Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lost without my Nikon Binoculars

It was going to be a calm day, a typical day in which I was going to go look at a piece of real estate that I was to make a loan on. The land was in the northwest section of my territory. An area that most would say was in the "boonies". It was actually a great piece of hunting ground in the Ozarks of Arkansas.

I was to view the land at about noon - take about an hour and then move on to a loan closing that was in the southeast part of my territory. Needless to say, the shortcut method of getting from the "boonies" back to the civilized area for a loan closing seemed to be the best method. One in which it appeared it would be relatively easy to complete in the alloted time frame.

Well, to acomplish this task, I had along with me my trusty Garmin GPS and Nikon Monarch and Trailblazer Binoculars. I had told the GPS my route and expected nothing but perfection in traveling the backroads but if nothing else I could see forever with my great Nikon Binoculars.

I left the boonies at about 1:00 pm about 15 minutes later than I attended. I set in motion the GPS tracking. It began to lead me like a pro to my final destination.

Or was it?

Just a minute - let me take out my trusty
Nikon All Terrain Binoculars (ATB) which by the way is a binocular line that has earned a reputation among serious hunters for precision optics, great ruggedness and incredible value.

Let me look and see what I can see with these great binoculars. Yes, I believe I am still on the right track because I can see so far in the distance with these great binoculars.

The paper map had indicated that I could have back traveled about 7 miles on the dirt road, taken a highway about 4 miles and then headed south on a fairly well traveled small highway for about 40 miles to my final destination.

But wait the trusty GPS indicated I could save a great deal of time by not back tracking but taking the dirt road only a few miles further down and soon hook up with a smaller highway that would eventually take me to my destination.

I took the trusty route of the GPS after looking through this great set of Nikon Monarch and Trailblazer Binoculars which by the way
is currently giving out Gift cards for Nikon Pro Gear, allowing you to get some cool gear for no additional cost. You get a $50 gift card when you purchase one of the Monarch ATB binoculars, and a $25 gift card when you get either a Trailblazer ATB, an Action Extreme ATB, or a ProStaff binocular.

But wait back to my story......

I drove and drove and drove on a rough secluded back country road. The GPS beeped to turn here and turn there.

But where is the highway I complained! I surely will get to it soon. Oh-Well! I am heading in the right direction. I have to get there eventually.

But why does it seem that I am probably traveling on a rough dirt road at about 10 miles an hour in a paralell line to the perceived highway - surely it is over there a mile or two.

Let me take out my great Nikon Binoculars and check it out (did I say
that this Nikon ATB Promo offer will continue up till December 31, 2008. Did I say that you can see more details on this offer by visiting the Nikon ATB Promotion Details Page. Did I say that once you have made your purchase, register your gift card by filling out the Nikon ATB rebate form on and follow the directions provided to redeem your card for whatever cool gear is to your liking.
And what is even better Nikon Pro Gear offers a variety of high-quality men’s and women’s outdoor and casual garments, optics accessories and other high performance gear that Willy should have been wearing during this awsome treck of backroads.)

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But I digress agian. The question is am I ever going to get there?

But wait! Up ahead! Through my Nikon Binoculars I see that there are 3 four wheelers with hunters beside the road. I will stop and ask them to get any local directions. That seems best thing to do. Besides it seems that my trusty GPS might need a little help.

Slowing to a stop, I yell sir how are you today? Fine I guess he yelled back. Especially since someone has come along. Can you tell me how to get back to the nearest town. We seem to be in the middle of nowhere and we are lost.

Well, my heat skipped a beat. This is really good. I stop to get directions and my direction givers are lost. Dont Panic - Look in the rearview mirror! There is a vehicle with someone in it that knows how to get everywhere!

It is a UPS truck. Not wanting to look lost myself, I excused myself and said, He can surely give you good directions. Have a nice day!

My plan, as my heart beats rapidly, is to drive just ahead of the UPS truck and if there comes a fork in the road tha I dont understand I will pull off and let him proceed on and then follow. He will get me back to the real world.

A few miles up the road - there it is the dreaded fork in the road. I pull over and act like I am getting something out of my eye. My GPS says turn left! The UPS truck goes by and turns to the right!

What I yelled - Decisions to be made! By Golly I paid good money for this GPS and I am going to trust it. Lets go left.

My heart beats faster as the road grows smaller and rougher. The only house for miles has an old man sitting on the front porch. Is that a banjo in his hand! Did I hear dueling banjos! Are they just waiting for me?

Wait - that makes no sense. There are no communities within miles of here but yet there is a grave yard with several newly dug graves. Keep driving dont stop or I might be the next one in the hole.

