Monday, December 28, 2009

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather tickets will be one of the hottest items going the closer it gets to fight time.

Yes it is true. Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are going to duke it out LIVE at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Saturday March 13, 2009.

So you wanna go?!? If so you better start getting ready to get your tickets. This is going to be a great fight. Who will win you ask?

Well, I believe that Floyd Mayweather will win the fight. He has everything going for him and I do not believe that Pacquiao can take him down. However, I do believe that it will be a great fight. I believe that the fight will go the full rounds with a knockout by Mayweather in the last round.

If that does not happen then it will be a decision in the last round because I do not believe tha Pacquiao has the fire power to put Mayweather on the mat.

What do you think. Give me your thoughts here and what is more get ready to see the fight.

My thoughts for now.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Petrino - Florida?

Urban Meyer out - Bobby Petrino in at Florida. I don't think so. Petrino is good but I don't believe that Florida will be looking at him.

More likely that Stoops or Mullens or Shanahan or Houston Nutt - Just kidding about Nutt.

Arkanas Razorbacks will have Both Petrino and Mallet back next year.

My thoughts for now.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Go Green with Filtafry!

Go Green - this is not a cheer for a team, it is a fact that we are all coming to. To go green today is to save energy, and give a cleaner environment for the future.

Are you going green. Let us know what activities you are doing to your home, your business, your life or just your daily activity that is greener than it used to be.

In that same frame you should check out filtafry and see if this is something that might fit your ideas of going green. It appears to be a company providing good stable green products for the restaurant industry.

It says that FiltaFry Green Service Franchise Thrives In Down Economy. Sounds like a good franchise.

Hogs Basketball - Unhappy Campers

Listening to talk radio on way from work today. The Hogs won a game last night that many did not think they could win. When the game was over the John Pelphrey was excited and showed considerable emotion. Sounds ok doesn't it.

Well, people were criticizing his emotion, his coaching and some criticized the air that he breathes.

Get over it Arkansas Fans - he will get us there.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Time In Arkansas

This is a favorite in Arkansas this time of year. Written by one of top Weathermen in state.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Get a Howard Miller Clock!

My daughter while growing up had a great affinity for sports. That would lead me to the fact that a sports type clock would be very interesting to fit into her pattern of things that she might like.

With that in mind a look at the howard miller clocks website gave the idea to possibly purchase a Texas A&M clock since that is my Alma Mater.

She would get a kick out of that and it would really be a conversation piece since we now live in Arkansas Razorback country and her friends are all Razorback fans.   Sounds like a unique idea doesn't it.  Well, if that does not fit what she might want since she is married with her own home now I guess I could consider getting her a traditional Grandfather Clock or something else more traditional.

I do know that if I do decide to purchase a clock for her or anyone else.  It will come from Howard Miller Clocks. They are a leader in the clock industry and have a great variety of clocks.

I also noticed while viewing their site that they have a blog with many interesting articles.  One of the interesting articles that caught my attention was one with some humor about  "Grandfather Clock Wedding Anniversary Present Gift"

So if you want to buy a clock, learn about clocks or read blog articles about clocks this is a great web site to visit.

Check it out.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Liberty Bowl - Arkansas Razorbacks

It is obvious that the Razorbacks should have won two games this year that they did not win. LSU and Florida. They will be much better next year if Ryan Mallet stays.

The Hogs are going to Liberty Bowl to play East Carolina. The game should be no contest. You see that I said should. Razorbacks should have 600 yards of offense and their defense should be able to stop this team.

If the team shows up - Arkansas kicks it. Maybe - Maybe not.

That is why we play the games.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


How many of you believe that this will be a close game.

There are those out there that believe that Arkansas will run away from it because LSU has been so upset over the screw up by Les Miles last week.

There are those that believe the problems of LSU last week will motivate them to come in and kick Arkansas off the field.

There are those that think Arkansas and Ryan Mallet and Bobby Petrino have the Razorbacks - Hogs - running so smooth that nobody could beat them this week.

Who knows --- That is why we play the games.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Arkansas and Arkansas Razorbacks!

I have lived in Arkansas for 20 years. I came from the great State of Texas which is known for its football. However, it has always amazed me at how this state engulfs the idea of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Here are some of the observations that I have made.

1. Seven out of 10 vehicles have some reference to the razorbacks.
2. 3 out of every 10 houses that fly any kind of a flag will often have a Razorback flag.
3. Cell phones have Razorback Screen savers.
4. Computer screen savers usually involve the Hogs.
5. Talk shows are consumed with the what if about the Football and Basketball teams.
6. Everyone is a Monday Morning Quarterback.

More is there I just cant think of it at this time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Fall to Winter! - Where have all the people gone.

It has finally soaked in to my brain that fall has come and is moving past.  Today the wind changed to the North and became cold.

A Chill was in the air and the day was cold and brisk. 

Where were most of the people out on this day when the weather changed?

They were in the woods - modern Guns season is here.


This is Arkansas.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hogs on the right Track

It appears that the Razorbacks are on the right Track.  The win over South Carolina was important and may be the stepping stone to bigger things.  Maybe even a good bowl game.

What are your thoughts - good or bad.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Who does the Arkansas Razorbacks play tomorrow.  Most people would say nobody. 

What is Nobody's name?   It is Eastern Michigan.

Can Nobody beat Arkansas>

Only if Arkansas believes that they are Nobody!

Go Hogs Beat Eastern Michigan like they were Nobody!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

World Series with Arkansas Ties.

I am not a baseball fan but I do find myself watching some playoff games and some of the world series.

I find it interesting the Arkansas ties to the World Series this year.

Last night Cliff Lee from Benton Arkansas pitched a great game.  Tonight AJ Burnett from Little Rock Arkansas is pitching for the New York Yankees.

Both seem to do a great job.  I am probably rooting for the player rather than the team.

When I root for the team, I guess I would root for Philadelphia.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall in Arkansas

We had hoped for a beautiful fall in Arkansas.  We have had plenty of rain and we have the chance for some beautiful fall colors. 

However, the rain and wind comes and takes away the leaves before we have time to really enjoy them.

But as you can see here - rain comes and rainbows follow.

Fall is great in Arkansas

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hogs vs Ole Miss!

Look out Houston Nutt
The Hogs are coming to town.
On your face their should be a frown.

