Man's body build and size

Q and A, meme from Irel. Instruction: I will post the answer on my site, then I tell her what's the answer and I post another question for her and for other people that I tag but it has to be different question; after that I have to paste who asked (URL of their site should be linked with their name) the question, and my answer to the tag!

The question is(hhmm): "how true is it that body builders have small, (you know) penile size?"

There is a proverbial saying in my place that the bigger the man’s body build, the smaller is his thing. So is it true? I have my thoughts about this but I will find medical explanations to backup my thinking. As it might not be true to all, I think it is. Many fitness enthusiasts, including athletes, bodybuilders and weight lifters are turning to muscle-enhancing supplements to power up their athletic performance, build a stronger physique and give them the winning edge, turned to bodybuilding steroids to help them achieve fast results. Well, if they think it makes them attractive or appealing, so be it. The bigger their bodies get, the smaller their penile sizes seem, to counteract and balance the nature?

Here is the explanation: body buildingWhen a man takes external (I understand, not natural of the body) body-building steroids beyond what would be medically correct dosing, that man's brain senses that there is plenty of testosterone in the blood stream. Because of this, it shuts down the body's own testosterone production. The longer a man takes the anabolic or body-building steroids, the longer his body will go in the shut-down mode. When this occurs we often see that the man's genitals, both penis and testicles, will dramatically shrink in size. Sometimes, when they stop the steroid, everything returns to normal; sometimes it doesn't, and the system can stay shut down forever. The super body builders that take the steroids are famous for having very, very small "packages." So in general, anabolic steroids may be great if you really want to have large biceps, but only if you are willing to essentially sacrifice your testicles, future fertility, and penile size for them.

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Arizona real estate

The first time I heard about Arizona was through a pocketbook featuring the Grand Canyon. So beautiful. How is it to live in the state? Beautiful desert state offers an array of spectacular Arizona real estate in many cities where you can enjoy good home values and home prices in the major American cities of Phoenix and Tucson, trendy metropolitan cities such as Scottsdale or its small, safe and beautiful suburbs. If you're selling your home, the Real Estate Agents will ensure you get the best value for your home investment, and can help you make the transition into a new home, whether it's down the street or across the country. Their Real Estate Agents can help you buy the right home at the right price, anticipate its future value, and provide you with the advice and support that you need throughout the home buying process. Therefore we must choose the most trusted ones.

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Freaking Balloons

I got this email from my brother-in-law and I thought of sharing it to those you may find it funny. Everyone should. :-D



Can you imagine some guy going 90 mph like a bat out of hell....

on the interstate with these balloons

trailing about a few yards behind him?
















watch the people freak out!

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Offsite backup

Is it safe to do backup via Internet? I am not talking about your sensitive financial data and the like that you’d rather not save online or offsite, but for any other important files you have that you want data protection. Sometime we forget to do regular backup of our computer files that when the computer fails, we cannot recreate the data. Imagine how much trouble would that be if you don't have remote backup. And if we can recreate it, the question is how long. Now you can actually do online Anytime@Anywhere offsite backup for all your data using their military level encryption employed by most multi-national banks that require a high level of security. Anytime At Anywhere is a provider of hosted online backup services for consumer and business users. It requires no hands on intervention, thus eliminating human error, and data recovery from offsite backup will not be that hard anymore, anytime at anywhere. 

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ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR!!

...On this day I promised forever On this day I surrendered my heart there I stood took my hand And I would follow every word that I said
On this day

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Money matters

Every time we go to town, I would always see those buildings offering cash advance and payday loans. I knew they also do it online. And we don’t know when we will have emergencies, car problems, medical emergencies, past due bills or just a quick grocery run, and most of them include money as they always do, and if you run out of your planned budget, better plan better next time. If you have a job but need some extra money between paychecks, there are online resources that specialize in finding payday advances and loans that supplement your monthly income when needed, finding quick, small amount loans to assist you with pressing cash needs. Cash advance 1500 site is for people who are looking to get emergency cash and pay day loans right to their checking account safely and securely. Choose wisely for it includes money, choose one that is not taking advantage of your need, one that is not so costly, no hidden fees that will surprise you in the end.

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Apartment search

My friend and her husband are renting an apartment due to work requirements. I have been there one time and it was good. For those relocating for a job or school, or moving out, you will find the exact apartment you are looking for in thousands of apartment listings in great cities all over the country in minutes. ApartmentFinder.com is the ultimate tool for searching that deliver results fast for apartments for rent. You can search by state, college, military base or address, by map, in a real time search faceted browsing with photos, floor plans, and more! Finding apartments can be stressing, but you can do it online easily and quickly.

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Papua New Guinea


Yesterday in photo. Papua New Guinea. One of our missionaries is there since last year. It's just good to know how is it there. Some 80% of Papua New Guinea's people live in rural areas with few or no facilities. But they got their first transistor radios recently, in the remote villages. Many tribes in the isolated mountainous interior have little contact with each other, let alone with the outside world, and live within a non-monetarised economy, dependent on subsistence agriculture. Good to know that some people are reaching them.

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My Loungewear and Sleepwear

No changing required! Sometimes when in emergency I still have to change clothes to go to town to be “presentable” of my self, for sometimes house clothes are just not fitting for town outing. So hubby got me women’s clothing comfortable enough to wear around the house and also wear out on the town. How convenient it would be if women didn’t have to change out of their “house clothes” every time they left the house for an errand or an appointment? There is a women’s clothing line that offers a wide selection of versatile women's loungewear (and women’s sleepwear) that fits just this need; versatile enough to wear around the house and also wear out on the town, to wear out for a night, and even cuts out the middle-man and provides easy, sassy and comfortable clothing for women. How convenient is that? Perfect for the woman on the go, and the sleepwear collection is ideal for the woman seeking sleepwear serenity! Easy to wear, every piece is versatile and beautiful is the kind of clothe, lounge wear and sleepwear I want, and Erin Braxton has paved the clothing line.

