Monday, May 31, 2010


It has only been recently that we have buried Arkansans who have died in our military endeavors - please remember their families who struggle with the death of a loved one and do not have them during these times.

It has only been recently since we have sent more troops to Iraq and other dangerous places and it want be long until some of them will come home with loss of health, loss of limb or loss of life.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bryce Molder

Arkansas has its great name golfers.  Many of these are well known and many are up and comers.

One of the most famous is John Daly.  John is known for his antics, his off course issues but is also known for his big heart of giving and his fun times.  He is wearing the LoudMouth Golf Wear these days and makes a splash when he is on the course.  By the way he is doing ok and made the cut this week at this weeks Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

But the golfer that is getting better each week is Bryce Molder.  He posted a 62 yesterday to take the lead at the Colonial and has finished well in several tournaments recently.  The only problem is that he has trouble holding on to a lead.  He has typically followed a great round with a not so good round and ends up in the top 5o but not winning.

Maybe this is his tournament.

Friday, May 28, 2010

NMEDA - Equipment for the Disabled

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

NMEDA   is a non-profit trade association.   What do they do that is so important.  Well, you might want to know that they are big on educating consumers on buying products from a NMEDA qualified dealer.

What does that mean.  Well the first thing to know is that NMEDA DOES NOT SELL ANYTHING: NMEDA is the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people. They are non-profit and their members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NMEDA dealers (members) are the ones who sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for disabled people.

What we need to know is that there are o two people that have  a disability who are exactly the same. They try to warn you about the hazards of buying of adapted wheelchair vehicles that might be sold over the Internet or through catalogs.  They let you know how it is important to have  a personalized “in-person” evaluation.  With that evaluation you can be sure you are getting what is the  right driving solution designed to your specific needs. Your NMEDA dealer will be there also for additional training or product refinements.

NMEDA also conducts a Quality Assurance Program (QAP) which is the only one that is a nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry.  This all but guarantees that what you get will be the best you can get. This is based on their principle that to satisfy customers on a consistent basis, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality.

NMEDA uses all of this to have great and highly qualified dealers who are there to satisfy the customer and know that they are getting the best quality available.

If you have any relationships with care givingor anyone with disabilities you know that there are great challenges.  Now you know that you can find through NMEDA dealers that can provide you equipment that you need with reliability that it is the best you can get.

Check out the dealers in your area on their website.  A search of my Arkansas area brings in Siebert Mobility Inc. of Benton Arkansas. Again, find one in your area by going to their site and putting in your zip code. Leave a comment about the dealers in your area.

So if you have need for this type of assistance please check them out. Also please know that a NMEDA dealer can help the elderly or disabled get back on the road and gain back their independence.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hogs Lose

The hogs are on a streak --- a bad streak. As you can see in the picture they were in the fifth inning and were still scoreless against Vanderbilt in the SEC tournament.  Well, I went to bed and that changed.  It appears that the hogs made a few mistakes and Vanderbilt came up with a couple of runs and won the ball game.
Hogs now play Florida early this afternoon. Will they win or will they lose.

Loser goes home.

Go Hogs!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lifetime has great original programming

As far as I’m concerned, the best network on Directtv satellite tv right now is Lifetime. I don’t care who thinks it’s too sappy or girly, I like it, and I’d shout it from the rooftops! Lifetime is one of the more well-rounded channels out there for women. They feature tons and tons of original movies, like “The Pregnancy Pact”, which I watched last week. A lot of them are based on true stories and come out not too long after the news story breaks, which is an interesting way to get in the know. I can’t believe how many of the movies that they run feature some pretty big names in entertainment! There are movies starring LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian, and even Mandy Moore running on this channel!

Another thing I really like about Lifetime is the original programming. There’s a show called “Army Wives” that I absolutely love…it’s like Desperate Housewives but the drama is more reality-based, which makes it more interesting to watch, for sure. My husband is in the army, so on the night it airs, my girlfriends and I like to congregate at someone’s house on base and watch Army Wives. It makes us feel closer to our deployed husbands and definitely gives us something to talk about! Lifetime is really great about programming things that span all generations and tastes, which I suppose is why I like it so much. I would definitely consider it my favorite channel, by far.

Thanks Toni Williams for the guest post!

Arkansas trhis Week

Arkansas is always full of festivals and fairs.  This week looks like a great week in Eureka Springs.  Eureka is always artsy and this week has great arts festivals and art tours.

It seems like a great arts festival weekend around the rest of the state also.  For a great schedule of what to do in Arkansas you can always go to the official site of events around the state here.

As most of you know this coming weekend is River Fest.  This is an event that grows bigger each year and is the grand daddy of all events in Arkansas.  The only problem is one of two.  It is too hot or too wet.

See what you can do in Arkansas this weekend.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Get a Pay Day Advance at

If you think that a payday advance is out of the question then you need to again.  Yes, an advance on your paycheck is not something that you would like to do but sometimes there is money that is needed prior to the time that your paycheck is available.  That is when something like this is very important to some individuals. 

