Saturday, March 29, 2008

Company NCAA Brackets - Waste of time or Not?

I don't know about most of you but my bracket is about busted. It is amazing that there can be so many company man hours spent on a basic project such as this that people say wastes company time.

Well my thoughts are this... My company spent thousands of dollars for meetings last year that were supposed to bring us together as a team and build comradre as team members. It did'nt work that well.

There is more discussion, more comadre, and more togetherness build and felt by the employees through the NCAA bracket game then there are through the money that the company spends to gain the same. This is mostly done through email, snail mail and online games.

Yes the time spent is non productive time away from the daily grind.

Or is it non productive time?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Loans, Mortgages & Credit - needed by most!

Is there a need for payday loans? I am not sure but the fact is there comes a time and a place that everyone needs a little extra cash. When I first moved to the state that I live in now, I found my self just in that predicament.

I had just moved and bought a new house. My wife and child had not moved with me at the time and the loan on the new house had not closed. I found that the small cash downpayment that I was using to close the house loan had not been transferred to my new account here.

Well, I was very distraught and needed some quick money. I went to a local banker who did not know me at all but knew that I was new in town and was trying to by the house across from him. You would not totally consider what he gave me as a payday loan, but it was similar. He gave me the loan and asked me to pay it back with my next paycheck.

I was in need and somone came through. There is a time and a place for most things.

This loan was greatly appreciated.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Arkansas Razorbacks

Well, the basketball team had a fair tournament. In spite of the weather problems and everything else in Atlanta the Hogs played a couple of good games. The problem is that they failed to play against Georgia.

Georgia who should have been worn out and tired, out hustled, out shot and out rebounded the lazy Hogs.

Well, we get to see at least one more game in the NCAA tournament,

We can only hope that they show up to play.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

IBackup - Online Storage

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Arkansas basketball and SEC tournament

Well it looks like the thought was right that Vanderbilt beat Auburn and now the hogs will play Vandy tomorrow early afternoon. Not sure why we couldnt do the game at night so working stiffs could watch the game.

It appears that Arkansas only gets to the NCAA tournament if they win at least this game.

Do we think they will go?

We sure hope so.

My thoughts on Basketball for now.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

BMW Store - Get your BMW parts here!

BMW Parts that are needed by great BMW owners can be found at MyHotBimmer - your great BMW parts Store.

In looking through the website I see that you can get most any part that you might need for your BMW.

You can get BMW Body Kits, Accessories, Spoilers and Wheels. You can get body parts, grills, headlamps, performance accessories, exhaust systems, suspensions, and airtakes. You can also get much more.

Do you get the picture. It appears that any BMW Parts you want can be found here. Check it out if you need BMW parts.

The first thing that I need to do is get me a BMW - I have always wanted one!

Monday, March 10, 2008

UALR Trojans - Another Arkansas Basketball Team

UALR Trojans are playing their second game in the Sunbelt Tournament tonight. Hopefully, they will win this one and go on to be invited to the NCAA tournament. I know that it is impossible but the dream game would be for the Trojans and the Razorbacks to meet up in a NCAA tournament game.

Well, not going to happen but I would look forward to both teams being in the NCAA tournament and doing well. I do believe that they may both be in the tournament. It is the doing well that concerns me.

My thoughts for now on Basketball!

Waste Management Software by Carolina Software!

Can you believe that I am writing about waste management software ? Well, the answer is that I like different software and I like to have my waste managed and therefore the two come together.

The truth is that a great software company known as Carolina Software, Inc. has been installing and supporting WasteWORKS a solid Waste Management Software at locations across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico since 1988.

WasteWORKS is the industry leader of a cost-effective, complete, turnkey solution for managing landfills, transfer stations, waste-to-energy facilities, MRFs, and recycling facilities.

From small, single pc installations, to major U.S. cities and counties, WasteWORKS provides a total, Windows-based package for ticketing, billing and reporting. You can find hundreds of satisfied customers who have chosen WasteWORKS to provide their facilities with a simple and efficient point-of-sale module, flexible and secure Scale House Software automation, Container Billing, and a solid and fully integrated receivables package.