They are going to kick some tale
The golden handcuffs cannot prevail
Away on the wind your record will sail.

Go Hogs - Kick Houston Nutts

Sunday, October 18, 2009

KIicker - Referee - Florida

The question would be - in the Razorbacks vs Florida on Saturday what three common factors caused the Hogs to lose 23 - 20.

The answers would be - Florida - did not play good - but some of that could be because our defense played good.

The Referee - two bad calls toward the end of the game were in Florida favor. - could have caused Arkansas the game.

The Kicker - Alex Tejada - if he had hit two field goals Hogs would have one 26 - 23.

Moral Victory - I don't think so - It is a loss

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Big Game - Small Chance

Arkansas Razorbacks play the number 1 Team in the nation this week the Florida Gators.

Most would say that Arkansas' chance of winning is slim and none.

It appears that the chance that Arkansas would win is about the same odds as Matt Jones getting to play again in the NFL

My thoughts for now.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Which Team is the Best

Arkansas is a small state with only three real major football teams in it.

Most would say the major one that ties the state together is Arkansas Razorbacks - probably true.

Many others swear by Arkansas State - in the other corner of Arkansas - Small - sometimes good - many times not so good.  But Wait - Razorbacks are sometimes not so good.  Both are Division one football.

Many want to know - why don't the two teams play every year.  Would be a great in state game with lots of interest.

Who would gain the most from this game ASU or the University.

Who knows - Will we ever know - I doubt it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Conway Chamber and Social Media

The Conway, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce is working to meet the population where they are at. The average age of the population of Conway is young and they are a social media generation.

Therefore the chamber has launched The Chamber Life Website. This site follows tweets of Chamber personnel along with videos and pictures of recent events.

You should check it out. Below is a video from the site.

Conway Chamber Social Media Boot Camp Highlights from on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel’s Cooking School Weekend!

Experience Hilton style the weekend of October 16th and 17th at the  Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel  

What is special about that weekend you ask. 

Well, that is the weekend that the hotel is having Cooking School Weekend.   Guests will be welcomed upon arrival to sumptuous Wine Tasting Reception followed by a cooking demonstration with the Hotel’s very own Chef Nathan Read.  Yes, the next morning a great experience will be had as  he teaches participants how to prepare the appetizers served at the Wine Tasting.   Saturday evening all participants will experience a lavish four-course dinner paired with appropriate wines.  The next morning they will learn how to prepare the featured meal.

Yes, when you finish this school you can be prepared to wow your family and friends as you return home with these wonderful menus that will prepare you to be the perfect holiday host or hostess!

What could be better than that.  Well, I will tell you what is to me the best part of this and what I like living in Arkansas, just a few miles from Branson, is this lavish hotel that is very affordable.   That is right, this one-of-a-kind package also includes deluxe accommodations at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel for two people Friday and Saturday evening all for just $398.00 plus tax for both nights! Not only will you experience the pampered luxury that only Hilton – the first name in hospitality – has to offer, but you’ll have easy access to shops, boutiques, restaurants, a river walk and other attractions when you’re not enjoying the splendors of your wine tasting and four-course meals.

How awesome is that.  You need to check this out and sign up now.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Entrecard - Dumped

Entrecard has bee somewhat productive for driving traffic to my blogs but it has also been a pain in the rear.

A person can spend more time dropping than he does doing real productive work. They have been ok up to now with the way they handled paid ads allowing each site to decide to have them or not.

They have driven the last nail in their coffin by telling me that 15% of all ads will be paid on my site unless I pay them $50 fee.

It is my site and I can do it cheaper that paying them $50. I CAN DO IT BY DUMPING THEM AND ENCOURAGING EVERYONE ELSE TO DO SO. MAYBE THEY WILL RETHINK.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Where are the Razorbacks

Not sure what happened today. The razorbacks kind of showed up for one quarter. Mistakes - dropped balls - penalties - were the name of the game.

Should we start saying yet that "wait till next year"?

Well - something has to give.

That is my thoughts for now.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Charter - High on Speed Sweepstakes!


Charter was giving away a laptop every day for two months, and has now they are going big time and giving away a new Camaro! And not just any Camaro, the hard to get 2010 Camaro 2SS. (Sales Tax included in the prize) - How do you feel about that ----WOW!

Here are the details below along with the fact that you can learn more from visiting charter at Camaro Sweepstakes to find out what this contest is all about.  You might also like to join Charter on Facebook

or you might even want to check out Charter on Twitter 

But again I digress --- on to the details:
The contest runs from September 15 through November 26 at noon.

In addition, you can get a $100 gift card when you buy 3 Charter services, $50 gift card for 2 services, and $25 gift card when you buy 1 Charter service. - Money back and great services---WOW!

At Charter, they say they  love fast. And this new 426 hp Camaro is one of the fastest and hardest cars to get in North America, and they are trying to giving it away free --- WOW!

What about Charter?  Well. Charter services has always brought your home to life, now they are bringing your garage to life!

Other things they are giving are giving are Gift Cards  from major retailers in clothing, home and accessories, restaurants and more!

What you need to do is visit to register today and to view the complete rules, specifications on the Camaro and more!

It is good to know that  Charter continues to outpace the industry in creative and newsworthy contests from giving away an HDTV every day to Xbox 360s to a Hybrid Car last year. So visit Charter also and find out more at :  
Camaro Sweepstakes

Charter on Facebook

Charter on Twitter 

Or Click on the picture below.   You know you want to!



Thursday, September 24, 2009

Guess the Hog!

Can anyone tell me who this Hog is.

Guess Right and you win!

So why don't you take a guess in the comments.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Traveling Arkansas - travel Baby Safe.

If you are traveling you should certainly see Arkansas.  If you do travel with baby
in car you should always be safe.  There is information out in cyberspace telling you how to travel travel with baby safely.
That place is There you can book hotels all over the world, read parent reviewed hotels and see a certification program that helps hotels baby proof rooms for their guests. You can also read informative travel tips about travel with your babies and toddlers. You can share photos and travel stories in their baby blogs, and even win prizes for uploading your cute babies to the baby blog. They also have an online store specializing in baby travel gear.