What are some of the things that you can expect when you  go online to someone like  Well you can expect from them that you will find that they are a site that will search over 150 lenders for your highest payday loan amount with the lowest APR, for you see that MoneyNowUSA is a multiple lender payday loan search engine,

Four out of five applicants are approved for a payday loan through  That sounds like a pretty high percentage and gives you a good chance of getting approved. 

Things that you need to know when applying for this payday advance is that you must be a U.S. citizen, over the age of 18 and be currently employed, and have a active/open checking or savings account to be eligible for a payday advance throughMoneyNowUSA

MoneyNowUSA is a trustworthy and secure site that real-time encrypts all of your private and personal data, to protect you from identity theft.

One of the things that I want to remind you of and feel obligated to say is that  you should only use payday loans in case of an emergency and that you should only  apply and take out one payday loan at a time.  You should  never take a payday loan out if you are unsure if you can pay it back when it is due. (Usually by your next paycheck)

Razorback Baseball - Injuries Hurt.

 Injuries plague the Razorbacks as they move into the SEC tournament.  4 of the top players are registered as injured and probably will not play in the tournament.  However, it is believed that they still have a good chance of going a long ways.  It is believed that the Hogs will get a Regional at Baum stadium and it is clear after hearing Dave VanHorn speak that the tournament is important, but the Hogs goal is to move on to Omaha.

For the fans however here is what the television looks like for the tournament.

Fans of the University of Arkansas baseball team and Southeastern Conference baseball will be able to follow the action throughout the 2010 SEC Tournament as every game will be televised. Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) and SportSouth will carry games played Wednesday through Saturday while Sunday's championship game will be televised by ESPN2. All games will also be streamed live at

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gold in Your IRA Account?

Gold is again very popular for an investment tool.  However, one of the things that is becoming very unique to do is to have an investment in a gold IRA . Yes, you can have IRA gold  or even a   gold 401k.

Why is all of this important at this time.  Well, investors are placing physical gold in IRA’s because of the global economic environment growing more and more uncertain everyday.  With that in mind gold has become the #1 alternative for IRA, 401k, 403b and Pension Plans.

That is why you might want to consider setting up a 401k gold  account.  You might even want to do that with a gold IRA transfer,

Not sure how to make all of this work?  You might want to go to the experts at Gold Coins Gain – An Aurum Advisors Website. 

These are my thoughts for now.


Just finished writing the entry about the Hogs Baseball.  The thing that I did not mention is that it is hot in Arkansas.  When you wake up at 5:30 in the morning and it is 75 degrees and the humidity is about 80% then you know it is going to be hot.

It appears that the next week or so is going to be like that.  Seems like summer already.  This is not good.  I am getting back to where the heat is really hard.  The fishing trip that I am going on in the next week or so might help since it will be on the Little Red River where it is cool water which seems to cool you off for a while.

Well, it is Arkansas and it is getting toward summer.  Should expect it.  Maybe summer will be cool -- yea right.

Hogs In SEC Tournament

Well, it looks like the SEC tournament is upon the Baseball Razorback Hogs.  The tournament starts May 26th at Hoover Alabama.  The Hogs start with some tough games but first game is against Vanderbilt, a team that Arkansas just took 2 out of three from.

Then they move on and as expected it gets tougher as they go.  Can the Hogs get on to the NCAA tournament in good Fashion.

Can the Hogs go on to go to Omaha to the World Series.

The next two weeks will tell.  I believe.

Do you?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Firstrade – A Great Online Brokerage Firm

Do you do any Online Trading?  If so a great place that you mightlogo_bti[1] want to review for the home of your IRA Accounts or Stock Trading would surely be

They are an an online brokerage firm that allows customers to trade Stocks, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs and Fixed Incomes at competitive costs.

If you open an IRA account with them you get free trades for 30 days with certain qualifications.  If you refer a friend you can possibly earn $50 for the referral.  They advertise Stock Trading for $6.95.  If being able to do Mobile Trading is important to you then this could be your company. 

Open your account now and start a relationship with an Online Broker.  This might be the best move you have ever made for your trading.

My thoughts for now.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hogs Baseball – Real or Not

Arkansas hogs baseball team seemed to be the real deal until a week or two ago.  Then they fell apart.  They have had trouble winning lately and what looked like another great season is turning mediocre. 

Are the Hogs for real or not.  Can they pull this season out or not.  Well the hogs did win today and yesterday – 2 out of three against Vanderbilt.  Maybe they are on the right trail again.  They need to win some good games from here out to get into the right groove to move through the rest of the season and the games that count.

Can they do it.hogwave1

Mailboxes that Look Great!

In Arkansas and in many other places a home or property is often identified first by their Mailboxes.  What I mean by this is that when you drive up to someones house or business many times the first thing that you notice is their mailbox.  Those mail boxes may determine how that person approaching your house or business gets that first impression, and as they say, there is only one chance to make a first impression.

So think about it.  If you have need for Commercial Mailboxes, home mail boxes, or just any type of mailbox be it for Residential Mailboxes or just a regular old mailbox you might want to make it a great looking mailbox

What is the point of all of this you ask?  Well, the point is that you can get a great looking mailbox at  Theyare a distributor of high quality residential mailboxes and commercial mailboxes. We have over 2500 mailbox and curbside decor products.