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MyLove Letter

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Boston Web design

Before creating and uploading a website, it is important to take the time to plan exactly what is needed in the website. Thoroughly considering the audience or target market, as well as defining the purpose and deciding what content will be developed are extremely important. Web design. A great and functional web design is both important and attainable for everyone, no matter the nature of your business. Whether a web presence is purely informational or intended to create sales, it is an important business strategy to have a well-designed piece and a sharp presentation that will make your company stand out and build brand awareness. A good web design is a good business investment, a powerful tool for your company. People's opinion of your company is often made in the first few seconds, and during that time nothing has a greater impact than the appearance of your marketing materials. There are many resources for good site design. I have seen Boston Web Design company offers the highest quality work at an affordable price to clients local to the Boston area as well as around the world. No matter what your need or challenge, it will meet it by offering search engine optimized web design, using both flash and HTML platforms. They specialize in Flash, HTML, E-commerce and much more.

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Dimming the red light

Good boys go to heaven and bad boys go to Amsterdam" according to the t-shirt design. Why is that, how bad is Amsterdam? I would never know it if hubby didn’t tell me about Amsterdam’s excessive proliferation of commerce based on sex, drugs and alcohol, for all of which the city earned its global reputation. That was what I heard, prostitutes in the city skirts. But at least now, they are dimming the red light district. The plan is to convert the buildings in which prostitutes pose in the windows into apartments and more conventional commercial space. Not sure yet, but most likely be going there in 2 weeks from now; and be seeing the progress actually.

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Corporate Branding and Strategy

What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but creating your corporate name by just any other ordinary name would not be as sweet to your success amidst the overpopulated markets of large and small companies that are overexposed with marketing message. What’s in a name? A name can help a brand to enter the public consciousness. Corporate Branding and strategy. Creating product brand recognition. Corporate branding is the practice of using a company's name as a product brand name. It is an attempt to leverage corporate brand equity to create product brand recognition. Why is it important? One goal in brand recognition is the identification of a brand, when a brand enjoys a critical mass of positive sentiment in the marketplace. Powerful corporate branding can equip most any new product or service with instant credibility and value that simply can’t be reproduced with any sort of product-focused marketing campaign, a strong corporate brand adds depth and value to a company’s product offerings. It’s also a public statement of the company’s culture and values, a buzz for your business. A brand image may be developed by attributing a "personality" to or associating an "image" with a product or service, whereby the personality or image is "branded" into the consciousness of consumers. A brand is therefore one of the most valuable elements in an advertising theme. Marketers engaged in branding seek to develop or align the expectations behind the brand experience, creating the impression that a brand associated with a product or service has certain qualities or characteristics that make it special or unique. In other words, let your branding do the promoting for you. Learn more about the importance of corporate branding, brand strategy, and how Brand Identity Guru can optimize your Branding marketing.

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Nice Matter Awards

Better late than never, but I really have some more important things to attend to than blogging when hubby is home, ssshhhh. My apologies Mel ha for not responding that soon though I've been back for a while now. Anyway, I got this award, ohmygod, twenty days ago tomorrow from the eccentric brain and beauty Melody.

rockin' girl bloggerlotis nice matters
It surely feels good to say nice matters, how much more when we get them, thank you for the kind and empowering words and compliments. Melody is a teenage years friend, and I'm grateful that the friendship extends beyond those years of absence.

Rainel Jeanne really rocks. She's really a good friend that God gave to me, I realize that many times, :-). It all started at the waiting line outside the US Embassy gate in Manila; we have the same interview day and the same case, fiancees of US Citizens. So the tale of friendship begun its life-long journey.

I AM DOING GOOD!!!
Another friend is giving me an award. Francine and Rosemarie likes my blog! ahehe.

love my blog
And will say my appreciation too to Darlene, Annie, Julai, and of course Rainel.

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Tampa real estate

Tampa's economy is founded on a diverse base that includes tourism, agriculture, construction, finance, health care, government, technology, and the port of Tampa. Contributing to the success of the community is the way businesses, City government, and citizens work together to make Tampa a better place to live. It is one of the places considered when moving. Serious buying and selling of your home can be made easy with Tampa real estate. Of course we need mediators who are very knowledgeable about the home-selling process who will help with negotiations and contracts, the perfect way to sell property and preserve as much equity as possible.

save our homes

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Your color, for success?

A skin-lightening cream’s - a product that is now on the shelves of British shops, ad says and thus come out to simply reinforces the idea that “you've got to be fair to be anything in life, It says that if you're fair and good looking, you'll be a wonderful daughter-in-law or husband, your skin colour determines how successful you'll be in life”. The skin-lightening cream for men, along with its more feminine counterparts, has found its way into Asian supermarkets and stores in the west. The ad reinforces age-old prejudices that already exists within the South Asian community, in which the darker skinned can find themselves looked down upon. But in the west, you’re in if you’re tan. The discontentment of men. Your skin colour determines how successful you'll be in life? Nah! And success either does not come because you're tan. But it is the inferiority complex because of the skin colour, which we should never have condescending attitude towards.

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Answer for plumbing needs

Slow drains, clogged sinks, water leaks, wobbly toilets, faulty HVAC, and anything about residential and commercial plumbing? You then have a plumbing problem and need to hire a plumber to fix it. Hubby is in the process of making the house more energy-efficient and that's for long term, from air conditioning down to plumbing. I passed the Master Plumber's board exam in the Philippines but we definitely need the experienced and most qualified licensed plumbers in the area that specialize in the types of Plumbing services that best suit our needs.