Travel through Arkansas and travel safe.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Alabama - Kills Arkansas - Tuesdays's Prediction

Arkansas could'nt think about stopping Georgia in the last half last week.  Arkansas defense ended up being terrible against the pass.  Maybe Arkansas needs Way 2 Save RX

Was Joe Cox that good or was Arkansas safety s that bad.

Wait till we go to Alabama - they will make us think Georgia was a piece of cake.

Alabama - 48 - Arkansas 17

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Razorbacks - Fire Petrino

Maybe the Razorbacks need to Fire Bobby Petrino.  Can you imagine the he received a 15 yard penalty for unsportsman like conduct during a time out.  Can that be so.  What is his problem.  Did he think that was smart.  Weren't the Hogs having enough problems as it was.

Maybe we should get Houston Nutt and Gus Malzahn back.  At least they are scoring big as well as winning the game.  Come on Bobby - get a new defensive coordinator.  Why would you let some punk kid like that Cox kid from Georgia score on you -- he doesn't even have the arm Ryan Mallet has.

Man - Razorbacks if we just had a coach.

- tongue in Cheek.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Arkansas football player, 16, gets his ‘last game’

This link is to an article - Heart Warming and touching - Read it and feel good about small town America. - Because of Copyright I am not copying but sending you to the article. You may also click on title of this post and get to the same place.



Wednesday, September 16, 2009


What do Ryan Mallet - Felix Jones - Gus Malzahn - and Jay Leno have in Common.

They are all on winning teams - I hope!

Looking forward to watching the Razorbacks this weekend.  - Go Hogs.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Football in Arkansas

Way Of Ninja : Discover your own way of the ninja
Last week got two popular college teams off to a good start.

Arkansas Razorbacks took on Missouri state and took care of business by beating them soundly and using the time to work on some things and study most of the players. -- Good Job Hogs.

UCA Bears - went to Hawaii and took on a top team - made a great showing and made them believe that UCA might win right up to the end. Gives UCA some respectable stats. -

Maybe if they had used or known about -
Way Of Ninja : Discover your own way of
the ninja
-they probably would have won

However, both of the teams are off this week - is it a conspiracy or what.

Looking forward to next week and more great Arkansas - UCA football.

By the way where is Gus Malzahn!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hogs Win! - Mallet Good!

It appears in the win against Missouri state the Hogs have found that they have an excellent quarterback and a coach that is not quite as predictable as Houston Nutt.

Go Hogs - hurry through this week off and lets see some more football.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Soon In Arkansas

World of the Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt Revealed - Little Rock
This one-of-a-kind exhibit opens at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock on Sept. 25, 2009 and closes on July 5, 2010. Over 200 magnificent objects will be displayed including the majestic colossus of Ramesses II, beautiful amulets, exquisite jewelry, statues, elegant stone objects, art and funerary artifacts. Experience life in ancient Egypt-not just how the Egyptians died, but how they lived! Special group rates are offered with a four-week advance registration for groups of 10 or more. To learn more about the exhibit go here:

Monday, August 31, 2009

Bored No More for September 2009

You’re back in school and you think all the fun is gone because summer is over. Think again! Get a jump on autumn and have a blast at the 5th Annual Schaefers' Corn Maze, which begins on September 19 and continues to November 1. Held at the Schaefer’s Farm at Lollie Bottoms, northwest of Mayflower, this fall playground has two corn mazes, one large and one small, plus hay rides, a corn maze express for the little ones, corn and sand piles to play in and large hay bales and straw piles. There is also a commercial playground, horseshoes, a little tykes play area, a bonfire area and a corn cannon. A picnic area and concessions are available for when you get hungry.

Schaefers Farm at Lollie Bottoms, northwest of Mayflower
863 Lollie Road
Web site:

Thursday, August 27, 2009

September in Arkansas

First Saturday Flea Market and Bean Supper
- August 1, 2009 - December 5, 2009
Cane Hill College Building
Cane Hill, AR [Photo] 61st Annual Mount Nebo Chicken Fry
- September 1 - 30, 2009

Dardanelle, AR [Photo] 33rd Annual Banjo Rally International
- September 4 - 5, 2009
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, 207 W Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR [Photo] 58th Annual Prairie Grove Clothesline Fair
- September 5 - 7, 2009
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Prairie Grove, AR [Photo] Support Live Music
- September 12, 2009
The Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main Street
Blytheville, AR [Photo] 2nd Annual Antique Motorcycles in the Park
- September 12, 2009
Arlington lawn, 240 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR [Photo] Civil War Encampment at Reed's Bridge Battlefield
- September 12 - 13, 2009
Hwy. 161, Reed's Bridge Battlefield
Jacksonville, AR [Photo] 65th Annual Four States Fair & Rodeo
- September 18 - 27, 2009
Four States Fairgrounds
Texarkana, AR [Photo] 21st Annual Mountainfest
- September 18 - 20, 2009
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Mena, AR [Photo] 11th Annual Pumpkins and More Harvest Festival
- September 25, 2009 - October 31, 2009
2 miles north of Quitman on Hwy 225/356; turn right on Wesley Chapel Rd. and go 1/2 mile.
Quitman, AR

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hot Springs and Gangsters!

We recently spent a couple of days in Hot Springs Arkansas. The Wife and I decided that they wanted to see the much talked about Gangster Museum.

Well the only real gangster part of this ordeal was the fact that they robbed us out of about $18 to get in. The whole thing if done right could have been pretty interesting. However, we were led through four of five rooms with pictures in them - all pictures that can be found on the internet and downloaded for free. In each room a lady would tell us about the pictures on the wall along with asking people to move so people could see the pictures. For you see they had about twice as many people in the small room as there should be.

Next after telling the group about the pictures on the wall, she would punch up a video on a small screen on the wall and someone else would come on and go through much the same things that we had just been told. - I am a little slow but I figured out by the first room who the real gangsters were.

Well, the wife I made it through this and did gain a few interesting facts - but not many.

Then we went down to the new gaming room at Oaklawn race track and let some gangsters rob us of some more money. HOWEVER THIS TIME AT LEAST WE ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE GANGSTERS!

See Hot springs Arkansas!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Arkansas State Parks

Get Ready for Music in the Parks

September will be a great month for going to an Arkansas State Park and enjoying all kinds of music so get your calendar out and make a date. Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, Gospel, Classical…something for everyone!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hog Football

Go Hog Wild - It isn't long until Bobby Petrino and the Razorbacks take the field. It also is not long until the ex player of Petrino takes the field with Philadelphia - you know - Michael Vick.

