called “Violent Waves” and I got the first single ‘Suitcase’ for free with the purchase (although I think they’re giving it out for free anyways). I’m a cheap ass and bought the digital version for five bucks but the CD is only $10. I guess they dropped the label thing and put the whole record together themselves, which means less money out of your pocket and more money in theirs: brilliant!

I also had to throw in this rad t-shirt with the cover of the new album on it.



It’s weird to think that in the next five to ten years or so all my friends are going to be settling down and getting married. I’m only twenty-three and I’ve been to five weddings of my peers already this year and still have a few more to go before years end. My friends Kayla and Doug just got engaged and they have been on the topic of wedding bands for that last couple of weeks.

Lately I’ve been learning way more than I ever thought about different types of Jewelry. I seriously thought there was just classic gold and silver bands and thats all people bothered with. Yesterday Kayla told me about tungsten carbide and material that is becoming more and more popular for rings and other types of jewelry.

I guess Tungsten is a heavy stone material that is ranked as one of the hardest of metals and has been being used for over a hundred years now to make jewelry topped mostly with diamonds.

We all know diamonds are a girls best friend.













Lately I’ve been finding my work from home jobs very un-motivating. I’ve been waking up later in the afternoon and finding more and more excuses for not doing work. It might just be the summer air but either way I knew something had to change. I sat down with my mother at Baker’s Square and we talked over some things I change to get my day going.

First is always goal setting; you can’t get anywhere is you don’t know where you’re going. I’m going to start my weeks off by setting goals for the next seven days and placing a due date on each goal. On top of that I want to start making a daily to do so I can assess my progress through out the week. Writing things like this down can help solidify your ideas and serve as a physical reminder that you told yourself you’d get these things down. Nothing feels more rewarding than crossing a task off a your list and nothing feels worst than seeing a list full of things you did not accomplish.

Life can get very stressful at time no matter who you are. Everyone has responsibilities and pressures that build up and wear on your body. This can take a great toll on body and spirit. Sometimes you just got to take time and pamper yourself.

One of my favorite stress relievers is a good professional massage. Nothing gets rid of life’s stresses like good rub down. Cloud Mover offers a wide variety of messages for all price ranges. From deep tissue to hot stone treatment Cloud Mover has all your needs for a custom massage. Their full staff of trained professionals will have you melting in relaxation, leaving you calm and relaxed, at least for a little while. Make it a spa day complete with facials, waxing, and other body treatments. Cloud Mover offers them all! Be sure to check out their newsletter for all their specials and don’t forget to look over their fine art and natural jewelry.