As more and more consumers are going on line to find, compare and hire plumbers and HVAC contractors, the Internet is quickly becoming the preferred choice for connecting consumers, homeowners and businesses with licensed and reputable plumbing companies and heating and air conditioning contractors all across the country nowadays, thus simplifying the process of finding the right plumber 24 hours a day. Http://www.plumbingneeds.com provides a complete directory for online Plumbers and Plumbing Services and listings for professional plumbers and associated specialty services. They provide you with free Plumbing quotes from several Plumbers in your area. Their site offers Plumbing tips, Help with understanding Residential or Commercial Plumbing issues, Air Conditioning, and Heating too! And whether for an emergency or just a routine repair or replacement, finding the best local Plumbers in your area will now be as easy as opening the faucet.

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Newton's (style) laws:

1. Befriend the clerk at your favorite store - you'll be notified first when something you want arrives. Newton has gotten friendly with the sales assistants at her local Marni shop; it's a favorite label, she says. "They're very good to me."

2. When getting dressed for an event, wear what you feel is you. For Newton that means trotting out a colorful dress, but, she says, "I don't like a lot of jewelry."

3. Embrace vintage - it's an inexpensive way to show some style individuality. "It's fun to be little risky, " Thandie Newton says.

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Offers for Bad Credit

From time to time, it is just fitting to check your credit report, as hubby does. When was the last time you did? Monitoring it regularly will prevent you from being surprised that your credit history been reported inaccurately, someone used your credit fraudulently, or you have good credit, bad credit, or no credit at all. Bad Credit Offers serves as an online guide for consumers with a less-than-perfect credit rating, including credit cards, home loans, auto loans, personal loans, learn more about your credit history and to discuss individual credit outlook with a qualified expert. When it comes to money and credits, we should be careful with whom we are dealing with, must be with the most trusted and established.

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Blog of the Day


Just a screenshot of the PPP blog of the day archives. I did not know I was there. It is featured September the 23rd, yesterday. It's honestly thrilling to think you will be featured. How could I have missed it? Two blogs in one day. All the same, thanks In-in for informing me.

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Video Captions

If you need captioning or subtitling services, know that Video Caption Corporation is ready to meet your needs with excellence, dependability, competitive pricing and timely delivery! Video Caption Corporation provides high quality open captioning, English and Spanish offline closed captioning, webcast captioning, and multi-language subtitling for video or DVDs. Whether you need captioning for a 30-second spot on digibeta, or Spanish, French and German subtitles for a feature length film going to DVD, they are fully equipped to handle projects of all sizes and types using state-of-the-art equipments. And if you need anything out of the ordinary, they'll do everything possible to meet your expectations.

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School for wrestlers?

Some of our favorite shows as we cuddle watching TV are Ultimate fighting championship, boxing, wrestling, and the like. They are exciting, entertaining, and sometimes, opposite. Fighters come from anywhere, and many are from Mexico. Do they really have wrestling school?

BBC. "Deep in the belly of Arena Mexico, the enormous venue known as the "cathedral of lucha libre" in central Mexico City, there is heavy pounding as bodies slam against the canvas-covered floor of a wrestling ring. But the noise is being made by teenagers and young men, not the theatrical wrestlers famous for their ostentatious masks and flamboyant moves. And in a country where more than 40% live in poverty, the potential earnings offered by lucha libre, although not on a par with professional footballers, are also a huge draw. "Any Mexican man wants to be a lucha libre fighter, because it promises us the kind of money that you'll never earn in other professions," says Victor, who is also studying electronics."

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Beach cruiser bikes

HBeach Cruisersoliday gifts and presents! Christmas season is coming and it means thousands of bikes will be given as Christmas present. Everybody loves bicycle, it’s not just fun to ride but it offers good exercise as well. And so you are looking for beach cruisers? Beach cruiser bikes are a comfortable, durable, and popular bike. They are known for their durability, heavy-duty frames and thick balloon tires. Beach Cruisers and Bikes have large comfortable seats and low handlebars. They are usually one-speed, and use a coaster brake. My youngest brother had been wishing for a bike, and if we get one, it will be a good cheap bike, that is, from xyz bikes and beach cruisers of the Internet based start up company specializing in selling beach cruiser bicycles. In one of their wide selection of colors and design, see how nice it looks like.

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Your peek at my desktop!


Background is a wonderful engineering structure. Someday, I’ll build something better than that, hehehe. We change desktop background not so often, but when I thought my cat Ladygishi was missing, it was her picture that was in the background. :-) As you see, or if you see I have a “scratch folder” in the screen, can’t help without one. Contents are drafts, downloads and those for further review before deletion. Kita ang katag, hehehe. This meme is from Francine

My Desktop Free View Instruction:
A. Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun. You can do a screen capture by:
[1] Going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).
[2] Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V).
[3] If you wish, you can “edit” the image, before saving it.
B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons. Things like that.
C. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well.
D. Add your name to this list of Free Viewers with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants
People who have already pimped their desktop:

People who have already pimped their desktop:
iRonnie - I Set No Corner Thess - Thesserie Rebecca - Skippy Heart Knoizki - A Dialogue With K, Beng - Kauderwelch, Vanidosa Marie, , Vanidosa at blogspot , MyGoodFinds with KK, Dom Lawrence, Rebecca, BluePanjeet, ROSE, KNOIZKI, SARDONICNELL, Girlie the hipncoolmomma, Francine of La Place de Cherie, Chez Francine, Ana, mariuca, Annie, Anne, Gagiers, Lotis ….. Add yours here after doing this tag.

I want to take a peek at your desktop background Rainel, Julai, Yenny and Melody.