Well, this week also brought out the Razorbacks that are in the NFL - Peyton Hillis at the Denver Broncos, Felix Jones with the Dallas Cowboys, Darren McFadden with the Oakland Raiders.

And then there is Matt Jones - Will anyone pick him up.

We will see - Football is here! - 9 Wins is my guess

Friday, August 14, 2009

Web Hosting Rating and Reviews

One of the things that I like about blogging is the fact that their are many great web hosting sites that make the job easier. That way I can write about how great Arkansas is without worrying about the back end stuff such as is my web site up and running.

Many times though their is a need to find or check out web hosting to get the right fit for what you are doing. You know that company that has what you need and want without all that stuff that you don't need or want. Well I have found that one of the best ways to do that is by using certain comparison sites to find the best website hosting that is available.

Well, that can be done at This site has the means to help you find that web hosting that fits your needs. It gives you a top 10 ranking of hosting sites. It gives you an area with many articles. that help you know and understand what is available.

This site even has a nice directory, ratings and awards of web sites that host so that you can make an informed decision. It appears to be an excellent place to start looking when you need or want to host that special web site.

Maybe you should try this out today. In trying to develop and plethora of blogging sites this is very likely the site that I will use to determine what will be used for my hosting and other services.

While you are at it just remember that Arkansas is a great place to live.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Arkansas State Parks Aug 11 2009

End of summer is coming and I have gleaned many of the end of summer happenings from the Arkansas State Parks websites. - There is still lots of good weekend activities to see - check out some of this - Arkansas is a great place to live.

August 15th –

Historic Washington State Park – Music in the Park, featuring Clarke R. Buehling and String Band. Come enjoy a great country dinner at William’s Tavern Restaurant from 6-7 pm and the musical performance in the 1874 Courthouse from 7-9 pm. Adults $25, Children 14 & under $20 (meal included) Performance only is $15. Please make reservations no later than August 13th. (870) 983-2684

August 22nd –

Bull Shoals-White River State Park – Kayaking Basics and Float Trip. Join a park interpreter to learn the basics of kayaking, including safety, gear, different kayaking strokes and how to make a wet exit. Following the instructional portion of the workshop, go on a relaxing float trip on the White River. Spaces are limited; register in advance at the James A. Gaston visitor center or call (870) 445-3629. The minimum age for this activity is 13 years. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Bring a water bottle and snacks for the float trip. Be prepared to float 2.5-4 hours depending on the water lever to Wild Cat Shoals. All other gear is provided. Admission: $15

Mount Nebo State Park - 16th Annual End of Summer Hang-Glider Fly-In. On August 22nd & 23rd join the Central Arkansas Mountain Pilots (C.A.M.P.) at Sunrise Point this weekend to watch and learn as they hang glide throughout the weekend. Due to the sport’s high dependence on weather and wind, no times will be announced for the flying; however, weather and wind permitting, the pilots fly throughout Saturday and Sunday beginning in the afternoon. For more information call (479)229-3655. Admission: Free

Ozark Folk Center State Park – Celebrity Concert with The Wiyos. The Wiyos’ popularity is exploding! Come see them at the Ozark Folk Center between stops in their current summer tour with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellenkamp. The Wiyos draw their music from as vast spectrum of traditional rural and urban roots music. Their repertoire combines original compositions along with covers of tin-pan alley tunes and western swing. A typical show may include rustic sounds of the 1930’s and 40’s as well as early jazz or Appalachian string band music. The band is steeped in the influence of the great dance bands and house party music of 80-90 years ago. They are sure to entertain you with the sounds of early swing syncopations, rural blues, and the physical comedy of vaudeville performers. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling 870-269-3851 or online here.

Good fun - try something this weekend.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Friends from Texas

Friends from Texas came through this week on the way to moving a child to Vanderbilt for college. It is always amazing to visit with friends and family and rekindle old memories.

It also still amazes me as to the comments that I hear about Arkansas. The comments are always to the idea of how pretty the state is. These comments came this last week as they had traveled up from Texarkana to Little Rock.

My comments about that is that they did not see the really pretty part of the state. The real beauty is in the Ozarks, the rivers, the lakes, the hills of north and north central Arkansas.

Arkansas has great beauty that many have never seen.

The last part of that is the experience that I had last week visiting Mt Magazine.

That is a beautiful lodge in a beautiful setting. About as nice as anything I have seen.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bluelight Specials!

"This post was sponsored by Kmart. All the opinions are mine."

Kmart Bluelight specials are great. Get in the store and when the special is announced you get a great bargain. When does this big sale happen you ask? Well it happens one day only on 8/8, where you can get Special offers throughout the day on everything from patio furniture, to grills, to jewelry... all at Bluelight Special prices! ONE DAY ONLY!

Is that neat or what. Also is Kmart with it? Yes they are you now have Kmart on Twitter

Did I say Bluelight specials were great. Well what you would want to kno is that there are over 40 great Bluelight Specials throughout the day in-store. Other great offers will also be at only this Saturday.

What kind of good deals you ask. Here are some of the deals that will be available:

* Mens Athletec basketball shorts $3.00 - where can you find shorts for $3. Kmart!
* All patio furniture 70% off regular prices - did you say 70% off - that is unheard of!
* Womens Joe Boxer Flip Flops $4.00 - You should flop for $4.00 flip flops.
* Extra 10% of diamonds that are already 70% off - get your wife a diamond.

Yes those are all specials that you can get. Check them out.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mt magazine

First time to Mt magazine nice lodge. Vioew is awsome. Picture very grainy but maybe ok.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lobo Landing resort - Excellent place

It is always fun to find a quick retreat from real life that is close to home. That is what I found recently in a Family outing to the Little Red River just outside of Heber Springs.

I found a cabin at Lobo Landing Resort and chose to stay in a cabin with river front view. The cabin is up and off the river but the river is accessible by just walking down a slope to the river.

I had no clue about the fishing but my son-in-law and daughter love to fish and got into it really well. Son-in-law did some fly fishing and wading. I waded and fished with rod and reel first evening.

