Thursday, August 30, 2007

Razorback Montage

This is what it is all about!

Two days and Counting!

I know it is hard to believe, but the state is in a frenzy. The only thing as popular as the opening day of modern gun season is the opening day of Razorback football. Everyone is hyped this year because we have the front runner for the Heisman Trophy in our backfield. Along with him we have Felix Jones and Peyton Hillis. All should be great draft choices. for next year.

Go Hogs. Check out the next blog. This is what it is all about!

Need New Furniture - Look at

If you are building, moving or just looking to change out some furniture in your home...look no further. The place to visit is the Furniture From Home Website. This site is well designed, easy to manuver and has great furniture.

One of the things that I was very interested in was a new wall unit entertainment centers. I found several of these on the site that would be great to accomodate that new giant flat screen TV that I wished I had. Still wishing......

If you are not looking for an entertainment center, maybe you are like me and need to renew the bar stools or get new chairs for the tall modern breakfast table. Wow! There are some that would really set the bar area off. Still wishing.....

Or maybe you are wanting to move to the bedroom and find that perfect Bedroom Set. You could'nt go wrong with one of these. Check it out. Man after sleeping on that baby you will be dreaming some more......

Well, how about moving back to the dining area and checking out a fabulous idea on dining room furniture. There are some real beauties here. All of the way from traditional to very modern or formal. This is good looking furniture.

So, as you can see, whether you are looking for dining room, kitchen, bar stools, bedroom or more. This is the site to visit. If you can't find it here, you probably can't find it anywhere.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Excited About Arkansas Razorbacks

Have I said that I am ready for Arkansas Razorback football.

My predicition for the season is 11 -1.

If you stumble on this site and have a predicition - leave it in the comments.

Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, Peyton Hillis and gang are going to go strong.


Cubicle Depot - Environmentally Friendly!

Cubicle Depot is a company that is making strategic efforts to properly refurbish used office cubicles, modular furniture and other business furnishings for resale. They are doing this in an effort to have a lesser impact on the environment which is brought about by the unnecessary production of new office furniture. Cubicle Depot states that it uses only the highest quality paints, fabrics and materials when refurbishing all furnishings.

This appears to be a great idea. Not only are they helping to conserve office furniture to help the environment, but by doing this, they are aslo providing for sale excellent office furniture at a great price.

Cubicle Depot seems to understand that its customers are concerned about the environment, so all of Cubicle Depots refurbished products are crafted with the environment in mind

What could be better than a company that is environmentally concerned and offers a good product.

Check out Cubicle Depot

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Razorback Football



Karl's Blog - A Great Inspiration!

Have you heard of Karl Moore? You should have. I would like to suggest to all readers to go to Karl's blog and check him out.

Who is Karl Moore you ask? Well let me tell you about him.

Karl Moore is a best-selling author and entrepreneur. You can check him out daily on his blog. He posts inspirational messages to his blog every day. These posts are designed to inspire and help individuals in their spiritual growth.

Be sure and check into his blog on a Monday because he also posts a "Random Act of Kindness"... and then on a Friday, he posts a "Friday Factoid."

His blog on August 28, 2007 is "Life's Attitude Toward Us"

This Blog really gives inspiration and uplifting remarks to help each of us in our daily life.

Everyone should check this blog out. You won't know what your missing.

Give it a try.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Global warming 'hot air'

Ran across this article. I have always believed that Global Warming was similar to inventing the Internet by certain people.

This article gives some credence to that. Click here for an article about Global Warming being hot air!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Memory Walk for The Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's.

Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million. Team captains are needed NOW! Team Captains need to sign up early to ensure they have enough time to recruit a team and raise funds for the cause!

Memory Walk

What a great way to support something that now or in the future will be something that probably will affect all of us. A team for a Memory Walk for the Alzheimer's Association is something that all of us could do to help find a cure for this disease.

Team Captains are needed and it would probably be one of the most rewarding things that a person could do to be a team Captain and start a team to support this worthy cause.

Starting a team is easy. It is very much a networking thing. You can invite three people, and they'll invite three people - and before you know it, you'll have a team. Team members can be recruited from family, friends and work colleagues to join your team - and ask for donations.

Not only can this be a great money raising event, but my experience is that when you organize or participate in something like this you gain a closer friendship and kinship with your team members.

Become a shining light in your community and become a team captain for this cause.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

BBQ Ribs and Dad!

Its amazing the things that come to mind from nowhere. Maybe it is a sign of getting older and wanting to go back to a different day.

I was smoking some Pork Shoulder this past weekend and during the midst of the smoking my mind wandered back to a time in about 1982. I was barely married and living in Amarillo, Texas. My wife and I were having my parents up for the weekend and wanted to impress them with food and socializing.