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Wicked Tickets

Hubby and I love to watch theater movies and shows for entertainment. Every time he is home we would always go, and I love it. I also love musicals. Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, features music and lyrics by Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, and is based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. With musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento, WICKED is directed by 2003 Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Ticket Solutions is your full service source for buying Wicked tickets to any show across the country, in your choice of seats. Let Ticket Solutions supply your Wicked tickets for an unforgettable entertainment experience. All Wicked tickets will be delivered via Federal Express to the cardholder billing address. You may purchase your Wicked tickets online at TicketSolutions.com or through a Ticket Solutions representative by telephone at 800-477-5285.

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By the Lampshades

I don’t like gloomy house, there must always be some bright lights at night, and when during the day they give beauty in the interior, what’s more lovely than lampshades. The lighting of a room can set the entire ambiance of the room overall. When you decide to re-decorate, the lamps you choose may very well become the most essential part of your home decor. And the, color, style and designs on your lampshade will make all the difference. In fact, some would say that the lampshade is the key to the perfect lamp or set of lamps for you as you re-design or update the overall look of your home. There are many kinds of lamps to choose from on the market today. And we can get the most wonderful selection of the highest quality lampshade available or lampshade replacement where else but from the lampshade guy.

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Design and Shade


This graphics has been saved in the PC for some time now. I sent that graphics to my youngest brother who loves anime. Of all the animes I like, this one is my favorite. Samurai-X. I like the story, though some scenes are very sharp as the two-edged sword, but there are some historical lessons as well. As much as I like the TV show, this design for me is really beautiful, soft, smooth and of great shade.

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Website Graphic Design

Ialways like to see beautiful web sites, one that attracts us the first time we see them, even without reading them yet. I know good visual changes our thinking about those companies. From entry level web sites for small start-up companies to complex e-commerce web sites for Fortune 500 companies, it is an important business strategy to have a well-designed piece and a sharp presentation that will make your company stand out and build brand awareness. A good graphic design is a good business investment. People's opinion of your company is often made in the first few seconds, and during that time nothing has a greater impact than the appearance of your marketing materials. You may have the best products in the world or offer customer service that is light years ahead of your competition, but unless you can present an image of a superior company, you may never have the opportunity to prove it. Web site layout can help you gain more exposure and stand out from your competition so you can increase your sales and profits! And whenever we will start our own, we will apply it.

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Black Friday Deals

Hubby once told me that at black Friday things are sold much cheaper. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when major retailers around the country discount products to help kick off the Christmas shopping season. This Black Friday ads are usually kept secret until you receive the circulars in your Thanksgiving Day newspaper. However at Black-Friday.net, they give us the advantage by showing all of the Black Friday 2007 ads before anyone else, like BestBuy deals, Big Lots! Deals, Officemax specials, bass pro specials, or CompUSA ads and much more. They also offer direct links to each product so you can purchase the items online on Black Friday without having to stand in line at the store! The costumer-friendly site also offers email alerts to let you know when new black Friday ads have been posted. Be watching out for these good deals that make us save money when shopping this Christmas by buying items during Black Friday. There is really no point in hassling over in the long lines in shopping on those busy days at stores. This one is very useful for planning our holiday shopping. Just practical. Really very convenient, you can avail the deals early online no hassles, and with big discounts.

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Protect the Value of your Home 2

4 Saturdays a year:

Spring Day 1

Inspect your roof from a ladder ( walking on it can cause damage). Look for shingles or tiles that have loosened, slipped or blown off. You'll likely want to hire someone to install new shingles (the smallest project will start at $250); ignore the problem and one day you may have to spend $10,000 to $30,000 on a new roof, and even much higher. Ours cost just that, not that it was damaged but hubby is changing it for good, life time service.

Day 2
Repeat the fall inspection of your walls. Change your furnace's air filter again.
- moneymag

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Obesity surgery

If you’ve struggled with your weight and no amount of dieting and exercise has worked, the LAP-BAND® System from JourneyLite may be for you. The LAP-BAND System is the safest, proven weight-loss, obesity surgery program that will guide you through every step of your journey – from evaluating whether the LAP-BAND System is right for you, to finding an experienced surgeon, to insurance approval, and extensive follow-up and aftercare that is specifically tailored with your success in mind. From support groups, message boards, member forums, recipes, tips for success, nutrition education, to learning to love the new you … we’ve got it covered because our goal is to support a healthier, happier you – for life. Take the first step to better health and an improved quality of life and let today be the first day on the journey to your normal-weight life.

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Protect the Value of your Home

4 Saturdays a Year: Devote four Saturdays a year to home maintenance and you can prevent costly repairs later. The biggest threat: water damage, which lead to rotting and mold.

Fall: Day 1
Clean the gutters - clogs can cause water to back up into the eaves, and the acid produced by leaves and bird droppings eats away at metal. For better energy efficiency, change the air filter in your furnace.

Day 2
Water can seep in around windows and doors, so open each one to check whether dirt has clogged the weep holes, the small drains in the tracks. Unclog them with a straightened paper clip. Next circle your home's exxterior looking for gaps around windows and doors. Fill them with caulking. Also watch for protruding nails. As the tmeperature changes, the holes expand and contract, pushing out the nails. Replace them with galvanized nails.

We have some people working around the house these days. It is just wise to maintain or replace roof and elements and other places in the house now that winter has not yet come, now that though the material costs are so high, later it will be much higher, and now while there is yet no or just little damage than a big one in the future. Hubby's wise planning.