This product is probably being used in your neighborhood landfill. It is my understanding that this is a great product and as stated earlier is the industry leader in this type of management software.

If you are in this industry, you should check it out.

Arkansas Razorbacks, SEC Tournament, NCAA

The SEC tournament bracket is listed below. The Razorbacks first game is on Friday against the winner of the Auburn - Vanderbilt game. Most believe that that winner will be Vanderbilt. The Hogs just came off of a win against Vanderbilt in Bud Walton Arena - but the Hogs have had difficulty winning at home.

The questions are:

  • Can the Hogs win at a Neutral site against Vanderbilt?
  • If the Hogs lose to Vanderbilt will they get to go to the NCAA tournament?
  • Will Sonny Weems Show up?
  • Will the Hogs play like a high school team?

Only Friday will tell.

March 13 (Thursday)
Game 1 [E5] South Carolina vs. [W4] LSU [RS] 1:00 ET
Game 2 [W6] Auburn vs. [E3] Vanderbilt [RS] 3:15 ET
Game 3 [W5] Alabama vs. [E4] Florida [RS] 7:30 ET
Game 4 [E6] Georgia vs. [W3] Ole Miss [RS] 9:45 ET

March 14 (Friday)
Game 5 Game 1 Winner vs. [E1] Tennessee [RS] 1:00 ET
Game 6 Game 2 Winner vs. [W2] Arkansas [RS] 3:15 ET
Game 7 Game 3 Winner vs. [W1] Mississippi State [RS] 7:30 ET
Game 8 Game 4 Winner vs. [E2] Kentucky [RS] 9:45 ET

March 15 (Saturday)
Game 9 Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner [RS] 1:00 ET
Game 10 Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner [RS] 3:15 ET

March 16 (Sunday)
Game 11 Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner [CBS] 1:00 ET

Sunday, March 9, 2008 - UK Mortgage Information.

Mortgages are necessary if you want to have home ownership in todays society. There are very few of us who can pay cash for a home with the prices being as they are. Well, at MoneyMagic they try to help you understand about the mortgage markets and what you may need to know when going into that home buying decision.

At Money Magic there are many news articles that tell us how the current economy affects each of us and the different aspects of the many happenings in the mortgage markets can either be our foe or be our friend.

One of the news articles on their site that caught my eye was one on how first time home buyers can take advantage of the current home market and buy that home that they have been wanting. This article realizes that in todays environment that it has become increasingly difficult for that first time buyer to get a mortgage that it suitable to their financial needs. The article then goes on to tell inovative ways that young home buyers are being able to use to get the mortgage approval that they need. One of the ways discussed was for the buyer's parents to offer their home as collateral also to get away from the low down payment. This in affect gives a lower loan to value ratio and gives the buyer a chance for a decent product mortgage.

All of these types of ideas can be seen on MoneyMagic website.

Many good ideas that might especially help someone if they are in the UK and in need of a home mortgage.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Strange Week of Weather

We had a strange week of weather in Arkansas. One week ago the temperature was about 70 degrees and sunshine.

On Monday it began to rain and then turned colder. By Tuesday morning we had a couple of inches of snow.

Wednesday the sun came out and most of the snow melted.

Thursday evening news of a major snow storm was circulated and Walmart and the stores were covered with the usual buying of milk and bread etc.

Friday night and some all day Friday it snowed off and on. Accumulations only about 2 inches in our area, some areas with 8-10 inches and some with none.

Today is Saturday again and the sun is out. Expected high about 50 degrees and sunny.

Pictures included.

Credit Cards for Bad Credit - Get on the Right Track!

There is no such things as bad credit cards , the idea is cards for people with bad credit.

However, bad credit is something that many younger folks start out life with in their early years. This can be overcome when you have companys that are willing to help by giving credit cards to people who have bad credit but are wanting to remedy that situation.

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The site's "bad credit cards" section compares 10 of the top credit cards on the market for bad credit and provides links to their online applications. Consumers can apply for the offer that's right for them, and by making payments on time they can start down the road toward rebuilding their credit and, perhaps, their financial future.

Excellent information and site for people who want to workout their credit card problems.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Hogs - Can they Win?