We decided to BBQ some ribs. - First understand that at that time my dad was one who was very picky about what he ate. If it wasn't fried or cooked in grease it wasn't much to eat. Well the menu consisted of country style BBQ ribs, baked beans, home made potato salad and home made ice cream. My wife and I considered it a meal fit for a southern king.

Well it would have thrilled my wife if my dad had bragged about the beans or potato salad that she had made, but instead he ranted and raved over the ribs that I had cooked. He stated that these were the best ribs he had ever eaten. Mind you he never really bragged on any food.

My dad was about 64 at that time. Many times after that, even to a time only a couple of years ago, just before his death, he still remembered "how good" those ribs were.

Wow! Those were the good ole days! Maybe I miss them more than I realized!

Garage Floor Coating at

The question was asked on as to what color would I like to have for my garage floor. Well I would like to take a garage floor coating that could be done in Arkansas Razorback colors.

If at all possible the garage floor coating would have a Razorback in the middle of it. I know that this is not always possible but - hey they ask and I tell.

There garage floor coatings have a base epoxy color and optional epoxy paint chips to add additional colors to garage floors. You can see some pictures of examples here.

Check out this site. It has lots of garage type stuff.

Saturday, August 18, 2007 - Great for Teen Rehab.

I often use my blogs to encourage parents of teens or teens who need help to get the help that they need. In researching Teen Rehab one of the sites that I find is Please check out this site if you have a need for this type of service. This is what they say on their site:

"We urge you to think of us as more than just a teen drug rehab clinic. ECHO MALIBU is dedicated to providing youth with chemical dependency, dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, and/or behavioral problems with the highest quality of professional care available."

"We understand that adolescent issues are constant struggle for everyone involved. Please know that we are here to offer you support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have about our adolescent treatment center, teen drug addiction treatment programs, our holistic youth treatment program or other related matters."

Check out this site.

Friday, August 17, 2007

AIMpromote - great Lead Management Website

Wow! My company is talking about using crm software for lead management and I am totally confused. When I reach a confusion level, I go out to the internet to find answers to my confusion.

Well, today in search for lead management software and lead management solutions I came upon the website called AIMpromote.

Well as stated above for most of us customer relationship management software is typically confusing and very complex, but AIMpromote seems to help get rid the confusion and can provide a solution that can be implemented quickly and easily. In traditional crm software applications most companies have a problem involving a steep learning curve. They usually have to fight internal pressures by their sales team against adoption of the software. Studies have shown that most features in CRM software applications are typically unused, and have little real-world application or benefit.

That appears to be the beauty of this software. You can streamline the sales process, and improve follow-up with the sales force automation and sales management features that are built into AIMpromote. This makes it easier for your sales team, and makes it quicker and easer to learn and manage. In appears that AIMpromote will do most of the work, and your team can focus more of their time on making sales instead of managing a CRM application.

What more could you ask in a crm software. Lead management is made easy and easy means it will be used.

Try it today!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hang Gliding at Magazine Mountain, Arkansas

A great sport -- come visit Arkansas and take on this sport. - A Life Saver!

Drug addiction among young people is a serious problem in Arkansas and is not just isolated to the larger cities. The rural areas are experiencing an extensive amount of problems with Meth and other drugs of choice.

We need to help our young people with this problem. We as parents and as adults need to step up and help these young people find drug addiction treatment. One of the best and easiest place to locate this type of treatment is by legitimate companies through their websites. One
website that I have found is a free, non-profit portal for finding a long or short-term drug rehabilitation program that is right for your particular needs. There is never a charge for the referral, and they are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This drug addiction treatment website is called From this site you can find help. It will also give you valid information about your problems.

This website states:

Addiction - Addiction is defined as an overuse of any substance that changes the natural chemical balance of the brain. It is basically agreed upon that addiction encompasses both biological, psychological, and behavioral factors.

At we believe the best prevention and catalyst to recovery from addiction is education. We understand addiction and we can help you get the tools and information you need to help you or your loved one's recovery from addition.

Does this describe your problems. If so maybe you need to give them a call or visit this website.

On this website you can learn about the "Addiction Cycle," "Types of Addiction", as well as how to "Identify Drug Addiction."

As stated earlier, drugs are a real problem in Arkansas. We need to do something to help ourselves and others if this problem exists in your family.

Don't hesitate to use this website as a tool to get help. You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Important Texas places for a Transplant to Hillbilly Country

This is in response to a post on Panhandle Poets Blog about places in Texas that a person might want to be . Six places were to be places a person has been and six places never visited before.