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Hip replacement

Before I came here in the USA I knew that my future father-in-law was going to have a knee operation. Heaven knows how hard is it to stand, if we can, with hurting knees and hips, much worse, if we can not do simple movements such as walking, bending, and turning. With age and stress, the cartilage wears away, and the bones rub against each other, causing friction, swelling, stiffness, pain, and sometimes deformity. When this occurs, hip or knee replacement can relieve pain and restore mobility and quality of life. Dr. Allen Gustafson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon renowned for his experience, skill, and accomplishments in joint replacement and reconstruction; he specializes in knee and hip replacement. As founder and director of Gustafson Orthopaedics, Dr. Gustafson, together with his dedicated staff, can provide: thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis of joint pain, effective treatment recommendations, patient education resources, expert surgical intervention, if needed, and a complete recovery program. I saw the recovery.

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Dressing in style

How passionate about fashion I am? As long as we know the right poise, bring ourselves and the way we dress up, and to brand our own styles, we will never be out of fashion whose trends are in a sharp zigzag. From Melody.

Dress In Style
My wardrobe is somewhat in style of their own; it is hubby who is my fashion consultant, tua. I’m picky with dress style though; I like those that are colorful, before I prefer all black, classy and elegant. Be going to Amsterdam next month, maybe can peek through their style there.

My Eating Habits
when hubby is home, we eat healthy and on our time, but when alone, I just eat when I feel like to. All I know is that he does not want me to get fat.

Gimmick Nights
not much gimmick, we just dine out once or so when hubby’s home, after a theater date. We just love to spend our nights watching TV together, cuddling and loving, with wine and food.

What I Wear
I wear clothes that I know in Philippines, at least in my place and for those who know me, they think quiet unlikely of me, they’re just so conservative. What I wear depends on hubby’s preference as well.

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Commercial collection

I’m thinking of a number. Do you know what it is? No, it’s not my credit report, but it’s the debt people owed you. What’s the best way of recovering the money owed to you, or to them before embarking on an expensive and often fruitless legal route? When debts are disputed, you might need a mediator, a commercial collection agency who has experience in litigation, credit reports, bailiff services, receiverships, liquidation, process serving and bankruptcy. Business collectors that people tend to take extremely seriously before they advise you to take any further action. Ours, and the commercial collectors goal is to resolve the problem without having to file a lawsuit. Lawsuits raise the client's costs, extend the time needed to collect, and create the possibility of the debtor filing a counterclaim. It’s very consuming of our time, effort and money. Collect your outstanding debt, while maintaining the potential for the sale of future services, with the aid of collection business, one that caters to your situation, protect and not take advantage of you and your money.

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Hated Things

Mademoiselle Francine got me tagged about things that I hate. Can't help it, there always are things that are just not appealing to us to intense dislike. These are some of my own:
1. Food -green bean casserole, something like that, dunno but it provokes phlegm out of the blue
2. Fruits -tisa
3. Veggies -turnips
4. People -pretenders and liars, gossipers
5. Event/Situation/Incident - compromising situation, hehe
6. TV Shows/Movies - big brother
7. Music - heavy metal, or the kind that gives me headache just by listening
8. Household Chores - vacuuming, maybe it’s the vacuum, won't suck 100%.
9. Things around the world - terrorism, communism
10. Things about myself - untrusting, don’t care for something not worthy of my fight.

Bulak, Julai, let us know your hated things.

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Drug Rehabilitation

By any measure, drug addiction is a dire problem in our societies. What’s more disturbing is that we always see it on the headlines each day about different people who would have lived better lives. Drug abuse ruins lives and wrecks families; we have been witnessing that. Drug abuse prevents individuals from maintaining steady employment, or fulfilling their professional responsibilities as they come out of their right minds. Even worse, drug abuse kills. Many thousands of Americans, some are famous people, die of drug overdoses every year. They leave loved ones behind: parents, husbands, wives, children. They also leave a legacy, a stain, a reminder for all of us that the battle against drug abuse is far from won, and that we as a nation and a community have an obligation, to each other and ourselves, to ensure that those individuals who need drug treatment get it.

According to a study conducted by the United States government, 19.1 million Americans use illicit substances every month. What do those numbers mean? On any given day, hundreds of thousands of people dig themselves deeper into the hole of drug abuse and drug addiction. My worst fear is when we, or our loved ones will be caught up in the trap of those physically and psychologically destructing substances. On any given day, in other words hundreds of thousands of people are in dire need of drug rehabilitation. As hard as it might be to believe, drug rehab works, drug recovery is a very real thing, and the right drug rehab facility can make all the difference in the world. That’s the truth about drug abuse and drug recovery: people get better, addicts get healed.

Individuals who seek drug treatment really can overcome drug addiction. Patients who admit themselves to a drug treatment center really do have cause for faith. The road is hardly an easy one, and the way is nothing if not long, but some journeys are too important not to take. And that’s why Cliffside Malibu is here to help. The keys to winning the war against drug addiction lie in intervention and treatment. Their California drug rehab center provides both of these services: intervention to convince drug addicts that they need help, drug treatment to provide that help once it’s been asked for. There’s no excuse for inaction, no reason for hesitation. If you or someone you love needs the services of a drug rehab facility, contact Cliffside Malibu today at 800-501-1988 to see what their California drug rehab center has to offer. Help is waiting, for anyone willing to seek it out. If you’re staring down the barrel of drug addiction, you can’t afford to do anything less. The way is hard, and the way is long, but it’s a road worth traveling, and a road that you’ll never regret having taken.

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It's a girl - bury needles to her body..

It must just be a boy or a boy. A female born was not appreciated, instilling the parochial mindsets that deem the girl unwanted, a tradition of gender bias in the family. Even some killed. In many rural areas, boys were - and still are - valued more highly than girls; it's a practice well rooted among the educated and affluent as well. One reason is that they can carry on the family name. Is it worth it? Will it help the family reputation to place a burden on females?