Second day we took a boat out for half a day and really enjoyed the river. Son-in-law caught three and the rest of us caught none. Is he lucky or is he good.

Later that night he caught two more from the dock.

All of this is to say that Lobo Landing is a great get away for a short trip from the realty of life. I will be going back soon.

Nothing better than a cool fog on the River - even at midday in July.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Arkansas State Parks

This is a beautiful time to visit Arkansas. Yes, the daytime temperatures get a little hot and muggy but the sites are beautiful.

One of the great things in Arkansas is the State Park system. Take a look at the Parks in Arkansas and come visit this year. You will be glad that you did.

Just as the waterfall to the right streams over the site of the hills so will your appreciation for what Arkansas has to offer. This is just one of the many wonderful sites that you can see that will make you want to come back year after year.

Visit Arkansas and find out what you have been missing.

Evian Water Commercial - good Stuff!

Read about this commercial on several sites and thought it was worth reposting. Evian Water has put this together. Pretty good stuff. Enjoy.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Amazing Hummingbirds!

Hummingbirds are one of the most fascinating creatures I have ever seen. They fly at amazing speeds, they hover in one position easily and they seem very curious.

The best way to observe these marvelous creatures is to attract them to your back yard and even to your very own back porch. The way to do that is to find out where to get the best hummingbird feeders you can find.

I have had feeders in my yard for several years now and look forward to the annual migration to have the birds show up and start feasting on the feeders that I have in my yard. Most of my feeders are placed just off of the back porch so that I can stand in the window and watch the birds without being seen.

However, some years I make it a habit to stand real close to the feeders and let the birds get used to me being around. This allows me sometimes to get great views of the birds from a close distance. Again, the only thing that I can say is - fascinating. This is a marvelous creature that everyone should be viewing if they have the opportunity.

4th of July

The Fourth of July is a fun Holiday with all of the fireworks, cookouts and swimming and boating.

However, in Arkansas the fourth of July is also a dangerous holiday. There are always fireworks accidents that could be avoided with parental supervision.

There are swimming and boating accidents that are rooted many times in the abuse of alcohol. Don't drink and drive a boat or car. Don't drink and swim -- you do dumb stuff.

Take care and have a happy fourth of July holiday.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cash4Gold - Wants U S to sell the federal gold reserves

Will the United States sell the federal gold reserves? Who knows but to know the rest of the story everyone should read the news as it broke in this press release recently. At that press release the world was informed that the United States may be looking at selling its gold reserve to help the economic problems of the country.

After that press conference Cash4Gold, America's #1 buyer of precious metals direct from the general public, announced an offer to purchase the U.S. national gold reserve for $240 billion! How wild is that the treasury said that they felt the intrinsic value of the gold reserves was worth about $2oo million. Then comes the offer for $240 million. Of course the value the government put on the gold is the simple market price for gold times the number of ounces of gold in inventory.

Cash4Gold sounds like they know how to make money from this. Just imagine that they take the gold and put artistic value to the gold and - wow - it is worth a ton of money. Sounds like they know how to do what can be done with gold.

What is even more interesting is that right now for a limited time they are offering to buy individual's gold for 20% added if received before the 4th. Not much time left. You must hurry! I am sure you have that unused gold just waiting to turn into cash.

Get in on the deal as quick as you can. Everyone is doing it. It is hot as fire.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Conway Movie Theatre

Conway Arkansas is a town busting out of about 55,000 people. It has two movie theaters. Both are dated about 30 years.

The city keeps working to get a new state of the art theater. People keep talking about it and most would support it.

Until then - I go to the movies to see the occasional chick flick with my wife and friends and then out to eat. Theater not that good but food and friends and wife are fun.

Even find myself getting closer to the softer side by kind of enjoying a chick flick. "The Proposal"

Pretty good movie and Betty White is great.

My thoughts for now.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Played in a golf tournament Sunday sponsored by a Church group. Preacher's prayer before the tounament started was short and to the point:

Dear Lord - help us to day because it is very hot out here. However, it is not near as hot as where some of these men will go if they don't change there ways.

Give us a good day.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Arkansas - Hot - Fun -

Arkansas can get hot in the Summer but it can be hot and fun.

Golf and outdoor activities are fun in the spring and Summer. However, the weather outside today is going to be about 97 with heat index of around 105. This may make the golf tournament today a little challenging.

However, yesterday I went to the Dive Shop to work on my Scuba diving. This was a lot cooler in the indoor pool and some fun. Hopefully in a few weeks when it is this hot I can go to the lake and check out under the water - Cooler there.

Hot and Fun - that is what it is about.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Dog Itch - Lets fix! - Dinovite

We are lovers of Weimeraners. Big dogs that love attention. We are on our third one and these dogs stay in the house as house pets. We had originally thought that because they were short haired dogs that they would not shed. Wrong!

Our current dog sheds considerably and keeps the house a mess with dog hair. She also itches constantly. We often wonder if this is a problem. Well, tonight heard about Dinovite . I went to their solutions center and found out things that I did not know.

I found out that healthy dogs, no matter their breed, DON'T SHED year 'round? After owning the dogs I have I just assumed they all did shed all of the time.

I did not know that dogs should not stink, itch and scratch all day and all night? I had come accustomed to the itching and scratching and often a stink. You mean this is not normal?

This solution center website gave me reasons why so many dogs shed, stink and itch?

Their statement is that commercial dog food is cooked at extremely high temperatures and this destroys many of the delicate nutrients that a dog needs to be healthy. Basically, our pets walk around in a slight state of malnourishment, missing things like delicate vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, beneficial bacteria, essential fatty acids. Excessive shedding, itchy skin and stink are usually signs of a nutritional deficiency.

Well the next question is how do I know. What do I do to fill in this gap, solve the problem.

Well, the website for Dinovite helped me with my solutions. You can go to their website and they will have you answer a few questions to help you find the Dinovite solution to your problems.

This is very neat and informative and can greatly help you decide how to solve your dogs unique problems in this area. If you are a dog owner you should check out this information.

You could help your dog be happy and carefree as mine above.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hogs Win - I Sleep

ok - I blog last night about how the Hogs are finally ahead in the late innings.

I get ready to watch the remaining in bed. I watch the hogs go ahead in the 12th inning expecting that they will get in trouble again - expecting Virginia to get a couple of runs and win the game.