Look another house! Two young men are sitting on the tailgate of an old rundown ford truck. Oh my goodness! There eyes are too close together and they give me a great big grin as I go by.

But wait! Maybe all is ok. The GPS finally indicates the main highway is just ahead. It is about time. It has been about 45 minutes since I split with the UPS truck. It has been a loong 45 Minutes.

Yes! There is the highway I was looking for. I knew my GPS would get me there! But wait. What is that up ahead. Looks like a small country cafe with a UPS truck in front of it.

It is the same UPS truck I saw 45 minutes ago. Look the driver is coming out of the Cafe picking his teeth. How could that be. Wait a minute. That is the road coming out over there that the UPS driver took at the fork in the road. And look, I can see where the other road that I took 45 minutes ago forked off! Just about a quarter of a mile down the road.

Thank you trusty GPS! Maybe I should give you to the UPS driver so that he can find his way home!

Well at least I know that I can trust my Nikon Binoculars!

Gus Malzahn - Razorbacks!

It is approaching the weekend and all of the talk is can the Tulsa team hang 55 on Arkansas as it has on average on its previous opponents. It is still a part of the soap opera where Gus was the offensive coordinator for Arkansas but left because he and Houston Nutt could not get along.

Gus is coming to town and has a great scoring offense. The hogs aren't that great but it is said that Tulsa has not played a caliber team yet.

Question is whether the Hogs are a caliber team or not.

Saturday will tell!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Arkansas Razorbacks

Who does the Arkanasas Razorbacks play this week? The first question is does anybody care?

Well, they play the former Arkansas Offensive Coordinator Gus Malzahn. His Tulsa offense has been hanging an average of over 50 points on all opponents.

Reckon the Hogs can keep them under 100

Lets wait and see.

There is always next year.

Buy Outdoor Furniture Online - Great Prices

Outdoor Furniture is a great thing to have these days as we spend more and more time around our homes. Just look at that picture above. Can you just imagine having a patio with that type of furniture?

If you don't like this elegant style, you might be interested in have a great patio with wicker furniture. Many people use this and blend it into their decor in a way that really enhances there outdoor living and their other patio furniture.

Well, what you might want to know is that the website is a great place to find just about any type of outdoor and patio furniture that you would want. The site is easy to navigate and easy to find the different styles and types that would enhance your outdoor life.

They have links to at least all of the furniture below and many other things that you might want to find for your outdoor living.

Wicker Furniture
Aluminum Patio Furniture
Patio Dining Sets
Outdoor Furniture Sets
Patio Furniture
Outdoor Tables
Patio Accessories

So if you are looking for that great patio furniture, look no further. You have found the site that you need.


The United States and especially Arkansas is a great place to live. No where else could someone named Barack Hussein Obama be leading an election over a great American Prisoner of War.

How can this be. I am a Baby Boomer, 57 years old, a conservative Christian and one who believes in the American voting process. However, it appears that at this time my beliefs and total being is being threatened by the looming election of Barack Hussein Obama as President of the United States.

It appears that this person will bring on a Socialist attitude that will create an attitude in this country that will push us to the brink of disaster. Yes, the economy is not sound and times are tought now, but this is a piece of cake compared to where we might be if we turn this into the USSA.

Socialism is not the direction we need to go and I am encouraging Americans to go back to the beliefs of our forefathers and vote for truth, Justice and the American Way!(Sounds like Superman)

If you want to see what it very likely will be like with Barack Hussein Obama as president please watch click this link and watch this slide show called The Rise of the United Socialist States of America.

Those are my thoughts for now.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Buy Antivirus Software - Get Cyberdefender!

Are you needing to Buy Antivirus Software. Most people need to rethink this and look into something different than what they are now using. If this is the case with you the antivirus software that you need to review is Cyberdefender.

When you review this software you may find that it is what you want rather than the old McAfee, Symantec, and Panda software. When you check it out you may even find that it does the job you need better than these other named softwares.

With CyberDefender's security suite you receive real-time security updates, break through technology, and full compatibility with other security software. Compare to McAfee, Symantec, and Panda and save $150! Protect your PC with the CyberDefender Early Detection Center plus you get LIVE technical support for any problem with your computer (one time) and 2 GB online backup.

What more could you ask for than all of those features. This sounds like great software and is something that I will definitely look into the next time I need to renew my anti-virus software.

So, again, check it out! What do you have to loose except for not having excellent protection for your computer, your important electronic documents and your entire cyber presence.

That is what I think for now.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Americana - Cattle Sale

Great when within the confines of "the Job" I can go to the Cattle Auction and watch American at work. The cattle Auction is a sale but much more than just a sale.