A Chinese woman has been in a needle ordeal. Doctors in China have discovered 26 sewing needles embedded in the body of a 31-year-old woman. They think they were inserted into Luo Cuifen's body when she was a baby by grandparents upset she was not a boy. Some of these needles have penetrated vital organs, such as the lungs, liver and kidneys. One has even broken into three pieces in the woman's brain. The needles were discovered only when Ms Luo went to hospital complaining of blood in her urine. She was given a routine X-ray, which revealed the needles. Up until then she had been in good health. Doctors believe the needles were inserted into the woman when she was just a few days old by her grandparents, who they believe were disappointed that she was not a boy. But there is no way to confirm this theory, as the grandparents are now dead.

A boy or a girl, it is the same life given by God. Such poor innocent babies burdened by society’s pressure on them being females. In this male-preponderant society, a large male-female imbalance is undesirable. In the long run, acute shortage in females over males affects a society, as severe shortage of either sex leads to considerable social disruption and personal unhappiness. And back to the needle, at least they did not kill the girl, but inserting needles in her reaching her vital organs is still as unreasonable.

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Holiday Flights

Holidays season is coming. It's time everyone flies and enjoy the dreamed and long-planned city breaks. Dialaflight is a leading independent UK travel company offering flights, hotels & travel ideas worldwide - Singapore, New York, Europe, Capetown, anywhere are your travel stopovers may be; where you can search for flights, hotels, car hire and many travel ideas including weekend breaks, beach holidays, spa holidays & much more with the holiday offers of cheap flights. Next month I will be flying back to the Philippines and if we can save, we will go for the travel company to make my trip enjoyable and comfortable, yet affordable.

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Skinny cook

Last Saturday we were having a family dine-out in a homey, country style restaurant that serves the best eat-all-you-can fried catfish. While waiting for our orders, each were busy observing anything old that were hung upon the small restaurant's perimeter. Kind of funny, yet serious statement carved into a very old frame: "Do not trust a skinny cook!"

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Anglian Home Improvement

Home, no place as such that can give us the level of comfort that only our own shelter can give. If you are looking for high quality, service-based approach to home improvement to beautiful windows, there is this one that is the most recommended company in the UK, which has more happy customers than any of its competitors, Anglian Home improvements. They are experts in all areas of home renovations. Each Anglian product is tailor made to fit your home exactly, so that you are 100% satisfied. Imagine your room bathed in natural light all year round with the lovely windows overlooking the nature around. You can achieve your dream of superb modern windows offering elegance on a budget by their huge range of styles can be fully customised to fit your space and existing house design; really a high quality home improvement, graceful, unfussy look, naturally light and airy space of lovely windows.

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Landscape Lighting

Light Up the Night! You may have spent a lot of money on landscaping. You may be meticulous about your yard's appearance. However when night falls you may not be able to appreciate your efforts as you do during the day. We should never forget to light our exteriors! Discover the many ways it can add value, beauty, and security to your home. In the evenings, our yard is so bright, full of lights in every corner; hubby made it sure that there are no dark places around the house. Lighting the front of the house has a very dramatic effect and can make our house inviting at night, except to unwanted guests. It is generally a good idea to spread out your lighting to create even illumination throughout the yard, but the secret is to be creative, and truly light what you want.

Why Install a Landscape Lighting System? Security, Functionality at night, Increase value of home, Safely and easily installed - does not require an electrician or Inspection, Extremely flexible, can be changed or added to very easily. Shop at your online source for light fixtures for your landscape lighting for your Accent Lights, Deck / Rail Lights, Flood Lights, Hanging Lights, Path Lights, Pond / Well Lights, and even Birdbaths needs.

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Gift Ideas

Some ideas for gifts for any occasion for your children, even for adults, and for gigantic display of wild, exotic, or even endangered items around your house is animal inflatable. I found that jungle store have them for you, they carry over 15,000 animal products for animal lovers; they have a great selection of animal themed gifts for any animal lover. Sure it is hard to resist their great selection of inflatables! Their inflates are soft, cute and kids won’t get hurt when they’re thrown around. JungleStore carries inflatables for tons of birthday party themes, and perfect for any event. A great favor for filling goody bags. These funny jungle inflates also makes a great party give-a-way.

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KC: From Paris to Pinas

Kapuso po ako, but there is one video worth-sharing. Korina's interview with KC Concepcion, the mega star daughter who is living a princess' life, who lived and studied in France for four years, but did you know she had been an OFW there? Just inspiring, and honestly intriguing since her life was kept private from Philippine showbiz.

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Tag from TonyAndAnnie

Each player of this game starts with 6 weird things about themselves. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state the rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says you are tagged in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

1. I always flip through magazine pages from last page backwards when scanning.
2. When in good mood, I dance.
3. Loving reproach is effective to me. Scolding is another thing, hahah.
4. I always use spices in my cooking, but I don’t eat them, hubby does.
5. I taped my family pictures on the side of the dresser mirror.
6. No. 1 cat hater, but now my heart is broken to think I’ll be leaving my cat.

Tag Julai, Francine, Melody, Rainel, Ivy, Lutchi. If you’ve been tagged with this, it is a pass then.

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Scanning Business Cards

Perhaps you can't find your client’s business cards, or the ones you have collected from your contacts; or tired of forever typing contact information into your contacts list or updating them; I know the hassle. We even have lost some before. But now you can let your competitors waste time manually entering information while you make your business grow. Let your competitors waste time searching for a business card while you close your deals. The solution? I was relieved at it actually. Business card scanner. Business card scanning directly to Microsoft Outlook®. Scan2Contacts is an easy to use and accurate, business card scanning add-on software for Microsoft Outlook ® contacts management. The business card reader scans business cards and automatically creates a new contact record. The textual data is extracted using OCR - Optical Character Recognition technology (founded by a group of engineers with strong engineering expertise, and are specializing in OCR scanning solutions), with bar code and magnetic data reading, and inserted to the appropriate contact fields and the image file of the card is attached. A one-stop image and data scanning and processing solutions for various types of cards and other media. Very convenient and time-saving. Their scanning systems are designed to quickly and accurately read the information from driver licenses, ID cards, medical insurance cards, visit cards, and even checks. The card image and card data are arranged in appropriate database fields, and can be processed and exported either automatically or manually.