Sure nuff the Hogs get in trouble in the twelfth. Next thing I know I am waking up the game has been over for an hour and I have to wait till morning to see who won.

Old men cant stand the excitement.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hogs are rolling -

Don't look now but the hogs baseball team are rolling - game is not over when this post is being made however, just started 10th inning.

I had given up on them in 8th and looked up in the 9th and they were on the move.

We will see - can they win.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Everyone root for the Razorbacks - in the college world series.

Also noticed today that Keith Williams from Arkansas won the FLW tournament.

Good things are happening in Arkansas which is a great place to live.

My thoughts for now.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Arkansas - A Great Place to Live

If a person does not believe that Arkansas is a great place to live they should have checked out the last two days.

Cool mornings turned into moderate temperature in the afternoons with low humidity. Weather is gorgeous - scenery is gorgeous - and today I skipped work.

Arkansas is a great place to live.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Queen Wilhelmenia Lodge

I was born and raised a Texan.

I have been in Arkansas about 20 years now - I am still a Texan.

Arkansas has some of the most beautiful places in the country.

Visited Queen Wilhelmina State Park this last week. At the right time of the year this place would be beautiful.

Just one of the many places to see in Arkansas.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute: - Petit Jean Mountain

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute: -

Discovered this place over the weekend. It is several hundred acres donated by the Rockefeller Family to the University of Arkansas for the ongoing learning institute that was established by the Rockefellers some time ago.

The place was very nice, had a nice restaurant, great views and great facilities for overnight stays and meetings.

Check it out - Arkansas is a great place to live!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

American Idol - Kris Allen - Stoby's Cheese Dip!

Well, I shouldn't admit but some mornings when my wife is going in late to work she will talk me into doing the same. We will take the extra time to eat out at breakfast, something we rarely do.

We often chose Stobys restaurant which is a little hole in the wall sandwich shop. They have one of the best breakfasts going. Again, a little pricey but very good.

Biscuits and Gravy for the wife. Eggs over easy, hash browns, biscuit gravy and jelly for me. Very good.

Also, the place Kris Allen of American Idol - mentioned - he ate there when he came home for a visit. They gave him cheese dip for life.

If you have never eaten Stoby's Cheese dip - you are missing it. Ask Kris Allen.

8 out of 10 Stars.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Web Hosting Geeks - or Guru's?

Everyone should check out to see if it might truly be the best web hosting informational site out there.

Well, I have checked it out and find that not only does this site tell you about the best web hosting sites out on the internet, it also tells you about where and how you can get free domain names. How great is that.

Well the real truth is that their is a host of all kinds of information on this web site. It states that it has been giving Web Hosting Reviews, Rating and Awards since 2004! Can you believe that? Well, that makes this an site that is very valuable if a person is looking for a host that can handle multiple sites with ease or looking for multiple other things that are available.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thank You!

To those who are serving, have served or will serve - Thank You.

To those who have lost loved ones serving to preserve our freedom - Thank you!

We are the land of the free because of these.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rain Gone?

We have finally had two beautiful spring/summer days in Arkansas. It is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful state.

Great to be golfing - Great to be fishing - even ok to be mowing the yard.

Hope the rain stays away a while - Until August.

Those are my thoughts for now.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Arkansas Natural Hazards

"Flooding and Arkansas, unfortunately, seem to go hand-in-hand. Of the state’s past 33 Presidential disaster declarations, 22 have involved a flood. That’s two out of every three."

That lead story from KARK 4 News tells it all about flooding in Arkansas. The last few days tells the rest. The facts are what lead me to say that Flood Insurance is an important thing to have in Arkansas!

Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Moore of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) states:
"Both the history of flooding in this state and the many floods throughout the midsection of our nation are reminders that flooding is a serious risk to Arkansas residents and the economy," “Homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage and less than one per cent of Arkansas residents and business owners have flood insurance.”

When was the last time you saw something flood that you did not expect to flood. Do you need flood insurance? Look outside your window right now if you are any where near central Arkansas.

The rain is coming down! Only last weekend it rained anywhere from 3 - 8 inches depending where you are at. The ground is saturated and there is more rain falling. Predictions have the next rain at possibly another 3-5 inches in certain places. Where will the water go? Hopefully not in your house. If it does YOU WILL BE DEVASTATED!

I am not trying to be gloom and doom - just a realist.

All I can say again is that flood insurance could be very important to you and if you have any desire to find out more you should check out your needs for this insurance.

Success is in the Eye of the Fan!

Things are already heating up about next season for the Arkansas Razorbacks. I am talking about football and basketball.

In Football fans are seeming the think that coach Bobby Petrino has everything going his way and will have a fairly good season. At least some think that. Others are more skeptical and others are more optimistic.

Then their is Basketball. Fans are saying there that this is the year that Pelphrey better have it going right. If not they are saying it is time for another coach.

Question is - Where could we get one that seems to embrace Arkansas tradition like John Pelphrey.

The success is in the eye of the fan!

Outdoor Fun?

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Well, this is the site that can help you do that. If it has to do with Police gear, holsters, good canvas gear and just about anything else of this kind, this website has it.

Look no further here it is - fun - come and get it - I think!

That is my thoughts for now!

Razorback Baseball

How many of you watch the Hogs baseball.

How many of you believe they have a chance to make it to the College World Series.

I believe that they will rally and be a great contender. - They almost have it together.

Stand by for more.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tactical Gear

Maxpedition - what is that you ask? Well, I am not really sure but it has to do with manufacturers of hard-use military specification nylon gear. Ok! So now you know!

Know what you ask! You know what it is. Well military tactical gear is something that many people are looking for and like to wear or like to use. Tactical gear - wow - must mean military style duffle bags, back packs, sheaths pouches, radios.

A person would just have to go to the site and see what all it means. There is too much to describe. If you think there is nothing there for you, then think again. There is something there for everyone.

That is my thoughts for now!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Arkansas and Earth Day!

Arkansas is a great place to spend earth day. Today was about 80 degrees outside. The trees and flowers are blooming and the earth is beautiful.

The only problem with earth day was that I was in the office and not playing golf or fishing!