Here are my thoughts:

My first thoughts go back to days at Texas A & M about 1976 - 1977. The Poet was close at hand during some of this time and I am not sure I would want to go back - but I remember the places and some of them are remembered because of the people around. (note this was a younger time before all senses were gained)

  1. Kyle Field - Midnight Friday Night before a home ball game on Saturday - Midnight Yell Practice. If the right person were there we would have the traditional "score practice" --I never had the right person. Just a thought.
  2. Farkelberry's (next to the Dixie Chicken) - this was a hangout much like Cheers. Everybody knew my name.
  3. Farkelberry's - Playing table Shuffleboard and beating Tony Franklin a very competitive person and star kicker for the Aggies and later the Philadelphia Eagles.
  4. A midnight stroll (or journey) across the A&M Golf course - just because I wanted to get to my apartment.

Vacations with some good friends from Colorado City, Texas

  1. El Paso - the dog track across the border - the fun times. (why would anyone want to go to El Paso)
  2. San Antonio - The river Walk. - More great times.

Well that makes six I remember -- not sure I want to go back -- but fun to talk about.

Well now for six places in Texas I would like to be but have not been:

This site is dedicated to Arkansas - A great Place to live. I am a misplaced Texan and while there are great places in Texas. Many Texans might find Arkansas a great place to visit. So I am going to back up and talk about Arkansas.

  1. Buffalo River - Canoeing on a beautiful spring day.
  2. Mt. Magazine - the highest point in Arkansas and the home of a beautiful lodge.
  3. Lake DeGray State Park - great golfing - nice lodge - great lake
  4. Lake Ouachita - I want to fish there and win the One Million dollars won by an Arkansas fisherman for fishing. - That would be a great life
  5. Old Washington State Park -Historic Washington, Arkansas, is a lovely, peaceful tree-shaded town in and one of the most amazing historic places in Arkansas that you'll want to experience. Here you will time travel back to the 19th century as you stroll the plank board sidewalks alongside streets that have never been paved, and tour the historic public buildings and former residences. Established on George Washington's birthday in 1824, the town of Washington today is one of America's premier historic villages. Historic Washington State Park is a National Historical Landmark, a National Register of Historic Places site, and an Arkansas state park you'll want to visit.
  6. Crater of Diamonds State Park - a place where the public can go and search for diamonds and very likely find one. Diamonds of over 4 carats have been found in past year.


Sunday, August 5, 2007

Apreciation for Mexicans!

I enjoyed writing this and thought I would post on all of my Blogs. It originates on My Blog Hillbilly Willy and will also be on my blog Life in America.

I was raised in the Panhandle of Texas in the 1950's - 1960's. Our farm was very much a cotton farm that in those days was labor intensive. This was much before the great cotton harvesters of today and the cotton harvesters of that day were initially Mexican labor - here legally- called braceros.

At the age of three or four years old an Old Mexican named Romaldo would allow me to sit on his cotton sack and he would pull me down the road. I was not a small child and this was not an easy fete. If you don't understand about this labor intensive job read this essay about "picking cotton"

Well, today I write, rant and rave about the illegal aliens in this country and how they are causing many problems with healthcare, jobs and many other aspects of American life. Many times when I discuss illegal aliens the Mexican population is mostly what I am discussing. The reason is that I have lived in Texas and now in Arkansas and the Spanish speaking people are very prevalent.

Well, in all of this I make a mistake as do many people of classifying all of these the same. The truth is that there are many Spanish speaking people in the United states that are just as legal to be here as I am. For this broad classification I apologize.

However, for all of those that are here illegally, I have no apologies. I simply say to them - get it right or get out. Illegal is illegal. If I steal, that is illegal and I pay the consequences. If you are here without the proper documentation or papers, that is illegal--pay the consequences.

Now to the other matter. I recently vacationed in Old Mexico. Because of American affluence we are sometimes able to have opportunities to go to things such as tourist resorts that are built in countries such as Mexico because of two things. Beautiful areas and cheap labor.

Well, as I observed Mexican men and women graciously waiting on me hand in foot for meager wages in a Mexico resort, it brought me to realize why they might possibly want to come to the United States. Where else could they have the opportunity to succeed and gain the wealth to be able to afford the type of luxury that they are giving to me.

The United States. They see this seemingly affluent life style and gain a desire to have a small part of it. They sacrifice even to the extent of being illegal to get what I appear to have.

As I proceeded out of the walls of the resort area on an excursion, I viewed the Mexican men and women at the end of the day, walking and bicycling across the road and into the Mayan woods to a small meager house with few amenities to spend the night so that they can gain some rest and come back and serve me another day.

This makes me have a greater appreciation for those here and there.

However, it does not change my mind about what is legal and what is illegal.

They need to get it right if they are going to stay.

Just a little seriousness on Willy's Part!

10-4 Willy