Mom and Pop come to watch the calves sell once a year. The cattle buyer is there every week and has a "motion" conversation with the Auctioneer and the kid watches in awe as the "fast talk" continues and the cattle move through at a fast pace.

Americana at work but fleeting. Fewer every year and the one I attended today is probably to pass in the next two years to the progress of a shopping mall.

Monday, October 20, 2008

What the Cell Phone Sees - Greers Ferry Lake

Sometimes we forget the beauty that we have in Arkansas.

The picture does not do justice!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Go Hogs Go

Arkansas has a chance tomorrow to win their second SEC game against the Kentucky Wildcats.

Do you think they will?

Do you think they will choke?

Do you think they are improving?

Do you think Casey Dick can pass the ball?

All of this and more!

Just wait till tomorrow and we will know!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What You Gonna Be This Year?

Halloween Costumes and trick or treating is always fun and Hillbilly Willy might try something different to wear this year to scare the kids.

Willy usually just puts on his everyday redneck, hillbilly clothes and the kids think the Willy is in costume. This year, however, willy is going to maybe try out a villain costume from one of the popular movies of the day. What would you think if Willy dresses up as the Joker from Batman.

Some people say the Willy is a Joker anyway and if that is the case Willy just as well dress up like one.

See the costume to the right. If Willy dresses up like that and goes around the neighborhood everyone will think Willy is a little strange. But wait a minute. Willy dresses up in his overalls and his old hat and boots and goes around the neighborhood and people thinks he is strange anyway.

It seems that Willy can't win. Should Willy dress up like the Joker and look cool or should Willy just dress up normal and let all of the kids point at him anyway.

You figure it out. Willy lives in Arkansas which is a great place to live and even greater as Halloween and the fall comes around with the beautiful colors.

If you are into dressing up for Halloween you should check out this site.

That is all for now!

Arkansas Razorbacks Win?

What is up with that? They win against a #20 team.

But wait a minute the team had just fired their Offensive Coordinator and were in upheaval. Maybe they were not a top 20 team after all.

Helloooo- Kentucky can you fire your coordinator this week.

Might help.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Have Fun with Replica Guns - AirGun Depot!

AirGun Depot could easily be a kids best friend. Did I say kid. Hopefully I could be considered a kid and I am over 50. Yes, a kid or a kid at heart has to easily be in love with something such as pellet guns, air guns , or BB Guns. Why you ask? Why not I say!

Anyone that does not enjoy the marksan's skill, the skill of hitting the target or shooting their prey, does not know real life or how to have real fun. Well, if you know what I am talking about then this site is the one for you.

AirGun Depot has a stock which includes a wide variety of pellet guns, air rifles, air pistols, bb guns and bb gun accessories, as well as a great selection of airsoft guns, blank guns, and paintball. Their guns are top quality and are perfect for target practice, plinking, hunting and games.

Their site is very user friendly and provides a means of navigating quickly to find what you need or want.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Walk Through the Valley of Death

Sometimes you see a picture or something that you cant help from wanting to pass on.

Below is one that I saw this morning. Intended to keep a link to where I originally found it but for some reason I clicked off the site and could not find it.

Here it is:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Got Lemon - Get Lawyer

Have you ever had a lemon in a vehicle. The best way to make lemonade out of that is to know about the Lemon Laws by state. The best way then is to move forward by getting answers to your Lemon Law questions.

I had a lemon of a car once. Took transmission back to the shop three times they could find nothing wrong to fix the problem. Well, the transmission went out three weeks out of warranty.
I had it fixed and later asked them about paying for it. Got now where.

I finally went on a letter writing campaign to the car manufacturer. Wished I would have had help in that. I know if I lived in California at that time the best thing I could have done is to go to
get help with someone who specializes in California Lemon Law cases.

So the answer is if you have a lemon in a car, don't set up shop on the side of the road using the trunk as a lemonade stand. No, what you should do is to get you that Lemon Lawyer that can get some attention for your problem. Your problem is important to them and they will get attention!

Don't sweat the small stuff and they will make this small stuff for you and big stuff for the people causing the problem. Get the help you need.

That is my thoughts for now!

Bad Markets - Bad Google - Bad Razorbacks

I commented yesterday about how I had been spanked by the Markets, by Google and By PayperPost. I forgot to mention that the Arkansas Razorbacks are also getting spanked by their opponents.

Texas stomped the Hogs this past Saturday and Alabama kicked them the week before. Guess what? Florida is coming this week. Think the Hogs might get stomped.


Not going to be a pretty season financially and sportswise.

That is my thoughts for now.