My thoughts for now.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rain Clears the Air

Arkansas is a beautiful place and it gets lots of Rain. Coming from the arid part of Texas it still amazes me that this much rain can fall in an area as it does here in Arkansas but yet there can come a month or two such as August and September when the yards dry up and burn for lack of water.

But as for now I am thankful for the rain. It has cleared the pollen from the air and refreshed the area.

It also held off today until I had played 9 holes.

Miracles happen.

That is my thoughts for now.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Direct Buy - A Great Buy!

That is what I am hearing is that Direct Buy is the greatest thing that has come along in saving money on those things that cost you the most. What is Direct Buy you ask. Well, direct buy is undoubtedly the best way to buy such things as furnishings, appliances, flooring and much, much more at a price that totally blows away the retailer.

Yes, that is what I said was that it totally blows away the retailer because you are buying at a direct price and skipping all of the middle men. This gives you a price that is much less than you can get at the average retail store.

How can that be wrong. What is even better is that this opportunity to visit a Direct Buy is available right here in Arkansas.

But what is even more fascinating is that this is available to visit Direct Buy Rocklin, Direct Buy Brooklyn and Direct Buy Queens

Not sure why anyone would leave beautiful Arkansas to go up north but if you do it is available there.

Try out Direct Buy!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Arkansas the Beautiful.

I was born and raised a Texan.

I have been in Arkansas about 20 years now - I am still a Texan.

Arkansas has some of the most beautiful places in the country.

Visited Queen Wilhelmina State Park this last week. At the right time of the year this place would be beautiful.

Just one of the many places to see in Arkansas.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Arkansas has a cheap Coach

Calipari - 35 Million for 5 years to coach - I thought that was what I heard. This is the guy that lost to Mike Anderson of Missouri.

Arkansas has a cheap coach - give him another year and we will see Pelphrey do bigger and better things.

Lot cheaper than Calipari.

Those are my thoughts for now.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

First Week of NCAA tournament gone!

Well, the first week of the tournament is over. My Bracket has 10 losses in it but nothing that has totally taken my final teams out of the picture.

My overall Winners are Kansas and North Carolina.

Might be ok - Probably wont be ok.

Time will tell.

How is your bracket going - let me know.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Great Web hosting Made Easy

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Just look at the front page as you enter their site. "Top 10 Web Hosting — Best Web Hosts (2009)" is the first thing that you see. This gives a list of these hosting companies along with the benefits and features of each.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Predictions for Arkansas Razorbacks

  • Arkansas wins at least one game and maybe two in the SEC tournament.
  • John Pelphrey is sited as a good coach.
  • Kentucky loses its first game in the SEC tournament.
  • Billie Gillispie and Kentucky part ways - mutual agreement.
  • Kentucky calls John Pelphrey - to come coach.
  • Pelphrey says "I am not finished at Arkansas
  • Pelphrey wins the West next year
  • Arkansas goes to the NCAA tournament.
Just a few thoughts.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

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You can go to this site and quickly see at least five great sites along with a side by side comparison. You can then click on the site that fits your needs best and go right out and get the hosting that you are needing.

This site doesn't give the basics, it gives a in depth comparison to let you know all of the details that might be important to you.

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Got to go I need to get my selection for my new site completed.

Spanish, French, Lousiana and Arkansas

Wikipedia says the following:

The first European to reach Arkansas was the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto at the end of the 16th century. Arkansas is one of several U.S. states formed from the territory purchased from Napoleon Bonaparte in the Louisiana Purchase.

Well it looks as if we are going back to our roots. The Spanish population in Arkansas has grown significantly over the past 10 years. Maybe they are looking for Mr. Desoto.

I think it is great that we seem to becoming a more diverse society.

One thing I am glad is that even though we were a part of the Louisiana Purchase we are not known as Louisiana.

They are one of the few things that keep Arkansas from being first in bad statistics.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

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Razorbacks lose again

Arkansas Razorbacks find a way to lose every game.

Ahead at half.

Other team catches up!

Arkansas hangs in there!

Tied and goes to OT!

Arkansas Loses!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Custom Embroidered Apparel

Things that I might do to promote my website or company would certainly involve custom sweatshirts.


Custom Embroidered Apparel

Yes what can be better than to have your logo on your shirt talking about your company. Website design is my bag and I have two brands that I try to promote. Going to this site and uploading a logo and ordering shirts is a great and easy way to gain that promotional edge that I might need to get ahead.

Yes, many things are about recognition and a way to get that recognition is to use custom designed logos on you outer wear.

Great idea - right.

Try it out.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Big Day at Fayetteville

Tomorrow is a big day for the Arkansas Razorbacks. No it is not who they play or that the game means anything. It is about honoring Former Razorback coach Nolan Richardson.

Yes, Nolan left on a slippery slope and there was much friction between he and the university for several years. However, with the new AD Jeff Long and the retirement of Frank Broyles, the mood has changed.

Coach Pelfrey, and the entire state seem to be embracing the kiss and make up idea with Coach Nolan Richardson.

Maybe it has been the curse of Nolan that has been on the team since he left. Maybe this will be the beginning of greatness back for the Arkansas razorbacks.

Maybe or maybe not.

Time will tell.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Arkansas Razorbacks.

Did anyone concerned with Arkansas Basketball listen to the game.

Wow - the Hogs have figured out how to get it into overtime now but still haven't figured out how to win the game.

My prediction is that the Hogs will win the SEC tournament and get into the NCAA tournament.

Any thoughts on that one.

Moving to Alaska?

As you can see in previous posts Arkansas is a great place to live. However, there are many other great states to live and one of those might be Alaska.

If you are moving to Alaska or maybe moving to Hawaii or maybe making a military move, you need to know about ABF U-Pack Moving.

ABF U-Pack Moving is a "you pack, they drive" moving service. ABF will deliver a trailer or ReloCube (moving container) to your location. You load the container, ABF picks it up and delivers it to your new location. You then unload and they pick it up.

How are the prices you ask? Well, the prices are comparable to rental truck prices for long distance moves. The good thing about this, however is that ABF does the driving.

U-Pack is less expensive than a full service mover but more convenient than a rental truck.

So what do you think about that. Pretty cool right?

You might even want to know that ABF U-Pack is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and has a great rating with consumer opinion sites like and

Good information if you are moving.

Arkansas - What makes up the state.

