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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