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Number point two

The soon-to-be bride, Francine got me tagged. Some things about me:

1. 2 things you always bring in your bag (aside from wallet)
-Cellphone and mac face powder
2. 2 tv shows/telenovelas you love to watch
-WFC and Survivorman
3. 2 softdrinks you enjoyed drinking
- Pepsi and coke
4. 2 magazines/books you love reading
- Glamour and Allure
5. 2 places/countries you love visiting or would love to visit
- Scotland and Greece
6. 2 hobbies you enjoyed
- blogging and cooking
7. 2 actors you would love to have a date
- Jet Li and Orlando Bloom
8. 2 websites you never fail to open everyday aside from email and your own blogs/site)
- Problogging and WordpressDocs
9. 2 fondest childhood memories
- climbing to tress after harvesting the fruits, and our copying "that's entertainment" in our plays, artista2 kunuhay mi ato ;-)
10. 2 scary incident/accident/instance that you will never forget
- I was almost run over by a motorcycle, it was just my bag, of course I found it meters away on the driver's hand clutch.
- I thought somebody pushed me, when I looked it was a tricycle, I just stood up and walk away.

I’d like to pass this tag to Darlene, Ivy, Rainel, and Melody

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Trusted Places Community

Most of the times, we need other people's opinions on places and services they have experienced in their daily lives, what is more more enticing if we know it worked on others and they are satisfied with it; or we may suggest and recommend places we have been to, in London or anywhere in the world. It is now easier to discover places to eat, drink and hang out, like London bars, which is the best one? Trustedplaces is a community of real people. By being part of the community you can share your opinions on places that you know, trust and recommend - or even avoid - with all of your friends and their friends too. Discovering great new places is both fun and easy as you tap into all the recommendations shared by the community - it is also great value as you enjoy special offers from participating businesses.

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Meme on queue 2/4

What color is your personality?

Your personality is purple!

Highly unique, your a true idealist. Your the most spiritual of all the colours. Your attracted to things like the occult, and metaphysical concepts. You have strong beliefs, but are incredibly passionate.

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from Darlene

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PhotoHunt: Plastic

I missed photo scavenger last week. This week's photohunt theme is plastic. This is me and hubby's friend's Indian driver who volunteered to tour me around the big city of Mumbai last year. That time we were boating in a lake, in blue plastic paddle boat.


photohunt
plastic boat

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Lovely Wood Blinds

Window treatments are an excellent way to save energy. They provide insulation during the cold winter months as well as repel the heat during the summer. Different styles will provide better energy savings. The benefits of deflecting the sun’s heat during the summer months include:

* Reduced energy consumption.
* Lower Energy bills.
* Less fading of your interior furnishings.
* More consistent and comfortable inside temperature.

That is exactly what our window blinds do. So if you are looking for energy-efficient blinds, see faux wood blinds. Keep in mind though that interior window coverings such as honeycomb shades, wood blinds, and faux wood blinds reduce solar heat most effectively if the surface facing the glass is a reflective color like white.

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Meme on queue 1/4

The first tag on queue. From Melody.
INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so:

Looking at the Words that Sell
Sweet and Spicy Life
This one

Q1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
A decade ago, I was just a Maria Clara in the first year of civil engineering college.
Q2. What were you doing 1 Year ago?
One year ago I was busy preparing for our grand wedding J in Philippines.
Q3. What are 5 snacks you enjoy? Sky flakes, really fill me up, without much salt; everything but not much into junk foods.
Q4. What are 5 songs you know the lyrics of?
I love singing. Plenty of songs I know, but to name five, In the Garden, Cherish, Casablanca, Marimar, There’s no time to change your mind…
Q5. things you would do if you are a Millionaire?
Travel to exotic and modern places in the world, haha, invest in real estate property, maybe gold too, hehe, help those who are good in heart.
Q6. Bad habits?
staying up late, well we are in different time zones, I have to be in real time to communicate, too much pc use, haha
Q7. things you like to do?
singing, reading, researching things, petting my cat..
Q8. Favourite Toys?
Hubby’s whoa.
Q9. things you would never wear?
tattoo
Q10. things you hate to do?
Listening to people who always complain,

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About Pay Per Post

Sponsored posts, making money out from our sites and blogs, what is better than pey per post? I signed up for PPP! and I like payperpost because you can make big amount of earnings for a short time. Aside from earning, it actually does good traffic generation to our sites, increase and expand readership and visitors, which in turn, makes us more qualified for even more revenue. If you are fast and lucky, in an instant you can post about and learn about new things and without our knowing, it's payday already. This is really great. Their site is secure. The system is in-tacked, and easy to use. I have been a Postie for few weeks now and I earned more than what I expected, how much more if we are active. I have already met new people through it, and now, learning another thing that started since joining Pay per Post!

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On queue

These weeks have been restricted and busy for us. Today we assembled the redwood furniture that were shipped this week. Not much time. I will go back to the three memes on queue now, when circumstances here permit. Pasensya sa jud mga friends ha.

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Into Real Estate

Are you a firm believer in buying and holding property to build wealth and cash flows? Sometimes we will want or need to buy or sell a new home, condo, townhouse, second home, luxury home or any other type of real estate property. Just as we want to manage our properties to maximize cash flows, we'll want to sell our properties to maximize our return of investment, that means at the highest possible price, that makes buying or selling a home a major life decision, and GMAC real estate has premier service and real estate agents that can provide expertise for First Time Home Buyers, Employee Relocation, Military Relocation, Vacation Homes, Retirement Homes, New Construction Homes and much more, you might want to check out.