The state of Arkansas is a great but small state. It has an abundance of natural resources and is known as the Natural state. For more information on the state you can see that the Mississippi River forms most of Arkansas's eastern border, except in Clay and Greene counties where the St. Francis River forms the western boundary of the Missouri Bootheel, and in dozens of places where the current channel of the Mississippi has meandered from where it had last been legally specified.[5] Arkansas shares its southern border with Louisiana, its northern border with Missouri, its eastern border with Tennessee and Mississippi, and its western border with Texas and Oklahoma.

Arkansas is a land of mountains and valleys, thick forests and fertile plains. The so-called Lowlands are better known by names of their two regions, the Delta and the Grand Prairie. The Arkansas Delta is a flat landscape of rich alluvial soils formed by repeated flooding of the adjacent Mississippi. Further away from the river, in the southeast portion of the state, the Grand Prairie consists of a more undulating landscape. Both are fertile agricultural areas.

The Delta region is bisected by an unusual geological formation known as Crowley's Ridge. A narrow band of rolling hills, Crowley's Ridge rises from 250 to 500 feet (150 m) above the surrounding alluvial plain and underlies many of the major towns of eastern Arkansas.

Northwest Arkansas is part of the Ozark Plateau including the Boston Mountains, to the south are the Ouachita Mountains and these regions are divided by the Arkansas River; the southern and eastern parts of Arkansas are called the Lowlands. All of these mountains ranges are part of the U.S. Interior Highlands region, the only major mountainous region between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains.[6][7] The highest point in the state is Mount Magazine in the Ozark Mountains; it rises to 2,753 feet (839 m) above sea level.

Buffalo National River, one of many attractions that give the state's nickname The Natural State.

Arkansas is home to many caves, such as Blanchard Springs Caverns. It is currently the only U.S. state in which diamonds are mined[8][9] (near Murfreesboro). Arkansas has the only operating diamond mine in the United States.

Security Camera - Good Idea!

Sometimes it would be nice to have a security camera at my office. About once a month I get a call from a great security service here in Arkansas and they say that my alarm has not been set.

Protocol is that it is supposed to be set by 9:00 pm each day or I will receive a call. Well, it is 10 miles to the office and it would really be great to have that security camera especially one that I could view online.

Not sure if they have those are not but if they did this is an instance it would be nice.

Great idea right. How might security cameras help you out.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Arkansas - Where did that Name come From!

The name Arkansas derives from the same root as the name for the State of Kansas.

The Kansas tribe of American Indians are closely associated with the
Sioux tribes. The word is a French pronunciation of a Quapaw (a related "Kaw" tribe) word meaning "land of downriver people" or "people of the south wind".

The pronunciation of Arkansas was made official by an act of the state legislature in 1881 after a dispute between the two U.S. Senators from Arkansas. One wanted to pronounce the name
/ɑrˈkænzəs/ ar-KAN-zəs and the other wanted /ˈɑrkənsɔː/ AR-kən-saw.

And now you know.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hogs vs Kentucky

Hogs play Kentucky today -

Used to be a big rivalry -

Question is how long will the Razorbacks hang with them!

Answer is - there is always next year.

By the way RUMOR is that Houston Nutt - told the University about something that caused the Marcus Monk Problem.

Houston - We still have a problem.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Coach Pelphrey - disciplinarian

Courtney Fortson is out for a while. Don't know how long.

What are these guys doing that is getting under Pelphs skin.

Maybe he thinks Courtney needs a haircut.

Maybe he thinks Courtney needs to go to class.

Maybe he thinks Courtney should not get a technical on his last foul.

Maybe - he thinks we should win some games.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Ho! Hum! Razorbacks lose again.

9 point lead at the half. Find out tomorrow what they did to blow it.

What is the problem. - Who cares any more.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happiness Awaits in Quechee Lakes!

Quechee Real Estate
Quechee Real Estate
is probably the site you want to explore if you are like I am and nearing retirement. Yes, I would like to retire in a few years and after exploring the Vermont area last fall I am believing that a place like this would be a place to retire to or at least have a second home to go to several times a year.

After exploring out the site I find that Quechee Lakes is Vermont’s premier second home destination. It is located only minutes from the great places such as Dartmouth, Hanover, and Woodstock. It is also just a short 2 hour drive from Boston; 3 hours from Montreal and 4h from NY. You see it is close to lots of great places.

I find also that it offers 4 seasons of activities and recreation.

This is what I find so attractive to the area is the fact that regardless of which season I decide to visit - there is something exciting to do.

Here are some of the many things that I find appealing:

- Tennis, squash, swimming, private lake access, family ski hill, cross country skiing and snowboarding, hiking and biking trails.

- 2 award-winning 18-hole golf courses. - (I really like this.)

- 8 Million dollar club house, with fitness center and fine dining, available only for owners of Quechee Lakes real estate.

- Centered between 6 major ski areas including Killington, Mt. Sunapee and Suicide 6.

- Lots of amenities, social activities and recreation for every member of your family, including horseback riding, polo, antiquing, shopping and plenty more.

What more could one ask for in retirement or just a second home. This could be a place that would meet all of your needs and give you that level of living that everyone could enjoy.

Is this for you? Is this for me? I am certainly going to look into it and would suggest that others do the same.

Great living for the future. That is what it is all about!

John Pelphrey

Well, here we go again. The Basketball Razorbacks by many were expected to be not so good this year - at the beginning of the year. They are living up to that beginning of the year expectation. They are not too good.

Problem is that they had two great games and beat Texas and Oklahoma and this had everyone forgetting that they were not too good and had people speculation how they would be seeded in the NCAA tournament.

Well, time has passed and they are not very good and for some reason some are already calling for Pelphrey's head.

What do you think?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oil stocks - Russian Stock Market & Russian Stock exchange,?

The question is what does The Russian Stock Market the Russian Stock exchange and oil stock
have in common?

My Answer is - Who knows? You might want to check it out and find out - maybe.

That is what I have to say about that.

Razorbacks sign some good ones!

Today was national signing day for football and Rivals says that Arkansas has the 14th best recruiting class in the nation.

Do the kids know that they are this good?

Do the kids know that much is expected of them?

Can they handle the pressure?

Can they perform up to expectation?

Time will tell.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

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