June 30, 2008
Wouldn’t you love to have fresh, seasonal produce picked from your garden every week? When I read this article by the SF Chronicle about fresh and seasonal produce delivered to your door, I realized that the trend might finally coming to the Bay area.
Looks like more people are shopping for organic produce, but they want even fresher produce than what their local markets can provide. Bay Area residents are signing up with local farms to have fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables delivered directly to their homes.
To find one that will deliver in the San Francisco Bay Area, click on the binder link below to view 10 local farms that deliver. Click on the different tabs in the binder to view the different farm websites, and the article from the San Francisco Chronicle.
June 23, 2008
Hello spy-action movie fans!
Wanted comes out in theatres this Friday the 27th and it has been getting great reviews. It is about a team of assassins who stop ‘bad’ people from doing bad things, but it sounds like there is a twist. Morgan Freeman looks really cool in the trailers playing what might be a ‘bad’ guy role and leader of the assassins. Angelina revives her part as a Mrs. Smith type character without the Mr. in her life. And James McAvoy plays a geek unleashing his destiny as a great assassin… special effects are supposed to be awesome. Great for summertime movie watching.
Just click on the binder icon or the link below to launch the Wanted LiveBinder – then click on the tabs in the binder to view the official website, latest movie trailers and game sites – all at your fingertips.
See you at the theatres on Friday!
June 14, 2008
I wrote a post back in February on the trials of my rescue dog Toah. Part Pit bull, Toah is a scary looking dog with yellow eyes and serious issues – he was extremely afraid of people and aggressive toward other dogs.
But my problem with Toah wasn’t him, he wasn’t the wrong dog, I was just the wrong owner. I needed some serious obedience classes.
My core issue was that you cannot be passive or lazy when you have a dog with issues. Through my friend Beverly Ulbrich, the Pooch Coach, and through reading all the resources on the web, I learned how important it was to establish the hierarchy in our “pack” (our family). I also learned how incredibly important it is to consistently reinforce that he was on the bottom of that hierarchy – below the children. Once Toah realized his place in the pack, he became so much more comfortable!
Today Toah has made wonderful progress and will stand quietly next to strangers – though he still tries to run if they try to pet him. He plays well with other dogs and is never aggressive on the leash. I no longer worry about him when people come over to the house. He comes right up to them with me. But I never give up the training. It is the consistency that makes him aware of his place and that is what makes him comfortable.
Since Toah is in such good shape, there is more time for fun, so here is a binder with some fun puppy sites:
One fun thing about Toah is that in addition to Pit Bull, he is part Corgi with short little legs that make him look like a pocket-sized pit. This is my binder (that I still refer to occasionally) on dog training. It also has some additional pictures of Toah.
June 9, 2008
I walked into a cosmetic store the other day killing time before picking up the kids from school and couldn’t believe the eyelashes this young lady had. I asked her if they were real and she said yes and began to tell me about this product called ‘Revitalash.’
First, I must tell you that her eyelashes were the most beautiful I’d ever seen – soft, long and lush both the top and the bottom lashes. She told me that she applied a thin layer of this stuff right at the base of the hairline. I asked if there were any side effects, she told me she hadn’t experienced any in the two years she’s used it. She said that it was created by a opthamologist who’s wife had under gone chemotherapy and who had lost all of her beautiful lashes as a result. He created this product for her. She told me that a key ingredient is used for glaucoma patients. I thought that was pretty interesting.
So I went online to find out more about this product and some others that also work to re-grow your lashes. Click on the sub-tabs above to hear people’s testimony (from Amazon) and also other ‘blogs’ about the product. Enjoy!
June 2, 2008
I’m sorry, but I view evaluating software as just as much fun as having a root canal. There are people in the world that love to evaluate software – I’m just not one of them. I just have a job that I want to get done and I need some software to help me out. I would prefer that someone just find the perfect package for me, but I’m too picky to rely on someone else!
So here was my most recent challenge. Graphics generation is something that I have always struggled with. I really need Adobe Illustrator, but just can’t find it in me to pay such an exorbitant price for that software! So I recently embarked upon an evaluation of other options. It actually didn’t take me that long. My friend who loves to evaluate software taught me how to search using the term “alternative”. Putting the string “Adobe Illustrator Alternative” into Google netted some interesting results included in the binder below:
If you just want to cut to the chase, Xara was my hands-down favorite for price/performance.
The binder worked great for this process though. Like most people, I asked everyone I knew which graphics package I should use. When they suggested one I had already eliminated, it was great to use the binder to remember why I had eliminated that selection. I think I will keep this binder around just in case I ever revisit this decision!