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Boating Supplies and Fishing Gears

One time we were looking for boats for sale online. Hubby has a passion for outdoor activities, and fishing and water sports are two of his favorite recreations; and what other thing to make it more relaxing than to have our own state of the art boat? He has a boat or two already but we are looking for prospective ones. The boater's world store offers complete boating supplies and fishing gears and all accessories for promising and enjoyable recreation of boating. It is even of free shipping and no sales tax for orders one hundred bucks for everything you will buy there for your boating needs.

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I Got My Green Card!

Finally, after many months from the date of our application for permanent US residency I receive the green card, at last, today! So thankful. We have been waiting for it, glad that it comes just when we still have time to pursue my visa application for the Netherlands, and my vacation to the Philippines, my beloved homeland. I am so excited and thankful! A thanksgiving date dinner of fried alligator and frog legs along with others, huhuhu, closed the day. A very memorable day.

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GimmieTheScoop

There is one interesting News Blog I stumble upon today, containing many informative articles for those interested in reading and sharing their opinion. It is an interesting blog with Business and Financial Services Writers/Bloggers sharing expert advice and current news event stories with those interested in business, marketing, finance, health, technology and other newsworthy topics. One note is the politically inclined -Democracy Now: Fundamental Duties of a Citizen. People enjoyed so much of the democracy they have but sometimes we have to be reminded of the duties as citizens. "A democratic society cannot function without guaranteeing fundamental rights of its citizens and its citizens cannot function democratically without discharging their fundamental duties in society." Review some of your duties as citizen of your country at the Political Blog, so worth a read.

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ladygishi.com

We got me my own domain name and web host today at Hostgator. They seem straighforward and I have read a lot about them that makes sense. Still new to this so will just see. It is named after my cat, :-D http://ladygishi.com.

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Green Card Production

At long last! Hubby got an email early this morning from USCIS. They ordered already production of my green card! We are happy yet at the same time, gosh, I thought it would not come! But whatever might be the reasons of its delay, so glad that at least it is produced, and thankful that it means "no interview" for me. We really needed this that we applied for advance parole so I could travel back and forth without problems. Though it was 305 bucks already, no regrets. Oh well, whichever of them may come first will be used straight away to secure my Schengen visa for the Netherlands. It is so close to home, I hope will come asap now that it is there.

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Pack of wolves

If you go along to any estate and see the age of kids marauding around like a pack of wolves, you'd see that reducing the age of criminal responsibility to eight or nine would be vital; that is according to Lawrence Lee who was solicitor for Jon Venables, one of two 10-year-olds who murdered two-year-old James Bulger in 1993. Why? Almost 3,000 crimes were committed last year where the suspect was too young to be prosecuted, the BBC has learned. Figures show there were about 1,300 incidents of criminal damage and arson, and over 60 sex offences where suspects were under-10s in England and Wales.

The number of children who commit sex crimes is on the rise. Campaigners say youngsters at risk of offending need more help, but why are they behaving in this way in the first place? As a proportion of total crime the numbers are small. But children murderers and offenders? Isn't it very terrifying of what has come to the children, (and their parents) these days? Such innocent creatures turned into wolves from what misguided mind they have. Those years are very critical for their learning minds, they should be shielded from the criminal environment, other perpetrating children, and media they are exposed to. "The best approach to serious child offenders is to deal with them as children who need effective care measures." For parents it is always taking time training up a child in a way he should go, for when he is old (and even still young) he will not depart from it.

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Murray Feiss Lighting

So you have the plumbing fixtures already. How about decorative lighting that we can get at the best possible price? Managing home improvement projects can often be a challenging experience. Your choice of a supplier is very important to the success of your project. Murray Feiss is the design leader of exceptional indoor lighting and outdoor lighting for your home. Their collections include Bob Mackie Home, a name synonymous with glamour and style; and the Colonial Williamsburg, bringing the traditional and transitional heritage to authentic American design and quality. The Feiss family has been producing inspired designs in their chandeliers, ceiling fixtures, pendants and bath lighting for generations. Murray Feiss is Home Fashion for Life. LightingShowplace.com is the leading online distributor of Murray Feiss Lighting. They offer everyday low prices on the largest selection of name brand products - in stock and ready to ship. At LightingShowplace.com, you can get the products you want right away and ensure the safe and timely delivery of your products, that make your home look grand a lighting showplace with the Murray Feiss indoor and outdoor lighting.

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modern kitchen sink

Are you building, remodeling your house or changing fixtures? FaucetDirect can help us achieve the color or model we want, to the complete look we are after for our kitchens. So it did hubby. All the fixtures and accessories he placed were designed to synchronize elegantly with the overall look of the room, from bathroom to kitchen sinks and all accessories. I can say they’re really presentably beautiful stainless steel sinks. They do not only look sleek and professional, but they wear well too. So you can get that clean, modern look and resilient sinks too straight from faucetdirect, they have an excellent support staffs and wide variety of choices for all your beautiful home improvement fixtures and accessories.

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Don’t steal the bridge, Please.

There really are people who steal waste, unwanted metals such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials to sell as scrap. But a bridge?

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police have detained a 45-year-old municipal worker for stealing a bridge. The 5-meter span metal bridge disappeared from a river crossing in the Ryazan region, east of Moscow. Police said they tracked it down to the man, who had used his work truck to remove it, and then chopped it up and sold it for scrap. In a statement, Ryazan region police called it "the bulkiest theft of the year." Man arrested for stealing bridge

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