The Hog basketball team plays Auburn Saturday evening and the question is - can the Hogs win this last game before the SEC tournament or instead of real Razorbacks are they a Timid Hog as the one at the right.

When the Hogs go on the road they seem to lose all of their drive and seem to just want to get the game over and get back to fayetteville. Well, the Hogs are home this week and hopefully this will translate into an win that should happen, but will it happen is always the question.

If the Hogs lose this one they can kiss the NCAA tournament goodbye if they havent already.

These are my thoughts for now.

Go Hogs!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Free Insurance Quotes

Truck Insurance is something that I am always shopping for. You have to keep on your toes to make sure that you are getting the best deal on your insurance. I have over the past 8 months changed trucks twice. Both times I have had to look carefully at my insurance. I not only wanted to make sure that I had the right deductibles and the right coverage, but I also wanted to know that I had a company that would take care of me when I needed them.

This is where a compony like Autonet HGV Insurance can come in to play. This company is predominately in the UK and is an insurance company that should be checked out if you are in the market in an area that they service. They say that they will find users the best quote for the type of insurance they are interested in.

They claim that they give the best deals with great customer service. Is this something that you can count on with your current insurance company. As I was stating earlier, anytime I change trucks one of the things that is very important is to get the right insurance coverage with people that you can trust. Along with trust of the company comes the need for great customer service. If you have those two things you can count on it working out for the best when you need their service.

Those are my thougths for now about Truck Insurance. Check out this website and get a free insurance quote.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Razorback Basketball

I haven't mentioned the Razorback basketball players in a while along with John Pelphry due to the fact that I was so frustrated with them that I just did not want to think about it.

They played Alabama on the road the other night and both teams looked worst than a third rate High School team. The problem was that Arkansas looked like the worst of the high school teams and came out the loser.

Then the Razorbacks return to the court and play the team that beat Tennessee the other night and turn around and beat them. Mind you it was not a thrashing or anything but we played with heart and enthusiasm and won the game. I dont care how they play - just win.

Then I looked at Kentucky today playing Tennessee and saw a coach that Arkansas thought they had as their coach a while back taking a Kentucky team and almost beating Tennessee. He seems to know how to get it done.

Mind you I think John Pelphry is a good coach and I think the Razorbacks are going to reach gretness in the future. Just not this year.

Hope they do well in the SEC tournament and at least get to play a game in the NCAA tournament.

My thoughts for now.

Check Out Black Friday Ads - Save Money!

Bargains are a great thing to have. Bargains are even better when you have advanced notice about the fact that the bargains are coming. With that in mind do you remember those Thanksgiving ads that were out there. These ads give advanced notice of those great deals and many times allows you to get these deals without even standing in line at the store. Boy, that will really help you save some money.

Here are the details about the site and how it saved me money. This site lets people purchase Black Friday items online without the hassle of having to stand in line at the store at 5am. The site also offers email alerts that let you know when new black friday ads have been posted. This site is a very consumer friendly site that can be very useful for planning your holiday shopping year.

This site was very helpful to me last year and allowed me to have the opportunity to get a great camera from Target for a price much less than the regular price and I never went to the store to get it. Can you beat that.

So this great website at is out there and we can get a great start ahead of time. Go out and sign up so that you will be in the know when the next Black Friday ads are out there. I have signed up and look forward to advanced notice of great deals.

This thing can save you some money.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Mike Huckabee is the Man for All Seasons

Mike Huckabee, even though he is mathmatically out of the race, plugs on. I took a little R&R time yesterday and was on the couch flipping channels when I ran into Mike on the Tyra Banks show. It was not necessarily an intrigueing interview, but it wasnt bad. Even though I like Mike, Tyra made it better since she is not bad to look at. However, Mike wasted his time giving her Bass Guitar instructions.

Maybe Mike should go back to hanging out with the likes of Chuck Norris or Ted Nugent.
However, I believe he can hang with Tyra easier than he could mix it up with Norris or hunt in the Wildneress with Nugent.

Well there is always Rick Flair and realty wrestling to hang out with.

This just all goes to prove that Mike would make a good president or not! Maybe he should look at hosting a game show or talk show.

There has to be a future in this somewhere!