Thursday, December 29, 2011

Male Model - Chris Downs




Year after year, I promise myself that I will get my six-pack abs back.  I've worked hard in getting in shape but I can't seem to get my abs back.

My gym trainer told me that it's not all about exercising.  It's about eating healthy and that's where my problem lies.  Who's not going to be tempted to eat a slice of cheesecake or two?  Who goes through the holidays without binging?  Ha!


Remote Rights

Guest post from: Constance Rodgers

My recent visit to the directv online to check out direct tv packages which led to a very pleasant surprise. I was able to upgrade my family’s package with just a few clicks. I spent the afternoon making adjustments to our favorites list making sure to take advantage of all the new shows just waiting to be watched. I’m in love with this season’s line up on The Cooking Channel and The Travel Channel. One new one I am very excited about is The Layover. It promises to be a fresh spin on Anthony Bourdain and I’m already a fan so I am excited to see what it’s about. I can already tell we are going to be fighting over television remote rights as soon as the family has time to settle in one afternoon together. Guess this is a good of a time as any to work on our sharing skills. We never have really mastered that one around here. We have a firm understanding it is a first come first serve basis.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Are you ready for 2012?


It's that time of year again. We are going to make our resolutions and we are very excited because we will say to ourselves, "This time, I'm going to keep it!" Okay, okay. Do you still have your list from last year? Were you able to keep it? Things like, I will work out regularly, I will eat properly, etc.

Don't get me wrong. What we promise to do with lifestyle and health are all but good. If we keep it, great. If we don't... well. There's always next year right?

What I've learned as I get wiser (not older... hehe!) is that we should incorporate changes in our lives beyond health and physical changes. I found myself writing in my resolutions list this year, a few things I never incorporated in the past years. Things that I am finding more important now than just physical qualities. Here's one: Am I going to welcome 2012 with a clear conscience and free from all clutter in my mind? What I meant by that is to welcome 2012 with no grudges against anyone, no ill-fillings towards anyone. I find that we move farther in our lives (career and otherwise) if we don't hold grudges. If we let go of all the hurt and stop replaying the images of pain in our minds, we are better prepared to receive more in our future that if we don't. Just think about it. It really makes a lot of sense.

Merry Christmas everyone!

I think it's time...

I have had this blog on blogger.com since 2007.  There were times that I thought that it was time to move it off of blogger and host my blog somewhere else.  Not that there's anything wrong with blogger.com but I just found that websites with its own domain are given more opportunities when it comes to advertising and such.

I remember a friend of mine who opened his blog about Louis Vuitton bags.  He loves LV bags and when his blog was received well by the public, a lot of advertisers have contacted him asking him if he would be willing to move his blog off of blogger and host it, they would advertise with him.  I surely don't know the difference as to why advertisers prefer that you have your own domain and host your blog somewhere else. 

So, as I was thinking about it today, I looked at web hosting services just to see if it would even be beneficial for me to look into hosting my blog elsewhere.  Although I like the tools blogger.com provides for their users and how user-friendly it is to post photos and videos, if I can get better advertising from outside companies, I would probably move it out of blogger.com soon.

This is just a thought right now and I may find later on that I don't have to but if I do, I surely wouldn't want to transfer it to an unreliable hosting service where the site will be down more often than it is up.

But I am seriously considering it.  Wish me luck!