This is good information for all of you great readers!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Vote Today

I would like to say that I do not care who you vote for but just vote.

However, that is not true.  I believe that everyone should go to their polls and vote for Bill Halter and not Blanche Lincoln.  We as Arkansans say that we do not like what has gone on in Washington recently and would like change.

How can we send the same person back to the same position and get different results.  It is like doing the same action over and over and over again and expecting different results than you have always gotten.

Now the method to my madness.  I do not like Bill Halter either.  However, if he were to win it would assure that Blanche Lincoln would not be back.  Then when the general election comes around Halter would be going against Boozeman and I believe that Boozeman could beat him.

That would be a good thing.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rugs Enhance your Crib.

 In our home we really like the look and feel of great wood floors.  They are elegant and pristine in all ways.  They are easy to keep and easy to adorn.  What do I mean by adorn when it comes to great wood floors.

Well, one of the great ways to enhance the appearance is to get great area rugs which can be placed in certain ways and angles to set an area out from the other.  The problem with this is that these rugs can be expensive.  However, there are great places to find discount area rugs on the internet.

With the purchase of these rugs at discount it allows you to use them more often and more places to really enhance your living space.

Those are my thoughts on that for now.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Buzz BQ

Arkansas is a great place this time or the year for festivals and events.  Some of these events are of a local nature and some are of a bigger area nature.   Many of these that are out there are really fun.  These are really fun if they are sponsored by what many consider the most entertaining radio station in Arkansas.

Yes, I am talking about 103.7 the buzz.  This station has personalities that are entertaining, controversial and just down right smart.  Tommy Smith, long time area person, is the smartest, most entertaining, and most knowledgeable person about Arkansas, music and other things that there is.  Then there is the, new to me, Roger Scott.  Much talent is embodied here with singing and conjoured up personalities.  Very good.  Then there is David Bazzle who is stuck on himself, obnoxious, and overly talkative. He has the knack to ask a question of a guest and then never of never letting the guest finish the answer.  David just likes to hear himself talk.

All of this aside, this station has the knack of sponsoring an event and making it work.  This weekend they are doing the BBQ contest for the 6th year.  It has grown. 

Maybe you should go down to the River in North Little Rock and check it out.  Will have a good time.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Car Connection!

So you have one of those hot rod chevy  nova's or maybe even you drive around in a toyota rav4.
Then a site for you is the Car Connection.  This site is one of those that gives you all of the information that you need with their review of cars and the web.  They have what you want to know.

Lets say that you want to know something about that hummer h3 and you want to know it now.   Where do you go to other than the Car Connection.  Then you might even need to know about a unique little car that they call the wiki cars and you might just wonder exactly what these cars look like.  How do you find out more about these.

Well, something that you might find neat is that there is an "app for that".  Yes, there is an IPhone application that lets you research what you want to know on these cars.

All I can say is How Neat is That!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Did you see that view

Arkansas is always beautiful.  Sometimes Arkansas is more beautiful than others.  I have always said that Spring and summer in the Ozarks is very beautiful.  Well, Tuesday the site was very awesome.  Here is simply what I saw.

While driving up highway 65 into Clinton Ozark - the foot of the Ozarks,  there was a mist in the air and low hanging clouds of fog in the air.  As I topped the hill you could see rings of fog hanging just around the tops of the hills with the hill tops sticking out of the fog.  It looked like majestic hats crowned with a ring of fog and then the hills below.

This was an amazing sight.  Life is amazing.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You Gotta See This

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Incendia Health. All opinions are 100% mine.

What if you had something great happen to you and you wanted to announce it to the world.  How would you do it?  Well, one company, Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (AMO), a global leader in laser vision correction, gave people just that opportunity. This company invited entrants  to make videos which would show how improved vision on their lives impacted them immensely.  What is even better this contest gave a chance to win cash and prizes — including the $5,000 Grand Prize.

Many of these videos give a great impact of what seeing better can do for you.  Yes this iLASIK Video Contest is amazing to see and hear.  You will be amazed what these people will tell you about the fact that simply seeing better from this procedure has impacted their lives.  

Check out the winning video.  This a great imaginative video that brought the maker $5,000,  Here is the information about that video in this great iLASIK Video Contest. "You Gotta See This"

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

One week and two days.

Fly fishing guide to take me out and let me learn about fly fishing and how to do it right.

This sounds like great fun and something that is going to be enjoyed immensely.  Not sure exactly what we will do and how we will approach it but know I will be better after the day is over.

More to come on the trip and what the future holds for my fly fishing adventures.

Just my thoughts for now.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Arkansas Fly Fishing

Just looked on Jamie Rouse - Fly Fishing Adventures' Facebook page to see a great 10 pound Brown Trout that was taken over the past weekend.

Where was it taken you ask?  This was taken on the Little Red River on Caddis.  The problem with this catch is wasn't me that caught it.

I am trying to learn to fly fish but finding it more difficult than I thought it would be.  Maybe a little professional help would be in line.